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February 15, 2018 Vol. 18, No. 06


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by Craig Bakay (with file from Jeff Green) t took three special meetings but Central Frontenac Council and staff have their 2018 budget in order following a meeting Friday morning in Sharbot Lake. The bottom line is that the Township will be taxing its ratepayers $434,525 more than it did in 2017, an increase of 5.94 per cent. That increase is mitigated by assessment increases due to new home construction and upgrades to existing properties, which is under 1%, according to Treasurer Mcihael Mcgovern/ Some projects, such as new boards for the Tichborne Rink were put off for a year but other projects, such as Coun. Tom Dewey’s desire for portable microphones ($20,000), funding for the voluntary septic inspection program ($5,000) or the wind-up for the Canada 150 committee ($4,000) were cut, but instead of decreasing the levy to ratepayers, the money was used to shore up depleted reserve funds. Other budget lines, such as a donation for the swim program, could be added to by public donations, suggested Mayor Frances Smith, but that may require some communications/advertising. “If people don’t know there’s a need, they won’t contribute,” she said. “But you can come to the office and tell the clerk ‘this donation is for the swim program (or whatever) and they’ll see that it goes to the right place.” Council didn’t seem to think Public Works Manager Brad Thake’s (tongue-in-cheek) suggestion of $10 per pothole had much of a chance however. There was some good news in the budget. For example, policing costs went down by $10,000 ($1,256,474 vs. $1,267,908) and recent revelations that the solar projects the township invested in several year ago “have never paid for themselves” because of some equipment problems, could lead to future revenue once those issues are addressed. Treasurer Michael McGovern reported that having the County look after IT was more expensive than originally proposed (“we were told it would be cheaper, it hasn’t been”) Coun. Phillip Smith suggested “maybe we should look at an outside provider.” However, McGovern said that despite not being as cheap as promised, the service has been good and he wasn’t recommending a change.


Enough snow has fallen over the last two weeks for the Telus Ride for Dad to proceed last weekend

Snowmobile club raises funds for prostrate cancer fight by Craig Bakay he 4th annual Telus Ride For Dad raised about $8,000 for the fight against prostrate cancer Saturday at the Snow Road Snowmobile. A while back, organizer Brandon Crain heard about a motorcycle Ride For Dad on the radio. “I don’t have any personal connection to the fight against prostrate cancer, I just thought it would be a good thing to do,” he said. “It’s just a good reason to get out and ride.” “He sucked me into it,” said co-organizer Shelby Knight. The ride itself ran from the clubhouse, up to Wilbur, across to Dalhousie Lake, around through McDonalds Corners and back to the clubhouse for lunch.


“We were going to go to Lanark but there just isn’t enough snow on that part of the trail for this many machines,” Crain said. “You need at least two feet of snow and it didn’t have it.” The run didn’t just include snowmobiles. Although they couldn’t go on the trail in the their enclosed, heated 4x4, Bob Olmstead and Janet Rhyndress still managed to participate. “We’ll ride the roads,” Olmstead said. “We’ve managed to get about $2,300 in pledges.” Even those who didn’t get pledges managed to participate through the Slap-Down-a-$20 campaign. If you’d still like to contribute, you can do so by calling Crain at 613-277-0092.

Heritage Festival and Family Fun Day

by Craig Bakay he Frontenac Heritage Festival returns to Central Frontenac Township this weekend for its 12th year. Things get underway Friday night with an opening gala at GREC and the annual local talent show — Frontenac’s Got Talent. The Festival swings into high gear on Saturday with a variety of events and activities in Sharbot Lake, Tichborne, Arden and Kennebec Lake. You can skate for free at the Tichborne rink all day. Sharbot Lake will be busy starting with the Lions All You Can Eat Breakfast, a bonfire at the CF Train Museum and a Bucket Drumming Workshop for kids at the Child


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by Jeff Green ypse Villa, 58, and Jessica Villa, 38, are facing two counts each of fraud over $5,000. It is alleged that the two defrauded a local man of up to $80,000. Jessica Villa worked as a special assistant to former Newfoundland Labrador MP Judy Foote until last fall. In a press release last November, The OPP alleged that the couple “committed the frauds by utilizing alleged political connections to influence, engage and establish trust with the victims. The Villas would pose as persons with positions of high authority in order to defraud victims of large amounts of cash.” Neither the Villas nor their lawyer have appeared in person when this matter has come to the Sharbot Lake Court over the last three months, and they were not in attendance this week either. There was a message sent through other lawyers each time, always asking for an extension. That was the case again on Monday, and the case will return once again on March 5. Sentenced Justin Whan, 35, pled guilty to assault in December, and was sentenced to a 90 day conditional sentence, in-


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cluding 30 days of house arrest, with a number of exceptions. He will also be on probation for a year Withdrawn A charge of Obstructing a Police Officer against Sue Vinkle, 38, was withdrawn at the request of the Crown, Ms. Vinkle completed 50 hours of community service as means of diverting the charge. Transfer for trial Christopher Leger, 53, will have his case heard by Judge Griffin in Napanee on June 19th. The case was originally going to be dealt with in Sharbot Lake in April, but there will likely be a requirement for closed circuit tv services during the trial, and that is not available in Sharbot Lake. it will go to Napanee instead of Kingston because the Kingston court docket is crowded and the case would be delayed for many more months, It is ex-

pected to be a one day trial. First appearance, Shawn Macneal,40, is facing two counts of assault. He will return on April 16th. Deferred Mallary Kehoe, 27, charged with theft of a vehicle, possessing stolen property, Break and Enter, Failure to comply with court ordered conditions, and four counts of driving while under suspension. She is currently in custody on other matters, and is expected to be in court in Sharbot Lake on March 5th. Randall Kirkwood, 63, is facing one count of driving with blood alcohol over 80 mg/100ml of blood and one count of open liquor in a vehicle. He will return on March 5.


