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Town of Carleton Place Hires New Chief Administrative Officer

December 21, 2017 by
Town of Carleton Place Hires New Chief Administrative Officer

Mayor Louis Antonakos and Council are pleased to announce Diane Smithson has been appointed as the Town of Carleton Place’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), to begin in March 2018.

Diane was recruited after an extensive nationwide search by Ravenhill Group Inc. a Toronto based executive search firm specializing in ...

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Stop in Perth leads to theft charges for local man

December 21, 2017 by
Stop in Perth leads to theft charges for local man

Lanark OPP made a stop recently in Perth and discovered a theft in the process.

The detachment reports that at 1:30am Tuesday morning, officers patrolling in Perth, saw a man struggling to drag a purple suitcase along a snow-covered roadside.

After the officers spoke with the man and followed the ...

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Perth woman hits gift-giving goal for Adopt a Grandparent program

December 21, 2017 by
Perth woman hits gift-giving goal for Adopt a Grandparent program

Perth resident Janet Carleton tells Lake 88 that she hit her goal with her "Adopt a Grandparent" gift-giving program this year.

Janet says thanks to the generosity of local residents and businesses, 101 local seniors will be getting a gift bag to open on Christmas Morning.

She is pictured here ...

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College labour dispute settled

December 21, 2017 by
College labour dispute settled

An arbitrator appointed to settle a contract dispute with Ontario college faculty that led to a five-week strike has awarded them a 7.75 per cent raise over four years.

The 12,000 professors, instructors, Councillors and librarians were legislated back to work last month and outstanding issues were sent to binding ...

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Parkinson’s support group to operate in Smiths Falls in New Year

December 21, 2017 by
Parkinson’s support group to operate in Smiths Falls in New Year

Parkinson Canada is forming a new support group in Smiths Falls.

It will provide an opportunity for people with Parkinson’s (and their care partners) to meet others, share information and experiences about living with the disease, find out about new advocacy initiatives and services, and receive peer support.

The Smiths ...

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CDSBEO Highlights from the board meeting held December 19th, 2017

December 21, 2017 by
CDSBEO Highlights from the board meeting held December 19th, 2017

Just-Us Youth Day for Grade 10 Students

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario hosted its annual Just-Us Youth Day on Tuesday, November 28, a symposium for nearly 300 Grade 10 students from across the Board’s ten secondary schools. The day gives students an opportunity to learn about the ...

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It’s official: bright paint job can stay at Shadowfax for now…

December 20, 2017 by
It’s official: bright paint job can stay at Shadowfax for now…

It’s official: Perth Council has passed a motion to postpone taking any action regarding the paint job at 67 Foster Street until council considers the recommended changes to the Heritage Conservation District by-law.

The motion also requires that the town hold a public meeting to consult with local residents and ...

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Smiths Falls’ Canopy Growth’s joint venture will see licensed pot grown in Denmark

December 20, 2017 by
Smiths Falls’ Canopy Growth’s joint venture will see licensed pot grown in Denmark

Canopy Growth says its joint venture Spectrum Cannabis has been licensed to grow pot in Denmark for sale throughout the European Union.

In a statement, the company hailed the move as a "major milestone" and called it the "first federal production licence issued to a Canadian cannabis producer anywhere in ...

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Carleton Place examines water needs with new plan

December 20, 2017 by
Carleton Place examines water needs with new plan

The town of Carleton Place is looking towards the future of its water needs as it continues to expand in the face of climate change.

At a meeting of the community issues committee, a discussion on changing rainfall patterns and their impact on water and wastewater treatment plants took place.

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