Recruitment on-going for both hospitals

Sally Smith Dr. Kate Stolee, Chief of Staff with the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, gave an overview of the on-going physician recruitment for the Smiths Falls and Perth hospitals on Monday night at council. People who move here need a physician and sometimes the decision whether or not to move is if […]

Tower going purple for Big Brother Big Sister

Sally Smith Purple was the colour of the night at Smiths Falls council meeting Sept. 17. Mayor Shawn Pankow declared September as Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) month, noting as well that the water tower would glow purple this week to commemorate the declaration. He added that “evidence-based research shows that every dollar invested […]

New project to help more students walk to school in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

Submitted Walking to school is a great way for children to be physically active. Not only is it associated with improved physical and mental health, but it also contributes to safer school zones, by reducing traffic volumes at and around schools. The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark (LGL) District Health Unit, in partnership with active school […]

The Rural FASD Support Network launched their first public meeting on Sept. 15

Submitted On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Rural FASD Support Network launched their first public meeting at Calvary Bible Church in Smith Falls, ON. The day started with Shelley More, co-founder, sharing the milestones achieved in the past two years, introducing the members of the executive committee, and sharing their mandate, vision and mission. Shelley also […]

Bell’s in town

Sally Smith Kevin Francis spent a peaceful day Friday sitting just in front of The Ivy on William plugging away at work on fibre optics for Smiths Falls. Francis, from Ottawa, set up a small table and chair, put his garbage can close by to catch all the dribs and drabs, and quietly worked […]

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 […]

Edmonds Lock 25 and weir: Final phase of work to begin

Submitted The final phase of work at Edmonds Lock 25 on the Rideau Canal National Historic Site will begin in mid-October. This phase will focus on additional repairs to the historic masonry of the weir. Work will include grouting, repointing and dutchman repairs – where portions of stone are replaced – along the weir. The […]

Novatech recommended for Lombard/Abbot signals

Sally Smith The Director of Public Works and Utilities, Troy Dunlop, asked council to adopt the recommendation to award Novatech Engineers, Planners and Landscape Architects for the design of the Lombard and Abbott Street signalization upgrades. Of the three proposals submitted, Novatech priced out in the middle at $68,258. The three were scored under five […]

Duke and Duchess getting ramp to help them over riprap

Sally Smith Troy Dunlop, Director of Public Works and Utilities, reported Monday night “the pour on the deck” of the Beckwith old-lock bridge went well last Friday. This week expect to see “sidewalks get poured Tuesday or Wednesday, weather permitting.” He added that the “three days behind” has now lessened to “two days.” The tender […]

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 […]