July 2018

Level 1 minor drought conditions reached in Mississippi Valley Watershed

July 20, 2018 by
Level 1 minor drought conditions reached in Mississippi Valley Watershed

The following was issued by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority:

LEVEL 1 “MINOR” Drought Condition in Mississippi Valley Watershed

July 19, 2018 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED—This statement is to advise that present conditions in the Mississippi River watershed are now at the threshold for Level 1 Minor  Drought status under the ...

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In Focus – Thurs July 19, 2018 – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s Naomi Giuliano

July 19, 2018 by
In Focus – Thurs July 19, 2018 – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s Naomi Giuliano

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s Naomi Giuliano shares information about how our physical environment can affect our overall health.

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Smiths Falls Police Report

July 19, 2018 by
Smiths Falls Police Report

The following was submitted by the Smiths Falls Police Service

Male arrested for uttering threats

On Wednesday July 11th, 2018 at approximately 1:33 p.m., police located and arrested a 53 year old male suspect of Smiths Falls for uttering threats and criminal harassment against his ex-common law partner. Investigation revealed ...

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With nomination deadline looming, Smiths Falls has but one running for Mayor, while other major centres see races develop

July 19, 2018 by
With nomination deadline looming, Smiths Falls has but one running for Mayor, while other major centres see races develop

Nominations for municipal election will be accepted at municipal offices for another 8 days – the deadline is next Friday, July 27th.

So far, Smiths Falls has a lone name on the ballot.

Joe Gallipeau who is completing his first term as a town councillor wants to fill the Mayor’s ...

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Meeting called by concerned residents in Lanark Highlands of fire dept. firings

July 19, 2018 by
Meeting called by concerned residents in Lanark Highlands of fire dept. firings

Some residents in Lanark village want two long-time firefighters re-instated after they recently were let go from the local fire service.

A meeting has been set for Timber Run golf club on July 23rd at 7:30, for residents to show support for Ron Closs and Jeff Rothwell.

Organizers plan to ...

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In Focus – Wed July 18, 2018 – World-renowned Cave Diver and Photographer: Jill Heinerth

July 18, 2018 by
In Focus – Wed July 18, 2018 – World-renowned Cave Diver and Photographer: Jill Heinerth

Jill Heinerth, world-renowned Cave Diver and Photographer, shares her passion for underwater exploration of our planet.

 

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Update – Combined locks in Smiths Falls re-opened

July 18, 2018 by
Update – Combined locks in Smiths Falls re-opened

Emergency repairs at the combined locks in Smiths Falls are now complete and the Locks are now up and running again.

Parks Canada thanks all affected by the shutdown for their understanding and cooperation during the closure.

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Truck carrying freezies catches fire on 401

July 18, 2018 by
Truck carrying freezies catches fire on 401

OPP in Leeds County are continuing an investigation into a transport fire on eastbound Highway 401.

On July 18, 2018 at about 1:15 AM, officers of the Leeds County OPP detachment attended a transport fire on Highway 401, west of Brockville in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township.

The truck which was transporting 'freezies' ...

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Smiths Falls skateboard park officially name in honour of former Chief Larry Hardy

July 18, 2018 by
Smiths Falls skateboard park officially name in honour of former Chief Larry Hardy

The weather was perfect for the unveiling of the newly named skateboard park in Smiths Falls on Tuesday, July 17th.

The Chief Larry Hardy Memorial Skateboard Park was dedicated yesterday afternoon as the late chief’s family, and friends looked on.

They were joined by Town Staff, Members of Council, the ...

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OPP investigate alleged drunk driver stopped by concerned citizen

July 18, 2018 by
OPP investigate alleged drunk driver stopped by concerned citizen

Officers of the Rideau Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing an investigation involving an impaired driver.

Last Saturday, the OPP were advised by a concerned citizen of a driving concern on County Road 42, east of Newboro in Rideau Lakes.

Investigation revealed that the suspect driver was ...

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