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Ontario’s Workplace Education and Enforcement Campaign comes to LGL this week

Inspection Blitz Helps to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 and Keep Workers and Public Safe The Ontario government launched a series of education and enforcement campaigns to ensure businesses across the province are taking the necessary steps to keep employees, consumers and the public safe. These campaigns will support the current efforts of police, municipal by-law […]

Two new Health Unit Service Site locations in Perth & Carleton Place

The Perth Service Site of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will be moving the week of November 30th to a new location at the Perth Medical Clinic at 14 Isabella St. across from the Perth Smiths Falls Hospital (only half a kilometre away from the current address at 1 Sherbrooke St.). The new […]

Deputy Mayor pulls support of new property standards and right of entry bylaws

On Wednesday, November 18th, Carleton Place Deputy Mayor Sean Redmond posted a statement on his Facebook page (and confirmed it to Hometown News) that indicated he was changing his position on the new property standards bylaw due to a right of entry clause giving town inspectors and bylaw enforcement officials the right to enter onto […]

Downtown Carleton Place celebrates TEAMWORK with new downtown lighting scheme

Each year, Downtown Carleton Place, with the help of our friends at Christmas Décor & Lighting, install annual holiday and ambient lighting to create a festive and inviting atmosphere in our downtown. This year will be no different; however, we are dressing up our trees in gold and blue! Downtown Carleton Place is paying homage […]

Outbreak declared at Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place

The Health Unit is working with Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place to manage a COVID-19 outbreak. One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Enhanced infection control measures under the Long-Term Care Home Act have been put in place to manage the outbreak and are being monitored by the Health Unit.  The staff member is at […]

Welcome to County Council

For those of you not familiar with our upper tier municipal government, here’s a quick introduction. Lanark County council is made up of representatives of the communities within the county and Smiths Falls. Yes, Smiths Falls is a separated municipality and rather than forward a portion of property tax to the county, they pay for county services […]

OPP seeking information about theft at Esso gas station

Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking assistance from the public to help identify the person responsible for a theft at the Esso gas station on Highway 7 in Carleton Place. At approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 an unknown person stole a blue duffel bag containing $1,000 worth of Bell contractor tools. […]

Carleton Place Council Round-up

At the regular and virtual meeting of Carleton Place Town Council on Tuesday, Oct 13, approval was given to extend the patio season to the end of October. This refers to those areas on town property currently being used by businesses on Bridge Street for outdoor seating and food service either on street parking spots or […]

RVCA supports Lanark County Climate Action Plan through landowner tree planting program

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) supports Lanark County’s commitment to plant one million trees through its landowner tree planting program. The RVCA’s program has helped landowners in watershed municipalities plant trees for over 27 years with technical advice, site preparation and planting of native seedlings. The program also offers substantial subsidized costs. Climate and […]

Lanark OPP investigating fatal collision

Cyclist Dies After Being Struck By Transport One person has died following a collision involving a bicycle and transport truck, west of Carleton Place. On October 4, 2020, shortly before 10:00 p.m., officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a collision on Highway-7, between Ramsay […]