Community

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 […]

Virtual reality technology coming to CDSBEO classrooms this September

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario will be incorporating new virtual reality technology in classrooms beginning in September 2019. The CDSBEO will be working with UP360’s Career Labs VR to integrate virtual reality applications into Grade 10 Careers classes. Through the program, students will be given the opportunity to explore a variety of skilled trades […]

Council considers possible retail locations for future cannabis store in Smiths Falls

At a special committee of the whole meeting Smiths Falls council voted all in favour of continuing the process to apply for a cannabis retail store in town. The Ontario government recently announced a second Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario lottery that will see 50 more private retailer stores across the province. “Certainty one […]

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 […]

North Grenville receives $60,000 boost for Active School Travel

North Grenville will receive a major boost with a new project thanks to the Ontario Active School Travel Fund. The “North Grenville Way” project will increase opportunities for sustainable active school travel. The one year initiative will raise awareness for active school travel, develop a community charter, and conduct a professional assessment of walk zones. […]

Summer company = youth business bosses

Four local students have started to run their own businesses this summer after being selected for the 2019 Summer Company Program from the Small Business Advisory Centre (Lanark County/Smiths Falls) catchment area. Summer Company provides an opportunity for students to start and run their own business for the summer. The successful students for 2019 are: […]

Lanark County pledges to support pollinator protection and promote public participation

Lanark County is taking strides to support and promote restoration of pollinator habitat through several initiatives, including its recent proclamation of the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Day on June 26. “Lanark County’s goal is to create diverse roadsides with an abundance of pollinator habitat through practices of planting flowers, seeding disturbed soil, improving maintenance practices and […]

The official launch of Rolling Greens July 6 has exciting plans to unveil

“Murray Brothers Caddyshack® restaurant to be located in clubhouse” Rolling Greens, North America’s first cannabis-themed golf course, is throwing a party Saturday, July 6, and everyone is invited. But at this party BYOB has a new meaning: “bring your own bud!” Gordon Weiske, who recently moved from Toronto to Smiths Falls to take on the […]

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 […]