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Canopy Growth & Acreage Holdings agree to modify plan of arrangement as Canopy Growth’s U.S. expansion continues

Canopy Growth and Acreage agree to amend plan of arrangement to provide potential additional upside for all shareholders Amended arrangement provides for up-front cash payment to Acreage shareholders and certain convertible security holders in the aggregate amount of US$37,500,000 Amended arrangement creates two classes of Acreage shares, including a new floating share that provides upside […]

Apartments coming to 1 Old Slys Road in Smiths Falls

The housing shortage in Smiths Falls may soon be alleviated with the approval of three one-bedroom apartments at 1 Old Slys Road. Senior Planner Karl Grenke shared with council at their virtual meeting on Monday, June 22 the site plan for a townhouse-style addition to an existing home.  The current building was constructed in 1909 […]

Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures as of June 22

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) is embarking on a carefully thought out and measured approach to gradually increase the number of scheduled surgeries and procedures. Safety and Quality of Care are the cornerstones of this plan. On March 19th , the Government of Ontario put on hold all elective and non-essential surgeries […]

Smiths Falls announces new Canada Day house decorating contest

The Town of Smiths Falls is pleased to announce Canada Day celebrations will feature a new event this year – a Canada Day house decorating contest. “We’re excited to launch this new way to celebrate our nation while maintaining physical distancing recommendations,” said Art Manhire, Director of Community Services for the Town of Smiths Falls. […]

Construction on Lombard/Abbott intersection to begin this fall

The congestion every summer at the intersection of Lombard Avenue and Abbott Street in Smiths Falls could be more seamless come June 2021. Representatives Lisa Bowley and Lee Sheets of Novatech and Jim Bell of Partham Engineering joined council at its virtual meeting on Monday, June 1 to answer questions about their plans for the […]

Relocation of Victoria Park campground up in the air

In October of 2019 the Town of Smiths Falls received a letter from Parks Canada terminating the current lease agreement for the Victoria Park campground and demanding that the town permanently move the campground.  Manager of Economic Development and Tourism Jennifer Miller presented a report outlining three possible new locations for the campground at a […]

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 […]