The Town of Perth and the County of Lanark are pleased to announce that the Cannon Rehabilitation Project is underway, in an effort to ensure that these historic cannons are on display for the Perth Military Settlement Anniversary in 2016.
As a result of the arrest and Arson charges against 48-year-old David Cameron, of South Frontenac the OPP, Frontenac Crime Unit, has re-opened 9 fire investigations.
The Smiths Falls Police Service along with the Smiths Falls and District Crime Stoppers and Smiths Falls Canadian Tire Store will launch their Bicycle Helmet Campaign on Canada Day. The campaign is to encourage people to wear their bicycle helmet especially youth. The law in Ontario states that anyone under the age of 18 must wear a bicycle helmet. Failure to do so may result in a ticket.
A 70 year old veteran has started an 11 day 340 Kilometre hike from Kingston to Ottawa. Major Nick Nicolas left Kingston on Sunday he is walking to the Aviation Museum in Ottawa on the Rideau Trail to raise fund to train service dogs for soldiers with PTSD.
The Board of Directors of the Almonte General Hospital / Fairview Manor Foundation have named a new Foundation Managing Director. Veteran fundraiser Al Roberts has 30 years of marketing, communications and fundraising experience.
Keep the municipal police force and drop the cost. That was the message residents sent to the Smiths Falls Police Services Board at a public meeting last night. Police Services Board Chair, Karen Hallinan said the Board members got the message from the crowd that policing costs are too high
Passengers say glass mixed with blood was strewn across the floor after their bus collided with a tractor-trailer in eastern Ontario on Tuesday afternoon. Provincial police say about 45 passengers were on the Megabus travelling from Montreal to Toronto when the crash happened on Highway 4-0-1 near Lancaster around 2:30pm.
The Smiths Falls Police Services Board is updating the Police Service’s Business Plan. A public meeting is scheduled for tonight at 7 at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. The town has formed a task force to examining the cost of policing in town.
Smiths Falls councillors got some bad news at the Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting on Monday. Scott Poole with engineering consultants, Greer Galloway Group (GGG), recommended the Confederation Bridge be removed before winter, to eliminate any safety concerns about snow load. The bridge was closed in May to all vehicular traffic and with a limit of 10 pedestrians at any one time, following an inspection by GGG.
Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow posted a comment on his Facebook Page over the weekend regarding the future of the camp sites in Victoria Park. He said he believed “much of the dialogue is based on a lack of understanding regarding who operates the park and who benefits from the site rentals.” The town has an agreement with the Chamber of Commerce that allows the Chamber to operate and manage the camp sites in Victoria Park.