Author Archives: Bob Perreault

In Focus: Friday, August 3, 2018- Jennifer Adams

August 3, 2018 by

Jennifer Adams from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit joins us to talk about the alarming increase in opioid overdoses in the region over the last two weeks.

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority’s Latest Watershed Report- Aug.3, 2018

August 3, 2018 by

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority says that record rainfall in Eastern Ontario from July 21-28 gave the Rideau River Watershed a boost, but flows are declining again and can be expected to descend below average once more, with limited rain forecast and days with 30 degree temperatures causing evaporation.

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In Focus: Thurs., Aug.2, 2018- Pauline Fitchett

August 2, 2018 by

The Perth Enrichment Program for Older Adults’ Pauline Fitchett joins us to talk about the new program being offered in Smiths Falls thanks in part to funding provided by United Way Lanark County.

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Health Unit Warns Of Opioid Overdoses In The Area

August 2, 2018 by

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has issued a warning in response to an increase in opioid overdoses in the region.

The health unit says they’ve received five overdose reports since July 26th, and a total of eight reports in the last two weeks, including one suspected ...

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Beckwith St. Bridge Closure Changed To August 7

August 1, 2018 by

The town of Smiths Falls will not be implementing lane closures for southbound traffic on the Beckwith Street Bridge tomorrow.

The closure has been changed to Tuesday Aug 7th.

The town’s contractor will be required to remove bridge components with the use of an overhead crane. This will result ...

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In Focus: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018- Robert Eves

August 1, 2018 by

Robert Eves talks about his experiences since taking on the position of CEO of Mills Community Support, as well as the programs and services offered through the organization.

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Bear Sighting In Perth- July 31, 2018

July 31, 2018 by

The Town of Perth is warning residents that there has been a bear sighting within the town over the past couple of days.

The bear was seen in the South Street area, near Algonquin College. A listener also spotted a bear cub near her back deck on Rideau Ferry Road ...

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In Focus: Tues., July 31, 2018- John Fenik and Janet Tysick

July 31, 2018 by

Lanark County Warden John Fenik and County Business and Public Works Manager Janet Tysick join us to talk about the herbicide program in the county, and how soon it could be eliminated altogether thanks to the efforts of many to control invasive species.

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House Fire In Westport Causes $175,000 In Damage

July 30, 2018 by

A house fire on Porter Road near Westport, early yesterday morning resulted in an estimated $175,000 damage.

Rideau Lakes Fire Chief, Steve Fournier says the Ontario Fire Marshalls office, along with the OPP, investigated with the cause being undetermined.

Rideau Lakes fire fighters responded to the call at 5:20 ...

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Lanark County OPP Respond To Over 400 Calls In Past Week

July 30, 2018 by

The Lanark County OPP responded to 409 calls for service over the past 7 days, including 32 vehicle collisions. Six involved a deer, while 5 occurred in parking lots.

One call involved the detachment itself. Last Tuesday, just after 9 in the morning, officers started an investigation after a report ...

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