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Cottagers don’t see hydro cut they were hoping for in Wynne plan

Cottagers don’t see hydro cut they were hoping for in Wynne plan

It doesn’t look like cottagers will catch as big a break as they had hoped when new cuts to hydro rates take effect.

Cottage owners have long complained about delivery charges they have to pay for the months that they don’t use their cottages, with most shutting power down completely ...

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Perth Native McNamee sign try-out with Tampa Bay Lightning’s AHL affiliate

Perth Native McNamee sign try-out with Tampa Bay Lightning’s AHL affiliate

There is another local athlete success story to share.

Twenty-four ear-old Perth native Mike McNamee has signed a try-out agreement with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League - the farm team of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning.

McNamee, a former centre with the Smiths Falls Bears, has appeared ...

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MVCA issues watershed conditions statement

MVCA issues watershed conditions statement

The following is a statement from the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority concerning the current conditions in the watershed.

Flows and levels across the Mississippi River watershed have been steadily increasing over the last few days due to the melting snow pack and rainfall. This, coupled with the warmer weather, has ...

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MPP Clark continues fight against water testing costs for non-profits

MPP Clark continues fight against water testing costs for non-profits

A statement from MPP Stave Clark says it took four months and a direct request through the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly to finally get an answer to his question about what the government is doing to help non-profit organizations with the cost of mandatory drinking water tests. He says ...

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Free tax program continues in Lanark County

Free tax program continues in Lanark County

Lanark Community Programs, in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency, are once again running a free community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

It’s for members of the community, who have a modest income. Income tax returns will be prepared and e-filed by a registered, trained and skilled volunteer.

There will be ...

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Part of Queen St. in Smiths Falls closed for water main repair

Part of Queen St. in Smiths Falls closed for water main repair

The town of Smiths Falls is advising that a part of the west bound lane of Queen St between Old Slys Rd and Hershey Dr. is shut down as crews are repairing a water main.

Traffic control measures will be in effect and the East bound lane will remain open.

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Two Carleton Place employees recognized for long-service by Ontario Good Roads Association

Two Carleton Place employees recognized for long-service by Ontario Good Roads Association

The town of Carleton Place is congratulating two of its own who have been recognized for long service.

Carleton Place Chief Administrative Officer Paul Knowles and Public Works Superintendent Brian Pountney received the Long Service Awards from the Ontario Good Roads Association.

This award is given to employees who have ...

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Local MPP Clark calls for review into rejection of wastewater plant funding for Westport

Local MPP Clark calls for review into rejection of wastewater plant funding for Westport

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is calling on the Ministers of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to personally review what the MPP calls the “misguided” decision to deny infrastructure funding to the Village of Westport.

Clark made the request in a Member’s Statement at Queen’s Park on Tuesday, ...

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Health Unit warns potentially deadly drug found again in Leeds and Grenville

Health Unit warns potentially deadly drug found again in Leeds and Grenville

The following is an alert from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

March 1, 2017 Alert:  Drugs Containing Illicit Fentanyl

Fentanyl and drugs containing illicit fentanyl have been found within Leeds and Grenville. Illicit fentanyl is an opioid that is 100% pure and may be 10,000 times ...

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Weather Statement in Effect – March comes in as a soggy lion

Weather Statement in Effect – March comes in as a soggy lion

A special weather statement remains in effect for our listening area due to the amount of rain we are getting.

Periods of rain today and a high to 9. Most areas will receive between 15-25 mms of rain. So caution is advised near creeks and rivers as the ground has ...

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