May 2017

In Focus – Mon May 29, 2017 – Lanark Community Justice: Sarah MacDonald Bingham

May 29, 2017 by
In Focus – Mon May 29, 2017 – Lanark Community Justice: Sarah MacDonald Bingham

Bob is joined by Sarah MacDonald Bingham from Lanark Community Justice for an update on the work the organization is doing in our communities, and to talk about a call for volunteers.

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Small fire at Tweed Inc. doused quickly, no injuries

May 29, 2017 by
Small fire at Tweed Inc. doused quickly, no injuries

The Smiths Falls Fire Department says this morning at 9:26, they responded to a fire in the Industrial Park.

The fire broke out at the Tweed Plant, located at 1 Hershey Drive.

They report that the fire was under control within 3 minutes.

The fire broke out in the former ...

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Perth Native Coreau Leads Griffins to AHL finals

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Perth Native Coreau Leads Griffins to AHL finals

Perth's Jared Coreau pulled out all the stops Saturday night helping his Grand Rapids Griffins defeat the San Jose Barracuda in game five of the best of seven series and clinch the AHL's Western Division championship.

Coreau turned away 39 shots in the 4-2 winning effort. Coach Todd Nelson praised ...

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MPP Jack MacLaren booted from Conservative Caucus

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MPP Jack MacLaren booted from Conservative Caucus

Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren was kicked out of the Conservative Party of Ontario's caucus Sunday after a video from 2012 emerged showing him hinting at a hidden agenda and making negative comments about French language rights.

PC Leader Patrick Brown called it the "final straw" with MacLaren, writing in ...

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Unlicensed mechanic charged in Smiths Falls after public complaints

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Unlicensed mechanic charged in Smiths Falls after public complaints

Smiths Falls Police report that since January 2017 they have received numerous complaints regarding the operation of an Auto shop at 50 Lorne Street.

As a result of one complaint, Smiths Falls resident, 50 year-old John Miron has been arrested and charged with multiple criminal offences.

Miron was operating his ...

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Tay Canal now open to Boat Traffic

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Tay Canal now open to Boat Traffic

 

Parks Canada added the Tay Canal to its list of lock stations that are now open along the Rideau Canal. The Tay Canal is now open for full navigation from Big Rideau Lake into the Town of Perth.

Narrows, Newboro, Chaffeys, Davis and Jones Falls were open May 26 and ...

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority withdraws flood warning for lake along Tay River

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority withdraws flood warning for lake along Tay River

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority says water levels are finally receding on Christie and Bobs Lakes both of which have had high water since the two bouts of heavy rain three weeks ago.

Bobs Lake levels were high from the spring runoff in April. The rain recorded at Bolingbroke, about ...

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In Focus – Jessica Darling Roback, Community Engagement Specialist

May 26, 2017 by
In Focus – Jessica Darling Roback, Community Engagement Specialist

Bob speaks with Jessica Darling Roback, Community Engagement Specialist, Perth and Area Community Office of The Canadian Cancer Society about several upcoming events in Perth.

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Leeds OPP welcomes new detachment Commander

May 26, 2017 by
Leeds OPP welcomes new detachment Commander

The OPP's Leeds Detachment has a new leader who brings more than two decades of experience to the job.

OPP Regional Commander Chief Superintendent Chris Harkins, announced that Staff Sergeant Mike Francis has been promoted to the rank of Inspector.

Inspector Francis assumes the detachment commander role for Leeds OPP, ...

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More input received on use of new Ottawa Valley Rec Trail

May 26, 2017 by
More input received on use of new Ottawa Valley Rec Trail

Lanark County council continues to hear from different parties involved in the Ottawa Valley Rec Trail.

At this week’s council meeting, Cindy Cassidy of the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance presented the economic and tourism benefits of multi-use trails. Cassidy hopes council will make the Rec Trail multi-use in order to ...

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