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Lanark County OPP seek information on weekend homicide in Perth

August 8, 2016 by
Lanark County OPP seek information on weekend homicide in Perth

Lanark County OPP continues to investigate this weekend's murder at Last Duel Campground in Perth.

OPP constable Dave Bird tells Lake 88 police can’t say much about the case just yet. "I am limited on what I can release," said Bird. "It's a 45 year-old male, who was camping in ...

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Water-power stations proposed for Carleton Place, again

August 8, 2016 by
Water-power stations proposed for Carleton Place, again

The idea of constructing a water-power generation facility in Carleton Place is once again being floated about.

The owner of MacArthur Island, James Mikulasik , is behind the idea this time around. The concept has been discussed in the past but it never made it past the drawing board.

Mikulasik says there ...

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Neelin Community Centre redevelopment plans taking shape

August 8, 2016 by
Neelin Community Centre redevelopment plans taking shape

The redevelopment plans for the Neelin Street Community Centre in Carleton Place continue.

The green light has been given by the Policy Review Committee for Larry Gaines to be hired to handle the project's architectural services, at a cost of $47-thousand. The architect will be responsible for drawing up the plans for ...

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Local hospitals set for cash infusion

August 8, 2016 by
Local hospitals set for cash infusion

Five Eastern Ontario Hospitals are set to receive funding over the next year from the province to help ensure they can continue to meet the needs of the people they serve.

Ontario is providing $175 million in 2016–17 to hospitals across the province, up $50 million from last year, to ...

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OPP investigating homicide in Perth

August 7, 2016 by
OPP investigating homicide in Perth

Lanark County OPP are investigating a murder at Last Duel Campground. It happened early this morning. Police got the call just after 4 am, and attended the scene.

Police aren't saying much about it at this time, other than the victim is a 45-year old man and an autopsy will be conducted ...

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Perth Canadian Tire takes top honors nationally for Jump Start fundraiser

August 5, 2016 by
Perth Canadian Tire takes top honors nationally for Jump Start fundraiser

It’s quite the achievement and honour for the Canadian Tire in Perth. The store has been awarded top store honours for the region and clear across the country for its fundraising Jumpstart Month in June.

Assistant Manager Mitch Waugh told Lake 88 they were shocked to get the news. "We ...

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Smiths Falls Police ask public to help identify hoaxer who mailed fake sex offender post cards

August 5, 2016 by
Smiths Falls Police ask public to help identify hoaxer who mailed fake sex offender post cards

Police in Smiths Falls are asking that anyone with information about a mail out that named a man in the town as a level 3 sex offender and claimed he was on the province's sex offenders list, to step forward.

Someone knows who is responsible for the mail out that ...

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Domestic investigation leads to drug charges against Smiths Falls youth

August 5, 2016 by
Domestic investigation leads to drug charges against Smiths Falls youth

Smiths Falls Police say they got a call about a domestic incident that wound up resulting in serious drug charges against a local teen.

They report that on July 26th they attended a residence in town. They were responding to a report of an ongoing domestic incident.

When they got there ...

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Burn Ban in place for Rideau Lakes

August 5, 2016 by
Burn Ban in place for Rideau Lakes

Rideau Lakes Township has put a Level 1 Burn Ban in place.

Level 1 means no Burn Permits may be activated and Open Air Burning or use of Burn Barrels at any time is prohibited.

Campfires and cooking fires are restricted. They can't be any larger than 2’ x2’ x ...

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More charges against Rockport Man as investigations into historical sex crimes continues

August 5, 2016 by
More charges against Rockport Man as investigations into historical sex crimes continues

As a result of an ongoing investigation, 73-year old Ronald Huck of Rockport, Ontario now faces additional charges in relation to allegations of sexual offences.

The arrest on Wednesday was the fourth for Ruck who was first charged with offenses back in April.

The most recent arrest is in relation ...

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