Le Boat celebrates fifth anniversary in Smiths Falls

During Tuesday evening’s Committee of the Whole meeting, CAO Malcolm Morris announced that Tuesday morning marked the fifth year of Le Boat’s North American branch being headquartered in Smiths Falls.  “It’s indeed a success story,” commented CAO Morris, noting that even after two years of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Le Boat is currently […]

Smiths Falls saw 19 new businesses in 2021: Business Survey Report

During Monday evening’s Committee of the Whole meeting in Smiths Falls, Julia Crowder, Manager of Tourism and Economic Development, presented the first annual Business Survey Report based on a town-wide survey from 2021.  Crowder developed this survey, which will recur annually, in order to “consistently engage with the business community and obtain feedback and vital […]

Sweet Scoops awarded CIP for new location reno

During Smiths Falls’ Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday night, Senior Planner Karl Grenke presented a report by the CIP (Community Improvement Plan) Evaluation Committee recommending a municipal funding grant of $1,923.75 be awarded to Patricia Krotki, owner of Sweet Scoops. Sweet Scoops will be moving up Beckwith Street to a new location on […]

North Pole at North Folk Cafe

The spirit of the season is alive and well at North Folk Cafe & Gelato in Perth. This cafe is decked out for Christmas with festive decorations, a holiday drink menu, and an old-timey postbox for mailing letters to Santa. Owner Dasha Smolentseva writes, “[I’ve] been dreaming of this since the inception of North Folk […]

Canopy Growth announces changes to Executive Management Team

Changes are designed to drive execution against the Company’s strategic priorities Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or “the Company”) (TSX:WEED) (NASDAQ:CGC), a world-leading diversified cannabis, hemp, and cannabis device company, today announced strategic changes to its Executive Management Committee. Effective immediately, Mike Lee, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Rade Kovacevic, President and Chief […]

Canopy Growth expands premium flower portfolio with new offerings across 7ACRES, 7ACRES Craft Collective and DOJA Brands

Canadian premium flower market leader delivers 10 new strains to address growing consumer demand for premium flower with high THC potency from sought-after strains Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or “the Company”) (TSX:WEED) (NASDAQ:CGC), a world-leading diversified cannabis, hemp, and cannabis device company, today unveiled a new lineup of premium flower offerings across its 7ACRES, 7ACRES Craft Collective and DOJA brands, including a range of national and limited-edition craft strains. These sought-after […]

Spotlight on Business: Merrick Preparatory School

Merrick Preparatory School is a boarding and day high school located in the beautiful town of Merrickville Since 2012, our school is renowned for small class sizes with outstanding academic and linguistic support, plus 100% placement rate to top ranked universities and colleges in North America and the rest of the world. Rigorous academics, fun […]

Lanark County business community invited to participate in Think Local marketing info session

The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce and the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce, is inviting local businesses to a virtual meeting to provide information about how to engage with Lanark County’s Think Local campaign along with marketing insights and inspiration for […]

Michele’s Doorway to Splendour offers stylish sanctum for ladies fashion

Michele’s Doorway to Splendour has taken a pivotal turn into becoming the place to shop for the latest in new ladies’ fashion. The fashion boutique offers a one-stop shop for women’s apparel and fashions to create confidence in everything from day-to-day life, special events, life milestones or memorable occasions.  Its revamped mission is to “only […]

Digital Main Street returns in partnership with surrounding townships

As the world continues to shift into a digital space – a need proven even more prudent by the COVID-19 pandemic – the Town of Perth will be maintaining digital support to local businesses and beyond. Following two previous implentations of Digital Main Street by the Downtown Perth BIA, the Town of Perth has been […]

Welcome to ontrac Employment Resource Services!

ontrac Employment Resource services has been providing free professional in-person, local employment services to the community of Smiths Falls since 2002. Our team of dedicated staff provides services to job seekers, supporting individuals to achieve their employment and training goals and to employers, supporting businesses with their hiring and training needs.   How can we help? […]

Sew Crafty

On the road again. At least that’s what Fred and Sue Gieratz plan when they sell the business they’ve been in for 27 years. The couple have catered to the sewing, knitting and quilting clientele, running Sew Crafty, now in the heart of Rideau Ferry. They’ve put their property and business up for sale, surprising […]

Sumayyah Emeh-edu joins Canopy Growth as Vice President Of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NASDAQ:CGC) is pleased to announce that Sumayyah Emeh-Edu will be joining the company in the newly created role of Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this role, Emeh-Edu will be responsible for enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness and programs across Canopy’s business and […]

Canopy Growth announces closing of plan of arrangement involving RIV Capital

Canopy Growth holds conditional ownership of approximately 20% in TerrAscend Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) (TSX: WEED, NASDAQ: CGC) announces that it has closed the previously announced plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the “Arrangement”) involving Canopy Growth, RIV Capital Inc. (formerly Canopy Rivers Inc.) (“RIV Capital”) (TSX: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) and its wholly-owned […]

Canopy Growth announces plan of arrangement with Canopy Rivers

Canopy Growth to receive exchangeable shares, warrants and debt in TerrAscend, increasing its direct conditional ownership in TerrAscend from approximately 13%[1] to approximately 21% of the issued and outstanding shares on a fully-diluted basis Canopy Growth to increase ownership in Vert Mirabel from approximately 41% to approximately 67% In exchange, Canopy Growth to fully retire its […]

Canopy Growth announces changes to Canadian operations

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NASDAQ:CGC) today announced a series of Canadian operational changes designed to streamline its operations and further improve margins.  Canopy Growth will cease operations at the following sites: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador; Fredericton, New Brunswick; Edmonton, Alberta; Bowmanville, Ontario; as well as its outdoor cannabis grow […]

Owner of Smiths Falls cannabis store has ‘dedicated my life to the science’

Think of it as a no-frills convenience store for the cannabis consumer. “Our whole guiding principle is we’re trying to save our customers money,” said Nathaniel Morris, owner of T Cannabis, a retail store recently opened at 4 Russell St. East in Smiths Falls. Although he will generally steer customers toward the best value for […]

Spotlight on Business: Pretty Things on Russell

Pretty Things opens at 18 Russell Street this week in Smiths Falls. It is a small shop with a world of fantastic purchases inside; it has a cool vibe with quirky finds at a variety of price points. It is a great place to find unusual delights: from Snot Bad handkerchiefs to beard balm, from […]

Canopy Growth To Move U.S. Stock Exchange Listing to Nasdaq

The Company joins innovation and growth leaders on Nasdaq Company’s U.S. Ticker symbol to remain “CGC” Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) announced it will be transferring its U.S. stock exchange listing from the New York Stock Exchange to the Nasdaq Global Select Market effective November 13, 2020 after market close. […]

