Wednesday, July 24, 2024


Photos provided to council by Smiths Falls Fire Chief Rick Chesebrough.

‘Not a small situation’: Hoarding in Smiths Falls causes concern for fire department

When the accumulation of personal belongings becomes a health and safety risk, there is help to get out from under the overwhelming clutter. Smiths Falls Fire Chief Rick Chesebrough spoke about the hoarding situation in Smiths Falls at a recent council meeting when he brought his 2023 report to council

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Photo supplied by City of Belleville

Albion Street, Albion Way reconstruction project to resume in Belleville; lane closures, restrictions expected

The City of Belleville has announced that Cooney Excavating Ltd. will resume work on the Albion Street and Albion Way reconstructions projects this month. The work will be done on Albion Street, Albion Way and the intersection of Pine Street and Albion Street, and will include surface asphalt paving, completion

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A conceptual design illustrates the proposed stacked townhouses for 425 Fourth Street in Gananoque. (SUBMITTED) A conceptual design illustrates the proposed stacked townhouses for 425 Fourth Street in Gananoque. - Submitted photo

Gananoque approves new townhouse development

New residential units are coming to Gananoque. On Tuesday, Gananoque council unanimously approved a development application by Horizon Legacy for the residential units on 425 Fourth Street. Horizon Legacy wants to develop two blocks of stacked townhouse units that will include a total of 26 residential units at the Fourth

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Gananoque Town Hall - Hollie Pratt-Campbell/Brockvilleist

Council recordings coming to Gananoque

It’s looking more and more like the recording and availability of council meetings for viewing will be coming to Gananoque. Currently, the town’s council meetings can be viewed via the teleconference or video conference method, however, the meetings are not recorded and can’t be viewed afterwards. The Township of Leeds

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Confederation Bridge will be replaced with a timber bridge, but this change in direction will cost about a year’s progress as it won’t be installed until 2025. A bowstring steel bridge with concrete pad was previous approved by council, but they changed gears on March 25, siting they wanted to see more of a heritage design. - Laurie Weir photo

‘Switching gears’: Confederation Bridge structure in Smiths Falls will have a more heritage look

The bridge over the Rideau Canal in Smiths Falls will now be a timber design. Smiths Falls town council changed directions on their plans for Confederation Bridge, opting to go back to the drawing board to come up with a timber structure, instead of the steel bowstring bridge with concrete

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Rideau Lakes Township Coun. Paula Banks was investigated by the Integrity Commissioner for breaches of the Code of Conduct. She pleaded guilty to all accounts. - Laurie Weir photo

‘I will do better’: Integrity commissioner recommends Rideau Lakes councillor’s pay be suspended

Paula Banks apologized for breaches of the Code of Conduct while conducting business as a councillor for the Township of Rideau Lakes. Banks has been under investigation since January for emails and her behaviour at the council table that were “bullying and intimidating in nature,” according to the written report

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Rideau Lakes Township will soon offer civil marriage ceremonies after a resolution was recommended by the municipal services committee on March 25, 2024. - Laurie Weir photo

Marry me! Rideau Lakes Township to offer civil marriage services

Rideau Lakes Township may soon offer civil marriage services. Chief Administrative Officer Shellee Fournier brought a recommendation to the municipal services committee on March 25 that would allow her and the clerk to perform civil services as a revenue-generating stream. “In my previous life, I was a wedding officiant,” Fournier

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An artist's rendering of what the proposed development will look like at Rows Corners. - Submitted photo

Brockville, Elizabethtown-Kitley working together to procure water services for former Rows Corners property

Discussions have been ongoing in recent weeks between the City of Brockville and the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley regarding the city providing water and wastewater services to the former Rows Corners Fairgrounds property located within the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, which is the subject of a workforce housing project proposed by Campus

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Brockville's main sewage pumping station in Centeen Park. - Google maps

Brockville council approves above ground sewage station for Centeen Park

The responsibility to vote on the design for the new Centeen Park sewage station was once again brought before the Brockville City Council at their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 26. As previously reported by Brockvilleist, council has delayed the decision twice since they received the original design presentation on

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