New Carleton Place treasurer to be officially appointed at next council meeting

Brian Turner At the Carleton Place Corporate Services Committee meeting, held at the beginning of the Feb. 20 council session, council voted to forward a bylaw to their next full meeting to officially appoint Trisa McConkey as the town’s treasurer and to move Phil Hogan (the current holder of that position) to deputy treasurer […]

Carleton Place council ratifies mayor’s punishment

Brian Turner At the end of regular Carleton Place Council committee meetings on Feb 20, council went into a special session to ratify their decision to dock Mayor Louis Antonakos 270 days of pay and the remainder of his discretionary fund for 2018. This special meeting was made possible by a petition to the […]

Tattoo Shops no longer a parent’s worst nightmare

Matthew Behrens The stereotype of tattoo parlours as seedy joints tucked away in dark alleys has been upended by new-age art shops in Lanark County catering to a surprisingly wide range of individuals. At Lea Maurice’s Ink & Iron Tattoo Co. in Carleton Place, there’s a relaxing spa feel as visitors aged 18 to […]

Denzel Rules at Notre Dame

Brian Turner On February 15th, Notre Dame High School in Carleton Place held its open house to welcome students, parents, family, and neighbours for an evening of connection, information, and opportunities for students to display their love of learning. In the middle of a very busy and noisy entrance atrium an oasis of calm […]

Carleton Place council hits Mayor Antonakos with hard financial blows

Brian Turner At a well attended meeting of Carleton Place Council’s Policy and Review committee, councillors voted in force to apply a forfeiture of 270 days of the mayor’s pay as well as the remainder of his 2018 discretionary allowance as punishment for his three latest contraventions of the municipal code of conduct as […]

Lanark County drug strategy committee talks Icelandic approach to curb substance abuse

Brian Turner  On Friday, Feb. 9, the collected municipal drug strategy committees of Lanark County held their 28th annual networking day where they discuss the latest trends and solutions in the field of mental health and addictions. Hosted at the Beckwith Municipal Hall by Beckwith Reeve Richard Kidd, the 60 in attendance were members or […]

Fundraising walk to help homeless youth Feb. 24

Chris Must A first-time fundraising event to help homeless youth in Lanark County has already attracted some high-level support. Three mayors – John Fenik of Perth, Louis Antonakos of Carleton Place and Shawn Pankow of Smiths Falls – have already signed up to participate in The Coldest Night of the Year, a fundraising walk […]

Proposed subdivision of high interest at Carleton Place meeting

Brian Turner An item on the agenda of the Feb. 6 Planning/Protection and Physical Environment Committee meeting that sparked the most attention was the the proposed Bodnar subdivision (between Lake Ave. W and Highway 7 next to Roy Brown Park). It brought the most interest and speakers from the assembled and larger than average […]

Doug Black releases statement of his innocence in town hall incident

Hometown News Staff On Friday, Feb. 2 police were called to Carleton Place Town Hall just after noon and news quickly spread that an incident between Mayor Louis Antonakos and Councillor Doug Black had happened and that Black had been charged with assault. Today, Black released this statement: To the residents of Carleton Place: On […]

Carleton Place Councillor Doug Black charged with assault at town hall

(Town of Carleton Place, ON) – At 12:04pm on Friday February 2, 2018 officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an assault at the Carleton Place Town Hall. As a result of the subsequent investigation Douglas Black (65 years) of the Town of Carleton Place […]