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Hay East comes to Lanark County

by Jeff Green aberly farmer and Lanark Cattlemen’s Association member Gordon Patterson is not shy about approaching governments for support. When it comes to supporting local farmers in covering cost of transporting hay from western Canada to cover the shortfall caused by a drought this past summer, he has been downright aggressive, and creative. He has approached all of the eight municipalities in Lanark County to support a fundraising event in Almonte this weekend. Knowing that township councils never want to part with taxpayers’ dollars (he sat on council for 16 years himself), Patterson and his cohorts from the Lanark Federation of Agriculture and the Lanark Cattlemen’s Association have asked each council to provide a cake for auction instead. “I know that at least one of them, Drummond North Elmsley, is going to bake one, and I hope the rest of them do as well,” Patterson said, “or else I’m going to push for Drummond North Elmsley to take over the rest of them altogether.” Money raised at the Lanark Hay East Fling (to be held at the Almonte Civitan Hall on Saturday night -November 3 - starting at 7 pm) will be used for one of two purposes. It might be used to help subsidise the long haul transportation costs for hay that has been donated from farmers in Saskatchewan. That cost is 3 cents per pound, bringing the cost of the oversized (5’ by 6’) round bales to $100 a bale for local farmers. However, Patterson said that local MP Scott Reid and Agriculture Minister Gordon O’Connor have been invited to the Hay East Fling, and rumour has it O’Connor might bring a financial commitment to cover transportation costs from the federal government. “I don’t know anything for sure,” Patterson said, “but I told Scott Reid’s assistant that I’m expecting them to come with pockets full of money.” If the federal government comes through with money, the money raised at the Fling will go to transporting hay from Smiths Falls, which is where most of the hay is being delivered, directly to the local farms where it is needed. Patterson said that he was able to bale up about 50% of a normal hay crop this summer, which was ok for him because he had extra hay on hand from other years. Others grew as little as 35% of the normal crop and some of them had little or no hay in the mow to begin with, so they are faced with downsizing their herd if they cannot find some extra hay for the winter. A first shipment of hay came in on Wednesday (October 31) and part of it was dropped off in the parking lot of the former Sharbot Lake retail centre (at the junction of Road 38 and Highway 7) to be transported up Zealand Road to Willis Armstrong Road, the horse farm of the White family. The Hay East Fling is a free event in Almonte. It includes beef on a bun, music from some of the finest Ottawa Valley country musicians, silent and live auctions for dozens of


High School Halloween High school rockers HD Supply entertained students on a tombstone-clad stage in the cafetorium at the Sharbot Lake High School’s Halloween dance on October 26. Students rocked out on the dance floor and many came dressed in very colorful and creative Halloween attire.

Ontario Algonquin Land Claim inches closer to AIP Municipal officials receive information about ‘land package’ at closed door meetings by Jeff Green n Thursday, October 25, a closed door meeting was held with municipal officials from Frontenac County and Addington Highlands Township at the Sharbot Lake Legion about a potential lands package as part of land claim negotiations. A second meeting was scheduled for Monday, October 29. The meetings were held as part of the consultation process surrounding the pending Agreement in Principle for the Algonquin Land Claim in Ontario. Attempts to talk to any of the federal or provincial, or Algonquin officials who participated in those meetings concerning the current state of negotiations yielded the following email response from Flavio Mussio of the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs in Toronto: “There will not be anyone available to speak to the media as they are not public meetings.” One of the goals of the meeting, according to Mussio, was to receive information from municipal politicians and staff about any local


items, and a live dessert auction. In addition to the township cakes, there will be other desserts as well. All of the money raised will go to the Hay East program, because all of the costs related to running the event, including all the food and other items, have been donated. Even Gordon Patterson is getting into the act, donating a maple syrup pie. But not to worry, Gordon only made the syrup. His wife Beverly is making the pie.

plans for road expansion that might impact on the lands under discussion for transfer as part of the land claim. Previous information provided by the Ontario chief negotiator, Brian Crane, established that all land transfers that will flow from the claim will be on a fee simple basis, meaning the Algonquin jurisdiction over their lands will the same as any other landowner in Ontario. Mussio’s email message went on to discuss future opportunities for public input into the land claim process. “Once these negotiations have progressed, more information about any potential lands package will be made public. The public engagement process is a consistent part of our policy in settling land claims … Ontario’s consultations with stakeholders and the public will expand and continue as the negotiations proceed. Public information will continue to be available through negotiators’ updates; material on the Ontario website; through the Ontario Information Centre on the Algonquin Land Claim in Pembroke; and through other means. The negotiating parties also intend to hold regional public information forums to discuss the proposed content of a draft agreement-in-principle with members of the public.” Negotiators from all sides have answered media inquiries about the claim on a regular basis, but there have been no meetings for the general public thus far in the process, which got underway in 1992.

