“Bells of St. Paul’s” perform at Perth Farmer’s Market

Yes… it’s that time of year again… Fall… My favourite… and the Hand Bells of St. Paul’s in Perth will be ringing out joyfully in the Crystal  Palace at The Perth Farmer’s Market, on Saturday morning, September 24th at 10:00a.m. Some of the pieces they will be playing are a “Gershwin” medley, excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s […]

Perth Councilors’ Reports; More than routine

At the regular Perth town council meeting on Tuesday Aug 23rd, councilors provided their regular updates on meetings attended and any news to report. While sometimes these reports are rather dry and short, this week some interesting and concerning news came to light. Deputy Mayor Ed McPherson, who is also the chair of the police […]

Docs on Ice returning to Lanark County in 2023

Dr Bob Van Noppen and Dr Paul Miller from Docs On Ice met with council during the Committee of the Whole meeting in Smiths Falls on Monday evening. Docs on Ice is a fundraiser / hockey tournament held by groups of physicians in a rotation of Ontario communities. The epic event was held in Lanark […]

SuperWalk heading back to Conlon Farm

Al Potvin knows how to prepare for an interview. At 87, about eight years ago he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The disease has progressed to the point where it’s easier to have others do the talking. His voice is soft, and his speech hard to understand now, so instead of speaking for himself, he […]

Perth & District Library launches 2022 TD Summer Reading Club

The Perth & District Library is pleased to launch this year’s TD Summer Reading Club! TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is co-created and delivered by more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada. It celebrates Canadian authors, […]

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. […]

Ontario Bill 109 brings planning changes, The Table proposes greenhouse and Perth aces water test

Ontario Bill 109 brings planning changes  At Tuesday, June 7th’s committee of the whole meeting for Perth council, the town’s director of development services Joanna Bowes provided an update on new provincial legislation designed to streamline land use application processes. Bill 109, the ‘More Homes for Everyone’ act that was passed in Queen’s Park in […]

Perth & District Library launches Culture & Diversity Word Walk

The Perth & District Library, in partnership with the Local Immigration Partnership, Town of Perth, and Tay Valley Township, has launched a Culture & Diversity Word Walk as part of Culture Connect.  The first annual Culture Connect, happening throughout June, is an opportunity for the communal celebration of beauty in diversity and the importance of […]

Rocky ramps gets final approval

At Perth’s town council meeting on Tuesday May 24th the motion to authorize a rehabilitation project for the rocky ramps in the Tay River received final approval but not without another debate on the merits of the plan and the public’s expectations of the outcome. The ramps were first installed in 2015 to replace an aging […]

This year, next year

It’s an age old struggle, children needing independence vs parental instincts to protect.  In Studio Theatre Perth’s upcoming production of This Year, Next Year by Norah Harding, this thorny issue is deftly handled with love and compassion. Norah is a young woman who has met a Canadian soldier in the final days of World War […]