Canopy Growth and Acreage Holdings announce initial plans to launch THC-infused beverages in the U.S. next summer

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) and Acreage Holdings, Inc. (CSE:ACRG.A.U, ACRG.B.U), (OTC: ACRHF, ACRDF) announced today that following the implementation of their amended arrangement, Acreage has developed a plan to market Canopy Growth’s diverse beverage portfolio in the United States. Leading with legal adult-use markets in Illinois and California, Acreage anticipates launching Canopy […]

Martha Stewart and Marquee brands partner with Canopy Growth Corporation to launch Martha Stewart CBD

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC), a world-leading diversified cannabis, hemp, and cannabis device company, today announced the launch of Martha Stewart CBD– a new line of premium quality, hemp-derived wellness supplements, with flavor profiles inspired by some of Martha’s most popular recipes. The initial product offering will include a range of human wellness supplements, with […]

Canopy Growth solidifies national retail footprint with expansion into Alberta market

Company to open 10 retail stores across Alberta under the Tokyo Smoke and Tweed banners, marking its first retail cannabis presence in the province Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce the Company will be opening 10 brick-and-mortar retail cannabis locations across Alberta under its award-winning Tweed and […]

Ontario TSC stores will convert to Peavey Mart

Proudly Canadian Owned & Operated “Peavey Industries LP is pleased to announce the repositioning of our two flagship retail banners into one, with the conversion of TSC Stores, located solely in Ontario, into Peavey Mart stores.” Peavey Mart is 100% Canadian & Employee OwnedHome Office & DC Located in Red Deer, Alberta Regional Office & DC […]

Canopy Growth to hold virtual Annual General and Special Meeting of shareholders

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) announced today the Company will hold its 2020 Annual General and Special Meeting in virtual online format. The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM ET on September 21, 2020 and will be conducted by live audio webcast at Shareholders of record as of the close […]

Canopy Growth’s new online store provides one-stop shop for growing U.S. product portfolio offers a convenient online shopping destination and features the company’s growing portfolio of CBD brands Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC), a world-leading diversified cannabis, hemp, and cannabis device company, announced the launch of its new U.S. e-commerce website: (“ShopCanopy”). ShopCanopy serves as the online home for Canopy Growth’s growing portfolio of U.S. hempderived […]

Valley Heartland responds to COVID with $1.7 million for small businesses

Small businesses are vital as the backbone of our rural. To support businesses through the coronavirus crisis, Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) acted quickly to help local businesses weather the pandemic’s stress and cash flow challenges and to keep funds circulating in the local economy when it was needed most. On March 16, […]

Canopy Growth & Acreage Holdings agree to modify plan of arrangement as Canopy Growth’s U.S. expansion continues

Canopy Growth and Acreage agree to amend plan of arrangement to provide potential additional upside for all shareholders Amended arrangement provides for up-front cash payment to Acreage shareholders and certain convertible security holders in the aggregate amount of US$37,500,000 Amended arrangement creates two classes of Acreage shares, including a new floating share that provides upside […]

Clever Leaves and Canopy Growth announce regional supply agreement

Clever Leaves Colombia to supply extracted products to Canopy LATAM, Canopy Growth’s Latin American Subsidiary Clever Leaves, a leading multinational operator (MNO) and licensed producer of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis and hemp extracts, and Canopy LATAM Corporation (“Canopy LATAM”), a wholly owned and controlled subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC), announce that both parties have entered into a […]

Storz & Bickel’s Volcano Medic 2 receives medical use approval from Health Canada

Storz & Bickel is pleased to announce that Health Canada has issued a Medical Device Licence for the new Volcano Medic 2 (License No.: 103842), an advanced cannabis vapourizer device for medical use. This licence permits distribution to medical institutions, clinics, and patients in Canada ­– including distribution through Spectrum Therapeutics, the medical cannabis division […]

Canopy Growth announces changes to its Board of Directors

Terry Yanofsky and David Lazzarato appointed as John Bell and Peter Stringham retire from the CGC Board. Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce that Ms. Terry Yanofsky and Mr. David Lazzarato have been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. “It is my pleasure to […]

Canopy Growth to temporarily close corporate owned retail amid response to COVID-19

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) has been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and paying close attention to the guidance given by public health bodies around the globe. Canopy Growth’s leadership team has made the decision to temporarily close all corporate-owned Tokyo Smoke and Tweed retail locations across Canada, effective at 5:00 […]

Canopy Growth announces production optimization plan in Canada

The Company announces the closure of two Canadian greenhouses, representing a significant step forward in aligning the Company’s cultivation capacity with projected demand. Company expects to record estimated pre-tax charges of approximately $700-800MM in Q4 Fiscal 2020, as the Company completes its organizational & strategic review. Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, […]

Budding partnership reaps sustainable solutions for Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyard

Canopy Growth leases former Concession 5 Vineyard property to Niagara College It’s proving to be a vintage year for cultivating partnerships in Niagara. Thanks to a new agreement, Niagara College’s Teaching Winery will take over operations at a Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyard property owned by Canopy Growth (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC), sowing the seeds […]

Canopy Growth announces David Klein as new Chief Executive Officer

Mark Zekulin to step down within current year as planned Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce that effective January 14, 2020, David Klein has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. David brings a wealth of expertise to this role, having served in a number of […]

Five new Tokyo Smoke licensee retail locations advance in Ontario public process

Tokyo Smoke, Canopy Growth Corporation’s (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) award-winning retail subsidiary is proud to announce that after working closely with recently-announced Ontario retail licence winners, it has entered into agreements with five retailers who have progressed to key, public stages in the licensing process. In particular, three locations have been posted […]

Canopy Growth outlines “Cannabis 2.0” portfolio

On November 28th, 2019, Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) will officially unveil its new portfolio of Cannabis 2.0 products, including its Distilled Cannabis™ concept, chocolates, vape cartridges and vape pens at a media launch event in Toronto, Ontario “With the coming of Cannabis 2.0, our goal is to provide customers with […]

Canopy Growth expands Investor Relations Team

with appointment of Wall Street equity research veteran Judy Hong as Vice President, Investor Relations Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Judy Hong as Vice President, Investor Relations, effective December 2, 2019. In her role, Judy will partner with Tyler Burns and lead the […]

Canopy Growth receives Health Canada license for state-of-the-art beverage facility

Canopy Growth Now Has All “Cannabis 2.0” Related Licences Required for Vapes, Beverages, and Chocolates Now in Hand Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce that on November 22, 2019, it received its operating and secure storage licence from Health Canada for its 150,000 sq. ft. beverage facility […]

