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Free community Christmas dinner returns to Carleton Place for 11th year

Free community Christmas dinner returns to Carleton Place for 11th year

The Free Community Christmas Day Dinner in Carleton place will be back this holiday season for its 11th year.

Representatives from People First of Lanark County stopped by the council chamber during a meeting of the Community Issues Committee in order to give thanks to deputy mayor Jerry Flynn and ...

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Carleton Place close to passing 2018 budget

Carleton Place close to passing 2018 budget

Carleton Place town council has nearly reached an agreement on the 2018 budget as presented by Treasurer Phil Hogan.

To accommodate the budget as it stands, residential tax payers will be subjected to a rate increase of 1.97%. Mayor Antonakos asked council to postpone passing the budget for at least ...

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Smiths Falls names acting Fire Chief

Smiths Falls names acting Fire Chief

Smiths Falls Council has named an acting Fire Chief for the town. At the meeting held Monday, November 20th, they named Lieutenant Randy Normandin to the role.

A bylaw was passed that puts Normandin in the role temporarily, as a replacement to now-former Chief Normand Beauchamp.

After being a volunteer ...

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Lanark County OPP Report

Lanark County OPP Report

The following is the OPP Lanark County Detachment weekly report:

Between Monday November 13, 2017 and Monday November 20, 2017 officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 381 calls for service.

The calls included:

56 Motor Vehicle Collisions including:

-Car/Deer: 19 -Parking Lots: ...

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Smiths Falls ordered to refund taxes to RioCan after mall value lowered

Smiths Falls ordered to refund taxes to RioCan after mall value lowered

Smiths Falls council are understandably upset at an Assessment Review Board decision that’s going to cost the town nearly a million dollars in a rebate to RioCan, the former owners of County Fair Mall.   The decision will also significantly drop the town’s commercial tax revenues in the coming years.

“The ...

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PSFDH earns “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing” after on-site survey

PSFDH earns “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing” after on-site survey

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) has announced it has achieved “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing”, the highest level of excellence award, based on a recent on-site survey by Accreditation Canada.

Accreditation Canada’s survey, conducted every four years, is a thorough review of all areas and departments of PSFDH ...

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Arnprior man facing firearms offenses in Carleton Place

Arnprior man facing firearms offenses in Carleton Place

An Arnprior man has been charged with firearms and driving offenses after an incident in Carleton Place.

Lanark County OPP report that at 1:47am last Friday morning, they responded to reports of a man with a shotgun in the parking lot of licensed premises on Bell Street in the Town ...

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Water main work on Queen St. in Smiths Falls

Water main work on Queen St. in Smiths Falls

Drivers in Smiths Falls take note: Queen St will be reduced to one lane between Old Sly’s Rd. and Hershey Drive for a water main repair this morning.

Work will be starting at 7:30.

The town says that traffic control measures will be in place and the road will re-open ...

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Planned power outage for parts of Mississippi Mills and Ramsay today

Planned power outage for parts of Mississippi Mills and Ramsay today

There’s another scheduled power outage in our listening area.

This one will see more than 700 customers lose electricity in Ramsay and Mississippi Mills this morning from 9:30 until 11:00.

Hydro One says they have notified all customers affected by the outage. They do so via automated phone messages.

A ...

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Saturday morning single vehicle collision has Smiths Falls driver airlifted to hospital

Saturday morning single vehicle collision has Smiths Falls driver airlifted to hospital

A single vehicle collision on highway 29 has sent a Smiths Falls driver to hospital.

Leeds OPP are continuing an investigation into the collision that occurred in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township.

It happened Saturday, at about 6:20 A.M., when OPP were advised of a collision that had occurred on County Road 29 ...

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