Smiths Falls Sports and Recreation Hall of Fame set to welcome new inductees

The Smiths Falls Sports and Recreation Hall of Fame welcomes its new inductees tomorrow.

Bill Onion, was always active and participated in many sports throughout his youth. He was a member of the minor hockey association playing for the Perth Blue Wings, played softball and boxed with the Perth club. ...

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In Focus – Fri June 24, 2016 – OPP Municipal Policing Bureau: Marc Bedard

We speak with Marc Bedard Superintendent and commander of the OPP Municipal Policing Bureau about local police costing, and other local police concerns.

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The Kilts are coming! (So are temporary road closures)

The Kilts are coming! (So are temporary road closures)

The Kilt Run, and Kilt Marathon take place this weekend in Perth, and that means temporary road closures.

For the Kilt Run on Saturday, expect road closures in the town of Perth, beginning with Gore St. at 3:00 p.m. Signs and barricades will be posted at the streets effected, ranging ...

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OPP role in sidewalk rules in Perth clarified

OPP role in sidewalk rules in Perth clarified

We have a clarification of a story that ran earlier this week concerning new bylaws around skateboarders and cyclists on sidewalks in Perth.

The OPP will be giving warnings to skateboarders and bicycle riders who are using the sidewalks, while town bylaw enforcement will be giving out tickets when needed.

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Perth forging friendships with Cuba by bonding over baseball

Perth forging friendships with Cuba by bonding over baseball

You may not think Perth and Cuba have much in common – but the two are finding surprisingly common ground by bonding over baseball.

The Cuban National team was in town last weekend to play the Ottawa Champions, and Perth was well represented among the invitees to the game.

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New commercial developments coming to Perth

New commercial developments coming to Perth

Perth will soon see two new commercial developments, after council agreed to both applications at its meeting this week.

The first proposal will see a small restaurant with a drive-thru and two to three retail shops built on an empty strip of land at the Perth Mews Mall. The development ...

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Neil Doef to receive special award at NHL draft

Neil Doef to receive special award at NHL draft

Smiths Falls’ Neil Doef will be recognized this weekend by the NHL with a special award.

The former Smiths Falls Bears forward, who’s devastating spinal cord injury ended his hockey career back in December of 2014, is set to receive the E.J. McGuire Award.

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In Focus – Thurs June 23, 2016 – Health Unit: Lois Dewey

Our twice monthly visit with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, has us speaking with Lois Dewey on nature for life and the importance of children being out in nature.

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Perth asking residents to voluntarily reduce water consumption

Perth asking residents to voluntarily reduce water consumption

Perth is working with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority to monitor water levels in the Tay River.

Residents are asked to voluntarily reduce water consumption in areas of lawn watering and vehicle washing.

The municipality is asking residents and businesses to be aware of water use during what they call, ...

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RVCA expected to increase drought status to moderate

RVCA expected to increase drought status to moderate

With no rain until Monday in weather forecasts, it is expected that the drought status for the Rideau River watershed will pass the threshold from Minor to Moderate Severity by Sunday.

The amount of rain forecast for Monday will do little to reverse the trend of deepening drought.

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