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Basic Income Pilot presentation draws vocal supporters to Smiths Falls Council Chamber

Basic Income Pilot presentation draws vocal supporters to Smiths Falls Council Chamber

Some Smiths Falls Councilors dug in their heels on their positions concerning a basic income pilot project after a presentation by the Health Unit on the subject last night.

The meeting also saw members of the public break protocol to get their message across.

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Clean-up continues on Drummond Concession 1 – Road to close again today at 9 am

Clean-up continues on Drummond Concession 1 – Road to close again today at 9 am

Drummond Concession 1 by Highway 43 east of Perth was re-opened last night in the area where a transport rolled over and spilled some solvent on Sunday night.

But Drummond/North Elmsley says the road will be closed again this morning to complete the clean-up at about 9am once the school ...

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Rideau Lakes seeks nominees for annual Business Recognition Awards

Rideau Lakes seeks nominees for annual Business Recognition Awards

Rideau Lakes residents are invited to nominate local businesses for their Business Recognition Awards.

Nominations must be made by Friday, February 10, using a nomination form found on the township’s website which can be accessed by clicking here.

Awards will be presented to the Business of the Year, recognizing a ...

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Lanark Warden Dobson elected Vice-Chair of EOWC

Lanark Warden Dobson elected Vice-Chair of EOWC

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), held its annual inaugural meeting in Kingston late last week and elected Lanark County Warden Bill Dobson, also Reeve of the Township of Montague as Vice-Chair.

They also elected Mayor Robert Quaiff of Prince Edward County as Chair.

The role of the Chair and ...

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Build a Mountain of Food celebrates successful year

Build a Mountain of Food celebrates successful year

The annual Build a Mountain of Food Campaign has officially wrapped for another year.

They celebrated the wrap this weekend and announced that 164,695 lbs. of food was collected, and $108,982.41 raised in cash.

Organizers at Town and Country Chrysler would like to thank everyone who was part of the ...

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OPP seek drivers of stolen pick-up recovered in Rideau Lakes

OPP seek drivers of stolen pick-up recovered in Rideau Lakes

OPP in Leeds County are asking for the public’s help to find whoever was driving a stolen truck after it fled from police.

It happened last Friday at about 8:30. OPP were notified of a suspicious vehicle at a residence on Ellisville Road in Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township. ...

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Taxi driver charged after New Year’s Day accident in Tay Valley

Taxi driver charged after New Year’s Day accident in Tay Valley

Lanark County OPP have charged the driver of a taxi involved in a single motor vehicle accident on Highway 7 East of Glen Tay Road in Tay Valley Township.

Police were called to the scene at 3:31am on New Year’s Day where they found a car upside down in the ...

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Perth Polar Bear plunge blows past quarter-million mark in all-time funds raised

Perth Polar Bear plunge blows past quarter-million mark in all-time funds raised

We told you last week that the Perth Polar Bear Plunge was poised to cross the quarter-million dollar mark in money raised for local charities since 1994.

The math has been done, and with the record amount of $28,495 raised this year for Lanark County Interval House, the plunge has ...

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Presentation to Smiths Falls Council on Basic Income Pilot project today

Presentation to Smiths Falls Council on Basic Income Pilot project today

Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow says although social programs have helped reduce poverty and provide support, “Far too many Canadians live in poverty, including too many in our community.”

The Mayor made the comments on Facebook in advance of a presentation by Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Paula Stewart, on the ...

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Truck Rollover, minimal spill close Drummond Concession 1 near Perth

Truck Rollover, minimal spill close Drummond Concession 1 near Perth

A tractor trailer has rolled over just outside Perth leading to a minimal leak of a solvent it was carrying.

Drummond Concession 1 is closed until further notice at Highway 43 right by 3M and at Moores Road. Spence road is closed to Drummond Concession 2 as well, and officials ...

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