The federal government is contributing $128,896 toward improvements to the Portland waste site, under the New Building Canada Small Communities Fund. It’s part of a three-way infrastructure program with funding also coming from the provincial and municipal levels.
Work to decommission the failing Motts Mills Dam will begin in August. The 63 year old dam, located just off County Road 1 in Elizabethtown-Kitley,has operated and maintained by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority since 1991, is being replaced with an earthen berm water structure.
Hydro Ottawa has bought some hydro dams in Ontario and New York State. The city-owned utility has inked a deal to purchase 10 dams — six located between Rideau Falls and Ganonoque, with four in upstate New York.
Ontario Provincial Police investigating three break and enters along Highway 7 last week. One occurred at the “Law and Order” eatery in Innisville and the other two occurred in Maberly.
Ontario Provincial Police are urging boaters to stay sober during the upcoming long weekend. The O-P-P and other forces are teaming up for Operation Dry Water — a national campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by impaired operation of boats and other watercraft.
OTTAWA – Police are hunting for a man in connection to two sex assaults at Britannia Beach this week. Police say two teenage girls were wading in an unsupervised area of the beach Monday night, when a man touched them inappropriately in two separate incidents. The suspect is described as:
On Monday Smiths Falls’ committee of the whole, agreed to have town staff look into the cost for removing the asphalt on top of the Confederation Bridge, to lighten the load on the stressed bridge.
Release-The Smiths Falls Police Service is seeing an increase in the number of Scams and Frauds being reported. Some of the trending ones are the Canada Revenue Agency Scam, Easy Pass Scam and the Chinese Inheriting Scam where a caller informs you that you either need to provide personal information including banking information or send money or risk going to jail. Some of the attachments sent via email will contain viruses that once opened will steal the information from your computer. Remember you worked hard for your money and they work hard trying to take that hard earned money away from you.
Two families have been left without a place to stay after a fire in Orleans. Fire crews were called to a duplex at 2333 Glandriel Cres. at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday, after several 911 calls. When crews arrived on scene, flames could be seen coming from the garage and roof.
Smiths Falls Police Services STEP Program will focus on Distracted Driving due to the use of Hand Held Devices such as cellphones. Police report that Distracted Driving caused more deaths than impaired driving in 2013.