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Police are looking to speak to anyone who may have witnessed a crash near North Gower yesterday.   Around 7:30am a school bus and a flatbed crane collided at the intersection of Roger Stevens Drive and NcCordick Road.   The 70-year old bus driver was airlifted to hospital with critical head and chest injuries.   […]


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Canada’s Brooke Henderson is four shots off the lead heading into the second round of the U-S Women’s Open in New Jersey. Henderson shot a 2-under 70 yesterday.   Shanshan Feng leads the way at 6 under. First-round play was suspended by darkness so a handful of golfers will need to finish their rounds before […]


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July 14 Partly cloudy 16 degrees Winds E 6 km/h                                Today: Mainly cloudy with a chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon/evening. Wind E 20 km/h. High 21. Humidex 27. UV index 6 or high.   Tonight: Mainly cloudy with some showers. Low 16.   Sat: Clearing in the morning. High […]


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The Ottawa police constable charged in the death of a Somali-Canadian man will go to trial in 2019.   Constable Daniel Montsion was charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault, and assault with a weapon in the death of 37-year old Abdi-Rahman Abdi.   Abdi died following an arrest in July of 2016: Montsion was charged in […]


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Brooke Henderson tees off in the second major on the LPGA calendar today in New Jersey.   The US Womens Open is being played in Bedminster.   The Smiths Falls golfer is currently ranked fourth in the “Race to the CME”   She tees off in one of the early pairings this morning.   —   […]


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July 13 Showers 15 degrees Winds NE 8 km/h                                Today: A few showers ending this morning then cloudy. Wind becoming NE 20 km/h this afternoon. High 22. Humidex 25. UV index 7 or high.   Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 13.   Fri: A mix of sun and cloud with a few afternoon showers. Wind […]


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The standing committee on finance and economic affairs is in Ottawa today to collect input on bill 148 — a plan that includes increasing the minimum wage to 15-dollars an hour by 2019. The Ottawa and District Labour Council will appear before the committee. Reps with the ODLC say they’ll make a pitch to remove […]


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Seattle’s Robinson Cano hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning giving the American League a 2-1 victory in the All-Star game. — The Ottawa Champions picked up their fifth consecutive victory with a 7-2 win over the Sussex County Miners. Game two of the series tonight with first pitch scheduled for 7:05pm. — […]


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July 12 Fog 18 degrees Winds N 4 km/h                                Today: A mix of sun and cloud. A chance of showers late this afternoon/evening. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming E 20 km/h this afternoon. High 24. Humidex 29. UV index 9 or very high.   Tonight: Cloudy with a few showers. Low 16 […]


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Ottawa police are investigating a shooting in the city’s east end.   Police were called to the 700 block of Carson’s Road around 10:30 last night.   No word from police in possible victims or suspects.   The guns and gangs unit is investigating.   =====================   The city of Cornwall is facing a human […]


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Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees wins the home run derby, beating Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins 11-10 in the final at Marlins Park.   Toronto Blue Jays standout Justin Smoak will be at first base tonight for the American League at the All-Star Game. Boston Red Sox hurler Chris Sale and Washington Nationals […]


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July 11 Partly cloudy 18 degrees Winds SW 5 km/h                                Today: A mix of sun and cloud. Slight chance of showers or thunderstorms this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 27. Humidex 32. UV index 8 or very high.   Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 17.   Wed: A mix […]


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Traffic stop yields arrest On Friday July 7, 2017 at approximately 1:40 p.m. police conducted a traffic stop on Beckwith Street north, Smiths Falls. The 23 year old male driver was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest held by the O.P.P. The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest and later turned over […]


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A study by researchers at the Ottawa hospital suggests patients whose emergency surgeries are delayed face an increased risk of death. Researchers found that patients with serious injuries or life-threatening conditions faced an almost 60 per cent higher risk of dying if their surgery was delayed. The study was published today in the Canadian Medical Association journal. […]


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Katherine Kirk sank a 10-foot putt for birdie on the final hole to close out a one-stroke victory over Ashleigh Buhai at the Thornberry Creek L-P-G-A Classic in Wisconsin.  Kirk entered the final round with a four-shot lead over Buhai before shooting a 2-under 70. She finished 22 under in her third L-P-G-A Tour title […]


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July 10 Rain 17 degrees Winds SW 5 km/h                                Today: Rain ending this morning then mainly cloudy with scattered showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind becoming SW 20-40 km/h late this morning. High 25. Humidex 31. UV index 7 or high.   Tonight: Mainly cloudy with a few showers. Low 18.   […]


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A small dog, locked in a running car in a smiths falls store parking lot, is dead after the car caught fire. The owners of the dog went into Walmart to do some shopping, but left the car running with the air conditioner on, to keep the dog cool. The car caught fire two Wednesday […]


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Brooke Henderson is six shots off the lead at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Sei Young Kim and Laura Gonzalez Escallon shot matching 7-under-par 65s Thursday to sit atop the standings. — Back-up quarterback Travis Lulay helped the B-C Lions rally for a 23-16 victory over the Montreal Alouettes. Lulay ran in a touchdown with […]


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July 7 Cloudy 21 degrees Winds SW 7 km/h                                Today: Mainly cloudy with showers and risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming SW 20 km/h this morning. High 26. Humidex 34. UV index 6 or high.   Tonight: Mainly cloudy with showers. Low 17.   Sat: Cloudy with morning showers or thunderstorms then a mix […]


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Press Release From The Town Of Smiths Falls To: All Residents of the Town of Smiths Falls Due to a minor incident yesterday the Town shut down operations at the Water Treatment Plant in order to safeguard our drinking water system. The Town resumed operations at the Water Plant last evening and the system if […]


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Members of the Smiths Falls Police Service and Smiths Falls Police Association are pleased to announce a free fishing day on Sunday July 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This event will take place at Lower Reach Park in Smiths Falls, at the docks. A hotdog lunch and drink will be provided by […]


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RBC’s Bluesfest 2017 kicks off today. Toby Keith headlines opening night with his country twang, taking the stage after Sam Roberts Band. If you’re going tonight, a dollar-store poncho might be your best friend. There is a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms this afternoon, and tonight. — Ottawa’s police chief plans to disregard Capital […]


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Brooke Henderson hopes to continue her great play on the LPGAtour starting today in Wisconsin.  In the last two tournaments, the Smiths Falls golfer has a win and a second place finish.  She is in the Thornberry Creek Classic and tees off in round one this afternoon. — Connor McDavid is the new 100-million dollar […]


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July 6 Clear 16 degrees Winds S 2 km/h                                Today: Mainly sunny with a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Wind becoming SW 20 km/h this afternoon. High 28. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high.   Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 18.   Fri: Mainly cloudy with showers. Risk of a thunderstorm […]


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Word the federal government has agreed to apologize and pay former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr 10.5-million dollars to settle a long-running lawsuit has sparked furious reaction. Arguments on social media, whether the Canadian was a terribly-abused “child soldier” deserving of compensation… Or a terrorist killer. Khadr was dragged wounded as a 15-year-old from the […]