April 2017

Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada

April 30, 2017 by
Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada

The following is a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada and is in effect for:

  • Smiths Falls - Perth - Eastern Lanark County

Significant rain expected through Monday.

An intensifying low pressure system over Missouri will continue to provide several rounds of rain to southern portions of ...

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How to help: Smiths Falls rallies for fire victims

April 28, 2017 by
How to help: Smiths Falls rallies for fire victims

The following is a media release from the town of Smiths Falls concerning today's fire on Pearl Street.

On April 28, 2017 at approximately 11:15 a.m. a fire was discovered at 8 Pearl Street in Smiths Falls, a 22 unit residential complex in the south end of town. Police and ...

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In Focus – Fri April 28, 2017 – Mental Health Awareness Week: Morgan Crew

April 28, 2017 by
In Focus – Fri April 28, 2017 – Mental Health Awareness Week: Morgan Crew

Morgan Crew from Lanark County Mental Health visits to set up this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Lanark County Cottage Legacy Program Deadline Coming Up

April 28, 2017 by

Cottagers in Lanark County have just a few days to get their applications in to qualify for a Legacy Cottage Plaque.

The deadline is Monday, May 1. To be eligible for a plaque, cottages must have been in the same family for 50, 75, 100 or 125 years.

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Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail To Become Multi-Use Trail?

April 28, 2017 by

Lanark County’s economic development committee recommended Wednesday that county council move ahead with a joint management plan for the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail involving Lanark and Renfrew counties and Papineau-Cameron Township.

The municipalities own the former CPR rail bed which runs 296 km from Mattawa to Smiths Falls.

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Former Smiths Falls Police Chief Passes Away

April 28, 2017 by

After a valiant battle with lung disease, the former chief of police of Smiths Falls has died.

Larry Hardy died April 26 with his devoted wife Khris, and their daughter Khristal by his side.

Hardy developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2011 and had received a double-lung transplant last ...

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In Focus – Thurs April 27, 2017 – Westport Mayor and Warden of Leeds-Grenville, Robin Jones

April 27, 2017 by
In Focus – Thurs April 27, 2017 – Westport Mayor and Warden of Leeds-Grenville, Robin Jones

Bob is joined by Westport Mayor and Warden of Leeds-Grenville, Robin Jones. Robin talks about optimism surrounding the village’s wastewater system, and the upcoming summer tourism season.

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Lanark Asks Province To Support Local Strategy To Address Opioid Overdoses

April 27, 2017 by

Lanark County council passed a resolution last night requesting the province to support a local strategy to address the escalating risk of opioid overdoses and death.

The motion comes after council heard from the Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paula Stewart.

The County request includes the enhancement of ...

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Lanark County Signs Ambulance Agreement

April 27, 2017 by

Lanark County has signed a long term agreement to provide cross border ambulance service to 2 of its neighbouring communities.

The agreement runs until the end of 2025 and offers ambulance cooperation between Lanark county, Frontenac County and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

When speaking on ...

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Local Residents To Be Honored At Ont. Volunteer Awards Tonight

April 27, 2017 by

A number of local groups and individuals will be honored tonight,at the Ontario Volunteers Awards in Brockville.

Among the local people recognized will be Carol Joynt, Ruth Shirley and Judy Drummond with their work with the Lombardy Agriculture Society.

Also honored will be Dennie Wright, for 50 years ...

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