Author Archives: Heddy Sorour

Tay Valley Workplace Harassment discussions continue

April 19, 2018 by
Tay Valley Workplace Harassment discussions continue

Tay Valley Township brought in their lawyer Tony Fleming of Cunningham Swan to attend the Committee of the Whole Meeting on April 17th to discuss the ongoing harassment debate involving one of their Councillors.

Fleming was on hand to give council members his legal opinion on Councillor Judy Farrell’s refusal ...

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Update on Tay Valley OMB decision

April 18, 2018 by
Update on Tay Valley OMB decision

Following the OMB decision made on April 9th involving Tay Valley Township, Lake 88 followed up with the owners of the land in question and the Township.

According to Aurel Simaurd, the husband of the registered landowner, he had researched the applicable zoning and planning restriction applicable to the property in ...

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Perth Works residents to see relief from persistent flooding

April 13, 2018 by
Perth Works residents to see relief from persistent flooding

Residents of the Perth Works Subdivision are about to see their backyard flooding woes addressed.

The subdivision is found near the Fairgrounds, around Arthur St. and is where the Habitat for Humanity home was built.

On April 10th, the town gave a nod to staff’s proposal to go ahead with ...

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Smiths Falls considers E-Participation for Councillors

April 12, 2018 by
Smiths Falls considers E-Participation for Councillors

Smiths Falls council has given staff direction to look into providing an e-participation provision for councillors as per Bill 68.

"The Bill gives discretion to councils on whether to allow it or not, and the outcome of your decision today will inform our procedural by-law,” Kerry Costello, Director of Corporate ...

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Perth to memorialize residential school children and missing and murdered indigenous women

April 11, 2018 by
Perth to memorialize residential school children and missing and murdered indigenous women

A Healing Forest memorial to residential school children as well as murdered and missing indigenous women will soon be appearing in Last Duel Park.

The memorial consisting of a rock with a mounted plaque, a display board and Native Healing plants will go in beside the Wendy Laut Garden path.

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Rideau Hotel in Smiths Falls one step closer to redevelopment

April 11, 2018 by
Rideau Hotel in Smiths Falls one step closer to redevelopment

The Rideau Hotel on Beckwith Street in Smiths Falls is another step closer to getting that long overdue facelift.  On Monday April 9, council agreed with staff’s recommendation to sign off on the current site-plan agreement.

“It will allow the project to move ahead and get started.  There are a ...

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Smiths Falls to look into feasibility of tiny houses to help homeless youth

April 11, 2018 by
Smiths Falls to look into feasibility of tiny houses to help homeless youth

Smiths Falls council is proving very receptive to entertaining a tiny solution to tackle a big problem.

On Monday April 9, Terrilee Kelford, Chair of Cornerstone Landing Youth Services, asked council to consider donating a small parcel of municipal land and allowing the non-profit organization to build tiny houses as ...

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Smiths Falls site of PSFDH gets boost from private donor

April 4, 2018 by
Smiths Falls site of PSFDH gets boost from private donor

The Emergency Department at the Smiths Falls Campus of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital has just acquired brand new Vital Signs machines, thanks to a generous private donation by Warner Buffam, a Smiths Falls native who has just moved back to town after a 51-year hiatus.

The donation ...

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Smiths Falls to support effort to streamline, speed up Environmental Assessments

March 29, 2018 by
Smiths Falls to support effort to streamline, speed up Environmental Assessments

The Ontario Good Roads Association is asking municipalities for support to help speed up Municipal Class Environmental Assessments and the process of reviews.

Working with the Municipal Engineers Association and Civil Construction Alliance, Good Roads has drafted a resolution asking for reforms to the EA process.

As it stands, the ...

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Town looking forward to local redevelopment of building in Smiths Falls

March 28, 2018 by
Town looking forward to local redevelopment of building in Smiths Falls

The tired, old building at 73 Elmsley Street North in Smiths Falls is getting a new lease on life, thanks to a face-lift and some upgrades.

The town's Planning Department recommended that Council approve the owner’s site plan agreement to allow the redevelopment at the corner of Daniel and Elmsley ...

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