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Blueberry Creek school pleads its case to Tay Valley Township as supporters look on

September 21, 2018 by
Blueberry Creek school pleads its case to Tay Valley Township as supporters look on

The owners of Blueberry Creek Forest School and Nature Centre have said they have been frustrated in their dealing with Tay Valley Township.

The township has threatened to litigate, shut down, tear down and even change the zoning by-law to add a new definition of "School" designed to capture Blueberry ...

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Carleton Place finds new home for community oven

September 21, 2018 by
Carleton Place finds new home for community oven

The Carleton Place Community Oven may have finally found itself a home on the Carleton Junction section of the OVR Trail.

Council had previously approved the oven to be placed in Market Square, but town staff recommended a change in location.

During Tuesday’s meeting of the town’s Community Issue’s Committee, ...

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Upper Canada District School Board sees student results in EQAO testing rise in Mathematics and Reading

September 21, 2018 by
Upper Canada District School Board sees student results in EQAO testing rise in Mathematics and Reading

Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board 

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is pleased to report that the EQAO provincial assessment scores show improvement in multiple areas of learning for our students. Each year, these assessments offer insights about how Ontario students are meeting or have surpassed the provincial standard for ...

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Tweed seeks public input on new mural depicting past, present, and future of Smiths Falls

September 21, 2018 by
Tweed seeks public input on new mural depicting past, present, and future of Smiths Falls

Tweed is planning a mural for 1 Hershey Drive and the company is looking for town residents' input.

In a release the company says, “Before we start painting, we want to hear from you, the people of Smiths Falls.”

The idea is to have three Canadian artists — Kwest, Jarus, ...

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Brooke Henderson named Summer Sport Athlete of the Year at Canadian Sport Awards

September 21, 2018 by
Brooke Henderson named Summer Sport Athlete of the Year at Canadian Sport Awards

Brooke Henderson has added to her impressive collection of accolades.

The Smiths Falls native was named the Summer Sport Female Athlete of the Year at the Canadian Sport Awards which were handed out last night in Ottawa, for the first time since 2012.

Brooke tweeted that she was very proud ...

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Special Weather Statement in Effect

September 21, 2018 by
Special Weather Statement in Effect

Environment Canada has issued a Special weather statement for the Lake 88 listening area. 

It says: Strong winds today. Strong southwesterly wind gusts of 70 to 80 km/h are expected to develop this afternoon and early this evening, with higher wind gusts likely in thunderstorms. These strong winds are associated with ...

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Thursday Sept 20th : First Lake 88 Municipal Election Round Table sees Rideau Lakes Mayoral Candidates on In Focus

September 20, 2018 by
Thursday Sept 20th : First Lake 88 Municipal Election Round Table sees Rideau Lakes Mayoral Candidates on In Focus

In Focus, after the News@Noon: Today (Thurs. Sept. 20th) marks our first Municipal Election Round Table.

We are very pleased to welcome Candidates for Mayor in Rideau Lakes, Arie Hoogenboom and Robert Dunfield, who will answer questions about the future of their community.

Current Mayor Ron Holman is not seeking ...

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Highlights of the September 18, 2018 Council Meeting of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills

September 20, 2018 by
Highlights of the September 18, 2018 Council Meeting of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills

The following was submitted by the Municipality of Mississippi Mill

The site plans for the much anticipated Holy Name of Mary Catholic School expansion were approved by Council last night. The school will be adding 600m2 of classroom space and 520m2 of daycare space. The new addition will provide permanent ...

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SF Police and WAK youth program revitalize Larry Hardy Memorial Skatepark in joint effort

September 20, 2018 by
SF Police and WAK youth program revitalize Larry Hardy Memorial Skatepark in joint effort

The Larry Hardy Memorial Skate Park looks like new again.

The Smiths Falls Police Service published before and after pictures on its Facebook page of the ramps and obstacles after a round of fresh paint was applied to cover graffiti and other blemishes at the park named in honour of ...

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OSPCA investigating death of horse at Lyndhurst Turkey Fair

September 20, 2018 by
OSPCA investigating death of horse at Lyndhurst Turkey Fair

The Lyndhurst Turkey Fair is sending its deepest condolences to a family who tragically lost their draft horse Mack at the fair this past weekend due to a heart attack.

A statement on the Fair’s website says that “Both Mack and his friend Prince were being rested and watered regularly ...

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