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Rediscovered Comic Gem Opens Classic Theatre Season June 22

Rediscovered Comic Gem Opens Classic Theatre Season June 22
The Classic Theatre Festival’s 9th season offers something for everyone, from walking plays and dinner theatre to mainstage comedies and mysteries. Returning for his 8th season is veteran performer Scott Clarkson, seen here with Alison Smyth in Wait Until Dark. (Photo: Jean-Denis Labelle) Perth – The Classic Theatre Festival in Perth opens its 9th summer season June 22 with a... Read More

Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebrates 50 Years of Special Olympics

Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebrates 50 Years of Special Olympics
Smiths Falls – – On Monday, June 4th the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will hit the streets of Ottawa and communities through the Ottawa Valley. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics and this region has seen tremendous growth and successes in providing sports and other programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities. The Law Enforcement Torch... Read More

RVCA Welcomes 17 Summer Students

RVCA Welcomes 17 Summer Students
RIDEAU WATERSHED — RVCA welcomed 17 new faces to its conservation family on April 30, 2018 thanks to special federal and provincial funding. “We are grateful for the hard work and enthusiasm that our local youth bring to support our conservation authority work,” said Sommer Casgrain-Robertson, RVCA General Manager. “We are also thankful for the special federal and provincial funding... Read More

UCDSB School Trustee for Ward 5 Jeff McMillan Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

UCDSB School Trustee for Ward 5 Jeff McMillan Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election
Brockville – Dear Members of the Upper Canada District School Board Community: I have been asked to share with you that our Board’s Chair, Jeff McMillian, has announced he will not be seeking re-election for another term as a Public School Board Trustee. Mr. McMillan will complete his current commitments as a local trustee for Ward 5 (Brockville & Augusta Township) and Chair... Read More

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Perth East

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Perth East
Mississauga – The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death last night of a 61-year-old man in Perth East. Preliminary information suggests the following: At approximately 4:50 p.m. on April 14, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers attended a residence for a domestic situation. Officers from the Emergency Response Unit and the Tactical Response Unit were also dispatched.... Read More

New OR Bed Provides for Even Better Orthopedic Patient Outcomes

New OR Bed Provides for Even Better Orthopedic  Patient Outcomes
Smiths Falls –  The Hana Bed is a state of the art operating room table that allows the patient to receive a total hip replacement that is minimally invasive when compared to the traditional procedure.  The table allows the surgeon to position the patient in such a way that no muscles are cut.  The surgeon can repair and replace from the... Read More

#MeToo Play Tours Lanark County in April

#MeToo Play Tours Lanark County in April
Perth – The global #MeToo and #TimesUp movements receive a local interpretation in April as Burning Passions Theatre presents a new play, Every Friday, that will tour local youth centres and schools in Lanark Highlands, Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, and Almonte. The play, written and directed by Laurel Smith, based on stories created by Mary Cowan, Ruby Davidson, Felix Evangelho,... Read More

OPP INVESTIGATE ASSAULT AT PERTH HIGH SCHOOL

OPP INVESTIGATE ASSAULT AT PERTH HIGH SCHOOL
TOWN OF PERTH – Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) supported by Detectives from the Lanark County OPP Crime Unit are continuing to investigate an assault involving students from the Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI). At 11:30am on Thursday March 22, 2018 officers were called to the High School located on Victoria Street in... Read More

Highlights from February 28th UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting

Highlights from February 28th UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting
Click Here to View February 28th Board Meeting Agenda Brockville – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 to discuss several agenda items: Rockland Public School (RKPS) Presentation: Principal Mary-Lynn Wilcox and Vice-Principal Julie Symonds presented on the RKPS School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement. They discussed how the plan is helping to improve student... Read More