Water Should be Left Running in Homes for Six Weeks in Smiths Falls – Water Bills Will Be Adjusted

March 6, 2015 by
Water Should be Left Running in Homes for Six Weeks in Smiths Falls – Water Bills Will Be Adjusted

Every resident in Smiths Falls is asked to keep their taps on for the foreseeable future, in fact they could be asked to keep that water running for the next four to six weeks to ensure that additional water mains and pipes don’t freeze up.

And Mayor Shawn Pankow told ...

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Almonte District High School Wins Award for Innovation

March 6, 2015 by
Almonte District High School Wins Award for Innovation

Almonte and District High School placed second in a national contest recognizing innovative teaching.

The school won a $3,000 Canadian Education Association Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning for its Living the Startup program.

The program allows students to experience a role reversal – advising teachers how ...

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OPP Looking for Help to Solve Snowboard Thefts

March 6, 2015 by
OPP Looking for Help to Solve Snowboard Thefts

The OPP is looking for the public’s help to nab a thief, or thieves, who stole snowboards at a local ski hill.

They need help to find the person or people responsible for the theft of the snowboards from Mount Pakenham Ski Hill.

The first theft took place on the ...

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Smiths Falls Police Services focusing on Traffic Signals for March STEP

March 6, 2015 by
Smiths Falls Police Services focusing on Traffic Signals for March STEP

Police in Smiths Falls will be keeping an eye on traffic controls, stop lights and the like, as this months focus of the Strategic Traffic Enforcement Program, also known as STEP.

They will be out in force looking for people ignoring the basic rules of stop lights, and traffic signs. ...

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Keeping It Green: Excellent Score for Perth in Annual Residential Waste Diversion Rate

March 6, 2015 by
Keeping It Green: Excellent Score for Perth in Annual Residential Waste Diversion Rate

The 2013 Residential Waste Diversion Rates have been released, and Perth has come in at a rate of 50.14% and is the only rural municipality in Eastern Ontario to make the list.

The residential waste diversion rate is the percentage of recycling, organics, and diversion efforts to reduce residential waste ...

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Carleton Place to Send Rep to Provincial Speed Limit Conference

March 6, 2015 by
Carleton Place to Send Rep to Provincial Speed Limit Conference

Provincial Authorities are considering making a change to the speed limit in urban areas.

“Fifty kilometers per hour unless otherwise posted” is the current rule for driving in built-up areas, but the Ministry of Transportation is considering reducing the default limit by 10 kilometres.

Several alternate options are on the ...

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In Focus – Thurs March 5, 2015 – Shawn Pankow

March 5, 2015 by

Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow gives an update on the frozen pipe situation.

Listen to the interview.

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Town of Perth to Save More than $1 Million in Costs of McLean Blvd. Reconstruction

March 5, 2015 by
Town of Perth to Save More than $1 Million in Costs of McLean Blvd. Reconstruction

The reconstruction of McLean Boulevard in Perth is going to cost the town $1.1 million less than anticipated. Tuesday night councillors agreed to award a contract worth $814,771 for the reconstruction of McLean Boulevard to Primrose Cartage and Excavating Ltd.

It had put aside $1.9 million for the much needed ...

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Recognizing the Link Between Perth and Queen’s University

March 5, 2015 by
Recognizing the Link Between Perth and Queen’s University

A group of Perth area residents are working to establish links between Perth and Queen’s University in Kingston to recognize William Morris , a prominent Perth businessman.

With the upcoming 200th anniversary of Perth and the 175th anniversary of Queen’s in 2016, the Friends of Queens Perth Anniversaries committee felt ...

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Rideau Lake Garbage Bag Tag Hike Less than a Month Away

March 5, 2015 by
Rideau Lake Garbage Bag Tag Hike Less than a Month Away

This is the last month that Rideau Lakes residents can purchase their garbage bag tags for just $2.

The township recently passed a change in waste pricing, which sees the price of a bag tag increasing by 50 cents starting April 1.

The township notes that all previously purchased $2 ...

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