Author Archives: Lake 88 News Staff

Ombudsman Report on $1.8 million deficit in Rideau Lakes presented

April 25, 2017 by
Ombudsman Report on $1.8 million deficit in Rideau Lakes presented

Rideau Lakes Council received a report from the Ombudsman this week, it investigated the accumulation of a deficit between 2008 and 2014 of $1.18 million.

In a release, the township reports: the Ombudsman’s findings show the checks, balances and financial controls built into the Municipal Act and local policies and ...

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Team Ontario – Perth’s Team Gray rink, performs well at U18 Nationals

April 25, 2017 by
Team Ontario – Perth’s Team Gray rink, performs well at U18 Nationals

At the U18 National Curling Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick, Perth’s Team Gray, skipped by Mikayal Gray, won all 3 of their games this weekend.

They finished with a 5 and 3 record, out of the championship round.

Even though they finished out of the medals, they report having an ...

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Lanark County OPP kept busy with more than 300 calls last week

April 25, 2017 by
Lanark County OPP kept busy with more than 300 calls last week

The following was submitted by Lanark County OPP. 

Between Tuesday 19th April 2017 and Monday 24th April 2017 officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 329 calls for service.

The calls included:

Motor Vehicle Collisions. 14 Total. Including 3 Car/ deer and 1 Car/ ...

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Byelection date set in Rideau Lakes

April 25, 2017 by
Byelection date set in Rideau Lakes

Rideau Lakes Council has official passed a By-Law to authorize a By-Election to be held for the Office of Councillor in Ward 1 – Bastard and South Burgess.

The election is being held to fill the void left when Councillor Doug Good died earlier this year.

Dates for the By-Election ...

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In Focus: Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner today after the News@Noon

April 24, 2017 by
In Focus: Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner today after the News@Noon

Bob is joined by Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner to talk about an upcoming town hall meeting taking place in Lanark County, and other Green Party policy. That's on today's edition of In Focus after the News@Noon on Lake 88!

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Fentanyl and Opioid awareness evening tonight in Almonte

April 24, 2017 by
Fentanyl and Opioid awareness evening tonight in Almonte

The Upper Canada District School Board, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, and Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Health Unit host another public meeting to promote community awareness regarding the Fentanyl crisis.

It takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Almonte District High School.

A joint release says the ...

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Construction season is upon us in Lanark County

April 24, 2017 by
Construction season is upon us in Lanark County

The following is a notice submitted by Lanark County outlining this season's construction. 

Lanark County construction season underway

The 2017 Lanark County public works construction program has 47 kilometres of roads scheduled to be rehabilitated or treated as part of the ongoing pavement preservation program.

The total construction budget ...

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New Chemo centre officially opened at Great War Memorial site of PSFDH

April 21, 2017 by
New Chemo centre officially opened at Great War Memorial site of PSFDH

About 40 people attended The Perth and Smiths Fall District Hospital’s grand opening of its renewed chemotherapy centre yesterday, including the family members of the women the room is dedicated to.

The new room means patients who reside in the Perth and Smiths Falls catchment area who once travelled to ...

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Carleton Place looks to add bike-share program to town

April 21, 2017 by
Carleton Place looks to add bike-share program to town

Carleton Place might introduce a bike share program to town this summer at the proposed price of $2, 850, an idea Carleton Place council said it supports at this week’s council meeting.

The proposal is to buy the bikes from an Ottawa bike share program but the plan is still ...

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Names approved for trails in Roy Brown Park will pay tribute to Carleton Place’s First World War connections

April 21, 2017 by
Names approved for trails in Roy Brown Park will pay tribute to Carleton Place’s First World War connections

Carleton Place council approved the names of the trails in Roy Brown Park at this week’s council meeting.

The trails will be named Ypres, St. Julian Farm, Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele and Canada’s Hundred Days.

The town received a Canada 150 grant from the government that will be used to place ...

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