Author Archives: Lake 88 News Staff

High water closes stretch of Rideau Canal

July 25, 2017 by
High water closes stretch of Rideau Canal

The following notice was issued by Parks Canada

Parks Canada advises that high water levels have forced the Rideau Canal to close navigation on the waterway between Newboro and Kingston Mills lock station. This means there will be no access to the canal between these two stations until further notice.

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Record rainfall drenches region

July 25, 2017 by
Record rainfall drenches region

We’ve never had a wetter July 24th. Several Lake 88 listeners told us their personal rain gauges topped 80 millimeters yesterday afternoon - and that was before the rain was even close to being done.

Official word put the total at the recording station at 71.3 mm of rain, but ...

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Local student presented with Tay Valley History Scholarship

July 24, 2017 by
Local student presented with Tay Valley History Scholarship

The following was submitted by Tay Valley Township.

Late last month Reeve Keith Kerr presented the Tay Valley History Scholarship to Kathleen Taggart (pictured) at the graduation ceremonies at St John Catholic High School. Kathleen received a cheque in the amount of $1,000 and a copy of the book At ...

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Carleton Place – Lake Ave. construction update

July 24, 2017 by
Carleton Place – Lake Ave. construction update

Carleton Place has offered an update on the ongoing construction at Lake Ave.

In a statement on their website the Town says, it and Cavanagh Construction would like to extend their appreciation for everyone’s patience and cooperation during the shutdown of the intersection at Bridge Street and Lake Avenue.

The ...

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Construction set to begin on Central Bridge in Carleton Place

July 24, 2017 by
Construction set to begin on Central Bridge in Carleton Place

More traffic disruptions are coming to Carleton Place.

The town announced that emergency repairs to the Central Bridge will begin today (Monday).

A statement says that work will begin at 5:30 p.m. each evening and will continue overnight until 7 a.m. It says the emergency repairs are necessary and at ...

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Busy month continues for Smiths Falls Police

July 24, 2017 by
Busy month continues for Smiths Falls Police

The Smiths Falls Police Service are having a busy month.

Their latest report says that on July 10th they were called to a disturbance in the downtown core.  A man was alleged to have hit a woman during an argument.  As a result a 35 yr-old man from Perth was ...

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Perth Special Olympians capture soccer Bronze at Ontario Summer Games

July 21, 2017 by
Perth Special Olympians capture soccer Bronze at Ontario Summer Games

The Perth Thistles Special Olympics soccer club won the bronze medal at the Ontario Summer Games in Peel.

They took on six teams from across Ontario earlier this month after qualifying for the provincials by winning the Perth Hometown Games in August of last year.

The annual Hometown Games are ...

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Eastern Ontario cottager loses small claims court case against Hydro One

July 21, 2017 by
Eastern Ontario cottager loses small claims court case against Hydro One

An Ontario man who cottages just north of Kingston has lost a court case against Hydro One after a judge said he was on the hook for delivery charges, even though the line to his cottage was disconnected for several months.

A tree had fallen onto Kip Van Kempen’s line at ...

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Brockville Police urge parents to speak to kids about Snap Map, which could leave them vulnerable to predators

July 21, 2017 by
Brockville Police urge parents to speak to kids about Snap Map, which could leave them vulnerable to predators

Brockville Police are warning parents about a feature in an app that is popular with kids.

They are raising red flags about the Snapchat map feature and have released a video on their Facebook page to help spread the word.

The force says the map is a new feature and ...

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LCBO employees ratify new deal – barely

July 20, 2017 by
LCBO employees ratify new deal – barely

Employees at the LCBO have ratified a new four-year contract, but just barely.

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union says LCBO workers voted 56 per cent in favour of a tentative agreement in voting held Tuesday and yesterday.

The agreement, which was signed in late June with the help of ...

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