Author Archives: Lake 88 News Staff

Lanark County Police report

January 17, 2018 by
Lanark County Police report

Between Monday January 8th and Monday January 15th, 2018 officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to 303 calls for service.

They responded to 31 Motor Vehicle Collisions including:

Car / Deer                5

Parking Lots             4

Single Motor Vehicle off Road ("In Ditch")        7

At 1:02am on Thursday January 11th, ...

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Smiths Falls police execute warrant at Siloki Combat, find grow-op

January 16, 2018 by
Smiths Falls police execute warrant at Siloki Combat, find grow-op

Smiths Falls police executed a search warrant and shut down an illegal drug grow-op late last week in the town.

It happened Friday, when they executed the warrant on a commercial tenant, known as Siloki Combat, a paintball and airsoft centre found at the Galipeau Centre.

Police found a large ...

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Perth to remove snowbanks tonight (Jan 16th) and tomorrow

January 16, 2018 by
Perth to remove snowbanks tonight (Jan 16th) and tomorrow

The town of Perth is advising residents that municipal staff will be removing snowbanks in the downtown areas today (Tuesday, January 16th). It is expected to take two nights. Removal will begin at 10:00pm and run until roughly 6:00am.

The town says the removal is intended to assist pedestrians and motorists ...

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EOWC outlines priorities for 2018

January 16, 2018 by
EOWC outlines priorities for 2018

Newley elected Chair of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Robin Jones (Leeds-Grenville Warden, Westport Mayor) and Vice-Chair Jennifer Murphy (Warden of the County of Renfrew, Mayor of the Township of Bonnechere Valley) outlined the organizations priorities for 2018 at the general meeting that also saw them elected.

On her election win, Chair ...

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Build a Mountain of Food celebrates record year

January 16, 2018 by
Build a Mountain of Food celebrates record year

Supporters of the annual Build a Mountain of Food campaign gathered this weekend to celebrate another record year.

The final totals were announced:

Overall, 213,732 lbs. of food were collected, up 49,037 lbs. from last year.

And $168,174.68 in donations were made. That’s up $59,192.27 from 2016.

Organizers are offering ...

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UPDATE: 79 positions eliminated at Metroland Media in Smiths Falls in wake of paper swap between Torstar and Postmedia

January 15, 2018 by
UPDATE: 79 positions eliminated at Metroland Media in Smiths Falls in wake of paper swap between Torstar and Postmedia

Metroland Media has cut 79 printing and distribution jobs in Smiths Falls at their production and distribution facilities.

The move was made as the number of papers produced and assembled at the plant was drastically reduced when parent company Torstar swapped a number of its papers with rival Postmedia at ...

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Brooke Henderson Finishes In Top-10 at Diamond Resorts Invitational

January 15, 2018 by
Brooke Henderson Finishes In Top-10 at Diamond Resorts Invitational

From LPGA.com

Brooke Henderson finished the low LPGA player in the field at this week’s Diamond Resorts Invitational at seventh with 80 points. She carded rounds of 66-67-68 at Tranquilo Golf Club, which played more than 6,600 yards this week. Her top-10 finish put her ahead of more than half ...

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Westport Mayor Robin Jones elected Chair of EOWC

January 12, 2018 by
Westport Mayor Robin Jones elected Chair of EOWC

Congratulations are going out to Westport Mayor Robin Jones who has been elected to the position of Chair for the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC).

The vote was held yesterday at the organizations’s general meeting in Kingston and Jones shared the news on her Blog.

That statement also explained the ...

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Flash freeze warning, weather statement issued for Lake 88 listening area

January 12, 2018 by
Flash freeze warning, weather statement issued for Lake 88 listening area

Environment Canada has issued a flash freeze warning for our listening area.

The weather agency says we should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions as the temperature drops through the day to minus 4 this afternoon.

The rain will change to snow this ...

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