Mississippi Mills Mayor speaks out on body shaming

“I speak for me” was the clear message that Mississippi Mills Mayor and Former Lanark County Warden Christa Lowry issued this past week in response to a vicious social media posting that accused her of photoshopping her headshot picture for an election campaign announcement. The post contained two pictures; her new campaign photo and one […]

Perth & District Library launches 2022 TD Summer Reading Club

The Perth & District Library is pleased to launch this year’s TD Summer Reading Club! TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is co-created and delivered by more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada. It celebrates Canadian authors, […]

SuperWalk 2022 welcomes supporters and walkers to register/walk/donate

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, the Parkinson Canada SuperWalk, a post Labour Day September tradition in the area since the first successful walk in 2017, is returning to its roots. For the past two years, only smaller gatherings were possible, but this year, organizers are excited that the walk can return to its original format. […]

Solar light lanterns installed in Gleeson Park

During Monday evening’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Director of Community Services Art Manhire updated council on his department’s work around town.  New solar lights have been installed in Gleeson Park, the off-leash dog park behind the baseball fields on Old Slys Road. Pending Parks Canada’s approval, Manhire indicated these same types of lights will […]

Canada Day celebrations return this July 1

After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Canada Day celebrations will resume in Lower Reach Park, announced Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow during the town council meeting on Monday night.  From 11am until 3pm the park will be abuzz with family fun and entertainment, such as the ever-popular DJ Johnny 5, a vendor’s […]

Rideau Paddlefest returns to Smiths Falls June 11

From its origins as a key strategic component in Britain’s plans to defend its colony of Upper Canada from a potential American invasion to the year-round recreational paradise we see today, the Rideau Canal has seen a lot of history. Officially recognized as a world heritage site in 2007 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific […]