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 […]

LGLDHU reports high local vaccination rates

During Tuesday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Chief Chesebrough shared with council that the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) has achieved high levels of vaccination against Covid-19. As of October 5, 96.6% of the eligible population had received their first dose of the vaccine; 91.3% of the eligible population had received […]

“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 […]

Plan ahead to avoid fall colour crowds at Foley Mountain

Foley Mountain’s Spy Rock lookout is a popular fall destination at the best of times, but this year staff are preparing for record crowds as pandemic-weary residents search for safe ways to enjoy the season’s splendour. Staff will be monitoring the volume of cars at peak times and turning vehicles away if necessary to manage […]

Good to be back at SuperWalk again

The rain held off.  It was cool, though, and some headed back to parked cars to get jackets. Many wore bright blue Parkinson’s shirts — there was one bright orange amongst the sea of blue — and it was clear people were more than glad to be out socializing after a long year-and-a-half of solitude. […]

Carleton Place council mulls ATV use on streets

At Tuesday, Sept 7th, meeting of Carleton Place council’s committee of the whole, the topic of ATVs on town streets was on the table. Staff reported that users of the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail (OVRT) and local off-road vehicle clubs have brought forward concerns about being able to refuel vehicles and have access to refreshments […]