Carleton Place skaters and swimmers dodge an increase

At the August 25th session of the committee of the whole for Carleton Place council, Recreation and Culture Manager Joanne Henderson presented a recommendation to raise ice rental rates and pool user fees by 3% beginning in September.  She reminded council and staff at the virtual meeting of the negative financial impacts the pandemic lock-down and provincial […]

Perth Inside Out: Lessons learned from the Spanish Flu – or not

When this column appeared in November, 2018, the subject was the deadly pandemic which began in 1918, commonly known as the Spanish Flu. My closing remark was: “Stay healthy, my friends”, little knowing that another global pandemic would rear its ugly head so soon in far-off Asia, and spread like wildfire around the world. On […]

CDSBEO School Re-entry Plan for September 2020

The CDSBEO School Re-entry plan contains details to help parents with their decision on whether to choose remote distance learning or in-person instruction at school. It describes what we know to date about how both remote distance learning and in-person instruction will be done, and answers many of the questions parents have been asking. Learn […]

Cooling Station at the Perth and District Community Centre

Due to the extreme heat, the Perth and District Community Centre, at 2 Beckwith Street East, will be open for the public to cool off from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm today July 10th, 2020. There will be washrooms available and tables and chairs. Social distancing must be followed and everyone must be wearing a […]

UCDSB Student Survey provides insightful feedback for Fall planning

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) surveyed Grade 7-12 students to get feedback on their experiences with distance learning and how the current model could be improved in the future. Results showed that students appreciate the flexibility of distance learning, allowing them to work at their own pace (72%), with the majority of students […]

Apartments coming to 1 Old Slys Road in Smiths Falls

The housing shortage in Smiths Falls may soon be alleviated with the approval of three one-bedroom apartments at 1 Old Slys Road. Senior Planner Karl Grenke shared with council at their virtual meeting on Monday, June 22 the site plan for a townhouse-style addition to an existing home.  The current building was constructed in 1909 […]