Fashion meets flower with Holt Renfrew x Tokyo Smoke holiday collaboration

This holiday season, award-winning and design-focused Canadian cannabis brand, Tokyo Smoke, is teaming up with iconic luxury retailer, Holt Renfrew, for a first of its kind collaboration that introduces fashion to flower. The collaboration includes a capsule collection of cannabis accessories wrapped in Holt Renfrew’s Toile print and holiday pop-up accessory shops at Holt Renfrew’s […]

Mucho Burrito brings fresh to Kemptville

Fresh is just an Avocado’s throw away. Kemptville is about to experience a new take on Mexican food that gives new meaning to the word fresh. Canada’s favourite Mexican inspired restaurant celebrates it’s first location in Kemptville with a grand opening event on Saturday, October 26th, 2019. The celebration takes place at 3000 Wellington Rd […]

Canopy Growth secures exclusive opportunities in the UK and Luxembourg

Receives first UK licence for a storage and distribution facility dedicated to medicinal cannabis, under the MHRA ‘specials’ program for unlicensed medicines Wins exclusive contract to supply medical cannabis in Luxembourg, connecting country to Canopy Growth’s European network Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”), is pleased to provide updates on key […]

Canopy Growth launches 27th retail banner location

Welcome Tokyo Smoke – Brandon, Manitoba Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to launch its 27th retail location and introduce customers in Brandon, Manitoba to its second location, conveniently located in Brandon’s Corral Centre. “Retail presence is a key driver of brand recognition in a competitive market,” said Rade Kovacevic, […]

Canopy Growth, Constellation Brands & Acreage Holdings CFO round-table

Canopy Growth CFO, Mike Lee sat down with his counterparts from Constellation Brands and Acreage Holdings to discuss the historic agreements that link the three companies. We encourage you to watch the round-table discussion, which was moderated by CNBC’s Tim Seymour. Article and Video Submitted

Canopy Growth completes previously announced acquisition of Beckley Canopy Therapeutics

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) has closed the previously announced acquisition of all outstanding shares in the global cannabinoid based research company Beckley Canopy Therapeutics (Beckley Canopy), including the joint commercial venture Spectrum Biomedical UK. These teams will now be integrated into the broader Spectrum Therapeutics organization to increase the […]

Canopy Growth announces sale of stake In AusCann

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) (“Canopy Growth”) has sold its 42,087,639 shares in Australian cannabis company AusCann Group Holdings (AusCann) via an off market block trade at $0.15 per share for gross proceeds of $6.3 million. The trade was facilitated by Canaccord Australia. The sale represents Canopy Growth’s total 13.2% interest in AusCann.  “Canopy Growth […]

Canopy Growth announces new chair of the board of directors

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce that David Klein has been appointed Chair of its Board of Directors effective immediately.  Mr. Klein currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Constellation Brands, Inc. He has held numerous executive positions in the finance sector […]

Spectrum Therapeutics announces donation to support research and education initiatives

led by the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network Spectrum Therapeutics (“Spectrum”), the medical division of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) is pleased to announce a donation to the Fondation de l’Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montreal (Montreal Sacre Coeur Hospital Foundation) to support the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network’s (“CSCN”) associated national campaign: Sleep On […]

Santé Cannabis and Spectrum Therapeutics launch transformative medical cannabis training program for Québec healthcare professionals

Québec doctors have a new tool at their disposal for learning about medical cannabis and its viability as a treatment option for their patients. Santé Cannabis, a pioneer in medical cannabis in Québec, has partnered with Spectrum Therapeutics, the medical division of Canopy Growth (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) to launch the Prescriber Training Program, designed to […]

Canopy Growth receives key extraction licence

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED), (NYSE: CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received a licence from Health Canada for its KeyLeaf Life Sciences (“KeyLeaf”) facility in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Including the Smiths Falls site and the recently licensed BC Tweed extraction site, Canopy Growth now operates three significant extraction […]

Not gone, just moved down the road!

Paws A Bit is on the move….  Do not fear, Paws A Bit will be moving only about fifteen minutes down the road to the lovely town of Smiths Falls. They have teamed up with the lovely ladies at Bone Appetit! and will relocate within their gorgeous boutique at 1B Main St. East. Paws A […]

Canopy Growth And Greenlane Announce Exclusive Distribution Partnership For Storz & Bickel Vaporizers In The United States

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with one of the largest global sellers of premium cannabis accessories, Greenlane Holdings, Inc, (“Greenlane”) (Nasdaq: GNLN) that gives Greenlane exclusive distribution rights of Storz & Bickel vaporizers throughout the United States. Storz & Bickel, a […]

Spectrum Therapeutics announces strategic patient support and education partnership with Medical Pharmacies

Spectrum Therapeutics, the medical division of Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) (TSX: WEED; NYSE: CGC) announced that it has entered into a five year service agreement with Medical Pharmacies Group Limited (“Medical Pharmacies”), Canada’s largest specialty pharmacy that services residents in long-term care, retirement homes and other settings. Under the agreement, Spectrum Therapeutics will be the preferred […]

Spectrum Therapeutics Partners with Canadian Mental Health Association’s Not Myself Today® Initiative

Spectrum Therapeutics (“Spectrum”), the medical division of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED, NYSE: CGC) (the “Company” or “Canopy Growth”) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (“CMHA”). The initiative, a first of its kind for a leading cannabis company and a national mental health organization, will see the CMHA in […]

Canopy Growth announces acquisition of KeyLeaf Life Sciences to support long-term major scale extraction needs

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce that it has completed a transaction to acquire Saskatoon-based bio-product extractor KeyLeaf Life Sciences (“KeyLeaf”), related entities, and intellectual property. Canopy Growth has been working closely with KeyLeaf – formerly known as POS Bio-Sciences – as a trusted partner building out […]

Canopy Growth announces shareholder approval in connection with the proposed acquisition of Acreage & provides update on American hemp and CBD operations

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce that, at a special meeting of the Company’s shareholders (the “Meeting”) held earlier today, the Company’s shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of the resolution (the “Canopy Shareholder Resolution”) approving the issuance of common shares of Canopy Growth and certain amendments to […]

Downtown Prescott welcomes Zens Inn

Zens Inn, Prescott’s newest accommodation provider, celebrated its grand opening with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 25th. Town of Prescott Mayor & members of Council, business and community representatives and other invited guests were in attendance, to welcome owners Ashley & Josee Davies and their exciting new business to Downtown Prescott. Located […]

