Author Archives: Lake 88 News Staff

Perth Polar Bear plunge blows past quarter-million mark in all-time funds raised

January 9, 2017 by
Perth Polar Bear plunge blows past quarter-million mark in all-time funds raised

We told you last week that the Perth Polar Bear Plunge was poised to cross the quarter-million dollar mark in money raised for local charities since 1994.

The math has been done, and with the record amount of $28,495 raised this year for Lanark County Interval House, the plunge has ...

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Truck Rollover, minimal spill close Drummond Concession 1 near Perth

January 9, 2017 by
Truck Rollover, minimal spill close Drummond Concession 1 near Perth

A tractor trailer has rolled over just outside Perth leading to a minimal leak of a solvent it was carrying.

Drummond Concession 1 is closed until further notice at Highway 43 right by 3M and at Moores Road. Spence road is closed to Drummond Concession 2 as well, and officials ...

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Perth Native Armstrong wins Under 21 Provincial Curling Championship

January 9, 2017 by
Perth Native Armstrong wins Under 21 Provincial Curling Championship

Perth Native Hailey Armstrong has skipped her rink to the the 2017 Ontario Junior Women’s Provincial Curling Championship.

She took the title with a come from behind 7-6 win over Emma Wallingford.  Armstrong won the title with a 3 point 10th end.

Armstrong's teammates are Grace Holoyoke, Lindsay Dubue, and ...

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Smiths Falls police searching for suspects after nighttime break-in – Occupant was bound, apartment ransacked

January 6, 2017 by
Smiths Falls police searching for suspects after nighttime break-in – Occupant was bound, apartment ransacked

Smiths Falls Police are investigating a nighttime break and enter that took place in the early morning hours of January 3rd.

They report that unknown suspects made their way into an occupied apartment.

As the suspects were searching the apartment, the occupant woke up.

The occupant was then bound and ...

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Drought hits Level I/Minor status in the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority’s watershed

January 6, 2017 by
Drought hits Level I/Minor status in the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority’s watershed

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority says rain and snowfall over the last two weeks has helped the watershed head towards “normal” conditions.

They say this has reduced the severity of the drought to Level I / Minor status across the watershed.

Water Management Supervisor Gord Mountenay says, “It’s difficult to ...

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Crime Stoppers Report

January 5, 2017 by
Crime Stoppers Report

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

Lanark County OPP is looking to identify the person or persons responsible for the theft of two Catalytic Converters from a commercial property on Ewart Avenue in Drummond/North Elmsley Township.  The converters were removed from ...

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Rideau Lakes to restructure – number of Council members, wards reduced

January 5, 2017 by
Rideau Lakes to restructure – number of Council members, wards reduced

Rideau Lakes Council approved changes to the size of Council and the number of Township wards at its meeting earlier this week.

The changes include reducing the size of Council from ten members to nine. The new Council structure will include eight Councillors and a Mayor. It also includes reducing ...

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Smiths Falls woman faces New Year’s Eve alcohol-related charges

January 5, 2017 by
Smiths Falls woman faces New Year’s Eve alcohol-related charges

A Smiths Falls Police Officer spotted what they believed to an intoxicated woman trying to get into her car on New Year’s Eve.

It happened while the officer was on patrol.

The officers saw the female trying to get into her vehicle on Chambers St.

Investigation revealed that the 56 ...

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OPP seek thief in Carleton Place break and enter

January 5, 2017 by
OPP seek thief in Carleton Place break and enter

Lanark County OPP are looking for whoever is responsible for a theft in Carleton Place.

The break and enter happened on Costello Drive. At about 7:25 a.m. this past Monday, police received a report of an alarm at a commercial property unit.  It was discovered that the unit had been ...

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Smiths Falls Canada 150 Facebook page aims to keep residents informed

January 5, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Canada 150 Facebook page aims to keep residents informed

Smiths Falls Canada 150 organizing committee has launched a Facebook page to keep citizens up to date on how the town will be celebrating the country’s 150th birthday.

The page can be found by clicking here.

The group held a skate at the Gerry Lowe Sens Rink (pictured) on New ...

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