Council revisits Committee of the Whole Decisions

Since Carleton Place council moved to a committee of the whole (CoW) system at the beginning of this term, full council sessions have been fairly quick rubber-stamp affairs with CoW decisions being approved without debate. But on Tuesday, June 11th, 2 items on the council agenda (from the previous CoW meeting) received a fair amount […]

Cuts leave libraries ‘making bread with no flour’

“It’s like saying please make bread, but we’re not giving you any flour to do it,” said the CEO and chief librarian of the Perth Union Library, describing the impact of recent massive budget cuts. In a report to Perth town council at its June 11 Committee of the Whole meeting, Erika Heeson said the Southern Ontario […]

New information forces pause for ATV access through town

In an unusual move, Rick Gilfillen, president of the Rideau Lakes ATV Club, was allowed to speak at council Monday night. In question is a travel road through town for ATVs. Before Gilfillen spoke, Troy Dunlop, Director of Public Works and Utilities, tossed new information into council’s lap: Bill 107, the Getting Ontario Moving Act, […]

Green spaces included in asset management policy

Treasurer Janet Koziel approached council Monday night with information about the development of a Strategic Asset Management Policy (SAMP) for the municipality; she further asked for the adoption of a bylaw to adopt the SAMP before July 1, as Ontario municipalities are now required to have a SAMP in place before that date. The Draft […]

Councillors challenged in cardboard boat race

This is a Rideau Ferry Regatta year. The event, which started in 1909, now takes place every two years, and this year a fourth cardboard boat challenge has been issued to the municipalities involved. Boats call for a two-person crew and are built before the event; decorations are encouraged. Paddles and safety equipment (like life-jackets) […]

Eight properties become Properties of Interest

At Committee of the Whole Monday night, council was asked to add eight properties to the Properties of Interest Registry. Senior Planner Karl Grenke introduced the topic and Tony Humphrey of the Municipal Heritage Committee then took some time describing the location of the properties. These include: Washburn Block, J.M. Clark Hardware Store, Alexander Clark […]

Canada’s Cannabis Project discussed at council

Nathanial Morris of Canada’s Cannabis Project once again introduced himself to council after a few months’ absence, to update members about plans for a living laboratory project. Morris commented he’s had good feedback from the business community particularly Brian Paquette, owner of both the Axe and Arrow Gastropub and Café Whim. Morris said they have […]

Canopy Growth collaborates with Parent Action on Drugs to launch digital cannabis education tools

GOAL IS TO HELP PARENTS JUMPSTART CONVERSATIONS WITH YOUTH ABOUT CANNABIS USE NEW RESOURCES INFORMED BY THE SENSIBLE CANNABIS EDUCATION TOOLKIT Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce the next phase in its partnership with Parent Action on Drugs (“PAD”) and Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (“CSSDP”) […]

Town line painting contract awarded Monday night

Council members agreed that the Town award Western Signs and Line Painting Ltd with the line painting contract. The pavement marking program includes the painting of about 21 km of roadway centrelines, 1000 parking spaces, 250 stop bars, 100 crosswalks and over 700 symbols. The Western Signs and Line Painting Ltd. bid came in at […]

Majority of council voted not to read letter Monday night

Councillor Niki Dwyer suggested a more co-ordinated approach be taken to answering correspondence that has been sent to all council members. Traditionally, she said, it is the mayor who responds if sent to all council members; Mayor Pankow said he would do that with Mary-Kate Bridson’s letter. Councillor Dwyer suggested there were certainly some valid […]