Author Archives: Marc Shaw

RCMP Musical Ride to visit Smiths Falls in May

April 17, 2018 by
RCMP Musical Ride to visit Smiths Falls in May

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be bringing its Musical Ride to the town of Smiths Falls.

The announcement comes after a meeting of Smiths Falls town council where plans for the iconic event were announced.

Councillor Jay Brennan told Lake 88 that council is excited for the event which ...

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Property owners in Carleton Place on hook for fire hydrant maintenance on private property

April 12, 2018 by
Property owners in Carleton Place on hook for fire hydrant maintenance on private property

Property owners in Carleton Place will soon need to pay closer attention to fire hydrants located on privately owned plots of land.

Of the 450 fire hydrants in Carleton Place, 38 are privately owned and, as a result, are not the responsibility of the municipality when it comes to their ...

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CP firefighters honoured with special medals

April 11, 2018 by
CP firefighters honoured with special medals

Members of Carleton Place’s Ocean Wave Fire company received medals on Tuesday night in commemoration of their service to the town.

Firefighters Captain Mike Williams, Mark Eagan, and Brent Hurdis received Exemplary Service Medals in recognition of their twenty years spent serving the community.

Director of Protective Services and Ocean ...

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Carleton Place seeks architect to help with OVRT development

March 30, 2018 by
Carleton Place seeks architect to help with OVRT development

Carleton Place is on the hunt for a Landscape Architect to help enhance its plans for Carleton Junction, the proposed section of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail which runs through the town.

The addition of a landscape architect was not in the original plans for the project, which currently has funds ...

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Carleton Place to seek funding help to pave portion of OVRT

March 29, 2018 by
Carleton Place to seek funding help to pave portion of OVRT

Carleton Place town council will support a formal request to Lanark County Council to authorize the paving of a portion of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT) between Carleton Place and Almonte.

The municipality of Mississippi Mills is a partner in the project, which will see a section of the OVRT ...

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New wedding rules for Carleton Place civil services will open up options for couples

March 29, 2018 by
New wedding rules for Carleton Place civil services will open up options for couples

People looking to get married by town staff in Carleton Place won’t have to make the trip to Town Hall for much longer.

During Tuesday’s Policy Review Committee, Carleton Place Town Council agreed to allow wedding officiation outside of regular business hours.

Since 2005, Carleton Place’s town Clerk has been ...

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Carleton Place hires firm for Environmental Assessment of Central Bridge

March 28, 2018 by
Carleton Place hires firm for Environmental Assessment of Central Bridge

The Central Bridge in Carleton Place will soon undergo an environmental assessment, following the denial of provincial funding for its replacement.

After reaching out to six different engineering consultants, the town received three proposals for the assessment and chose to go with RV Anderson.

RV Anderson’s winning bid, of $255,000 ...

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Carleton Place Environmental Advisory Committee to mark 10th anniversary

March 21, 2018 by
Carleton Place Environmental Advisory Committee to mark 10th anniversary

The Carleton Place Environmental Advisory Committee will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

At a meeting of its Community Issues committee this week, Carleton Place Councillors took time to discuss the committee’s decade worth of achievements.

The CPEAC is comprised of volunteers and was founded as a committee of ...

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Carleton Place arena could finally get new dressing rooms

March 21, 2018 by
Carleton Place arena could finally get new dressing rooms

The Carleton Place Arena could be getting new dressing rooms soon.

The decision to pursue upgrades comes after a long process of public consultation, and the town’s Parks and Recreation committee has requested that pricing be obtained for the project.

After two and a half years of open house forums ...

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Contract awarded for work at Carambeck site in Carleton Place

March 15, 2018 by
Contract awarded for work at Carambeck site in Carleton Place

Carleton Place has finally awarded a contract for work at the Carambeck site.

On Tuesday Mar 13th, Town Council approved the actions of its Physical Environment Committee which authorized an agreement between the town and Thomas Cavanagh Construction, who submitted the winning bid of seven hundred and thirty thousand dollars.

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