Sunday, July 21, 2024


The former water treatment plant is set to be demolished, but the town is seeking to extend an exclusivity agreement with the Saumure Group of Companies as an offer of good faith. The local developer will have 120 days to come up with a plan on reinventing 25 Old Mill Road. - Laurie Weir photo

Smiths Falls looks to extend exclusivity agreement with Saumure Group on development of old water treatment plant

The Town of Smiths Falls is looking to extend an exclusivity agreement with Saumure Group of Companies to develop 25 Old Mill Rd. This is the site of the old water treatment plant that was destroyed by fire last year and will be demolished soon. The Saumure Group had been

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Alexandra Daniel of Carleton Place won a $250,000 on a scratch ticket. - Photo via OLG

Carleton Place woman’s tribute to her late mother turns into a surprising windfall

Alexandra Daniel, a finance professional, from Carleton Place has claimed a $250,000 prize playing Instant Bingo Multiplier, courtesy of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Despite not being a regular player, Alexandra decided to try her luck with the scratch ticket as a tribute to her late mother, who

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Algonquin College heritage students may be in Smiths Falls this summer to help document historical buildings. The Municipal Heritage Committee heard from Shawn Thomson on Jan. 23 about a plan to help the town in its conservation efforts. - Laurie Weir photo

‘A foot up’: Basic Income Guarantee for working-age adults supported by Smiths Falls council

The cost of poverty in Canada is $80 billion. The solution — or basic income support — is $80 billion. It’s a trade-off. This came from Mayor Shawn Pankow during the Monday, March 25 committee of the whole meeting for the Town of Smiths Falls, when he brought forward a

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Left to Right: Michael Barrett, Mark Gerretsen, Shelby Kramp-Neuman, Scott Reid and Ryan Williams

How did your Eastern Ontario MP vote on the Consumer-led Banking Act?

Welcome to the first instalment of the Hometownist/Kingstonist feature How did your Eastern Ontario MP/MPP vote? We follow how our elected representatives voted on key issues and offer them the opportunity to explain why. Is there an upcoming vote you’d like to see coverage on? Let us know at

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The Smiths Falls Water Pollution Control Plant has seen an influx of a “fluffy” material that is clogging up the screens. Staff suspects it may be disposable wipes that have been flushed down toilets. They caution residents not to flush items such as wipes, and sanitary products, etc. - Laurie Weir photo

What the fluff? Unidentified substance causing problems at Smiths Falls water pollution control plant

What is clogging up the water pollution control plant (WPCP) in Smiths Falls? That’s the question staff are trying to figure out as they’re removing wheelbarrows full of “fluff” that is clogging up screens during the treatment process. Jason Barlow, manager of the town’s water and waste water, shared with

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Smiths Falls Police Service

UPDATE: Smiths Falls woman charged with assault with weapon, man arrested on warrants in Lavinia Street incident

Smiths Falls police have provided an update regarding the large police presence at Lombard and Lavinia Streets on Thursday, March 21. In a media release, police say that at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, the Smiths Falls Police Service was alerted to a suspicious incident involving “a distraught female,” who

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