Canopy Growth appoints Mike Lee as acting Chief Financial Officer

THE COMPANY AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS THANK TIM SAUNDERS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS IN SHAPING CANOPY GROWTH’S CULTURE AND SUCCESS Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Lee to its executive leadership team in the acting role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective June 1, 2019. […]

Canopy Growth introduces spectrum therapeutics

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to introduce Spectrum Therapeutics, a new global brand that will encompass all of the Company’s ongoing commercial medical and clinical research operations including Spectrum Cannabis, Canopy Health Innovations (CHI), and the most recent addition to Canopy Growth’s medical portfolio, Bionorica SE-founded C3 Cannabinoid Compound […]

Canopy Growth acquires Germany’s C3 Cannabinoid Compound Company

Founded by top global herbal medicine manufacturer Bionorica SE, C3 is a leader in cannabinoid-based medical therapies used by European physicians to treat patients The acquisition brings together Canopy Growth’s medical business with Europe’s largest cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals company. C3 is a leading manufacturer and distributor of dronabinol, a registered pharmaceutical drug in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Denmark. […]

Spectrum Cannabis and the Arthritis Society team up to launch Arthritis Talks, a national symposium series for patients

Spectrum Cannabis, the medical division of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Arthritis Society to raise awareness and educate people about living with arthritis, including the potential of medical cannabis as a treatment for arthritis symptoms and the importance of seeking guidance from health care practitioners. […]

Canopy Growth announces plan to acquire leading U.S. multi-state cannabis operator, Acreage Holdings

Proposed Deal Complements Canopy Growth’s U.S. CBD Strategy With An Accelerated Pathway Into U.S. Cannabis Markets, Once Federally Permissible Deal Structure Expected to Provide Improved Access to Capital for Acreage, Paving Way for Accelerated Expansion Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) (TSX:WEED) (NYSE:CGC) and Acreage Holdings, Inc. (“Acreage”) (CSE:ACGR.U) (OTC: ACRGF) (FSE: 0ZV) (together, the “Companies”) […]

Canopy Growth expands European footprint, acquires Spanish licensed cannabis producer Cafina

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce that it has completed an all-cash acquisition of Spain-based licensed cannabis producer Cáñamo y Fibras Naturales, S.L. (“Cafina”). The acquisition lays the foundation for Canopy Growth to expand its European production footprint into one of the most ideal growing regions in […]

Spectrum Cannabis announces partnership with CARP

Spectrum Cannabis, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) (“Canopy Growth”) is pleased to announce a partnership with and endorsement from CARP, Canada’s largest and most trusted advocacy association for aging Canadians and its print, online, radio and TV voice, ZoomerMedia. Spectrum Cannabis will be offering tailored educational initiatives for over 320,000 CARP […]

Business Recognition Breakfast was a huge success!

What better way to showcase Rideau Lakes than to recognize those businesses that deliver outstanding results. Such an event can be made even more influential if it is rotated across the unique Town Halls of the Township. This was and remains an initiative that I, Arie Hoogenboom, launched and am passionate about. This year the […]

Spotlight on Business: New career direction for first-time business owner

There’s a new ‘pot’ store in town — hmm…that’s ‘pot’tery store. Gene Amell’s store — Simply Ceramics+ — opened with a ribbon-cutting, and cake and coffee for customers. The front half of the small space was crowded with curious visitors and well-wishers, while the back was filled with shelves of bisque figures waiting to be […]

Canopy Growth acquires hemp company to accelerate expansion in the United States

Hemp pioneer Geoff Whaling to join Canopy Growth USA as Strategic Advisor, Hemp and CBD in addition to being the co-founder and President of Hemp Developments LLC. Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce today it has acquired AgriNextUSA, a hemp enterprise led by CEO Geoff Whaling, that […]

Canopy Growth names cannabis trailblazer Hilary Black as Chief Advocacy Officer

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce it has named Hilary Black as its Chief Advocacy Officer, effective immediately. In her expanded role, Hilary’s mandate includes driving patient advocacy efforts worldwide, executing the Company’s global corporate social responsibility strategy, and leading the implementation of best practices for diversity […]

Canopy Growth appoints Dr. Danial Schecter as Director, Global Medical Services

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Danial Schecter as Director of Global Medical Services. Dr. Schecter is widely recognized as an expert in the clinical use of medical cannabis and will use his experience to expand the Company’s network of partner healthcare clinics […]

There’s a new service in town

Paro presents new business services in Lanark County on February 20 and 21, 2019 The organization named “one of the strongest peer lenders of small business loans in North America” is presenting its business services in Lanark County on Wednesday, February 20 in Perth and Thursday, February 21 in Carleton Place. PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise, which has […]

European Update: Spectrum Cannabis enters UK & Poland

Submitted High-quality medical cannabis available today in Polish pharmacies; UK presence positions Spectrum to lead in a key emerging market. Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) (NYSE:CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) is pleased to update key European progress in the UK and Poland where its medically-focused business Spectrum Cannabis continues to build a sophisticated, pan-European cannabis […]

New York State facility to anchor new Hemp Industrial Park

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) has been granted a licence by New York State to process and produce hemp. Thanks to the work of key state and federal government officials from the State of New York, Canopy Growth is proud to outline its commitment to invest in New York […]

Canopy Growth outlines its CBD advantage

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE:CGC)(TSX:WEED) (the “Company” or “Canopy Growth”) once again applauds the passage of the U.S. 2018 Farm Bill. Canopy Growth wishes to update the market on its hemp operations as it prepares for US market entry thanks to this transformative piece of federal legislation, one that enables expanded pathways to the American […]

Canopy Growth Completes strategic extract supply agreement with MediPharm Labs

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) and MediPharm Labs Inc. (“MediPharm”), a specialized cannabis extraction business licensed under the Cannabis Act, and a wholly owned subsidiary of MediPharm Labs Corp. (TSXV:LABS) (together, the “Companies”) have entered into a strategic supply agreement dated November 29, 2018. Under the 18-month agreement, MediPharm […]

Spectrum Cannabis welcomes JWC dried cannabis products to its online platform

Diversified offering reinforces commitment to medical customers Submitted Spectrum Cannabis Inc. (“Spectrum Cannabis”), wholly-owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) (“Canopy Growth”), is pleased to announce that it has  added dried cannabis products from Craft Grow partner James E. Wagner Cultivation (“JWC”) (TSX.V:JWCA) to its online store, reinforcing its commitment to quality and variety […]

Canopy Growth issues shares to acquire stake in Manitoba retail business

Submitted On October [25], 2018, Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) issued to Flight North Inc. (“Flight North”) and Willmont Capital Ltd. (“Willmont Capital”, together with Flight North, the “Vendors”) an aggregate of 60,488 common shares of Canopy in connection with the share purchase agreement between Canopy, TS Brandco Holdings Inc. (“TS Brandco”) and the […]

