Author Archives: Marc Shaw

Carleton Place looking for answers from Feds on medicinal marijuana growers

May 23, 2018 by
Carleton Place looking for answers from Feds on medicinal marijuana growers

Unclear rules for the growth of medicinal cannabis have left Carleton Place town council with several questions about their ability to regulate production within the town.

While medicinal growers must register with Health Canada before they can produce cannabis, they are not required to seek approval from the local municipality ...

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Carleton Place sets plans for Carleton Junction projects

May 18, 2018 by
Carleton Place sets plans for Carleton Junction projects

Carleton Place Town Council has decided which aspects of Carleton Junction will be completed this year. On Tuesday night, the town’s Corporate Services Committee agreed on which projects will be completed first and the costs associated.

There is a lot of work planned for where the Ottawa Valley Rail Trail ...

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LFK All Candidates meeting held in Beckwith

May 18, 2018 by
LFK All Candidates meeting held in Beckwith

Candidates hoping to be elected to serve the Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston riding in the upcoming provincial election gathered at the Beckwith Township Office Wednesday night to speak to constituents.

Representatives from the NDP, Conservative, Green and Liberal answered questions on a range of issues submitted by audience members. It was a packed house ...

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Former CP Church could see new life

May 17, 2018 by
Former CP Church could see new life

A previously turned down development at the old church on 17 Albert Street in Carleton Place has successfully re-applied for a building permit.

The original proposal would have seen the construction of nine new residential units to the building which already contained four. With the space available, developers could not ...

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Carleton Place to host event to attract young physicians

May 9, 2018 by
Carleton Place to host event to attract young physicians

Carleton Place will be one of many rural towns in Ontario hosting social events to attract medical students as part of the Eastern Regional Medical Education Program (ERMEP).

The program promotes and develops distributed medical education by supporting the placement of medical learners in community-based medical practices and hospitals in ...

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Extension granted for CPDMH temporary office space

May 9, 2018 by
Extension granted for CPDMH temporary office space

Carleton Place town council has passed a bylaw approving an extension the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital’s use of temporary office space.

The 960 square foot modular unit was first placed in front of the hospital in May of 2014 to free up space inside the hospital.

Since its ...

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School project means schoolyard chicken coop

April 26, 2018 by
School project means schoolyard chicken coop

5th grade students at J.L. Couroux School in Carleton Place have been granted special permission by the town to raise chickens.

The school is located in an urban residential setting where raising fowl typically wouldn’t be allowed, but it is being permitted as an educational endeavour which could set a ...

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Change in permits in Carleton Place could prove costly for local builders

April 26, 2018 by
Change in permits in Carleton Place could prove costly for local builders

Developers seeking permits in Carleton Place now have fewer options as council voted, 5-2, to initiate an amendment to its development permit bylaw which would remove class 4 permits.

Class 4 Development Permits, known as DP4s, allowed developers to save money by fast tracking ideas which may not quite fit ...

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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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