Suspects nabbed in early morning robbery in Smiths Falls

On Thursday November 23, 2017 at approximately 9:45 a.m. police responded to an armed robbery at a business on Lombard Street. Investigation revealed that Jeremy Gagnon (19) of Smiths Falls and Katrina Burke (33) of Smiths Falls attended the business with the intent of robbing the store with a weapon. The suspects made off with […]

Another win and another shutout for Smiths Falls Bears

Chris Uhlig The Smiths Falls Bears hosted the Brockville Braves on Tuesday, Nov. 21 in Junior A Central Canadian Hockey League action. The hard fought game ended in a 2-0 shutout for the Bears, their second shutout in less than a week. Hunter Garlasco, no. 22, scored the first goal and only goal in the […]

Deputy Mayor Flynn honoured by Christmas Day Committee

Matthew Behrens In an emotional address in the Carleton Place council chambers on Nov. 21, Kory Earle, the president of People First Canada, paid tribute to the town’s deputy mayor, Jerry Flynn, as a tireless community advocate who places people above politics. The salute to Flynn came during a presentation from the group’s Christmas Day […]

Perth and Smiths Falls hospital accredited with exemplary standing

Submitted The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) has received a report card that the community can be very proud of. We are pleased to announce that PSFDH has achieved “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing”, the highest level of excellence award, based on the recent on-site survey by Accreditation Canada. Accreditation Canada’s survey, conducted every […]

Smiths Falls appoints acting fire chief

Chris Must The Town of Smiths Falls has officially appointed Lieutenant Randy Normandin as acting fire chief. At a Nov. 20 council meeting, councillors approved a bylaw naming Normandin as temporary replacement for Fire Chief Normand Beauchamp, who announced on Sept. 18 that he would be leaving for new employment. He has since been appointed […]

MPAC error to cost Smiths Falls $1 million

Chris Must What one town councillor called a “flawed system” has the town of Smiths Falls paying former County Fair Mall owners RioCan Properties $1 million after the company successful appealed the assessed value of the property. “It is extremely painful,” commented Mayor Shawn Pankow after town Chief Administrative Officer Malcolm Morris provided a report […]

A Christmas Story is coming to Perth Studio theatre in time for the holidays

Article submitted by Paul Joyce Try this: Mention A Christmas Story to a few friends then stand back and watch the reaction. Guaranteed, eyes will widen, smiles will appear, and you’ll hear “I love that show!” For millions of people, a holiday viewing of A Christmas Story is a family tradition. There’s actually an American […]

Carleton Place Mayor faces new breach of confidentiality allegations

Matthew Behrens For the second time this year, Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos faced down calls to resign over an alleged breach of confidentiality that one councillor pledged will result in yet another mayoral malfeasance complaint to the town’s integrity commissioner, Robert Swayze. In a raucous Nov. 14 council meeting that looked like a scene […]

Smiths Falls council pushes for local pot sales outlet

Chris Must Smiths Falls town councillors have agreed to back a recommendation from Mayor Shawn Pankow to push the provincial government to allow the town’s marijuana growing facility to have its own retail sales outlet. Currently proposed provincial legislation to regulate the sale of “recreational” marijuana provides for a limited number of retail outlets, with […]

Special guests help commemorate Remembrance Day in Merrickville

Howaida Sorour-Roberts Merrickville Wolford residents turned out in record numbers for this year’s Remembrance Day Service at the Merrickville Cenotaph. The annual ceremony kicked off with a parade leaving the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 245 at 10:30 a.m. The parade was led by local star piper Callum Gauthier and the colour party and included the […]