Author Archives: Heddy Sorour

Speed calming measures coming for busy Harold St. in Smiths Falls

July 26, 2017 by
Speed calming measures coming for busy Harold St. in Smiths Falls

The town of Smiths Falls is about to implement a traffic calming solution on one of the more dangerous collector roads.  Drivers have been racing down Harold Street since it opened up, endangering residents of the Ferrara subdivision in the process.

“People won’t even park their cars along the curb ...

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Smiths Falls joins group concerned about proposed changes to Asset Management Plan regulations

July 25, 2017 by
Smiths Falls joins group concerned about proposed changes to Asset Management Plan regulations

At a Special Council Meeting on July 24th, Smiths Falls passed a resolution expressing its concerns over proposed regulations governing Asset Management Plans to be filed with the Environmental Registry under the Ministry of Infrastructure.

The town just recently completed it’s Asset Management Plan (AMP) at a cost of $102,000. ...

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Contaminants found in assessment of old water treatment plant in Smiths Falls – but that’s not a surprise

July 20, 2017 by
Contaminants found in assessment of old water treatment plant in Smiths Falls – but that’s not a surprise

On Monday July 17, Smiths Falls council members heard about the extent of contamination at the Former Water Treatment Plant at 25 Old Mill Road in Smiths Falls.

“We found asbestos containing materials in the floor and ceiling tiles,” said David Hodgson, professional engineer with Malroz Engineering.

They also found ...

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First Rideau Rendezvous seen as success

July 20, 2017 by
First Rideau Rendezvous seen as success

Smiths Falls hosted its first annual Rideau Rendezvous Bike Rally on the weekend.

The Rally is expected to grow each year with a goal of up to 20,000 bikes in five years.

The organizers associated with the motorcycle groups expected anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 bikers to show up for ...

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Ministry still deciding on Perth roundabouts – continue to seek public input

July 7, 2017 by
Ministry still deciding on Perth roundabouts – continue to seek public input

While the Ontario Ministry of Transportation is still contemplating replacing some or all of the Highway 7 intersections through Perth, with roundabouts, it’s not yet a done deal.

“We have not made a decision,” said Glenn Higgins, project manager, Ontario Ministry of Transportation. “We will be reviewing comments from the ...

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Smiths Falls continues to prep for Le Boat’s arrival – seeking dock funding

July 4, 2017 by
Smiths Falls continues to prep for Le Boat’s arrival – seeking dock funding

It’s no secret that Le Boat is opening its north American Operations in Smiths Falls next year.   Less known are the logistics that are going into preparing for and accommodating the boat rental company.

As Smiths Falls CAO Malcolm Morris explains the town has committed to providing a marina with ...

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Special Plaque unveiled in Merrickville

July 3, 2017 by
Special Plaque unveiled in Merrickville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacque Pelletier, master of ceremonies with Merrickville Legion President Lee Horning at the Merrickville Cenotaph at the 10 am dedication ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author and retired Legion ...

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Smiths Falls reaches arena cost-sharing agreements with most of its neighbours

June 30, 2017 by
Smiths Falls reaches arena cost-sharing agreements with most of its neighbours

Smiths Falls has finally reached a recreational cost sharing agreement with most of its neighbours, and is working on barring non-contributors from the facilities.

Rideau Lakes, Drummond North Elmsley, and Elizabethtown-Kitley have all signed the five-year agreement.  Montague has agreed to contribute its share in 2017 while it continues negotiations ...

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New Executive Director at Smiths Falls and District Club For Youth introduced

June 29, 2017 by
New Executive Director at Smiths Falls and District Club For Youth introduced

Just days after receiving the Meritorius Service Medal from the Governor General, Les Voakes who has been the acting Executive Director of the Smiths Falls and District Club for Youth for the past three months  was up in front of  Smiths Falls council on Monday June 26 introducing Bridget Manahan ...

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Perth’s new zoning by-law takes effect

June 29, 2017 by
Perth’s new zoning by-law takes effect

After considerable public consultation, Perth’s newly minted Comprehensive Zoning By-law has been passed by council and is now in effect.

The changes from the previous version are relatively minor mostly to do with adding and revising definitions, revising and adding new general provisions, revising some zoning standards and implementing a ...

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