Carleton Place council handles full agenda

At the April 25th meeting of Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole, councilors tackled a plateful of business items and motions. Watch what you pour down the sink During a routine and provincially mandated waste-water treatment report, councilor Mark Hinton asked about the number of plugged lateral line complaints (this refers to sewage lines (or […]

Agency celebrates 500th board meeting in its 50th Year

On May 16th, 1973, a group of concerned community members met in Carleton Place to form a ‘Big Brothers Association’. 14 people attended the meeting, and the what we now know as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County was formed. The original minutes showed that the group talked about how to launch the organization, […]

Carleton Place Councilor holds non-profit summit

First-term Carleton Place councilor Sarah Cavanagh held a non-profit summit on Wednesday April 12 at the St James Parish Hall to gather representatives a wide variety of non-profit, charitable, and community service organizations for a discussion among like-minded volunteers looking to provide support for those in need. The afternoon meeting was well attended by members […]

Carleton Place council report March 21

Carleton Place council returns to in-person meetings After a 3 year pandemic-induced absence, Carleton Place council returned to in-person meetings on Tuesday, March 21st. Those that have gotten used to the online versions can still view the proceedings from the comfort of their easy-chairs as the streaming of council and committee of the whole sessions […]

Let’s Eat: Foundry Coffee Bar, a place to connect

In today’s busy and fast-paced world, it’s unusual to find a business (especially in food service) that has a primary goal of getting their customers to take their time and stay a while. That’s exactly what Kaitey and Kevin Cosgrove had in mind when they re-imagined a Bridge Street storefront in Carleton Place and created […]

Carleton Place announce new health hub

A new health hub being led by the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team (OVFHT) will begin construction this fall on Costello Drive in Carleton Place. OVFHT has received Ministry of Health approval and related funding to expand its Mississippi Mills catchment to include Carleton Place and Beckwith. The goal is for a fall of 2024 […]

New traffic lights coming to Carleton Place along side childcare fee increase

New traffic lights coming On Wednesday, March 8th, Carleton Place Town Hall announced that they had been notified by the Ministry of Transportation that a recent traffic study at the intersection of Highway 7 and Townline Road has concluded that the intersection now meets the warrant to justify the installation of traffic control signals. MOT […]

Carleton Place council report Feb 7

Budget set to go At Tuesday, February 7th’s committee of the whole meeting for Carleton Place council, town treasurer Trisa McConkey ran through the final version of the 2023 budget and its impact on property taxes. Council is proposing a 2.29% levy increase which represents an increase of $46.99, or $3.92 per month, based on a […]

Extreme cold warning

The Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) would like to advise everyone to take appropriate precautions over the next few days as temperatures are expected to be extremely cold. Environment Canada is anticipating that a strong cold front will produce wind chills value of minus 40C to minus 45C. Cold weather can cause […]

A change of shoes can change a life

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County (BBBSLC) is excited to once again be partnering with the local Tim Hortons restaurants for the Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake event on February 18th, 2023. Last year this event raised more than $70,000, with more than 600 bowlers coming out to support the event.  Title and […]