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No change for 2013-2014; after that questions remain by Jeff Green ussing contracts between Tri-Board Transportation and its 55 contractors for the 2013-2014 school year will be negotiated in the same way they have been in the past. A number of those contractors launched a law suit charging that the Request For Proposal (RFP) process that TriBoard had undertaken for awarding contracts for the next five years was unfair and discriminated against the smaller operators. Since those operators have no other potential clients for their school bussing services, the plaintiffs charged that the RFP constituted a breach of duty towards. The suit also took issue with a condition in the RFP that gave Tri-Board leave to disqualify any operator who has entered into legal proceedings against them. At the preliminary court hearing, which took place at the Belleville Courthouse last Thursday, October 18, the lawyer for the drivers, Jonathan Lisus, asked Justice Scott of the Ontario Supreme Court for an interlocutory injunction stopping the RFP process while the law suit proceeds. The lawyer for Tri-Board initially argued that the court should reject the suit outright, but when Justice Scott declined to do so, the court was adjourned and negotiations took place in the judges chambers. A couple of hours later, Scott came back and said TriBoard had withdrawn the RFP; that contracts would be negotiated for the 2013-14 year with the existing operators and that the plaintiffs are at liberty to pursue the suit. The matter of who will pay court costs was left to the discretion of the trial judge who ends up presiding over the matter. Mary Stinson, one of the operators who launched the suit, said that the operators consider this a major victory. Steve Wowk, the Chief Executive Office of Tri-Board Transportation, said that the decision to withdraw the RFP does not represent the end of the RFP process. “We decided to withdraw the RFP at this time because if we moved forward to fight the injunction, we would have jeopardised the process, which would have been unfair to the operators who were about to submit bids,” Wowk said. The deadline for responding to the RFP for 2013-2017 was October 31. He also said that the provision giving Tri-Board leave to disqualify any bidders that enter into legal proceedings against them is not unusual. “It is starting to be pretty standard practice” he said, “It does not mean we will disqualify anyone, it just gives us the choice.” Wowk said that Tri-Board intends to defend the RFP document against any legal challenges and re-submit it in 2014 for the five subsequent years. However, it will not be Steve Wowk who carries this forward since he will be retiring later this fall. Mary Stinson said, “Our lawyers told us they did not think we will see another RFP from Tri-Board.” The News attempted to contact Jonathan Lisus on Tuesday (October 23) but he did not return our call before our publication deadline for this week.
Forty Clarendon Central students from all grades attended the municipal office for Local Government Week activities on October 15. It was a great opportunity for the kids and teachers to see what is involved with the day-to-day operations in North Frontenac Township. The children visited all the department offices, and were particularly interested in the big maps that Evan Sepa had printed off for them, on which they were able to pinpoint where they live. They were also fascinated with his big printer. After the tour, members of the fire department barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs for the kids.
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t the Frontenac County Council meeting on Oct. 17, CAO Liz Savill presented the submission she will be making to the electoral boundary commission for council’s approval. The submission makes a number of points that have been made by Hastings and Lennox and Addington County and others ever since the proposed boundaries were released in early September. Among other features, those boundaries would split Frontenac County into three ridings. As Savill’s submission acknowledges, all of the other proposals are similar to the current riding boundaries, in which Frontenac County is in a riding that includes Lanark County. Arguing that Lanark County is more oriented to Ottawa and Frontenac County to Kingston, Savill proposes a Frontenac, Lennox and Addington riding that includes the former Kingston and Pittsburgh townships in rural Kingston. This would shrink the Kingston and the Islands riding but would create
a riding anchored by the populations living within proximity to Highway 401, including the Town of Napanee and Loyalist Township, as well as parts of South Frontenac and Kingston. In addition, it would create a riding of Hastings-Belleville and calls for a new riding of Lanark-Carleton, which would include the rural west end of Ottawa and all of Lanark County. Savill points out that Frontenac County has only been coupled with Lanark for the past 10 years. Her proposal is similar to the way things were before that, with the exception of the alteration of Kingston and the Islands, which is an established riding, but one that has grown in population to the point that it is now 17.9% higher than the norm of 106,000. The proposed Kingston and the Islands riding would be closer to the norm, but the Kingston Frontenac riding would be well short of the quota at 90,000. The presentation will form the Frontenac County submission to the public hearing on electoral boundaries on November 8 in Kingston.
Clock is ticking on Parham library branch by Jeff Green he Parham library branch is located in a portable classroom attached to Hinchinbrooke Public School, and with the school being slated to close as early as June 30 next year, members of Central Frontenac Council are starting to wake up to the fact that some planning will need to be done on their part to keep a branch open in Parham or vicinity. Councilor John Purdon, who is the Frontenac County Council representative to the Library Board, sounded the alarm. “The rural branches are just as busy as the urban branches are, on a per capita basis, but in terms of total use the numbers are low, and once the school closes in Parham the numbers may get lower. We can’t have the services in the small branches that they have in the big branches, and the trend is towards more services, more programming and bigger branches. The tendency in recommendations to the board is continually towards decreasing rural branches. I don’t agree, but I would say we need to fix our facilities so we can maintain services. We don’t own the Parham branch;
it is on school board property. So we have to think about purchasing the portable and setting it up at some location off the school property. But that is something we need to get going on,” Purdon said. Earlier, in response to a question from Councilor Norm Guntensperger about the viability of the Mountain Grove branch and the possibility of moving it to a new location, perhaps in an addition to the Mountain Grove Fire Hall, Township Chief Administrative Officer Shawn Trépanier said the former township office building that is currently housing the library “is not safe”, a statement he retracted a few minutes later. “We have not had any reports declaring that building unsafe,” Mayor Janet Gutowski reminded council. “It has its challenges but there is nothing about it being unsafe. As far as library branches are concerned, we need to recognise that we have not been paying any of the costs of the Parham branch until now, because the school board has covered it, so whatever we do will increase the budget. We need to do our strategic plan, and we need to determine if we can afford
to have one of everything in all four of the districts.” “This council has already taken a position on four districts, four library branches. To revisit that would take a 2/3 majority vote,” said Guntensperger. Councilor Snyder interrupted. “Parham has a problem right now. We need to start looking at this right away,” he said. Inching towards County Roads – Public Works Manager Mike Richardson reported that at their second combined meeting, the public works managers from all four Frontenac County townships discussed
