Blueberry Creek school pleads its case to Tay Valley Township as supporters look on

Blueberry Creek school pleads its case to Tay Valley Township as supporters look on

The owners of Blueberry Creek Forest School and Nature Centre have said they have been frustrated in their dealing with Tay Valley Township.

The township has threatened to litigate, shut down, tear down and even change the zoning by-law to add a new definition of "School" designed to capture Blueberry ...

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Carleton Place finds new home for community oven

Carleton Place finds new home for community oven

The Carleton Place Community Oven may have finally found itself a home on the Carleton Junction section of the OVR Trail.

Council had previously approved the oven to be placed in Market Square, but town staff recommended a change in location.

During Tuesday’s meeting of the town’s Community Issue’s Committee, ...

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Upper Canada District School Board sees student results in EQAO testing rise in Mathematics and Reading

Upper Canada District School Board sees student results in EQAO testing rise in Mathematics and Reading

Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board 

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is pleased to report that the EQAO provincial assessment scores show improvement in multiple areas of learning for our students. Each year, these assessments offer insights about how Ontario students are meeting or have surpassed the provincial standard for ...

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Tweed seeks public input on new mural depicting past, present, and future of Smiths Falls

Tweed seeks public input on new mural depicting past, present, and future of Smiths Falls

Tweed is planning a mural for 1 Hershey Drive and the company is looking for town residents' input.

In a release the company says, “Before we start painting, we want to hear from you, the people of Smiths Falls.”

The idea is to have three Canadian artists — Kwest, Jarus, ...

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Brooke Henderson named Summer Sport Athlete of the Year at Canadian Sport Awards

Brooke Henderson named Summer Sport Athlete of the Year at Canadian Sport Awards

Brooke Henderson has added to her impressive collection of accolades.

The Smiths Falls native was named the Summer Sport Female Athlete of the Year at the Canadian Sport Awards which were handed out last night in Ottawa, for the first time since 2012.

Brooke tweeted that she was very proud ...

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Special Weather Statement in Effect

Special Weather Statement in Effect

Environment Canada has issued a Special weather statement for the Lake 88 listening area. 

It says: Strong winds today. Strong southwesterly wind gusts of 70 to 80 km/h are expected to develop this afternoon and early this evening, with higher wind gusts likely in thunderstorms. These strong winds are associated with ...

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