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Sept 14, 2018 – Smiths Falls Bears deliver 5-1 win over the Kanata Lasers at Friday night home game

The Bears delivered a solid 5-1 win over the Kanata Lasers during their Friday night home game in front of a crowd of 255 people. Alex DiCarlo opened the scoring season at 4.04 in the first period, with assists credited to Theo Todd and Ethan Coltart. Bruce Coltart continued adding to the scoreboard with a […]

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Sept 7, 2018-Smiths Falls Bears lose 4-3 to the Pembroke Lumber Kings in their Friday night home opener

Labour Day has come and gone,  the kids are back to school,  and the days are getting noticeable  shorter already. That can only mean one  thing – HOCKEY season! The  Bears hosted the  Pembroke Lumber Kings Friday night for their home opener.  The first period of the  game went by without any goals  by either […]

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Curling is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada

YOU’VE WATCHED US ON TV Curling is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada; millions of Canadians curl. You have watched curling on TV. Now is your opportunity to give curling a try! Smiths Falls has one of the finest curling facilities in the Ottawa Valley.   Boasting 4 sheets of ice as well as […]

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Almonte Lawn Bowling Club open house

Submitted The Almonte Lawn Bowling Club, 157 Robert St., will host our Canada Bowls Open House celebration from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Saturday, 2 June 2018. All are welcome to come, watch and play if so desired. Lawn bowling, once called, ‘Curling on the Green’, is an enjoyable sport that provides gentle exercise and fresh […]

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Chimo Elementary School hosted UCDSB cheerleading competition

Submitted Chimo Elementary School hosted the Upper Canada District School Board Cheerleading Competition on May 15, 2018. Two UCDSB schools participated in the competition – Gananoque Intermediate & Secondary School and Chimo Elementary School. Both schools had multiple teams and stunt groups, with a total of 63 athletes ranging from Grade 4 to Grade 12 […]

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Smiths Falls Settlers lose out on championship to Essa Stallions

Chris Uhlig editorial@pdgmedia.ca It’s a wrap, the dream has come to an end. After having lost the first of the Championship games 1-4 against the Essa Stallions Friday, the Settlers had to win Saturday to keep in the run for the Championship. But despite giving their best, the team didn’t find a way to push […]

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Smiths Falls Settlers move on to Eastern Division finals of the CPJHL

Chris Uhlig editorial@pdgmedia.ca Hockey night, no it was a hockey afternoon this Thursday at the Community Memorial Centre here in Smiths Falls, with the Settlers hosting the Maniwaki Mustangs for the third of three game to decide the Eastern Division finals of the CPJHL. Bright rays of sunlight steamed into the building, bathing the rink […]

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Smiths Falls Settlers take on the Manawaki Mustangs

Chris Uhlig editorial@pdgmedia.ca The Smiths Falls Settlers played another fine game of play-off season hockey Monday night. Wait a minute you say, were they not supposed to play the EOHA Sunday instead? Technically yes, but fans were greeted with an empty rink Sunday. What happened? As it turns out, the EOHA team was disqualified for […]

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Peewee Bears good deeds continue despite Cup contest being over

Hometown Staff editorial@pdgmedia.ca The Smiths Falls Peewee Bears have been so blessed this year, reaping the rewards of learning how giving feels so much better than receiving. Even though the team did not win the physical Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup, they won the hearts of the community and embraced the spirit of giving, which team […]

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Ottawa EOHA make a come back against the Smiths Falls Settlers

Chris Uhlig editorial@pdgmedia.ca The Smiths Falls Settlers played another game in their Best-Of playoffs series against the EOHA Saturday. Maverick Baxtrom shot the first goal of the game for the Settlers with assists by Adam Porter and Austin Vallier. EOHA countered with two scores by Joey Driscoll and Noah Edmonds later in the period. The […]

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The Smiths Falls Settlers defeat Ottawa EOHA on March 9

