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 […]

Kemptville District Hospital staff recognized for their hard work during the busy winter period

Kemptville District Hospital Canadian winters – with snow, sleet and freezing rain causing hazardous driving conditions outside and keeping people inside where germs abound – present additional challenges for hospitals across the country. With each winter season comes an increase in influenza cases, motor vehicle accidents, hospital bed shortages, and more. In recognition of the […]

Lanark County drug strategy committee talks Icelandic approach to curb substance abuse

Brian Turner  On Friday, Feb. 9, the collected municipal drug strategy committees of Lanark County held their 28th annual networking day where they discuss the latest trends and solutions in the field of mental health and addictions. Hosted at the Beckwith Municipal Hall by Beckwith Reeve Richard Kidd, the 60 in attendance were members or […]

Kemptville 73’s steal a win from Smiths Falls Bears

Chris Uhlig On Jan. 5 the Smiths Falls Bears faced off against the Kemptville 73’s in junior hockey action at home in front of a crowd of 288 fans. In the end, it was the guests who took away the 1-0 win. The lone goal of the game was scored by Kemptville’s Jared Patterson with […]

Kemptville 73’s fold under pressure from Carleton Place Canadians

Harrison Field While the game didn’t kick off with an early goal like usual, The Carleton Place Canadians were able to keep the pressure on the Kemptville 73’s for a 7-1 win at the Carleton Place Arena on Sunday, Nov. 5. The Kemptville 73’s were able to hold off the Canadians at first, making […]

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 — […]

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 […]

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 […]