First ever busking regulations coming to Smiths Falls

July 31, 2015 by
First ever busking regulations coming to Smiths Falls

Smiths Falls town staff will prepare a bylaw to encourage and regulate busking, after a majority of Councillors at Committee of the Whole agreed that it would be positive for the town.

The town currently does not have a bylaw to either allow or restrict buskers, leaving a grey area ...

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Smiths Falls to review insurance costs for downtown sidewalk patios

July 31, 2015 by
Smiths Falls to review insurance costs for downtown sidewalk patios

Smiths Falls Councillors have agreed to look into the town’s insurance policy for outdoor restaurant patios, after Mayor Shawn Pankow brought up concerns from the Main Street Bistro at a recent Committee of the Whole meeting.

The restaurant at 5 Main Street West had plans to put three small tables ...

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Portland receiving funds for waste site

July 31, 2015 by
Portland receiving funds for waste site

Portland is getting more than $128,000 to improve its waste site, under the new Building Canada Small Communities Fund.

MP Gord Brown was in Rideau Lakes to make the announcement.

The investment is part of an effort being made by the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments.

The money will be ...

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Algonquin College Perth Campus looks within for new Academic Chair

July 30, 2015 by
Algonquin College Perth Campus looks within for new Academic Chair

A familiar face will be greeting new and returning students at the Perth Campus of Algonquin College when school starts in September.

Gerry Salisbury is the new Academic Chair for the school, leaving his position as coordinator of the Police Foundations program.

Salisbury tells Lake 88 news, he’ll be working ...

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Operation Dry Water poised to begin this long weekend

July 30, 2015 by
Operation Dry Water poised to begin this long weekend

The OPP is set to launch Operation Dry Water over the long weekend. It is a national campaign that aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries that result from operating a boat while impaired by drugs or alcohol.

Led by the Canadian Safe Boating Council, the campaign will ...

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Smiths Falls Police warn of increase in number of scams

July 30, 2015 by
Smiths Falls Police warn of increase in number of scams

The Smiths Falls Police Service says the number of scams being reported to them is up.

They say that some of the current scams that are trending include the Canada Revenue Agency Scam, Easy Pass Scam, and the Chinese Inheritance Scam – that’s when a caller informs you that you ...

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With Federal Election call looming, Fenik could take leave as soon as next week

July 30, 2015 by

If Prime Minister Harper does call the election this weekend, that could mean that Perth Deputy Mayor John Gemmell could be acting mayor as soon as next week.

Mayor John Fenik is representing the NDP, running for the federal seat in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston and told Lake 88 that he would back ...

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In Focus – Wed July 29, 2015 – Erika Heesen

July 29, 2015 by

Lynda's guest, Erika Heesen, Chief Librarian at the Perth Library talks about MAPsack, a new pilot project that encourages families and young children to explore the outdoors. The Movement and Play project is an extension of the Lanark, Leeds, Grenville Healthy Communities Partnership which promotes healthy communities.

Listen to the ...

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Smiths Falls ready to proceed to next level with Strategic Plan

July 29, 2015 by
Smiths Falls ready to proceed to next level with Strategic Plan

Smiths Falls Councillors are set to pass this term’s strategic plan, which binds them to accomplishing a set of several priorities while in office.

At Monday’s committee of the whole meeting, Councillors agreed to the seven key priority areas, with the top concern being a service review to find operational savings ...

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Smiths Falls Police look for car thief

July 29, 2015 by
Smiths Falls Police look for car thief

Smiths Falls Police are turning to the public to try to solve a case of a stolen car that was later found trashed.

They report that sometime overnight On July 19th, that’s a week ago Sunday, someone stole the car from a driveway on Grovenor Street.

The car, a 2001 ...

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