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hank you for your recent column in The Frontenac News dealing with swan sightings and activities in Frontenac County. My comments are directed toward the consequences of the Mute Swan's gradual spread through the waterways in Ontario. In the marsh near me I have observed an evolution from a diverse waterfowl population to a single species - the Mute Swan. In the past three years Trumpter Swans have attempted to nest, but have been driven off by this aggressive, invasive species. Many enjoy the sight of the Mute Swans but, during nesting periods, they are a danger to people and pets. Environment and Climate Canada considers them enough of a hazard to have listed them as an invasive species and will issue permits to destroy nests and eggs. Once again, measures are needed to deal with an introduced species. Bruce Elder, Battersea

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I commend you for your initiative in reaching out to your ardent readers. y wife is a HUGE supporter of yours and is giving the equivalent of the cost of a subscription. I hope you can also make your seasonal readers aware of your initiative in the spring. We come to our second home most weekends through the winter, and are not seasonal residents, so we get to read The Frontenac News all year round. I trust Canada Post doesn’t consider your newspaper a flyer because we’re about to ask them not to put flyers


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• Councilor Bill MacDonald, who at one time boarded and taught in Henderson, was the guest speaker to the Arden Seniors talking about Seniors housing in our area. Folks were encouraged to attend the two recent public meetings and also to fill in the questionnaire at and see the link, or There’s no two ways about it- Seniors housing is needed- so let’s get behind this project everyone. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if a Seniors facility were built right here or possibly added on to an existing facility to make a real Seniors hub. • Special happy birthday to Dorothy Thompson and all who are celebrating. • Pine Meadow celebrated Valentines in fine style with a tea hosted by Land O’Lakes Emmanuel United Church. Also the folks have been taking bus tours around Northbrook for supplies, and the men’s gang took the bus to go bowling in Belleville. The ladies- not to be outdonetook a bus trip to the Quinte Mall. • The Rev. D’Thea Webster of Land O’Lakes Emmanuel United Church led a memorial service for the late Barbara Ellsworth-Rosenblath at Pine Meadow Nursing home and a full capacity crowd attended to pay their respects.

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A slide show of Barbara’s life, wedding photos of she and Gary Rosenblath, and much thanks to God were the order of the day. Barbara was also one of the promoters to get an access bus to Northbrook, as well as being a former secretary of Arden United Church, and former leader of the Residents council. The final hymn sung was “I Need Thee Every Hour” which was Barbara’s signature song at the weekly church services she led for the residents. • Deepest sympathy to Bob Taylor, area community organizer and retired paramedic in the loss of his daughter the late Kelly-Lynne Taylor at age 44. • Henderson United met recently to plan their year and will start weekly worship on Sunday March 4 at 8:45 AM. Their first breakfast will happen on Sat. May 12 with that ever famous Henderson french toast, pancakes, toppings, sausage and all the trimmings. It’s yummy in the tummy and hopefully will be hear sooner than later as we’re getting cabin fever!! • However, this weekend- Feb. 16-19 will offer an opportunity to enjoy the snow and winter fun at the Frontenac Heritage Festival. The Sat. features President Wilf Deline and members of the Kennebec Trappers Association with displays of early trapping; Mike Procter, Bob Miller and Ray Fletcher offering a fur trader camp re-enactment; Kennebec Historical Society with heritage displays and photos; chain saw carving with Robin DeRuchie; outdoor games and activities with the Recreation folks; fun day on Kennebec Lake with their Lake Association; chili cook off at the Legion; and the ever popular Empty bowls fundraising chili project in aid of the food bank hosted by Arden Pottery and area potters. Then on the Sunday Feb. 8 in the outskirts of Arden- Glen Matson and family will host a demonstration of cross cut sawing, log skidding, along with axe throwing by Frontenac Blades, hay rides, hot dogs, chili and hot chocolate. Sharbot Lake will also feature lots of activities- most notably the polar plunge on Sunday afternoon and fortunately your old reporter will be preaching at that time and not swimming! Catch the full schedule in this paper folks. • As part of this year's heritage festival, Saturday Feb. 17th will mark the 4th annual empty bowls event in Arden. Local potters, Water's Edge Pottery, Aileen Merriam, Jonas Bonetta and Arden Pottery have donated over 100 bowls. • For a $20 donation to the food bank diners choose from a menu of delicious homemade soups and chilies served in a one-of-a-kind handcrafted pottery bowl that they get to keep. Delicious desserts and hot beverages will be available as well. If you're able to donate a pot of soup or a dessert for the event please call Joanne Pickett @613335-2763


Frontenac Community Services. It started in 1975 and she told us about all the programs and services they have – In-Home Respite, Housekeeping, Adult Day programs, Life Line, Foot Care, Diner’s Club, meals on wheels, and Transportation. They are always in need of Volunteer Drivers. There are services for anyone who is in need either long term or for a short period of time. Thank you for coming Catherine and explaining about the services. I enjoyed it very much. It was nice to see Erica and her mother Irene over for coffee break. Erica’s mother has been visiting from Ottawa for 3 days. • I want to welcome Lise and Mark (I think that is their names). They live across the road from me in Mississippi and I met them Monday afternoon in Giant Tiger for a few minutes. I will talk to you in spring and tell you about all the fun things that go in this area. • Sympathy to Olive Allan and family on the death of her sister in Almonte. • Don’t forget breakfast at the Snowmobile Club on February 17th from 8 to 11 am. Everyone welcome. • The next Snow Road Community Centre Music Night will be Patti and Albert (Just Us Two and Friends) on Thursday, February 22nd 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets $12.00 at the door; $10 in advance. Call Don at 613-278-0958. Everyone welcome to join us for an evening of country and bluegrass music. Coffee and refreshments. • The tally isn’t in for the pledges at the Snow Road Ride for Dad but the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation will be the big winner. Bob Olmstead, Scott Cowdy and Alice Gilchrist were the top pledge earners with a lot of other riders bringing along full pledge sheets. There were over 80 participants, who enjoyed a 90-km ride and returned to the clubhouse for lunch of homemade soup and hot dogs. A spaghetti dinner open to everyone was served that evening. Thanks to all the businesses and individuals who support this event and especially to the volunteers who work so hard to pull it all together. • A group from this area attended the Quarter Auction and Chinese Dinner at the Oso Hall on Saturday night, bringing home lots of nice prizes. Cheryl Allan seems to have found the lucky horseshoe that I lost. As usual they had a full crowd despite the nasty weather and there was lots food and fun. Harriett and I did not attend but we had a Chinese “take-out” meal delivered. We will be there in April. • SMILE: Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.


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• The Ompah Community Centre renovations are complete now. And there is a belated Canada 150 project hanging in the kitchen window. It is stained glass maple leaf made by Janice Arthur. The sun shining through the window adds a welcome touch of colour to the new kitchen. • The February Birthday Bash is coming up on Wednesday, February 21 at 5:30. Bring a pot luck dish to share with your neighbours. There will be a special guest providing us with entertainment. • I am certainly enjoying watching all of those talented and dedicated Olympic athletes competing in so many celebrations of winter. Go Canada! I have a suggestion for a new Olympic sport - SNOW SHOVELLING. • Happy Valentine's Day.

