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 […]

Carleton Place to become new home to parrot training centre

Jane Hobson In October, Carleton Place will become home to the only charitable aviary and adoption centre in Canada. “We have a saying that the underdog of the pet world is the parrot, there aren’t the same kinds of support mechanisms for parrots as there are for cats and dog,” said Judy Tennant, the […]

Attempted murder charge in Almonte

Lanark County Interval House As the anniversary of the Wilno murders causes communities to pause and as the trial is set to begin in October, an attempt murder has occurred in Lanark County. In Almonte Ontario, home of the murder suicide of February 2016, yet another woman’s life was almost taken by violence. September 20th, […]

Lanark OPP charge Mississippi Mills man with attempted murder

Lanark County OPP MISSISSIPPI MILLS, ON On September 20, 2017 at approximately 12:39 a.m., officers with the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Mississippi Mills (Almonte).  The investigation found that an altercation had taken place at a residence and a female had been […]

Turbulent flight for Roy Brown statue in Carleton Place

Harrison Field Carleton Place’s Roy Brown Society has a big job ahead of them, raising the necessary funds for the Roy Brown statue, but that just became easier with funds from the town budget for murals being reallocated for part of the statue funding. The planned statue was a point of contention during the […]

Beer, Wine & Spirits: Whiprsnapr Brewing Co. has beers for every lager lover

Brian Preston Bells Corners in Nepean has a relatively new craft brewery operating at 14 Bexley Place called Whiprsnapr Brewing Co ( It’s fourth anniversary will be on Devil’s Eve (Halloween) this year. Cody Howard, son of one of the owners (Ian McMartin, Mike Feagan and Dave Woward) gave us a wonderful tour and tasting […]

Snowsuit campaign gets off to warm start

Chris Must In the midst of September’s mild temperatures, it’s easy to forget how harsh Ontario’s winters can get. But those cold months aren’t far away, and local efforts to help protect young children in need are about to get under way. Smiths Falls’ 2017 snowsuit campaign officially launched on Monday, Sept. 18 at […]

Smiths Falls fire chief announces resignation

Chris Must Normand Beauchamp, fire chief of Smiths Falls since 2013, has announced that he will be resigning to move to a larger community. Beauchamp, who informed town council of his decision at a meeting on Sept. 18, said that his new employer will have to remain confidential for now. “I want to thank each […]

Community group aims to fire up a friendship oven in Carleton Place

Jane Hobson Imagine it’s a cool fall evening; chilly enough to need a sweater but warm enough to eat dinner outside. The smell of a freshly-baked pizza wafts through the air as a light breeze blows browned leaves to the ground at Market Square in Carleton Place. By about this time next fall, Carleton […]

Architects announced for new emergency department

Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) has retained the services of Parkin Architects Limited to design the new Emergency Department. The firm was chosen following a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process. “Parkin has an excellent reputation and extensive experience in the health care field,” notes Mary Wilson […]