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 […]

SuperWalk heading back to Conlon Farm

Al Potvin knows how to prepare for an interview. At 87, about eight years ago he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The disease has progressed to the point where it’s easier to have others do the talking. His voice is soft, and his speech hard to understand now, so instead of speaking for himself, he […]

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. […]

Provincial election candidates for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston

Conservative | Green | Liberal | NDP Yes it’s election time again. On Thursday, June 2 Ontarians will go to the polls to choose their next MPPs. Hometown News has contacted the major party candidates (PC, Liberals, NDP, Greens) to get their take on the issues of importance facing Lanark Frontenac Kingston residents. We’re happy […]

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 […]