August 2018

Sidewalk interruptions in Perth as new crosswalks are installed

August 14, 2018 by
Sidewalk interruptions in Perth as new crosswalks are installed

Perth is investing in two pedestrian crosswalks on Gore Street to improve public safety.

These ones will replace the courtesy crosswalks currently in place with lighted infrastructure.

The installations will involve short-term interruptions of the sidewalks and parking.

Those using sidewalks are asked to abide by the safety devices in ...

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Smiths Falls looks to make Beckwith St. construction process as painless as possible

August 14, 2018 by
Smiths Falls looks to make Beckwith St. construction process as painless as possible

The reconstruction of Beckwith Street in Smiths Falls is going to cause some traffic disruptions.

That is not in dispute.

But how the town will manage those disruptions for residents and the business that will be directly impacted is something that is still being worked out.

Director of Public Works ...

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Missing man’s obituary appears online

August 14, 2018 by
Missing man’s obituary appears online

The obituary for a man who went missing in Rideau Lakes has been posted online.

OPP officers in Rideau Lakes said last week that they had found a man who had gone missing on Saturday August 4th, but did not release any details on his condition.

He was identified as ...

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Westport dealing with high number of waterfront weeds

August 14, 2018 by
Westport dealing with high number of waterfront weeds

Like many other waterfront communities, Westport is dealing with a surge in weeds this year.

Mayor Robin Jones says that staff at the village’s harbour have been spending hours every day raking the weeds and pulling them out of the water.

She says that most days at least 20 garbage ...

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In Focus – Mon August 13, 2018 – Conservative Party of Canada Candidate in Leeds Grenville – Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes, Michael Barrett.

August 13, 2018 by
In Focus – Mon August 13, 2018 – Conservative Party of Canada Candidate in Leeds Grenville – Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes, Michael Barrett.

We are joined by the new candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in Leeds Grenville – Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes, Michael Barrett.

 

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Smiths Falls Canopy Growth to look into using products to treat animal anxiety

August 13, 2018 by
Smiths Falls Canopy Growth to look into using products to treat animal anxiety

Canopy Growth Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary, Canopy Health Innovations Inc. has announced approval has been received from the Veterinary Drug Directorate of Health Canada to research the effectiveness of cannabidiol ("CBD") to treat anxiety in certain animals.

The research will be conducted by Canopy Animal Health ("CAH"), a ...

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Barrett to represent Conservatives in Federal Byelection for LGTIRL

August 13, 2018 by
Barrett to represent Conservatives in Federal Byelection for LGTIRL

Michael Barrett from Edwardsburg/Cardinal is the new candidate for the Federal PCs in the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands, as their riding association came together in Brockville to pick the successor to the late Gord Brown on Saturday.

After the election Barrett took to his Facebook page to thank his supporters ...

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In Focus – Fri August 10, 2018 – Health Services: A Local & Regional Perspective

August 10, 2018 by
In Focus – Fri August 10, 2018 – Health Services: A Local & Regional Perspective

Tom Foulkes joins us to talk about our health services from a local and regional perspective. Tom is former patient at the Ottawa Heart Institute and long-time supporter of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.

 

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Group wants to form citizen-led panel to become stewards of Perth’s Stewart Park

August 10, 2018 by
Group wants to form citizen-led panel to become stewards of Perth’s Stewart Park

A group of Perth residents are concerned over what they call a lack of long term planning for Stewart Park.

The group went to the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday to ask council members to consider formally recognizing a citizen led panel of stewards for what they describe as ...

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Perth topping up Community Improvement Plan after interest remains strong

August 10, 2018 by
Perth topping up Community Improvement Plan after interest remains strong

The town’s Community Improvement Program has been so successful that staff are recommending a budget deviation to drop another $10,000 into the grant.

The 2018 budget allocated $25,000 to the CIP, and has already allocated $20,316 and given a conditional approval for another $5,000 grant, depleting the program.

There was ...

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