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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 […]

Four Lanark County Paramedics presented with bravery awards

Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery – Paramedics across Ontario go above and beyond every day to serve their community. Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) is proud to honour four of its Paramedics who pushed this commitment even further and put themselves at risk to help those in need. Today, the Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and […]

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of a one day heat event on Friday May 21, 2021 for Lanark County.  High heat can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Dr. Paula Stewart, […]

Avoid social gatherings Victoria Day weekend, says health unit

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is advising the public to avoid social gatherings during the upcoming long weekend. Information provided to the Hometown News by the heath unit states that it is “important that people remember that we are still in a stay at home order.” Avoiding backyard barbecues and other gatherings […]

Health Unit asks for continued compliance over the long weekend

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit area is experiencing the lowest active case numbers since the beginning of March. We are asking residents to continue to follow the public health measures during this coming long weekend to ensure that these numbers continue the downward trend. “Thanks to all LGL residents for following precautions […]

County sign by-law replaced with new rules

County council has approved an updated policy and by-law to regulate advertising signs and devices in the county right-of-way and on private property adjacent to county roads. The new by-law replaces a previous version. At the committee meeting last month, Director of Public Works Terry McCann explained the policy was updated following numerous complaints received […]

“Connect Lanark” broadband program launched

At Wednesday’s (May 12) Lanark County council meeting, the Connect Lanark program received final approval. This financial assistance is designed to help low-income families to achieve broadband internet installation. The program will be administered by the county’s social services department and will provide up to $2000 per household to cover the costs of installation only. […]

Catholic high school students stage online protest

Reports that colleagues threw a party for a teacher convicted of sexually assaulting and exploiting students at St. John’s Catholic High School led to a protest at the school Tuesday, May 11. Lily Trudel called on fellow students to protest by staging a virtual walk out or “log out,” since the school is physically closed […]

Catholic high school students plan to ‘log out’ Tuesday in protest

A rumour that colleagues threw a party for a teacher convicted of sexually assaulting and exploiting students at St. John’s Catholic High School has triggered plans for a protest at the school Tuesday, May 11. Lily Trudel is calling on fellow students to protest by staging a virtual walk out or “log out,” since the […]

Covid friendly activities to do near your hometown this summer

With the hopeful end of lockdown coming soon, I reached out to some of the surrounding towns to find out what kind of Covid-19 friendly events are being planned this summer.   There is an abundance of things for all ages to do in small town Smiths Falls, Ontario! The first covid friendly activity is Picnic […]