Credit issues shouldn’t be a barrier to buying a car

Advertorial Buying a new or new-to-you car is a big decision, but too many times people turn to private sales because they think they can’t afford a new car or are intimidated by dealerships. The whole used car salesman cliche is one that gets stuck in people’s heads. However, where you buy your car is […]

Ease end-of-school year stress

Submitted by Christine Peets June is a very busy month, with end of school assignments, exams, plus all of the sports and social activities. There’s no doubt that it could be a stressful time, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s important to recognize what those stressors could be and how to deal with […]

Allergies: Itchy watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing – It’s that time of year again!

Dr. Katie Weststrate, MScCH, RYT, ND Roughly one quarter of all Canadians suffer each year with allergic rhinitis (AR), an inflammatory disease of the nasal mucous membranes caused by an overreaction of the immune system to a substance you’ve inhaled. When this happens, your immune system releases a substance called IgE, along with inflammatory […]

Carleton Place Shoppers Drug Mart runs for women’s mental health

Jane Hobson Shoppers Drug Mart in Carleton Place is actively trying to lessen the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses by running in the 2017 Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women on May 7. “As a pharmacist I see a lot of stigma associated with mental health and the run helps lessen it because it […]

Four ways to optimize your digestion

Optimizing digestion is easy. Sadly, we’ve become disconnected from our digestive processes, which can lead to a variety of digestive concerns. The good news is, getting back on track only takes a few simple steps. 1.Rest and digest Before you can even start properly digesting food, your body needs to be in a relaxed state. […]

Snowmobilers make pitch for inclusion on Ottawa Valley Rec Trail

Matthew Behrens As Lanark County continues to hold consultations on the ultimate disposition of the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail (OVRT), representatives of a number of local snowmobile clubs spoke to Carleton Place town council on March 28 about their desire to be included as part of a multi-use trail. Darin McRae of the Beautiful […]