Smiths Falls to seek public input on Parks and Recreation Master Plan

During Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting in Smiths Falls, Michael Cleland and Steve Slawuta from RC Strategies presented their broad overview for developing a Parks and Recreation Master Plan (PRMP) that aligns with the town’s Strategic Plan. In order to create a Parks and Recreation Master Plan that reflects the needs and desires […]

Smiths Falls busy with Covid-safe activities

Directors Kerry Costello and Art Manhire shared some updates with town council during Monday night’s virtual Committee of the Whole meeting.   There is currently a vacancy on the Smiths Falls Public Library board, and they will be receiving applications from any who wish to apply to join the Board. The Library Board meets virtually, not […]

Vaccine Distribution Plan Rolling out in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Heath Unit is pleased to be working with many community partners as it rolls out the LGL COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. With vaccine supply stabilizing in the coming weeks, we will be working hard to increase our access points to the vaccine. With the completion of first doses for residents […]

Smiths Falls’ shop local programs receive award recognition for excellence in economic development

The Town of Smiths Falls is pleased to announce that two Smiths Falls’ economic development initiatives have received provincial recognition for excellence in economic development by the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO). The Town of Smiths Falls’ PICNIC program, along with the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce and Smiths Falls Downtown Business […]

SBAC funds to be redistributed, saved for a rainy day (now?)

Jennifer Miller, Economic Development and Tourism Manager for Smiths Falls, presented a report on the SBAC Reserve Fund to town council during Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting.  The Small Business Advisory Centre (SBAC) Reserve Fund is a fund that has been built over many years through surplus funds from Ontario’s Ministry of Economic […]

Demolition to clear the way for green space, park access

During Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Art Manhire updated Smiths Falls town council on the demolition work that has begun at 54 Lombard Street.  The demolition of 54 Lombard will provide a green space at a busy intersection which is also due for an upgrade.  This green space will become a gateway to […]

Tips for keeping your workplace safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

Workplace outbreaks do happen even here in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark.  We have seen workplace outbreaks across multiple sectors including the food industry, manufacturing, the trades, automotive etc.  A COVID-19 outbreak in a workplace can potentially close your business or reduce productivity due to the lack of available workers.   Ontario has now identified new variants […]

Demolition begins at 54 Lombard St. on Monday, Feb. 8

The Town of Smiths Falls is announcing the demolition of 54 Lombard St. scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 8. The demolition is expected to take three weeks. In 2013, the property at 54 Lombard St. was flagged as a gateway/open space in the Downtown Master Plan Report. As stated in the plan, the goal […]

Outbreak declared at Rosebridge Manor Nursing Home

The Health Unit is working with Rosebridge Manor to manage a COVID-19 outbreak. One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. A single laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member is considered as a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak in the home. Enhanced infection control measures under the Long-Term Care Home Act have been […]

We Shop Local and Eat Love Smiths Falls: boosting local economy

During Monday night’s Committee of the whole meeting, Economic Development manager Jennifer Miller assured Smiths Falls town council that as the Stay-at-home order continues, Economic Development is working with community partners to support small business owners. This is good news for those who wish to shop local and still stay safe at home: We Shop […]