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Smiths Falls cheers as Andison achieves sixth place finish in 200m IM

During Monday night’s council meeting, Mayor Pankow took a moment on behalf of the Smiths Falls council and community to recognize Olympic swimmer Bailey Andison for her incredible effort in Tokyo. Andison competed in the women’s 200 metre individual medley on Monday morning (EDT), and came in 6th place with a time of 2.12.52. “I […]

Linton’s plans for old water treatment plant in limbo

During Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting in Smiths Falls, Bruce Linton met with town council to present an update on the development of the former water treatment plant. Progress is stalled due to the high expense of construction in Smiths Falls. “This project started at least 4 years ago,” explained Linton. “At the […]

Road construction “progressing very well”

Smiths Falls’ Chief Administrative Officer Malcolm Morris shared an update on road construction with council during Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting.  Morris related that the work at the Lombard Street and Abbott Street intersection is going well, “a lot of the heavy lifting is done on that project.” Sidewalks and landscaping are being […]

Two Smiths Falls women heading to Tokyo Olympics

Smiths Falls’ own Bailey Andison and Brooke Henderson are heading to the Tokyo Olympics. The two local women have been friends since their childhood days when they were both students at Chimo Elementary School.  Golfer Brooke Henderson recently posted two old photos of the girls together on Instagram celebrating Andison’s success at the Olympic trials, […]

Smiths Falls History & Mystery: Seize the day

In 1886, the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway yards in Smiths Falls, Ontario created some incredible business opportunities. Matthew Ryan was a local carpenter who took advantage of the situation to make his fortune. He quickly branched out to become a dealer in lumber and shingles, a manufacturer of brick, a contractor, a buyer […]

Smiths Falls moving forward into step three of reopening

Deputy Clerk Nadine Bennett brought a report from the Emergency Control Group to the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday night in Smiths Falls. The Emergency Control Group last met June 30.  There are currently two active cases of Covid-19 in our health unit; one patient is in hospital. Kim McCann, Senior Public Health Inspector […]

Lanark County Mental Health funding crisis “disturbing message”

During Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting in Smiths Falls, council received a presentation from Rebecca Fromowitz, Executive Director of Lanark County Mental Health (LCMH). Fromowitz shared information with the members of council about the pressing lack of federal funding to mental health services in Lanark County and Smiths Falls. According to the statistics, […]

Outdoor live music series returning to Smiths Falls

If a couple of hours in the sunshine in scenic Centennial Park, listening to live music and enjoying some refreshments sounds like fun, you’re in for a treat. The second annual Music by the Basin series, showcasing an array of local musical talent, kicks off at the Park Friday, July 30 and continues every Friday […]

Artist showcase at The Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum

The Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum is excited to present a showcase of artist Colleen Gray’s work. Painting with ground mineral watercolours, Gray creates vivid and iridescent artworks that share Indigenous stories and experiences with the viewer. Rooted in Indigenous spirituality, learned and practiced over her lifetime and informed by her Cree Elders, Gray uses […]

Smiths Falls’ own Bailey Andison heading to the Tokyo Olympics

Smiths Falls’ very own Bailey Andison will be heading to the Tokyo Olympics. The renowned swimmer was successful at this week’s Olympic trials in Toronto and has been named to Canada’s Olympic swim team. Andison, 23, grew up in Smiths Falls and is a member of the Perth Stingrays swimming club. She started swimming competitively […]