Community

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 […]

OPP seeking assistance to identify person responsible for theft of a motor vehicle

Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking assistance from the public to help identify the person or persons responsible for the theft of a motor vehicle. Sometime overnight on Wednesday, Oct. 9 an unknown person(s) stole a 2006 Ford F-150 pick-up truck from an address on Lorne Street in Montague Township. If you have […]

Lanark County Housing Corporation (LCHC) continues development progress despite challenges

The Lanark County Housing Corporation (LCHC) is an organization owned by Lanark County, responsible for the administration and funding of social housing within the County and the Town of Smiths Falls.  LCHC owns a total of 533 social housing units throughout Lanark County, including the properties located at 314 to 334 Joseph Street, 328 to […]

Mayor comments on county buildings recently boarded up

During the announcement’s section of Tuesday evening’s council session, Mayor Doug Black took a moment to comment on some social housing units on Edwards and Patty Drive that were abandoned some time ago and recently had their windows boarded up.  He noted that these properties were owned by Lanark County and the boarding treatment was to […]

Council welcomes special guests

At the October 8th meeting of Carleton Place council, Mayor Doug Black welcomed the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Maeng-ho Shin and members of his staff as they finished off their Korea in Carleton Place Day by taking in on a session of municipal government.  His Excellency had nothing but praise for the town commenting on […]

Korea Day in Carleton Place; A cultural exchange builds close relations

His Excellency, Maeng-ho Shin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, and a sizable entourage visited Carleton Place on Tuesday, Oct 8 and in a short time created some substantial bonds with local residents and community leaders. Mayor Doug Black and council members and town staff took their distinguished guest to the home of Sam Bat where […]

Smiths Falls council to draft a 2020 budget proposal

Treasurer Janet Koziel presented a report to Smiths Falls council on Monday, Oct. 7 for what the town will focus on in the 2020 budget.  Much of the town budget will rely on the results of the upcoming Federal election. “There’s a lot of things that can change between now and early next year,” Mayor […]

Have your say: Drinking water rule changes proposed for Mississippi-Rideau

Several changes are in the works for drinking water protection zones and chemical storage rules in the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region. Under Ontario’s Clean Water Act, municipal drinking water sources such as lakes, rivers and wells are protected from contamination through a combination of intake and wellhead protection zones, rules for chemical use and other threats, […]

Board honours outstanding employees at 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) recognized excellence on Wednesday, September 25 at the 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards ceremony in Brockville, which took place during the regular Board meeting. The annual awards program started in November 2012 to recognize staff for innovative teaching and work practices, with the intent that these practices will be […]

Modest gains achieved in EQAO data for UCDSB students

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has received the latest EQAO assessment data and overall, UCDSB students have achieved modest gains in areas of reading and writing, while reflecting the provincial trends in math. The UCDSB sees these achievements as steps in the right direction. Each year, these assessments offer insight on how Ontario […]