Author Archives: Bob Perreault

Update – More lock stations opened along Rideau Canal

July 26, 2017 by
Update – More lock stations opened along Rideau Canal

Parks Canada has re-opened Brass Point Swing Bridge and the Poonamalie and Beveridges lock stations for navigation.

This is in addition to Ottawa, Narrows, and Newboro lock stations which have remained open.

Increased levels of precipitation which resulted in high flows and water levels had forced a temporary closure of ...

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Lanark County among group seeking input on local economic development plan

July 25, 2017 by
Lanark County among group seeking input on local economic development plan

Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation, Lanark County and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs are leading an economic development strategic planning process for the county and are seeking input from stakeholders.

This county-wide partnership initiative is driven by all municipalities in Lanark County and economic development ...

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Construction to being on new Waste-Water treatment plant in Westport today

July 24, 2017 by
Construction to being on new Waste-Water treatment plant in Westport today

Construction on the long-waited and hoped for waste water treatment plant in Westport begins today (Monday).

Mayor Robin Jones (pictured) took to her blog to update her citizens saying the tender was awarded to Selectra Construction Ltd, who will be using Hadovic Construction as its sub-contractor.

The build is expected ...

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Carleton Place offers update on Lake Ave. reconstruction

July 19, 2017 by
Carleton Place offers update on Lake Ave. reconstruction

The following is an update on the ongoing reconstruction of Lake Ave. in Carelton Place:

Work is progressing well in the intersection of Lake Avenue and Bridge Street and will reopen by the end of this week

Lake Avenue East will remain closed from Bridge Street to Argyle Street for ...

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Winners of the Great Tay Duck Race announced

July 18, 2017 by
Winners of the Great Tay Duck Race announced

The following was submitted by YAK Youth Services.

HERE THEY ARE... THE WINNERS OF YAK's 2017 GREAT TAY DUCK RACE!!!

First Place and winner of $500 was Duck #769 - Trained by John Huntjens of Ottawa (pictured) Second Place - Duck # 781 - Linda Rodier of Orleans Third Place - ...

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Flood Watch issued by MVCA

July 12, 2017 by
Flood Watch issued by MVCA

The following notice has been issued by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority:

Mississippi Valley Conservation is issuing a FLOOD WATCH for Little Marble Lake and Dalhousie Lake. As a result of the continuous rainfall   and with additional rainfall in the forecast, water levels are expected to reach above normal spring ...

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Effort to bring LAV 3 Monument for Afghan Vets to Smiths Falls gaining steam

July 12, 2017 by
Effort to bring LAV 3 Monument for Afghan Vets to Smiths Falls gaining steam

An effort is now underway to bring a memorial to the town of Smiths Falls recognizing the efforts of local soldiers who served in Afghanistan.

The Smiths Falls Legion says the monument is a memorial to local vets and says the choice of the Light Armored Vehicle, also known as ...

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Beach, splashpad open, all water restrictions lifted in Smiths Falls

July 6, 2017 by
Beach, splashpad open, all water restrictions lifted in Smiths Falls

The town of Smiths Falls has announced that all restrictions on the town's drinking water system have now been lifted.

The beach and splashpad have re-opened as well.

A statement from the town says, "Due to a minor incident yesterday the Town shut down operations at the Water Treatment Plant ...

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UPDATE – Smiths Falls issues precautionary measures after fire near water intake

July 5, 2017 by
UPDATE – Smiths Falls issues precautionary measures after fire near water intake

The following information was release by the Town of Smiths Falls on July 5th at 6:45 pm. We will provide updates when available.

Media Release # 2

Short Term Restrictions – Drinking Water System

Earlier today, the Town of Smiths Falls shut down operations at the Water Treatment Plant in ...

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Sunday’s Ecumenical Service in Perth moved to Crystal Palace

July 2, 2017 by
Sunday’s Ecumenical Service in Perth moved to Crystal Palace

We have received the following notice from Fr. Brian McNally and wish to let the community know. 

The weather forecast is still calling for possible thunderstorms for the late afternoon today, so in view of safety, the use of a sound system, etc we have made a decision to hold ...

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