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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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Children’s Mental Health week declared in Smiths Falls

May 3, 2017 by
Children’s Mental Health week declared in Smiths Falls

Mayor Shawn Pankow has proclaimed this as "Children’s Mental Health Week" in the Town of Smiths Falls and is encouraging all to care for their mental health and share the message that help is available, if it’s needed.

The goal of Children’s Mental Health Week is to increase understanding of ...

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Lanark County passes construction zone speed limit by-law

May 3, 2017 by
Lanark County passes construction zone speed limit by-law

Lanark County has passed a by-law that sees reduced speed limits within county construction zones.

It is being put in place as a preventive measure to protect the safety and well-being of workers and motorists.

Terry McCann, director of public works, explained there have been occurrences in the county and ...

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Solar light to be installed in Carleton Place neighbourhood

May 3, 2017 by
Solar light to be installed in Carleton Place neighbourhood

At last night’s Carleton Place council meeting, council approved the $3,500 purchase of a solar light from BDA Lighting Group to light the dark area along Stonewater Bay - a new residential community on the East side of McNeely Avenue.

The array will light the street for five hours after ...

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Good news for Carleton Place drinking water

May 3, 2017 by
Good news for Carleton Place drinking water

The Town of Carleton Place said it received a proud 100% on its February drinking water inspection report at this week's council meeting.

The primary focus of the inspection is to make sure the town’s drinking water system complies with provincial legislation.

The drinking water inspection took place February 16 ...

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