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CP Council to close part of Edmund St.

CP Council to close part of Edmund St.

Carleton Place council is drafting a bylaw to permanently close part of Edmund Street.

The closed portion will be turned into three parts: a parking lot, a driveway for the Hydro building on Edmund Street and a public driveway to access the dog park near Carambeck.

Chris and Craig Sobczak, ...

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Carleton Place seeks to increase commuter cycling

Carleton Place seeks to increase commuter cycling

Carleton Place could see an increase in commuter cycling projects in the next four years. Council will soon vote on a bylaw to authorize funding under the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling (OMCC) program.

OMCC will provide $25,000 annually for four years. Along with money added by the town, just more ...

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New shed location solution for Conlon Farm to be recommended to Council

New shed location solution for Conlon Farm to be recommended to Council

An acceptable location for a proposed service shed on Conlon Farm may have been identified.  On Wednesday Aug 23, the Perth Recreational Advisory Panel received a staff report recommending placement of the proposed shed.

It proposes placing it beside the right-field corner of the Legion Ball Diamond at the southwest ...

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Attack at SF Hospital leads to attempted murder charge against former town resident

Attack at SF Hospital leads to attempted murder charge against former town resident

A former Smiths Falls resident, now living in Ottawa, is facing an attempted murder charge after an attack at the Smiths Falls site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.

Smiths Falls Police report that early yesterday morning they brought a male in crisis to the hospital voluntarily.

It ...

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Removal of boundary tree notice sets precedent for Carleton Place

Removal of boundary tree notice sets precedent for Carleton Place

If a boundary tree needs to be cut down but only one resident receives notice, who is responsible? That was a topic of discussion at this week’s Carleton Place council meeting.

A Carleton Place resident received an order a few months ago to deal with a tree that was damaged ...

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Work being carried out on Smiths Falls water tower – pressure issues, water discolouration possible

Work being carried out on Smiths Falls water tower – pressure issues, water discolouration possible

A notice from the town of Smiths Falls says that crews will be performing a second round of maintenance on the town's landmark water tower, starting today (Thursday August 24, 2017.)

The work means the tower will be shut down for about a week. It was drained earlier this week.

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New Kemptville public school to open ahead of schedule

New Kemptville public school to open ahead of schedule

The Upper Canada District School Board has announced that they have received approval for occupancy from the Municipality of North Grenville and are now able to welcome students to the new Kemptville Public School for the start of the 2017/18 school year, four months ahead of the originally planned date ...

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Mississippi Mills Council report

Mississippi Mills Council report

Mississippi Mills had a busy council meeting this week.

Council gave unanimous support to the proposed VIA Rail High Frequency Train Project. The project would establish a new Via corridor between Windsor to Quebec and would have a specific route from Toronto through Peterborough to Ottawa, including a stop in ...

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Delays of up to three weeks will keep Beckwith/Chambers intersection closed

Delays of up to three weeks will keep Beckwith/Chambers intersection closed

Drivers in Smiths Falls will have to put up with the congestion at the intersection of Chambers and Beckwith for up to three weeks longer than expected.

The town said in a statement on its website that, after many delays, the construction company was able to complete drilling through the ...

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Kemptville man makes court appearance on child pornography charges

Kemptville man makes court appearance on child pornography charges

A North Grenville man will make a court appearance today on child pornography charges today.

Ottawa police report that on Tuesday, Ottawa Homeland Security and Customs Border Protection at the Ottawa Airport notified them of a suspected Child Pornography investigation.

During a search by border officials, a resident of Kemptville ...

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