In Focus – Fri April 29, 2016 – Mental Health Week: Morgan Crew

Morgan Crew from Lanark County Mental Health joins Bob to tee up Mental Health Week, which begins Monday.

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Perth set for 40th annual Festival of the Maples

Perth set for 40th annual Festival of the Maples

The 40th Annual Festival of the Maples runs tomorrow in Perth.

With the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement, and the 25th anniversary of the Stewart Park Festival, it’s just the latest in a year of milestones for the town.

The annual event is hosted by the Perth & ...

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Rideau Lakes looks to trim budget further to maintain tax rate

Rideau Lakes looks to trim budget further to maintain tax rate

The township of Rideau Lakes has to cut $200,000 from its budget this year, if they hope to remain committed to an overall 4.9% tax rate.

The Westport Review Mirror reports the change is due to the Education Tax Rate. In order to stay at 4.9%, the township must reduce ...

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Special recognition for Mississippi Mils’ cycling-friendly efforts

Special recognition for Mississippi Mils’ cycling-friendly efforts

The Share the Road Cycling Coalition has announced Mississippi Mills has won a Bronze Bicycle status award in the latest Bicycle Friendly Community awards for Ontario.

Executive Director of Share the Road Jamie Stuckless, says his organization is proud to recognize municipalities that are choosing to invest in cycling. He ...

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Hospice Palliative Care week kicks off Sunday

Hospice Palliative Care week kicks off Sunday

National Hospice Palliative Care week kicks off this coming Sunday, with the annual Hike for Hospice Palliative Care event at the Crystal Palace in Perth.

Organizers released the following information leading up to the week: As we know, seniors make up Canada’s fastest growing age group.  According to the medium-growth ...

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In Focus – Thurs April 28, 2016 – Share the Road: David Bird

Lanark County OPP’s Dave Bird joins us to talk about the share the road initiative.

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National Day of Mourning marked in Perth and Smiths Falls

National Day of Mourning marked in Perth and Smiths Falls

Ceremonies across Canada will mark the National Day of Mourning, dedicated to honouring those who lost their lives or were injured on the job.

There will be services held in communities across Eastern Ontario, including Perth and Smiths Falls.

In Perth, people will gather at the town’s monument near the ...

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Champlain LHIN endorses new plan for hospitals in Almonte, Carleton Place

Champlain LHIN endorses new plan for hospitals in Almonte, Carleton Place

The Champlain LHIN has endorsed the plan for the Boards of the Almonte General Hospital and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) to work together.

They call the collaborative the Mississippi River Health Alliance, which will make recommendations to the two hospital boards and oversee a new shared CEO ...

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Weedmark murder case ends with time served, probation, & weapons ban for killer

Weedmark murder case ends with time served, probation, & weapons ban for killer

The case of a Smiths Falls man’s death wrapped up yesterday in a Perth Court room with a prison sentence that has already been served, probation, and a lifetime weapons ban.

58 year-old Clayton Presley pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the December 2013 death that came after a fight in ...

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Prime Minister Trudeau & Family invited to Perth events – a return of sorts for the PM

Prime Minister Trudeau & Family invited to Perth events – a return of sorts for the PM

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family will be invited to this year’s Stewart Park Festival – but strangely enough, he may have been to the festival's predecessor, forty-five years ago.

Councillor Judy Brown explained then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his wife Margaret paid the festival a visit, arriving ...

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