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Barrett to represent Conservatives in Federal Byelection for LGTIRL

August 13, 2018 by
Barrett to represent Conservatives in Federal Byelection for LGTIRL

Michael Barrett from Edwardsburg/Cardinal is the new candidate for the Federal PCs in the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands, as their riding association came together in Brockville to pick the successor to the late Gord Brown on Saturday.

After the election Barrett took to his Facebook page to thank his supporters ...

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Perth topping up Community Improvement Plan after interest remains strong

August 10, 2018 by
Perth topping up Community Improvement Plan after interest remains strong

The town’s Community Improvement Program has been so successful that staff are recommending a budget deviation to drop another $10,000 into the grant.

The 2018 budget allocated $25,000 to the CIP, and has already allocated $20,316 and given a conditional approval for another $5,000 grant, depleting the program.

There was ...

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Allan Street Condo project in Carleton Place remains up in the air

August 10, 2018 by
Allan Street Condo project in Carleton Place remains up in the air

The fate of a proposed condominium on Allan Street in Carleton Place is up in the air after the town failed to reach a decision on Tuesday night.

Plans for a new 4-storey, 33-unit condominium in Carleton Place are on hold after the town was unable to either grant or ...

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OPP dealt with a deadly August long-weekend on the roads

August 10, 2018 by
OPP dealt with a deadly August long-weekend on the roads

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with a tragic Civic Day Long Weekend with two children among the six people who died on OPP-patrolled roads.

The weekend marked the highest number of fatal road incidents since the 2011 August long weekend.

A three-year-old girl died after being struck by a pick-up truck in Lambton ...

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Cross-walk reorganization in Smiths Falls as new St. Francis school set to open in Sept.

August 9, 2018 by
Cross-walk reorganization in Smiths Falls as new St. Francis school set to open in Sept.

With the closure of St. James School on Catherine Street in Smiths Falls and the opening of the new St. Francis De Sales School on Ross Street, Town Council has just passed a motion that will shift crossing guard locations around town.

The town provides crossing guards at five locations ...

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New owners mix up coaching staff with the Bears, stay the course with the Rideaus

August 9, 2018 by
New owners mix up coaching staff with the Bears, stay the course with the Rideaus

The new owners of the CCHL Tier 1 Smiths Falls Bears and Tier 2 Westport Rideaus, Ottawa brothers Nicholas and Joshua Filoso, have already made some major changes ahead of the upcoming season.

Joshua Filoso just finished his CCHL playing career last year as Captain of the Tier 1 Ottawa ...

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Smiths Falls bears sold to Filoso brothers of Ottawa

August 8, 2018 by
Smiths Falls bears sold to Filoso brothers of Ottawa

There are new owners for two local junior hockey teams.

The CCHL Tier 1 Smiths Falls Bears and Tier 2 Westport Rideaus have been sold to Nicholas and Joshua Filoso of Ottawa.

As the new owners, the Filoso brothers say they look forward to developing new players and creating an ...

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Updated – Fatal collision on Hwy 15 claims life of Smiths Falls Woman

August 7, 2018 by
Updated – Fatal collision on Hwy 15 claims life of Smiths Falls Woman

The OPP have identified the victim in this morning’s fatal collision in Rideau Lakes as 29 year-old Monica Chant of Smiths Falls.

This morning at about 3:45 AM O.P.P officers from the Rideau Lakes Detachment responded to a collision on Highway 15, just north of Portland in Rideau Lakes Township.

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Southbound lanes on Beckwith St. bridge closed until 5pm Tuesday

August 7, 2018 by
Southbound lanes on Beckwith St. bridge closed until 5pm Tuesday

The Town of Smiths Falls reports that the Beckwith Street Bridge southbound lanes will be closed today until 5 pm.

The town reports that the one day lane closure will be required to allow the Town’s Contractor to safely remove bridge components with the use of an overhead crane.

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6:20 AM – Hydro outages left in wake of overnight storms

August 7, 2018 by
6:20 AM – Hydro outages left in wake of overnight storms

As of 6:00 am, Tuesday August 7th.

There are a number of power outages across southern and eastern Ontario, likely due to last night’s unstable weather.

That includes some in our listening area:

On the south shore of Upper Rideau Lake, residents can expect power to be out until ...

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