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Deadline for comments on Smiths Falls Beckwith St. redevelopment coming up

December 11, 2017 by
Deadline for comments on Smiths Falls Beckwith St. redevelopment coming up

Anyone interested in commenting on the Beckwith St. redevelopment in Smiths Falls has until the end of the week to do so.

The Town held the first of two Open House meetings for the Beckwith Street Redevelopment Plan on Thursday,  November 23rd.

The purpose was to gather public feedback and ...

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Salvation Army looking for Toy Donations for annual hamper program

December 11, 2017 by
Salvation Army looking for Toy Donations for annual hamper program

The Mississippi-Rideau Lakes Salvation Army need your help.

They say they are short of toys for their Perth and Smiths Falls Christmas Hamper program.

Donations have been arriving, and they are grateful for them, but the need exceeds the resources they presently have.

Therefore they are asking people to bring ...

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Build a Mountain of Food totals for Merrickville and Portland

December 11, 2017 by
Build a Mountain of Food totals for Merrickville and Portland

Here are the totals for week five of the Hinton Auto Group Build a Mountain of Food campaign:

In Portland, 5,005 lbs of food and $10,323.92 in cash was collected.

Merrickville saw its citizens donate 1,800 lbs of food and  $1,242.97 in cash.

So here’s where we stand through 5 weeks:

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Lanark OPP wraps up annual Angel Tree Campaign

December 11, 2017 by
Lanark OPP wraps up annual Angel Tree Campaign

Hundreds of gifts are now ready to go to kids in need around Lanark County as the OPP’s Angel Tree campaign came to an end last week when police picked up the gifts on Dec. 7th.

They brought them to the Crime Stoppers offices in Perth.

Every year Lanark County ...

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Special Weather Statement in effect – expect some snow Monday night and Tuesday

December 11, 2017 by
Special Weather Statement in effect – expect some snow Monday night and Tuesday

We have the cold that goes along with winter, and it looks like we’ll be getting the snow to go along with it.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for our listening area that says widespread accumulating snow will likely fall tonight and tomorrow.

The agency says snow ...

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Sens head to San Jose

December 9, 2017 by
Sens head to San Jose

The Sens wrap their western road trip with a date with some hungry Sharks tonight on Lake 88!

Join us as our coverage begins at 9:30, followed by the puck drop at 10:00.

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Build a Mountain of Food Campaign stops in Portland and Merrickville

December 9, 2017 by

The annual Build a Mountain of Food campaign has just two more weeks to go!

This week it stops in Portland at the LCBO and RBC to raise money and collect food donations for the Portland Food Bank from 9-noon.

Then its off to Merrickville to the Merrickville Food Market ...

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Perth to install new stop signs in name of safety

December 8, 2017 by
Perth to install new stop signs in name of safety

New stop signs are going up at Boulton Street and Victoria Street in Perth.

The low volume intersection will become a three way stop. In addition to the existing sign at Boulton eastbound, signs will be placed at Victoria north and southbound as a precautionary measure because they’re so close ...

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MVCA extends deadline to apply for flood relief

December 8, 2017 by
MVCA extends deadline to apply for flood relief

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) Board of Directors today voted in favour of extending its decision to provide financial relief to 2017 flood victims. Initially this was to end on December 31, 2017, but due to a large number of applications received, there was concern not everyone affected has ...

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Library and Mens Shed come together for special project

December 8, 2017 by
Library and Mens Shed come together for special project

The Perth Mens Shed presented Erika Heesen of the Perth Union Library, 10 Book Hubs that are now ready to be installed around the County.

The Book Hub follows the idea of the popular Little Libraries by providing a book repository “box”, for the general public to access free books ...

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