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Westport dealing with high number of waterfront weeds

Westport dealing with high number of waterfront weeds

Like many other waterfront communities, Westport is dealing with a surge in weeds this year.

Mayor Robin Jones says that staff at the village’s harbour have been spending hours every day raking the weeds and pulling them out of the water.

She says that most days at least 20 garbage ...

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Smiths Falls Canopy Growth to look into using products to treat animal anxiety

Smiths Falls Canopy Growth to look into using products to treat animal anxiety

Canopy Growth Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary, Canopy Health Innovations Inc. has announced approval has been received from the Veterinary Drug Directorate of Health Canada to research the effectiveness of cannabidiol ("CBD") to treat anxiety in certain animals.

The research will be conducted by Canopy Animal Health ("CAH"), a ...

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Barrett to represent Conservatives in Federal Byelection for LGTIRL

Barrett to represent Conservatives in Federal Byelection for LGTIRL

Michael Barrett from Edwardsburg/Cardinal is the new candidate for the Federal PCs in the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands, as their riding association came together in Brockville to pick the successor to the late Gord Brown on Saturday.

After the election Barrett took to his Facebook page to thank his supporters ...

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Group wants to form citizen-led panel to become stewards of Perth’s Stewart Park

Group wants to form citizen-led panel to become stewards of Perth’s Stewart Park

A group of Perth residents are concerned over what they call a lack of long term planning for Stewart Park.

The group went to the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday to ask council members to consider formally recognizing a citizen led panel of stewards for what they describe as ...

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Perth topping up Community Improvement Plan after interest remains strong

Perth topping up Community Improvement Plan after interest remains strong

The town’s Community Improvement Program has been so successful that staff are recommending a budget deviation to drop another $10,000 into the grant.

The 2018 budget allocated $25,000 to the CIP, and has already allocated $20,316 and given a conditional approval for another $5,000 grant, depleting the program.

There was ...

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Update – Perth council debates remuneration changes before end of term

Update – Perth council debates remuneration changes before end of term

As the current council’s term draws to a close,  members were presented with a staff report that showed mayor and council remuneration as compared to area municipalities.  The intent was for committee members to direct the striking committee to review current remuneration.

“I feel that I’m compensated adequately, but councilor ...

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Allan Street Condo project in Carleton Place remains up in the air

Allan Street Condo project in Carleton Place remains up in the air

The fate of a proposed condominium on Allan Street in Carleton Place is up in the air after the town failed to reach a decision on Tuesday night.

Plans for a new 4-storey, 33-unit condominium in Carleton Place are on hold after the town was unable to either grant or ...

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OPP dealt with a deadly August long-weekend on the roads

OPP dealt with a deadly August long-weekend on the roads

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with a tragic Civic Day Long Weekend with two children among the six people who died on OPP-patrolled roads.

The weekend marked the highest number of fatal road incidents since the 2011 August long weekend.

A three-year-old girl died after being struck by a pick-up truck in Lambton ...

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Cross-walk reorganization in Smiths Falls as new St. Francis school set to open in Sept.

Cross-walk reorganization in Smiths Falls as new St. Francis school set to open in Sept.

With the closure of St. James School on Catherine Street in Smiths Falls and the opening of the new St. Francis De Sales School on Ross Street, Town Council has just passed a motion that will shift crossing guard locations around town.

The town provides crossing guards at five locations ...

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Carleton Place noise barrier set to be replaced

Carleton Place noise barrier set to be replaced

The noise barrier fence on Johnson Street in Carleton Place is finally going to be replaced.

The fence has deteriorated to the point where some sections are unstable, requiring owners of properties along the fence to support it themselves, and other sections have fully fallen over.

The town is on ...

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