The Ontario Provincial Police will be dedicating an overpass on the 416 in the memory of a fallen officer this afternoon. Commissioner Vince Hawkes will officially dedicate the Highway 416 North Grenville Bridge in Kemptville in memory of Provincial Constable G. Alan Thompson, a member of the Ontario Provincial Police, who died in the line of duty.
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The official launch of the 1st Kemptville Live Music Festival was held last night at the North Grenville Municipal Complex. One of the performers, Brea Lawrenson played a set. The 3 day festival will feature Country, Rock, Folk, Blue grass, Gospel will be held on the former football/ball diamonds at the college behind Fraser Hall,
The North Grenville Accessible Transportation was presented a cheque, from the municipality, for $7500 on Monday April 20. North Grenville Accessible Transportation Board Chair Don Gilchrist said the funding the service receives from the Municipality is vital to helping achieve their mission of providing clients with the same transportation freedom as people with full mobility.
Another honour for Smiths Falls golfer Brooke Henderson. She has been named The Syl Apps Ontario Athlete of the Year Award. Since announcing her decision to go pro in December, Brooke has won two SunCoast Series events and finishing second place in an LPGA Symetra Tour tournament.
Lanark Council passed a motion adjusting the way the Renovate Lanark program is administered in order to eliminate the need for 10-year forgivable loans to be registered on title. The program is offered through Lanark County Social Housing and provides financial assistance in the form a forgivable loan or an accessibility grant.
The new swing bridge arrived at Chaffeys Lockstation yesterday .Car and truck access is cut off now until April 27th.
The executive director of Team Henderson 110 % Club, David Dargie, made a presentation to the Smiths Falls Town Council Monday. He was accompanied by Pro-Am Honorary Chair Dennis Staples and Paul Cadeau, President of the Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club. Dargie said there is a need for 120 volunteers to help with two big golf tournaments in Smiths Falls in June.
The Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office will launch a regional tourism initiative today in Brockville. From mid-May through September, the newly formed 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail will link nine gardens throughout the Counties together for a season-long event.
Smiths Falls Council past the 2015 budget last night with a 4 -3 vote. Council and staff members had tried for a zero per cent increase for 2015 but had to settle for a 2.1% tax increase. The biggest contributing factor to the tax increase comes as a result of the frozen pipes in town.
Looks like detours will be in place on County Road 10 between Perth and Westport for at least two weeks. The culvert between Little Crosby Lake and Pike Lake at Cedar Bridge Road failed Monday night . The county is determining whether to replace the culvert when water levels recede or build a temporary bridge , then put in a new culvert when conditions allow.