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ublic Works Manager Mark Segsworth presented his department’s 2013 Capital budget and ten-year Plan for Council’s consideration. Goals included: 1] ‘Vertical’ Facilities: to develop a good understanding of the conditions of township buildings, their energy use, accessibility and any asbestos issues, 2] Equipment replacement for 2013: two light trucks and two dump trucks, one of them a tri-axle, 3] Waste disposal site improvements: weigh scale, fencing, attendant booths, and partial capping, 4]Transportation: salt management plans for Hartington and Bedford, office renovations at Keeley, Hartington and Bedford, and village beautification, and 5] ‘Horizontal Facilities’: a proposed schedule of repairs and upgrades of roads and bridges for the next two years. Segsworth said that his proposed roadwork schedule does not necessarily meet all the Township needs. Overall estimated budget of just over $7 million is up $800,000 from last year, and proposes drawing $500,000 more from reserves than last year. This information will form a substantial part of Council’s budget deliberations in the next few weeks Councillor Tindal asked: “What would you say if a group of private citizens offered to pay to resurface a public road?” “We’d be very, very interested,” said Segsworth. Council Composition Up For Discussion CAO Orr, referring to the strategic plan’s commitment “to improve governance and processes,” said that Council might wish to consider: increasing or decreasing the total number of positions on Council, changing the method of election from the present system of having two representatives from each of four districts, establishing a new position of deputy mayor, or altering or removing district boundaries. This led to
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COUNCIL MEETING The next Council Meeting will be on November 6th, 2012 at 7:00 pm. The next Committee of the Whole Meeting will be on November 13th, 2012 at 7:00 pm. 4432 George Street, Box 100, Sydenham ON K0H 2T0 1-800-559-5862 Website: www.township.southfrontenac.on.ca
lively discussion, and the conclusion that Orr should draw up a discussion framework and process, which would include public consultation, for Council’s consideration.
Municipal Pound Services Each year, the Township impounds, at the Kingston Humane Society, approximately 75 - 80 untagged dogs caught running at large. At present, because of a mid-year fee adjustment by the KHS, Council pays $55 per animal, plus a new administrative billing fee of $25 for any month in which a dog is sheltered. The 2012 budget for pound services is $3300. However, the Humane Society has announced they are looking to recover fully the cost of offering pound services, which would raise the Township’s contract to a minimum of $10,000, based on 2011 impound numbers. In order to cover this raise in fees and unknown costs such as veterinary fees, Orr proposed the township raise its rates to $175 or the return of a lost animal, but expressed concern that fewer resi-
Central Frontenac - continued from page 1 the possibility of seeking to have Road 38, and Highways 506/509 and 95 on Wolfe Island treated as county roads in granting applications, freeing up their host township to seek grants for other priorities. Richardson said that the first step will be to combine the road usage and level of repair information that each township gathers already. “North, Central and South Frontenac all use the same program and the same engineering firm, Golder, so we will be asking them what would be involved in combining the information. Mark Segsworth, the works manager in South Frontenac, will be having traffic counts down on Road 38 all the way to Highway 7, and maybe on 509 as well. There has been some interest from senior management at the Ministry of Transportation to look at this further,” he said. Clean those recyclables In a report to council on the state of the waste management system, co-ordinator Kyle Labbett reported that recycling levels have increased substantially since the clear bag garbage system came into place in April, but this has brought another problem to the fore, contaminated recycling, which ends up costing the township money in lost revenue from its recycling contractor. “To fix this problem we will be having the site attendants sort through recycling with residents to ensure that only recyclable items are ending up in the bins. We will also be starting an education program with residents to ensure that recycling is being rinsed out prior to coming to the waste sites. This will also be done by sorting through recycling and educating the residents,” Labbett said in his report to Council. Property standards are back – Council was presented with two options for an updated property standards/safe property bylaw. Council rejected one of them as too stringent for a rural municipality and even saw some issues with the looser bylaw. CAO Trépanier will work through the bylaw and use it to update the existing safe properties bylaw and will bring it back to council.
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dents might claim lost animals as the cost increases. Currently, all but 10 or 12 South Frontenac animals are claimed or adopted out each year. He also noted that there were few if any alternatives to the pound’s services, due to the required inspections and tighter regulations now governing private pounds. There was general Council agreement that the new fee be increased to $150.
The Point Park Lighting and Fundraising In response to a recent query from Council, Treasurer Fragnito reported that in 2011, $66,865 was spent on the Point Park lighting project, of which $31,000 came from the fundraising efforts of the Point Park Improvement committee, and the remainder from the Township’s Parkland Fund. A further $66,506 was spent on the lights in 2012, all from the Parkland fund. The Point Park Improvement fund now has a balance of $831.21.
Sharbot Lake Farmers Market report In a delegation to council, Mary de Bassecourt and Peggy Green reported a very successful year at the Sharbot Lake Farmers Market. Market Manager de Bassecourt reported that vendor numbers, attendance and vendor sales were up this year. Annual sales rose from $31,500 last year to $43,600 this year and on one single market day on August 4, 393 people visited. Word of mouth and regular advertising are what attracted the crowds. Marker vendor Peggy Green extended her thanks to council for securing the beach as the location. “I think the location is a win/win situation for everyone. We enjoy the visitors and the visitors enjoy us and that makes for a lovely combination.” Night time Santa Parade in Tichborne? Councilor Bill Snyder said organizers of the Tichborne/ Parham Santa Claus parade are hoping to make the parade an after-dark event this year. After some discussion regarding safety issues, CAO Shawn Trépanier said he would speak to Public Works Manager Mike Richardson, the OPP and emergency services to insure that safety for participants and parade goers would not be compromised. He said he would have an answer at council’s next meeting on November 13. Guard rails pose safety issue at Hwy 7 and Arden Road Councilor Jeff Matson brought to council’s attention a safety issue posed by the height of the guardrails on the south side of Highway 7, which run east of the Arden Road. Matson pointed out that due to the slope in the Arden Road at that intersection, drivers who are exiting the Arden Road onto Hwy 7 and either heading straight across it or turning west onto the highway have difficulty seeing the oncoming traffic traveling west on the highway. “A few people have pointed it out to me and I drove by there myself and saw that they are right. You have to peer through the rails to try to see the oncoming traffic along Hwy 7”. Staff were directed to bring up the issue with the MTO.
