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Photo by Alice Madigan Why, Canada Day, of course. Pictured above (L to R) Duct Tape Boat Races in Sharbot Lake; Potato Sack races in Denbigh Pictured below (L to R) Waiting for the Sydenham parade; Celebrating family style in Harrowsmith

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hanks to so many dedicated community volunteers and a picture perfect day that was neither too hot nor too cold, this year’s Canada Day celebrations in North, Central and South Frontenac attracted revelers from far and wide for a fun-filled day of activities for the whole family. The numerous parades and events in Harrowsmith, Sydenham, Sharbot Lake, Plevna and

Snow Road kept revelers active throughout the day and the area’s gorgeous beaches and shady, treed parks kept them refreshed. Local stages hosted a number of talented musicians from in and around the community while countless volunteers kept the kiddies entertained with exciting events that included a plethora of land and waterfront activities to choose from. Of course the grand finale and

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Reading the silence on the Ompah ambulance post/fire hall front by Jeff Green ack in the fall of 2010, North Frontenac Council thought it would cost about $80 per square foot to build a fire hall/ambulance post in Ompah. Frontenac County staff disagreed. By hiring project management, and building to LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) standards, a policy that has been adopted by Frontenac County as part of its sustainability initiative, they put the price at $200 per square foot once all the costs were in. It took a year to sort the whole thing out, but in the end it is fair to say that the county’s view prevailed. With Frontenac County having committed $300,000 for a 1,500 square foot space, and North Frontenac committing up to $550,000 for a 2,750 square foot fire hall, the project got underway last November. The price came in at $1.14 million, $257 per square foot for a building that is meant to house an ambulance and some fire equipment, and provide a basic resting spot for two paramedics for up to 10 hours a day, and a meeting room for the periodic use of firefighters. Effectively it is a building with two garages and some basic amenities, but that is what the preferred bid has come in at. In response to that pricing, there has been a resounding silence from both Frontenac County and North Frontenac. Both councils received a report that outlines the costs, including proposals about how to mitigate some of the costs by cutting out $115,000 in LEED-related costs and making the building smaller. The impact would be to cut the cost for the North Frontenac share of the project from $734,000 to just over $600,000. But when it came time to send a request to Frontenac County Council to cut out the LEED costs and make the project more affordable, the votes were simply not there on North Frontenac Council. Four members of the seven-member council are simply not willing to spend any more than $550,000 on the project, and there is no scenario on the table now that can bring the cost back to $550,000. It’s as simple as that. The official reason why nothing has happened since this



stark reality was revealed in early June is that an environmental assessment is still pending. But that assessment, which was seen as a hurdle that had to be overcome quickly before the costing for the project was revealed, has now become nothing more than a convenient excuse to delay the inevitable final decision to kill the project that North Frontenac Council will be facing. When North Frontenac Council decided not to even ask Frontenac County Council to provide some relief, they lost their best opportunity to rid themselves of the political responsibility for killing the project. They did not do so out of fear of county council; they did so out of fear that their pleas would be heard and they would have to spend $50,000 more on the project. What that vote demonstrated was that the current North Frontenac Council is not really behind this project, which was initially championed by the previous council. In the first place, the Ompah location was the second choice of the previous Frontenac county council for a northern ambulance base, and it has less than fulsome support on the current county council, so to say the project is on shaky ground with this current pricing would be more than understating the reality. What next? For the paramedic service, the likeliest scenario will be

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Letters to the editor North Frontenac celebrations a huge success CF resident not allowed to speak at council ccolades must go to Amber Lemke, co- ers were the order of the day. As the day proAordinator of North Frontenac's festivities gressed there was Bingo, adult games and a meeting SINCE 1970

for Canada Day. Also to the many volunteers from the various communities who donated their time. This celebration could not fail. To kick off the day, a breakfast was hosted by the Snow Road Snowmobile Club. Food was plentiful and very well prepared. The ClarMill Hall, Plevna, was a beehive of activities. From face painting to minnow races along with other games, the children enjoyed them all and participated eagerly. Inside the Clar-Mill Hall were vendor tables displaying many lovely items for purchase such as: beautiful jewelry, nature photographs of butterflies and dragonflies, artists' paintings, skin care products and homemade articles. The "dunk-tank" was very popular with the younger children as they tested their throwing abilities, which resulted in a very "good sport" councilor being "dunked" many times. Simultaneously, a lumberjack competition was held for women and men. The noon BBQ was very popular, managed by the Clar-Mill volunteers. Hot dogs and hamburg-

scavenger hunt. A cold plate dinner was prepared by the Ompah Community Centre Committee. Ham and turkey, various salads, vegetable platters and delicious homemade desserts were abundant and well received. To top this day in the "eating" category, a scrumptious Strawberry Social was provided by the F.L.A.G.S. of Snow Road. As dusk started to fall, it was time for the North Frontenac firefighters to start their wonderful and cleverly arranged fireworks. People gathered at the Ompah gravel pit to watch and children were given free popcorn and sparklers. Judging by the Oohs and Ahs from the spectators, one could tell it was a great success. In closing, this community is very fortunate to have such dedicated people who give their time and expertise. This day will be remembered by everyone for a long time. We are proud Canadians. Jen Robertson

Mississippi Fire - from page 2

“In the past we used to jump into boats and go to fires, but there was always a risk of damage or injury to the firefighter, and we don’t do that any more. In this case we got out our maps, made a plan, and waited for our boats to arrive, and then we made four trips to the scene to get all of our equipment in place. I know some people were upset, and they let us know that at the time, but they don’t understand the way we operate. This is how we do it now, and if the same kind of incident took place tomorrow we would do it the same way,” Riddell said. He estimates that the crews waited 25 to 30 minutes for the boats to arrive Riddell added that once the North Frontenac crews determined that the fire was taking place on MNR land they turned over the responsibility to MNR firefighters when they arrived on the scene. The MNR crews remained on the scene until the next morning, putting out hot spots and watching for pop up fires because the region is very dry.

and buckets. Hats off to you all. Glad to have been a part of saving those two young campers. - Brenda Repaye Editor's note – The News contacted North Frontenac Township Fire Chief Steve Riddell after receiving this letter. He said that North Frontenac firefighters did indeed respond to a call at that location on July 2, and in line with the protocol of the fire department, they did not accept a ride to the fire in public boats, but waited instead for their own boats to arrive from Ompah and Plevna.

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peaking on behalf of the Sisters of the Drum, we congratulate the Northern Frontenac Community Services for another year of superb programs, including the Aboriginal Program with dedicated instructors such as Marcie Asselstine.  It is no surprise to us that the person who would stand up and say so would be Pam Giroux.  She has spear-headed many of the projects undertaken by the Sisters of the Drum in recent years, including the fund raiser for the school at Attawapiskat. Pam is a tireless advocate for children everywhere, regardless of their color or ancestry, and the Sisters are proud to call her one of our own. Judi Montgomery    

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The last paragraph in the letter read as follows ‘No new information is coming forward to council so under By-Law 2011-08 section 9.4 we have decided to not accept you as a delegation’. How could they have determined that I was not bringing in any new information? And if nothing reasonable is done concerning a complaint which puts the public at risk, why can't I readdress council? After our discussion, I was handed the letter. Okay, so I won't speak at your meeting, but I will speak at mine. I will invite all residents to speak openly. It is called ‘freedom of speech’ and ‘democracy’. Meetings wil take place at 7:00 pm at the Oso Hall on July 17, 31t, adn Agust 7 and 21.

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rior to the July 5 meeting, Council hosted an open house and tour of the freshly renovated township hall and office spaces. With the exception of Public Works (at Keeley Road), all the township services are now located together in Sydenham. Mayor Davison complimented staff, particularly CEO Orr, for their hard work and patience during renovations. Council chambers have been rearranged with Council sitting at a horseshoe table, thus providing considerably more space for delegations, spectators,etc. Council members have elegant new chairs, but the spectators’ gallery is back to using the familiar orange plastic: we’re going to miss those comfy library chairs! Severance/Parkland Fee Policy Needed Darlene Clement of Storrington District came to Council on behalf of her father, who owns and wishes to sever two adjoin-

ing farm which have been merged, although the properties still have separate roll numbers and tax bills. At issue is the township’s requirement of a fee of “up to 5% of the value of the severed property, in lieu of parkland.” Ms Clement’s argument is that the fee, which could be substantial, is unfair because two old farms are simply being separated again. While not common, this is a situation that occurs from time to time. After discussion, Council asked staff to draft a parkland fee policy for properties which have merged through common ownership, and are being re-severed.

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· Editor’s note: In last week’s paper we accidentally omitted the Parham-Tichborne column. Our apologies to Christine and Colleen for the mistake. · Hope everyone had a great Canada Day! Former Parham resident, Steven Goodberry, entertained the crowd with his version of Elvis with help from his wife and son. It is so nice to see those that have left the area come back and remember their roots! Congratulations to District #4 Hinchinbrooke Fire Department for winning the duct tape boat race!! The fireworks were great - thanks to everyone for making this annual event happen! · The Parham Happy Travellers #698 celebrated their 40th anniversary on June 20 with over 62 people attending. Special guests invited included the president of Zone 36. Guy Cook & friends, a band from Sharbot Lake, entertained the appreciative group of seniors at the Free Methodist Church. · Festivities for the 120th anniversary of Mayflower Lodge #297 were a pleasure to witness. The musicians harmonized and sang beautifully together. The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ontario, Wayne Gertz from Oshawa, attended and presented certificates as well as did Mayor Janet Gutowski. Also on hand were June Carruthers, past president and treasurer emeritus of the Rebekah Assembly of Ontario, and Mary Cronk, the only surviving sister installed on the first night of Ivy Leaf Rebekah Lodge #335's institution 65 years ago April 7. The toe tapping music was enjoyed by all as well as a BBQ with strawberries, cake and ice cream. The public was invited to the lodge hall to view memorabilia and pictures from the lodge's institution. This organization does so much good in the community as well as surrounding areas and Camp Trillium. · Our grandson Lucas Steele's ball hockey tournament held the weekend of June 23 was an exciting way to wind down the season. Congratulations to the players & coaches. · Thoughts and prayers to Art Goodfellow, Kim Harper and Art Clow. Thinking of you to Della Dunham, Dave Whan and Anna Vinkle. · Congratulations to Marcus & Kayla (Harper) Banks on the birth of their son, Marcus Harper Banks born June 24. · Congratulations also to Jacob Neadow and Leah Mallette on the birth of their baby girl Aubree Rachel! · Swimming lessons have begun. Long Lake and Clear Lake began on July 3 and Sharbot Lake and Eagle Lake will


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begin on July 23. · The graduating class at Hinchinbrooke Public School returned safely from their trip to Montreal. Glad to have everyone at home with many stories to share and a wonderful experience to remember! Thanks Ms. Schall for organizing this trip. · Central Frontenac Minor Softball Associations Fundraising Committee held a 3-pitch tournament on June 22 & 23 at Parham. A great time was had by all. Thanks to the 1st place team - Kurtis Jackson and 2nd place, Jamie Hickey's teams, who graciously donated their winnings back to the association. As well, thanks to 3rd place team Elbow Lake - Son of Pitches! Thank you to the organizers, the team participants and spectators who came out to support minor ball and to the big winners....our KIDS! · Happy Birthday to Gilbert Putnam, Lisa Ferguson, Susan Peters, Kalib Neadow, Nicole Tibble, Shawn Godfrey, Jean Smith, Norm McIntosh, Christine Teal, Leslie Cronk, Phil Tibble, Graeme Gemmill, Lesley Pickard and Levi Teal. · On June 27, Mary Howes & Charlotte Brown attended the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards at the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston where Charlotte received her 15-year pin for volunteer service to the Canadian Cancer Society Central Frontenac Unit. Charlotte also received Queen Elizabeth’s 2nd Diamond Jubilee Award Pin. Great work Charlotte! · Verona Jamboree is on this week July 5, 6, 7, with something for everyone, be it rides, games, bingo or those famous burgers with onions on top!!! · Congratulations to Debbie Jones on her retirement from Hinchinbrooke Public School. Debbie was treated to a skit from her class and received a number of practical items that she will need while she is principal at a school in Kuwait. · The baseball field is looking better with the grass being cut on a regular basis. Now if we could only get people to recycle in the right cans and throw their trash in the cans, not beside them!! · Happy Anniversary to Lisa & Stirling Hamilton, Jim & Jen Steele, Rick & Paula Corkum, Rick & Donna Fox, Dale & Chris Bertrim, and Paul & Cindy Lowery.