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two-year-old planning controversy that has been costly for South Frontenac taxpayers has finally been resolved through the Ontario Mujnicipal Board (OMB). In February 2016, South Frontenac Planner Lindsay Mills proposed a number of ‘housekeeping’ changes to the Township’s Official Plan, which was last updated in 2005. Among these changes were three that raised a storm of protest from owners of older lakefront homes and cottages: 1) buildings within the 30-metre setback from high water would not be permitted to be taken down and reconstructed; 2) a property would be defined as vacant once more than 50% of the loadbearing walls have been removed from a building within the setback (and therefore the structure would not be replaceable); and 3) section 5.11, which permits replacement of waterfront structures which have been destroyed by natural disasters, would be removed. Time passed, public meetings were held, sides were taken, attempts to find a middle ground based on mutual environmental concerns ended with the Township’s lawyer advising against further dialogue. Concerned waterfront residents organized, raised money, hired a formidable legal team, and

appealed to the OMB. The OMB hearing, originally set for February ‘17, was set aside until late May because the township’s planning department had neglected to send out 30day notice of the hearing to all who had given written notice of their concern with the issue. The hearing ran for two and a half days: the judge concluded by saying, “This has turned out to be a lot more complicated issue than I anticipated.” He said a decision would not be handed down until fall. On Thursday February 8, that 36-page decision arrived, and it is firmly in favour of the South Frontenac Waterfront Coalition’s position: “It is the Board’s conclusion that as the case law has evolved, and as s34(9((a) is drafted, all owners who use legal non-complying buildings and structures on their lands have an acquired right that cannot be modified or taken away. Such rights include the right to demolish and reconstruct a building or structures. Such rights also include the right to seek planning approval to expand or enlarge the legal non-complying building” “Upon all of the evidence before it…the Board accordingly finds that the ZBLA (Zoning By-law Amendment) does not

represent good planning in the public interest. The ZBLA improperly narrows, amends and restricts the acquired rights of property owners owning lands and buildings and structures located within the 30 m Setback and used by such property owners as legal non-conforming buildings and structures. As such, the ZBLA is contrary to s. 34(9)(a) of the Act and is beyond the jurisdiction of the Township.” The Coalition’s spokesman Jeff Peck summarized: “The OMB rejected SFTs claim that the amendment was merely “housekeeping”. The OMB disagreed with SFTs distinction between non-complying structures and non-conforming uses. Most importantly, the OMB agreed that grandfathered property owners have rights to use and maintain their cottage/house/cabin including the right to reconstruct (the same size building) on the same footprint regardless of the reason. Our hope is that we can use this decision as a springboard into some meaningful discussions with SFT about waterfront planning moving forward.” Mayor Vandewal’s reaction was calm: “The actual impact on the municipality and the environment will be minimal; they (lakefront property owners prior to 2005) can only replace what is already there.”

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outh Frontenac Council had no objections to the concept of four amplified music events at Desert Lake Campground this year at its regular Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday night in Sydenham but have suggested a 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. timeframe rather than the 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. that the campground owners had requested. The dates in question are July 1, July 14, Aug. 4 and Aug. 28. Last year, Council granted exemptions from the Noise Bylaw for four events with the stipulation that the dates be forwarded three weeks in advance, be subject to assessment by Bylaw Services and be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. While there were no complaints registered, there was a suggestion that one of the events lasted beyond 10 p.m. Coun. John McDougall told the 7:30 to 10:30 time was a compromise solution suggested by the Lake Association. “This is a business that has been there for 50 years, log before many people on the lake got their little piece of heaven,” said Mayor Ron Vandewal. “I don’t know why we would want to penalize them without any concerns. “(But) it has to be made clear to them that if there are

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ollowing up on a very good construction year in 2016 ($8.7 million in construction value and $125,000 in permit fees collected), values jumped 18% to $10.34 million in 2017. Permit fees also jumped to $147,000. Looking further back to 2015, construction values are up by almost 50% over a two year period. Permits were taken out for 30 new homes in 2017, a high water mark for the township, and although there were only 7 permits taken out for Commercial/Industrial construction in 2017, that still represents a large increase as only 1 commercial/industrial permit was purchased in each of 2015 and 2016. The totals for 2017 were somewhat augmented by the permit for a single project, an Ultramar Station on Highway 7, the numbers as a whole represent a “positive trend” said Chief Building Official Shawn Merriman. In addition to his December report, which rounded out the year, Merriman reported on January of 2018, and the new year has not exactly gotten off to a hot start in terms of permits. “Only one permit was purchased in January and it was for a wood stove,” Merriman said. The total construction value for 2018 is therefore pretty low, only $5,000, but the year is still young. Canada 150 revisited Central Frontenac is on the receiving end of some Federal Canada 150 infrastructure grant money that the original recipient municipality was not able to spend. The township applied for $150,000 from the program, intending to spend it on the long awaited Olden Ball Park in Mountain Grove, but were passed over in the initial grant intake. The township is now eligible for $50,000 provided the spending is matched by $100,000 in local spending and it is all complete by the end of March. Treasurer Michael McGovern said that there should be no problem, because spending on the project that the township already undertook last year is eligible for matching funding and the township can also purchase lighting for the park, the next major expense in the project, before the end of March. Don’t look a gift park in the mouth Gord Brown, from Arden, made a presentation to Council on behalf of the Kennebec Lake Association, the Friends of Arden and the Kennebec Recreation Committee, about the 6 km. of trails the three groups have been developing with Mark Snider, the owner of the Kennebec Shores development. As part of the Kennebec Shores plan of subdivision process, a 150 acre park was created and transferred to the township. The property, which used to be owned by Ross Baker, was at one time as ski hill with cross country ski trails. Brown described them as “a nice mix of forest and vegetation, hills, ridges, cliffs and valley. The hilly terrain offers an experience that is significantly different than local flat rail-bed trails.” He said that Mark Snider “knows the property extremely well and has expressed an interest in further trails development,” and added “the parkland also hosts an open hill for tobogganing and a pond for skating.” He then described some of the work of the three groups are doing on the property, including developing signage for the trails that are already well marked, developing public parking lots, bridges and walkways over creeks, and more. He asked the township to invest $8625 into materials that volunteers plan to use to build some fences, put up signs, install gates to prevent ATV’s from using the trails, etc. Mayor Frances Smith said that the park could be an “asset to the township for recreation and economic development. She proposed a motion to receive Brown’s report and enlist township staff to look at the trails and the park in terms of safety and accessibility.” Members of council spoke out as well, all expressing support for the project but expressing concerns over liability since the township owns the property. The matter will likely come back to Council in the late spring. Purdon named to Council. In response to the resignation of Olden Councillor Jamie Riddell, who has taken on the role of Deputy Fire Chief,



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Public Works briefs Council accepted a bid from Morris Chemicals for the dust suppressant, Calcium Chloride after a joint tender process with Frontenac Islands. Central Frontenac will also join with the other Frontenac Townships to commission of a study of signage in the township with a view to assess the retro-reflexivity of township signage. Budget approved Without comment, Council approved the 2018 budget and spending estimates. The budget will increase the levy to Central Frontenac residents by 5.9% over 2017.

