Author Archives: Heddy Sorour

Perth approves energy retrofit

May 10, 2017 by
Perth approves energy retrofit

The town of Perth is going ahead with a Honeywell recommended energy retrofit.  At a committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday May 9, council members approved a budget deviation of $655,982 to get the project rolling.

“The town’s Energy Performance Contract program offers many benefits that will add value ...

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Smiths Falls seeking to end vacancy rebate program

May 9, 2017 by
Smiths Falls seeking to end vacancy rebate program

The town of Smiths Falls is looking to phase out the vacancy rebate program it currently has in effect.

The program allows landlords of commercial or industrial properties to get a 35 per cent tax rebate on a property if it’s vacant.  In Smiths Falls that number has grown to ...

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Smiths Falls Council considers blocking users not included in recreational cost-sharing

May 2, 2017 by
Smiths Falls Council considers blocking users not included in recreational cost-sharing

It’s taken months of negotiation and discussion but Smiths Falls is finally close to signing a Recreational Cost-Sharing agreement with neighbouring municipalities or at least with four out of five.

Rideau Lakes, Elizabethtown-Kitley, and Montague are all on board, Drummond North Elmsley has agreed provided all the others signed on, ...

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Residents thankful after close call when fire ignited in Smiths Falls condo

May 1, 2017 by
Residents thankful after close call when fire ignited in Smiths Falls condo

The fire that ripped through the condo building at 8 Pearl Street in Smiths Falls took several hours to tame yesterday.

It left 22 families homeless and another 20 families from a neighbouring building had to be temporarily evacuated due to smoke.

Lake 88’s Heddy Sorour, caught up with one ...

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