December 2017

Special All About the House episodes to mark 20 years since the Ice Storm hit eastern Ontario

December 29, 2017 by
Special All About the House episodes to mark 20 years since the Ice Storm hit eastern Ontario

For the next two Saturday mornings on ‘All About The House’, we’ll take a special look back at the ‘Ice Storm of 1998’.

It’s been 20 years, since that January storm blanketed Eastern Ontario, Quebec, the Maritimes and the Northern U.S.

The heavy ice brought down trees, hydro lines and ...

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Still time to take the plunge in Perth on New Year’s Day

December 29, 2017 by
Still time to take the plunge in Perth on New Year’s Day

If you’re looking for an interesting way to ring in the New Year, you can always sign up to take part in the annual Perth Polar Bear Plunge.

It goes New Year’s morning at the Legion in Perth and each year a different community organization benefits by the efforts of ...

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Smiths Falls issues warning about frozen plumbing, tips to be prepared

December 29, 2017 by
Smiths Falls issues warning about frozen plumbing, tips to be prepared

Environment Canada has recently issued an Extreme Cold Warning for many parts of Eastern Ontario including our local area. Current forecasts indicate that overnight lows in the -20s will extend through next week and possibly beyond. With the onset of extreme cold weather, property owners should be aware of the ...

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In Focus – Wed December 27, 2017 – Plan B: Melanie Mills

December 28, 2017 by
In Focus – Wed December 27, 2017 – Plan B: Melanie Mills

Lynda's guest, Melanie Mills, founding member of Lanark Highlands community group known as 'Plan B', talks about why the group was formed, past achievements and future goals.

Listen to the interview.

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Provincial Liberal Candidate chosen for new Lanark-Frontenac-Mississippi Mills riding

December 28, 2017 by
Provincial Liberal Candidate chosen for new Lanark-Frontenac-Mississippi Mills riding

The following was submitted by the Ontario Liberal Party:

Mississippi Mills Councillor Amanda Pulker-Mok was nominated this evening as the Ontario Liberal candidate for the new riding of Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston in the upcoming provincial election.

“I am honoured and thrilled to be our Ontario Liberal candidate on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team. I will work hard to advocate ...

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Delays expected at Burrits Rapids Swing Bridge today (Dec. 28)

December 28, 2017 by
Delays expected at Burrits Rapids Swing Bridge today (Dec. 28)

The project to repair and rehabilitate the Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge is underway and area residents can expect to begin seeing additional activity at the site today, December 28th.

There will be intermittent closures during the day as the contractor will be taking measurements of the bridge, its components, and ...

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Lanark County OPP report

December 28, 2017 by
Lanark County OPP report

Between Monday December 18, 2017 and Monday December 25, 2017 officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 390 calls for service.

The calls included:

67 Motor Vehicle Collisions including: 

  • Fatality                1
  • Car / Deer         15
  • Parking Lots         5
  • Single Motor Vehicle off Road ("In Ditch")       27
  • ...

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Smiths Falls’ Brooke Henderson takes Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada’s top female athlete for 2017

December 28, 2017 by
Smiths Falls’ Brooke Henderson takes Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada’s top female athlete for 2017

Smiths Falls native Brooke Henderson has added another impressive line to her resume. After picking up two more LPGA titles this year on the tour, the SFDCI graduate has been named the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award winner for 2017 as Canada's female athlete of the year.

Henderson, who is now 20 years-old, told ...

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Health Unit says stay warm, and careful, during extreme cold weather

December 28, 2017 by
Health Unit says stay warm, and careful, during extreme cold weather

The Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is advising everyone to take the appropriate precautions for the next few days as the extremely cold temperatures are expected to continue.

A release from the Unit states: Cold weather can cause very serious health conditions and even death. Unprotected skin can ...

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Bundle Up! Extreme Cold Warning in effect for Lake 88 listening area

December 28, 2017 by
Bundle Up! Extreme Cold Warning in effect for Lake 88 listening area

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Plevna - Sharbot Lake - Western Lanark County
  • Smiths Falls - Perth - Eastern Lanark County

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Wind chill values of minus 35 or below are occurring this morning.

Wind chills will moderate during ...

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