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Mayoral candidates grilled on jobs, YMCA
The 2010 municipal election is in full swing, and with a less than a month until the polls close, the candidates are busy on the campaign trail. We have the latest from the area. 3
THIS WEEK STAFF Mayoral candidates Jeff Keays and incumbent Dennis Staples were grilled on a number of issues last Wednesday evening, as the two faced off in the first Smiths Falls allcandidates’ meeting. The duo answered a total of 14 questions each at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95, with topics ranging from policing issues, to branding the town to bringing businesses into the vacant storefronts in the downtown
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core. Keays opened the mayoral debate by issuing a warning: “The health of our community is at stake.” Keays said new leadership, ideas and plans are needed to turn the tide in Smiths Falls, and set it on the “road to recovery to the great community it once was and can be again.” He highlighted the need for increased public input into municipal government affairs, and to make council more open and transparent. See ‘Candidates,’ page 15
Roads, airport take centre stage at Montague all-candidates meeting THIS WEEK STAFF The Russ Beach Smiths Falls/Montague Airport and roads were front and centre during an all-candidates meeting hosted by the Montague Ratepayers’ Association at Rosedale Hall on Monday, Oct. 4. Roughly 200 residents packed the hall to hear what three reeve, two deputy reeve and six council hopefuls had to say. The first question came from Ron Henry, who asked current Reeve John MacTavish what
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was being done to fix Kelly Jordan Road. Henry said the road had been redone roughly four years ago, and that he spoke to the roads superintendent two years ago to fix cracks in the road near the swamp. “It never happened,” he said. MacTavish, who is running for reeve, said he agreed with Henry on this issue, and urged people to bring issues such as this one to council. See ‘Roads,’ page 3
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HAWKS RUNNETH OVER Junior Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute RedHawk running back Josh Viau carries the ball upfield at the Sept. 28 game against Notre Dame Catholic High School, where the ‘Hawks narrowly defeated the Celtic Warriors, 8-6. For more, please see page 12.
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continue to honour the $120,000 loan guarantee and release what’s left of the $40,000 grant for LCT. Neudorf, meanwhile, indicated LCT is not in a situation where he’d say they’ve exhausted the money available. Funding is in place, he said, and the organization will move forward with that. Autobus Galland has also made a public commitment to continue its operations as LCT’s service provider. In a paid advertisement, the transportation business said, “Ridership is growing, and we are pleased to say ‘our service with LCT is guaranteed for 2010.’” Meanwhile, LCT has hiked the cost of adult monthly passes to $290 from $260. Neudorf indicated they are increasing fares to help move the organization into a break-even position sooner than existing fares would allow. The service will continue to operate at a loss until ridership reaches a break-even
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point. Neudorf noted that is expected and has been taken into account in the business plan. “The objective is to have a viable organization going forward,” he said. Neudorf added that ridership is developing in accordance with the organization’s business plan, with an average of 80 seats sold per day this month. Continued ridership increases in the fall are expected to bring the operation closer to the breakeven point, if not out of an operating loss position, he indicated. Neudorf said LCT is proving itself to be a vital part of the Carleton Place community, with over 20 students making use of the service. Students who would otherwise spend money in Ottawa are choosing to invest in Carleton Place, he continued. He estimated those students are putting about $176,000 per year into the local economy. Students, who get a reduced rate, are currently subsidized by about $160 by the non-profit organization and its regular commuters, Neudorf said, noting there’s an opportunity for the town to subsidize student fares. In a letter recently sent out to all candidates in Lanark County and Smiths Falls, Neudorf asked their position regarding the use of taxpayer funds to subsidize student fares. “In the interest of fairness and in the interest of assuring that these students will continue their studies, LCT suggests that your municipality should step up to
the plate and subsidize the fare of those students from your municipality who are full-time students and who are utilizing LCT services for transit to post-secondary schools in Ottawa,” Neudorf wrote. “As an individual running for public office, could you kindly advise LCT and the public…where you personally stand with respect to using tax dollars to subsidize student transit fares?” Meanwhile, LCT is working with Smiths Falls to define a route and bring service to that area. “It’s very close to being initiated,” Neudorf said, adding that the inclusion of as many municipalities as possible will help make the commuter service viable.
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Roads, airport in the spotlight at Montague meeting “If nothing is done, bring it to council,” he said. “If you don’t see any results, bring it to a council meeting, bring it to us.” Pat Dolan said it is important to have plans drawn up in the winter, so that improvements to roads can take place come spring. Myles Greer asked current Deputy Reeve Bill Dobson what his plans were with regards to an expansion to the airport. “(I was wondering) if there was anything specific you had in mind,” said Greer. Dobson, who is running for reeve, said he didn’t have anything planned specifically. “We do have excess land at the airport, which most of you hopefully know is owned three quarters by Smiths Falls, one quarter by Montague,” he added. “We do have land there that could be developed as small commercial/industrial, we hope aviation related enterprises.” Dobson also said nothing can be done with the land until two studies have been completed: an environmental and a site study. Council hopeful David Marion said the township can develop as much as they want. “They can bring in as many businesses as they want at the airport. But all the money going out of those businesses goes to Flying Club, every penny,” he said. And while Marion said he had no problem with the airport, he said information should be open and accessible to everyone. “We should know how much the Flying Club is taking for the benefit of members,” he said. Council hopeful Hal MacGregor said the increased MPAC assessments will balance the books. “I can guarantee you that Montague is going to be in the black,” he said. “We are not going to be in the red, we are going to be in the black.” Gary Doyle, who is running for reeve, said with the economic study, there’s a huge benefit for the airport “It has a big impact for the community. The air force uses it for training, the air ambulance uses it…it brings a lot of people to the community. When we had businesses here
they were using it: Hersey’s, OMYA, Stanley Tools. So, there is an offset to it…from my point of view, we have a very good deal here, and if the economy changes here, we will actually stand to have a huge benefit here.” Steve Sech asked Doyle why the township should have to subsidize the airport. “Why don’t we sell our shares to Smiths Falls?” he asked. Doyle said the municipality doesn’t pay a lot of money to subsidize the airport. “Smiths Falls pays more,” he said. “Where manufacturing is going, we really don’t know. But high tech industries use aircrafts to move their supplies around and to move their people around. So, personally, I believe it is an asset. The municipality doesn’t pay a lot of money to subsidize it; Smiths Falls pays more. We do get the benefit, there is an Photo by Melissa Di Costanzo apparent assessment on it. So it’s one of those things that, if we sell our share, we may actu- Reeve hopefuls (from left to right): John MacTavish, Gary Doyle and Bill Dobson listen to ally be giving away an asset which may be an a council candidate speak at an all-candidates meeting held on Monday evening. asset in the future for the municipality.” Bonnie Burson, council candidate, the past. Dobson said volunteers put in hours “It needs to be more tourist-friendly,” he of work, and that if these volunteers had agreed, saying Montague needs a central said. to be paid, the total would ring in around core. Vince Carroll, council hopeful, said a cal“We have to have a central core where so $500,000. “Then, we’d really be in trouble,” he we can bring tourists to the area,” she said. endar with the best looking pictures would said. “The chief administrative officer “There’s nowhere for tourists to stop along help promote the township. (Murray Hackett) assures me we’re in the the Rideau (in Montague).” “They can be made for $5 and sold for $8 Elaine Empey, council candidate, said to $10,” he said. “Money can be made.” black with the cost of the airport.” Dianne Coates said highlighted the im- she’d like to see a conference on business MacTavish agreed with the other candiportance of bringing in doctors, and de- strategies which would promote Mon- dates. fended $1,200 spent on a consultant hired tague. “We have to get people out to Montague,” Doyle said a farmer’s market and sig- he said. “We need to make the township noto assist with grant writing. Jim Abbass also said health care and nage were items council has examined in ticeable.” doctors were important assets to the community. “My goals are looking into health care, roads, supporting the fire department, finding a site for leaves and bush and supporting the airport,” he said. Annie Laurie asked what vision hopefuls had in the next four years to position Montague as a tourism community. Marion said Montague doesn’t have a central point where tourists can come and walk the streets. “I don’t exactly where that would be,” he said. “Once we do that, it’ll bring businesses.”