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by Jeff Green he new K-12 school in Sharbot Lake is proceeding apace, on several fronts. In terms of the building project itself, the substrate work has been done, concrete has been poured and some preliminary walls are going up. A naming contest for the new school ended on October 31, and an official groundbreaking ceremony is set for November 15. In terms of the trials and tribulations around a new septic system for the new building, which is subject to regulations that come with its location in the vicinity of an at-capacity trout-sensitive lake, the News has received further information from the

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Gathering Knowledge Symposium in Sharbot Lake T

he Algonquin Land Claim certainly came up at a symposium sponsored by the Ardoch Algonquin First that was held in Sharbot Lake last Saturday, but it was certainly not the only topic discussed, and was ultimately a secondary theme. While the discussion travelled from topic to topic, the theme of Algonquin identity became central to what was ultimately a day-long conversation about the past, present, and future of Algonquin people in this region. Regina Hartwick, a Ph.D. candidate at Trent University, set the tone of the day with a presentation called “Am I Omamawinini enough”. She talked about names, starting with the fact that it was Champlain who dubbed the Omamawinini peoples as Algonquin peoples, and the Kiji Sibi River as the Ottawa River. For Hartwick, names are tied to identity, and this has been played out in her life by the question of who can use the name Algonquin to identify themselves. “As a non-status Algonquin, I equate being non-status with being invisible,” said Hartwick. She used the analogy of a funnel to describe the Indian Act of 1850, which created the concept of Indian Status in Canada. “When the Indian Act was first enacted, status was afforded by blood, band membership or marriage, but over time those definitions have narrowed and narrowed, a funnelling effect,” Hartwick said. While the Indian Act isolates those with status from the rest of the population, it also creates a class of invisible, non-status native people who don’t fit neatly into either category. Compounding the problem, for people of Regina Hartwick’s generation, is the fact that her parents and grandparents were uncomfortable about passing on Algonquin traditions and teachings when she was young because the culture was in disrepute. This is changing, and the changing face of education was the subject of the second presentation, by Susan Deslisle, a Ph.D. candidate in the Queen’s Geography department. Deslisle’s talk was “Transcending Colonialism in Education”. She used two simple illustrations to demonstrate the marginalization of indigenous cultures in North America. The first was a map of North America, with all of the provinces of Canada and states in the United States coloured differently and marked off by their familiar borders. The second was a map of North America, but instead of national, provincial, and state borders, this map marked off the traditional territories of the indigenous populations before and during European settlement. The borders on this map are not defined by fixed lines, but the territories had more cohesion and were

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(L to R) Mireille Lapointe and Bonita Lawrence more oriented around watersheds and other geographical features than the common political maps. “One map is found in every classroom, and the other might be found in two native studies text books that students may be exposed to in university if they take an indigenous studies course, or in high school if they are lucky,” Deslisle said. If students don’t see themselves on the map, or anywhere in the curriculum except in the distant past, the “result is marginalization, victimization, objectification, internalized racism and self-hate,” she said. This can change, she said, because, “Provincial education is a powerful tool in shaping who we become as citizens. It is important then that we become aware of the underlying messages inherent in that education so we can counter those messages we disagree with, and nurture those we support.” There are interesting changes taking place in education in Ontario, but Deslisle said they are mostly taking place at the university level and need to penetrate the public and secondary school curriculum. As if on cue, the next presentation was by Marcie Webster, an Early Years Educator with Northern Frontenac Community Services. With funding from church-based sources and the United Way, she has been bringing Aboriginal education to Junior and Senior Kindergarten in five schools, four in the Limestone Board and one in the Catholic Board, for a number of years. Webster said she has been gathering materials and developing her own lesson plans to deliver the lessons she brings to all of the children in the classrooms. “The main thing for me is that I make sure I am teaching things that I know about, and that all of the students in the classes learn the same material. Maybe it is because I grew up in this area, but in my experience the teachers


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have been very receptive. They are happy to see me, and they are happy to work with me,” she said. After a lunch, Bonita Lawrence, the author of “Fractured Homelands”, which was the result of 10 years of interviews with Algonquin elders and others, read some passages from her book and talked in general terms about the land claims and its limitations. In terms of land allocations, a topic which will be at the forefront in the coming months in the run up to an Agreement in Principle for the claim, Lawrence offered some interesting arithmetic. The watershed of the Ottawa (Kiji Sibi) River, traditional Algonquin territory is vast, 148,000 square kilometres. Of that only a portion, 36,000 square kilometres is located in Ontario, where the claim is being conducted. Two-thirds of the Ontario land is privately held and thus out of the claim, leaving 12,000 square kilometres. Algonquin Park and the Petawawa air base are also excluded, leaving 4,000 square kilometres available for the claim. “When I looked at other claims that have been settled, about one to three per cent of available land is usually included in the claim, bringing the total available to between 40 and 120 square kilometres, leaving each of the nine nonstatus communities with between four and nine square kilometres,” she said, “in return for extinguishing the Algonquin claim to 36,000 square kilometres.” The concluding presentation at the Gathering Knowledge Symposium was a short outline of some of the research of Ardoch Algonquin Elder Bob Lovelace. Lovelace said that, even though the Ardoch Algonquin left the land claim table years ago and have opposed the deal ever since, “I expect that a deal will be completed, but that won’t be the end of everything.”


More Than Coincidence? A tale of two halls by Wilma Kenny onsider two quite different halls barely 20 km apart, both built more than 150 years ago in 1861, both beginning new lives in their communities: there were lively events on the weekend of October 19 & 20 in Bellrock and Sydenham, with the promise of much more to come. The Bellrock Community Association, having obtained funding to update the former Bellrock schoolhouse, has used their renewed facilities to launch a series of events. Last month saw an art show and a chili-take-home-yourbowl supper. On Oct. 13 & 20, packed houses enjoyed a delightfully rambunctious melodrama called “Here Come The Cows”, along with a ham dinner. (No bovines were injured for this production!) In Sydenham on Oct. 19 & 20, Southern Frontenac Community Services Corporation celebrated 150 years of heritage in the newly-renovated Grace Hall with an old-fashioned concert and an art show. Ken Sigsworth, former church organist, introduced his harmonica solo with, “I think the folks who built this place would approve of what we’re doing here today.” As well as food, music and pictures, folks enjoyed demonstrations of rug hooking, paper making, quilting and working with clay. Both Bellrock and Sydenham have passed through many stages of community in the past 150 years: from pioneer isolation to self-contained, active communities, then through the closing of mills and mines and attendant population drops, to becoming largely bedroom communities in the later 1900s. Dare one hope that events in these two halls may be part of the beginnings of a new phase of community pride and pleasure in getting together with our neighbours?


