Perth budget and tax rate one step closer

After 3 day-long meetings and 1 special committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday Jan 17th, Perth council is now facing the final vote to set the 2023 tax rate and municipal operating budget. These sessions don’t include the many individual meetings held between councilors and the town treasurer, Director Brian Burns over the last […]

A change of shoes can change a life

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County (BBBSLC) is excited to once again be partnering with the local Tim Hortons restaurants for the Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake event on February 18th, 2023. Last year this event raised more than $70,000, with more than 600 bowlers coming out to support the event.  Title and […]

Perth Council Report for Jan 10

Perth council sets another budget meeting  At Perth Council’s committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Jan 10th, councilors were supposed to hold a primary vote on the 2023 municipal budget. The final draft called for an affective 5% increase in property taxes and an 11% increase in water/sewer charges. Several councilors still had questions […]

This holiday season, open doors to connection for caregivers like Helia

After 12 years of caring for her husband with Parkinson’s disease, on top of her own health issues, Helia was exhausted and overwhelmed. The emotional weight of caring for her husband’s every need had been taking a toll for a long time.  As her husband’s condition got to the point of hospitalization, Helia arranged for […]

Perth council report Dec 6

Perth dog park gets another discussion   At Perth town council’s committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Dec 6th, staff presented some options on a leash-free dog park. The report was requested by council after a group of residents appeared at a November committee meeting requesting the town use $150K of reserve funds to create […]

Perth council report for Nov 22

Local support worker hailed  At Tuesday’s (Nov 22) Perth council meeting, the Perth Medal was awarded to Jackie Hart. The Medal is awarded by the Mayor annually to a person who has shown the greatest distinction in a number of endeavours to benefit the community as a whole with no monetary gain to themselves. This […]

Lanark County Paramedics partner with Trillium Gift of Life

The Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) and the Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) have partnered to help save and enhance more lives. After several years of collaborative work, delayed by the pandemic, the tissue referral program launched in Lanark County in October. LCPS has now joined the ranks of many other paramedic services in […]

Studio Theatre presents Scrooge! The Musical

It all started with a seed of an idea. The SCROOGE! seed was planted a long time ago here at Studio Theatre in Perth. Carolee Mason put this musical proposal forward to the play reading committee. That was just before COVID closed every thing down back in March of 2020.  And before that Carolee and her […]

CFUW Perth and District supports summer literacy programming in Lanark County

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Perth and District is providing $3,000 to support delivery of literacy programs for children in the summer of 2023. Early literacy provides a strong foundation for success in school and beyond, and we are pleased to support the creative programming offered by our in local libraries. Over the past […]

2022 Municipal and School Board Elections unofficial results for the Town of Perth

The voting period for the Town of Perth 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections has concluded. The following are the 2022 Unofficial Election Results: Candidate Total Votes MAYORJudy Brown 983Stephanie Drummond 563John Fenik 919 DEPUTY MAYOREd McPherson (acclaimed) N/A COUNCILLORDave Bird 1657Jim Boldt 1150Leona J. Cameron 653Marlene Donoghue 403Sheldon Giff 732Isabel Anne McRae 1387Barry Smith […]