August 2017

In Focus – Wed August 16, 2017 – Doors Open Rideau Lakes: Wendy Alford

August 16, 2017 by
In Focus – Wed August 16, 2017 – Doors Open Rideau Lakes: Wendy Alford

Lynda welcomes Wendy Alford, one of the organizers of Doors Open Rideau Lakes which is coming up this weekend. We chat with Wendy Alford, who is coordinating the event.

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Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks with Lake 88’s Bob Perreault

August 16, 2017 by
Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks with Lake 88’s Bob Perreault

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is touring eastern Ontario Wednesday, including stops in Almonte, Smiths Falls and Kemptville.

She spoke with Lake 88 News Director Bob Perreault before heading out to talk about the tour, the soon to be revisions to the province's labour laws, and saying "no" to the Association of ...

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Province to update and repair Community Health Facilities in the Quinte region

August 16, 2017 by
Province to update and repair Community Health Facilities in the  Quinte region

 

 

The province is investing in two community health facilities in the Quinte region to help people get high-quality care close to home, in a safe, healthy and accessible environment.

The South East LHIN (which covers a large portion of our listening area) announced funding Tuesday for local community ...

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Back to School – STEO set to help parents and students get set for first day of school

August 16, 2017 by
Back to School – STEO set to help parents and students get set for first day of school

The following notice was issued by Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario. 

Beginning this month, information about busing for the upcoming school year is just a click or a phone call away, for parents and students in Eastern Ontario.

Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario (STEO) is the transportation consortium for the ...

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In Focus: Tuesday, August 15, 2017- Meaghan McDonald and Martha Bradburn

August 15, 2017 by

Bob welcomes the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority's Meaghan McDonald, Shoreline Stewardship Coordinator and Martha Bradburn, a Planner with the conservation authority, to talk about initiatives to help maintain and improve shorelines. Listen to the interview.

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Young Ajax man nabbed stunt driving in Rideau Lakes

August 15, 2017 by
Young Ajax man nabbed stunt driving in Rideau Lakes

Another Southern Ontario resident has learned not to speed through Leeds County the hard way.

Leeds County OPP report they stopped a speeder in Rideau Lakes going 85 kilometers over the speed limit – 165 km/h in a 100 zone.

It happened yesterday afternoon just after 3:00.

OPP stopped the ...

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Brockville Railway Tunnel vandalized days after opening to public

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Brockville Railway Tunnel vandalized days after opening to public

Just days after re-opening in a second-life, Canada’s oldest railway tunnel has been vandalized in Brockville.

The Brockville Railway Tunnel officially opened on Saturday as part of the “Rails to Trails” Festival. It features LED lights and has been converted to a trail-like tunnel. The light show will run year-round ...

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Growing E-commerce costs Canopy Growth in Q1 earnings, but is expected to pay off in the long run

August 15, 2017 by
Growing E-commerce costs Canopy Growth in Q1 earnings, but is expected to pay off in the long run

An e-commerce shift by Smiths Falls’ Canopy Growth, took a bite out of its first-quarter earnings. But the country’s biggest cannabis producer says it leaves them in a position to profit when it becomes legal next year.

Canopy Growth reported yesterday that a move from three e-commerce sites to one ...

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Lanark County OPP weekly update

August 15, 2017 by
Lanark County OPP weekly update

Lanark County OPP report that between Monday August 7th Monday August 14th officers from detachment responded to 358 calls for service.

The calls included:

Nineteen Motor Vehicle Collisions, including 11 Car / Deer.

One Impaired Driver. 

At 05:48am on Sunday August 13th, officers stopped a Honda car on Rideau Ferry Road in Drummond ...

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Local leaders in Ottawa for AMO

August 15, 2017 by
Local leaders in Ottawa for AMO

Municipal Leaders from across our listening area are at the 2017 Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Ottawa until tomorrow.

The conference brings together municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.

Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Ontario’s Premier, ...

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