Community

Search warrants executed in Joint Forces Investigation

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Smiths Falls Police Service (SFPS) have charged two people in connection with a series of break-ins in Smiths Falls, Ontario, as well as parts of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Counties. Members of the SFPS and members of the OPP East Region Criminal Operations, OPP Community Street Crime Unit, the […]

Perth proposed public private partnership to pay for new regional community centre

Perth council passed a motion to submit an application to the provincial Investing in Canada Plan of $17 million in funding to help build a new regional community centre in town at a special committee of the whole meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21.  Council is hoping the grant will be able to cover the total […]

Smiths Falls provides update on economic development and growth

The Town of Smiths Falls has experienced tremendous growth in economic development in recent years, and continues to seek opportunities to foster a strong, diverse community that will attract investors and entrepreneurs. The Town has seen an 8.9% increase in job growth from 2012 to 2017, which exceeds provincial growth rates. In addition, more than […]

Call for vendors & exhibitors: Fall Toy & Collectible Show & Sale September 14th, 2019

Calling all toy and collectible enthusiasts! United Way Lanark County is looking for vendors for their first ever FALL Toy & Collectible Show & Sale set for September 14th, 2019. You asked, and we answered! Due to high vendor interest for the last show exceeding the number of vendor spots available, we decided to add […]

A new direction for the CPDMH Auxiliary

The Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Auxiliary was formed in 1953, two years before the hospital opened. Ninety women attended the first meeting and Mrs. Annie Johnston was elected as the first president. Sixty-six years later, the Auxiliary is still here. In fact, last year, they provided 27,836.6 hours of volunteer service and […]

Fatal collision on Highway 7 West of Perth

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a serious collision on Highway 7 near Doran Road around 1:30 p.m. on July 25, 2019 involving a tractor trailer and a smaller vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, Carrol DOBSON, age 72 of Perth, Ontario was pronounced deceased at the […]

3M Canada & United Way Lanark County Backpack Drive Returns!

Believe it or not, back to school season is right around the corner, and many parents and children in our community are preparing for the big day! United Way Lanark County, along with our local 3M Canada Perth plants, are once again running a Backpack Drive. From now until August 22nd we will be collecting […]

Green New deal holds town hall meeting in Carleton Place

A national climate change and environmental group called the Green New Deal held a public meeting in Carleton Place on July 16 at the Carambeck Community Centre. This non-partisan organization has held similar town hall sessions from coast to coast this past spring. Their goal is to inform local residents of the impact of climate change […]

Virtual reality technology coming to CDSBEO classrooms this September

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario will be incorporating new virtual reality technology in classrooms beginning in September 2019. The CDSBEO will be working with UP360’s Career Labs VR to integrate virtual reality applications into Grade 10 Careers classes. Through the program, students will be given the opportunity to explore a variety of skilled trades […]

Council considers possible retail locations for future cannabis store in Smiths Falls

At a special committee of the whole meeting Smiths Falls council voted all in favour of continuing the process to apply for a cannabis retail store in town. The Ontario government recently announced a second Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario lottery that will see 50 more private retailer stores across the province. “Certainty one […]