Author Archives: Maureen Pegg

Lanark County decides Delegations to committees must adhere to bylaws

June 14, 2018 by
Lanark County decides Delegations to committees must adhere to bylaws

Lanark County’s corporate services committee agrees delegations are always welcome at county committee meetings – but says they must adhere to bylaws.

The issue arose after a resident was granted permission last month to speak as a delegation on an issue (roadside spraying) that had already been decided.

Beckwith Reeve ...

Continue reading...

Candidates in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston square off in Perth

May 30, 2018 by
Candidates in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston square off in Perth

Tuesday night’s all-candidates meeting at Perth Civitan Hall was for the most part a tame affair, with four of the Lanark Frontenac Kingston candidates addressing a mostly respectful crowd.

Progressive Conservative incumbent Randy Hillier criticized the Liberals for their “wasteful” ways. He distanced himself from PC leader Doug Ford, not mentioning ...

Continue reading...

Lanark County could host driverless car test corridor

May 25, 2018 by
Lanark County could host driverless car test corridor

Lanark County’s Public Works Committee supports a proposal that would see roads in the county used for controlled testing of autonomous vehicles otherwise known as driverless cars.

The Ontario Good Roads Association sees establishing a seamless “preferred AV test corridor” as an initiative that would bring economic benefits to all ...

Continue reading...

Lanark OPP present findings of Hwy 7 fatalities to County Council

May 24, 2018 by
Lanark OPP present findings of Hwy 7 fatalities to County Council

The OPP’s Inspector Derek Needham told Lanark County Councillors Wednesday evening that five deadly accidents along the same stretch on Highway 7 in Lanark County have two things in common: winter driving conditions, and drivers driving too fast for those conditions.

Needham, who is the Lanark County OPP Detachment Commander, said ...

Continue reading...

Lanark County all in on improving county-wide cell coverage

May 10, 2018 by
Lanark County all in on improving county-wide cell coverage

The number one priority for the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus is improving cell coverage in rural areas and Lanark County’s Corporate Services is stepping up to the plate and recommending over half a million dollars be directed to a project dedicated to improving cell service.

Past Lanark County Warden and ...

Continue reading...

Perth and District Sports Hall of Fame welcomes new inductees

April 30, 2018 by
Perth and District Sports Hall of Fame welcomes new inductees

The Perth and District Sports Hall of Fame held its 3rd annual induction ceremony Sunday afternoon. The ceremony honoured two adopted sons and two teams.

Ian Millar, one of the most successful riders in the world and a ten time Olympian was inducted, as was the late Tom Graham a dedicated ...

Continue reading...

Lanark pleased with shared services agreement with Lanark Highlands

April 13, 2018 by
Lanark pleased with shared services agreement with Lanark Highlands

Lanark County Councillors are pleased with a six month review of a shared services agreement with Lanark Highlands.

Montague Reeve Bill Dobson, who chairs corporate services committee told Councillors Wednesday, “It’s a good news story and a win-win for both parties.”

The county’s treasurer, Jennie Bingley and county employee Joan ...

Continue reading...

Lanark County moving ahead with bridge improvements along Almonte stretch of OVRT

April 13, 2018 by
Lanark County moving ahead with bridge improvements along Almonte stretch of OVRT

Lanark County is moving ahead with improvements to the multi-use Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail which runs from Mattawa to Smiths Falls.

At this week’s County Council meeting, Councillors voted in favour of spending just over $500,000 to repair two former railway bridges along in the trail in Almonte.

The vote ...

Continue reading...

Perth’s Coreau back with Grand Rapids for playoff run

April 9, 2018 by
Perth’s Coreau back with Grand Rapids for playoff run

After a two and a half month stint with the Detroit Red Wings, Perth's Jared Coreau has been reassigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

The 6 ft 6 goalie was called up to the Red Wings Feb. 20 as a backup to Jimmy Howard,  after ...

Continue reading...

Back to the drawing board: Almonte bypass for OVRT deemed unsafe

March 29, 2018 by
Back to the drawing board: Almonte bypass for OVRT deemed unsafe

A proposed bypass of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT) around Almonte has been scrapped due to safety concerns.

The bypass would have taken ATVs around the town rather than right through it.

Last night at Lanark County’s Economic Development Committee, Warden John Fenik announced that despite approval from Mississippi ...

Continue reading...