September 2017

In Focus – Fri September 29, 2017 – The OPP’s Dave Bird: Fall Initiatives

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In Focus – Fri September 29, 2017 – The OPP’s Dave Bird: Fall Initiatives

The OPP’s Dave Bird is with us for his monthly visit to discuss the Fall initiatives of the force in Lanark County.

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Free lockage boosts Canal traffic despite torrential rain, high water levels

September 29, 2017 by
Free lockage boosts Canal traffic despite torrential rain, high water levels

Parks Canada’s free lockage on the Rideau Canal corridor this year provided a boost for traffic on the system, despite a late start and an unprecedented closure.

Overall boat traffic was up about 10 percent across the system – just over 58,000 vessels passed through, compared to 52,500 last year.

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Groundwork for ambitious seniors’ development on Gore St. in Perth being laid

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Groundwork for ambitious seniors’ development on Gore St. in Perth being laid

Perth council passed a zoning amendment by-law to accommodate an ambitious new development at 240 Gore Street East.

The proposed development will include a seniors care facility, a retirement home, a seniors apartment building as well as accessory buildings for recreation and services including a pharmacy and medical offices.

The ...

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Strike date set in College labour dispute

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Strike date set in College labour dispute

Faculty at Ontario’s public colleges will be in a legal position to strike in just over two weeks.

OPSEU has confirmed October 15 at 12:01 a.m. as the time a legal strike or lockout could begin.  The date was issued by a conciliator after college faculty requested a “no-board” report ...

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Enbridge Gas provides smoke/carbon monoxide alarms for Perth as part of Project Zero

September 29, 2017 by
Enbridge Gas provides smoke/carbon monoxide alarms for Perth as part of Project Zero

Enbridge Gas Distribution, the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council, and Perth Fire Services are partnering to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero.

Perth Fire Services received 120 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Project Zero – a public education campaign that ...

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In Focus – Thurs September 28, 2017 – Perth Mayor John Fenik

September 28, 2017 by
In Focus – Thurs September 28, 2017 – Perth Mayor John Fenik

Perth Mayor John Fenik joins us with an update on Town Happenings as we move into Fall.

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Ottawa Senators Hockey returns to Lake 88!

September 28, 2017 by
Ottawa Senators Hockey returns to Lake 88!

Lake 88 is your source for Ottawa Senators Hockey in the Rideau Lakes region!

The regular season opens on October 5th when the Sens host Washington and you will be able to hear that game here on Lake 88 as we are proud to bring you all the action for ...

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UCDSB to take part in Orange Shirt Day to remember Residential Schools’ dark legacy

September 28, 2017 by
UCDSB to take part in Orange Shirt Day to remember Residential Schools’ dark legacy

The Upper Canada District School Board is marking Orange Shirt Day tomorrow.

Staff and students at schools and workplaces across the Board are encouraged to wear an orange shirt or other attire to remember those who suffered under Canada’s residential school system and to mark the need for reconciliation and ...

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OPP share tips for secure shut down of your cottage

September 28, 2017 by
OPP share tips for secure shut down of your cottage

The following notice is from the Leeds County OPP. 

Now is the time when most property owners consider the closure and winterizing of their cottages for the season.

Cottages and seasonal homes are most vulnerable to thieves from the week following Thanksgiving to the weeks prior to Victoria Day, especially if ...

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Smiths Falls to examine parking issues in downtown core

September 28, 2017 by
Smiths Falls to examine parking issues in downtown core

It’s easy to park in downtown Smiths Falls if you’re shopping or only stopping for a short time, but if you live downtown, parking can be a challenge that’s not likely to see a quick solution.

It may be a while before people who live downtown see a solution to ...

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