August 2017

In Focus: Friday, August 4th – Jennifer North Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

August 4, 2017 by
In Focus: Friday, August 4th – Jennifer North Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

We welcome Jennifer North who is a Water Resources Technologist with the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority for an update and forecast on the conditions and levels in their watershed during what has been a wet spring and summer.

Click play below to listen to the interview.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Lake 88 listening area

August 4, 2017 by
Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Lake 88 listening area

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for our listening area. 

The weather agency says: conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and torrential rain.

There is the potential for severe thunderstorms to develop this afternoon and ...

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Help Needed: Blood Donor clinic in Carleton Place as CBS warns of donor shortage

August 4, 2017 by
Help Needed: Blood Donor clinic in Carleton Place as CBS warns of donor shortage

There’s a Blood Donor Clinic taking place this afternoon in Carleton Place and the Canadian Blood Services says it is more important than ever that people help out.

CBS reports that they have had an exceptional number of blood donor cancellations in Eastern Ontario.

When we spoke with her earlier ...

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McDonald’s Corners man facing charges after domestic disturbance in Smiths Falls

August 4, 2017 by
McDonald’s Corners man facing charges after domestic disturbance in Smiths Falls

A McDonald’s Corners man has been arrested for domestic related charges in Smiths Falls.

Police report that early yesterday morning, at about 2:41 they were called to a home on Elmsley Street North, for a report of a domestic disturbance.

Investigation revealed that a twenty-six year McDonalds Corners man had ...

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Smiths Falls Police arrest two after string of break and enters to churches

August 4, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Police arrest two after string of break and enters to churches

Smiths Falls Police have arrested two suspects for breaking into churches.

The arrests follow an investigation into a string of break and enters at local churches and thefts from unlocked vehicles.

The incidents occurred through the month of July. An extensive investigation concluded with the execution of a search warrant ...

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Perth Council seeks assurances before installing second rocky ramp in Tay

August 4, 2017 by
Perth Council seeks assurances before installing second rocky ramp in Tay

It’s time to install the second rocky ramp on the larger channel of the Tay River, but Perth Town Council wants assurances before that happens.

The first rocky ramp that was installed (pictured) in the fall of 2015, wasn’t everything it had been hyped up to be.

Now that the ...

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Lanark Highlands looks to fill two high-profile vacancies

August 4, 2017 by
Lanark Highlands looks to fill two high-profile vacancies

Lanark Highlands has a pair of vacancies to fill.

We told you last month that Stacey Blair, the township’s Clerk/Adminstrator since March is leaving to take on a Deputy Clerk role with Carleton Place.

Mayor Brian Stewart told the Lanark Era that Blair had been looking forward to assuming the ...

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Drinking and Boating don’t mix: Police, Safe Boating Council for “Operation Dry Water”

August 4, 2017 by
Drinking and Boating don’t mix: Police, Safe Boating Council for “Operation Dry Water”

Drinking and boating accounts for approximately 40 percent of boating-related fatalities.

To raise awareness and reduce alcohol- related deaths, the OPP is teaming up with the Canadian Safe Boating Council for year 5 of "Operation Dry Water" over the course of the long weekend.

Its goal is to discourage the ...

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In Focus: Thursday, August 3rd – Aaron Tompkins, Smiths Falls Police

August 3, 2017 by
In Focus: Thursday, August 3rd – Aaron Tompkins, Smiths Falls Police

Bob welcomes Aaron Tompkins of the Smiths Falls Police Service for his monthly visit.

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First phase of Wilson Street parking lot construction to begin soon

August 3, 2017 by
First phase of Wilson Street parking lot construction to begin soon

Work is set to begin soon on part of the Wilson Street Parking lot.

Councillor Jim Bolt told Lake 88 there’s a lot of work to be done at the lot and on Tuesday evening council approved a $14,000 expenditure to get the work started.

Bolt says the work will ...

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