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Rideau Lakes passes budget, 1.85% rate increase included

Rideau Lakes passes budget, 1.85% rate increase included

Rideau Lakes Council approved the 2017 Operating and Capital Budget which includes a 1.85% rate increase.

The United Counties and Education rates, which account for approximately 60% of the total tax bill, have yet to be set.

In a release, the township outlined several highlights of this year's budget.

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United Way Lanark County agrees to amalgamate with eastern Ontario counterparts

United Way Lanark County agrees to amalgamate with eastern Ontario counterparts

United Way of Lanark County held a special meeting at the Beckwith municipal office Feb. 2 where they unanimously voted to merge with United Ways in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell and Renfrew County.

The change will come into effect April 1 and the official corporate name will become the United Way Prescott-Russell, ...

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2016 Heritage Perth Architectural Conservation Awards presented

2016 Heritage Perth Architectural Conservation Awards presented

Perth Mayor John Fenik presented two 2016 Heritage Perth Architectural Conservation Awards at this week’s Committee of the Whole meeting this week.

The first award was presented to Paul Zammit and Michelle Murphy for their property located at 39 Gore Street East. They were recognized for the heritage restoration that ...

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Lanark County passes Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendation resolution

Lanark County passes Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendation resolution

Although they were mired in details last night, Lanark County’s corporate services committee finally passed a resolution detailing how recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be implemented.

Councillors agreed local indigenous community members should be encouraged to attend municipal meetings, serve on boards and run for public office.

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Smiths Falls looks to future at ROMA with meetings with two key Provincial ministries

Smiths Falls looks to future at ROMA with meetings with two key Provincial ministries

The last weekend in January was a busy time for area mayors, and Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow was no exception.  Attending the ROMA conference in Toronto, Pankow was able to secure two delegations with provincial ministries.

Keen to see the Beckwith portion of highway 15 completed Pankow met with ...

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Perth makes election sign decision

Perth makes election sign decision

After some discussion the Town of Perth has opted to maintain its current Election Sign By-law.

The current by-law prohibits election signs on any road allowance or town property and must observe a 15-foot (4.5 meter) set back.  They can only go up six week before an election and must ...

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Wilson St. parking lot on Perth’s radar – BIA would like to see action

Wilson St. parking lot on Perth’s radar – BIA would like to see action

Responding to concerns raised by the BIA over the state of the Wilson Street Parking lot, Perth Councillor Judy Brown, proposed a motion to conduct a study of the parking lot and bring forward design options.

“This work has been put off for year after year and if we don’t ...

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Special Award for Carleton Place Library

Special Award for Carleton Place Library

The Carleton Place Public Library and the Highlands Public Library have received a special honour: the Angus Mowat Award of Excellence for 2016.

The award recognizes a commitment to excellence in the delivery of public library service; these services can be old or new, and can be ongoing. It is ...

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CP Chamber, Ontario Chamber release Ontario Economic Report

CP Chamber, Ontario Chamber release Ontario Economic Report

The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has released the following on its inaugural Ontario Economic Report, which forecasts the local economy and that of the province overall.

Today, the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario ...

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SF Mayor Pankow speaks with officials about Hwy 15 rehabilitation

SF Mayor Pankow speaks with officials about Hwy 15 rehabilitation

The last weekend in January was a busy time for area mayors, and Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow was no exception.  Attending the ROMA conference in Toronto, Pankow was able to secure two delegations with provincial ministries.

Keen to see the Beckwith portion of highway 15 completed Pankow met with ...

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