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Annual General Meetings highlight the benefits of creating a stronger voice for local health care

Submitted The Annual General Meetings at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) and the Almonte General Hospital (AGH) Corporation provide an opportunity to reflect on the past year and look to the future. As part of each recent meeting, the work of the Mississippi River Health Alliance was highlighted and applauded. At the CPDMH […]

Children treated at the CHEO to benefit from net proceeds of all Blizzard treats

Submitted On Thursday, August 9, Dairy Queen fans in Carleton Place are encouraged to continue the 16-year tradition of making miracles happen by visiting their local Dairy Queen to celebrate Miracle Treat Day. Proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating Dairy Queen locations in Carleton Place, will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), one […]

LCBO & United Way Lanark County’s Show Your Local Love campaign underway

Submitted The LCBO’s Summer Point of Sale Campaign in support of our 2018 United Way Lanark County Campaign is underway! From now until August 6th, LCBO Team Members in Carleton Place, Almonte, Perth, Smiths Falls and Lanark Highlands will be collecting donations at the cash to raise funds to help United Way assist those in […]

Friends of Lanark County’s response to Lanark County’s 2018 Spray Program

Submitted by Friends of Lanark County Starting in mid-May, Lanark County used Clearview herbicide along County roads in an effort to control wild parsnip. Once again, as for the two previous years, there has been insufficient notification of this program. The small ad in the local newspaper still left residents in the dark. As well, […]

Let’s talk about our physical environment

Submitted Our physical environment is comprised of the buildings, transportation (roads, public/private transit, bike lanes and sidewalks), energy systems (hydro, heat/cool & water), open space (parks and recreation) and farm lands that make up and support our communities. Our physical environment is a social determinant of health and plays an important role in our health and […]

Downtown Carleton Place launches new community piano art installation

Stacey Roy editorial@pdgmedia.ca Downtown Carleton Place’s Let’s Play initiative has hit just the right note in its effort to draw people to the heart of the town. During the Canada Day long weekend the local organization installed two artistically painted pianos in the downtown core: one in front of their offices on Bridge Street and […]

Lanark County reminds residents jumping is prohibited from trail bridges

Submitted Lanark County is reminding residents that jumping from trail bridges within the County of Lanark is unsafe and strictly prohibited. The County was advised by the Ontario Provincial Police that they are receiving reports of young people jumping into the Mississippi River from the fenced off and posted “No Trespassing” bridges located along the […]

Carleton Place council votes itself a raise

Brian Turner editorial@pdgmedia.ca Carleton Place council held 3 of its committee meetings on Tuesday June 19th and started off the evening with the Corporate Review Committee (finance).  Treasurer Trisa McConkey made several presentations related to town wages and the impact of Ontario Bill 148 which raised the minimum wage to $14/hr in January of this year.  As per […]

Community Issues Committee

Brian Turner editorial@pdgmedia.ca At the Community Issues Committee meeting held on June 19th, council reviewed reports and minutes from various external committees such as Parks and Recreation, Environmental Advisory, etc.  Parks and Rec will be forwarding an updated parks/trails use bylaw to council for review and passage.  The last amendments were done in 2005 and new changes […]

CERV and Cornerstone Landing Front and Center

Brian Turner editorial@pdgmedia.ca At the regular council session held in Carleton Place on Tuesday, June 12th, Mayor Louis Antonakos and council congratulated the newest member of the CERV (Community Emergency Response Volunteer) team, Mark Dorland on his recent graduation from the required training.  This program, initiated in 2003, has been helping out in emergency situations under […]