The Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and General Meeting was held last night. It marked the 125th anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce in town. Guest Speakers were Allan O’Dette, the President of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and Bruce Linton from Tweed Inc.
To help families have a safe trick-or-treating experience in Ottawa and the Valley, here are some tips from the Rogers Pumpkin Patrol:
Ensure costumes are fitted:
In a ballot question as part of Monday’s municipal vote in Kingston, 67 per cent voted against having a casino in the city. Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark welcomed the liberal government’s commitment not relocate the Thousand Islands Casino.
The 2014 municipal election for the Upper Canada District School Board saw four incumbents retain their seats, two newcomers elected, and a third acclaimed.
Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls is in the running for the 2014 Ontario Athlete of the Year. You can vote for Brooke online at www.oshof.ca to help ensure she receives the Syl Apps Award. Voting is open until Dec. 5, 2014.
The public is invited to sign Books of Remembrance in honour of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at Smiths Falls Town Hall now until Friday afternoon. Cpl. Cirillo gunned down last week in Ottawa while guarding the National War Memorial.
S D & G OPP have charged a man in connection with an ongoing fire investigation. this past July 7, at approximately 3:15am, officers responded to a report of a fire at a “Chip Truck” on King Street in Chesterville,
Provincial police have arrested a wanted man from Tay Valley Township. Aaron James Gilpen, 24, was wanted on 20 charges,
A large fire on a vegetable farm, in the city’s rural southeast, destroyed a barn and sent a massive tower of heavy black smoke into the sky Monday afternoon.
Shawn Pankow, will take over from out going Mayor Dennis Staples in Smiths Falls. Staples served on council for 29 years, three terms as councillor and the last six terms as mayor. Returning to council will be Lorraine Allen, Dawn Quinn, Jay Brennan, Chris Cummings. They’ll be joined by new comers John Maloney, and Joe Gallipeau. Voter turnout in Smiths Falls was 53% down from 60.6% in 2010.
There were a number of other changes in the Ottawa Valley: