January 2017

In Focus – Tues January 31, 2017 – Connecting Canadians: Mike Lynn from WTC

January 31, 2017 by

Mike Lynn from WTC joins us to talk about the federal government’s Connecting Canadians program and what means locally.

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Guns stolen in North Grenville break-in

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Guns stolen in North Grenville break-in

OPP are investigating a break-in in North Grenville, in which guns were stolen.

They report that sometime between January 21st and January 25th, a locked home was entered on McGovern Road.

A Remington rifle and two Remington shotguns were stolen.

The OPP Forensic Identification Unit attended the scene and the ...

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MPP Hillier calls for justice vacancies to be filled in Ontario

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MPP Hillier calls for justice vacancies to be filled in Ontario

MPP Randy Hillier wants both the federal and provincial Attorneys General to take action on the 14 Superior Court of Justice vacancies in Ontario.

Hillier wrote a letter citing the debilitating effect on access to justice that these vacant positions are imposing on the people of Ontario.

Hillier says, “There ...

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Susan Shirley Maternity Home officially closes today

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Susan Shirley Maternity Home officially closes today

Today is officially the day that the Susan Shirley Maternity Home in Smiths Falls shuts its doors.

Crowns of Life Outreach says “due to a series of unforeseen events in the family life of founders Nichole and Ryan Anderson, they are no longer able to offer Maternity Home Services.”

They ...

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Familiar faces to lead Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

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Familiar faces to lead Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

Lyle Pederson was re-elected as Chair of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority's Board at its Annual General Meeting, held last Thursday.

He is the representative for Elizabethtown-Kitley, has been a member for six years and is currently serving his third year as Chair.

Ed Hand was re-elected Vice-Chair. Hand has ...

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Former Perth Mayor Lowell Yorke loses battle with cancer

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Former Perth Mayor Lowell Yorke loses battle with cancer

Former Mayor of Perth, Lowell Yorke is being remembered as giving member of his community and dedicated family man.

Yorke passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born and educated in Belleville and at Queen’s University, Yorke worked for several Perth manufacturing companies before becoming a co-owner of Code ...

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Perth’s Armstrong takes silver at Junior Women’s Curling Championships

January 30, 2017 by
Perth’s Armstrong takes silver at Junior Women’s Curling Championships

Perth Native Hailey Armstrong lost a back and forth gold medal game at the 2017 Junior Women’s Curling Championships yesterday to Alberta, 5-3.

Curling Canada reports that it was a nail-biter to the very end; five of the first seven ends were blanked, with Ontario — unbeaten entering the final ...

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Perth and Union Library welcomes public to renovated space

January 30, 2017 by
Perth and Union Library welcomes public to renovated space

There were rave reviews for the renovations at the Perth and District Union Public Library’s open house on Saturday morning.

Members of the public who attended used words like “spacious”, “bright” and “open” to describe the changes to the 36 year-old building.

Library CEO Erika Heesen said the renovations came ...

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Meeting on UCDSB’s pupil accommodation review process tonight in Smiths Falls

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Meeting on UCDSB’s pupil accommodation review process tonight in Smiths Falls

There’s a public meeting in Smiths Falls tonight discussing the Upper Canada District School Board’s pupil accommodation review process.

The Board is hearing from parents and the public to gather input regarding proposals to improve programming opportunities for students – a process that could see more than a dozen schools ...

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Appeal received to Rideau Lakes restructuring plan

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Appeal received to Rideau Lakes restructuring plan

An appeal has been received at Rideau Lakes Township on Council's recent decision to amalgamate Newboro and North Crosby wards and to reduce the size of Council by one member.

The appeal came in last week. The township says it will be sending the necessary documentation package to the Ontario Municipal ...

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