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What an exciting month it is going to be! Music, fishing, midway, games, bingo. Start this month at the Verona Lion's Club Jamboree. The Jamboree will be here starting today, Thursday to Saturday, July 5, 6 and 7. There will be games of chance, great Bingo prizes, famous Jamboree Burgers and fries along with a fantastic midway. Canteen opens at 6pm; other activities start at 6:30 pm. Verona Lions Centre. · The Verona Family Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, July 7 from 10 am to 2 pm at Verona [Rock] Lake. Prizes for all kids under 16 who catch a fish. Free BBQ with hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, juice and water. Bring your boat or fish from the dock. For this event, Canadian residents do not require a fishing license. Please pre-register with Linda Bates at 613-374-1307 to reserve your spot! This is a free event brought to you by Frontenac Stewartship Council and the Verona Community Association. The Verona Cattail Express will also be on hand for free rides for the kiddies. · Verona's free "Music in the Park" summer concert will be held Sunday, July 15. Enjoy the music of the Campfire Boys, an acoustic duet from Eastern Ontario who have a lot of fun playing and singing just what their moniker implies - camp-

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july 5, 2012 fire songs! Jeff Callery and John Wilberforce (the son-in-law of Verona's own resident movie star, Dick Miller) bring lots of laughs and entertainment to the stage. The duo has been playing music together for almost two decades. They are both singers and songwriters. Bring your lawn chairs and prepare for a great afternoon of entertainment. Refreshments available. McMullen Beach, 2 pm to 4 pm. · This year, the musical entertainment for the Verona Cattail Festival will be spectacular. The two Saturday headliners are guaranteed to bring the audience dancing to their feet. That 60s Show is an exciting new musical production that salutes the most influential decade of our time... the 1960s. The band will blow you away with cutting edge production, multi media, sound and lights, and all the biggest hits that defined an era. The next headliner is the tribute band The Best of Elton John and Billy Joel with Face 2 Face. The Sunday headliners bring two incredible singing talents to the stage. Miss Emily will be singing soul/rock. Back by popular demand is Ila Vann, singing the Blues. Ila had a hit record, which hit # 1 in the UK. She is a solo performer who also provided distinct harmonies with Frank Sinatra, Kenny Rogers, Louis Armstrong to name a few. Kudos to the entertainment team headed up by Tom Revell and Ross Clow for another great line up. For a complete list of all the entertainment (which includes some phenomenal local talent), log onto the website · This news from Bell Rock resident Judy Reynolds - hubby Wayne is recovering nicely from his triple by-pass and is looking forward to a visit from son Dan and grandson Jonah (who are flying in from Japan).

ARDEN Joan Moore 613-335-2015 · On Tuesday, July 10, St. Lawrence Employment Services will be visiting the Arden Library from 2-4 pm to offer drop-in employment service. Please see the ad on page 11 for more information. · A Country Music Jamboree is planned for July 15, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kennebec hall. Numerous artists will be playing, including Mitch Barker, Lorne Buck, Albert & Patti, Lindsay Couch, the Old Habits, Chase Matson, Derek Cameron and others. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door, available at the Legion or from Malcolm Sampson. · On July 21 there will be a Chicken BBQ & Dance featuring the O’Donnell Family country music band “Bordertown”. The BBQ starts at 5pm and music at 6:30pm. Dinner & Dance, advance tickets are $18; $20 at door. Dinner only $12; Dance only $10. Tickets available at the Legion or from Malcolm.

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THE FRONTENAC NEWS · Arden Legion roof shares - so far we have commitments for 70 shares and we still have 10 more to sell. Call Malcolm at 613335-3663 to reserve yours. · The Sharbot Lake & District Lions will be holding a pancake breakfast at Oso Hall on Sat. July 14, 8-11am, $7.

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11, the North Frontenac Essential Services Fair will be held at the Barrie Hall in Cloyne from 11am to 3pm. Bring the whole family; there will be free candy floss, popcorn and souvenirs for the children, plus displays by the OPP, Frontenac Paramedic Service, North Frontenac Fire Service, Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Public Health, and Neighbourhood Watch. Don't miss this opportunity to find out more about the essential services in our community and to also let the children know what they should do and whom they should call if they find themselves in an emergency situation. · There will be a free movie this Friday July 6, 7pm, at the Cloyne United Church. The movie is "Joyful Noise"

MABERLYBOLINGBROKE Karen Prytula 613-325-1354 · The Annual Pie in the Sky event is this Sat. July 7 at the Maberly fairgrounds, 8 am to 1pm. There will also be a Country Market, where fresh baking, plants, and vegetables will be for sale. Antiques, and rummage sale collectibles can also be bought. Fred Barrett of Maberly Pines, and of the Royal Astronomical Society, will be bringing out his huge telescope, so we can all take a peek at outer space. Bob Hillier, another astronomer, will also be on hand to answer your questions. Proceeds of Pie in the Sky will go towards the Maberly Fair. Phone: Anne at 613-273-5069 to donate pies, or Kathy at 613-268-2423 for market vendor space ($10). Hosted by the Maberly Agricultural Society. · Thefts are taking place on Little Silver Lake. Thieves may be approaching cottages by boat. Articles have gone missing from people’s docks. Please, lock away your valuables, be it gas cans, outboard motors, or bicycles. Giving thieves nothing to steal will deter them - once they realize there is nothing to take they will move on. Call the police if you suspect a crime has occurred: 1-888310-1122. For a crime in progress dial 9-1-1. · Summer Fun at Foley Mountain: sev-

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Students should submit a drawing, painting, story, essay or other form of written work with an environmental theme to: Festival Contest, PO Box 99, Verona, ON, K0H 2W0. Entries must be received by July 25th, 2012 and be accompanied by a Parental Permission Form. Contest winners will be announced at the Verona Cattail Festival. Visit for full contest rules


eral day camps and educational programs are coming up at Foley Mountain Conservation Area: Tues. July 10 – “Where the Wild Things Are”, a full day program, 9 am - 4 pm; $35 per child and $30 for an additional family member. Thurs. July 12 “Beaver Bonanza”, 10-11:30am; free program ($6 conservation area vehicle admission applies). Mon - Fri, July 23 – 27, “Nature Adventurers Day Camp”, a week-long day camp for children aged 6 to 12. Pre-registration required; $175 per child or $150 for additional family member. Contact Rebecca at 613-273-3255; · The Fish Fry Dinner at the ABC Hall will be held on July 21. More details to come. · Canada celebrated its 145th birthday on Sunday. CBC asked people from across Canada to call in and say what Canada means to them. The three most common thoughts that came to the minds of Canadians were (in no particular order): 1) You can be anywhere in Canada and still feel you are at home; 2) All the soldiers who fought for Canada and are buried anywhere except for the country they fought for; 3) Canada’s native peoples. Thought you might be proud to know that. · There are no CPHC Seniors’ Exercise classes at the ABC Hall for the summer months. They will resume again in Sept. · There is now a new Hatha Yoga class (which is a gentle yoga class suitable for beginners) at the ABC Hall every Tues. from 9 to 10:30 a.m. from June 26 to Aug. 14. For further information contact Tanya Deacove, the instructor at 613 273-5693.


Alice Madigan 613-333-9542 · There was a lot of fun, good food and great musical entertainment at the Denbigh Canada Day celebrations! Once again the day was ended with a fabulous fireworks display. The Recreation Committee would like to thank everyone for their contributions to the fireworks. (see Alice’s photo on pg.1) · I had the pleasure of attending the diner’s club on Monday in Denbigh. The dinner was delicious and the conversation with my neighbours “priceless”. If you’re looking for a delicious meal and some heart-warming conversation; the Denbigh diner’s club is

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Katie Ohlke 613-479-2797 · Congratulations to Dan & Jaime Boyarski who got married in Kingston on Thursday! Proud Plevna parents include the Leesons and the Whans. · On Thursday, July 12, St. Lawrence Employment Services will be visiting the ClarMill Fire Hall from 2-4 pm to offer drop-in employment service. See the ad on page 11 for more information. · Plevna Joke of the Week: Marlene "What colour socks do bears wear?" Alan "They don't wear socks, they have bear feet!"

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· If anybody was bored this weekend it was their own fault. On Saturday the breakfast at Snow Road Snowmobile Club brought in 125 hungry souls, and there was an excellent crowd for the Strawberry Social at the community center. · On Sunday at the beach in Sharbot Lake there was a full day’s entertainment. My sister and I took in many of the performances, and I waited for all day for “Elvis and Friends”. I also got a lovely red scarf with Elvis’s name printed on it – the real “Elvis Presley”. I went home a happy girl. We were there for 8 hours and there was still more to see. Thanks, everyone, for all the hard work. You did a remarkable job. · Get well wishes to Jessie Hamill. · Ross would like to thank all the volun-

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Anita Alton 613-376-6333 · Sydenham Holiness Church is hosting a gospel concert on Friday July 6 at 7pm. This event will see performances by Vessels of Honour along with Eagle Band Ministries. · There will also be a Holiness Camp from Monday July 9 until the 13th for kids aged 4-12. This camp will run from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. There is Bible Study daily at 10:30 along with Youth Ministry for teens from 2:00 - 4:00. Contact Rev Vernon Scott for more info at 613-335-3772. · Book your foursome now for the first annual AV32 Memorial Golf Tournament (in Memory of Anthony VanderHolst) This will be held at Rivendell on August 4 and cost is $80/golfer. Anthony was a respected firefighter and dedicated father and this tournament is filling up quickly. To book a spot or to sponsor this event please contact wayne@ · Saturday July 28 join the Battersea Loughborough Lake Association and SFCS as they host the Friends & Family Flotilla Poker Run. Bring any boat you have - kayak, canoe, motorboat and take place in this fundraiser in memory of Chantelle & Haley Lake. visit · Saturday night - July 28 - head out to Loughborugh Lake Campground (Sydenham

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SFCSC News – What’s going on at Southern Frontenac Community Services • Family & Friends Flotilla Poker Run - The Battersea Loughborough Lake Association Inc. and SFCSC present a fun day on the lake, Saturday, July 28. Registration is between 12 noon and 1:30pm at The Guide Site – O’Neil’s Point. There will be prizes, a silent auction, refreshments, face painting and games at Creekside Bar & Grill. Registration is $20 per person or $50 in pledges. Kids under age 16 are free. All proceeds will benefit SFCSC’s Family Services, in memory of Chantelle & Haley Lake. We will need a few volunteers to assist us with a number of easy, but fun tasks. For more information please contact Nona Mariotti: president@ or Kathryn O’Hara at SFCSC: 613-376-6477 or 1-800-763-9610. • 50+ Family & Friends Tournament SFCSC’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament was a huge success, thanks to the dedication and hard work of our Co-Chairs, Dave Linton and Junior Hartwick. SFCSC would also like to Rd just before MA Barr) to see Ambush as they perform to raise money for minor hockey. You just might see some local hockey greats there that night....! · Sydenham put on a fabulous Canada Day at The Point - finishing up with an amazing fireworks show. A huge thank you to all of those that make a big event like this happen. · Sydenham is pleased to see the opening of yet another new business - Sydenham Pet & Feed Supply Store on Mill St. An incredible amount of work went into restoring this building and it is now a very beautiful store front. Stop in when you can.


