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Sen. Runciman hopes new boating border law is in place in time for boating season

Sen. Runciman hopes new boating border law is in place in time for boating season

Senator Bob Runciman is hoping a new bill to streamline rules for reporting to Customs for boaters along the border can become law before the boating season.

Runciman explains the bill, which received second reading in the Senate this week, will exempt boaters who cross into Canadian waters from reporting ...

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Carleton Place seeks cut of Carbon Tax

Carleton Place seeks cut of Carbon Tax

Carleton Place wants a cut of the Carbon Tax we’re all paying on things like gas and electricity.

The town has authorized its staff to seek a portion of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account funds generated by the tax.

The money comes from the cap-and-trade program launched by the Wynne ...

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Smiths Falls Police STEP focus for February: Distracted driving

Smiths Falls Police STEP focus for February: Distracted driving

The Smiths Falls police Service STEP focus for the month is Wireless communication violations and Distracted Driving - texting and driving and other bad habits behind the wheel.

Cell phones have quickly become a leading cause of car crashes. The Police Service says drivers who use cell phones are four ...

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Smiths Falls Principal among country’s best

Smiths Falls Principal among country’s best

Susan Forbes, Principal of St. James the Greater Catholic School in Smiths Falls, has been named as one of forty exceptional educational leaders from across Canada.

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario shared the news Tuesday.

Candidates are nominated by their peers, school staff, and community members to ...

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Salvation Army’s Mississippi Rideau Corps honours its Bell-Ringers with annual awards

Salvation Army’s Mississippi Rideau Corps honours its Bell-Ringers with annual awards

On Monday January 30, the Salvation Army, Mississippi Rideau Corp held it’s annual kettle awards, where the organization honours the various groups that help out during the Christmas Kettle Campaign.

The first of the four Bell Ringer awards, the youth award, was won by The Smiths Falls Bears this year.

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Guns stolen in North Grenville break-in

Guns stolen in North Grenville break-in

OPP are investigating a break-in in North Grenville, in which guns were stolen.

They report that sometime between January 21st and January 25th, a locked home was entered on McGovern Road.

A Remington rifle and two Remington shotguns were stolen.

The OPP Forensic Identification Unit attended the scene and the ...

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MPP Hillier calls for justice vacancies to be filled in Ontario

MPP Hillier calls for justice vacancies to be filled in Ontario

MPP Randy Hillier wants both the federal and provincial Attorneys General to take action on the 14 Superior Court of Justice vacancies in Ontario.

Hillier wrote a letter citing the debilitating effect on access to justice that these vacant positions are imposing on the people of Ontario.

Hillier says, “There ...

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Susan Shirley Maternity Home officially closes today

Susan Shirley Maternity Home officially closes today

Today is officially the day that the Susan Shirley Maternity Home in Smiths Falls shuts its doors.

Crowns of Life Outreach says “due to a series of unforeseen events in the family life of founders Nichole and Ryan Anderson, they are no longer able to offer Maternity Home Services.”

They ...

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Familiar faces to lead Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

Familiar faces to lead Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

Lyle Pederson was re-elected as Chair of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority's Board at its Annual General Meeting, held last Thursday.

He is the representative for Elizabethtown-Kitley, has been a member for six years and is currently serving his third year as Chair.

Ed Hand was re-elected Vice-Chair. Hand has ...

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Former Perth Mayor Lowell Yorke loses battle with cancer

Former Perth Mayor Lowell Yorke loses battle with cancer

Former Mayor of Perth, Lowell Yorke is being remembered as giving member of his community and dedicated family man.

Yorke passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born and educated in Belleville and at Queen’s University, Yorke worked for several Perth manufacturing companies before becoming a co-owner of Code ...

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