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embers of Frontenac County Council took turns objecting to a number of late-year initiatives and relatively minor expenditures (relative to the $40 million county budget) at their penultimate regular meeting of 2012 on October 17. These objections did not result in outright rejections of any proposed measures, with councillors opting only to defer considerations of the matters to future meetings. Frontenac Islands Councilor David Jones started the ball rolling when he questioned a proposal from County Labour Relations Specialist Colleen Hickey that a Corporate Services Organisational review be undertaken at a cost of $40,000. In a report, Hickey pointed out that there are now 21 corporate service positions at the county, serving both Council and its committees as well as the two front-line services offered by the County (Fairmount Home and Frontenac Paramedic Services).
1970 Of those, seven were createdSINCE after a 2006 organisational review of the county was completed. These positions include Hickey’s own position as well as an IT Specialist, Occupational Health Nurse (Fairmount), Manager of Sustainability Planning, GIS Specialist, Communications Specialist, and Community Planner. Even with this increase, the report says that corporate services are facing “significant workload challenges and expectations placed on its services and activities. Primarily these increased challenges are attributable to increased provincial reporting and legislative requirements and to the six Council committees now fully operational.” “I don’t understand why this is coming before us in the midst of a budget year. Why the rush?” asked Councilor David Jones. County Chief Administrative Officer Liz Savill replied, “The urgency is that we have been living with problems for years. We want
Letters to the editor now presides over a minority government Re: McGuinty that can all too readily be characterized as prorogues Legislature a dictatorship”.
n Monday, October 15, Premier Dalton McGuinty held a news conference to announce two things: one, that he was stepping down as premier, and two, that he was proroguing the Legislature for the next six months. A little over two years ago, when the prime minister prorogued Parliament, there were a number of people who wrote scathing attacks. Helen Forsey, on January 7, 2010 wrote an “Open Letter to Scott Reid” in this paper that stated “your party has so far managed to get away with distorting and denying the facts and making such a mockery of our democratic system”. In response, Joanne Pickett submitted these comments on January 21, 2010, that “Mr. Harper’s decision to prorogue government for the second time in just over a year in order to deflect public attention from recent scandals involving his party’s incompetence and questionable practices is both contemptuous and cowardly. It is obvious that Harper Yoga, Pilates, Dance, Reiki & other Energy Therapies
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Letters to the editor government recognizes Re: bus operators suing the those concerns.
ravo to the Independent School Bus Operators Association (ISBOA) and its local members as they go to court to fight for the survival of their vital service. Local school bus operators are exactly the kind of business that our rural communities need – economically sensible, "human scale" and environmentally conscious. They are the people we rely on to care for our youngsters on our winding and sometimes dangerous roads, and they are also typically among our most active and committed citizens. The modest size and local roots of these businesses ensure responsibility and on-going responsiveness to the community. How the "Tri-Board" and the three boards of education involved can possibly even attempt to justify the corporate-driven "RFP" process is beyond me. I recall a couple of years ago when ISBOA pressed for, and won, a moratorium on that process, citing the very concerns outlined in the current lawsuit. The fact that the rules now allow school boards and "consortia" to use alternative systems for allocating the contracts clearly signals that
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The outrageous provision disqualifying any potential bidder who has dared to challenge the powers-that-be just adds insult to flagrant injury. Like the recurring struggles to keep our local schools, libraries and other community services, the school bus operators' fight deserves our full and vocal support. As rural citizens, we must make sure that our local businesses survive and that our children's welfare is not traded off for corporate gain. I hope you will publish suggestions for how we can help in this case. It is a matter of urgency. - Helen Forsey
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· The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs will be hosting a "Theme" Dance for ages 6 to 15 on Oct. 26 at the Golden Links hall from 7 – 10pm. Cost is $6; $25 gift card for best costume. For information, call Sharon 372-1274 or Wayne 358-2533. · The Sydenham Women's Institute is holding its Autumn Craft Sale on Oct. 27 from 10am–3pm at the Sydenham Legion. Christmas gifts, homemade jams & pickles, socks & mittens, baked goods, quilted bags, jewelry & much more. · St. Paul's United Church in Harrowsmith is hosting a P.A. Day Adventure Day on Oct. 29 from 10am–2pm, "Exploring God's Creation", cost is $3; lunch & snacks provided. Must pre-register: call Marni 374-9929 or Suzanne at 386-7751. · The Harrowsmith Social and Athletic Club will be hosting a Chinese Auction on Nov. 3. Dinner at 6; auction at 7pm. $12 members, $14 non-members; advance tickets only, please call Kim at 613-372-0018. Tickets are going fast. · Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church will be hosting their Craft Fair/Bake Sale/Chili Luncheon on Oct. 27 from 9am – 3pm, with approx. 50 vendors. No admission charge but donations to the food bank are graciously accepted. · The Harrowsmith Social and Athletic Club would like to extend deepest thanks to all outgoing members of their executive, especially long-serving members Dan Bell and Wayne and Kathy Closs. The club would not be what it is today without your contributions. A new executive has been elected. Look for many new and returning events in the coming year. For information about the club or to become a member, call Kim at 613-372-0018.
