October 2017

Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Highlighted at Canadian Stroke Congress

October 3, 2017 by
Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Highlighted at Canadian Stroke Congress

The following was submitted by the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital:

Members of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital family attended the Canadian Stroke Congress held in Calgary, AB from September 9-11, 2017.  Michele Bellows, Vice President, Patient Care Services/CNE and Crystal Newman showcased the recent results for ...

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Parks Canada to begin final stage of Narrows Lock rehabilitation

October 3, 2017 by
Parks Canada to begin final stage of Narrows Lock rehabilitation

The following is a notice from parks Canada:

On October 19th, 2017, work will begin on the final stage of heritage masonry repairs at Narrows Lock 35 located in the Township of Rideau Lakes. In order to start the repairs, Parks Canada will need to install stop logs in the ...

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Money coming to Smiths Falls for bridges through Connecting Links program

October 3, 2017 by
Money coming to Smiths Falls for bridges through Connecting Links program

On Monday Oct 2, Smiths Falls council passed a by-law authorizing the execution of a funding agreement with the province.  The town has been approved for $1.2 million to complete the rehabilitation of three abutting bridges on Beckwith Street.

Normally the Connecting Links program only funds individual projects, according to ...

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OPP investigate LCBO robbery in Lanark Village

October 3, 2017 by
OPP investigate LCBO robbery in Lanark Village

Lanark county OPP continue their investigation of yesterday’s robbery in the village of Lanark.

It happened yesterday just after noon. Lanark OPP responded to the report of a robbery at the LCBO on Clarence Street.

Preliminary details of the investigation show 2 males entered the store demanding money and are ...

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In Focus – Mon October 2, 2017 – Lanark County Interval House Executive Director, Erin Lee

October 2, 2017 by
In Focus – Mon October 2, 2017 – Lanark County Interval House Executive Director, Erin Lee

Erin Lee, Executive Director of Lanark County Interval House joins us with an update on her organization, new initiatives and upcoming fundraisers for the group which helps women and children escape violence in our communities.

Listen to the interview.

 

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End of 2017 Season Operations on the Rideau Canal coming soon; Lowering of Water Levels across the System

October 2, 2017 by
End of 2017 Season Operations on the Rideau Canal coming soon; Lowering of Water Levels across the System

The following notice is from Parks Canada:

Parks Canada is advising the public that the Rideau Canal’s 24 lockstations located between Ottawa and Kingston will close for the season on October 10, 2017, following the Thanksgiving long weekend.

Parks Canada encourages the public to use caution in and around ...

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Frontenac County Paramedic Services Chief awarded high honour

October 2, 2017 by
Frontenac County Paramedic Services Chief awarded high honour

Frontenac County Paramedic Services Chief Paul Charbonneau (pictured) received the OAPC President’s Award of Excellence at the 2017 Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) Annual Awards Gala held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on September 28, 2017.

This award is given at the discretion of the sitting President to ...

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Play structure taking shape in Westport park

October 2, 2017 by
Play structure taking shape in Westport park

There’s another big change at Lockwood Park in Westport.

The village held a work bee on Saturday that saw one huge hole dug in the ground, 60 cedar long logs, sunny autumn weather and the hard work of 9 amazing volunteers turn an empty spot into the skeleton of a ...

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Investigation continues into group-assault that led to search, lockdowns in Smiths Falls Neighbourhood

October 2, 2017 by
Investigation continues into group-assault that led to search, lockdowns in Smiths Falls Neighbourhood

We still know very little about an incident in Smiths Falls Friday that had at least one school in hold and secure mode while police investigated.

The Smiths Falls Police Service report that around noon on Friday, they responded to a call in the area of Parkland Court.

The call ...

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OPP continue investigation into car that blew past stopped school bus

October 2, 2017 by
OPP continue investigation into car that blew past stopped school bus

The OPP’s investigation into a car passing a stopped school bus with its signal lights flashing continues.

Lanark County OPP are asking anyone with information to come forward.

The investigation was prompted after a resident of highway 43, Mark Lambert, posted video of the car (pictured below) passing the school ...

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