With a $2,500 cheque from Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group, the Friends of the Smiths Falls Library presented books to Chimo students on Valentine’s Day. Photo credit: Sally Smith.

Boxing for Parkinson’s a real winner

Boxing4Health – Sally Smith Kim Ducharme, who leads a boxing class three times a week in the basement of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Smiths Falls, says there’s a misconception about boxing. “People often think of it as just a beat-down. But we work on balance, strength, and endurance — boxing is the fun part.” She grins, and adds […]

Einsteins win for second year in a row

Friends of the Library Once again Einsteins won the Friends of the Library Trivia Pursuit Challenge on Sunday, February 10, at the Smiths Falls Legion. For the second year in a row (with a slightly different team than last year), this year’s team of Heather Currie-Whiting, Annie Laurie, Jack Lessard, Chris and Laurie Mathieson, Tim […]

Make town a living laboratory

  Smiths Falls is in for a high-ole time in the next couple of years. Council members unanimously nodded to Nathaniel Morris’ cannabis pilot project presentation Monday at Committee of the Whole. Despite loud, prolonged honking from drive-bys, and yelling from about 40 protestors protesting angle versus parallel parking outside City Hall, Morris, Canopy Growth, […]

Protesters have their say about angle/parallel parking

Shortly after Committee of the Whole started Monday night at 4 p.m., noise from outside began to filter up to council chambers. Activists on the street were protesting the recent contentious decision by council to opt for parallel parking versus angle parking which has been one of Smiths Falls more visible characteristics over the past […]

New Year new shows at the Gallipeau Centre Theatre

2019 will be an awesome year for live music as Dream Rock announces their first two of many shows they will be producing at The Gallipeau Centre Theatre this year. Live in concert Saturday February 9th 2019 Captain Fantastic The Elton John Experience the ultimate musical tribute to one of the worlds greatest and highly […]

A win slips through the Bears claws Friday night

Chris Uhlig The Bears let a win slide through their claws at the Friday night game at the Den with a 3-4 loss against the Navan Grads in overtime. Jacob Shankar gave the Bears an early lead in the first period with a score at 4:48, assisted by Jacob Cuffley and Alexandre Way. Navan answered […]

OPP request public assistance to locate missing male

Submitted On November 30, 2018, members of the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a missing person who had not been seen since late July, early August 2018. Police are concerned for the well-being of Mr. Robert William LAMBERT, 75-years-old of Montague Township, Ontario who often requires assistance […]

First cannabis themed golf course rolls into Lombard Glen

Emilie Must Rolling Greens is Lombard Glen Golf & Country Club’s new name as of April 1st—but it’s no April Fool’s joke. Toronto-based business partners Gordon Weiske and Joe Lopes officially bought the golf course from Jean and Dave Sherman at the end of 2018. Rolling Greens’ new owners have big plans for the golf […]

Looking for new location for Victoria Park campground; must be moved in two years

Sally Smith Even with ice on the canal, summer and Victoria Park Campground were on council’s mind Monday at Committee of the Whole in Smiths Falls. The future of the park has been on the collective Town minds for at least the last 24 months. CAO Malcolm Morris acknowledged the history of Victoria Park goes […]

Previous decision rescinded; Complete Street design approved with more analysis of cycle lanes

Sally Smith In a recorded vote, a motion to rescind the motion regarding angle versus parallel parking made by the previous council in February 2018, was won 4 to 3 Monday evening in Smiths Falls’ council chambers; those voting for were Councillors Alford, McKenna, Allen and Mayor Pankow. Those voting against were Councillors Brennan, McGuire […]