New branding approved

The town’s director of community services, Shannon Baillon presented the latest versions of the town’s new branding images to be used in local signage, letterheads, and a variety of visual representations. The slogan ‘Heritage and Heart’ was recommended by staff over ‘Bridging Time’ as it would connect better with targeted tourism demographics. The town’s logo […]

Rocky Ramp project on hold again

At Perth Council’s committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Oct 12th, the topic of the rocky ramp project came up yet again. This time, Grant Machan, the town’s director of environmental services was recommending that the town turn down the latest bid to modify both sides of the structures. The town received only one […]

Menstrual product dispensers installed in all UCDSB schools

To continue with its ongoing efforts to bring equitable opportunities to each student, the Upper Canada District School Board has made menstrual products free and accessible in every school across the district and dispensers are now installed in all relevant washrooms.  Last spring, former UCDSB student trustee Tain Hughes brought forward a motion to the Board of Trustees, requesting the […]

Lanark County Food Bank’s Sandy Claus is already calling on her elves

It may be Fall but the Lanark County Food Bank Stocking Drive is already on. Because clients only access the Food Bank once a month, stockings start being handed out in the middle of November, so you can see why when we say Christmas is “just around the corner” we mean it. Our minds are […]

“Fall in love” with Lanark County trails this fall

Lanark County Warden Christa Lowry (Mississippi Mills Mayor) is encouraging everyone to “fall in love” with Lanark County Trails as the annual showcase of fall colours begins. “We have a wide range of trails throughout the county that offer something for a variety ability levels and interests,” Lowry says. “It is an excellent way to […]

Radiothon aims to fund healthcare equipment need

Thursday, October 14, 2021 ‘Supporting our frontline workers by giving them the tools they need’ Local healthcare officials, doctors, nurses, patients and volunteers will take to the airwaves of Lake 88.1 Radio on Thursday, October 14th for a live 12-hour fundraising ‘Radiothon’ in support of our local hospitals and community health centres.   The station is […]

UCDSB schools honour indigenous history and future partnerships on September 30

On September 30, flags will be at half-mast throughout the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) and staff and students will be dressed in orange, to recognize and share in learning for the 8th annual Orange Shirt Day and the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  These two special recognition days go hand-in-hand to recognize the tragic […]

Perth & District Library and Neighbours for Truth and Reconciliation raise funds for Indigenous books

In honour of the recently declared National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, the Perth and District Union Public Library and Lanark County Neighbours for Truth and Reconciliation are collaborating on a fundraising campaign to purchase books by and about Indigenous Peoples.   Launching today, the campaign’s goal is $1,500. A donation of $25 will cover […]

Perth & District Library launches scavenger hunt, survey to celebrate Canadian Library Month

October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. For 2021, Ontario Public Library Week will take place October 17 to October 23, 2021 and the theme is “One Card, One Million Possibilities.”   Explore these possibilities through the Perth […]

Telemedicine available in Perth Mews

During Tuesday evening’s council meeting in Perth, Councillor Judy Brown shared good news for residents who do not yet have a family doctor: telemedicine is available in Perth.  Enhanced Care provides virtual physician appointments online at gotodoctor.ca; however, they also have satellite locations in pharmacies and clinics across Ontario and Manitoba. At these locations, pharmacists […]