June 2018

Wilson St. Rail Crossing closed until 4 pm, June 28th

June 28, 2018 by
Wilson St. Rail Crossing closed until 4 pm, June 28th

Drivers in Perth take note: Wilson St. is closed at the rail crossing today until 4pm to accommodate CP Rail completing work on their infrastructure.

The town says that northbound traffic will be routed along Sunset Boulevard and one lane will remain open for truck traffic coming south from Highway 7.

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Micro-chipping clinics coming to Smiths Falls

June 28, 2018 by
Micro-chipping clinics coming to Smiths Falls

The town of Smiths Falls is again partnering with Lanark Veterinary Clinic to provide Micro-chipping Clinics.

Local pet owner are encouraged to get their furry friends micro-chipped to increase the chances of their pets returning home if they ever wander off and get lost.

The Clinics will be held on ...

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Lanark County supports motion regarding cross-border ambulance dispatching

June 28, 2018 by
Lanark County supports motion regarding cross-border ambulance dispatching

Lanark County Council is supporting a motion by the United Counties of Prescott Russell regarding municipalities that fail to pay for cross-border ambulance calls.

The motion calls for the City of Ottawa to enter into good-faith negotiations on cross-border ambulance compensation with neighbouring paramedic services, and for the Ministry of ...

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Perth CAO John deRosenroll enters into retirement with final meeting in the books

June 28, 2018 by
Perth CAO John deRosenroll enters into retirement with final meeting in the books

This week marked Perth CAO John deRosenroll’s last council meeting as he heads into retirement after seven years with the town.

Mayor John Fenik told Lake 88 News that deRosenroll left his mark on those who worked with him. "His departure for retirement - a well-earned departure - is bitter ...

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MVCA seeking funding for watershed plan

June 28, 2018 by
MVCA seeking funding for watershed plan

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority wants to work on a new Watershed Plan over the next two years and has begun seeking grants to fund it.

The town of Carleton Place relies on the Mississippi River as its source of municipal drinking water as well as an important recreational asset ...

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Special Weather Statement: Summer Heat Wave around the corner

June 28, 2018 by
Special Weather Statement: Summer Heat Wave around the corner

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Lake 88 listening area. 

An extreme heat event for the Canada Day long weekend.

Beginning Saturday and continuing through the Canada Day long weekend, daytime highs are expected to reach the low to mid thirties with humidex values into the ...

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Bring the heat? Health Canada wants you to be prepared for Heat Wave

June 28, 2018 by
Bring the heat? Health Canada wants you to be prepared for Heat Wave

Long weekend Canada Day plans, mixed with alcohol in some cases can lead to some people forgetting or ignoring signs of heat illnesses.

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In Focus: Wed., June 27, 2018- Barbara King and Leora Berman

June 27, 2018 by

Lynda talks to Barbara King of Watersheds Canada and Leora Berman of The Land Between, about the launch of a new program that will help to sustain the health of our lakes and rivers.

 

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Perth Mayor John Fenik to seek re-election

June 27, 2018 by
Perth Mayor John Fenik to seek re-election

The mayoral field in Perth is getting crowded.

There are already two previously declared mayoral candidates running in Perth, as Both Deputy Mayor John Gemmel and Councillor Jim Boldt had declared their intentions to seek the Mayor's Chair.

At Tuesday's Perth Council Meeting, sitting Mayor John Fenik declared his intention to run ...

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OPP officer charged after collision

June 27, 2018 by
OPP officer charged after collision

The Leeds County detachment of the OPP says one of their own is facing charges after an OPP cruiser was involved in a collision.

They report that on June 25th, at about 7:21 p.m., an on-duty officer was traveling on County Road 46, Elizabethtown-Kitley Township in an unmarked OPP cruiser.

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