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Smiths Falls Fire Service adds another fire dispatch contract

September 12, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Fire Service adds another fire dispatch contract

Smiths Falls Fire Chief Normand Beauchamp is collecting fire dispatch services like stamps!

At the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday Sept 11th, Beauchamp asked council for authorization to enter into a five year fire dispatch contract for the community of French River, Ontario.

Located in the Sudbury district ...

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Smiths Falls set to start energy and cost-savings projects with Honeywell

September 8, 2017 by
Smiths Falls set to start energy and cost-savings projects with Honeywell

Honeywell has just completed the Smiths Falls energy audit and identified 18 project that the town can get started on right away.

Town staff have been working with Honeywell since February this year, and together have identified a number of projects that could save the town 8%on energy costs or ...

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Rocky Ramp Phase II gets approved after tour with local residents provides valuable input

September 6, 2017 by
Rocky Ramp Phase II gets approved after tour with local residents provides valuable input

Perth council voted unanimously to approve Phase II of the Rocky Ramp which will replace what’s left of the Haggart Damn following a site tour with the engineers from Matrix Solutions, residents and town staff.

It was a healthy gathering that convened at the site of the first Rocky Ramp ...

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Smiths Falls Manhire discusses Town Hall revamp, town square plan

August 31, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Manhire discusses Town Hall revamp, town square plan

Town hall in Smiths Falls has seen numerous alterations over the years, but they have largely been in response to immediate needs.

“It’s been reconstructed in haphazard ways, putting up new walls to serve an immediate need without looking at the long term design or use,” said Art Manhire, director ...

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Smiths Falls Mayor Pankow heading to China as Rideau Canal representative

August 31, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Mayor Pankow heading to China as Rideau Canal representative

Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow hopes to bring back a wealth of new expertise from a global three-day canal conference next week.

“It’s a good opportunity to learn about what they’re doing elsewhere to preserve the asset [canal] and leverage the asset to attract more people to our community,” said ...

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New Shed for Conlon Farm gets green light

August 31, 2017 by
New Shed for Conlon Farm gets green light

The controversial shed proposed for Conlon farm is finally a go.

At the August 29 meeting council passed a budget deviation of $8,000 and gave staff the green light to go ahead and build the service shed in the right field corner of the Legion Ball Diamond at the southwest ...

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Rocky Ramp Phase II dominates Perth Council

August 30, 2017 by
Rocky Ramp Phase II dominates Perth Council

The second phase of the Rocky Ramp project on the Tay River dominated the August 29th Perth council meeting.

Residents with properties adjacent to the first and second rocky ramps were invited to hear a presentation by Matrix Solutions engineers, to ask questions and express concerns.

Steve Braun, senior water ...

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Smiths Falls Council gets peek at redesigned Town Hall and new Town Square

August 29, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Council gets peek at redesigned Town Hall and new Town Square

At a Committee of the Whole meeting held on Monday, August 28th, Smiths Falls council got a sneak peek at some concept designs for the town hall and planned Town Square presented by +VG, an architectural firm specializing in the adaptive use of heritage buildings.

This is the third town ...

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Two Rivers Food Hub welcomes Premier Kathleen Wynne

August 17, 2017 by
Two Rivers Food Hub welcomes Premier Kathleen Wynne

During a scheduled tour of the Two Rivers Food Hub Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was led through the loading dock, storage rooms,  vegetable processing room and into the commercial kitchens.

Several of the stainless steel prep zones and commercial appliances were in use by local food processors as the Premier ...

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Merrickville-Wolford reacts to lock out of Smiths Falls recreational facilities

August 11, 2017 by
Merrickville-Wolford reacts to lock out of Smiths Falls recreational facilities

The Smiths Falls decision to lock out Merrickville-Wolford’s residents because they did not sign onto the recreation cost sharing agreement, isn’t going to change the smaller municipality’s position according to its mayor.

“At this time our position has not changed based on their decision,” wrote Merrickville-Wolford Mayor David Nash in ...

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