Author Archives: Bob Perreault

Perth and District Chamber of Commerce presents awards at annual celebration

October 20, 2017 by
Perth and District Chamber of Commerce presents awards at annual celebration

The Perth and District Chamber of Commerce held its annual Dinner and Awards Gala on Thursday, October 19th at the Perth Legion.

Hundreds gathered in the Legion's hall which had been transformed into an elegant casino-themed dining and entertainment venue for the evening.

Several awards were handed out honouring local citizens ...

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Strike continues at Ontario’s Colleges – Algonquin meeting daily to prepare for eventual return to normalcy

October 18, 2017 by
Strike continues at Ontario’s Colleges – Algonquin meeting daily to prepare for eventual return to normalcy

The strike by academic faculty at the province’s colleges continues.

On Tuesday, Algonquin College President Cheryl Jensen visited the Perth Campus and joined us on Lake 88’s In Focus to reiterate that they will work to ensure that students don’t lose their academic years.  She says they have history on ...

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Lanark OPP seeking woman in historical missing persons case

October 17, 2017 by
Lanark OPP seeking woman in historical missing persons case

Lanark County OPP, under the direction of Detective Staff Sergeant Brad Robson of the Criminal Investigation Branch are requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing female.

Carole Dianne Roy (pictured) was reported missing to the OPP on May 23, 2012.

Through OPP investigation it was established that the last ...

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Faculty at Ontario’s colleges now on strike – Regular programming suspended at schools, including Algonquin in Perth

October 16, 2017 by
Faculty at Ontario’s colleges now on strike – Regular programming suspended at schools, including Algonquin in Perth

Faculty at 24 Ontario colleges, including Algonquin College in Perth, went on strike at the stroke of midnight, affecting more than 500,000 students across the province.

OPSEU says they couldn’t get a deal done by 12:01 a.m. this morning.

Last week Perth Campus Dean Chris Hahn told Lake 88, “The ...

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Hundreds gather to raise funds for cancer research at annual Sole Sisters Charity Event

October 15, 2017 by
Hundreds gather to raise funds for cancer research at annual Sole Sisters Charity Event

Close to 250 brave souls turned out to Lower Reach Park in Smiths Falls on Sunday morning to take part in the 5th Annual Sole Sisters Charity Event for Cancer Research, an event which has raised tens of thousands of dollars since its inception.

Individuals and teams braved the elements ...

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Sens and Edmonton tangle on the Lake!

October 14, 2017 by
Sens and Edmonton tangle on the Lake!

We've got Ottawa Senators hockey on Lake 88 tonight! The Sens conclude their western swing with a game against the Oilers in Edmonton.

Our coverage begins with the pre-game at 9:30, and the puck drops at 10:00!

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Algonquin’s Perth Campus prepared for work stoppage – programs would cease, campus remain open

October 12, 2017 by
Algonquin’s Perth Campus prepared for work stoppage – programs would cease, campus remain open

Algonquin College’s Perth Campus is prepared for any job action as a labour dispute between colleges in the province and 24,000 college academic staff continues.

Perth Campus Dean Chris Hahn tells Lake 88, “The ten full time programs running at the campus would cease if there is a work stoppage. ...

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OPP shares operation Impact results from Lanark, Leeds Counties

October 12, 2017 by
OPP shares operation Impact results from Lanark, Leeds Counties

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, the Ontario Provincial Police joined its policing partners for Operation Impact, a national road safety campaign that focuses on impaired driving, moving and seatbelt violations, distracted driving and speeding.

We’ve been sharing numbers from local detachments.

Over the course of the long weekend the Lanark ...

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Lanark County Council moves on trail bridges and road safety; Golf tournament proceeds to help homeless youth

October 12, 2017 by
Lanark County Council moves on trail bridges and road safety; Golf tournament proceeds to help homeless youth

The following are the highlights from Lanark County Council

Warden's Golf Tournament to help youth homelessness Warden (and Montague reeve) Bill Dobson presented the proceeds of the Annual Warden's Golf Tournament held at Timber Run in Lanark on Aug. 18 to representatives of the United Way. The $5,900 will be directed to ...

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Upper Canada District School Board Observes 2017 Orange Shirt Day

October 6, 2017 by
Upper Canada District School Board Observes 2017 Orange Shirt Day

Staff and students across the Upper Canada District School Board observed Orange Shirt Day on Friday, raising awareness about the harm caused to Indigenous peoples by the Residential School System.

Staff and students honoured victims and survivors of the system by wearing orange shirts. Board schools also featured presentations by Indigenous speakers, and organized class ...

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