An Evening of One-Act Plays previews EODL festival in Perth

For theatre goers, one-act plays are rare, tantalizing theatrical delicacies. In a cluster of two or more, one-acts provide an enticing assortment of dramatic experiences in a single evening.  That’s the idea behind An Evening of One-Act Plays, opening October 24th at the Studio Theatre in Perth. It’s also a preview of an exciting event […]

Board honours outstanding employees at 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) recognized excellence on Wednesday, September 25 at the 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards ceremony in Brockville, which took place during the regular Board meeting. The annual awards program started in November 2012 to recognize staff for innovative teaching and work practices, with the intent that these practices will be […]

Modest gains achieved in EQAO data for UCDSB students

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has received the latest EQAO assessment data and overall, UCDSB students have achieved modest gains in areas of reading and writing, while reflecting the provincial trends in math. The UCDSB sees these achievements as steps in the right direction. Each year, these assessments offer insight on how Ontario […]

Lanark transportation launch date set

Wednesday Oct 9th will be the launch date for Lanark Transportation Association’s Ride the LT in Carleton Place.  Patterned on a service offered over the last 2 years to residents of Lanark Village and the surrounding area, this weekly transit run will offer rides on a preset circuit to the most popular shopping facilities in Perth and […]

Think outside the box with Perth Union Library’s new STEAM Boxes & Literacy Kits

The Perth & District Union Public Library is launching two exciting new projects! The library has created STEAM boxes and Literacy Kits that children can take home and use with their families in order to encourage and support learning together. There are 5 STEAM boxes that contain materials, book suggestions, and activity ideas to encourage […]

Blue Devil basketball camp celebrates 30 years

Long before the Toronto Raptors captured the attention of Canadians on the way to a 2019 NBA championship, Perth and District Collegiate Institute teacher-coach Kevin Bellamy was already focused on the sport of basketball. He was coaching and working at camps by the age of 15, and knew by then he wanted to teach Physical […]

EarlyOn Children’s Program looking for permanent home in Perth

Perth council passed a motion for town staff to look for affordable rental spaces for the EarlyON program. Executive Director Sue Cavanaugh and Perth program coordinator Joyce Buckley presented a delegation requesting help finding a permanent space that’s large enough for large groups. EarlyON is funded through the Ministry of Education but its limited.  “We […]

UCDSB draws attention to Mental Health Supports on World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wants to highlight some of the steps students, staff and their families can take to take care of their mental health, and the resources available to them if they are in crisis. “One of the best things to do as a […]

Retraction: Perth council considers applying for grant to fund new regional community centre

Perth council passed a motion to speak with neighbouring municipalities about the possibility of submitting an application to the provincial Investing in Canada Plan. The $17 million in funding would help fund a new regional community centre in town as discussed at a special committee of the whole meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21.  Council is […]

Cowboy boots and Canadian roots the theme for 137th Maberly Fall Fair Aug. 24

Break out the cowboy boots and Canadiana and head to Maberly for the 137th Maberly Fall Fair on Saturday, Aug. 24. Beginning at 8 a.m. this annual fall event offers a family-friendly event celebrating small-town fairs that take place on local fairgrounds across Canada each year, with livestock demonstrations, parade, musical entertainment, and more.   Each […]