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Perth and District Union Public Library seeks input from public on Strategic plan

August 4, 2016 by
Perth and District Union Public Library seeks input from public on Strategic plan

The Perth & District Union Public Library is updating their Strategic Plan and is asking the public to fill out a survey to share ideas and opinions about the library and its services.

The library’s current Strategic Plan finishes this year. Its main objectives are to connect community; bring people ...

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Reminder: Planned power outage today

August 3, 2016 by
Reminder: Planned power outage today

Just a reminder that there will be scheduled power outage this morning.

It will take place from 9:30 until noon and affects 871 customers in Perth, Bastard and South Crosby.

Hydro one says all of its customers impacted by this planned maintenance outage have been contacted.

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OPP report four long-weekend deaths, charges laid in two campaigns against hundreds

August 3, 2016 by
OPP report four long-weekend deaths, charges laid in two campaigns against hundreds

The OPP report that four people died in separate incidents over the long weekend.

One died in a road accident, one was killed in a boating accident, another was a cyclist hit while riding, and an ATV accident claimed the life of another. None were reported in the immediate Lake ...

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Scheduled power failure for Perth, Bastard and South Crosby

August 2, 2016 by
Scheduled power failure for Perth, Bastard and South Crosby

There will be scheduled power outage tomorrow.

It will take place from 9:30 until noon and affects 871 customers in Perth, Bastard and South Crosby.

Hydro one says all of its customers impacted by this planned maintenance outage have been contacted.

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MPP Hillier: Ombudsman will investigate seniors’ drive test phone system

August 2, 2016 by
MPP Hillier: Ombudsman will investigate seniors’ drive test phone system

Randy Hillier’s office reports that the Ontario Ombudsman has responded to the MPP’s letter expressing concern with a new phone system aimed at helping seniors set up driving tests.

Hillier says Ombudsman Paul Dubé agreed an investigation is needed, and that there appears to be failures in the Ministry’s ability ...

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Operation Dry Water continues

August 1, 2016 by
Operation Dry Water continues

Operation Dry Water continues in waterways across our province as the long weekend wraps up.

The OPP and local forces, like the Smiths Falls Police Service are working to discourage drinking and boating which accounts for about 40% of boating-related deaths on Canadian waterways.

Smiths Falls Police say the August ...

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Brockville Police investigating after body pulled from St. Lawrence

August 1, 2016 by
Brockville Police investigating after body pulled from St. Lawrence

A body was pulled from the St. Lawrence River on Saturday afternoon.

​In a statement to the CBC, Det. Sgt. Tom Fournier said St. Lawrence Park and its beach were closed for several hours after the body was found near the west dock.

Other emergency officials quickly attended the scene. ...

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