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Perth residents donate money and books to bolster local library’s mental health resources

Perth residents donate money and books to bolster local library’s mental health resources

Perth residents Chelsea and Mitch Fowler donated the proceeds of two local fundraisers to the Perth and District Library yesterday to help bolster the library’s section on mental health.

Chelsea tells Lake 88 they went to find information about specific issues when a close relative was getting treatment. They wanted ...

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Ontario’s LHINs say CarePartner’s computer system hacked, personal client and employee information taken

Ontario’s LHINs say CarePartner’s computer system hacked, personal client and employee information taken

Cyber-criminals have accessed patient and employee information held in the CarePartners’ system, including personal health and financial information.

CarePartners is a home care service provider to Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).

A statement on the website representing all of Ontario’s LHINs says the attack was carried out by sophisticated ...

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Campbell enters crowded race for Reeve in Tay Valley Twp.

Campbell enters crowded race for Reeve in Tay Valley Twp.

The race for Reeve in Tay Valley Township is getting crowded.

Brian Campbell, current Councillor with Tay Valley Township released a brief statement yesterday that reads:

"I filed my nomination papers for. Reeve of Tay Valley Township in the upcoming Fall election. It is time for a needed change in ...

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Carleton Place voices support for Town of Lakeshore’s stance on hazardous materials in buildings

Carleton Place voices support for Town of Lakeshore’s stance on hazardous materials in buildings

The town of Carleton Place has chosen to voice its support for the Town of Lakeshore’s recent resolution to have the government of Ontario review and revise laws concerning buildings that contain hazardous materials.

Current laws would allow buildings that have contained hazardous materials to be demolished or renovated without ...

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Changes coming to development permit bylaws in Carleton Place

Changes coming to development permit bylaws in Carleton Place

The changes to Carleton Place’s development permit bylaws are now one step closer to becoming official.

At a meeting of the town’s Planning and Protection Committee on Tuesday night, Councillors voted to remove class 4 development permits from the current bylaw.

The class 4 development permit, or DP4, bylaw came ...

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Carleton Place could soon welcome new subdivision

Carleton Place could soon welcome new subdivision

A new subdivision could be on its way to Carleton Place.

Town staff have been directed to proceed with creating draft conditions for phase one of the proposed Carmichael Farm Subdivision located along Rathwell Street, south of Highway 7. The decision came following a public meeting where members of the ...

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Perth Councillor Riq Turner will not seek Mayor’s Chair or re-election to council

Perth Councillor Riq Turner will not seek Mayor’s Chair or re-election to council

The Mayor’s race in Perth so far includes Deputy Mayor John Gemmel and Councillor Jim Boldt who have both filed their papers to run for the position.

Current Mayor John Fenik is expected to make an announcement on his future soon.

But Councillor Riq Turner made his intentions clear yesterday. ...

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Updated – Levy proposed to make up local hospitals’ equipment funding shortfall

Updated – Levy proposed to make up local hospitals’ equipment funding shortfall

Residents across the region could be looking at a new municipal tax levy in the coming years, as Rural hospitals are facing a serious funding challenge. As a result they are looking for ways to achieve sustainable funding for their capital equipment needs.

“We’re always trying to catch up with equipment that ...

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Suspicious fire takes down silo in Ashton Station

Suspicious fire takes down silo in Ashton Station

No one was hurt in a fire Monday at an abandoned agricultural facility in Ashton Station that sent enough smoke into the air that it could be seen from Carleton Place.

Firefighters were called to the area just before 6 o’clock yesterday morning.

The Ocean Wave Fire Company and Beckwith Fire ...

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Police warn of stopping suddenly on roadways for animals and debris after father and son hurt in collision

Police warn of stopping suddenly on roadways for animals and debris after father and son hurt in collision

The OPP in Frontenac is warning about making sudden stops for animals after a father and son were injured in a single vehicle collision – sparked by someone stopping for a family of ducks.

It happened Monday morning on Highway 401 eastbound in Kingston.

A white vehicle came to a ...

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Smiths Falls Crime Stoppers Press Release

Smiths Falls Crime Stoppers Press Release

Submitted by Smiths Falls Crime Stoppers

Mischief to parked vehicle

Sometime between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday June 7, 2018 an unknown suspect(s) caused damage to a parked vehicle on John Street, Smiths Falls. The vehicle had its rear window smashed out as a result.  Let’s put a ...

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