Author Archives: Maureen Pegg

Trail delegations present motorized vs. non-motorized options to Lanark County

March 24, 2017 by
Trail delegations present motorized vs. non-motorized options to Lanark County

Two different visions for the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail running though Renfrew and Lanark counties were presented at Lanark County’s economic development committee Wednesday night.

The trail follows the old Canadian Pacific rail bed. In 2011 Renfrew and Lanark counties, and the Township of Papineau-Cameron agreed to acquire the old ...

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Adopt-A-Road program to be enhanced as part of Noxious weed strategy in Lanark County

March 23, 2017 by
Adopt-A-Road program to be enhanced as part of Noxious weed strategy in Lanark County

On Wednesday evening, Lanark County CAO Kurt Greaves credited local residents for pushing the county to seek alternate solutions to spraying for noxious weeds.

The county’s public works committee recommended council approve an enhanced Adopt-a-Road program.

The volunteer program has been operating for several decades and under proposed program enhancements, ...

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Perth’s Coreau heads back to Grand Rapids after stint in NHL

March 10, 2017 by
Perth’s Coreau heads back to Grand Rapids after stint in NHL

Detroit Red Wings' goaltender Jared Coreau was reassigned to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins yesterday.

The six foot six Perth native spent the better part of two and a half months with Detroit.

He was called up after goalie Jimmy Howard suffered a knee injury Dec. 20.

After ...

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Paved shoulders now seen on 27% of Lanark County-maintained roads

March 9, 2017 by
Paved shoulders now seen on 27% of Lanark County-maintained roads

Lanark County has installed paved shoulders on 149 km or 27 percent of its roads since the program began in 2014.

Shoulders are paved when roads are resurfaced or are being rehabilitated.

County CAO Kurt Greaves says there are three reasons for paving shoulders – the life of the road ...

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Lanark County recommends builder for Community Housing in Carleton Place

March 9, 2017 by
Lanark County recommends builder for Community Housing in Carleton Place

Lanark County’s community services committee has recommended Blackrock Properties Equity Inc. be awarded a contract to provide nine units of affordable housing in Carleton Place.

The seniors' units will be located at the corner of Lake and McNeely avenues.  The site is slightly larger than half an acre.

Twelve units ...

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Lanark County shows support for Hillier’s crowdfunding plan

February 24, 2017 by
Lanark County shows support for Hillier’s crowdfunding plan

Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier has received Lanark County’s support for his “Kickstarting Public Participating Act”.

County Councillors voted Wednesday to send a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne supporting Bill 77.

If the bill is enacted, it would lead to establishing a province-wide online crowd-sourcing platform for municipalities and ...

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Lanark County to press for rural natural gas expansion

February 23, 2017 by
Lanark County to press for rural natural gas expansion

Lanark County wants the province to make expanding natural gas to rural areas a priority.

Wednesday night, County Council passed a resolution asking Warden Bill Dobson to send a letter to the provincial energy minister.

The letter will request the province allocate a minimum of $100 million annually for 20 ...

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Perth’s Coreau, Red Wings lose to Wild

February 13, 2017 by
Perth’s Coreau, Red Wings lose to Wild

Perth native Jared Coreau was at the losing end of the Detroit Red Wings - Minnesota Wild match up yesterday in Saint Paul which ended up 6-3. The 6'6" net-minder made 23 saves against a fast-skating Wild team which scored three power play goals.

Detroit is last  place in the ...

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Lanark County Council to communicate with school boards over potential closures

February 10, 2017 by
Lanark County Council to communicate with school boards over potential closures

Following Premier Kathleen Wynne’s comments at a recent conference, Lanark County Councillors are taking aim at local school boards over costs and school closures.

On Wednesday night Councillors directed staff to write a letter to the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario ...

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Lanark County passes Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendation resolution

February 9, 2017 by
Lanark County passes Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendation resolution

Although they were mired in details last night, Lanark County’s corporate services committee finally passed a resolution detailing how recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be implemented.

Councillors agreed local indigenous community members should be encouraged to attend municipal meetings, serve on boards and run for public office.

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