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· The Maberly Halloween Contra & Square Dance with Sheesham & Lotus will be held on Sat. Oct 27 at the community hall. There will be a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm and the dance is at 8pm. The cost is $10 at the door; under 16 free; info 613-264-1993. · The ABC Hall will hold the first Bolingbroke Café on Fri. Nov. 2. Doors open at 6:45, music at 7:30 p.m. Relax and unwind to soft, acoustic music by guest artists, Dave Pollard and Co., and Mike Erion. A minimal $5 charge helps support the community hall. Call Freda 273-2571 or Mike 273-8718. · Happy Birthdays go out to: Blair Des Forges, Maberly; Mrs. Waterworth of Plevna, Louise Prytula, Franktown. · Dave Campbell in Maberly is helping to organize the Lanark Hay East Fling to be held on November 3 at 7 pm at the Almonte Civitan Club. The purpose of the event is to raise money to transport the hay that came from the west two weeks ago to Lanark County farmers who have been suffering because of the drought all summer. There will be a BBQ, local entertainment by the Bowes Brothers, and items up for auction. The Almonte Civitan Club has donated the use
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· Saturday Sunday School continues at the Mountain Grove Community Centre on October 27 from 10-11:30am. Everyone is welcome. · Don't forget the Children's Halloween Party, Saturday October 27 at the Kennebec hall, 10:30am-1pm. Conservationist, Matt Ellerbeck will be showing off his salamanders. CKWS featured Matt in a news segment last week. Apparently a family in Odessa found a strange spider in their window. After looking on the Internet it was determined that it was a Black Widow Spider. Matt was called in and is now housing the spider until he can find a secure home for her. · The Annual Hunter’s Dinner sponsored by Arden United Church will take place November 2 at the Kennebec Community Centre. The dinner features roast beef, wild game, veggies, desserts and beverages. Dinner is served between 5 and 6:30pm; adults $12 and kids 12 & under $5. · Circle Square Ranch hosted a fundraiser Ride-a-Thon on October 21, which included a fabulous Roast Beef Dinner. This year, the rider with the largest sponsorship was Jenny Brown. As a reward for all her hard work, the ranch presented her with a brand new saddle. Great work, Jenny! · The North Frontenac Little Theatre is bringing the stories of Tom Sawyer to life in November. Seasoned actors Sarah Hale and Cody Matson star in the production along with newcomers Barb, Caleigh and Cash Matson. Look for the posters or check the papers for dates and times. Break a The Child Centre, a part of Northern Frontenac Community Services will be the host site for Clothing for Kids Campaign. If you have a child(ren) between the ages of birth to 13 years of age and are in need of a winter coat please call Jan MacPherson at 613-2792244 to apply. The deadline for application is Friday November 12, 2012 at noon.
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· Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy (MMLTC) invites local landowners and nature lovers to a “Caring for Your Land Workshop” at the Denbigh hall on Tues. Oct. 30, 7-9pm. The catalyst for the workshop was the recent acquisition of the Rose Hill Nature Reserve, which was donated by two descendants of the Fritsch family of Denbigh. The workshop will offer the opportunity to learn about the rich natural features of the area, including species at risk, and the role individual landowners can play to be good stewards of their own bit of paradise. The workshop will provide tips on actions landowners can take to develop a natural habitat that will encourage further biodiversity. A Ministry of Natural Resources official will be able to answer questions related to implications for landowners having species at risk on their property. Landowners will learn how to report sightings to advance understanding of the current range and habitat use of at-risk species and other plants and wildlife of particular interest. (613) 278-2939 or visit www.mmltc.ca.
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· Sympathy to Eileen & Doug Whan on the loss of her brother-in-law. Many of the store keepers from this area may remember Al Wilson distributing ice in this area. · Kudos to the 12 students from the North Addington Education Center who are going around collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank instead of trick or treating, what thoughtful, responsible young adults. · It was nice to hear from Crow Lake correspondent Debbie Jones · Sympathy to the family of the late Harry Moore. · Sympathy to Richard Webster & Madeline Burke on the loss of sister Viola Webster. · At the hymn sing this Sunday Oct. 28, 7pm at Parham United Church, Sarah Magie will be on the piano/organ. Come out and join the fun – light lunch will be served and there will be a free will offering. · If you plan on attending the Bingo at the IOOF Hall this Friday the 26th...dress up for Hallowe’en, you may not only win at Bingo but get chosen as the “costume prize too” This is always a fun night. · Thinking of you to Cheryl Cowdy, Gordon Hole, Art Goodfellow, Don Percy, Vivian Lowery, Derrick Hole, Jessica Hole and Diane LeClair. · Don’t forget the Harvest Auction on Sat. Oct. 27, 7pm at the IOOF Hall in Parham - something for everyone. · Watch out for the spooks on “Halloween Night” if you are out driving · Get your thinking caps on and help name our new “super school” - the community is being asked for their input so be sure to let your ideas be known. · Members of the North & Central Frontenac Relay for Life committee attended a Mini Summit at the Unit office in Kingston on Saturday for some brainstorming ideas with the other local relays. Be sure to get your team registered and start fundraising early!! · Good luck to the local hockey players as their season is in full force now...be sure to check out these players if you are suffering from “NHL Withdrawal”!!!
PAGE 5 Please contact: Kate at 613-376-6477 or 1-800-763-9610 · Verona Diners Club for adults, ages 55 plus, will be held Thursday, November 1. The program provides full-course, catered meals with the flexibility to meet varying dietary needs. For a cost of $11 per person, you will enjoy a mid-day meal and entertainment. Noon at the Verona Lions Hall. Reservations are required. Call 613-376-6477. Rural Visions · Bingo! The Verona Lions will host a Turkey Bingo evening on Thursday, November 1. Doors and canteen open at 6 pm. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:50 pm. 12 regular games and 2 share the wealth. Verona Lions Club, Free parking. · The next Diabetes Session will be held Thurs Nov. 1 at the Verona Medical Clinic. A registered dietician and a nurse practitioner will discuss various aspects of diabetes management, 9am to noon. To register call Anne 613-544-3400 ext 3589 · Have a happy and safe Halloween!
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· This is it - your last chance, this year, to visit the Frontenac Farmers Market. Then the market is closed until the spring. Stock up those pantries now for the winter ahead. Verona Lions Club, Saturday, October 27, 9 am to 1 pm. · Come out to the Harvest Family Mystery Hunt this Saturday, October 27 at the Verona Pentecostal Assembly. There will be a woody family scavenger hunt, harvest crafts, cool give-aways and much more. Fun starts at 11 am. · Sisters By Heart invite us to a Ladies Night Out on Mon Oct 29. The topic is “Splashes of Joy in the Downspouts of Life”. The speaker is Wendy Farha, singer and comedian. Verona Free Methodist Church, 7 to 9 pm. Tickets $5; 613-374-1232 · The Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale sponsored by local crafters and organised by Joyce Casement will be held Saturday, November 3. Local crafters will be selling hand knitted, sewn, and crocheted gifts as well as a variety of delightful seasonal pieces including pottery and jewellery. This year will feature two bake tables. You will be hard pressed to find a tastier selection of pies, cakes, cookies and other yummies to tempt your taste buds. Lunch will be available, with proceeds going to the “ Children of Haiti” organisation. Trinity United Church, 9am to 2pm · Christmas for Kids is a Verona Community Association program that ensures that no child in the Verona area goes without gifts at Christmas. To help raise funds for this worthwhile cause, Christmas for Kids is holding a bottle drive on Sat. Nov. 3, 10am at the Verona Foodland. · The Rural Women’s Group will meet on Wednesday, October 31. This group provides a safe and welcoming place for rural women to get together, addressing common interests and needs within Frontenac County. The meetings are held at Southern Frontenac Community Services. Transportation is available; please call in advance to arrange it.
