September 2016

In Focus – Thurs September 29, 2016 – National Breastfeeding Week: Jenny Vandermeer from Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

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Jenny Vandermeer, Public Health Nurse from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit joins us to talk about National Breastfeeding Week Oct 1-7.

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UCDSB to proceed with Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review, closures a possibility

September 29, 2016 by
UCDSB to proceed with Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review, closures a possibility

Trustees in the Upper Canada District School Board discussed a report that suggests it close a number of schools to deal with declining enrollment that has spread Board financial resources thinly across its district.

News of the report has raised concerns and discussion in the communities in which schools are ...

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MPP Clark Vows to fight school closures

September 29, 2016 by
MPP Clark Vows to fight school closures

The Upper Canada District School Board approved the start of the “Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review,” which will determine is schools in the board will close.

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark has weighed in on the subject.  The MPP said in a statement that he “was shocked to learn ...

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Tay Valley responds to possible school closure

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Tay Valley responds to possible school closure

The Upper Canada District School Board has officially launched its review that could see 16 schools closed by the end of the school year.

One of those schools is Glen Tay Public School in Bathurst. That has Glen Tay Councillor Jennifer Dickson voicing her concerns at what the loss of ...

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Change of seasons means change of recreation venues in Smiths Falls

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Change of seasons means change of recreation venues in Smiths Falls

The Smiths Falls splash pad is closed for the season and the Youth Arena will be open this weekend.

Art Manhire, director of Community Services for the Town of Smiths Falls, said the splash pad is being prepared for remediation work in advance of next season, and that the Youth Arena ...

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Draft Municipal Grant Policy released by Smiths Falls

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Draft Municipal Grant Policy released by Smiths Falls

The Town of Smiths Falls has released a draft version of its new Municipal Grant Policy.

Director of Corporate Services Kerry Costello said while the Town currently has a community donations policy in effect, the high number of requests and the time and effort taken by staff to process the ...

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“I love being a policeman” says retiring Smiths Falls Chief of Police

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“I love being a policeman” says retiring Smiths Falls Chief of Police

The Sept. 28, 2016 celebration to honour retiring Smiths Falls Chief of Police Bob Dowdall was well attended, with many describing the Chief in speeches using the words “reliable”, “wise”, and “quiet.”

But Ontario Provincial Police Det.-Insp. Dave MacDonald had a story that described the retiring Chief as anything but ...

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Perth Chamber to get $5K from town

September 29, 2016 by
Perth Chamber to get $5K from town

The Town of Perth has agreed to give the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce $5,000 towards its operating expenses to help it finish off the year.

The Chamber was originally looking for $10,000.

The motion was supported unanimously but Coun. Jim Graff said that the Chamber has to start ...

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Heritage Designation plaque presented to Elmwood Cemetery

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Heritage Designation plaque presented to Elmwood Cemetery

Heritage Perth and District celebrated Doors Open Perth this past weekend as part of the official 200th Anniversary Celebrations.

Chair Brent McLaren and Vice Chair John Fowler of the Perth Heritage Advisory Panel took the opportunity to present the official Heritage Designation plaque to Elmwood Cemetery during the Doors Open ...

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Water Rates set to rise in Carleton Place

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Water Rates set to rise in Carleton Place

It is official - as of 2017 the water rates in Carleton Place are going up by 2.15%.

Starting January 1st, a four person household on full service will be paying $112.52 every quarter.

Commercial properties will start seeing a quarterly base billing of $87.26.

The by-law was passed at ...

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