Author Archives: Lake 88 News Staff

Health Unit urges well users to get water tested

April 20, 2017 by
Health Unit urges well users to get water tested

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit can help you ensure that the well water you and your family are drinking is safe.

Spring is a good time to have your well water tested for bacteria. Melting snow and heavy rains may affect the safety of your drinking water.  ...

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CDSBEO recognizes local unsung heroes with Bravo Breakfast in Smiths Falls

April 20, 2017 by
CDSBEO recognizes local unsung heroes with Bravo Breakfast in Smiths Falls

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario celebrated its annual Bravo Breakfast Awards at Hanley Hall in Smiths Falls yesterday morning.

The breakfast, the first of four such ceremonies to be held across the board's jurisdiction, recognizes students from schools within Lanark and Leeds counties. One student from each ...

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Two face charges after daylight break and enter in DNE

April 20, 2017 by
Two face charges after daylight break and enter in DNE

Two men are facing charges after a break and enter in broad daylight in Drummond North Elmsley.

The OPP say it happened on Monday afternoon just before two o’clock. Lanark OPP were called to the crime in progress at a business on County Road 43. The owner of the business ...

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Charging stations for electric vehicles coming to two local Scotiabanks

April 20, 2017 by
Charging stations for electric vehicles coming to two local Scotiabanks

Charging stations for Electric Vehicles are coming to communities across the province, courtesy Scotiabank in celebration of Earth Day.

The stations will be available at select branches including in Carleton Place and Smith Falls.

Scotiabank’s Terri Williams says they are happy to offer the charging stations for those making an ...

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Lanark County OPP report results of Easter long weekend campaign

April 20, 2017 by
Lanark County OPP report results of Easter long weekend campaign

Lanark County OPP took part in a province-wide highway safety campaign over the Easter long weekend.

The goal of the campaign was increased safety for all road users, with a particular focus on the correct use of seat belts.

The OPP has now released statistics showing how local drivers fared ...

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Carleton Place to host 4th Annual Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit

April 20, 2017 by
Carleton Place to host 4th Annual Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit

Carleton Place is set to host the fourth annual Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit at the end of May this year.

The summit is a series of workshops designed to encourage active transportation in Lanark County municipalities and in Easter Ontario as a whole.

Danielle Shewfelt of the Eastern Ontario ...

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Flood Watch update from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

April 20, 2017 by
Flood Watch update from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

The following is the latest update on the flood watch issued by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

As water levels and flows in the Rideau River watershed recede, levels on the Ottawa River have been rising.

Rain on Saturday and Sunday had little impact on stream flows anywhere in the ...

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Merrickville Swing Bridge down to one lane today

April 20, 2017 by
Merrickville Swing Bridge down to one lane today

Parks Canada reports that the Merrickville Swing Bridge will be reduced to one lane from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. today, April 20th for routine cleaning and maintenance.

Motorists are invited to plan their routes accordingly in order to avoid delays.

Parks Canada thanks the public for their patience and ...

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Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Flood Watch update

April 19, 2017 by
Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Flood Watch update

The following is the latest update from the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority on its current Flood Watch. 

The lakes in the upper portion of the Mississippi River watershed were used to mitigate flooding downstream over the last two weeks by storing some of the runoff from snowmelt and rainfall. However, ...

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Fentanyl awareness meeting in Brockville tonight – more local meetings coming soon

April 18, 2017 by
Fentanyl awareness meeting in Brockville tonight – more local meetings coming soon

The first in a series of public meetings hosted by the local health unit, and local school boards on the Fentanyl crisis goes this evening in Brockville.

It takes place at Brockville Collegiate Institute, in Brockville at 6:30.

A joint release from those involved says the session will offer an ...

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