June 2017

In Focus – Fri June 23, 2017 – OPP Summer Initiatives

June 23, 2017 by
In Focus – Fri June 23, 2017 – OPP Summer Initiatives

We’re talking summer initiatives with the OPP's David Bird. In addition to the regular safety-driven initiatives they take part in, we’ll also hear about some outreach projects meant at strengthening their relationship with the community.

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PDCI Principal appointed as UCDSB Superintendent

June 23, 2017 by
PDCI Principal appointed as UCDSB Superintendent

Ronald Ferguson, who holds the position of principal at Perth and District Collegiate Institute, will be commencing his position on August 14th. Mr. Ferguson is an accomplished school administrator, having supported the operation of school programs from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Almonte, Pakenham, and Perth.

Joining Ferguson on the ...

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Lanark County Council briefs

June 23, 2017 by
Lanark County Council briefs

Lanark County council passed the tax ratios and tax rate reductions bylaw for 2017 this week.

As part of the bylaw, vacant lands where properties are within 50 per cent of current value assessment are excluded due to new capping measures for this year. Capping is limited to reassessment-related changes ...

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Smiths Falls police report

June 23, 2017 by
Smiths Falls police report

Smiths Falls Police report that they have arrested a pair of suspects in relation to domestic situations.

They responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on the evening of Thursday June 15 at approximately 10:40 at a home on Russell Street West. Their investigation found that a 36 year ...

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South Wind Voyageur Canoe Brigade begins week-long journey Saturday

June 23, 2017 by
South Wind Voyageur Canoe Brigade begins week-long journey Saturday

A special trip begins tomorrow as the South Wind Voyageur Canoe Brigade begins its journey from Kingston to Ottawa.

Close to 140 paddlers will take more than a dozen 26-foot voyageur canoes along the Rideau Corridor as they make their way to the capital in time for Canada Day.

Organizers ...

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2017 Perth Kilt Run set to go!

June 23, 2017 by
2017 Perth Kilt Run set to go!

Tomorrow is the day that the kilted runners descend on Perth, as the 2017 Perth Kilt Run is set to go.

Over 2200 runners will participate in the Royal Mile, the 5 Mile Race, or one of the children’s races.

This year they are celebrating "All Things Maple" in honour ...

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In Focus – Thurs June 22, 2017 – Perth’s Climate Action Plan

June 22, 2017 by
In Focus – Thurs June 22, 2017 – Perth’s Climate Action Plan

Perth Mayor John Fenik and the Town’s CAO John deRosenroll, join Bob to talk about the town’s Climate Action Plan as presented to the Committee of the Whole last week.

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CDSBEO passes budget – 12.6 earmarked for new school in Smiths Falls

June 22, 2017 by
CDSBEO passes budget – 12.6 earmarked for new school in Smiths Falls

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario’s Board of Trustees has approved an operating budget of $175.5 million, and a capital budget of $18.3 million, which includes the construction of a new JK-8 elementary school in Smiths Falls.

A statement from the board says all expenditure areas were carefully ...

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Carleton Place continues arena improvement discussion – to hold input session

June 22, 2017 by
Carleton Place continues arena improvement discussion – to hold input session

Carleton Place Council discussed the arena change rooms project again at this week’s Carleton Place council meeting.

When council found out the price jumped from 1 million dollars to 1 and a half million dollars, they put the brakes on the project at the last committee meeting.

Treasurer Phil Hogan ...

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Carleton Place supports moves by AMO

June 22, 2017 by
Carleton Place supports moves by AMO

At this week’s Carleton Place community issue committee meeting, Councillors passed a motion to support the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) cost-cutting efforts. It also agreed to support a 1% HST increase only if necessary.

AMO thinks this cost-cutting will help close the gap between municipal revenues and costs. ...

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