December 2016

Fire at Perth Town Garage – Road and sidewalk maintenance equipment severely damaged

December 23, 2016 by
Fire at Perth Town Garage – Road and sidewalk maintenance equipment severely damaged

The Town of Perth is in need of rental road and sidewalk maintenance equipment after a fire at the town Garage on Sunset Blvd.

The Site has been secured, but the equipment was severely damaged in the fire.

Officials are now asking the public to drive and walk with care ...

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OFA applauds CRTC Internet as a basic service decision

December 23, 2016 by
OFA applauds CRTC Internet as a basic service decision

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is the latest group to applaud the CRTC’s move to make broadband and mobile internet a basic service for all Canadians.

The OFA says it has been addressing the need for reliable, high speed broadband with government for a number of years.

OFA President Keith ...

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Winter Storm could hit Christmas Night into Boxing Day

December 23, 2016 by
Winter Storm could hit Christmas Night into Boxing Day

Environment Canada says it will indeed be a white Christmas (we've known that for a while now), but the weather agency has also issued a special weather statement in effect for our listening area warning of stormy weather.

It says that a winter storm could hit us on Christmas night, ...

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In Focus – Thurs December 22, 2016 – LPGA star Brooke Henderson

December 22, 2016 by

Angie speaks with Brooke Henderson, LPGA star, major winner, and Smiths Falls resident. They chat about the year that was, and what they plan to do over the holidays, while they’re home.

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Smiths Falls Mayor – Province will make final decision on who pilots Basic Income program

December 22, 2016 by
Smiths Falls Mayor – Province will make final decision on who pilots Basic Income program

Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow is urging residents to have their say when it comes to which communities will host a guaranteed income pilot project.

The Mayor wrote in Facebook post:

Pankow has published a link to the survey on his Facebook Page.

Members of Council decided earlier this ...

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Interval House: Get Freezin for a reason – Perth Polar Bear Plunge is getting closer

December 22, 2016 by
Interval House: Get Freezin for a reason – Perth Polar Bear Plunge is getting closer

Lanark County Interval House is inviting Perth and surrounding communities to come out and support this year’s annual Perth Polar Bear Plunge.

It takes place January 1st at the Perth Legion Branch 244 at 10 am.

In a release, Interval House says, “This amazing fundraiser has been supporting local charities ...

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CDSBEO presents financial statement, sees slight bump in enrollment

December 22, 2016 by
CDSBEO presents financial statement, sees slight bump in enrollment

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario reviewed the revised financial estimates for the current year that were due to the Ministry of Education on December 15, 2016.

Manager of Finance, Ashley Hutchinson, presented the revised estimates to the Board of Trustees. She told them, “The estimates include actual ...

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Perth Performing Arts Committee takes final bow

December 22, 2016 by
Perth Performing Arts Committee takes final bow

After a grand 34-year history of presenting iconic singing stars, band concerts, live theatre, choirs, symphony orchestras, dance troupes, comedians and even the ballet, the Perth Performing Arts Committee (PPAC) has decided to disband the long-standing volunteer organization.  At PPAC’s recent Annual General Meeting, the membership sadly voted to wind ...

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Perth to push to be “greener” next year

December 22, 2016 by
Perth to push to be “greener” next year

The Town of Perth is going to continue its push towards becoming a greener community next year.

Mayor John Fenik tells Lake 88, there will be some great initiatives, especially when it comes to the town’s vehicles.

“We’ve got a gas powered fleet right now (and) we want to go ...

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In Focus – Wed December 21, 2016 – The Table Community Food Centre: Ramsey Hart

December 21, 2016 by

Lynda’s guest, Ramsey Hart, Executive Director of The Table Community Food Centre, talks about FoodCoreLGL and the Food Charter and explains the Good Food In Schools Forum coming up in February.

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