In Focus – Fri April 24, 2015 – Neil Kudrinko

April 24, 2015 by

We welcome Neil Kudrinko of Kudrinko’s Grocery Store in Westport who will give us details of yet another special designation his store has earned – this one is the first of its kind to be awarded to a grocery store in Ontario.

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Take Note: Parking Restrictions in Perth for Maplefest

April 24, 2015 by
Take Note: Parking Restrictions in Perth for Maplefest

Drivers in Perth are reminded of the parking restrictions that will be in effect in preparation for Saturday’s Maplefest.

Beginning overnight tonight, there is no parking on Gore Street from Foster to Craig Streets, on Herriott Street from Drummond to Wilson, as well as in the Tay Basin and in ...

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Statement from Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark Concerning the 2015 Ontario Budget

April 24, 2015 by
Statement from Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark Concerning the 2015 Ontario Budget

The following is a news release from Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark concerning the 2015 provincial budget.

Leeds-Grenville residents face increased hydro bills, significant new taxes, a growing crisis in home care and further cuts to the frontline services they depend on as a result of the irresponsible budget tabled today ...

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Lanark Highlands Tax Increase – 0%

April 24, 2015 by
Lanark Highlands Tax Increase – 0%

Lanark Highland’s draft budget doesn't include a tax hike for  residents. That’s become a rarity in smaller municipalities in the Lake 88 listening area as they grapple with a new costing plan for the OPP that has caused a major jump in rates for most users.

While Lanark Highlands is dealing ...

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Volunteers Needed for Golf Tourneys in Smiths Falls

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Volunteers Needed for Golf Tourneys in Smiths Falls

The organizers of the Henderson Sisters Pro-Am on June 15th continue to look for volunteers. They also need some for the Canadian Women's Tour Ontario event (June 16th-17th) that will be held at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club.

We have more details as to what they are looking ...

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Rideau Lakes to Set Tax Rate Monday

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Rideau Lakes to Set Tax Rate Monday

Rideau Lakes holds a special council meeting on Monday afternoon. Council will be setting their 2015 tax rates as they sit down to the table.

There is a 1.6% increase in the tax rate from the combination of the homeowners levy, education, and United Counties of Leeds and Grenville increases.

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Westport Could Hire Engineer in Cost-Savings Move

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Westport Could Hire Engineer in Cost-Savings Move

Westport council continues to find ways to save money for the Village.

The latest measure has them looking to hire their own engineer – an option that would be much cheaper than hiring outside help.

Last year, Westport paid Aecom consulting Engineers just over $268,000, and sub consultants close to ...

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Lagoon Situation Monitored Closely in Wesport

April 24, 2015 by
Lagoon Situation Monitored Closely in Wesport

Even with the slow thaw and minimal precipitation, Westport is still keeping a close eye on its lagoons.

Mayor Robin Jones said earlier in the week that council and village staff is continuing to monitor the levels of its waste water lagoons, as well as the flow from the Glen ...

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In Focus – Thurs April 23, 2015 – Jenny Vandermeer

April 23, 2015 by

Bob welcomes Jenny Vandermeer, a Public Health Nurse with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit, to talk about the benefits of spending time skin to skin with your baby in the first hour after birth.

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Kemptville Overpass to be Named for Fallen Officer

April 23, 2015 by
Kemptville Overpass to be Named for Fallen Officer

The Ontario Provincial Police will be dedicating an overpass on the 416 in the memory of a fallen officer.

Commissioner Vince Hawkes will officially dedicate the Highway 416 North Grenville Bridge in Kemptville in memory of Provincial

Constable G. Alan Thompson, a member of the Ontario Provincial Police, who died ...

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