November 2016

Catholic Elementary students in Smiths Falls to get new school in 2018

November 1, 2016 by
Catholic Elementary students in Smiths Falls to get new school in 2018

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is swapping two schools for one in Smiths Falls.

They have announced that a new JK to Grade 8, 423-student, elementary school will be built at the site of the current St. Luke High School.

The Ministry of Education approved the funding ...

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Busy weekend for Smiths Falls Police Service leads to serious charges

November 1, 2016 by
Busy weekend for Smiths Falls Police Service leads to serious charges

It was a busy weekend for police in Smiths Falls.

First, on Friday, they were called to a downtown residence on a disturbance report between a male and female.  A 37 year-old Smiths Falls man was charged with two counts of assault, mischief under $5000, uttering threats to cause bodily ...

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Call for nominees for annual Joyce Brennan Award in Smiths Falls

November 1, 2016 by
Call for nominees for annual Joyce Brennan Award in Smiths Falls

The Smiths Falls & District Arts & Culture Council is calling for nominations for the sixth annual Joyce Brennan Award for outstanding contributions to art and culture in the Smiths Falls Area.

This award is given in honour of the late Joyce Brennan, who was a founding member of the ...

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Perth Town Hall now features beautiful Tree of Life mosaic, celebrating town’s history

November 1, 2016 by
Perth Town Hall now features beautiful Tree of Life mosaic, celebrating town’s history

Perth Town Hall has a new “Tree of Life” mosaic hanging outside of its council chambers which captures the Town’s early years in a unique way.

The mosaic makes use of over 225 old The Perth Courier printing press photo engravings which provides snapshots of the life and development of ...

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MPP Clark seeks pause on school closures while opposition fights to restore provincial funding

November 1, 2016 by
MPP Clark seeks pause on school closures while opposition fights to restore provincial funding

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark has called for a moratorium on school closures and the restoration of top-up funding eliminated by the Liberal government – a move that has put hundreds of rural schools across Ontario on the chopping block.

Clark made the demands during a Member's statement at Queen's Park ...

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