NOTICE OF PASSING OF ZONING BY-LAW 0373/2012 TAKE NOTICE the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Addington Highlands passed By-law No. 0373/2012 on the 3rd day of July, 2012, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as Amended. AND TAKE NOTICE THAT: i. Only individuals, corporations, and public bodies may appeal a Zoning By-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. A Notice of Appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a Notice of Appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or group on its behalf. ii. No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. AN EXPLANATION of the purpose and effect of the By-law, and a KEY MAP describing the lands to which the By-law applies are attached. DATED at the Township of Addington Highlands this 3rd day of July, 2012 Jack Pauhl, Clerk NOTE: The last day for filing objection will be July 25, 2012. The objection must be received by this date in order to be valid. Any appeal submitted to the Township of Addington Highlands for referral to the Ontario Municipal Board must be filed with the Clerk and include: 1) The objection to the By-law and the reasons in support of the objection. 2) The name and address of the appellant. 3) The fee payment required by the Ontario Municipal Board in the amount of $125.00 payable to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario. EXPLANATORY NOTE TO BY-LAW NUMBER 0373/2012 PURPOSE OF THE BY-LAW: An application was received from Fritz and Ursula Nussberger to rezone a parcel of land located in Part of Lot 29, Concession 7 (Village of Northbrook), in the geographic Township of Kaladar, Township of Addington Highlands. The subject land is more specifically described as Part 2 on Reference Plan No. 29R-5853. The application applies to an approximately 1.19 hectare (2.94 acres) parcel of land and has frontage on Highway No.41 and Addington Road 2. The subject land is designated Rural in the Official Plan and is zoned Hamlet Residential (HR). The purpose of the zoning application is to place lands in a Community Facility (CF) Zone to permit an ambulance station, accessory single unit dwelling or accessory dwelling unit, park, and uses, buildings and structures accessory to any of the permitted uses in accordance with the General Provisions of this By-law. EFFECT OF THE BY-LAW REQUEST: The effect of the by-law would be to rezone the subject lands from a Hamlet Residential (HR) Zone to a Community Facility (CF) Zone to permit the construction of an ambulance station. LOCATION OF PROPERTY: The property is in Part of Lot 29, Concession 7, in the geographic Township of Kaladar, Township of Addington Highlands. The subject land is more specifically described as Part 2 on Reference Plan No. 29R-5853.

thank all of our sponsors, golfers, volunteers and Rivendell Golf Club for helping us raise close to $8,000 in support of our Long Term Care Services. • The Rural Women’s Group is held at the end of every month, and it is a chance for women to gather in a friendly, social setting. Women can drop in and meet new women from the rural community to have fun, socialize and participate in various activities and discussions. For July, we plan to do a potted plant activity with light refreshments. In August we will have a guest speaker, a women’s counselor from K3C, who will dis-

cuss women’s issues/interests. This group runs the last Wednesday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Transportation is available with notice. For questions please contact Elizabeth Peterson, Family Services Intake Assistant, (613)376-6477. • Walking Group: A walking group will start up for the summer at Country Pines Apartments (at the front entrance) for those wishing to stay active. This event will take place every Monday at 9am during July & August, starting July 9, weather permitting. Contact Danielle Penner: 613-376-6477 or 1-800-763-9610.

Portland District & Area Heritage Society T by Ken Brown

he society has been quietly busy this spring preparing for the Annual General Meeting, which was held on June 20 and was attended by 18 members and guest, South Frontenac Township CAO Wayne Orr. The important item on the agenda was whether or not the society would enter negotiations with the Township for use of the Old Limestone School in Hartington. The building would be used as a meeting area, assembling the collection of heritage items scattered around the district and building a paper archives. The project was discussed and handily passed in favour of obtaining the building. It will be raised at the July 3rd South Frontenac Township council meeting for vote. Hopefully the motion will be accepted in the Heritage Society’s favour. Our thanks goes out to Wayne Orr for his efforts in keeping the society on a straight and narrow road towards achieving its goals. The Heritage Society’s Volunteer Award for the past year was deservedly earned by a surprised Barbara Stewart. The award

was presented by last year’s recipient, Val Ruttan. On June 23 the society held its Old Tyme Strawberry Social at the Verona Lions Hall and although numbers were down over prior years it was still considered a success. It is hard work hosting such an event but it is also fun and gratifying when it is over. Thank you to all who donated time and effort and thank you to all those who supported the event.

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Sharbot Lake Community Improvement Plan You are invited to a workshop to discuss the draft Sharbot Lake Community Improvement Plan

Thursday July 12th, 2012, 6:30PM to 8:00PM Soldiers Memorial Hall, 1107 Garrett Street, Sharbot Lake The County of Frontenac and the Township of Central Frontenac are working together to develop a Community Improvement Plan for Sharbot Lake. This workshop will look at the draft Community Improvement Plan, including the goals and objectives, proposed incentive programs for residents and business owners, and suggested priority municipal projects. Input into this draft will help shape the final plan to be reviewed by Township Council later this summer. For more information please contact: Peter Young County of Frontenac 613-548-9400 ext. 359

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End of year art show at LOLPS S

by Julie Druker tudents and members of the community had a chance to view the fine works of aspiring young artists recently in Mountain Grove. Twenty young painters from the Lake O' Lakes Art Club invited the school and community to a show of their finished art works in the school library on June 27. The show, which included live music by members of the school's Ukulele Orchestra, showcased works created by members of the school's art club, which began in May thanks to grant from the Limestone Learning foundation. LOLPS grade 7/8 teacher Lee Hull, a trained and talented painter in his own right, taught the classes and he was overwhelmed by the diversity of styles that were produced by the club's members, who over the course of eight classes created still lifes from a tableau of objects that included bouquets of flowers, animal skulls, balls, sports equipment, and stuffed animals. The students were instructed to choose a portion of the display to paint and were given the freedom to include the objects that excited them most. Hull spoke of the challenge of trying to teach the students while at the same time allowing them to express their own individual styles and tastes. “While showing them how to proceed with the painting process, when it came time to create their own compositions I

let them do their own thing and helped them to accomplish what they each individually were after.� The results of the finished works are astounding in their diverse approaches to composition, colour and painting techniques. “The styles they came up with were amazingly diverse ranging from hyper-realistic, to abstract, to expressionistic. Some of the works created were reminiscent of Joan Miro and Egon Schiele, which was really amazing because the students came up with those styles themselves, having never seen works by those particular artists before.� Hull felt that that club was an overwhelming success, with the painters and their parents being very pleased with the works created. This was Hull's first time instructing students in painting and he said it was a also learning experience for him. “I was amazed that with just a bit of instruction, the students seem to be able to take it and run with it and create something very individual that I would have never expected or dreamed of. For example, I showed them how to apply both thin and thick applications but they started experimenting and ended up finding their own methods of working. For example, one student really liked the effect that she had created on her palette and she went with that approach.�

Hull said he plans to continue the club next year and will increase the amount of time that the students have to paint. Judging

by the pride demonstrated by the students who had their work on display at the show, no doubt the club will again fill up fast.

Sharbot Lake Hope Swim By Mike Procter heresa, Becki, and Katie Procter, sisters who were born and raised in Sharbot Lake are asking for your support in their efforts to make cancer history. The Canadian Cancer Society has again given their approval for a swim event to help raise money to fight cancer. On Saturday, July 28 at 2 pm, the sisters will enter the water at the Sharbot Lake Provincial Park docks and make the 3 km swim to the township beach. The three INSIGHT DESIGNS expect to complete the distance in about one and a half hours. Last year’s swim was in doubt as Katie had just given birth to her daughter, Abagail, only 3 weeks before the swim date. But Katie did the swim with no problems and Abby was waiting on the beach to greet her. While insurance issues will not allow others to join in the swim, everyone is


invited to come to the Sharbot Lake beach on July 28 at 3pm to cheer on the girls as they emerge from the water. Since elementary school, Theresa, Becki and Katie have been involved in various community and fundraising events, including Relay for Life, United Way, children’s charities, Heart and Stroke, and since moving from the area to attend school, they regularly volunteer in numerous ways in their newly adopted communities. Theresa is a graduate student in Guelph, Becki has finished a postgraduate program and is now working in Mississauga and Katie is working as a nurse in Toronto. To pledge on line go to (note: no “www�) or you can donate locally at Northern Frontenac Community Services or Sharbot Lake Pharmacy.


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ith funding from District 20 Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO), the Central Frontenac Railway Heritage Society (CFRHS) was recently able have a face cut-out display built so that young visitors to the Railway Heritage Park in Sharbot Lake can enjoy having their pictures taken on the Kick and Push Express. Each year, District 20 RTO provides funds to organizations doing community work under Its Project Service to Others initiative. The CFRHS was awarded $1000 to be put towards the society's efforts to promote and

preserve the area's railway history. In order to make the displays at the Railway Heritage Park more appealing to children (and the young at heart), the CFRHS commissioned Rodger MacMunn and Donna Larocque to design and paint the Kick and Push Express so visitors can be part of a novel photo op. As the accompanying picture shows, MacMunn and Larocque did an impressive job. Past President of District 20 RTO, Nina Jenkins, was on hand for the occasion. The CF Railway Heritage Society wishes to thank the RTO for its generous support.

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arents of Sharbot Lakebased teams in the Central Frontenac Softball Association are embarrassed when travelling teams come to their field because of the lack of facilities. There is no running water and no canteen. The only facility of any description are two lonely outhouses sitting out next to the right field corner. “Teams travel here from as far away as Gananoque, and when they get here they want to wash up, to use the bathroom, and we have nothing for them,” said Midget coach Marcie Asselstine. “All we can do is send them up to the highway to the Petrocan. They don’t want to come, and it’s not good for our team, knowing that wherever we go there are flush toilets, food available, etc.” The outhouses that are on site have recently been painted and cleaned, said Asselstine, so they are useable, “but nobody wants to use them,” she added. Karen McGregor, whose daughter plays on the Sharbot Lake team, echoed Marcie Asselstine’s comments. “We’ve worked to bring ball back to Sharbot Lake, but it is disheartening to have to be the only team that can’t really host a game, even though our field is fine.” The ball field is owned and managed by the Township of Central Frontenac, which also owns fields in Parham, Arden and Mountain Grove. The field has had a canteen in the past, but the building and equipment have been the subject of vandalism in the recent past, and is now boarded up. There are no plans for the township to put in flush toilets and a septic system on the site, which is adjacent to Sharbot Lake High School.

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by Julie Druker tudents at Harrowsmith Public School will be the recipients of a new playground and sports area thanks to the long-time efforts of the school's parent council. Since 2009 there have been plans in the works to transform the vast school yard behind the school into an improved play, sports and outdoor learning area for the students. The parents began the project in 2009 by asking students at the school what kind of vision they had for an improved outdoor facility. Though some of their suggestions, like an outdoor pool, a trampoline and others proved either too costly and / or too impractical, the council has since arrived at six specific objectives that will take place in four separate phases. The project is a partnership between the school's parent council and staff, the Limestone District School Board's Facility Services, the Township of South Frontenac, the Frontenac Soccer Association, and the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston. It is expected to be completed by 2015 and the total cost is estimated at $173,000, with funds being generated from donations from corporate sponsors, local area businesses and individuals, and with additional elbow grease being provided by numerous school and community volunteers. School principal, Mme Valerie Arsenault, said the organizers will also be looking into possible funding opportunities from various granting bodies. The six major objectives that have been established for the project will include a gravel track (which is close to being completed); the construction of various exercise stations and equipment around the track; the construction of an outdoor learning area that will include rock benches and a covered area; upgrading the existing baseball and soccer fields; planting new trees; and constructing new benches. After completing her first year as principal at the school, Arsenault said she is thrilled to see the project taking shape. “It's great to see a project like this one taking place, which involves so many partners since it incorporates so many of the current educational values of our parents, school staff and the community at large. The new yard will go a long way in facilitating and promoting healthy living, physical activity and outdoor learning,” she said. The over 300 students that attend the school will have a treat in store for them when they arrive at their desks come September. BUSINESS CARD SIZE

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▲ Why you can’t keep a secret in the garden: because the corn has ears and the beans talk! The Sharbot Lake Farmers Marketeers in the Canada Day parade

Addington Highlands Council by Jeff Green taff Sgt. Greg McClellan of the Napanee detachment and Sgt. Bernie Leblanc of the Kaladar detachment paid a visit to Addington Highlands Council on July 3. The visit is the first in some time from the OPP, and Staff Sgt. McClelland said that the OPP intends to bring quarterly updates to council in the future. McClelland also brought information about what the OPP call the Mobilization and Engagement Model of Community Policing that the OPP is implementing province-wide. The model is based on the identification of different types of communities as far as policing is concerned, ranging from what are called red zones, where incidents of various kinds are prevalent, to green zones, where there are few incidents. The goal of the model is for police to work with community partners, from schools to social services to municipalities, to identify and deal with the root causes of crime in red zone areas to slowly change them to yellow, blue and eventually green zones. In green areas, such as Addington Highlands, Stone Mills, and North Frontenac, the model focuses on identifying situational crimes that occur, such as seasonal break and enters or traffic issues on summer weekends, and finding solutions to those issues through allocation of resources and community engagement. The model will be introduced to the local community at a public forum for residents



▲ Madison, Laverne, Kennedy, Addy, Carson and Ainsley enjoying Canada Day in Harrowsmith Some of the babies of Harrowsmith ► ▼ Joshua Jeanbeau, 12, won the first race

and council members in Addington Highlands and North Frontenac in the early fall, McClelland said. Commercial/Institutional construction dominates In a region where residential construction tends to outstrip commercial construction by a wide margin, projects being undertaken by the Kaladar Shell, the Northbrook Petro Can, Hardy Inn and Flintshire farms have pushed up construction values for the first half of 2012. The largest portion of the $5,666,429 in construction permits in 2012 is for the pending rebuild of Pine Meadow Nursing Home. New home construction was actually down from the same period in 2011, which was $1.35 million (the 2012 total is $1.18 million) but the renovation total of $4.37 million as opposed to $375,000 last year has made all the difference. Permit fees are down in 2012 as compared to 2011, by almost $2,000, because of the permit holiday for commercial and institutional construction in the township.