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AO Wayne Orr walked Council through a proposed capital budget which included (mainly road and bridge) construction, and any item costing more than $5,000 at a Commitee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday (Octoebr 30). Other, smaller items will go into the operating budget. Overall, the proposed 2013 capital budget is $1,105,605 more than it was in 2012, with the tax levy raised by $360,000 and reserves contributing an additional $739,600 over the current year. Total reserve forecast at the end of 2012 is $14,505,016, and the reserve forecast for the end of 2013 will drop to $12,608,592. Orr said that this document counted in the $600,000 contribution that has been forthcoming from the City of Kingston each year since 1998 as compensation for South Frontenac assuming responsibility for former county roads. By the terms of the amalgamation agreement of 1997, that funding agreement ends this year. Orr warned council that this funding is the subject of negotiation currently and has not yet been secured for 2013. Two other unresolved issues are the funding of the Sydenham water plant and the Frontenac Arena. Also, both Fire and Recreation have carried forward several projects that were in the 2012 budget, but which have not been done.

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ello Ms Tarasick: Putting a label on something brands it, and those associated with it for life or centuries. I considered several names and after much thinking I have decided to submit this one: "THE GREAT HEADWATERS SCHOOL". It indicates location that encompasses all of the Frontenacs. It will educate the students about our local geography. We live on the headwaters of 3 river systems and the wetlands and the lakes serve a very important role in keeping the communities on the downstream river flats healthy. It's symbolic in that many of the students will have to go over a great divide into another life style/ system as they mature in their life cycle. Doug Steele

There were relatively few comments from SINCE 1970 Council: the gloves will come off on Saturday, November 10, when they are scheduled to meet for day-long budget deliberations. Traffic Speed in Verona Elaine Abrams spoke to Council of her concern about the speed of traffic through Verona, in spite of a posted limit of 50 (40 by the school). She said the sidewalks used by small children are dangerously close to passing traffic, and that she doubted that further reducing the speed limit would do any good. Nor did it seem to her that it is feasible to ask for more police enforcement. She wondered whether three stop signs, at intervals through the village, possibly with rumble strips, might help. Mayor Davison said the Township has been getting complaints from residents about the noise of rumble strips in other locations. Deputy Mayor McDougall added that he has had requests for some sort of safe crossing near the post office. Public Works Manager Mark Segsworth said there were a lot of traffic issues throughout the township, and it was important to look at all the options. The problem was referred to the Public Works Committee for consideration and rec-

Letter Re: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals


s I read the Oct. 18 issue of The Frontenac News, I was really amazed at the number of exceptional people who had not been included to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals. How could anyone possibly miss John McDougall, and in Central Frontenac, Dr. Peter Bell and Jim MacPherson? As it was, North Frontenac got no nominations. How about ex-reeve Barb Sproule, who did more in one month than other reeves had done in their entire term of office. Also councillor Lonnie Walkins – a most brilliant mind and North Frontenac councillor. To say the least, I am more than provoked. - Don St. Pierre Yoga, Pilates, Dance, Reiki & other Energy Therapies

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· As we approach November 11 - Remembrance Day - think for a moment what we have in this great country and how we attained it, and how it historically happened. FREEDOM IS NOT FREE, so protect it! Robert Wood from the Northbrook Legion Branch 328 informed us that the poppy boxes are out in local businesses. Last year the donations totalled $3,000. The community was very generous, as there are quite a few military veterans living in the area. The Remembrance Day service is on November 11 in Flinton at 11 a.m. On November 18 the Remembrance Day service in Harlowe will be at the Standard Church on Henderson Road. · On Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. the women’s ministry of Flinton (Through the Roof Ministries) will host a dinner, presented by the local women. The theme is “The Key to Becoming a Child of Royalty”. Come dressed as a princess if possible. A small dessert would be welcome, along with a $5 gift for exchange. Helen Ripley of Peterborough will be the guest speaker. Free donations will be accepted. For details, contact Diana at 613-479-2769. · On Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. the Land O’ Lakes Garden Club will hold their last meeting at the Pine View Church in Cloyne. There will be a potluck dinner. Please bring your own dishes, cups and cutlery, as this saves on dish washing. The speaker will be Michelle van den Bosch, demonstrating holiday decorating tips. · December 1 is Harlowe’s Christmas dinner and dance at 6 p.m, roast beef, roast pork, along with all the goodies and music by the Country 4 Band. Dinner & dance, $12.50; dinner only, $10. For reservations, call Marie at 613-336-2557 · Belated anniversary wishes to Frank and Ellanora Meeks for 56 years of love; and also to Rick and Lisa, celebrating their 22nd anniversary on October 20. · Belated birthday wishes to Ken Horne in Pine Meadow Nursing Home, Northbrook.



