UCDSB Student Survey provides insightful feedback for Fall planning

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) surveyed Grade 7-12 students to get feedback on their experiences with distance learning and how the current model could be improved in the future. Results showed that students appreciate the flexibility of distance learning, allowing them to work at their own pace (72%), with the majority of students […]

Apartments coming to 1 Old Slys Road in Smiths Falls

The housing shortage in Smiths Falls may soon be alleviated with the approval of three one-bedroom apartments at 1 Old Slys Road. Senior Planner Karl Grenke shared with council at their virtual meeting on Monday, June 22 the site plan for a townhouse-style addition to an existing home.  The current building was constructed in 1909 […]

Staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic

Physical activity is good for the body, mind and soul. During times of stress, physical activity helps us cope with life challenges. It is okay to go outdoors for a walk, run, or bike ride if you are not under quarantine or in self-isolation due to illness or exposure. Being outdoors calms the brain, increases […]

Lanark County Sip & Savour Trail enjoys sweet taste of success, sets plans for 2020

A new food and drink trail featuring Lanark County’s many diverse culinary offerings has enjoyed the sweet taste of success since its initial launch by the Lanark County Tourism Association (LCTA) last July. The Sip & Savour Trail is a one-stop-shop resource designed to help foodies explore the region’s diverse food and drink offerings, including […]

Local Youth Film Festival offers $1000 grand prize!

MyView Youth Film Festival is back for its 7th year!  Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance have again teamed up to provide the $1000 Grand Prize for 2020. This creative film-making contest is open to all youth ages 10-24 that live, work or play in Eastern Ontario (see for list of eligible counties). Young people are encouraged to pick up […]

ETFO strike planned for tomorrow

This is a reminder that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which represents elementary teachers within our board will be holding a one-day strike tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 29.   This means there will be no classes or transportation for any of our Kindergarten to Grade 8 students tomorrow. This includes Grade 7 and Grade 8 students that attend a secondary school or […]