Chamber Gala recognizes contributions of local business

Submitted On Friday October 19, local business owners  met and mingled as part of Small Business Week for the Business Awards of Excellence Gala. The annual awards ceremony now in its 6th year, was held at The Grand Hotel in downtown Carleton Place and celebrates the achievements of the local  business community and recognizes local business […]

Canopy Growth to announce second quarter 2019 financial results

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) will release its financial results for the second quarter fiscal 2019 ended September 30, 2018 on November 14, 2018. Following the release of its second quarter 2019 financial results, Canopy Growth will host a conference call and audio webcast with Bruce Linton, Chairman & […]

Chamber celebrates Small Business Week with Awards of Excellence

Submitted Small Business week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship in Canada that was first organized in 1979 by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). With events happening across the county, the week is an opportunity to bring small business owners together to network and celebrate achievements. And Small Business is a big deal […]

Canopy Growth completes first legal medical cannabis export from Canada to the United States

Marking a major milestone in cannabis history, Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) (NYSE:CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) has completed a legal transfer of cannabis products to a research partner in the United States. To the Company’s knowledge, this was the first export of legal cannabis products from Canada to the United States pursuant to an […]

Local chiropractor expands offering at new clinic location

Stacey Roy Operating a successful chiropractor clinic in Smiths Falls is great, but operating such a clinic that also offers guided and scalable fitness programs for those in need is optimum. This is what Rob Rodine and his staff at Optimum Health Clinic (33 Ferrara Drive, Smiths Falls) have achieved in their new, fully […]

Canopy Growth shareholders approve $5B CAD investment by Constellation Brands

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce that at the Company’s annual general and special meeting of shareholders held on September 26, 2018 (the “Meeting”), shareholders approved the previously-announced $5B CAD ($4B USD) private placement of 104,500,000 common shares and 139,745,453 common share purchase warrants of the Company […]

Shawarma On the Falls inviting and tantalizing

Spotlight on Business If you haven’t tried Smiths Falls’ newest restaurant/take-out yet, get there fast. Shawarma On the Falls is more than worthwhile… Co-owners Thomas Lavasani and Joe Hassoun have worked together for 16 years — “He’s like an older brother to me,” Thomas laughs, with emphasis on the ‘older’. Thomas was a manager for […]

Another exciting step towards legalization: Tweed retail is coming to Manitoba!

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce that it has completed the required Cannabis Retail Organization Agreement and Cannabis Store Retailer Agreements with the Manitoba Government and today unveiled the future locations of its first Tweed retail sites in the province. Starting October 17, adult customers in […]

Organigram & Canopy Growth partner in Newfoundland and Labrador by signing supply agreement including distribution and retail services

Deal secures Organigram’s portfolio within Canopy Growth’s retail stores & launches B2B sales platform Submitted Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OGI) (OTCQX:OGRMF), the parent company of Organigram Inc. (“Organigram”) and Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) (NYSE:CGC) (“Canopy Growth”) (collectively, the “Companies”), leading licensed producers of cannabis are pleased to announce that following Organigram’s approval as a cannabis […]

Canopy Growth congratulates Canopy Rivers for its listing on the TSX Venture Exchange

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) (NYSE:CGC) (“Canopy Growth”) wishes to congratulate the entire team at Canopy Rivers Inc. as they take a leap forward and commence trading today on the TSX Venture Exchange as under the ticker symbol, “RIV”. Canopy Rivers was founded to diversify Canopy Growth’s cannabis supply streams and quickly evolved into a […]

Get involved – Lanark County Business Retention and Expansion Project is underway

Submitted Lanark County, in partnership with Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC), is delivering a Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) project that aims to build and strengthen local business across Lanark County. The BR+E project is an action-oriented, community-based and volunteer-driven process that includes confidential face-to-face interviews/surveys with businesses to address any issues/opportunities for […]

Canopy Growth receives amended licences from Health Canada

Submitted New Automated Distribution Centre Enhances Smiths Falls Campus Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) (NYSE:CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received amended licences from Health Canada that increase the size and sophistication of its national footprint. The amended licences include a nearly doubling of growing capacity at its Smiths […]

Canopy Growth secures over 100 product listings in Ontario

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) (NYSE:CGC) (the “Company” or “Canopy Growth”), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tweed Inc., has been selected as an approved supplier by the Ontario Cannabis Store (“OCS”) to supply a wide variety of cannabis products through its online store starting October 17th, 2018. Specific quantities will be disclosed once those details have […]

Constellation brands to Invest $5 Billion in Canopy Growth to establish transformative global position and alignment

Submitted Expands Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Canopy Growth’s Global Expansion Plans in Rapidly-Growing Medical and Recreational Cannabis Markets Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, and Canopy Growth Corporation (Canopy Growth) (TSX: WEED, NYSE: CGC), a leading diversified cannabis company (together, the “Companies”), today announced a significant expansion of their strategic […]

Canopy Growth extends existing commercial agreement

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) has issued $2,500,000 in common shares of Canopy Growth in connection with the expansion of an existing commercial arrangement at a price per share equal to the 5-day volume weighted-average price of the Company’s common shares on the TSX ending on [August 10, 2018]. […]

Canopy Growth announces further consolidation of Latin America assets with full acquisition of Spectrum Cannabis Chile

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of all remaining outstanding shares of its Chilean in-market entity, Spectrum Cannabis Chile SpA (“Spectrum Cannabis Chile”). This transaction brings Spectrum Cannabis Chile fully under the Canopy Growth umbrella and directly supports the Company’s plans for development within […]

Canopy Growth announces clinical trial approved for the use of cannabis to treat anxiety in certain animals

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE: CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Canopy Health Innovations Inc. (“Canopy Health” or “CHI”) is pleased to announce that approval has been received from the Veterinary Drug Directorate of Health Canada to research the effectiveness of cannabidiol (“CBD”) to treat anxiety in certain animals. […]

Canopy Growth strengthens commitment to cannabis-based medicines through completion of Canopy Health Innovations acquisition

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE: CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Canopy Health Innovations Inc. (“CHI”), including the subsidiary operations of Canopy Animal Health Inc. (“CAH”). The Company believes its strategy of integrating and aligning CHI’s clinical platform with the international […]

Canopy Growth to acquire Hiku brands to strengthen retail and brand portfolio

Submitted Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) and Hiku Brands Company Ltd. (“Hiku”) (CSE: HIKU) (together, the “Companies”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement (the “Agreement”) pursuant to which Canopy Growth will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Hiku (the “Transaction”). […]