Chris Uhlig editorial@pdgmedia.ca There’s still hockey action going on in Smiths Falls. The Smiths Falls Settlers have reached the playoffs in the CPJHL (Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League) and played the Ottawa EOHA this weekend at the Community Center in a Best-Of series of games. The Settlers are a fairly new Smiths Falls based team, […]

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Smiths Falls Bears miss playoffs by a single goal

Chris Uhlig editorial@pdgmedia.ca  The Junior A Bears hosted the Pembroke Lumber Kings on Friday, March 2 for their last home game during the regular season. The well attended game with a crowd of 490 had some unusual visitors this time around, with the CBC handing out free snow cones and raffling off prices. The first […]

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Homan/Hogan Cash Spiel brings in over 10,000 for spinal cord injuries

The Smiths Falls Curling Club was bustling this weekend, as it hosted the Homan/Hogan Cash Spiel. This is the fourth annual bonspiel fundraiser, sponsored by Andress’ Independent, for Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCI Ontario). Sixteen teams entered the competition, which included both friendly and competitive curlers. A silent auction was also held for many great […]

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Smiths Falls Bears flunk Nepean Grads 4-0

Chris Uhlig editorial@pdgmedia.ca There was a certain magic in the air at the Bears’ Den on Friday, Feb. 23.  Maybe it was the Peewee B Bears in attendance, maybe it was the many families with their kids, or maybe it was just the good mood all around. In any case, the Smiths Falls Bears delivered […]

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Smiths Falls Bears lose in shoot out to Cornwall Colts

Chris Uhlig editorial@pdgmedia.ca  You win some, you lose some, and the Friday, Feb. 16 Smiths Falls Junior A Bears game in the Bears’ Den fell into the later category, when the Cornwall Colts took home a 2-1 shootout win over the Bears. It wasn’t for of a lack of trying though. The Bears recorded a […]

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Annual Skate the Lake draws in international skaters

This 14th annual skating event took place over Family Day weekend on the 1 km oval in front of Hanna Park in Portland, Ont. The weather window was just perfect with good ice and conditions for everyone to come out and enjoy the 100Km event Saturday where more than 56 Dutch skaters participated from Holland. […]

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Massive turn out to Pee Wee Bears community party

Janelle Labelle editorial@pdgmedia.ca The Smiths Falls Pee Wee Bears held a tailgate party and food drive today to say thank you to the community for their support in the Good Deeds Cup. Free hotdogs, cupcakes, treats and drinks were enjoyed by close to 400 Bears fans and family. “What a great turnout. It just goes […]

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Smiths Falls Bears take Kemptville 73’s to a shootout for the win

Chris Uhlig editorial@pdgmedia.ca The Bears’ Den in Smiths Falls as full of suspense on Friday night (Feb. 9) when the Smiths Falls Bears faced off against the Kemptville 73’s in CCJHL Junior A action. The game went into overtime and the Bears took home a 4-3 shootout win. As with all good thrillers, the game […]

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Pee Wee Bears to host outdoor community party as last good deed

Chris Must editorial@pdgmedia.ca   Who are the most famous people in Smiths Falls? Right now, according to Mayor Shawn Pankow, it’s probably the members of the Smiths Falls Pee Wee Bears team. Having recently learned that they had been chosen as one of the three finalists in the running to win the Chevrolet Good Deeds […]

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Smiths Falls Bears are out of hibernation

Chris Uhlig editorial@pdgmedia.ca While the groundhog might have predicted another six weeks of winter,  the Smiths Falls Bears have definitely come out of hibernation. On Friday night (Feb. 2) the team delivered another home ice win at the Den, this time in overtime against the Rockland Nationals. Rockland’s Alex Robert scored the first goal of […]

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Pee Wee Bears make it to Good Deeds Cup final

Hometown News Staff The official votes are in and the Pee Wee Smiths Falls Bears are now off to the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup final. Moving on to the final of the competition means that the team has earned an extra $5,000 towards their charity of choice — the Salvation Army. Getting past the first […]

