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Leeds OPP welcomes new detachment Commander

May 26, 2017 by
Leeds OPP welcomes new detachment Commander

The OPP's Leeds Detachment has a new leader who brings more than two decades of experience to the job.

OPP Regional Commander Chief Superintendent Chris Harkins, announced that Staff Sergeant Mike Francis has been promoted to the rank of Inspector.

Inspector Francis assumes the detachment commander role for Leeds OPP, ...

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More input received on use of new Ottawa Valley Rec Trail

May 26, 2017 by
More input received on use of new Ottawa Valley Rec Trail

Lanark County council continues to hear from different parties involved in the Ottawa Valley Rec Trail.

At this week’s council meeting, Cindy Cassidy of the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance presented the economic and tourism benefits of multi-use trails. Cassidy hopes council will make the Rec Trail multi-use in order to ...

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Lanark County decides no exemption to roadside spraying in Tay Valley

May 26, 2017 by
Lanark County decides no exemption to roadside spraying in Tay Valley

Discussion about roadside herbicide spraying continued at Lanark County council this week.

Council voted against the Corporate Services Committee recommendation to support the request from Tay Valley Township not to spray for wild parsnip on county roads in that township.

Councillor Richard Kidd said if council makes an exception for Tay ...

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Updated – Bridge dedicated to fallen OPP officer from Smiths Falls

May 25, 2017 by
Updated – Bridge dedicated to fallen OPP officer from Smiths Falls

A bridge at Highway 401 and Joyceville Road in Joyceville has been officially dedicated in memory of fallen OPP Detective Constable Robinson, a native of Smiths Falls.

Memorial signs with the officer's name and police service crest have been posted at each side of the Joyceville Road and Hwy 401 ...

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United Way Days of Caring to see Tweed employees help by getting their hands dirty

May 25, 2017 by
United Way Days of Caring to see Tweed employees help by getting their hands dirty

United Way Lanark County says employees from Tweed in Smiths Falls will be participating in one of four scheduled United Way Days of Caring today.

The program sees a team of volunteers from a local business help a United Way Partner with a particular project. It often saves the partner ...

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Lanark OPP provide Road Safety Week results

May 25, 2017 by
Lanark OPP provide Road Safety Week results

Lanark County OPP actively participated in Canada Road Safety Week, which came to an end with the Victoria Day Long Weekend.

The campaign saw local officers involved in community education and road safety promotion in addition to their regular enforcement.

Police have identified four offences as the primary factors leading ...

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Lanark County exploring Integrity Commissioner options

May 25, 2017 by
Lanark County exploring Integrity Commissioner options

Lanark County staff have been directed to prepare a request for proposals for an integrity commissioner that would serve Lanark County and interested local municipalities.

In addition, the Lanark County and Smiths Falls Clerks’ Group will continue to collaborate on updating/drafting a consistent council code of conduct, complaint policy and ...

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Lanark County submits two housing proposals to province

May 25, 2017 by
Lanark County submits two housing proposals to province

Lanark County is submitting an expression of interest to the provincial Ministry of Housing that includes two supportive housing proposals.

The ministry issued the request for expressions of interest for homelessness-focused projects and will be issuing capital and operating funding.

The county issued a request for proposals for the “Home ...

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Carleton Place takes steps to reprimand Mayor

May 25, 2017 by
Carleton Place takes steps to reprimand Mayor

Carleton Place council is just one step closer to reprimanding Mayor Louis Antonakos for a five year old code of conduct breech.

This week Carleton Place council passed a motion to penalize Mayor Louis Antonakos for 90 days of pay at his current rate and will suspend 25 per cent ...

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Procter and Gamble shutting down in Brockville

May 24, 2017 by
Procter and Gamble shutting down in Brockville

Procter and Gamble announced this morning it is shutting its Brockville Plant. Operations could wind down by as early as 2020.

It means 480 jobs for the city and region are going to be lost.

Employees were told of the decision at a meeting at 8 o’clock this morning. A ...

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