Mayor’s Climate Change Task Force replaced by advisory panel

Sally Smith With some discussion, and a vote of five for, one against, the Mayor’s Task Force on Local Climate Change was repealed, to be replaced by the creation of a Climate Change Sustainability Advisory Panel. Mayor John Fenik emphasized this was not a committee but an advisory panel when questioned by councillor Jim […]

Dual event proposed for Last Duel Park

 Sally Smith  It’s a natural go-together, Perth Rotary club member Jim Peden said. He and fellow Rotarian Frank Larabie presented a summer 2018 proposed dual-event blockbuster to Perth Committee of the Whole Tuesday. As a partner with the town for the 2018 Ribfest, their proposal is to add a music festival and stage the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Carleton Place seeks to clarify winter parking bans

Matthew Behrens With unpredictable winter weather, the current Carleton Place bylaw governing overnight parking bans to facilitate snow removal will be undergoing a review to bring clarity for residents who aren’t sure what to do with their vehicles when the white stuff falls. Currently, over 800 residents receive electronic notifications of overnight parking bans, […]

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 […]

Domestic assault results in numerous charges

Smiths Falls Police On Friday January 5, 2018 at approximately 11:02 p.m. police responded to a residence on Parkland Court for a report of a domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed that a 50 year old male suspect of Smiths Falls had assaulted a female resident and was in breach of his release conditions. The suspect was […]

Male arrested for outstanding warrant

Smiths Falls Police On Friday January 5, 2018 at approximately 11:29 a.m. police attended a residence on Empress Avenue and located a 24 year old male suspect of no fixed address, with an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued by the Ottawa Police Service. The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest and later turned over […]

Smiths Falls to expand fire dispatching services

Chris Must  The Smiths Falls Fire Department continues to provide new sources of funding for the town by providing fire dispatching services to remote municipalities. Although these municipalities respond to emergencies using their own personnel and equipment, the Smiths Falls department’s communications system provides the dispatching service for a fee. At its next regular […]