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Update – More Lock-Stations open along Rideau Canal

Update – More Lock-Stations open along Rideau Canal

Parks Canada has announced more lock stations are now open along the Rideau Canal.

Jones Falls, Davis, Detached, Combined, Old Slys, Edmonds and Kilmarnock Locks are all now open.

This is in addition to Brass Point Swing Bridge, Poonamalie, Beveridges, Ottawa, Narrows, and Newboro lock stations which are already open.

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Update – Parks Canada hopes to have entire Rideau Canal system open by the weekend

Update – Parks Canada hopes to have entire Rideau Canal system open by the weekend

Parks Canada Associate Director of Ontario Waterways and Manager of Operations for the Rideau Canal, John Festerini told Lake 88 Thursday morning that the government agency is optimistic about more lockstations opening along the Rideau Canal.

“Currently my team is looking at the levels and the forecast and trying to ...

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Canada-wide warrant issued for man wanted in Ottawa homicides

Canada-wide warrant issued for man wanted in Ottawa homicides

Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant in connection with three shootings this week in west-end Ottawa.

30 year-old Alam Gabriel Buoc is wanted in the murders of Abdurahman al-Shammari and Dirie Olol, who were shot and killed on Monday.

Buoc is described as: black, 6’4″, 201 lbs, with a thin ...

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Presentation on new Carleton Place subdivision draws public response at Council

Presentation on new Carleton Place subdivision draws public response at Council

Representatives from Stantec Consulting made a presentation to Carleton Place council this week during the public meeting about the new Bodnar Subdivision across from Riverside Park on Lake Avenue.

Stantec representatives said there are a total of 582 residential units made up of 193 single family homes, 317 townhomes and ...

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High speed fibre internet coming to Almonte

High speed fibre internet coming to Almonte

Bell Canada is planning on investing approximately $10 million in Mississippi Mills to bring high speed fibre internet to the Almonte area. Bell Canada’s investment is part of the Mississippi Mills 2020 (MM2020) ongoing efforts to bring high speed, reliable and cost effective internet access to all corners of Mississippi ...

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Smiths Falls posts budget surplus

Smiths Falls posts budget surplus

The Town of Smiths Falls six-month budget monitoring report was presented to council on Monday July 24.

The town’s departmental budget summary shows a surplus of $202,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30.

“This was a rigorous analysis, that takes into account seasonal trends,” clarified CAO Malcolm Morris.

While ...

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Speed calming measures coming for busy Harold St. in Smiths Falls

Speed calming measures coming for busy Harold St. in Smiths Falls

The town of Smiths Falls is about to implement a traffic calming solution on one of the more dangerous collector roads.  Drivers have been racing down Harold Street since it opened up, endangering residents of the Ferrara subdivision in the process.

“People won’t even park their cars along the curb ...

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Smiths Falls joins group concerned about proposed changes to Asset Management Plan regulations

Smiths Falls joins group concerned about proposed changes to Asset Management Plan regulations

At a Special Council Meeting on July 24th, Smiths Falls passed a resolution expressing its concerns over proposed regulations governing Asset Management Plans to be filed with the Environmental Registry under the Ministry of Infrastructure.

The town just recently completed it’s Asset Management Plan (AMP) at a cost of $102,000. ...

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5th Annual Lanark County Harvest Festival set for Sept. 10

5th Annual Lanark County Harvest Festival set for Sept. 10

Lanark County officially announced details for the fifth annual Lanark County Harvest Festival in the release below:

Want to get fresh with a local farmer? The fifth annual Lanark County Harvest Festival will give everyone a chance to do just that!

This outdoor event, slated for Sunday, Sept. 10 at ...

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Busy Summer continues for Lanark County OPP

Busy Summer continues for Lanark County OPP

The following is the weekly update provided by the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. 

Between Monday 17th July 2017 and Monday 24th July 2017 officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 409 calls for service.

The calls included:

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Lanark County among group seeking input on local economic development plan

Lanark County among group seeking input on local economic development plan

Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation, Lanark County and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs are leading an economic development strategic planning process for the county and are seeking input from stakeholders.

This county-wide partnership initiative is driven by all municipalities in Lanark County and economic development ...

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