June 2018

Special Olympics Torch Run to make stops in Perth, Carelton Place, and Merrickville today

June 7, 2018 by
Special Olympics Torch Run to make stops in Perth, Carelton Place, and Merrickville today

The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will hit the streets of Perth, Carleton Place and Merrickville today.

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics and this region has seen tremendous growth and successes in providing sports and other programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities. The Law Enforcement ...

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RVCA plants 275,000 seedlings in the spring of ’18

June 7, 2018 by
RVCA plants 275,000 seedlings in the spring of ’18

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is pleased to report that 275,000 healthy native tree seedlings have been planted in the Rideau Valley this spring. These young trees add to the total as RVCA and its planting partners strive to plant a total of 6.5 million trees by 2020.

Tree planting ...

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Lanark County to host information sessions for municipal election candidates, or those considering a run

June 7, 2018 by
Lanark County to host information sessions for municipal election candidates, or those considering a run

Have you filed your nomination papers or are you considering running in the 2018 municipal election this fall?

Find out what you need to know at an upcoming candidate information session.

Lanark County municipalities (including the Town of Smiths Falls) are hosting two free information sessions for potential candidates. These ...

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Highlights of the June 5, 2018 Council Meeting of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills

June 7, 2018 by
Highlights of the June 5, 2018 Council Meeting of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills

The following are highlights of the June 5, 2018 Council Meeting as submitted by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills

Council heard from members of the public during a Public Meeting regarding a zoning amendment application for the proposed development of 36 Main Street East. The majority of the comments received from ...

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In Focus – Wed June 6, 2018 – Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month

June 6, 2018 by
In Focus – Wed June 6, 2018 – Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month

Rob Riendeau of the Humm and Jeff Mills of Mills Community Support talk about Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month and the funding received for cycle education.

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Smiths Falls Police Report

June 6, 2018 by
Smiths Falls Police Report

The following was submitted by the Smiths Falls Police Service

Male turns himself into police for outstanding warrant

On Thursday May 24, 2018 at approximately 9:13 a.m., a 28 year old male from Smiths Falls turned himself into police for an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The warrant was issued ...

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Smiths Falls approves site for memorial to Afghanistan Veterans

June 6, 2018 by
Smiths Falls approves site for memorial to Afghanistan Veterans

Smiths Falls Council has finally, approved a home for the LAV III monument to Afghan Veterans.

“This LAV III project, we’ve been working on for over a year and I think our Afghanistan vets deserve it,” said Branch 95 president Jim Jenkins.

The Legion had approached council in September 2017, ...

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UCDSB recognizes excellence at 2018 Celebration Night

June 6, 2018 by
UCDSB recognizes excellence at 2018 Celebration Night

The Upper Canada District School Board recognized excellence in members of its staff and volunteers on Monday during the 2018 Celebration Night awards ceremony.

Held at North Grenville District High School, the night recognized recipients of the Upper Canada District School Board Service Excellence Award, Volunteer of the Year Award, ...

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In Focus – Tues June 5, 2018 – Smiths Falls Police Constable Aaron Thompkins

June 5, 2018 by
In Focus – Tues June 5, 2018 – Smiths Falls Police Constable Aaron Thompkins

Our monthly visit with Smiths Falls Police Constable Aaron Thompkins will focus on this weekend’s Special Olympics Torch run, a social media session, and summer initiatives by the service.

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Libertarian Party proposes sweeping changes in Ontario – Candidate in LFK Gebhardt says voting for him is really a vote for yourself

June 5, 2018 by
Libertarian Party proposes sweeping changes in Ontario – Candidate in LFK Gebhardt says voting for him is really a vote for yourself

Libertarian Candidate for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Steve Gebhardt wants voters in the riding to know that they don’t have to vote for any of the main parties this election.

He says his party offers a viable alternative that works for the people. If elected, he says members of the party work for ...

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