Perth Inside Out: A tale of a high-speed chase and daring escape from custody

A set of weaving headlights could be seen coming from the east on Highway 7, followed by a string of red flashing lights. The stolen vehicle had a drug-crazed and desperate youth behind the wheel, and the red flashing lights were the pursuing cruisers operated by Ottawa OPP officers. A call had come in the […]

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Region will be in shutdown as of Boxing Day

A provincewide shutdown will go into effect as of Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01 am. The restrictions are in effect for all of Ontario from Saturday, December 26, 2020 to Saturday, January 9, 2021.  The restrictions will remain in effect from Saturday, January 9, 2021 to Saturday, January 23, 2021 for all 27 public […]

Local paramedic help Build a Mountain of Food

Every day, paramedics with the Lanark County Paramedic Services (LCPS) care for our community. Recently, they did so in a different way.  On December 12th and 13th throughout Lanark County, more than a dozen paramedics and their families held their annual “Fill an Ambulance with Food” drives in Almonte, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, and Perth. And the […]

Rocky Ramp: repairs required in 2021?

During Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting in Perth, Council once again deliberated the future of the Rocky Ramp on the Tay River.  Ahead of a vote on placing $130 000 into the 2021 budget for repairing the Rocky Ramp and increasing flow to the Little Tay, Steve Braun of Matrix Engineering presented Council with a […]

Christmas lights in Perth skies

The Town of Perth has just received notice that Santa’s Elves have been at work preparing the night skies for the big guy’s visit. They are expecting Christmas Eve to be particularly challenging this year, so have decided to light the route in advance. In the evening, if you cast your eyes towards the water tower, […]

Santa Claus is still coming to town

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has limited the ability to run some of the normal Christmas events in Perth, organizers are finding inventive ways to keep the Christmas spirit alive. The annual Santa Claus Parade is not being held this year, however Santa will still be in Town on two occasions. On December 5th, volunteers […]

Perth-Upon-Tay Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day contest winners

The Remembrance Day Posters, Poems and Essays Contest was held again this year by the Perth-Upon-Tay Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244.  This contest is designed for local area school students and gives them the opportunity to demonstrate their artistic and literary skills while addressing the significance and importance of Remembrance Day in Canada. The Covid […]

Christmas with Sherlock Holmes

This year’s pandemic has put a big damper on live performance but Studio Theatre Perth has come up with an innovative way to continue entertaining the community.  The community theatre is working on Christmas with Sherlock Holmes – a theatrical reading of two of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s best loved Holmes adventures. The production stars […]

Changes in Planning Act increase small developer opportunities

Bradley Wright, Director of Development Services, presented an Affordable Housing update to Council during Tuesday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting. In the past few years, there have been several significant changes to the provincial Planning Act and zoning bylaws. In 2017, the Planning Act was changed to allow additional dwellings or second units without […]

Perth Council to reconsider process of property standards bylaw

The Perth Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday night began with a discussion of the Property Standards bylaw. Bradley Wright, Director of Development Services, informed Council of the current property standard process.  When someone in the town has a complaint, either a health and safety issue, an obstruction or eyesore etc., these complaints are […]