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n Sunday July 8, the Denbigh Ambulance Service will be celebrating 30 years with an Anniversary Party starting at 11am at the Denbigh Heritage Park. There will be displays of the service’s memorabilia, cake, and a noon barbeque, followed by speeches at 1pm. Music in the Park will follow in the afternoon. Bring a lawn chair

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p for grabs was bragging rights on the Bruce Bischoff, Mark; CF District 3 Fire Stn: 1st Annual Duct Tape Cardboard boat Spencer Robinson, Jason Conboy, Ryan race and a $250 donation to the winning fire Conboy. District 4 firefighters were the windistrict’s association. St. Lawrence College ners. Employment Services employees and the Sharbot Lake Marina wanted to join in the challenge but were Real Estate Brokerage not eligible for the $250 doPO Box 285 nation. It was a wild race. Sharbot Lake, ON K0H 2P0 613279-2657 Racing from left to right are: Karen McGregor and Louise Dignum from St. Lawrence College Employment Broker of Record Services; CF District 4 Fire Stn (Red Boat) Suzie AlFax - (613) 279-2657 lison, Daly Chadwick, SkyEmail – ler Howes, Simon Gowdy; Sharbot Lake Marina Richard Struthers (Blue Boat);

n Sat. July 7 the Sydenham Lake As- sistance in finding financial support for the sociation will hold its Annual General development of a Lake Plan. In co-operation Meeting at Loughborough Public School in with Sydenham Lake stakeholders, the SLA Sydenham at 10:30am, followed by a mem- is in the initial stages of conducting a lake bers’ BBQ at The Point at noon. New mem- capacity study, which will assess the health bers are welcome. The guest speaker will of the lake and identify potential risks.The be Tom Beaubiah, a Biologist with the Cat- purpose and objectives of the association araqui Region Conservation Authority, who are community building, lake advocacy, enwill be speaking about the water quality and vironmental stewardship, and membership advocacy. Visit water levels of the lake. The association was re-established in 2011 by a steering committee of lake residents and held its first annual meeting last June. “We were overwhelmed by the attendance at our first meeting last year”, said Jeff Peck, SLA President. The association currently has just under 100 members, which represents over 40% of the residents who live and cottage on the lake. Over the Shawenegog past year the association has fostered a relationship with Sydenham Lake stakeholders. This includes South Frontenac Township, Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA), Source Water Protection and the Ministry of the Environment. Sharbot Lake The association is a major sponsor of the Canada Day Very charming 2-bedroom cottage with celebrations at The Point and easy access into 180’ of clean, glistening partners with the ‘Friends of waterfront. A lovely cottage package. the Point’ in their efforts to ~ 264,900 ~ revitalize The Point. The SLA applied and was selected by the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation for as-

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ith the help of one local church congregation, former Sydenham High School student and Tichborne resident, Sarah Stanton, will be embarking on a journey that will take her to distant shores. On June 30, members of the Sharbot Lake Pentecostal Church where Sarah has been a member for over 10 years, held a yard sale, with funds going to help pay for a trip she will be taking. Now a sociology student who just completed her second year at Bishops University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Sarah will be traveling first to Australia and will then proceed to Africa, likely to Uganda, where she will be doing outreach work in schools and churches and the community at large in both locations. The five-month program called "Youth With A Mission" is a global inter-denominational volunteer movement of Christians dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world by working in a wide range of locations and situations, with the aim of helping to change people's lives by assisting with hands on projects. The Sharbot Lake church's pastor, Mark Hudson, sug-

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gested that the church help Sarah fund the trip by holding a yard sale. Members of the congregation donated a wide range of household goods, clothing, toys, sports equipment and furniture, and the sale raised over $1300 to help pay for the trip. Sarah said that though she is a bit nervous about traveling so far from home, a recent Missions trip to Haiti during this year's March break has set her in good stead. On that trip she helped build an orphanage in the village of Leogane, Haiti with members of her school and it was there that she fell in love with that kind of outreach work. “That experience was very positive. I fell in love with the children, the people, and loved working and teaching there. I knew that I wanted to pursue more work of this kind”, she said when I spoke with her at the sale.” She was overwhelmed with the support she has received from the community and wishes to thank everyone who helped her in reaching her goals and making her dream come true. Photo at right, l-r: Lillian Clayton, Sharon Sproule, Pearl Olmstead and Sarah Stanton

SF Council - continued from page 3 Garden Party & strawberries in Arden O n June 30, Arden Artisans, potter Joanne Pickett, batik artist Sarah Hale and painter Judith Versavel held their Garden Party and Open Studio event, and the Kennebec and District Historical Society put on their first ever Strawberry Social. At left: members of the Kennebec and District Historical Society, Val Beechey, Bonnie Weese, Vera Steele and Judy Eardley serve up home-made strawberry shortcake at the Kennebec Hall

Don’t become one with nature – you are biodegradable By David Arama, Outdoors Survival Writer, Director WSC Survival School Inc./Marble Lake Lodge uring the week of June 10-15, I had the task of training Matt Robins and Andy Chima (outdoor enthusiasts from Michigan) in advanced wilderness survival. After an in-depth training workshop, we dropped them into a remote, secluded crown lands backcountry site with just a flint, tin can, and a knife! For five days and nights, they endured storms, relentless bugs, and a growling bear. As a backup precaution, we had emergency gear at their site at all times, and a cache of camping gear if needed, though none was used during their ordeal. Every year in Ontario, there are hundreds of reported "lost person occurrences", some ending up as fatalities. I asked Matt and Andy to comment on their experience, and what it would be like for a lost outdoors novice who while hunting, fishing, hiking or atving becomes lost. Their replies were simply put, "Without essential survival gear, an unprepared lost person wouldn't last more than a few days"...."storms, bugs, dehydration, panic", "our week-long ordeal was extremely challenging, at times almost impossible!". They also noted that their survival simulation taught them real-life lessons, such as prioritizing goals and plans, and appreciating the important things of everyday life. Matt and Andy gave some suggestions to all outdoor enthusiasts, including being dressed for the outdoors (function versus fashion), and always carrying a survival kit with a compass, map, knife, flint, tin can for boiling, flashlight, signal flares, small tarp, high-energy food rations, and a means of communicating for rescue, e.g. SPOT locator, cell or satellite phone etc. Remember, don't become one with nature, you are biodegradable. Be prepared, and enjoy the great outdoors in the scenic Land O’Lakes. "Survivorman Les Stroud" (OLN- TV) will be appearing at the Lodge (July TBA) and Ian McBain from "Survive This YTV" July 15 - 30.


TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH FRONTENAC SUMMER SAFETY Stay SAFE and SOBER on the trails and on the water.

SCHOOL IS OUT With children now focused on the summer pastimes, please drive with extra care!

CANADA DAY – THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS Thank you to all volunteers who helped make Canada Day celebrations such a success.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE Household Hazardous Waste Depot located at 2491 Keeley Road is open every Thursday, from 3pm to 8pm until the end of October.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) For Consulting Services To Undertake A Growth Study The Township of South Frontenac is currently seeking the services of a qualified planning consultant (or consultant team) to undertake a Growth Study. The study is being brought forward as part of a revision to the Township’s Official Plan. Terms of reference for the project are available. Proposals shall be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, July 13, 2012 to the attention of: Lindsay Mills, Planner/ Deputy Clerk. See our website for details.

REGISTRATION FOR SWIM & DAY CAMP Spaces are still available for Swim and Day Camp registration. Please call 613-376-3027, Ext. 2231 for more information.

COUNCIL MEETINGS The next Council Meeting will be held on August 7th, 2012. 4432 George Street, Box 100, Sydenham ON K0H 2T0 1-800-559-5862 Website:

New Three-way Stop in Sydenham: Stating, “It’s more good fortune than good management that there hasn’t been an accident,” Public Works Manager Segsworth proposed a by-law which would create an all-way stop at the corner of Church and William Streets in Sydenham. This will come into effect as soon as the signs are posted. Sydenham Water System Operation & Maintenance: Council accepted Segsworth’s recommendation that the Township extend the contract of the current water plant operator (Kingston Utilities) until December 2014, in order to gain ‘operational experience.” Much of the focus to date has been on improving the water treatment plant, and addressing the THM (trihalomethane) issues. The emphasis is now shifting to the distribution system: “New development and infrastructure repair and maintenance around the distribution system are creating new demands. We are still at the early stages of the learning curve...our focus for the next year or so should be on connecting all properties located within the existing Water Service Area,” Segswoth said. Township Entrance Signs Council selected a design for new road signs which will include the township motto and population. There was unanimous agreement on a design clearly featuring the township name in an oval that some may find a bit reminiscent of a popular coffee shop chain. But what’s wrong with appearing familiar, Canadian and welcoming? New Use for Hartington’s Stone School House Representatives of Portland and District Heritage Society were delighted with Council’s agreement to enter into a fixed-term renewable lease which will permit the Society to use the old Hartington School House for storage of historical materials. The Society will look after routine maintenance, and the Township will continue to provide heat, hydro and insurance. The previous tenants, Neighbourhood Sharing, have relocated to the adjacent Princess Anne building. Verona Lions Plead for Consistency in Township Support: Deputy Mayor McDougall read a letter to Council, signed by himself, outlining the many benefits provided the community by the Verona Lions’ Club’s Hall and adjoining ball diamonds, etc. Over the years, the Township has charged taxes for the property, but also provided varying levels of support, recently in the form of mowing part of the playing fields. The letter asked for a township commitment to a consistent level of support, so the Lions would know what to expect and be able to plan their annual budget accordingly. Before setting policy about support of non-township owned facilities (Storrington’s Ken Garrett Park is in a similar situation) Council asked for more information from staff. Expansion of Latimer Cemetery Council approved the purchase of land to expand Latimer Cemetery, in Storrington District. It’s been agreed that the Township will acquire one-quarter of an acre on behalf of the cemetery, in exchange for: “$10,000, two grave lots, four cornerstones, and HST.” No more meetings in July: Council will meet next on August 7. There are no Committee of the Whole meetings scheduled for the summer.

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What’s Up in the Night Sky - July 2012 W

hat a great Venus transit! I hope you all saw the excellent article by Julie Druker on the front page of the June 7th Frontenac News. Check the Frontenac News website archives if you missed it. July and August are the glory days for observing. The Milky Way arches high overhead from the southern to the northern horizon. Starting In the south is the “Teapot”, an affectionate name for Sagittarius. It looks just like a teapot! Moving up through the Milky Way, we quickly come to Aquila, the Eagle, with its bright star Altair. Moving on we come to the Swan, Cygnus, at the zenith of the sky and its bright star Deneb. To the west of Cygnus is Lyra, also called the weaver, since its shape resembles a yarn spinner. The star Vega at its top is hard to miss. The three stars Altair, Deneb and Vega are known as the summer triangle. They offer a handy way to orient yourself in the summer night sky if you want to venture farther afield.

