May 2018

Smiths Falls set to host second Pow-Wow

May 30, 2018 by
Smiths Falls set to host second Pow-Wow

Partnering with the town again, Indigenous Studies students from Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute are once again hosting a Pow Wow on Turtle Island on the weekend of June 9 and 10th.   Originally launched last year as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations, the event was singled out for a ...

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Candidates in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston square off in Perth

May 30, 2018 by
Candidates in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston square off in Perth

Tuesday night’s all-candidates meeting at Perth Civitan Hall was for the most part a tame affair, with four of the Lanark Frontenac Kingston candidates addressing a mostly respectful crowd.

Progressive Conservative incumbent Randy Hillier criticized the Liberals for their “wasteful” ways. He distanced himself from PC leader Doug Ford, not mentioning ...

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In Focus – Tues May 29, 2018 – Derek Morley, Green Party Candidate for the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

May 29, 2018 by
In Focus – Tues May 29, 2018 – Derek Morley, Green Party Candidate for the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

We welcome Derek Morley, Green Party Candidate for the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes to discuss what his party could do for the region if he is elected.

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LGTIRL Liberal Candidate Henderson not pulling any punches as campaign winds down

May 29, 2018 by
LGTIRL Liberal Candidate Henderson not pulling any punches as campaign winds down

Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes Liberal Candidate David Henderson says weeks of campaigning has proven the Liberals are the best choice for his riding.

Henderson said the Progressive Conservatives are no longer progressive and their leader Doug Ford has been ridden in a scandal nearly every day of the campaign. ...

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Tweed seeks to make underground land acquisition from Town of Smiths Falls

May 29, 2018 by
Tweed seeks to make underground land acquisition from Town of Smiths Falls

In a curious development Tweed Inc. is asking the town of Smiths Falls for a stratified easement across Hershey Drive.

The Licensed Marijuana producer is looking to purchase a piece of land below the surface of Hershey drive so that they can merge the address of the former chocolate factory ...

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Coming up on In Focus: LGTIRL Green party Candidate Derek Morley

May 29, 2018 by
Coming up on In Focus: LGTIRL Green party Candidate Derek Morley

Today on In Focus, after the News@Noon: We welcome Derek Morley, Green Party Candidate for the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes to discuss what his party could do for the region if he is elected.

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Local PDCI students honoured for their efforts to fight youth homelessness in Lanark County

May 29, 2018 by
Local PDCI students honoured for their efforts to fight youth homelessness in Lanark County

Four youth were honoured at PDCI on Monday by Cornerstone Landing and the Mayor of Perth John Fenik for their efforts to help their peers by raising awareness and funds to help fight youth homelessness in Lanark County.

Mayor Fenik was joined by Cornerstone Landing Board Chair Terrilee Kelford, and ...

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In Focus – Mon May 28, 2018 – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes Liberal Candidate David Henderson

May 28, 2018 by
In Focus – Mon May 28, 2018 – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes Liberal Candidate David Henderson

Our coverage of the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes continues today on In Focus when we welcome Liberal Candidate David Henderson.

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Special ceremony to honour Almonte’s forgotten hero

May 28, 2018 by
Special ceremony to honour Almonte’s forgotten hero

There will be a special dedication of a stone to mark the grave of George Eccles, a native of Almonte who became the first radio telegrapher to die at sea, back in 1909.

On August 26, 1909 Eccles was the radio telegrapher aboard the S.S. Ohio when it hit uncharted ...

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Smiths Falls Police Service release Road Safety Week numbers

May 28, 2018 by
Smiths Falls Police Service release Road Safety Week numbers

The Smiths Falls Police Service is out with its results from Canada’s Road Safety Week which took place from May 15th to 21st.

They laid the following charges in connection to the so-called big four causal factors to deaths on the roads:

  • 3 Impaired Driving Charges
  • 23 Aggressive Driving ...
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