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Smiths Falls not on list of Basic Income pilot sites – Hamilton, Lindsay, and Thunder Bay chosen by Province

Smiths Falls not on list of Basic Income pilot sites – Hamilton, Lindsay, and Thunder Bay chosen by Province

Smiths Falls didn’t make the cut this time around.

The Canadian Press reports Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says residents of Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay will be the first Ontarians to receive a guaranteed minimum income as part of a new provincial pilot project.Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the details of ...

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In Focus: Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner today after the News@Noon

In Focus: Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner today after the News@Noon

Bob is joined by Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner to talk about an upcoming town hall meeting taking place in Lanark County, and other Green Party policy. That's on today's edition of In Focus after the News@Noon on Lake 88!

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Fentanyl and Opioid awareness evening tonight in Almonte

Fentanyl and Opioid awareness evening tonight in Almonte

The Upper Canada District School Board, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, and Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Health Unit host another public meeting to promote community awareness regarding the Fentanyl crisis.

It takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Almonte District High School.

A joint release says the ...

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Construction season is upon us in Lanark County

Construction season is upon us in Lanark County

The following is a notice submitted by Lanark County outlining this season's construction. 

Lanark County construction season underway

The 2017 Lanark County public works construction program has 47 kilometres of roads scheduled to be rehabilitated or treated as part of the ongoing pavement preservation program.

The total construction budget ...

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New Chemo centre officially opened at Great War Memorial site of PSFDH

New Chemo centre officially opened at Great War Memorial site of PSFDH

About 40 people attended The Perth and Smiths Fall District Hospital’s grand opening of its renewed chemotherapy centre yesterday, including the family members of the women the room is dedicated to.

The new room means patients who reside in the Perth and Smiths Falls catchment area who once travelled to ...

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Carleton Place looks to add bike-share program to town

Carleton Place looks to add bike-share program to town

Carleton Place might introduce a bike share program to town this summer at the proposed price of $2, 850, an idea Carleton Place council said it supports at this week’s council meeting.

The proposal is to buy the bikes from an Ottawa bike share program but the plan is still ...

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Names approved for trails in Roy Brown Park will pay tribute to Carleton Place’s First World War connections

Names approved for trails in Roy Brown Park will pay tribute to Carleton Place’s First World War connections

Carleton Place council approved the names of the trails in Roy Brown Park at this week’s council meeting.

The trails will be named Ypres, St. Julian Farm, Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele and Canada’s Hundred Days.

The town received a Canada 150 grant from the government that will be used to place ...

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Health Unit urges well users to get water tested

Health Unit urges well users to get water tested

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit can help you ensure that the well water you and your family are drinking is safe.

Spring is a good time to have your well water tested for bacteria. Melting snow and heavy rains may affect the safety of your drinking water.  ...

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CDSBEO recognizes local unsung heroes with Bravo Breakfast in Smiths Falls

CDSBEO recognizes local unsung heroes with Bravo Breakfast in Smiths Falls

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario celebrated its annual Bravo Breakfast Awards at Hanley Hall in Smiths Falls yesterday morning.

The breakfast, the first of four such ceremonies to be held across the board's jurisdiction, recognizes students from schools within Lanark and Leeds counties. One student from each ...

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Cannabis Conversation open meeting to be held in Carleton Place tonight (April 20)

Cannabis Conversation open meeting to be held in Carleton Place tonight (April 20)

The Carleton Place Drug Strategy Committee is hosting a talk tonight called the Cannabis Conversation tonight.

The public forum is targeting the guardians and parents and has assembled a group of guest speakers to talk about Marijuana ahead of legalization.

Committee Member Brian Turner tells Lake 88 they wanted to ...

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Two face charges after daylight break and enter in DNE

Two face charges after daylight break and enter in DNE

Two men are facing charges after a break and enter in broad daylight in Drummond North Elmsley.

The OPP say it happened on Monday afternoon just before two o’clock. Lanark OPP were called to the crime in progress at a business on County Road 43. The owner of the business ...

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