August 2017

In Focus – Thurs August 31, 2017 – Bill Gartland, Director of Education for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

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In Focus – Thurs August 31, 2017 – Bill Gartland, Director of Education for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

Bill Gartland, Director of Education for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario joins us for his annual back to school preview.

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Smiths Falls Manhire discusses Town Hall revamp, town square plan

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Smiths Falls Manhire discusses Town Hall revamp, town square plan

Town hall in Smiths Falls has seen numerous alterations over the years, but they have largely been in response to immediate needs.

“It’s been reconstructed in haphazard ways, putting up new walls to serve an immediate need without looking at the long term design or use,” said Art Manhire, director ...

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Smiths Falls Mayor Pankow heading to China as Rideau Canal representative

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Smiths Falls Mayor Pankow heading to China as Rideau Canal representative

Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow hopes to bring back a wealth of new expertise from a global three-day canal conference next week.

“It’s a good opportunity to learn about what they’re doing elsewhere to preserve the asset [canal] and leverage the asset to attract more people to our community,” said ...

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Colonel By Island to be without power next week

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Colonel By Island to be without power next week

Parks Canada advises that Colonel By Island, located on Big Rideau Lake on the Rideau Canal, will be without power from September 5 to 8 to allow for new submarine cable installation on the site.

This means that there will be no access to the washroom facilities on this site ...

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New Shed for Conlon Farm gets green light

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New Shed for Conlon Farm gets green light

The controversial shed proposed for Conlon farm is finally a go.

At the August 29 meeting council passed a budget deviation of $8,000 and gave staff the green light to go ahead and build the service shed in the right field corner of the Legion Ball Diamond at the southwest ...

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OPP set for Summer’s last long weekend

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OPP set for Summer’s last long weekend

The last long weekend of summer means that OPP will be out trying to keep our roads and highways safe.

They are out with some reminders that bear repeating.

They are: Drive Safe - aggressive driving habits such as speeding, or unsafe passing can lead to a tragedy.

They also ...

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School improvements highlighted at CDSBEO board meeting

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School improvements highlighted at CDSBEO board meeting

Over the course of the last 12 months, the CDSBEO Plant and Maintenance Department has completed a number of upgrades within schools and board facilities.

Manager of Plant and Maintenance, Roger Cauley, presented an overview of the projects which have been completed in Board facilities, including over 5,000 work orders ...

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CDSBEO Director of Education Gartland set to retire in January

August 30, 2017 by
CDSBEO Director of Education Gartland set to retire in January

Director of Education for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, Bill Gartland (pictured), has announced his retirement from the Board.

He will leave the Board effective January 2018.

Gartland has served as teacher and administrator in Catholic education for the past 32 years. He has held the position of ...

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Rocky Ramp Phase II dominates Perth Council

August 30, 2017 by
Rocky Ramp Phase II dominates Perth Council

The second phase of the Rocky Ramp project on the Tay River dominated the August 29th Perth council meeting.

Residents with properties adjacent to the first and second rocky ramps were invited to hear a presentation by Matrix Solutions engineers, to ask questions and express concerns.

Steve Braun, senior water ...

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In Focus – Tues August 29, 2017 – Lanark County Warden Bill Dobson

August 29, 2017 by
In Focus – Tues August 29, 2017 – Lanark County Warden Bill Dobson

Bob welcomes Lanark County Warden Bill Dobson for his impressions on the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference that took place recently in Ottawa, and for an update on a busy summer for Lanark County.

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