October 2016

In Focus – Mon October 3, 2016 – Perth Fire Chief Trevor Choffe and Fire Prevention Officer Peter Echlin

October 3, 2016 by

Perth Fire Chief Trevor Choffe and Fire Prevention Officer Peter Echlin join Bob to talk about an upcoming smoke alarm blitz and overall fire safety.

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Abbott Street Swing Bridge closed 10am – 3pm Monday

October 3, 2016 by
Abbott Street Swing Bridge closed 10am – 3pm Monday

The Abbott Street Swing Bridge in Smiths Falls will be closed again today until 3p.m. to correct electrical issues.

Traffic will be detoured on Lombard and William Streets, so we are asked to expect additional volumes on Beckwith Street.

Officials say that if the problem isn’t fixed by the end ...

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OPP investigating bogus body on railway in Perth

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OPP investigating bogus body on railway in Perth

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are actively investigating a further incident involving a bogus body on rail tracks in the Town of Perth.

Police were called to the scene early this morning at the rail crossing at Wilson Street West, where the barriers ...

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Brooke Henderson finishes 4th in China

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Brooke Henderson finishes 4th in China

Smiths Falls Brooke Henderson finished tied for 4th at the Reignwood LPGA Classic in China over the weekend.

She was just three off the pace of winner In Kyung Kim.

Brooke closed out the tournament with a 71, to finish at 21 under par. Kim finished at 24 under. Below ...

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Smiths Falls Council to meet at SFDCI as part of Government Week

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Smiths Falls Council to meet at SFDCI as part of Government Week

To help celebrate Local Government Week, the Town of Smiths Falls is looking to hold its Oct. 17 council session at the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI).

Deputy Clerk Nadine Bennett said students and teachers were “eager” and looking forward to a follow-up to when the last council session ...

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Parks Canada completes work at Old Slys lockstation

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Parks Canada completes work at Old Slys lockstation

Parks Canada says that repair work at Old Slys Lockstation on the Rideau Canal in Smiths Falls are now complete.

The project rehabilitated the weir while making the lockstation safer for the public and Parks Canada staff.

Concrete repairs were completed on portions of the weir’s piers and walls. The ...

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Cross-Canada “Push for Change” youth homelessness campaign heads to Smiths Falls

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Cross-Canada “Push for Change” youth homelessness campaign heads to Smiths Falls

The Push for Change campaign will be in Smiths Falls today as Joe Roberts, the man who is pushing a shopping cart across Canada to raise funds and awareness for youth homelessness, arrives at town hall at about noon.

Roberts was in Perth this weekend. That’s where we asked him ...

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Hedley rocks St. John CHS in Perth

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Hedley rocks St. John CHS in Perth

They were singing along to one of Canada’s most successful bands at St. John Catholic High School on Saturday, as Hedley stopped by for a private show.

Staff and students at St. John CHS were treated to a private show from the group to thank them for their tireless efforts ...

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