The Upper Canada District School Board will begin a reorganization next year that will see some school principals taking on an additional leadership role. The board will create ten regional positions called “Coordinating Administrative Principals”
The provincial government says the debt retirement charge will be coming off hydro bills in 2016, but residential consumers will still see their hydro bills go up. That’s because the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit — which takes 10 per cent off hydro bills — will also expire at the same time.
A reminder from Lanark County: roadway line painting is underway. Terry McCann, Director of Public Works Lanark County, reminds motorists the County assumes no responsibility for paint damage claims from motorists who cross wet paint lines.
Parks Canada is conducting spring maintenance at some of our swing bridges and sites, in preparation for the 2014 navigation season. This includes preventative maintenance tasks like washing and greasing swing bridges and conducting visual inspections to ensure their safe operability.
Temporary Bridge Closures:
April 24 Old Slys ,Smiths Falls
Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (“PSFDH”) has achieved the highest level of excellence award, “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing” from Accreditation Canada.
Work begins Monday April 28th. on the Mississippi River Bridge, on Highway 511, North of Balderson. There will be a one lane detour bridge, on site, with traffic signals, controlling traffic.
A Petawawa soldier facing numerous sexual assault charges will appear via video for a bail hearing in a Pembroke courthouse today. 31-year-old Corporal Derrick Gallagher faces 28 criminal charges in all, including sexual assault, voyeurism and assault.
While flows in the lower Rideau watershed continue to recede and all previously flooded locations are accessible, flood conditions persist in the Rideau Canal reservoir lakes which are all still well above targets for the time of year. Three of the reservoir lakes, Big Rideau, Upper Rideau and Wolfe Lakes, have had declining water levels for the past week but the levels are still above capacity.
Police in Smiths Falls are warning of a rash of overnight break ins to vehicles in the past few weeks. Police are reminding you to always lock your vehicle, and asking that if you see something suspicious, to call them.