Posted Monday, August 20, 2007 9:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff
The Eastern Ontario town of Smiths Falls will soon be home to a massive $30-million water and amusement park. The project, unveiled by town councillors at a special meeting Friday, is expected to create as many as 250 jobs and generate millions of dollars for the area which is bracing for the closure of its two major employers, a Hershey chocolate factory and a home for people with severe developmental disabilities.
Read more from The Canadian Press.
There are some booming suburbs on the south and west sides of Ottawa. Those residents might go to Smith Falls rather than fight traffic into the city and across a bridge to reach other tourist destinations in Quebec. But I think the majority of the population would rather go to established attractions in Quebec's picturesque Gatineau Hills, rather than go to something unproven in relatively unattractive Smith Falls.
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