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The Smiths Falls Swag Program

The Smiths Falls Swag Program was introduced to council on April 20 2021 by Jennifer Miller, Manager of Economic Development & Tourism. This program would create a merchandise program to help support the Smiths Falls business community. Miller recommended “that Council authorize use of $20,000 from the Small Business Advisory Centre Reserve Fund to further […]

The Red Dress Project on May 8 draws attention to missing, murdered Indigenous women

Mayor Shawn Pankow took a moment during Monday night’s council meeting in Smiths Falls to highlight a sombre matter. “I want to recognize the Red Dress Project on May 8, which is a day to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada.” The Red Dress Project is an aesthetic response; a visual reminder of […]

Depave Daniel Street, and put up a paradise

During Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting in Smiths Falls, Director Kerry Costello confirmed to council that the town has given sufficient notice that the portion of Daniel Street between Elmsley and Beckwith will be closed. Concrete barriers are to be put in place immediately after the passage of the bylaw this evening to […]

Community driven campaign raises over $44,000 for local mother Courtney Preece, easing the fear of homelessness for her and her son

Over $44,000 has been raised to date as a result of an outpouring of love from the community to help support Smiths Falls mother, Courtney Preece in her mission to find affordable and accessible housing for both her and her six year old son Grayson. Courtney’s search for a home in a time where affordable […]

Protect against ticks on the trails this season

Ticks are notoriously bad at social distancing, and as you hit the trails this season it’s important you take precautions to keep them at bay. Black-legged ticks are on the rise in Eastern Ontario and can carry Lyme disease, which is passed to humans through tick bites. Left untreated, Lyme can cause chronic neurological and […]

Invest in local pride with Smiths Falls Swag

During Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Jennifer Miller, Manager of Economic Development and Tourism, presented town council with a new microeconomic initiative: Smiths Falls Swag. This involves the creation of Smiths Falls branded items which will be sold at multiple retailers in town.   This initiative will be funded with a $20 000 withdrawal […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Station coming to Smiths Falls downtown parking lot

Vanessa Bernicky, Engineering Technologist, presented Smiths Falls’ town council with a recommendation to lease a dual-head electric vehicle charging station during Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting.   The proposed EV charging station would be placed in the municipal parking lot at the corner of Market Street and William Street East. Two vehicles could be […]

Two of Friday’s lockdown measures walked back

During Monday evening’s Committee of the Whole meeting in Smiths Falls, Chief Chesebrough discussed last Friday’s announcement from the Premier’s office. Chesebrough noted that there was “ample confusion with the new restrictions that have been imposed.” Two regulations that were announced on Friday have since been reversed.  On Friday, Premier Ford announced that all parks and […]

Chamber of Commerce to manage Visitor Services at Victoria Park this summer

Manager of Economic Development Jennifer Miller presented Smiths Falls town council with a recommendation to award the tender for Visitor Services at Victoria Park to the Chamber of Commerce this year. Miller explained that earlier this spring the town put out a tender for Visitor Services. They wanted to ensure that these services were still […]

Smiths Falls receives $1.8 million Connecting Links grant

Director of Public Works Troy Dunlop was “very pleased to report that we received $1.8 million towards construction of key elements in Beckwith Street Phase Two” via the 2021-2022 Connecting Links grant program.  During Monday night’s virtual Committee of the Whole meeting in Smiths Falls, Dunlop explained that Minister of Transportation Carolyn Mulroney contacted the […]