Four Students Launch their Businesses through Summer Company

Submitted This year, 4 local students have been selected for the 2018 Summer Company Program from the Small Business Advisory Centre (Lanark County/Smiths Falls) catchment area. Summer Company provides an opportunity for students to be their own boss for the summer. The successful students for 2018 are: Liam Nesbitt – ‘Life Changing Training’ Life Changing […]

New Cab Owner Embraces Service Mission of K&K

Matthew Behrens In rural areas with no access to public transit, the critical role played by taxi companies in getting people where they need to go is an often unheralded one. But it’s one recently inherited with infectious enthusiasm by new K&K Cab owner Leanda Bracegirdle, who acts as both dispatcher, driver and late-night […]

New business helps seniors stay independent

Sally Smith It’s the big heart behind the small business that’s making Stay@Home Senior Services a success. Karen Sergeant puts heart and soul into her business every day – whether it’s grocery shopping, going to appointments or light house cleaning – she listens to her clients and acts on their wishes. Above all, she […]

New owners, same good CC’s on the Rideau restaurant

Sally Smith A local couple, both of whom grew up in the Perth area, have taken over the much-loved restaurant at the Rideau Ferry bridge, and had their grand re-opening of CC’s on the Rideau on March 17. Erin van Pelt, who has more than 20 years experience as a waitress, bartender and cook […]

Hillcrest Cemetery in Smiths Falls a cost-efficient and evolving operation

Chris Must It’s been around longer than the town of Smiths Falls, and it’s still one of the most cost-effective operations in town. Hillcrest Cemetery was founded in 1832 as the private burial ground of the Simpson Family. It was purchased by the local municipality in 1869 (Smiths Falls was not incorporated as a […]

Le Boat planning grand opening for June 2018

Chris Must The grand opening of Le Boat’s North American headquarters in Smiths Falls will take place in June, town councillors were advised at a Jan. 8 meeting. Economic Development manager Cyril Cooper said the luxury houseboat rental company’s expansion plans are proceeding on schedule, with its fleet of boats for use on the Rideau […]

Father & Son recreates old style barber experience with nostalgic glee

Matthew Behrens Driving past Perth’s gateway intersection at Foster and Wilson Streets was getting to be a bothersome thing for local entrepreneur Michael McLean. He despaired that for decades, the commercial space at the northeastern corner was often empty as business after business failed to take root. “I used to think it was such a […]

Former maintenance building sold to snowblower maker

Chris Must Smiths Falls’ vacant maintenance building at 191 Beckwith St. will be sold to a snow blower manufacturer, town council has decided. At a Dec. 4 meeting councillors voted to sell the surplus former sand and salt storage facility to James MacKenzie of Cyclone Blowers Inc. for $95,000. A second bid of $126,000 […]

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 […]

Smiths Falls to write off $153,000 in tax from failed factory

Chris Must The loss of a small Smiths Falls factory with a history dating back to 1946 is costing the town $153,000 in unpaid commercial property taxes. G.H. Metal Stamping, named for owner Gord Hicks, ceased its production of toolboxes in October of 2015. Town Clerk Kerry Costello advised Smiths Falls councillors at a meeting […]

4 Degrees Brewing opens tap room and retail store

Sally Smith The space is big, bright and open. The seven or more stainless steel vats sitting in the front window invite touching and walking around. Jeff Murphy, operations manager of 4 Degrees Brewing Company, greets guests and like a true aficionado doesn’t hesitate to talk about the business or the brew. Friday, Nov. 10 […]

New name coming for old mall

Chris Must The County Fair Mall has a new name. A sign has gone up over the main entrance reading: “Settlers Ridge Centre – Fitness & Medical, Meeting Hall, Professional Offices, Retail Stores.” An official unveiling of the mall’s new branding will be announced shortly. Check back next week for more details.

Humble businesses recognized at Carleton Place Business Awards

Harrison Field Win or lose, the businesses nominated for the fifth annual business awards of excellence in Carleton Place felt grateful just to be nominated.   There are five categories for businesses to be nominated into: entrepreneur of the year, team of the year, excellence in customer service, community involvement, business of the year […]

New and unique fitness facility coming to Smiths Falls

April Scott-Clarke Construction started on Oct. 30 for a new fitness facility in Smiths Falls. Owner Natatia Gemmell says this new gym will be different than anything the town has seen. Gemmell, who’s become well-known in the community for her training expertise through Natatia’s One-on-One Fitness, is opening Functional Performance Fitness in the County […]

Perth has funding for ramps for businesses

<h2>Sally Smith</h2> Of the $5,000 Perth Council gave to the Community Improvement Plan for enhancements involving accessibility and safety, $4,000 remains. The entirety of that amount will be used to provide funding for installing ramps in and around the town on a first-come, first-served basis from now until the end of 2017. So far, 10 […]

Perth BIA survey reveals significant business growth

Sally Smith The tally of a two-year Perth Business Improvement Area survey found the Town of Perth has taken on between 25 and 30 new businesses, according to Councillor Judy Brown at a council meeting on Oct. 24. The reasons for this are many: newcomers liked the way the town looked, they liked the Heritage […]

Valley Heartland provide over $1 million in loans in 2016-17

Chris Must The Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation, which serves Lanark and North Leeds County, disbursed over $1 million in business loans in 2016-17, with 30 per cent of those funds going to businesses in Smiths Falls. Stacie Lloyd, the agency’s regional economic development officer, provided a report to members of Smiths Falls town […]

Council backs happy hours to be hosted at new co-work space

Chris Must A duo of entrepreneurs who have opened a new “community and co-working space” in the former Knights of Columbus building on William Street in Smiths Falls have secured town council’s blessing to host monthly networking happy hours. Fitness marketing professional Jessica Webster, who moved to the area last year from San Diego, CA, […]

24/7 Anytime Fitness opens in Perth in October

Matthew Behrens Area residents needing an exercise fix at any time of day or night will soon be able to access everything from weightlifting to cross-training cardio machines when Anytime Fitness opens on Oct. 1 at 58 Wilson Street in Perth (next to Brownlee’s Metro). As the newest member of a global franchise with […]

Preserve your financial security despite a critical illness

Shawn Pankow, CFP, CHS, CLU The recent announcement by the Canadian Cancer Society indicating that nearly one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime stands as a stark reminder of the risks each and every one of us faces. The recent study conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society, the Public Health […]

Non-profit food hub in Smiths Falls seeks tax relief

Chris Must Smiths Falls town councillors have been asked to consider granting property tax relief to the non-profit Two Rivers Food Hub, which is still struggling to break even. Founded in 2014, the Food Hub operates out of the Gallipeau Centre, and provides a number of services aimed at helping local food producers connect […]

