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Former Lanark Warden Willard Shaw passes

Former Lanark Warden Willard Shaw passes

Former Drummond Reeve and Warden of Lanark County Willard Shaw has died at the age of 90.

Shaw was first elected to Drummond Township Council in 1973, later serving as Deputy Reeve from 79-82, then Reeve from 83-91. He was elected Warden of Lanark County in 1998.

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Leeds-Grenville MPP Clark – Wynne’s carbon tax is a “tax on everything”

Leeds-Grenville MPP Clark – Wynne’s carbon tax is a “tax on everything”

Leeds Grenville MPP Steve Clark isn’t mincing words when it comes to the cap and trade carbon tax residents of Ontario are now paying.

He calls it a “tax on everything” and says it shows how out of touch Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government are with rural residents.

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Outbreak update issued by CPMDH

Outbreak update issued by CPMDH

A portion of the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital’s in patient unit remains closed this morning.

The hospital offered an update on the Norovirus outbreak that they have been dealing with over the past week.

They confirm six patients were affected, the last of which was identified on December ...

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Merrickville-Wolford to hold public budget information sessions

Merrickville-Wolford to hold public budget information sessions

The Village of Merrickville-Wolford will be holding two public information sessions on the 2017 municipal budget.

The first takes place on Thursday, January 12th, at Eastons Corners Centennial Hall. The second goes on Monday January 16th, at the Merrickville Community Centre.

In both cases, doors open at 6:30 with the ...

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Lanark resident named to Order of Canada

Lanark resident named to Order of Canada

Governor General David Johnston has announced 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada, and the list includes a Lanark resident.

Jan Andrews has been named a Member of the Order of Canada. She is being recognized for her contributions to Canadian culture as a children’s book author and as ...

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Closure to part of Carleton Place and District Hospital extends to another day

Closure to part of Carleton Place and District Hospital extends to another day

The Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital still has part of their inpatient closed due to a Norovirus outbreak.

The hospital says they are working with the Health Unit to contain and resolve this outbreak.

A spokesperson says that six patients have fallen ill since the outbreak was declared six ...

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YAK’s e-waste round up set to roll this weekend

YAK’s e-waste round up set to roll this weekend

Perth’s youth group, YAK, is once again providing door to door E Waste Round up Services from January 4th to 6th.

They’ll be collecting and recycling unwanted electronics such as MP3 players, cameras, cell phones, computers, TVs, VCRs, you name it.

For the past 4 years, YAK has been collecting ...

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Annual contest targets young smokers wanting to quit, or cut back

Annual contest targets young smokers wanting to quit, or cut back

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit, in partnership with the provincial organization Leave the Pack Behind, is hosting the annual would-u-rather Contest.

Aimed at motivating young adults to quit smoking, reduce their smoking, or just stay-smoke-free for a chance to win up to $5000 cash, the 6-week contest is ...

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More than just books – Perth library launches marketing campaign

More than just books – Perth library launches marketing campaign

The Perth Library is launching a major marketing campaign to show the public that it offers much more than just books.

“The library offers so much to its community beyond books,” said chief librarian Erika Heesen to Lake 88.

As examples, Heesen said the library also offers free museum admission ...

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Carleton Place New Year’s Levy and Canada 150 Launch

Carleton Place New Year’s Levy and Canada 150 Launch

This year’s annual Carleton Place Levy saw the launch of the town’s Canada 150 celebrations.

Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos and Councilor Shawn Redman, resplendent in a white tux with red accessories, greeted residents as they arrived on New Year's Day.

At 2:00 p.m. the upper hallway at the arena ...

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