March 2018

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority watershed conditions statement – Water Safety

March 29, 2018 by
Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority watershed conditions statement – Water Safety

Submitted by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

As temperatures begin to climb and with rain in the forecast, flows and levels across the Mississippi River watershed are expected to increase.

No significant flooding is anticipated at this time. However, Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) reminds the public to exercise extreme ...

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MPP Steve Clark reacts to Ontario Budget

March 29, 2018 by
MPP Steve Clark reacts to Ontario Budget

The following is the reaction of Steve Clark, Member of Provincial Parliament, to the Ontario budget tabled by the governing Liberal Party on March 28th. 

LIBERALS DROWN ONTARIO IN DEBT IN DESPERATE BID TO CLING TO POWER BUDGET’S EMPTY PROMISES CAN’T ERASE 15 YEAR RECORD OF FAILURE

A desperate attempt ...

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Smiths Falls to support effort to streamline, speed up Environmental Assessments

March 29, 2018 by
Smiths Falls to support effort to streamline, speed up Environmental Assessments

The Ontario Good Roads Association is asking municipalities for support to help speed up Municipal Class Environmental Assessments and the process of reviews.

Working with the Municipal Engineers Association and Civil Construction Alliance, Good Roads has drafted a resolution asking for reforms to the EA process.

As it stands, the ...

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Carleton Place to seek funding help to pave portion of OVRT

March 29, 2018 by
Carleton Place to seek funding help to pave portion of OVRT

Carleton Place town council will support a formal request to Lanark County Council to authorize the paving of a portion of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT) between Carleton Place and Almonte.

The municipality of Mississippi Mills is a partner in the project, which will see a section of the OVRT ...

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New wedding rules for Carleton Place civil services will open up options for couples

March 29, 2018 by
New wedding rules for Carleton Place civil services will open up options for couples

People looking to get married by town staff in Carleton Place won’t have to make the trip to Town Hall for much longer.

During Tuesday’s Policy Review Committee, Carleton Place Town Council agreed to allow wedding officiation outside of regular business hours.

Since 2005, Carleton Place’s town Clerk has been ...

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Back to the drawing board: Almonte bypass for OVRT deemed unsafe

March 29, 2018 by
Back to the drawing board: Almonte bypass for OVRT deemed unsafe

A proposed bypass of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT) around Almonte has been scrapped due to safety concerns.

The bypass would have taken ATVs around the town rather than right through it.

Last night at Lanark County’s Economic Development Committee, Warden John Fenik announced that despite approval from Mississippi ...

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In Focus – Wed March 28, 2018 – Mary Cook

March 28, 2018 by
In Focus – Wed March 28, 2018 – Mary Cook

Mary Cook joins Lynda to once again regale us with stories of growing up in Lanark County.

Listen to the interview.

 

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Carleton Place hires firm for Environmental Assessment of Central Bridge

March 28, 2018 by
Carleton Place hires firm for Environmental Assessment of Central Bridge

The Central Bridge in Carleton Place will soon undergo an environmental assessment, following the denial of provincial funding for its replacement.

After reaching out to six different engineering consultants, the town received three proposals for the assessment and chose to go with RV Anderson.

RV Anderson’s winning bid, of $255,000 ...

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Town looking forward to local redevelopment of building in Smiths Falls

March 28, 2018 by
Town looking forward to local redevelopment of building in Smiths Falls

The tired, old building at 73 Elmsley Street North in Smiths Falls is getting a new lease on life, thanks to a face-lift and some upgrades.

The town's Planning Department recommended that Council approve the owner’s site plan agreement to allow the redevelopment at the corner of Daniel and Elmsley ...

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MPP Clark: Progress being made on installation of video tech at Brockville Courthouse

March 28, 2018 by
MPP Clark: Progress being made on installation of video tech at Brockville Courthouse

Four months after he first raised the issue in Question Period, Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark welcomed a signal the province is ready to press fast forward on installing video technology at the Brockville Court House.

“I’m pleased the government finally recognizes the ability to hold remand hearings by video is ...

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