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Number of seat-belt infractions disappoints over long-weekend blitz

Number of seat-belt infractions disappoints over long-weekend blitz

The OPP is out with a brief, direct update on the overall results of their Easter long-weekend seatbelt safety blitz.

The release says:

Despite warning road users ahead of the long weekend and their high visibility throughout the weekend, the Ontario Provincial Police laid 1,524 seat belt charges during their ...

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Interim Merrickvile-Wolford CAO/Clerk/Treasurer pens letter to residents

Interim Merrickvile-Wolford CAO/Clerk/Treasurer pens letter to residents

Arie Hoogenboom, the Interim CAO/Clerk/Treasurer for Merrickville/Wolford has sent a letter to residents commenting on the highs and lows of the fourth year of council as it moves towards the municipal elections.

He comments on the staffing situation, which he calls unsettled, but also reports, should be settled soon.

He ...

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Tay Valley Twp. receives Ontario Age-Friendly Community Recognition Award

Tay Valley Twp. receives Ontario Age-Friendly Community Recognition Award

In 2015 Tay Valley Township received an Ontario Senior Secretariat Grant from the government of Ontario that provided funding for the Township to develop an Age-Friendly Plan, which was adopted by Council in early 2017.

In 2018 the Ministry of Seniors Affairs established the Ontario Age-Friendly Community Recognition Award to ...

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Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario – Highlights from the Board Meeting held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario – Highlights from the Board Meeting held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Highlights from the Board Meeting held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 as submitted by the CDSBEO

Eastern Ontario Skilled Trades Competition

The goal of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) has been to promote skilled trades as a viable and attractive alternative to traditional post-secondary programs. Numbers of students participating ...

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UCDSB bridge-building champs crowned at Chimo

UCDSB bridge-building champs crowned at Chimo

Chimo Elementary School was proud to host twenty-seven teams from nine schools across the Upper Canada District School Board on Wednesday for the 2018 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition.

The sixth annual competition, held in partnership with the Thousand Islands Chapter of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), encouraged student teams ...

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Westport secures funding for covered-stage

Westport secures funding for covered-stage

The Ontario Trillium Fund has awarded the Village a $56,500 grant to build an accessible, covered stage in Lockwood Memorial Field and Park.

The grant covers all costs including the installation of electrical and landscaping.

Village officials have thanked the Ontario Trillium Fund for its support.

On her blog, Mayor ...

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Farrell stands ground, hand out lawyer’s letter after being asked to leave in camera session in Tay Valley

Farrell stands ground, hand out lawyer’s letter after being asked to leave in camera session in Tay Valley

In the ongoing harassment saga playing out in Tay Valley, Councillor Judy Farrell was, for the second time in a month, asked to leave the council chamber ahead of an in-camera meeting regarding an identifiable individual within the Township's planning and Building Department.

The Councilor refused to leave and circulated ...

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Central Bridge restrictions in Carleton Place not as bad as feared

Central Bridge restrictions in Carleton Place not as bad as feared

Users of the Central Bridge in Carleton Place won’t have to wait much longer to find out what the bridge’s impending load restrictions will be.

The results on tests to the bridge’s steel have come back showing it to be slightly stronger than engineers first thought, allowing for a higher ...

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Parks Canada launches Water Management InfoNet

Parks Canada launches Water Management InfoNet

Parks Canada launched the Ontario Waterways Water Management InfoNet today on the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal website home pages.

The InfoNet contains background information on water management practices, water management updates, frequently asked questions about water management, various reports on water management, and the most recent water levels of ...

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OPP stop wrong-way impaired driver on 401

OPP stop wrong-way impaired driver on 401

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing an investigation into a wrong way impaired driver on Highway 401.

On April 4, 2018 at about 1:00 AM Ontario Provincial Police officers, in Leeds County were advised of a vehicle that was travelling the wrong way on Highway 401 in Leeds ...

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