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 […]

Cookies made for Docs on Ice tournament coming to Lanark County

If you think you’ve been smelling the comforting warmth of vanilla and cocoa, cinnamon and ginger across Lanark County lately, chances are you have. Thirty six hundred – yes, that’s right, three thousand and six hundred – cookies have been pulled hot and fresh from local ovens, ready to welcome one thousand doctors to the […]

Anti-idling bylaw proposed by Carleton Place committee

Bill Slade and Tracy Kwissa of the town’s environmental advisory committee made a presentation to council to recommend an anti-idling bylaw. Kwissa stated that 90% of the world’s children were breathing in toxic air and that they were the most vulnerable sector of the population in terms of health risks. She noted that by reducing vehicle idling, […]

Boulton House application packs them in

There was a full house at Carleton Place Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday March 26th with the majority of those in attendance coming to hear about an application to expand the patio of the Boulton House restaurant. Located at 33-35 Mill St (just down the street from the town hall), the property owner and […]

Ontario investing in small and rural municipalities

Investments to improve service delivery and efficiency will support communities, respect taxpayer dollars Municipalities in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston will receive a total of more than $7.7 million to improve local service delivery and efficiency as part of a one-time investment announced by Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Taxpayers need their local governments to […]

Celebrate the sweetest time of the year at the 5th annual Maple Weekend in Lanark & District

It’s the sweetest time of the year, and the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) is inviting visitors to join them April 6 and 7 in celebrating the 5th annual Maple Weekend event and a new season of maple syrup production in the region. Since its introduction in 2015, Maple Weekend has become […]

An open letter to my constituents and the people of Ontario

It is the fundamental and over-arching first principle of all elected representatives to support their constituents to the best of their ability each and every day. If that is not the first thought of every single elected member each morning then they ought to reflect upon why they serve. I feel deeply for my supporters […]

Carleton Place council receives Planet Youth update

At Carleton Place Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting held on March 12 2019, council and staff received an update on the Planet Youth Lanark County initiative.  Municipal Drug Strategy Committee chair, David Somppi delivered a presentation to outline the progress being made to reduce substance and drug use among youth in the region. He reminded […]

UPDATE: OPP investigate two vehicles breaking through ice. Public asked to avoid Mississippi Lake.

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigating a Fatal Collision on Mississippi Lake in January 2019 have charged the driver of a passenger vehicle that broke through the ice and was submerged. Kory BELL (27 years) of Tay Valley Township is charged. One (1) Count Operation of a conveyance causing […]