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Smiths Falls set to host second Pow-Wow

May 30, 2018 by
Smiths Falls set to host second Pow-Wow

Partnering with the town again, Indigenous Studies students from Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute are once again hosting a Pow Wow on Turtle Island on the weekend of June 9 and 10th.   Originally launched last year as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations, the event was singled out for a ...

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Tweed seeks to make underground land acquisition from Town of Smiths Falls

May 29, 2018 by
Tweed seeks to make underground land acquisition from Town of Smiths Falls

In a curious development Tweed Inc. is asking the town of Smiths Falls for a stratified easement across Hershey Drive.

The Licensed Marijuana producer is looking to purchase a piece of land below the surface of Hershey drive so that they can merge the address of the former chocolate factory ...

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Musical Ride gallops into Smiths Falls this weekend

May 24, 2018 by
Musical Ride gallops into Smiths Falls this weekend

The RCMP’s Musical Ride will be landing in Smiths Falls this coming Sunday.

You can attend the fundraising event for Heritage House Museum by simply making a donation on site.

Councillor Jay Brennan tells Lake 88 news it will be an exciting day. “The ride itself lasts for 30 minutes. ...

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Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow to appear at Senate Committee hearing on Cannabis act

May 23, 2018 by
Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow to appear at Senate Committee hearing on Cannabis act

Smiths Falls Mayor, Shawn Pankow will be appearing at the Senate Committee on Social Affairs Science and Technology hearing today to advocate for the speedy passage of Bill C45, Cannabis Legalization.

As Pankow told Lake 88, he hopes to convince the Senate not to delay legalization. "I wanted to give ...

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Volunteers honoured in Smiths Falls

May 18, 2018 by
Volunteers honoured in Smiths Falls

It was a full house at the Smiths Falls Volunteer Appreciation held at the Station Theatre on Thursday, May 17th.

“He or she who serves always benefits more than those who are served,” said Mayor Shawn Pankow, before introducing the surprise guest speaker – Ottawa Senator defenseman Mark Borowiecki a ...

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Stewart Park fundraiser will see a Blues Brothers weekend in Perth

May 17, 2018 by
Stewart Park fundraiser will see a Blues Brothers weekend in Perth

This year’s annual fundraiser for the Stewart Park Festival is coming up fast.

This year the weekend of June 14th will be Blues Brothers Weekend in Perth.

Councillor Judy Brown told Lake 88 there will be lots going on. “On Thursday the Blues Brothers movie is being shown at the ...

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Perth hires new CAO

May 16, 2018 by
Perth hires new CAO

Perth’s search for a new CAO has concluded. Ron Ladd who is currently the Senior Administrative Officer in the Hamlet of  Pangnirtung on Baffin Island in Nunavut, beat out 44 other applicants to the Chief Administrator position in Perth.

Councillor Ed McPherson told Lake 88 news the town conducted a ...

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Smiths Falls CIP gets provincial boost

May 16, 2018 by
Smiths Falls CIP gets provincial boost

The Smiths Falls Community Improvement Plan program is getting another shot in the arm.

The funds are part of the Municipalities of Ontario’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative funding and the town is eligible for $45,412.00 of a total $26 million investment.

Under the Smiths Falls plan, local business and multi-unit ...

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Canopy Growth gets approval for communications line under Hershey Dr.

May 9, 2018 by
Canopy Growth gets approval for communications line under Hershey Dr.

Hershey Drive in Smiths Falls is quite the hub of construction activity in Smiths Falls these days and now the town has approved a telecommunications conduit to cross under Hershey drive to link Tweed with the former Grenville Castings facility located at 2 Air Care Drive.

“Whenever a utility operates ...

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Smiths Falls releases first Annual Report in a number of years

May 8, 2018 by
Smiths Falls releases first Annual Report in a number of years

Smiths Falls has released it's first annual report in a number of years.  The old tradition was revived this year in an effort to document the boom that’s gripping the town.

Town CAO Malcolm Morris told Lake 88 News, it was also released to give a peek into the future, ...

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