Community

Two of Friday’s lockdown measures walked back

During Monday evening’s Committee of the Whole meeting in Smiths Falls, Chief Chesebrough discussed last Friday’s announcement from the Premier’s office. Chesebrough noted that there was “ample confusion with the new restrictions that have been imposed.” Two regulations that were announced on Friday have since been reversed.  On Friday, Premier Ford announced that all parks and […]

Province introduces “Person-centred” changes to Social Assistance

Emily Hollington, Lanark County’s Director of Social Services, met with Smiths Falls town council during Monday night’s virtual council meeting. She shared a presentation to outline the province-mandated changes that will be coming to Social Assistance.  Hollington explained that Social Assistance will be moving to a person-centred system, where clients have increased access to case […]

Fentanyl use and youth live session

The Upper Canada District School Board, in collaboration with the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit and the Brockville Police Services are hosting a virtual event for parents, guardians and community stakeholders on the issue of fentanyl use and youth in our community.  The conversation will […]

Fire Bad! Perth’s Burn Ban is still in effect

Fire chief Trevor Choffe reminded council during Tuesday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting that Perth’s open burn ban is in effect; no open burning is permitted at this time.  Director of Environmental Services Grant Machan noted that the Tay River is very low due to our early spring and low precipitation. “We are three […]

OPP attendance at Kemptville gathering

During the evening of April 8, 2021, members from the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a large gathering outside of a business on Clothier Street East, in the Municipality of North Grenville. The OPP received numerous requests to attend the area, and it is believed that approximately 200 people were […]

Local Health Unit wants to hear from you for Phase II of Substance Use Project

The Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is pleased to announce that Phase 2 of the three year Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program contribution is ready to launch. This three year project aims to improve the overall quality of life of people who use substances through improved access to harm reduction services […]

Lanark County OPP investigating home invasion, gunshots

The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a home invasion at a residence in Carleton Place last night. On March 27, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers were called to a home on Townline Road East between Bridge Street and James Street. The investigation revealed that shots had been fired […]

Smiths Falls council joins South Frontenac in condemning MPP Randy Hillier

During Monday night’s council meeting, Smiths Falls’ town council condemned the actions of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP Randy Hillier during the Covid-19 pandemic. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, our Member of Provincial Parliament has publicly shared his disregard for the precautions outlined by Ontario’s public health officials, in particular the requirement of wearing masks when social distancing is […]

Survivor of sex trafficking confronting Garage Clothing in regards to their “SEND NUDE” email campaign to teens

CANADIAN COMPANY PROMOTING RISKY ONLINE BEHAVIOUR and putting our teens in direct danger of sex trafficking! Legally nothing can be done! Survivors and parents taking things into their own hands! February 18th, 2021, Garage Clothing sent out an email marketing campaign to hundreds of thousands of teens with the tagline “SEND NUDES”. Thousands of parents […]

Confirmed case of COVID-19 at Almonte District High School – No exposure

Parents/guardians, staff and students at Almonte District High School received notification today that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19.   The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has determined the individual was not at the school while infectious and therefore the case poses no risk to staff or students.  Both the health unit and the […]