July 2018

In Focus – Fri July 13, 2018 – YAK: Be in the Band Program

July 13, 2018 by
In Focus – Fri July 13, 2018 – YAK: Be in the Band Program

We get an update from YAK and their Be in the Band program which performs this weekend at the Stewart Park Festival.

 

 

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OPP Conduct Operation Safe Trucking

July 13, 2018 by
OPP Conduct Operation Safe Trucking

As the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) gears up for its Operation Safe Trucking campaign, it is dismayed at fatal transport truck collisions being up in all but two of the OPP's six regions, with its North East Region marking the highest increase this year at 800 per cent.

The OPP ...

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Bronwyn Funston receives Tay Valley History Scholarship

July 13, 2018 by
Bronwyn Funston receives Tay Valley History Scholarship

On June 27, Reeve Keith Kerr presented the Tay Valley History Scholarship to Bronwyn Funston at the graduation ceremonies at the Perth and District Collegiate Institute. Bronwyn received a cheque in the amount of $1,000 and a copy of the legacy book At Home in Tay Valley.

This scholarship is ...

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Child Advocacy Centre coming to Lanark County

July 13, 2018 by
Child Advocacy Centre coming to Lanark County

Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth, in partnership with Family & Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville (FCSLLG), The Lanark Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Lanark County Situation Table, Victim Services Lanark County (VSLC), Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) and Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital announce a plan ...

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Rideau Lakes Fire Chief says fire ban in effect

July 13, 2018 by
Rideau Lakes Fire Chief says fire ban in effect

Rideau Lakes is the latest community to issue a fire ban, though theirs is a little more lenient than others that have banned burning of all kinds at all times of day.

Fire Chief Steve Fournier said in a release: Due to extremely dry conditions the Township of Rideau Lakes has ...

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PEP Seniors Therapeutic Centre (Perth Enrichment Program for Older Adults) opens Senior Day Program in Smiths Falls.

July 13, 2018 by
PEP Seniors Therapeutic Centre (Perth Enrichment Program for Older Adults) opens Senior Day Program in Smiths Falls.

PEP Seniors Therapeutic Centre (Perth Enrichment Program for Older Adults) is pleased to announce that they will be offering a Thursday Senior Day Program in Smiths Falls.

The successful PEP Senior Day Program has been offered in Perth for over four years. PEP has continued to grow to meet the ...

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United Church in Merrickville sees new life serving double duty

July 12, 2018 by
United Church in Merrickville sees new life serving double duty

The United Church in Merrickville if fighting for its life.  The venerable old building located at the corner of St. Lawrence and Main Street, overlooking the canal came dangerously close to closing this year.  An aging and dwindling congregation could no longer support the upkeep.  That’s where Mark Sine stepped ...

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Carleton Place reminds residents of Lawn Watering By-Law

July 12, 2018 by
Carleton Place reminds residents of Lawn Watering By-Law

On July 1th, 2018, the town of Carleton Place issued the following notice regarding outside water consumption:

The Public Works and By-law Enforcement Departments are kindly requesting that residents reduce outdoor water consumption until further notice. The lack of precipitation has resulted in a substantial increase on demand for water from our ...

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In Focus – Wed July 11, 2018 – Julie Cable: Lyme Disease Support

July 11, 2018 by
In Focus – Wed July 11, 2018 – Julie Cable: Lyme Disease Support

Julie Cable speaks with Lynda about her experience with Lyme Disease, since her diagnosis two years ago.  She has started a Support Group which meets this evening at 6pm at the Perth Library. For more information, contact Julie at juliecable12@gmail.com or Lanark Fights Lyme at 613 264 8677.

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Full burn/fire ban in effect for Lanark County and neighbouring municipalities

July 11, 2018 by
Full burn/fire ban in effect for Lanark County and neighbouring municipalities

Perth’s Fire Chief, Trevor Choffe says a full fire ban is now in place for all Lanark County.

There had been a partial ban in effect for the county, but the new ban means that absolutely no burning of any sort is permitted.

The dry conditions and lack of precipitation ...

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