The Smiths Falls PeeWee B Bears took home the Brooke and Brittany Henderson Volunteer Youth Award at the Station Theatre Wednesday night during the Mayor’s Volunteer Appreciation evening. Photo credit: Sally Smith

Students promote and produce talent show for KITES

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca Project KITES is not just good for Eila VanWingerden, the 14-year-old girl SFDCI students have taken under their wing this semester; it’s also good for the 20 students doing the fundraising, putting a variety show together, and finding sponsors for the June 5 event. Each semester over the last year-and-a-half, Breanna Bedor’s […]

Spiff up town in preparation for tourists

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca Malcolm Morris, Smith Falls’ Chief Administrative Officer, commented at a special Committee of the Whole meeting, May 7, that the initial stages of a First Impressions program have been put to work. He described the program as “a look at the town through the lens of a tourist.” A first reaction driving […]

Good sound-bites, no controversy at All-Candidates’ meeting

OPINION – Sally Smith It was very civil, very sedate, very structured. The Lanark Federation of Agriculture partnered with the Chambers of Commerce from Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place to host an All-Candidates’ Meeting at Beckwith Township offices Wednesday night. Four candidates faced a crowd of about 120 people – Anita Payne, Green Party […]

SFDCI fundraising for indigenous visitors

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute’s Gr. 10 Civics class asked council for a grant of $500 to help raise funds to bring 15 indigenous students from North Saskatchewan to visit the town for a week, and, in return, for 15 SFDCI students to travel to the northern community for a week. Council […]

New look for old building at 1 Chambers Street

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca The front corner of the uniquely shaped building at 1 Chambers Street is getting a make-over. The building has been periodically vacant over the years; the proposal is to refurbish it under a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) grant to contain an ice-cream shop on the lower level (Sweet Scoops, to open year-round), […]

Few rooms and rentals in Smiths Falls

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca CAO Malcolm Morris gave a good-news, bad-news story to CoW on Monday – there is lots of interest in finding rooms and accommodations in Smiths Falls, but there aren’t any! “It’s an unprecedented situation,” says Councillor Cummings. “It’s a problem we thought we’d never have.” Morris says if people have space, if […]

New Screening software used by police

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca Community Police Officer Aaron Tompkins, along with Chief Mark MacGillivray presented and described the department’s new Health IM Screening software to Committee of the Whole May 14. Health IM has three components – a digital mental health screener, a wireless connection, and records management synchronization with the hospital system. Health IM is […]

A surplus, less of a deficit, and improvement in the Town of Smiths Falls

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca It was good news for the Town of Smiths Falls at Committee of the Whole Monday night. Howard Allen of Allen and Partners gave a brief overview of the financial statement for 2017. Generally speaking, there is a “surplus of $400,000, there is less of a deficit, and the Town’s situation has […]

Canopy Growth announces application to list on the NYSE

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”)(TSX: WEED) announced today it has applied to list its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”). The Company currently anticipates that, subject to the receipt of all required approvals, its common shares will begin trading on the NYSE before the end of May […]

Second fire in as many weeks for Smiths Falls Fire Department

Chris Uhlig editorial@pdgmedia.ca On Monday, May 15th, the Smith Falls Fire Department received the call of an attic fire at 95 Main St. E. around 6:05 pm, when a neighbor reported smoke coming out of the back portion of the roof.  Both Montague and Smiths Falls fire departments responded to the scene. Nobody was in […]