Protect against ticks on the trails this season

Ticks are notoriously bad at social distancing, and as you hit the trails this season it’s important you take precautions to keep them at bay. Black-legged ticks are on the rise in Eastern Ontario and can carry Lyme disease, which is passed to humans through tick bites. Left untreated, Lyme can cause chronic neurological and […]

Perth prepares: Emergency Preparedness Week May 2 – 8

At the outset of Tuesday night’s council meeting, Mayor John Fenik declared May 2-8 to be Emergency Preparedness Week in Perth.  This week was established in 1990, and it is a time for Canadians to educate themselves on potential emergencies that could occur in their area. In particular, citizens are encouraged to: Know the risks […]

Perth welcomes new 24-hour taxi service

During Tuesday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, the Perth town council received a letter from concerned citizen Patricia Brien about limited transportation options in Perth.  Brien outlined her recent experience following a visit to the Emergency Department of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. After receiving care, she was discharged at 5:45am. A […]

COVID-19 Exposure at Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill in Kemptville on April 2nd

As a result of a COVID-19 exposure, the Health Unit is advising patrons who attended Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill in Kemptville on April 2, 2021 between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and to seek testing at the Kemptville Assessment Centre. If you were at the premises during those times […]

70+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

If you are over 70 years of age (born in 1951 or earlier), you can now book an appointment to receive vaccine at one of the COVID-19 clinics in Brockville, Kemptville, Smiths Falls, or Almonte (or elsewhere in Ontario). If you or a family member have a green Health Card (with photo) and an email address […]

Perth and District Library launches Word Walk, at-home activities for April school break

The Perth and District Union Public Library will be offering many fun activities during the upcoming April school break.  The library is excited to partner with the Town of Perth and Tay Valley Township to launch their first Word Walk. First launched at North Grenville Public Library, participants visit the Word Walk and use the […]