Cheryl Brown, managing director of Le Boat since 2013, came to Smiths Falls Sept. 20 to officially open the company’s new North American sales and marketing headquarters. Photo: Chris Must

Attempted murder charge in Almonte

Lanark County Interval House As the anniversary of the Wilno murders causes communities to pause and as the trial is set to begin in October, an attempt murder has occurred in Lanark County. In Almonte Ontario, home of the murder suicide of February 2016, yet another woman’s life was almost taken by violence. September 20th, […]

Lanark OPP charge Mississippi Mills man with attempted murder

Lanark County OPP MISSISSIPPI MILLS, ON On September 20, 2017 at approximately 12:39 a.m., officers with the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Mississippi Mills (Almonte).  The investigation found that an altercation had taken place at a residence and a female had been […]

Snowsuit campaign gets off to warm start

Chris Must In the midst of September’s mild temperatures, it’s easy to forget how harsh Ontario’s winters can get. But those cold months aren’t far away, and local efforts to help protect young children in need are about to get under way. Smiths Falls’ 2017 snowsuit campaign officially launched on Monday, Sept. 18 at […]

United Way briefs Smiths Falls council on accessibility concerns

Chris Must The United Way of Lanark County is investing in outreach efforts on behalf of disabled members of the community, with considerable success. United Way Regional Director Fraser Scantlebury and Partnership Coordinator Amy Elsner attended a special meeting of Smiths Falls Town Council on Monday, Sept.18 to provide an overview of the Accessibility for […]

Governor General’s medal presented to long-time volunteer

Chris Must Friends and family members, including two mayors and a retired senator, gathered on Monday, Sept. 18 to honour long-time volunteer Lois Hunter. Hunter was presented with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers by Mayor Shawn Pankow at a special meeting of Smiths Falls town council held in the upstairs hall of the Smiths Falls […]

Smiths Falls fire chief announces resignation

Chris Must Normand Beauchamp, fire chief of Smiths Falls since 2013, has announced that he will be resigning to move to a larger community. Beauchamp, who informed town council of his decision at a meeting on Sept. 18, said that his new employer will have to remain confidential for now. “I want to thank each […]

Shout Sister choir draws large crowd on first night

Submitted The new Shout Sister choir is off to a good start with upwards of 30 women coming to the first meeting, which was held on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The choir meets in Smiths Falls every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 41 Market St. N. and is for anyone who […]

7th Annual Lanark & District Civitan Scarlet Fall Run set for Oct. 1

Submitted On Sunday, Oct. 1, the Lanark & District Civitan Club will host its 7th annual Scarlet Fall Run. Now that school is back in session, so are routines. It’s also the best time to set some fitness goals, and you can start out by putting the Scarlet Fall Run on your race calendar. Taking […]

Smiths Falls new brand wins national award

Cyril Cooper, Manager of Economic Development and Tourism Town of Smiths Falls Niagara Falls, Ontario – The Town of Smiths Falls launched their new brand identity in June 2017 and recently received National recognition from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) on September 12, 2017 in Niagara Falls. The National Marketing Awards are presented […]

Local pantry brings small door fun to Smiths Falls

Sally Smith Judy Abromeit has thrown down the gauntlet and is challenging other businesses to join in on a little fun. It won’t cost a lot, it won’t take a lot of time, it will be fun and colourful and it will make your business stand out. Abromeit is a NOAL Pantry employee and […]