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Outbreak declared in Van Horne and Willowdale Retirement Residences in Smiths Falls

The Health Unit is working with both Van Horne and Willowdale Retirement Residences in Smiths Falls to manage a COVID-19 outbreak. One staff member has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Infection control measures under the Long Term Care Home Act have been put in place to manage the outbreak and are being monitored by the […]

Community donations and other offers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold , we are gratified with the response of the community, stepping up to help in so many ways. Each offer is sincerely appreciated and the support coming from our community for staff and patients means more than we can ever express. We know that many of you want […]

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 […]

Lanark County has partnered with two organizations to provide child care for essential service workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Lanark County has received authorization from the Province of Ontario to open two licensed child care centres specifically to provide care for children of essential and critical service workers. The Child Development Centre operated by the Town of Smiths Falls and TayCare Children’s Centre in Perth operated by Tayside Community Residential and Support Options will […]

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 […]

First person with confirmed COVID-19 reported in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

Today, Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, confirmed that an individual living in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in isolation at home and had recently returned from the United States. A woman in her 70s was […]

Smiths Falls council waives penalty for late payments, offers free parking amid pandemic

Smiths Falls town council has voted to waive interest for late water bills and taxes during the COVID-19 pandemic at a committee of the whole meeting on Monday, March 23.  Mayor Shawn Pankow says he is willing to work with Smiths Falls residents “through what will be a difficult time.” Another way council is providing […]

Smiths Falls town council takes action to help provide financial relief to businesses and residents impacted by COVID-19

On Monday, March 23, Smiths Falls Town Council met for a Committee of the Whole and a regular council meeting. During these meetings, a number of items were discussed and agreed upon, including several measures aimed at providing financial relief to businesses and residents dealing with the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Council passed […]

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 […]

Smiths Falls council takes action in response to COVID-19

COVID-19 is spreading across Canada. Chief Administrative Officer Malcolm Morris made a statement on the town of Smiths Falls’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the March 16 council meeting.  Town staff met with Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Lanark, Leeds & Grenville District Health Unit on the morning of March […]