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he school held their annual Awards Assembly on June 26. Congratulations to the following students who received recognition for success in academics, athletics, and citizenship: AWARD RECIPIENTS Principal’s Award for Leadership: Samantha Kempe and Megan Dunham; Oliver Scott Memorial Award for Citizenship Samantha Kempe; Athletic Leadership Award: Jayden Sergeant, Alex Brown; Cecil Hollywood Memorial Earthkeepers’ Award: Grade 3-4 Class; Art Award: Kate Osborn, Ryleigh Rioux; Mrs. Bertrim’s Music Award: Hayden McVeigh, Mackenzie Patterson; Top Athlete Awards: Braydan Dunham, Megan Dunham SPORTS AWARDS: Atom Boys: Gold - Braydan Dunham; Silver - Marshal Gray; Bronze - Braeden Hawley Atom Girls: Gold - Dakota Jackson; Silver -Halle Arney; Bronze - Taylor Gould Bantam Boys: Gold - Zack Commodore; Silver - Finn Limber; Bronze -Shane Peters Bantam Girls: Gold - Megan Dunham; Silver - Alexi Gray; Bronze - Molly Ducharme


by Fred Barrett

To the west of Lyra is Hercules with its great globular cluster of stars called Messier 13. Next is Cepheus as we slide down towards the northern horizon. Soon after is Cassiopeia near the horizon. If you have your binoculars out, there is a beautiful double cluster of stars that you should be able to make out just north of Cassiopeia, a beautiful sight. Don’t forget the Moon. You can see a lot of detail without having to resort to optical aids. Of course with binoculars or a modest telescope more detail pops out: craters, mountains, valleys, plains. When is the best time to observe the Moon? If you think it’s around full moon you are wrong! In fact this is the worst time. Sunlight is falling on the moon’s surface from straight overhead when it is full, and it looks like a white plate with little detail. The best time to observe the Moon is when it is at one of its two quarters. The sunlight is coming in at an angle from the left or right at this time. A few days either side of the quarter Moon is just as good. Pay special attention to the terminator, the boundary between light and dark. Shadows from surface features are at their maximum. If you watch long enough, you can actually see the shadows change in size. Full Moon for July occurs July 3. It is variously called the Summer Moon, Hay Moon, Ripe Corn Moon and Full Buck Moon. Bucks start to grow new antlers at this time. Different First Nation societies have other names depending on where they live or lived and the climate their area. The Moon name often has to do with the growing season or the weather. The next full Moon occurs on August first and it is called the Grain Moon and Sturgeon Moon. Sturgeon was more easily caught at this time. Summer weather has nothing to do with how far we are from the Sun. As a matter of fact, the Earth is farthest away from the Sun in the summer. The Earth is at aphelion or its greatest distance from the Sun on July 4. That distance is 94.5 million miles or about 153 million kilometers. There is a sight that you should really try to see in early July. From about July 1st to the 10th and about an hour before sunrise, look low to the east northeast. The Pleiades, Jupiter, Venus and the star Aldebaran form a near straight line. Aldebaran in the middle of the Hyades cluster and the red baleful eye of the constellation Taurus the Bull, is at the

bottom. Venus is slightly above and very near Aldebaran. Next above is Jupiter and above it the Pleiades. They get higher as the days go by. Watch them as the days pass and they slowly change their formation. In mid-July the crescent moon passes through the formation. I know that dawn occurs hideously early at this time of year but it is well worth getting up an hour before the Sun rises at least for one morning to see this spectacular sight! Look west southwest about an hour after sunset from about July 3rd on and you will see Saturn and Mars in the constellation Virgo near the bright star Spica. If you follow an arc from the handle of the big dipper you arrive at Arcturus and if you continue in that arc an equal distance you arrive at Spica. Both stars are bright. They get closer as the month progresses. Mars actually passes between Saturn and Spica in mid-August! There are no meteor showers this month but I’m giving you a heads up for the marvelous Perseid meteor shower on August 11th. It will be a moonless night. Conditions couldn’t be better. “The Beginner’s Observing Guide by Leo Enright is an invaluable companion for adventures in the sky. It contains star charts and is available at the Sharbot Lake Pharmacy. It can also be ordered from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada at A subscription to our very own excellent Canadian astronomy magazine “SkyNews” can be arranged at the RASC website as well. Let me know how your observing has gone this month, especially anything unusual. I enjoy the feedback. If you have any questions or suggestions you can contact me through this paper or email me at Clear Skies! Fred.


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50 th Anniversary

Thomas Neal

North Frontenac Canada Day Celebrations

In loving memory of our father, who passed away June 30, 2001.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who helped to make the North Frontenac Canada Day Celebrations a HUGE SUCCESS!

Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard but always near Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Dan and Cathy Mitchoff are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawn Anne Mitchoff to Darren Percy Armstrong, son of Lois Armstrong and grandson of Kenny Armstrong. Jack and Jill to be held at Northbrook Hall, 8pm, July 14th. Wedding to take place September 15th, 2012.


The Central Frontenac Minor Softball Association would like to thank the eight teams that participated again this year in our fundraising 3 pitch tournament. Special mention to the 1st and 2nd place teams: Kurtis Jackson and Jamie Hickey, who donated their winnings back. Numerous local businesses and individuals have been very generous with their donations to our bingo board. This is a great fundraising event that benefits our children. Thank you to everyone involved – there are too many to mention individually. What a great community we live in! C.F.M.S.A. Event Organizers Tammy & Joe Dupuis Joe & Marcie Asselstine Nicky LeClair Carey Edmunds

The Central Frontenac Minor Softball Association would like to thank all the courageous men who participated in the 1st ever womanless beauty pageant and everyone who came out for the entertainment. Special thanks to Owen Tryon and Derek Melkman for donating their prizes back. Special thanks to Tim & Penny Cota for their donation to the evening buffet and to the Sharbot Lake Recreation committee for running the bar and donating all the proceeds back to minor ball. Everyone had an amazing time and we have set the stage to make this an annual event. Many thanks to everyone involved. C.F.M.S.A. Event organizers : Tammy & Joe Dupuis Joe & Marcie Asselstine Nicky LeClair Carey Edmunds FUNERAL SERVICES

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Godfrey   Local teacher Craig Godfrey retires as an Ontario Public School Teacher. Craig started teaching at Clarendon Central P.S. in 1979. Since then he has taught for 28 years. He also spent six years working in the Educational Textbook Publishing Industry. Craig retires from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. Congratulations Craig, love Jean, Lori, Brian, and Jason

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Estate Of Mrs. Ida Pearl Lyons

The family of the late Hilda Reinecke would like relatives, friends and neighbours for all their help and support during our time of loss. We thank the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home of Perth, for their kindness, and Goodfellow’s Flowers of Sharbot Lake. Thanks to Dr. Joannou and especially we thank the 3rd floor Staff of the Perth General Hospital for the care and love they gave to Hilda.

Living Our History – Together A big thanks, miigwetch, to those who made our event a success… The organizing partners: • Northern Connections Adult Learning Centres • Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation • The Pioneer Gathering The many volunteers, presenters and contributers; the schools and other visitors; the press for their coverage; and our funder: Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation - Eastern Ontario Development Program. Regalia Contest 1st Place Female Valerie Hermer 1st Place Male Christopher Paradis 2nd Place Female Feather Wilson – Davies 2nd Place Male Jean Turgeon Period Dress Contest 1st Place Female Nancy Hilder 1st Place Male Bob Miller 2nd Place Female Mary de Bassecourt 2nd Place Male Marty Hansen

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Saturday, July 14, 2012 At 10:00 A.M. Directions: From Kaladar on Hwy. 41 go north 7 kms. past Northbrook, turn onto Hwy. 506 & follow 20 kms. to Fernleigh. Turn south onto South Road & follow to 1422 sale site. Admiral fridge, Inglis 30” range, Kenmore stacking washer & dryer, Frigidaire small chest freezer, Kenmore microwave, chrome table/ leaf & 6 chairs, set of 4 press back chairs, antique press back rocker, Singer cabinet model sewing machine, sofa bed, 2 Lazy boy recliners, swivel rocker, coffee & end tables, RCA TV & 2 VCRs, book case, double bed/ box spring & mattress, 2 single beds, ¾ bed with steel bedstead, antique vanity/ bench & matching chest of drawers, pine night table, small oak table, microwave stand, retro record player/ 2 speakers, ash tray stand, pine 5 drawer chest, night table, dressing mirror, dresser/ mirror, Admiral TV/remote, magazine rack, lawn furniture, floor & table lamps, Filter Queen vacuum ( new), old books, prints & frames, old globe, costume jewelry, qty, of glass & china including 6 antique footed carnival nappies,Fire King 3 bowl mixing set, Pyrex mixing bowls, footed cake plate, Royal Albert coffee mugs, chariot clock, “A Santini” signed sculpture, several coal oil lamps, floor fan, Telefunken radio, sewing box, old buttons, material, patterns, collector plates, pink depression tray, footed bowl, fruit bowl & nappies, Germany cream & sugar, press glass pieces, Fire King bowls, “Royal Park” divided relish dish, set of Meyers pots & pans, T-fal pots & pans, stainless bowls, corning ware, corelle dishes, silver plate coffee set, assorted cups & saucers, novelty salts & peppers, jack knives, lodge badges, sheet music, Townhouse “Greendale” pattern set of dishes, canister sets, old cameras, Shark vacuum, small qty. of old coin & currency, linens & bedding, dresser pieces, 2 micro furnaces, small kitchen appliances, snow shoes, & many more smalls. Shop & Garden: Craftsman 13 H.P. 42” cut riding mower, Yard Machine push mower, Craftsman II 11 H.P. 30 inch snowblower, Craftsman 4 rear tine tiller, air compressor, Ryobi 10” surface planer, Craftsman radial arm saw, Delta 10” table saw, National 10” table saw, Crafstman 10” band saw, Mastercraft scroll saw, Craftsman 4 H.P. 10 gallon shop vac, Mastercraft model 55-4508 wood lathe (3 ft. bed), 2 sets of lathe chisels, Craftsman router & stand, router bits, wheel barrow, 2 wheel cart, Delta 6” bench grinder, 2 work benches with vises, bird fountain, oil burner, Stihl 026 chain saw, lawn spreader, several shelving units, hand power tools, large qty. of shop tools including Wagner paint sprayer, tap & die set, wrenches, socket sets, ratchet wrenches, drill bits, pipe wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, 2 cant hooks, beam tongs, shop mate, battery chargers, axes, broad axe, limber, chimney brush, qty. of hardware, small qty. of lumber.


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he studio tour will take place on July 13, 14, 15 from 10 am - 5 pm, at 1074 Little Pond Road, Cloyne, and at 1005 Fosters Lane off Road 506 just south of Cloyne. You are invited to visit the studios of Carla Miedema and Gaile & Trevor Bethell, and see their impressive new paintings, pen & ink drawings, photography and other art works. Nature artist, Carla Miedema, enjoys painting, in acrylic & mixed media on canvas, the rugged landscape and wild flowers around her home in Cloyne. Her intricate drawings of children, homes, and wildflowers are depicted on handmade papers and various other papers. Gaile Bethell enjoys painting in all seasons, striving to capture the play of light and shadow in the woods at her summer home near Cloyne. The rhythms and music found in her landscape paintings portray a strong sense of place. Photographer, Trevor Bethell’s passions are flora, birds, and butterflies. He also enjoys capturing the varied landscapes of the Precambrian areas of Eastern Ontario and the scenic beauty of the coastal villages of the Atlantic Provinces. For information call 613-336-8860 or 613-336-8691.

OPP report S · June 27, 2012: A South Frontenac Township man has been charged with impaired driving after a collision on Bellrock Road west of Verona. Just prior to 9:00 pm a witness reported that a pick up truck had passed her at a high rate of speed on Bellrock Road and approximately two minutes later she came across the same vehicle where it had crashed into a ditch. Charged with breach of probation and impaired driving is 65-year-old Martin Nieuwhof. Mr Nieuwhof was not injured in the collision. · On June 27, 2012 police executed search warrants at three residential locations across Lanark County. Cocaine and marihuana with a potential street value of over $49000 was seized, as well as firearms, prohibited weapons, and over $3000 cash. Five persons were arrested and charged with various offences pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Criminal Code. Charged are: Stephen Joseph Burns, 44, of Drummond-North Elmsley Township; Tracey Beute, 45, of Tay Valley Township; Kevin Douglas Clark, 48, of Carleton Place; Patricia Prescott, 39, of Tay Valley Township; William Ernest Scharf, 38, of Tay Valley Township.


