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No sign of agreement in College labour dispute as students remain out of class for fourth week

November 7, 2017 by
No sign of agreement in College labour dispute as students remain out of class for fourth week

The Union said that Under the Colleges Collective Bargaining Act, votes by unionized college employees must be supervised by the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB), meaning OLRB staff must be in attendance for votes at more than 100 campuses across the province. A strike vote by college faculty in September took ...

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Crime Prevention Week now underway

November 7, 2017 by
Crime Prevention Week now underway

The Ontario Provincial Police has kicked off Ontario's annual Crime Prevention Week, which runs from November 5 to 11, 2017. The week-long promotion of crime prevention is supported by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and all police services across ...

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Smiths Falls considers future of water tower, potable water storage

November 7, 2017 by
Smiths Falls considers future of water tower, potable water storage

The Town of Smiths Falls water tower is pressing the limits of its life span at about 90 years.

Just this year the tower sprung a leak that had to be repaired and in its current condition it’s going to demand more frequent and costly repairs unless a solution can ...

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Lanark County Police report

November 7, 2017 by
Lanark County Police report

Between Monday October 30, 2017 and Monday November 6, 2017 officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 364 calls for service.

The calls included:

Motor Vehicle Collisions 

Total.  29 including: Car / Deer: 7 Parking Lots: 5 Single Motor Vehicle off Road ("In Ditch"): 7

Impaired ...

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Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority ups flood outlook to watch for Dalhousie Lake

November 6, 2017 by
Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority ups flood outlook to watch for Dalhousie Lake

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority is upgrading the Flood outlook statement to a Flood Watch statement for Dalhousie Lake.

Although there is no significant rainfall in the forecast, increased flows in the upper portion of the watershed will result in levels on Dalhousie Lake increasing by at least another 10 ...

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Lanark County OPP launch 32nd annual Angel Tree Program

November 6, 2017 by
Lanark County OPP launch 32nd annual Angel Tree Program

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and staff from Family and Children Services Lanark County  (FACS)  are launching the 32nd year of the Lanark County Angel Tree Program.

The first Lanark County Angel tree was placed in the entrance of Lanark County OPP Detachment ...

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Public Works Manager hired in North Frontenac

November 6, 2017 by
Public Works Manager hired in North Frontenac

The following was submitted by the Township of North Frontenac:

Earlier this year North Frontenac Public Works Manager Jim Phillips announced his Retirement date being December 22, 2017. We sincerely appreciate the level of expertise that he brought to our Township and wish Jim all the best in his ...

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Rideau District High School students raise funds for Kingston Youth Shelter

November 6, 2017 by
Rideau District High School students raise funds for Kingston Youth Shelter

Students at Rideau District High School in Elgin, have raised more than $530 for the Kingston Youth Shelter through an innovative civics exercise.

The exercise, completed in Katherine Day’s Grade 10 civics class, saw students research charities and vote on the ones they felt most deserving of their support. After ...

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Woodwark Stevens Ireton in Perth steps up to help United Way Lanark County

November 6, 2017 by
Woodwark Stevens Ireton in Perth steps up to help United Way Lanark County

Last week, the legal firm of Woodwark Stevens Ireton in Perth, longtime supporters of United Way Lanark County, made a generous donation of $1,000.00 to the United Way towards our 30th Annual Fund Raising Campaign - 2017. Making thecheque presentation were Katie Ireton and Mark Fendley, along with staff members ...

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Single vehicle collision claims life of 37 year-old

November 6, 2017 by
Single vehicle collision claims life of 37 year-old

The OPP in Grenville county report that early yesterday morning they were dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle fatal collision.

It happened on County Road 18, east of Dennison Road in North Grenville.

Preliminary investigation has indicated that a pick-up truck drove off the roadway and entered the ...

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