· The Harrowsmith Social and Athletic Club will be hosting their Chinese Auction on Nov. 3. Dinner at 6 p.m. Auction at 7. Members $12, non-members $14. Advance tickets only. There are only a few tickets left. For tickets or information about the club, call Kim at 613-372-0018. · There will be a Craft and Bake Sale at St. Paul's United Church in Harrowsmith on Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Chilli lunch, baked goods and lots of gifts tables. Tables are available for rent at $15. Please call Marni 613-374-9929 or Suzanne 613-386-7751 to book your space. · The Harrowsmith Social and Athletic Club will again sponsor the Santa Claus Parade and Open House on Dec. 1. The parade begins at Centennial Park at 10 a.m. Open House to follow at the hall on Colebrook Rd. Free hot dogs, hot chocolate, goodies and a visit from Santa. Everyone welcome. To

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· A great group of ladies travelled from our area to Toronto on Sunday, and enjoyed a day of shopping in support of Verona Minor Ball. They took in the Samko Toy Warehouse, Ikea, and the Vaughan Mills Mall. A great day was had by all. · Good luck to all of those hunters heading out for the annual deer hunt. I am sure that many a good story will be available in the upcoming weeks. · News from Prince Charles Public School: the students are collecting pop can tabs, Campbell's soup labels, and the outer bags of 4 litre milk. All items can be dropped at the school or given to any student. The tabs are being collected in support of helping with wheelchairs. The milk bags being collected will be made into mats for the homeless and people in developing countries. All help is greatly appreciated.

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· We are now into that “two week family vacation” of hunting season and folks are coming home to connect and hunt with loved ones. Most women folk are now hunting for Christmas bargains while the men are shooting and shouting. · Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour this Saturday night so you can get to church on time the next day. · Hope everyone had a blast with the local ghosts and goblins on Halloween. This is such a special time of visiting, eating and memory making. · Remembrance Day will soon be here and it falls on a Sunday, so please attend the local services at Arden and Mountain Grove and pay tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom. My uncle, the late Doug Wagg, died in Holland after the war was over, while dismantling land mines, so he is someone I recall with fondness. He is buried in the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in Holland and one of my dreams is to visit his grave site, God willing.



· Judy Walden’s cooking class at the ABC Hall is Sat Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost is $20 for the class and $10 for ingredients. Judy 273-7507; Freda 273-2571. · Dave Campbell in Maberly is helping to organize the Lanark Hay East Fling on Nov. 3, 7 pm at the Almonte Civitan Club to raise money to transport hay from the west to Lanark County farmers. You can make a donation, at any Bank of Nova Scotia in the name of Hay East. · There is a public meeting at the Tay Valley township hall regarding stopping up and closing a very small portion of road allowance on Concession VI running west from the

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Bolingbroke Rd. The meeting is on Nov. 6, starting at 7 p.m. · Tay Valley Township has created a township circulation email list. If you would like to receive timely township information such as agendas, notices, updates or other township information, please email the clerk at The same information is on the township website. · The women’s group “Circle of Friends” will meet On Nov. 8 an 22, 7pm at the ABC hall. On Nov. 8 Catherine Smith demonstrates head and hand massage and on Nov. 22 Helen Crowe shares skin care products we can make at home. There will be no meetings in December. A minimal $5 charge helps support the hall. Freda Russell, 613-273-2571. · The first “Bolingbroke Cafe” will be held at the ABC Hall on Friday, Nov. 2. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for refreshments and socializing, followed by acoustic music starting at 7:30. David Pollard and members of “String Tease” and Mike Erion are the featured musicians for the evening. Catherine Smith and Rob Boyer, formerly of the Fall River Coffee shop, will provide specialty coffees, teas and hot drinks as well as a delicious crepes for purchase. A $5 admission helps support the hall. Call Mike Erion at 613-273-8718 for information. · The ABC Association will hold its November potluck and music jam on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the ABC hall. Everyone is welcome. For information - Glenn Russell (613-273-2571).


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· Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour this Saturday night so you can get to church on time the next day! For the month of November (the 4th and the 18th) the Ompah United Worship site will be closed for cleaning, and both churches will congregate at the Plevna site at 10 a.m. for a union service – one shared service. Then in December, both churches will meet at the Ompah site. · This coming Sat. Nov. 3, the Plevna Ompah United Churches host their annual soup, sandwich and craft event at the Clar-Mill Hall starting at 10 a.m. Here’s a fantastic opportunity to get a start on Christmas shopping and have a fun time.


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· What a wonderful evening of laughter and music at the 36th annual seniors night on October 24, put on by the Sharbot Lake & District Lions Club. The little violinist, Jessica Wedden, started the evening with three lovely solos. I can see her in a few years having everyone up and dancing a jig. I can’t get enough of “The Old Habits”, and “Patsy Cline” was priceless. The older couple wasn’t sure what was gong to happen there. The Agin sisters – they live in Mississippi. The Lions Club always puts on such a wonderful evening and we sure do appreciate it. The icing on the cake – I won a door prize. Lots of door prizes. And lunch after! · On Saturday evening at the skidoo club another great evening - a lot of people came through the doors. Great supper. Thanks to all the volunteers at the club. You make our community proud. · Happy Birthday to Echo on November 6. · Sympathy to Diane and Christina Landsburg of Snow Road on the loss of Jim. · Thank you to my brother-in-law who drove 100 miles to do my getting ready for winter chores this weekend. · The Gemmills all gathered at Walter and Marie’s on Saturday evening to celebrate Walter’s 60th birthday and his semi-retirement. · We’re saying prayers for Howard and Carol Morrison from Ocean City, Maryland who are being hit by Hurricane Sandy. · All arguments have two sides, but some have no ends.


