UCDSB students learn indigenous culture & history at District-Wide Truth and Reconciliation +4 Gathering

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) hosted a district-wide Indigenous gathering from May 6 to May 9 for students in Grades 5 and 6. The fourth annual event gave students the opportunity to learn about the traditions and culture of Inuit, Métis, Ojibway, Mohawk and Algonquin peoples, as well as the history and legacy […]

Stewart Park Festival launches Coffeehouse Competition for Young Musicians

Young musicians from across the region are invited to play in the Stewart Park Festival Youth Coffeehouse where they can compete for a chance to perform at the award-winning festival this summer. The Coffeehouse is an invitation to all youth musicians living within Lanark County and Rideau Lakes. The coffeehouse concert gives youth ages 14-21 […]

Responding to the needs of emergency patients

A suggestion from a patient has resulted in a new food option for patients and families waiting in the Emergency Department. Two new vending machines now offer cold drinks and snacks right in the waiting room. “Our goal is to support patients and families and to respond to their needs,” explains President & CEO Mary […]

Lanark transportation proposes new Carleton Place service

At the April 9th session of Carleton Place Council’s Committee of the Whole, Marilyn Bird, Executive Director of Lanark Transportation (LT) provided an overview of her organization, its services, and clientele. She reminded council of how important it was to receive municipal and county support to help launch their much needed service in 2001. One of their first […]

Celebrate the sweetest time of the year at the 5th annual Maple Weekend in Lanark & District

It’s the sweetest time of the year, and the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) is inviting visitors to join them April 6 and 7 in celebrating the 5th annual Maple Weekend event and a new season of maple syrup production in the region. Since its introduction in 2015, Maple Weekend has become […]

Lanark County publishes 2019 Festivals & Events Guide

Lanark County’s Tourism Department, in partnership with the municipalities of Beckwith, Carleton Place, Drummond /North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands, Mississippi Mills, Montague, Perth, Tay Valley and Smiths Falls, is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Lanark County Festivals & Events guide.  The compilation of the Festivals & Events guide is one that involves virtually every community […]