Author Archives: Bob Perreault

Ont. Green Leader Schreiner holding Town Hall in Almonte – speaks with Lake 88

April 25, 2017 by
Ont. Green Leader Schreiner holding Town Hall in Almonte – speaks with Lake 88

Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner continues his tour of Ontario with a Town Hall meeting this coming Saturday in Almonte.

Schreiner says the session is a chance for citizens to ask him about Green Party policy when it comes to a wide range of subjects, like wrangling the soaring ...

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Smiths Falls not on list of Basic Income pilot sites – Hamilton, Lindsay, and Thunder Bay chosen by Province

April 24, 2017 by
Smiths Falls not on list of Basic Income pilot sites – Hamilton, Lindsay, and Thunder Bay chosen by Province

Smiths Falls didn’t make the cut this time around.

The Canadian Press reports Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says residents of Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay will be the first Ontarians to receive a guaranteed minimum income as part of a new provincial pilot project.Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the details of ...

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Cannabis Conversation open meeting to be held in Carleton Place tonight (April 20)

April 20, 2017 by
Cannabis Conversation open meeting to be held in Carleton Place tonight (April 20)

The Carleton Place Drug Strategy Committee is hosting a talk tonight called the Cannabis Conversation tonight.

The public forum is targeting the guardians and parents and has assembled a group of guest speakers to talk about Marijuana ahead of legalization.

Committee Member Brian Turner tells Lake 88 they wanted to ...

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Perth Mayor John Fenik announces Party by the Basin as part of three days of Canada 150 celebrations

April 18, 2017 by
Perth Mayor John Fenik announces Party by the Basin as part of three days of Canada 150 celebrations

Perth Mayor John Fenik stopped by Lake 88 this morning to announce the town’s plans to honour Canada’s 150th birthday.

It includes a Party by the Basin on June 30, that will see three bands perform as local food and drink is offered up. The Keith Glass Band, Juno-award-nominated artist ...

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Rideau Lakes to hold byelection to fill vacancy left by passing of Coun. Good

April 6, 2017 by
Rideau Lakes to hold byelection to fill vacancy left by passing of Coun. Good

There will be a byelection in Rideau Lakes to elect a Councillor to fill the void left when Doug Good passed away last month.

Mayor Ron Holman was among those arguing in favour of appointing a replacement, which they had done twice before.

Hometown News reports that some Councillors and ...

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Crime Stoppers Report

April 5, 2017 by
Crime Stoppers Report

Here is this week’s Crime Stoppers report, a presentation of Hunt and Dopson Insurance, Smiths Falls.

Lanark County OPP are once again warning us to lock our cars after several reports of belongings being stolen from vehicles. The OPP reports that over the past week they have received several reports ...

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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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