February 2018

Westport Mayor Jones says work should wrap soon on new waste water treatment plant

February 15, 2018 by
Westport Mayor Jones says work should wrap soon on new waste water treatment plant

Westport Mayor Robin Jones has taken to her blog to let residents of the village know that work should be wrapping up soon at the new waste water treatment plant site.

She reports that pressure testing of the new system is expected to be completed later this week. After that, ...

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Lanark County Paramedic Chief: act quickly when stroke suspected

February 15, 2018 by
Lanark County Paramedic Chief: act quickly when stroke suspected

Lanark County Paramedic Service Chief Ed McPherson  had a special message for County Councillors attending their regular corporate services meeting on Wednesday.

He said, “If you think you’re having a stroke, call 911 – right away. Driving yourself to the hospital is wasting precious time.”

McPherson told Lake 88 that ...

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In Focus – Wed February 14, 2018 – One Billion Rising: Melanie Mills

February 14, 2018 by
In Focus – Wed February 14, 2018 – One Billion Rising: Melanie Mills

Melanie Mills, founder of the Lanark Highlands community group 'Plan B', discusses the second annual 'One Billion Rising' event Feb 15th.

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Staffing changes in the works in Mississippi Mills

February 14, 2018 by
Staffing changes in the works in Mississippi Mills

Hiring process for new CAO underway Mississippi Mills is moving ahead with the process of hiring a new chief administrative officer (CAO).

They endorsed Ravenhill Group as the firm tasked with an executive search for the top municipal administration job at a cost of $22,800 to the municipality.

Council approved ...

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Smiths Falls securing funding from partners for LeBoat’s new facilities

February 14, 2018 by
Smiths Falls securing funding from partners for LeBoat’s new facilities

Working to prepare Victoria Basin for the launch of Le Boats operations this spring, the town of Smiths Falls is in the throws of building docks and accessory equipment to fit the company’s needs.

The price tag is about $250,000 and the economic development department has been successful in securing ...

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Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos handed 9-month pay suspension by Carleton Place Council

February 14, 2018 by
Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos handed 9-month pay suspension by Carleton Place Council

After a vote during last night’s Policy Review Committee, Carleton Place Town Council has decided on a penalty for Mayor Louis Antonakos, who had been found guilty on three counts of contravening the council code of conduct.

The vote took place after an open meeting where Councillors, members of the ...

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In Focus – Tues February 13, 2018 – Beckwith Reeve Richard Kidd

February 13, 2018 by
In Focus – Tues February 13, 2018 – Beckwith Reeve Richard Kidd

Beckwith Reeve Richard Kidd joins us to talk about the year ahead for the Township, and take a look back at successes of 2017.

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Sens visit Pens on Lake 88

February 13, 2018 by
Sens visit Pens on Lake 88

The Ottawa Senators take on the Penguins in Pittsburgh tonight in a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference Final.

We've got it for you starting with the pre-game at 6:30, followed by Dean and Gord with the call at 7:00 on Lake 88!

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Smiths Falls discusses downtown revitalization, Beckwith St. redevelopment

February 13, 2018 by
Smiths Falls discusses downtown revitalization, Beckwith St. redevelopment

The Beckwith Street Revitalization project, which is intended to give the tired street a facelift, while also addressing aging infrastructure beneath the surface, has galvanized the town.  In particular the angle of parking is hijacking the conversation.

On Monday Feb 12th, the Smith Falls council chamber saw a large audience ...

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Combined Lock 29A – Construction Work Update Rideau Canal National Historic Site Smiths Falls

February 13, 2018 by
Combined Lock 29A – Construction Work Update Rideau Canal National Historic Site Smiths Falls

From Parks Canada: Cofferdams have now been installed for the first phase of work in Parks Canada’s construction project at Combined Lock 29A in Smiths Falls. This first phase of work, taking place this winter, includes the restoration and replacement of both north and south concrete walls that line the basin ...

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