Rideau Lakes 2018 election results

Unofficial Election Results Mayor Results Mayor Candidates Votes Robert Dunfield 1882 Arie Hoogenboom 3184 Councillor Bastard & South Burgess Results BASTARD & SOUTH BURGESS Councillor Candidates Votes Paula Banks 228 Carolyn Bresee 620 Kimberley Dawn Brown 284 Marcia Cannon 479 Cathy Livingston 715 Kris Sheldon 152 Councillor South Elmsley Results SOUTH ELMSLEY Councillor Candidates Votes Jeff Banks […]

Libraries across Lanark County celebrate Ontario Public Library Week

Submitted October is Canadian Library Month. During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. In Ontario, we celebrate our public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW), on October 14-20, 2018. Libraries are Ontario’s farthest-reaching, most cost-effective community resource – providing high-quality education and lifelong learning, fostering community economic development and reducing the impacts of poverty. […]

You provide the student, we’ll provide the rest!

Submitted As parents and students pick up last minute items in preparation of the 2018-2019 school year, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wants to remind UCDSB families that they don’t need to buy pencils, erasers or other such common classroom items. All UCDSB schools provide students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 with the […]

Collision claims life of woman

Submitted Officers of the Rideau Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing an investigation into a collision that claimed the life of a local woman. On August 7, 2018 at about 3:45 AM OPP officers from the Rideau Lakes Detachment responded to a collision on Highway 15, just north of Portland in Rideau Lakes Township. Investigation […]

Friends of Lanark County’s response to Lanark County’s 2018 Spray Program

Submitted by Friends of Lanark County Starting in mid-May, Lanark County used Clearview herbicide along County roads in an effort to control wild parsnip. Once again, as for the two previous years, there has been insufficient notification of this program. The small ad in the local newspaper still left residents in the dark. As well, […]

Let’s talk about our physical environment

Submitted Our physical environment is comprised of the buildings, transportation (roads, public/private transit, bike lanes and sidewalks), energy systems (hydro, heat/cool & water), open space (parks and recreation) and farm lands that make up and support our communities. Our physical environment is a social determinant of health and plays an important role in our health and […]

Lanark County reminds residents jumping is prohibited from trail bridges

Submitted Lanark County is reminding residents that jumping from trail bridges within the County of Lanark is unsafe and strictly prohibited. The County was advised by the Ontario Provincial Police that they are receiving reports of young people jumping into the Mississippi River from the fenced off and posted “No Trespassing” bridges located along the […]

OPP conducting investigation into a missing Rideau Lakes man

(LEEDS, ON.) –   Officers of the Rideau Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing an investigation into a missing Rideau Lakes man. On June 6, 2018 at about 4:50 PM Rideau Lakes OPP officers responded to Delta in response to a missing person. Daniel Slack, 68 years old of Delta was last seen on his acreage property […]

Rideau Lakes Township has first mayoralty candidate

Submitted First term Councillor Arie Hoogenboom has announced his intention to run for Mayor of Rideau Lakes Township. Elected in the ward of South Elmsley in 2014, Hoogenboom has extensive background in local government having spent over 30 years as a senior municipal manager prior to taking early retirement. Married with 4 adult children and […]

Tribute to our legend Stompin’ Tom Connors

Submitted Reserved seating, a cash bar and a great show?! It’s all happening June 16th @ 7 PM as part of the On The Roll Smiths Falls series! Don’t miss the Stompin’ Tom Connors Canadian Tribute Tour, performed by none other than his son, Stompin’ Taw! This show promises to be a STOMPIN’ good time… […]