The Lanark County Great Veggie Grow-off kicks off May 1

Submitted Join the Neighbourhood Tomatoheads, Lanark municipal and community leaders at the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre at 134 Main St. E., in Almonte on May 1 at 3 p.m. to kick off the fourth annual Great Veggie Grow-off Challenge. There will be snacks and music around the centre’s newly raised garden beds. The Great […]

Cannabis info session in Carleton Place gets huge community response

Brian Turner On Thursday, April 20, while some across the country were celebrating world cannabis day, the Carleton Place Drug Strategy Committee hosted a cannabis conversation at the upper hall of the Neelin Street Arena. A panel of local experts comprised of Dr. Manuela Joannou (family and emergency department physician) from Perth, PC Greg […]

Carleton Place Shoppers Drug Mart runs for women’s mental health

Jane Hobson Shoppers Drug Mart in Carleton Place is actively trying to lessen the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses by running in the 2017 Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women on May 7. “As a pharmacist I see a lot of stigma associated with mental health and the run helps lessen it because it […]

Carleton Place to honour town founders and vets publically

Matthew Behrens  For more than a year, Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos has been musing about the best way to commemorate the town’s earliest European residents and founders. Antonakos asked the community issues committee on April 18 to start thinking about picking a location in Carleton Place to honour those who helped build the […]

Carleton Place to start a bike share program, host active transit summit

Matthew Behrens  Carleton Place is pumping up its efforts to get people onto bicycles with a number of upcoming initiatives that will see more people on two wheels throughout the tourism season. At the Carleton Place community issues committee meeting on April 18, the group approved a bike share service plan to invest $2,850 […]

Notre Dame Catholic High School band supports local hospital for 10th year

Jane Hobson The lights are bright, the tables are pushed aside and the smell of lunch lingers in the air of the Notre Dame Catholic High School (NDCHS) cafeteria. About 35 students sit in chairs with music books on stands in front of them. They hold their instruments at the ready. Tony Stuart, music […]

Carleton Place Bunny Run hops out on April 15

The tenth annual, free community Bunny Run returns to Downtown Carleton Place on Saturday, April 15. The Bunny Run has seen over 1,200 children gathering treats along Bridge St since it began in 2007.   “We have an amazing thirty-one businesses and organizations participating. This is huge,” said Kory Earle, event chair and founding member. From […]

Docks coming to Downtown Carleton Place

Matthew Behrens Carleton Place’s policy review committee heard on April 11 that a successful Canada150 application will assist with a program to improve the Mississippi River channel marking and install boat docks in the waterway’s downtown basin. “I did go to the AGM of the Mississippi Lakes Association and they were excited  about this,” […]

Local cannabis conversation event to help parents talk to youth

Matthew Behrens As the federal government readies its plan to legalize marijuana use, parents and caregivers are invited to attend an April 20 event designed to help open honest conversation with teenagers and parents. David Simpii, a member of the Carleton Place’s municipal drug strategy committee, told town council on April 11 that marijuana […]

Carleton Place volunteers launch community support initiative

Matthew Behrens and Jane Hobson A group of Carleton Place residents have come together under the banner of “Hometown Hearts” to promote and refresh the community and culture of Carleton Place, with a number of summer events on tap designed to attract visitors and locals alike.   “Our mission is to be there as […]