New initiative to support people with Parkinson’s and ‘Give Where You Live’

As the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease continues to meet the predictions that it will double by 2040, a new local group, the Parkinson’s Community Network, (PCN) has responded by partnering with the Perth and District Community Foundation (PDCF) to give individuals and businesses in Lanark Leeds and Grenville (LLG) an opportunity to […]

Two groups proposing Perth Family Health Teams

At the Tuesday, May 23rd session of Perth council, two separate groups attended as delegations seeking support for their applications to create Family Health Teams (FHTs) to serve Perth and the surrounding area. These would be provincially funded. Queen’s Park put a moratorium on new applications some time ago and on May 10th of this year they […]

Rideau Canal opens for 2023 navigation season

Parks Canada is pleased to welcome all new and returning visitors for the opening of the 191st navigation season on the Rideau Canal National Historic Site. Following a record year for overnight mooring along the Ontario Waterways in 2022 and a surge in popularity among international guests, travellers are encouraged to book their preferred travel windows, […]

Celebrate Pride Month with Rainbow Storytime!

In celebration of Pride Month, Rainbow Storytime returns for its third consecutive year at the Perth & District Union Public Library. Rainbow Storytime is a wonderful way to meet members of the community while sharing inclusive picture books and stories. Inclusive programming and celebrations in the library offer families a safe space to celebrate diversity […]

Ribfest scheduled for June 23 – 25 at Lower Reach

During Monday night’s council meeting in Smiths Falls, Councilor Stephen Robinson updated town council on this year’s Ribfest. This year, Ribfest will be held June 23 to 25, at Lower Reach Park. There will be plenty of live music (Councilor Robinson mentioned Ambush and the Continentals, for example), activities for kids, and even nine-hole mini-putt […]

Garden Matters: The frugal gardener

With grocery prices soaring, we gardeners look for ways to feed our families with good nutritious food for less money. Vegetable gardening is a great solution. If you have a plot of land, or a small yard with a raised bed at least 8 inches deep or even large pots, you can grow lots of […]