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• All plans are now in place for the 12th Annual Heritage Festival this Family Day weekend. The Kennebec Lake Association will host their Winter Fun Day with lots of outdoor activities and food to keep you warm. Access the area from the Public Beach, by the bridge, on Henderson Road. At the Community Centre there are many displays and events for your pleasure. Inside the Hall there will be displays by the Historical Society and by the Trappers Association with members of each group on hand to answer some of your questions. The Empty Bowls project also continues in the Hall. Local potters have donated a variety of hand crafted bowls which can be purchased, filled to the rim with soup, stew, chili or other good stuff. All proceeds for the sale will be donated to the Food Bank. • There will be a special presentation, on Saturday afternoon made to the Historical Society by Glen Matson and the Kennebec Recreation Committee. A part of the “last summer removed pine tree event” a branch from the tree has been milled, Heritage photos have been restored and remounted by John DuChene and along with a framed commemorative dedication to the forefathers of our great Community, the Historical Society will become the official recipient of this part of our hamlet’s history. Please join us around 2 pm for the presentation. • Outside, on the grounds Wolf Creek Wood Carving returns demonstrating the skills of creating sculptures with a chain saw. There will also be a Fur trappers outdoor display of heritage tools and materials. The Frontenac Blades will be on hand throwing knives and axes. The Outdoor Rink will be open for skills competitions and maybe some hockey and the Kennebec Recreation Committee will have some children’s games, and BBQ’d dogs and hamburgers. Thanks is extended to Ronda Noble for her donation of prizes for the kids. All events start at 10 am and con-


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• February 14th was not the only day to be wearing red and white! I will be wearing red and white today, Feb. 15th! Why? To celebrate our National Flag! Did you know our Canadian flag was adopted by Parliament on October 22nd and proclaimed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on February 15, 1965? Red and white are the official colours for Canada, declared and appointed by King George V on November 21, 1921. So join me and wear red and white on today, Thursday, February 15th! • On Family Day, this coming February 19th, the Cloyne and District Historical Society is inviting you to listen to student Earl Salmond trace the history of the Snider family and

share their story with everyone. All meetings are held in the Barrie Community Hall at one o’clock on the third Monday of the month. All are welcome to the meetings. You do not have to be a member. • The Clothing Boutique is bursting at the seams with all the treasures generously donated by the community. The Boutique will be open an additional day on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 • The Township of North Frontenac is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Family Skating Event on Sunday February 25th from 1-3 at the Plevna Rink. Bring your skates and your appetite for hot dogs and hot chocolate for a fun time of skating!! Thanks to the Clarendon Miller Community Volunteers for assisting with facilitating this event in 2018. We look forward to seeing you at the Plena rink 6598 Buckshot Lake Road, Plevna. • Get your dancing shoes ready for the Lions sponsored 50’s & 60’s & Beyond dance on Saturday, March 17, 2018 (St. Patrick’s Day) beginning at 7:30 pm. The $20.00 entry fee gets you a mid-evening lunch, door prize, 50/50 tickets, prizes for the best dressed of the era as well as a St. Patrick’s theme attire. The DJ for the evening is North of the Border Sound. For more information call Lion Debbie at 613-336-8502. The Clothing Boutique in Northbrook is the best place to find that perfect era-themed outfit or many St. Patrick green outfits! • Save the date! For the annual LOLCS Spaghetti Dinner! All you can eat for only $13.00 includes spaghetti, garlic bread, Caesar salad, dessert, tea/coffee/juice. Hope to see everyone on MARCH 24, 2018 from 4p.m. to 7p.m. at the Barrie Township Hall in Cloyne. All proceeds go towards the Adult Protective Services Program. • Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Friends of Bon Echo Park Art Exhibition & Sale. Now in its 23rd year, this year’s event will run from Friday, July 27th to Sunday, July 29th between 10am and 4pm daily. Artists who want to share their original artwork depicting Canadian nature, wildlife an countryside are encouraged to apply. The application is available as a PDF file here and can be submitted to Friends of Bon Echo Park by March 31, 2018. For more information call (613) 336-0830 or email admin@

DENBIGH Angela Bright


• Plan to attend the Family Fun Day in Den-

The Township is seeking proposals from qualified Contractor / Firm(s), for the following:

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) RFP No. 2018-01 – One-Ton Heavy Duty 4 Wheel Drive Truck 2018 Model Year

The Township is seeking proposals from qualified Contractor / Firm(s), for the following:

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) RFP No. 2018-02 - Articulated Variable Horsepower Motor Grader 2018 or 2019 Model Year

Proposal documents and the prescribed Submission forms, which include the Minimum Requirements and Specifications, shall be obtained from the Municipal Office, 6648 Road 506, Plevna, Ontario or by email at financialsupport@

Proposal documents and the prescribed Submission forms, which include the Minimum Requirements and schedules, shall be obtained at the Municipal Office, 6648 Road 506, Plevna, Ontario.

Please direct any specific inquiries to Darwyn Sproule, P. Eng. Public Works Manager publicworks@northfrontenac. ca or (613) 479-2231 Extension 230.

Please direct any specific inquiries to Darwyn Sproule, P. Eng. Public Works Manager publicworks@northfrontenac. ca or (613) 479-2231 Extension 230.

Lowest or any proposal submission may not necessarily be accepted.

Lowest or any proposal submission may not necessarily be accepted.

The Township reserves the right to cancel the Request for Proposal at any time up to the notification of Award.

The Township reserves the right to cancel the Request for Proposal at any time up to the notification of Award.

