July 2017

Westport weighs hauling waste-water

July 28, 2017 by
Westport weighs hauling waste-water

All that rain we got earlier this week could mean that Westport has to truck waste water out of the village to be treated at another location.

The rain has put the village’s sewage lagoons at levels that might make the hauling a necessity.

The Westport Review Mirror reports the ...

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Smiths Falls Fire adds another dispatch contract – room for more

July 28, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Fire adds another dispatch contract – room for more

The Smiths Falls Fire Department is still aggressively seeking fire dispatch services and has now secured its third new contract since the beginning of 2017.

On Monday July 27th, Smiths Falls Council passed a by-law authorizing the Fire Department to enter into a five year fire dispatch contract with the ...

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In Focus – Thurs July 27, 2017 – Water Treatment Plant Environmental Assessment: Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow

July 27, 2017 by
In Focus – Thurs July 27, 2017 – Water Treatment Plant Environmental Assessment: Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow

Bob Welcomes Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow for an update on town happenings, including a look at the environmental assessment at the old water treatment plant and how the redevelopment of that area can move forward.

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Update – More Lock-Stations open along Rideau Canal

July 27, 2017 by
Update – More Lock-Stations open along Rideau Canal

Parks Canada has announced more lock stations are now open along the Rideau Canal.

Jones Falls, Davis, Detached, Combined, Old Slys, Edmonds and Kilmarnock Locks are all now open.

This is in addition to Brass Point Swing Bridge, Poonamalie, Beveridges, Ottawa, Narrows, and Newboro lock stations which are already open.

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Update – Parks Canada hopes to have entire Rideau Canal system open by the weekend

July 27, 2017 by
Update – Parks Canada hopes to have entire Rideau Canal system open by the weekend

Parks Canada Associate Director of Ontario Waterways and Manager of Operations for the Rideau Canal, John Festerini told Lake 88 Thursday morning that the government agency is optimistic about more lockstations opening along the Rideau Canal.

“Currently my team is looking at the levels and the forecast and trying to ...

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Canada-wide warrant issued for man wanted in Ottawa homicides

July 27, 2017 by
Canada-wide warrant issued for man wanted in Ottawa homicides

Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant in connection with three shootings this week in west-end Ottawa.

30 year-old Alam Gabriel Buoc is wanted in the murders of Abdurahman al-Shammari and Dirie Olol, who were shot and killed on Monday.

Buoc is described as: black, 6’4″, 201 lbs, with a thin ...

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Presentation on new Carleton Place subdivision draws public response at Council

July 27, 2017 by
Presentation on new Carleton Place subdivision draws public response at Council

Representatives from Stantec Consulting made a presentation to Carleton Place council this week during the public meeting about the new Bodnar Subdivision across from Riverside Park on Lake Avenue.

Stantec representatives said there are a total of 582 residential units made up of 193 single family homes, 317 townhomes and ...

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High speed fibre internet coming to Almonte

July 27, 2017 by
High speed fibre internet coming to Almonte

Bell Canada is planning on investing approximately $10 million in Mississippi Mills to bring high speed fibre internet to the Almonte area. Bell Canada’s investment is part of the Mississippi Mills 2020 (MM2020) ongoing efforts to bring high speed, reliable and cost effective internet access to all corners of Mississippi ...

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Smiths Falls posts budget surplus

July 27, 2017 by
Smiths Falls posts budget surplus

The Town of Smiths Falls six-month budget monitoring report was presented to council on Monday July 24.

The town’s departmental budget summary shows a surplus of $202,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30.

“This was a rigorous analysis, that takes into account seasonal trends,” clarified CAO Malcolm Morris.

While ...

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In Focus – Wed July 26, 2017 – Amanda Neadow, President and CEO of the JDN Center for Children Inc. in Perth

July 26, 2017 by
In Focus  – Wed July 26, 2017 – Amanda Neadow, President and CEO of the JDN Center for Children Inc. in Perth

Amanda Neadow, mother of two children with ADHD, on the Ontario Autism Program’s new family-centred funding.  Amanda is President and CEO of the JDN Center for Children Inc. in Perth.

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