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PA Day program at the Heritage House Museum

The Heritage House Museum is organizing a fun-filled program for this upcoming PA Day on January 31, 2020. Join us for some exciting winter themed activities, crafts, and games with an emphasis on nature. Children can expect to create snowman slime, a bird feeder and other projects. If the weather permits, we will head outside […]

Smiths Falls Council approves 2020 budget, 1.9 per cent water increase

Smiths Falls town council is set to approve the town’s 2020 budget, which includes a 1.9 per cent increase in water rates. Town Treasurer Janet Koziel presented the final draft of the 2020 budget to council’s Committee of the Whole at a meeting Jan. 13, 2020.  “I think it has that fair balance between what […]

Big night Friday for the Bears

The Bears welcomed their fans back at the Den Friday night for the first home game since Christmas. The team had already two road games under their belt in the new year, a 6:3 win over Cornwall, and a 3:6 loss against Kemptville. Friday’s game turned into a big night for the team, especially for […]

WAK Youth program in Smiths Falls seeks funding for 2020

Bridget Manahan, Manager of Youth Services at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County represents one of five organizations seeking donations from the town of Smiths Falls for 2020.  Council also heard from Smiths Falls Food Security advocacy group, the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, Lanark Transportation, and the University Hospital Kingston Foundation. Manahan told […]

Beckwith street construction to resume mid-January 2020

Ottawa Greenbelt Construction (R.W. Tomlinson Ltd.), wrapped up work for 2019 on Beckwith Street on December 20, and will be returning to the site to continue with construction in mid-January. “With two months of work already complete, I am very pleased with the progress being made,” said Shawn Pankow, Mayor of Smiths Falls. “I look […]

Police investigating robbery that occurred at a local Main St restaurant

On the 28th of December 2019 at approximately 8:45 p.m., police responded to the KFC on Main St Smiths Falls after receiving a report of a male who entered the restaurant brandishing a weapon demanding money. The male fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Male described as being in his 20’s, thin approximately 6 […]

Female held in custody over numerous theft and fraud related charges

51 year old Lorraine CUSSON of Perth was arrested in Perth Provincial Court yesterday after being charged December 24th 2019 for theft and breach of a recognizance in Smiths Falls. She was held in custody for a bail hearing as she is facing over 75 outstanding criminal charges in the Lanark county area for thefts […]

Smiths Falls school investigating after cannabis cookies found

An investigation was launched at Chimo School in Smiths Falls at the end of the term after cookies believed to contain cannabis were brought to the school. In a message send to parents, Principal David Morrison stated that end of the day he was “made aware that cookies that were suspected to contain cannabis made […]

The Bears were more than ready to take on the Canadians

Icy cold winds blew in from the north Friday night, and so did the Carleton Place Canadians. This team not only displayed a physically imposing look, they also happened to be the number one team in the league right now. The Bears, wearing their maroon heritage uniforms for the last home game before Christmas, were […]

Filling our ambulances with food!

Local paramedics from the Lanark County Paramedic Services (LCPS) usually pick up patients, but on December 14th and 15th, they picked up donations as well. The 5th annual “Fill an Ambulance with Food” drive was held in Almonte, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Perth. It was another successful food drive across four communities, with 110 […]