Smiths Falls gym new one-stop-spot for all things fitness

Jane Hobson A new gym opened in Smiths Falls in mid-June. Located at 42 Union Street, Iron Body Fitness is a gym that offers heavy weight lifting, cardio, seniors’ classes, yoga classes and more. “There was a need for a modern, fully-equipped gym in Smiths Falls so that’s what we created,” said Iron Body […]

Le Boat draws a crowd at Chamber breakfast

Sally Smith For those 80 hungry breakfasters who came to the Smiths Falls’ Chamber of Commerce’s early morning meeting on June 27, not only did they get a good meal, they got an eyeful in a presentation on Le Boat. Expect a pre-launch of Le Boat in Smiths Falls in August this year with […]

Smiths Falls has until Aug. 1 to change rebate program

Chris Must Smiths Falls town councillors are continuing to weigh their options before deciding whether to make changes to a provincial program that allows the owners of vacant commercial and industrial buildings to receive property tax rebates. The Ontario government announced earlier this year that it would allow local municipalities to apply to the […]

Niknaks Paddle Shack open for business in Smiths Falls

Jane Hobson There’s a great new way to flow through the summer months by taking advantage of the Rideau Canal in Lanark County this summer. Niknaks Paddle Shack is a seasonal kayak, canoe, paddleboard and bike rental service that is set to open in mid-June in Smiths Falls. Located in the Murphy building on […]

Are you a mature investor looking for options?

With the decline in interest rates over the past 20 years, conservative retirees have become more and more open-minded to looking beyond traditional guaranteed investment certificates (GIC) investments. GICs have long been a preferred investment for risk-averse investors who want to earn as much interest as possible, without taking any risk with to the money […]

Perth Chocolate Works officially opens

Sally Smith Perth’s Town Crier Brent McLaren was at his melodious best Friday, June 2 for the official opening of Perth Chocolate Works in Code’s Mill. He rang his bell for attention, called to those there for the event and then mentioned this is the second mother-daughter chocolate team to grace Perth’s streets. The […]

Deep River duo sets up Rocky River Café in Perth

By Matthew Behrens The long-vacant eatery at 8 Wilson Street East in Perth recently saw its grill fired up by a pair of restaurateurs who relocated here after a successful five-year stint in Deep River. For owners Keith Saba and Brian Karl, the Rocky River Café is an opportunity to share a dining experience […]

Councillor Cummings on board with high-speed internet for Hershey Drive industrial park

Chris Must   A Smiths Falls business owner told town councillors on May 23 that continued lack of high speed internet access to the town’s Hershey Drive industrial park threaten to make her company “no longer relevant or competitive.” In a presentation to council’s Committee of the Whole, Isabelle Graveline of Kilmarnock Enterprise told […]

Smiths Falls to gather feedback on ending vacancy rebate

Chris Must Given the large amount of vacant retail space in Smiths Falls, town councillors are considering cancelling a program that provides tax rebates to the owners of vacant commercial property. In a recent report to council, Clerk Kerry Costello stated that “The Town of Smiths Falls has had an alarming number of vacancy […]

Vacant downtown hotel in Carleton Place set to become a grand event venue

By Jane Hobson For as long as many Carleton Place residents can remember, the hotel on the corner of Lake Avenue East and Bridge Street has just been a heritage piece in the backdrop of the downtown core. But that’s about to change. The hotel is set to re-open at the end of May […]

Tickets Please: a community alternative to corporate chains

Matthew Behrens When Ann Hawthorne recently moved Tickets Please into the Perth Visitor Information Centre, it was a logical step that marked the seventh anniversary of a unique, locally-based business that has supplied box office management for over 200 events and 60,000 people. At a time when ordering concert and theatre tickets through corporate […]

Almonte company puts laws of physics into question with new innovation

Jane Hobson An Almonte company is in the works of having many laws of physics reexamined and potentially rewritten after inventing new technology that will have a dramatic impact on the future of electric vehicles (EV) and energy generation. “Over the past 15 years our company has been developing and is now commercializing a […]

Rideau Lakes hold first business achievement awards

Matthew Behrens   Rideau Lakes celebrated its business community on April 7 at the South Elmsley municipal complex with the first edition of an annual recognition ceremony of local leadership and excellence. The award for business innovation went to John and Tony Ferguson, whose 2low invention alters the drive of vehicles while transporting heavy […]

Black Tartan Kitchen holds grand opening in Carleton Place

Jane Hobson Black Tartan Kitchen is officially open at 132 Bridge Street in Carleton Place. While the restaurant had a soft opening in November 2016, owner Ian Carswell welcomed the town to the restaurant on Friday, March 24 to celebrate its opening. “I want to say thank you to my wife, Tessa, my parents […]

Sam Lima Denture Clinic opens in Perth

Sam Lima Denture Clinic celebrated its official opening this morning in Perth with a ribbon cutting ceremony. “Congratulations and welcome to Perth,” said Councillor Judy Brown during the ceremony. Receptionist Khris Hardy and Lima’s wife, Sherry, were also at the opening. “I’m very excited to be open,” said Denturist Sam Lima who owns the clinic. […]

Et Cetera Home opens in downtown Carleton Place

Jane Hobson  Et Cetera Home opened at 113 Bridge St. in Carleton Place on March 17 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Mayor Louis Antonakos, many councillors, members of the Carleton Place BIA and the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce. “I’m just so happy to finally be here and open,” said […]

Perth Outfitters skate trail to open for first time this winter

Jane Hobson It’s easy to get out for a jog or a round of golf in the warmer months, but enjoying an active lifestyle is proven more difficult during the winter. To help people stay active, Perth Outfitters has created a 400-metre skate trail through the forest. Perth Outfitters, located at 21 Craig Street […]

Perth considering contracting out some snow removal services

Sally Smith  As rain spattered against the windows Tuesday, March 7 night at the  Perth Committee of the Whole meeting, council members discussed snow removal. Prompted by Kari Clarke, the Business Improvement Area (BIA) coordinator, the recommendation to maintain the current practice for the removal of snowbanks in the BIA downtown core was debated. […]

Perth Physiotherapy Wellness Centre & Fitness Studio now open

The Perth Physiotherapy Wellness Centre & Fitness Studio officially opened its doors this week when staff hosted an open house on March 1. Hundreds of visitors came through the doors. To launch the open house, owner Catherine Ball stands alongside her staff and Perth Mayor John Fenik for a ribbon/thera-band-cutting ceremony. The open house also […]

