Author Archives: Lake 88 News Staff

Perth-native Coreau recalled to Detroit Red Wings, named AHL player of the week

February 20, 2018 by
Perth-native Coreau recalled to Detroit Red Wings, named AHL player of the week

It's has been an exciting couple of days for Perth native Jared Coreau, a goaltender in the Detroit Red Wings system.

Yesterday the Red Wings traded veteran goalie Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers for two picks, leaving a vacancy in Detroit.

This morning, the team announced that they have recalled ...

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Beckwith St. redevelopment plan to be presented to Smiths Falls Council – final decision could be made by month’s end

February 20, 2018 by
Beckwith St. redevelopment plan to be presented to Smiths Falls Council – final decision could be made by month’s end

Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow says Council will be receiving the final presentation, and recommendations, for the Beckwith Street redevelopment at Tuesday afternoon's Committee of the Whole meeting.

The mayor says that Council will debate the options and the committee of whole could move forward with a recommendation to council. ...

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Table Community Food Centre Ramsey Hart seeks local provincial NDP nomination

February 19, 2018 by
Table Community Food Centre Ramsey Hart seeks local provincial NDP nomination

Ramsey Hart, the Executive Director of the Table Community Food Centre, has announced on Facebook that he is seeking the NDP nomination in the next provincial election.

Hart has launched a Facebook Page titled: Ramsey Hart Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston NDP.

In a written response to Lake 88, Hart says, “I'm pleased to ...

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Hillier comes out strongly against Brown leadership bid – makes new financial allegations against former PC leader

February 19, 2018 by
Hillier comes out strongly against Brown leadership bid – makes new financial allegations against former PC leader

Local MPP Randy Hillier has come out strongly opposed to former Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown running for the leadership he was forced to resign from.

In a statement released yesterday, Hillier says: “Patrick Brown is unfit to be in the Progressive Conservative Caucus, he is unfit to be ...

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RVCA warns of rain-related challenges over next couple of days

February 19, 2018 by
RVCA warns of rain-related challenges over next couple of days

Significant rainfall forecast for Monday and Tuesday along with melting snow can be expected to cause river flows and lake levels to rise.

Going on iced over waterbodies is not advisable for the next several days until levels decline and colder temperatures can restore the integrity of the ice. As ...

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Two men held after guns drugs seized in Smiths Falls traffic stop

February 19, 2018 by
Two men held after guns drugs seized in Smiths Falls traffic stop

Two local men are being held on gun and drug charges after a traffic stop in Smiths Falls.

It happened last week, on the 14th.

An officer stopped the vehicle for having improper plates on Main St East.

A firearm was observed in plain view inside the vehicle.

As a ...

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Merrickville-Wolford hires interim CAO/Clerk, continues search for Treasurer

February 19, 2018 by
Merrickville-Wolford hires interim CAO/Clerk, continues search for Treasurer

Merrickville-Wolford has passed a resolution to hire Arie Hoogenboom of A&B Municipal Solutions to serve as their interim CAO/Clerk.

He started in his new role last week and will working part time for the municipality.

Hoogenboom has over 35 years of municipal experience as a Clerk and CAO with several ...

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Sens and Rangers tangle in battle of re-tooling teams

February 17, 2018 by
Sens and Rangers tangle in battle of re-tooling teams

We have a matinee for you today on Lake 88 as the Senators host the New York Rangers in a battle of two teams that are making big changes for the future.

Join us for the pre-game at 1:30, followed by the call of the game with Dean and Gord ...

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Peewee Bears to thank all who have shown support in quest for Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup

February 16, 2018 by
Peewee Bears to thank all who have shown support in quest for Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup

The Peewee Bears are thanking Smiths Falls and surrounding areas for their incredible support with a tailgate party and parade tomorrow at the Gerry Lowe memorial rink.

The Parade gets underway at 12:45, and will be followed by an opening ceremony, then a BBQ, music and an outdoor game featuring ...

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Westport Mayor Robin Jones offers 2018 Budget update

February 16, 2018 by
Westport Mayor Robin Jones offers 2018 Budget update

Westport Mayor Robin Jones posted a 2018 budget update on her blog, robinthemayor.com.

In the post she writes:

Council has held two meetings to develop the 2018 budget.  As you will recall, 2017 had some unplanned incidents – i.e. the force main water break on Rideau St and the water ...

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