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Local cannabis producers ready for increase demand to come with legalization

Local cannabis producers ready for increase demand to come with legalization

The demand for Cannabis is expected to explode come July 2018 as legalization takes effect applying both supply and price pressures on the product.

“It’s difficult to predict how much demand there will be. It may be a rush to buy from the legal producers, because once it’s legalized why ...

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Faculty at Ontario’s colleges now on strike – Regular programming suspended at schools, including Algonquin in Perth

Faculty at Ontario’s colleges now on strike – Regular programming suspended at schools, including Algonquin in Perth

Faculty at 24 Ontario colleges, including Algonquin College in Perth, went on strike at the stroke of midnight, affecting more than 500,000 students across the province.

OPSEU says they couldn’t get a deal done by 12:01 a.m. this morning.

Last week Perth Campus Dean Chris Hahn told Lake 88, “The ...

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Hundreds gather to raise funds for cancer research at annual Sole Sisters Charity Event

Hundreds gather to raise funds for cancer research at annual Sole Sisters Charity Event

Close to 250 brave souls turned out to Lower Reach Park in Smiths Falls on Sunday morning to take part in the 5th Annual Sole Sisters Charity Event for Cancer Research, an event which has raised tens of thousands of dollars since its inception.

Individuals and teams braved the elements ...

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Sens and Edmonton tangle on the Lake!

Sens and Edmonton tangle on the Lake!

We've got Ottawa Senators hockey on Lake 88 tonight! The Sens conclude their western swing with a game against the Oilers in Edmonton.

Our coverage begins with the pre-game at 9:30, and the puck drops at 10:00!

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Sens hope to douse Flames as western swing drops into Calgary

Sens hope to douse Flames as western swing drops into Calgary

We've got the Senators in Calgary as their first western road trip of the season continues.

Join us for the pre-game at 8:30 tonight on Lake 88.1!

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Smiths Falls police share Operation Impact results

Smiths Falls police share Operation Impact results

The Smiths Falls Police Service is sharing its numbers from Operation Impact – the national road safety campaign that focuses on impaired driving, moving and seat belt violations, distracted driving and speeding.

Over the course of the long weekend the Smiths Falls Police Service laid several charges including: 23 for ...

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Abbot Lombard fix in the cards for busy Smiths Falls intersection

Abbot Lombard fix in the cards for busy Smiths Falls intersection

Local drivers could soon be enjoying fewer traffic snarls at the Lombard and Abbott intersection in Smiths Falls.

A study of that intersection gave it a failing grade for level of service and recommended a number of remedies.

“We looked at all the possible improvements,  and the overall improvement that ...

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Algonquin’s Perth Campus prepared for work stoppage – programs would cease, campus remain open

Algonquin’s Perth Campus prepared for work stoppage – programs would cease, campus remain open

Algonquin College’s Perth Campus is prepared for any job action as a labour dispute between colleges in the province and 24,000 college academic staff continues.

Perth Campus Dean Chris Hahn tells Lake 88, “The ten full time programs running at the campus would cease if there is a work stoppage. ...

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UCDSB celebrates successful Terry Fox runs across the board

UCDSB celebrates successful Terry Fox runs across the board

Schools across the Upper Canada District School Board raised approximately $70,000 through Terry Fox School Runs held over the past two weeks, and their fundraising efforts continue.

Superintendent David Coombs says, “Once again our schools have come through for Terry.”

He added, “It’s great to see that our students remain ...

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Local groups score wins as Rideau Corridor Recognition Awards are presented

Local groups score wins as Rideau Corridor Recognition Awards are presented

The Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy is pleased to announce the recipients of the Rideau Corridor Recognition Awards.

On October 6th at The Station Theatre, Smiths Falls, the award winners were recognized for their hard work to help protect, enhance, promote and celebrate the heritage value and sustainability of the Rideau ...

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