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OPP investigating death in Rideau Lakes Township

Submitted Members of the Leeds County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Unit are continuing an investigation into a death in Rideau Lakes Township. On the morning of December 13, 2018 members of the OPP Rideau Lakes Detachment responded to a death at a residence on Perth Road North in Rideau […]

Brown wants social media presence in Perth

Sally Smith Councillor Judy Brown took a step forward Tuesday night to bring the Town of Perth into the 21st century. She tabled a motion to look at the benefits of the Town having a presence on social media, and the costs to administer it. “We need to do a better job of engaging our […]

Carleton Place Council holds its first special meeting

Submitted When newly elected Carleton Place Mayor, Doug Black brought down the gavel for the first time since his inauguration, it was to convene a special meeting of council to discuss several time sensitive issues.  With all members in attendance, the first item of business was a review of the central bridge project presented by town […]

As Town grows, parking gets scrutiny from council

Sally Smith Paula Nichols of PN Parking Solutions and Karl Grenke, Senior Planner, addressed Committee of the Whole Monday evening presenting the first part of a parking utilization study for the Town in response to new and increased development pressures downtown and in conjunction with the Beckwith Street revitalization project. Council budgeted $25,000 in 2018 […]

Town setting policy re cannabis retail locations

Sally Smith CAO Malcolm Morris brought a cannabis report to Committee of the Whole. Provincial cannabis retailing regulations include a 150 metre buffer area for cannabis stores to keep them separated from schools. No buffers from any other use, sensitive or otherwise, have been specified in the regulations. However, “staff recommend we develop our own […]

Station Theatre highlighted at council on Monday

Sally Smith Station Theatre board member, Tom Foulkes, addressed Committee of the Whole, Monday, bringing an update from the theatre to new council members. It’s been five years since a member of the board last spoke to council, Foulkes commented, and as the town is “poised for heady times” it’s time for another. “We’re not […]

New council was sworn into office in Smiths Falls

Sally Smith A new council was sworn into office Monday night in Smiths Falls. New council members Niki Dwyer, Wendy Alford, Chris McGuire and Peter McKenna joined returning councillors Jay Brennan and Lorraine Allen, as well as Mayor Shawn Pankow. Mayor Pankow spoke glowingly of the recent growth of the town — particularly Canopy Growth’s […]

Smiths Falls December Mobile Donor Centre held in honour of late SFDCI teacher Kristine MacLaren

#REDSTRONG Submitted WHAT: Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) staff have adopted the December 5th Smiths Falls Mobile Donor Centre In Honour of the late Kristine MacLaren. In May of 2017, Kristine MacLaren, Music and Arts Teacher at SFDCI was diagnosed with a leiomyo sarcoma- a rare form of cancer originating from smooth muscle. During her […]

Carleton Place Council holds final meeting

Brian Turner On Tuesday, Nov 27, the members of the outgoing Carleton Place Council held their final Policy Review Committee meeting and full council session with all in attendance in front of a full gallery of residents.  An abbreviated Policy Review agenda came and went with barely 5 minutes elapsed under the direction of chair Councilor […]

Justin Trudeau to join Mary Jean McFall in Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

Submitted Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, will join by-election  candidate Mary Jean McFall in Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. “Justin Trudeau and I are the only team that has a positive plan to strengthen the middle class, stand up for local jobs and agriculture industries, and […]