July 2017

In Focus – Mon July 31, 2017 – Past President of the Lanark Cattleman’s Association, David Campbell

July 31, 2017 by
In Focus – Mon July 31, 2017 –  Past President of the Lanark Cattleman’s Association, David Campbell

Past President of the Lanark Cattleman's Association David Campbell, who is also a member of the OFA on an upcoming election that will affect local farmers, and the latest on help for farmers as they deal with the wet, rainy season.

Listen to the interview.

 

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Annual Memorial service at Hillcrest Cemetery

July 31, 2017 by
Annual Memorial service at Hillcrest Cemetery

The Annual Memorial service at Hillcrest Cemetery in Smiths Falls was held on Sunday July 31.   More than 50 people attended the 45 minute non-denominational service led by Pastor Dan Schilke, of Perth.

“Hillcrest Cemetery was originally the private burial ground for one of the earliest Smiths Falls families, the ...

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Weekly Smiths Falls Police report

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Weekly Smiths Falls Police report

The following is the weekly report provided by the Smiths Falls Police Service:

Disturbance call results in arrest On Monday July 24, 2017 at approximately 12:12 p.m., police were called to attend a residence on Maple Avenue North for a report of a disturbance. Police attended and investigation revealed that ...

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Flood Watch update from Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

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Flood Watch update from Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

The following statement was released by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority:

With the rainfall finally over and warmer weather in the forecast, area waterways will be attractive to people wanting to enjoy the sunshine. Residents are advised to use extreme caution on waterways in the near vicinity of area dams. ...

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Canal almost open from end-to-end

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Canal almost open from end-to-end

The length of the Rideau Canal is almost open.

Parks Canada released a statement that says due to high water levels and excessive flows Upper Brewers, Lower Brewers and Kingston Mills Locks remain closed to navigation.

Residents and visitors are reminded to exercise caution around high flowing water. Boaters are ...

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More lockstations open along Rideau Canal but a few are still closed

July 28, 2017 by
More lockstations open along Rideau Canal but a few are still closed

Parks Canada has opened more lock stations along the canal heading into the weekend, but a few are still closed.

They say due to high water levels and excessive flows, Long Island, Nicholsons, Clowes, Merrickville, Chaffeys, Upper Brewers, Lower Brewers and Kingston Mills Locks remain closed to navigation.

Residents and ...

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Carleton Place names new Deputy Clerk

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Carleton Place names new Deputy Clerk

Carleton Place has announced Stacey Blair will be the town’s new Deputy Clerk beginning in late August.

Blair says, “It has been a career goal of mine to join the Clerk’s department with the Town of Carleton Place.”

She adds, “I consider myself very fortunate to have the opportunity to ...

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Funding earmarked for comfort coming to PSFDH

July 28, 2017 by
Funding earmarked for comfort coming to PSFDH

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is getting $489,432 of new funding announced for 15 hospitals across eastern Ontario.

The money is meant to help improve conditions in hospitals by fixing and replacing air conditioning, windows, fire alarms – to name but a few things. 11 million dollars is ...

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Leeds-Grenville Municipal Emergency Control Group talks flood response

July 28, 2017 by
Leeds-Grenville Municipal Emergency Control Group talks flood response

The following was submitted by the United Counties of Leeds-Grenville:

The Leeds and Grenville Municipal Emergency Control Group met on Thursday, July 27th in the Counties Council Chambers to discuss the recent flooding as a result of near record breaking rainfall experienced in the Counties this week. The purpose of ...

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ROPE Squad seeking federal inmate

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ROPE Squad seeking federal inmate

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as result of his breach of parole.

Daniel PILON (pictured) is described as a caucasian male, 52 years of age, 6'3" (191cms), 282 lbs (128kgs). He has ...

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