September 2016

‘Homeward Trek’ strengthens Irish-Smiths Falls link ahead of twinning efforts

September 1, 2016 by
‘Homeward Trek’ strengthens Irish-Smiths Falls link ahead of twinning efforts

Despite travelling thousands of miles from Canada to Ireland, many participants on the Coollattin Canadian Connection’s ‘Homeward Trek’ felt like they had actually come home.

Many involved say the bond between Smiths Falls and Ireland is now stronger than ever.

The week-long journey took Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow’s family ...

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Money well spent: Lanark County receives report on youth centre support

September 1, 2016 by
Money well spent: Lanark County receives report on youth centre support

Lanark County Council has accepted a report received earlier this month summarizing youth centre activities in 2015.

The coalition of youth centres includes those in Perth, Carleton Place, Lanark Highlands, Smiths Falls and a program in Mississippi Mills.

The county has been providing funding to the centres for 12 years ...

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OPP welcomes new Chief Superintendent and Commander for East Region

September 1, 2016 by
OPP welcomes new Chief Superintendent and Commander for East Region

The OPP have a new Chief Superintendent and Commander of OPP East Region. Superintendent Chris Harkins, former Commander of the Fleet, Supply and Weapons Services Bureau at OPP General Headquarters, has gotten the job.

Her takes over for the retiring Regional Commander, Dan Redmond.

Deputy Commissioner Gary Couture says, “Chief ...

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County committee recommends approval for construction of mobile homes in Drummond North Elmsley

September 1, 2016 by
County committee recommends approval for construction of mobile homes in Drummond North Elmsley

Lanark County’s Economic Development Committee is recommending the County approve an amendment to the Township of Drummond-North Elmsley’s Official Plan to rezone a portion of land to allow for the construction of 54 mobile homes.

Known as the Lakeridge Adult Lifestyle Community, the proposed area covers about 18 acres at ...

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