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REPEAT – Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority watershed conditions statement – Water Safety – February 20, 2018

February 21, 2018 by
REPEAT – Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority watershed conditions statement – Water Safety – February 20, 2018

With above seasonal daytime temperatures and several millimetres of rain forecasted over the next few days, the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA)  is advising residents to use extreme caution if venturing onto rivers and lakes as ice conditions may be unstable. Please note that MVCA does not monitor ice conditions.

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Duncan J. Schoular Public School in Smiths Falls reached out to parents after “hold and secure,” “shelter in place,” codes issued during police investigation

February 21, 2018 by
Duncan J. Schoular Public School in Smiths Falls reached out to parents after “hold and secure,” “shelter in place,” codes issued during police investigation

Officials at Duncan J Schoular public school in Smiths Falls reached out to parents to further explain the school and school board’s actions during yesterday’s police investigation at the school.

In a message to parents the school said “there was an anonymous social media threat received by our school,” and that they “immediately ...

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Perth passes town budget for 2018

February 21, 2018 by
Perth passes town budget for 2018

The Perth budget passed Tuesday night, and as promised residents will only see a 2% property tax increase and modest water and wastewater increases.

Perth Council passed the 2018 town budget with little fanfare at the second regular council meeting of 2018.

The water and wastewater increase will work out to ...

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Council expected to vote on Beckwith St. redevelopment on Feb 26th, after firm recommends option containing parallel parking

February 21, 2018 by
Council expected to vote on Beckwith St. redevelopment on Feb 26th, after firm recommends option containing parallel parking

The Beckwith Street revitalization project was presented to Smiths Falls town council for what looks to be the final time on Tuesday night.

The future of parking continues to be an issue for the revitalization of Beckwith Street in Smiths Falls. After the town held two open houses where members ...

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Perth-native Coreau recalled to Detroit Red Wings, named AHL player of the week

February 20, 2018 by
Perth-native Coreau recalled to Detroit Red Wings, named AHL player of the week

It's has been an exciting couple of days for Perth native Jared Coreau, a goaltender in the Detroit Red Wings system.

Yesterday the Red Wings traded veteran goalie Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers for two picks, leaving a vacancy in Detroit.

This morning, the team announced that they have recalled ...

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Smiths Falls Peewee Bears see overwhelming support in their quest for the Chevy Good Deeds Cup at tailgate party

February 20, 2018 by
Smiths Falls Peewee Bears see overwhelming support in their quest for the Chevy Good Deeds Cup at tailgate party

It was quite the party at the Gerry Lowe Memorial Sens Rink of Dreams in Smiths Falls on Saturday afternoon as the Peewee Bears hosted a free BBQ to thank the public for their support as they chase the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup.

The cup honours a peewee team in ...

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Beckwith St. redevelopment plan to be presented to Smiths Falls Council – final decision could be made by month’s end

February 20, 2018 by
Beckwith St. redevelopment plan to be presented to Smiths Falls Council – final decision could be made by month’s end

Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow says Council will be receiving the final presentation, and recommendations, for the Beckwith Street redevelopment at Tuesday afternoon's Committee of the Whole meeting.

The mayor says that Council will debate the options and the committee of whole could move forward with a recommendation to council. ...

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Table Community Food Centre Ramsey Hart seeks local provincial NDP nomination

February 19, 2018 by
Table Community Food Centre Ramsey Hart seeks local provincial NDP nomination

Ramsey Hart, the Executive Director of the Table Community Food Centre, has announced on Facebook that he is seeking the NDP nomination in the next provincial election.

Hart has launched a Facebook Page titled: Ramsey Hart Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston NDP.

In a written response to Lake 88, Hart says, “I'm pleased to ...

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Hillier comes out strongly against Brown leadership bid – makes new financial allegations against former PC leader

February 19, 2018 by
Hillier comes out strongly against Brown leadership bid – makes new financial allegations against former PC leader

Local MPP Randy Hillier has come out strongly opposed to former Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown running for the leadership he was forced to resign from.

In a statement released yesterday, Hillier says: “Patrick Brown is unfit to be in the Progressive Conservative Caucus, he is unfit to be ...

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RVCA warns of rain-related challenges over next couple of days

February 19, 2018 by
RVCA warns of rain-related challenges over next couple of days

Significant rainfall forecast for Monday and Tuesday along with melting snow can be expected to cause river flows and lake levels to rise.

Going on iced over waterbodies is not advisable for the next several days until levels decline and colder temperatures can restore the integrity of the ice. As ...

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