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Renaming Skate Park in Smiths Falls to The Chief Larry Hardy Memorial Skateboard Park open for public comment

December 11, 2017 by
Renaming Skate Park in Smiths Falls to The Chief Larry Hardy Memorial Skateboard Park open for public comment

Anyone wanting to weigh in on the renaming of the Smiths Falls Skate Park is being asked to submit written comment to Kerry Costello, the town’s Director of Corporate Services and Clerk.

You can do so via email at: kcostello@smithsfalls.ca, or by mailing them or dropping them off at the ...

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Deadline for comments on Smiths Falls Beckwith St. redevelopment coming up

December 11, 2017 by
Deadline for comments on Smiths Falls Beckwith St. redevelopment coming up

Anyone interested in commenting on the Beckwith St. redevelopment in Smiths Falls has until the end of the week to do so.

The Town held the first of two Open House meetings for the Beckwith Street Redevelopment Plan on Thursday,  November 23rd.

The purpose was to gather public feedback and ...

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Salvation Army looking for Toy Donations for annual hamper program

December 11, 2017 by
Salvation Army looking for Toy Donations for annual hamper program

The Mississippi-Rideau Lakes Salvation Army need your help.

They say they are short of toys for their Perth and Smiths Falls Christmas Hamper program.

Donations have been arriving, and they are grateful for them, but the need exceeds the resources they presently have.

Therefore they are asking people to bring ...

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Build a Mountain of Food totals for Merrickville and Portland

December 11, 2017 by
Build a Mountain of Food totals for Merrickville and Portland

Here are the totals for week five of the Hinton Auto Group Build a Mountain of Food campaign:

In Portland, 5,005 lbs of food and $10,323.92 in cash was collected.

Merrickville saw its citizens donate 1,800 lbs of food and  $1,242.97 in cash.

So here’s where we stand through 5 weeks:

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Lanark OPP wraps up annual Angel Tree Campaign

December 11, 2017 by
Lanark OPP wraps up annual Angel Tree Campaign

Hundreds of gifts are now ready to go to kids in need around Lanark County as the OPP’s Angel Tree campaign came to an end last week when police picked up the gifts on Dec. 7th.

They brought them to the Crime Stoppers offices in Perth.

Every year Lanark County ...

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Special Weather Statement in effect – expect some snow Monday night and Tuesday

December 11, 2017 by
Special Weather Statement in effect – expect some snow Monday night and Tuesday

We have the cold that goes along with winter, and it looks like we’ll be getting the snow to go along with it.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for our listening area that says widespread accumulating snow will likely fall tonight and tomorrow.

The agency says snow ...

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Sens head to San Jose

December 9, 2017 by
Sens head to San Jose

The Sens wrap their western road trip with a date with some hungry Sharks tonight on Lake 88!

Join us as our coverage begins at 9:30, followed by the puck drop at 10:00.

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Perth to install new stop signs in name of safety

December 8, 2017 by
Perth to install new stop signs in name of safety

New stop signs are going up at Boulton Street and Victoria Street in Perth.

The low volume intersection will become a three way stop. In addition to the existing sign at Boulton eastbound, signs will be placed at Victoria north and southbound as a precautionary measure because they’re so close ...

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Smiths Falls passes by-law in support of after school program for youth

December 8, 2017 by
Smiths Falls passes by-law in support of after school program for youth

The Smiths Falls and District Club for Youth has closed, but some of the services it provided are back, though under a different model.

On December 4 Smiths Falls council passed a by-law in support of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deliver services to local youth.

When the youth ...

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MVCA extends deadline to apply for flood relief

December 8, 2017 by
MVCA extends deadline to apply for flood relief

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) Board of Directors today voted in favour of extending its decision to provide financial relief to 2017 flood victims. Initially this was to end on December 31, 2017, but due to a large number of applications received, there was concern not everyone affected has ...

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