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Election 2010 Council hopefuls questioned on taxes, increasing the doctor base THIS WEEK STAFF Council candidates were asked about how they would deal with the development of tourism in Smiths Falls when, for example, buildings such as the old south unit, are creating part of the town’s image to visitors during an all-candidates debate on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Hopeful Ian Ross said the town needs to enforce the property standards bylaws that are in place. “If someone complains about the appearance of a building and the town admits that the building is not up to standard, and then it takes two-and-a-half years for something to get done – and this is just on a house – then there’s something wrong there,” he said. “We need the town to go in, fix the problem and then add it to the tax bill of those derelict (building)
owners.” Jeff Bogaerts said the property standards bylaw should be re-examined. “We need to fix up the building, tear it down or do something with it,” he said. “It shouldn’t be the taxpayer’s responsibility to look after that property.” Incumbent Dawn Quinn said a lot has been said about derelict properties. “But do you people in this audience know that when you have a vacant property, you don’t pay full tax on it. Give me a break. Is that fair? I don’t think so,” she said. “I think that’s something that needs to change, but it’s not something just in the town of Smiths Falls, it’s a provincial problem.” Lorraine Allen said there is an abandoned home in her neighbourhood, and that council needs
to revisit bylaws. “Neglected buildings (should be) taken down, or fixed,” she said. “The Rideau Hotel…is a heritage property that’s fallen into disrepair. Let’s bring it back.” To present Smiths Falls in a respectable way, Shawn Pankow said the town needs to review its property standards bylaw and ensure the bylaw is strictly enforced. Council must create a “favourable environment” for development, he said. One idea would be offering incentives for property owners to clean up their properties. “Then we’ll see everything fixing itself,” Pankow said. STRONG TURNOUT More than 200 people attended the meeting, which was co-hosted
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by Smiths Falls This Week and the Smiths Falls and District Chamber of Commerce. Councillor hopefuls were also grilled on how they want to market Smiths Falls as an ideal retirement community and what provisions are being made or can be made for suitable accommodations. Bryan Wiltsie said he has spoken to a lot of seniors and retirees who have moved in from the Kanata area. “The one thing Kanata did quite well when they built these areas up is they put in walking paths where you walk out of your home and you can take a path. We have so much land available where these homes will be built, and as long as the builders start putting the walkways in, I know that’s what the people who are moving here from the cities are looking for,” said Wiltsie. Kelly Gaston highlighted arts and culture in Smiths Falls as something that needs to be worked on. James A. E. Perkins said making the town feel safe and not focusing on the old stereotypes is his priority. “We need to come up with solutions instead of just complaining,” he said. Jay Brennan said there is an opportunity to lower taxes. “We’re all struggling to run our households,” he said. “My property taxes went up five per cent last year. Any councillor has to consider that when making priorities and spending money.” Lynda Bradford said focusing on bringing people and businesses downtown are the issues she’s championing. ISSUE OF DOCTORS
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With regards to increasing the doctor base in town, candidates discussed the possibility of turnkey operations. “One of the things I’d certainly support is looking at turnkey operations for doctors, with conditions,” said Ken Graham. “I don’t believe in giving taxpayers money away so someone can come here for a couple of years and then leave for the United States. I think we need to make them understand that if we support them, they have an obligation to support us.” Chris Cummings also highlighted the need for a turnkey clinic in town that would offer a space that is ready for doctors to show up and begin their practice. But, Cummings said, it is essential that the surrounding townships that would benefit from the turnkey operation should also contribute to the cost of building it. Darlene MacLachlan said the town needs to examine other communities who have been able to successfully recruit physicians, instead of starting from scratch. Robin Hawe said young physi-
cians want to know about lifestyles and turnkey opportunities. “We have to show them (physicians) it’s a great place to live and work in,” he said. Mat Krotki said he would sit down with doctors who chose to settle elsewhere and ask them what influenced their decision. “Then I would make sure we have that here,” he said. Candidates were also asked to list examples of where they felt items could be more streamlined or cutback so residents’ taxes don’t continue to climb. Hawe said this is a tough situation because of inflation and because the town needs to retain its services. Allen said the town needs to continue to lobby for equalization on the education tax and to focus on economic growth incentives. Graham said the only way to look at it is to reduce services, because the bulk of the money is spent on salaries and wages in this town. “We have union contracts to deal with and we have manning clauses to deal with which we can’t go over without spending lots of money with lawyers and court battles,” he said. MacLachlan said when the town is looking at operating costs for some of the larger facilities, council needs to find ways for those facilities to pay for themselves – to be cost neutral or possibly, over time, profitable. Ross said council needs to look at a service review and said it’s unfair for businesses on the south side of Lombard Avenue that they pay twice the tax rate compared to those in Rideau Lakes on the other side. “Is there any way that we can expropriate those businesses that are on the other side and add them to our tax base at a fair rate so that we can compete with the guys across the street? It’s a real burden for a lot of those businesses,” he said. “I think we really need to make it a level playing field for our businesses in this town.” Quinn said the outlying municipalities are using town services and they’re not paying their fair share. “That’s not fair. We have to change that. We need to increase our tax base. Let’s draw the people here. “ Wiltsie said if the town can draw retirees to Smiths Falls and continue to build homes within our town, the tax revenue will increase. “I asked Wayne (Brown, the town’s chief administrative officer) today (Sept. 29) what was the budgeted increase for taxes this year? $470,000 was put in the budget of Smiths Falls to increase the revenue of our taxes. We’ll receive about $350,000 of that from assessments.” See ‘Candidates,’ on page 5
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Crash victim remembered as thoughtful and caring young man MELISSA DI COSTANZO email@example.com
A local motor vehicle crash victim is being remembered by his sister, Amada DeGrace, as a very thoughtful and caring young man who was loved by many family members and friends. “Dan would take the shirt off his back to help friends or family,” she says. “He was always there to help.” Dan DeGrace, 21, of Lombardy, was travelling westbound on Strickland Road on the morning of Monday, Sept. 27, when he lost control and struck a tree. Amanda says Dan was well-known around town as someone who always wanted to help out. She also says he loved the outdoors. “As soon as he could walk, he was outside,” she says. “He loved the outdoors. When he was a kid, we had to lock the doors because he always wanted to be outside.” Dan operated his own wood-cutting and delivery business, called D.J.’s Firewood, and was a partner with his father, Randy, in his company, Randy DeGrace Building Ltd. “He would cut and deliver wood all over eastern Ontario,” says Amanda. “He liked to go out in the morning and cut bush.” Sister Kate echoes Amanda, saying Dan was always outside working and was a hard worker. She says her favourite memory of her brother was going outside in the winter and making snow forts and climbing through tunnels built in hills of snow. “We’d hang out,” she says. “My sister and I would fight over who would team up with Dan. He was never the one left out.” Kate says the family also built a rink in the backyard, where friends would play ice hockey. “Dan taught me how to have a perfect shot,” she says. When she was sick and in the hospital, Kate says Dan would get her whatever she needed, with no questions asked.
