Author Archives: Marc Shaw

Carleton Place noise barrier set to be replaced

August 9, 2018 by
Carleton Place noise barrier set to be replaced

The noise barrier fence on Johnson Street in Carleton Place is finally going to be replaced.

The fence has deteriorated to the point where some sections are unstable, requiring owners of properties along the fence to support it themselves, and other sections have fully fallen over.

The town is on ...

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Carleton Place reviewing development permit bylaw

August 8, 2018 by
Carleton Place reviewing development permit bylaw

The town of Carleton Place has begun the process of amending its development permit bylaw.

The current version of the bylaw was approved in 2015 and normally would have been reviewed after 10 years. At a meeting of the town’s Policy Review committee on Tuesday, it was decided that the ...

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Smiths Falls accept request from EORN to improve cell service, mulling over options

July 24, 2018 by
Smiths Falls accept request from EORN to improve cell service, mulling over options

Cell phone service in Smiths Falls’ surrounding areas may be on its way to improving.

During their Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday night, Smiths Falls Councillors agreed to accept a request from the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN), at least in principle.

The request is for funding from ...

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Smiths Falls considering more buildings on interest to add to heritage protection

July 18, 2018 by
Smiths Falls considering more buildings on interest to add to heritage protection

Smiths Falls may soon have 8 new properties of interest under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Representatives from the Smiths Falls Municipal Heritage Committee asked Town Councillors on Monday night to consider a resolution naming four houses along Beckwith Street as well as four properties downtown as properties of interest.

The ...

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Long-time Smiths Falls Councilor Cummings will not seek re-election in October

July 17, 2018 by
Long-time Smiths Falls Councilor Cummings will not seek re-election in October

Smiths Falls town Councillor Chris Cummings has announced that after 12 years on council, he will not be seeking re-election.

In an address to his fellow Councillors on Monday night, Cummings said that when he initially ran for council over a decade ago, he “only expected to stay for one ...

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Smiths Falls could become testing ground for driverless cars

July 17, 2018 by
Smiths Falls could become testing ground for driverless cars

The town of Smiths Falls is about to become a testing ground for autonomous vehicles. Following a decision during Monday's town council meeting, the town will be part of an initiative by the Ontario Good Roads Association.

Residents of Smiths Falls have been asked not to panic if they see ...

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Former train station could become a senior’s centre in Carleton Place

June 29, 2018 by
Former train station could become a senior’s centre in Carleton Place

There may be a new seniors centre on it’s way to Carleton Place if reports from town staff come back positive.

At a meeting of the town’s Policy Review committee on Tuesday night, town Councillors discussed the idea of establishing a seniors centre at the former train station on Miguel ...

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MVCA seeking funding for watershed plan

June 28, 2018 by
MVCA seeking funding for watershed plan

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority wants to work on a new Watershed Plan over the next two years and has begun seeking grants to fund it.

The town of Carleton Place relies on the Mississippi River as its source of municipal drinking water as well as an important recreational asset ...

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Downtown Carleton Place to receive funding for minor improvements after council re-visits funding options

June 27, 2018 by
Downtown Carleton Place to receive funding for minor improvements after council re-visits funding options

Carleton Place’s downtown will soon be receiving a few minor improvements thanks to funds from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

In January, as part of the ministry’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative, Carleton Place was allocated $47,000 meant to be put towards revitalization activities that benefit small businesses.

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Carleton Place considers new Garage for Roe St.

June 21, 2018 by
Carleton Place considers new Garage for Roe St.

A new automotive repair garage might be coming to Roe Street in Carleton Place. The town’s Planning and Protection committee agreed to authorize a development permit application for the project on Tuesday night even though it’s technically not a permitted use for the site.

A new development is coming to ...

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