October 2016

Last suspect wanted in B&E and Assault in DNE turns himself in

October 28, 2016 by
Last suspect wanted in B&E and Assault in DNE turns himself in

Lanark OPP have arrested the last of the wanted suspects in the break and enter and serious assault in the Township of Drummond North Elmsley.

That assault allegedly occurred on October 6th at a home on Drummond Concession 10 A. A 29 year old man and 32 year old woman ...

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Pink in the Rink fundraiser tonight at the Bear’s Den

October 28, 2016 by
Pink in the Rink fundraiser tonight at the Bear’s Den

The Smiths Falls Bears are holding their 4th Annual Pink in the Rink event at tonight’s game at the Bear’s Den.

The annual event is in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Silent auction tables will be set up at the arena during the game against Peterborough.

A statement ...

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Frontenac County wins 2016 national marketing award

October 28, 2016 by
Frontenac County wins 2016 national marketing award

Frontenac County has won the 2016 Economic Developers Association of Canada National Marketing Award for Best Brand Identity.

It was presented at the annual EDAC conference in Saskatoon on Tuesday.

Warden Frances Smith says the award is a great honour.

She also says the brand was developed with a lot ...

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Lanark County weighing recommendations from transportation consultants

October 28, 2016 by
Lanark County weighing recommendations from transportation consultants

Lanark County’s economic development committee is moving ahead with some recommendations tabled by consultants Nelson Rogers and Bob Leitch in their report on transportation in Lanark County.

Wednesday night, Councillors recommended the county establish a website to provide links to agencies and groups that provide transportation in Lanark County. Leitch and ...

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Mayor Fenik upset over “strings-attached” grant for SAGR system expansion

October 28, 2016 by
Mayor Fenik upset over “strings-attached” grant for SAGR system expansion

The Town of Perth is looking to install a $5.7 million submerged activated growth reactor (SAGR) system to clean its lagoons, sewage and wastewater.

Mayor John Fenik says the Town tested a smaller version of the green treatment system for years and that it worked quite well. He noted that ...

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Senator Runciman calls on Ontario to cancel Amherst Island wind turbine project

October 27, 2016 by
Senator Runciman calls on Ontario to cancel Amherst Island wind turbine project

Senator Bob Runciman says the province should immediately cancel the Amherst Island wind turbine project, since it will cause serious environmental damage while producing power the province doesn’t need.

Speaking in the Senate chamber, Runciman said the project for 27 giant industrial wind turbines “will cause incalculable damage to the ...

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United Way Celebration breakfast this morning in Perth!

October 27, 2016 by
United Way Celebration breakfast this morning in Perth!

The Lanark County United Way Celebration Breakfast goes this morning at Perth Algonquin College campus.

The event, which is celebrating the work the United way does in the county, is open to the public from 7 to 10 AM in the cafeteria.

UWLC Board Chair Helen McIntosh says it’s an ...

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ROPE Squad seeks offender known to frequent Kingston

October 27, 2016 by
ROPE Squad seeks offender known to frequent Kingston

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (or ROPE) Squad is looking for a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as result of their Breach of Parole.

Michael Yankowski  is described as a white male, 43 years of age, 6’, 181 lbs.

He is serving a 2 year and 4 ...

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Smiths Falls debates charges for local service club and community group lotteries

October 27, 2016 by
Smiths Falls debates charges for local service club and community group lotteries

Smiths Falls Council is debating how much they should be charging the Town’s service clubs and community groups who run bingo’s and related lotteries.

Municipalities handle the licensing of lottery programs on behalf of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) when the grand prize is valued at under ...

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Perth honours Algonquin College’s 50th Anniversary

October 27, 2016 by
Perth honours Algonquin College’s 50th Anniversary

In celebration of Algonquin College’s 50th Anniversary in Ontario, Perth Mayor John Fenik presented an Award of Excellence to the dean of the college’s Perth Campus, Christopher Hahn, at the Town’s Tuesday, Oct. 25 regular Council meeting.

Fenik said the college is “an integral part of the community” which has ...

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