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UCDSB Chair won’t seek re-election as Trustee in fall elections

UCDSB Chair won’t seek re-election as Trustee in fall elections

The Upper Canada District School Board has announced that its chair, Jeff McMillan, will not seek re-election this coming fall.

The news was made official in the following letter issued by Director of Education Stephen Sliwa.

Dear Members of the Upper Canada District School Board Community:

I have been asked ...

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Over $130,000.00 in grants and scholarships will be awarded by the Perth and District Community Foundation in 2018

Over $130,000.00 in grants and scholarships will be awarded by the Perth and District Community Foundation in 2018

The Perth and District Community Foundation announced that it would support grants and scholarships of over $130,000 to charitable groups and organizations this year.

This will bring the total PDCF community grants made since 2003 to over $400,000. In 2018, student scholarships and bursaries totaling $12,000 will be given to ...

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Fire Ban in effect for Lanark County

Fire Ban in effect for Lanark County

Spring has sprung in Lanark County and that has many of us cleaning up debris on our laws and in our fields.

The Fire Departments of Lanark County has issued an important message for anyone who might be wanting to burn some of that debris away.

They say an Open ...

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Tweed Inc. commits to $20 million over 4 years to foster social, responsible community development across Canada

Tweed Inc. commits to $20 million over 4 years to foster social, responsible community development across Canada

On Friday, April 20th, Smiths Falls-based Tweed Inc. announced the funding and creation of the Tweed Collective – an initiative founded on the principles of progress, growth, and community development.

They made the announcement on 4/20, the day used to lobby for cannabis legalization across North America.

 

The company ...

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Lanark County outlines construction projects for 2018

Lanark County outlines construction projects for 2018

In 2018, the Lanark County Public Works department plans to complete pavement preservation on 57.3 kilometres of roads, with rehabilitation and paved shoulders scheduled for 29.7 km.

The total construction budget for this year is $7.75 million, with federal gas tax funding covering $1.81 million and $310,000 covered by Ontario ...

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Seventeen Perth athletes heading to competitive aerobic competition in Phoenix

Seventeen Perth athletes heading to competitive aerobic competition in Phoenix

Saltos Athletics hosted its fifth annual Invitational Event in Perth on April 14 and 15, resulting in 17 athletes confirmed as qualifying for internationals to be held in Phoenix, Arizona this summer.

“This invitational event is a great opportunity for our less-experienced athletes to become more comfortable in front of ...

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Police seek inmate known to frequent Ottawa-area

Police seek inmate known to frequent Ottawa-area

The ROPE Squad is looking for your help to find a federal offender wanted on a Canada-Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of parole.

Sunday Muwa is described as a black male, 26 years of age, 6'3", 170 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

He is serving ...

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Leeds County OPP respond after tractor trailer loses a set of wheels

Leeds County OPP respond after tractor trailer loses a set of wheels

Officers of the Leeds Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to complaint of a transport that had lost its wheels.

On April 18, 2018 at about 9:30 P.M, O.P.P officers were advised of an eastbound Highway 401 tractor trailer in Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township that had ...

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Lanark County Interval House moves into renovation phase of second-stage housing thanks in part to Trillium Grant

Lanark County Interval House moves into renovation phase of second-stage housing thanks in part to Trillium Grant

Lanark County Interval House has officially launched the renovation phase toward the opening of second stage housing in Lanark County, in part, made possible through funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Over the next six months, Lanark County Interval House will work with local leadership and with significant community support, to ...

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MVCA watershed statement

MVCA watershed statement

Statement from the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority:

Flows and levels across the Mississippi River watershed have been slowly increasing as a result of recent snow and rainfall.  With warmer temperatures and approximately 40 mm of rainfall in the forecast for the end of next week, this trend is expected to ...

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