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Great start to Thanksgiving weekend for the Bears

The start of the Thanksgiving weekend couldn’t have been better for the Bears. An amazingly large crowd of no less than 450 people flocked to the Den for fan appreciation night  to be rewarded with a great game that saw the Bears take away a 4:0 win over the Carleton Place Canadians. The first period […]

Lanark County Housing Corporation (LCHC) continues development progress despite challenges

The Lanark County Housing Corporation (LCHC) is an organization owned by Lanark County, responsible for the administration and funding of social housing within the County and the Town of Smiths Falls.  LCHC owns a total of 533 social housing units throughout Lanark County, including the properties located at 314 to 334 Joseph Street, 328 to […]

Mayor comments on county buildings recently boarded up

During the announcement’s section of Tuesday evening’s council session, Mayor Doug Black took a moment to comment on some social housing units on Edwards and Patty Drive that were abandoned some time ago and recently had their windows boarded up.  He noted that these properties were owned by Lanark County and the boarding treatment was to […]

Council welcomes special guests

At the October 8th meeting of Carleton Place council, Mayor Doug Black welcomed the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Maeng-ho Shin and members of his staff as they finished off their Korea in Carleton Place Day by taking in on a session of municipal government.  His Excellency had nothing but praise for the town commenting on […]

Korea Day in Carleton Place; A cultural exchange builds close relations

His Excellency, Maeng-ho Shin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, and a sizable entourage visited Carleton Place on Tuesday, Oct 8 and in a short time created some substantial bonds with local residents and community leaders. Mayor Doug Black and council members and town staff took their distinguished guest to the home of Sam Bat where […]

Board honours outstanding employees at 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) recognized excellence on Wednesday, September 25 at the 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards ceremony in Brockville, which took place during the regular Board meeting. The annual awards program started in November 2012 to recognize staff for innovative teaching and work practices, with the intent that these practices will be […]

Modest gains achieved in EQAO data for UCDSB students

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has received the latest EQAO assessment data and overall, UCDSB students have achieved modest gains in areas of reading and writing, while reflecting the provincial trends in math. The UCDSB sees these achievements as steps in the right direction. Each year, these assessments offer insight on how Ontario […]

Lanark transportation launch date set

Wednesday Oct 9th will be the launch date for Lanark Transportation Association’s Ride the LT in Carleton Place.  Patterned on a service offered over the last 2 years to residents of Lanark Village and the surrounding area, this weekly transit run will offer rides on a preset circuit to the most popular shopping facilities in Perth and […]

Volunteer committee membership confirmed

After discussing possible changes to the membership terms on the town’s various advisory committees over several weeks, town councilors finally decided on a revision to send to the next full council session for ratification. Going forward members of these groups, such as the accessibility and drug strategy committees for example, shall be in good standing until […]

Water rate increases on the horizon

At Carleton Place’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Sept 24, town treasurer, Trisa McConkey brought forward next year’s water and sewer budget which is slated to see a 5% rate increase.  With the input of physical environment director Dave Young, McConkey reviewed infrastructure tender bids and came to the conclusion that a rate increase beyond […]