In Focus – Fri February 24, 2017 – Water Management Strategy for the Rideau Canal Corridor

We welcome Scott Tweedie, Strategic Adviser and former Northern Sector Manager for Parks Canada to talk about the water management strategy for the Rideau Canal Corridor.

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United Counties of Leeds-Grenville pass budget with 2% rate increase

United Counties of Leeds-Grenville pass budget with 2% rate increase

Leeds-Grenville Counties Council voted to increase the 2017 tax rate by 2% while passing the 2017 budget at the Council meeting Thursday.

Leeds and Grenville ratepayers could see a small increase or decrease in their taxes depending upon the 2017 phase-in value of their assessments.

The United Counties will ...

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Man in arrested in Smiths Falls after string of incidents

Man in arrested in Smiths Falls after string of incidents

Smiths Falls Police say they got a call just after 1pm last Saturday about a suspected impaired driver driving into the Town of Smiths Falls.

Police say their investigation found the 36 year old man attended a residence in Smiths Falls and engaged in a verbal argument with its two ...

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Lanark County shows support for Hillier’s crowdfunding plan

Lanark County shows support for Hillier’s crowdfunding plan

Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier has received Lanark County’s support for his “Kickstarting Public Participating Act”.

County Councillors voted Wednesday to send a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne supporting Bill 77.

If the bill is enacted, it would lead to establishing a province-wide online crowd-sourcing platform for municipalities and ...

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Smiths Falls man charged after vehicle crashes into home

Smiths Falls man charged after vehicle crashes into home

Smiths Falls Police report that last Sunday at about 2 in the morning they were called to a Brockville Street home in response to a report of a motor vehicle crashing into a residence.

Police found a 44 year old male driver had actually driven his motor vehicle into his ...

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More Canada 150 funding heads to Carleton Place

More Canada 150 funding heads to Carleton Place

Carleton Place is will get up to $105,600 to upgrade the HVAC system at the Carambeck Community Centre, as well as close to $10,000 to expand the municipal docks in the downtown core and install marker buoys on the Mississippi River.

The money is coming through intake two of the ...

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Rideau Community Health Services will offer Diabetes program at GWMH in Perth

Rideau Community Health Services will offer Diabetes program at GWMH in Perth

Although the Perth Great Memorial Hospital is discontinuing it’s in-house diabetes clinics, the service will continue to be offered at the hospital.

Rideau Community Health Services (RCHS) is taking over the program and will be offering the Diabetes Education Program at the Great War Memorial hospital two days a month ...

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RVCA says unusually warm temperatures will reduce snowcover

RVCA says unusually warm temperatures will reduce snowcover

The following is a statement released by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. 

Unseasonable temperatures can be expected to cause the existing snowcover in the Rideau watershed to be significantly reduced on the weekend. Flooding of lowest lying areas along streams could occur.

Forecast temperatures well above normal for the time ...

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In Focus – Thurs February 23, 2017 – Smiths Falls Police Service Chief, Mark McGillivray

Bob is joined by new Smiths Falls Police Service Chief, Mark McGillivray.

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Westport turned down for Wastewater Treatment System funding from province

Westport turned down for Wastewater Treatment System funding from province

The Village of Westport has been turned down for funding for its Wastewater Treatment System - Effluent Disposal Upgrade project.

A letter from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs says “The ministry received hundreds of applications, and unfortunately demand for the program exceeds the funding available at this time.”

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