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Westport Mayor shares timely accolades

Westport Mayor shares timely accolades

Westport Mayor Robin Jones has taken to her blog to share some accomplishments recently received by the village – right in time for the busy tourism season.

She wrote that on Thursday, April 18th, the Wedge a new on-line “voice in Eastern Ontario” rated Westport’s Sand Beach #1 on its ...

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Update on Tay Valley OMB decision

Update on Tay Valley OMB decision

Following the OMB decision made on April 9th involving Tay Valley Township, Lake 88 followed up with the owners of the land in question and the Township.

According to Aurel Simaurd, the husband of the registered landowner, he had researched the applicable zoning and planning restriction applicable to the property in ...

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Carleton Place taking part in Green Light campaign for Youth Mental Health

Carleton Place taking part in Green Light campaign for Youth Mental Health

Town Hall in Carleton Place is going green next month in support of children’s mental health initiatives.

The town has been asked to participate in the “Green Light” campaign, an Ontario-wide effort to raise awareness about mental health challenges facing youth.

Towns participate by shining a green light on prominent ...

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Delay to change room improvements at Carleton Place arena as Council examines budget

Delay to change room improvements at Carleton Place arena as Council examines budget

The construction of new dressing rooms at the Carleton Place arena has hit a delay and may not proceed as quickly as initially planned. Carleton Place town council has decided to postpone obtaining price quotes for the project amidst budget concerns.

All looked ready to go when Carleton Place town ...

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Meeting to discuss Human Trafficking to be held in Brockville

Meeting to discuss Human Trafficking to be held in Brockville

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville is hosting a discussion that aims to raise awareness about human trafficking and to equip and train social services, police, health care providers, community leaders and educators, as well as anyone in the community, with critical information and practical tools to stop human ...

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Lanark County Police Report

Lanark County Police Report

Between Monday April 9th and Monday April 16th, 2018 officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 341 calls for service.

The calls included 21 Motor Vehicle Collisions including:

  • 6 Car / Deer
  • 4 in Parking Lots
  • 8 Single Motor Vehicle off Road ("In Ditch")
  • ...

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OPP warn of catfish and romance scams after Leeds county woman defrauded of tens of thousands of dollars

OPP warn of catfish and romance scams after Leeds county woman defrauded of tens of thousands of dollars

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing an investigation after a suspected fraud occurred in Elizabethtown - Kitley Township.

On April 12th, 2018 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in Leeds County were advised from a resident that they had been defrauded of a substantial amount of money by an ...

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Carleton Place Drama Team Moves on to Provincial Showcase

Carleton Place Drama Team Moves on to Provincial Showcase

The following was submitted by the UCDSB:

The Carleton Place High School Drama Team represented their school and the Upper Canada District School Board well at the Ontario East Regional Drama Festival held in Perth from April 11 – April 13. The school was one of two that claimed the top prize of an ...

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Portion of Black Creek Rd. closed

Portion of Black Creek Rd. closed

Lanark County reports that a portion of Black Creek Rd. in Lanark Highlands has been closed.

The county sites "impassable due to weather conditions" as the reason.

No date for re-opening the road had been given as of 6:00 am Wednesday morning.

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Mississippi Mills releases statement on Humboldt flag snub – Mayor McLaughlin edits blog post to address national media attention

Mississippi Mills releases statement on Humboldt flag snub – Mayor McLaughlin edits blog post to address national media attention

After intense public backlash over Mississippi Mills’ refusal to lower flags in Almonte to half-staff to honour the survivors and victims of the Humboldt Broncos, the municipality has released a statement on the subject, and Mayor Shaun McLaughlin has edited his original blog saying the national media "is dragging Almonte through the ...

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