The Dunlop Business Park -THANK YOU Carleton Place



Jim Morrison once said that each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names, and they want to divorce themselves from their predecessors. I grew up in a family that made me appreciate what our forefathers did for us and to respect tradition. I admit, I think outside of the box on a lot of traditions now, but I always try to do what’s right. That is my bottom line.

For months I have badgered, whined, danced and pranced, and made myself a general nuisance about the issue of changing the name of the North industrial Park in Carleton Place. I truly believe that 51 years ago the North Industrial Park should have been named after the Dunlop family after hearing the story from the Kennys. Passion can be one thing, but I am just a drop in the bucket. If it had not been for Volundur Wally Thorbjornsson, Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn, and Wally Cook this might not have reached council. I must also thank the town council and the mayor of Carleton Place in doing what is right and giving the Dunlop family the closure it so deserves. The North Industrial Park will soon be known as The Dunlop Business Park.

Always remember, we are but generations of settlers and we should never forget that.

THANK YOU CARLETON PLACE — a 51 year-old promise has now been realized for the Dunlop and Kenny family.

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

4 responses »

  1. Thank you for your persistent effort in getting the Dunlop family recognized as one of the families that played a large part in making the history of Carleton Place.


    • Eleanor, I do things because I believe in them.. and I would have carried on until the end of time to make sure this was done– but you cannot do things alone.. So I thank Wally and Jerry.. without them who knows what would have happened.


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