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MOUNTAIN GROVE Marilyn Meeks 613-335-4531 email: email@example.com · Our sympathy to Madeline Burke and Richard Webster on the passing of their sister, Viola Webster · Sympathy also to the family of John Marven Allen and the family of William Teepell · Correction: Bridgette-Burke-Teal celebrated her second birthday, not her third as was reported Sorry! · Happy Birthday to Jack Struthers, Dale Gray, Stephen McCullough, Levi Teal, Fred Smith. Please tell me if you have a birthday near Hallowe’en · Academic awards were given to various students with a high average at SLHS on October 19. Congratulations to each of you · On October 22 ,SLHS junior volleyball team played in a tournament at Napanee High School. The students played well. · On Sat. Oct. 27, there will be an Adult Hallowe’en dance at Olden Hall with costume judging at 8pm; $10 per person, sponsored by Olden Recreation Committee · Then on Sunday Oct. 28 there will be a free Children’s Halloween party at Olden Hall, 1-4pm, with costume judging, snacks and games · The Sharbot Lake and District Lions Club held their seniors’ night on Oct. 24. · Euchre games have been started at the IOOF hall in Parham, Monday nights at 7pm
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· A gathering of the Gurnsey brothers and sisters brought many folks “home” to Henderson for a visit to share memories, including some from Napanee, Wolfe Island, London, Yarker and Timmins. Some also visited loved ones at Pine Meadow, and took a tour of the well-kept cemetery, remembering with fondness departed loved ones who were such good role models, and support in their lives. It was great to have the Henderson road signs in place and also to have the roads in such good condition for our reunion. · A special welcome to “Mazie”, dog (Chesapeake Bay) and friend of Rick Belwa, who now calls Henderson home. · Henderson United Church members will be on the road this Sunday, Oct. 28, for a union service at the Arden site, 10 a.m. Thus the Henderson site will not be meeting for that one Sunday. It's fun when the whole church takes a road trip. · Speaking of road trips, our Pine Meadow folks took some road trips in the summer to Beaver Lake where the Tamworth Lions Club arranged a BBQ and pontoon boat ride which was a fun and special time; Sand Lake for a picnic; and of course they attended and or-
ganized their own Summer Olympics, which included sponge toss, karaoke, and a closing baseball competition with Extendicare Kingston. Fall activities feature guest musicians, pie making, tea parties, cider, bingo, euchre, pumpkin carving, candy bag project, costume parade, Halloween party, welcoming trick or treaters, shopping trips, and Residents Council elections. It's a fun and happening place for sure. · On Sun. Oct. 28 Harlowe Wesleyan and Standard Church will feature Ralph and Carol (James) McInnes ministering in music at 11 a.m. All are welcome. This popular couple, originally from the Plevna area, went to high school with many from our area so it will be like old times. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the late Major Max Young, a retired Salvation Army Church officer, spouse of Dorothy (Thompson) Young, who died this past week. Max, who will be recalled with fondness for his children's religious puppet shows and inspiring spiritual messages to young and old, had roots in the Harlowe area.
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OCTOber 25, 2012 The Plevna Craft Ladies donated a quilt, for which tickets have been sold over the summer months. The lucky winner will be drawn at the Harvest Dinner. Come on out and enjoy a dinner out with your family and friends. · Former Clarendon Central School teachers Craig Godfrey and Brian Robertson are at it again. The two gentlemen that used to create those great school musicals back in the eighties are producing and directing "TOM SAWYER" for the North Frontenac Little Theatre this November. Check out the ad in the Frontenac News this week. · Congratulations to Phil & Annemarie Schonauer who welcomed a new grandson, Xander Oliver Giroux, into the family on Oct. 9! Proud parents Lynda & Marc and siblings Alec and Isabella are all thrilled that he is here! · Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed last week's Jack's JAM!
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Arts and Heritage Show at Grace Hall Communty Centre SFCS Executive Director David Townsend opened the afternoon celebration, which was attended by South Frontenac Mayor Gary Davison; John Gerretsen, Attorney General of Ontario and MPP for Kingston and The Islands; Randy Hillier, MPP for LFLA; and Jacqueline Franklin of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, along with numerous councilors and staff from the Township of South Frontenac. In his opening remarks Townsend spoke of the miraculous transformation of the former church sanctuary and of the promise made over one year ago at the church’s 150-year anniversary celL-r, David Townsend, Joan Cameron, Jacqueline Franklin, Mayor Gary Davison, ebrations to “open up this great hall for the benefit and use of the entire commuWilma Kenny and MPP John Gerretsen nity.” Townsend thanked the many people he newly renovated Grace Hall Community Centre has and organizations who allowed the SFCS to deliver on that never looked better than it did on Oct. 19, when members promise, namely the Southeast Local Health Integration Netof the Southern Frontenac Community Services (SFCS) and work (LHIN), the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Canadian the Grace Hall Arts Committee unveiled its first official arts Heritage along with numerous community builders and supand heritage show. Hung throughout the immaculately and porters. Townsend gave a special thanks to SFCS’s board tastefully restored main hall, which was the main sanctuary of directors and to Board Chair Joan Cameron in particular, of the 150 plus-year-old church, was an eclectic art show whom he credited with having the vision and foresight for the demonstrating the work of numerous talented artists in the transformation. community. The show was organized by local artists Wilma Joan Cameron recalled the steps in the hall’s renovation, Kenny, Rose Stewart, Don Connolly and Hanna Back, all crediting all who were involved, including the granting agenmembers of the Grace Hall Arts Committee.
