Wednesday, July 24, 2024


The Canal District has been a topic of discussion for Smiths Falls council as they look to implement a revitalization plan that will take strong partnerships with surrounding landowners and more than 20 years to come to fruition. - GSP Group drone photo

‘Incredible asset that’s underutilized’: Smiths Falls looks for partnerships to make Canal District dream a reality

It’s a huge asset that’s underutilized, but will take more than the town’s nod to come to fruition. Smiths Falls Town Council examined the Centre Street Area Revitalization Master Plan (Canal District) at a committee of the whole meeting on June 24. Project manager Raj Mohabeer from GSP Group emphasized

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Carie Sutcliffe, president of the homeowners’ association at the Maple Grove Park in Elgin, has been working tirelessly to help other homeowners since their power was cut by Hydro One. She’s joined by other homeowners Sue and Sheryl on June 26, about two hours before the ower returned. - Laurie Weir photo

‘This is my home’: Elgin’s Maple Grove Park’s water, power restored after 26 hours

Water and power to 18 mobile homes in Maple Grove Park in Elgin has been restored after a fretful 26 hours. There are 32 people who live in the park, and Carie Sutcliffe is the president of the homeowners’ association. The power was cut early Tuesday by Hydro One for

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Parkview Homes is the developer of the Bellamy Farm subdivision in Smiths Falls. This is an image capture from video footage showing Phase 2 of the work. Phase 3 will be underway this year and naming two of the streets has come to council for approval. - Laurie Weir screengrab

Smiths Falls staff to take closer look at history before naming roads in Bellamy Farms subdivision

Whose names have a more prominent place in the history books of Smiths Falls? Before naming some new streets in the Bellamy Farms subdivision in Smiths Falls, town council has asked staff to further study those names and their relevance to the town. The two suggested names were brought forward

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Belleville City Hall. - Photo by Hollie Pratt-Campbell/Hometownist

Belleville mayor requests additional provincial funding for housing and infrastructure in letter to premier

A motion was passed unanimously by the City of Belleville council on June 24 regarding a resolution to address the financial impact of recent provincial housing legislation and to request additional funding from the Ontario government. The request is being made in response to recent provincial legislation—Bill 108, Bill 109

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Greater Napanee firefighter Mackenzie Grosvenor with his girlfriend, Elisa Robidoux, after he received the province’s highest honour, the Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery, last week. Submitted photo.

Napanee firefighter awarded Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery

Greater Napanee firefighter Mackenzie Grosvenor received the province’s highest honour, the Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery, last week, but he says he shares that award with someone special. Grosvenor was one of dozens of firefighters and police officers awarded medals of bravery by Ontario Lieutenant-Governor Edith Dumont on Monday, Jun.

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An image of an architectural rendering of the sewage station. - Photo via the City of Brockville website

Brockville to spend just under $40K on updated architectural renderings for new sewage station following public feedback

At the meeting of the Brockville General Committee, members received an updated staff report concerning the design renderings for the updated main sewage pump station. The report was prepared by Director of Engineering & Infrastructure Services Peter Raabe. The recommendation for the committee was that the three architectural renderings for

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The Smiths Falls Fire Department has experienced a “very busy” first half of June with three fire calls and more than 200 calls for service following an extreme weather event. - Laurie Weir photo

Bragging rights, welcoming quilts and extreme fire calls: Four take-aways from Smiths Falls’ June 17 committee of the whole

Here are four take-aways from Smiths Falls’ committee of the whole meeting on June 17, including extreme fire calls, Paddlefest bragging rights and the theatre’s lease agreement request. Fire department kept busy during first half of June During the June 17 Smiths Falls’ committee of the whole meeting, fire Chief

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The water treatment plant at 25 Old Mill Road in Smiths Falls was burned by fire in May 2023. It will soon be demolished, but first, a list of salvageable items will be created by the heritage committee and town council. - Laurie Weir photo

Demolition process moves ahead for Smiths Falls water treatment plant burned by fire

The delay of the demolition of the former water treatment plant in Smiths Falls has to do with the salvageable bits. Both the Municipal Heritage Committee and Smiths Falls town council are working on a list of parts they wish to save from the four buildings included in the site

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