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Smiths Falls Bears secure a home ice win against Kanata

On Friday, Jan. 26 the Smiths Fall Bears were finally able to secure a win on home ice, a feat that has eluded them for far too long. Friday night’s game at the Bears Den against the Kanata Lasers saw the Bears win 4-3. The Bears got off to a rough start with the Lasers’ […]

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Smiths Falls Bears miss a win against the Nepean Raiders

Chris Uhlig editorial@pdgmedia.ca The Smiths Falls Bears missed another opportunity on Tuesday, Jan. 23 for a win on home ice. The Nepean Raiders left the Bears Den with a 4-2 victory. The first period saw no scoring by either team. Smiths Falls gained the upper hand with a goal by Scott Gervais halfway into the […]

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Smiths Falls Bears fall to Carleton Place Canadians

Chris Ulhig editorial@pdgmedia.ca On Jan. 19 the Smiths Falls Bears faced off against the Carleton Place Canadians. It was a hard fought battle for both sides but the Canadians ended up on top, resulting in a final score of  3-1. Smiths Falls Bears’ Kyle Dowdall with assists from Bruce Coltart and Marc Shannon netted the […]

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Smiths Falls Bears take a brutal beating by the Brockville Braves

Chris Uhlig Some days one wishes to have just stayed in bed instead of even trying. That’s how the Smiths Falls Bears must have felt after Tuesday night’s game, having received a brutal 1-8 hammering at the hands of the Brockville Braves. It didn’t even start out all that bad. Brockville’s Eric Holland scored the […]

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Good Deeds Cup voting is open, cheer on the Pee Wee Bears

Hometown News staff The Smiths Falls Peewee Bears have been chosen as semi-finalists for the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup, and they need the community’s help to win it. The Pee Wee Bears’ progress to the finals based on the number of votes they get on their submission video. Each view is counted as a vote […]

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Pee Wee Bears on track to win national ‘good deeds’ trophy, voting starts Monday

Chris Must editorial@pdgmedia.ca Since Friday, Jan. 5 the whole country has known that Smiths Falls has a great peewee hockey team. On that day, as Canada defeated Sweden in the World Junior Hockey gold medal game, the announcement was made on live TV that the Smiths Falls Peewee Bears have been chosen as semi-finalists for […]

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Kemptville 73’s steal a win from Smiths Falls Bears

Chris Uhlig On Jan. 5 the Smiths Falls Bears faced off against the Kemptville 73’s in junior hockey action at home in front of a crowd of 288 fans. In the end, it was the guests who took away the 1-0 win. The lone goal of the game was scored by Kemptville’s Jared Patterson with […]

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Smiths Falls Bears lose to Ottawa Jr. Sens in last season game

Chris Uhlig Despite the recent good run, the Smiths Falls Bears finished off their regular season with a 2-1 loss after a hard fought battle against the Ottawa Junior Senators. After a scoreless first period, Ottawa’s Griffin McGregor shot the first goal for the game at the 4:20 mark in the second period. Ottawa’s Darcy […]

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Smiths Falls Bears take on Hawkesbury Hawks

Chris Uhlig editorial@pdgmedia.ca Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to watch the Bears go on the ice and play. Tuesday night provided the setting for the Smiths Falls Bears vs the Hawkesbury Hawks game on home ice. Attendance was a little disappointing though, but those 130 people got […]

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Smiths Falls Bears’ light up the scoreboard with a win over Naven Grads

Chris Uhlig Large snowflakes filled the cold blistery air of the night sky outside, but the party raging inside the Bears’ Den in Smiths Falls on Friday night was hot hot hot, with the Smiths Falls Bears delivering a solid 6-3 win over the Navan Grads. Early into the first period, Bruce Coltart opened the […]

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Teddy bear toss brings Bears a 4 -3 win over Lasers

