Community

R.O.P.E. Squad seeking public assistance in locating federal offer

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.  Anavah LA’ADRI’EL is described as a Caucasian male, 52 years of age, 6′ (185cm), 187 lbs (85kgs) with brown hair (balding) and blue eyes. […]

Health unit to re-Open offices in Brockville & Smiths Falls to the public

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is announcing the re-opening of its Brockville and Smiths Falls offices starting Monday, October 18th 2021. The offices will be open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm and will be closed each day from 12-1, weekends and statutory holidays. For clients visiting an office, there will be signage […]

Proof of vaccination required for visitors

Beginning October 7th, visitors to Almonte General Hospital (AGH) and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) will need to be fully vaccinated.  AGH and CPDMH are aligning with other hospitals in the Champlain region to introduce the mandatory vaccination policy. “Visits from family and caregivers contribute greatly to a patient’s quality of life and […]

Historic Land Acknowledgement during Smiths Falls’ Committee of the Whole

During Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting in Smiths Falls, Knowledge Keeper Chuck Commanda opened the meeting with an inaugural reading of the Land Acknowledgement. This acknowledgement was recommended by the Racism and Discrimination Task Force, and penned by Mr. Commanda.  For the past decade or so, more and more gatherings have been prefaced […]

Hospital Fundraising Team provides update

At the committee of the whole meeting of Carleton Place town council on Tuesday Sept 21, councilors received a progress report from the hospital emergency department fundraising co-chairs and staff. Campaign co-chairs Lori Cavanaugh and Richard Kidd appeared via zoom link with hospital VP of Corporate Support Services, Randy Shaw. They ran through the history […]

Human remains still unidentified in Smiths Falls

Yellow police tape stretched cordoned off a wooded area Tuesday just off William St. W. in Smiths Falls. Smiths Falls police, OPP and a forensic anthropologist team from Toronto were on scene. Detective Constable Tyler Brett of the Smiths Falls Police Service confirmed they were “human remains” and the search team, including the OPP Emergency […]

Landfill liner saves $1 million: “a very good news story”

During the past year, the town of Perth’s staff have been working hard to create a new landfill expansion site, taking on the oversight of this project themselves rather than hiring an outside team. During Tuesday evening’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Director of Environmental Services Grant Machan shared some great news about this project […]

New President & CEO to Join Hospital

After an extensive search process, the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Mr. Michael Cohen has been appointed as the Hospital’s President and Chief Executive Officer effective November 2, 2021. Mr. Cohen is a seasoned, energetic health care executive who leads with a patient centered perspective and […]

SF Wastewater experiences two lift pump failures in three months

Jason Barlow, manager of Water and Wastewater Treatment, requested council to approve an emergency repair to a sewage lift pump during Monday evening’s Committee of the Whole meeting. This was the second lift pump to fail in the space of three months.  “This is the original pump from 1992. Hewitt Brockville said that it would […]

Lanark County recognizes Truth and Reconciliation Day and sets greenhouse gas reduction targets

On Wednesday Sept 8th Lanark County council unanimously passed a resolution to Recognize Truth and Reconciliation Day on Sept 30th.  The motion refers to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report in 2015 that included 94 Calls to Action to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, and it follows […]