First COVID-19 vaccination in LGL

The shipment of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine to Kingston Health Science Centre (KHSC) this week marks the beginning of Phase 1 of the provincial vaccine rollout in the South East region, including Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. The province initially provided COVID-19 vaccine to areas with the highest rates of COVID-19 infection. It is important to note […]

ROPE Squad seeking public’s assistance locating federal offender

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of statutory release. Manasie Ipeelee is described as an indigenous male, 49 years of age, 5’4″ (163 cm), 143 lbs (65 kgs) with long black hair, […]

Lanark County has partnered to provide child care for school aged children of essential service workers during lockdown

Lanark County has received authorization from the Province of Ontario to open three licensed child care centres to provide care for school aged children of essential service workers during the lockdown. The Child Development Centre operated by the Town of Smiths Falls, TayCare Children’s Centre in Perth operated by Tayside Community Residential and Support Options, […]

Carleton Place Councilor Theresa Fritz Passes

On Monday Jan 11, the Canadian flag atop Carleton Place’s town hall flew at half-mast in solemn acknowledgement of the sudden and unexpected passing of Councilor Theresa Fritz on Sunday Jan 10th.  In a statement posted on the town’s website on Sunday evening, Mayor Doug Black wrote, “It is with great sadness that we share […]

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Region will be in shutdown as of Boxing Day

A provincewide shutdown will go into effect as of Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01 am. The restrictions are in effect for all of Ontario from Saturday, December 26, 2020 to Saturday, January 9, 2021.  The restrictions will remain in effect from Saturday, January 9, 2021 to Saturday, January 23, 2021 for all 27 public […]

Visitor policy update and the mandatory use of face masks

With the coming of the holiday season and the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the community along with the announcement of the shift of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) area to a Yellow (Protect) zone, the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) is taking additional steps to protect our […]

Rocky Ramp: repairs required in 2021?

During Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting in Perth, Council once again deliberated the future of the Rocky Ramp on the Tay River.  Ahead of a vote on placing $130 000 into the 2021 budget for repairing the Rocky Ramp and increasing flow to the Little Tay, Steve Braun of Matrix Engineering presented Council with a […]

Fees and parking continue to be waived, extended

At the Council meeting on Tuesday night, Mayor Fenik announced that the town of Perth will continue to offer support to businesses and consumers. In May of 2020, to support businesses impacted by Covid-19, Council opted to extend on-street parking from 2 to 4 hours, and to waive all parking fees, merchandise display fees, sandwich […]

Changes this Holiday Season at Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to impact our lives. The upcoming holiday season is no exception.  In order to continue the hospital’s well thought out  and measured efforts to keep our patients, staff, physicians and environment safe, the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) will continue to limit what can be brought into the hospital for in-patients […]

Winter weather sees the Smiths Falls site COVID-19 Assessment Centre move inside

With the colder winter weather upon us, we have the moved the Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) inside the Main Entrance of the Smiths Falls site of the Perth and Smiths Fall and District Hospital. This entrance is located on Elmsley Street North. To enter the Covid-19 Assessment Centre for your appointment, drive up to the […]