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Warden Dobson provides procedural bylaw review for Council, to avoid repetition

Warden Dobson provides procedural bylaw review for Council, to avoid repetition

At last night’s Lanark County council meeting, Warden Bill Dobson provided Councillors with a procedural bylaw review. The purpose of the review was to remind Councillors of the role of council and its duty to support the decisions that it makes.

Dobson said the review comes after delegations have continued ...

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“See it, Name it, Change it,” campaign warmly welcomed by Lanark County Council

“See it, Name it, Change it,” campaign warmly welcomed by Lanark County Council

Executive Director of Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) Erin Lee presented information about the new “See It Name It Change It” campaign to Lanark County council at last night’s meeting.

The multi-media campaign that aims to end domestic violence in our communities launched yesterday.

Lee asked council to support the ...

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Tax Rates official in Carleton Place

Tax Rates official in Carleton Place

Carleton Place council passed a bylaw for the final tax rates for 2017 at this week’s council meeting.

According to an April communication from Treasurer Phil Hogan, the residential tax rate increased by 2.1 per cent on the municipal portion and the education tax rate decreased by 4.79 per cent ...

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UCDSB’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission +2 Feast and Celebration stops in Smiths Falls

UCDSB’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission +2 Feast and Celebration stops in Smiths Falls

The Upper Canada District School Board renewed its commitment to reconciliation with our Indigenous communities Monday night at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission +2 Feast and Celebration.

It took place at Duncan J Schoular Public School in Smiths Falls and saw members of the Indigenous communities invited to a traditional ...

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Carleton Place council passes noise by-law changes

Carleton Place council passes noise by-law changes

Carleton Place council passed changes made to the noise bylaw at this week’s council meeting.

The changes to the bylaw come after staff noticed an increase in noise complaints mainly from residential systems like air conditioning units and pool pumps.

Changes to the bylaw include new definitions of persistence and ...

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Carleton Place resident presented with CERV certificate

Carleton Place resident presented with CERV certificate

Carleton Place resident Kim Olynek received a Community Emergency Response Volunteers or “CERV” program certificate of completion from Mayor Louis Antonakos at this week’s council meeting.

Members of CERV are trained to help local first responders in emergency situations.

Each member receives training in first aid, fire suppression and emergency ...

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Perth debates shed location at Conlon Farm – sight-lines become key discussion point

Perth debates shed location at Conlon Farm – sight-lines become key discussion point

The issue of where to locate a new storage shed at Conlon Farm in Perth had to be deferred until the next Committee of the Whole scheduled for May 31.

The town of Perth needs to build a new storage shed on the recreational grounds and staff have prepared a ...

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Smiths Falls and Montague to explore sharing some services synergies to save money

Smiths Falls and Montague to explore sharing some services synergies to save money

Smiths Falls and Montague are exploring synergies that could save money for both municipalities.

“We really need to explore opportunities to be wise and coordinated about how we deliver services and the obvious place to start is in the immediate neighbourhood,” said Malcolm Morris, Smiths Falls CAO.

The two municipalities ...

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Collision on 401 near Joyceville claims four lives

Collision on 401 near Joyceville claims four lives

Highway 401 westbound is closed this morning at Joyceville Road, and will be for some time, as the OPP investigates a multi-vehicle collision that left four people dead.

It happened early this morning and brought together first responders and police from Leeds, Frontenac and Napanee – special Technical Traffic Collision ...

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Smiths Falls Council gets “mobbed” by special choir

Smiths Falls Council gets “mobbed” by special choir

On Monday May 8, Smiths Falls council was the victim of a flash mob.  A talented group of Smiths Falls youth dropped into council chambers and serenaded the surprised council members in the middle of a Committee of the Whole.

The group under the direction of Smiths Falls and District ...

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