“He didn’t say much, but he helped out,” she says. “That meant a lot.” Amanda says Dan also worked at many local farms. “He used to get up at 5 a.m. and we wouldn’t see him until 11 p.m.,” she says. “It’s what he loved to do.” Dan attended Lombardy Public School and then Smiths Falls District High School. He played with the Smiths Falls Minor Hockey league and the Athens Aeros Jr. B. Team. Amanda says he enjoyed competitive hockey, which is why memorial donations can be made to the new Smiths Falls Arena Fund. “We’re purchasing seats in his name,” says Amada. “That’s where he loved to be as a kid.” Kate misses her brother. “I miss him and love him very much,” she says. Dan’s life was celebrated at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion Brach 95 on Monday. Visitation was also held Monday. A private burial was held.
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Council candidate Robin Hawe is one of 17 people running for a seat on council in Smiths Falls.
Candidates focus on tourism From page 4 While council tries to save money at every opportunity, it would be more effective for the town to bring in new development to increase its tax base, Cummings said. While it would be ideal to obtain new manufacturing jobs in Smiths Falls, Pankow said the town can’t rely on the fact that they will come. He repeated that the town’s looming infrastructure debt will place an additional burden on taxpayers. Increasing the tax base, such as by promoting condominium development, would improve the tax
situation, he said. Rob Peters said he has been talking about efficiencies for some time. The town needs to plan ahead and plan properly, Peters said, adding that the new arena wasn’t properly planned for. “Municipalities all around us are using our services and we need to get them to pay for them,” he added. Anne Bothwell didn’t attend the meeting. For a list of all the questions and answers, go to yourottawaregionvotes.com.
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he election is just around the corner. Are you feeling informed? Before heading to the polls on Oct. 25, take the opportunity to hear what the candidates have to say and let them know what is important to you in Smiths Falls. If last Wednesday’s all-candidates meeting in Smiths Falls is any indication of the number of people who care about the future leadership in Smiths Falls, we’re going to see a higher number of voters this year. Roughly 200 people packed the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 on the evening of Sept. 29 to hear what their candidates had to say. This is a number many said they’ve never seen before in the town, paying testament to the fact that people care about who they’re checking off on their ballots this year. Approximatley the same number of people attended the Oct. 4 all-candidates meetings in Montague. So come out, Smiths Falls and Montague! Hear what your candidates have to say. It doesn’t matter that most of the all-candidates meetings are over – if you have a burning to question to ask a council or mayoral hopeful, find a way to communicate that question. Most candidates have emails, websites or phone numbers they can be reached at. We live in a technological age where fortunately, we have availability to resources. If you don’t have a computer, go to the library to email a candidate. Any way of communicating a question or issue gives candidates food for thought on issues possibly they hadn’t thought of themselves. Our elected officials are here to serve residents. But if you don’t communicate questions, they won’t be able to look into solutions. The best thing anyone can do before casting a ballot is to inform themselves. We were happy and proud to see Smiths Falls residents come out to hear what their candidates have to say. For up-to-date election coverage, visit www. yourottawaregionvotes.com. Do you have something to say about this or anything else that has appeared in Smiths Falls This Week? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear editor, Why I support our present mayor, Dennis Staples, in the upcoming election. He is extremely hardworking in support of our town. He is always available to lend a helping hand. He sets a wonderful example. He plays hockey instead of spectating. He is thin in a society of overweight. He plays music for our enjoyment. He doesn’t smoke. Sincerely, Kirk Everett Smiths Falls
One of many goodbyes, with more to follow Good news travels fast, apparently! After several questions from friends and community members, it is with great sadness that I announce Friday, Oct. 15 will be my last day of work at Smiths Falls This Week. I’ll properly bid you goodbye in my final column next week, but I’m going to say right now that this isn’t an easy goodbye and that I’m terrible at goodbyes. But more on that later. YUK YUKS COMEDY TOUR
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The Yuk Yuks comedy tour is coming to Toledo! Hosted by the Toledo Community Service Committee, the tour will take to the stage of the Toledo Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, Oct. 16. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 each or $23 at door. Call Sandy at 613-275-2707 or Michelle at 613-275-2201 for more info.
MELISSA DI COSTANZO Melissa’s musings MORE FOR THE FOODIES Enjoy a dinner of locally-raised beef, potatoes, vegetables, salads, rolls and homemade pie followed by a live auction conducted by John Joynt on Friday, Oct. 2 the Lombardy Agricultural Hall. There will also be many new and antique items, gift baskets, gift certificates, and offers of free services up for auction. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner is at 6 p.m., auction to follow. To reserve tickets, call 613-283-5896 or 613-267-6872 or contact the church office at 613-267-3855. This is a fundraiser for Lombardy United Church and Bethel United Church at Rideau Ferry. VOTE FOR EMILY’S IDEA!
idea into Aviva’s Community Fund competition. Duberville’s idea is to build a swimming pool at Duncan J. Schoular Elementary School for the whole community. “We would very much like to build a swimming pool. Building a swimming pool, in partnership with local groups, will benefit our neighbourhood, the students of our school, our family of schools and other schools in our town, benefit the education of all those students, the well-being of our whole community and the health of all who access it,” she wrote in the idea overview. The Aviva Community Fund competition urges people to create an idea that will have a positive impact in communities and then enter it into the competition. People are then encouraged to vote for the idea using email and social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
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with an environmental message, which will be displayed on an energy-efficient, good old fashioned clothesline. Volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions about climate change, energy efficiency, and anti-idling. The Climate Change Clothesline will send a message about the need to stop climate change while educating the public about how they can reduce their carbon footprints. REAL will also host an Environmental Education Booth, where members of the public can paint a T-shirt with a message about climate change. T-shirts will be displayed on a public clothesline to get the message out there! But before you can paint, REAL needs your old, unwanted T-shirts! Drop by the REAL Deal Store at 85 William St. W., and drop off clean, lightcoloured, unwanted T-shirts with at least one blank side (back or front). Donations are greatly appreciated. Donations of toxic-free fabric paints and brushes will also be accepted.
