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Heat Warning issued for Lake 88 listening area

Heat Warning issued for Lake 88 listening area

It is going to be very hot and humid over the next couple of days and both Environment Canada and the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit have issued a Heat Warning for the Lake 88 listening area.

The Helath Unit is sharing health precautions that we should be taking ...

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority issues drought update

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority issues drought update

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority says Moderate Drought conditions continue in the Rideau watershed as we continue to wait for sustained rain. The RVCA issued the following release on the subject Wednesday:

With little rain over the last two weeks, the Moderate Drought conditions continue in the Rideau watershed.

The ...

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Perth and District Union Public Library seeks input from public on Strategic plan

Perth and District Union Public Library seeks input from public on Strategic plan

The Perth & District Union Public Library is updating their Strategic Plan and is asking the public to fill out a survey to share ideas and opinions about the library and its services.

The library’s current Strategic Plan finishes this year. Its main objectives are to connect community; bring people ...

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Councillors talk Stone Arch Bridge details in Smiths Falls as construction nears

Councillors talk Stone Arch Bridge details in Smiths Falls as construction nears

Construction is set to begin on Smiths Falls’ stone arch bridge, and Councillors weighed in on the design features one last time at committee Tuesday.

Public works director Troy Dunlop was at the meeting to seek feedback from Councillors on decorative bump-outs that will be located every few meters on ...

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Council says yes to pool funding, with conditions

Council says yes to pool funding, with conditions

Town funding will continue to flow to Smiths Falls' community pool, after Councillors agreed last night to an agreement with the pool's new managers.

The new agreement will limit the matching-funds the Smiths Falls Aquatic Recreation Centre, or the ARC, can access to $18,000, and require regular financial updates to ...

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Reminder: Planned power outage today

Reminder: Planned power outage today

Just a reminder that there will be scheduled power outage this morning.

It will take place from 9:30 until noon and affects 871 customers in Perth, Bastard and South Crosby.

Hydro one says all of its customers impacted by this planned maintenance outage have been contacted.

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OPP report four long-weekend deaths, charges laid in two campaigns against hundreds

OPP report four long-weekend deaths, charges laid in two campaigns against hundreds

The OPP report that four people died in separate incidents over the long weekend.

One died in a road accident, one was killed in a boating accident, another was a cyclist hit while riding, and an ATV accident claimed the life of another. None were reported in the immediate Lake ...

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Scheduled power failure for Perth, Bastard and South Crosby

Scheduled power failure for Perth, Bastard and South Crosby

There will be scheduled power outage tomorrow.

It will take place from 9:30 until noon and affects 871 customers in Perth, Bastard and South Crosby.

Hydro one says all of its customers impacted by this planned maintenance outage have been contacted.

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MPP Hillier: Ombudsman will investigate seniors’ drive test phone system

MPP Hillier: Ombudsman will investigate seniors’ drive test phone system

Randy Hillier’s office reports that the Ontario Ombudsman has responded to the MPP’s letter expressing concern with a new phone system aimed at helping seniors set up driving tests.

Hillier says Ombudsman Paul Dubé agreed an investigation is needed, and that there appears to be failures in the Ministry’s ability ...

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In Focus: Monday, August 1st, 2016 – Anne Shropshire, Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario (Rebroadcast)

In Focus: Monday, August 1st, 2016 – Anne Shropshire, Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario (Rebroadcast)

In a rebroadcast, we’re joined by Anne Shropshire from the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario to talk about what’s still to come this summer form the popular stop in Smiths Falls.

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