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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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Local theatre contributor to receive high honour

Local theatre contributor to receive high honour

The Studio Theatre says the 2017 Theatre Ontario Michael Spence Award for Contribution to Community Theatre will be presented to its Artistic Director David Parry.

The award honours individuals for their sustained involvement, generosity of spirit, and commitment to helping community theatre flourish within their region.

The theatre says that ...

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Smiths Falls seeking to end vacancy rebate program

Smiths Falls seeking to end vacancy rebate program

The town of Smiths Falls is looking to phase out the vacancy rebate program it currently has in effect.

The program allows landlords of commercial or industrial properties to get a 35 per cent tax rebate on a property if it’s vacant.  In Smiths Falls that number has grown to ...

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OPP issues warnings and tips to stay safe in flood zones

OPP issues warnings and tips to stay safe in flood zones

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing to caution residents that water levels are significantly high and continue to increase.

The following safety tips are provided to Leeds residents and property owners to take any preventative action and avoid any undue risk.

  • Avoid disaster areas. Your presence might ...
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