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Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason Number 5 #theycalleduscartoonplace

Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason Number 5 #theycalleduscartoonplace

Biggs & Barr March Madness of Small Towns

Which small town is the BEST small town?

🗓️ Tournament finishes on March 27th, 2023.


Let’s not forget we love our neighbour –but we need to win because they started the term “CARTOON PLACE”. Did you know that?

his is from Steve VanVeit:

Hi Linda you came up in conversation yesterday as we all felt you would know how and when Carleton Place got its nick name “Cartoon Place”

Right LOL…..

So, after a few days of research– here is what I have got for you Steve.

First place I went to was the Post Office, and they knew about it, but had no idea why. Sometimes I go see Ms. Krista Lee on Bridge Street for information. Her store Apple Cheeks is ground zero for pop-culture in Carleton Place. She IS Miss Carleton Place as far as I am concerned.

Krista agreed with my thoughts that the whole Cartoon Place name began in Almonte, as there has always been a long standing rivalry between the two towns. Krista also thought that the town had been labeled because of all the drama that came out of the hotels. In the old days there was a grove of trees where Valley Paint was on Lake Ave East and people used to sit there and watch the drunks come out of the Mississippi Hotel and fight in the parking lot.

Downtown Carleton Place was hopping then, as you came downtown to cash your cheques at the bank and get your mail. Things got so entertaining she said, that for a few weeks, someone left a couch in the middle of that grove of trees. They all used to sit on it and watch the entertainment across the street. The four corners was a hub of spectator parking similar to when the old Tim Horton’s was open to catch the downtown entertainment coming out from the hotels.

So next stop was Almonte to get a few opinions, and one 75- year-old gentleman who wanted to remain nameless, less someone drive down from Carleton Place to confront him told me the cold hard facts. Carleton Place was the place you came to drink and play craps in the back rooms of some of the Bridge Street stores and hotels. You didn’t do that in Almonte! (see the Carleton Place High School drug story) You sure as hell didn’t want your parents finding out, so you did “your business” in Carleton Place. He said there was so much fighting and nonsense going on at the hotels– it was right out of the cartoons. Hence the name Cartoon Place.

We should be getting extra votes as now with that story. So PLEASE vote for Carleton Place. Please!!!


Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason number 1

Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason Number 2 #gettingourasseskicked

Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason Number 3 #letstalkabouthallmark

Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason Number 4 #letstalkaboutthedamnpuppets

Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason Number 2 #gettingourasseskicked

Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason Number 2  #gettingourasseskicked

Biggs & Barr March Madness of Small Towns

Which small town is the BEST small town?

🗓️ Tournament finishes on March 27th, 2023.


Let’s not forget we love our neighbour but sometimes we just get sick of getting our



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handed to us when it used to be the friendly rivalry of hockey, football, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, you name it a very long time ago. Like this:

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

  This photo by Howard Edwards of a lacrosse match (date unknown) shows Lake Avenue West to the right and St. Mary’s Church on Hawthorne Street in the distance. Just look at the crowd watching the action!

Lacrosse Team Almonte– with names almonte.com

The Ottawa Journal

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Tue, Aug 04, 1936 · Page 15

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we do love our neighbour. BUT Please VOTE for us for all those times we had our butts kicked by Almonte LOLOL


and do it for these guys….

Do it for the Carleton Place Red Machine

Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason number 1

Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason number 1 #theytookerrjobs

Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason number 1 #theytookerrjobs

Photo- One of the Rosamond Almonte Mills on the left and the Peden Family in front of the Rosamond House on Bell Street in Carleton Place.–

Biggs & Barr March Madness of Small Towns

Which small town is the BEST small town?

🗓️ Tournament finishes on March 27th, 2023.


James Rosamond, the textile king in Almonte once owned the home on Bell Street.The home is located on a piece of land originally obtained by William Morphy who came in 1819 but he never received a deed for the land until way after 1824. Morphy sold a portion of the land to James Rosamond who built the stone home that sits next to Hurd’s Hall. He was also once once of the first industrialist developers in Carleton Place.

