May 2017

In Focus – Wed May 31, 2017 – Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Upcoming Events: Mary Vandenhoff and Bobby Clarke

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In Focus – Wed May 31, 2017 – Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Upcoming Events: Mary Vandenhoff and Bobby Clarke

Lynda’s guests, Mary Vandenhoff and Bobby Clarke discuss the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust upcoming events, including a nature walk at High Lonesome Nature Reserve and the unveiling of a plaque celebrating Cliffland/Blueberry Mountain.

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Major grow-op dismantled in Tay Valley Township – several charged, one being sought

May 31, 2017 by
Major grow-op dismantled in Tay Valley Township – several charged, one being sought

Several OPP divisions came together last Friday to execute a warrant on a rural property and residence in Tay Valley Township – breaking up a significant grow-op in the process.

Six people were arrested, and one other is still being sought.

A search of the residence and outbuildings revealed an ...

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Notice of Herbicide spraying for June 1-30 in Lanark County

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Notice of Herbicide spraying for June 1-30 in Lanark County

From Lanark County via Twitter:

 

Boom spraying for weed control June 1-30, weather permitting, on pre-selected township & Lanark County roads. Info: https://t.co/p2midlSLwk pic.twitter.com/JPGHVjlSY0

— Lanark County (@LanarkCounty1) May 29, 2017

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United Counties of Leeds-Grenville create Waste Management Task Force

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United Counties of Leeds-Grenville create Waste Management Task Force

Leeds and Grenville Counties Council passed a resolution to form a Waste Management Task Force to develop a long-term waste management strategy for Leeds Grenville.

The resolution passed with a 5-4 vote.

Counties CAO Andy Brown will be developing the terms of reference for the Task Force.

Council also passed ...

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First Legacy Cottage Plaques presented to celebrate Canada 150 in Lanark County

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First Legacy Cottage Plaques presented to celebrate Canada 150 in Lanark County

When cottage season officially opened on May 20, 2017, seven families who have cottaged on Farren Lake for 50 years or more were presented with a Legacy Cottage Plaque by Lanark County, Tay Valley Township, and Farren Lake Association President, George Willett.

The lure of Lanark County’s lakes and rivers ...

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CDSBEO distributes Naloxone kits to all schools

May 31, 2017 by
CDSBEO distributes Naloxone kits to all schools

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario has purchased Naloxone kits for all CDSBEO schools.

Director of Education, Wm. J. Gartland explained the importance of having the kits in schools. “We hope that these kits will never need to be used," said Gartland, "But in the event that they ...

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In Focus – Tues May 30, 2017 – Rural Mayors’ Forum of Eastern Ontario: Ron Higgins

May 30, 2017 by
In Focus – Tues May 30, 2017 – Rural Mayors’ Forum of Eastern Ontario: Ron Higgins

We welcome Ron Higgins, from the Rural Mayors' Forum of Eastern Ontario to offer an update on the organization on how it has grown and the issues it is tackling for its members.

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Leeds-Grenville posts surplus, moves it to reserves

May 30, 2017 by
Leeds-Grenville posts surplus, moves it to reserves

A 2016 year-end audit of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville operating budget shows a surplus of $459,808.

The Budget Variance Report from Counties Treasurer Pat Huffman and Deputy Treasurer Nancy McMahon compares the 2016 approved budget with the 2016 actuals.

The report, filed each year in May and ...

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Patient and Family Centred Care logo unveiled by Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital

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Patient and Family Centred Care logo unveiled by Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital

The Perth and Smiths District Hospital has unveiled its new Patient and Family Centred Care logo. The Centre is also known as the PFCC.

Staff, physicians, volunteers, patients and families gathered last Thursday to celebrate the official launch of the new design.

The hospital says the logo embraces the dynamics ...

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Carleton Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning offsets their carbon footprint by planting hundreds of trees

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Carleton Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning offsets their carbon footprint by planting hundreds of trees

As part of the continuing commitment to support the community and improve its already environmentally friendly operations, Carleton Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. is planting 1,302 native-Canadian trees in Ottawa, as the company becomes the newest member of the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s (RVCF) Carbon Neutral Program.

Carleton Refrigeration, ...

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