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Updated – Bridge dedicated to fallen OPP officer from Smiths Falls

Updated – Bridge dedicated to fallen OPP officer from Smiths Falls

A bridge at Highway 401 and Joyceville Road in Joyceville has been officially dedicated in memory of fallen OPP Detective Constable Robinson, a native of Smiths Falls.

Memorial signs with the officer's name and police service crest have been posted at each side of the Joyceville Road and Hwy 401 ...

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United Way Days of Caring to see Tweed employees help by getting their hands dirty

United Way Days of Caring to see Tweed employees help by getting their hands dirty

United Way Lanark County says employees from Tweed in Smiths Falls will be participating in one of four scheduled United Way Days of Caring today.

The program sees a team of volunteers from a local business help a United Way Partner with a particular project. It often saves the partner ...

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Lanark OPP provide Road Safety Week results

Lanark OPP provide Road Safety Week results

Lanark County OPP actively participated in Canada Road Safety Week, which came to an end with the Victoria Day Long Weekend.

The campaign saw local officers involved in community education and road safety promotion in addition to their regular enforcement.

Police have identified four offences as the primary factors leading ...

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Lanark County exploring Integrity Commissioner options

Lanark County exploring Integrity Commissioner options

Lanark County staff have been directed to prepare a request for proposals for an integrity commissioner that would serve Lanark County and interested local municipalities.

In addition, the Lanark County and Smiths Falls Clerks’ Group will continue to collaborate on updating/drafting a consistent council code of conduct, complaint policy and ...

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Lanark County submits two housing proposals to province

Lanark County submits two housing proposals to province

Lanark County is submitting an expression of interest to the provincial Ministry of Housing that includes two supportive housing proposals.

The ministry issued the request for expressions of interest for homelessness-focused projects and will be issuing capital and operating funding.

The county issued a request for proposals for the “Home ...

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Perth native Coreau leads Grand Rapids to 2-1 series lead in AHL

Perth native Coreau leads Grand Rapids to 2-1 series lead in AHL

Perth's Jared Coreau and the Grand Rapids Griffins have taken at 2-1 lead in the American Hockey League's Western Conference Final against the San Jose Barracudas.

The Griffins won Game Three at home Wednesday night, beating San Jose 4-2.  Coreau turned away 31 shots in the winning effort.

His team ...

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Carleton Place takes steps to reprimand Mayor

Carleton Place takes steps to reprimand Mayor

Carleton Place council is just one step closer to reprimanding Mayor Louis Antonakos for a five year old code of conduct breech.

This week Carleton Place council passed a motion to penalize Mayor Louis Antonakos for 90 days of pay at his current rate and will suspend 25 per cent ...

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Procter and Gamble shutting down in Brockville

Procter and Gamble shutting down in Brockville

Procter and Gamble announced this morning it is shutting its Brockville Plant. Operations could wind down by as early as 2020.

It means 480 jobs for the city and region are going to be lost.

Employees were told of the decision at a meeting at 8 o’clock this morning. A ...

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Naloxone OD rescue kits appearing in local High Schools to fight Fentnyl, Opioid crisis

Naloxone OD rescue kits appearing in local High Schools to fight Fentnyl, Opioid crisis

Naloxone kits, the first response to opioid overdoses, are being put in local high schools.

The kit is used to treat someone having an overdose, most frequently used for someone overdosing on fentanyl or other deadly opioids.

The Perth Courier reports that Perth and District Collegiate Institute already has a ...

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Business hopes high-speed internet coming soon to Hershey Dr. in Smiths Falls

Business hopes high-speed internet coming soon to Hershey Dr. in Smiths Falls

The lack of high speed connectivity along Hershey Drive in Smiths Falls has become an impediment to growth for at least one key industry in town.

Kilmarnock Enterprise, which employs nearly 100 people in Smiths Falls has been struggling for the past five years get high speed internet along Hershey ...

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