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Perth company fined over 2015 incident

September 22, 2017 by
Perth company fined over 2015 incident

A Perth company has been ordered to pay tens of thousands of dollars after a worker suffered a permanent injury while on the job.

Magna Structural Systems Inc. pleaded guilty in court and has been fined $50,000 for the incident that happened at its Grenville Castings foundry.

The injury happened ...

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MVCA votes to extend wetland policy

September 22, 2017 by
MVCA votes to extend wetland policy

The following was submitted by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

In a recorded vote of 10-5, the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) Board of Directors officially approved a change in policy that would see all wetlands in the Mississippi Valley watershed regulated, not just Provincially Significant Wetlands (PSWs).

MVCA is ...

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Ontario invests in Smiths Falls’ newest resident – Le Boat

September 22, 2017 by
Ontario invests in Smiths Falls’ newest resident – Le Boat

The province has announced it will be supporting Le Boat, the leading European travel company that is expanding to our region.

Ontario will help establish its first North American cruise rental location in Smiths Falls and create 10 new jobs in the region.

Le Boat is Europe's largest self-drive boating ...

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Lanark County Interval House reacts to attempted murder charge, ahead of annual march to end violence against women

September 21, 2017 by
Lanark County Interval House reacts to attempted murder charge, ahead of annual march to end violence against women

The following statement was released by Lanark County Interval House in response to the charge of second degree murder being laid in Mississippi Mills. The charges come a day before tonight's (Thurs. Sept 21st) Take Back the Night March. 

As the anniversary of the Wilno murders causes communities to pause ...

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Attempted Murder charge laid in Mississippi Mills

September 21, 2017 by
Attempted Murder charge laid in Mississippi Mills

Lanark OPP have charged a Mississippi Mills man with attempted murder.

They report that yesterday morning at approximately 12:39 a.m., officers with the Lanark County Detachment responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Almonte.

The investigation found that an altercation had taken place at a ...

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Construction season continues with new project in Smiths Falls

September 21, 2017 by
Construction season continues with new project in Smiths Falls

It’s been a long road, if you’ll pardon the pun, this summer construction season.

And residents in Smiths Falls can expect a few more delays.

The town reports that today (September 21st) and tomorrow (September 22nd) will see a single lane closure on William Street West to facilitate the placement ...

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Youth money earmarked for defunct Smiths Falls youth centre redirected to after-school program

September 21, 2017 by
Youth money earmarked for defunct Smiths Falls youth centre redirected to after-school program

Lanark Council passed a motion approving a request to transfer $10,000 in funding previously allocated to the Smiths Falls Youth Centre, which has since closed, to ensure programming for Smiths Falls youth can continue in 2017.

At the community services committee meeting earlier this month, a delegation consisting of Smiths ...

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Lanark County approves Lanark Lodge Strategic Plan

September 21, 2017 by
Lanark County approves Lanark Lodge Strategic Plan

Lanark County Council has approved the Lanark Lodge Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2019.

Council, as the governing body for Lanark Lodge, is ultimately responsible for the quality and safety of services delivered by the home and plays an important role in enabling an organizational culture that enhances resident safety.

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Local Catholic School Board names Director of Education

September 21, 2017 by
Local Catholic School Board names Director of Education

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario has announce John Cameron will be its next Director of Education. He takes on the roll on January 1, 2018. Cameron, who was appointed to the position on September 19th by the Board of Trustees, is currently the Associate Director of Education, ...

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Highlights of September 19, 2017 Council Meeting in Mississippi Mills

September 21, 2017 by
Highlights of September 19, 2017 Council Meeting in Mississippi Mills

The following was submitted by the township of Mississippi Mills.

Mike O’Malley, on behalf of MM2020, made a presentation to Council regarding the progress of the Broadband Working Group since he was last before Council in March. Mr. O’Malley noted that Mississippi Mills is the only community in Eastern Ontario ...

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