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Last Duel murder suspect denied bail

March 29, 2017 by
Last Duel murder suspect denied bail

The man charged in last summer’s murder at Last Duel Campground in Perth will stay in custody.

22-year-old Andrew Kravchenko is charged with the second-degree murder of 45-year-old James “Jake” at the campground last August.

Kravchenko was denied bail on Monday at the Perth courthouse.

He had his bail hearings ...

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Last Duel campground murder suspect has bail hearing pushed back

March 13, 2017 by
Last Duel campground murder suspect has bail hearing pushed back

The 22-year-old Perth man charged with the second-degree murder of 45-year-old James “Jake” Laverdure at the Last Duel Park campground last August has had his bail hearing pushed back again.

Andrew Kravchenko was scheduled to have a bail hearing on Wednesday, March 8 at the Perth courthouse, but it was ...

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More than just books – Perth library launches marketing campaign

January 3, 2017 by
More than just books – Perth library launches marketing campaign

The Perth Library is launching a major marketing campaign to show the public that it offers much more than just books.

“The library offers so much to its community beyond books,” said chief librarian Erika Heesen to Lake 88.

As examples, Heesen said the library also offers free museum admission ...

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Perth BIA to team up with OPP for info sessions

January 2, 2017 by
Perth BIA to team up with OPP for info sessions

The Downtown Heritage Perth Business Improvement Association (BIA) is looking to hold talks by the OPP to inform business owners about things like fraud prevention and what their rights are when they catch a shoplifter.

Coun. Jim Graff who is also a member of the Police Services Board, told Lake ...

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Councillors in Smiths Falls divided on lottery charges

December 29, 2016 by
Councillors in Smiths Falls divided on lottery charges

Smiths Falls Councillors remain divided on how much to charge service clubs and other organizations for bingos, raffles and related lotteries that the town administers on behalf of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

To help municipalities recover their costs, AGCO allows them to charge a maximum of ...

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Smiths Falls Crossing Guards to keep closer eye on drivers

December 29, 2016 by
Smiths Falls Crossing Guards to keep closer eye on drivers

School crossing guards in the Town of Smiths Falls have been instructed to start recording the licence plates of vehicles that aren’t coming to a complete stop while people are crossing the street.

Director of corporate services and town clerk Kerry Costello says drivers continue to put the safety of ...

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Perth to push to be “greener” next year

December 22, 2016 by
Perth to push to be “greener” next year

The Town of Perth is going to continue its push towards becoming a greener community next year.

Mayor John Fenik tells Lake 88, there will be some great initiatives, especially when it comes to the town’s vehicles.

“We’ve got a gas powered fleet right now (and) we want to go ...

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Perth set to explore Ontario Basic Income Pilot Project – “I am all over this,” says Mayor Fenik

December 21, 2016 by
Perth set to explore Ontario Basic Income Pilot Project – “I am all over this,” says Mayor Fenik

The Town of Perth is looking to get more information on the Ontario government’s Basic Income Pilot Project which aims to lift people out of poverty.

Although the Town of Smiths Falls decided at their Dec. 19 council session not to consider the pilot project any further, Perth Mayor John ...

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Owners given go-ahead to explore conversion of Lockwood’s to residential in Smiths Falls

December 20, 2016 by
Owners given go-ahead to explore conversion of Lockwood’s to residential in Smiths Falls

Smiths Falls council has agreed to allow the owners of the old Lockwood’s Sight and Sound building at 73 Elmsley St. North to apply to convert part of the ground floor from commercial to residential space.

On Nov. 28, Councillors heard from the building’s owner, Kate Ryan, who said the ...

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Perth to contract out management of Last Duel Park Campground

December 16, 2016 by
Perth to contract out management of Last Duel Park Campground

Starting next year, the Town of Perth is contracting out the management of Last Duel Park.

In a report to council at the Dec. 6 Committee-of-the-Whole meeting, director of community services Shannon Baillon said that “Last Duel Park is a valuable asset for the residents of the Town of Perth ...

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