August 2018

Update – Perth council debates remuneration changes before end of term

August 10, 2018 by
Update – Perth council debates remuneration changes before end of term

As the current council’s term draws to a close,  members were presented with a staff report that showed mayor and council remuneration as compared to area municipalities.  The intent was for committee members to direct the striking committee to review current remuneration.

“I feel that I’m compensated adequately, but councilor ...

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Allan Street Condo project in Carleton Place remains up in the air

August 10, 2018 by
Allan Street Condo project in Carleton Place remains up in the air

The fate of a proposed condominium on Allan Street in Carleton Place is up in the air after the town failed to reach a decision on Tuesday night.

Plans for a new 4-storey, 33-unit condominium in Carleton Place are on hold after the town was unable to either grant or ...

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OPP dealt with a deadly August long-weekend on the roads

August 10, 2018 by
OPP dealt with a deadly August long-weekend on the roads

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with a tragic Civic Day Long Weekend with two children among the six people who died on OPP-patrolled roads.

The weekend marked the highest number of fatal road incidents since the 2011 August long weekend.

A three-year-old girl died after being struck by a pick-up truck in Lambton ...

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In Focus – Thurs August 9, 2018 – Theresa Clow: Rabies Clinics

August 9, 2018 by
In Focus – Thurs August 9, 2018 – Theresa Clow: Rabies Clinics

Theresa Clow from the Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Health Unit joins us to talk about the upcoming rabies clinics in our listening area.

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Cross-walk reorganization in Smiths Falls as new St. Francis school set to open in Sept.

August 9, 2018 by
Cross-walk reorganization in Smiths Falls as new St. Francis school set to open in Sept.

With the closure of St. James School on Catherine Street in Smiths Falls and the opening of the new St. Francis De Sales School on Ross Street, Town Council has just passed a motion that will shift crossing guard locations around town.

The town provides crossing guards at five locations ...

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Carleton Place noise barrier set to be replaced

August 9, 2018 by
Carleton Place noise barrier set to be replaced

The noise barrier fence on Johnson Street in Carleton Place is finally going to be replaced.

The fence has deteriorated to the point where some sections are unstable, requiring owners of properties along the fence to support it themselves, and other sections have fully fallen over.

The town is on ...

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Lanark County endorses Community Plan for Safety and Well-being in principal

August 9, 2018 by
Lanark County endorses Community Plan for Safety and Well-being in principal

Lanark County’s community services committee endorsed in principle a far reaching report which benefit all county municipalities in the future at their meeting held Wednesday, August 8th.

Stephanie Gray, coordinator of the project, presented the Community Plan for Safety and Well-being at the committee meeting. Gray says the report, which ...

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New owners mix up coaching staff with the Bears, stay the course with the Rideaus

August 9, 2018 by
New owners mix up coaching staff with the Bears, stay the course with the Rideaus

The new owners of the CCHL Tier 1 Smiths Falls Bears and Tier 2 Westport Rideaus, Ottawa brothers Nicholas and Joshua Filoso, have already made some major changes ahead of the upcoming season.

Joshua Filoso just finished his CCHL playing career last year as Captain of the Tier 1 Ottawa ...

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In Focus – Wed August 8, 2018 – Marilyn Bird, Executive Director of Lanark Transportation Association

August 8, 2018 by
In Focus – Wed August 8, 2018 – Marilyn Bird, Executive Director of Lanark Transportation Association

Marilyn Bird, executive director of Lanark Transportation Association talks about big changes within the organization that will mean more rides for more people in Lanark County.

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Perth Council discusses Remuneration for councillors

August 8, 2018 by
Perth Council discusses Remuneration for councillors

As the current council enters its lame duck phase ahead of the October election,  there are still a few important decisions this council can make.

One such is the question of council remunerations in the town of Perth.

Not everyone was keen to tackle the thorny issue, however Councillor Riq ...

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