Lanark Highlands Mayor Brian Stewart says a “Public Information Meeting” scheduled for tonight at Timber Run Golf Course is not a Township meeting. The 7:30 meeting will be for residents to show support for two veteran fire-fighters who were recently relieved of their duties. Stewart says the township will be holding an open house Information session on Thursday at its office at 75 George Street from 4 to 8 p.m. … and that will provide a one‐on‐one opportunity to ask and clarify any questions or concerns regarding the Fire Service. The mayor says public concerns are a result of what he calls “misinformation” that is circulating. He says the session will not address the staffing changes or the OPP investigation due to privacy and confidentiality requirements. Stewart acted after recent threats to burn down a town staff member’s home resulted in an OPP investigation and the resignation of the town’s Clerk-Administrator. He also says those spreading rumors about the fire service are not acting in the community’s best interest.
Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn is withdrawing from the Mayor’s race in Carleton Place. In a note to his fellow councillors, Flynn said he was recanting his candidacy … because it was starting to affect his health. He added that he has committed to finishing the current term of council. Flynn has not indicated if he will put his name forth in the upcoming election … either as Deputy Mayor … or councillor.
With less than a week until the deadline to file nomination papers for this fall’s municipal and school board elections, the Town of Mississippi Mills is reminding those interested in running that you have until Friday, July 27th at 2 p.m. Nominations must be filed in person by the candidate or their agent. The can’t be mailed … e-mailed or faxed. When filing, you must have your nomination papers, a prescribed declaration endorsing the nomination by at least 25 eligible voters and the filing fee. For more information, please visit mississippimills.ca. And if you don’t live in that area, check with your local municipal office for full information on the nomination process.
Three people were killed and a total of 14 people were shot on Sunday night in Toronto including the 29-year-old alleged gunman. Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit says two people were shot and killed by a man with a handgun who fired shots at groups of people several times while walking along Danforth Avenue. This all took place around 10 o’clock on Sunday night near Danforth and Logan avenues in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood. The homicide squad from Toronto Police is now heading the investigation and authorities are asking witnesses who may have taken videos or photos around the time of the shooting to contact police.
AND IN SPORTS …
It’s a light week in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League as there are only four games on the schedule with two on Wednesday and a pair on Thursday. The Kars Aces are in Manotick for both games Wednesday facing Carp at 7 o’clock and then taking on the Ottawa Valley A’s at 9. On Thursday, the defending champion Micksburg Twins are in Quyon to meet the Flyers at 8 o’clock and the Ottawa Valley A’s host Stittsville at 8:30. That game will be played at the Carp Fairgrounds.