Carleton Place - Stittsville ON
Carleton Place is a town in Eastern Ontario, Canada, in Lanark County, about 46 kilometres (29 mi) west of downtown Ottawa. The town is situated on the edge of a large limestone plain, just south of the edge of the Canadian Shield. Carleton Place was first settled when British authorities prompted immigration to Lanark County in the early 19th century. The Morphy and Moore families were among the first to arrive. The settlement was then known as Morphy’s Falls. In 1829, the area was renamed Carleton Place, after a street in Glasgow, Scotland, when a post office was constructed. It became a village in 1870, and a town in 1890. The town was renowned for its access to Mississippi Lake, and had steamship service to Innisville on the west end of Mississippi Lake between the 1860s and 1920s. The river led to the development of the Ottawa Valley Canoe Association in 1893, which still exists today as the Carleton Place Canoe Club. The town received further recognition when a World War One fighter pilot, and town resident, Captain Arthur Roy Brown, made history by shooting down the Red Baron.
Stittsville is a suburban community, part of the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is within the former Goulbourn Township. A part of the National Capital Region, Stittsville is immediately to the southwest of Kanata, and about 31 km (19 mi) west of Downtown Ottawa. The first settlers to the area were Irish soldiers, arriving in the 1820s. The town itself was born in the 1850s by Jackson Stitt, for whom the town is named; he was also the first postmaster in the area. By 1866, Stittsville was a post village with a population of 100, situated in the township of Goulborne. The village contained one general store, one common school, with an average attendance of seventeen pupils. The Loyal Orange Lodge, No. 210, met in Orange Hall, on the first Thursday in each month. The citizens included John S Argue, general merchant and postmaster.
The Great Carleton Fire of 1870 devastated the community, destroying nearly everything. The Hartin House and a handful of other buildings were all that was left standing. This was an extremely large fire, encompassing over 250,000 acres (1,000 km2) from Ottawa to Smiths Falls to Carleton Place.
Town of Carleton Place – https://carletonplace.ca/
Hometown News- http://www.hometownnews.ca/discovercarletonplace
Public library – https://olco.ent.sirsidynix.net/client/en_US/cp
Upper Canada District School Board – http://www.ucdsb.on.ca/
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario – http://www.cdsbeo.on.ca/
Calvary Christian Academy – http://calvaryca.com/school/
Kanata Montessori School – http://kanatamontessori.com/school/
Colleges & Universities
Carleton University – https://carleton.ca/
Algonquin College – http://www.algonquincollege.com/
Health Care Connect
Health Care Connect helps assist Ontarians in finding a family doctor. People who are without a family doctor are referred to medical professionals such as nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients within the community. Register by phone at 1-800-445-1822
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ohip/ or call their info line at 1-866-532-3161
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit – http://healthunit.org/
Hospitals & Clinics
Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital – http://www.carletonplacehospital.ca
Almonte General Hospital – http://www.almontegeneral.com
Primacy – McNeely Medical Clinic – http://www.mcneelymedicalclinic.com/
Centennial Medical Centre – 299 Lake Ave E., 613-257-2311