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Sharbot Lake Natural Health Fair - November 3 & 4 Natural Wellness Event Returns to Sharbot Lake - supporting NF food Bank After a one-year hiatus, the Natural Wellness Event is back. It will be carried over two days this time around, at St James Major Catholic Church Hall (14608 Hwy 38) See inset for details. More than 16 presenters will be on hand to talk about and demonstrate their techniques in a variety of fields. Meet professionals, specialists and therapists in healthy food, snacks and nutrition, herbal and vitamin support, massage, natural healing, yoga, and QiGong. New businesses have joined with previous to create a beautiful blend of options for you to explore. Crystals, healing stones, jewelry, books and so much more await you. Christmas is just around the corner. Admission to the event is free on both days with a food item for the North Frontenac Food Bank. The Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation is graciously funding the Jeremy Bennett Wellness Weekend in part, while the Central Frontenac Economic Development Committee has backed it, making this a true Community Event. Other local businesses are becoming involved with supporting ads in next week’s paper. You can join in by calling Tracie at 613 267-3946. International Motivational Speaker, Author and Professional Magician, Jeremy Bennett will be adding another important dimension to Wellness and Better Living. On his way through to Toronto, from the East Coast, Jeremy will be speaking on both Friday and Saturday night (November 2 and 3) at 7 pm. At the age of 12, Jeremy was diagnosed with what the doctors termed as the worst case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) they had ever seen. They informed him that he would suffer from the incessant tapping and repetitive actions for the rest of his life. They were wrong! By harnessing the incredibly powerful tool we all possess (The Mind), Jeremy was able to overcome the obstacle of OCD. In do-
ing so, he developed the ability to share his story and techniques to help others overcome life obstacles they may face. On Friday night, his presentation is “How to Grow Your Business: Against All Odds. Bennett describes his business seminar in the following way: “In this presentation I will be introducing how important and crucial the ‘thinking’ process is in determining
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The fate of extracurriculars at local schools H By Julie Druker
eather Highet, principal of Sharbot Lake High School, reported that staff will be running all of the regular extra-curricular activities at the school. “It is my understanding that the federation has directed staff that their involvement in extra-curriculars is voluntary. Fortunately all of our staff here are volunteering to run their regular programs so we have not had to cancel any of our fall programs” Highet said earlier this month. “This is a small community and the teachers are thinking about what is best for the students and it is great for the students here to have such dedicated staff members. “ The Joe Goodfellow Memorial Race October 1 would have been the last and final running of the Joe Goodfellow Memorial Race at Hinchinbrooke Public School, which has taken place annually on the first Monday in October for the last 11 years. The popular race was named in honor of Joe Goodfellow, a student at Hinchinbrooke Public School who passed away tragically in a car accident in 2000 at the age of 19. The race was initiated by Dan Kimmerer, who was Joe’s cross-country coach at HPS, and it was set up as an invitational race in Joe’s memory. In its first year over 1000 students participated and it was decided in its third year to make it one of three qualifying races, (the Region 3 Meet) for the Limestone District School Board. Kathy Goodfellow, Joe's mother, said that this was to have been the last race, as Hinchinbrooke is slated to close in 2013. However, the race did not happen this year due to the recent decision by some elementary school teachers at the Limestone District School Board to discontinue extra-curricular activities. As a result, three regional qualifying meets, of which the Joe Goodfellow Memorial Race was one, were canceled. (The other two were the Fort Henry Run and the South Fredericksburgh Run). Hinchinbrooke PS did hold a non-competitive Fun Run at the school on October 1, and HPS students did compete in the final LESAA District Cross-Country Meet at Fort Henry on Oct. 9. When asked about her feelings regarding the cancellation of the memorial race, Kathy Goodfellow said, “I guess many people were disappointed. But people were very considerate in letting us know and we were very grateful for that.”
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Mt. Everest Climb for Kids I
t will not be the first time that Leslie Myles of Sydenham has climbed mountains to raise funds for school kids. In January 2009, Myles, who is the managing director of the Limestone Learning Foundation, summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya in the Kili Climb for Kids. In the process she raised over $60,000 for the Amani Children's House in Tanzania, a home and safe haven for homeless children in that country. In mid-November Leslie will once again be strapping on her hiking boots and heading this time for Kathmandu, Nepal where she, along with 13 other Canadian climbers, will Lesley Myles be embarking on a 12-day trek to the base camp of Mount Everest, which lies at an elevation of 17,598 feet. Myles has been training regularly for the trip and is currently collecting donations and pledges to raise funds for school children locally through programs offered through the Limestone Learning Foundation (LLF) and globally for children in Nepal through the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation. The funds raised for the latter charity will be used to help build a high school in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal. “I feel so lucky to be able to be doing something like this", Leslie said when I interviewed her at Loughborough Public School on October 19. “Not only do I personally get to enjoy the adventure and journey to the other side of the world and the climb itself but I also get a chance to see the culture, to see how people live in Nepal and to better understand what the children there are most in need of.” She says she is a real adventure seeker who loves traveling, physical fitness and the great outdoors but more importantly, “By far the biggest motivation for me is the opportunity to give back to school kids both here and there and to have a chance to make a difference in their futures .. I'm so honored to be able to do this kind of work. I love to be able to help kids both here and around the world.” Donations will be used to support the various creative programs offered through the LLF, the charitable arm of the Limestone District School Board, which enhances student programming by attracting donations and grants for innova-
PAGE 9 by Julie Druker tive learning projects in local schools. Monies donated to the Sir Edmund Hillary Fund will be used to complete the building of a high school in Nepal that serves 150 students. The new school will enable the grade 11 and 12 students to study science, one area of study that has been sorely lacking there. Myles, who has been on the LLF board of directors for 11 years prior to becoming its managing director last year, said that this kind of work suits her to a tee. She recalled that in the 1960s, after his team successfully crossed a mountain, Sir Edmund Hillary asked one of the Sherpas, “If there is anything I can do for the Sherpa people, what do you think that
would be?” To which his Sherpa friend replied, “Our children have eyes but are blind and cannot see. We want you to open their eyes by building a school in our village.” In that same vein Myles and her climbing team are helping children both locally and globally to see a bigger and brighter future. Tomorrow, Friday October 26, Leslie will be giving a presentation at the Sydenham Legion from 5:30-10:30pm. Join her for an evening of food, entertainment and fun to raise money for her Everest trip. Come hear about what she is doing to prepare for the trip and what the money raised will support both here at home and abroad, in Nepal. Anyone wanting to make a donation or a pledge for the climb can do so locally by visiting www.limestone.on.ca/llf/. Global donations can be made to the Sir Edmund Hillary Fund by visiting www.thesiredmundhillaryfoundation.ca
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SOCIAL NOTES BIRTHDAY Happy Birthday
Fred Smith 95 Years Young!
