August 2018

In Focus – Fri August 31, 2018 – Smiths Falls native Jared Ruttan: Sons of Scotland Pipes and Drums of Ottawa

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In Focus – Fri August 31, 2018 – Smiths Falls native Jared Ruttan: Sons of Scotland Pipes and Drums of Ottawa

Smiths Falls native Jared Ruttan, who is a member of the Sons of Scotland Pipes and Drums of Ottawa, tells us about his recent trip to Scotland to compete in the World Pipe Band Championships, and to play for the Queen.

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OPP set for blitz targeting inattentive drivers ahead of back to school

August 31, 2018 by
OPP set for blitz targeting inattentive drivers ahead of back to school

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has investigated 5,619 collisions that involved an inattentive driver so far this year. Tragically, 31people lost their lives in the collisions and 1,051 of the incidents left people with injuries.

Inattentive drivers continue to pose a serious threat to road users and are linked to the deaths of 738 people on OPP-patrolled ...

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Smiths Falls debates new code of conduct for Councillors

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Smiths Falls debates new code of conduct for Councillors

On Monday August 27 Smiths Falls Committee of the Whole saw robust debate around an updated council code of conduct.

“Our current code of conduct is 14 years old, is in need of a major refresh and that’s exactly what we did using the expertise of Tony Fleming our newly ...

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Progress being made on Bob’s Lake dam replacement

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Progress being made on Bob’s Lake dam replacement

Parks Canada’s project to replace the Bobs Lake Dam has continued to progress and this week a milestone will be passed with the completion and certification of the temporary coffer dam and the commissioning of a water diversion channel around the construction site. As the certification and commissioning processes are ...

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County of Lanark hires new social services director

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County of Lanark hires new social services director

County of Lanark CAO Kurt Greaves is pleased to announce the appointment of a new social services director to replace current director Nancy Green, who will be retiring effective December 31st, 2018.

Emily Hollington has been employed by the County of Lanark for over ten years.  Most recently employed as ...

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Portland’s Pat Evans named Parkinson SuperWalk National Hero

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Portland’s Pat Evans named Parkinson SuperWalk National Hero

Parkinson Canada has announced that Pat Evans from Portland, Ontario (pictured at right) is this year’s winner of the Parkinson SuperWalk National Hero Contest. The contest celebrates ‘Everyday Heroes’ whose extraordinary hope fuels SuperWalk in communities across Canada. One must be nominated to be considered, and the winner is chosen ...

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In Focus – Thurs August 30, 2018 – Back to School: OPP Constable David Bird

August 30, 2018 by
In Focus – Thurs August 30, 2018 – Back to School: OPP Constable David Bird

OPP Constable David Bird joins us to talk about back to school, with some friendly reminders for drivers and pedestrians as school buses and kids take to the streets next week.

 

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Canal Pursuit for Mental Health relay visits Merrickville

August 30, 2018 by
Canal Pursuit for Mental Health relay visits Merrickville

Now in it’s fourth year Canal Pursuit for Mental Health, which raises awareness for depression, mood disorders and PTSD has taken on a different format.

Instead of founder Clay Williams running the entire distance alone, he is joined by teams of runners each taking on 10km portions of the run ...

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Ron Holman Elected to the 2018 – 2020 AMO Board of Directors

August 30, 2018 by
Ron Holman Elected to the 2018 – 2020 AMO Board of Directors

At the Annual Conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), held in Ottawa August 19 – 22, Ron Holman, Mayor, Township of Rideau Lakes, was elected to the AMO Board of Directors, Rural Caucus.

As a member of the Board, Mayor Holman will help set policy for the ...

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Catholic Student Trustee installed for the 2018-2019 school year

August 30, 2018 by
Catholic Student Trustee installed for the 2018-2019 school year

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is pleased to announce that Michael Fenn, a grade 12 student at St. Mary Catholic High School in Brockville, has been installed as the next Catholic Student Trustee for the CDSBEO. Fenn has assumed the position from Andrew D’Alessio, who served for ...

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