September 2016

In Focus – Fri September 30, 2016 – Lanark County Mental Health LEAD Team training

September 30, 2016 by

Diana McDonnell from Lanark County Mental Health joins us to talk Lanark County LEAD Team training coming up this October.

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Brooke moves into tie after round two of the Reignwood LPGA Classic in China

September 30, 2016 by
Brooke moves into tie after round two of the Reignwood LPGA Classic in China

Smiths Falls Brooke Henderson has a share of the lead at the Reignwood LPGA Classic in China.

Brooke shot her second straight round of 66 to sit at 14 under par for the tournament. Her round today included 8 birdies and one bogey.

She birdied five of the first six ...

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Last day for students to apply to be student Councillors in Smiths Falls

September 30, 2016 by
Last day for students to apply to be student Councillors in Smiths Falls

In celebration of Local Government Week, the Town of Smiths Falls is holding a competition to enlist the help of two student Councillors.

Deputy Clerk Nadine Bennett says the program was started 2014 and is a way that students can become involved in local politics.

To be considered for a ...

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Traffic calming suggested for Harold St. in Smiths Falls

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Traffic calming suggested for Harold St. in Smiths Falls

Town of Smiths Falls director of Public Works Troy Dunlop is recommending the Town proceed with a traffic calming review on Harold St.

Dunlop said in May 2016, his department was approached by concerned residents about speeding vehicles along the street. After an initial round of consultations with local residents, ...

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Recommendation for street rehabilitation contract tabled in Smiths Falls

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Recommendation for street rehabilitation contract tabled in Smiths Falls

Town of Smiths Falls director of Public Works Troy Dunlop is recommending the town award a contract to rehabilitate various streets throughout the town to Thomas Cavanagh Construction for $242 thousand dollars.

Dunlop told Councillors at the town’s Sept. 26 Committee-of-the-Whole meeting that quotes were received from four companies, and ...

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Rideau Lakes facing year-end deficit

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Rideau Lakes facing year-end deficit

As it stands, Rideau Lakes Township will be facing a $200,000 deficit at the end of this year.

The news came as Councillors prepare for 2017 budget deliberations.

A number of items have added up, resulting in the deficit. Among them: $80,000 in employment liability, and $10,000 in human resources ...

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Perth votes to support hospital fundraising initiative

September 30, 2016 by
Perth votes to support hospital fundraising initiative

The Town of Perth will be donating $8,000 to the Perth Hospital as part of the hospital’s “Adopt-a-Room” campaign.

At the Sept. 27, 2016 Town Council meeting, Perth Councillors voted unanimously in favour of supporting The Great War Memorial Hospital of Perth District Foundation’s “Adopt-a-Room” campaign with an $8,000 donation, ...

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Students wear orange in support of victims of residential schools

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Students wear orange in support of victims of residential schools

Many students in the Upper Canada District School Board will be wearing Orange today in support of victims of the residential school system, in observance of Orange Shirt Day.

Staff and students at schools across the board are being encouraged to wear orange in recognition of the harm caused to ...

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MVCA warns that drought continues

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MVCA warns that drought continues

Fall may be here, but a problem from the summer persists: the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority says that despite an average rainfall total for September, the entire watershed remains at a Level III Severe status.

They report that conditions have stabilized but have not responded positively to the precipitation.

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Canal sees rise in traffic for summer of 2016

September 30, 2016 by
Canal sees rise in traffic for summer of 2016

Overall traffic was up on the Rideau Canal this season.

To the end of August, the total number of boats making their way through the system was up 1.5% from just over 51,500 last year, to almost 52,300 this year.

It could have been better, had it not been for ...

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