Lanark County Mental Health funding crisis “disturbing message”

During Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting in Smiths Falls, council received a presentation from Rebecca Fromowitz, Executive Director of Lanark County Mental Health (LCMH). Fromowitz shared information with the members of council about the pressing lack of federal funding to mental health services in Lanark County and Smiths Falls. According to the statistics, […]

Westport Rideaus owners fire team’s manager and staff

Westport hockey fans seem to have been caught off guard by this week’s announcement that the owners of the Westport Rideaus have decided to terminate the team’s general manager and his entire staff. The move was announced by the team’s owners July 6 in a brief statement posted on Facebook and Twitter, reading: “Effective immediately, […]

84-year-old Lanark Man Earns High School Diploma with UCDSB

Eighty-four-year-old Gordon Wallbank decided that no matter how old you are, it is never too late to learn. Just last month, he earned his high school diploma. Wallbank lives in Lanark, Ontario and decided last summer to complete his high school credentials and earn his Ontario Secondary School Diploma. With three daughters, seven grandchildren and […]

Carleton Place Towne Barber fined

On Wednesday, June 16, representatives from the Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark Health Unit came to Bridge Street in Carleton Place and fined local barber, Kyle Blundell because he was providing hair cuts in the lane outside his 103 Bridge Street, Towne Barber shop under an open-sided patio tent. Blundell decided to offer his services via […]

Send a cheer to Olympic hopeful Bailey Andison

During Monday night’s council meeting in Smiths Falls, Mayor Shawn Pankow encouraged citizens of Smiths Falls to cheer for hometown proud Olympic hopeful Bailey Andison. He suggested it would be wonderful for her to know that the people of Smiths Falls are behind her as she enters trials June 21 and 23 in Toronto.  If […]

Majority must be vaccinated to restore normal life, says medical officer of health

Late in 1942 after a series of Allied victories, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had this to say: “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Churchill proved to be correct. Although the tide of victory had begun to […]