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Bio-Cremation facility in Smiths Falls has license suspended

January 30, 2018 by
Bio-Cremation facility in Smiths Falls has license suspended

The operating license for a Smith Falls bio-cremation company that offers what it calls an eco-friendly alternative to flame-based cremation or casket burials has been suspended.

The Bereavement Authority of Ontario suspended the licence for Hilton's Aquagreen Dispositions on Wednesday, January, 24th.

A statement from the authority says in part: ...

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Pankow pleased with ROMA mention by Premier

January 30, 2018 by
Pankow pleased with ROMA mention by Premier

Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow says the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference which he attended with councilors Dawn Quinn, Chris Cummings and CAO Malcolm Morris, was very successful.

The Smiths Falls delegation was pleasantly surprised when, on the first day of the conference, the premier singled out Smiths Falls ...

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Lanark County tackling public transportation issues

January 30, 2018 by
Lanark County tackling public transportation issues

Lanark County Council is tackling an issue which has been a serious concern in the county for years – a lack of public transportation.

That could all change, if council is able to follow through on recommendations made by a Transit Advisory group chaired by Mississippi Mills Councillor Jane Torrance.

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Perth has budget agreement, will be finalized next month

January 29, 2018 by
Perth has budget agreement, will be finalized next month

The town of Perth is sticking to it’s promises and keeping it’s tax increase within inflation at 2%, less than the Consumer Price Index of 2.14 percent in the last year.  The increase will work out to an additional $30 per year on a $3,000 tax bill.

The town is ...

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Newly-designed Leeds-Grenville website is about customer service

January 29, 2018 by
Newly-designed Leeds-Grenville website is about customer service

Residents of Leeds-Grenville now have even faster access to service information via a redesigned website. The refreshed website represents the community and growing need for more efficient digital solutions. It can be found at www.leedsgrenville.com.

Now with just a click or two, people can find wide-ranging information on everything from ...

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Lanark County examining public transportation options

January 29, 2018 by
Lanark County examining public transportation options

Lanark County Council is tackling an issue which has been a serious concern in the county for years – a lack of public transportation.

That could all change, if council is able to follow through on recommendations made by a Transit Advisory group chaired by Mississippi Mills Councillor Jane Torrance.

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Highlights form United Counties of Leeds-Grenville Council Meeting from Jan. 25th

January 29, 2018 by
Highlights form United Counties of Leeds-Grenville Council Meeting from Jan. 25th

The following are highlights of the regular United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council Meeting held on Thursday, January 25th and the Committee of the Whole meeting held earlier in the month. 

Hospital Capital Funding Policy now in place:  Counties Council has approved a Hospital Capital Funding Policy allowing for ...

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Final push for Smiths Falls Peewee Bears in semi-final round of the Good Deeds Cup – VOTE NOW!!

January 26, 2018 by
Final push for Smiths Falls Peewee Bears in semi-final round of the Good Deeds Cup – VOTE NOW!!

The Smiths Falls Peewee Bears are in the final push in their quest to win the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup, which honours a Pee Wee level team who helps to make a positive difference in their community.

They need your support right now. You can watch their submission from today through ...

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Red Flags in draft Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail management plan discussed by Lanark County Council

January 26, 2018 by
Red Flags in draft Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail management plan discussed by Lanark County Council

Lanark County Councillors wrestled with details of a draft Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail management plan presented to them Wednesday night.

The plan lays out guidelines for developing the 296 km trail which runs from outside Mattawa to Smiths Falls.

The trail, in a former Canadian Pacific rail bed, is owned ...

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Perth’s Climate Change plans presented to Lanark County

January 26, 2018 by
Perth’s Climate Change plans presented to Lanark County

Lanark County Councillors learned a thing or two about tackling climate change from Perth CAO John DeRosenroll at their economic development committee meeting this week.

DeRosenroll told Councillors, “It’s important to reduce the carbon footprint of our generation for the next. It’s our obligation to start the process.”

Councillors are ...

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