Author Archives: Lake 88 News Staff

Local hospitals set for cash infusion

August 8, 2016 by
Local hospitals set for cash infusion

Five Eastern Ontario Hospitals are set to receive funding over the next year from the province to help ensure they can continue to meet the needs of the people they serve.

Ontario is providing $175 million in 2016–17 to hospitals across the province, up $50 million from last year, to ...

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Domestic investigation leads to drug charges against Smiths Falls youth

August 5, 2016 by
Domestic investigation leads to drug charges against Smiths Falls youth

Smiths Falls Police say they got a call about a domestic incident that wound up resulting in serious drug charges against a local teen.

They report that on July 26th they attended a residence in town. They were responding to a report of an ongoing domestic incident.

When they got there ...

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Burn Ban in place for Rideau Lakes

August 5, 2016 by
Burn Ban in place for Rideau Lakes

Rideau Lakes Township has put a Level 1 Burn Ban in place.

Level 1 means no Burn Permits may be activated and Open Air Burning or use of Burn Barrels at any time is prohibited.

Campfires and cooking fires are restricted. They can't be any larger than 2’ x2’ x ...

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More charges against Rockport Man as investigations into historical sex crimes continues

August 5, 2016 by
More charges against Rockport Man as investigations into historical sex crimes continues

As a result of an ongoing investigation, 73-year old Ronald Huck of Rockport, Ontario now faces additional charges in relation to allegations of sexual offences.

The arrest on Wednesday was the fourth for Ruck who was first charged with offenses back in April.

The most recent arrest is in relation ...

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Heat Warning issued for Lake 88 listening area

August 4, 2016 by
Heat Warning issued for Lake 88 listening area

It is going to be very hot and humid over the next couple of days and both Environment Canada and the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit have issued a Heat Warning for the Lake 88 listening area.

The Helath Unit is sharing health precautions that we should be taking ...

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority issues drought update

August 4, 2016 by
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority issues drought update

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority says Moderate Drought conditions continue in the Rideau watershed as we continue to wait for sustained rain. The RVCA issued the following release on the subject Wednesday:

With little rain over the last two weeks, the Moderate Drought conditions continue in the Rideau watershed.

The ...

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Perth and District Union Public Library seeks input from public on Strategic plan

August 4, 2016 by
Perth and District Union Public Library seeks input from public on Strategic plan

The Perth & District Union Public Library is updating their Strategic Plan and is asking the public to fill out a survey to share ideas and opinions about the library and its services.

The library’s current Strategic Plan finishes this year. Its main objectives are to connect community; bring people ...

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Reminder: Planned power outage today

August 3, 2016 by
Reminder: Planned power outage today

Just a reminder that there will be scheduled power outage this morning.

It will take place from 9:30 until noon and affects 871 customers in Perth, Bastard and South Crosby.

Hydro one says all of its customers impacted by this planned maintenance outage have been contacted.

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OPP report four long-weekend deaths, charges laid in two campaigns against hundreds

August 3, 2016 by
OPP report four long-weekend deaths, charges laid in two campaigns against hundreds

The OPP report that four people died in separate incidents over the long weekend.

One died in a road accident, one was killed in a boating accident, another was a cyclist hit while riding, and an ATV accident claimed the life of another. None were reported in the immediate Lake ...

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Scheduled power failure for Perth, Bastard and South Crosby

August 2, 2016 by
Scheduled power failure for Perth, Bastard and South Crosby

There will be scheduled power outage tomorrow.

It will take place from 9:30 until noon and affects 871 customers in Perth, Bastard and South Crosby.

Hydro one says all of its customers impacted by this planned maintenance outage have been contacted.

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