Author Archives: Maureen Pegg

Lanark pleased with shared services agreement with Lanark Highlands

April 13, 2018 by
Lanark pleased with shared services agreement with Lanark Highlands

Lanark County Councillors are pleased with a six month review of a shared services agreement with Lanark Highlands.

Montague Reeve Bill Dobson, who chairs corporate services committee told Councillors Wednesday, “It’s a good news story and a win-win for both parties.”

The county’s treasurer, Jennie Bingley and county employee Joan ...

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Lanark County moving ahead with bridge improvements along Almonte stretch of OVRT

April 13, 2018 by
Lanark County moving ahead with bridge improvements along Almonte stretch of OVRT

Lanark County is moving ahead with improvements to the multi-use Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail which runs from Mattawa to Smiths Falls.

At this week’s County Council meeting, Councillors voted in favour of spending just over $500,000 to repair two former railway bridges along in the trail in Almonte.

The vote ...

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Perth’s Coreau back with Grand Rapids for playoff run

April 9, 2018 by
Perth’s Coreau back with Grand Rapids for playoff run

After a two and a half month stint with the Detroit Red Wings, Perth's Jared Coreau has been reassigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

The 6 ft 6 goalie was called up to the Red Wings Feb. 20 as a backup to Jimmy Howard,  after ...

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Back to the drawing board: Almonte bypass for OVRT deemed unsafe

March 29, 2018 by
Back to the drawing board: Almonte bypass for OVRT deemed unsafe

A proposed bypass of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT) around Almonte has been scrapped due to safety concerns.

The bypass would have taken ATVs around the town rather than right through it.

Last night at Lanark County’s Economic Development Committee, Warden John Fenik announced that despite approval from Mississippi ...

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Rough night for Coreau in first game since NHL call-up

March 7, 2018 by
Rough night for Coreau in first game since NHL call-up

It was a disappointing night in Boston for the Detroit Red Wings and one that Perth’s Jared Coreau will likely want to forget.

Coreau, called up in late February from the Grand Rapids Griffins where he had been riding high after being named AHL goaltender of the month for February, ...

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Trail discussion sparks sharp debate over ATV use in Almonte at County meeting ; MM Mayor McLaughlin: “You’re pushing things down our throats.”

February 22, 2018 by
Trail discussion sparks sharp debate over ATV use in Almonte at County meeting ; MM Mayor McLaughlin: “You’re pushing things down our throats.”

The on-going issue of ATV's on the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail portion that runs through Almonte in Mississippi Mills, caused heated discussion at Wednesday night's Lanark County Economic Development Committee Meeting.

Committee members voted in favour of moving ahead with the multi-use trail and will do a full review in ...

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Health Unit will offer Naloxone kits to Lanark Police and Fire services

February 16, 2018 by
Health Unit will offer Naloxone kits to Lanark Police and Fire services

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit can now offer Naloxone to police and fire services in the area.  The drug reverses overdoses of opioids including Fentanyl.

The Health Unit's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Paula Stewart, shared details of the program with Lanark County Councillors on Wednesday.

She ...

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Lanark County Paramedic Chief: act quickly when stroke suspected

February 15, 2018 by
Lanark County Paramedic Chief: act quickly when stroke suspected

Lanark County Paramedic Service Chief Ed McPherson  had a special message for County Councillors attending their regular corporate services meeting on Wednesday.

He said, “If you think you’re having a stroke, call 911 – right away. Driving yourself to the hospital is wasting precious time.”

McPherson told Lake 88 that ...

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Lanark County tackling public transportation issues

January 30, 2018 by
Lanark County tackling public transportation issues

Lanark County Council is tackling an issue which has been a serious concern in the county for years – a lack of public transportation.

That could all change, if council is able to follow through on recommendations made by a Transit Advisory group chaired by Mississippi Mills Councillor Jane Torrance.

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Lanark County examining public transportation options

January 29, 2018 by
Lanark County examining public transportation options

Lanark County Council is tackling an issue which has been a serious concern in the county for years – a lack of public transportation.

That could all change, if council is able to follow through on recommendations made by a Transit Advisory group chaired by Mississippi Mills Councillor Jane Torrance.

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