Bridges Bar and Grill in Pakenham; Great place to meet between the bridges

Brian Turner In the restaurant business, being all things to all diners really does come with risks. It’s difficult to provide an all-encompassing menu without being weak in certain areas thus alienating some segments of your audience. But since Tracey Greer, husband David and brother David Jordan took over this Pakenham main street location […]

Second annual Good Food in Schools forum

Submitted by The Table Community Food Centre and foodcoreLGL There is a growing movement in schools across Canada, a movement that is looking more closely at the food kids eat at school and that is getting them more involved with growing, making and understanding healthy foods. It is widely acknowledged that school gardens, food literacy programs […]

Spring water safety reminders

Submitted The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind residents to be extra cautious when near the water this spring. Melting snow, spring rain and increasing daytime temperatures are beginning to fuel rising levels of rivers, creeks and streams throughout Grenville County. This time of year, the water is dangerously cold and […]

Unlock the potential of food this nutrition month

Submitted by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit March is nutrition month, and this year the Registered Dietitians at the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit are focusing on four ways to unlock the potential of food. Food unites us at the dinner table and is often included as part of cultural traditions. Food […]

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. […]

Immediate Licence Suspension of AquaGreen Dispositions in Smiths Falls

On January 24, 2018, the Registrar, Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA) issued a Notice of Proposal to Revoke and an Order to immediately suspend the Crematorium Operator licence of Hilton’s AquaGreen Dispositions Inc. in Smiths Falls, ON. The immediate suspension is believed to be in the public interest. The Notice of Proposal […]

Smiths Falls identified as “a community on the rise” by premier Wynne at ROMA conference

The Town of Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow along with Councillors Dawn Quinn and Chris Cummings joined more than 1,000 rural municipal officials from across the province at the 2018 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference in Toronto from January 21 to 23. The conference launched Monday morning with a keynote address by premier Kathleen […]

What are you thankful for?

Jane Hobson Ah yes – the September heatwave has come and gone. School is in full swing. Pumpkin spice everything is everywhere. The air is fresh and cool once again as colourful leaves float to the ground. October has arrived. Thanksgiving seems to be one of the few times of year when people genuinely — […]

Ottawa Valley author pens Rideau Lakes mysteries

Submitted It was in March 2017 that Patricia Josefchak released her latest title, Provenance of the Stones, published by Burnstown Publishing House.   Patricia Josefchak is an Ottawa Valley author who calls Otter Lake home.  It is the first in her new Rideau Lakes Mystery series. The novel is a historic mystery set in 1850s Province […]

Watch out Canada, says Le Boat’s managing director

Chris Must “Watch out Canada, because we are coming in!” Le Boat’s managing director, Cheryl Brown, made this announcement as representatives of Parks Canada and area municipalities gathered Sept. 20 to celebrate the opening of the European boat rental company’s new Canadian Headquarters: the Lockmaster’s House in Smiths Falls. Brown said the company’s $16 […]