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Motorized/Non-Motorized debate continues over future Ottawa Valley Rec Trail

March 23, 2017 by
Motorized/Non-Motorized debate continues over future Ottawa Valley Rec Trail

There has been lots of discussion about how to accommodate potential non-motorized and motorized users on the Ottawa Valley Rec Trail - a trail that will run along the abandoned Canadian Pacific rail line through Lanark County.

At this week's Carleton Place council meeting, Chris George, from Friends of the ...

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MP Brown reacts to Liberal budget – “nothing” for Leeds-Grenville

March 23, 2017 by
MP Brown reacts to Liberal budget – “nothing” for Leeds-Grenville

The following is a statement from Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville – Thousand Islands. 

Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville – Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, says the new budget offers nothing for Leeds-Grenville except more taxes.

``After nickle and diming people to death last year by ...

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Caught: Wanted St. Catherines man nabbed in Kenora

March 22, 2017 by
Caught: Wanted St. Catherines man nabbed in Kenora

The 43 year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant has been caught by police in Kenora Ontario, almost two thousand kilometers away from where the crimes he was wanted for were committed.

Police say they caught Justin Kuijer after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen.

He was in the ...

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Distracted driving campaign sees 29 charges in Lanark County

March 22, 2017 by
Distracted driving campaign sees 29 charges in Lanark County

Lanark County OPP reports that they charged 29 drivers during the force’s annual Provincial Campaign to counter Distracted Driving.

Driving while using a cell phone nets drivers who are caught a fine of $490 and 3 demerit points.

The OPP says that safe driving requires alertness and attention.

The detachment ...

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Smiths Falls prepares for changes to municipal elections

March 22, 2017 by
Smiths Falls prepares for changes to municipal elections

The province has recently given third reading and Royal Assent to Bill 181 known as the Municipal Elections Modernization Act which will inform and change the coming 2018 municipal elections.

On March 20 Smiths Falls passed a motion to receive the staff report on the Bill and adopt some of ...

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One building in Carleton Place to be doused in green light to mark Children’s Mental Health Week in May

March 22, 2017 by
One building in Carleton Place to be doused in green light to mark Children’s Mental Health Week in May

At Tuesday evening’s Carleton Place council meeting, Dr. Kevin Clouthier asked Councillors to consider illuminating a building in green light to support Children’s Mental Health Week the first week of May.

Dr. Clouthier is the executive director of Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth - a mental health centre ...

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Man charged in Central Frontenac after stabbing

March 21, 2017 by
Man charged in Central Frontenac after stabbing

Sharbot Lake OPP report that a man has been charged with assault with a weapon after an incident last week.

They say that last Friday morning, they were called to an altercation between two males at a residence on Clement Road in Central Frontenac Township.

The investigation found that the two ...

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Lanark County OPP investigated 9 domestic incidents last week

March 21, 2017 by
Lanark County OPP investigated 9 domestic incidents last week

Lanark County OPP report that they responded to nine separate domestic incidents over the course of last week.

Following the investigation of one of the incidents on March 17th in Carleton Place, a 50 year old man from the City of Brockville was charged with one count of assault, one ...

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Smiths Falls to introduce internet, phone voting for 2018 elections

March 21, 2017 by
Smiths Falls to introduce internet, phone voting for 2018 elections

The town of Smiths Falls is going to go ahead and adopt a new method of voting for the 2018 municipal elections.

“I believe that the convenience and accessibility inherent in internet and telephone voting can provide more opportunity for all our voters to participate in the next election,” said ...

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Charges after pedestrian hit by truck in Perth

March 21, 2017 by
Charges after pedestrian hit by truck in Perth

Lanark County OPP say there are now charges in a collision late last week that saw a truck hit a pedestrian in Perth.

OPP reports that at about 10:45 on the morning of Friday the 17th March, they were called to the Wilson Street West and North Street intersection.

A ...

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