In Focus – Wed December 7, 2016 – Jessica Smith, Community Programmer for the Town of Carleton Place

Lynda’s guest Jessica Smith, Community Programmer for the Town of Carleton Place, discusses the Calendar of Events planned for 2017 in celebration of the town’s 150th Anniversary.

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Mississippi Mills residents with contaminated well-water sue NRC for $40 million

Mississippi Mills residents with contaminated well-water sue NRC for $40 million

Residents in Mississippi Mills, who have been dealing with contaminated well water from chemicals released from the NRC fire safety laboratory, are suing for more than $40 million.

The residents of Ramsay Concession Road 8 were told chemicals found in their well-water came firefighting foams.

CBC reports residents have had ...

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Baby in stroller and mother hit in Kemptville hit and run – Police looking for suspect

Baby in stroller and mother hit in Kemptville hit and run – Police looking for suspect

OPP in Grenville County are investigating a hit and run involving a mother pushing her baby in a stroller.

The OPP reports that yesterday just before 2:00 pm, the 24 year old mother from Kemptville and her 5 month old infant were walking east on Clothier Street on the north ...

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Crime Stoppers Report: Churches broken into in Smiths Falls

Crime Stoppers Report: Churches broken into in Smiths Falls

Here is this week’s Crime Stoppers report, a presentation of Advanced Alarms in Smiths Falls.

Smiths Falls Police report that over the past couple of weeks, they have investigated a number of break-ins at local churches.

Three churches have been broken into. One small business attached to one of the ...

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New Lanark County Ambulance Base officially opens

New Lanark County Ambulance Base officially opens

It was a perfect day, to open the new Lanark County Paramedic Service Administration Headquarters, and Smiths Falls and Area Ambulance Base Monday, with sunny skies and mild weather making the job of the official ribbon cutting ceremony outside the five bay garage an enjoyable one for all attendees.

The ...

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Carleton Place to clear more sidewalks after snowfalls

Carleton Place to clear more sidewalks after snowfalls

Carleton Place’s public works department is going to start clearing more sidewalks in town – and it’s perfect timing with snow forecast all week!

The town’s current policy is to maintain sidewalks on arterial and collector streets and sidewalks linked to public institutions only.  But Dave Young, director of public ...

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Perth Chamber to receive $10,000 from town, with conditions

Perth Chamber to receive $10,000 from town, with conditions

The Town of Perth will be giving $10,000 to the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce in 2017, but the funding comes with a few changes in how it’s been paid out in the past.

Director of community services Shannon Baillon says in previous years, the grant would be awarded ...

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Local CDSBEO Trustee Robin Reil elected Board Vice-Chair; Lalonde to serve as Chair

Local CDSBEO Trustee Robin Reil elected Board Vice-Chair; Lalonde to serve as Chair

A local Trustee will serve as Vice-Chair of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario for this term of office.

Trustees elected Robin Reil, Trustee for City of Brockville, Town of Smiths Falls, and Leeds County to the position of Vice-Chair at their Inaugural Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7th. Reil ...

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Montague Reeve Bill Dobson elected Warden of Lanark County

Montague Reeve Bill Dobson elected Warden of Lanark County

Lanark County Councillors went for tried and true yesterday when they elected Montague Reeve Bill Dobson as warden for 2017.

Dobson also held the position in 2013.

He won the election on the third ballot when he ran against Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos, a first term County Councillor. Earlier ...

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In Focus – Tues December 6, 2016 – North Elmsley Township Doorway to the Past: Jim Winton and Shirley Jones-Wellman

Jim Winton and Shirley Jones-Wellman join Bob to talk about the book, “"North Elmsley Township Doorway to the Past". They were part of a group that co-authored the book

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