Author Archives: Heddy Sorour

Construction to begin soon on new Catholic School in Smiths Falls

May 26, 2017 by
Construction to begin soon on new Catholic School in Smiths Falls

A new Catholic Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 school has been approved in Smiths Falls.

Construction of the single story multi-purpose facility will begin next month and is expected to be completed in time for the 2018 school year.

The new 12 million dollar facility will be built at the ...

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Business hopes high-speed internet coming soon to Hershey Dr. in Smiths Falls

May 24, 2017 by
Business hopes high-speed internet coming soon to Hershey Dr. in Smiths Falls

The lack of high speed connectivity along Hershey Drive in Smiths Falls has become an impediment to growth for at least one key industry in town.

Kilmarnock Enterprise, which employs nearly 100 people in Smiths Falls has been struggling for the past five years get high speed internet along Hershey ...

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Smiths Falls celebrates planting of Vimy Oak at Cenotaph

May 19, 2017 by
Smiths Falls celebrates planting of Vimy Oak at Cenotaph

Thursday was an historic day in Smiths Falls, as students from Smiths Falls Collegiate Institute gathered with dignitaries and the community to plant a Vimy Oak at the Smiths Falls Cenotaph.

In spite of high winds the tree planting ceremony went off without a hitch.

The event was organized and run ...

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Proceeds from Smiths Falls Citizen of the year banquet to benefit fire victims

May 19, 2017 by
Proceeds from Smiths Falls Citizen of the year banquet to benefit fire victims

The 48th Smiths Falls Citizen of the year banquet is being held this year at the Royal Canadian Legion on Wednesday the 31st of May, and organizers have announced that all proceeds are being donated to the victims of the Pearl Street fire.

The event honours individuals who have made ...

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Conlon Farm utility shed decision put off until September

May 17, 2017 by
Conlon Farm utility shed decision put off until September

There is no doubt that it’s a beautiful recreational facility, but the town of Perth needs a new service shed to store equipment used to maintain Conlon Farm.   The resulting proposal to locate a shed at the south end of the parking lot on the east side of the Legion ...

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Smiths Falls seeks input before changing Municipal Tax Vacancy Rebate Program

May 17, 2017 by
Smiths Falls seeks input before changing Municipal Tax Vacancy Rebate Program

In an effort to meet the Ministry of Finance’s July deadline for making changes to the Municipal Tax Vacancy Rebate program on commercial and industrial rental properties, the Town of Smiths Falls passed a motion setting the inquiry in motion at a Council meeting on May 15.

A public meeting ...

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First steps taken in Beckwith St. redevelopment in Smiths Falls

May 16, 2017 by
First steps taken in Beckwith St. redevelopment in Smiths Falls

It’s been more than a decade since Smiths Falls completed a Downtown Revitalization and Waterfront Integration Master Plan that set out a vision for the town’s future development.

On Monday May 15th, council awarded a contract to Parson’s Engineering to develop a plan to give Beckwith Street a complete make-over ...

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Perth debates shed location at Conlon Farm – sight-lines become key discussion point

May 11, 2017 by
Perth debates shed location at Conlon Farm – sight-lines become key discussion point

The issue of where to locate a new storage shed at Conlon Farm in Perth had to be deferred until the next Committee of the Whole scheduled for May 31.

The town of Perth needs to build a new storage shed on the recreational grounds and staff have prepared a ...

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Smiths Falls and Montague to explore sharing some services synergies to save money

May 11, 2017 by
Smiths Falls and Montague to explore sharing some services synergies to save money

Smiths Falls and Montague are exploring synergies that could save money for both municipalities.

“We really need to explore opportunities to be wise and coordinated about how we deliver services and the obvious place to start is in the immediate neighbourhood,” said Malcolm Morris, Smiths Falls CAO.

The two municipalities ...

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Smiths Falls Council gets “mobbed” by special choir

May 10, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Council gets “mobbed” by special choir

On Monday May 8, Smiths Falls council was the victim of a flash mob.  A talented group of Smiths Falls youth dropped into council chambers and serenaded the surprised council members in the middle of a Committee of the Whole.

The group under the direction of Smiths Falls and District ...

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