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RVCA – another January thaw brings unsafe conditions on rivers and lakes

RVCA – another January thaw brings unsafe conditions on rivers and lakes

The following is the watershed conditions statement provided by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. 

Temperatures around the freezing point through the weekend and rain early next week will once again cause the loss of much of the snow cover and unstable ice conditions in the Rideau Valley.

As the snowmelt ...

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Sens back after week off as they hope to give St. Louis the Blues

Sens back after week off as they hope to give St. Louis the Blues

The Senators are back on Lake 88 after a week off to heal up and get set for the second half of the season.

They've won three of their last four going in to tonight's tilt against the Blues at the CTC.

We have it starting with the pre-game at ...

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Perth-native Elijah Woods new partnership scores win on CTV’s the Launch as they are chosen to record this week’s single

Perth-native Elijah Woods new partnership scores win on CTV’s the Launch as they are chosen to record this week’s single

Perth-native Elijah Woods was featured on last night’s episode of the Launch, and congratulations are now due.

His new partnership, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, now based out of Ottawa were chosen from among the episode's featured artists to record the new original single "Ain't Easy."

A release from CTV ...

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Perth Ribfest likely on the move to new location

Perth Ribfest likely on the move to new location

The Perth Ribfest Music Festival might be moving.  The annual event organized by the Rotary Club of Perth will setup in Last Dual Park.

Rotarian Jim Peden, told Perth council on Tuesday Jan 16th, “We’ve successfully operated Ribfest for the past three years attracting about 10,000 people, spending $70,000 in ...

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DNE Residents who once used Smiths Falls Library will now have to pay out-of-town user fees, Perth library remains free to use

DNE Residents who once used Smiths Falls Library will now have to pay out-of-town user fees, Perth library remains free to use

Residents of Drummond North Elmsley who until recently enjoyed the same Library privileges in Smiths Falls as residents will have to pay the $55 out of town fee effective January 31.

“My biggest concern is for those residents of Drummond North Elmsley who can’t get to Perth because of transportation ...

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Smiths Falls to move ahead with in-town multi-use pathway

Smiths Falls to move ahead with in-town multi-use pathway

Armed with a Pedestrian Links Plan Smiths Falls has  secured funding to move ahead this summer with the first phase of plan.

“The first stage will be a multi-use paved asphalt pathway alongside the river, essentially from the Beckwith Street Bridge that ultimately would take you into Lower Reach Park ...

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Highlights of the 2018 Mississippi Mills Council Meeting

Highlights of the 2018 Mississippi Mills Council Meeting

The following are the highlights of the January 16, 2018 Council Meeting for the township of Mississippi Mills. 

Council kicked off 2018 with their first meeting of the New Year on January 16th. During the meeting, Council accepted with regret the resignation of the long-serving Chief Administrative Officer Diane Smithson. ...

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CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights from January 16th, 2018

CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights from January 16th, 2018

The following are the Board Meeting Highlights as submittted by the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. 

CDSBEO Indigenous Education Update

Ongoing integration of Indigenous Education remains an integral part of our Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement. In order to continue the momentum that has been built in ...

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Carleton Place discusses town’s Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail Management plan

Carleton Place discusses town’s Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail Management plan

The town of Carleton Place was asked to submit a list of comments to Lanark County Council about their Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail Management plan.

The comments, which were due at the beginning of this week, have been made and were discussed at a meeting of Carleton Place Town Council ...

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Delegation hands petition against parallel parking on Beckwith St. to Smiths Falls Mayor Pankow

Delegation hands petition against parallel parking on Beckwith St. to Smiths Falls Mayor Pankow

The Beckwith Street Redevelopment Plan is stirring up some strong feelings in Smiths Falls.  On Monday January 18th, council chambers saw nearly 20 residents arrive to support a petition against eliminating angled parking on Beckwith Street.

“We feel as a group that there is no need to change the parking, ...

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