Author Archives: Marc Shaw

Carleton Place meeting erupts as Mayor defends actions, while some call for his resignation

November 16, 2017 by
Carleton Place meeting erupts as Mayor defends actions, while some call for his resignation

A meeting of Carleton Place’s town council became heated on Tuesday, November 14th, amidst the latest controversy concerning Mayor Antonakos.

The Mayor is once again accused of mishandling confidential information after sending an email to members of council and the integrity commissioner with confidential documents attached.

No formal charges have ...

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Carleton Place applies for special green funding to help replace street lights

November 9, 2017 by
Carleton Place applies for special green funding to help replace street lights

The town of Carleton Place will be submitting an application to the government of Ontario’s Green House Gas Challenge Fund as part of its plan to replace street lights in town.

The new lights would reduce energy consumption costs and have long term budget benefits.

The list of projects considered ...

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New condo offers water-works cost-sharing opportunity in Carleton Place

November 8, 2017 by
New condo offers water-works cost-sharing opportunity in Carleton Place

The development of a new thirty three unit condominium in Carleton Place is providing the town with an opportunity to share costs on much needed water works.

Construction is expected to occur along Charles and Allan Streets but would require the elimination of a sanitary pumping station, the looping of ...

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Carleton Place to add viewing platform to new trail

October 25, 2017 by
Carleton Place to add viewing platform to new trail

The Carleton Place section of the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail project will now include construction of a viewing platform on the bridge where the trail crosses the Mississippi River.

Carleton Place town council agreed to issue a $50,000 purchase order, which has been included in the first draft of the ...

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Carleton Place renews contract with integrity commissioner

October 25, 2017 by
Carleton Place renews contract with integrity commissioner

Carleton Place town council voted in favour of renewing the contract of their integrity commissioner, Robert Swayze.

After informing the town that his five year term had come to an end, he agreed to submit a new draft service agreement which council reviewed on Tuesday night.

Councillor Theresa Fritz backed ...

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Ocean Wave firefighters to get Naloxone kits to fight deadly opioid overdoses.

October 19, 2017 by
Ocean Wave firefighters to get Naloxone kits to fight deadly opioid overdoses.

Fire Fighters in Carleton Place will soon be able to do more in the fight against the opioid crisis.

As part of new training provided by the Ocean Wave Fire Company, firefighters will be able to administer potentially lifesaving drugs.

Representatives from the local health unit, the county of Lanark, ...

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Carleton Place to see police cost rise modestly

October 18, 2017 by
Carleton Place to see police cost rise modestly

The town of Carleton Place will soon have to pay a little more for police services.

In a meeting of the Planning and Protection Committee, an amendment to the OPP billing model was discussed.

Based on stakeholder input, the new model sees properties like passive renewable energy structures, communications towers, ...

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