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FLOOD WARNING update from Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

May 9, 2017 by
FLOOD WARNING update from Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

The following is from the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority:

The FLOOD WARNING issued by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) on May 7, 2017 remains in effect for the Mississippi Valley watershed.

“Water levels have peaked in some areas and flows are beginning to drop. Levels on Dalhousie Lake appear ...

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Smiths Falls’ Bailey Andison named female athlete of the year at Denver University

May 9, 2017 by
Smiths Falls’ Bailey Andison named female athlete of the year at Denver University

Two-time women’s swimming All-American Bailey Andison of Smiths Falls took home the Female Athlete of the Year honors as her school, Denver University hosted its Annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet last night.

Bailey earned All-America honors for the second-consecutive year at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Summit League Women’s ...

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OPP issues warnings and tips to stay safe in flood zones

May 9, 2017 by
OPP issues warnings and tips to stay safe in flood zones

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing to caution residents that water levels are significantly high and continue to increase.

The following safety tips are provided to Leeds residents and property owners to take any preventative action and avoid any undue risk.

  • Avoid disaster areas. Your presence might ...
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Lanark County OPP responded to more than 400 calls last week

May 9, 2017 by
Lanark County OPP responded to more than 400 calls last week

The following is the weekly report from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Between Monday 1st May 2017 and Monday 8th may 2017  officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 412 calls for service. 

The calls included:

Motor Vehicle Collisions: Total.  19.         Including  5  Car ...

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Police investigate attempted bank robbery in Almonte

May 9, 2017 by
Police investigate attempted bank robbery in Almonte

The OPP reports the Royal Bank in Almonte was the scene of an an attempted robbery Monday morning.

They report their preliminary examination shows a male, wearing a disguise to conceal his face, entered the bank, assaulted a bank employee and then fled the scene on foot without obtaining any ...

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Message from the Town of Perth concerning potential flooding

May 6, 2017 by
Message from the Town of Perth concerning potential flooding

The following message is from the Town of Perth:

A widespread weather system is forecast to drop a two-day total of 35 to 70 millimeters of rain on Eastern Ontario. Levels on all lakes, rivers, and stream can be expected to increase until late Sunday or Monday.

The public is ...

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Local politicians set to host property rights symposium

May 4, 2017 by
Local politicians set to host property rights symposium

If you have ever wondered what your property rights are, you will have the opportunity to find out May 23rd when Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark and MP Gord Brown are co-hosting a Property Rights Symposium.

The meeting is open to the public and will provide the opportunity for both politicians to ...

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MP Brown introduces border boating bill

May 4, 2017 by
MP Brown introduces border boating bill

Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown has introduced a bill that would allow boaters who are merely transiting through Canadian waters with no intention to stop, to do so without reporting to Canadian Customs.

Brown said it is a bill Senator Bob Runciman recently shepherded through the Senate.

Part of the bill ...

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DNE man faces drug charges

May 4, 2017 by
DNE man faces drug charges

The OPP have charged a 32 year-old Drummond North Elmsley man with several offenses after he eluded them on Saturday afternoon.

Lanark OPP reports that at about 2:30 Saturday afternoon they tried to stop a Dodge pick-up truck, traveling south on Rogers Road in Perth.

The vehicle eventually stopped at ...

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PTSD Plan introduced for first-responders in Carleton Place

May 3, 2017 by
PTSD Plan introduced for first-responders in Carleton Place

At the Carleton Place council meeting held May 2nd, 2017, Director of Protective Services Les Reynolds introduced a new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) prevention plan.

The plan was created by Carleton Place Ocean wave Fire Company and seven other first-responder departments within Lanark County.

Reynolds said the plan trains first-responders ...

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