Plant sale & BBQ to raise funds for South Lanark Community Garden & Lanark Highlands Youth Centre

The holiday weekend in May is closely associated with gardening and the South Lanark Community Garden wants to let the community know that there will be plenty of vegetable seedlings, annual flowers and perennial flowers available and its first annual plant sale. The Lanark Highlands Youth Centre will be joining the volunteers from the garden […]

Provincial election candidates for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston

Conservative | Green | Liberal | NDP Yes it’s election time again. On Thursday, June 2 Ontarians will go to the polls to choose their next MPPs. Hometown News has contacted the major party candidates (PC, Liberals, NDP, Greens) to get their take on the issues of importance facing Lanark Frontenac Kingston residents. We’re happy […]

Perthmore path gets a green light, sort of

Another topic that has seen more than its fair share of discussion at the council table, the public pathway in the Perthmore subdivision, had another debate on Tuesday. The path runs along a town-owned easement and has no fencing between it and the private properties it abuts. There have been multiple complaints from those homeowners […]

Lawsuit launched against Town of Perth

At Tuesday’s, March 29th session of Perth council, the topic of the Rocky Ramps rose out of the water once again. The ramps were installed in the Tay River starting in 2015 in an attempt to divert more water to the small man-made canal known as the Little Tay. The lower flows in the summer through […]

UCDSB brings mobile skills training labs to students this spring

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is getting set to provide students with additional hands-on and real-world learning in skilled trades this spring. Through funding provided to the UCDSB Specialist High Skills Major Program and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, the UCDSB has been able to secure the St. Lawrence College Mobile Skills Training Lab for […]

Help clean up Perth’s streets at the Trashure Hunt!

In celebration of Earth Day, Perth’s Climate Change Advisory Panel (CCAP) is hosting the first ever Trashure Hunt on Saturday, April 23, 2022. A town-wide clean-up, the event will not only help beautify the Town, but will bring together the community with fun, family-friendly activities as well! “Springtime tends to unearth quite of bit of […]

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 […]

Trails and trails

Perth’s director of Community Services Shannon Baillon presented plans to extend the Tay River trail in town from Leslie Street, where it currently terminates to an area just behind the County admin buildings. She reported that a portion of this extension crosses Upper Canada School Board property behind Stewart School and their permission would be […]

Fire master plan received

In compliance with provincial regulations, the Town of Perth contracted The Loomex Group to complete a review of current fire services to present a new Fire Master Plan to council. Their consultant Terry Gervais provided the plan to council with several recommendations. One was to create formal automatic mutual aid agreements with Drummond North Elmsley […]

Street name change considered

Perth town council started off the New Year with a heavy agenda for their committee of the whole. Up first was an official public meeting regarding a street name change. North Street North is a small stretch of Drummond Concession 2 within Perth’s boundaries with one side being in Drummond North Elmsley and the other […]