Perth Council seeks assurances before installing second rocky ramp in Tay

Perth Council seeks assurances before installing second rocky ramp in Tay

It’s time to install the second rocky ramp on the larger channel of the Tay River, but Perth Town Council wants assurances before that happens.

The first rocky ramp that was installed (pictured) in the fall of 2015, wasn’t everything it had been hyped up to be.

Now that the ...

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Lanark Highlands looks to fill two high-profile vacancies

Lanark Highlands looks to fill two high-profile vacancies

Lanark Highlands has a pair of vacancies to fill.

We told you last month that Stacey Blair, the township’s Clerk/Adminstrator since March is leaving to take on a Deputy Clerk role with Carleton Place.

Mayor Brian Stewart told the Lanark Era that Blair had been looking forward to assuming the ...

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Drinking and Boating don’t mix: Police, Safe Boating Council for “Operation Dry Water”

Drinking and Boating don’t mix: Police, Safe Boating Council for “Operation Dry Water”

Drinking and boating accounts for approximately 40 percent of boating-related fatalities.

To raise awareness and reduce alcohol- related deaths, the OPP is teaming up with the Canadian Safe Boating Council for year 5 of "Operation Dry Water" over the course of the long weekend.

Its goal is to discourage the ...

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In Focus: Thursday, August 3rd – Aaron Tompkins, Smiths Falls Police

In Focus: Thursday, August 3rd – Aaron Tompkins, Smiths Falls Police

Bob welcomes Aaron Tompkins of the Smiths Falls Police Service for his monthly visit.

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First phase of Wilson Street parking lot construction to begin soon

First phase of Wilson Street parking lot construction to begin soon

Work is set to begin soon on part of the Wilson Street Parking lot.

Councillor Jim Bolt told Lake 88 there’s a lot of work to be done at the lot and on Tuesday evening council approved a $14,000 expenditure to get the work started.

Bolt says the work will ...

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OPP raises concern over yearly increase in ‘Move Over’ charges

OPP raises concern over yearly increase in ‘Move Over’ charges

For the second consecutive year, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reporting one of the highest numbers of charges laid in recent history against drivers who failed to slow down and/or move over for emergency vehicles.

In 2016, the OPP laid 2,443 Move Over (and related) charges, surpassing 2015 which also saw ...

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