Chris Ulhig The Bears Den was the place to be Friday night, Dec. 8, in Smiths Falls. Bears fans were delivered a plush-filled, nail-biting extravaganza. This being the annual Teddy Bear toss game night, Brian Bygrave of the Bears triggered an avalanche of plush toys thrown into the rink by ecstatic fans when the first […]

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Bears open the weekend with a lose to Nationals in Junior A hockey action

The Rockland Nationals dropped into Smiths Falls for the Friday night game against the Smiths Falls Bears. A crowd of 267 people came out for the Junior A hockey entertainment. The first period remained scoreless, while Mathieu Blanchette of Rockland landed the first point of the game in the second period. He followed up with […]

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Carleton Place Canadians beat Smiths Falls Bears in their own den

Chris Uhlig The Smiths Falls Junior A Bears hosted the Carleton Place Canadians on home ice on Friday, Nov. 24 in front of a large crowd of 466. After a strong start with an early score by #14 forward Marc Shannon at the 4.45 mark in the first period, Smiths Falls lost a bit of […]

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Rockland Nationals couldn’t hold up against Carleton Place Canadians

Harrison Field Yet another early lead for the Carleton Place Canadians resulted in a four-to-one win over the Rockland Nationals on Sunday, Nov.19. While the Nationals were able to push the Canadians into their own zone, the Nationals were not able to get the puck in the net, with only five shots in the first […]

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Another win and another shutout for Smiths Falls Bears

Chris Uhlig The Smiths Falls Bears hosted the Brockville Braves on Tuesday, Nov. 21 in Junior A Central Canadian Hockey League action. The hard fought game ended in a 2-0 shutout for the Bears, their second shutout in less than a week. Hunter Garlasco, no. 22, scored the first goal and only goal in the […]

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Smiths Falls Bears shut out Nepean Raiders in hometown win

Chris Uhlig After last week’s fiasco, the Smiths Falls Bears redeemed themselves in Central Canada Junior Hockey League action on Friday, Nov. 17 with a 3-0 win over the Nepean Raiders. The first period yielded a goal by centre Michael Larose, no. 18. The Bears continued in the second period with a goal from forward […]

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Kanata Laser fizzle out against Carleton Place Canadians

Harrison Field Searching for a win after their shootout loss on Nov. 10, The Carleton Place Canadians took another win away from the Kanata Lasers at the Carleton Place arena with a score of seven to two on Nov. 12.   You could describe the game a number of ways, but you could not say […]

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Smiths Falls Bears put up good fight against Ottawa Jr. Sens

Chris Uhlig The Nov. 10 Smiths Falls Bears game against the Ottawa Jr. Senators at home ice was preceded by a Remembrance Day ceremony honouring our veterans, of which some were in attendance. There were no goals in first period, but the second period started strong for the Bears. The home team got a two […]

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Curling opens new season and welcomes new players

Matthew Behrens editorial@pdgmedia.ca While some families can document the arrival of fall without the aid of a calendar because certain members of the family disappear into man caves to binge-watch football and hockey, there’s still one seasonal sport that seems to invite participation from all ages and genders. Simply stepping inside a local curling rink […]

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Kemptville 73’s fold under pressure from Carleton Place Canadians

Harrison Field editorial@pdgmedia.ca While the game didn’t kick off with an early goal like usual, The Carleton Place Canadians were able to keep the pressure on the Kemptville 73’s for a 7-1 win at the Carleton Place Arena on Sunday, Nov. 5. The Kemptville 73’s were able to hold off the Canadians at first, making […]

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Bears lose in shoot out during breast cancer fundraiser

Janelle Labelle The Smiths Falls Bears hosted the Kemptville 73s in their fifth annual Pink in the Rink breast cancer fundraiser game on Friday, Oct. 27. The Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre was a buzz with the fundraising efforts, including a 50-50 draw, silent auction, and chuck-a-puck. A Mitch Marner jersey from the Toronto Maple […]

