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Think of us as your local bulletin board.

ThinkingLocal.ca is a community building tool created just for the good folks of Lanark County. Our goal is to engage local citizens, start discussions, and help people shop and live locally. Whether it's something to do or something to buy, somewhere to volunteer or a place share your opinions, you'll find it here. ThinkingLocal.ca will be whatever YOU make of it - we've created this tool in the hopes that people will use it to share, explore and learn from each other - in true 21st century fashion. This is your online outlet, your megaphone - your digital town crier, you might say. The more you use it, the more powerful a tool it will become. 



Calling all businesses! We want you to succeed, and not in a money-grabby kind of way. We offer businesses space to post FREE, detailed listings that become searchable in our directory. Your customers live online, so we make it easy for you to have an online presence. Local organizations, clubs, theatres and religious groups can also create free listings. Share links to your social media, website or online shop. Tweak your listing anytime to advertise upcoming sales or events. Display photos of your products and shop space. Sound like a sweet deal? Yeah, that's because it is. Start getting seen by the people in Lanark County - create a listing here.


Having a fundraiser? A theatre production or craft show? Avoid hefty newspaper fees or stapling fliers to bulletin boards (yuck!) ThinkingLocal.ca wants to be your favorite way of sharing your event with the community. Post your event, class, fundraiser, (or whatever!) to ThinkingLocal.ca and it'll become searchable in our events listings, and visible in our online calendar. Anyone can create a listing. And it’s FREE. Click here to share an event now!


Had a great (or not so great) time with a business or service? Tell people about it so they can learn from your experience. Together we can make our community better!


Share a story, discuss current issues, and talk about the news that matters to you. Our Discussions section allows people to start a dialogue about ... whatever! Our easy to use format allows others to reply or comment on your article, encouraging transparent community discussion to unfold. Have something to say? Try it now! 


Finding out what’s happening in your community can be confusing these days, with information spread between groups on Facebook, various newspapers and town bulletin boards. ThinkingLocal.ca is about giving everyone easy access to what’s happening in our community. Whether it’s a concert the Studio Theatre, a workout class or fundraiser – ThinkingLocal.ca wants to be your favorite way of finding out what’s happening in Lanark County. Your social calendar is about to go bustSearch events now.


Looking for something specific? Something truly unique??? Search our listings to find businesses and services near you. You’ll be amazed at what you can find! We're not talking grocery stores and gas stations (no offense!) ThinkingLocal.ca specializes in unearthing small local producers (ie. hard-to-find gems you might not know about). This is especially a great resource for tourists or visitors searching for local goods. Handcrafted cutting boards, pottery, cheese or jewelry? Yes please. Search now.


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ThinkingLocal in a nutshell.


Founded in Perth, Ontario in February 2016

Created by locals, for locals

Volunteer run and community driven 


Let your voice be heard

Post free business and organization listings

Shop and live locally!

Excited? So are we.

Spread the word!