Stephanie Gray has thrown her hat into the race for a seat on Perth Town Council. Gray, who is a provincial appointee on the Perth Police Services Board and has been serving as chair for the past two years, made her announcement at a regular board meeting on Thursday.
OPP say they’re dedicating more resources to crack down on distracted drivers. Ten unmarked cruisers will be on the roads over the Labour Day long weekend and the O-P-P anticipates they’ll help make the roads safer.
Lanark County’s economic development committee voted to give the Two Rivers Food Hub a one-time grant of $10,000.The non-profit food hub will be located in the Gallipeau Centre in Smiths Falls.
The Ministry of the Environment has approved the locally developed Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Plan. The Source Protection Plan, required under Ontario’s Clean Water Act, sets out policies to keep contaminants out of rivers and underground aquifers that supply municipal drinking water systems in the region.
A disturbing story of a dog being killed in a jealous rampage in Smiths Falls. Police say a man snapped when he saw his girlfriend walking with another man in Confederation Park last weekend. Police allege he kicked and kneed the other man, The accused then proceeded to his girlfriend’s residence where he assaulted two other parties and killed a dog.
Emergency crews are searching the Ottawa River for a kayaker who went missing yesterday. The O-P-P Marine Unit is looking for the 61-year-old man who was last seen rowing in a yellow kayak in Petawawa.
The Cornwall Police Service is looking to locate Pierre-Paul Larocque, The 15 year old youth resides in Cornwall and was last seen on yesterday August 26th, in Hawksbury, He is described as :Caucasian male, 5’8″, 158lbs, brown short hair, blue eyes, he was last seen wearing blue jeans, a stripped T-shirt. It is believed he may be on a bicycle.
The Mayor of Merrickville-Wolford Doug Struthers will be in Italy next week for the World Canal Conference. The theme of the conference is Tourism and the Economy; Mayor Struthers will be making a presentation to the WCC: “Realizing Our World-Class Potential” .
Another name has been added to the list of candidates running for a seat on Smiths Falls Council. Joe Galipeau joins Anthony John Humphrey, Bryan Wiltsie, John Maloney, Roger Dupuis along with current councillors Lorraine Allen, Jay Brennan, and Dawn Quinn in the race.
Smiths Falls Police will be focusing on School Bus and School Zone violations during the month of September. It’s part of the force’s Strategic Traffic Enforcement Program otherwise known as STEP.