Happy Anniversary Lynda & Marc Giroux. September 30, 2012.
October 30 from Joyce, Marilyn, Archie, Sylvia, Bill, Judi, Ken & families
Happy 1st Birthday Ethan!
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October 21, 2012 Love: Dad, Mom & Reid
Without hesitation I would like to thank the First Responders and Paramedics from the Ompah Station for their ministrations on Sunday. I returned home that same afternoon with a clean bill of health. Hugs, Wendy CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Kellar In loving memory of our dear grandson, Andrew, who passed away 22nd October, 1995 Sadly missed by Grandma Brash and Francis
Newton In loving memory of my brother, Carl, who passed away far too early. October 31, 1936 – October 30, 1972 Always remembered by Nadine, Howard and family
In memory of a dear husband, Melvin, father and grandfather, February 26, 1930 - October 24, 2011 Dear son, brother and uncle, Douglas, September 10, 1951 - September 9, 2000 A light has gone from our home Voices we loved are still Places are vacant in our home, Which never can be filled. Some may think you are forgotten Though on earth you are no more, But in memory you both are with us As you always were before. Loved always, Marie (wife and mom), Jackie, Ryan, and Amanda, Cathy, James and Natalie, and Jada
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Card, Caleb “Edgerton” Proprietor of Card Lumber for over 60 years Peacefully at Trillium Ridge Nursing Home October 21, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Edith (2008) and his son Lynn. Dad will never be forgotten by his daughters Darlene Martin (Randy), Nancy Wood (Bill), Norma Card (Peter) and Diane McMahon. Loving grandfather to Melanie, Lauren, Jennifer, Krista, Frank, Kyle and Kassy. In keeping with our father’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will follow at a later date. For those who wish: memorial donations may be made to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundations (UHKF) Cancer Centre in memory of Mr. Card. Arrangements in the care of Trousdale Funeral Home P.O.Box 264, 4374 Mill St. Sydenham Ontario K0H 2T0 Phone: 613-376-3022 www.trousdalefuneralhome.com
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Sunday October 28 DENBIGH – CHILDREN`S HALLOWEEN PARTY, 12:30pm, community hall, hot dogs, cookies, pumpkin carving, crafts, games sponsor: Rec. Committee. FLINTON - COFFEE HOUSE, OPEN MIC, Through the Roof Ministry, 6:30pm, all welcome MOUNTAIN GROVE - CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN PARTY, free, Olden hall, 1-4pm, parade, costume judging, snacks, games. PARHAM - OLD HYMN SINGING, 7pm, United Church, all welcome, freewill offering
Monday, October 29 HARROWSMITH - PA ADVENTURE DAY, St. Paul’s United Church, 10-2, crafts, songs, games, lunch, snacks; $3, must pre-register: Marni 374-9929; Suzanne 386-7751. PARHAM – EUCHRE, IOOF hall, every Monday 7pm VERONA - SISTERS BY HEART, topic: “Splashes of Joy in the Downspouts of Life” w/
Classifieds WANTED MATURE COUPLE looking for 3 bedroom house in Sharbot Lake area. Rent to buy property if possible. Email williamjc@hotmail. ca ONE OR TWO LOADS OF FILL: any one that can donate some fill to help with my wet field behind the high school. I need 10 loads but any amount will help. Gary Cooke, 613-279-2409
WANTED TO BUY CASH PAID FOR YOUR SCRAP VEHICLES. Wanted: Complete cars, trucks and vans. Will pick up. Call Jay 613-335-3658 OLD TV TOWERS, will pay up to $40, 613374-2000 STANDING TIMBER, firewood, pine, cedar, bush lots. Free quotes, cash paid. Call 613279-2154.
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Wendy Farha, singer & comedian, Free Methodist Church 7pm, $5, all welcome;
Tuesday October 30 DENBIGH – CARING FOR YOUR LAND WORKSHOP, 7–9pm, community hall, with MNR rep; sponsor: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy, info: 278-2939; email@example.com FESTIVAL OF TREES PLANNING MEETING, 9:30am, seniors’ building, 1096B Clement Rd., Sharbot Lake, all welcome, info or to volunteer: Ann 613-279-2706; Linda 613-279-2576; sponsor: Villages Beautiful HARROWSMITH WOMEN’S INSTITUTE meet at St. Paul’s United Church, meet at 6:30pm for tour of the Creamery, new members welcome
Wednesday October 31 RURAL WOMEN’S GROUP, 1:30-3pm, Southern Frontenac Community Services, 4419 George St.; free transportation avail: 613-376-6477; 1-800-763-9610, all women welcome
Thursday November 1 DIABETES SESSIONS, Verona Medical Centre w/ Registered Dietitian & Nurse Practitioner, 9am- noon; register: Anne MacDonald 613-544-3400 x 3589 FRONTENAC CFDC PAYPAL WORKSHOP, 10am, FCFDC Office, Harrowsmith, register: 613-372-1414, 1-888-372-9962; firstname.lastname@example.org LAND O’LAKES QUILTERS new evening group, Barrie Hall Cloyne, 7pm; info: Lynn 613-336-8080, email@example.com VERONA DINERS, noon, Lions Hall, for 55+, $11. Reservations required 613-376-6477. VERONA LIONS TURKEY BINGO, doors open 6pm; Early Bird 6:50pm.
Friday November 2 ARDEN - HUNTER’S DINNER, community hall, 5-6:30pm; $12; 12 & under $5; sponsor: United Church BOLINGBROKE CAFÉ, ABC Hall, doors open 6:45, music 7:30pm; coffee, tea, hot chocolate, crepes avail. CLOYNE - FREE FRIDAY MOVIE, 7pm, United Church, featuring “August Rush”.
