January 2018

UPDATED – Cancellations – for January 11th, 2018 – STEO Cancels School Buses

January 11, 2018 by
UPDATED – Cancellations – for January 11th, 2018 – STEO Cancels School Buses

Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario has cancelled all transportation today for schools served by the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and the Upper Canada District School Board.

The cancellations are due to slippery conditions.

Schools remain open.

The cancellation also means that all CROW early years playgroups are ...

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Lanark County well-prepared for Safer Ontario Act thanks to successful Situation Table

January 11, 2018 by
Lanark County well-prepared for Safer Ontario Act thanks to successful Situation Table

Lanark County is in a good position to deal with the proposed provincial Safer Ontario Act, thanks to the Lanark County Situation Table.

The Act, which is in third reading, will require, among other things, that all municipalities prepare and adopt a community safety and wellness plan and identify risk ...

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UCDSB Selects new CFO

January 11, 2018 by
UCDSB Selects new CFO

The Upper Canada District School Board has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer.

Robert Backstrom is an accomplished business services executive who has distinguished himself in a variety of financial leadership and operational roles over the course of his career.

Backstrom has worked in the private sector as an assistant treasurer ...

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In Focus: Wednesday, Jan.10th, 2018- Brian Turner & Brenda MacDonald

January 10, 2018 by

Lynda's guests Brian Turner and Brenda MacDonald-Rowe discuss Lanark County Addictions and Mental Health and Carleton Place's interest in the Icelandic Project. Listen to the interview.

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Crime Stoppers Report

January 10, 2018 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 the theft of metal from a business on Industrial Avenue in Carleton Place.

Sometime between Saturday, Dec. 16th and Saturday, Dec. 23rd several pieces of metal were stolen from ...

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Special Weather Statement in effect – Freezing rain a possibility this evening and tonight

January 10, 2018 by
Special Weather Statement in effect – Freezing rain a possibility this evening and tonight

Environment Canada has issued a Special weather statement for:

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

Some freezing rain is possible late this afternoon and evening across portions of central and eastern Ontario as a warm front approaches the ...

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Changes to Vacancy Tax Rebate Program in Smiths Falls approved

January 10, 2018 by
Changes to Vacancy Tax Rebate Program in Smiths Falls approved

Earlier this year the Province's Ministry of Finance opened the door for municipalities to eliminate or make changes to their Vacancy Tax Rebate Programs.

Following a public consultation in Smiths Falls, staff forwarded the town's proposed changes to the ministry and has recently just received approval to implement the changes.

The program ...

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Lanark County OPP report

January 10, 2018 by
Lanark County OPP report

Between Monday January 1st and Monday January 8th officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 290 calls for service.

Motor Vehicle Collisions.

Total - 45 including:

  • Fatality - 1
  • Car / Deer - 7
  • Parking Lots - 1
  • Single Motor Vehicle off Road ("In ...
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Carleton Place to review winter parking bans

January 10, 2018 by
Carleton Place to review winter parking bans

Abnormal snowfall conditions this winter have the town of Carleton Place rethinking how parking bans are put in place.

Under the current bylaw, an overnight parking ban is initiated along town streets when the weather forecast predicts over seven centimetres of snow.

When overnight forecasts are under the ban threshold, ...

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Carleton Place advances LED streetlight project

January 10, 2018 by
Carleton Place advances LED streetlight project

The town of Carleton Place has entered into the next phase of the rehabilitation of its streetlights.

At a meeting of the Physical Environment Committee, town staff was authorized to enter into a letter of engagement with Realterm energy to begin the process of converting Carleton Place streetlights to more ...

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