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Lanark County supports Basic Income Pilot

January 27, 2017 by
Lanark County supports Basic Income Pilot

Lanark County wants the province to consider running a basic income pilot project here.

Councillors passed a motion Wednesday to send a letter to the province indicating it would support the project.

Mary Lou White, the county’s children’s services manager, says the concept has been discussed for decades and could ...

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Lanark County supports publicly funded dental care for low income adults

January 27, 2017 by
Lanark County supports publicly funded dental care for low income adults

Lanark County Councillors would like low income adults to be able to access publicly funded dental care.

County Council passed a motion calling on the province to expand its programs to allow adults and seniors with low incomes to access dental care.

There’s a link between poor oral health and ...

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Perth’s Good Food Bank to take orders for pick up while flood repairs carried out

January 26, 2017 by
Perth’s Good Food Bank to take orders for pick up while flood repairs carried out

In order to repair damage from a recent flood, the Table's Good Food Bank will be closed temporarily from January 30th to February 10th.

The Table tells Lake 88 that while the food bank is closed, they will take orders for pre-packed food boxes that can be picked up.

To ...

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Arrest made in Smiths Falls armed robbery

January 26, 2017 by
Arrest made in Smiths Falls armed robbery

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of the Quickie Convenience store at the Esso station on Beckwith St. in Smiths Falls.

The lone male assailant held up the clerk and made off with cash and cigarettes.

Smiths Falls Police says that investigation with the help ...

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Solid play by Perth’s Coreau in Red Wings loss

January 25, 2017 by
Solid play by Perth’s Coreau in Red Wings loss

Last night, Detroit Red Wings' rookie goaltender Jared Coreau turned away 44 shots in regulation time in a losing effort against the Bruins in Boston.

The final score 4-3.

'The Wings managed to snag a point from the game which will help as they scramble to earn a playoff spot ...

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Armstrong moves into championship round of Jr. Women’s Curling Championship as #1 seed

January 25, 2017 by
Armstrong moves into championship round of Jr. Women’s Curling Championship as #1 seed

Perth Native Hailey Armstrong finished the round robin as the top seed at the 2017 Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championship.

Armstrong finished with a record of 6-0 after beating Yukon 9-6 last night.

Armstrong now waits for today’s tiebreakers to determine who she plays as she moves on into the Championship round.

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Smiths Falls and District Aquatic Centre makes pitch for funding to Smiths Falls Town Council

January 25, 2017 by
Smiths Falls and District Aquatic Centre makes pitch for funding to Smiths Falls Town Council

The Smiths Falls and District Aquatic Centre made their pitch to Smiths Falls for the town’s portion of funding needed to keep the pool at the Galipeau Centre open.

The group made a proposal for funding to Smiths Falls, Montague, Merrickville-Woolford and Rideau Lakes back in the fall.

Monday’s presentation ...

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Bad weather reschedules UCDSB Accommodation Review meeting in Brockville

January 25, 2017 by
Bad weather reschedules UCDSB Accommodation Review meeting in Brockville

Due last night’s bad weather, the Upper Canada District School Board had to postpone its Accommodation Review Committee Public Meeting in Brockville.

The meeting will now take place at Brockville Collegiate Institute tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.

All other ARC meetings remain as scheduled including the meeting scheduled for SFDCI on ...

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OPP officer dragged by car after traffic stop in Kemptville

January 25, 2017 by
OPP officer dragged by car after traffic stop in Kemptville

A scary moment for a Grenville County OPP officer who was dragged by a car after a traffic stop.

It happened just after 10:30 yesterday morning when a Honda car was pulled over on Clothier Street and Pinehill Road in Kemptville. The driver took off while the officer was still ...

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Lanark Highlands hires new treasurer

January 25, 2017 by
Lanark Highlands hires new treasurer

Mayor Brian Stewart says that Lanark Highlands has hired a new treasurer following “an extensive competitive process.”

Estelle Moynes has been hired for the job.

She is a graduate of Algonquin College in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting and brings over fourteen years of experience working in finance, ...

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