Green New deal holds town hall meeting in Carleton Place

A national climate change and environmental group called the Green New Deal held a public meeting in Carleton Place on July 16 at the Carambeck Community Centre. This non-partisan organization has held similar town hall sessions from coast to coast this past spring. Their goal is to inform local residents of the impact of climate change […]

Carleton Place celebrates 2 centuries of volunteering

July 11th, a large group of community volunteers were treated to an entertaining and motivational evening of guest speakers and presentations on the history of Carleton Place in the town hall’s upper auditorium. CP’s 200th Anniversary committee and council hosted this major kick-off to the town’s birthday celebrations occurring this year. They heard from Montague Reeve Bill Dobson […]

Heat warning update

Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning levels for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday for the area of Leeds and Grenville; Lanark County is not included in this heat event.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have […]

McArthur Island Development gets conditional green light

At the final session (before the summer break) of Carleton Place’s Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, June 25th, a multi-phase development proposal for McArthur Island was presented. The project is planned to be built in 5 phases over a 5-10 year time span. When completed it will contain 586 residential units (including 144 long-term […]

Roadside fruit and vegetable stands: Hey folks, can we talk?

Any day now, the sides of the streets will be dotted with a familiar – and welcome – sign of summer… Roadside fruit and vegetable stands.   They are most often operated by the farmers themselves, or members of their summer staff team – but not always. They usually sell produce which has been grown […]

Health Unit begins Beach Water Quality Program this week

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is starting weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year. The beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 31, 2019. This year the following public swimming areas will be monitored: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, […]

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 […]

Flood reveals potential improvements to area’s emergency response system

This spring’s flood waters brought to the surface a number of emergency response lessons for residents and local politicians along the Mississippi River. Now that the waters are receding, town leaders are turning their attention towards how the next flood can be handled better. The areas of communication, supply and demand and volunteer co-ordination came […]

Denied developer erupts CoW meeting in Carleton Place

The May 14 Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole session blew up into a shouting match when a local developer, Cheryl Batten attempted to address council and members of the gallery during a discussion about an apartment building. The committee had just finished reviewing a presentation made by Tyler Duval, Acting Manager of Developmental Services.  An […]

Users of Lanark County libraries feeling loss of The Interlibrary Loan program

Users of Lanark County’s five public libraries are beginning to feel the loss of the interlibrary loan program. The Interlibrary Loan delivery service was scrapped after the 2019 Ontario Budget saw a 50% budget decrease to the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS), which organized the service. According to the most recent Ministry of Tourism, Culture […]