November 2017

BMO Financial Group donates $40,000 to Almonte General Hospital

November 30, 2017 by
BMO Financial Group donates $40,000 to Almonte General Hospital

BMO Financial Group announced a $40,000 donation to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation in support of the "Put Yourself in the Picture" campaign. The $4 million campaign has allowed the Hospital to purchase two new digital ultrasound machines, a new digital X-ray suite and a new portable digital ...

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Work set to begin at Black Rapids and Lower Nicholsons Wharves

November 30, 2017 by
Work set to begin at Black Rapids and Lower Nicholsons Wharves

In December 2017, Parks Canada will begin work on the replacement of the Black Rapids and Lower Nicholsons Wharves. These projects are expected to be completed in spring 2018.

Sites like Black Rapids and Lower Nicholsons are popular locations for Canadians and other visitors to stop and enjoy the natural ...

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Special project launched by classes at SFDCI to help young CHEO patient

November 30, 2017 by
Special project launched by classes at SFDCI to help young CHEO patient

Students at Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute are raising funds for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Pediatric Intensive Care (CHEO PIC) Unit.

Grade 12 students in two of teacher Breanna Bedor’s English classes are running the Project KITES (Kids in Tough and Extraordinary Situations) program, a fundraising and ...

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Phase two of Perth’s Rocky Ramp nearing completion

November 30, 2017 by
Phase two of Perth’s Rocky Ramp nearing completion

Phase two of the Rocky Ramp is almost complete.  The larger ramp, located where Haggart Damn used to be is on track for completion by the end of the week.

“Staff made great strides in the last week, and are hoping to see the completion of the ramp by Friday,” ...

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Setback for HVAC work at Carambeck Community Centre in Carleton Place

November 30, 2017 by
Setback for HVAC work at Carambeck Community Centre in Carleton Place

The upcoming upgrade to the HVAC system at Carambeck Community Centre in Carleton Place is experiencing a setback due to the contractor being unable to honour an outdated price quote.

The Policy Review committee of Carleton Place met on Tuesday night to discuss what to do about the necessary upgrades.

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In Focus – Wed November 29, 2017 – Smiths Falls Police Service: Aaron Tompkins

November 29, 2017 by
In Focus – Wed November 29, 2017 – Smiths Falls Police Service: Aaron Tompkins

We speak with Aaron Tompkins from the Smiths Falls Police Service about another local initiative being launched, and preparations being made by the force for the holiday season.

Listen to the interview.

 

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Sens look to snap streak as they head to Montreal

November 29, 2017 by

The Ottawa Senators are in Montreal where they hope to snap their six-game losing streak as they take on the Montreal Canadians.

The Canadians are suddenly hot with Carey Price back in between the pipes, while new Senator Matt Duchene finally scored his first goal with his new team last ...

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Kettle Drive welcomes Algonquin Police Foundations students and Lanark County OPP

November 29, 2017 by
Kettle Drive welcomes Algonquin Police Foundations students and Lanark County OPP

The annual Salvation Army Kettle Drive continues across our listening area and today will welcome some special guests to help with the campaign.

The Perth Algonquin College Campus Police Foundation Students and members of the Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police will be tending to the kettles today from 10 until ...

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Lanark County Police Report

November 29, 2017 by
Lanark County Police Report

Between Monday November 20th and Monday November 27th, officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 391 calls for service.

The calls included:

60 Motor Vehicle Collisions including:

  • Car / Deer - 24
  • Parking Lots - 5
  • Single Motor Vehicle off Road ("In Ditch") - ...
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Annual Food Report issued – one third of Food Bank users are kids

November 29, 2017 by
Annual Food Report issued – one third of Food Bank users are kids

As annual food drives continue across our listening area, here is some information to consider.

The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) recently released its 2017 Hunger Report which reveals that 499,415 individuals – one third of them children – turned to a food bank last year alone. The report ...

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