June 2017

In Focus – Fri June 30, 2017 – NHL Goalie Jared Coreau

June 30, 2017 by
In Focus – Fri June 30, 2017 – NHL Goalie Jared Coreau

In case you missed it earlier this week, we have a rebroadcast of Angie and Dave's interview with Perth-native and NHL Goalie Jared Coreau, fresh off his AHL Championship with Detroit's farm team, the Grand Rapid Griffins. That's today on a special edition of In Focus today on Lake 88!

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Stan gets shaved for Special Olympians tonight!

June 30, 2017 by
Stan gets shaved for Special Olympians tonight!

Join us tonight at the Party by the Basin to see our good friend Stan Munro shave his beard off for local Special Olympians! Still time to donate at Metro, the Beer Store and Mark's Cobbler Shop. Mayor Fenik starts cutting his beard at 6 o'clock sharp.... he should be ...

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History inspires new Smiths Falls logo

June 30, 2017 by
History inspires new Smiths Falls logo

The last time Smiths Falls went through a branding exercise was in 1999, when Hershey was still in town and Rideau Regional still operated.  Much  has changed in the intervening years and in 2016 the town contracted a marketing and communications agency to help refresh the town’s image and look.

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Temporary change room a possibility for Carleton Place arena while decisions are made

June 30, 2017 by
Temporary change room a possibility for Carleton Place arena while decisions are made

Discussion about the Carleton Place Arena change room renovation project continued at this week’s council meeting.

Councillor’s passed a motion to tender the change room project only in early 2018. That means renovations will not start until at least next spring. This is a big adjustment since Mayor Louis Antonakos ...

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OPP set for long-weekend blitz

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OPP set for long-weekend blitz

As we head to the long weekend, the OPP is pointing to speeders as the number one cause in road fatalities so far this year, with the death toll in this category 76 per cent higher than this time last year.

As of June 26th, speeding has been linked with ...

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Special Fly-by planned for Perth for Canada Day

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Special Fly-by planned for Perth for Canada Day

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, the Town of Perth will welcome a flyby by the RCAF 1 Canada Air Division CC-150 Polaris.

The plane will be making a special appearance in the skies over Downtown Heritage Perth. Perth is the only local community to receive teh honour. Other than ...

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Rideau Drinking Water Source Protection aiming to keep chemicals out of drinking water

June 30, 2017 by
Rideau Drinking Water Source Protection aiming to keep chemicals out of drinking water

The following message was provided by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority:

Rideau Drinking Water Source Protection (MRDWSP) staff will be meeting with land and business owners this summer in the communities of Westport, Almonte, Merrickville, Montague, Smiths Falls and Kemptville who may be using chemicals that could pose a risk ...

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Westport Mayor provides update on waste-water treatment plant plans

June 30, 2017 by
Westport Mayor provides update on waste-water treatment plant plans

Westport Mayor Robin Jones has updated her village on progress of plans to redevelop the waste water system.

In a post on her blog, she writes, “I have been waiting until all of the loose ends were tied up before providing an update on the replacement of the Waste Water ...

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Groundbreaking ceremony held at site of new Catholic School in Smiths Falls

June 30, 2017 by
Groundbreaking ceremony held at site of new Catholic School in Smiths Falls

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held today at the site of Smiths Falls newest Catholic Elementary school. The new 423 student facility will be constructed at the site of the current St. Luke Catholic High School at 4 Ross Street.

The gathering for the groundbreaking included CDSBEO admin, local and provincial government ...

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Smiths Falls reaches arena cost-sharing agreements with most of its neighbours

June 30, 2017 by
Smiths Falls reaches arena cost-sharing agreements with most of its neighbours

Smiths Falls has finally reached a recreational cost sharing agreement with most of its neighbours, and is working on barring non-contributors from the facilities.

Rideau Lakes, Drummond North Elmsley, and Elizabethtown-Kitley have all signed the five-year agreement.  Montague has agreed to contribute its share in 2017 while it continues negotiations ...

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