Aubree Hunt. Photo submitted.

Carleton Place Mayor responds on Allan Street development

Based on reader interest and comments, Hometown News put a few questions to Carleton Place Mayor Doug Black regarding the recent developments (or more accurately non-developments) on an older neighbourhood location known as 50 Allan Street.  To recap the history of this issue, in 2013 a local resident, Cheryl Batten entered into negotiations to purchase […]

Mississippi Mudds knock it out of the park again with CP200+

The legendary Mississippi Mudds proved that even local history can be entertaining with their original, locally-written musical depicting the journey of Carleton Place from pioneer riverside settlement to bustling and growing urban center. Co-written by Catherine Clark (also the director) and Jennifer Pfitzer the show is set around the tale of a young bullied boy […]

50 Allan Street; Removing one floor not good enough for council

At Carleton Place’s town council committee of the whole meeting on Nov 13th, the address 50 Allan Street was back on the discussion table.  Developer Cheryl Batten had appeared to support the reopening of her company’s application to build a multi-residential unit at 50 Allan St.  Her first proposal for a 4-storey building was denied by council […]

Carleton Place Committee of the Whole updates

At Tuesday, November 12’s session of Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole, the following were approved to go to the next full council session for ratification. The committee approved entering into a 5-year contract renewal for police services with the Ontario Provincial Police.  New Ontario regulations will see every household in the province using the […]

Several reports of lead in drinking water in Ontario schools

As you may be aware, there have recently been several reports in the media on the presence of lead in the drinking water in Ontario schools. More specifically, several Upper Canada District School Board schools have been named as exceeding the Ontario threshold for lead in drinking water. We understand the importance of maintaining healthy […]

Carleton Place marks Remembrance Day 2019

Cooler November weather couldn’t keep veterans from marching, nor residents from attending this year’s Remembrance Day services at the cenotaph in Carleton Place. Well over 1,000 were standing solemnly while uniformed veterans and members of the Royal Canadian Legion took their lead in honouring those who defended our freedoms at every corner of the globe. […]

Parking restrictions at CPDMH

October 31 to November 4 From Thursday, October 31 to Monday, November 4, a portion of the parking lot at the back of the hospital will be closed.  A number of parking spaces will be affected. CPDMH is replacing its generator and the next step in the project includes the construction of a concrete pad […]

November is Radon Action Month

November is Radon Action Month and the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is encouraging homeowners to test their houses for radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking.  Lung cancer from radon depends mostly on three factors: the level of radon you are exposed to, the duration of exposure […]

UCDSB supports Ontario Dress Purple Day

On October 24, 2019, staff and students across the Upper Canada District School Board will join organizations across the province for Ontario Dress Purple Day, a day to raise awareness about the role communities play in supporting vulnerable children and families. The goal is to inform students about their right to safety and well-being, regardless […]

Carleton Place artist provides 200th anniversary tribute

At the regular session of Carleton Place Council on Tuesday Oct 22nd, BIA Coordinator Kate Murray appeared with local artist Diane Jolicoeur to present a large wall-mountable artwork crafted by Diane (manager of the Creative Studio on Bridge St) to commemorate the town’s 200th anniversary. Her work is an enlarged 3-dimensional replica of the anniversary […]