September 2018

OPP issue reminder about back to school safety

September 13, 2018 by
OPP issue reminder about back to school safety

Once again it is time for students to head back to school and for motorists to be on the lookout for school buses and students. The OPP in Lanark County would like to remind everyone that school buses are back in full service as of last week.

The public is ...

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In Focus – Wed September 12, 2018 – Housing Issues within Lanark County: Beth Schilling

September 12, 2018 by
In Focus – Wed September 12, 2018 – Housing Issues within Lanark County: Beth Schilling

Beth Schilling, Advocacy & Social Justice Coordinator with The Table Community Food Centre and Pitsulak Vachon discuss current programs, as well as housing issues within Lanark County.

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Detailed design of potential Abbott-Lombard intersection fix in Smiths Falls to be completed

September 12, 2018 by
Detailed design of potential Abbott-Lombard intersection fix in Smiths Falls to be completed

The frustrations of the Lombard/Abbott Street intersection in Smiths Falls are getting a step closer to becoming a thing of the past.

“We’re moving forward with the detailed design of the Lombard/Abbott intersection,” said Troy Dunlop, director of Public Works and Utilities following the Committee of the Whole meeting.

The ...

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Carleton Place approves new code of conduct

September 12, 2018 by
Carleton Place approves new code of conduct

Carleton Place Town Council has approved new codes of conduct to help bring it in line with Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act.

During a meeting of the Policy Review Committee, councillors agreed to update the town’s Council Code of Conduct, it’s Employee Code of Conduct as well as its Council Staff ...

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Natural Homes Open to Public Sunday September 30th in our listening area

September 11, 2018 by
Natural Homes Open to Public Sunday September 30th in our listening area

Submitted by the Ontario Natural Building Coalition

Experience the look and feel of some unique green homes during the popular annual Ontario-wide Natural Homes self-guided Tour, Sunday September 30, 10AM to 4PM, being organized by the Ontario Natural Building Coalition, a grassroots organization dedicated to the promotion of natural building.

In ...

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Stewart out in Mayor’s race in Lanark Highlands

September 11, 2018 by
Stewart out in Mayor’s race in Lanark Highlands

The following is a letter submitted by current Mayor of Lanark Highland Brian Stewart who is withdrawing from the Mayor's Race in Lanark Highlands. 

Withdrawal as Candidate for Mayor

I wish to announce that I am no longer a candidate for the office of the Mayor of Lanark Highlands. In ...

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CDSBEO and UCDSB partner with local public health units to promote community awareness in response to legislation on non-medical cannabis

September 11, 2018 by
CDSBEO and UCDSB partner with local public health units to promote community awareness in response to legislation on non-medical cannabis

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, the Upper Canada District School Board, and area health units will host public information sessions for communities and parents of school-aged children to learn about how community health and schools are approaching cannabis legislation in a safe and responsible way.

Locally, sessions ...

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World Vision and Guinness record holding marathoner makes stop in Perth as World Peace Marathon continues

September 11, 2018 by
World Vision and Guinness record holding marathoner makes stop in Perth as World Peace Marathon continues

On December 25th, 2017 Sri Lanka born Suresch Joachim, who has broken more than 60 Guinness World Records to date, started out on a World Peace Marathon from Bethlehem, Israel in a massive fundraising effort for World Vision.

On Friday September 7th, having completed 3,200 km of the marathon, Joachim ...

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Victim in Sunday motorcycle collision identified

September 10, 2018 by
Victim in Sunday motorcycle collision identified

OPP have released the name of the victim in yesterday’s fatal single-vehicle motorcycle collision near Lanark Highlands.

The woman has been identified as 54 year-old Joanne Ciphery of Renfrew.

Multiple divisions of the OPP continue to investigate the incident on highway 511 north of the intersection with White Lake Road in ...

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Fifth Annual Mississippi Mills River Walk and Run sets participation and funds raised record for Almonte Hospital

September 10, 2018 by
Fifth Annual Mississippi Mills River Walk and Run sets participation and funds raised record for Almonte Hospital

The fifth annual Mississippi Mills River Walk and Run in support of women's health and the Obstetrics program at the Almonte General Hospital took place on Saturday, Sept. 8 with more than 325 walkers, runners and volunteers raising a record $34,646.  The event, which featured three different routes: 3km, 5km ...

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