Submissions shall be submitted to the undersigned, on the prescribed form, in a sealed package, clearly identifying the document as: “RFP No. 2018-01 ONETON HEAVY DUTY 4 WHEEL DRIVE TRUCK 2018 MODEL YEAR” on or before 2:00 PM local time on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Submissions shall be submitted to the undersigned, on the prescribed form, in a sealed package, clearly identifying the document as: “RFP No. 2018-02 Articulated Variable Horsepower Motor Grader 2018 or 2019 Model Year” on or before 2:00 PM local time Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Cheryl Robson, A.M.C.T. Chief Administrative Officer Township of North Frontenac 6648 Road 506, Plevna Ontario K0H 2M0

Cheryl Robson, A.M.C.T. Chief Administrative Officer Township of North Frontenac 6648 Road 506, Plevna Ontario K0H 2M0


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try one out; there is a fee involved. Games are held in June and at different locations. Contact Sandy 613 333 1932. • The New Apostolic Church will host Homecoming Weekend, February 24th & 25th. Saturday the 24th at 9am is a Men's Breakfast, tickets are $5. At 7pm there will be a Worship Concert with Road to Glory and Friends; tickets are $10. On Sunday the 25th there will be a special Worship Service at 10:30am with a special guest speaker. On Sunday there will also be Youth and Family Activity time with fun and games. Contact Rev. Robert Sprague robertjsprague@ • Love, peace and murder? Denbigh Recreation will host a 60s themed Murder Mystery and Dinner, happening in less than a month, on Saturday, March 10th at the Denbigh Hall. Tickets are $25. Call Betty today to pur-

Seniors survey for SFCS S eniors who live in South Frontenac are encouraged to complete a survey on seniors services, and whether individuals in South Frontenac feel involved in the development of senior services in their area. The survey is part of a research project by Nicole Raymer, an M.A. candidate in the Department of Geography at Queen’s University, and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Results from the surveys will also be shared, anonymously, with Southern Frontenac Community Services, a local community service organization. “The response has been good so far,” says Raymer, “but getting more completed surveys means we have even better data to support our research, and to share with the community.” The surveys take about 15 minutes to complete, and there is an option to participate in a follow up interview: “What’s been really great, is the willingness of such a high proportion of respondents who are willing to participate in a more in-depth interview.” The research will be wrapping up at the end of February. Southern Frontenac Community Services has been promoting the survey project, as they will be able to glean information from the results to provide better services in the region. Says Executive Director, David Townsend, “Demand for seniors’ services is growing, we see that every day. Especially in light of some recent funding we received

to expand seniors programming, this information from the study will really help us design responsive programs, and find ways to involve more seniors in deciding what we should be offering.” Surveys are available at Southern Frontenac Community Services, 4295 Stage Coach Road , Sydenham, or by contacting Nicole at or 613-533-6000, extension 7564

Township of Central Frontenac Public Notice The following Fire Emergency Telephone lines will disconnected affective March 1, 2018. 613-335-2146 613-279-2123 613-335-2213

Dial 911 to report emergencies. Call 613-279-2935 for Fire Department non-emergency inquiries



FULL TIME SATELLITE TV INSTALLERS required for fast growing company. Installer must supply own vehicle, valid driver's license, tools, ladders, consumables, vehicle insurance, etc. Potential for income between $50,000 to $80,000 yearly + Bonuses. Evening and weekend shifts required. For more information please send a resume to: Admin@ or fax to 613-6239992. No experience necessary; all training will be supplied. PROGRAM MANAGER: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust seeks Program Manager to manage day-to-day MMLT operations. Details available from mmltstaffing@gmail. com. Deadline 02/16/2018.

bigh this Saturday, February 17th at Heritage Park, 10:30am to 1pm. It will be a great day of sledding, snow shoeing, games, and skating (subject to ice conditions)! Lunch will be provided and there will be smores at the bonfire! Hosted by Denbigh Recreation. • The Ontario Family Fishing winter event is this weekend February 17-19th. This is a province-wide opportunity to fish Ontario waters without the fishing outdoors card. What a great way to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate Family Day Weekend! Find details at • The Northern Lights Seniors will have the president of the Renfrew County Seniors Games for a presentation on Wednesday, February 21st at 1:30pm, at the Lions Hall in Griffith. Come here about all the games offered and how you can show your talent or



Seniors Housing Questionnaire North Frontenac Township with assistance from Frontenac County, is undertaking an Affordable Seniors Housing Survey to understand the needs of our senior residents 55 and older. We invite and would appreciate each senior resident in your household taking a few minutes to complete this general questionnaire.

The Township is seeking resumes for students and casual employees to assist with the following: 1. a) b) c)

Student Positions: Crown Land Stewardship Program. Waste/Recycling Department. Public Works Department.

2. Casual Positions: a) Public Works Department. b) Alternate Waste/Recycling Site Attendant. c) General Office Assistance, Administration Department.

The Township is seeking hourly, daily and monthly base rates from Contractors to provide services on an as needed basis. (Including, but not limited to, machinery/ equipment rentals; aggregate supply; qualified tradesperson – builders, electricians, plumbers, etc.). Prices quoted shall be for 2018 projects. Contractors shall provide proof of appropriate Insurance and WSIB Certificates, prior to actually commencing work for the Municipality.

REQUIRES CATERING The Township is seeking services and costs from local Catering Businesses for the provisions of food and beverage services required throughout the year for Township purposes on an as needed basis.

Please fill out a survey on-line at or pick up a hard copy at one of the following locations:

Information gathered with respect to this advertisement is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for selection purposes.

Lowest Contractor rates/Catering costs not necessarily awarded as based on timing, availability, location, complexity of specific projects, etc.

• Township Municipal Office

We thank everyone for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Township is an equal opportunity employer. We would be pleased to provide accommodations, upon request, throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities to ensure equal participation.

Information gathered with respect to this advertisement is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for selection purposes. We thank everyone for their interest. Only those selected for projects or providing services will be contacted.

Please apply with a detailed resume Clearly marked “Confidential – Student” or “Confidential – Casual” by Noon local time on Thursday, March 1, 2018 to

Please provide fixed rates clearly marked “Contracted Work” or “Catering” by Noon local time on Thursday, March 1, 2018 to

Cheryl Robson, AMCT CAO Township of North Frontenac 6648 Road 506, Plevna, ON K0H 2M0 Phone: (613) 479-2231 Ext. 221 Fax: (613) 479-2352 E-mail:

Cheryl Robson, AMCT CAO Township of North Frontenac 6648 Road 506, Plevna, ON K0H 2M0 Phone: (613) 479-2231 Ext. 221 Fax: (613) 479-2352 E-mail:

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION! Please complete and return hardcopy surveys by March 23, 2018 to: E-mail: Fax: (613) 479-2352 Mail/In Person: Township of North Frontenac 6648 Road 506, Plevna, ON, K0H 2M0 Confidentiality Notice – all information collected via this questionnaire is confidential and will be used only for compiling general statistics.




