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Carleton Place takes steps to reprimand Mayor

May 25, 2017 by
Carleton Place takes steps to reprimand Mayor

Carleton Place council is just one step closer to reprimanding Mayor Louis Antonakos for a five year old code of conduct breech.

This week Carleton Place council passed a motion to penalize Mayor Louis Antonakos for 90 days of pay at his current rate and will suspend 25 per cent ...

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Procter and Gamble shutting down in Brockville

May 24, 2017 by
Procter and Gamble shutting down in Brockville

Procter and Gamble announced this morning it is shutting its Brockville Plant. Operations could wind down by as early as 2020.

It means 480 jobs for the city and region are going to be lost.

Employees were told of the decision at a meeting at 8 o’clock this morning. A ...

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Naloxone OD rescue kits appearing in local High Schools to fight Fentnyl, Opioid crisis

May 24, 2017 by
Naloxone OD rescue kits appearing in local High Schools to fight Fentnyl, Opioid crisis

Naloxone kits, the first response to opioid overdoses, are being put in local high schools.

The kit is used to treat someone having an overdose, most frequently used for someone overdosing on fentanyl or other deadly opioids.

The Perth Courier reports that Perth and District Collegiate Institute already has a ...

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Business hopes high-speed internet coming soon to Hershey Dr. in Smiths Falls

May 24, 2017 by
Business hopes high-speed internet coming soon to Hershey Dr. in Smiths Falls

The lack of high speed connectivity along Hershey Drive in Smiths Falls has become an impediment to growth for at least one key industry in town.

Kilmarnock Enterprise, which employs nearly 100 people in Smiths Falls has been struggling for the past five years get high speed internet along Hershey ...

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Excessive speeder nabbed in Lanark County

May 24, 2017 by
Excessive speeder nabbed in Lanark County

Lanark County OPP report they stopped an excessive speeder last week.

It happened at about 7:00 on Friday evening.

Lanark OPP stopped the vehicle on Highway 7 in Drummond North Elmsley Township.

The west bound Mazda 3 car was traveling at 151kilometers per hour in a posted 80kph zone.

As ...

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Local water Infrastructure projects announced by Federal, Provincial governments

May 24, 2017 by
Local water Infrastructure projects announced by Federal, Provincial governments

Several new clean and wastewater infrastructure projects in communities in our listening area have been approved for federal and provincial funding.

The projects are being funded under the Canada-Ontario Clean Water and Wastewater Fund agreement, which is designed to improve the safety and quality of water, while supporting a clean ...

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Weather Network issues summer forecast – not as hot as last year

May 23, 2017 by
Weather Network issues summer forecast – not as hot as last year

The Weather Network is out with its summer forecast, and it says temperatures may swing between hot and cool over the course of the season, according to top meteorologist Chris Scott.

He says temperatures are getting “kind of jerked around by the overall patterns in the Pacific Ocean with El ...

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Walk for Election Reform makes its way through Perth today

May 23, 2017 by
Walk for Election Reform makes its way through Perth today

75 year-old Ron Weigand is walking 200 km for electoral reform.

He started in Kingston on Saturday with stops along the way including Perth this morning.

He’ll finish up with a rally on Parliament Hill at noon next Monday, two days before the vote to endorse the recommendations of the ...

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Legacy Family Project to mark family longevity in Rideau Lakes

May 22, 2017 by
Legacy Family Project to mark family longevity in Rideau Lakes

As part of the celebrations to mark Canada’s 150th birthday, Rideau Lakes is getting set to honour local families who have occupied property in the Rideau Lakes Township for over 150 years.

The Legacy Family Project has a committee that is working on the project.

In a statement the township ...

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Fields ready to go in Smiths Falls

May 22, 2017 by
Fields ready to go in Smiths Falls

The town of Smiths Falls says that parklands and sports fields should be ready for use today.

Officials say that despite the amount of rain and the short period to get a lot of work accomplished, most areas will be ready.

The town is also extending its thanks to local ...

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