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Perth debates shed location at Conlon Farm – sight-lines become key discussion point

Perth debates shed location at Conlon Farm – sight-lines become key discussion point

The issue of where to locate a new storage shed at Conlon Farm in Perth had to be deferred until the next Committee of the Whole scheduled for May 31.

The town of Perth needs to build a new storage shed on the recreational grounds and staff have prepared a ...

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Smiths Falls and Montague to explore sharing some services synergies to save money

Smiths Falls and Montague to explore sharing some services synergies to save money

Smiths Falls and Montague are exploring synergies that could save money for both municipalities.

“We really need to explore opportunities to be wise and coordinated about how we deliver services and the obvious place to start is in the immediate neighbourhood,” said Malcolm Morris, Smiths Falls CAO.

The two municipalities ...

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Collision on 401 near Joyceville claims four lives

Collision on 401 near Joyceville claims four lives

Highway 401 westbound is closed this morning at Joyceville Road, and will be for some time, as the OPP investigates a multi-vehicle collision that left four people dead.

It happened early this morning and brought together first responders and police from Leeds, Frontenac and Napanee – special Technical Traffic Collision ...

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Smiths Falls Council gets “mobbed” by special choir

Smiths Falls Council gets “mobbed” by special choir

On Monday May 8, Smiths Falls council was the victim of a flash mob.  A talented group of Smiths Falls youth dropped into council chambers and serenaded the surprised council members in the middle of a Committee of the Whole.

The group under the direction of Smiths Falls and District ...

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“See it, Name it, Change it” campaign to end domestic violence set to launch

“See it, Name it, Change it” campaign to end domestic violence set to launch

Interval House in Lanark County and Leeds & Grenville is officially launching its “See it, Name it, Change it.” campaign today.

It’s an initiative of the Beyond the Forums Working Group, which is made up individuals from Lanark, Lennox and Addington, and Leeds and Grenville counties that came together in ...

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Perth approves energy retrofit

Perth approves energy retrofit

The town of Perth is going ahead with a Honeywell recommended energy retrofit.  At a committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday May 9, council members approved a budget deviation of $655,982 to get the project rolling.

“The town’s Energy Performance Contract program offers many benefits that will add value ...

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Large crowd gathers in Carleton Place to hear Integrity Commissioner’s report on Mayor

Large crowd gathers in Carleton Place to hear Integrity Commissioner’s report on Mayor

Carleton Place council hosted its meeting in the Town Hall Auditorium last night in order to accommodate more than 100 residents who showed up to hear the integrity commissioner discuss his final report regarding allegations against the Mayor.

 

Integrity Commissioner Robert Swayze said evidence proves that Mayor Louis Antonakos ...

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FLOOD WARNING update from Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

FLOOD WARNING update from Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

The following is from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority:

Flood levels on both the Ottawa and Rideau River systems can be expected to decline through the week following peak flows on Monday.

No rain is in the forecast for today or tomorrow. During that time, water levels can be expected to ...

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FLOOD WARNING update from Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

FLOOD WARNING update from Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

The following is from the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority:

The FLOOD WARNING issued by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) on May 7, 2017 remains in effect for the Mississippi Valley watershed.

“Water levels have peaked in some areas and flows are beginning to drop. Levels on Dalhousie Lake appear ...

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Smiths Falls’ Bailey Andison named female athlete of the year at Denver University

Smiths Falls’ Bailey Andison named female athlete of the year at Denver University

Two-time women’s swimming All-American Bailey Andison of Smiths Falls took home the Female Athlete of the Year honors as her school, Denver University hosted its Annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet last night.

Bailey earned All-America honors for the second-consecutive year at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Summit League Women’s ...

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