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Carleton Place – Lake Ave. construction update

July 24, 2017 by
Carleton Place – Lake Ave. construction update

Carleton Place has offered an update on the ongoing construction at Lake Ave.

In a statement on their website the Town says, it and Cavanagh Construction would like to extend their appreciation for everyone’s patience and cooperation during the shutdown of the intersection at Bridge Street and Lake Avenue.

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Construction set to begin on Central Bridge in Carleton Place

July 24, 2017 by
Construction set to begin on Central Bridge in Carleton Place

More traffic disruptions are coming to Carleton Place.

The town announced that emergency repairs to the Central Bridge will begin today (Monday).

A statement says that work will begin at 5:30 p.m. each evening and will continue overnight until 7 a.m. It says the emergency repairs are necessary and at ...

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Busy month continues for Smiths Falls Police

July 24, 2017 by
Busy month continues for Smiths Falls Police

The Smiths Falls Police Service are having a busy month.

Their latest report says that on July 10th they were called to a disturbance in the downtown core.  A man was alleged to have hit a woman during an argument.  As a result a 35 yr-old man from Perth was ...

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Perth Special Olympians capture soccer Bronze at Ontario Summer Games

July 21, 2017 by
Perth Special Olympians capture soccer Bronze at Ontario Summer Games

The Perth Thistles Special Olympics soccer club won the bronze medal at the Ontario Summer Games in Peel.

They took on six teams from across Ontario earlier this month after qualifying for the provincials by winning the Perth Hometown Games in August of last year.

The annual Hometown Games are ...

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Eastern Ontario cottager loses small claims court case against Hydro One

July 21, 2017 by
Eastern Ontario cottager loses small claims court case against Hydro One

An Ontario man who cottages just north of Kingston has lost a court case against Hydro One after a judge said he was on the hook for delivery charges, even though the line to his cottage was disconnected for several months.

A tree had fallen onto Kip Van Kempen’s line at ...

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Brockville Police urge parents to speak to kids about Snap Map, which could leave them vulnerable to predators

July 21, 2017 by
Brockville Police urge parents to speak to kids about Snap Map, which could leave them vulnerable to predators

Brockville Police are warning parents about a feature in an app that is popular with kids.

They are raising red flags about the Snapchat map feature and have released a video on their Facebook page to help spread the word.

The force says the map is a new feature and ...

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LCBO employees ratify new deal – barely

July 20, 2017 by
LCBO employees ratify new deal – barely

Employees at the LCBO have ratified a new four-year contract, but just barely.

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union says LCBO workers voted 56 per cent in favour of a tentative agreement in voting held Tuesday and yesterday.

The agreement, which was signed in late June with the help of ...

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Contaminants found in assessment of old water treatment plant in Smiths Falls – but that’s not a surprise

July 20, 2017 by
Contaminants found in assessment of old water treatment plant in Smiths Falls – but that’s not a surprise

On Monday July 17, Smiths Falls council members heard about the extent of contamination at the Former Water Treatment Plant at 25 Old Mill Road in Smiths Falls.

“We found asbestos containing materials in the floor and ceiling tiles,” said David Hodgson, professional engineer with Malroz Engineering.

They also found ...

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First Rideau Rendezvous seen as success

July 20, 2017 by
First Rideau Rendezvous seen as success

Smiths Falls hosted its first annual Rideau Rendezvous Bike Rally on the weekend.

The Rally is expected to grow each year with a goal of up to 20,000 bikes in five years.

The organizers associated with the motorcycle groups expected anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 bikers to show up for ...

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FLOOD WATCH – Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Updates watershed conditions

July 20, 2017 by
FLOOD WATCH –  Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Updates watershed conditions

The following was issued by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority:

Levels on Dalhousie Lake are starting to stabilize, but will continue to remain high over the next week. Any significant rainfall could aggravate the situation. All lakes remain at or above the target levels. Water levels on Mississippi Lake are ...

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