Lifestyle

Sole Sisters Annual Walk and Run for cancer research set to raise funds for SF&PDH Chemotherapy Unit and Cancer Society

The Sole Sisters 7th Annual Walk and Run for Cancer Research is pleased to announce that registration is open for this year’s event taking place at Lower Reach Park in Smiths Falls on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.  Once again half of the proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Great War Memorial […]

UCDSB draws attention to Mental Health Supports on World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wants to highlight some of the steps students, staff and their families can take to take care of their mental health, and the resources available to them if they are in crisis. “One of the best things to do as a […]

Smiths Falls council to apply for funding for new electric vehicle charging station

Smiths Falls council discussed the possibility of adding charging stations for electric vehicles in town at a committee of the whole meeting on Monday, Sept. 9.  CAO Malcolm Morris recommends that council authorize staff to write a letter to the Ontario Power Generation to partner with the town as an incentive for federal government funding. […]

New Long-term care facility coming to Smiths Falls

At a special Committee of the Whole meeting at the Smiths Falls arena Aug. 12, Senior Planner Karl Grenke recommended that council approve a zoning bylaw proposal to build a long-term care facility in the area behind Pearl Street.  Jim Parsons purchased 35 acres of land behind Pearl Street and adjacent to the high school […]

Health Unit raises awareness about bats and rabies

Bats are nocturnal animals and feed most actively two or three hours following sunset. Bats are efficient insect controllers eating about three times their body weight. Bats typically have their babies in June and come August many of the young bats are looking for their own roosting sites. Many bats will roost and hibernate in […]

Organizers welcome whole community to Smiths Falls Pride

As the second annual Smiths Falls Pride event approaches, memories of the first event held in 2018 still bring strong emotions to its co-chairs. Both James A e Perkins and Heather Currie Whiting fought back tears recalling an elderly man who took the time to attend the town’s inaugural Pride event despite being unable to […]