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Local theatre contributor to receive high honour

Local theatre contributor to receive high honour

The Studio Theatre says the 2017 Theatre Ontario Michael Spence Award for Contribution to Community Theatre will be presented to its Artistic Director David Parry.

The award honours individuals for their sustained involvement, generosity of spirit, and commitment to helping community theatre flourish within their region.

The theatre says that ...

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Smiths Falls seeking to end vacancy rebate program

Smiths Falls seeking to end vacancy rebate program

The town of Smiths Falls is looking to phase out the vacancy rebate program it currently has in effect.

The program allows landlords of commercial or industrial properties to get a 35 per cent tax rebate on a property if it’s vacant.  In Smiths Falls that number has grown to ...

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OPP issues warnings and tips to stay safe in flood zones

OPP issues warnings and tips to stay safe in flood zones

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing to caution residents that water levels are significantly high and continue to increase.

The following safety tips are provided to Leeds residents and property owners to take any preventative action and avoid any undue risk.

  • Avoid disaster areas. Your presence might ...
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Lanark County OPP responded to more than 400 calls last week

Lanark County OPP responded to more than 400 calls last week

The following is the weekly report from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Between Monday 1st May 2017 and Monday 8th may 2017  officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 412 calls for service. 

The calls included:

Motor Vehicle Collisions: Total.  19.         Including  5  Car ...

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Police investigate attempted bank robbery in Almonte

Police investigate attempted bank robbery in Almonte

The OPP reports the Royal Bank in Almonte was the scene of an an attempted robbery Monday morning.

They report their preliminary examination shows a male, wearing a disguise to conceal his face, entered the bank, assaulted a bank employee and then fled the scene on foot without obtaining any ...

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UPDATED – RVCA Flood Warning: Rideau River Levels reaching peak

UPDATED – RVCA Flood Warning: Rideau River Levels reaching peak

The following was issued by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

May 8, 2017 – Flood levels can be expected to decline through the afternoon today as peaks are being reached on the Rideau and tributaries.

Peak levels have been or are being reached in the lower Rideau watershed downstream of ...

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UPDATED OPP confirm bomb threat at Carleton Place and District Hospital

UPDATED OPP confirm bomb threat at Carleton Place and District Hospital

The OPP confirm that today's investigation at the Carleton Place and District Hospital centred around a bomb threat.

Officers from the Crime Unit of the Lanark County Detachment continue their investigation into the threat.

They report that their officers were assisted by members of the Emergency Response Team as they ...

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Perth and District Sports Hall of Fame welcomes new members

Perth and District Sports Hall of Fame welcomes new members

Congratulations to all new inductees of the Perth and District Sports Hall of Fame, and to organizers who hosted another successful induction ceremony yesterday.

This year's honourees include;=:

Athlete: Born in Perth, Floyd Smith was an NHL hockey player and coach.  He began his junior hockey career with the Perth ...

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UPDATED May 7 – Rideau Valley Conservation Authority FLOOD WARNING UPDATE

UPDATED May 7 – Rideau Valley Conservation Authority FLOOD WARNING UPDATE

The following has been issued by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

The rain is forecast to tail off today and tomorrow in Eastern Ontario finishing with a bout of freezing rain and snow flurries in some locations.

Flows in the Rideau system are now not expected to reach flows experienced ...

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UPDATED May 7 – Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority issues FLOOD WARNING

UPDATED May 7 – Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority issues FLOOD WARNING

The following is from the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

May 7, 2017 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED—Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is updating the FLOOD WARNING issued May 6, 2017 for the Mississippi River from Mazinaw Lake downstream to Dalhousie Lake, to include the entire watershed.

Continued rainfall yesterday has resulted in ...

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