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The Classifieds Ad Rates: Classified Text ads: $8.20 + HST per insertion for 20 words & under; 20¢ each extra word. Deadline: 4 pm Monday; Ph: 613-279-3150, Fx: 613-279-3172;


Stoves, washers, dryers, freezers, dishwashers. 3 months old and up. Sold with written guarantees. Fridges $100 and up.


At the lowest prices in the area. Trade-ins accepted on new appliances. Big selection to choose from. We Sell Gas Refrigerators


For good used appliances in working order or not, but no junk please. VISA and MASTERCARD accepted. We have our own financing also. Shop at our competitors and then come see for yourself quality at low prices.

Open evenings & 7 days a week. We deliver


Open Evenings & Seven Days a Week - River Road Corbyville, Just North of Corby’s (613) 969-0287


KALADAR AUTO RECYCLING. We pay $400 for your trade ins. Good selection of tires; 300 cars and trucks for your auto parts; north of Hwy 7; 11520 Hwy 41; 613-336-9899; 613885-8644. KINNEY AUTO WRECKING Station Road, Kaladar. 4x4 trucks & parts for sale. Scrap cars, stoves, fridges wanted. 613-336-9272.


CHILD CARE / RESPITE available in my home in Sharbot Lake, call Paula Goodberry, 613279-1142 or email

DRAW WINNERS SYDENHAM & DISTRICT LIONS SPRING RAFFLE DRAW 2012. The Club would like to thank the community for their support of our Spring Raffle drawn on Canada Day. Winners were: 1st B. Spafford - Camping Set - $700; 2nd Rita Witjes – Patio Set – $500 - Trousdale Home Hardware; 3rd Reg. Smith - Gas Card $250 - Sydenham One Stop


UPPER FRONTENAC GRAPHICS – Custom Embroidery, Imprinting, Trophies, Awards & Engraving. Caps, jackets, golf shirts, hoodies, teamwear & more. 613-539-6340; dwedden@;


TONI’S AND JP’S FLEA MARKET - 6107 Hwy. 506 at Ardoch Road, everyone welcome. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 613-479-0341.

FOR RENT COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE located on Hwy. 7 just east of the Junction of Hwy 38 and Hwy. 7. For further information, contact Ram at 613-279-2827 NORTHBROOK - SELF STORAGE UNITS now available. Various sizes. For more information call Jim Shiner 613-336-2641 ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT in Cloyne. $500/month (includes lawn maintenance, snowplowing, etc.) heat & hydro not included. Contact 613-336-9520 VILLAGE OF PARHAM, house for rent, $750 plus utilities, first & last, 613-279-2847

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1171 Cannon Rd., Sharbot Lake


1996 CHEV 1/2 TON, 194,000 km. Quantity of #160 and #220 Conibear traps. Woodstove. 613-278-0881 ELECTRIC PIANO, tabletop, $30. Manual treadmill, $50. Thompson Troubadour Electric organ, $200, plus bench. 613-375-8286 FIREWOOD FOR SALE, all hardwood, pick up or delivery available. 613-335-2723 (h); 613329-7187 (c); 613-329-0375 (c) FRONTENAC MODULAR HOMES. Custom built. New 1280 sq.ft. 28’x52’ home, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, delivered and on your basement or foundation, oak cabinets available. ‘More home for a lot less money’. Financing available OAC. 1-866-775-8268 SIDEWALK SALE RAIN OR SHINE, Saturday July 14, on at Nicole’s Gifts, 6709 Main St., Verona. Ph. 613-374-2323 VERONA HARDWARE, Propane 20lb. Refills, $13.28 + HST. Everyday low prices, 6723 Main St. Verona. Phone 613-374-2851 WOOD HEAT SOLUTIONS. 2012 Spring Savings Sale! Factory incentives up to $1600 on Outdoor Wood & Corn Furnaces OR Tradeout discounts up to $1,500 on the purchase of an E-Classic. YOUR CENTRAL BOILER DEALER. Frankford, ON 613.398.1611; Bancroft, ON 613.332.1613


SPYGLASS COVE, 1016 Schoolhouse Rd. Clarendon, Hwy 509. Open Tues – Sat. 8am7pm. Small bookcase $12; small table $20; collector doll $4; ironing board $4; golf clubs $1 ea; reading lamp $10; high chair $10; glassware, knick knacks, etc.


HOUSE CLEANERS. Detail oriented, honest and dependable persons wanted to clean homes and cottages on a regular basis. Email resume to or call 613.375.6573.

HUNTING & FISHING FIREARMS & HUNTER ED COURSES. Henderson School. Firearms, July 6 and 7. Hunter Education, July 13 and 14. Wild Turkey license examinations. Call Bill at 613-3352786 HUNTER SAFETY AND FIREARMS COURSES. Turkey Examinations. Please call for course dates and details. Call Richard 613-336-9875.


TOM’S MUSIC STUDIO is now accepting students for drums, guitar, bass guitar, piano, beginner banjo and theory; repairs to all stringed instruments. Tom 613-539-4659

SERVICES DRYWALL AND PLASTER REPAIRS. Professionally trained. Drywall installation, old fashioned quality, three coat hand finishing. Free estimates. Call Rick at 613-375-8201. FINE CONSTRUCTION, prop. John St. Aubin, Frontenac area. For an estimate call 613-3756582. GUY WITH PICKUP; Denbigh area; general jobs, junk cleanup and disposal, pickup & delivery. Call Pete, 613-333-1428 HELP FOR SENIORS. Assistance with light housework, laundry, groceries, hygiene, massage, managing medical appointments. Hourly rate. For more information call. Catherine Smith, Graduate Nurse. 613-268-2777 LAUGHING DOGS RE-TREAT. Home-style, kennel-free dog boarding, 1052 Stinchcombe Rd., Parham. Call Robin now to book 613-2140873


Open Mon - Fri 9-5; Sat 9-3

10th Anniversary July 7 Door Prizes! First 50 Customers get Free Bags!

Quality New & Used Clothing at Affordable Prices! For furniture drop off, please call ahead. 279-2113 ask for Janet.



Dr. P.H. Radford, Optometrist

Eyecare Clinic

Sydenham Clinic • (613)376-3097 2825 Rutledge Road Sydenham And now in


by Appointment

10 Bedford Street Westport • 613-273-3097

PET SITTING in Mountain Grove. Going away? Let us help. Dogs, Cats, etc. Spacious, individual accommodations. Long walks. By appointment only. Laura Mills 613-335-3658. Evenings are best or leave a message.

CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRAL FRONTENAC SUMMER EMPLOYMENT One part time Summer Student with valid drivers license is required until Labour Day. Please send a resume and covering letter clearly marked. Resumés will be accepted until July 13, 2012. Kyle Labbett, Public Works Coordinator, Township of Central Frontenac, P.O. Box 89, 1084 Elizabeth St, Sharbot Lake, On K0H 2P0

Pine Meadow Nursing Home requires an

ACTIVITY AIDE Candidates are invited to apply for the position of casual Activity Aide for our 60-bed home located in Northbrook, Ontario. The successful candidate must be an outgoing, energetic team player with a passion for making a difference in the live of our Residents! Applicants must be willing to work evenings and weekends. The incumbent will report to the Resident Program Manager. The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities and qualifications: RESPONSIBILITIES • Plan, implement and evaluate both individual and group activation program based on assessed needs and as assigned by the Supervisor. • Set up and clean activity area as necessary and transport residents to and from programs. Maintain program and resident records according to department policy. Work cooperatively with other departments to meet resident needs. QUALIFICATIONS • Candidate must have a post-secondary diploma or degree in recreation and leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology or other related field from a community college or university; or are enrolled in a community college or university in a diploma or degree program in such a field. • Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent documentation skills. • Knowledge and demonstrate experience in one-one/group program planning, implementation and evaluation for both well and the cognitively impaired. • Ability to work independently and the ability to manage time effectively. • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate new ideas, resident programs and volunteer initiatives. • Knowledge and/or experience in working with the geriatric population, especially those with cognitive impairments; as well as awareness of Ministry of Health Standards specific to LTC. CLOSING DATE: Interested applicants may forward their resumé in confidence no later than July 13th 2012, to the attention of: Mallory Wionzek Pine Meadow Nursing Home 124 Lloyd Street Northbrook, Ontario  K0H 2G0 Ph: 613-336-9120  Fax: 613-336-9144 E-mail:


STANDING TIMBER, firewood, pine, cedar, bush lots. Free quotes, cash paid. Call 613279-2154.

CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRAL FRONTENAC RFP No. 2012-17 SERVER SOLUTION Please submit complete proposal, in a sealed envelope quoting above proposal number and closing date; and forward to: Information Technology Manager The Corporation of the Township of Central Frontenac P.O. Box 89, 1084 Elizabeth St. Sharbot Lake, ON  K0H 2P0 Closing Date: 3:00:00 pm local time Friday July 27, 2012 The RFP document is available from the Municipal Office during normal business hours or by e-mail to Proposals must be received before the above mentioned time and date, and in accordance with the attached RFP Forms, Instructions to Vendors, and Standard Terms and Conditions. Contact: Charlene Godfrey Information Technology Manager Ph: 613-279-2935  Fax: 613-279-2422

TOWNSHIP OF NORTH FRONTENAC PUBLIC NOTICE TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of North Frontenac proposes to enact a By-law to stop up, close and sell parts of the 66’ shore road allowance as set out and described as follows: ALL THAT PART of the original shoreline road allowance around Kashwakamak Lake lying in front of Lot 11, Registered Plan No. 1114, geographic Township of Barrie, in the Township of North Frontenac, in the County of Frontenac described as Part 2 on Registered Plan 13R-20420; ALL THAT PART of the shore road allowance adjacent to Lot 6, Concession 12, geographic Township of Miller, in the Township of North Frontenac, in the County of Frontenac described as Part 2 on Registered Plan 13R-20432 (Grindstone Lake); ALL THAT PART of the shoreline road allowance around Wensley (Brule) Lake lying in front of Lot 2, Registered Plan No. 1322, geographic Township of Miller, in the Township of North Frontenac, in the County of Frontenac described as Part 1 on Registered Plan 13R-20295; ALL THOSE PARTS of the original shore road allowance around Kashwakamak Lake lying in front of Lots 3 and 4 Concession 6, geographic Township of Barrie, in the Township of North Frontenac, in the County of Frontenac described as Parts 2, 4, 6 and 8 on Registered Plan 13R-20298. The proposed By-law will come before the said Council for consideration at its regular meeting at the Barrie Township Hall, 14225 Highway 41, Cloyne, Ontario, on the 16th day of July, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., and at that time, the Council will hear in person, any person who claims that his land will be prejudicially affected and who applies to be heard. Dated This 25th Day Of June, 2012. Jenny Duhamel Clerk



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Pressure Treated Lumber for All Your Fence and Deck Requirements

Northern Happenings Northern Happenings listings are free for community groups, and will be published for two weeks. Other listings are paid or are taken from paid ads elsewhere in the paper. The News makes every effort to be accurate but events and their details should be independently verified by readers.

Thursday July 5 CLOYNE: CO-ED SENIOR SOFTBALL, 3pm, ball field, all skills welcome. Don 336-2452; Lauder 336-2998 MCDONALDS CORNERS – SHAKESPEARE ON THE LAWN, “Henry V” presented by the Company of Fools, MERA Schoolhouse; supper available 5:30-6:30pm; play 7pm; bring lawn chairs; suggested minimum donation for play $10; 613-278-1226 meraschoolhouse. org SHARBOT LAKE – COMMUNITY BBQ, free, 11:30am-1:30pm, at St. Lawrence Employment Centre, co-hosted by St. Lawrence and Sharbot Lake Pharmacy. SHARBOT LAKE - CENTRAL FRONTENAC MINOR SOFTBALL Squirt games, 6:30pm (ages 10 - under 12)

Thurs - Sat, July 5, 6 and 7.

VERONA LIONS JAMBOREE, midway, games of chance, prizes, food, fun, 6pm, Lions grounds

Friday July 6

CLOYNE - FREE FRIDAY MOVIE, “Joyful Noise”, 7pm, United Church. SYDENHAM - GOSPEL CONCERT, Holiness Church 7pm w/ Vessels of Honour & Eagle Band Ministries.