Saturday November 3 BOLINGBROKE - “HEALTHY COOKING” classes, ABC hall, 9:30am-noon, dairy & gluten-free foods; $20 + $10, register Freda 2732571 HARROWSMITH - CHINESE AUCTION, S&A Club; dinner 6pm; auction 7pm, $12 members, $14 non-members. Advance tickets only; Kim (613) 372-0018. PERTH ROAD - CRAFT & BAKE SALE, Perth Road Crafters, 9am–2pm, community hall, handmade Christmas gifts, crafts, preserves, cards, baked goods. PLEVNA – CRAFT & BAKE SALE, Soup & Sandwich lunch, Clar-Mill Hall 10am-2pm, hosted by Plevna/Ompah United Churches
SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB Fundraiser Breakfast, 8-11am, Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd., all welcome VERONA - CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS Bottle Drive, Verona Foodland starting 10am. VERONA - CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE, 9am-2pm, Trinity United Church Hall, free admission, lunch available. Sponsored by local crafters WESTPORT - CHICKEN & RIB NIGHT, Library fundraiser, 5:30-7:30pm, at Legion, $15, 613-273-3223.
Sat & Sun November 3 & 4 SHARBOT LAKE NATURAL WELLNESS FAIR, St. James Major Catholic Church, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm, free admission w/ food bank donation. herbs, reflexology, yoga, reiki, crystals, healing stones & more; samples, demos; info: 613-267-3946
Sunday November 4 BEDFORD OPEN MIKE & JAM, 1-5pm, Bedford Hall 1381 Westport Road, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel and more, $2, info: 374-2614 ENTERPRISE - COUNTRY JAMBOREE, 1pm, community hall, guest Shawn Kellett; sponsor: Newburgh-Camden Lions; info 3799972; please bring non-perishable food item for Christmas food baskets
Monday November 5 SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, seniors’ centre, appointment: 613-279-3151.
Tuesday November 6 HARROWSMITH – FLU SHOTS, Free Methodist Church sponsored by Sydenham Medical Clinic, 4-8pm SHARBOT LAKE 39ERS, meet at North Frontenac Telephone Co., noon, guest speaker, games to follow; info: Shirley 613-2792990; firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday November 7 FRONTENAC CFDC WORKSHOP “Bookkeeping Basics”, 10am FCFDC office, Harrowsmith, register: 613-372-1414, 1-888372-9962; email@example.com OMPAH – HUNTERS ROAST BEEF DINNER, 5-7pm, community center, $12, under 12 $5, family $25, all welcome, proceeds to community hall SHARBOT LAKE - SUPPORT GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS of Alzheimers or a related dementia disease, Seniors’ Centre, 1-3pm. Info: 613-279-3078 SNOW ROAD – FOOT CARE CLINIC, community hall, appointment 613-279-3151
Thursday November 8 BOLINGBROKE - WOMEN’S “CIRCLE OF FRIENDS” ABC Hall, 7pm, learn head & hand massage LAND O’ LAKES GARDEN CLUB Pine View Free Methodist Church, Cloyne, 7pm, “Decorating for Christmas”, SYDENHAM DINERS, noon, Grace Centre, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations 613-376-6477
Trousdale’s Home Hardware
s a result of an OPP investigation in March/April 2012, two men, ages 20 and 26 from Smiths Falls, have each been charged with 29 counts of break and enter, two counts of possession of stolen property and two counts of theft under $5000. The OPP investigation has also recovered well over $20,000 worth of stolen property. The charges are in relation to many break and enters at Sylvania Lodge as well as cottages and sheds on Rogers Lane, Thomas Way, Leslie Drive, Hall Shore Drive, Watson’s Corners Road and River Drive in Lanark Highlands. One of the accused has also been charged by the Ministry of Natural Resources with several offences under The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. Both accused were released on a promise to appear at Perth Provincial Court. Anyone with information regarding this case or any other criminal activity is asked to please contact the Lanark County Crime Unit at 613-267-2626 or 1-888-310-1122.
Above: Will, Ginny & John Trousdale receiving a golden saw from a Home Hardware rep.
his past weekend, Trousdale's Home Hardware celebrated the addition of a Home Hardware building centre to their store. Mayor Davison acknowledged the Trousdale family's generations of service to
the community. John Trousdale pointed out his staff all decked out in hockey sweaters, saying, "They are a great team." After the ribbon cutting, everyone headed inside for coffee and goodies. - Wilma Kenny
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or two years, the Friends of Arden have been tackling everything from major clean ups, to park improvements, sign installations and trail building. All of the initiatives have been undertaken with volunteer labour and the only funding the group has received has been from private donations, although they have successfully petitioned Central Frontenac Council for road and infrastructure improvements. Now, Frontenac County has awarded
the grass roots community group a grant of $10,000, through the County’s Support for Smaller Scale Sustainability Initiatives, which allocates $50,000 each from federal gas tax rebate revenue. “The group is thrilled that our application was successful and that everyone’s efforts are being recognized. We were getting worried about how long we could keep going without any significant resources,” said Dorothy Procter, the 92-year-old founder of
“The grant represents a much-needed boost for the whole community. This is still just the beginning and hopefully there will be much more to come over the next two or three years,” he added.
the group. “This grant will help with the design and installation of signs that will include maps, promote local businesses and provide other related information for visitors,” said Terry Kennedy, the chair of the Friends of Arden.
Frontenac County Council
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ter reflects that fact that newer ambulances, which are gas-powered, do not last as long as the old diesel models, which are out of production. Members of Council wanted to know if the change would necessitate ambulances being replaced after 4.5 years, even if they are still running well. Deputy Chief Gale Chevalier, sitting in at the meeting for the absent Chief of Paramed-
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ic Services, Paul Charbonneau, said, “Certainly if at the end of 4.5 years, the vehicle is running well, keeping it longer is something we could consider.” “I think the way these things go, if we don’t spell out that the vehicles are not to be automatically replaced after four and a half years, that’s what will happen. I think we should put something in the motion about that,” said South Frontenac Mayor Gary Davison. In the end, the matter was deferred to the County Finance committee for review.
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