From page 6 Anyone whoâ€™s registered on the Aviva Community Fund website can vote for their favourite ideas. The selection of semi-finalists is up to Canadians: youâ€™ll have 10 votes per round to use. You can support many ideas or use them all for one idea. That said, you can only use one vote, per idea, per day. Canadians choose the 90 semi-finalists in three rounds of voting. The top 30 semi-finalists move on to the finals when Avivaâ€™s panel of judges uses the following criteria to make the final decisions: impact, likelihood of success, longevity and sustainability, originality, submission quality and funding. The $1-million Aviva Community Fund will finance at least one finalist from each category: small (up to $25,000), medium ($25,000 to $100,000) and large ($100,000 to $500,000). The Duncan J. pool is slotted under the â€œlarge budgetâ€? category. After that, Aviva will fund additional finalists until all of the money is used up. You can submit your ideas until Nov. 26 at noon. You can cast your votes from Oct. 4 at noon until Nov. 26 at noon. Voting for the semifinals runs from Dec. 2 at noon until Dec. 15 at noon. The most popular ideas - as voted by Canadians - will compete in the finals. Winners will be announced Jan. 25. Vote for Emilyâ€™s idea by going to http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf5820.
We didnâ€™t let the rain dampen the fun in downtown Smiths Falls! Over 100 girlfriends, mothers and daughters came to downtown Smiths Falls for a fab evening of friendship, shopping and pampering last Thursday despite the rain. The Smiths Falls Downtown Business Association (DBA) would like to thank all the ladies who came out in the pouring rain to this first time Girls Night Out event. From the response of the participants, everyone had lots of fun visiting the 23 businesses who opened their stores for this after hours shopping event and provided munchies, entertainment, discounts, samples, prizes and lots of fun! Thank you to the participating businesses that went that the extra mile to make this event a success. One of the comments I heard over and over all evening from the girls was that they really enjoyed meeting the owners of the downtown businesses and how friendly everyone is.
Many also commented that this event gave them an opportunity to visit stores that they had never been into before. We would like to thank Shawn Pankow, owner of Prosperity Limousines, for arranging and donating the pre-event draw for a limo ride to the participating businesses, dinner and a free gift for eight lucky women. The DBA would also like to thank the Town of Smiths Falls for providing us tables and chairs for the evening. Last but not least, thank you to my fellow organizers Barb from Personal Pampering and Vickie from the Little Specialty Shop for helping make this event successful. Looking forward to making the Girls Night Out an annual or semi-annual event in downtown Smiths Falls â€“ a great place to be! Susan Richards Smiths Falls Chair Smiths Falls DBA promotion committee
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OPEN HOUSE On Friday, Oct. 15 from 3 to 9 p.m., the Smiths Falls Curling and Squash Club will open its doors to the public. Come check the club out, test the ice and see the new fitness room; all are welcome! Contact Ann or Leigh at 613283-4700 or visit the website at http://www.smithsfallscurlingandsquashclub.ovca.com for more information. CLIMATE CHANGE CLOTHESLINE On Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Smiths Falls Farmerâ€™s Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Rideau Environmental Action League will host the Climate Change Clothesline. Come by and paint a T-shirt
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Smiths Falls launches new economic development website THIS WEEK STAFF The Town of Smiths Falls has launched its new economic development website, now accessible at www.advantagesmithsfalls.ca. The new site was developed to respond to the requirements of site selectors and the entrepreneurial community, as well as new residents considering Smiths Falls as a place to live, work, play, visit and do business. “Our new site is the culmination of a great deal of work on the part of the economic development staff,” states Bob Cheetham, manager of economic development, in a press release. “The site brings together the various components most sought after by interested business entrepreneurs and site selectors seeking a new site for their investment clients.” The website offers five key categories to search for information, which is available through a drop-down menu of topic choices. The site selectors area of the website offers 18 specific areas of information. The second key drop-down menu represents Business Resources with an additional 12 specific areas of selection. The third drop down area is entitled “Live and work,” with an additional 13 areas of interest. The fourth header is “Sectors,” with eight key areas of strategic concentration and a
link to video feed on a variety of areas of interest. The fifth header is an area called “About Us,” which outlines the community’s economic development mission statement and various elements about the community’s past and future and contact information on the economic development team. Advantage Smiths Falls is all about who we are and what we are as a community. The website offers demographic profile generators, with the last census figures from 2006; projected statistics that go up to 2020 are also available. “All of these reports can be downloaded as a PDF or as a spreadsheet so that you are able to take the information with you,” states Cheetham. The “Lands and Buildings” section has a property listing feature which allows the user to search for available industrial land and buildings. A second round of funding has been applied for this which could see a full multiple listing service (MLS) added to the website to include all available listings in the community, including residential properties. The new website was funded as part of the Province of Ontario’s Communities in Transition Program. The program funding also studied future use and opportunities for the Rideau Regional Centre and the Hershey facilities in the community and the completion of a Regional Economic Development Strategy.
The new Advantage Smiths Falls economic development website can be found at www.advantagesmithsfalls.ca “Advantage Smiths Falls is another element of our focus on moving forward following the closing of the Rideau Regional Centre, Hershey and Stanley Tools in the community,” states Mayor Dennis Staples. “The site is a welcome addition to our economic development toolkit.” The community’s economic development department was restructured in January with a focus on revitalization of the community moving forward. The website introduces new key elements to attracting investment and residential attraction to Smiths Falls. Information on target sectors, key industries in the community as well as tourism and immigration details can be found on the site, as well as tax and transportation facts, the top employers, municipal and regional maps, and an extensive business directory. Visitors to the town website (www.smithsfalls.ca) can link to the Advantage Smiths Falls website by clicking on the “Business” header. The home page allows user friendly access to the Town of Smiths Falls Immigration Portal at (www.immigratetosmithsfalls. ca) and features industrial properties and directional maps. Visitors to the site
can search recent media releases and reports and studies that have been undertaken to pursue economic development activities. The Advantage Smiths Falls website offers visitors and users of all ages immediate user-friendly access to information of all kinds that reinforces the community’s agenda towards sustainable change. The website is a toolkit to assist those interested in making Smiths Falls their place of residence or business and it provides a point of access. “We are very proud of our new economic development tool and our intent is to continue to add new information to the site to provide for even better information sources and quick response to the needs of our community,” states the town’s chief administrative officer, Wayne Brown. “The site is a work in progress and it will continue to evolve as we build new points of access and information to strengthen the economic development role in the community.” For more information, or to have a look at the new Advantage Smiths Falls economic development website, please visit www.advantagesmithsfalls.ca.
Jim Abbass says that he built his successful electrical business on integrity and by being honest with everyone he meets. And, if he’s elected, Abbass commits to bringing these same values to Montague council.
