March 2018

County looking into communications issues for Mississippi Mills fire dept.

March 15, 2018 by
County looking into communications issues for Mississippi Mills fire dept.

Members of Lanark County’s Corporate Services Committee have directed county staff to gather more information on fire service reception issues in the Mississippi Mills area and to work together with the service provider and fire chiefs to make recommendations on how to fix the problem.

Last night, Councillors heard from ...

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In Focus: Wednesday, March 14, 2018- Rob Probert

March 14, 2018 by

In the first of a three-part series, Rob Probert, President of the Roy Brown Society, talks about the famous 1st World War pilot and why Carleton Place was known as the nursery of the Air Force.

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Carleton Place misses out on LED funding

March 14, 2018 by
Carleton Place misses out on LED funding

The town of Carleton Place has been informed that it will not be receiving provincial funding for its ongoing project to replace its streetlights with more energy efficient LED lights.

Earlier this year, the town submitted an application to the Ontario Government’s Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge Fund to have them ...

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Carleton Place signs on with new Integrity Commissioner

March 14, 2018 by
Carleton Place signs on with new Integrity Commissioner

The town of Carleton Place has decided not to renew its contract with integrity commissioner Robert Swayze.

The decision to provide Swayze with a 30 day notice for termination of his services was made during Tuesday night’s council meeting, where Council also decided to appoint law firm Cunningham, Swan, Carty, ...

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Smiths Falls water update

March 13, 2018 by
Smiths Falls water update

Water Restrictions – Drinking Water System

To: All Residents/Businesses of the Town of Smiths Falls

On March 12th, the Town experienced a major water main break on one of the three water mains which supply drinking water across the Rideau River.

This feeder main has been taken out of service ...

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In Focus – Tues March 13, 2018 – OPP March Break Distracted Drivers Blitz: Dave Bird

March 13, 2018 by
In Focus – Tues March 13, 2018 – OPP March Break Distracted Drivers Blitz: Dave Bird

The OPP’s Dave Bird joins us to talk about the force’s March Break distracted drivers blitz.

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2018 Lanark County Festivals & Events guide released

March 13, 2018 by
2018 Lanark County Festivals & Events guide released

Lanark County’s Tourism Department, in partnership with the municipalities of Beckwith, Carleton Place, Drummond/North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands, Mississippi Mills, Montague, Perth, Tay Valley and Smiths Falls, is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Lanark County Festivals & Events guide.

The compilation of the Festivals & Events guide is ...

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Lanark County OPP Report

March 13, 2018 by
Lanark County OPP Report

The following was submitted by the Lanark County Detachment of the OPP

Between Monday March 5, 2018 and Monday March 12, 2018 officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 351 calls for service.

The calls included:

33 Motor Vehicle Collisions including:

Car / Deer             4

Car / ...

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Smiths Falls CAO Morris helps AMO reach cannabis deal with Province

March 13, 2018 by
Smiths Falls CAO Morris helps AMO reach cannabis deal with Province

The Province and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) have reached an agreement on funding ahead of the legalization of marijuana.

Smiths Falls CAO Malcolm Morris was at the negotiating table for the AMO.

For now the Province has agreed to share $40 million of the excise tax they ...

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Investigation into intimidation allegations against MPP Hillier closed

March 13, 2018 by
Investigation into intimidation allegations against MPP Hillier closed

An investigation into allegations of intimidation against local MPP Randy Hillier has been closed.

The Ottawa Sun reports that the Ontario PC Party closed its investigation into a complaint from a prospective Tory nominee over alleged events that she said took place at the PC party convention in March of ...

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