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 […]

Ottawa Senators Hometown Tour coming to six communities in eastern Ottawa and western Quebec

Senators players of the past, present and future to tour the region, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 2 The Ottawa Senators will roll into Canadian Tire locations around the National Capital Region on a fan-friendly Hometown Tour beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Presented by Canadian Tire and held in partnership with CTV Ottawa, TSN 1200 radio, the Dairy Farmers of Ontario and RV Canada, the Hometown Tour […]

Physician recruitment top priorty for Perth & Smiths Falls district hospital

President/CEO of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Dr. Guppy presented a delegation to Perth council on Tuesday, Aug. 13 outlining the hospital’s plans to recruitment much needed physicians to town.  The hospital is on year two of its 2018-2021 strategic plan and its focus is their unique philosophy about patient centred care. An […]

Distinguished World War II Commander General Foulkes visited Perth

One of the most famous World War II commanders, Lt.-Gen. Charles Foulkes, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. (at the time), made a visit to Perth not long after the end of that devastating war. He visited again in November of 1950, which says something of the great General’s connection to Perth as a military town. The Perth […]

Fatal collision on Highway 7 West of Perth

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a serious collision on Highway 7 near Doran Road around 1:30 p.m. on July 25, 2019 involving a tractor trailer and a smaller vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, Carrol DOBSON, age 72 of Perth, Ontario was pronounced deceased at the […]

3M Canada & United Way Lanark County Backpack Drive Returns!

Believe it or not, back to school season is right around the corner, and many parents and children in our community are preparing for the big day! United Way Lanark County, along with our local 3M Canada Perth plants, are once again running a Backpack Drive. From now until August 22nd we will be collecting […]

Stay safe this summer: stay on the trails!

It’s a great time to be outdoors, but be aware: certain pests and poisonous plants are getting in on the action, too. As you hit the trails, remember to stay on the path and dress appropriately to protect against ticks, poison ivy, wild parsnip and other hazards. Ticks: Black-legged ticks are on the rise in Eastern […]

Heat warning update

Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning levels for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday for the area of Leeds and Grenville; Lanark County is not included in this heat event.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have […]

Celebrating 30 years of Summer Literacy

The Summer Literacy Program is entering into its 30th year! Established in 1989, the program provides support to local children who struggle with reading and writing. Over the years, this community funded program has grown to serve more than 100 children each summer.  Join your library as we celebrate with the following events: 30th Anniversary […]

Classic Dinner Theatre returns with new lunchtime sitting

Following its completely sold-out inaugural year, the Classic Dinner Theatre returns to Perth this summer with an additional lunchtime sitting at Michael’s Table (110 Gore Street East). Featuring Laurel Smith’s new adaptation of the Shaw comedy classic Androcles and the Lion (a satire on life under the Roman Empire), the play, accompanied by a three-course […]