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Perth Mayor Fenik still confident Via link will roll through town

January 27, 2017 by
Perth Mayor Fenik still confident Via link will roll through town

Perth Mayor John Fenik says he believes the Federal Budget will include an announcement about a proposed rail link between Perth and Smiths Falls.

The mayor met with a pair of VIA Rail officials late last week. He told the group that the project is very much still alive.

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Perth man facing new charges in historic sexual assault case

January 27, 2017 by
Perth man facing new charges in historic sexual assault case

Further charges have been laid against a Perth man in a historic sexual assault case.

OPP in Leeds began an investigation after a report was received of a historical sexual assault. Another victim has been identified resulting in the new charges.

The original investigation resulted in the identification of 5 ...

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Hospitals in Almonte and Carleton Place seek public input

January 27, 2017 by
Hospitals in Almonte and Carleton Place seek public input

The Almonte General Hospital (AGH) and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) are each developing new strategic plans and are looking for community input to help answer the question: ‘What are the big things we have to get right over the next few years to ensure continued success?’

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Special visitor to Smiths Falls and District Centre for Youth

January 27, 2017 by
Special visitor to Smiths Falls and District Centre for Youth

One of the oldest youth centres in the region, the Smiths Falls and District Centre for Youth was the subject of a learning tour Wednesday.

Richard Greer, is the Community Development Coordinator with the city of Brandon, Manitoba. He also runs a youth centre in that city.

Lake 88 caught ...

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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.

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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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