March 2017

Local officials welcome Ont. Attorney General to Perth Courthouse

March 27, 2017 by
Local officials welcome Ont. Attorney General to Perth Courthouse

Ontario’s Attorney General Yasir Naqvi visited Perth on Friday to tour the Perth Courthouse which is in need of upgrades.

He was joined by MPP Randy Hillier, Mayor John Fenik and courthouse officials.

Mayor Fenik tells Lake 88 all those involved highlighted the current issues being faced at the courthouse ...

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Puppets Up festival cancelled

March 27, 2017 by
Puppets Up festival cancelled

A statement on their website says that Almonte’s Puppets Up festival will not continue.

The statement says in part, “It is with profound regret and no small reluctance that the Board of Directors of the Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival must announce that the 2017 Puppets Up! festival has been ...

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UCDSB votes to close 12 schools

March 27, 2017 by
UCDSB votes to close 12 schools

As expected, the Upper Canada District School Board has voted to close 12 school sites across Eastern Ontario.

The vote was the culmination of a months-long public consultation process that saw emotional communities fight to save their schools.

The board is dealing with declining enrollment.

Originally, staff came forward with ...

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Two nights of important public sessions in Smiths Falls begin tonight

March 27, 2017 by
Two nights of important public sessions in Smiths Falls begin tonight

The first of two public sessions, aimed at informing the public on very important subjects, goes tonight in Smiths Falls.

Tonight’s session, hosted in part by the Smiths Falls Police service focuses on Human Trafficking and will take place at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Center from 7 p.m. to ...

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Perth’s Team Gray wins provincial U18 Women’s Curling Championship

March 27, 2017 by
Perth’s Team Gray wins provincial U18 Women’s Curling Championship

At the U18 Curl On provincial curling championships in Hamilton, Perth’s Team Gray, led by skip Kayla Gray, has taken the title with a 4-2 win over team Deschenes.

It was a great week for Team Gray which posted a 6-1 record en route to the championship.

Congrats go to Kayla, ...

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In Focus – Fri March 24, 2017 – Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown

March 24, 2017 by
In Focus – Fri March 24, 2017 – Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown

We’re joined by Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown to talk about how his party would handle the province’s hydro situation, should they be elected next year.

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Habitat for Humanity presents keys to Carleton Place family

March 24, 2017 by
Habitat for Humanity presents keys to Carleton Place family

Shane Michaelis and Laura Beauchamp are officially first-time homeowners thanks to the Carleton Place chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

The couple and their five children were handed the keys to their home this afternoon during an official key ceremony.

Mayor Louis Antonakos and a number of volunteers, trades people and ...

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Trail delegations present motorized vs. non-motorized options to Lanark County

March 24, 2017 by
Trail delegations present motorized vs. non-motorized options to Lanark County

Two different visions for the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail running though Renfrew and Lanark counties were presented at Lanark County’s economic development committee Wednesday night.

The trail follows the old Canadian Pacific rail bed. In 2011 Renfrew and Lanark counties, and the Township of Papineau-Cameron agreed to acquire the old ...

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Smiths Falls issues warning over water filter solicitation in town

March 24, 2017 by
Smiths Falls issues warning over water filter solicitation in town

The following is a notice issued by the Town of Smiths Falls. 

A recent spike in residential complaints has prompted the release of a public warning from the Town of Smiths Falls.  If for any reason, residents have been approached by door to door salesmen claiming to be selling water ...

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In Focus – Thurs March 23, 2017 – Jeffrey Maguire, Chairman of the Carleton Place Sister City

March 23, 2017 by

Jeffrey Maguire, Chairman of the Carleton Place Sister City Committee joins us. They are currently seeking student applications for two youth programs, and he’ll tell us all about them.

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