This holiday season, open doors to connection for caregivers like Helia

After 12 years of caring for her husband with Parkinson’s disease, on top of her own health issues, Helia was exhausted and overwhelmed. The emotional weight of caring for her husband’s every need had been taking a toll for a long time.  As her husband’s condition got to the point of hospitalization, Helia arranged for […]

The 2022 RCL Automotive Build a Mountain of Food embarks on its 16th year

The 16th annual RCL Automotive Build a Mountain of Food campaign’s Title Sponsor, RCL Automotive, has once again joined forces this holiday season with media partners, Metroland Media, Lake 88 Radio, Your TV, and Hinton Auto Group, to fill the shelves of local area food banks across 11 communities beginning next month. On October 18th […]

Lanark County celebrates child care sector workers

October 18th is the 22nd annual Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, and Lanark County is celebrating! “This year we recognize our amazing early learning and child care educators who have gone above and beyond to offer families support and peace of mind in our communities over the last number of years,” […]

Municipal Elections. Boring? Waste of Time? Think Again!

We can all be excused for not looking forward to elections with their noise, excessive and often negative advertising, and seemingly endless debates about things we have little concern for. But on October 24th we will collectively elect groups that have more effect on our day-to-day lives than any other level of government: municipal councils. […]

Rideau Bridge to Canada Golf Tournament will help bring refugee families to our communities

Rideau Bridge to Canada is partnering with Brockville Freedom Connection and Open Arms Brockville to host an exciting fundraising event that offers something for everyone while helping all three refugee sponsorship groups bring new families to our communities. The picturesque Brockville Country Club will be the setting for the Rideau Bridge Golf Tournament on Friday, […]

SuperWalk 2022 welcomes supporters and walkers to register/walk/donate

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, the Parkinson Canada SuperWalk, a post Labour Day September tradition in the area since the first successful walk in 2017, is returning to its roots. For the past two years, only smaller gatherings were possible, but this year, organizers are excited that the walk can return to its original format. […]

After two years of Covid cancellations Maple Weekend is back April 2 and 3

The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association is excited to announce that after two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the province will once again be showcasing a new crop of maple syrup during the annual Maple Weekend, April 2 to 3, 2022. This year’s event will be a welcome opportunity to get out […]

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 […]