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Carleton Place Canadians catch Smiths Falls Bears hibernating

Harrison Field editorial@pdgmedia.ca The Carleton Place Canadians were able to hold off some strong pushes from the Smiths Falls Bears for a 5-0 shutout at the Carleton Place Arena on Sunday, Oct. 22. Carleton Place had a rough match, with a number of players heading off of the ice, some returning later, some not. The […]

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Kanata Lasers lose focus against Carleton Place Canadians

Harrison Field The first two periods were a very close game, but the Carleton Place Canadians pulled ahead in the third to defeat the Kanata Lasers five to two at the Carleton Place Arena on Friday Oct. 13. The game was off to a quick start with the Canadians’ Connor Hill scoring within 30-seconds of […]

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Nineteen local athletes head to the World OCR Championship

Submitted The Perth Athletic Centre (PAC), owned and operated by Mark Melanson and Ted Theelen, is extremely proud of its many Highlander members who have qualified for the World Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) Championship.   The Highlander program has been offered for the last four years at PAC and has built up an athletic team […]

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Carleton Place Canadians Pluck Hawkesbury Hawks

Harrison Field editorial@pdgmedia.ca Although the Hawkesbury Hawks were the first to score, they couldn’t stand under the pressure from the Carleton Place Canadians after a six to one score at the Carleton Place Arena on Sunday, Oct. 1. Zachary Fournier of the Hawks scored the first goal of the game on a power play, and […]

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Smiths Falls athletes recruited to elite football training program

Matthew Behrens editorial@pdgmedia.ca The path to gridiron greatness appears to run through Smiths Falls, as two of the town’s top athletes have been accepted into the elite Football North training program in Ottawa. The program is run out of St. Joseph High School in Ottawa, which is where the two will attending school is year. […]

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Smith’s Falls Bears win for hometown crowd

The Smiths Falls Bears had a tough game on Friday, Sept. 8  in the Bears Den against the Pembroke Lumber Kings for the 2017-18 home opener but they still pulled out a win. The game started off rough when Pembroke got a goal within the first 10 seconds in the first period. But after equal […]

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Two local police officers win medals in World Police and Fire Games

Submitted Two local Smiths Falls Police Officers travelled out to the World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles last week and came home with a number of medals.   Sgt. Jodi Empey and Cst. Brent Pellett competed in swimming and running events. Empey won gold in four swimming event: the 50m fly, 50m freestyle, […]

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Local athletes lead football team to perfect season

Submitted Seven football players formerly from Smiths Falls Minor Football Association lead the Myers Riders junior varsity under 16 team of the Ontario Varsity Football League to an 11 and 0 season. Local players include: Joshua Pilon, Blair Coleman, Nathan Coleman, Dryden O’Reilly, Caleb Cooney, Daniel Sheehan and Chris Miller. On Aug. 5, the team kicked off against the Etobicoke Eagles in […]

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Let’s play ball at Conlon Farm in Perth

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca Opening ceremonies for the Major Provincial Baseball Championships got underway at 11:30 sharp, Saturday, July 22 in Perth at Conlon Farm. Red, yellow, green and blue-shirted players lined the diamond for the singing of Oh Canada before Perth’s Town Crier Brent McLaren welcomed everyone and thanked all involved in organizing the event. […]

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Major little league will playdown for provincial title in Perth in July

April Scott-Clarke april@pdgmedia.ca If you’re a baseball fan, than Perth is the place to be from July 22 to July 31. The town is playing host to the 2017 Major Provincial Championship Little League tournament, an event coordinated by a small but home-run hitting volunteer committee. Nine teams of 11- and 12-year-old little league players […]

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Perth Triathlon brings out the new and experienced

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca  The sun wasn’t shining and the rain held off, but that didn’t matter to the swimmers at the Perth indoor pool competing in the Perth Triathlon. They were focussed on the lane in front of them and how fast they could get to the end of it. It still wasn’t raining by […]

