Community

Rideau Lakes speed sign will support public safety

Residents and visitors driving local roads will soon see a new addition popping up throughout the community in 2020.    Mayor Hoogenboom and members of the Leeds County OPP were recently on hand at the Ronald E Holman Municipal Complex in South Elmsley to unveil the Township’s new portable radar speed sign.    The sign was spearheaded […]

Smiths Falls council to seek extension from Parks Canada over moving Victoria Park campground

Smiths Falls council has voted to ask Parks Canada for an extension to April 30, 2020 to come up with a plan for the Victoria Park campground. The vote was held at a Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12.  The long-standing recreational vehicle campground in Victoria Park in Smiths Falls has been […]

50 Allan Street; Removing one floor not good enough for council

At Carleton Place’s town council committee of the whole meeting on Nov 13th, the address 50 Allan Street was back on the discussion table.  Developer Cheryl Batten had appeared to support the reopening of her company’s application to build a multi-residential unit at 50 Allan St.  Her first proposal for a 4-storey building was denied by council […]

Carleton Place Committee of the Whole updates

At Tuesday, November 12’s session of Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole, the following were approved to go to the next full council session for ratification. The committee approved entering into a 5-year contract renewal for police services with the Ontario Provincial Police.  New Ontario regulations will see every household in the province using the […]

Several reports of lead in drinking water in Ontario schools

As you may be aware, there have recently been several reports in the media on the presence of lead in the drinking water in Ontario schools. More specifically, several Upper Canada District School Board schools have been named as exceeding the Ontario threshold for lead in drinking water. We understand the importance of maintaining healthy […]

Lanark OPP lay charges in historical sexual assault

The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid several charges in relation to an historical sexual assault investigation. Jeffrey PETERS, 42 years of age, of Perth, Ontario has been charged with two counts each of the following offences: Sexual Assault s. 271 CC Sexual Exploitation s.153(1)(a) CC Sexual Exploitation s.153(1)(b) CC […]

Parking restrictions at CPDMH

October 31 to November 4 From Thursday, October 31 to Monday, November 4, a portion of the parking lot at the back of the hospital will be closed.  A number of parking spaces will be affected. CPDMH is replacing its generator and the next step in the project includes the construction of a concrete pad […]

Ice rental report finds only 50 per cent of ice time booked for both arenas

Smiths Falls community services director Art Manhire along with community development clerk Nick Pilon presented a report on ice rental trends and arena operations performance to council on Monday, Oct. 28.  “We saw a $40,000 increase in girls hockey,” Pilon said.  “Also saw a decrease of interest in minor hockey with a loss of $20,000.”  […]

November is Radon Action Month

November is Radon Action Month and the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is encouraging homeowners to test their houses for radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking.  Lung cancer from radon depends mostly on three factors: the level of radon you are exposed to, the duration of exposure […]

Town must increase water flow in Tay River: Perth mayor

The Town of Perth must do whatever it takes to increase the flow of water in the Tay River, said Mayor John Fenik at the conclusion of a public open house at the town hall Oct. 15. “My decision is clear,” said Fenik. “Something has to be done. “The status quo is not acceptable.” About […]