March 2017

Community champions remembered after weekend drowning in Big Rideau

March 13, 2017 by
Community champions remembered after weekend drowning in Big Rideau

A weekend tragedy on the ice of the Big Rideau has claimed the life of two men being remembered as community builders.

Rideau Lakes Township Councillor Doug Good and his friend Mike Carty are drowned after their truck went through the ice of the Big Rideau near Portland. They were ...

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In Focus – Fri March 10, 2017 – Health Unit: Available Naloxone Options

March 10, 2017 by

Public Health Nurse Jess Wigel with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit joins us with the latest on the new Nalaxone options now available at the health unit.

Listen to the interview.

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Westport continues work on new wastewater treatment system

March 10, 2017 by
Westport continues work on new wastewater treatment system

Westport has received approval from the province for its new wastewater treatment system.

It could see work begin on the project this spring.

The Review Mirror reports that the village will have to spend 2.1 million to get the new system up and running.

They had hoped to have up ...

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Perth’s Coreau heads back to Grand Rapids after stint in NHL

March 10, 2017 by
Perth’s Coreau heads back to Grand Rapids after stint in NHL

Detroit Red Wings' goaltender Jared Coreau was reassigned to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins yesterday.

The six foot six Perth native spent the better part of two and a half months with Detroit.

He was called up after goalie Jimmy Howard suffered a knee injury Dec. 20.

After ...

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Weed Inspector appointed in Lanark County

March 10, 2017 by
Weed Inspector appointed in Lanark County

Lanark County Council has appointed Ken Gilpin as the County’s Weed Inspector for a five-year term ending in 2021.

Upper-tier and single-tier municipalities must appoint an area weed inspector under the Weed Control Act by April 1st each year to perform duties related to controlling the infestation of noxious and ...

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Lanark passes amendments for source water protection policies

March 10, 2017 by
Lanark passes amendments for source water protection policies

Lanark County council passed official plan amendments for the Town of Perth and Beckwith, Drummond/North Elmsley and Montague townships for source water protection policies.

The source water protection policies define the applicable areas in each municipality, and say they must be consulted when community development areas are expanded.  There are ...

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Situation Table seeks funds from Carleton Place

March 10, 2017 by
Situation Table seeks funds from Carleton Place

The Lanark County Situation Table asked Carleton Place Council to consider contributing some funds to the organization at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

The Situation Table is an organization that identifies high risk individuals and matches them with the appropriate resources to help them. The future funding for the program is ...

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Ocean Wave submits monthly report to CP Council

March 10, 2017 by
Ocean Wave submits monthly report to CP Council

The Ocean Wave Fire Company’s activity report for January was presented at Tuesday night’s council meeting in Carleton Place.

The report says the year started on a busy note with 16 emergency calls in January.

Fire Chief Les Reynolds pointed out there was one fire that could have been a ...

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Concern expressed over Lanark County Sustainable Communities Official Plan

March 10, 2017 by
Concern expressed over Lanark County Sustainable Communities Official Plan

At Tuesday’s Carleton Place council meeting, CAO Paul Knowles said Lanark County has requested a review of the Lanark County Sustainable Communities Official Plan.

The review will examine the potential and growth of residential development in the region. Restrictions will then be set in place to control development.

The problem ...

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MPP Clark angered after Free my Rye Act defeated at Queen’s Park

March 10, 2017 by
MPP Clark angered after Free my Rye Act defeated at Queen’s Park

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is disappointed after the Wynne government and NDP joined defeated his Private Member’s Bill to support Ontario’s craft distillers and create new jobs and investment.

In a release issued yesterday afternoon Clark said, “I’m so disappointed the Liberals and NDP voted against reforming Ontario’s outdated liquor ...

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