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Provincial election candidates for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston

Conservative | Green | Liberal | NDP Yes it’s election time again. On Thursday, June 2 Ontarians will go to the polls to choose their next MPPs. Hometown News has contacted the major party candidates (PC, Liberals, NDP, Greens) to get their take on the issues of importance facing Lanark Frontenac Kingston residents. We’re happy […]

Bridge Street reconstruction set to start

Mayor Doug Black detailed some of the street works to begin during the week of May 2nd at Tuesday, April 26th’s Carleton Place council meeting. The first phase of Bridge Street’s makeover will start with catch-basin installations beginning at Lake Avenue progressing north to College Street. He noted that workers will isolate their active sites to […]

UCDSB brings mobile skills training labs to students this spring

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is getting set to provide students with additional hands-on and real-world learning in skilled trades this spring. Through funding provided to the UCDSB Specialist High Skills Major Program and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, the UCDSB has been able to secure the St. Lawrence College Mobile Skills Training Lab for […]

After two years of Covid cancellations Maple Weekend is back April 2 and 3

The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association is excited to announce that after two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the province will once again be showcasing a new crop of maple syrup during the annual Maple Weekend, April 2 to 3, 2022. This year’s event will be a welcome opportunity to get out […]

Getting closer to shovels in the ground!

You may have heard the clapping and cheering around town as the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Foundation’s volunteer Campaign Cabinet celebrated the good news. The hospital has submitted the Stage 4.1 plans for the new Emergency Department to the Ministry of Health. Upon Ministry approval, the project will move to the tendering stage. […]

Carleton Place Spring Home and Fashion show cancelled

The popular Carleton Place Spring Home show, originally scheduled for April 8th to the 10th has been cancelled. This consumer event had grown over the years since its inception to providing dozens of local suppliers and retailers the opportunity to connect with new and old clients and customers, filling the one of the two Neelin Street Arena’s […]

McArthur Island development progressing

At the Tuesday, Feb 8th session of Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole, staff brought forward requests from the McArthur Island developer for agreement extensions on the first two phases of a five phase residential/commercial complex. From the beginning the island proposal has met and satisfied a large number of planning and environmental regulations from […]

Carleton Place council report for Jan 25

Carleton Place launches Affordable Housing Grant program  At the Jan 25th meeting of Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole, councillors voted to approve their Affordable Housing Grant program. Grants of up to $5K will be available to property owners building an accessory dwelling or granny flat or additional residential unit as they’re referred to in […]

1,108 pounds of donated food!

In addition to working tirelessly over many months of pandemic response, the Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) team made time to support our communities by hosting the annual “Fill and Ambulance with Food” drive on December 11th and 12th.  With support from local YIG stores (Barnabe, Mitchell, Patrice and Andress), Paramedics were on location in Perth, […]

An open letter to the community from your healthcare workers

Dear friends and neighbours across Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Our communities are facing a very concerning increase of COVID-19 cases. The Omicron variant is here, and it is increasing the pressures on our already fragile health system. Every person carrying the Omicron variant is infecting more than four other people. By comparison, anyone with the […]