Photo courtesy of Toronto Public Library archives: In the centre, former wrestler Whipper Billy Watson is shown in this 1977 photo with former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker at the controls of a snowmobile and that year’s “Timmy” for the Ontario Society for Crippled Children. The Whipper was known for his work with disabled children.

Smiths Falls minor hockey league seeking answers for ice time

At a special committee of the whole meeting on Monday, July 15 council received a delegation from minor hockey league president Mat Krotki about concerns over the price of ice time in town.  “Kids should be able to play affordable hockey in this town,” Krotki said. The minor hockey league is looking to sell their […]

Council considers possible retail locations for future cannabis store in Smiths Falls

At a special committee of the whole meeting Smiths Falls council voted all in favour of continuing the process to apply for a cannabis retail store in town. The Ontario government recently announced a second Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario lottery that will see 50 more private retailer stores across the province. “Certainty one […]

Heat warning update

Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning levels for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday for the area of Leeds and Grenville; Lanark County is not included in this heat event.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have […]

Spectrum Therapeutics Partners with Canadian Mental Health Association’s Not Myself Today® Initiative

Spectrum Therapeutics (“Spectrum”), the medical division of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED, NYSE: CGC) (the “Company” or “Canopy Growth”) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (“CMHA”). The initiative, a first of its kind for a leading cannabis company and a national mental health organization, will see the CMHA in […]

Summer company = youth business bosses

Four local students have started to run their own businesses this summer after being selected for the 2019 Summer Company Program from the Small Business Advisory Centre (Lanark County/Smiths Falls) catchment area. Summer Company provides an opportunity for students to start and run their own business for the summer. The successful students for 2019 are: […]

The official launch of Rolling Greens July 6 has exciting plans to unveil

“Murray Brothers Caddyshack® restaurant to be located in clubhouse” Rolling Greens, North America’s first cannabis-themed golf course, is throwing a party Saturday, July 6, and everyone is invited. But at this party BYOB has a new meaning: “bring your own bud!” Gordon Weiske, who recently moved from Toronto to Smiths Falls to take on the […]

Canopy Growth announces acquisition of KeyLeaf Life Sciences to support long-term major scale extraction needs

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce that it has completed a transaction to acquire Saskatoon-based bio-product extractor KeyLeaf Life Sciences (“KeyLeaf”), related entities, and intellectual property. Canopy Growth has been working closely with KeyLeaf – formerly known as POS Bio-Sciences – as a trusted partner building out […]

We’ve got the relaxing beaches you’ve been dreaming of

Ah, summer: a time for relaxing with friends, soaking up the sun and, of course, hitting the beach. But sometimes beach days are more hassle than relaxle: fighting traffic, circling for parking and dodging rogue frisbees while you defend your tiny square of sand from the hordes of other beachgoers. Some fun! But there’s a […]

Roadside fruit and vegetable stands: Hey folks, can we talk?

Any day now, the sides of the streets will be dotted with a familiar – and welcome – sign of summer… Roadside fruit and vegetable stands.   They are most often operated by the farmers themselves, or members of their summer staff team – but not always. They usually sell produce which has been grown […]

No construction scheduled for Beckwith Street redevelopment project in summer 2019

The Town of Smiths Falls reports the Beckwith Street Redevelopment project will not begin in summer 2019. Further information about construction schedules will be communicated to downtown businesses and the media as they become available. On May 6, 2019, Smiths Falls Town Council provided unanimous support to seek grant funding under the provincial Connecting Links […]