August 2017

In Focus: Monday, August 14, 2017- Kate Hallas and Jeff Kohl

August 14, 2017 by

Bob talks to Kate Hallas of the United Way and Jeff Kohl, Executive Director of YAK Youth Centre, about the back to school Lanark County Backpack drive they put on every year with the help of 3M in Perth. Listen to the interview.

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Fatal collision in Tay Valley claims life of local teen

August 14, 2017 by
Fatal collision in Tay Valley claims life of local teen

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, and Technical Traffic Collision Investigators continue to investigate a fatal collision in Tay Valley Township.

Officers were called to the scene at 01:37am yesterday morning at the intersection of Scotch Line Road and Narrows Lock Road.

A Mazda passenger ...

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UPDATE: Missing Carleton Place man located

August 14, 2017 by
UPDATE: Missing Carleton Place man located

The OPP reports that 53 year-old Detlef Dunn of Carleton Place has been located.

The force thanks all who assisted in locating him.

LOCATED: Detlef DUNN has been located. ^cc pic.twitter.com/vdOobqOdYK

— OPPCommunicationsER (@OPP_COMM_ER) August 14, 2017

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Electrical failure blamed in Smiths Falls’ Pearl St. fire

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Electrical failure blamed in Smiths Falls’ Pearl St. fire

An accidental electrical failure is being blamed for April’s fire on Pearl Street in Smiths Falls that destroyed more than 20 apartments.

However the Smiths Falls Fire Department also says the exact cause of the fire is unknown.

Normand Beauchamp told the Smiths Falls Record News that with the extensive ...

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Canal numbers fluctuating like the water levels

August 14, 2017 by
Canal numbers fluctuating like the water levels

It’s was a wet, wet July but traffic is up along the Rideau Canal Corridor for the month when compared to last year.

Traffic slowed when the system had to be closed for more than a week due to high water, but the number of vessels in the system for ...

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Merrickville-Wolford reacts to lock out of Smiths Falls recreational facilities

August 11, 2017 by
Merrickville-Wolford reacts to lock out of Smiths Falls recreational facilities

The Smiths Falls decision to lock out Merrickville-Wolford’s residents because they did not sign onto the recreation cost sharing agreement, isn’t going to change the smaller municipality’s position according to its mayor.

“At this time our position has not changed based on their decision,” wrote Merrickville-Wolford Mayor David Nash in ...

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RVCA says money is available to watershed residents help plant trees

August 11, 2017 by
RVCA says money is available to watershed residents help plant trees

The following notice is from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority:

Money is available to landowners interested in planting trees. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority offers private landowners tree planting programs that help them get technical advice, planting plans and funding for trees.

“We have numerous community-minded partners providing funding to ...

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Smiths Falls Police officers soon to be equipped with Naloxone

August 11, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Police officers soon to be equipped with Naloxone

The Smiths Falls Police Service has announced that all front line officers are being trained in the us of the Naloxone nasal spray to treat overdoses and exposure to potentially fatal Opioid drugs.

With the Opioid crisis spreading across the country, the Smiths Falls Police Service says it is taking this ...

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Local group seeks funding for youth, needs you to fill out key survey

August 11, 2017 by
Local group seeks funding for youth, needs you to fill out key survey

A group of Lanark County organizations is looking for your input on youth in our communities.

The group is submitting a grant to do important work with youth, and in order to turn it into an effective project, they are asking residents, young and old, to fill out an online ...

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In Focus – Thurs August 10, 2017 – the Lanark-Leeds Parkinson Superwalk

August 10, 2017 by
In Focus – Thurs August 10, 2017 – the Lanark-Leeds Parkinson Superwalk

We speak with organizers of the Lanark-Leeds Parkinson Superwalk taking place at Conlon Farm in Perth on September 9th. Proceeds go to research, and increasing services, and advocacy efforts for patients of the disease.

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