Two Guys for Lunch in Smiths Falls

Brian Turner Over my time in retail business I’ve attended more than my share of educational seminars (what’s this got to do with a restaurant review?), read on.  One point that always seems to mystify supposed expert business owners/operators, is understanding the true definition of their operation, their mission so to speak.  Some will learn […]

No more free use of Smiths Falls Library for Drummond/North Elmsley residents

Chris Must Smiths Falls town councillor Chris Cummings, the town’s long-time representative on the Smiths Falls Public Library Board, told fellow councillors at a Jan. 15 meeting that he was disappointed by a recent decision by the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley. The township, he reported, has decided to stop paying an annual grant to […]

Petitioners present plea to keep angle parking in Smiths Falls

Chris Must   Smiths Falls resident Patricia Headlam made an impassioned plea to town councillors at a Jan. 15 meeting to keep angle parking on Beckwith Street, on the grounds that it is an important part of the town’s heritage. Accompanied by a group of supporters, Headlam also presented Mayor Shawn Pankow with a […]

Smiths Falls approves 2018 budget in record time

Chris Must A municipal budget with no tax increase tends not to generate much controversy. With Smiths Falls town councillors confident that their 2018 town budget won’t be a bitter pill for residents to swallow, they voted to approve the third and final draft at a Jan. 15 meeting. “That was by far probably […]

Police execute search warrant on illegal drug grow-op

On Friday January 12, 2018 members of the Smiths Falls Police Service executed a drug search warrant on a commercial tenant, known as the Siloki Inc. at 361 Queen Street, Smiths Falls. Police located a large scale grow-op inside the business. Police seized approximately 52 marijuana plants, a quantity of loose marijuana buds, production and […]

BGH and PSFDH combined stroke unit sees serious drop in mortality rates

Outcome for stroke survivors from Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Counties drastically improves as a result of joint effort by Brockville General Hospital and Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. Submitted A person who experiences a stroke is more likely to survive, recover and return home when a specialized team provides early stroke care. Collaboration between […]

Working backwards to move forwards with our health

Dr. Robert Rodine On Jan. 1 every year, gym memberships rise and sales at the health food store increase as people embark on a ‘new year-new you’ adventure. But not all resolutions are the syndicated weight loss or smoking cessation target. Sometimes, a resolution can be an experience rather than a destination. While some people will […]

Local bird rescue inundated since saving 100 plus birds from single home

Janelle Labelle Feathered Haven Parrot Rescue in Smiths Falls typically rescues birds one at a time, when their owners are no longer able to care for them or for various other reasons. This week, however, they found themselves tasked with the rescue and care of over 100 birds in one fell swoop. Jill Woods, […]

Pee Wee Bears on track to win national ‘good deeds’ trophy, voting starts Monday

Chris Must Since Friday, Jan. 5 the whole country has known that Smiths Falls has a great peewee hockey team. On that day, as Canada defeated Sweden in the World Junior Hockey gold medal game, the announcement was made on live TV that the Smiths Falls Peewee Bears have been chosen as semi-finalists for […]

Dine and dash leads to arrest

Smiths Falls Police On January 7, 2018 at approximately 1 a.m. police were called to a business on Center Street for a reported customer who failed to pay his outstanding bill. Investigation revealed that a 44 year old male suspect had left without paying for his order. Police located and stopped the suspect a short […]