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R.O.P.E. squad requesting public assistance locating federal offender on Canada wide warrant

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.   Patrick CHIASSONis described as a Caucasian male, 31 years of age with black hair, a beard and brown eyes.  He is 5’11” […]

Linton’s plans for old water treatment plant in limbo

During Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting in Smiths Falls, Bruce Linton met with town council to present an update on the development of the former water treatment plant. Progress is stalled due to the high expense of construction in Smiths Falls. “This project started at least 4 years ago,” explained Linton. “At the […]

Marc Giles and local hospitals big winners after Win2021 lottery

Marc Giles of Carleton Place is the grand-prize winner of the Win2021 Hospital Lottery. Giles’ winning ticket number 105254 was announced July 8th at 7 p.m. by Keith & April Bean of Bean Chevrolet. The Beans are the presenting sponsors of Win2021 and provided the 2021 Chevy Blazer. Approximately $145,000 will be split by the […]

Paramedics expanding their skillset

The Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) is proud to announce that 12 additional Paramedics have been certified (or are in the final stages of being certified) to administer Intravenous (IV) therapy to our patients. This expanded scope of practice allows the Paramedics to further treat their patients by initiating IV fluids and medication administration. Certification […]

OPP investigating after bobcat reported missing from zoo

Police appeal for information and public awareness On June 6, 2021, the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was contacted by the owner of Saunders Country Critters Zoo and Sanctuary, located on County Road 44, in the Municipality of North Grenville. The owner reported a mischief after one animal was found outside […]

Health unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

It’s hot out there! The Health Unit would like to remind everyone to take care during times of high heat and humidity. Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a heat warning for much of our Health Unit area for June 7th and 8th.  Heat warnings are issues when: Daytime temperature of 31oC or higher and […]

Four Lanark County Paramedics presented with bravery awards

Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery – Paramedics across Ontario go above and beyond every day to serve their community. Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) is proud to honour four of its Paramedics who pushed this commitment even further and put themselves at risk to help those in need. Today, the Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and […]

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of a one day heat event on Friday May 21, 2021 for Lanark County.  High heat can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Dr. Paula Stewart, […]

MVCA Watershed Plan nearing completion

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is one step closer to finalizing the Mississippi River Watershed Plan, which is now available online. Two public information sessions are planned for June: Wednesday, June 2 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Thursday, June 10 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Plan is the culmination of a two-year effort that […]

Avoid social gatherings Victoria Day weekend, says health unit

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is advising the public to avoid social gatherings during the upcoming long weekend. Information provided to the Hometown News by the heath unit states that it is “important that people remember that we are still in a stay at home order.” Avoiding backyard barbecues and other gatherings […]