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Go-karts burn up the track at Lombardy Raceway Park

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca Race no. 2 of 10 of the Canadian Tire Eastern Ontario Karting Championship (EOKC) ran at Lombardy Raceway Park on May 28. Novice, junior and spec classes ran the full track with racing starting at 10 a.m. The track is 850 metres, paved and 28 feet wide. It can be run in […]

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Carleton Place Canadians win games and scholarships

Matthew Behrens editorial@pdgmedia.ca The Carleton Place Junior A Canadians hockey team is headed to Terrebonne, Quebec, seeking to capture the Fred Page Cup after their fourth consecutive Bogart Cup victory in the Central Canada Hockey League championships last Sunday. “We’re the only franchise in all of Canada to win that Fred Page Cup three times, […]

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Groups hope to revive sport of canoeing on the Rideau

Chris Must editorial@pdgmedia.ca Canoeing, a sport which was all the rage during the Rideau Canal’s hey day as a recreational paradise around the turn of the century, may be headed for a rebirth in this area. John Festarini, Parks Canada’s associate director for Ontario waterways, told the directors of the Rideau Roundtable at their annual […]

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He shoots, he scores!

Is your community group, sports team or business doing something fun and interesting? If so, we want to know about it. Shoot us an email to tell us what’s going! editorial@pdgmedia.ca 

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Smiths Falls Bears pull out a playoff win at home

Jarred Rattan editorial@pdgmedia.ca Smiths Falls Bears won Tuesday, March 22 in the Bears’ Den. The Smiths Falls team won 3-2 against Cornwall Colts. The two teams had a tough battle with no goals in the first period. Once they teams  took to the ice for the second period though, the Bears made  two goals against […]

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CoW agrees to budget deviation of $2,000 for Perth Triathlon

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca During a Perth Committee of the Whole meeting on March 7, Shannon Baillon, director of community services, asked for a budget deviation of a mere $2,000 to kick-start the 2017 Perth Triathlon. Now over 20 years old, the Perth Triathlon has become a tradition for new and experienced triathletes in the area. […]

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Perth considers live-streaming for provincial major baseball tourney

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca Perth Committee of the Whole (CoW) heard on March 7 that, once again, the provincial baseball tournament for Major-level 11- and 12-year-old teams is coming to Perth mid-summer. Pat Habel, co-chair of the tournament, made a pitch to CoW asking for $7,800 to pay for live-streaming of the tourney. “It’s the best […]

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Carleton Place Canadians beat Smiths Falls Bears 2-1 in overtime

Jane Hobson jane@pdgmedia.ca The Carleton Place Canadians clinched a win on March 5, 2017 beating the Smiths Falls Bears 2-1 in overtime at the Carleton Place Arena. After a goalless first period, the Bears’ Michael McKenney and the Canadians’ Connor Merkley both scored one goal in the second period. No goals were scored in the […]

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Bears lose 4-2 in last season home game

Smiths Falls Bears lost 4-2 on Friday, March 3 in the Bears Den against Pembroke. This was the Bears last home game of the season. They will face off against the Carleton Place Canadians on Sunday, March 5. Photos by J.R Photography

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Carleton Place Canadians secure home-ice advantage for playoffs

Jane Hobson editorial@pdgmedia.ca The Carleton Place Canadians won 7-3 against the Pembroke Lumber Kings at the Carleton Place Arena on Friday, Feb.24, guaranteeing them home-ice advantage for the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) playoffs for the fourth year in a row. Canadians Aidan Girduckis and Connor Merkley both scored two goals in the Friday game. […]

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Smiths Falls Bears score a hometown win

Smiths Falls Bears won against the Kanata Lazers on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Bears Den in Smiths Falls. The final score was 5-3. The next home game for the Bears will be on Friday, Feb. 24 against the Gloucester Rangers.     Photos by J.R.Photography

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Heartbreaking loss for Bears on Valentine’s Day

