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Carleton Place drama team moves on to provincial showcase

Submitted The Carleton Place High School Drama Team represented their school and the Upper Canada District School Board well at the Ontario East Regional Drama Festival held in Perth from April 11 – April 13. The school was one of two that claimed the top prize of an Outstanding Production award, which gives them access to the provincial showcase. […]

Carleton Place Council puts brakes on arena change-room upgrades

Brian Turner Carleton Place Council held their regular session of their Corporate Services Committee on Tuesday April 18.  Staff presented various scenarios and options for funding the replacement of the town’s central bridge and the arena’s change-rooms.  While council directed staff to begin the tender document process for the arena at the March 20th meeting […]

Art addiction fills up every waking second

Sally Smith Sarah Moffat is convinced the gene for fearlessness has come down directly from her grandfather through her father to her. Her grandfather flew planes from Newfoundland across the Atlantic without radar (in leather flying gear because it was freezing cold); her father sailed from Lake Ontario to the Bahamas with his wife […]

Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush season extended open daily until April 22

Submitted by Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush Mother Nature is in the Maple Corner this spring! This long lingering cold crisp weather is perfect for maple sap flow. Shirley, Scott & Team Awesome are excited to welcome you to our pancake house and gift shoppe for an extra week of maple season. Scott’s expectation […]

Carleton Place council votes against South Shore Landing phase 4 tower

Carleton Place Planning and Development Committee Report On Tuesday, April 3rd, Carleton Place Council held regular sessions of their Physical Environment (Public Works) and Planning and Development Committees in the upper auditorium at the town hall.  The Physical Environment committee meeting was short with only 2 items appearing on the agenda; the renewal of Enbridge Gas’ […]

New antique marketplace to be held April 14 in Carleton Place

Submitted The Cavanagh Family Marketplace presents the 1st Annual Antique and Collectible Show at the Carleton Place Curling Club on April 14 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This event is free for anyone to attend and is the perfect event for learning a little about local history, to shop for that person on your […]

Local Hospitals go for Silver with the Healthy Foods in Champlain Hospitals Program

Submitted Veggie breakfast omelettes. An oatmeal topping bar. Fruit parfaits. Pembroke Regional Hospital (PRH) is making healthy eating the easy choice in the cafeteria, Mural Café and Sunshine Gift Shop – and they are getting creative too! They’ve introduced a fresh salad bar, new beverages, and an enticing breakfast buffet – all part of achieving […]

The Health Unit encourages safe and healthy food donation choices

Submitted by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Household food insecurity means not having enough money to buy healthy food. The solutions to food insecurity include things like enough income, affordable housing, daycare and transportation, opportunities for safe and steady work and opportunities for an education. Until more people have enough income to buy enough […]

#MeToo play tours Lanark County in April

Submitted The global #MeToo and #TimesUp movements receive a local interpretation in April as Burning Passions Theatre presents a new play, Every Friday, that will tour local youth centres and schools in Lanark Highlands, Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, and Almonte. The play, written and directed by Laurel Smith, based on stories created by Mary Cowan, Ruby […]

RV Anderson to complete an environmental assessment for the replacement of the central bridge

Brian Turner At Carleton Place council’s Policy Review Committee meeting of Mar. 27, staff reviewed the impacts of Ontario Bill 139 (Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act).  The main topic of discussion was the replacement of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).  The province will also create a support […]