Dorothy Knight, Ken Smith · On Sunday October 28, a union service was held in the Arden Church. The service included the confirmation of Cody Matson, Holy Communion and the celebration of all the confirmands who had joined the church · Last weekend parents and grandparents gathered at the Frontenac Community Arena to watch some great hockey games What talent these players have!

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· Sympathy to the family of Clifford Lloyd, husband of the late Bertha Clow. · Our sympathies to the family of Ellwood Cox who passed recently. · Happy birthday to Don Ritchie, 80, on Oct 31; Nancy Fobert, Pam Larmon, Bill Pringle, Darcy Hartwick, Kathy Wisteard. Belated wishes to Sharon McDonald, Kathy Wilson, Jean Larmon. · The SL and District Lions Club presented the 36th annual seniors' night on Oct. 24 at SLHS. Marcel Giroux gave a greeting by WA Robinson and associates followed by opening remarks by the Lions` president, Coleen Ritcher, who welcomed everyone. Seniors were entertained by Guy Cooke and his "Old Habits" Band; Jessica Wedden played a few tunes on her violin, and everyone enjoyed the comical skits. Door prizes were also given out. It was a great evening · Relatives of Fred and Joyce Smith gathered at Arbour Heights to celebrate Fred's 95th birthday. Bridgette, 2, and the youngest there, Remington Burke-Teal, almost 1, greeted their great, great grandfather. Thanks to everyone who came and those who sent him a card, as well as for the many certificates from dignitaries. Congratulations Dad! · SLHS junior volleyball boys team played very well and defeated the Bayridge team recently. · Thinking of Bill Pringle, Joel Peterson, Mary and Arthur Lightstone, Art Clow, Leigh Scott, Noreen Baese, Leo Arney,

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· Remembrance Day falls on a Sunday this year. Students from Prince Charles Public School will hold a special Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 9 starting at 10:45 a.m. at the Verona Cenotaph in McMullen Park. All veterans, school family members and Verona community members are encouraged to attend the 20-minute ceremony on Friday. In the case of very inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in the school gym at the same time. · Bingo! The Verona Lions will host a Turkey Bingo tonight, Thursday, Nov. 1. Doors and canteen open at 6 p.m. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:50 p.m. Twelve regular games and two share-the-wealth. Verona Lions Club. Free parking. · Craig Godfrey writes, “North Frontenac Little Theatre is in full rehearsal mode for their fall production, TOM SAWYER. This play with songs is top heavy with local cast and crew from the Verona area. Making their debut with North Frontenac Little Theatre are Johnny Parks (Tom), Mathew Stinson, & Dalton Hurren as the boys, and Beth Freeland playing Aunt Polly. Also making his debut is Marcel Quenneville as a ‘bad guy’. Behind the scenes are Peter Platenius and Karen Murphy. There are fifty people involved with this fall production.” The show will run Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 22 to 24 at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee, Nov 25 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Verona Rona Hardware. Adults $12, students $10. · The Annual Craft and Bake Sale sponsored by local crafters and organized by Joyce Casement will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church. Local crafters will be selling hand knitted, sewn, and crocheted gifts as well as a variety of delightful seasonal pieces. This year will feature two bake tables. Lunch and snacks will be available with proceeds going to the “Children of Haiti” organization. · Christmas for Kids is holding a bottle drive on Sat. Nov. 3. They will be located at the Verona Foodland starting at 10 a.m. You can drop off your empties with Santa's helpers. · Circle two dates on your November calendar for Verona


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Community Association sponsored events. There will be a Free Skate afternoon for the whole family on Friday, Nov. 23. North Frontenac Community Arena, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Then on Friday, Nov. 30, Verona and area residents will gather at McMullen Park to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season. Local musician Ross Clow will lead the crowd in Christmas carols and songs. As well enjoy free hot chocolate, hot dogs and roasted marshmallows. The crowd gives the countdown to the lighting of the tree and Verona's Christmas season officially begins at 7 p.m. in McMullen Park

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· Don't forget to turn your clock back 1 hour this Saturday! · This Saturday Nov. 3 the Plevna Ompah United Church host their annual soup, sandwich, and craft event at the Clar-Mill Hall starting at 10 AM. Here's a great opportunity to get a start on Christmas shopping and have a fun time. · The Plevna/Ompah United Churches will meet together at the Plevna worship site at 10am for one shared service. · Lee White extends her thanks to everyone who has helped her recently. · Parents, Grandparents & Caregivers: are you looking for something to do with your young child? The Ontario Early Years Centre is holding playgroups at Clarendon Public Central School on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Come out and visit with other adults, get question on child development answered, do a crafts and have lots of fun. Playgroup runs from 9:30-11:30am in the gym if you have any question please feel free to call The Child Centre at 613-279-2244 · Hurricane Sandy blew through the area earlier this week.

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· The Remembrance Day Service will be held this Sunday, November 4,10:45am at the Denbigh Cenotaph, beside St. Luke’s United Church. Lunch will follow at the community hall. · The St. Luke’s United Church Turkey Supper, also known as the Hunter’s Supper, will be served on Friday, November 9, 5 to 7pm at the community hall. You will get to enjoy turkey and all the trimmings, vegetables, coleslaw, dessert, tea & coffee, only $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 & under. · The next edition of Music-in-the-Hall will held on Sunday, November 11, 1pm at the hall.