“My commitment to the people is honesty and integrity for every idea, comment, question and/or concern,” he says. “I will work diligently with council for the people of Montague Township.” Health care is a major issue that Abbass will tackle, noting that it is essential that Montague work with Smiths Falls and the other neighbouring townships to come up with an effective strategy. “A lot of people don’t have doctors and this really concerns me,” he says. “In my own family, my brother drives to Ottawa. My mother-in-law has to travel to Brockville to see her doctor. It’s unacceptable. We need an effective strategy to recruit doctors.” Another area Abbass would like to focus on is recreation. While he agrees that Smiths Falls has excellent facilities that Montague can partner with, he would like to see more recreational options available within Montague. “I’ve lived here my whole life,” says Abbass. “That’s 57 years. We need more for our residents. How about a few baseball diamonds where the kids can play ball? I’d like to have a survey completed to see what our township requires for recreational activities for all age groups.” Abbass says that he also supports the airport, town hall staff and Montague’s volunteer fire fighters. “I’m completely behind them,” he
says. Being self-employed, Abbass says that he understands what it’s like when money is tight and times are tough. “I’ve struggled at times – I’ve been there,” he says. “So, I know how to respond in times of struggle, how to watch spending. But, I also know to invest wisely when the time is right.” As part of his financial plan, Abbass says that it is imperative that Montague actively pursue having the commercial and industrial properties along Highway 15 further developed. He says this is one way of increasing the township’s tax base and available funds. Abbass also believes that part of Montague’s success lies in maintaining its partnerships with Smiths Falls. He says that as a proud, long time resident of Montague, he’s seen the township grow, but that now he wants to be a part of that growth. “I want to be a councillor with the Township of Montague,” says Abbass. “I pride myself in being honest and trustworthy. I promise to work diligently for the people of Montague.”
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FLYING HIGH David O’Blenis, past president of the Flying Club, Claude Brett, president, and Steve Busby, project co-ordinator, celebrate the official opening of the Welcome Centre at the Russ Beach Smiths Falls/Montague Airport on Saturday, Oct. 2.
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THIS WEEK STAFF The second annual Smiths Falls Harvest Run was held on Sunday, Sept. 26 with 86 runners taking part. The 5.5-kilometre race was won by Jasper resident Pascal Peladeau with a time of 22:18. Graham Ross came in second with a time of 22:50 and Perth resident Terry Stewart finished third with a time of 23:48.
The fastest woman was Molly State with a time of 26:28, followed by Christina Row, with a time of 27:06. Jenn Ross was the third fastest female, finishing with a time of 27:46. The registration cost to the run was four non-perishable food items which were donated to the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank. Organizer Corey Turnbull says enough food to fill the back of a half-ton pick-up truck was collected.
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urban forests and green spaces were other initiatives Keays supported. firstname.lastname@example.org Debbie Shea was concerned with a lack of services being organized by the town’s Mayoral hopeful Jeff Keays reiterated key recreation department. “We are inheriting what other departplatform details, discussed a couple of new initiatives and took questions from attend- ments have been doing for a long time,” she ees at his second town hall meetingSept. 23 said. “We’ve been waiting a long time.” Keays said static ideas and the old way of in the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Instidoing businesses is stale. tute cafeteria. “The rest of the world has moved on,” he “You have the opportunity to chart your said. course for the town,” he told a crowd of He said funding programs need to be exroughly 35. “The town is at a crossroads of defining who we are, where we want to be amined as options. “Look at programs intended to deliver, and where we’re going…I think it’s time to or else find someone else to do the job,” he lead a new path.” Keays, who is running against long-time said. Chris Nowak, a resident of Smiths Falls mayor Dennis Staples, is running on a platform of accountability, fiscal responsibility, for five years who drives to Ottawa for an open and transparent government, com- work, questioned the possibility of a third munity building and creative service deliv- party industry offering rail systems between Smiths Falls and Ottawa. ery. “The province can be lobbied to make… At the Sept. 23 meeting, Keays said Smiths rail a priority,” said Keays, adding the disFalls needs to change. “But that doesn’t mean abandoning our cussion should be a regional one, involvpast,” he said. “But we have to move for- ing Perth, Carleton Place, Almonte and ward. We don’t have a choice any longer. And Kemptville, among a few. “I’m interested it starts with pride in our downtown, busi- in improving travel to and from Ottawa. It’s very expensive, but it doesn’t mean nesses and spending money in our area.” In terms of economic development, Keays we can’t look (into it). Definitely transit is said attracting knowledge-based economy a priority, because we have to get people off our roads. I’m committed to offering and industry is a move he’s in favour of. “In Ottawa…there are three universities that.” He also suggested alternate means of and one college. In Kingston, there is one college and one university,” he said. “People travel, such as ride shares and a park-andare looking for jobs. It’s all happening within ride system. “An online portal or posting for people to proximity of our community.” Working together with the business com- network,” said Keays. “I think that would munity; requiring all travel and hospitality go a long way.” Nowak also said nothing has been done expenses for all elected officials and senior management to be posted online every to update the town’s waterfront, and asked month; creating a business advisory coun- if and how Keays could improve efficiencil; making doctor recruitment a priority cies in town hall. Keays said a call centre is efficient, and and environmental initiatives, such as an improved tree canopy; and stewardship called for a review of everyday services, of the town’s waterways, marchlands and such as street cleaning and a service delivery review. “Line by line, there are little efficiencies,” he said. “Can we pare down salaries? We can’t simply come in a push a union around.” Catharine Paget, a new resident -BOE6TF1MBOOJOHBOE1SPKFDU.BOBHFNFOU to the town, said she had to drive elsewhere in order to access a pool. Contact Tracy for assistance with your Keays addressed this saying severances and land use planning projects. Smiths Falls’ lack of a pool has been an issue he had to deal with as a youth 25 years ago. “We still don’t have a pool,” he said. “It’s criminal.” And while he said a pool could have been a component of the new Memorial Community Centre, that opportunity has passed, and the town must look for alternate options. “It should have been planned with a pool,” he said. “The recreation, social and health benefits are unbelievable. People in our region want this type of facility. It’s a service people want to pay for.” Keays is in favour of a YMCA facility in Smiths Falls, although he said if that doesn’t come to fruition, the town needs to examine other options, such as a public/private partnership. “There are creative ways of doing this,” he said.
