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Canopy Growth Corporation upsizes and prices offering of convertible senior notes

  Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) announced today that it has priced its previously announced offering of convertible senior notes due 2023 (the “notes”). The Company will issue C$500 million aggregate principal amount of the notes. Canopy Growth has granted the initial purchasers of the notes an […]

Le Boat grand opening a huge success

Trevor Oattes Smiths Falls has become a new home for Le Boat, Europe’s largest luxury boat rental company, following the grand opening of the company’s North American headquarters on June 13. Le Boat’s history spans over 40 years across eight of Europe’s richest countries – Belgium, England, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy and Scotland. The […]

Town of Smiths Falls appoints new Fire Chief

Submitted The Town of Smiths Falls is pleased to announce that Mr. Rick Chesebrough has been appointed as the Town’s new Fire Chief. Mr. Chesebrough joins a long list of esteemed fire services professionals that have held the post since the Fire Department was established as a Fire Brigade in 1852. Rick comes to the […]

Docs on Ice tournament in Perth early 2019

Sally Smith It wasn’t hard to say ‘yes’ to Toby James’ ask at Committee of the Whole in Perth, June 5. James spoke to council forthrightly and asked that the initial fee for the Docs on Ice Tournament, slated for March 28-30, 2019, be waived. He had some persuasive arguments: first, “every nickel will go […]

OPP conducting investigation into a missing Rideau Lakes man

(LEEDS, ON.) –   Officers of the Rideau Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing an investigation into a missing Rideau Lakes man. On June 6, 2018 at about 4:50 PM Rideau Lakes OPP officers responded to Delta in response to a missing person. Daniel Slack, 68 years old of Delta was last seen on his acreage property […]

Rideau Lakes Township has first mayoralty candidate

Submitted First term Councillor Arie Hoogenboom has announced his intention to run for Mayor of Rideau Lakes Township. Elected in the ward of South Elmsley in 2014, Hoogenboom has extensive background in local government having spent over 30 years as a senior municipal manager prior to taking early retirement. Married with 4 adult children and […]

Grave stone for forgotten hero George Eccles to be unveiled on June 3 after 109 years

Submitted Telegraph operator on S.S. Ohio died at his post to send messages that saved 208 lives On August 26, 1909, Almonte, ON native George Eccles was the radio telegrapher aboard the S.S. Ohio when it hit uncharted rocks off the British Columbia coast and began to sink rapidly. Five lives were lost, but 208 […]

Construction update on Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge

Submitted Parks Canada’s project to repair the historic Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge will continue into June. While the contractor has made progress with several elements of their work their efforts are behind schedule resulting in delay and an extension of the planned bridge closure. While a specific re-opening date is not yet known, the revised […]

What topics to take to AMO Conference this year

Sally Smith Each year municipalities head off to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference. This year it’s in Ottawa from August 19-22. Some Ministers and Parliamentary Assistants will be in attendance and will host municipal delegations. CAO Malcolm Morris asked council for suggestions for these delegations. Staff identified four: Connecting Link funding program, Perpetual […]

Tweed Inc. asked for stratified title for two parcels of land

Sally Smith It was recommended to Committee of the Whole Monday evening that the Town convey a “stratified title” under Hershey Drive to link the properties known as 1 Hershey Drive and 2 Air Care Drive. This, says Karl Grenke, planner with the Town, would “merge” the addresses of Tweed Incs. two existing landholdings and […]