Author Archives: Lake 88 News Staff

UCDSB appoints new Superintendent of Schools

June 9, 2018 by
UCDSB appoints new Superintendent of Schools

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) announced at its Board meeting on June 6th, the appointment of a Superintendent of Schools.

Deanna Perry, a veteran educator with 27 years of service to schools in rural Renfrew County and in the City of Ottawa, will start her new assignment with ...

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SFDCI Girls’ Rugby team captures OFSAA Bronze

June 9, 2018 by
SFDCI Girls’ Rugby team captures OFSAA Bronze

The Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) girls’ varsity rugby team earned bronze this week at the OFSAA Girls’ A/AA Rugby Championship in Stratford.

The RedHawks defeated Trenton High School 32-10 on Wednesday to earn their medal.

Coach Jacob Swarbrick said he was proud his girls won bronze, but ...

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Special Olympics Torch Relay takes to Smiths Falls Saturday morning

June 9, 2018 by
Special Olympics Torch Relay takes to Smiths Falls Saturday morning

The Smiths Falls Police Service welcomes the Special Olympics Torch run to town this morning – the single biggest fundraiser for the Special Olympics every year.

Constable Aaron Thompkins told Lake 88 they will form up in the front parking lot of the Settlers Ridge Mall at 9, then run ...

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Pow-Wow returns to Turtle Island in Smiths Falls this weekend

June 9, 2018 by
Pow-Wow returns to Turtle Island in Smiths Falls this weekend

The Town of Smiths Falls and Indigenous Studies students from SFDCI are hosting a Pow Wow on Turtle Island today and tomorrow.

It’s the second edition of the event which made its debut last year as part of Canada 150 Celebrations. The first Pow-Wow was even singled out for a ...

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CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights – from the meeting held on June 4, 2018

June 8, 2018 by
CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights – from the meeting held on June 4, 2018

Catholic Education Week 2018

Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week.

This year, Catholic Education Week took place from May 6 through 11. The event celebrated the theme “Renewing the Promise,” ...

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Clark cruises to victory in LGRLTI and possible cabinet position in PC majority win

June 8, 2018 by
Clark cruises to victory in LGRLTI and possible cabinet position in PC majority win

In Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, the re-elected Progressive Conservative Steve Clark told Lake 88 he is ready to serve Ford and the province in whatever capacity is needed.

Many have pegged Clark, a former Deputy Leader of the Party, to fill a high-level cabinet position in the new Tory ...

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Hillier re-elected in LFK – Hart says progress made for NDP

June 8, 2018 by
Hillier re-elected in LFK – Hart says progress made for NDP

There was no change to the local political landscape as both incumbents won easily.

Progressive Conservative Randy Hillier easily won re-election in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, pulling in 52.02% of the vote in the riding as of Friday morning.

He told supporters at his victory party in Carleton Place last night, “This is a ...

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UPDATE – Missing Delta Man found

June 7, 2018 by
UPDATE – Missing Delta Man found

Missing Rideau Lakes man has been located.

On June 6, 2018 at about 4:50 PM Rideau Lakes OPP officers responded to Delta after being advised of a missing person.

Daniel SLACK, 68 years old of Delta was last seen on his acreage property at about 8:30 - 9:00 AM when ...

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Ontario Votes 2018 – A lake 88 News Special – tonight at 7pm

June 7, 2018 by
Ontario Votes 2018 – A lake 88 News Special – tonight at 7pm

Join us this evening starting at 7 for complete, local coverage of the 2018 Ontario Election.

Lake 88’s Brian Perkin and News Director Bob Perreault welcome guests from across our listening area to discuss what the election means for our communities and local voters.

We’ll also be checking in with ...

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Changes proposed to builder’s fees in Perth

June 7, 2018 by
Changes proposed to builder’s fees in Perth

The town of Perth is planning changes to the way it calculates building permit fees.

“We’ve based the cost of permits on the estimated cost of a building, so we’re looking at introducing a flat charge per square foot,” Forbes Symon, Director of Development and protective services told members of ...

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