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It’s shaping up to look like a great football season for the senior Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute RedHawks, as the team has gone undefeated in their first four games in the season. The team hosted the Arnprior Redmen on Friday, Oct. 1 and after a wide lead, almost came up short with a 10-8 win. The team hosted Fellowes High School from Pembroke Tuesday, Sept. 28 in the RedHawks home opener. The RedHawks steamrolled their visitors, 55-6. The junior RedHawks travelled to Carleton Place to play Notre Dame Catholic High School also on Sept. 28, where they narrowly defeated the Celtic Warriors, 8-6. TURKEY BOWL And don’t forget about the annual Turkey Bowl, where the RedHawks will once again, on Sunday, Oct. 10, take on Perth and District Collegiate Institute. Seniors will take to the field 1 p.m.; juniors will play at 3 p.m. Try as they may, the Turkey Bowl trophy eluded the senior SFDCI RedHawks last year, as they fell (Top) Senior player Steve Summers makes a run for it at the RedHawks’ Friday, Oct. 1 game against the Arnprior Redmen. 14-7 to the PDCI Blue Devils. Tickets to the games are $5; children 10 and un- (Right) Dischaine Thompson defends the ball at the Friday game. (Bottom left) Junior player Josh Viau runs for some tough yards against Notre Dame Catholic High School on Sept. 28. der are free. Photos by Melissa Di Costanzo and Jason Marshall 417489
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The following are briefs from the Town of Smiths Falls’ Oct. 4 special committee-ofthe-whole meeting and subsequent council meeting. Councillors Rob Peters and Ken Graham were not present at the meeting. Council passed a bylaw to authorize the execution of an agreement with the Pepsi beverage company. Town staff heard two presentations regarding the supply of non-alcoholic beverage to the new arena and the youth arena. Pepsi was identified as the successful bidder, providing a commitment of $85,000 over 10 years. Mayor Dennis Staples said of the two re-
ceived, the Pepsi contract was the superior choice. Coun. Chris Cummings agreed, saying he was pleased to see a commitment towards making the new rink more cost-effective. ARCH DESIGNATION SEES SUPPORT Councillors supported the heritage designation of the Smiths Falls Collegiate Institute archway, due to its significant cultural heritage to the community. Council received word of the designation a few months ago, but there was an issue with the deed, said Cummings. Council then referred it to the municipal heritage committee, who examined the arch and
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Sports and Recreation Treasures of the Rideau – the perfect voyageur canoe interpretive tour dling the 34-foot replica voyageur canoe before going to the swale, a provincially significant wetland. The knowledge and experience of our guest interpreter, Lunn, will provide our visitors with insights of nature and landscape photography. This fun and knowledge-filled experience will be conducted in concert with our regular wildlife biologist Stew Hamill and historian/canoe instructor Tim Armstrong. Lunch follows in a private dining room with a slideshow of the four seasons of the swale. There will be time for questions and answers with the interpreters, and a owner forum for discussion.
The Rideau Roundtable is pleased to announce a Treasures of the Rideau Fall Colour Special on Saturday, Oct. 16, with guest interpreter naturalist/photographer Simon Lunn. This will be of particular interest to nature lovers and photographers. This is a half-day program starting at 10 a.m. at the Rideau Canal Museum auditorium in Smiths Falls with a presentation of the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. This will be followed by a short training session on pad-
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A disputed first-period goal proved to be the Nepean Raiders’ undoing in an 8-2 pasting by the Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears on Sept. 29. The play in question on Sept. 29 occurred with 3:45 remaining in the first period at the Nepean Sportsplex, as Bears forward Mike McNamee streaked down the left wing and fired a shot on Raiders goaltender Michel Kowalew. McNamee’s attempt appeared to hit the crossbar, but referee Sean Reid immediately called the play a goal. The goal made the score 3-1 for Smiths Falls, despite numerous pleas to Reid by the home side. Two quick goals-against to start the second period sent Kowalew to the bench – the last coming on a juicy rebound where Ryan Van Stralen had all day to slide a backhander past him. “Everybody has off games and maybe we caught them tonight,” Bears head coach Bill Bowker said, adding he thought his team would net five goals coming into the game. “I thought their goaltending was a huge issue for them tonight. It was their Achilles’ heel.” The Raiders poor defensive performance allowed seven Bears to record multi-point nights. McNamee, Cody Fraser, Ryan Bedard, Jordon Bobrow all scored, while Van Stralen added two assists to go along with his
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Smiths Falls Bears defenceman Dustin Darou stands up Nepean Raiders winger Kenneth Neil on Sept. 29. second-period marker. But the big offensive hero was Matt Robertson, who recorded his first CHL hat trick and had an assist. Ryan Johnston and Scott Domenico were the only two Raiders to beat Matt Jenkins. The Bears goalie made 30 stops for the victory. Smiths Falls moved to 3-3-2 with the win, and improved to 5-3-2 after back-to-back victories to close out the week. The Bears knocked off the Kanata Stallions 2-1 on Oct. 1 and the Cumberland Grads 5-4 in a shootout on Oct. 3. The Bears tamed the Kanata Stallions on Friday, Oct. 1, 2-1, and beat the Cumberland Grads 5-4 on Sunday, Oct. 3.
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Free Trade Agreement would affect manufacturing in Smiths Falls, implying that it was a factor in companies such as Hershey moving their operations to Mexico to take advantage of cheaper labour. “It’s important to look at trends and long-range forecasting,” Keays said. “Looking at the innovation that’s taking place in Ottawa and Kingston…We’re halfway between these two cities and we can share in that innovation.” Staples said the town’s vacant plants (Hershey, Flakt, and Stanley Tools) were already under exploration by business industries, but due to confidentiality reasons, the town isn’t able to comment on these discussions. “We keep our fingers and toes crossed,” he said. “I can’t comment yet, but that they will be happening.” Staples said the town has signed a number of memorandums of understanding with Xiangfan City, which will see roughly 500 high school students visit Smiths Falls and Ottawa over the next three years to study at Willis College of Business Health and Technology. This, he said, will result in $6-million in economic spinoff from the students. “The town is strategically located,” he said. “Are we putting all our eggs in one basket? Absolutely not.”
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Staples said the town is well on its way to economic recovery, and that his first order of business is mapping out plans for the town for the next four years. He also called for a review and revision of the strategic plan. “I want to continue to monitor the progress of the plans with the public and report back on a regular basis,” he said. Staples said his experience in the seat will continue to help push the town into the future. “I have the energy, experience and dedication to meet the needs of this great community,” he said. Keays asked voters to join him in beginning the process of revitalizing the community. “We need to move beyond the mistakes of the past and regain our rightful position leading this region,” he said. More than 200 people attended the meeting, which was co-hosted by Smiths Falls This Week and the Smiths Falls and District Chamber of Commerce. For a list of all the questions and answers, go to yourottawaregionvotes.com.
