January 2017

In Focus – Fri January 27, 2017 – Heart and Stroke Awareness Month: Joanne Raven & Kim Ducharme

January 27, 2017 by

Health Promoter for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers, Joanne Raven from Community and Primary Health Care & Kim Ducharme join Bob to talk about Heart and Stroke Awareness Month.

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Armstrong rink moves on to finals at Canadian Jr. Women’s Curling Championship

January 27, 2017 by
Armstrong rink moves on to finals at Canadian Jr. Women’s Curling Championship

Perth native Hailey Armstrong will go for gold at the 2017 Canadian Women’s Curling Championships in British Columbia.

A 6-2 win over Saskatchewan’s Kaitlyn Jones clinched first place in the championship pool round robin, and a perfect 9-0 record for the tournament.

“It feels really good,” said Armstrong speaking with ...

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Kingston Convict on the run caught in Cornwall

January 27, 2017 by
Kingston Convict on the run caught in Cornwall

A Kingston prisoner who escaped earlier this week from a halfway house is back in police custody after being arrested in Cornwall.

51 year-old David Maracle is a convicted rapist and designated long-term offender.

He ran off from the Henry Trail Community Correctional Facility Sunday evening.

Cornwall Police say Maracle ...

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New policy at UCDSB aims to enhance transparency and accountability

January 27, 2017 by
New policy at UCDSB aims to enhance transparency and accountability

The Upper Canada District School Board has approved a new Public Concerns Resolution Policy.

In a release, the Board says the policy enhances the board’s commitment to transparency and accountability.

It does so by clarifying that stakeholders can address concerns through a new Public Complaints Resolution Procedure that will soon ...

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Perth Mayor Fenik still confident Via link will roll through town

January 27, 2017 by
Perth Mayor Fenik still confident Via link will roll through town

Perth Mayor John Fenik says he believes the Federal Budget will include an announcement about a proposed rail link between Perth and Smiths Falls.

The mayor met with a pair of VIA Rail officials late last week. He told the group that the project is very much still alive.

He ...

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Perth man facing new charges in historic sexual assault case

January 27, 2017 by
Perth man facing new charges in historic sexual assault case

Further charges have been laid against a Perth man in a historic sexual assault case.

OPP in Leeds began an investigation after a report was received of a historical sexual assault. Another victim has been identified resulting in the new charges.

The original investigation resulted in the identification of 5 ...

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Hospitals in Almonte and Carleton Place seek public input

January 27, 2017 by
Hospitals in Almonte and Carleton Place seek public input

The Almonte General Hospital (AGH) and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) are each developing new strategic plans and are looking for community input to help answer the question: ‘What are the big things we have to get right over the next few years to ensure continued success?’

To ...

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Special visitor to Smiths Falls and District Centre for Youth

January 27, 2017 by
Special visitor to Smiths Falls and District Centre for Youth

One of the oldest youth centres in the region, the Smiths Falls and District Centre for Youth was the subject of a learning tour Wednesday.

Richard Greer, is the Community Development Coordinator with the city of Brandon, Manitoba. He also runs a youth centre in that city.

Lake 88 caught ...

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Lanark County supports Basic Income Pilot

January 27, 2017 by
Lanark County supports Basic Income Pilot

Lanark County wants the province to consider running a basic income pilot project here.

Councillors passed a motion Wednesday to send a letter to the province indicating it would support the project.

Mary Lou White, the county’s children’s services manager, says the concept has been discussed for decades and could ...

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Lanark County supports publicly funded dental care for low income adults

January 27, 2017 by
Lanark County supports publicly funded dental care for low income adults

Lanark County Councillors would like low income adults to be able to access publicly funded dental care.

County Council passed a motion calling on the province to expand its programs to allow adults and seniors with low incomes to access dental care.

There’s a link between poor oral health and ...

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