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Emergency closure of Combined Locks in Smiths Falls scheduled for 1 pm Tuesday afternoon

July 17, 2018 by
Emergency closure of Combined Locks in Smiths Falls scheduled for 1 pm Tuesday afternoon

Parks Canada tells Lake 88 that there will be an emergency closure of the combined locks in Smiths Falls this afternoon starting at 1:00 pm.

They will be doing some emergency repair work on the locks and the shutdown is inevitable.

The agency hopes it will last no longer than ...

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10:45 AM Update – McNeely Rd. re-opened in Carleton Place

July 17, 2018 by
10:45 AM Update – McNeely Rd. re-opened in Carleton Place

From the Lanark Detachment of the OPP: McNeely Rd. in Carleton Place has re-opened following a single vehicle collision involving a construction vehicle. 

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Long-time Smiths Falls Councilor Cummings will not seek re-election in October

July 17, 2018 by
Long-time Smiths Falls Councilor Cummings will not seek re-election in October

Smiths Falls town Councillor Chris Cummings has announced that after 12 years on council, he will not be seeking re-election.

In an address to his fellow Councillors on Monday night, Cummings said that when he initially ran for council over a decade ago, he “only expected to stay for one ...

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In the wake of Grenville Castings pending closure, Perth Mayor pens letter to Globe and Mail questioning trade tactics

July 17, 2018 by
In the wake of Grenville Castings pending closure, Perth Mayor pens letter to Globe and Mail questioning trade tactics

A letter to the editor written by Perth Mayor John Fenik has been published in the Globe and mail.

In it Fenik writes that in the wake of the closing of Grenville Castings and the loss of 350 jobs, that he can’t help think Donald Trump’s trade doctrine is working.

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Smiths Falls couple facing charges after break-in and assault in Rideau Lakes

July 17, 2018 by
Smiths Falls couple facing charges after break-in and assault in Rideau Lakes

OPP in Rideau Lakes are continuing an investigation after a man and woman entered a residence and assaulted the home owners.

Officers were alerted to the crime on Saturday at about 12:45 AM. That’s when they were called to a residence on Blacksmith Road in Rideau Lakes Township.

Investigation revealed ...

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Smiths Falls could become testing ground for driverless cars

July 17, 2018 by
Smiths Falls could become testing ground for driverless cars

The town of Smiths Falls is about to become a testing ground for autonomous vehicles. Following a decision during Monday's town council meeting, the town will be part of an initiative by the Ontario Good Roads Association.

Residents of Smiths Falls have been asked not to panic if they see ...

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Smiths Falls Police Service urges vigilance in dealing with potential scammers

July 16, 2018 by
Smiths Falls Police Service urges vigilance in dealing with potential scammers

The Smiths Falls Police would like to remind residents that should they receive a phone call from someone who says they are a son, daughter or grandchild and in need of a money transfer immediately that it is likely a scam.

They remind you to confirm with other family members ...

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Construction on Beckwith St. bridge in Smiths Falls begins today

July 16, 2018 by
Construction on Beckwith St. bridge in Smiths Falls begins today

Clearwater Structures Inc. will be starting the rehabilitation of the Beckwith Street Bridge in Smiths Falls on Monday July 16th, where it crosses over the Rideau River at the Old Lock.

The project will take the next five-months to complete.

Drivers are advised that lane reductions will be in place ...

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OPP Conduct Operation Safe Trucking

July 13, 2018 by
OPP Conduct Operation Safe Trucking

As the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) gears up for its Operation Safe Trucking campaign, it is dismayed at fatal transport truck collisions being up in all but two of the OPP's six regions, with its North East Region marking the highest increase this year at 800 per cent.

The OPP ...

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Bronwyn Funston receives Tay Valley History Scholarship

July 13, 2018 by
Bronwyn Funston receives Tay Valley History Scholarship

On June 27, Reeve Keith Kerr presented the Tay Valley History Scholarship to Bronwyn Funston at the graduation ceremonies at the Perth and District Collegiate Institute. Bronwyn received a cheque in the amount of $1,000 and a copy of the legacy book At Home in Tay Valley.

This scholarship is ...

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