Wednesday, July 24, 2024


Connor Weiss, left, and Paul VandenDam, right, wear their Team Canada jerseys.- Submitted photo

Lanark County duo leads Team Canada in international cornhole championship

Connor Weiss’ enthusiasm for cornhole is contagious. The bean bag toss game, popular in the United States, is growing in popularity in Canada with Weiss leading the way. He discovered the game at age 12 during a camping trip with family friend Paul VandenDam, and he’s been hooked ever since.

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The Smiths Falls campus of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital where officials said a new MRI machine will perform 3,100 scans annually. - Laurie Weir photo

‘People are in pain’: Why does it take so long to get an appointment for the new MRI machine at Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital?

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital has a new magnetic resonance imaging machine (MRI), but for those waiting for scans, it can be a frustrating waiting game. Lanarkist caught up with Michael Cohen, president and chief executive officer at the PDSFH, and asked him about wait times with the

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Mississippi Mills Council recognized the winners of the 2024 Mississippi Mills Photo Contest during the June 18 meeting. The contest, which ran throughout the month of May, received 274 entries. Pictured, from left: Mayor Christa Lowry with first place winner Ryan Donovan and third place winner Chris Knowles. - Photo submitted by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills

Here’s what happened at the Tuesday, June 18 meeting of Mississippi Mills council

During Tuesday night’s meeting, council recognized the 2024 Mississippi Mills Photo Contest winners. A total of 274 photos were submitted in the contest, which ran for the month of May. Council selected 10 finalists with the community voting on their favourites. First prize went to Ryan Donovan, who captured Almonte

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Clara Misener was awarded a $70,000 scholarship through the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership program.

Perth student awarded $70,000 scholarship from TD’s Community Leadership program

Clara Misener, a Grade 12 student at Perth & District Collegiate Institute (PDCI), has been awarded a $70,000 scholarship for her university education through the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership program. This prestigious award recognizes Canadian student leaders for their contributions to community change and progress. This year, 20 students

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The Smiths Falls Youth Arena is nearing the end of its life as the ice plant and pad need replacing – but at what cost? - Laurie Weir photo

How will Smiths Falls determine the future of its Youth Arena? Here’s what the feasibility study will look at

The Town of Smiths Falls has commissioned a study to determine the best way to move forward with its aging youth arena. “These sorts of studies are important when you’re considering how to manage the future of aging infrastructure,” said Director of Community Services Stephanie Clark. “Before we seek to

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The Smiths Falls Fire Department has experienced a “very busy” first half of June with three fire calls and more than 200 calls for service following an extreme weather event. - Laurie Weir photo

Bragging rights, welcoming quilts and extreme fire calls: Four take-aways from Smiths Falls’ June 17 committee of the whole

Here are four take-aways from Smiths Falls’ committee of the whole meeting on June 17, including extreme fire calls, Paddlefest bragging rights and the theatre’s lease agreement request. Fire department kept busy during first half of June During the June 17 Smiths Falls’ committee of the whole meeting, fire Chief

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The swale wetlands east of the Bascule Bridge in Smiths Falls is an area of significant wetlands. Laurie Weir photo

Changes to conservation authority mapping subject of public information session in Perth on June 20

South Nation Conservation (SNC), Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) and the Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) are welcoming public input on updated development policies and wetland mapping used in Conservation Authority permitting. On April 1, 2024, the Government of Ontario replaced individual Conservation Authority Regulations under Section 28 of the Conservation

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