Jeremy Sztuka explains his “ask” for chess funds to Councillor John Maloney. Photo credit: Sally Smith.

Friends of Lanark County’s response to Lanark County’s 2018 Spray Program

Submitted by Friends of Lanark County Starting in mid-May, Lanark County used Clearview herbicide along County roads in an effort to control wild parsnip. Once again, as for the two previous years, there has been insufficient notification of this program. The small ad in the local newspaper still left residents in the dark. As well, […]

Canopy Growth to acquire Hiku brands to strengthen retail and brand portfolio

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) and Hiku Brands Company Ltd. (“Hiku”) (CSE: HIKU) (together, the “Companies”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement (the “Agreement”) pursuant to which Canopy Growth will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Hiku (the “Transaction”). […]

Let’s talk about our physical environment

Submitted Our physical environment is comprised of the buildings, transportation (roads, public/private transit, bike lanes and sidewalks), energy systems (hydro, heat/cool & water), open space (parks and recreation) and farm lands that make up and support our communities. Our physical environment is a social determinant of health and plays an important role in our health and […]

Four Students Launch their Businesses through Summer Company

Submitted This year, 4 local students have been selected for the 2018 Summer Company Program from the Small Business Advisory Centre (Lanark County/Smiths Falls) catchment area. Summer Company provides an opportunity for students to be their own boss for the summer. The successful students for 2018 are: Liam Nesbitt – ‘Life Changing Training’ Life Changing […]

4 Degrees to host hippie party and concert Aug. 11

Submitted Relive the dawning of the Age of Aquarius on Saturday, Aug. 11 as 4 Degrees Brewing Company hosts an outdoor concert and hippie costume party. Frost & Wood-Stock, scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m., is also a fundraiser in support of children’s summer programming at the Smiths Falls Public Library. Audience members are urged […]

Perfect fishing days at Lower Reach Park

Submitted Ask anyone and they’ll tell you it was a perfect day. At least 100 came out to Lower Reach Park for the Cops, Kids and Canadian Tire fishing derby on Sunday. July 8 was the last free fishing day of free fishing week in Ontario and members of the Smiths Falls Police Force, the […]

Stephanie Mitton excited about by-election

Sally Smith The evening was warm enough to compel the staff at 4 Degrees Brewing Company in Smiths Falls to open the garage door at the side of their establishment in the hopes of letting in some cool breezes. Stephanie Mitton was there at her first Meet and Greet event; she is one of […]

Canopy Growth Corporation announces exercise and closing of Over-Allotment option

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) announced today the issuance of C$100 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.25% convertible senior notes due 2023 (the “Over-Allotment Notes”) pursuant to the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the initial purchasers in connection with the previously announced […]

Lanark County reminds residents jumping is prohibited from trail bridges

Submitted Lanark County is reminding residents that jumping from trail bridges within the County of Lanark is unsafe and strictly prohibited. The County was advised by the Ontario Provincial Police that they are receiving reports of young people jumping into the Mississippi River from the fenced off and posted “No Trespassing” bridges located along the […]

Long hours and two free lockage days mark the start of summer on the Rideau Canal

Submitted Parks Canada announces that the Rideau Canal’s summer hours will begin this coming Friday, June 22nd at all lock stations between Ottawa and Kingston. Lock staff will welcome boaters and land-based visitors from Monday to Thursday between 9 am and 6 pm and on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays between 9 am and 7 pm. 2018 is the perfect time to experience […]