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Deputy Mayor Flynn honoured by Christmas Day Committee

Matthew Behrens In an emotional address in the Carleton Place council chambers on Nov. 21, Kory Earle, the president of People First Canada, paid tribute to the town’s deputy mayor, Jerry Flynn, as a tireless community advocate who places people above politics. The salute to Flynn came during a presentation from the group’s Christmas Day […]

Carleton Place Mayor faces new breach of confidentiality allegations

Matthew Behrens For the second time this year, Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos faced down calls to resign over an alleged breach of confidentiality that one councillor pledged will result in yet another mayoral malfeasance complaint to the town’s integrity commissioner, Robert Swayze. In a raucous Nov. 14 council meeting that looked like a scene […]

Kanata Laser fizzle out against Carleton Place Canadians

Harrison Field Searching for a win after their shootout loss on Nov. 10, The Carleton Place Canadians took another win away from the Kanata Lasers at the Carleton Place arena with a score of seven to two on Nov. 12.   You could describe the game a number of ways, but you could not say […]

Revised criteria make Carleton Place eligible for climate change grants

Matthew Behrens Thanks to revised criteria issued by the provincial government’s Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge Fund, the town of Carleton Place is applying for a number of grants that would help reduce its climate change footprint. Chief Administrative Officer Paul Knowles told the physical environment committee on Nov. 7 that this opportunity will open the […]

Guidelines drafted to keep Carleton Place sidewalks clutter free

Matthew Behrens After much discussion and consultation, Carleton Place town staff have proposed a set of draft guidelines that would help keep downtown’s sidewalks free of congestion and obstacles. The physical environment committee’s Nov. 7 meeting heard about plans to improve the placement of temporary objects including sandwich board signs, merchandise displays, moveable seating and […]

Kemptville 73’s fold under pressure from Carleton Place Canadians

Harrison Field While the game didn’t kick off with an early goal like usual, The Carleton Place Canadians were able to keep the pressure on the Kemptville 73’s for a 7-1 win at the Carleton Place Arena on Sunday, Nov. 5. The Kemptville 73’s were able to hold off the Canadians at first, making […]

Humble businesses recognized at Carleton Place Business Awards

Harrison Field Win or lose, the businesses nominated for the fifth annual business awards of excellence in Carleton Place felt grateful just to be nominated.   There are five categories for businesses to be nominated into: entrepreneur of the year, team of the year, excellence in customer service, community involvement, business of the year […]

29th annual Women’s Fair held to help abused women

Harrison Field The Carleton Place Arena and Rotary Club of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills played host to the 29 annual Women’s Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4.   The Women’s Fair featured a variety of different businesses and crafts including Surrounding Memories, The Cat’s Glass and Stittsville Wellness.  All of the businesses were female […]

Build a Mountain food drive keeps is in full swing

Chris Must As the annual Build a Mountain of food campaign enters its 11th year, the motivation that drives its founder remains the same. “My goal from day one has been to try and fill as many shelves as possible,” Hugh Colton told Hometown News recently. From humble beginnings in just one local community […]

Mayor walks out on integrity commissioner discussion

Matthew Behrens Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos, the subject of a number of integrity commissioner complaints during his term in office, abruptly walked out of the council chamber without explanation just before an Oct. 24 discussion about renewing the commissioner’s contract with the town. “The mayor just left the room,” said councillor Teresa Fritz as […]