June 2018

Perth Councillor Riq Turner will not seek Mayor’s Chair or re-election to council

June 20, 2018 by
Perth Councillor Riq Turner will not seek Mayor’s Chair or re-election to council

The Mayor’s race in Perth so far includes Deputy Mayor John Gemmel and Councillor Jim Boldt who have both filed their papers to run for the position.

Current Mayor John Fenik is expected to make an announcement on his future soon.

But Councillor Riq Turner made his intentions clear yesterday. ...

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In Focus – Tues June 19, 2018 – Debra Pretty-Straathof, a Director of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture

June 19, 2018 by
In Focus – Tues June 19, 2018 – Debra Pretty-Straathof, a Director of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Debra Pretty-Straathof, a Director of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture joins us to talk about the current state of farming in a world where international trade is in question.

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Updated – Levy proposed to make up local hospitals’ equipment funding shortfall

June 19, 2018 by
Updated – Levy proposed to make up local hospitals’ equipment funding shortfall

Residents across the region could be looking at a new municipal tax levy in the coming years, as Rural hospitals are facing a serious funding challenge. As a result they are looking for ways to achieve sustainable funding for their capital equipment needs.

“We’re always trying to catch up with equipment that ...

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Suspicious fire takes down silo in Ashton Station

June 19, 2018 by
Suspicious fire takes down silo in Ashton Station

No one was hurt in a fire Monday at an abandoned agricultural facility in Ashton Station that sent enough smoke into the air that it could be seen from Carleton Place.

Firefighters were called to the area just before 6 o’clock yesterday morning.

The Ocean Wave Fire Company and Beckwith Fire ...

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Police warn of stopping suddenly on roadways for animals and debris after father and son hurt in collision

June 19, 2018 by
Police warn of stopping suddenly on roadways for animals and debris after father and son hurt in collision

The OPP in Frontenac is warning about making sudden stops for animals after a father and son were injured in a single vehicle collision – sparked by someone stopping for a family of ducks.

It happened Monday morning on Highway 401 eastbound in Kingston.

A white vehicle came to a ...

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In Focus – Mon June 18, 2018 – Le Boat

June 18, 2018 by
In Focus – Mon June 18, 2018 – Le Boat

Brian Perkin hops aboard one of the 16 new ‘Le Boat’ canal cruisers stationed in Smiths Falls for a tour with Le Boat’s North American Marketing Manager Lisa McLean.

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Smiths Falls Crime Stoppers Press Release

June 18, 2018 by
Smiths Falls Crime Stoppers Press Release

Submitted by Smiths Falls Crime Stoppers

Mischief to parked vehicle

Sometime between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday June 7, 2018 an unknown suspect(s) caused damage to a parked vehicle on John Street, Smiths Falls. The vehicle had its rear window smashed out as a result.  Let’s put a ...

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Le Boat happy to be a part of our region, and to provide local employment

June 18, 2018 by
Le Boat happy to be a part of our region, and to provide local employment

Le Boat, the European cruise boat operator that has set up shop in Smiths Falls, reports that its inaugural cruising season on the Rideau Canal is now 70% sold out.  The company has 16 vessels operating out of the new docks beside Victoria Park, with its offices in a newly ...

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Smiths Falls Police Report

June 18, 2018 by
Smiths Falls Police Report

The following was submitted by the Smiths Falls Police Service

Female arrested for outstanding warrant

On Friday June 8th, 2018 at approximately 8:44 a.m., police were called to attend a residence on Main Street West for a report of an unwanted person. Police attended and investigation revealed that a 22 ...

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In Focus – Friday June 15, 2018 – Planet Youth Lanark

June 15, 2018 by
In Focus – Friday June 15, 2018 – Planet Youth Lanark

Brian Turner, Brenda McDonald-Rowe and Kevin Cloutier join us to discuss the Planet Youth Lanark, an effort to reduce drug use among youth in Lanark through community building efforts.

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