The view of the Rideau Canal where the Victoria Park campground currently sits and has operated for more than 100 years. Photo credit: Emilie Must

Smiths Falls library to begin curbside pickup on May 25

On May 14th, the Provincial Government announced the first phase of the province’s reopening framework. The announcement included an expanded list of services for select businesses and organizations, including curbside pickup for public libraries.   We are excited to announce that we will begin curbside pickup on Monday, May 25th.  While our library will remain closed […]

Town of Smiths Falls lifts some restrictions at recreation locations

In accordance with changes to provincial regulations the Town of Smiths Falls is lifting some restrictions for the use of municipal fields, courts, and the skateboard park, effective immediately. Last week the province of Ontario’s announced the Stage 1 re-opening of some businesses that included direction for municipal locations like parks and sports fields. On […]

Apartment complex, affordable housing coming to Brockville Street

The Settlers Square Development, a 110-unit apartment complex at 260 Brockville St. is in the midst of construction.  At a May 19 meeting, Smiths Falls council passed all three bylaws in the site plan agreement to allow the project to move forward. The 110-unit apartment complex will include four units in the north building designated […]

Smiths Falls COVID-19 Assessment Centre expands to receive self-referrals

Effective Thursday, May 21, 2020, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) located at the Smiths Falls Site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital will expand their effort to reach more people requiring COVID-19 testing. The CAC has previously accepted referrals from primary care providers (i.e. family physicians, nurse practitioners or clinics) in the community […]

Ontario starts to re-open for business

On May 14, The Ontario Government announced some re-opening strategies for businesses and a plan to start Stage 1 on Tuesday May 18. The list of businesses opening this weekend can be found on the Ontario website. The Health Unit has recently published a fact sheet with some guidelines that will help to get your business thinking about […]

Health Unit and Farmers’ Markets are working together to safely bring local food to the community

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark strongly supports local Farmers’ Markets. They encourage people to buy healthy local food, and are a way for farmers to sell their produce.  They have also been a social gathering place which supports individual and community well-being.  Unfortunately at this time, with COVID-19, where social gatherings used to be a […]

Rideau Lakes presents cheque to Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital

The Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital was the recipient of a cheque for $54,484 from the Township of Rideau Lakes today. Mayor Arie Hoogenboom presented the cheque to the Hospital President and CEO, Dr. Barry Guppy and Board Chair Donna Howard, using a hockey stick in order to practice social distancing. The cheque is […]

We are “Community Strong”

I believe as we go through this pandemic, self-care is very important. One thing I do is go for a walk. Even before the pandemic, walking every day has been as important to me as oxygen.  When we began this pandemic, restrictions and directives were put in place to keep us safe. If we follow […]

Update: Search for missing boater south of Smiths Falls

Missing person located deceased The search for a missing person, south of Smiths Falls, has ended. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Underwater Search and Recovery Team located the body of Timothy EDWARDS, age 38 of South Elmsley Township at approximately 10:45 a.m. today, May 4, 2020. On May 2, 2020, shortly after 8:15 […]

Search for missing boater south of Smiths Falls

The search is continuing for a missing person, south of Smiths Falls. On May 2, 2020, shortly after 8:15 p.m. members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report that a canoe had capsized on a local waterway in the area of Jasper Road and McCaw Road, with one […]