Shipping containers’ decision deferred

At the Tuesday, April 27 virtual meeting of Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole, shipping containers (known as sea-cans at the town-hall) were once again on the table. Director of Development Services, Niki Dwyer proposed two methods of regulating the placement and use of these large steel shipping units. The first would involve amending […]

Affordable Housing Initiatives

At the meeting on Tuesday, Niki Dwyer, Director of Development Services, presented her report on the town’s efforts to create affordable housing. She listed the new 20 unit rent-geared-to-income apartment building being constructed by Lanark County at 7 Arthur Street as one such initiative. It’s expected to be ready for occupancy in July of this […]

Extra Garbage Bag approved again

On Tuesday, Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole once again amended their waste management bylaw to permit an extra bag of garbage per household while the current public health stay-at-home order is in effect. This is the third such change since the Covid-19 pandemic began with the previous two coinciding with similar lock-down regulations. […]

Lanark County OPP investigating home invasion, gunshots

The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a home invasion at a residence in Carleton Place last night. On March 27, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers were called to a home on Townline Road East between Bridge Street and James Street. The investigation revealed that shots had been fired […]

Vacant county housing property law suit settled

A series of boarded-up former social housing buildings in Carleton Place is now up for sale. The units on Edwards Drive near the intersection of Townline Road East and Joseph Street sit on a parcel of land that was the subject of prolonged litigation that was recently settled, according to Lanark County’s Director of Social […]

Additional confirmed case of COVID-19 at Beckwith Public School – No exposure

A fifth individual at Beckwith Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has determined the individual was not at the school while infectious and therefore the case poses no risk to staff or students. Due to the evolving situation within the school and community, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit made the decision […]

New study highlights dangers posed by snowmobiles on OVRT after pedestrian injured

A 49-year-old woman walking her dog was seriously injured in Carleton Place on February 22, 2021 when struck by a snowmobile on Lanark County’s Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT). The woman was rushed to hospital. A new study, compiled by Lanark Residents for Safe Trails (LRST), demonstrates the acute dangers to pedestrian users of the […]

Outbreak declared at Beckwith Public School

Parents/guardians, staff and students at Beckwith Public School in Carleton Place received notification today that a second individual at the school has a confirmed case of COVID-19. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at school. An outbreak is declared when 2 or more individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, at least one of […]

Outbreak declared at Carleton Place High School

Parents/guardians, staff and students at Carleton Place High School received notification today that the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at the secondary school.   An outbreak is declared when 2 or more individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, at least one of which is linked to possible transmission at the school.   The health unit has determined that a […]

Additional confirmed case of COVID-19 at Carleton Place High School

An additional individual at Carleton Place High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone who may have had a high-risk exposure at the school was contacted this evening by phone or email.   The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is actively communicating with anyone who may have had a high-risk exposure and is closely monitoring the situation. Both the health unit and the school are taking all necessary steps to […]