Perth renews contract with OPP for five years

The town of Perth plans to renew its contract with the Ontario Provincial Police for another five years. A report presented to Perth town council’s Committee of the Whole Jan. 14 included a billing statement for 2020 indicating that the OPP would provide service to 3,493 residential, commercial and industrial properties in the town for […]

Perth hoping outdoor rink will draw visitors

Perth Mayor John Fenik is hoping for cold weather in the weeks ahead – the conditions needed to make sure a new outdoor rink is successful. The town will operate a “skateway” on the Little Tay Canal between Gore and Drummond Streets during the month of February on a trial basis. Fenik told councillors at […]

Suspense and Comedy hit the boards at Perth Studio Theatre

Beat the winter blahs with Studio Theatre, Perth’s production of the comedy thriller, Out of Sight…Out of Murder by Fred Carmichael.  The play opens on January 16 and is a must see. “It’s a well written script, I think,” says director Grey Masson. The play has everything that a thriller should have – a sinister, […]

Female held in custody over numerous theft and fraud related charges

51 year old Lorraine CUSSON of Perth was arrested in Perth Provincial Court yesterday after being charged December 24th 2019 for theft and breach of a recognizance in Smiths Falls. She was held in custody for a bail hearing as she is facing over 75 outstanding criminal charges in the Lanark county area for thefts […]

Filling our ambulances with food!

Local paramedics from the Lanark County Paramedic Services (LCPS) usually pick up patients, but on December 14th and 15th, they picked up donations as well. The 5th annual “Fill an Ambulance with Food” drive was held in Almonte, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Perth. It was another successful food drive across four communities, with 110 […]

OPP seeking public’s help in a theft on Morgan Street in Perth

Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking assistance from the public to help identify the person or persons responsible for the theft of a camera from a residence on Morgan Street in Perth. Sometime during the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 4 an unknown person(s) stole a Canon 170D digital camera with a 240mm lens. […]

UCDSB appoints new CFO and Treasurer of the Board

Current Superintendent of Human Resources and Operational Services Jeremy Hobbs has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). Director of Education Stephen Sliwa announced last week that Superintendent Hobbs will fully transition into this role in February 2020. Trustees confirmed his appointment at their organizational meeting […]

Climate change activism comes to Perth

Although Perth could never be thought of as a hotbed of activism, the recent Global Climate Strike saw an enthusiastic group travel to Ottawa by bus and by car on Friday, Sept. 27. The climate change combustion chamber was ignited by 15-year-old Swedish sparkplug Greta Thunberg in the summer of 2018, and the movement soon […]

Jewish Community in Perth, Part Two

Last month we discussed the early days of the Jewish Community in Perth. The Hoffman and Karakowsky families were the backbone of the group, and went on to be successful merchants, giving back to their community at the same time. To recap: David and Rebecca Hoffman came to Perth in 1928, and opened a store […]

Several reports of lead in drinking water in Ontario schools

As you may be aware, there have recently been several reports in the media on the presence of lead in the drinking water in Ontario schools. More specifically, several Upper Canada District School Board schools have been named as exceeding the Ontario threshold for lead in drinking water. We understand the importance of maintaining healthy […]