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Media Release: Opening of 44 Chambers St

Posted on Friday, May 03, 2024 03:00 PM

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May 3, 2024

Lanark County’s Newest Community Housing Building:
44 Chambers Street, Smiths Falls

Lanark County Council joined the Honourable Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow and County Warden Steve Fournier at 44 Chambers Street in Smiths Falls to celebrate the opening of the County’s newest community housing building.

The Carebridge Community Support Chambers Street residence was constructed and has opened its...

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Media Release: County Council April 17 2024

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024 03:56 PM

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April 17, 2024

Here are the highlights from the Lanark County Council meeting held April 17, 2024.

Seeking Support for Youth Wellness Hub Proposal: Following a presentation to the community
services committee meeting last week, Lanark County Council has directed staff to meet with Planet
Youth Lanark County (PYLC) and Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth (ODLCY) to prepare a
recommendation about how the county can support the development and implementation of proposals
to the...

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Media Release: How is Housing First good for the community?

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024 03:53 PM

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April 18, 2024

How is Housing First good for the community?

The following is part of a series about homelessness in Lanark County.

When talking about community safety and well-being, those on the front lines of human services often strive to work upstream. What does that mean, exactly? Well, if you are constantly plucking drowning people out of the river, you should go upstream to find out why they are falling into the river in the first place.

“Housing and having access to...

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Media Release: County Council April 10, 2024

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024 03:39 PM

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April 10, 2024

Here are the highlights from the Lanark County Council meeting held April 10, 2024.

Warden Takes Mayors’ Monarch Pledge: Lanark County Warden Steve Fournier (Drummond/North Elmsley Reeve) has taken the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge for 2024.

Elizabeth Gallant, Climate Environmental Coordinator, explained at the public works committee meeting last month that the pledge is a program of the National Wildlife Federation that encourages mayors and other heads of local and...

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Media Release: What is the by-name list all about?

Posted on Thursday, April 04, 2024 03:50 PM

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April 4, 2024

What is the by-name list all about?

The following is part of a series about homelessness in Lanark County.

There’s a man, let’s call him Joe, who is working full-time at a minimum wage job. His marriage ended a year ago and he and his four children have been staying with his sister. He doesn’t earn enough to pay rent on housing that would accommodate a family of five. He’d like a three-bedroom place but says he would make two bedrooms work.
Then then there’s the...

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