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Committee reverses decision on Rental Village temporary building

At the Jan 14th session of Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole, a decision was made effectively reversing one from Nov 12 of last year. At that meeting Rental Village, located at the corner of Cavanaugh Rd and McNeely Ave, had applied for permission to place a temporary building on their lot due to […]

Carleton Place council goes down the stream

Starting January 28th you will be able to view town council and committee of the whole meetings live online from the comfort of your home (or wherever else you happen to put up your feet).  Council is making good on a promise to improve accessibility to their meetings and ran a trial of the streaming service on […]

Planet Youth Lanark County launches

Lanark County is the first Canadian community to embark on a relatively new yet substantially successful approach to dealing with substance use among youth; Planet Youth. It was just 2 years ago that a small group of Carleton Place residents who regularly met at St. James church came across the news of a seemingly  revolutionary approach to […]

Carleton Place Council comfortable with new Bridge Street price tag

Carleton Place council held a special session of their committee of the whole on Jan 7 to discuss the upcoming Bridge Street reconstruction and plan for a public meeting on the topic on Jan 27. In December of last year, council first heard of a major jump in the cost projections from $1.4M to $2.1M for […]

Sophia’s animated Christmas light show- A son’s love for his Father

This time of year, more than our children look forward to the Christmas season and one thing that’s guaranteed to bring out the spirit of the celebration for those who are young and for those who are young-at-heart are festive home light displays.  Many of us can remember when our parents loaded us up in […]

The Bears were more than ready to take on the Canadians

Icy cold winds blew in from the north Friday night, and so did the Carleton Place Canadians. This team not only displayed a physically imposing look, they also happened to be the number one team in the league right now. The Bears, wearing their maroon heritage uniforms for the last home game before Christmas, were […]

Filling our ambulances with food!

Local paramedics from the Lanark County Paramedic Services (LCPS) usually pick up patients, but on December 14th and 15th, they picked up donations as well. The 5th annual “Fill an Ambulance with Food” drive was held in Almonte, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Perth. It was another successful food drive across four communities, with 110 […]

Carleton Place taxes and user fees set to rise

At Tuesday’s Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole meeting, town treasurer Trisa McConkey presented a draft of the 2020 budget for council discussion and public input. Her presentation, which did not include any water or sewer rates (those were discussed and passed with a 5% increase earlier this fall), calls for a tax rate increase […]

Carleton Place council reviews Bridge St Project

Carleton Place council held a special session of its committee of the whole on Dec 10th with only one item on the agenda; the Bridge St. Reconstruction. As part of planned public consultations, the engineering and design firm RV Anderson Associates Limited’s David O’Sullivan provided council and the gallery with a detailed presentation on suggested changes to […]

UCDSB appoints new CFO and Treasurer of the Board

Current Superintendent of Human Resources and Operational Services Jeremy Hobbs has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). Director of Education Stephen Sliwa announced last week that Superintendent Hobbs will fully transition into this role in February 2020. Trustees confirmed his appointment at their organizational meeting […]