The Fork in the Road art piece has returned to the junction of Kitley Line 8 and Leacock Road east of Frankville. This is the third art piece after thieves made off with two previous forks. This one is reinforced with rebar, is welded to an I-beam, and has a cement base. This one tips the scales at more than 800 pounds. Photo credit: Laurie Weir.

Smiths Falls water tower project to get underway imminently

LAURIE WEIR The building of the new Smiths Falls water tower will “hopefully start this week,” Paul McMunn, the town’s director of public works and utilities, shared with council’s committee […]

Smiths Falls resident face numerous charges in vandalism

SUBMITTED A Smiths Falls resident faces numerous charges after vandalism at a Smiths Falls area business. The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the business […]

Feasibility study for Smiths Falls Youth Arena tops $80,000 budget

LAURIE WEIR A budget of $80,000 for a feasibility study on the Smiths Falls Youth Arena enticed two bids.  Stephanie Clark, the town’s director of community services, shared with Smiths […]

Local students selected for 2024 Summer Company Program

SUBMITTED This year, 3 enterprising local students have been selected to participate in the 2024 Summer Company Program in the Lanark County/Smiths Falls/North Leeds Grenville area. This program offers young […]

McHappy Day across Lanark County, Kemptville raises $75,000 for CHEO

LAURIE WEIR The McDonald’s Restaurants in Lanark County and Kemptville have raised a whopping $75,152 for the Ottawa Ronald McDonald House during McHappy Day. “On behalf of all of us […]

Small Business Advisory Centre announces open applications for Starter Company Plus program

Smiths Falls/Lanark County/North Leeds Grenville SUBMITTED The Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/Lanark County/North Leeds Grenville) is now accepting applications for the Starter Company Plus program. Funded by the Government […]

‘Everyone’s best friend’: Chris Saumure named Smiths Falls’ Citizen of the Year

LAURIE WEIR Chris Saumure has been named the Citizen of the Year during an evening of fellowship at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club Monday, June 3.  Hosted by […]

Arrests made in Smiths Falls for outstanding warrants and hate-motivated assault

SUBMITTED Male arrested on outstanding warrants On May 24 2024, 26 year old Jeffrey HAMILTON of no fixed address was arrested on outstanding warrants. HAMILTON was wanted in relation to […]

UCDSB students bring home gold at EOSSAA Track and Field

SUBMITTED Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) athletes won more than 30 gold medals at the 2024 Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (EOSSAA) Track and Field Championships, held May 23 […]

Falls Food Hub and St. John’s Anglican explore community garden collaboration

SUBMITTED Could growing more food within the town of Smiths Falls help alleviate some of the food inflation and food insecurity experienced by a third of people in Smiths Falls? […]