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UPDATED May 7 – Rideau Valley Conservation Authority FLOOD WARNING UPDATE

UPDATED May 7 – Rideau Valley Conservation Authority FLOOD WARNING UPDATE

The following has been issued by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

The rain is forecast to tail off today and tomorrow in Eastern Ontario finishing with a bout of freezing rain and snow flurries in some locations.

Flows in the Rideau system are now not expected to reach flows experienced ...

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UPDATED May 7 – Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority issues FLOOD WARNING

UPDATED May 7 – Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority issues FLOOD WARNING

The following is from the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

May 7, 2017 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED—Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is updating the FLOOD WARNING issued May 6, 2017 for the Mississippi River from Mazinaw Lake downstream to Dalhousie Lake, to include the entire watershed.

Continued rainfall yesterday has resulted in ...

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Message from the Town of Perth concerning potential flooding

Message from the Town of Perth concerning potential flooding

The following message is from the Town of Perth:

A widespread weather system is forecast to drop a two-day total of 35 to 70 millimeters of rain on Eastern Ontario. Levels on all lakes, rivers, and stream can be expected to increase until late Sunday or Monday.

The public is ...

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Local politicians set to host property rights symposium

Local politicians set to host property rights symposium

If you have ever wondered what your property rights are, you will have the opportunity to find out May 23rd when Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark and MP Gord Brown are co-hosting a Property Rights Symposium.

The meeting is open to the public and will provide the opportunity for both politicians to ...

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MP Brown introduces border boating bill

MP Brown introduces border boating bill

Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown has introduced a bill that would allow boaters who are merely transiting through Canadian waters with no intention to stop, to do so without reporting to Canadian Customs.

Brown said it is a bill Senator Bob Runciman recently shepherded through the Senate.

Part of the bill ...

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DNE man faces drug charges

DNE man faces drug charges

The OPP have charged a 32 year-old Drummond North Elmsley man with several offenses after he eluded them on Saturday afternoon.

Lanark OPP reports that at about 2:30 Saturday afternoon they tried to stop a Dodge pick-up truck, traveling south on Rogers Road in Perth.

The vehicle eventually stopped at ...

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Lanark outlines No Spray options for residents who don’t want herbicide

Lanark outlines No Spray options for residents who don’t want herbicide

Lanark County Public Works has developed “no-spray” options related to control of noxious and invasive plant control and urges interested residents to review the options and submit any requests by May 18.

To help meet its legislative requirements under the Weed Control Act to control noxious weeds such as wild ...

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PTSD Plan introduced for first-responders in Carleton Place

PTSD Plan introduced for first-responders in Carleton Place

At the Carleton Place council meeting held May 2nd, 2017, Director of Protective Services Les Reynolds introduced a new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) prevention plan.

The plan was created by Carleton Place Ocean wave Fire Company and seven other first-responder departments within Lanark County.

Reynolds said the plan trains first-responders ...

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Children’s Mental Health week declared in Smiths Falls

Children’s Mental Health week declared in Smiths Falls

Mayor Shawn Pankow has proclaimed this as "Children’s Mental Health Week" in the Town of Smiths Falls and is encouraging all to care for their mental health and share the message that help is available, if it’s needed.

The goal of Children’s Mental Health Week is to increase understanding of ...

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Perth to host Ontario Senior Games events

Perth to host Ontario Senior Games events

The Town of Perth is partnering with Carolina Retirement Suites, the Perth Pickleball group and the Ontario Senior Games Association to host part of the 2017 District 9 Senior Games.

Perth is part of District 9 Lanark/Leeds/Grenville and is planning to hold the Swimming, Pickleball and Bridge events for 2017.

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