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Upper Canada Board welcomes new Indigenous Trustee

Upper Canada Board welcomes new Indigenous Trustee

The Upper Canada District School Board is pleased to announce that an accredited teacher and community leader from the Akwesasne Territory will serve as Indigenous Trustee with the Upper Canada District School Board.

Ryan Jacobs, a sitting member of the Mohawk Council, will be sworn in on September 13 at ...

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Clark presents legislature with petition to widen County Rd. 43 in Kemptville

Clark presents legislature with petition to widen County Rd. 43 in Kemptville

Petitions with more than 300 signatures in support of expanding County Road 43 in Kemptville are now in the hands of the provincial government.

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark tabled the petitions at Queen’s Park today to press the Wynne government to provide infrastructure funding necessary to expand the busy two-lane ...

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Smiths Falls Fire Service adds another fire dispatch contract

Smiths Falls Fire Service adds another fire dispatch contract

Smiths Falls Fire Chief Normand Beauchamp is collecting fire dispatch services like stamps!

At the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday Sept 11th, Beauchamp asked council for authorization to enter into a five year fire dispatch contract for the community of French River, Ontario.

Located in the Sudbury district ...

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Mississippi-Rideau Staff Meet With Local Business Owners

Mississippi-Rideau Staff Meet With Local Business Owners

Staff from the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region (MRSPR) successfully met with 61 business owners in the communities of Westport, Montague, North Grenville and Mississippi Mills this summer to discuss chemical products that could pose a risk to four municipal drinking water systems. Business owners were welcoming and helpful — allowing ...

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Smiths Falls Councillor John Maloney safe after Hurricane Irma hits Florida

Smiths Falls Councillor John Maloney safe after Hurricane Irma hits Florida

Smiths Falls Councillor John Maloney reported via Facebook that he and his party are safe in Florida after riding out Hurricane Irma this weekend. They are north of Fort Myers, Fla.

The Councillor has been posting updates since they started making preparations for the storm (pictured at left).

On Saturday ...

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4th annual Mississippi Mills River Walk and Run sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart Almonte helps ‘grow women’s health’ at AGH

4th annual Mississippi Mills River Walk and Run sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart Almonte helps ‘grow women’s health’ at AGH

The 4th annual Mississippi Mills River Walk and Run sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart Almonte  took place on Saturday, Sept. 9 on the grounds of the Almonte General Hospital (AGH) and Fairview Manor resulting in approximately $18,000 being raised in support of AGH's Birthing Centre and women's health care.

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Smiths Falls Police Report

Smiths Falls Police Report

The following report was provided by the Smiths Falls Police Service

Male arrested for shoplifting and fraud On Tuesday September 5, 2017 at approximately 10:46 a.m. police were called to attend a business on Lombard Street for a report of a shoplifter. Investigation revealed that a 50-year old male suspect ...

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Smiths Falls seeks funding for commuter trail in town

Smiths Falls seeks funding for commuter trail in town

Taking advantage of the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program, the town of Smiths Falls is going ahead with an application for funding to develop the first in-town multi use commuter trail.

This will be a 750 meter long, 3 meter wide paved trail connecting Beckwith and Broadview Streets to Lower ...

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First First-Ever Parkinson SuperWalk in Perth raises $30K

First First-Ever Parkinson SuperWalk in Perth raises $30K

On Saturday, more than a hundred participants and volunteers walked in the first-ever Lanark North Leeds Parkinson SuperWalk raising awareness, funds for research, and bringing the community one step closer to accessing services for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

“I want to thank my co-chair Gayle Truman and our organizing ...

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Shadowfax in colour dispute with town

Shadowfax in colour dispute with town

Shadowfax in downtown Perth is in a dispute with the town over their façade’s new colour scheme.

The town says the lime green, purple and orange doesn’t conform to heritage colours the town has established. The original colour scheme had purple, but pre-dated the heritage district designation.

Owner Angie Gilchrist ...

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