Left to right, Newest CERV Team member Mark Dorland, Mayor Louis Antonakos, Town Clerk Duncan Rogers. Photo credit: Brian Turner

Carleton Place’s Policy Review Committee wades through a packed agenda

Brian Turner Carleton Place Town Council held 2 meetings on Tuesday June 12 in reverse order from their normal process. The Policy Review Committee meeting convened first in the session with a full Council meeting following. The reasoning for the rare schedule change was that last Tuesday, June 5th, saw no meetings due to the […]

Tribute to our legend Stompin’ Tom Connors

Submitted Reserved seating, a cash bar and a great show?! It’s all happening June 16th @ 7 PM as part of the On The Roll Smiths Falls series! Don’t miss the Stompin’ Tom Connors Canadian Tribute Tour, performed by none other than his son, Stompin’ Taw! This show promises to be a STOMPIN’ good time… […]

Carleton Place Drama Team earns recognition of provincial showcase

Submitted The Carleton Place High School (CPHS) Drama Team recently participated in the National Theatre School Drama Festival – Ontario (formerly known as the Sears Drama Festival) held from May 9 to May 12 in Cambridge, Ont. The elite competition saw 12 schools perform over a four-day period. Each school was presented with an Excellence […]

Good sound-bites, no controversy at All-Candidates’ meeting

OPINION – Sally Smith It was very civil, very sedate, very structured. The Lanark Federation of Agriculture partnered with the Chambers of Commerce from Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place to host an All-Candidates’ Meeting at Beckwith Township offices Wednesday night. Four candidates faced a crowd of about 120 people – Anita Payne, Green Party […]

Development fees reviewed

Brian Turner editorial@pdgmedia.ca As a result of the needs to upgrade both the water and waste-water treatment plans due to both development and population growth, town staff presented recommendations for changes to the development fee schedules. Under current provincial legislation, municipalities are permitted to collect development fees from building companies to cover specific costs related […]

Detailed plans for Ottawa Valley Rail Trail presented

Brian Turner editorial@pdgmedia.ca At the May 15th Carleton Place Corporate Services Committee meeting, former CAO Paul Knowles presented the details of the Ottawa Valley Rail Trail portion inside town boundaries as well as the large park area known as Carleton Crossing (behind the OPP station). The trail will follow the old rail line purchased by […]

Water and waste-water operations reviewed

Brian Turner editorial@pdgmedia.ca Carleton Place Council held their Corporate Services Committee meeting on May 15 beginning after an open house to discuss the water and waste-water treatment plants report prepared by consultants JL Richards. The report reviewed the current status of both plants and required upgrades, expansions, and changes required due to residential and commercial […]

Carleton Place Councilor Doug Black to enter diversion program

Submitted editorial@pdgmedia.ca As a result of an altercation between Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos and Councilor Doug Black in February of this year at the town hall, criminal charges were laid against Black.  A series of court procedures ended today in Perth and Black has issued the following statement… “To the Mayor, Councillors, Town Staff and […]

Food Bank Feelin’ Groovy for this year’s BOGO

Submitted It’s time for the Lanark County Food Bank – The Hunger Stop’s annual Buy One, Give One Community Dinner when every ticket purchased doubles in value and extends an offer for a Food Bank client to attend the dinner too. This year’s Feelin’ Groovy theme promises to be a whole lot of fun with […]

Louis Antonakos announces his Mayoral candidacy for 2018 Carleton Place election

In a press release issued through his personal Facebook page on May 1, 2018, Louis Antonakos announced his candidacy with the following statement:  “As Mayor of Carleton Place, I am excited and proud to throw my hat in the ring once again to officially announce my 2018 candidacy for Mayor. I look forward to representing […]