Roadside fruit and vegetable stands: Hey folks, can we talk?

Any day now, the sides of the streets will be dotted with a familiar – and welcome – sign of summer… Roadside fruit and vegetable stands.   They are most often operated by the farmers themselves, or members of their summer staff team – but not always. They usually sell produce which has been grown […]

Health Unit begins Beach Water Quality Program this week

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is starting weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year. The beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 31, 2019. This year the following public swimming areas will be monitored: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, […]

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 […]

An open letter to my constituents and the people of Ontario

It is the fundamental and over-arching first principle of all elected representatives to support their constituents to the best of their ability each and every day. If that is not the first thought of every single elected member each morning then they ought to reflect upon why they serve. I feel deeply for my supporters […]

Yellow Canoe Café Merrickville; you don’t need a special reason to visit, but it will be extraordinary

The Yellow Canoe Café, located at the entrance to Merrickville’s storied main street shopping area, isn’t new, having been around for over 15 years, but it recently changed owners with a former life-time (as she puts it) employee having taken over the reins in 2014. And while Danielle Moizer may be young, her dishes demonstrate […]

Learn more about maple syrup production at LDMSPA’s Information Day and AGM, January 26

Submitted Get the answers to your maple syrup production questions at the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) Information Day and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on January 26, 2019. This annual, all-day informational event is intended to provide resources and education for new and existing maple syrup producers in the region. “The annual […]

Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush celebrates fifty flippin’ years & seeks staff alumni for reunion

Submitted Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush is very excited to be celebrating Fifty Flippin’ Years in the Pancake House! Our family has been in maple syrup production for more than 150 years. Fourth and fifth generations owners are busy at the helm and sixth generation grandchildren are making a contribution to production, customer service […]

Registering for Kindergarten 101

Submitted The first day of school is a big milestone for children and their families, especially for parents who are sending a child to school for the first time. Even for experienced parents, knowing the steps to take to register for school or what to expect in Kindergarten may leave some asking questions. Here is […]

Justin Trudeau to join Mary Jean McFall in Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

Submitted Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, will join by-election  candidate Mary Jean McFall in Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. “Justin Trudeau and I are the only team that has a positive plan to strengthen the middle class, stand up for local jobs and agriculture industries, and […]

Holiday Train marks 20 years of making memories this season

Stacey Roy Country music singer, Kelly Preston and Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) invites the communities of Merrickville, Smiths Falls and Perth to join them for a Christmas tradition of harmony and helping others Nov. 28 when the CP Holiday Train pulls into our communities this anniversary year. This annual holiday event will be moving into […]