Saturday July 7

BON ECHO PROVINCIAL PARK - Traditional Teachings with Members of Ardoch First Nation, 7pm, Children’s Program Area, free with park admission. FARMERS’ MARKETS – Local farmers’ markets held Saturdays, 9am-1pm at: McDonalds Corners MERA schoolhouse; Sharbot Lake Oso beach; Verona Lions Club FLINTON - TURKEY SUPPER, Twp Rec Centre, 4-7pm; $12; 6-12 yrs $5; under 6 free; sponsor: Flinton Community Club MABERLY - PIE IN THE SKY, 9am-1pm, fairgrounds, free admission; pie sale; country market; views of the sky with Astronomer Fred Barrett. Sponsor Agricultural Society; info: Anne, 613-273-5069 SHARBOT LAKE LEGION Fishing Derby weekend, breakfast 7-11am; wings & fries 5:30-7pm $8; Dance w/ Picket Fences 8pm $10 SYDENHAM LAKE ASSOCIATION Annual Meeting, Loughborough Public School, guest speaker Biologist Tom Beaubiah, 10:30am, members BBQ, noon at The Point; new mem-

july 5, 2012

bers welcome. VERONA - FAMILY FISHING DERBY, McMullen Park 10am-2pm; prizes for all youth 16 & under, also BBQ lunch. No charge; pre-register 613-374-1307; hosts: Frontenac Stewardship Council & Verona Community Assoc.

Sunday July 8 DENBIGH AMBULANCE 30TH ANNIVERSARY, Heritage Park, 11am, free noon BBQ, guest speakers, displays; Music-in-the-Park follows; bring lawn chair. DOLL, TEDDY BEAR, VINTAGE TOY, QUILT SHOW & SALE, Sunday July 8, 10am-4pm, Belleville Fish & Game Club, Elmwood Dr.; proceeds to Heart & Stroke Foundation; Bev, 613-966-8095 ENTERPRISE - SPECIAL MUSIC by Bill & Romilda Powell, 10:30am & 6:30pm. Camden Gospel Assembly; info: 613-358-2637; MCDONALDS CORNERS – JAMBOREE, Agricultural Hall, music begins 1pm, dinner @ 5pm, $14; info: 613-278-2427 MOUNTAIN GROVE CEMETERY MEMORIAL SERVICE 2pm, please bring lawnchair; rain location United Church SHARBOT LAKE LEGION - breakfast 7-11am; Fish fry 1pm $8 SYDENHAM - TRIATHLON, info, registration visit: htm

Monday, July 9 WOMEN OF CROW LAKE BOOK CLUB meeting 1:30pm to discuss “The Book of Negroes” by Lawrence Hill, Crow Lake schoolhouse, all welcome

Mon- Fri. July 9-13

SYDENHAM - CAMP MEETING, Holiness Camp, ages 4-12yrs 9:30-11:30am; Bible Study 10:30am; Teens 2-4pm; info: Rev Vernon Scott, 613-335-3772. SYDENHAM - VOLLEYBALL CAMP for students entering grades 6-9; $120; register: high school, 613-376-3612.

Tuesday July 10 ARDEN – ST. LAWRENCE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES visiting the library to offer drop-in employment service, 2-4 pm, see ad page 11 FOLEY MOUNTAIN CONSERVATION AREA “Where the Wild Things are”, day program 9am-4pm, $35 child; $30 additional family member; register Rebecca 613-273-3255 SHARBOT LAKE – TEA & TOAST, United Church, 9-10am, $2, all welcome SYDENHAM – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Rural VISIONS centre 1-4pm. Info: 613-376-6477 VERONA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, medical centre, 9am-noon. Info: 613-376-6477


TIAL SERVICES FAIR, 11am-3pm, Barrie hall; displays by OPP, Frontenac Paramedic Service, North Frontenac Fire Service, Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Public Health, Neighborhood Watch. CROW LAKE - BAKE SALE at schoolhouse, 11am-2pm

VERONA - “MUSIC IN THE PARK” free concert w/ The Campfire Boys; McMullen Beach, 2-4pm bring lawn chairs; refreshments avail.

Thursday July 12

CENTRAL FRONTENAC MINOR SOFTBALL, 8:30pm, Sharbot Lake ball park, Sharbot Lake Bantams vs Sydenham HARLOWE - ROAST BEEF SUPPER, community center, 4-7pm; $12, 12yrs & under $6; preschoolers free OMPAH COMMUNITY POTLUCK & BIRTHDAY BASH, celebrate July birthdays & share a meal, 6pm, community center, $2 donation for expenses appreciated

CLOYNE: CO-ED SENIOR SOFTBALL, 3pm, ball field, all skills welcome. Don 336-2452; Lauder 336-2998 DIABETES SESSIONS, Verona Medical Centre w/ Registered Dietitian & Nurse Practitioner, 9am- noon; grocery store tour for those interested; register: Anne MacDonald 613544-3400 x 3589 FOLEY MOUNTAIN CONSERVATION AREA “Beaver Bonanza”, 10-11:30am; $6 per vehicle conservation area admission applies. LAND O’ LAKES GARDEN CLUB Pine View Free Methodist Church, Cloyne, 7pm PLEVNA – ST. LAWRENCE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES visiting the Clar-Mill Fire Hall, to offer drop-in employment service, 2-4 pm, see ad page 11 SHARBOT LAKE – COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN, public workshop to discuss draft plan, 6:30-8pm, Oso Hall, info: Shawn Trépanier 613-279-2935 ext. 227

Friday July 13

SHARBOT LAKE – BBQ at the Legion. 5:30–7 pm, $12 SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, seniors’ centre, appointment: 613-279-3151.

Fri – Sun July 13-15

CLOYNE STUDIO TOUR, 10am - 5pm, 1074 Little Pond Rd. & 1004 Foster Lane; info: 613336-8860, free admission.

Saturday, July 14

BIG CLEAR LAKE Potluck Brunch & Annual General Meeting, 10am; Kennebec Hall, Arden, all welcome; bring the family! ENTERPRISE - CHICKEN BBQ & RAFFLE, Annunciation of Mary Parish Hall, 4-7pm, $12, up to 12yrs $6, children free. KASHWAKAMAK LAKE ASSOCIATION Annual General Meeting, Harlowe Hall, 9:30-11:30am; all welcome; SHARBOT LAKE – BREAKFAST, Oso Hall, 8-11am; pancakes, sausages, eggs $7; sponsored by Sharbot Lake & District Lions

Sunday July 15 ARDEN – KENNEBEC COUNTRY JAMBOREE, w/ Mitch Barker, Albert & Patti, Old Habits & many more; 1-4pm, community center, tickets $8 advance, Malcolm 613-335-3664; $10 at door; sponsors: Legion, Friends of Arden, volunteer firefighters. EAGLE LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION AGM, 8:30am-noon, RKY Camp, please bring food bank item; BBQ after meeting PLEVNA CEMETERY SERVICE, Holy Trinity Church 2pm, rain location Plevna United Church

Kingston-Frontenac Renovates Program The Kingston-Frontenac Renovates program offers eligible homeowners grants of up to $3,500 to make their homes more accessible, or interest-free loans of up to $10,000 toward emergency repairs. Eligible applicants include persons with disabili�es, seniors and family households with incomes ranging from $26,500 or less (for a one-person household) to $61,500 for households with five or more people. Funding will be allocated on a priorty basis to ensure that households with the greatest need of assistance are served first. Those interested in applying should contact the Housing Department at 362 Montreal St., 613-546-2695, ext. 4943.

To view eligibility requirements and download an application please visit us online at

By Sara Carpenter ook, clean, chill, separate. That’s how to prepare food safely, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. And considering that there are an estimated 11 million cases of food-borne illness annually in this country, some of us aren’t following this advice. What’s it all about? It’s about reducing the risk of food poisoning. Food poisoning is caused by microorganisms that may be naturally present in food (we grow produce in dirt, after all), or picked up by contamination. Unlike spoilage organisms, which can cause unpleasant tastes or visible changes that we’d notice, e.g. mold, food-borne pathogens are essentially undetectable. Even at concentrations that could make you sick, you likely won’t taste or see anything that would make you suspicious. What you might notice, though, is stomach cramps,


Monday July 16

PLEVNA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Clar-Mill Hall, appointment: 613-279-3151

Wednesday July 18

Saturday, July 28 AIDEN JAMES CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT, fundraiser for seriously ill baby, Inverary Golf & Country Club; deadline July 14; $100 includes 18 holes, golf cart, prizes, dinner; dinner only $25; Monica Buchan, 613374-2438

Regular Happenings

AA & AL-ANON 41 GROUP - Cloyne Hall. Wednesdays 8 pm. All welcome 336-9221. AA MEETINGS - SHARBOT LAKE, every Monday, 8:30 pm, United Church C.E. Bldg. AL-ANON: Hope & help for families of alcoholics, 12 weekly meetings in greater Kingston area. Please call 384-2134 for meeting information. We care. ARDEN - Community hall: LINE DANCING Mondays 9:30-10:30am; FIT & FUN exercise class, Tuesdays 9-10am (April 10 - late June), TAI CHI Wednesdays, beginners class 9:15am, advanced 10am. Sponsor: Kennebec Rec. Committee; info 613-335-2845 BABY TALK DROP-INS, Sharbot Lake, Child Centre, 2nd Wed, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Sydenham, 3rd Thursday, 9 – 11 am. Advice & information on infant & child care. 549-1154, 1-800-267-7875. BINGO ■Kaladar: Community Centre, Tuesdays, 7pm, doors open 6:15 pm ■Northbrook: Thursdays, Lions Club, 7pm, doors open 6 pm, sponsor: Land O’Lakes Lions ■Parham: Fridays, IOOF Hall, early-bird: 6:45 pm, sponsor: Mayflower Lodge. CANCER PATIENTS requiring rides to treatments, contact Claire Macfarlane, FL&A Unit, Canadian Cancer Society, 279-1133. COMMUNITY DROP-IN – Sharbot Lake Every Wednesday, 10am – 2pm, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. All welcome! 279-3151. NORTHBROOK – ADULT COMMUNITY DROP-IN, Tuesdays, Lions hall, 9am-3pm, home-cooked style noon meals, all welcome, info: LOLCS, Pam 336-8934 x 229 NORTHBROOK – CRAFT & SOCIAL GROUP FOR WOMEN, Wednesdays, Land O’ Lakes Community Services, 9:30-11:30am. Free. Info: Jeannie, 613-336-8934

nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or fever that appear hours or days after eating affected food. Most healthy people don’t even realize why they’ve gotten ill, and fortunately, most recover well without lasting harm. However, some people are at higher risk of becoming sick or suffering lasting effects from these harmful bacteria: young children, the elderly, women who are pregnant and people with weakened immune systems. For the protection of everyone, proper food handling techniques are essential. In the little memory aid above, here is what is meant by each of the terms. “Cook” means cooking foods to the proper temperature (see for details) and keeping them hot – at 60°C (140°F) or more – until they’re served. “Clean” means washing hands properly with soap and water before handling food, and keeping utensils and work surfaces clean. It also means washing raw fruits and vegetables – scrubbing, if necessary – before cutting them up. “Chill” is vital. Bacteria love to grow in

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Outdoors in the Land O’ Lakes - Giant swallowtails


couple of has a unique way of weeks ago, we avoiding predators received a message – it is lumpy and from reader Ron blotchy, and looks a Hipfner with a photo lot like a large bird of a large black and dropping. yellow butterfly taken Giant Swallowtail at Little Long Lake caterpillars eat the north of Sydenham. leaves of trees and It was identified as shrubs in the citrus a Giant Swallowtail, family. This makes a close relative of the butterfly a pest the Canadian Tiger to orange growers Swallowtails and in the southern US, Black Swallowtails where its caterpillar that are often seen is known as an “Orin spring and sumange Dog”. HowGiant Swallowtail, photo by Ron Hipfner mer in our area. ever, most landWhat made this sighting special was that owners in our area would likely have a much Giant Swallowtails are not normally seen more favourable view of the Orange Dog around here. However, this is changing. In because it eats the foliage of a rather unwelthe past the only place in Ontario that this come plant in these parts – prickly ash! butterfly was regularly seen was in the Point Northern Prickly Ash is a native plant in the Pelee area. For reasons that are not fully un- citrus family that grows as a shrub or small derstood, the range of this stunning insect is tree. It is often found in dense thickets on moving north. A strong flyer, it has been seen land that typically has been grazed by catin more recent years throughout Eastern tle. Cows tend to show little or no interest in Ontario, including in Prince Edward County, munching prickly ash, at least in part thanks near Chaffey’s Locks and Charleston Lake, to its nasty array of sharp thorns. This gives all the way north up to Ottawa, and with any prickly ash a distinct advantage over other luck, it will be gracing us with its presence plants, allowing it to infest large swaths of every year. land. I’ve been beating back a few patches The Giant Swallowtail is big -- measuring of prickly ash over the years, but it is a tough up to 12 cm (almost 5 inches) across; it is customer. Canada’s largest butterfly. It has broad dark The Giant Swallowtail flies in open woodbrown wings crossed on the upper side by a lands and nearby fields. It is such a large diagonal band of bright yellow spots. The un- butterfly that it continually vibrates its wings derside is yellowish and the tail is broad with while feeding at flowers so that it does not a yellow spot in the centre. The caterpillar tilt the blossom. It flies from late May into

Helen Praskey receives Ontario Volunteer Service Award by Ina Hunt-Turner


hen Helen Praskey was notified that she had been nominated to receive the Ontario Volunteer Service Award because of 20 years of service to her community, no one would have been surprised if she had asked what for. You see, Helen has been making contributions to her community in several different fields. However this particular award was to honour Helen for teaching classes based on Taoist Tai Chi in Arden for 20 years. She had received Tai Chi instructions in Peterborough for 12 years and once she moved to Arden permanently in 1991, she knew that she had to continue or lose her skills. She got a few people interested and so in 1992 she started teaching them the things she had learned in Peterborough.

