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UCDSB Student Survey provides insightful feedback for Fall planning

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) surveyed Grade 7-12 students to get feedback on their experiences with distance learning and how the current model could be improved in the future. Results showed that students appreciate the flexibility of distance learning, allowing them to work at their own pace (72%), with the majority of students […]

Carleton Place council discusses library, cost of town insurance and Covid-19 related expenses

Carleton Place Library on the move At the June 23 session of Carleton Place Council, councilors heard from the town’s manager of recreation and culture, Joanne Henderson about plans to temporarily relocate the library in August of this year.  The building on Beckwith Street is slated for much needed renovations which will take until January or […]

Carleton Place Downtown BIA looking for support

At a special session of Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole held on June 16, Downtown BIA coordinator Kate Murray made a presentation to the virtual session requesting some changes to help support local businesses.  It’s no secret that Covid-19 has dealt some severe blows to local retailers and restaurants and the BIA board, after […]

Carleton Place Council Integrity Commissioner files annual report

As part of provincial legislation, all municipalities in Ontario in 2018 must have an integrity commissioner, either by direct employment or via a contracted service.  Carleton Place uses the latter method with a firm that handles Lanark County as well as its municipalities.  During the previous council, the integrity commissioner was kept busy and the number of […]

COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Almonte now offers direct access

Effective Tuesday May 26, 2020, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) located behind the Almonte General Hospital will expand efforts to reach more people requiring COVID-19 testing. A referral from Public Health or a Primary Care Provider is no longer required.  Residents of North Lanark, which includes Mississippi Mills, (Pakenham, Almonte and Ramsay), Carleton Place, Beckwith […]

Ontario starts to re-open for business

On May 14, The Ontario Government announced some re-opening strategies for businesses and a plan to start Stage 1 on Tuesday May 18. The list of businesses opening this weekend can be found on the Ontario website. The Health Unit has recently published a fact sheet with some guidelines that will help to get your business thinking about […]

Health Unit and Farmers’ Markets are working together to safely bring local food to the community

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark strongly supports local Farmers’ Markets. They encourage people to buy healthy local food, and are a way for farmers to sell their produce.  They have also been a social gathering place which supports individual and community well-being.  Unfortunately at this time, with COVID-19, where social gatherings used to be a […]

Carleton Place goes dual stream for recycling

At a special virtual meeting of Carleton Place Council, held on Tuesday May 5, recently retired director of public works Dave Young presented options for a new recycling collection contract.  The existing agreement expires next month, and Young took the opportunity earlier this year to review different options.  Due to the extremely soft market for recycled material, […]

We are “Community Strong”

I believe as we go through this pandemic, self-care is very important. One thing I do is go for a walk. Even before the pandemic, walking every day has been as important to me as oxygen.  When we began this pandemic, restrictions and directives were put in place to keep us safe. If we follow […]

AGH and CPDM – If you need care, we’re here for you

The Emergency Departments at Almonte General Hospital (AGH) and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) are open 24/7 and ready to care for patients with serious health concerns. We appreciate that members of our communities are taking the recommendations to stay home seriously, but it should not come at the cost of your health or […]