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Smiths Falls to build new docks in the Victoria Basin

Chris Must In preparation for the launch of Le Boat’s Rideau Canal fleet in the spring of 2018, Smiths Falls town councillors have agreed to invest a total of $40,000 to build two new docks in the Victoria Basin. Economic Development Manager Cyril Cooper advised councillors at a Feb. 20 meeting that half of […]

Smiths Falls council to choose Beckwith Street design Feb. 26

Chris Must Smiths Falls town councillors will make a final decision on the design for the redevelopment of Beckwith Street at a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 26. Council was presented with the engineers’ final recommendation for the design – which would see parking on the street move from angle to parallel parking – […]

Smiths Falls Bears lose in shoot out to Cornwall Colts

Chris Uhlig  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 […]

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. […]

Massive turn out to Pee Wee Bears community party

Janelle Labelle 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 […]

Low Q4 sales and investor withdrawl causes Two Rivers to restructures

Two Rivers Food Hub As of February 14, 2018, Two Rivers Food Hub is ceasing its distribution operations.  The commercial kitchens and long-term freezer and cooler storage rentals will continue as usual at the hub.  Two Rivers Food Hub is a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Smiths Falls Ontario with a mandate to support the […]

Local male arrested with multiple charges

Smiths Falls Police Service During the early morning hours of 11 February 2018 Smiths Falls Police received multiple calls reporting a male armed with a uncapped syringe who had attempted to rob three businesses downtown and citizens located within and nearby. The male in an attempt to flee, threatened a citizen with the weapon to […]

Smiths Falls council does Valentine’s Day good deeds

Janelle Labelle Smiths Falls Town Council took on the Pee Wee Bears Good Deeds Cup Challenge today — a challenge presented to them at council last week. Mayor Shawn Pankow and Councillors Lorraine Allen, Jay Brennan, and John Maloney visited Willowdale Retirement Residence and Van Horne Manor, to pass out roses and wish residents […]

Lots of community spirit at the Friends of the Library Trivia Challenge

Submitted It was an unexpected finish — the Einsteins and the Quiztophers nosed ahead by one point to take the 21st Friends of the Library Trivia Challenge 81 to 80 at the Smiths Falls Legion on Sunday, Feb. 11. They were behind throughout the afternoon (just a little!) but the final category gave them […]

Le Boat unveils brand-new Rideau Canal fleet

Chris Must The official unveiling of Le Boat’s Rideau Canal fleet on Feb. 6 marked a momentous day for Smiths Falls, said Mayor Shawn Pankow. Local mayors, town staff, local MPP Randy Hillier and representatives from Parks Canada joined Le Boat’s Global Managing Director, Cheryl Brown, to introduce the community to the 16 houseboats […]