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Thursday February 15

CLOYNE - VALENTINE'S TEA & DINNER 5:30pm7:30pm. Pine View Free Methodist Church. For mothers and daughters of any age; info 613-3368622; child care available.

Friday February 16

INVERARY - COMMUNITY YOUTH DANCE 7pm10pm. Storrington Lions Hall. Storrington Lions Club is hosting a Community Youth Dance for Grades 5-8 on Feb. 16. Admission is only $5 and includes music, canteen and supervision. To volunteer for this event, please contact John Beskers at 613-217-8288. SHARBOT LAKE - FRONTENAC HERITAGE FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONIES AND TALENT SHOW 6:30pm-9pm. Granite Ridge Education Centre. Festival grand opening at 6:30pm, w/ Mayor and Town Crier, Frontenac's Got Talent from 7-9pm. See who will be crowned the winner of the second annual talent contest. SHARBOT LAKE - SPARE RIB DINNER 6pm. Sharbot Lake Legion.

Saturday February 17

ARDEN - DART TOURNAMENT 10am-2pm. Arden Legion. For youth and adults. Registration at 9am, play satarts at 10am. Breakfast from 7am-9am, lunch from 11am-2pm. Payouts 50% of fees collected. Fundraiser for youth dart team ARDEN - FRONTENAC HERITAGE FESTIVAL IN ARDEN 10am-4pm. Kennebec Hall. A day of events, including Empty Bowls, Trappers Council display, chain saw carving ARDEN - KENNEBEC LAKE ASSOCIATION WINTER FUN DAY. 11am-3pm. Arden Park. Skating, snow shoeing, beaver gnaw toss, chilli, hot chocolate, cider, open fire and more

DENBIGH - FAMILY FUN DAY 10:30am-1pm. Denbigh Community Hall. Sledding, snow shoeing, games, skating. Lunch provided. Heritage Park across from hall. Hosted by Denbigh Recreation GODFREY - TURKEY DINNER 6pm-11pm. Bedford Hall. Shawn Mcullough and Henry Norwood to entertain. $15 adults, $8 children MABERLY - FOUR HAND EUCHRE PARTY AND HAM SUPPER 1:30pm-6pm. Maberly Community Hall. Cost is $3 for Euchre, $10 for ham supper to follow (Ham, beans, scalloped potatoes and more. Children under 12, $5, under 6 free. Euchre contact, Sue Munro 613-268-2507, supper contact, Janet Conlin 613-273-2071 PLEVNA - JACK'S JAM 1pm-5:30pm. Clar-Mill Hall. All welcome. Please stay for the Pot Luck at 5:30. Special guests the Land O'Lakes Cloggers. SHARBOT LAKE - ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST 8am-11am. Soldiers Memorial Hall (OSO Hall). Includes full breakfast and beans, coffee, tea, etc. $7, under 12, $3, under 6 free SNOW ROAD STATION - BREAKFAST 8am-11am. Snow Road Snowmobile Clubhouse. $8.50 PP. World famous.

Sunday February 18

GODFREY - BEDFORD JAM 1pm-5pm. Bedford Hall. Open mic, $2 admission, entertainers free. Info - Joanne 374-2242, Joan 374-5477 PERTH ROAD - FAMILY ICE FISHING DAY 8am. Elbow Lake Environmental and Educational Centre. FREE, Info- POLAR PLUNGE 12pm. See the plungers raise money for local causes. The social event of the season. SHARBOT LAKE - FAMILY MOVIE 3pm. Soldiers Memorial Hall (OSO Hall). "Finding Dory" , hosted by Oso Rec. Committee - art and photo contest winners to be announced after the movie. SHARBOT LAKE - OPEN MIC 1pm-4pm. Sharbot Lake Legion.

Monday February 19

CLOYNE - MONTHLY MEETING - 1pm. Barrie Hall.

Flyers Now Start On Thursday & End Wednesday at Close

The committee knows we need some form of seniors housing, tell us what . . .” Central Frontenac Mayor Frances Smith told a gathering last Thursday afternoon at Oso Hall to discuss seniors housing in the Township. To that end, the committee (Smith, Coun. Bill MacDonald, RFCS director Louise Moody, Pat Fisher and Peggy Hurley) has been asking residents to fill out a survey that asks questions related to people’s thoughts about what seniors housing should look like in the Township. To date, they’ve received about 50 surveys, many of which were filled out by the 45 or so people that came out to the information session. (You can still get a survey at the Township office or fill one out online at the Township website). “I know there’s a need because I have a couple of rental properties and they’re always full simply from word of mouth,” Smith said. “We know there’s a need for more than just seniors housing — single males for example. “But the County has given us money to specifically look at seniors housing.” To that end, the committee hired Ed Starr of SHS Consulting and Ken Foulds of Re/Fact Consulting to produce a report. “You’re fighting with the economics to make the bricks and mortar work,” said Foulds. “Frontenac Islands took three years to get a building up and South Frontenac is just at the point of marshalling resources.” “It’s cheaper to build outside the hamlets but people want amenities,” said Starr.

“The average building costs are $200 per square foot which means about $200,000 for a small apartment. “And Central Frontenac is one of the few areas where the population has declined. “There has been a diaspora out of Toronto where people sell their expensive Toronto properties, come here, pay cash and bank the rest, driving up prices but often health and service needs force them back to the city.” The consultants summarized their findings as: Modest growth over the next 20 years; Seniors will continue to be a sig-

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Hwy 38 Verona (613) 374-2112 Cloyne and District Historical Society. Student Earl Salmond will trace the history of the Snider family. All welcome, refreshments to follow. FAMILY SNOW SHOEING 1pm-3pm. Biring your own or borrow from RFCS Snow Shoe Lending Libray. Hot chocolate available at new canteen, Presented by Oso Rec. GODFREY - FAMILY FUN DAY 10am-3pm. Frontenac Community Arena. skating, wagon rides, games, obstacle course, snowshoe races and a BBQ for all. New this year is Scandinavia Kicksledding as an activity for the children to try. Volunteers needed, call Tracy at 613-484-7527

Tuesday February 20

ARDEN - CONGREGATE DINERS PROGRAM 12pm. Kennebec Hall. Roast Pork Lunch, presented by Rural Frontenac Community Services. CAll 613279-3151 for reservations (by February 15)

Wednesday February 21

DENBIGH - PRESENTATION ON SENIORS GAMES 1:30pm. Griffith & Matawatchan Lion's Club. Northern Lights Seniors welcomes the President of the Renfrew County Seniors Games to talk about all the games offered and how you can show your talent or try one out, there is a fee involved. Games are held in June at different locations. SYDENHAM - DINERS CLUB 12pm-2pm. Grace Hall. Grace Hall. Wonderful meal followed by entertainment. A chance to meet new friends $11. Contact, Joanne - 613-376-6647 - Transportation may be arranged for those who need it.

