March 2017

In Focus – Wed March 29, 2017 – Ingrid Bron with the Smiths Falls Canada 150 Working Group

March 29, 2017 by
In Focus – Wed March 29, 2017 – Ingrid Bron with the Smiths Falls Canada 150 Working Group

Lynda’s guest, Ingrid Bron with the Smiths Falls Canada 150 Working Group, talks about the many community celebrations planned throughout 2017 and the need for volunteers to help out with events.

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Member of gallery speaks out on lack of transparency at Carleton Place council meeting

March 29, 2017 by
Member of gallery speaks out on lack of transparency at Carleton Place council meeting

A member of the gallery spoke out at last night’s Carleton Place council meeting.

Carleton Place resident Jim Collins told council he is appalled by the total lack of transparency and accountability shown by council.

He said this when council voted to exclude the mayor’s statement from two weeks ago ...

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Motorized trail users have their say at Carleton Place council meeting

March 29, 2017 by
Motorized trail users have their say at Carleton Place council meeting

Discussion continues over whether the new Ottawa Valley Rec Trail running through Lanark County should cater to both motorized and non-motorized users.

At Tuesday night’s Carleton Place council meeting, Darin McRae from Beautiful Eastern Association of Snowmobile Trails and Scott Hamilton from West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association presented the benefits ...

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Last Duel murder suspect denied bail

March 29, 2017 by
Last Duel murder suspect denied bail

The man charged in last summer’s murder at Last Duel Campground in Perth will stay in custody.

22-year-old Andrew Kravchenko is charged with the second-degree murder of 45-year-old James “Jake” at the campground last August.

Kravchenko was denied bail on Monday at the Perth courthouse.

He had his bail hearings ...

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In Focus – Tues March 28, 2017 – Nutritionist Dana Hawthorne: Nutrition Month

March 28, 2017 by
In Focus – Tues March 28, 2017 – Nutritionist Dana Hawthorne: Nutrition Month

Nutritionist Dana Hawthorne from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit, joins us to talk about Nutrition Month.

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Public session on Fentanyl and Opioid addiction tonight in Smiths Falls

March 28, 2017 by
Public session on Fentanyl and Opioid addiction tonight in Smiths Falls

The public is invited to SFDCI in Smiths Falls tonight as several local organizations are hosting a public session on Fentanyl and Opioid addiction this evening.

The session is hosted in part by the Smiths Falls Police Service, and Community Services Officer Aaron Tompkins tells Lake 88 the session is ...

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Plastic out, paper in for leaf bags in Smiths Falls

March 28, 2017 by
Plastic out, paper in for leaf bags in Smiths Falls

Smiths Falls is making a move in a greener direction by eliminating the use of plastic bags in its spring yard waste collection program.

Starting in May of this year, the town will only be accepting compostable paper yard waste bags for the spring and fall leaf collection program.

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Recommendation to ease Abbott St. congestion in Smiths Falls cheaper than expected

March 28, 2017 by
Recommendation to ease Abbott St. congestion in Smiths Falls cheaper than expected

Ainley Group Consulting Engineers has completed its traffic study on the intersection of Abbott and Lombard streets in Smiths Falls.

They are suggesting a much cheaper than first thought solution to the traffic congestion in the area – fully actuated signals – lights that sense traffic density and change accordingly.

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In Focus – Mon March 28, 2017 – The Perth Co-Housing Initiative

March 27, 2017 by

Members of the Perth Co-Housing Initiative join us to tell us all about the plan that will see a unique living situation come to Perth in the coming years.

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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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