Author Archives: Heddy Sorour

PSFDH receives donation for new ultrasound machine

February 22, 2018 by
PSFDH receives donation for new ultrasound machine

On Wednesday February 21st, the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation [SFCHF] donated $200,000 to the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital for a new Ultra Sound Machine.

The new state of the art equipment will allow ultrasound technicians to better diagnose larger patients and is capable of capturing more detailed ...

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Perth passes town budget for 2018

February 21, 2018 by
Perth passes town budget for 2018

The Perth budget passed Tuesday night, and as promised residents will only see a 2% property tax increase and modest water and wastewater increases.

Perth Council passed the 2018 town budget with little fanfare at the second regular council meeting of 2018.

The water and wastewater increase will work out to ...

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Smiths Falls securing funding from partners for LeBoat’s new facilities

February 14, 2018 by
Smiths Falls securing funding from partners for LeBoat’s new facilities

Working to prepare Victoria Basin for the launch of Le Boats operations this spring, the town of Smiths Falls is in the throws of building docks and accessory equipment to fit the company’s needs.

The price tag is about $250,000 and the economic development department has been successful in securing ...

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Smiths Falls discusses downtown revitalization, Beckwith St. redevelopment

February 13, 2018 by
Smiths Falls discusses downtown revitalization, Beckwith St. redevelopment

The Beckwith Street Revitalization project, which is intended to give the tired street a facelift, while also addressing aging infrastructure beneath the surface, has galvanized the town.  In particular the angle of parking is hijacking the conversation.

On Monday Feb 12th, the Smith Falls council chamber saw a large audience ...

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UPDATED – Smiths Falls Council approves local grants

February 7, 2018 by
UPDATED – Smiths Falls Council approves local grants

On Monday Feb 5 at a Special Committee of the Whole, Smiths Falls council approved all of staff’s recommendations regarding the allocation of community grants to local groups.

A usually painful process, fraught with emotions and lengthy discussions, this year’s community donations went surprising smoothly.

“Staff did a good job ...

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Changes to heritage by-law in Perth would allow wood on facades to be painted colour of choice

February 7, 2018 by
Changes to heritage by-law in Perth would allow wood on facades to be painted colour of choice

It looks like Perth downtown businesses will soon be able to paint their facades any colour they like.  On Tuesday February 6th, Town Council passed a resolution to move forward with an intent to amend the Heritage Conservation District by-law.

“It’s the slow creep of taking away something that makes ...

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Staff changes in Merrickville-Wolford

February 2, 2018 by
Staff changes in Merrickville-Wolford

In the last three weeks the Village of Merrickville-Wolford has lost two key staff members - both the CAO and treasurer, who have been with the village less than two years, are either gone or temporarily gone.

About a week ago Merrickville-Wolford council held an in-camera consultation with representatives from ...

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Tay Valley votes to uphold harassment charges against Councillor

January 31, 2018 by
Tay Valley votes to uphold harassment charges against Councillor

At its regular council meeting on Tuesday January 30th, Tay Valley council voted to uphold harassment charges against one of its own.

Councillor Judy Farrell has been the subject of a workplace harassment investigation since late 2016.

“Any suggestion that the investigation was limited to the meeting in June 2017 ...

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Perth has budget agreement, will be finalized next month

January 29, 2018 by
Perth has budget agreement, will be finalized next month

The town of Perth is sticking to it’s promises and keeping it’s tax increase within inflation at 2%, less than the Consumer Price Index of 2.14 percent in the last year.  The increase will work out to an additional $30 per year on a $3,000 tax bill.

The town is ...

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Discussion on Perth’s Heritage by-law draws a healthy crowd

January 25, 2018 by
Discussion on Perth’s Heritage by-law draws a healthy crowd

The town of Perth held a public meeting on Wednesday evening as it continues to seek a workable compromise when it comes to the Heritage Conservation District’s colour palatte.

The meeting was called to gather feedback from residents on whether to enforce the palatte as is or to back off, ...

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