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Pop-Up COVID-19 testing this Friday in Athens

A number of local health agencies have been working together to deliver services at the COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Leeds-Grenville and are planning several options to increase capacity for testing in the area. A “pop-up” (temporary) testing centre will be open this Friday, September 25 in Athens to help increase access to testing for the […]

Stolen wolf sculpture found after plea goes viral

The wolf is back at the door. A Smiths Falls business owner says her faith in the community has been restored after social media followers boosted her plea for help in recovering a mascot stolen from in front of her building. Howling Designs, which produces and sells decals, clothing and awards is located at 10 […]

Bookmark it! PSFDH launches new website

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital has launched a new corporate website, designed to keep patients, visitors, and local communities up to date regarding hospital programs and services. The website can be found at psfdh.on.ca  “Our new website is part of the patient experience at PSFDH. We want to connect with patients, visitors and […]

Smiths Falls town council Sept. 21

Water tower illuminated in purple to mark Big Brothers Big Sisters month On Monday evening, Smiths Falls’ town council welcomed Sandra Burelli, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County. Mayor Pankow proclaimed September 2020 Big Brothers Big Sisters Month, and celebrated the contribution of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), noting that “changing […]

Council approves Small Business Assistance and Hotel Rideau grand entrance coming

Smiths Falls’ council committee approves Small Business Assistance On Monday evening, Smiths Falls’ committee of the whole discussed a presentation from the town’s manager of tourism and economic development, Jennifer Miller about offering financial aid to local small businesses.  Mirroring an example created by North Grenville, Miller and the Mayor’s task force were suggesting using the […]

Martha Stewart and Marquee brands partner with Canopy Growth Corporation to launch Martha Stewart CBD

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC), a world-leading diversified cannabis, hemp, and cannabis device company, today announced the launch of Martha Stewart CBD– a new line of premium quality, hemp-derived wellness supplements, with flavor profiles inspired by some of Martha’s most popular recipes. The initial product offering will include a range of human wellness supplements, with […]

Fatal motor vehicle accident in Smiths Falls

** Update ** Pedestrian Fatality – Arrest On Sunday, August 30, 2020, Smiths Falls Police responded to the report of a deceased male found on Rideau Avenue North in Smiths Falls. The male identified as Daniel Kilpatrick, 58, of Ottawa, was the apparent victim of a collision with a motor vehicle. Smiths Falls Police have […]

School buses are returning soon

Drivers reminded to exercise caution The Grenville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police reminds motorists that school buses are returning to area roads very soon. Motorists are reminded to exercise caution due to the expected increase in pedestrians, cyclists and school buses, and to give themselves extra commuting time. Students will no doubt be excited […]

Canopy Growth solidifies national retail footprint with expansion into Alberta market

Company to open 10 retail stores across Alberta under the Tokyo Smoke and Tweed banners, marking its first retail cannabis presence in the province Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce the Company will be opening 10 brick-and-mortar retail cannabis locations across Alberta under its award-winning Tweed and […]

Town Hall reopens to the public effective Sept. 1, with restrictions

The Town of Smiths Falls is pleased to announce the municipal complex will be reopening, effective Monday, Sept. 1 at which time the complex will be open for regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “We are pleased to once again be welcoming the public into the municipal complex,” said Shawn […]