Bookmark it! PSFDH launches new website

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital has launched a new corporate website, designed to keep patients, visitors, and local communities up to date regarding hospital programs and services. The website can be found at  “Our new website is part of the patient experience at PSFDH. We want to connect with patients, visitors and […]

Perth council establishes framework 2021 budget, Tiny homes not filling niche, welcome Sri-Lankan restaurant

Perth Town Council establishes framework for 2021 budget On Tuesday evening Perth’s town council members engaged in a lively discussion about laying the framework for a potential tax increase. Within the current budget-making bylaws, the overriding principle limits council from raising taxes above the cost-of-living index. Mayor Fenik pointed out that the overriding principle “handcuffs […]

School buses are returning soon

Drivers reminded to exercise caution The Grenville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police reminds motorists that school buses are returning to area roads very soon. Motorists are reminded to exercise caution due to the expected increase in pedestrians, cyclists and school buses, and to give themselves extra commuting time. Students will no doubt be excited […]

Lanark OPP investigating suspected arson

The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a suspicious fire in Tay Valley Township, southwest of Perth. On August 29, 2020, shortly after 9:00 p.m., OPP officers responded to the scene on Stanley Road. Members of Drummond/North Elmsley/Tay Valley Fire Rescue were already at the location, where fire had engulfed a […]

Perth Inside Out: Lessons learned from the Spanish Flu – or not

When this column appeared in November, 2018, the subject was the deadly pandemic which began in 1918, commonly known as the Spanish Flu. My closing remark was: “Stay healthy, my friends”, little knowing that another global pandemic would rear its ugly head so soon in far-off Asia, and spread like wildfire around the world. On […]

Slaves, statues & street signs

Naming the legacy of slavery As statues of those tainted by slavery tumble down across England and the United States, and the Municipality of the Township of Russell, Ontario, casts about for a namesake to replace the lamentable Peter Russell, might Perth contemplate how far the historic stain of human bondage extends? Could connections to […]

LGL Community Partners successful Health Canada grant recipients

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, along with its community partners, are successful recipients of a 3 year Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program grant. This grant provides communities across Canada the opportunity to apply for funding in the following areas; Harm Reduction, Community-Led and Front-line Initiatives Increasing Access to Pharmaceutical – […]

CDSBEO School Re-entry Plan for September 2020

The CDSBEO School Re-entry plan contains details to help parents with their decision on whether to choose remote distance learning or in-person instruction at school. It describes what we know to date about how both remote distance learning and in-person instruction will be done, and answers many of the questions parents have been asking. Learn […]

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Environment Canada had issued a heat warning for today and tomorrow due to high heat and humidity. The Health Unit would like to remind everyone to be cautious as the combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat […]

Town of Perth ends state of emergency for COVID-19

The Town of Perth has ended the State of Emergency that was declared for the COVID-19 pandemic on April 7, 2020. The removal of the Town’s State of Emergency falls in line withthe ending of the Ontario State of Emergency this week. Mayor John Fenik stated, “While all the health measures around the COVID-19 pandemic […]