Old Railway Bridge, Smiths Falls. *Photo for display purpose only.

Welcome to ontrac Employment Resource Services!

ontrac Employment Resource services has been providing free professional in-person, local employment services to the community of Smiths Falls since 2002. Our team of dedicated staff provides services to job seekers, supporting individuals to achieve their employment and training goals and to employers, supporting businesses with their hiring and training needs.   How can we help? […]

Council votes in favour of pedestrian crossing to replace Confederation Bridge

During Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Smiths Falls’ town council received a report from Director of Public Works and Utilities Paul McMunn. This report included the finalization of the environmental assessment study of the long-closed historic Confederation Bridge, and requested council to make a decision on whether the bridge should be removed, replaced […]

Accessibility continues as council plans to meet in chambers

With a note of cautious hopefulness, Mayor Shawn Pankow announced that Monday evening’s Committee of the Whole may be the last virtual meeting. “It is our hope that we will be able to return to in-person meetings in our new council chambers on January 30 if the work is completed in the next 2 weeks,” […]

Smiths Falls History & Mystery: A tale of two Brodies

In 1873 McGill University granted its first Engineering degrees which at the time were known as Applied Science. Robert James Brodie (1851-1938) was one of only six scholars to be awarded this recognition. To this day he remains a McGill posterboy. Photographs of the bearded, Chateauguay-born, Fenian Raid veteran, grace the walls and website of […]

A change of shoes can change a life

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County (BBBSLC) is excited to once again be partnering with the local Tim Hortons restaurants for the Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake event on February 18th, 2023. Last year this event raised more than $70,000, with more than 600 bowlers coming out to support the event.  Title and […]

Smiths Falls History & Mystery: Father and Son served in WWI

When Reginald Burroughs moved into the Keyhole House, he left his mark by signing his name, his son Nelson’s name, and the year “1907” into the wet concrete of a basement windowsill. The family’s new three-digit phone number was 218, and they were listed in the Smiths Falls Telephone Directory as R. E. G. Burroughs […]

SF hockey player hopes to score a new goal as living donor

Chris Craig has been suffering from a rare liver disease since he was a teenager.  This year, his own teenager is hoping to save his life. Due to Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a rare chronic liver disease, Chris’ liver has been deteriorating over his lifetime. It began to fail rapidly this past year and he is […]

Capital budget discussions begin in Smiths Falls

Smiths Falls council welcomed Interim Treasurer Stephen Dickey, who hit the ground running during Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting. In his new role with the town, Interim Treasurer Dickey presented this year’s first draft of the capital budget which council discussed. Proposed items from the budget which council supported included a $174,341.00 donation […]

Local building industry leaders step up for legacy project

During Monday evening’s Committee of the Whole meeting in Smiths Falls, CAO Malcolm Morris shared good news with council regarding the long-deferred bandstand planned for the new town square.  The town square development has been placed on hold for the winter months, Morris noted, but it is getting close to completion: the rear parking lot […]

Canopy Growth completes divestiture of Canadian retail operations

Transaction supports the Company’s focus on achieving profitability through streamlined operations in Canada Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: WEED) (NASDAQ: CGC) announced today that it has closed its previously announced transactions with OEG Retail Cannabis (“OEGRC”) and 420 Investments Ltd. (“FOUR20”) to divest its retail business across Canada, which includes the […]