Smiths Falls December Mobile Donor Centre held in honour of late SFDCI teacher Kristine MacLaren

#REDSTRONG Submitted WHAT: Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) staff have adopted the December 5th Smiths Falls Mobile Donor Centre In Honour of the late Kristine MacLaren. In May of 2017, Kristine MacLaren, Music and Arts Teacher at SFDCI was diagnosed with a leiomyo sarcoma- a rare form of cancer originating from smooth muscle. During her […]

Carleton Place Council holds final meeting

Brian Turner On Tuesday, Nov 27, the members of the outgoing Carleton Place Council held their final Policy Review Committee meeting and full council session with all in attendance in front of a full gallery of residents.  An abbreviated Policy Review agenda came and went with barely 5 minutes elapsed under the direction of chair Councilor […]

Docs on Ice Tournament coming to Lanark County, seeking home rentals

Submitted In 2019, a group of local doctors will welcome nearly 1,000 physicians to the ice pads across Lanark County – and they need your help. Docs on Ice is an annual fundraising hockey tournament for physicians that first started in Peterborough in 1983 with just eight teams. Today, the event has since grown to […]

2nd Annual Ladies Night at Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm

Thursday, November 22, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Submitted Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm and Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush are excited to present the 2nd Annual Ladies Night, an old-fashioned evening of Christmas hospitality and warmth. Oh, and some shopping opportunities too! Join us on Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Cedar […]

The 7th Annual Carleton Place Winter Carnival January 26th, 2019 from 10am-4pm

Submitted “We are excited to be hosting the 7th Annual Carleton Place Winter Carnival and thrilled that Luxart Homes is our presenting sponsor. They have supported the Carnival since day one and this event would not be possible without their support.” – Jessica Hansen, Admin and logistics for the CP Winter Carnival. This year the […]

Carleton Place Canadians beat the Smiths Falls Bears in overtime

Chris Uhlig Carleton Place Canadians win against the Bears in overtime 2 to 1. The longstanding rivalry between the two Hwy 15 teams was fought out again under the score board of the Memorial Center Friday night. The game started after a Remembrance Day ceremony in honour of our veterans. The first period yielded no […]

Council squabbling continues to the end

Brian Turner At the end of the public session of Carleton Place’s Policy Review Committee meeting of Oct 30th, chair councilor Brian Doucett called for a motion to move in-camera (behind closed doors) to discuss 2 items; response to an integrity commissioner inquiry, and sale of municipally owned land.  Mayor Louis Antonakos spoke against discussing the […]

Carleton Place council provides free parking for the Food Bank

Brian Turner During the recent municipal election campaign, a plight of the volunteers for the Hunger Stop (Lanark County Food Bank) came to light.  As there is no parking available on site (at the food bank’s Allan Street location), their volunteers have been parking in the municipal lot across Bridge Street from the town hall and […]

Carleton Place council puts brakes on new fire-chief vehicle

Brian Turner Pascal Meunier, Director of Protective Services was present at the Oct 30 Policy Review Committee meeting of Carleton Place’s town council to review his proposal to replace the fire-chief’s truck 2 years before its planned retirement date.  The cause of the early request was related to the current condition of the bylaw enforcement vehicle […]

Municipal election over; now what?

Brian Turner The signs are down, fliers stored away (or put out for recycling), and the election rhetoric is finally silent. At Hometown News we thought this would be a perfect time to connect with Carleton Place’s newest council to get their take on how things shaped up, shook out, and what they were looking […]