Smiths Falls COW gets update on financials

September 23, 2014 by
Smiths Falls COW gets update on financials

Smiths Falls spending is almost right on track this year.

Last night the town’s regular COW meeting councillors learned the town is showed a deficit of $26,761.

Mayor Dennis Staples says given the town’s 2014 budget is $15.8 million, a variance of just over $26,000 isn’t bad at all.

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New Executive Director named for Perth and District Community Foundation

September 23, 2014 by
New Executive Director named for Perth and District Community Foundation

The Perth and District Community Foundation has a new Executive Director - President Steve Hillier announced the appointment of Mary Elizabeth Carlson.

She replaces Elaine Turner on October 1. Elaine is retiring after guiding the foundation's substantial growth and development over the past 6 years.

Hillier describes Carlson as an ...

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OPP: Seatbelt related deaths could hit ten year low, still work to be done though

September 23, 2014 by
OPP: Seatbelt related deaths could hit ten year low, still work to be done though

The OPP is thanking Ontario Drivers because seatbelt related fatalities in the province are on track for a ten year low.

Data from the past ten years shows over 100 people died each year from 2005 to 2007 in collisions where lack of seatbelt compliance was a contributing factor. The ...

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Westport resident elected President of Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations

September 23, 2014 by
Westport resident elected President of Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations

Westport resident, Dianne Adshead, has been elected President of the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations. Ms. Adshead was named president following the Association’s recent conference and annual general meeting at Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville.

She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Valley Heartland Community Futures Development ...

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Leeds and Grenville approve funding request for Kemptville College

September 23, 2014 by
Leeds and Grenville approve funding request for Kemptville College

Leeds & Grenville has approved a Kemptville College Renewal Task Force funding request to help cover the cost of a Kemptville College Campus Development plan that would be led by the Municipality of North Grenville.

Council approved $8,500 to come from the existing Counties 2014 Economic Development Department budget.

The ...

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In Focus – Mon September 22, 2014 – Municipal Election: Doug Struthers

September 22, 2014 by

The first in our series of In Focus programs covering the local candidates in the upcoming Municipal Election. Bob Perreault welcomes Merrickville-Wolford Mayor Doug Struthers.

Listen to the interview.

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Municipal Vote 2014: Douglas Struthers In Focus, Sept. 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 by
Municipal Vote 2014: Douglas Struthers In Focus, Sept. 22, 2014

We begin our extensive municipal election coverage today.

From today until Election Day, we will be airing special editions of In Focus featuring candidates for Mayor and Reeve in the municipalities that make up the Lake 88 listening area.

We start today with Merrickville-Woolford Incumbent Douglas Struthers.

That’s on today’s ...

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Tweed Inc. hires communication firm to keep link with investors tight

September 22, 2014 by
Tweed Inc. hires communication firm to keep link with investors tight

Tweed wants to make sure it stays in touch with its investors.

The Smiths Falls based marijuana grower has retained Renmark Financial Communications to provide investor relations services on behalf of the company.

Renmark is a Toronto-based capital markets communications firm providing a full range of services to help public ...

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Work on Harper Road west of Perth to begin today

September 22, 2014 by
Work on Harper Road west of Perth to begin today

Harper Road just west of Perth will be getting a face-lift over the course of the next month.  Construction starts today and runs through to Oct. 17.

The construction will be happening from Highway 7 to the north entrance of Glen Tay Public School, and South of the intersection with Clare ...

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Tay Valley to welcome new CAO

September 20, 2014 by

Tay Valley Township is welcoming a new Chief Administrative Officer in November. The township announced this week that Larry Donaldson will assume the position on November 1, immediately after the municipal election.

Donaldson should feel right at home in Lanark County, as he grew up in Lanark Village and attended ...

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