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Smiths Falls set to mark first Pride Celebration on Saturday

August 17, 2018 by
Smiths Falls set to mark first Pride Celebration on Saturday

Saturday, August 18th, marks the first ever Pride celebration in Smiths Falls, which will be the culmination of efforts in the town by a group that wants to celebrate diversity and acceptance.

Chair of the even James Ae Perkins told CBC, when he was younger, he would have loved to know ...

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MVCA issues watershed conditions update

August 17, 2018 by
MVCA issues watershed conditions update

Submitted by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority: LEVEL 1 “MINOR” Drought Condition Continues in Mississippi Valley Watershed

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority is advising residents that despite some significant isolated storms over the last couple of weeks, the watershed continues to remain in a Level 1 Minor Drought status under ...

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Police forces far and wide celebrate successful Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

August 17, 2018 by
Police forces far and wide celebrate successful Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Local OPP detachments and the Smiths Falls Police Service have a lot to celebrate this morning.

Special Olympics Canada has announced that the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run has brought in a total of $4.2 million dollars in donation from communities across the country this year.

That includes contributions from ...

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No word on fate of person pulled from Rideau River

August 17, 2018 by
No word on fate of person pulled from Rideau River

We are still waiting for word on the condition of a yet-to-be identified person who was pulled unconscious from the Rideau River between Merrickville and Smiths Falls late yesterday morning.

Lanark County paramedics responded and transported the unidentified person to hospital.

The Smiths Falls Record News reports that the call ...

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Constellation Brands makes $5 billion investment in Smiths Falls’ Canopy Growth

August 15, 2018 by
Constellation Brands makes $5 billion investment in Smiths Falls’ Canopy Growth

Submitted  Content: Constellation Brands, makers of Corona Beer and other leading alcoholic beverages, and Smiths Falls' Canopy Growth have announced a significant expansion of their strategic partnership to position Canopy Growth as the global leader in cannabis production, branding, intellectual property and retailing.

Constellation Brands will increase its ownership interest in ...

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New CIP grant approved in Smiths Falls

August 15, 2018 by
New CIP grant approved in Smiths Falls

The building at 8 to 12 Main street in Smiths Falls, right next door to Milano’s Pizza is about to undergo a face-lift.

On August 13th town council approved a Community Improvement Program (CIP) grant that will see the new tenant, with support from the property's owner, restore the heritage ...

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Perth Mayor, Central Wire, applaud move on steel imports by Finance Minster Bill Morneau

August 15, 2018 by
Perth Mayor, Central Wire, applaud move on steel imports by Finance Minster Bill Morneau

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced Tuesday that he is launching a 15-day public consultation process for seven steel products that have recently seen increases in imports: steel plate, concrete reinforcing bar, energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheet, pre-painted steel, stainless steel wire, and wire rod.

The process will investigate the possibility ...

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Tenants question election sign removal – but no election rules were broken

August 15, 2018 by
Tenants question election sign removal – but no election rules were broken

Some tenants in Smiths Falls are upset that the election lawn signs they put up have been removed, but it doesn’t appear that any laws were broken.

Tenants at 41 William Street had placed municipal election signs for candidates they supported on the front lawn of the property they rent.

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Sidewalk interruptions in Perth as new crosswalks are installed

August 14, 2018 by
Sidewalk interruptions in Perth as new crosswalks are installed

Perth is investing in two pedestrian crosswalks on Gore Street to improve public safety.

These ones will replace the courtesy crosswalks currently in place with lighted infrastructure.

The installations will involve short-term interruptions of the sidewalks and parking.

Those using sidewalks are asked to abide by the safety devices in ...

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Smiths Falls looks to make Beckwith St. construction process as painless as possible

August 14, 2018 by
Smiths Falls looks to make Beckwith St. construction process as painless as possible

The reconstruction of Beckwith Street in Smiths Falls is going to cause some traffic disruptions.

That is not in dispute.

But how the town will manage those disruptions for residents and the business that will be directly impacted is something that is still being worked out.

Director of Public Works ...

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