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Update – Combined locks in Smiths Falls re-opened

Update – Combined locks in Smiths Falls re-opened

Emergency repairs at the combined locks in Smiths Falls are now complete and the Locks are now up and running again.

Parks Canada thanks all affected by the shutdown for their understanding and cooperation during the closure.

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Truck carrying freezies catches fire on 401

Truck carrying freezies catches fire on 401

OPP in Leeds County are continuing an investigation into a transport fire on eastbound Highway 401.

On July 18, 2018 at about 1:15 AM, officers of the Leeds County OPP detachment attended a transport fire on Highway 401, west of Brockville in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township.

The truck which was transporting 'freezies' ...

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Smiths Falls skateboard park officially name in honour of former Chief Larry Hardy

Smiths Falls skateboard park officially name in honour of former Chief Larry Hardy

The weather was perfect for the unveiling of the newly named skateboard park in Smiths Falls on Tuesday, July 17th.

The Chief Larry Hardy Memorial Skateboard Park was dedicated yesterday afternoon as the late chief’s family, and friends looked on.

They were joined by Town Staff, Members of Council, the ...

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OPP investigate alleged drunk driver stopped by concerned citizen

OPP investigate alleged drunk driver stopped by concerned citizen

Officers of the Rideau Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing an investigation involving an impaired driver.

Last Saturday, the OPP were advised by a concerned citizen of a driving concern on County Road 42, east of Newboro in Rideau Lakes.

Investigation revealed that the suspect driver was ...

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Smiths Falls considering more buildings on interest to add to heritage protection

Smiths Falls considering more buildings on interest to add to heritage protection

Smiths Falls may soon have 8 new properties of interest under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Representatives from the Smiths Falls Municipal Heritage Committee asked Town Councillors on Monday night to consider a resolution naming four houses along Beckwith Street as well as four properties downtown as properties of interest.

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OPP investigating alleged threats in Lanark Highlands

OPP investigating alleged threats in Lanark Highlands

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating threats made to a staff member of the Township of Lanark Highlands.

The investigation started on Monday July 16, 2018 and is active and ongoing.

The OP is not releasing further details at this time but ...

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Emergency closure of Combined Locks in Smiths Falls scheduled for 1 pm Tuesday afternoon

Emergency closure of Combined Locks in Smiths Falls scheduled for 1 pm Tuesday afternoon

Parks Canada tells Lake 88 that there will be an emergency closure of the combined locks in Smiths Falls this afternoon starting at 1:00 pm.

They will be doing some emergency repair work on the locks and the shutdown is inevitable.

The agency hopes it will last no longer than ...

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10:45 AM Update – McNeely Rd. re-opened in Carleton Place

10:45 AM Update – McNeely Rd. re-opened in Carleton Place

From the Lanark Detachment of the OPP: McNeely Rd. in Carleton Place has re-opened following a single vehicle collision involving a construction vehicle. 

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Long-time Smiths Falls Councilor Cummings will not seek re-election in October

Long-time Smiths Falls Councilor Cummings will not seek re-election in October

Smiths Falls town Councillor Chris Cummings has announced that after 12 years on council, he will not be seeking re-election.

In an address to his fellow Councillors on Monday night, Cummings said that when he initially ran for council over a decade ago, he “only expected to stay for one ...

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In the wake of Grenville Castings pending closure, Perth Mayor pens letter to Globe and Mail questioning trade tactics

In the wake of Grenville Castings pending closure, Perth Mayor pens letter to Globe and Mail questioning trade tactics

A letter to the editor written by Perth Mayor John Fenik has been published in the Globe and mail.

In it Fenik writes that in the wake of the closing of Grenville Castings and the loss of 350 jobs, that he can’t help think Donald Trump’s trade doctrine is working.

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Smiths Falls couple facing charges after break-in and assault in Rideau Lakes

Smiths Falls couple facing charges after break-in and assault in Rideau Lakes

OPP in Rideau Lakes are continuing an investigation after a man and woman entered a residence and assaulted the home owners.

Officers were alerted to the crime on Saturday at about 12:45 AM. That’s when they were called to a residence on Blacksmith Road in Rideau Lakes Township.

Investigation revealed ...

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