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Unlicensed mechanic charged in Smiths Falls after public complaints

Unlicensed mechanic charged in Smiths Falls after public complaints

Smiths Falls Police report that since January 2017 they have received numerous complaints regarding the operation of an Auto shop at 50 Lorne Street.

As a result of one complaint, Smiths Falls resident, 50 year-old John Miron has been arrested and charged with multiple criminal offences.

Miron was operating his ...

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Tay Canal now open to Boat Traffic

Tay Canal now open to Boat Traffic

 

Parks Canada added the Tay Canal to its list of lock stations that are now open along the Rideau Canal. The Tay Canal is now open for full navigation from Big Rideau Lake into the Town of Perth.

Narrows, Newboro, Chaffeys, Davis and Jones Falls were open May 26 and ...

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority withdraws flood warning for lake along Tay River

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority withdraws flood warning for lake along Tay River

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority says water levels are finally receding on Christie and Bobs Lakes both of which have had high water since the two bouts of heavy rain three weeks ago.

Bobs Lake levels were high from the spring runoff in April. The rain recorded at Bolingbroke, about ...

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Leeds OPP welcomes new detachment Commander

Leeds OPP welcomes new detachment Commander

The OPP's Leeds Detachment has a new leader who brings more than two decades of experience to the job.

OPP Regional Commander Chief Superintendent Chris Harkins, announced that Staff Sergeant Mike Francis has been promoted to the rank of Inspector.

Inspector Francis assumes the detachment commander role for Leeds OPP, ...

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More input received on use of new Ottawa Valley Rec Trail

More input received on use of new Ottawa Valley Rec Trail

Lanark County council continues to hear from different parties involved in the Ottawa Valley Rec Trail.

At this week’s council meeting, Cindy Cassidy of the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance presented the economic and tourism benefits of multi-use trails. Cassidy hopes council will make the Rec Trail multi-use in order to ...

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Lanark County decides no exemption to roadside spraying in Tay Valley

Lanark County decides no exemption to roadside spraying in Tay Valley

Discussion about roadside herbicide spraying continued at Lanark County council this week.

Council voted against the Corporate Services Committee recommendation to support the request from Tay Valley Township not to spray for wild parsnip on county roads in that township.

Councillor Richard Kidd said if council makes an exception for Tay ...

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Construction to begin soon on new Catholic School in Smiths Falls

Construction to begin soon on new Catholic School in Smiths Falls

A new Catholic Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 school has been approved in Smiths Falls.

Construction of the single story multi-purpose facility will begin next month and is expected to be completed in time for the 2018 school year.

The new 12 million dollar facility will be built at the ...

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Updated – Bridge dedicated to fallen OPP officer from Smiths Falls

Updated – Bridge dedicated to fallen OPP officer from Smiths Falls

A bridge at Highway 401 and Joyceville Road in Joyceville has been officially dedicated in memory of fallen OPP Detective Constable Robinson, a native of Smiths Falls.

Memorial signs with the officer's name and police service crest have been posted at each side of the Joyceville Road and Hwy 401 ...

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United Way Days of Caring to see Tweed employees help by getting their hands dirty

United Way Days of Caring to see Tweed employees help by getting their hands dirty

United Way Lanark County says employees from Tweed in Smiths Falls will be participating in one of four scheduled United Way Days of Caring today.

The program sees a team of volunteers from a local business help a United Way Partner with a particular project. It often saves the partner ...

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Lanark OPP provide Road Safety Week results

Lanark OPP provide Road Safety Week results

Lanark County OPP actively participated in Canada Road Safety Week, which came to an end with the Victoria Day Long Weekend.

The campaign saw local officers involved in community education and road safety promotion in addition to their regular enforcement.

Police have identified four offences as the primary factors leading ...

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