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OPP seek Federal Inmate

OPP seek Federal Inmate

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as result of their Breach of Parole.

Jason Lebreton is described as a white male, 37 years of age, 5'9" (175cm), 192lbs (87kg), with brown eyes and ...

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48th Annual Smiths Falls Citizen of the Year banquet awards Jackie Staples high honour

48th Annual Smiths Falls Citizen of the Year banquet awards Jackie Staples high honour

The 48th annual Smiths Falls Citizen of the Year banquet was held last night at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 95.

It is now official: Jackie Staples is the 48th recipient of the Tom Ashwell award and the 2017 Citizen of the Year.

Traditionally the annual banquet is organized and ...

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MVCA – Flows remain well above normal

MVCA – Flows remain well above normal

The following statement was released by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority:

Due to significant rainfall over the last two days, flows and levels across the Mississippi River watershed have begun to increase again.  Although levels and flows have been declining over the last two weeks, most areas are still above ...

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Major grow-op dismantled in Tay Valley Township – several charged, one being sought

Major grow-op dismantled in Tay Valley Township – several charged, one being sought

Several OPP divisions came together last Friday to execute a warrant on a rural property and residence in Tay Valley Township – breaking up a significant grow-op in the process.

Six people were arrested, and one other is still being sought.

A search of the residence and outbuildings revealed an ...

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Notice of Herbicide spraying for June 1-30 in Lanark County

Notice of Herbicide spraying for June 1-30 in Lanark County

From Lanark County via Twitter:

 

Boom spraying for weed control June 1-30, weather permitting, on pre-selected township & Lanark County roads. Info: https://t.co/p2midlSLwk pic.twitter.com/JPGHVjlSY0

— Lanark County (@LanarkCounty1) May 29, 2017

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United Counties of Leeds-Grenville create Waste Management Task Force

United Counties of Leeds-Grenville create Waste Management Task Force

Leeds and Grenville Counties Council passed a resolution to form a Waste Management Task Force to develop a long-term waste management strategy for Leeds Grenville.

The resolution passed with a 5-4 vote.

Counties CAO Andy Brown will be developing the terms of reference for the Task Force.

Council also passed ...

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First Legacy Cottage Plaques presented to celebrate Canada 150 in Lanark County

First Legacy Cottage Plaques presented to celebrate Canada 150 in Lanark County

When cottage season officially opened on May 20, 2017, seven families who have cottaged on Farren Lake for 50 years or more were presented with a Legacy Cottage Plaque by Lanark County, Tay Valley Township, and Farren Lake Association President, George Willett.

The lure of Lanark County’s lakes and rivers ...

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CDSBEO distributes Naloxone kits to all schools

CDSBEO distributes Naloxone kits to all schools

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario has purchased Naloxone kits for all CDSBEO schools.

Director of Education, Wm. J. Gartland explained the importance of having the kits in schools. “We hope that these kits will never need to be used," said Gartland, "But in the event that they ...

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Leeds-Grenville posts surplus, moves it to reserves

Leeds-Grenville posts surplus, moves it to reserves

A 2016 year-end audit of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville operating budget shows a surplus of $459,808.

The Budget Variance Report from Counties Treasurer Pat Huffman and Deputy Treasurer Nancy McMahon compares the 2016 approved budget with the 2016 actuals.

The report, filed each year in May and ...

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Patient and Family Centred Care logo unveiled by Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital

Patient and Family Centred Care logo unveiled by Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital

The Perth and Smiths District Hospital has unveiled its new Patient and Family Centred Care logo. The Centre is also known as the PFCC.

Staff, physicians, volunteers, patients and families gathered last Thursday to celebrate the official launch of the new design.

The hospital says the logo embraces the dynamics ...

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