January 2018

In Focus – Thurs Jan 18, 2018 – Quit Smoking: Yves DeCoste

January 18, 2018 by
In Focus – Thurs Jan 18, 2018 – Quit Smoking: Yves DeCoste

We welcome Yves DeCoste from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit to talk about the unit’s ongoing campaigns to help people quit smoking.

Listen to the interview.

Continue reading...

Perth-native Elijah Woods new partnership scores win on CTV’s the Launch as they are chosen to record this week’s single

January 18, 2018 by
Perth-native Elijah Woods new partnership scores win on CTV’s the Launch as they are chosen to record this week’s single

Perth-native Elijah Woods was featured on last night’s episode of the Launch, and congratulations are now due.

His new partnership, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, now based out of Ottawa were chosen from among the episode's featured artists to record the new original single "Ain't Easy."

A release from CTV ...

Continue reading...

Perth Ribfest likely on the move to new location

January 18, 2018 by
Perth Ribfest likely on the move to new location

The Perth Ribfest Music Festival might be moving.  The annual event organized by the Rotary Club of Perth will setup in Last Dual Park.

Rotarian Jim Peden, told Perth council on Tuesday Jan 16th, “We’ve successfully operated Ribfest for the past three years attracting about 10,000 people, spending $70,000 in ...

Continue reading...

DNE Residents who once used Smiths Falls Library will now have to pay out-of-town user fees, Perth library remains free to use

January 18, 2018 by
DNE Residents who once used Smiths Falls Library will now have to pay out-of-town user fees, Perth library remains free to use

Residents of Drummond North Elmsley who until recently enjoyed the same Library privileges in Smiths Falls as residents will have to pay the $55 out of town fee effective January 31.

“My biggest concern is for those residents of Drummond North Elmsley who can’t get to Perth because of transportation ...

Continue reading...

Smiths Falls to move ahead with in-town multi-use pathway

January 18, 2018 by
Smiths Falls to move ahead with in-town multi-use pathway

Armed with a Pedestrian Links Plan Smiths Falls has  secured funding to move ahead this summer with the first phase of plan.

“The first stage will be a multi-use paved asphalt pathway alongside the river, essentially from the Beckwith Street Bridge that ultimately would take you into Lower Reach Park ...

Continue reading...

Highlights of the 2018 Mississippi Mills Council Meeting

January 18, 2018 by
Highlights of the 2018 Mississippi Mills Council Meeting

The following are the highlights of the January 16, 2018 Council Meeting for the township of Mississippi Mills. 

Council kicked off 2018 with their first meeting of the New Year on January 16th. During the meeting, Council accepted with regret the resignation of the long-serving Chief Administrative Officer Diane Smithson. ...

Continue reading...

CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights from January 16th, 2018

January 18, 2018 by
CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights from January 16th, 2018

The following are the Board Meeting Highlights as submittted by the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. 

CDSBEO Indigenous Education Update

Ongoing integration of Indigenous Education remains an integral part of our Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement. In order to continue the momentum that has been built in ...

Continue reading...

Carleton Place discusses town’s Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail Management plan

January 17, 2018 by
Carleton Place discusses town’s Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail Management plan

The town of Carleton Place was asked to submit a list of comments to Lanark County Council about their Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail Management plan.

The comments, which were due at the beginning of this week, have been made and were discussed at a meeting of Carleton Place Town Council ...

Continue reading...

Delegation hands petition against parallel parking on Beckwith St. to Smiths Falls Mayor Pankow

January 17, 2018 by
Delegation hands petition against parallel parking on Beckwith St. to Smiths Falls Mayor Pankow

The Beckwith Street Redevelopment Plan is stirring up some strong feelings in Smiths Falls.  On Monday January 18th, council chambers saw nearly 20 residents arrive to support a petition against eliminating angled parking on Beckwith Street.

“We feel as a group that there is no need to change the parking, ...

Continue reading...

Perth dealing with storm water runoff issues

January 17, 2018 by
Perth dealing with storm water runoff issues

The town of Perth has just awarded an engineering design contract to JP2G to design storm water treatment for town runoff at specific locations.

This is a multi-year project funded by all three tiers of government under the Small Communities Fund for improvements to the Tay River.

There are two ...

Continue reading...