After two years of Covid cancellations Maple Weekend is back April 2 and 3

The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association is excited to announce that after two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the province will once again be showcasing a new crop of maple syrup during the annual Maple Weekend, April 2 to 3, 2022. This year’s event will be a welcome opportunity to get out […]

Township launches new “Experience Rideau Lakes” pages on Social Media

The Township of Rideau Lakes is pleased to announce the launch of its new Facebook and Instagram pages on Meta (formerly known as Facebook). As part of the Digital Content Strategy adopted by Council on December 6, 2021, the municipality has introduced “Experience Rideau Lakes” pages to offer free, accessible, and meaningful content to people […]

Portland Fire Hall and contents destroyed

On Tuesday, December 21, Rideau Lakes Township lost the building that houses the Portland Fire Hall and its contents, including fire vehicles. At approximately 4:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the three-bay facility on Colbourne Street was fully engulfed shortly after smoke was reported. No injuries have been reported.  “The hall and its contents were destroyed” remarked […]

An open letter to the community from your healthcare workers

Dear friends and neighbours across Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Our communities are facing a very concerning increase of COVID-19 cases. The Omicron variant is here, and it is increasing the pressures on our already fragile health system. Every person carrying the Omicron variant is infecting more than four other people. By comparison, anyone with the […]

Am I the Only One: Homelessness

The US reached a stark milestone this month of 100,000 people dying of drug overdoses in one year. That is 275 overdose deaths every day.  In Canada, 20 people die every day from overdose. It is considered immoral in some circles to demand anything from an addict; this helps neither the addict or the city. […]

New Portland Municipal Hub receives green light from Council

At their December 13 meeting, Rideau Lakes Council provided approval to proceed with the new municipal hub in the village of Portland.  The decision followed two years of work and consultation with the community and detailed financial modeling to ensure the project would have no impact on tax rates. The hub, to be built in […]

Rideau Lakes launches new historical documentary

The Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee of the Township of Rideau Lakes (MHAC) has partnered with historian and filmmaker Allison Margot Smith in the creation of a new documentary telling the story of Fettercairn Island.  On Indian Lake, just north of Chaffey’s Lock, in the Township of Rideau Lakes, is an island that came to have […]

LFK Green Party candidate announcement

The Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Green Party of Ontario Constituency Association is pleased to announce that our candidate for the June 2022 election is Dr. Marlene Spruyt of Ardoch. Dr. Spruyt is a retired Medical Officer of Health and former family physician. The vote was close after an exciting nomination contest with Maddy Dever, an autism and accessibility […]

Fatal house fire in Rideau Lakes Township under investigation

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a fatal house fire in Rideau Lakes Township. On November 30, 2021, at approximately 9:15 p.m., members of the Leeds Detachment of the OPP and the Rideau Lakes Township Fire Department responded to the fire on 9th Concession Road. One body was located in the home after the […]

Lanark County business community invited to participate in Think Local marketing info session

The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce and the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce, is inviting local businesses to a virtual meeting to provide information about how to engage with Lanark County’s Think Local campaign along with marketing insights and inspiration for […]