Author Archives: Lake 88 News Staff

Health Unit warns potentially deadly drug found again in Leeds and Grenville

March 2, 2017 by
Health Unit warns potentially deadly drug found again in Leeds and Grenville

The following is an alert from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

March 1, 2017 Alert:  Drugs Containing Illicit Fentanyl

Fentanyl and drugs containing illicit fentanyl have been found within Leeds and Grenville. Illicit fentanyl is an opioid that is 100% pure and may be 10,000 times ...

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Weather Statement in Effect – March comes in as a soggy lion

March 1, 2017 by
Weather Statement in Effect – March comes in as a soggy lion

A special weather statement remains in effect for our listening area due to the amount of rain we are getting.

Periods of rain today and a high to 9. Most areas will receive between 15-25 mms of rain. So caution is advised near creeks and rivers as the ground has ...

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Crime Stoppers Report – Thieves active in Perth and Carleton Place

March 1, 2017 by
Crime Stoppers Report – Thieves active in Perth and Carleton Place

Here is this week’s Crime Stoppers report, a presentation of Advanced Alarms in Smiths Falls.

Lanark County OPP report thieves were active over the night of Monday the 20th of February and Tuesday the 21st in Perth and Carleton Place, where unlocked vehicles were entered and property stolen. Three incidents ...

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Smiths Falls Mayor Pankow reports positive meeting with province over Basic Income pilot

March 1, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Mayor Pankow reports positive meeting with province over Basic Income pilot

Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow was joined by Councillor Chris Cummings, Lanark County Warden Bill Dobson and town staff for a meeting at Queen's Park yesterday with Minister of Housing Chris Ballard.

Mayor Pankow commented about the meeting on his Facebook page once he returned home.

The Mayor wrote: We ...

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Last week saw Lanark County OPP deal with several collisions

March 1, 2017 by
Last week saw Lanark County OPP deal with several collisions

Lanark County OPP dealt with a number of collisions over the course of the last week.

They attended the scene of eight crashes, including four involving deer.

During the night of Wednesday the 22nd and Thursday 23rd a vehicle traveling east bound on Stanley Road in Tay Valley Township hit ...

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Health Unit now offering Naloxone nasal spray for opioid overdoses

March 1, 2017 by
Health Unit now offering Naloxone nasal spray for opioid overdoses

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is now giving out the nasal spray version of Naloxone.

Naloxone is given to someone who may be having an overdose from drugs known as opioids.

Health Unit Public Health Nurse Jennifer Adams tells Lake 88 it’s a new package meant to ...

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Weather Statement – Rain could cause quick rise of water levels

February 28, 2017 by
Weather Statement – Rain could cause quick rise of water levels

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement due to pending rain, and water that’s already in and on the ground.

The federal forecaster says rain is expected to spread across southern Ontario from west to east tonight and taper off tomorrow.

Although rainfall amounts are not expected to be ...

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RVCA warns of flooding along the Long Reach of the Rideau River near Kemptville

February 28, 2017 by
RVCA warns of flooding along the Long Reach of the Rideau River near Kemptville

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority says that warm temperatures and rain could cause water levels to threaten access to lower lying communities.

The warning applies particularly to Hilly Lane, Cedar Beach and Rideau Glen and other that are susceptible to flooding.

The Hilly Lane community could start to have water ...

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Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee welcomes new chair

February 28, 2017 by
Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee welcomes new chair

The Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee has a new Chair.

The Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change has appointed Ken Graham to take on this important role under Ontario’s Clean Water Act.

The Source Protection Committee represents multiple stakeholders and oversees the drinking water source protection program locally.

Graham brings ...

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Mayor Fenik expects Diabetes clinic change to be positive

February 27, 2017 by
Mayor Fenik expects Diabetes clinic change to be positive

Changes in provincial funding are forcing area hospitals to seek some services from other agencies.

In Perth, the Great War Memorial Hospital is dropping its diabetes clinics and turning to Rideau Community Health Services, an organization that has nearly 20 years of experience providing diabetes education to clients in the ...

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