Perth to apply for Reconnect Festival and Event grant

During Perth’s virtual Commitee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday evening, Director of Community Services Shannon Baillon requested direction from town council to apply for the 2021 Reconnect Festival and Event program. This would authorize Baillon to apply for a grant of up to $10 000 to partially fund a Night Market event in Perth.  […]

Perth welcomes new 24-hour taxi service

During Tuesday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, the Perth town council received a letter from concerned citizen Patricia Brien about limited transportation options in Perth.  Brien outlined her recent experience following a visit to the Emergency Department of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. After receiving care, she was discharged at 5:45am. A […]

Perth and District Library launches Word Walk, at-home activities for April school break

The Perth and District Union Public Library will be offering many fun activities during the upcoming April school break.  The library is excited to partner with the Town of Perth and Tay Valley Township to launch their first Word Walk. First launched at North Grenville Public Library, participants visit the Word Walk and use the […]

CLASS ORDER: Made pursuant to Section 22(5.0.1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.H.7, as amended

DATE: March 16, 2021 TO: Owners and operators of public and private facilities that operate in the Municipalities of Perth and Smiths Falls where the public may gather: including but not limited to indoor sports venues, places of worship, banquet halls, wedding venues, dining and drinking establishments, clubs and or organizations that may have meeting […]

New equipment for Perth snow removal ‘efficient and helpful’

During Tuesday evening’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Director of Environmental Services Grant Machan extended thanks to town council on behalf of environmental services staff. Perth’s recent acquisition of a ribbon blower for the sidewalk plow “is efficient and helpful. We’d like to offer a sincere thank you to council.  Acquiring the ribbon blower will […]

Parking fees to be waived through end of October

Community Services Director Shannon Baillon brought a request from the Perth Business Improvement Association (BIA) to town council during Tuesday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting.  The BIA requested council to continue to waive parking fees through the end of October 2021, as a way to support local businesses and bolster the shop-local initiative during […]

Outbreak declared at Perth Community Care

The Health Unit is working with Perth Community Care to manage a COVID-19 outbreak. One resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak is not facility-wide, but restricted to one unit in the facility. A single laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member is considered as a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak in […]

Fire Master Plan proposed for Perth

Terry Gervais of The Loomex Group presented council with a proposal for a Fire Master Plan for Perth during Tuesday night’s council meeting.  He pointed out that a Fire Master Plan would ensure that Perth is compliant with the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, would provide council and the Fire Chief with a vision and […]

Mayor distributes Heritage Perth Architectural Conservation 2021 awards

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing, the Heritage Perth Architectural Conservation 2021 awards were presented a little differently this year. During Tuesday night’s council meeting in Perth, council members enjoyed watching a video in which Mayor John Fenik presented some of Perth’s citizens with Heritage Perth Architectural Conservation 2021 awards last week. These awards […]

Vaccine Distribution Plan Rolling out in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Heath Unit is pleased to be working with many community partners as it rolls out the LGL COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. With vaccine supply stabilizing in the coming weeks, we will be working hard to increase our access points to the vaccine. With the completion of first doses for residents […]