Carleton Place Band going on tour

Jane Hobson Young. Passionate. Energetic. Loud. They call themselves Elementals. After a few months of remodeling, the hiatus is over. The four-piece alternative rock band that started in Almonte is touring Southern Ontario and Quebec this summer. The tour is made up of six shows, starting with two gigs in mid-June at Lobsterfest in […]

Carleton Place father and son review food trucks as summer project

Jane Hobson What does it take to be a food master? For a Carleton Place father and son, the three main ingredients are a chip truck, a camera and a couple of hearty laughs. Wesley Parsons and his 13-year-old son Noah started reviewing local food trucks in early May as a summer project. “We […]

Secretive nuclear waste shipments moving along Hwy7 and 416

Matthew Behrens A growing number of voices are raising alarm over a secretive,  unprecedented series of liquid radioactive waste shipments from Chalk River’s nuclear facilities to a South Carolina processing plant. While routes are not publicized, two of the only roadways that meet the designated requirements for the journey are Highways 17 and 416. […]

Construction on Lake Avenue in Carleton Place starts next week

Submitted Reconstruction work on Lave Avenue in Carleton Place will start e on Tuesday, July 11. Lake Avenue East will be closed to through traffic from Bridge Street to Argyle Street until late August. Businesses in this corridor will remain open and accessible throughout the project. The intersection of Lake Avenue and Bridge Street […]

Knowles to stay on as Carleton Place CAO

Staff The Town of Carleton Place announced on June 28 that Mark Jensen would not be taking over for Paul Knowles in the role of chief administrative officer as planned. Changes in personal and family circumstances has prevented Jensen from accepting the position. Knowles will remain as CAO while council initiates a new recruitment […]

Restaurant composting program surfaces in Carleton Place

Jane Hobson The amount of weekly waste produced by a restaurant can be astounding, which is why a couple Carleton Place restaurant owners have adopted unique composting strategies to suit their needs. “I saw a lot of waste going to the garbage so we started composting instead,” said Ian Carswell, the owner of Black […]

Carleton Place arena renovations one step closer to confirmation

Matthew Behrens The ongoing saga of funding for new Carleton Place arena dressing rooms was on the agenda of the town’s policy review committee June 27, with councillors voting to hold a meeting of key stakeholders this fall, put out a tender document in early 2018, and support in principle the installation of an […]

A homeless hermit crab is the most recent star for local author book series

Jane Hobson “The more I write, the more I want to write,” said Natasha Peterson, a Carleton Place author who recently published her third children’s book in April called Harold the Homeless Hermit. Published under her own label Polar Bear Press, Harold the Homeless Hermit is a story about a Canadian hermit crab that […]

Carleton Place discusses provincial strategy on municipal revenue generation

Matthew Behrens  The Carleton Place town council’s community issues committee heard an update on June 20 from Chief Administrative Officer Paul Knowles about a new report from the Association of Municipalities (AMO) that seeks to address the growing gap between municipal revenues and costs. The AMO’s report, dubbed “What’s Next Ontario,” is a product […]

Carleton Place Senior Hockey League turns the game into a brotherhood

Jane Hobson When John Edwards wife, Teresa, died unexpectedly in January 2017 and he suddenly became a single father to his thirteen-year-old daughter Ayanna, Edwards said the Carleton Place Senior Hockey League (CPSHL) gave him something to look forward to. “Playing hockey twice a week helped me and Ayanna recreate a sense of normalcy […]