Change to Remembrance Day ceremony in Carleton Place

The current COVID-19 pandemic has directly affected the execution of this year’s annual November 11th Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony in Carleton Place and other communities across Canada. However, the good news is that in order to have the residents of Carleton Place remember and pay our respects to our fallen, a much smaller scaled […]

OPP seeking assistance identifying persons responsible for theft of a motor vehicle

Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking assistance from the public to help identify the person or persons responsible for the theft of a motor vehicle from an address on Ford Road in Beckwith Township. Sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 an unknown person(s) stole […]

Lanark County OPP investigating sudden death

The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), under direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, is investigating a sudden death in Beckwith Township near Carleton Place. On September 24, 2020, shortly before 10:30 a.m., the OPP responded to a 9-1-1 call from a residence in Scotch Corners. Officers located a deceased male at […]

Tim Hortons® Smile Cookie Campaign is back, supporting Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation

From September 14 to September 20, the full $1 from every Smile Cookie sold in Carleton Place will support Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation Last year, Tim Hortons® restaurant owners and guests across the country raised a record $9.8 million to support local charities through their annual Smile Cookie campaign. Back again for […]

Carleton Place council crosses the trail, garbage relief to stay around, Annual Appreciation Night cancelled

Carleton Place Council Crosses the Trail  At the Sept 8th session of the Carleton Place council committee of the whole, public works director, Guy Bourgon brought forward a detailed report on pedestrian/trail- users crossings at locations in town where the Ottawa Valley Rail Trail (OVRT) intersects with town streets and roads.  His presentation was a result of […]

School buses are returning soon

Drivers reminded to exercise caution The Grenville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police reminds motorists that school buses are returning to area roads very soon. Motorists are reminded to exercise caution due to the expected increase in pedestrians, cyclists and school buses, and to give themselves extra commuting time. Students will no doubt be excited […]

Health Unit assesses situation at Municipal Childcare Centre and determines no risk

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has assessed the situation in which there was a case of possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus for a small group of children and staff at the municipal Childcare Centre at 3 Francis Street and determined there is no risk in the children returning to care on […]

Covid-19 at the Francis Street Daycare in Carleton Place

On Friday Aug. 28th, the town hall in Carleton Place issued a press release indicating possible exposure to the Covid-19 virus for a small number of children and staff at the municipally-run daycare on Francis Street. The release also states that anyone considered high risk from this exposure has already been contacted by the Leeds, […]

Carleton Place skaters and swimmers dodge an increase

At the August 25th session of the committee of the whole for Carleton Place council, Recreation and Culture Manager Joanne Henderson presented a recommendation to raise ice rental rates and pool user fees by 3% beginning in September.  She reminded council and staff at the virtual meeting of the negative financial impacts the pandemic lock-down and provincial […]

Crossing signage coming for trail intersections?

At the Aug 25th Carleton Place council committee of the whole meeting, councilor Linda Seccaspina brought forward a motion to implement signs or crosswalk markings at 2 intersections in town where the Ottawa Valley Rail Trail (OVRT) meets busy streets. She proposed Lake Ave East and Moore/Munro streets as the ones she’s received most public feedback […]