Flood reveals potential improvements to area’s emergency response system

This spring’s flood waters brought to the surface a number of emergency response lessons for residents and local politicians along the Mississippi River. Now that the waters are receding, town leaders are turning their attention towards how the next flood can be handled better. The areas of communication, supply and demand and volunteer co-ordination came […]

Denied developer erupts CoW meeting in Carleton Place

The May 14 Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole session blew up into a shouting match when a local developer, Cheryl Batten attempted to address council and members of the gallery during a discussion about an apartment building. The committee had just finished reviewing a presentation made by Tyler Duval, Acting Manager of Developmental Services.  An […]

Users of Lanark County libraries feeling loss of The Interlibrary Loan program

Users of Lanark County’s five public libraries are beginning to feel the loss of the interlibrary loan program. The Interlibrary Loan delivery service was scrapped after the 2019 Ontario Budget saw a 50% budget decrease to the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS), which organized the service. According to the most recent Ministry of Tourism, Culture […]

Lanark County 2019 construction projects underway

The 2019 Lanark County Public Works construction season is already underway, with rehabilitation and paved shoulder work planned for 21.3 kilometres and pavement preservation projects on 40 km. The total construction budget for this year is up slightly, at $7.76 million, but revenues have also increased: federal gas tax funding is covering $1.82 million and […]

Lanark County Business Retention & Expansion Project volunteers exceed goals

Thanks to a team of dedicated volunteers, efforts to hear the voice of local business as part of an innovative project have exceeded expectations. Lanark County, in partnership with Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC), is delivering the Business Retention & Expansion (BR+E) Project, which aims to support and strengthen local business across the […]

Flood warning & related information

Flood Warning: April 25th Update In respect to the recent county-wide flooding event, Carleton Place Protective Services Department is in daily contact with homeowners in the most vulnerable locations within the Town’s boundaries and are carefully monitoring the situation. The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority has issued an update (April 25th, 2019) to the FLOOD WARNING for the […]

Carleton Place plans to limit building heights

At the Carleton Place Council committee of the whole meeting held on April 23, Acting Manager of Development Services, Tyler Duval, made a presentation on an interim control bylaw to temporarily limit residential buildings in two specific districts of town. Council was considering a one-year moratorium on any development applications to build 4-storey (or taller) buildings […]

World Labyrinth Day Walk at the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth on May 4th

PLUS Help kick-off 200 Labyrinth Walks for CP 200! Join us on Saturday May 4th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. as we officially open the Carleton Place Community labyrinth for the season.  We will “Walk as One at 1 PM” in celebration of World Labyrinth Day. And to help celebrate and honour Carleton Place’s 200thAnniversary – we […]

Flooded roads in Lanark County

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are dealing with two flooded highways in Lanark County. County Road 29 in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills is completely covered near the intersection with Mcwatty Road. The road is impassable and road users are asked to avoid the area completely or use the […]

Lanark transportation proposes new Carleton Place service

At the April 9th session of Carleton Place Council’s Committee of the Whole, Marilyn Bird, Executive Director of Lanark Transportation (LT) provided an overview of her organization, its services, and clientele. She reminded council of how important it was to receive municipal and county support to help launch their much needed service in 2001. One of their first […]