Wednesday, 06 October 2010 13:09
The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is pleased to announce the official ribbon cutting celebration of the newly renovated Perth Medical Centre. The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 1 at 11:30 a.m. at the Perth Medical Centre (39 Drummond St., GWM Site), Perth.

"The renovated space will enable the recruitment of additional family physicians in the future by offering office space that is of showcase quality," noted Larry Sparks, Chair, Board of Directors.

The site has undergone extensive interior renovations. The scope of the work is quite extensive including: demolition, new lighting, new flooring, new paint, new millwork, new casework, upgrade to the HVAC system, new roof, etc. The redesigned complex features additional examining and consulting rooms. The renovation project also involves making better use of existing space.

Frecon Construction was awarded the contract and construction took place over a period of approximately four months.

"This project represents our ongoing effort to recruit and improve access to family physicians," said Todd Stepanuik, President & CEO. "The tenants are eager to return to their new space."

With a renovation cost of approximately $600,000, the hospital fundraised over the past year with tremendous support coming from the communities. The Perth and District Community Foundation and Town of Perth have worked with the hospital representatives and are pleased to have been able to assist in this important project. The centre will have the capacity to house up to eight physicians.

Credit: EMC News

Thursday, 26 November 2009 19:00

RUSSELL ON - Project Manager Confirmed for Russell Arena Re-Fit

One more step taken on plans for the Russell Arena renovation project.

Frecon Construction Ltd. will serve as project manager for the job Russell Township council approved a recommendation from Jacques Lortie, public works, parks and recreation director, to accept the company's bid of $50,000 as the lowest of several for the assignment.

Frecon Construction will now look after issuing a tender call for bids for the actual construction work involved on [the] million dollar project. The township also has to assign an architect and engineer to draft the final plans for the additions and renovations to the existing arena structure.

Start for the actual reconstruction work on the facility is planned for the beginning of April next year with an estimated deadline for completion over spring and summer by the start of September.

The township has received approval for a federal-provincial Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RINC) grant of $660,000 for the project. The municipality's $376,000 share of the project will come out of the working funds reserve until money is available from the 2010 municipal infrastructure tax.

Credit: Russell Villager Newsroom