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United Counties of Leeds-Grenville pass budget with 2% rate increase

February 24, 2017 by
United Counties of Leeds-Grenville pass budget with 2% rate increase

Leeds-Grenville Counties Council voted to increase the 2017 tax rate by 2% while passing the 2017 budget at the Council meeting Thursday.

Leeds and Grenville ratepayers could see a small increase or decrease in their taxes depending upon the 2017 phase-in value of their assessments.

The United Counties will ...

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Man in arrested in Smiths Falls after string of incidents

February 24, 2017 by
Man in arrested in Smiths Falls after string of incidents

Smiths Falls Police say they got a call just after 1pm last Saturday about a suspected impaired driver driving into the Town of Smiths Falls.

Police say their investigation found the 36 year old man attended a residence in Smiths Falls and engaged in a verbal argument with its two ...

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Smiths Falls man charged after vehicle crashes into home

February 24, 2017 by
Smiths Falls man charged after vehicle crashes into home

Smiths Falls Police report that last Sunday at about 2 in the morning they were called to a Brockville Street home in response to a report of a motor vehicle crashing into a residence.

Police found a 44 year old male driver had actually driven his motor vehicle into his ...

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More Canada 150 funding heads to Carleton Place

February 24, 2017 by
More Canada 150 funding heads to Carleton Place

Carleton Place is will get up to $105,600 to upgrade the HVAC system at the Carambeck Community Centre, as well as close to $10,000 to expand the municipal docks in the downtown core and install marker buoys on the Mississippi River.

The money is coming through intake two of the ...

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RVCA says unusually warm temperatures will reduce snowcover

February 24, 2017 by
RVCA says unusually warm temperatures will reduce snowcover

The following is a statement released by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. 

Unseasonable temperatures can be expected to cause the existing snowcover in the Rideau watershed to be significantly reduced on the weekend. Flooding of lowest lying areas along streams could occur.

Forecast temperatures well above normal for the time ...

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PDCI Junior Boys celebrate EOSSA basketball championship

February 23, 2017 by
PDCI Junior Boys celebrate EOSSA basketball championship

 

The PDCI Jr. Boys basketball team hosted the Eastern Ontario single A basketball championships on Wednesday, February 23rd.

PDCI went in to the tournament seeded first out of the six regional championship teams that qualified.

PDCI qualified by winning the Lanark County Championship last week over Smiths Falls.

 

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Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority watershed statement

February 23, 2017 by
Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority watershed statement

With above seasonal daytime temperatures and several millimetres of rain forecasted over the next five days, the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA)  is advising residents to use extreme caution if venturing onto rivers and lakes as ice conditions could be unstable. Please note that MVCA does not monitor ice conditions.

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New parking restrictions coming to Carleton Place

February 23, 2017 by
New parking restrictions coming to Carleton Place

The Town of Carleton Place certainly wasn’t spared from all the snow that fell earlier this month.

The town says that due to the size of the resulting snowbanks which are impeding both snow removal operations and the safe passage of emergency vehicles, they have had to make some parking ...

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Perth Police Services Board, Lanark OPP welcome guest speaker on local implications of human trafficking

February 23, 2017 by
Perth Police Services Board, Lanark OPP welcome guest speaker on local implications of human trafficking

The Perth Police Services Board and Lanark County OPP are jointly hosting special guest speaker Simone Bell in Perth on March 6 to raise awareness about human trafficking and its local implications.

“Human trafficking does not require the crossing of borders or any movement of persons,” explains Lanark County OPP ...

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Smiths Falls Fire Dispatch grows again

February 23, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Fire Dispatch grows again

Lake 88 reported a few weeks back about a plan to expand the fire dispatch services offered by the Smiths Falls Fire Department to more municipalities – expanding on an existing program that has brought in money for the department and the town.

Earlier this week Smiths Falls Council approved ...

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