March 2017

Cottagers don’t see hydro cut they were hoping for in Wynne plan

March 6, 2017 by
Cottagers don’t see hydro cut they were hoping for in Wynne plan

It doesn’t look like cottagers will catch as big a break as they had hoped when new cuts to hydro rates take effect.

Cottage owners have long complained about delivery charges they have to pay for the months that they don’t use their cottages, with most shutting power down completely ...

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In Focus – Fri March 3, 2017 – Changes to Diabetes services at the Great War Memorial hospital in Perth

March 3, 2017 by

Bob is joined by Smiths Falls and Perth District Hospital CEO Beverly McFarlane and the Rideau Community Health Centre’s Peter McKenna talk about the change to Diabetes services at the Great War Memorial site of the hospital in Perth.

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Perth Native McNamee sign try-out with Tampa Bay Lightning’s AHL affiliate

March 3, 2017 by
Perth Native McNamee sign try-out with Tampa Bay Lightning’s AHL affiliate

There is another local athlete success story to share.

Twenty-four ear-old Perth native Mike McNamee has signed a try-out agreement with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League - the farm team of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning.

McNamee, a former centre with the Smiths Falls Bears, has appeared ...

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MVCA issues watershed conditions statement

March 3, 2017 by
MVCA issues watershed conditions statement

The following is a statement from the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority concerning the current conditions in the watershed.

Flows and levels across the Mississippi River watershed have been steadily increasing over the last few days due to the melting snow pack and rainfall. This, coupled with the warmer weather, has ...

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MPP Clark continues fight against water testing costs for non-profits

March 3, 2017 by
MPP Clark continues fight against water testing costs for non-profits

A statement from MPP Stave Clark says it took four months and a direct request through the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly to finally get an answer to his question about what the government is doing to help non-profit organizations with the cost of mandatory drinking water tests. He says ...

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In Focus – Thurs March 2, 2017 – Fentanyl Addiction and Rehabilitation

March 2, 2017 by

We speak with Chris Fagan, a local man who is a survivor of fentanyl addiction, now working to help fellow addicts rehabilitate.

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Free tax program continues in Lanark County

March 2, 2017 by
Free tax program continues in Lanark County

Lanark Community Programs, in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency, are once again running a free community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

It’s for members of the community, who have a modest income. Income tax returns will be prepared and e-filed by a registered, trained and skilled volunteer.

There will be ...

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Part of Queen St. in Smiths Falls closed for water main repair

March 2, 2017 by
Part of Queen St. in Smiths Falls closed for water main repair

The town of Smiths Falls is advising that a part of the west bound lane of Queen St between Old Slys Rd and Hershey Dr. is shut down as crews are repairing a water main.

Traffic control measures will be in effect and the East bound lane will remain open.

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Two Carleton Place employees recognized for long-service by Ontario Good Roads Association

March 2, 2017 by
Two Carleton Place employees recognized for long-service by Ontario Good Roads Association

The town of Carleton Place is congratulating two of its own who have been recognized for long service.

Carleton Place Chief Administrative Officer Paul Knowles and Public Works Superintendent Brian Pountney received the Long Service Awards from the Ontario Good Roads Association.

This award is given to employees who have ...

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Local MPP Clark calls for review into rejection of wastewater plant funding for Westport

March 2, 2017 by
Local MPP Clark calls for review into rejection of wastewater plant funding for Westport

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is calling on the Ministers of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to personally review what the MPP calls the “misguided” decision to deny infrastructure funding to the Village of Westport.

Clark made the request in a Member’s Statement at Queen’s Park on Tuesday, ...

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