Author Archives: Bob Perreault

Fire Ban in effect for Addington Highlands and North Frontenac

July 10, 2018 by
Fire Ban in effect for Addington Highlands and North Frontenac

Notice Date: July 10, 2018

Subject: Fire Ban

Townships of: Addington Highlands and North Frontenac

Areas affected: Kaladar, Northbrook, Bon Echo, Plevna, Ompah, Denbigh, Flinton and surrounding area.

On July 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. a Total Fire Ban was implemented due to the dry conditions, creating extreme fire conditions ...

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority releases Tay River Subwatershed Report

June 23, 2018 by
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority releases Tay River Subwatershed Report

Submitted by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

How healthy is the Tay River? Readers can learn all about it in the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority’s (RVCA) Tay River Subwatershed Report. This information-loaded report summarizes the subwatershed’s health by looking at four indicators: forests, wetlands, shorelines and water quality. This is the second ...

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Construction set to begin on Bob’s Lake dam

June 14, 2018 by
Construction set to begin on Bob’s Lake dam

Parks Canada’s project to replace the Bobs Lake dam has advanced to the construction phase.  On June 1st the contractor began to deploy equipment and to establish their construction site.

With the basic footprint established, the site will see minimal activity for the next two weeks until the contractor returns ...

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Costs set to rise at Lanark Lodge

June 14, 2018 by
Costs set to rise at Lanark Lodge

Lanark County Councillors learned Tuesday night that the cost of operating Lanark Lodge is increasing, but provincial funding has not kept pace.

Jennie Bingley, county treasurer, told the community services committee that the provincial subsidy isn’t enough to cover the cost of staff.

In addition, she told staff the Lodge must ...

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Coming up on In Focus: LGTIRL Green party Candidate Derek Morley

May 29, 2018 by
Coming up on In Focus: LGTIRL Green party Candidate Derek Morley

Today on In Focus, after the News@Noon: We welcome Derek Morley, Green Party Candidate for the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes to discuss what his party could do for the region if he is elected.

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LFK Green Party Candidate Payne says Carbon Fee and Dividend program will benefit all Ontarians

May 24, 2018 by
LFK Green Party Candidate Payne says Carbon Fee and Dividend program will benefit all Ontarians

The Green Party of Ontario is not proposing a carbon tax for the province, but rather Carbon Pricing.

Speaking on Lake 88's In Focus, Green Party Candidate for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Anita Payne said the Green Plan will help Ontarians by paying them a dividend.  Everyone will get the same amount, regardless ...

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Duke and Duchess return to Victoria Basin in Smiths Falls

May 22, 2018 by
Duke and Duchess return to Victoria Basin in Smiths Falls

The Swans are back! Smiths Falls has re-introduced Duke and Duchess to the Victoria Basin for another season.

The pair were brought in last year. It is hoped that after they nested last year, this year will be about keeping pest-birds away from the area.

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Lanark County Police Report

May 16, 2018 by
Lanark County Police Report

Between Monday May 7th, 2018 and Monday May 14th, 2018 officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 451 calls for service.

The calls included 29 Motor Vehicle Collisions including:

  • Car / Deer               4
  • Parking Lots            5
  • Single Motor Vehicle off Road ("In Ditch")     7

Impaired Drivers

At 1:20pm ...

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Victim in Smiths Falls fatal fire identified, cause of blaze determined

May 9, 2018 by
Victim in Smiths Falls fatal fire identified, cause of blaze determined

The victim in this week’s fatal apartment fire in Smiths Falls has been identified as 53 year-old Doug Buffam.

Investigators with the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office (OFM) say careless smoking is the cause of the fire. They say the man died after falling asleep while smoking in bed.

The victim's ...

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Detached swing bridge on Abbott St. in Smiths Falls closed Tues. and Wed.

May 7, 2018 by
Detached swing bridge on Abbott St. in Smiths Falls closed Tues. and Wed.

Parks Canada is reminding drivers in Smiths Falls that the detached swing bridge on Abbott St. will be closed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday to complete annual routine maintenance.

Motorists are invited to plan their routes accordingly in order to avoid delays.

Parks Canada ...

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