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Covid-19 - Update #34



Diane Smithson,
Chief Administrative Officer


The Town of Carleton Place continues to monitor new information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.



Interview with President and CEO of Carleton Place Hospital

Today, Mayor Black had the opportunity to speak with Mary Wilson Trider, President of the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Trider addressed the current state of operations at our local hospital and the effect of Covid-19 on the planned Emergency Department expansion project.


2020 Bare Root Tree Program – Cancellation

Regretfully, the Carleton Place Public Works Department would like to inform residents that the 2020 Bare Root Tree Program has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19.  We understand this is a popular program with our residents and we would like to encourage you to support our local garden centers this year for all your tree and gardening needs.  It is our intention for the program to return in April 2021. 


Covid-19 Changes to Waste Collection

Reminder:  Council recently approved an important change to waste collection. In response to many being at home due to Covid-19, residents will now be able to place two (2) unstickered bags of garbage at the curb each week until further notice.  Any additional bags will require stickers. Garbage stickers can be purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on McNeely Avenue. Please note: A minimum purchase of 10 stickers is required. All items must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.


Carleton Place Thanks Frontline Workers

To show their appreciation for all frontline workers in our community, Council commissioned new signage which was installed today at entrances to Carleton Place on Franktown Road and both ends of Townline Road.















In light of the current and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and around the world, our government has decided to celebrate Canada Day differently this year, in a way that will allow everyone to come together virtually to share their pride in being Canadian.



To help stop the spread of COVID-19 among the province's most vulnerable citizens and ensure frontline services can continue to be delivered in priority areas, the Ontario government has issued new temporary emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.


The Ontario government is enabling auto insurance companies to provide temporary insurance premium rebates to drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.