Climate Action Plan presented in Perth

Climate Action Plan presented in Perth

On June 13, Sean Campbell, Local Climate Change Plan Coordinator presented the Perth Climate Action Plan to Committee of the Whole.

"By sharing our story we can distinguish Perth as an environmentally friendly town," said Campbell.

He went on to outline some of the Action Plan's highlights including emission reduction ...

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RVCF accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program

RVCF accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program

The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program.

The accreditation program is designed to strengthen public confidence in the charitable and non-profit sector by setting rigorous criteria that requires organizations to demonstrate excellence in board governance, financial accountability and transparency, ethical fundraising, staff management ...

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Senator Runciman’s bill to assist cross-border recreational boaters gains Senate approval

Senator Runciman’s bill to assist cross-border recreational boaters gains Senate approval

Senator Bob Runciman’s bill to ease Customs reporting requirements for boaters is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law next week.

The House of Commons adopted the bill Monday and the Senate voted Tuesday to accept the amendment, meaning the only step left is Royal Assent.

The bill amends ...

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2017 tax rate bylaw passed by Carleton Place Council

2017 tax rate bylaw passed by Carleton Place Council

A special Wednesday night meeting for Carleton Place council focused on passing the 2017 tax rate bylaw.

Late last year the town had announced the tax rate was going up 2.1% for residential ratepayers. For a homeowner with a home valued at $200,000 that works out to be an increase ...

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Perth’s Transportation Master Plan – now to decide when to get to work

Perth’s Transportation Master Plan – now to decide when to get to work

The town of Perth’s Transportation Master Plan is now complete and was presented to the Committee of the Whole on June 13.

The documents identifies numerous issues and offers recommendations to deal with each.  Everything from truck turning distances, to restricting truck traffic, parking, pedestrian crossings, cycling lanes and trails ...

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In Focus – Wed June 14, 2017 – “Come Wander” Ontario’s Highlands: Marie White & Julie Mulligan

In Focus – Wed June 14, 2017 – “Come Wander” Ontario’s Highlands: Marie White & Julie Mulligan

Lynda's guests, Julie Mulligan, Marketing Manager for Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization, and Marie White, Tourism Director with Lanark County Tourism, discuss the official launch of the new "Come Wander" brand identity, which encourages visitors to throw away the schedule and embrace the unexpected hidden gems within Ontario's Highlands.

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