New Board Chair, Chief of Staff announced for Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital

New Board Chair, Chief of Staff announced for Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital

The Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital’s new Board Chair is Terry Cairns and new Chief of Staff is Dr. Scott Higham.

“Health care is transforming and working with our partners to find ways to improve the quality of care through innovation is always a priority. Providing the best and ...

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MPP Clark applauds decision on Demonstration Schools – Questions long-term plans

MPP Clark applauds decision on Demonstration Schools – Questions long-term plans

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark welcomes Monday's announcement by the Minister of Education that plans to close Provincial Demonstration Schools are off the table.

However, Clark said parents and students still have questions about the long-term future of the schools, including Belleville’s Sagonaska Demonstration School, which is home to several students ...

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Spark sets of bush and grass in Beckwith Twp

Spark sets of bush and grass in Beckwith Twp

A spark from a cutting saw ignited a runaway grass and bush fire in Beckwith Township early yesterday evening.

Capt. Shawn Powell of the Beckwith Fire Department told the Carleton Place Almonte Canadian Gazette that they caught a break with the wind as they fought the blaze.

He says the ...

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Two charged in Smiths Falls in publication of confidential Family and Children’s Services information

Two charged in Smiths Falls in publication of confidential Family and Children’s Services information

Smiths Falls Police have charged two people who they believe are responsible for posting confidential information of 285 clients of Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville on the internet.

It is alleged that the individuals accessed the Family and Child Services computer system in order to obtain ...

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In Focus – Tues August 10, 2016 – North Lanark Community Health Centre: Be Well Survey

Kara Symbolic the Community Programs & Communications Coordinator & Meibh Derosenroll join us to talk about the Be Well survey from the North Lanark Community Health Centre.

Listen to the interview.

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Smiths Falls kicks off second round of service sustainability reviews

Smiths Falls kicks off second round of service sustainability reviews

Smiths Falls is set to kick off its second round of service sustainability reviews, aimed at finding efficiencies and saving money on town services.

This round will cover the Heritage House Museum, traffic line marking, and winter snow control.

CAO Malcolm Morris says the town learned a lot from the ...

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Heat warning issued for our listening area – hot, humid until Friday

Heat warning issued for our listening area – hot, humid until Friday

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for our listening area.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has released the following information on how to deal with the heat and stay healthy.

Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health ...

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OPP identify Perth homicide victim

OPP identify Perth homicide victim

45-year-old James Laverdure of Lanark County is the man who died early Sunday morning in Perth.

Lanark County OPP identified the victim of this weekend’s murder at Last Duel Park Campground.

Fellow campers described him and his girlfriend as nice people. They had told their camping neighbours that they were ...

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United Way Lanark County invests $258,898 through collaborative projects

United Way Lanark County invests $258,898 through collaborative projects

United Way Lanark County (UWLC) is committing an investment of $258,898 over the next three years into programs and projects that will have an impact in the communities it serves, starting with $108,195 in 2016.

The group says it's possible thanks to the generosity of Lanark County and Smiths Falls.

UWLC's ...

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New bridge at Turtle Island may be complete by week’s end

New bridge at Turtle Island may be complete by week’s end

Smiths Falls Councillors heard last night that the long-awaited pedestrian bridges at Turtle Island will be complete by the end of this week.

Director of community services Art Manhire reported to Committee of the Whole that the second of the park’s bridges will be delivered on Wednesday and installed by ...

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