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Denbigh - from pg. 5 · There will be a November Ladies Craft Night in Vennachar on the 19th at the parsonage. Mark it on your calendars, more details to follow! · On Saturday the Rec Club threw a great Halloween party for the children (see photo on pg. 7). It was a rainy day so it was good to get out of the house and have some fun. The kids carved pumpkins, decorated cupcakes to look like spiders, played bingo, “hot” pumpkin and musical chairs, did crafts and of course, showed off their costumes. Each one took home a bag full of yummy treats. Thank you to the volunteers who put it all together.

PARHAM-TICHBORNE Colleen Steele 613-375-6219 Christine Teal 613-375-6525 · On Sunday November 18 have your picture taken with Santa! Come to the IOOF Hall in Parham from 11 am to 5 pm for a Relay For Life Christmas Extravaganza. All proceeds will be going to the Relay for Life Team - Timeless Memories. Many vendors will be on site including Gano Excel Coffee, Sunset Gourmet, Pampered Chef and Timeless Memories with crafts and jewelry. One stop shop for all your Christmas needs! · Happy birthday to Austin Baker, Johnny Vinkle, Joel Peterson, Angie Thompson, Joe LaPointe, Tiffany Smith, Adam Smith, Charles Steele, Marily Mallett, Carlee Fergu-

son, Riley Teal, Mike Lowery, Debbie Jones, Carl Knapp, Shannon Harper, Audrey Bateman, Lyn Hannah, Jane Kelly, Kristine Drong, Wally Teal, Daryl Kennedy, Jamie Riddell, Missy Thompson, Bonnie Beattie, Jason Riddell, Angie Asselstine, Mark Brown, Tricia McEwen-Gaulton, Jeremy Lowery, Elizabeth Corkum. · Ken McCullough had a birthday party this past weekend - here's to many more Ken! · Many in the area attended the Harvest auction on Saturday night and walked away with some really good deals!! · It was great to see so many people get dressed up for the Bingo at the IOOF Hall on Friday night!!! Great spirit!! · The first hymn sing held at Parham United Church on Sunday night with Sarah Magie on the piano was well attended. A light lunch was served. · Rev. Nancy McLeod was honored on her last day at the Anglican Church in Maberly we wish her all the best. · Belated Anniversary wishes to Mr. & Mrs. Bill Haw (their 57th) · Celebrations took place for the birthday of Helen Raymo in Sharbot Lake. Belated greetings to her on her 87th year! · A big thank you to the Sharbot Lake & District Lions on a great evening for the seniors of the surrounding area who enjoyed the program of funny (but true) skits on getting older. The music was provided by Jessica Weddon on the violin, and Gib, Glenda and Guy, the Old Habits Band, accompanied by Jim Whan & Ellis Wolfrey on guitar as well. Beautiful prizes were won by some of the

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· Thinking of you to Dianne LeClair. Condolences to Sharon McDonald on the loss of her brother and Bill Avery on the loss of his father. · Doris Campsall was thrilled to attend the fund raiser for a Christian School in Perth. Her only living uncle, who is in his 90's, sang with different bands. · Don't forget to change your clocks this weekend. · Good luck to all the deer hunters as they take to the hunting camps this weekend. · "Heavy leaf foliage on trees means a heavy winter"

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he Land O’ Lakes Emergency Food Bank has been in existence for 15+ years. The Food Bank started to help families with the gift of food. When life takes a turn, when bills pile up, you should not have to worry about food on the table for yourself or your family, and so the Emergency Food Bank was born. In the beginning the area churches took the lead and now the community is embracing the food bank and all the people who need this special kind of help. The Emergency Food Bank is for all who need the service; some families require help once and others a couple of times. The volunteers create a box of food based upon what is on our shelves and what will best suit the needs of the person or family requesting help. The Land O’ Lakes Emergency Food Bank relies on the donations of food and monies generously given by members of the community to stock the shelves for distribution.

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Coleen Richter as “Patsy Cline” nation of Patsy Cline and the stash of romantic memories she unearthed from her under garments. Equally amusing were numerous skits put one by Lions members including Linda Zwier's version of the poem “A Little Mixed Up” and the “under the covers” antics of Bill and Celine Pyle. Interspersed throughout the evening was the giving out of 20 plus door prizes. The Old Habits took to the stage for a few final few tunes and one very vocal fan managed to convince the band to play an encore. Lions president Colleen Richter spoke the final words of the evening and made note of the Lions' next upcoming event, a pancake breakfast at Oso Hall on November 24 from 8-11am. Proceeds will be going towards the local Diabetes Chapter in Kingston.



