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Covid-19 - Update #79


June is Recreation and Parks Month

Although it may have a different look this year, the Town of Carleton Place Recreation & Culture Department is proud to celebrate “June is Recreation and Parks Month.” Perhaps now more than ever, residents of Carleton Place are enjoying the physical and mental benefits of outdoor physical activity in our parks and on our trails. Whether it is a leisurely walk through O-Kee-Lee Trail, a 5-kilometre loop run down the Mississippi Riverwalk Trail, or sight seeing down the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT), residents can get out and enjoy the great outdoors in a variety of places and spaces. We at the Town of Carleton Place Recreation & Culture Department are proud of the beautiful outdoor spaces and amenities that are maintained by our staff. We look forward to further enhancing our community assets and creating new ones in the future. We are excited to share some of our parks and trails throughout this month on our Facebook page and we look forward to you joining us for community celebrations in our parks in the future.



Today, as part of National AccessAbility Week, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment,  Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, announced an additional $1.1 million in funding to support national disability organizations through the Social Development Partnership Program - Disability Component to enhance their communications and engagement activities to better address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on persons with disabilities.



The Ontario government, after consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended all emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 19, 2020.