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Work starting soon on Smiths Falls’ combined locks

Work starting soon on Smiths Falls’ combined locks

The following notice is from Parks Canada:

Parks Canada is in the midst of an unprecedented program of infrastructure investments to preserve assets located within national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas across Canada. To date, the Rideau Canal National Historic Site has announced more than $100 ...

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Pool at Galipeau Centre expected to announce re-opening date

Pool at Galipeau Centre expected to announce re-opening date

The Gallipeau Centre’s pool is expected to re-open soon.

The Record News reports that an official opening date, as well as schedules, including aquafit and lane swims are expected sometime this week.

Officials with the centre took to Facebook to say that it is in the works.

The pool struggled ...

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College faculty represented by OPSEU votes to strike – no date given

College faculty represented by OPSEU votes to strike – no date given

The bargaining team for faculty at Ontario's 24 public colleges has received a strike mandate from its members, setting the table for collective bargaining that is scheduled to resume next week.

A release from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) says 68% of the college faculty entrusted their elected ...

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Smiths Falls logo and branding wins national award

Smiths Falls logo and branding wins national award

The new logo and branding for Smiths Falls has earned the town national recognition from the Economic Developers Association of Canada.

Earlier this week, the National Marketing Awards were presented in Niagara Falls. They are given to communities across Canada in a number of categories including Brand Identity.

Economic Development ...

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Proposal for Solar Panels presented to Perth Council

Proposal for Solar Panels presented to Perth Council

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-Op would like to partner with Perth to install solar panels on the roofs of town-owned buildings.

They told council this week that solar panels on the roof of the Perth fire hall, for example, could provide more power than the building actually needs. The Co-Op’s ...

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Frontenac OPP seek wanted man

Frontenac OPP seek wanted man

The OPP in South Frontenac are looking for a wanted man.

They report that yesterday afternoon at about 5:30 the OPP Tactical Response Unit, K-9 Unit along with helicopter support conducted a search of a property near the intersection of Railton Road and Stagecoach Road in Sydenham for the man ...

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Local children’s author, Order of Canada recipient, Jan Andrews passes after accident

Local children’s author, Order of Canada recipient, Jan Andrews passes after accident

Renowned local author Jan Andrews passed away suddenly earlier this month.

The Lanark Era reports that it happened on the same weekend she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture as a children’s book author and as a pioneer of Canada’s storytelling movement.

Andrews suffered a ...

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Carleton Place Town Council Briefs from the meeting held Sept. 12

Carleton Place Town Council Briefs from the meeting held Sept. 12

No Carambeck work this year

Carleton Place council has given the no-go to work planned at the Carambeck site year. At this week’s council meeting, CAO Paul Knowles said the tendered prices for the work rang in higher than expected at $585,000. This does not leave enough room in the ...

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Perth woman wins $1,000,000 from 6/49

Perth woman wins $1,000,000 from 6/49

Faye McMunn is about to be contacted by every friend she has ever had.

The Perth resident has won the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize from the August 26, LOTTO 6/49 draw.

She found out about her big win when validating her ticket at the store.

She said she burst into ...

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OPP Police report

OPP Police report

The following is the latest report submitted by Lanark County OPP

Between Monday September 4, 2017 and Monday September 11, 2017 officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 371calls for service.

The calls included:

Motor Vehicle Collisions Total 27. Including:

  • 6 Car / Deer
  • ...

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