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Posted Wednesday, July 05, 2017

It was a morning filled with past successes and hope for the future. Fulford Academy in Brockville hosted the annual general meeting of 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation (CDC) on Thursday, June 29. The federally-funded organization provides business support services and promotes economic development opportunities in the South Leeds area. Two major announcements were made at the meeting. Up to $1 million from the local CDC loan fund will be allocated for multiple interest-free, fiv...

Posted Monday, July 03, 2017

Business has been sweet at Nana B's bakery in Merrickville since it took one of the top prizes for the best butter tart in Ontario. Owner Anne Barr said her ovens have been running overtime after her maple syrup/rhubarb creation was picked as the top tart in the professional division in the all-Ontario ingredient category at Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival in Midland on June 7. Her tarts beat out the offerings of 30 other Ontario bakeries. Before her win, Nana B's business relied mainly on...

Posted Thursday, June 22, 2017

King's Lock Craft Distillery has won a bronze award for it's 1000 Islands Moonshine. The Johnstown distillery won the award through the International Spirits Challenge in London, England. Listen to an interview by Coast FM Read more...

Posted Saturday, June 17, 2017

Liquor sales are still three weeks away but Friday's unveiling of the King's Lock Craft Distillery here had a crowd of close to 100 people in high spirits. “We have started production and have spirits ready to be bottled and sold and we are awaiting the final permits from the province which are expected in three weeks,” said distillery co-owner Laura Bradley. Bradley was guest speaker for the annual general meeting of the Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation (GCFDC) ...

Posted Monday, May 15, 2017

A leading European boat rental company has confirmed its first location in North America will be alongside the Rideau Canal. One of the worlds biggest self-drive boating rental companies, Le Boat, announced Friday it has signed a lease to relocate its Florida headquarters to the town of Smiths Falls, after announcing the prospect of doing so in December. The company, which is expected to create jobs and be a draw for hundreds of tourists, worked with the province, Parks Canada, the towns of Sm...