RVCA extends flood warning

April 23, 2014 by
RVCA extends flood warning

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority reports that flood conditions persist in the Rideau Canal reservoir lakes.

The Big Rideau, Upper Rideau and Wolfe Lakes, have had declining water levels for the past week but the levels are still above capacity.

The level on the fourth reservoir lake, Bobs Lake, has ...

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MVCA terminates Flood Warning – Smiths Falls reports levels slowly receding

April 23, 2014 by
MVCA terminates Flood Warning – Smiths Falls reports levels slowly receding

The Flood Warning for all areas of the Mississippi Valley watershed has been terminated.

While the water levels remain high, they are decreasing steadily and the immediate threat of any additional flooding has passed.

The Authority says that no further updates will be issued on this flood event ...

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Faster more reliable internet access now a reality for more rural citizens

April 23, 2014 by
Faster more reliable internet access now a reality for more rural citizens

Improved high-speed Internet service is now available in the Ottawa Valley South Area.

The reach and speed of existing wireless and DSL networks have been expanded to reach more households and provide higher download speeds through a new fibre optic cable network, with new or improved access points made possible ...

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Kemptville College given time to find permanent solution with injection from province

April 23, 2014 by
Kemptville College given time to find permanent solution with injection from province

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark calls yesterday’s announcement of 2 million dollars for Kemptville College an essential first step, but says there is still much work to be done. The money will ensure an intake of students at the College for the upcoming year, and gives those fighting to keep the ...

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Lanark County Tourism Launches new contest

April 23, 2014 by
Lanark County Tourism Launches new contest

A new contest could see you win a $1000 trip to the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario, just by picking your ideal Lanark County vacation.

Lanark County Tourism Manager, Marie White says the contest get people to design their own custom tour of Lanark County. She says the County is asking ...

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OMYA celebrates Earth Day with massive tree-plant

April 23, 2014 by
OMYA celebrates Earth Day with massive tree-plant

OMYA marked Earth Day by announcing plans to plant 80,000 trees around its facility near Highway 7, west of Perth.

The company is planting 100 acres of new trees, tentatively called the OMYA Woods. They are partly located in the Intake Protection Zone for the Town of Perth’s municipal water ...

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SF Police: Lock your car doors

April 23, 2014 by
SF Police: Lock your car doors

Lock your cars: That’s the message the Smiths Falls Police Service would like to convey to residents.

They also say it’s important not leave anything of value inside your vehicle.

The warning comes after a rash of overnight thefts from vehicles over the past few weeks. In almost all cases items ...

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Smiths Falls Rideau Hotel to get new lease on life?

April 23, 2014 by
Smiths Falls Rideau Hotel to get new lease on life?

The long vacant Rideau Hotel in Smiths Falls is poised for a rebirth.

The building, constructed in 1901, will be converted into condominiums. Developer Marc Gravelle told Smiths Falls council last night work has begun on laser scanning Rideau Hotel and a real estate agent has been contacted.

Rideau Hotel’s ...

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In Focus – Tues April 22, 2014 – Marie White

April 22, 2014 by

Maureen Pegg speaks with Lanark County Tourism Manager Marie White. They discuss the results of a series of workshops on the future of tourism in Lanark County.

Listen to the interview.

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Ottawa man faces charge of uttering threat after incident in Smiths Falls

April 22, 2014 by
Ottawa man faces charge of uttering threat after incident in Smiths Falls

An Ottawa man has been charged with uttering death threats after an incident in Smiths Falls earlier this month.

Smiths Falls Police say on the morning of the 13th, the suspect was in the area of Parkland Court.

When residents asked him to leave, he started yelling, causing a disturbance. ...

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