Community

Province investing more than $8.5 million to improve community housing for most vulnerable in Kingston and Lanark County

The City of Kington will receive more than $6.52 million and the County of Lanark more than $2.24 million as part of the Ontario government’s effort to put people first by providing over $1 billion dollars in 2018-19 to help sustain, repair and grow community housing and help end homelessness. Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes […]

Temporary traffic controls at Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge

Parks Canada would like to advise that vehicles may encounter short delays at the Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge on Tuesday, April 23. Traffic control staff will be onsite as lines are painted on the road approaches to the one-lane swing bridge. This work is weather dependent and a rain date has been set for Wednesday, April 24. Work […]

Perth council required to have climate change tag on all reports

Perth council is now required to think about and make public the effects council’s decisions will have on climate change. Council voted unanimously to make a separate subheading stating whether the impact is positive, negative, neutral or if the effect is not yet known. “It will either be changing our ways to reduce our carbon […]

Smiths Falls Council to pause discussion on Beckwith St redevelopment

Smiths Falls council passed a motion to defer all discussion on the Beckwith Street redevelopment project in a meeting on Monday, April 15. Council is at a standstill until town works Director Troy Dunlop provides more information on how to proceed in the coming weeks. The decision was made after council discussed the potential implications […]

Flooded roads in Lanark County

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are dealing with two flooded highways in Lanark County. County Road 29 in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills is completely covered near the intersection with Mcwatty Road. The road is impassable and road users are asked to avoid the area completely or use the […]

Missing Smiths Falls woman located safe in Kingston

In regards to press release about missing person who was reported missing to Smiths Falls Police on 15 March 2019. The missing female was Christine CUTLER aged 56 of Smiths Falls. The Smiths Falls Police is pleased to announce that with assistance of Kinston Police Force Christine was located safe in Kingston 10 April 2019. […]

R.O.P.E. Squad requesting assistance locating federal offender

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of statutory release.   Fern JOYAL is described as a Caucasian male, 25 years of age, 5’9″ (175cm), 190lbs (86kg) with brown hair and hazel eyes. He […]

Red dress project to be held in May in Smiths Falls

Smiths Falls council will make May 6 the honorary day of remembrance for the Red Dress project. Flora Riley spoke to council about the importance of the Red Dress project and its special meaning for her personally. “Hanging red dresses in public spaces is a visual reminder of the women and girls who are no […]

Smiths Falls council moves forward with plan to hold public meeting

After months of back and forth with residents, council has voted to move forward with an amendment to next week’s council meeting to vote on holding a public meeting. Midway through Monday, April 8 committee of the whole meeting, Councillor Dwyer spoke up about adding a discussion on holding a public meeting about the Beckwith […]

UPDATE #1 Gas leak – Road closures Perth

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) assisted by OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators continue to investigate a serious two vehicle collision that caused a gas leak in the center of Perth. At about 14:42 OPP, Perth fire Service and Lanark County Ambulance Service responded to the incident at the […]