James Rosamond built mills in Carleton Place and Almonte in the 1840s and 1850s. His sons, Bennett and James, began the large Almonte mill in 1866, in partnership with George Stephen of Montréal. Rosamond operated a woolen factory across the street from his home in Carleton Place until a dispute began with the Carleton Place town council about the lease of the land. He left as fast as  you can say ” Jack is your uncle” when Amonte lured him with great promises and dreams and began the Rosamond Woolen Mill in Almonte. It became one of the most progressive mills in Canada. Bell Street was also known as a thriving street. The street had some twenty five buildings scattered along its present four blocks. Read the rest here..https://lindaseccaspina.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/rosamunds-the-one-carleton-place-let-get-away/

The first in  squabbles between Almonte and Carleton Place, but we do love our neighbour. BUT Please VOTE for us!!


for another history lesson why Carleton Place should win!!

Am I the Only One? An Opinion from the Lone Wolf Who Cares

Am I the Only One?  An Opinion from the Lone Wolf Who Cares

I don’t like this anymore than anyone else does, but there is an election coming up October 22. The mayor, Louis Antonakos , has been found guilty again for the FIFTH time and it will be brought up at a special meeting again Tuesday evening. Vote for who you please but how many times does this man have to be found guilty for people to understand we need a new captain at the helm.. Do we want the history of Carleton Place to repeat another 4 years?


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read more here… CLICK


Why am I the only “new guy”  running for council saying anything about this? Why are the other challengers not speaking up? Are they happy with what’s going on and just willing to let all this slide?  I have been consistent in my views, and stood up for everything I believe in– as I want the best for Carleton Place. Someone who has been found guilty and disrespects the staff is not who I want in charge. It’s common sense 101.

I’ve had people email me tonight wondering if the mayor should be disqualified for running this time because of this last conviction. Ontario has very firm rules about municipal stuff like that. I just found this in an old issue of a 2013 Now Magazine talking about Rob Ford. “How to get rid of a Mayor”

What can we do about him?

Well, there’s laughing and crying, but you knew that already.

No, I mean, like, to get rid of him?


Can council remove him?


Can the province remove him?

In theory, yes – the province can pass pretty much any law it wants with regard to municipalities. But it’s not gonna take the bait here. Needless intervention in politically charged municipal shitshows isn’t really this government’s thing

So you don’t lose your seat if you’re convicted of a crime, but you do lose your seat if you go to jail?

A member of council is disqualified from holding office if, at any time during the term of office of that member, he or she” would not be eligible to vote if a municipal election “was held at that time.” (The Municipal Act, which applies to all other Ontario municipalities, has the same clause.) The moment you cease to be an eligible voter, you’re disqualified from holding office and your seat is declared vacant.

Because people in jail can’t vote?

Exactly. Ontario’s Municipal Elections Act specifies that “a person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution” is barred from voting in municipal elections


Huh. Well, what if the mayor, say, gets arrested in a bar fight and is kept in a cell until morning?

Nope. It has to be imprisonment “pursuant to a conviction,” says Mascarin. “Not just jailed overnight because they’re holding you.” He offers the example of the G20. “If you had a council member out there and he was put in a holding tank with everybody – that wouldn’t qualify, in my view.” It has to be imprisonment as a sentence that flows from a conviction.

What now?

Linda says- We wait for the conclusion of the vote October 22, 2018

And until then?

We go back to laughing and crying.

Linda says: If you can’t fix stupid you Vote it Out!



Got Something to Say About this Election?

Carleton Place Politics: Discussion And Debate–CLICK

And Here is my Big Announcement

And Here is my Big Announcement


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I Caved!!!!

After watching my Father and Grandfather serve their local community in various organizations for years I vowed never to get involved in politics.  I have said many times I would never even consider it. But, when Jerry Flynn dropped out of the Carleton Place Mayor’s race and Kory Earle got snubbed last week, I just couldn’t stand it anymore.

I hummed and hawed for a long time until I saw Paul Dulmage on Monday. In one second I was not going to run, and in the next second I walked out of the restaurant running. I just needed that push, and as you know you do not argue with Mr. Dulmage. He was right and I needed to get my butt in gear.

I thank the lovely people that I care about that signed my sponsor book, and much love goes out to Steve Yaver, Glenda Mahoney, Carole and Bill Flint and Cara Lewis from Under Pressure for emotional support.


My mandate: work together responsibly, get stuff done and as Bill Slade reminded me: “bring some sanity back to the town of Carleton Place!”

That’s all I want– let’s get Carleton Place back on the map in a good way without the insanity.




