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Bridge replacement options still being weighed in Carleton Place

Bridge replacement options still being weighed in Carleton Place

An environmental assessment on Carleton Place’s Central Bridge has been completed by consultant, RV Anderson and findings were presented to the town last month during an open house at the Carleton Place Canoe Club.

Back in April, Carleton Place town council had tabled a motion to post load restrictions along ...

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Smiths Falls presents water storage options to residents

Smiths Falls presents water storage options to residents

Smiths Falls water storage is well below the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change recommended levels. The town has been working on coming up with a solution to address that deficit.

They’ve hired the engineering firm of JL Richards to come up with options for council and the public ...

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SIU invokes mandate after incident in Almonte sees local woman injured

SIU invokes mandate after incident in Almonte sees local woman injured

The Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a serious injury sustained by a 64-year-old woman in Almonte.

Yesterday morning, at about 10:15, two Lanark County OPP officers went to a home to conduct an investigation.

The SIU says they were on the porch when two dogs came out ...

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Well-ness check: Health Unit reminds residents to test well water

Well-ness check: Health Unit reminds residents to test well water

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit can help you ensure that the well water you and your family are drinking is safe.

The health unit says spring is a good time to have your well water tested for bacteria.

Run off from heavy rain may affect the safety ...

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Colin Brown, nephew of late MP Gord Brown, to seek Federal PC nomination in LGTIRL

Colin Brown, nephew of late MP Gord Brown, to seek Federal PC nomination in LGTIRL

Colin Brown, the nephew of late MP Gord Brown, announced his intention to seek the Conservative Party Nomination in the Riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.

Brown says he will work to represent his community as the Conservative Party Candidate in the upcoming by-election.

In a release he said, ...

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Elgin woman marks milestone 150th blood donation in Perth

Elgin woman marks milestone 150th blood donation in Perth

When she was in her late teens Marilyn Garret’s mother underwent major surgery and needed several units of blood.  That need prompted Garret to make her first donation, and she never stopped.

“It’s easy, it only takes one hour of your time every two to three months and it helps ...

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Smiths Falls Recreational Hall of Fame Committee announces inductees

Smiths Falls Recreational Hall of Fame Committee announces inductees

The Smiths Falls Recreational Hall of Fame Committee has announced the list of this year’s inductees.

Smiths Falls-native William Michael Hayes Mike learned to skate on the backyard rink built by his Dad. He started his SFMHA days with the Peanut Division and he capped it off by winning the ...

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Smiths Falls appoints Fire Chief

Smiths Falls appoints Fire Chief

The Town of Smiths Falls is pleased to announce that Mr. Rick Chesebrough has been appointed as the Town’s new Fire Chief. Mr. Chesebrough joins a long list of esteemed fire services professionals that have held the post since the Fire Department was established as a Fire Brigade in 1852.

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EORN seeks new Board member

EORN seeks new Board member

The Eastern Ontario Regional Broadband Network (EORN) is currently seeking applications from the public to serve on its Board of Directors. Eastern Ontario residents who want to contribute to the economic and technological advancement of the region are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates with public or private sector expertise in ...

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UCDSB appoints new Superintendent of Schools

UCDSB appoints new Superintendent of Schools

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) announced at its Board meeting on June 6th, the appointment of a Superintendent of Schools.

Deanna Perry, a veteran educator with 27 years of service to schools in rural Renfrew County and in the City of Ottawa, will start her new assignment with ...

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