Author Archives: Heddy Sorour

Improvements coming to Smiths Falls tennis courts

August 28, 2018 by
Improvements coming to Smiths Falls tennis courts

Tennis players in Smiths Falls and area can take heart.  The town is embarking on a full repair of the six municipal tennis courts at the Community Centre and Lower Reach Park.

“The court surfaces are cracked and have several bird baths where water accumulates and dips as well as ...

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UPDATED – Local MPP Randy Hillier among those questioning new procedures proposed in Tay Valley

August 28, 2018 by
UPDATED – Local MPP Randy Hillier among those questioning new procedures proposed in Tay Valley

The township of Tay Valley is in the process of re-vamping its procedural by-laws, but in doing so is introducing new rules that might violate free speech and the notions of democracy including prohibiting criticism and requiring any attendee of a public meeting to seek permission to record the proceedings.

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New Tweed Visitor’s centre set to welcome the public

August 24, 2018 by
New Tweed Visitor’s centre set to welcome the public

The Tweed Visitor Centre in Smiths Falls hosted a preview Thursday, August 23rd, ahead of opening to the public Saturday, the 25th.

Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow told Lake 88 he welcomes the attention the opening is generating as it adds another dimension to the town’s draw.

“It just changes ...

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New CIP grant approved in Smiths Falls

August 15, 2018 by
New CIP grant approved in Smiths Falls

The building at 8 to 12 Main street in Smiths Falls, right next door to Milano’s Pizza is about to undergo a face-lift.

On August 13th town council approved a Community Improvement Program (CIP) grant that will see the new tenant, with support from the property's owner, restore the heritage ...

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Tenants question election sign removal – but no election rules were broken

August 15, 2018 by
Tenants question election sign removal – but no election rules were broken

Some tenants in Smiths Falls are upset that the election lawn signs they put up have been removed, but it doesn’t appear that any laws were broken.

Tenants at 41 William Street had placed municipal election signs for candidates they supported on the front lawn of the property they rent.

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Smiths Falls looks to make Beckwith St. construction process as painless as possible

August 14, 2018 by
Smiths Falls looks to make Beckwith St. construction process as painless as possible

The reconstruction of Beckwith Street in Smiths Falls is going to cause some traffic disruptions.

That is not in dispute.

But how the town will manage those disruptions for residents and the business that will be directly impacted is something that is still being worked out.

Director of Public Works ...

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Group wants to form citizen-led panel to become stewards of Perth’s Stewart Park

August 10, 2018 by
Group wants to form citizen-led panel to become stewards of Perth’s Stewart Park

A group of Perth residents are concerned over what they call a lack of long term planning for Stewart Park.

The group went to the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday to ask council members to consider formally recognizing a citizen led panel of stewards for what they describe as ...

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Update – Perth council debates remuneration changes before end of term

August 10, 2018 by
Update – Perth council debates remuneration changes before end of term

As the current council’s term draws to a close,  members were presented with a staff report that showed mayor and council remuneration as compared to area municipalities.  The intent was for committee members to direct the striking committee to review current remuneration.

“I feel that I’m compensated adequately, but councilor ...

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Perth Council discusses Remuneration for councillors

August 8, 2018 by
Perth Council discusses Remuneration for councillors

As the current council enters its lame duck phase ahead of the October election,  there are still a few important decisions this council can make.

One such is the question of council remunerations in the town of Perth.

Not everyone was keen to tackle the thorny issue, however Councillor Riq ...

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United Church in Merrickville sees new life serving double duty

July 12, 2018 by
United Church in Merrickville sees new life serving double duty

The United Church in Merrickville if fighting for its life.  The venerable old building located at the corner of St. Lawrence and Main Street, overlooking the canal came dangerously close to closing this year.  An aging and dwindling congregation could no longer support the upkeep.  That’s where Mark Sine stepped ...

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