Heat warning update

Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning levels for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday for the area of Leeds and Grenville; Lanark County is not included in this heat event.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have […]

We’ve got the relaxing beaches you’ve been dreaming of

Ah, summer: a time for relaxing with friends, soaking up the sun and, of course, hitting the beach. But sometimes beach days are more hassle than relaxle: fighting traffic, circling for parking and dodging rogue frisbees while you defend your tiny square of sand from the hordes of other beachgoers. Some fun! But there’s a […]

Raising five girls kept Laidlaw hopping

“I’m the best father in the world…that’s what my kids tell me, anyway,” Jim Laidlaw says, grinning, as he settles back in his chair. Then he laughs. Laidlaw, almost 58, has raised five daughters, initially as a navy-man and then eventually over the years becoming the owner of the Port Elmsley Emporium — essentially a […]

Roadside fruit and vegetable stands: Hey folks, can we talk?

Any day now, the sides of the streets will be dotted with a familiar – and welcome – sign of summer… Roadside fruit and vegetable stands.   They are most often operated by the farmers themselves, or members of their summer staff team – but not always. They usually sell produce which has been grown […]

Health Unit begins Beach Water Quality Program this week

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is starting weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year. The beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 31, 2019. This year the following public swimming areas will be monitored: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, […]

New grooming equipment benefits many at Murphys Point

The 2019 ski season may be over, but a new piece of equipment funded by the Perth & District Community Foundation is expected to benefit skiers at Murphys Point Provincial Park for years to come. The Tay Valley Cross-Country Ski Club (TVCCSC) and the Friends of Murphys Point Park partnered in 2018 to seek funds […]

Lanark County 2019 construction projects underway

The 2019 Lanark County Public Works construction season is already underway, with rehabilitation and paved shoulder work planned for 21.3 kilometres and pavement preservation projects on 40 km. The total construction budget for this year is up slightly, at $7.76 million, but revenues have also increased: federal gas tax funding is covering $1.82 million and […]

Business Recognition Breakfast was a huge success!

What better way to showcase Rideau Lakes than to recognize those businesses that deliver outstanding results. Such an event can be made even more influential if it is rotated across the unique Town Halls of the Township. This was and remains an initiative that I, Arie Hoogenboom, launched and am passionate about. This year the […]

Cookies made for Docs on Ice tournament coming to Lanark County

If you think you’ve been smelling the comforting warmth of vanilla and cocoa, cinnamon and ginger across Lanark County lately, chances are you have. Thirty six hundred – yes, that’s right, three thousand and six hundred – cookies have been pulled hot and fresh from local ovens, ready to welcome one thousand doctors to the […]

Ontario investing in small and rural municipalities

Investments to improve service delivery and efficiency will support communities, respect taxpayer dollars Municipalities in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston will receive a total of more than $7.7 million to improve local service delivery and efficiency as part of a one-time investment announced by Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Taxpayers need their local governments to […]