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Natural Health Event Returns to Sharbot Lake In Support Of Local Food Bank by Tracie Goodberry, Registered Reiki Practitioner/Teacher CranioSacral Therapist You are invited to St. James Major Catholic Church Hall on November 2, 3, 4th to once again explore the ever expanding world of Natural Health. Highlighting the Event is International Motivation Speaker, Published Author, Professional Magician and Television personality, Jeremy Bennett. Friday at 7:00pm Mr. Bennett will present “How to Grow Your Business: Against all Odds” Saturday at 7:00pm will be “The Power of the Mind: Overcome any Challenge” Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00pm and Sunday from 11:00 am until 4:00pm are the hours for the Main Event; offering the public the opportunity to pamper, learn and indulge in samples, mini-treatments and conversation. Investigate earth and body friendly products. Meet professionals, specialists and therapists in healthy food, snacks and nutrition, herbal and vitamin support, massage, natural healing, intuitive readings, meditation and so much more. Who knows, some of that Christmas list may get taken care of ; crystal and healing stone jewelry anyone…? More and more small businesses are coming to the area to assist in the move to better health. This is a perfect opportunity to learn what the hype is all about. The idea is to offer mini-treatments and samples without the commitment of time and money that a full treatment or purchase would demand. Multiple products and modalities can be sampled for a fraction of the cost … and conversation is free. Admission is also free for the Main Event with a donation in support of the local Food Bank. Non-perishable food items and/ or a monetary donation would be greatly appreciated as we approach a very demanding time of year for the Food Bank. Tickets for the Speaking Engagement are $17, in advance, $20, at the door. Mr. Bennett is visiting Ontario for the World Organization of Natural Medicine in Toronto, where he is also speaking and is to be presented with the official honour of “World Youth Advocate.” His message is being endorsed and praised by some of the most respected doctors, self-help experts and professionals in the industry world wide. His presentations are as entertaining as they are educational. As an added bonus, each vendor is donating a gift. Each time a product or service is sampled, a ballot will be given which is then deposited into the ballot box of choice; thus increasing the chance of winning multiple gifts. Prizes vary from $20.00 to $65.00 in value and will be revealed at 3:00 pm on Sunday. The goal in promoting this day is to support and develop the community, while furthering the introduction and education of natural, holistic and complementary health practices.

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Stress and anxiety are a major cause of diminished productivity both in the work place and in achieving personal goals and dreams. The vision of the Event as a whole is to convey how to harmonize the mind, body and soul so that they work together in a much more effective manner. Given the proper environment, the body knows how to be in a natural state of health. Support the Community, the Food Bank, Small Business and, above all …YOURSELF For more information please call Tracie at 613 267-3946

QiGong Demonstration by Carol Belanger 3:00 pm on Saturday. In total, eighteen vendors have been drawn to this event from Sharbot Lake and surrounding areas, most of which are centered in the Frontenac Townships. A wealth of information is at your doorstep. Most everyone knows Kathy Martin, of Dragonfly Herbs. Come join her in the beautiful exploration of nature’s bounty; from the garden to the kitchen to enhancing your health. There is much to learn from this lady. Carol Belanger, also from Sharbot Lake, has been practicing healing and wellness modalities for clients since 2000, and teaching since 2003. As well as offering an opportunity to experience her amazing work, she will be leading both Yoga and a QiGong demonstration for all to take part in…or just watch. New on the scene, is Annette Gray-Jackson of Mountain Grove. She works from her home-based clinic in “The Grove” and is making plans to bring her services to Sharbot Lake in the near future. Registered Massage Therapy may assist in relieving the resulting pain caused by the stress of daily life. Janina Fisher, now on Long Lake Road, will be joining in on Sunday. Twenty two years as a Certified Practitioner of Aromatherapy Massage makes her booth very worthy of a visit. In consideration for the sensitive souls visiting, Janina will not be using the “Aroma” aspect for sessions during the Event. Janet Ducharme of Johnston Lake Organics in Ompah is offering to tantalize our taste buds from the kitchen with a homemade “cancer-fighting” soup and fresh baked bread. As usual, she will also bring her store and her garden to us to peruse and sample. Another new-to-the-area business/Spa, Sunrays Holistic Health, based in Verona will introduce what they have to offer. Intuitive Readings are available on Saturday only, while Catherine Smith of Sharbot Lake is on hand for Sunday for the experience of Shiatsu and Shamanism together. You will have to see for yourself what the other ten entrepreneurs have to present. You may just find what you need to release muscle pain, increase flexibility/mobility, tighten, tone and firm, relax more deeply that you knew possible, walk away with very happy feet or even some magnificent “bling” that won’t break the bank!!!

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Speaking out for salamanders at Arden Hallowe’en event C hampion of creatures great yet small, Matt Ellerbeck will use any opportunity he can to spread awareness of the fate of salamanders on our planet. On October 27, Ellerbeck, who works as a salamander conservationist, spread the word about the fate of these creatures at the Arden Hallowe’en party at the Kennebec hall. Armed with numerous glass containers housing living examples of a number of colorful and exotic species, Ellerbeck spoke about these creatures, which he says are “in rapid decline with close to half of their species listed as Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and with another 62 additional species listed as near threatened.” Ellerbeck took time to explain how these secretive creatures, which are all too often disrespected by the general public, survive and how their dwindling numbers are tipping them towards rapid extirpation. Ellerbeck says their fate tends to go unnoticed because few conservation groups are dedicated to their recovery. “Unfortunately virtually no attention is given to salamanders by animal welfare advocates, which allows many forms of cruelty and exploitation to continue,” he said. Ellerbeck is aiming to make a difference in the fate of salamanders through the recovery and protection of the species and their habitats “for their inherent intrinsic value”. He demonstrated that conviction in the careful and energetic ways he presented his salamanders to the group of children at the Kennebec hall who eagerly craned their necks to get an up close up look at these fascinating creatures. Children, not surprisingly, seem to have no trouble recognizing the unique and inherent beauty that these creatures possess. Matt is aiming to bring an end to the “cruelty and abuse that these creatures often face” and he strongly objects to all practices, trades and industries that inflict pain and/or suf-

TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH FRONTENAC NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE ROCK LAKE BRIDGE REHABILITATION A Public Consultation Centre is being held to receive input and comments from interested persons on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Verona United Church. See our website.

