Author Archives: Lake 88 News Staff

Shadowfax in colour dispute with town

September 8, 2017 by
Shadowfax in colour dispute with town

Shadowfax in downtown Perth is in a dispute with the town over their façade’s new colour scheme.

The town says the lime green, purple and orange doesn’t conform to heritage colours the town has established. The original colour scheme had purple, but pre-dated the heritage district designation.

Owner Angie Gilchrist ...

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Carleton Place adds voice to chorus supporting new VIA rail project

September 8, 2017 by
Carleton Place adds voice to chorus supporting new VIA rail project

Carleton Place council is on board with the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce in supporting VIA Rail’s High-Frequency Train project.

This proposed commuter train project spans the busiest corridor in Canada from Windsor to Quebec. VIA Rail has specified a route from Toronto through Peterborough to Ottawa with continued train ...

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Highlights from Mississippi Mills Council Meeting of Sept. 5, 2017

September 8, 2017 by
Highlights from Mississippi Mills Council Meeting of Sept. 5, 2017

Mississippi Mills Council had another busy meeting this week. The following are highlights provided by the township. 

Randy Hillier, MPP, for the riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington was on hand to make a presentation to Council regarding recently introduced and pending legislation, resources available to Council, and changes to the ...

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New honour planned for WWI Ace Roy Brown

September 7, 2017 by
New honour planned for WWI Ace Roy Brown

Carleton Place might be adding yet another tribute to Roy Brown, the Carleton Place native responsible for shooting down the Red Baron in the First World War.

At this week’s council meeting, councillors agreed to reallocate funds from the downtown mural budget to creating a Roy Brown statue.

Deputy Mayor ...

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Carleton Place investigates speeding concerns

September 7, 2017 by
Carleton Place investigates speeding concerns

Carleton Place Councillors discussed the complaints they have received about speeding in town at this week's council meeting.

The locations identified where drivers are speeding include Mississippi Road, Bridge Street/Prime Street/Thomas Street area, Industrial Avenue and Morris Street.

Councillor Sean Redmond suggested the possibility of reducing speed limits along these ...

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Lanark County supports LFA’s request to province for assessment of disastrous conditions due to rain

September 7, 2017 by
Lanark County supports LFA’s request to province for assessment of disastrous conditions due to rain

In a show of support, Lanark County Council passed a motion backing Lanark Federation of Agriculture (LFA)'s request to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the province to assess “disastrous” conditions resulting from record-setting rainfall this season.

The request of the Wynne Liberals addresses eastern Ontario ...

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Dramatic Carleton Place crash caught on video goes viral – Ottawa man faces charges

September 7, 2017 by
Dramatic Carleton Place crash caught on video goes viral – Ottawa man faces charges

It’s important to note first off that no one was seriously hurt in a crash in Carleton Place that has been viewed thousands of times on Youtube.

A single-vehicle crash that happened on Tuesday evening in the town was caught by a rear-view camera, then posted to the video-sharing site.

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CP water budget expected to be bumped up to deal with growth

September 6, 2017 by
CP water budget expected to be bumped up to deal with growth

The 2018 Sewer and Water Budget was presented to Carleton Place council last night.

The budget requires a 1.8 per cent increase to the sewer and water rate due to growth in town. The increase will help cover the cost of sewer and water growth related projects, like rehabilitating the ...

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Carleton Place looks at new dog park and snow dump

September 6, 2017 by
Carleton Place looks at new dog park and snow dump

Carleton Place council will hire Cavanagh Construction to construct a new dog park and snow dump.

Scheduled to start this fall on a time and material basis, the work will involve grading and fencing at the dog park as well as constructing a pathway.

Carleton Place resident Mark Smith told ...

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First Day of School comes with reminders to stay safe on the roads

September 5, 2017 by
First Day of School comes with reminders to stay safe on the roads

Students across our listening area are headed back to school today and that means there will be buses back on the roads, more kids walking on the sidewalks and some on bikes.

The following is a reminder from the OPP:

The OPP would like to remind the public to watch ...

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