October 2017

Canopy enters partnership with makers of Corona beer

October 31, 2017 by
Canopy enters partnership with makers of Corona beer

Smiths Falls-based Canopy Growth announced it has agreed to enter into a strategic relationship with the leading total beverage alcohol supplier in the United, Constellation Brands.

Constellation is a leading international producer and marketer of a fast-growing, high-performing portfolio of beer, wine and spirits brands. As part of the strategic relationship, ...

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Annual Business Awards of Excellence recognizes Carleton Place and district standouts

October 31, 2017 by
Annual Business Awards of Excellence recognizes Carleton Place and district standouts

The Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce is celebrating winners from its recent 5th Annual Business Awards of Excellence.

In a release, the organization said, "One night is certainly not enough to celebrate and acknowledge all of our outstanding local businesses and business owners and we cannot say thank ...

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OPP has tips for all for a safe Halloween

October 31, 2017 by
OPP has tips for all for a safe Halloween

With Halloween fast approaching, the Ontario Provincial Police are reminding parents and motorists to focus on the safety of children who are out Trick or Treating. Officers will be out in full force promoting safety for all this evening.

Motorists

  • Watch for children darting out from between parked cars.
  • ...

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority: Minor Flooding of Low-Lying Areas the Result of Heavy Rains

October 31, 2017 by
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority: Minor Flooding of Low-Lying Areas the Result of Heavy Rains

The following was submitted by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority on Monday, October 30th, 2017

Rainfall over the last three days from 70 to 100 millimetres has caused water levels typically seen in the spring in the Rideau watershed.

Flows rose dramatically from what they were going into the weekend ...

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Spartan Football season ends on a down note

October 31, 2017 by
Spartan Football season ends on a down note

The following was submitted by St. John Catholic High School, in Perth:

The Spartans ended their football season Monday with a 27-2 loss to Almonte at Beckwith Park.  It was a day where the weather conditions wreaked havoc with the playing conditions for both teams.

Although the rain let up, ...

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UPDATED – Time-of-use price periods for electricity users changing November 1

October 30, 2017 by
UPDATED – Time-of-use price periods for electricity users changing November 1

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is reminding households and small businesses that as of November 1, 2017, the time-of-use (TOU) price periods are changing, as is the threshold for residential customers that are paying tiered prices. TOU prices will not be changing.

The table below shows the winter Regulated Price ...

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Heavy Rainfall expected to cause problems in Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Watershed

October 30, 2017 by
Heavy Rainfall expected to cause problems in Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Watershed

The follow statement was released by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

Heavy rain forecast is expected to cause elevated water levels throughout the Rideau River watershed.

With very little rain through September and October, flows on the Rideau system had fallen below the long term average for the time of ...

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Trick or Treaters invited to stop by Perth Town Hall after school on Halloween

October 30, 2017 by
Trick or Treaters invited to stop by Perth Town Hall after school on Halloween

The Mayor and Councillors of the Town of Perth are eerily excited for Halloween this year! In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Councillors will be giving out 150 treats to children on their way home from school on  Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 before they head out to join in Halloween ...

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UCDSB Trustees visit local schools for Local Government Week

October 30, 2017 by
UCDSB Trustees visit local schools for Local Government Week

Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Trustees acknowledged Local Government Week recently during presentations at area schools.

Trustees Bill MacPherson (pictured at right), Caroll Carkner, John McAllister and Donald Cram spoke to UCDSB students about the importance of their role to public education.

They discussed responsibilities such as setting Board ...

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6:15 AM – Rainfall Warning remains in effect

October 30, 2017 by
6:15 AM – Rainfall Warning remains in effect

From Environment Canada - 5:16 AM EDT Monday 30 October 2017 Rainfall warning in effect for:

  • Smiths Falls - Perth - Eastern Lanark County

Rain, at times heavy, continues.

Rain will continue through the morning with total rainfall amounts of 75 to 100 mm expected by this afternoon. ...

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