September 2017

Parks Canada adds Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge to list of winter restoration and renewal projects

September 28, 2017 by
Parks Canada adds Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge to list of winter restoration and renewal projects

Parks Canada will be moving forward with repairs and restoration of the Burritts Rapids swing bridge this fall.

The bridge crossing will be closed to vehicular traffic throughout construction, which is targeted to begin on October 16th and continue until Spring 2018.

Additional notice will be provided closer to the ...

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Cenotaph finds new home in Westport

September 28, 2017 by
Cenotaph finds new home in Westport

Westport Mayor Robin Jones says that the village’s cenotaph has been moved to its new home at Lockwood Memorial Field and Park.

In a posting on her blog, Mayor Jones says that in 2016, Westport Village Council determined that its 2017 Sesquicentennial project would be moving the cenotaph from the ...

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New roof coming for fire-damaged Perth Garage

September 28, 2017 by
New roof coming for fire-damaged Perth Garage

The municipal garage at 17 Sunset Boulevard, Perth, that houses the town’s snowplows is about to get a brand new roof.

On Tuesday Sept 26, Perth Council approved an additional budget deviation of $15,000 out of capital reserves to add to the previous $50,000 deviation passed earlier to cover the ...

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In Focus – Wed September 27, 2017 – The Table Community Food Service in Perth

September 27, 2017 by
In Focus – Wed September 27, 2017 – The Table Community Food Service in Perth

Lynda’s guest, Beth Schilling, Advocacy, Social Justice and Volunteer Coordinator with the Table Community Food Service in Perth, talks about new government funding that will make it possible to expand programs that are offered and continue with existing services.

Listen to the interview.

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Work continues to bring Afghanistan monument to Smiths Falls

September 27, 2017 by
Work continues to bring Afghanistan monument to Smiths Falls

In an effort to honour Afghanistan Veterans with a lasting monument, the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 is proposing to install a Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV III) at a permanent location in town.

It’s of particular significance to Smiths Falls because the town is home to five Afghanistan ...

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Rotary makes donation to Chimo Elementary

September 27, 2017 by
Rotary makes donation to Chimo Elementary

Smiths Falls Rotary members were out at town schools on Monday and Tuesday Sept 25 and 26, handing out dictionaries to all grade three students.

At CHIMO elementary they were also making a $750 donation to the Rotary Early Act program that two primary school teachers Anne McAuley and Melissa ...

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PSFDH looks for input on next phase of strategic plan

September 27, 2017 by
PSFDH looks for input on next phase of strategic plan

The following was submitted by the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital

As the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital recently completed its most recent strategic planning period, we are now looking forward to input from you to the updated plan.

Our Strategic Plan 2018-2021 provides a three year vision ...

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Strategic Plan implementation continues in Smiths Falls – at a varying pace

September 27, 2017 by
Strategic Plan implementation continues in Smiths Falls – at a varying pace

At the third update on the Town’s strategic plan, Smiths Falls CAO Malcolm Morris pointed out that a lot of progress has been made on most of the seven priorities identified in the plan.

There were 59 initiative to support those seven priorities, and most of them are on track ...

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Rocky start to Phase II of ramp project on Perth’s Tay River

September 27, 2017 by
Rocky start to Phase II of ramp project on Perth’s Tay River

Staff got started on Phase II of the rocky ramp project on the Tay River in Perth on Thursday Sept 21. Workers installed the temporary water barrier, or cofferdam, across the larger channel of the Tay, while Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Staff (RVCA) staff harvested and relocated fish that would have ...

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Perth athletes represent Canada at International Aerobic Gymnastics Championships in Phoenix, AZ

September 27, 2017 by
Perth athletes represent Canada at International Aerobic Gymnastics Championships in Phoenix, AZ

Seventeen athletes from Saltos Athletics in Perth represented Canada at the International Aerobic Gymnastics Championships in Phoenix, Arizona from July 27 to Aug. 4, 2017, recording several top-10 finishes and personal bests.

Sixteen countries with strong and competitive delegations were in attendance, including China, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Argentina. Canada’s ...

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