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Smiths Falls Crime Stoppers Press Release

June 18, 2018 by
Smiths Falls Crime Stoppers Press Release

Submitted by Smiths Falls Crime Stoppers

Mischief to parked vehicle

Sometime between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday June 7, 2018 an unknown suspect(s) caused damage to a parked vehicle on John Street, Smiths Falls. The vehicle had its rear window smashed out as a result.  Let’s put a ...

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Le Boat happy to be a part of our region, and to provide local employment

June 18, 2018 by
Le Boat happy to be a part of our region, and to provide local employment

Le Boat, the European cruise boat operator that has set up shop in Smiths Falls, reports that its inaugural cruising season on the Rideau Canal is now 70% sold out.  The company has 16 vessels operating out of the new docks beside Victoria Park, with its offices in a newly ...

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Smiths Falls Police Report

June 18, 2018 by
Smiths Falls Police Report

The following was submitted by the Smiths Falls Police Service

Female arrested for outstanding warrant

On Friday June 8th, 2018 at approximately 8:44 a.m., police were called to attend a residence on Main Street West for a report of an unwanted person. Police attended and investigation revealed that a 22 ...

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CP Council discusses proper use of development charges

June 15, 2018 by
CP Council discusses proper use of development charges

Discussions on the appropriate usage of development charges in the town of Carleton Place popped up again during a meeting of the town’s Policy Review committee on Tuesday night.

The discussion began when council voted 5-2 in favour of a staff recommendation that would see $200,000 from the town’s Water ...

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Cornerstone Landing seeks support in Carleton Place to help eliminate youth homelessness

June 15, 2018 by
Cornerstone Landing seeks support in Carleton Place to help eliminate youth homelessness

On Tuesday night, Carleton Place town council heard a presentation from Terrilee Kelford, Chair of Cornerstone Landing Youth Services. She approached council as part of a series of visits to different municipalities in Lanark County to ask for their support in ending youth homelessness in the area.

Youth Homelessness in ...

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Retired Senator Runciman won’t seek nomination in LGTIRL now that Colin Brown is running

June 15, 2018 by
Retired Senator Runciman won’t seek nomination in LGTIRL now that Colin Brown is running

Retired Senator and former MPP Bob Runciman won’t be running to fill the void left by the sudden passing of MP Gord Brown in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes.

The Review-Mirror reports that he made the decision after Brown’s nephew Colin Brown announced he would seek the nomination in the ...

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Construction set to begin on Bob’s Lake dam

June 14, 2018 by
Construction set to begin on Bob’s Lake dam

Parks Canada’s project to replace the Bobs Lake dam has advanced to the construction phase.  On June 1st the contractor began to deploy equipment and to establish their construction site.

With the basic footprint established, the site will see minimal activity for the next two weeks until the contractor returns ...

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Costs set to rise at Lanark Lodge

June 14, 2018 by
Costs set to rise at Lanark Lodge

Lanark County Councillors learned Tuesday night that the cost of operating Lanark Lodge is increasing, but provincial funding has not kept pace.

Jennie Bingley, county treasurer, told the community services committee that the provincial subsidy isn’t enough to cover the cost of staff.

In addition, she told staff the Lodge must ...

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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 ...

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