Community donations and other offers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold , we are gratified with the response of the community, stepping up to help in so many ways. Each offer is sincerely appreciated and the support coming from our community for staff and patients means more than we can ever express. We know that many of you want […]

Lanark County has partnered with two organizations to provide child care for essential service workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Lanark County has received authorization from the Province of Ontario to open two licensed child care centres specifically to provide care for children of essential and critical service workers. The Child Development Centre operated by the Town of Smiths Falls and TayCare Children’s Centre in Perth operated by Tayside Community Residential and Support Options will […]

Outbreak found in Carolina Retirement Residence in Perth

The Health Unit is working with Carolina Retirement Residence in Perth to manage a COVID-19 outbreak. One resident and one staff member have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Infection control measures have been put in place to manage the outbreak and are being monitored by the Health Unit. Staff who have been in contact with […]

First person with confirmed COVID-19 reported in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

Today, Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, confirmed that an individual living in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in isolation at home and had recently returned from the United States. A woman in her 70s was […]

Perth cancels maple festival, braces for COVID-19 impact

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, the town of Perth has enacted emergency measures to protect residents.  “In the last couple of weeks since COVID-19 ramped up…we are going to lose businesses. This is not going to be a two week thing,” Perth Mayor John Fenik said.  Perth council voted in favour of waiving all interest […]

Facilities close in Perth until further notice

In order to help protect the public, the Town of Perth has decided to close the following public facilities until further notice: Perth and District Indoor Pool Perth and District Community Centre (Arena) Perth Museum Tourism Informaiton Centre The Town will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and will take direction from the […]

Ottawa Conservation Authorities to work with provincial and municipal partners on flooding strategy

With the spring thaw top of mind for residents who were affected by significant flooding along the Ottawa River in 2019, the Mississippi Valley, Rideau Valley and South Nation Conservation Authorities welcome the coordinated approach that Ontario proposes to build between federal and provincial governments, local municipalities, Conservation Authorities and indigenous partners to protect people […]

Pretty Town of Perth not without violent crime

Perth, like most other small communities, has two faces it would seem. One face is the “Prettiest Town in Ontario”, with heritage building galore, and beautiful parks. The other – the dark face – speaks of a past with no shortage of violent crimes against citizens of Perth and the neighbouring townships. Here are just […]

Perth council considers master plan and future of Crystal Palace

The town of Perth is hoping provincial funding may be available to turn a vision of a new indoor recreational facility into reality. Perth council saw the master plan for a potential indoor recreational facility at a Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, March 3.  John Hack of Sierra Planning Management presented the report, which […]

Perth wins EOSSAA Senior A Boys’ Basketball Championship while Almonte wins EOSSAA Junior A Boys’ title

The Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI) Blue Devils won the 2020 EOSSAA Senior A Boys’ Basketball Championship Wednesday, February 26 defeating Rideau District High School (RDHS) 48-39. The hosting Blue Devils rebounded in the second half of the final to win the championship, after trailing RDHS 29-20 at half time. Strong games by PDCI’s […]