Author Archives: Lake 88 News Staff

RVCA says money is available to watershed residents help plant trees

August 11, 2017 by
RVCA says money is available to watershed residents help plant trees

The following notice is from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority:

Money is available to landowners interested in planting trees. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority offers private landowners tree planting programs that help them get technical advice, planting plans and funding for trees.

“We have numerous community-minded partners providing funding to ...

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Smiths Falls Police officers soon to be equipped with Naloxone

August 11, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Police officers soon to be equipped with Naloxone

The Smiths Falls Police Service has announced that all front line officers are being trained in the us of the Naloxone nasal spray to treat overdoses and exposure to potentially fatal Opioid drugs.

With the Opioid crisis spreading across the country, the Smiths Falls Police Service says it is taking this ...

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Local group seeks funding for youth, needs you to fill out key survey

August 11, 2017 by
Local group seeks funding for youth, needs you to fill out key survey

A group of Lanark County organizations is looking for your input on youth in our communities.

The group is submitting a grant to do important work with youth, and in order to turn it into an effective project, they are asking residents, young and old, to fill out an online ...

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Startling data shows just how much rain we’ve gotten

August 10, 2017 by
Startling data shows just how much rain we’ve gotten

The following notice was issued by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority:

On January 17, 2017 the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority downgraded the Drought status in the watershed from “Moderate,” which had been carried over from a dry year in 2016, to “Minor.” The “Minor” status was kept in place because ...

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Contracts awarded for work on new trail in Lanark County

August 10, 2017 by
Contracts awarded for work on new trail in Lanark County

Contracts for work on the new multi-use trail have now been approved by Lanark County Council.

Council approved work on two bridges in Carleton Place that are part of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT).

A contract has been awarded to Thomas Fuller Construction Co. Limited to use galvanized steel ...

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Lanark County seeks money for cycling infrastructure

August 10, 2017 by
Lanark County seeks money for cycling infrastructure

Lanark County Council passed a motion Wednesday to submit a list of identified projects for the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program (OMCCP). Council is also requesting accelerated funding to complete the projects as soon as possible.

County CAO Kurt Greaves presented a report at the regular meeting Wednesday night outlining ...

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MVCA ends Flood Watch

August 9, 2017 by
MVCA ends Flood Watch

The following notice was issued by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority:

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is terminating the FLOOD WATCH statement issued July 12th for Dalhousie Lake.

Water levels and flows for Dalhousie Lake and Mississippi Lake are steadily decreasing and are expected to return to normal conditions ...

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Lanark County OPP weekly update

August 9, 2017 by
Lanark County OPP weekly update

Between Monday 31 July 2017 and Monday 7 August 2017 officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 401 calls for service.

The calls included 31 Motor Vehicle Collisions including eight involving deer.

Impaired Drivers:

At 07:03pm on Sunday 6 August 2017, officers responded to reports ...

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Senator Runciman set to move on from Red Chamber

August 9, 2017 by
Senator Runciman set to move on from Red Chamber

Wednesday marks Senator Bob Runciman's final day in the Red Chamber, and the Senator says he departs the Senate this week with a solid record of legislative accomplishment.

In his 71/2 years in the Upper Chamber, he has chaired two committees, including the Legal and Constitutional Affairs committee for the ...

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Perth, Algonquin work together to attract more students

August 7, 2017 by
Perth, Algonquin work together to attract more students

Looking to make the Perth campus of Algonquin College more attractive to prospective students, the town is willing to subsidize their recreational activities.

Mayor John Fenik told Lake 88 it’s a small expenditure that helps bring more students into town and grow the college.

“We voted to help subsidize student ...

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