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warm, moist conditions. The rule of thumb is, do not leave food at room temperature for longer than two hours. But a better practice is, cool foods as rapidly as possible (frequent stirring and/or a cold water bath will speed things up), then refrigerate them in shallow containers ASAP. For obvious reasons, avoid putting hot foods directly into the fridge; they will warm everything up in there, putting other foods at risk, too. Your goal is to chill foods to 4°C (40°F) or below as quickly as possible. (As an added bonus, this will extend their keeping qualities.) When you’re carrying foods in a cooler, try to keep them buried in ice; avoid opening the lid too often – having separate coolers for food and drink can make this easier. “Separate” – don’t inadvertently contaminate foods. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat and produce. Don’t put your tasting spoon back in the pot or container or drink from the orange juice jug. Store raw meat at the bottom of the fridge where it can’t drip on anything (and where it’s also coldest). Contamination happens easily; be mindful. Here is a simple, make-ahead side salad that’s equally at home on the buffet table

Slowly, when word got around, more people joined. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise with many subtle and beautiful movements. By and large, the people who joined have continued, making it necessary for Helen to add beginners' classes till the beginners caught up with the more experienced ones. So for the last 20 years Helen has been at the Kennebec Community Centre, rain or shine, summer and winter, every Wednesday morning teaching the classes. The awards ceremony was held on June 26 at the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston. Many other volunteers were also honoured and it was good to see how many people in Ontario are spending their time volunteering their various skills, with no expectation of reward or pay. They all received a certificate, a pin to wear on their lapel (Helen's says "20 years"). As well, in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, each volunteer also received a pin celebrating that occasion. Needless to say, we are very proud of Helen, who for about the same length of time has also directed the popular Arden Glee Club. For a while Helen also played the organ in one of our local churches. or as part of a picnic. Black beans and corn are accented by cumin and garlic and fresh herbs and vegetables add colour and crunch. Despite what you may have heard, commercial mayonnaise does not support the growth of bacteria, so this is a nice salad for summer when we don’t always have as much control over storage temperatures as we’d like. Bon appétit!

SUMMER BLACK BEAN SALAD Makes 10 servings Rinse and drain 2 540-mL (19 oz.) cans black beans; 1 341-mL (11 oz.) can whole kernel corn. Transfer to a large bowl. Add 2/3 c. each diced green pepper and thinly sliced red onion. In a 2-cup measuring cup, combine 2/3 c. mayonnaise or salad dressing; 3 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro (or parsley); 3 tbsp. fresh lime juice; 1 large clove garlic, minced; 3/4 tsp. ground cumin; 1/2 tsp. salt; scant 1/2 tsp. cayenne. Mix well. Pour over bean mixture; stir gently with a rubber spatula until evenly mixed. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Refresh with squeezes of lemon or lime juice just before serving, if desired.

by Steve Blight

July with a second generation of adults flying from late July into early September. Hopefully this large and impressive butterfly will find our area to its liking and will get to work on devouring as much prickly ash as it would like! Observations: John St. Aubin and Cindy Benoit sent this photo of a hummingbird that they found under their dinning room table, with their cat about to pounce. They think she hit the open front door and crash landed. They put her outside and after a little

rest she flew away. Send your observations to Lorraine Julien at naturewatching@gmail. com or Steve Blight,


NOTICE OF PASSING OF ZONING BY-LAW 0374/2012 TAKE NOTICE the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Addington Highlands passed By-law No. 0374/2012, on the 3rd day of July, 2012, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as Amended. AND TAKE NOTICE THAT: i. Only individuals, corporations, and public bodies may appeal a Zoning By-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. A Notice of Appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a Notice of Appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or group on its behalf. ii. No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. AN EXPLANATION of the purpose and effect of the By-law, and a KEY MAP describing the lands to which the By-law applies are attached. DATED at the Township of Addington Highlands this 3rd day of July, 2012 Jack Pauhl, Clerk NOTE: The last day for filing objection will be July 25, 2012. The objection must be received by this date in order to be valid. Any appeal submitted to the Township of Addington Highlands for referral to the Ontario Municipal Board must be filed with the Clerk and include: 1) The objection to the By-law and the reasons in support of the objection. 2) The name and address of the appellant. 3) The fee payment required by the Ontario Municipal Board in the amount of $125.00 payable to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario. EXPLANATORY NOTE TO BY-LAW NUMBER 0374/2012 PURPOSE OF THE BY-LAW: An application was received by Steve & Pam Cote and Brad & Kerri Wilson to rezone four parcels of land, two of which have frontage on Skootamatta Lake. The lands are also the subject of conditional approval for severances which would see three new lots created, with one retained. This application for rezoning is a result of the conditions of consent which require that the properties be placed in an appropriate zone. One proposed new lot was severed under consent application number 2010/11. This parcel is approximately 0.6 hectares and has approximately 48.9 metres of frontage on a private right-of-way. It also has approximately 65.3 metres of frontage on Obourne Point Road. There are no buildings or structures on this parcel and is proposed to be used for limited rural residential uses. It is proposed to be placed in a special exception Residential Limited Service (RLS) Zone to recognize the reduced minimum required frontage of 48.9 metres. The two other new lots proposed under consent applications 2010/12 and 2010/13 are each approximately 1.42 hectares with 90 metres of frontage on Skootamatta Lake. Access to the properties is by a private right-of-way which leads to Obourne Point Road, a municipal road. These lands were formerly used for a fishing lodge and are proposed to be used for residential purposes. There are a number of existing buildings, including two buildings which will be seasonal dwellings and a number of guest cabins. Each of these lots is to have one seasonal dwelling and one guest cabin. The remaining structures are to be used for storage, as garages, or as change houses or pump houses. This application seeks to place these lots in a special exception RLS Zone which recognizes the reduced water setback and minimum front and side yards of a number of these buildings, as well as the increased size of the guest cabins (26 and 27 square metres, respectively). Any new development will be subject to the parent RLS Zone provisions, and any reconstruction or renovation of existing buildings will be consistent with the general provisions of the by-law regarding such development. The retained parcel is to be placed in the RLS Zone as it complies with all of the provisions of that Zone. EFFECT OF THE BY-LAW REQUEST: The effect of the by-law would be to rezone the severed lands to a site specific Residential Limited Service (RLS) Zone to permit reduced waterbody setbacks, minimum yards, and minimum frontage, and to recognize guest cabins larger than 20 square metres. The retained parcel would be rezoned to a RLS Zone to recognize the proposed residential use. The rezoning also implements the zoning conditions associated with consent applications SEV 2010/11, SEV 2010/12, and SEV 2010/13. LOCATION OF PROPERTY: The property is in Part of Lot 4, Concession 10, in the geographic Township of Anglesea, Township of Addington Highlands.



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Vandal(s) tear up Frontenac Arena soccer fields by Julie Druker


his is not the first time that vandals have torn up the grassy fields at the Frontenac Community Arena in Piccadilly, where countless youngsters play weekly soccer games. Arena Manager Jim Stinson said that unfortunately this type of thing has happened close to a dozen times over that many years and he sounded very disappointed to discover the same type of incident being repeated again. “It’s very disheartening to see this kind of vandalism being done. We really try to keep the place in good shape so that it can be utilized by youngsters in the area, and to see someone set out purposefully to do damage and ruin those efforts is something that I just can’t understand.” Stinson said the vandalism occurred overnight on

Thursday, June 28. He arrived the following morning to discover that a vehicle had driven around the closed gates to the arena and proceeded to do countless donuts on the two fields. The vandals left deep ruts in both fields, which Stinson said would be difficult to repair for the three weeks remaining in the soccer season. Stinson said he would try to do his best to fill in the ruts with soil, but that even that would leave the fields in a sub-standard condition for soccer play. South Frontenac OPP Constable Trevor Dejong has been contacted about the incident and an investigation is underway. Anyone with information about this vandalism is asked to contact Constable Dejong at the Hartington detachment, 613-372-1932.

Expropriation of Leonard farm lands going ahead by Jeff Green n last week’s Frontenac County Council article, it was wrongly reported that a bylaw enabling Frontenac County to initiate expropriation proceedings on a piece of land owned by Bob Leonard had been


deferred so the County trails committee could meet with Mr. Leonard. The County needs the land in order to carry the K&P trail northwards towards Verona through the Leonard farm near Hartington.

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As reported last week, when the bylaw was proposed at the June 20 county meeting, Frontenac Islands Mayor Dennis Doyle moved that the vote on the bylaw be deferred. South Frontenac Mayor Gary Davison began to talk about how the committee should deal with Mr. Leonard, leading County CAO Liz Savill to recommend that the discussion move in camera because it was a land deal with legal consequences and Mr. Davison’s remarks should not be made in public. Since the meeting was finished, other than this item, I left without waiting for the end of the in camera session. I assumed that since, during the public session at least, Mayor Davison had not indicated he would oppose a deferral, the bylaw had ultimately been deferred. It was only after going to press that I found out that after the in camera session, the motion to defer the bylaw was defeated, and the bylaw itself was approved. Dennis Doyle and David Jones, the two rep-

resentatives from the Frontenac Islands, opposed the bylaw, in a 6-2 vote (North Frontenac representative John Inglis was absent) We contacted Bob Leonard this week, and he said that as of this Tuesday, July 3, he has not heard from the county or the county’s lawyers since the meeting on June 20. He said that he received an offer to purchase for the parcel of land, which runs through his farm property, earlier this spring. He said that he contacted the county after receiving the offer, and did talk briefly to CAO Liz Savill, at which time he informed her that he required a different right of way than was included in their offer. “I was waiting for them to get back to me to begin negotiating about what I really require for my own protection, but instead I got a letter saying they were planning to initiate expropriation proceedings.” The Ontario Expropriation Act permits the province, municipalities and other bodies, such as hospitals and school boards, to expropriate lands for public purposes. The most common cases where expropriation is used is for transportation purposes, such as highways or railways, or for expansions of schools or hospitals. Expropriation proceedings follow a set of regulations, and can end up being the subject of an Ontario Municipal Board Hearing, and eventually divisional court proceedings. Bob Leonard said that he has engaged a lawyer and that the county would have saved money had they sat down with him to negotiate before taking this step. In terms of background to this current situation, Leonard said that 2½ years ago he sold a piece of land to South Frontenac Township to be used as a buffer for the Verona waste site. Those negotiations were carried out with Mayor Davison and Public Works Manager Mark Segsworth.


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Frontenac News Vol.12 No.26 - Jul 5/12