April 2018

School project means schoolyard chicken coop

April 26, 2018 by
School project means schoolyard chicken coop

5th grade students at J.L. Couroux School in Carleton Place have been granted special permission by the town to raise chickens.

The school is located in an urban residential setting where raising fowl typically wouldn’t be allowed, but it is being permitted as an educational endeavour which could set a ...

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Change in permits in Carleton Place could prove costly for local builders

April 26, 2018 by
Change in permits in Carleton Place could prove costly for local builders

Developers seeking permits in Carleton Place now have fewer options as council voted, 5-2, to initiate an amendment to its development permit bylaw which would remove class 4 permits.

Class 4 Development Permits, known as DP4s, allowed developers to save money by fast tracking ideas which may not quite fit ...

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Site plan agreement reached for 8 Rogers Rd. in Perth despite residents’ opposition

April 26, 2018 by
Site plan agreement reached for 8 Rogers Rd. in Perth despite residents’ opposition

The site plan agreement for a new apartment building at 8 Rogers Rd. in Perth has been approved and unanimously passed by Town Council.

But residents of the neigbourhood, known as Carolina Village, are not happy with the decision.

They say they attended every meeting on the issue but were not able ...

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Dispute over trail use in Smiths Falls

April 26, 2018 by
Dispute over trail use in Smiths Falls

Rideau Lakes ATV Club is seeking approval from Smiths Falls to connect its trails to the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail (OVRT) through the town.

It is the final missing link according to Club President Rick Gilfillen who also pointed out that the town can set hourly and monthly restrictions on ATV use.

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In Focus – Wed April 25, 2018 – Rob Probert: The 100th anniversary of his storied dog fight with The Red Baron of Germany

April 25, 2018 by
In Focus – Wed April 25, 2018 –  Rob Probert: The 100th anniversary of his storied dog fight with The Red Baron of Germany

Lynda wraps up her on-going series with Rob Probert of the Royy Brown Society as they discuss the First World War Fighting Ace in this the year of the 100th anniversary of his storied dog fight with The Red Baron of Germany.

Listen to the interview.

 

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OPP report several Perth homes, vehicles broken into on April 23rd

April 25, 2018 by
OPP report several Perth homes, vehicles broken into on April 23rd

Lanark County OPP say that on the night of April 23rd, a number of resident's garages and vehicles were entered in the Rogers Road area of Perth.

Personal items were taken from the residences, including electronics, cash and credit cards.

The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, along ...

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Update – Charges laid after driver crashed in hydro pole in Perth, cutting power for hundreds, and re-routing traffic for hours

April 25, 2018 by
Update – Charges laid after driver crashed in hydro pole in Perth, cutting power for hundreds, and re-routing traffic for hours

Charges have been laid after a hydro pole was hit by a vehicle in Perth last night, causing a power outage and road closure for hours in the town.

As of 9:15 Wilson Street West was partially open with the OPP letting drivers through at the rail crossing. But CPR ...

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Residents opposed to tiny house project to house homeless youth present their case to Smiths Falls Council

April 25, 2018 by
Residents opposed to tiny house project to house homeless youth present their case to Smiths Falls Council

Earlier this month Cornerstone Landing’s Chair Terrilee Kelford, asked Smiths Falls Council to consider donating a parcel of municipally owned residential land located on Franklin Street to the youth services organization and allow them to build three tiny houses - approximately 312 sq ft - on the lot.

The proposal ...

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Carleton Place to support Interval House second-stage housing project

April 25, 2018 by
Carleton Place to support Interval House second-stage housing project

Lanark County Interval House will be the recipient of $10,000 in funding from the town of Carleton Place.

The funding will go towards the organization’s second stage housing project, which will give women and their children a place to call home while they re-integrate into their communities.

A request for ...

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority watershed conditions statement

April 25, 2018 by
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority watershed conditions statement

Water levels are expected to rise again in the Rideau River watershed as a result of meltwater from the last of the snow, flow from thawing soil and rain forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.

Daytime temperatures are expected to approach 20 degrees over the rest of the week and stay ...

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