Law & Orders restaurant re-opens a year after burning to the ground

Jane Hobson A neon ‘open’ sign buzzes in the front window of Law & Orders restaurant today for the first time in a year, a view Jamie Law thought he might never see again. “It feels amazing, it’s been a long time coming,” says Law, who owns the burger joint that burned to the […]

Design of Perth sidewalk in 2017; construction in 2018

Sally Smith There is a plan to create a dynamic commercial business climate along the Highway 7 corridor on the perimeter of Perth, as well as in the town’s downtown business area. The desire is to build sidewalks along the highway and Perth staff have consulted the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO). The MTO […]

New denture clinic coming to Perth in March

By Jane Hobson “We’re hoping the community will benefit from it. There are no services like this around now,” said Sam Lima, who is opening a denture clinic in Perth in mid-March. The official grand opening is currently unknown since renovations are still underway. The clinic will be located at 3 Beckwith Street East […]

Perth climate change task force welcomes contract coordinator

Jane Hobson To help combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the Perth Mayor’s Task Force on Local Climate Change hired Sean Campbell to act as the Local Climate Change Plan coordinator. Campbell’s contract runs January to September 2017. “I’m excited to learn from the community and the task force,” said Campbell, […]

New mill produces unique textiles, dog wool included

 Jane Hobson In the 1820s immigrants from Scotland began to settle in Lanark, naming it Lanark after Lanark, Scotland. Joined by many Irish immigrants, the lumber and textile industry in Lanark flourished by the mid-1850s. Many textile mills in the area stayed open and in business until the late 1990s but eventually closed shop. […]

Employment opportunity with Smiths Falls DBA

The Smiths Falls Downtown Business Association (DBA) is seeking a creative, organized and self-motivated individual to fulfill the part-time role of DBA coordinator. Reporting directly to the Chair of the DBA Board of Management, the coordinator will assist in the organization and execution of all activities, initiatives, and events as outlined by the Board of […]

Canopy Growth triples Tweed’s production potential by acquiring 1 Hershey Drive

SMITHS FALLS, ON, Jan. 16, 2017 /CNW/ – Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: CGC) has closed the acquisition of the property at 1 Hershey Drive that currently houses Canopy Growth’s headquarters and the Tweed Inc. (Tweed) production facilities. “Increasing the scale of our cannabis production capacity is vitally important to our […]

Carleton Place investigates cost of new town website

By Jane Hobson  At the Jan. 10 2016 meeting, Carleton Place council authorized the staff recommendation that the striking committee be amended to include a website ad hoc committee. An ad hoc committee is a committee created for a particular purpose – in this case, to investigate a new or improved town website. “I […]

Sinders Bridal hosts open house in Carleton Place

Jane Hobson Sinders Bridal House hosted a well attended open house on Dec. 21, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sinders invited the public to join staff for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, beverages and mingling among the dozens of beautiful wedding gowns. “We thought it was a good idea to open up […]

Businesses allowed to open on statutory holidays in Carleton Place

By Jane Hobson  At the Dec. 20, 2016 meeting, Carleton Place council officially approved a bylaw that will allow retail businesses to open on statutory holidays, a verdict that Stalwart Brewing Co. has been hoping for since it first requested an amendment to the current bylaw back in August. “We want to thank the […]

Smiths Falls to get a co-work hub for professionals

By Howaida Sorour-Roberts Jessica Webster and Jeff Depatie are new to the area. He’s with the armed forces and she’s a marketing professional from San Diego.  Together they are opening Meraki Collective, a co-work centre in downtown Smiths Falls. “One thing I found in Smiths Falls is a lot of grit and hope.  In […]

Smiths Falls excited about luxury boat company’s investment

Chris Must Smiths Falls Manager of Economic Development Cyril Cooper says a European company’s plans to invest $16 million to bring luxury houseboats to the Rideau Canal is excellent news for local businesses. “I’m excited about Le Boat coming to the town of Smiths Falls,” Cooper told town councillors at a Dec. 12 meeting. […]

10 mompreneurs with gift ideas for your family

By Sarah Cavanaugh Carleton Place is a town of industrialists, of artists, trailblazers, visionaries and entrepreneurs. In a community burgeoning with young families, mompreneurs are setting the town ablaze with creative innovation and intuitive services. These women are not just finding a way to earn money and spend more time with their families but […]

Smiths Falls businesses to renovate thanks to council grants

Chris Must  Smiths Falls town council has allocated all of the town’s $50,000 in Community Improvement Plan (CIP) funding for 2016, after approving grants for three local properties at a regular meeting on Dec. 5. Council has approved $20,000 for each of two applications from Parkview Homes to renovate properties on Russell Street, and […]

New Carleton Place BIA admin support settling in with warm welcome

Jane Hobson There’s a new face in downtown Carleton Place. Kate Murray is the new admin support contact at the Carleton Place Business Improvement Association (BIA). Murray volunteered with the BIA a few times before applying for and accepting the position. She started in October. “I’ve never come to a new place and felt […]

Council to vote on funds for Davidson Courtyard upgrade

By Chris Must Smiths Falls town councillors are expected to approve an application for funding under the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for repairs and renovations to Davidson Courtyard. Owners Lyne Houle and Scott Taylor submitted an application to the program in May. Now a commercial and residential property, Davidson Courtyard opened in 1889 as […]

Win This Space topic for Dec. 1 speaker in Smiths Falls

Jan Hawley, economic development officer from the Municipality of Huron East, will be in Smiths Falls Thursday, Dec. 1 to share a success story. Hawley will speak at 7 p.m. at the Station Theatre regarding the success of the “Win This Space” program in her municipality. Win This Space is a business recruitment initiative, designed […]

Owners planning apartments for vacant Lockwood’s location

Chris Must  Local lawyer Kate Ryan, whose family owns the building at the corner of Elmsley and Daniel Streets formerly occupied by Lockwood Sight & Sound, appeared before Smiths Falls town council Nov. 28 to explain the family’s plans for the property. The long-time business closed at the end of June, shortly before owner […]

New municipal grant policy will be a lot tighter

By Howaida Sorour-Roberts The new municipal grant policy will be a lot tighter as it tries to remove the emotion out of the decision making process.  Currently Kerry Costello, director of corporate services for Smiths Falls, is developing a matrix with council approval that will be applied to all applicants and will allow staff […]

Carleton Place retailers may open on stat holidays

Jane Hobson Stalwart Brewing Co. submitted an application to the Town of Carleton Place in late August to permit the opening of retail businesses on statutory holidays under the Retail Business Holidays Act. This has created concern from some businesses about how this will affect them. Right now, most retail businesses in Carleton Place […]