January 2018

8:05 AM – OPP close part of Highway 7 between Ferguson Falls Road and Ramsay Concession 2A due to serious accident

January 2, 2018 by
8:05 AM – OPP close part of Highway 7 between Ferguson Falls Road and Ramsay Concession 2A due to serious accident

OPP are dealing with a serious collision around the area of Ramsay Concession 1.

The Highway is closed between Ferguson Falls Road in the west, and Ramsay Concession 2a in the east.

You will need to find an alternate route. Use county Rd. 10 if you are headed from Perth ...

Continue reading...

Fire on Tennyson Rd. destroys home

January 2, 2018 by
Fire on Tennyson Rd. destroys home

Chief Greg Saunders from the Drummond/North Elmsley Tay Valley Fire Rescue tells Lake 88 News that a fire on the Tennyson Rd. on New Year’s Eve morning is still under investigation.

It started in a garage, which was attached to a house. By the time the fire was put out ...

Continue reading...

Extreme Cold Warning remains in effect for Lake 88 listening area

January 2, 2018 by
Extreme Cold Warning remains in effect for Lake 88 listening area

The following is from Environment Canada

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Plevna - Sharbot Lake - Western Lanark County
  • Smiths Falls - Perth - Eastern Lanark County

A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues.

Wind chill values of minus 35 or below are occurring early ...

Continue reading...

Perth Polar Bear Plunge tops $30K for Table Community Food Centre

January 2, 2018 by
Perth Polar Bear Plunge tops $30K for Table Community Food Centre

The Perth Polar Bear Plunge went ahead yesterday morning despite frigid temperatures that cancelled similar events in Ontairo and across the country.

Despite the cold, many spectators layered up and watched the participants jump into the Tay River at the Perth Legion, including Lake 88’s Angie Pacey and Tracy Regimbald.

...

Continue reading...

Central bridge deterioration in Carleton Place means council must replace it, not fix it

January 2, 2018 by
Central bridge deterioration in Carleton Place means council must replace it, not fix it

The Central Bridge in Carleton place has encountered another roadblock on its path to rehabilitation.

Conditions have deteriorated even further since the town was unable to get federal funding to conduct repairs in 2016. That's when, the town Place submitted an application for funding that would go towards, what was ...

Continue reading...