Author Archives: Bob Perreault

Human trafficking talk tonight at the Civitan as survivor shares experiences with community groups

March 6, 2017 by
Human trafficking talk tonight at the Civitan as survivor shares experiences with community groups

The Perth Police Services Board and Lanark County OPP welcome guest speaker Simone Bell to Perth today to raise awareness about human trafficking and its local implications.

Bell, a survivor of human trafficking, speaker, peer support manager and social justice advocate is in town for the next two days to ...

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United Way Lanark County comes up $40K short of goal – issues public appeal

March 1, 2017 by
United Way Lanark County comes up $40K short of goal – issues public appeal

The United Way Lanark County has come up well short of this year's annual campaign goal and has issued an appeal for help to the public in the county and Smiths Falls.

The organization has issued a statement, found below.

Executive Director Fraser Scantlebury will explain the situation further on ...

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Westport turned down for Wastewater Treatment System funding from province

February 23, 2017 by
Westport turned down for Wastewater Treatment System funding from province

The Village of Westport has been turned down for funding for its Wastewater Treatment System - Effluent Disposal Upgrade project.

A letter from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs says “The ministry received hundreds of applications, and unfortunately demand for the program exceeds the funding available at this time.”

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Final Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review for UCDSB schools to be presented tonight

February 15, 2017 by
Final Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review for UCDSB schools to be presented tonight

The Upper Canada District School Board is hosting a public meeting tonight where Trustees will receive the final set of recommendations of the Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review.

The meeting will be open to the public and takes place at the North Grenville District High School in Kemptville ...

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Record snowfall leaves us digging out

February 13, 2017 by
Record snowfall leaves us digging out

With the school buses cancelled for the day, expect to see a number of young shovelers outside today clearing driveways and walkways as we dig out of a record snowfall.

Most of the Lake 88 listening area saw 30 cms of fresh snow fall yesterday and into the late night ...

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February 13th: School buses cancelled

February 13, 2017 by
February 13th: School buses cancelled

Student Transportation Eastern Ontario reports that all School bus and special vehicle transportation has been cancelled in all counties served by the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and the Upper Canada District School Board.

All schools remain open.

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Rideau Lakes passes budget, 1.85% rate increase included

February 10, 2017 by
Rideau Lakes passes budget, 1.85% rate increase included

Rideau Lakes Council approved the 2017 Operating and Capital Budget which includes a 1.85% rate increase.

The United Counties and Education rates, which account for approximately 60% of the total tax bill, have yet to be set.

In a release, the township outlined several highlights of this year's budget.

It ...

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Feb. 8th, 2017: School buses cancelled for UCDSB and CDSBEO

February 8, 2017 by
Feb. 8th, 2017: School buses cancelled for UCDSB and CDSBEO

School bus and special vehicle transportation has been cancelled in all counties served by the: Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and the Upper Canada District School Board.

The schools remain open.

 

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Perth Mayor Fenik pleased with 0% increase and wide-ranging of capital projects in 2017 budget

February 6, 2017 by
Perth Mayor Fenik pleased with 0% increase and wide-ranging of capital projects in 2017 budget

Perth Mayor John Fenik tells Lake 88 this year’s budget contains some significant capital projects.

Among the work to be done: New Capacity for the SAGR system at the Lagoon pegged at $5.5m; expanding capacity and other considerations at the landfill at just under $300,000; and Enhanced Treatment of water ...

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UCDSB to hold open meeting to receive final Pupil Accommodation Review recommendations

February 6, 2017 by

The Upper Canada District School Board is hosting a public meeting to receive the final set of recommendations contained in the Final Staff Report of the Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review.

The meeting to be held on February 15th will be open to the public and to media.

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