Photo credit: Brian Turner.

Festival of the Wild Child

The third annual Festival of the Wild Child, a two-day event at High Lonesome Nature Reserve in the Pakenham Hills, takes place on August 24th and 25th. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this festival is offered by the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) and provides a variety of Stations along wooded […]

A new direction for the CPDMH Auxiliary

The Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Auxiliary was formed in 1953, two years before the hospital opened. Ninety women attended the first meeting and Mrs. Annie Johnston was elected as the first president. Sixty-six years later, the Auxiliary is still here. In fact, last year, they provided 27,836.6 hours of volunteer service and […]

3M Canada & United Way Lanark County Backpack Drive Returns!

Believe it or not, back to school season is right around the corner, and many parents and children in our community are preparing for the big day! United Way Lanark County, along with our local 3M Canada Perth plants, are once again running a Backpack Drive. From now until August 22nd we will be collecting […]

Stay safe this summer: stay on the trails!

It’s a great time to be outdoors, but be aware: certain pests and poisonous plants are getting in on the action, too. As you hit the trails, remember to stay on the path and dress appropriately to protect against ticks, poison ivy, wild parsnip and other hazards. Ticks: Black-legged ticks are on the rise in Eastern […]

Carleton Place Pride Fest beats the heat

On Saturday July 20 the Carleton Place Pride Committee held their second annual Pride Fest at the new Carleton Junction Park from 11 am- 4 pm. The sweltering heat didn’t seem to slow down the crowds that enjoyed the new more spacious digs for the festival in this recently-built expansive multi-use park. Tents occupied by […]

Green New deal holds town hall meeting in Carleton Place

A national climate change and environmental group called the Green New Deal held a public meeting in Carleton Place on July 16 at the Carambeck Community Centre. This non-partisan organization has held similar town hall sessions from coast to coast this past spring. Their goal is to inform local residents of the impact of climate change […]

Carleton Place celebrates 2 centuries of volunteering

July 11th, a large group of community volunteers were treated to an entertaining and motivational evening of guest speakers and presentations on the history of Carleton Place in the town hall’s upper auditorium. CP’s 200th Anniversary committee and council hosted this major kick-off to the town’s birthday celebrations occurring this year. They heard from Montague Reeve Bill Dobson […]

Heat warning update

Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning levels for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday for the area of Leeds and Grenville; Lanark County is not included in this heat event.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have […]

McArthur Island Development gets conditional green light

At the final session (before the summer break) of Carleton Place’s Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, June 25th, a multi-phase development proposal for McArthur Island was presented. The project is planned to be built in 5 phases over a 5-10 year time span. When completed it will contain 586 residential units (including 144 long-term […]

Roadside fruit and vegetable stands: Hey folks, can we talk?

Any day now, the sides of the streets will be dotted with a familiar – and welcome – sign of summer… Roadside fruit and vegetable stands.   They are most often operated by the farmers themselves, or members of their summer staff team – but not always. They usually sell produce which has been grown […]