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Marc Giles and local hospitals big winners after Win2021 lottery

Marc Giles of Carleton Place is the grand-prize winner of the Win2021 Hospital Lottery. Giles’ winning ticket number 105254 was announced July 8th at 7 p.m. by Keith & April Bean of Bean Chevrolet. The Beans are the presenting sponsors of Win2021 and provided the 2021 Chevy Blazer. Approximately $145,000 will be split by the […]

Conflict of interest or smart deal for taxpayers?

It started with a recent post on a social media account for Carleton Place’s BIA; a picture of Carleton Place councilor Andrew Tennant repairing the stone work high up on the town hall building. That one image sparked some questions. Was he volunteering? Or was he getting paid? If it was a paying job, how […]

Carleton Place Towne Barber fined

On Wednesday, June 16, representatives from the Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark Health Unit came to Bridge Street in Carleton Place and fined local barber, Kyle Blundell because he was providing hair cuts in the lane outside his 103 Bridge Street, Towne Barber shop under an open-sided patio tent. Blundell decided to offer his services via […]

Health unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

It’s hot out there! The Health Unit would like to remind everyone to take care during times of high heat and humidity. Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a heat warning for much of our Health Unit area for June 7th and 8th.  Heat warnings are issues when: Daytime temperature of 31oC or higher and […]

Majority must be vaccinated to restore normal life, says medical officer of health

Late in 1942 after a series of Allied victories, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had this to say: “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Churchill proved to be correct. Although the tide of victory had begun to […]

Four Lanark County Paramedics presented with bravery awards

Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery – Paramedics across Ontario go above and beyond every day to serve their community. Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) is proud to honour four of its Paramedics who pushed this commitment even further and put themselves at risk to help those in need. Today, the Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and […]

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of a one day heat event on Friday May 21, 2021 for Lanark County.  High heat can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Dr. Paula Stewart, […]

MVCA Watershed Plan nearing completion

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is one step closer to finalizing the Mississippi River Watershed Plan, which is now available online. Two public information sessions are planned for June: Wednesday, June 2 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Thursday, June 10 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Plan is the culmination of a two-year effort that […]

Avoid social gatherings Victoria Day weekend, says health unit

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is advising the public to avoid social gatherings during the upcoming long weekend. Information provided to the Hometown News by the heath unit states that it is “important that people remember that we are still in a stay at home order.” Avoiding backyard barbecues and other gatherings […]

Health Unit asks for continued compliance over the long weekend

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit area is experiencing the lowest active case numbers since the beginning of March. We are asking residents to continue to follow the public health measures during this coming long weekend to ensure that these numbers continue the downward trend. “Thanks to all LGL residents for following precautions […]