Local hospitals set for cash infusion

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

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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In Focus – Fri August 5, 2016 – Together Smiths Falls: Tracy Pankow

Bob welcomes Tracey Pankow from Together Smiths Falls to talk about the organization, what they’ve accomplished so far, and what’ on the horizon.

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Perth Canadian Tire takes top honors nationally for Jump Start fundraiser

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

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

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

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

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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In Focus – Thurs August 4, 2016 – Dying with Dignity Canada: Susan Desjardins

Bob is joined by Ottawa Chapter Coordinator of Dying with Dignity Canada, Susan Desjardins to talk about B-C14 the Assisted Death law in Canada.

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Mark Quattrocchi hits fundraising goal to build schools for children in need

Mark Quattrocchi hits fundraising goal to build schools for children in need

Mark Quattrocchi, the Rideau Ferry man who cycled home from China to raise money for Free the Children, tells Lake 88 that he has met his fundraising goal.

Mark says his efforts have raised $50,000 for the charity. The money will be used to build five schools for children in ...

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