Thursday February 22

HARROWSMITH - DINERS CLUB 12pm-2pm. Harrowsmith Golden Links Hall. Grace Hall. Wonderful meal followed by entertainment. A chance to meet new friends $11. Contact, Joanne - 613-3766647 - Transportation may be arranged for those who need it. MOUNTAIN GROVE - BINGO 6pm-8pm. Land O' Lakes Public School. with canteen and pizza. Fundraiser for grade 6-8 schoool trip, at Land O’Lakes Public School.

Friday February 23


Seniors housing committee survey

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by Craig Bakay

nificant age cohort; Housing choices for seniors will change as they age, hence a need for flexibility/options; There are limited housing options to suit them and existing stock is aging; Affordability will continue to be an issue for some, especially renters; They said the next steps are; • Complete survey results and analysis; Develop project concept based on needs; Explore location/site options; Determine development parameters; • Test financial feasibility; Establish governance model and partnerships; Develop a business plan document

A Crowd of 45 attended the afternoon meeting in Sharbot Lake

Church. (613-372-2974)

Saturday February 24

BIG GULL LAKE FISHING DERBY 8am. Presented by Frontenac Addington Trappers Council. Cash prizes, 50/50 draw, canteen on site, and trophy. Advance tickets only. Contact the Trappers Council - 613-336-8359 DENBIGH - MEN'S BREAKFAST 9am. Denbigh New Apostolic Church. Tickets $5. contact Reverend Sprague, DENBIGH - WORSHIP CONCERT 7pm. Denbigh New Apostolic Church. With Road to Glory and Friends, tickets $10 FRIENDS OF FRONTENAC PARK AGM 99 University Way, Kingston. David Miller of Algonquin to Adirondack and Hannah Barrom of Earhroots to speak on wolves GODFREY - BEDFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OPEN HOUSE 10am-3pm. Bedford Hall. Info - Gerald Stinson at 613-273-5588 or email SYDENHAM - PIKE ICE FISHING DERBY 10am2pm. Sydenham Legion. All welcome, a great family eent, weigh in from 10am=2pm

Sunday February 25

INVERARY - FALL IN LOVE 7pm. Inverary United Church. Beautiful Ballads by Chris Murphy. 4681 Latimer Road. Refreshments, Free will offering PARHAM - AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSICAL MORNING OF PRAISE 11:30am. Parham United Church. African American based musical morning of praise with maestro musician Stanley Stinchcombe and light and lively liturgies and ideas by Rev. Jean Brown. Soup and crackers follow worship and all are welcome. Info: 613-279-2245

Wednesday February 28

SHARBOT LAKE - LENTEN LUNCH 12pm. St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. Hosted by Sharbot Lake Pentecostal Church.. Rev. Mark Hudson speaking. SYDENHAM - OPEN MIC 7pm. Sydenham Legion. Amission $7, entertainers free. Proceeds to 496 Legion, smalll donatio for snack table welcome. For info call 613-546-3451

New telephone scam surfaces in Ontario T

he Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning the public after several people have been contacted in neighbouring counties regarding a new phone scam that has surfaced in Ontario. The scheme involves the victim receiving a phone call from someone posing as a retailer and alerting them that their credit card account has been compromised. The victim is then told to call 911, as well as their financial institution, to report the fraud but when they hang up, the person is unaware the call is not disconnected. Police said the victims are then led to believe they make an outgoing call and are speaking to au thorities but in fact the original call was never disconnected. The victims are then told to go to their banking institution to transfer funds into a different account which is supposedly intended to safeguard their funds. The victim has in fact received these instructions from the original fraudster. Protect yourself from this and other frauds and scams. Don't give out personal financial details or information over the phone. Don't believe callers who say they are from your bank or credit card company, if you have a concern go to your bank personally. Educate yourself about banking practices. Banks would never advise you to transfer funds to another outside account to protect your funds. More information on frauds and scams and how to protect yourself can be found online at Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Consumer Protection Ontario Canadian Bankers Association Ontario Provincial Police


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Centre Culturel Frontenac serves Franco-Ontarians in KFL&A O

ne of the region’s best-kept secrets in its own right, The Centre Culturel Frontenac has been steadfast in showcasing some of French Ontario and Canada’s best-kept secrets in the areas of live music, theatre and comedy. The 2017-18 offerings have been wide ranging: from the quirky, charming musical stylings of a denim-clad acoustic band, to an uproarious and poignant white-trash comedic play, to a songwriters’ circle featuring an eclectic mix of emerging Franco-Ontarian musicians. The CCF also brings in well-renowned French-Canadian talent. In recent months, comedian Philippe Laprise and singersongwriter Luc de la Rocheliere have made appearances. Founded in 1978, the CCF began operations in earnest in 1982 in a century home on Frontenac Street before moving in 1996 into its current location on Dalton Avenue. To this day, its mandate remains to unite

the francophone community, but its programming appeals to a wide audience. As Executive Director Chantal Prud’homme explains, the organization aims to reach the entirety of the Frontenac region, as well as the Thousand Islands, including non-French speakers. Plays are generally subtitled and, explains Prud’homme, “there is a richness and a musicality to the language that make it accessible without understanding everything that is said.” Prud’homme notes that one of the priorities of the CCF is to promote French Language artists and productions from within Ontario. Théâtre français de Toronto, along with theatre company l’Irréductible petit peuple, present the play “Avant l’archipel,” On February 21. It is an unconventional love story of a woman who grows dragonfruit and relies on her tears to sustain them. When she falls in love with a troubadour and is no longer prone to crying, her live-

lihood is threatened. Matters are further complicated when, in an effort to save the fruit, she cries so much that the peninsula she lives on floods and becomes an island, cutting her off from her lover. The play is driven by the two lead characters, Brevelaire – the troubadour and Lenaique, the dragonfuit farmer. Much of the story is presented through song – duets sung by the pair with Brevelaire’s ukulele accompaniment. Throughout, the actors improvise and summon audience participation, which gives each performance moments of humour distinct to that evening’s audience. The remainder of the 2017-18 season includes a contemporary dance performance late March, a spoken-word arts concert early April, and a French-language comedy gala late May. Performances are held at the CCF’s Octave Theatre, 711 Dalton Avenue.

