November 2017

Smiths Falls ordered to refund taxes to RioCan after mall value lowered

November 21, 2017 by
Smiths Falls ordered to refund taxes to RioCan after mall value lowered

Smiths Falls council are understandably upset at an Assessment Review Board decision that’s going to cost the town nearly a million dollars in a rebate to RioCan, the former owners of County Fair Mall.   The decision will also significantly drop the town’s commercial tax revenues in the coming years.

“The ...

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PSFDH earns “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing” after on-site survey

November 21, 2017 by
PSFDH earns “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing” after on-site survey

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) has announced it has achieved “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing”, the highest level of excellence award, based on a recent on-site survey by Accreditation Canada.

Accreditation Canada’s survey, conducted every four years, is a thorough review of all areas and departments of PSFDH ...

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Arnprior man facing firearms offenses in Carleton Place

November 21, 2017 by
Arnprior man facing firearms offenses in Carleton Place

An Arnprior man has been charged with firearms and driving offenses after an incident in Carleton Place.

Lanark County OPP report that at 1:47am last Friday morning, they responded to reports of a man with a shotgun in the parking lot of licensed premises on Bell Street in the Town ...

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Water main work on Queen St. in Smiths Falls

November 21, 2017 by
Water main work on Queen St. in Smiths Falls

Drivers in Smiths Falls take note: Queen St will be reduced to one lane between Old Sly’s Rd. and Hershey Drive for a water main repair this morning.

Work will be starting at 7:30.

The town says that traffic control measures will be in place and the road will re-open ...

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Planned power outage for parts of Mississippi Mills and Ramsay today

November 21, 2017 by
Planned power outage for parts of Mississippi Mills and Ramsay today

There’s another scheduled power outage in our listening area.

This one will see more than 700 customers lose electricity in Ramsay and Mississippi Mills this morning from 9:30 until 11:00.

Hydro One says they have notified all customers affected by the outage. They do so via automated phone messages.

A ...

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Saturday morning single vehicle collision has Smiths Falls driver airlifted to hospital

November 20, 2017 by
Saturday morning single vehicle collision has Smiths Falls driver airlifted to hospital

A single vehicle collision on highway 29 has sent a Smiths Falls driver to hospital.

Leeds OPP are continuing an investigation into the collision that occurred in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township.

It happened Saturday, at about 6:20 A.M., when OPP were advised of a collision that had occurred on County Road 29 ...

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Smiths Falls resident Carol Anne Knapp seeking provincial NDP nomination in LFL&A

November 20, 2017 by
Smiths Falls resident Carol Anne Knapp seeking provincial NDP nomination in LFL&A

Smiths Falls resident Carol Anne Knapp has announced that she is seeking the nomination for the NDP in the provincial riding of Lanark-Frontenac, Kingston.

Knapp tells Lake 88 that she’s running as a voice for the poor which, as she says, “Isn't the usual demographic that candidates court as a ...

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Classic Theatre Festival Wins Prestigious Best Design Award for Mystery Thriller

November 20, 2017 by
Classic Theatre Festival Wins Prestigious Best Design Award for Mystery Thriller

At a National Arts Centre gathering last week in Ottawa, the Classic Theatre Festival's Roger Schultz was honoured with a Best Set Design award for his work on the professional Perth theatre's production of the mystery thriller I’ll Be Back Before Midnight.

"It could just as easily have been any of ...

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Perth and Lanark help to Build a Mountain of Food

November 20, 2017 by
Perth and Lanark help to Build a Mountain of Food

The people of Perth and Lanark Highlands braved the weather Saturday to help their local food banks.

Week 2 of the 2017 Hinton Auto Group Build a Mountain of Food campaign in Lanark and Perth was a big success.

In Lanark, 1,530 lbs of food was collected, and $1,855.00 donated ...

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Algonquin students to resume classes Tuesday, Nov. 21

November 20, 2017 by
Algonquin students to resume classes Tuesday, Nov. 21

Teachers, Councillors, and Librarians are joining other staff in Ontario’s colleges today as back-to-work legislation was passed yesterday forcing 12,000 faculty back to work.

Students get back to class tomorrow. Algonquin College, including its campus in Perth, has made changes to the rest of the school year to make sure ...

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