Smiths Falls Bears lost to the Brockville Braves on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The game went to a shootout with Brockville defeating Smiths Falls 4 to 5. The next game is on Friday, Feb. 17 in the Bear’s Den.    Photos by J.R. Photography

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Action from the February AAA hockey tournament in Smiths Falls

The Smiths Falls AAA Bears held a mini hockey tournament at home on Saturday, Feb. 12. Teams at the tournament included Nepean, Cornwall, Smiths Falls, in addition to several others. Photos by J.R. Photography

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Photos: Smiths Falls Bears vs. Cornwall

Smiths Falls Bears lost to the Cornwall Colts 4-1 on Friday, Feb.10 at home in Central Junior Hockey League action.  The Bears are on the road for their next two games — Sunday, Feb. 12 in Brockville and then on Thursday, Feb. 16 they will face off against the Colts again in Cornwall.     […]

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Curler Hailey Armstrong has goals of rocking the Olympics

Jane Hobson jane@pdgmedia.ca  “My mom is my biggest supporter. I feel like everyone says that but it’s true,” says Perth native Hailey Armstrong, whose curling team now holds a silver medal from the 2017 Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championship. “She does a lot, she’s at almost every event. I know I couldn’t do it without […]

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Photo highlights: Carleton Place Canadians first in the league

Jane Hobson editorial@pdgmedia.ca  The Carleton Place Canadians faced the Nepean Raiders at the Carleton Place Arena on Friday, Feb. 3, beating the Raiders 4-3. Forward Geoff Kitt scored the game-winning goal with just under three minutes left in the third period. This puts the Carleton Place Canadians in first place in the Central Canada Hockey […]

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Photo highlights: Carleton Place Canadians beat Smiths Falls Bears

By Jane Hobson jane@pdgmedia.ca  The Carleton Place Canadians beat the Smiths Falls Bears 4-0 at the Jan. 22, 2017 regular season game at the Carleton Place Arena. Forward Andrew Dodson scored the final goal, his 16th of the season, in the third period.  The Carleton Place Canadians are currently first in the Central Canada Hockey […]

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Annual Skate the Lake event offers fun, excitement for all ages

By Brian Preston editorial@pdgmedia.ca On the fourth weekend in January every year since 2004, the little hamlet of Portland in eastern Ontario hosts what has become an annual winter outdoor tradition — the International Big Rideau Lake Speed Skating Marathon, also known as Skate the Lake. One of its founders, Marco Smits, who hails from […]

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Blue Wings defeat Leafs in alumni matchup in Perth

By Allison Graham editorial@pdgmedia.ca On Sunday, Jan. 15, the Perth Blue Wings Alumni hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni at the Perth and District Community Centre. This event was organized by Michael McLean, head coach and owner of the Blue Wings,  in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Maple Leafs organization. The sold out […]

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Photo highlights: Smiths Falls Bears fall 4-3 over Cumberland Grads

The Smiths Falls Bears faced off against the Cumberland Grads on home ice on Friday, Jan. 13. Despite the hometown advantage for the Bears, the Grads managed a 4-3 win. Here are some photographic highlights of the game. Photos by Jarad Rutton.

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Local gym members place in Canadian Powerlifting Federation Competition

Submitted editorial@pdgmedia.ca Representatives from The Smiths Falls Gym & Fitness Centre take 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in their divisions at the Canadian Powerlifting Federation Competition hosted by Hostyle Conditioning in Orleans. Photo: left to right Chris Nugteren, Coach Brian Paquette and Coach Zach Last

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Smiths Falls Bears Peewee B House go 3 for 3 in tournament wins!

Smith Falls Peewee B House are on a winning streak taking the prize in all the tournaments they have played so far.  “I’m really proud of these boys, they’re working hard and having fun at the same time, I couldn’t ask for more.” says coach Keith Rhoden Arnprior Tournament – November 12th and 13th Smiths […]

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