December 2016

Grenville OPP Detachment welcomes new Commander

December 2, 2016 by
Grenville OPP Detachment welcomes new Commander

The OPP has announced that Inspector June Dobson has assumed the Detachment Commander role for Grenville County OPP.

She takes over for Inspector Bill Bolton who has retired after 30 years dedicated to policing.

Dobson has been with the OPP for the past 28 years, serving in a number of ...

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Europe’s largest self-driving house boat company expanding to Rideau Canal, will be based in Smiths Falls

December 2, 2016 by
Europe’s largest self-driving house boat company expanding to Rideau Canal, will be based in Smiths Falls

There is good economic news for Smiths Falls and the communities along the Rideau Canal corridor.

Europe’s largest self-drive boating company, Le Boat, has announced it is expanding its operations to North America. In 2018, their operations will begin serving the historic Rideau Canal.

The company, which has significant experience ...

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In Focus – Thurs December 1, 2016 – Health Unit: Quitting Smoking

December 1, 2016 by

Yves Decoste from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, talks about help that the Health Unit provides for quitting smoking.

Listen to the interview.

 

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Brooke and Brittany Henderson to join Santa in Smiths Falls

December 1, 2016 by
Brooke and Brittany Henderson to join Santa in Smiths Falls

Santa Claus won’t be the only star of the Santa Claus Parade in Smiths Falls this year.

Organizers have announced that both Brooke and Brittany Henderson will be taking part in the annual Christmas celebration this year.

The parade runs Saturday, December 10th at 5:00 pm.

It runs from the ...

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Special service in Perth will honour hundreds buried in pauper’s grave with new monument

December 1, 2016 by
Special service in Perth will honour hundreds buried in pauper’s grave with new monument

A special ceremony takes place this morning (Thursday) at Elmwood Cemetery in Perth at 10:30 to dedicate a memorial to the three to four hundred indigent or pauper burials that have taken place at the cemetery since 1872.

Eric Halpin, president of the Perth Cemetery committee tells Lake 88 that ...

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Presentation aimed at spurring local business set for tonight in Smiths Falls

December 1, 2016 by
Presentation aimed at spurring local business set for tonight in Smiths Falls

There’s a special presentation tonight in Smiths Falls aimed at spurring business in the town.

Economic Development Officer Jan Hawley, from Huron East, will be in Smiths Falls this evening to share a success story.

Hawley speaks at the Station Theatre on the success of the “Win This Space” program ...

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Canopy Growth set to acquire rival producer

December 1, 2016 by
Canopy Growth set to acquire rival producer

Smiths Falls Canopy Growth has an agreement to buy rival Canadian medical cannabis producer Mettrum Health Corp.

The $430 million purchase -- which is subject to approval -- will be made with Canopy Growth shares, which closed at $11.80 on the Toronto Stock Exchange yesterday.

Mettrum shareholders will receive 0.7132 ...

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Winter services review completed by Smiths Falls – potential savings found

December 1, 2016 by
Winter services review completed by Smiths Falls – potential savings found

A recently completed internal service review of the Town of Smiths Falls’ winter operations has found potential areas for significant savings while still maintaining a very high level of service.

At Monday’s Committee-of-the-Whole meeting, director of public works Troy Dunlop said the review team found several potential internal efficiencies, including ...

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Road closure in Smiths Falls today (Thurs.)

December 1, 2016 by
Road closure in Smiths Falls today (Thurs.)

Lanark County and the Town of Smiths Falls want drivers to be aware that the Town of Smiths Falls will be closing a portion of Broadview Ave  West today.

The closure will start at 07:30, and is for water/sewer repairs.

The area to be closed is located between Hogan Ave ...

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