Rideau Paddlefest returns to Smiths Falls June 11

From its origins as a key strategic component in Britain’s plans to defend its colony of Upper Canada from a potential American invasion to the year-round recreational paradise we see today, the Rideau Canal has seen a lot of history. Officially recognized as a world heritage site in 2007 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific […]

Bridge Street reconstruction set to start

Mayor Doug Black detailed some of the street works to begin during the week of May 2nd at Tuesday, April 26th’s Carleton Place council meeting. The first phase of Bridge Street’s makeover will start with catch-basin installations beginning at Lake Avenue progressing north to College Street. He noted that workers will isolate their active sites to […]

Easter Eggspress at RMEO

During Monday evening’s council meeting, Councilor Lorraine Allen shared exciting news from the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario. The first train ride excursion of 2022, the Easter Eggspress will take place on Saturday, April 16. The Easter Eggspress will take adventurers on a train ride along the Rideau Valley Short Line, Canada’s shortest railway. Tickets […]

Sporting events, art, keeping us hometown proud

Mayor Shawn Pankow shared several announcements and updates during the Smiths Falls town council meeting Monday night.  He noted that Smiths Falls’ hometown hero, golf champ Brooke Henderson “has been off to a hot start so far in 2022,” with four top-ten finishes already this year. Keep your eyes open for more golfing excellence later […]

Mask, vaccine mandates lift after 2 years in pandemic

Deputy Clerk Nadine Bennett presented news from the Emergency Control Group during Smiths Falls’ Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday night. Bennett noted that March 11, just past, marks two years since the World Health Organization declared the spread of the Covid-19 virus a pandemic. The province is moving toward reopening and lifting pandemic […]

Cycling Without Age a great way to “experience the joy”

Treff Peters from Cycling Without Age in Lanark County made a presentation to Smiths Falls council during their meeting Monday evening. His presentation was part of a larger awareness blast in Smiths Falls this week: Peters has also been reaching out to local high school teachers and putting up posters to catch students’ attention. Cycling […]