The Top 6 News Stories in Smiths Falls, 2004
Every self-respecting news organization worth its salt has to have a year-end
list about the top something or other of the year. We here at thehammer.ca are
no exception. Uh, here it is:
Tim Hortons on Highway 15 runs out of Maple Glazed for 11 minutes
first on the scene as the violence broke out during the 11 minute donut shortage
at the west-end Tim's back in April. Actually, many would say we were inciting
the violence, but that's for the courts to decide.
Stray dog in parking lot
April was a crazy month here in the Falls. At the same time
as the above-mentioned Maple Glazed crisis, our reporters were also first on
the scene when a stray dog was spotted in the Walmart parking lot across the
street. The stray dog managed to find its way to safety before it could be captured
and eaten by the angry, donut-deprived hordes.
There was a lot of this.
This one makes into our top five Smiths Falls news stories for the sixth consecutive
year. Look for it to make the 2005 list as well.
Dave McGraw goes entire calendar year without getting arrested once, even
This was quite possibly the most shocking news
item of the year in our town. Dave started off 2005 in more traditional fashion,
however, getting arrested for drunk and disorderly at precisely 12:02 AM local
time on January 1. There's the Dave we've come to know and love! Don't worry,
Dave, that bail's coming soon!
Discount Beer Price Wars
Sweet Jesus! A buck a beer? Did somebody put us all in a time
warp back to the 70's? (That would explain the fashions here in town). A shout
out to Lakeport brewery, who was single-handedly responsible for quadrupling
Smiths Falls' Gross Domestic Product this year. Pabt Blue Ribbon, can you go
lower? Do we hear 15 bucks a case?
Forget peace on earth, here's hoping that this war is a hundred years long!
Like...the hundred years war.
Posted on January 1st, 2005