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Speed only one issue for Harold Street residents

Chris Must editorial@pdgmedia.ca   The Town of Smiths Falls is prepared to fund “traffic calming” measures to address the concerns of Harold Street residents who say many drivers are using their street as a high-speed shortcut. One resident came to a July 24 meeting of council’s Committee of the Whole to present a number of […]

Smiths Falls profits from new construction

Chris Must editorial@pdgmedia.ca Smiths Falls has collected over $230,000 in building permit fees so far in 2017. In a report to town council’s Committee of the Whole July 24, Clerk Kerry Costello said a total of 45 building permits had been issued as of June 30. The total value of projects under construction in town […]

Smiths Falls expands fire dispatching services in Ontario

Chris Must editorial@pdgmedia.ca The Smiths Falls Fire Department is continuing to find new sources of revenue for the town by providing fire dispatching services to other small municipalities. At a special council meeting July 24, councillors voted to sign a new contract to provide dispatching service to the small northern Ontario municipality of St-Charles, located […]

Let’s play ball at Conlon Farm in Perth

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca Opening ceremonies for the Major Provincial Baseball Championships got underway at 11:30 sharp, Saturday, July 22 in Perth at Conlon Farm. Red, yellow, green and blue-shirted players lined the diamond for the singing of Oh Canada before Perth’s Town Crier Brent McLaren welcomed everyone and thanked all involved in organizing the event. […]

Smiths Falls gym new one-stop-spot for all things fitness

Jane Hobson editorial@pdgmedia.ca A new gym opened in Smiths Falls in mid-June. Located at 42 Union Street, Iron Body Fitness is a gym that offers heavy weight lifting, cardio, seniors’ classes, yoga classes and more. “There was a need for a modern, fully-equipped gym in Smiths Falls so that’s what we created,” said Iron Body […]

Royal Sappers and Miners honoured at memorial in Newboro

On July 19 a memorial stone to the 13 Royal Sappers and Miners who lost their lives during construction of the Rideau Canal at Newboro due to malaria or mishap from 1828 to 1832 was unveiled. With a shortage of local skilled labourers at the time, Colonel John By brought members of a couple of […]

Indigenous studies pilot program a major success at PDCI

By Matthew Behrens editorial@pdgmedia.ca It’s a rare occasion when students, teachers, and principal are on the same page, but that happened this year at Perth & District Collegiate Institute (PDCI), where an Indigenous studies pilot project proved so successful that it will remain part of the curriculum. Much credit goes to Grade 12 student Brandon […]

Correction: Perth men charged after a series of trailer, ATV thefts

Submitted editorial@pdgmedia.ca Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) assisted by the Lanark County Detachment Crime Unit and the OPP Regional Support Team (RST) have charged laid charges on individuals as a result of an ongoing investigation into a series of thefts. Since the beginning of July 2017, officers from […]

Wrestlers get warning over crass-cutting dispute

Staff editorial@pdgmedia.ca  The Ontario Provincial Police in Leeds County responded to a dispute in the Village of Lyn that resulted in an assault investigation. On July 16, officers were called to residence to investigate a neighbour dispute. However the investigation found that two men, 42 and 60, involved were actually trying to setting their own […]

Carleton Place real estate agent connecting the community one bike at a time

Jane Hobson editorial@pdgmedia.ca “Every kid should have a bike. We want to give them that opportunity,” says Lynn Vardy, a real estate agent with Royal LePage Team Realty in Carleton Place. For every home Vardy sells, she donates one new bicycle to a child in need, in her client’s name. The bike campaign started in […]