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Weather Network issues summer forecast – not as hot as last year

Weather Network issues summer forecast – not as hot as last year

The Weather Network is out with its summer forecast, and it says temperatures may swing between hot and cool over the course of the season, according to top meteorologist Chris Scott.

He says temperatures are getting “kind of jerked around by the overall patterns in the Pacific Ocean with El ...

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Walk for Election Reform makes its way through Perth today

Walk for Election Reform makes its way through Perth today

75 year-old Ron Weigand is walking 200 km for electoral reform.

He started in Kingston on Saturday with stops along the way including Perth this morning.

He’ll finish up with a rally on Parliament Hill at noon next Monday, two days before the vote to endorse the recommendations of the ...

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Legacy Family Project to mark family longevity in Rideau Lakes

Legacy Family Project to mark family longevity in Rideau Lakes

As part of the celebrations to mark Canada’s 150th birthday, Rideau Lakes is getting set to honour local families who have occupied property in the Rideau Lakes Township for over 150 years.

The Legacy Family Project has a committee that is working on the project.

In a statement the township ...

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Fields ready to go in Smiths Falls

Fields ready to go in Smiths Falls

The town of Smiths Falls says that parklands and sports fields should be ready for use today.

Officials say that despite the amount of rain and the short period to get a lot of work accomplished, most areas will be ready.

The town is also extending its thanks to local ...

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Uber in Smiths Falls? Mayor Shawn Pankow thinks its worth exploring

Uber in Smiths Falls? Mayor Shawn Pankow thinks its worth exploring

Could Uber be a solution to transportation challenges in Smiths Falls? Mayor Shawn Pankow seems to think it’s worth looking into.

While he stops short of saying the town should be looking at the ride-share service in a statement posted on his Facebook Page, the mayor says it is worth ...

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Flood Recovery – Stay Safe, Stay Healthy

Flood Recovery – Stay Safe, Stay Healthy

The following is a message from Tay Valley Township

Recent heavy rains have swollen lakes and rivers and resulted in water ponding on many properties. Some properties have also been affected by flooding.

The following tips will help protect you during flooding events:

  • Keep your family safe by keeping ...
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OPP prepare for boating season – concerns over same contributing factors to water deaths

OPP prepare for boating season – concerns over same contributing factors to water deaths

The following information was distributed by the OPP.

The Ontario Provincial Police report they have already investigated three boating fatalities this spring, with the same contributing factors being reported as in previous years.

Two of the three fatal incidents involved capsized canoes. During the third mishap, the vessel sank. Alcohol/drug ...

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Inductees to Smiths Falls Sports and Rec Hall of Fame announced

Inductees to Smiths Falls Sports and Rec Hall of Fame announced

We now know who will be inducted to the Smiths Falls Sports and Recreation Hall of Fame this year.

The 35th annual celebration will welcome:

  • Grace Muir - a volleyball and Track Coach at SFDCI, and a member of the University of Waterloo Hall of Fame as an Athlete;
  • ...

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Smiths Falls celebrates planting of Vimy Oak at Cenotaph

Smiths Falls celebrates planting of Vimy Oak at Cenotaph

Thursday was an historic day in Smiths Falls, as students from Smiths Falls Collegiate Institute gathered with dignitaries and the community to plant a Vimy Oak at the Smiths Falls Cenotaph.

In spite of high winds the tree planting ceremony went off without a hitch.

The event was organized and run ...

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Missing Smiths Falls Teen found safe

Missing Smiths Falls Teen found safe

It’s a happy ending to the story of a girl who went missing from Smiths Falls.

The Smiths Falls Police service reports that 14 year-old Maria Arreola has been found, safe and sound.

The service tells Lake 88 that the girl was found yesterday by Ottawa Police.

Smiths Falls Police ...

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Proceeds from Smiths Falls Citizen of the year banquet to benefit fire victims

Proceeds from Smiths Falls Citizen of the year banquet to benefit fire victims

The 48th Smiths Falls Citizen of the year banquet is being held this year at the Royal Canadian Legion on Wednesday the 31st of May, and organizers have announced that all proceeds are being donated to the victims of the Pearl Street fire.

The event honours individuals who have made ...

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