November 2017

Perth Councillor in favour of sweeping changes in new policing bill

November 29, 2017 by
Perth Councillor in favour of sweeping changes in new policing bill

The Ontario government is introducing a sweeping new policing bill that’s being touted as the most significant reform to policing in a generation.

“The basic purpose is to modernize policing in Ontario, the previous act I think was something like 1979, so there are a lot of changes that have ...

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Former Mayor, Councillor look to honour Former Smiths Falls Police Chief

November 29, 2017 by
Former Mayor, Councillor look to honour Former Smiths Falls Police Chief

The Smiths Falls skateboard park is on track to getting a new name.

The proposal is to name the park the "Larry Hardy Memorial Skateboard Park", to honour former Smiths Falls Police Chief Larry Hardy, who passed away earlier this year.

“I’m in favour of naming the park after Chief ...

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Crime Stoppers Report

November 29, 2017 by
Crime Stoppers Report

Here is this week’s Crime Stoppers report:

Lanark County OPP are looking for your help to identify whoever is responsible for a break and enter at the Dollar World Plus on Wilson Street in Perth.

Sometime overnight November 17-18 a window was broken to gain entry to the store.

If ...

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In Focus – Tues November 28, 2017 – International Education Week

November 28, 2017 by
In Focus – Tues November 28, 2017 – International Education Week

We speak with St. John CHS Principal John Healey and some international students attending the school to mark International Education Week in the province.

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Uncertainty over jobs in Smiths Falls – Many papers produced at local facilities to stop printing

November 28, 2017 by
Uncertainty over jobs in Smiths Falls – Many papers produced at local facilities to stop printing

A massive deal between Postmedia and Torstar on Monday saw the two newspaper giants swap a number of papers, many of which will be shut down.

Postmedia will get 22 weekly community newspapers along with the free daily publications Metro Ottawa and Metro Winnipeg.

Of the community papers, Postmedia says ...

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Vigil Tuesday evening in Perth to mark 5 years since Emma Fillipoff disappeared

November 28, 2017 by
Vigil Tuesday evening in Perth to mark 5 years since Emma Fillipoff disappeared

There will be a number of candlelight vigils tonight to mark the five year anniversary of the disappearance of Perth’s Emma Fillipoff, who went missing from Victoria, B.C.

It was five years to the day that she was last seen by two police officers in Victoria. She seemed out of ...

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Crowds celebrate the season as CP Holiday Train makes annual local stops

November 28, 2017 by
Crowds celebrate the season as CP Holiday Train makes annual local stops

The CP Holiday Train chugged into Smiths Falls shortly before 6:30 last night, and despite frigid temperatures residents were out in force to enjoy the music and the spectacle.

Firefighters, Smiths Falls Police and most of council also turned up.

As Emma Lee took the stage, 11 year-old Smiths Falls ...

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Smiths Falls Council receives 2018 draft budget – no tax increase proposed

November 28, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Council receives 2018 draft budget – no tax increase proposed

On Monday November 27 Smiths Falls council was presented with the first draft of the 2018 budget as prepared by staff.

“We’re not proposing a tax rate increase at this time,” said Janet Koziel, Town Treasurer.

The draft does however propose a water and wastewater hike of two and three ...

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In Focus – Mon November 27, 2017 – Violence in Hospitals

November 27, 2017 by
In Focus – Mon November 27, 2017 – Violence in Hospitals

President of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions and CUPE Michael Hurley and PSW Scott Sharp speak about violence in hospitals and their call for the province to do something about it.

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OPP investigating after Christmas lights taken off two homes

November 27, 2017 by
OPP investigating after Christmas lights taken off two homes

Lanark County OPP are investigating after some Christmas lights were stolen from two homes in Perth.

They report that at 9:35pm and 9:54pm last night, they got two calls to go to homes on Drummond Street East and Sherbrooke Street East.

The callers reported that outside lights and extension cords ...

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