Perth to show solidarity with Indigenous community in Canada Day video

In light of the recent devastating discovery of children’s bodies in mass graves in residential schools, Director of Community Services Shannon Baillon recommended on Tuesday evening to town council that an addition be made to Perth’s Canada Day celebration video. (Due to Covid-19, celebrations for Canada Day 2021 in Perth were canceled. In lieu of […]

Perth to purchase new street sweeper

During Tuesday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, it was decided that the town of Perth will welcome a brand new street sweeper later this year. Director of Environmental Services Grant Machan recommended council authorize the purchase of a 2022 Ravo 5i Street Sweeper, to replace the town’s aging 2006 Vacuum Sweeper. Machan also requested […]

Perth Firedawgs, donors, providing four-season sport court

During Tuesday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting in Perth, Fire Chief Trevor Choffe presented a report recommending council authorize staff to proceed with the creation of a new four-season sport court at 1881 Rogers Rd. The initial costs of creating this sport court are fully funded by donors, and remaining costs are expected to […]

Council approves designation of Butterflyway Gardens

During Perth’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday night, town council received a recommendation to assist in a local youth group’s pollinator-protection project. Climate Network Lanark’s youth group requested town council to designate two four-foot-square plots of town land for their Butterflyway Project. This project, which is a local arm of a national initiative […]

Health unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

It’s hot out there! The Health Unit would like to remind everyone to take care during times of high heat and humidity. Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a heat warning for much of our Health Unit area for June 7th and 8th.  Heat warnings are issues when: Daytime temperature of 31oC or higher and […]

Majority must be vaccinated to restore normal life, says medical officer of health

Late in 1942 after a series of Allied victories, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had this to say: “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Churchill proved to be correct. Although the tide of victory had begun to […]

1dea Media presents three concepts for rebranding Perth

During Tuesday’s special Committee of the Whole meeting, Karen Bonhomme and Trevor Trewartha of 1dea Media + Design presented town council with three new concepts for Perth’s rebranding. The three concepts are Heritage + Heart, Town of Perth, and Bridging Time. A survey was conducted by 1dea Media, gathering responses from 597 community members. Ten […]

Four Lanark County Paramedics presented with bravery awards

Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery – Paramedics across Ontario go above and beyond every day to serve their community. Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) is proud to honour four of its Paramedics who pushed this commitment even further and put themselves at risk to help those in need. Today, the Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and […]

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of a one day heat event on Friday May 21, 2021 for Lanark County.  High heat can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Dr. Paula Stewart, […]

Avoid social gatherings Victoria Day weekend, says health unit

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is advising the public to avoid social gatherings during the upcoming long weekend. Information provided to the Hometown News by the heath unit states that it is “important that people remember that we are still in a stay at home order.” Avoiding backyard barbecues and other gatherings […]