July 2018

Progress on Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail

July 6, 2018 by
Progress on Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail

Planned construction on the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail (OVRT) for 2018 has begun and residents will soon start to see progress and work completed.

In particular, two bridges in the Almonte ward will be getting a facelift this summer.

After listening to residents regarding the design of the bridge and ...

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Perth hosting annual Little League Tourney this weekend

July 6, 2018 by
Perth hosting annual Little League Tourney this weekend

The Perth and District Little League is hosting the annual Del Harper Memorial Baseball Tournament this weekend at Conlon Farm.  Sixteen teams from across Ontario will compete in the ‘Major’ (under 12) and ‘Minor’ (under 10) categories.

The action starts Friday night at 6pm as the Perth Majors taking on ...

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Dobson, Team Canada earns silver at World Ball Hockey Championship

July 6, 2018 by
Dobson, Team Canada earns silver at World Ball Hockey Championship

Bradley Dobson, goaltender for the Smiths Falls Bears, is home after participating in the Under 20 World Ball Hockey Tournament in Prague, Czech Republic.

He was one of 2 goaltenders for Team Canada.

The team won 5 out of 6 games at the tournament, losing 4-3 to the Czech Republic ...

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OPP in Leeds County take one into custody after standoff in Lyndhurst

July 5, 2018 by
OPP in Leeds County take one into custody after standoff in Lyndhurst

The OPP in Leeds County report that Wednesday morning at about 7:00 AM they responded to a call of a barricaded male in a residence near Lyndhurst on Hickory Lane in Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township.

Members with the assistance of the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), Tactics and ...

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Low water conditions to continue with ongoing heatwave

July 5, 2018 by
Low water conditions to continue with ongoing heatwave

Submitted by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority: Due to hot, dry weather, flows in rivers and streams have been slowly dropping over the past month, leading to below average conditions throughout in the watershed for this time of year. Most of the upper lakes in the watershed are at or ...

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Merrickville-Wolford hires new CAO/Clerk/Economic Development Director

July 5, 2018 by
Merrickville-Wolford hires new CAO/Clerk/Economic Development Director

The Village of Merrickville-Wolford has announced that Douglas J. Robertson has accepted the position of CAO/Clerk/Economic Development Director and will commence employment on July 5, 2018.

In a release the village states that Robertson has an MBA From Wilfred Laurier University and is currently pursuing the Municipal Administration program and ...

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In Focus: Wed., July 4, 2018- Mary Vandenhoff, Chad Clifford

July 4, 2018 by

Lynda speaks to Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust's Mary Vandenhoff and Chad Clifford about bio-acoustic monitoring and how it's used in order to better understand habitat diversity and ecological changes over time.

 

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Workplace investigation leads to Merrickville Wolford CAO’s resignation – public left in the dark

July 4, 2018 by
Workplace investigation leads to Merrickville Wolford CAO’s resignation – public left in the dark

A very short press release announcing the resignation of John Regan CAO in Merrickville –Wolford was the only information the media and the public were given after a four-month workplace investigation.

Regan had joined the municipality in September of 2016.  On May 21, 2018 he had resigned.  He had been ...

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In Focus – Tues July 3, 2018 – Local Author Tim Wynne-Jones

July 4, 2018 by
In Focus – Tues July 3, 2018 – Local Author Tim Wynne-Jones

Local Author Tim Wynne-Jones joins us to talk about his new book The Ruinous Sweep.

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Carleton Place residents urged to donate blood to honour local cancer patient

July 4, 2018 by
Carleton Place residents urged to donate blood to honour local cancer patient

The July 12th 2018 Carleton Place Blood Donor Clinic will be held In Honour of Kristine Maclaren who is fighting cancer.

In May of 2017, Kristine Maclaren was diagnosed with a leiomyo sarcoma - a rare form of cancer originating from smooth muscle.  In June 2017, she underwent a round ...

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