Anavah LA'ADRI'EL. Photo submitted.

Hidden damage ups Town Hall repair costs

Town council learned on Tuesday what many home owners have found; there are always surprises when renovating or repairing an older home. The town embarked on a $230K project earlier this year to repair the chimney on the town hall, partially repoint the west wall, complete various stone and flashing repairs and replace some slate […]

Developer fails second try for approval

Patten Homes failed in its second attempt to get approval for a new block of townhomes on Taber Street at Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting for Carleton Place council. They first brought their proposal for seven 3-storey townhomes in August of this year, which the committee turned down because of density and height. Their […]

Menstrual product dispensers installed in all UCDSB schools

To continue with its ongoing efforts to bring equitable opportunities to each student, the Upper Canada District School Board has made menstrual products free and accessible in every school across the district and dispensers are now installed in all relevant washrooms.  Last spring, former UCDSB student trustee Tain Hughes brought forward a motion to the Board of Trustees, requesting the […]

Lanark County Food Bank’s Sandy Claus is already calling on her elves

It may be Fall but the Lanark County Food Bank Stocking Drive is already on. Because clients only access the Food Bank once a month, stockings start being handed out in the middle of November, so you can see why when we say Christmas is “just around the corner” we mean it. Our minds are […]

“Fall in love” with Lanark County trails this fall

Lanark County Warden Christa Lowry (Mississippi Mills Mayor) is encouraging everyone to “fall in love” with Lanark County Trails as the annual showcase of fall colours begins. “We have a wide range of trails throughout the county that offer something for a variety ability levels and interests,” Lowry says. “It is an excellent way to […]

Proof of vaccination required for visitors

Beginning October 7th, visitors to Almonte General Hospital (AGH) and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) will need to be fully vaccinated.  AGH and CPDMH are aligning with other hospitals in the Champlain region to introduce the mandatory vaccination policy. “Visits from family and caregivers contribute greatly to a patient’s quality of life and […]

Radiothon aims to fund healthcare equipment need

Thursday, October 14, 2021 ‘Supporting our frontline workers by giving them the tools they need’ Local healthcare officials, doctors, nurses, patients and volunteers will take to the airwaves of Lake 88.1 Radio on Thursday, October 14th for a live 12-hour fundraising ‘Radiothon’ in support of our local hospitals and community health centres.   The station is […]

UCDSB schools honour indigenous history and future partnerships on September 30

On September 30, flags will be at half-mast throughout the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) and staff and students will be dressed in orange, to recognize and share in learning for the 8th annual Orange Shirt Day and the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  These two special recognition days go hand-in-hand to recognize the tragic […]

Hospital Fundraising Team provides update

At the committee of the whole meeting of Carleton Place town council on Tuesday Sept 21, councilors received a progress report from the hospital emergency department fundraising co-chairs and staff. Campaign co-chairs Lori Cavanaugh and Richard Kidd appeared via zoom link with hospital VP of Corporate Support Services, Randy Shaw. They ran through the history […]

Lanark County recognizes Truth and Reconciliation Day and sets greenhouse gas reduction targets

On Wednesday Sept 8th Lanark County council unanimously passed a resolution to Recognize Truth and Reconciliation Day on Sept 30th.  The motion refers to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report in 2015 that included 94 Calls to Action to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, and it follows […]