I am now part of three generations caring about local community- and I know they are laughing up in heaven right now and saying I finally joined ‘the firm”. I have lived in Carleton Place since 1981 but still considered a ‘newcomer”. I work hard and care and I was raised to care about where you live and be a ‘dooer’


Linda Knight Seccaspina- running for Council Town of Carleton Place 2018

I follow three generations in caring about community.

Arthur J. Knight

Deputy Mayor and Alderman of Cowansville, Quebec

Campaign Manager and supporter of Jean Jacques Bertrand 21st Premier of Quebec

Cowansville Masonic Lodge

Branch #99 Cowansville Canadian Legion


Frederick J. Knight

Cowansville School Board 1952-1964

One of the founders of Branch #99 Canadian Legion Cowansville, Quebec

Grand Master of Cowansville Masonic Lodge


Mary L. Knight

Rebeka Lodge

Canadian Legion #99 Cowansville

And so many other things there would be no room– she was a HUGE ‘dooer’ as they say– and made me DO too LOL

“Mary L Knight Room” dedicated to her for all her years at Trinity Church in Cowansville (Anglican) and she was so devoted she died in the church pew 10 minutes before a Sunday service. Now that’s community service!


Louise Knight

Lady in waiting to Queen Victoria ( maybe we shouldn’t add that one LOL)





What’s Happening in Carleton Place? Irritated Taxpayers!

What’s Happening in Carleton Place? Irritated Taxpayers!

I try to stick to history and stay out of the fray unless royally pissed off, and I am getting there as no one seems to listen or work together. The upcoming Carleton Place municipal elections are coming up October 22, 2018 and from what I see on Facebook, elected officials should be concerned. Irritated folks everywhere. Should we dismiss these folks as hysterical? What defines a neighbourhood? Can solutions be found? There are three groups now concerned about things in our town. Are you aware of them?



Neighbours that are concerned about the adverse effects of the development of 50 Allan St. Four floors- 33 units Facebook page click here..


Pat Hines Reid We have sent our comments in…Allan street cannot handle the overflow of parking, the traffic, not to mention this monster towering over homes, so forget privacy, sunlight.

David Flegg Looks like a giant shoe box 


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Photo- South Shore Landing

Citizens Against 13 Storey Apt. beside RIVERSIDE PARK

Facebook page click here

Robyn Baxter=Speaking from a Lake Avenue West perspective, we cannot see how this street can safely support any more traffic than it does right now. The developments on the South side of Lake where they have started preparing for more development already seem like they would overwhelm this street, with it’s many staggered T-intersections, school bus and pedestrian traffic. Even the development of 3 or 4 story condominiums back by the river would tip the scales too far. We are also very concerned about the ecology of the river and green space in this treasured area.

Carleton Place council votes against South Shore Landing phase 4 tower


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CP H20 WATCH —Facebook page click here..

We are a group of Carleton Place residents, advocating for the protection and quality of our drinking water and it’s source – the Mississippi River in light of the Bodnar development at the end of Riverside Park, Phase 1 which is to begin in 2018..

Here is a map of the Bodnar site. Also, see link to another map as well – you can enlargen to see the key details showing the location (yellow dot) for the one and only intake source we have for Carleton Place’s water, the proposed Bodnar site is designated IPZ9. Contamination of our water is  a real possibility!!!


Phillip MacCallum Hopefully someone at Carleton Place is giving this a good read, 2003 regulations are definitely out of date.
CP H20 WATCH They certainly are Phillip. 52 conditions were set, but not enough is being done. It is on the agenda at the Lanark County Council meeting on Wednesday, April 25th. We will be there. 





Subdivision proposal causes concern for eco-minded Carleton Place residents


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If no one listens to your concerns after writing and calling your elected officials– here is my suggestion to you. When you go to that ‘all candidates’ meeting in the fall have a REAL good look at each NEW person running and find out what affiliations they have to former council. Take a very hard look at existing council. If you do not want 4 more years of the same make some changes and for the love of god stop voting for people who you know ‘ on a somewhat personal basis’ — that does not make a town run. My two cents. Vote for people that will make changes in this town. Rock the vote October 22.

Please note that due to changes to the Municipal Elections Act, the nomination period will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and will end on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (formerly nominations closed the 2nd Friday in September). This is the period of time when the Clerk’s Office will accept nomination papers of those individuals wishing to run for the offices of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillor, and School Board Trustee. Nomination packages will be available closer to this time period.