Want to help the Smiths Falls Food Bank? A contest on Facebook involves communities voting for their local food bank. The top three food banks will receive a donation of meat/poultry from the Ontario Meat and Poultry Association.
Brooke and Brittany Henderson of Smiths Falls, finishing in a tie for second place at the Natural Charity Classic in Florida yesterday. Brittany shot a 2-over 74. Brooke caught her sister in the final round of the Symetra Tour event at Lake Wales, shooting a 2-under-par.
Officers in the Leeds and 1000 Islands Detachment OPP executed a search warrant at a residence in Rideau Lakes Township as a result of a police investigation. Last Thursday, March 26,officers, assisted by members of the Leeds County Crime Unit, attended Thousand Acre Road and located numerous weapons.
Nominations are now open for North Grenville’s 2015 Civic Awards. Categories include arts and culture, health and wellness and work in the community. Nomination packages are available at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, the Public Library and on North Grenville’s website www.northgrenville.ca/civicawards.cfm.
On April 2nd, the residents of Oxford Mills will be illuminating their homes with blue lights in support World Autism Awareness Day and to show their support for their neighbour David deQuetteville, a young boy who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Heads up for commuters using the Chaffey’s Swing Bridge, you’ll have to take an alternate route for a while starting tomorrow. Parks Canada will be replacing the Chaffey’s Swing Bridge with a new bridge that will meet highway load standards.
Tweed Inc. of Smiths Falls has been named one of Canada’s most innovative companies by Canadian Business Magazine. The company was ranked the forth of 15 companies.
Two people have been left without a place to stay after a fire in Stittsville. Crews were called to 7 Pretty Street just before 5 this morning, after 9-1-1 calls reporting smoke coming from a bungalow.
A total of 111,438 public sector workers in Ontario were paid over $100,000 in 2014. The annual sunshine list, which includes nurses, teachers, police and firefighters, in addition to civil servants, increased by more than 13,600 workers over 2013. Ontario Power Generation CEO Tom Mitchell topped the list again with $1.55 million in salary and benefits.
Low-income Ontario households will be eligible for rebates on their hydro bills starting next year. Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli says the province will bring in a sliding scale of 20-to-50 dollars a month — depending on income and family size — for the low-income customers’ hydro rebates. But most people will see their electricity bills increase