Author Archives: Lake 88 News Staff

Senator Bob Runciman Endorses Erin O’toole For Leadership

March 17, 2017 by
Senator Bob Runciman Endorses Erin O’toole For Leadership

Senator Bob Runciman has announced support for Durham MP Erin O’Toole as the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

In a statement, Runciman said, “Erin has all the qualities and experience we need in a Prime Minister. He spent 10 years in the armed forces, he practiced corporate ...

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McDonald’s Corners bird auction postponed due to ILT outbreak

March 16, 2017 by
McDonald’s Corners bird auction postponed due to ILT outbreak

A popular bird auction has been postponed after a disease was found in some county birds.

The Lanark Era reports that an outbreak of infectious Laryngotracheitis, or ILT, in a small chicken flock has postponed the McDonald’s Corners bird auction, which had been planned for this Sunday.

The auction draws ...

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Changes made to closed meetings in Carleton Place

March 16, 2017 by
Changes made to closed meetings in Carleton Place

Carleton Place Councillors decided closed meetings will be held twice-a-month and that Councillor cell-phones are banned in council chambers during all council proceedings from now on.

Councillor Theresa Fritz said closed sessions were traditionally held during the twice-a-month Policy Review Committee meetings. Lately closed meetings have been added to other ...

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Carleton Place well within debt capacity

March 16, 2017 by
Carleton Place well within debt capacity

Carleton Place Council learned the town is well within its debt capacity at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

The town currently uses about 14 per cent of its debt.

This means the town could afford $51 million of debt for a twenty-year debenture.

Town Hall Clerk Duncan Rogers said the town has ...

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Carleton Place receives info on open letter to Premier Wynne asking for arbitration reform

March 16, 2017 by
Carleton Place receives info on open letter to Premier Wynne asking for arbitration reform

At Tuesday night’s council meeting, Carleton Place Councillors received information about the open letter that the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released to Premier Kathleen Wynne at the end of last month.

The open letter addresses deficiencies in the arbitration system that result in an increased cost of emergency services. The ...

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United Way Lanark County continues push to make up shortfall

March 15, 2017 by
United Way Lanark County continues push to make up shortfall

The following message was submitted by United Way Lanark County.

Community RESPONDs to United Way Appeal – Independent Grocers in Lanark County step up

Last week, United Way Lanark County (UWLC) announced a $40,000 shortfall for their 2016 Campaign, which is threatening our ability to support our community partners. These ...

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Internet sale and swap safety zone now active in front of Smiths Falls Police Headquarters

March 15, 2017 by
Internet sale and swap safety zone now active in front of Smiths Falls Police Headquarters

The Smiths Falls Police Service has announced it now has a dedicated area in the front parking lot for safe internet online exchanges and purchases.

A sign has been posted to show people where the area is.

Transactions may take place from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily, and they ...

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Mayor Holman remembers Rideau Lakes Councillor and resident who drown last week as important community members

March 15, 2017 by
Mayor Holman remembers Rideau Lakes Councillor and resident who drown last week as important community members

Rideau Lakes Mayor Ron Holman is remembering  Councillor Doug Good and Mike Carty as two important members of the township who gave of themselves selflessly.

Holman told Lake 88 that Councillor Good was very involved in local events around Portland and was dedicated to serving his ward. “The future of ...

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Carleton Place arranging for e-voting in next municipal election

March 15, 2017 by
Carleton Place arranging for e-voting in next municipal election

Carleton Place council announced last night that they will be arranging to use electronic voting for the 2018 municipal election.

This means citizens can vote from the comfort of their homes or on-the-go by using an internet service like Simply Voting Inc. or Intelivote Inc. Council has yet to choose ...

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OPP confirm one fatality in multi-vehicle collision on 401 – Latest Statement

March 15, 2017 by
OPP confirm one fatality in multi-vehicle collision on 401 – Latest Statement

The following statement was issued by the OPP at 8:51 PM Tuesday evening.

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing to investigate  multi vehicle collisions on Highway 401.

On the 14th of March 2017 at about 2:00 P.M. members of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a multi vehicle ...

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