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Canal numbers fluctuating like the water levels

Canal numbers fluctuating like the water levels

It’s was a wet, wet July but traffic is up along the Rideau Canal Corridor for the month when compared to last year.

Traffic slowed when the system had to be closed for more than a week due to high water, but the number of vessels in the system for ...

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Merrickville-Wolford reacts to lock out of Smiths Falls recreational facilities

Merrickville-Wolford reacts to lock out of Smiths Falls recreational facilities

The Smiths Falls decision to lock out Merrickville-Wolford’s residents because they did not sign onto the recreation cost sharing agreement, isn’t going to change the smaller municipality’s position according to its mayor.

“At this time our position has not changed based on their decision,” wrote Merrickville-Wolford Mayor David Nash in ...

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RVCA says money is available to watershed residents help plant trees

RVCA says money is available to watershed residents help plant trees

The following notice is from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority:

Money is available to landowners interested in planting trees. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority offers private landowners tree planting programs that help them get technical advice, planting plans and funding for trees.

“We have numerous community-minded partners providing funding to ...

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Smiths Falls Police officers soon to be equipped with Naloxone

Smiths Falls Police officers soon to be equipped with Naloxone

The Smiths Falls Police Service has announced that all front line officers are being trained in the us of the Naloxone nasal spray to treat overdoses and exposure to potentially fatal Opioid drugs.

With the Opioid crisis spreading across the country, the Smiths Falls Police Service says it is taking this ...

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Local group seeks funding for youth, needs you to fill out key survey

Local group seeks funding for youth, needs you to fill out key survey

A group of Lanark County organizations is looking for your input on youth in our communities.

The group is submitting a grant to do important work with youth, and in order to turn it into an effective project, they are asking residents, young and old, to fill out an online ...

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Startling data shows just how much rain we’ve gotten

Startling data shows just how much rain we’ve gotten

The following notice was issued by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority:

On January 17, 2017 the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority downgraded the Drought status in the watershed from “Moderate,” which had been carried over from a dry year in 2016, to “Minor.” The “Minor” status was kept in place because ...

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Contracts awarded for work on new trail in Lanark County

Contracts awarded for work on new trail in Lanark County

Contracts for work on the new multi-use trail have now been approved by Lanark County Council.

Council approved work on two bridges in Carleton Place that are part of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT).

A contract has been awarded to Thomas Fuller Construction Co. Limited to use galvanized steel ...

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Lanark County seeks money for cycling infrastructure

Lanark County seeks money for cycling infrastructure

Lanark County Council passed a motion Wednesday to submit a list of identified projects for the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program (OMCCP). Council is also requesting accelerated funding to complete the projects as soon as possible.

County CAO Kurt Greaves presented a report at the regular meeting Wednesday night outlining ...

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Part of Gore St. W. to be closed today (Thursday)

Part of Gore St. W. to be closed today (Thursday)

Gore Street West from Isabella Street to Darcy Street will be closed in Perth this morning starting between 7:30 and 8:00.

Crews will be working on water main work related to the ongoing construction on Boulton Street.

Detour signs will be up.

They hope to have it open sometime after ...

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With no cost-sharing deal in place, recreational facilities in Smiths Falls are off limits to Merrickville-Woolford

With no cost-sharing deal in place, recreational facilities in Smiths Falls are off limits to Merrickville-Woolford

Its official: Smiths Falls is locking out arena users from Merrickville-Wolford.  Town council voted on Tuesday August 8, to prohibit residents from non-contributing municipalities from using the town’s recreational facilities.

“We need to be fair to our municipal partners and to the taxpayers of Smiths Falls,”  CAO Malcolm Morris, told ...

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