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‘Homeward Trek’ strengthens Irish-Smiths Falls link ahead of twinning efforts

‘Homeward Trek’ strengthens Irish-Smiths Falls link ahead of twinning efforts

Despite travelling thousands of miles from Canada to Ireland, many participants on the Coollattin Canadian Connection’s ‘Homeward Trek’ felt like they had actually come home.

Many involved say the bond between Smiths Falls and Ireland is now stronger than ever.

The week-long journey took Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow’s family ...

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Money well spent: Lanark County receives report on youth centre support

Money well spent: Lanark County receives report on youth centre support

Lanark County Council has accepted a report received earlier this month summarizing youth centre activities in 2015.

The coalition of youth centres includes those in Perth, Carleton Place, Lanark Highlands, Smiths Falls and a program in Mississippi Mills.

The county has been providing funding to the centres for 12 years ...

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OPP welcomes new Chief Superintendent and Commander for East Region

OPP welcomes new Chief Superintendent and Commander for East Region

The OPP have a new Chief Superintendent and Commander of OPP East Region. Superintendent Chris Harkins, former Commander of the Fleet, Supply and Weapons Services Bureau at OPP General Headquarters, has gotten the job.

Her takes over for the retiring Regional Commander, Dan Redmond.

Deputy Commissioner Gary Couture says, “Chief ...

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County committee recommends approval for construction of mobile homes in Drummond North Elmsley

County committee recommends approval for construction of mobile homes in Drummond North Elmsley

Lanark County’s Economic Development Committee is recommending the County approve an amendment to the Township of Drummond-North Elmsley’s Official Plan to rezone a portion of land to allow for the construction of 54 mobile homes.

Known as the Lakeridge Adult Lifestyle Community, the proposed area covers about 18 acres at ...

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Smiths Falls Police Report

Smiths Falls Police Report

August continues to be a busy month for Smiths Falls Police.

They report that last Thursday, on the 25th, officers came across a man driving in the downtown area of Smiths Falls and arrested the 26 year-old after determining he had been drinking.  He was later released on a Promise ...

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Search continues for missing Carleton Place man

Search continues for missing Carleton Place man

The OPP in Carleton Place continue to search for a missing Carleton Place man that they believe is in Ottawa.

They have identified the missing man as 48 year-old  Howard Sonnenburg.

He is described as: white, heavy set, 5’9″ tall, and weighs about 250 lbs.

CTV Ottawa reports that Sonnenburg ...

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Perth-based Central Wire Industries acquires American company

Perth-based Central Wire Industries acquires American company

Central Wire Industries (CWI) has announced that it has acquired Sanlo, Inc.

Sanlo is a manufacturer and distributor of galvanized and stainless wire rope, custom extruded products, and engineered cable assemblies located in Michigan City, Indiana.

Fonded in 1955, Central Wire Industries headquartered in Perth, manufactures and distributes stainless steel, ...

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Ottawa Police searching for missing Carleton Place man

Ottawa Police searching for missing Carleton Place man

Ottawa Police are looking for a missing Carleton Place man that they believe is in the capital.

They have identified the missing man as 48 year-old  Howard Sonnenburg. He is described as: white, heavy set, 5’9″ tall, and weighs about 250 lbs. (See pictures below).

They say that his family ...

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Important Notice issued by Lanark County Ontario Works regarding cheques

Important Notice issued by Lanark County Ontario Works regarding cheques

The following is an important notice from Lanark County Ontario Works.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: SEPTEMBER ONTARIO WORKS CHEQUES ARE NOT BEING MAILED

Due to the uncertainty of Canada Post mail service at this time, Lanark County Ontario Works will NOT be issuing any payments by mail.

PAYMENT BY CHEQUE:

If you are expecting ...

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SIU invokes mandate after incident in Leeds County

SIU invokes mandate after incident in Leeds County

The SIU has invoked its mandate after Leeds OPP responded to a call this past Saturday.

They report that they executed a warrant to arrest a man wanted in connection with an earlier incident.

Officers entered the residence in Rear of Leeds-Lansdowne Township where they found an injured male.  He ...

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