Beaches Re-opening June 27th - The Recreation & Culture Department is pleased to announce that Riverside Park & Centennial Beaches will re-open June 27th with lifeguards on duty from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily. Please ensure that you maintain physical distancing guidelines of six (6) feet and wash or sanitize hands regularly. Thank you for your cooperation!
Canada Day Waste Collection – Please note that waste & recycling collection will not occur on Wednesday, July 1st and will instead be collected on SATURDAY, JULY 4TH. It is important that items are at the curb for 7:00 a.m. on the morning of your collection day. Thank you for your understanding. We wish you all a healthy and happy summer!
Library Summer Reading Program – The Carleton Place Public Library launched their summer reading program today on Facebook and released the ONLINE program calendar. All items on the calendar will take place on the Facebook Summer Reading Group. While there won't be programming inside the library walls this summer, there is still going to be plenty to do for kids of all ages. There is no cost to participate and no registration for any of the online programs. Feel free to contact the Library with any questions at 257-2702.
Yard Sales – Yard sales are permitted in the Town of Carleton Place, however we have consulted with the local Health Unit in order to share information on how to host a yard sale in the safest way possible. The biggest consideration is that under Provincial Order you cannot have more than ten (10) people in your yard (including those holding the sale) and customers must remain six (6) feet apart. Customers should handle items as little as possible unless they intend to purchase the item. If an item is handled but not purchased, every effort should be made to clean the item before it is handled by someone else. Please take the time to review the general controls information on the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s website as it may be helpful to keep yourself and your customers safe.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Canada Student Service Grant - Prime Minister Trudeau announced the launch of the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG), which will support post-secondary students and recent graduates as they volunteer to serve in their communities’ COVID-19 response and gain valuable experience at the same time.
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Helping Youth Pursue New Opportunities - The Ontario government is investing more than $13 million to support community-driven and youth-led projects to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families facing economic and social barriers. The funding will flow through the 2020 Youth Opportunities Fund, a province-wide initiative that creates opportunities for young people and empowers and supports parents, guardians and caregivers.