February 2017

In Focus – Tues February 28, 2017 – The OPP’s Greg Streng and Dave Bird: Human Trafficking

February 28, 2017 by

Bob is joined by the OPP’s Greg Streng and Dave Bird ahead of a special talk by guest speaker Simone Bell, a survivor of human trafficking.

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Weather Statement – Rain could cause quick rise of water levels

February 28, 2017 by
Weather Statement – Rain could cause quick rise of water levels

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement due to pending rain, and water that’s already in and on the ground.

The federal forecaster says rain is expected to spread across southern Ontario from west to east tonight and taper off tomorrow.

Although rainfall amounts are not expected to be ...

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Minimum CIP grant eligibility dropped to $500 in Smiths Falls – more can help improve the look of the town

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Minimum CIP grant eligibility dropped to $500 in Smiths Falls – more can help improve the look of the town

Smiths Falls council has passed a by law adopting an amendment to the Community Improvement Program covering façade, landscaping and signage improvements. The amendment lowers the minimum grant eligibility from $2,500 to $500.

“What we’ve heard from local businesses is that $2,500 was too much for them to invest, so ...

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RVCA warns of flooding along the Long Reach of the Rideau River near Kemptville

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RVCA warns of flooding along the Long Reach of the Rideau River near Kemptville

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority says that warm temperatures and rain could cause water levels to threaten access to lower lying communities.

The warning applies particularly to Hilly Lane, Cedar Beach and Rideau Glen and other that are susceptible to flooding.

The Hilly Lane community could start to have water ...

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Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee welcomes new chair

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Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee welcomes new chair

The Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee has a new Chair.

The Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change has appointed Ken Graham to take on this important role under Ontario’s Clean Water Act.

The Source Protection Committee represents multiple stakeholders and oversees the drinking water source protection program locally.

Graham brings ...

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In Focus – Mon February 27, 2017 – CDSBEO’s International Education Program

February 27, 2017 by

Bob is joined by Japanese Student Kana Muramoto, Local Homestay Co-ordinator Joann Campbell, and Head of Internal Education David Chaplin.

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Mayor Fenik expects Diabetes clinic change to be positive

February 27, 2017 by
Mayor Fenik expects Diabetes clinic change to be positive

Changes in provincial funding are forcing area hospitals to seek some services from other agencies.

In Perth, the Great War Memorial Hospital is dropping its diabetes clinics and turning to Rideau Community Health Services, an organization that has nearly 20 years of experience providing diabetes education to clients in the ...

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Tweed Inc. named an Emerging Cult Brand of the Year at “The Gathering”

February 27, 2017 by
Tweed Inc. named an Emerging Cult Brand of the Year at “The Gathering”

Smiths Falls’ Tweed Inc. has been named an Emerging Cult Brand of the Year at “The Gathering,” a one-of-a-kind festival that connects like-minded marketers and entrepreneurs and celebrates "the world's bravest brands" who have developed cult-like followings.

Tweed – Canada's largest marijuana producer – is being recognized amongst established brands ...

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Smiths Falls Fire Department issues smoke detector reminder

February 27, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Fire Department issues smoke detector reminder

The Smiths Falls Fire Department is urging the public to make sure that they have working smoke alarms on every storey of their home, and outside all sleeping areas.

They also remind us to practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in their home.

The reminder comes after an ...

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Canopy Growth takes steps to prevent another recall at newly acquired Mettrum Health

February 27, 2017 by
Canopy Growth takes steps to prevent another recall at newly acquired Mettrum Health

Smiths Falls Canopy Growth, Canada's largest publicly traded marijuana company says it has made "numerous process and personnel changes" at its newly acquired Mettrum Health operations, that will prevent a repeat of last year's product recall.

Mettrum had announced a product recall back in November before Canopy acquired the company. ...

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