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Carleton Place council discusses library, cost of town insurance and Covid-19 related expenses

Carleton Place Library on the move At the June 23 session of Carleton Place Council, councilors heard from the town’s manager of recreation and culture, Joanne Henderson about plans to temporarily relocate the library in August of this year.  The building on Beckwith Street is slated for much needed renovations which will take until January or […]

OPP seeking assistance to identify persons responsible for theft of 2018 Yamaha Wolverine Side-by-Side

Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking assistance from the public to help identify the person or persons responsible for the theft of a 2018 Yamaha Wolverine Side-by-Side. Sometime between Wednesday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 23 an unknown person(s) went to a residence on Wolf Grove Road in the Town of Mississippi Mills. […]

Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures as of June 22

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) is embarking on a carefully thought out and measured approach to gradually increase the number of scheduled surgeries and procedures. Safety and Quality of Care are the cornerstones of this plan. On March 19th , the Government of Ontario put on hold all elective and non-essential surgeries […]

Lanark County takes step to protect turtles along county roads

Lanark County Public Works staff are playing a part in reducing turtle mortality on county roads, and the public is invited to help! “Road mortality and habitat loss are two major factors in the reduction of turtle species in Ontario,” explained Hillary Fleming, Lanark County’s Climate/Environment Intern. “At this time of year, as nesting is […]

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning. A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health […]

Carleton Place Downtown BIA looking for support

At a special session of Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole held on June 16, Downtown BIA coordinator Kate Murray made a presentation to the virtual session requesting some changes to help support local businesses.  It’s no secret that Covid-19 has dealt some severe blows to local retailers and restaurants and the BIA board, after […]

Town of Perth announces limited re-opening of Town Hall, Fire Hall, Museum/Tourism Office and Indoor Pool

As part of the Province of Ontario’s plan to gradually begin offering services to the public, the Town of Perth will be re-opening the Town Hall, Fire Hall, Museum/Tourism Office and the Indoor Pool during the week of June 22nd , 2020.  Protocols to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic will be in place and some services […]

LGL gets green light to participate in Stage 2 re-opening

Ontario has given the green light for some regions to open up Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:01 am as part of their Stage 2 plan. In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local health officials, the government is easing restrictions in communities where it is safe to do so, based on trends of key […]

OPP SEARCHING FOR PARHAM SHOOTING SUSPECT – DO NOT APPROACH

OPP SEARCHING FOR SUSPECT Individual Considered Dangerous, Do Not Approach (PARHAM, ON) – The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking the public to be on the lookout for an individual following an incident in Parham, Ontario. Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on June 7, 2020 OPP officers responded to reports of gunshots in […]

Health Unit finds an increase in overdoses in Perth

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, through the overdose early warning and surveillance system, has seen an increase in overdoses in the Perth area including 3 suspected fatalities since the beginning of May. The recent overdoses appear to be related to a toxic batch of “purple fentanyl” powder. The stress, uncertainty and anxiety […]