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Smiths Falls Rotary makes donation to UCDSB’s Champions for Kids

Smiths Falls Rotary makes donation to UCDSB’s Champions for Kids

Marsha McNair, Athens School Principal and co-chair Champions for Kids Golf Tournament receives $500 cheque from SF Rotarian Jay Brennan, as Tracy Staples, KPS principal and Champions for Kids executive board member looks on.

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It’s Ticket Tuesday at Lake 88! It’s Ticket Tuesday at Lake 88!

It’s Ticket Tuesday at Lake 88! It’s Ticket Tuesday at Lake 88!

It's Ticket Tuesday at Lake 88! It's Ticket Tuesday at Lake 88! It's Ticket Tuesday at Lake 88!

We’ve got LOADS of tickets to some of the biggest events of the summer in the Lake 88 listening area, so we’re going to give them all away TODAY BETWEEN 8 am and ...

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Water-related infrastructure projects in Smiths Falls get a boost from federal, provincial funding

Water-related infrastructure projects in Smiths Falls get a boost from federal, provincial funding

The town of Smiths Falls is embarking on a number of infrastructure projects this year thanks to a  $1.383 million funding announcement from the Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure.

“We were pleased to get notification that we got the full funding from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund that we had ...

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Lanark County responds to more than 400 calls for service as summer months take hold

Lanark County responds to more than 400 calls for service as summer months take hold

Between Monday 19th June 2017 and Monday 26th June 2017 officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 417 calls for service.

The calls included:

Motor Vehicle Collisions.

Total 31 (Including 12 Car/ Deer)

Impaired Drivers.

At 10:29am on Saturday 24th June at Bridge Street ...

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United Counties of Leeds and Grenville want employment standards act changes put on hold

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville want employment standards act changes put on hold

The United Counties of Leeds-Grenville Council is asking the Ontario Government to withdraw changes to the minimum wage and the Employment Standards Act until a comprehensive economic impact analysis is completed.

The Ontario government announced last month that the minimum wage will increase to $14 on January 1, 2018 and ...

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South Wind Brigade travels from Perth to Smiths Falls today

South Wind Brigade travels from Perth to Smiths Falls today

After a large crowd greeted them in Perth last night, the South Wind Canoe Brigade makes its way to Smiths Falls today.

The large group of Voyageur canoes is making its way through the Rideau Canal system this week with plans to arrive in Ottawa on Canada Day.

The mission ...

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South Wind Canoe Brigade visits Perth this evening

South Wind Canoe Brigade visits Perth this evening

The Town of Perth welcomes the South Wind Canoe Brigade later today as part of their journey from Kingston to Ottawa.

The group is making their way to the capital for July 1st, in more than a dozen Voyageur canoes. Today, they will paddle up the Tay River from Beveridges ...

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Sole Sisters Annual Walk and Run for Cancer Research donates $10,000 to local cancer treatment efforts

Sole Sisters Annual Walk and Run for Cancer Research donates $10,000 to local cancer treatment efforts

Sheila Coutts of the Sole Sisters Annual Walk and Run for Cancer Research recently made two special deliveries in the town of Perth.

Sheila delivered two cheques, each for $5,000 to the Perth Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation (GWMHF) and to the Perth office of the Canadian Cancer Society.

The ...

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Strike Averted – LCBO stores to remain open pending ratification of new deal

Strike Averted – LCBO stores to remain open pending ratification of new deal

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union has released the following statement about their pending job action at LCBO stores across Ontario:

A looming strike has been averted as the union negotiating team has reached a tentative agreement with LCBO management, says the President of the union representing LCBO workers.

Ontario ...

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Smiths Falls Sports and Rec Hall of Fame inducts new members

Smiths Falls Sports and Rec Hall of Fame inducts new members

A packed hall at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre welcomed this year’s class to the Smiths Falls Sports and Recreation Hall of Fame yesterday.

It was standing room only as the 35th annual celebration  welcomed:

  • Grace Muir - a volleyball and Track Coach at SFDCI, and a member ...
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Annual Kilt run a big success

Annual Kilt run a big success

They came, they saw, they ran around town in kilts.

The annual Perth Kilt Run took place this weekend in the town's downtown core and by all accounts, it was another big success.

Thanks to Lake 88 listener Erin Borthwick for sending in these pics, and we look forward to ...

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