An open letter to the community from your healthcare workers

Dear friends and neighbours across Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Our communities are facing a very concerning increase of COVID-19 cases. The Omicron variant is here, and it is increasing the pressures on our already fragile health system. Every person carrying the Omicron variant is infecting more than four other people. By comparison, anyone with the […]

Am I the Only One: Homelessness

The US reached a stark milestone this month of 100,000 people dying of drug overdoses in one year. That is 275 overdose deaths every day.  In Canada, 20 people die every day from overdose. It is considered immoral in some circles to demand anything from an addict; this helps neither the addict or the city. […]

All around the region Santa is making his appearance

All around the region, Santa is making his appearance in the weeks leading up to Christmas. There will be an old-fashioned Christmas parade in Pakenham on December 4 at 1pm, and a night parade in Almonte on December 5 at 5pm. Spectators are asked to pre-screen for Covid-19 and only attend the parade if everyone […]

Lanark County chambers of commerce launch “Have a Lanark County” holiday contest for shoppers

The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce and the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce, is launching a Think Local holiday shopping contest to support local businesses during the holiday shopping season. The Think Local “Have a Lanark County Christmas” contest launches invites […]

Spotlight on Business: Merrick Preparatory School

Merrick Preparatory School is a boarding and day high school located in the beautiful town of Merrickville Since 2012, our school is renowned for small class sizes with outstanding academic and linguistic support, plus 100% placement rate to top ranked universities and colleges in North America and the rest of the world. Rigorous academics, fun […]

Lanark County business community invited to participate in Think Local marketing info session

The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce and the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce, is inviting local businesses to a virtual meeting to provide information about how to engage with Lanark County’s Think Local campaign along with marketing insights and inspiration for […]

A plan to safely reopen ontario

Beginning October 25th, 2021, Ontario will be removing capacity limits where proof of vaccination is required. This will include settings like restaurants, bars, sports facilities, casinos, and indoor meeting and event spaces, which will be able to operate at 100% capacity as of October 25. The physical distancing requirement between patrons and the 2m distancing requirement between tables at restaurants and event spaces will also be […]

R.O.P.E. Squad seeking public assistance in locating federal offender

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of Statutory Release.  Anavah LA’ADRI’EL is described as a Caucasian male, 52 years of age, 6′ (185cm), 187 lbs (85kgs) with brown hair (balding) and blue eyes. […]

Menstrual product dispensers installed in all UCDSB schools

To continue with its ongoing efforts to bring equitable opportunities to each student, the Upper Canada District School Board has made menstrual products free and accessible in every school across the district and dispensers are now installed in all relevant washrooms.  Last spring, former UCDSB student trustee Tain Hughes brought forward a motion to the Board of Trustees, requesting the […]

Lanark County Food Bank’s Sandy Claus is already calling on her elves

It may be Fall but the Lanark County Food Bank Stocking Drive is already on. Because clients only access the Food Bank once a month, stockings start being handed out in the middle of November, so you can see why when we say Christmas is “just around the corner” we mean it. Our minds are […]