Councillor Peter McKenna waits for Committee of the Whole to begin Monday night in Smiths Falls. Photo credit: Sally Smith.

New York State facility to anchor new Hemp Industrial Park

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) has been granted a licence by New York State to process and produce hemp. Thanks to the work of key state and federal government officials from the State of New York, Canopy Growth is proud to outline its commitment to invest in New York […]

Registering for Kindergarten 101

Submitted The first day of school is a big milestone for children and their families, especially for parents who are sending a child to school for the first time. Even for experienced parents, knowing the steps to take to register for school or what to expect in Kindergarten may leave some asking questions. Here is […]

Smiths Falls gets first look at 2019 budget

Sally Smith Janet Koziel, Smiths Falls treasurer, delivered the first draft of the 2019 budget to a Special Committee of the Whole Monday night. “This preliminary budget reflects the vision within the Strategic Plan,” she said, while at the same time is “preparing to meet the challenges of the Town’s future financial stability.” On its […]

Canopy Growth outlines its CBD advantage

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE:CGC)(TSX:WEED) (the “Company” or “Canopy Growth”) once again applauds the passage of the U.S. 2018 Farm Bill. Canopy Growth wishes to update the market on its hemp operations as it prepares for US market entry thanks to this transformative piece of federal legislation, one that enables expanded pathways to the American […]

Councillor McKenna compliments fellow female councillors

Sally Smith Immediately before adjournment, Councillor McKenna, made the observation that it was a privilege to win a council seat and even more a privilege to win it alongside three terrific and intelligent women. “More women need to be involved in politics [even though] barriers such as child care might get int the way. I […]

Parallel parking to be revisited in motion of intent

Sally Smith Even though the draft budget loomed large on the agenda at Smiths Falls’ Committee of the Whole, it was Councillor Wendy Alford’s desire to revisit a decision made almost a year ago regarding angle parking on a revitalized Beckwith Street that grabbed attention Monday. Alford said this was a once in a generation […]

As Town grows, parking gets scrutiny from council

Sally Smith Paula Nichols of PN Parking Solutions and Karl Grenke, Senior Planner, addressed Committee of the Whole Monday evening presenting the first part of a parking utilization study for the Town in response to new and increased development pressures downtown and in conjunction with the Beckwith Street revitalization project. Council budgeted $25,000 in 2018 […]

Town setting policy re cannabis retail locations

Sally Smith CAO Malcolm Morris brought a cannabis report to Committee of the Whole. Provincial cannabis retailing regulations include a 150 metre buffer area for cannabis stores to keep them separated from schools. No buffers from any other use, sensitive or otherwise, have been specified in the regulations. However, “staff recommend we develop our own […]

Station Theatre highlighted at council on Monday

Sally Smith Station Theatre board member, Tom Foulkes, addressed Committee of the Whole, Monday, bringing an update from the theatre to new council members. It’s been five years since a member of the board last spoke to council, Foulkes commented, and as the town is “poised for heady times” it’s time for another. “We’re not […]

Bears take home the win against the Rockland Nationals

Chris Uhlig Baby it’s cold outside, so why don’t you stay with me in the Den for a game of hockey. What a game it was, a real nail biter that kept the crowd on the edge of their seats til the very end. Even better, the Bears FINALLY took home a much awaited WIN, […]