Performance at Centre Culturel Frontenac



FAMILY DAY CHANGES TO GARBAGE PICKUP ONLY Only those residents with regular garbage pickup on Monday, February 19th will be affected. Monday’s garbage will be picked up on Tuesday, February 20th. The pickup days for all other residents remain the same. This does not affect recycling in any way. The Loughborough Waste Disposal Site will be closed on February 19th.

UPCOMING MEETINGS • Council – February 20, 2018     • Committee of the Whole – March 13, 2018 • Public Services Committee – February 15 @ 8:30 am.

GARBAGE & RECYCLE - WINTER REMINDERS Now that we are in the midst of a true Canadian winter, please be aware of where you place your garbage and recycle containers, the Township cannot take any responsibility for damaged garbage cans or recycle boxes if left in the paths of normal plow routes. If possible, place your garbage and recycling in an area that is fully visible to collection vehicles but well away from the plow route. Protect the environment from your windblown papers by placing a rock or light cover on top of your blue box and try to take the emptied boxes/cans in as soon as possible to prevent the wind from moving them about. Your garbage and recycling may be picked up any time between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm on your collection day. Please do not assume that it has been missed if it is outside the times that you have become accustomed to, there are many factors that determine collection times especially in the winter months.

CAREERS – FIRE CHIEF For details on the Fire Chief position, please visit our website under Town Hall/Careers. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS The parking of vehicles on Township roads and village streets from 12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m. is not permitted from December 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Pursuant to Section 181 of the Highway Traffic Act “No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing from the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road”. Please be advised that the Township of South Frontenac will NOT be responsible for damages to mailboxes, newspaper boxes, recycle boxes or parked cars where said boxes or vehicles interfere with the winter maintenance of Township roads.

COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANTS Submissions for the Community Project Grant Program are now being accepted. Not for profit community organizations including charitable organizations and unincorporated groups who meet the project guidelines can apply until March 29th.  For more information and to access the related forms, visit our website at

WINTER HOURS, HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DEPOT The depot will be open on February 22, 2018 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Please remember that accepted items are hazardous materials, small electronics and bale wrap only. A full listing of accepted materials may be found on our website under Living Here/Solid Waste/Recycling/Household Hazardous Waste.

2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION NEWS The next municipal election takes place on October 22, 2018. South Frontenac will be utilizing the Telephone and Internet Voting system. Please see the website – Town Hall/ Elections for updates throughout 2018. Changes to the Municipal Election Act include the nomination period which opens on May 1, 2018 and closes on July 27, 2018.

February in the Frontenacs All Events are FREE!

19th 11AM-3PM Free BBQ and drinks for all.

Ice Skating Snow Shoe Races Wagon Rides Obstacle Course Games & Prizes

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TENDER No. PW-2018-10 - FIRE HALL STATION NO. 6 SITE WORKS TENDER No. PW-2018-08 – STORRINGTON CENTRE RENOVATIONS TENDER No. PW-2018-12 – ACCESSIBILITY ENTRANCE & UPGRADES TO FRONT STEPS AT GLENDOWER HALL Sealed submissions must be received by 1:00 pm on February 28, 2018, Attention: Wayne Orr, CAO, 4432 George St, Sydenham ON, K0H 2T0 clearly marked with appropriate Tender #. Official documents may be downloaded from the BIDDINGO.COM website or picked up from the Public Works office, Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Open for Business VENDOR INFORMATION SESSION A Vendor Information Session will be held Wednesday, February 21st at 7 pm in Council Chambers. For more information, see our website at

News & Public Notices 2018 DOG TAGS - DEADLINE TO PURCHASE Year 2018 Dog Tags are available at $15.00 each until February 28, 2018 after that date the fee increases to $30.00. Kennel Licenses must be purchased at the Municipal Office (4432 George St) at a cost of $125.00 until February 28, after which the fee will increase to $150.00 per license. See our website for other locations to purchase dog tags.

HAVE A QUESTION? Call 613-376-3027 Communal Garbage Bins................................. X4330 Entrance/Special Move Permits........................ X4331 Facility, Fields & Parks maintenance................ X4330 Household Hazardous Waste............................ X4330 Parks & Recreation........................................... X2231 Private Lane Upgrading................................... X4331 Road Conditions, Sidewalks & Bridges............. X4331 Road Signs....................................................... X4331 Solid Waste, Recycling & Diversion.................. X4330 Street Lights.................................................... X4330 Township Construction Projects....................... X4331 Waste Site Hours & Fees................................... X4330 Winter Road Maintenance . ............................. X4331

Building Permits/Inspections........................... X2226 By-law Enforcement........................................ X2229 Cemeteries....................................................... X2255 Council............................................................. X2222 Elections.......................................................... X2222 Fire Services..................................................... X2234 Frontenac Community Arena.............. 613-374-2177 Hall Rentals..................................................... X2229 Planning & Development................................. X2224 Taxation, Accounts Payable.............................. X2200 Water Plant Billing (Sydenham area)............... X2200

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Frontenac Heritage Festival Centre. But the Arden area has historically been the busiest area on the Saturday and this year is no exception with the Empty Bowls lunch with proceeds going to the food bank, the annual fur-traders camp reenactment, indoor displays from the

Wade Leonard’s Above and Beyond drone program at GREC produced this aerial image from the broomball tournament. Photo/submitted

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Day with skating, hockey, ring-toss, snow down), Mike Procter, who’s busy with difshoeing, ice fishing, campfire and hot food ferent events three of the four days, said and drinks. they’re always looking for volunteers On Sunday, the focus shifts back to (they’re good for this year), especially Sharbot Lake for the annual Polar Bear when it comes to planning next year’s Plunge followed by live music and chili at event. the Legion. At 6 p.m., the winners of the “All it would take is a 10-15 hour comphoto contest will be announced at Oso mitment, all indoors if you want,” Procter Hall followed by a family movie. said. “We will train you.” On Monday, there will be games and You can call Procter at 613-279-2572. activities at the ball field in Sharbot Lake (And you can look for Procter at his and demonstrations of logging skills at “jockularity and prestidigitation” at the talGlen Matson’s farm in Arden. ent show, the fur traders camp on SaturAlthough there’s no official ‘chair’ of the day and with the Frontenac Blades tomacars will spill out onto the road. There is festival committee for this year (founder/ hawk/knife throwers at Matson’s Farm. enough space and there are enough activ- showrunner Janet Gutowski has stepped ities to handle the crowd, and volunteers are on hand to make the most of the day. Family Fun Day is sponsored by South Frontenac Township and the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. All of the activities, and food and drinks are free. Heating & Air Conditioning

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Frontenac News No.18 Vol.6 - Feb 15/18