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“For me, that’s number one,” he said. Staples also said he’s interested in exploring new areas of investment (including commercial, industrial and institutional) and to proactively search out opportunity. He also said physician and turnkey operations, attractive taxation, a library expansion and a culmination of the downtown master plan, the waterfront master plan and the tourism master plan are all initiatives he’s interested in seeing through. The candidates were questioned about the YMCA, and who was willing to work seriously to bring this facility to town. Staples said a YMCA facility is a fundamentally good thing to have in this community, but his only caveat is affordability, especially with $15 million to $20 million in capital costs. “I want to keep an open mind; it’s a great thing for the community,” he said. Staples also said the town can’t do it
When it came to business, and ideas for bringing businesses into the vacant downtown storefronts, Staples looked to the past, while Keays turned to the future. Incumbent Staples said the downtown core is vibrant and that in 2009, 23 new businesses opened up shop. With regards to the vacant buildings, Staples said they are a “moving target.” Staples said it shows “true confidence” that developers are coming to town to build a total of 450 homes. “It sends out strong signals to the business community that the town is a good place to come and spend their money,” he said. “It’s a matter of time before the vacant buildings are all filled. They’re all filled with great opportunities. That’s the vibrancy of Smiths Falls.” “The meat of the question is: what are we going to do,” Keays said after opponent Staples highlighted achievements in the past term. “The downtown is the heart of our community. It is where the rebirth will occur,” Keays said. “It starts downtown.” Keays referenced his experience with a major road reconstruction in Ottawa on Bank Street. “We need smart growth principles. We need to get people living in their downtowns,” Keays said. Developers need strong planning guidelines before they will consider building in the downtown area, Keays said. The downtown needs to be peoplefriendly, not car-friendly, Keays said. “Cars don’t buy goods. People do,” he said, noting that it would be a fundamental shift in how we think about the downtown. The candidates were also asked how they would get real jobs into Smiths Falls. Keays highlighted the green economy, research and technology as areas Smiths Falls could court to come into town. The senior levels of government have agreements in place with companies to bring “green” jobs to Ontario, and Keays said, “It seems like a very simple thing to do,” to bring some of those jobs to Smiths Falls. He called it “unexplainable” that the town didn’t think the North American
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Keays reiterated his belief that the mayor’s job should be made into a fulltime position, so the mayor can be able to focus all his energy on the job. An independent review of the town’s services by a consultant is needed, Keays said. He highlighted the “considerable” knowledge of municipal affairs he has gained through his role working in Ottawa city Coun. Diane Holmes’ office. “I want to bring these experiences home to Smiths Falls,” he said. Staples said he was both privileged and honoured to serve the town for the last eight terms, and cited the town’s strategic plan as one that was both transparent to residents and essential to move the town forward. “I think we delivered on that,” he said. Each candidate highlighted their burning issues, with Keays saying he wants to bring the community truly back into the decision-making process and develop the town as a place of pride. “If we want to make changes, we can bring it back and ask for input from each community association,” Keays said. Staples said the strategic plan is a blueprint for council to move forward, something he would like to see through. He also said his priority is finding new jobs and replacing the jobs the town has lost.
alone, and must work with regional partners Merrickville-Wolford, Montague, Elizabethtown-Kitley and Rideau Lakes. Staples said he is interested in exploring the Rideau Regional Centre property as a place of usage for such facility. Keays said he values recreational facilities and would work to bring them to Smiths Falls, whether it is a YMCA or a facility created through a public-private partnership. He said the town has talked about a recreational facility for 25 years and there has been no action – something the provincial minister of health was “shocked” at, Keays said. The former Rideau Regional Centre is the wrong site to propose such a facility – Keays would support building it in the more central location of the old south unit hospital property – an idea that was met with a large cheer from the audience.
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cused failed a roadside test and was subsequently transported to the station for further testing. The accused provided breath samples of 156 mg and 154 mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. The man was released on a promise to appear and undertaking with conditions. The allegations have not been proven in court. He is scheduled to appear in Perth court on Oct. 18.
On Sept. 26, a 40-year-old Smiths Falls man was arrested and charged with over 80. It is alleged that on Sept. 26, police observed the accused revving his engine, squealing tires and fishtailing while driving in the area of Brockville and Lombard streets. Police stopped the vehicle and made observations that the accused had been drinking. The ac-
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On Sept. 23, a 17year-old man from Smiths Falls was arrested and charged with uttering threats to burn property, theft under $5,000, mischief under $5,000 and two counts of breach of OIC undertaking. It is alleged that as a result of a police investigation, it was determined that the accused had attended a residence on Robinson Avenue on Sept. 22. The accused witnessed a domestic
On Sept. 23, an 18-year-old woman from Perth was arrested and charged with assault. It is alleged that on Sept. 21, the 19year-old victim was using her cell phone outside a restaurant on Lombard Street. The accused arrived around 8:30 p.m. and 20 minutes later, she attacked the victim without provocation. The accused punched the victim, grabbed her hair and smashed her head repeatedly into a wall, before fleeing in a car. The victim was transported to the Smiths Falls site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital and was treated for a minor concussion, sprained wrist and small facial cuts. A warrant was put out and the accused was subsequently arrested. She was released on promise to appear. The allegations have not been proven in court. She is scheduled to appear in Perth court on Oct. 25. * On Sept. 23, a 17-year-old Smiths Falls man was arrested and charged with two counts of domestic assault, overcoming resistance and two counts of breach of probation. It is alleged that on Sept. 22, the accused and the 22-year-old female victim began arguing over cigarettes inside a residence on Robinson Avenue. The accused kicked a coffee table and the victim left to allow the accused time to cool down. When the victim returned half an hour later, the accused assaulted the victim by throwing her to the floor, jumping on her and squeezing her hand. The accused then left the residence and returned less than two hours later. Another argument began and escalated when the accused kicked the victim in the stomach. The victim struck back, and the accused grabbed her by the throat, pinned her against a door and punched her in the head. The accused fled the residence once police were called. On Sept. 23, police located and arrested the accused. The accused was held for bail. The allegations have not been proven in court.
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Hospital gets $1.3-million to maintain new wing THIS WEEK STAFF An annual $1.3-million infusion of cash will help ensure the new hospital wing in Smiths Falls is running smoothly. The funding will support ongoing utility and equipment costs associated with the new 50,000-square-foot wing of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. The money was allocated to the Smiths Falls site through the Post Construction Operating Plan (PCOP) program under the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. “This is recognizing that we need financial sustainability,” said Larry Sparks, chair of the PSFDH board.
The funding is part of the South East Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) commitment to “review and adjust PCOP funding levels based on the hospital’s evolving experience in serving residents and patients,” stated a press release sent by the LHIN. Construction on the new hospital wing began in September of 2008 and cost $43million. The wing opened in May and contains a new dialysis unit, CT-scan unit, four ultrasound rooms, dedicated scope rooms, a larger lab area, four maternity birth rooms and three operating rooms. The annual operating budget for the PSFDH is $45 million.
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SPOOKY SATURDAY Halloween came early this year at Heritage House Museum, as the museum played host to the annual Spirited Tours. Pictured here in period costume are Kelsey Dilon and Katimavik member Nalini Bissoon.
