After two years of Covid cancellations Maple Weekend is back April 2 and 3

The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association is excited to announce that after two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the province will once again be showcasing a new crop of maple syrup during the annual Maple Weekend, April 2 to 3, 2022. This year’s event will be a welcome opportunity to get out […]

1,108 pounds of donated food!

In addition to working tirelessly over many months of pandemic response, the Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) team made time to support our communities by hosting the annual “Fill and Ambulance with Food” drive on December 11th and 12th.  With support from local YIG stores (Barnabe, Mitchell, Patrice and Andress), Paramedics were on location in Perth, […]

An open letter to the community from your healthcare workers

Dear friends and neighbours across Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Our communities are facing a very concerning increase of COVID-19 cases. The Omicron variant is here, and it is increasing the pressures on our already fragile health system. Every person carrying the Omicron variant is infecting more than four other people. By comparison, anyone with the […]

Am I the Only One: Homelessness

The US reached a stark milestone this month of 100,000 people dying of drug overdoses in one year. That is 275 overdose deaths every day.  In Canada, 20 people die every day from overdose. It is considered immoral in some circles to demand anything from an addict; this helps neither the addict or the city. […]

LFK Green Party candidate announcement

The Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Green Party of Ontario Constituency Association is pleased to announce that our candidate for the June 2022 election is Dr. Marlene Spruyt of Ardoch. Dr. Spruyt is a retired Medical Officer of Health and former family physician. The vote was close after an exciting nomination contest with Maddy Dever, an autism and accessibility […]

New clerk hired for Lanark County

Lanark County Council has authorized the hiring of Jasmin Ralph to fill the clerk’s position for Lanark County effective Feb. 1, 2022. “We are pleased to welcome Jasmin to the county,” said CAO Kurt Greaves. “She brings a great deal of experience in municipal operations and will be a valuable addition to our team.” Ralph […]

All around the region Santa is making his appearance

All around the region, Santa is making his appearance in the weeks leading up to Christmas. There will be an old-fashioned Christmas parade in Pakenham on December 4 at 1pm, and a night parade in Almonte on December 5 at 5pm. Spectators are asked to pre-screen for Covid-19 and only attend the parade if everyone […]

Lanark County chambers of commerce launch “Have a Lanark County” holiday contest for shoppers

The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce and the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce, is launching a Think Local holiday shopping contest to support local businesses during the holiday shopping season. The Think Local “Have a Lanark County Christmas” contest launches invites […]

Grateful family delivers Christmas cheer

Denise Hayes lived on Maple Grove Unit at Fairview Manor for two years, until she passed away last March. Her family says they are very grateful for the care she received – and they wanted to give back. Recently, Denise’s husband Thomas and other family members stopped by Fairview Manor to deliver 28 handmade advent […]

November 11th: Remembrance Day Ceremonies across the region

The first-ever poppy dates back 100 years ago to 1921, marking 2021 the 100th anniversary of the poppy, with the annual poppy campaign running until November 11th on Remembrance Day. Madame Anna Guérin, later christened “The Poppy Lady from France,” inspired by John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields,” had an idea: to adopt the distribution […]