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New Chemo centre officially opened at Great War Memorial site of PSFDH

April 21, 2017 by
New Chemo centre officially opened at Great War Memorial site of PSFDH

About 40 people attended The Perth and Smiths Fall District Hospital’s grand opening of its renewed chemotherapy centre yesterday, including the family members of the women the room is dedicated to.

The new room means patients who reside in the Perth and Smiths Falls catchment area who once travelled to ...

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Carleton Place looks to add bike-share program to town

April 21, 2017 by
Carleton Place looks to add bike-share program to town

Carleton Place might introduce a bike share program to town this summer at the proposed price of $2, 850, an idea Carleton Place council said it supports at this week’s council meeting.

The proposal is to buy the bikes from an Ottawa bike share program but the plan is still ...

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Names approved for trails in Roy Brown Park will pay tribute to Carleton Place’s First World War connections

April 21, 2017 by
Names approved for trails in Roy Brown Park will pay tribute to Carleton Place’s First World War connections

Carleton Place council approved the names of the trails in Roy Brown Park at this week’s council meeting.

The trails will be named Ypres, St. Julian Farm, Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele and Canada’s Hundred Days.

The town received a Canada 150 grant from the government that will be used to place ...

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Health Unit urges well users to get water tested

April 20, 2017 by
Health Unit urges well users to get water tested

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit can help you ensure that the well water you and your family are drinking is safe.

Spring is a good time to have your well water tested for bacteria. Melting snow and heavy rains may affect the safety of your drinking water.  ...

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CDSBEO recognizes local unsung heroes with Bravo Breakfast in Smiths Falls

April 20, 2017 by
CDSBEO recognizes local unsung heroes with Bravo Breakfast in Smiths Falls

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario celebrated its annual Bravo Breakfast Awards at Hanley Hall in Smiths Falls yesterday morning.

The breakfast, the first of four such ceremonies to be held across the board's jurisdiction, recognizes students from schools within Lanark and Leeds counties. One student from each ...

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Cannabis Conversation open meeting to be held in Carleton Place tonight (April 20)

April 20, 2017 by
Cannabis Conversation open meeting to be held in Carleton Place tonight (April 20)

The Carleton Place Drug Strategy Committee is hosting a talk tonight called the Cannabis Conversation tonight.

The public forum is targeting the guardians and parents and has assembled a group of guest speakers to talk about Marijuana ahead of legalization.

Committee Member Brian Turner tells Lake 88 they wanted to ...

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Two face charges after daylight break and enter in DNE

April 20, 2017 by
Two face charges after daylight break and enter in DNE

Two men are facing charges after a break and enter in broad daylight in Drummond North Elmsley.

The OPP say it happened on Monday afternoon just before two o’clock. Lanark OPP were called to the crime in progress at a business on County Road 43. The owner of the business ...

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Charging stations for electric vehicles coming to two local Scotiabanks

April 20, 2017 by
Charging stations for electric vehicles coming to two local Scotiabanks

Charging stations for Electric Vehicles are coming to communities across the province, courtesy Scotiabank in celebration of Earth Day.

The stations will be available at select branches including in Carleton Place and Smith Falls.

Scotiabank’s Terri Williams says they are happy to offer the charging stations for those making an ...

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Lanark County OPP report results of Easter long weekend campaign

April 20, 2017 by
Lanark County OPP report results of Easter long weekend campaign

Lanark County OPP took part in a province-wide highway safety campaign over the Easter long weekend.

The goal of the campaign was increased safety for all road users, with a particular focus on the correct use of seat belts.

The OPP has now released statistics showing how local drivers fared ...

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Carleton Place to host 4th Annual Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit

April 20, 2017 by
Carleton Place to host 4th Annual Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit

Carleton Place is set to host the fourth annual Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit at the end of May this year.

The summit is a series of workshops designed to encourage active transportation in Lanark County municipalities and in Easter Ontario as a whole.

Danielle Shewfelt of the Eastern Ontario ...

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