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HOLY ROVERS! (Top left) Rev. Brian McNally, pastor of St. John the Baptist Church, blesses Jennifer Jardineâ€™s horse, Quizzy, at the very first Blessing of the Animals, which was held on Sunday, Oct. 3 and hosted by St. John. Jardine is the shelter manager of the Lanark Animal Welfare Society; all proceeds from the event go towards helping the shelter. (Bottom left) Peggy Plant carries her miniature poodle, Tia, to Rev. McNally. (Above) Jeanne Buckley has her dog, Annie, blessed by Rev. McNally. Photos by Melissa Di Costanzo
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2 Wilson St. E., Perth
Stone farm house on 13+ acres. 3 bedrms, 2 baths, large family room with woodstove. Only minutes from town. $439,000. Call Joanne Bennell, 613-812-0505
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SATURDAY, OCT. 9 • 1-2:30 P.M. 108 Sumac Lane, Otty Lake
SATURDAY, OCT. 9 • 11 A.M.-12:30 P.M. $298,500 – #90 B12 BASS LAKE
SATURDAY, OCT. 9 • 1-2:30 P.M. Join us during your Fall Colours Studio Tour. $234,900 - 12 Devil Lake Rd. - Westport - An artisan’s dream - circa 1865 totally renovated Cambrian sandstone church, highlighted with beautiful Gothic windows and subtle gingerbread trim. Attention to detail and superb workmanship throughout – gorgeous red cedar cathedral ceiling open to cosy second level sitting area, 2 full bathrooms, walk-up attic, Paciﬁc Energy woodstove, exposed hand hewn beams, modern kitchen with quality built-in appliances, detached studio/workshop. MLS # 756498. Andrew Rivington, Cell 613-812-3280
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The sweetest country cottage or year round home you will see in a long time - excellent level lot with gorgeous, pebbly, weed-free shoreline topped off with western exposure which allows for the greatest of sunset views - perfect swimming, great t-shaped dock, lovely perennial ﬂower beds and shrubbery provide natural privacy between the neighbours - winding interlocking walkway from driveway - golden pine ceilings, ﬂoors & wainscotting, large windows facing the lake, mostly new appliances & ﬁxtures, warming woodstove in lower level family room, 3 season ﬁnished sun room with patio door & access to covered lakeside deck - 2 good sized bedrooms with built-in storage in every available spot - new 16x32 foot building which houses a 11.3 X 14.10 guest suite/hobby room & 2 areas for storage & workshop use - lots of parking, really good year round road access, lots of inclusions, an absolute gem on Bass Lake! Directions: Rideau Ferry Rd. approx. 1 km south of the bridge, to Bass Lake Rd. Follow in to #90 B12. MLS # 083182803349601
Great 4 season home or cottage on desirable otty lake. Excellent year round access. Beautiful level lot with gorgeous sandy, pebbly frontage facing west. Sits very close to the water so when you are sitting on the deck you feel like you are almost hanging over the lake - nice little boat launch area, det single garage is perfect for your car or utilize as workshop area - good dry basement has exterior access in providing good storage - newer ktichen cabinets, counter top & ﬂooring, most new windows, oil furnace, tank & central air 2003 - other features include paved driveway, 12 foot patio door in living room to lakeside 10x20 deck - laundry on main level - generator panel & generator, appliances included - 3 decent sized bedrooms, open concept kitchen, dining & living room area - good closet & storage space - ﬂexible possession - enjoy for this summer! Directions: Elmgrove Rd. (Cty. Rd. 21) right on Mackay Farm Rd. follow signs to 108 Sumac Lane. MLS# 091990802017600
Sheri, 613-812-1215, www.coldwellbankerperth.com
Sheri, 613-812-1215, www.coldwellbankerperth.com
BUILDING LOT IN PERTH! 1 Hughes Cres. SATURDAY, OCT. 9 • 1-2:30 P.M. 33 Smiths Falls Ave., Smiths Falls
Host: Norene Allan Call 613-812-0407 for directions.
2 bedrm bungalow in town. 4-pc. bath, main-ﬂr laundry, eat-in kitchen, EBB heat, 200 amp service, crawl space, carport, steel roof, all appliances include. Close to schools, churches and downtown. $185,000. Call Joanne, 613-812-0505
Spacious 4 bedroom Penthouse Condominium - enjoy beautiful sunsets from your own private rooftop patio. Flooded with sunshine and spectacular views on 3 sides. $329,000. MLS # 770335 Call Andrew Rivington Cell: 613-812-3280
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RIVERSIDE CONDO IN TAY TERRACES - just a charming unit with neutral décor. Den off the kitchen, spacious 24 foot living/dining area with awesome views of the Tay River. Large master with dressing room. $189,900. MLS #769506
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DUPLEX IN PERTH $186,500 – 2, 3 bedroom units with great backyard, good income, separate driveways on Brock St. MLS# 797430 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361
Excellent cottage on Otty Lake, 3 bedrms, open concept, 4-pc. bath. Upgrades include new well, pressure tank and hot water heater, new stove, new wiring, new windows. Dock and furnishings included. Summer’s here! Call Joanne, 613-812-0505
WONDERFUL WATERFRONT! Affordable 2 bedroom cottage, close to the water on level lot with 120 feet of sandy beach on Patterson Lake. New deck and other updates. $189,000 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell – 613 326-1361
Otty Lake – Totally private setting - 200 + feet on the lake – deep water at end of dock – great swimming! Open concept, very well maintained 2 bedroom cottage with 3 pc. bath, screened in porch and beautiful stone ﬁreplace. New windows, vinyl siding, steel roof. $289,000. MLS # 762725
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BLACK LAKE - $189,000 – This is an AMAZING price for a 2 bedroom, open concept, cottage with 115 feet on beautiful Black Lake, almost 250 feet deep. Large master bedroom, screened-in porch. Great access on the Black Lake North Shore Road. MLS#760447. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361
$229,900 - BLACK LAKE - Gorgeous waterfront lot on the very desirable Black Lake only mins. to historic Perth and the quaint village of Westport. Beautifully treed and nicely elevated with a gradual slope to the pristine shoreline, this lot is truly a rare ﬁnd. Imagine the serenity of panoramic sunsets and the peaceful privacy this lot affords. Neighbourhood features a well-maintained road, easy year-round access and Hydro and telephone service at the lot line. Andrew Rivington, Cell 613-812-3280
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LIVE ON THE RIDEAU! Excellent year round access. Private “park-like” setting level natural shoreline providing great boat access into Rideau system – wooded, landscaped grounds, paved driveway. Energy efﬁcient and low maintenance 3 bedroom bungalow. Heat, hot water and hydro averaged $175 per month for past year to date – very reasonable taxes for this waterfront home. Sit back on the lake side deck and enjoy nature in your back yard. $262,000 MLS # 769142 Call Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280
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GORGEOUS CUSTOM BUNGALOW 15 MINUTES TO PERTH – 5195 McDONALDS CORNERS RD. – totally finished walkout lower level – 4 acres - Private setting. Top quality. Stunning “master suite”. Awesome views and superb design and finishings. MLS 751448 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361
South St. and Hughes 60 feet x 112 feet. $64,900.
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ATTENTION GROUPS AND LARGE FAMILIES! RIVERFRONT ESTATE/RETREAT - 100 ACRES – 9 bedrooms, 7+ baths – 5 MINUTES TO PERTH. Severance potential, perfect for large or extended families or groups! Indoor Pool! AMAZING! www.1011ChristieLake.com
Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361
CROSBY LAKE - $269,900 -Charming, meticulously maintained open-concept cedar -sided 2 bedroom cottage. Plus sweet sleeping cabin for overﬂow guests! Enjoy great swimming, boating, ﬁshing on clean spring-fed lake close to Perth and Westport!
Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361
23 Acres - Off Station Rd. on Stones Rd. $24,500 7.5 Acres - On County Rd. #8 near Watsons Crs. $34,900 12 Acres - On Upper 4th Conc. of Bathurst. $45,000 27 Acres - On Upper 4th Conc. of Bathurst. $65,000 Call Joanne Bennell for more details, 613-264-0505
$229,500 – Fully renovated brick home with attached 400 Sq. Ft. workshop sitting on a beautiful fenced and treed lot. Further features include natural gas forced air heating and central air, central vac, ambience creating woodstoves, spacious loft/studio with great light, pine ﬂoors, main ﬂoor laundry, main ﬂoor master bedroom, and walk-in shower.