POLICE SERVICES BOARD ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING The South Frontenac Police Services Board Annual Public Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:00 p.m., Council Chambers, Sydenham This is your opportunity to meet the members of your Police Services Board and to discuss policing priorities for the year 2013.

CRIME PREVENTION WEEK November 4-10, 2012 is Crime Prevention Week in Ontario. This year’s theme is “Engaged Communities Prevent Crime,” and promotes building stronger and safer communities.

SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER The Township is conducting a sale of land by public tender. Tender packages are available at a cost of $10.00 each and can be accessed online via the Ontario Tax Sale website at or at the Township office located at 4432 George Street, Sydenham, Ontario, K0H 2T0. Any inquiries need to be directed to: See our website.

fering on them or that exploit them. Matt believes that the public can do their part in helping to protect these creatures through land stewardship and habitat management. He also does his part by keeping records of observational data of these creatures in the wild. He regularly sends the data to various organizations, which use his records to increase their understanding of salamander populations, habitats and ranges. On his website Ellerbeck quotes renowned conservationist and wildlife author, Stephen Jay Gould, who wrote, "We cannot win this battle to save species and environments without forging an emotional bond between ourselves and nature as well - for we will not fight to save what we do not love." In making his informed and fascinating presentations to the public at large, Matt Ellerbeck is definitely doing his part in spreading that love. For more information visit

Newfies keep turning up at SL Country Inn by Jeff Green hen Frank and Sandra White completed renovations to the Sharbot Lake Country Inn a couple of years ago, they thought it would be a good idea to space out some dinner and live music events throughout the year. That decision has led to some memorable performances from Ontario and East Coast musicians, with a particular focus on Newfoundland bands who tend to tour in Ontario periodically. But once the word got out to the tight-knit Newfoundland music community, the phone started ringing at the Country Inn with last minute requests to host shows.For the most part, the Whites, always up for live music on a weekend evening, have said yes, and music lovers in Frontenac and Lanark County have been lucky enough to see and hear a steady stream of top-flight Newfoundland musicians in recent months. Two weeks ago, guitarist/singer Jean Hewson and flautist Gerry Strong, two performers steeped in the traditional Newfoundland music they have each been playing professionally for over 25 years, played the Country Inn.There is something about musicians who have devoted that much time to perfecting their craft, not so they can show off their skills,


but for no other reason than to get the most enjoyment out of music that they love for its own sake. Although Hewson and Strong have never toured together until now (they played a sold out show at the Black Sheep in Chelsea, Quebec the night after playing Sharbot Lake) they have played on each other's albums on numerous occasions. Hewson’s singing and Strong’s flute repertoire are terrific on their own, but the interplay of the flute and guitar, as well as the flute and Hewson’s voice, make their show something special. For those who missed Hewson and Strong, too bad. The Once, a band that played two nights at the Country Inn back in April, are coming back on November 11 for a dinner/concert, but alas their show is sold out. All is not lost, however, since the Dardanelles, a five-piece (bodhran/accordion/fiddle/guitar/banjo) band of young musicians, are coming to the Country Inn next Saturday, November 10. The Dardanelles play high-energy traditional Newfoundland music with a touch of Acadian/Cajun inflection thanks to the accordion work of Andrew Collis. Tickets are $20 for the show, which starts at 8 pm. Dinner will be available before the show from the regular menu.

Seniors’ housing report draws mixed reactions at county by Jeff Green t one point during a comprehensive report on the prospects for a county-sponsored seniors' housing pilot project in Frontenac County, Frontenac Islands Mayor Dennis Doyle presaged the ultimate response from Council, when he interrupted the presentation briefly, saying, “Excuse me, but how much longer is this going to go on?” When the presentation did end, Doyle was quick to condemn it for being focused on one part of the County. “We have a Highway 38-centric proposal in front of us. I'd suggest we've got a project here that South and Central Frontenac should get together and decide what to do with,” he said. The final report by SHS and ReFact Consulting is the culmination of a 6-month-long study whose goal was to analyse the housing needs of seniors in Frontenac County, and to propose and provide costing for a pilot project that the county could bring to fruition. Social housing in Frontenac County is administered by the housing department of the City of Kingston according to a local services realignment agreement that was reached at the time of municipal amalgamation in 1998. A portion of municipal taxes are paid by the county to the city, and the city provides funding support to not-for profit corporations in the county, such as the Loughborough Housing Corporation (Sydenham) and North Frontenac Not-forProfit Housing (Sharbot Lake). This latest study was intended to add to the stock of lower


2012 FLU SHOT CLINICS Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church - Tuesdays, November 6th - 4 pm to 8 pm, November 20th - 4 pm to 8 pm

CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS, CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES Remember to change your clocks on Saturday, November 3rd, and to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

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:

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Oso Rec. Committee Halloween Dance Above: Revelers at the dance on Saturday night.

cost housing for seniors in Frontenac County. Recent census information has again confirmed that the population of Frontenac County is ageing faster than the provincial average (the senior population was 15.6% in 2006 and is projected to reach 27.1% by 2036) There is also a relatively large number of poorer seniors in Frontenac County. Fifteen percent of county residents who were 75 years or older and 10% of seniors between 65 and 75 had an income of under $18,200 per year. These factors, and others related to ageing, have rendered the stock of housing in the county insufficient for the needs of many of the current and future seniors in the county. When they were asked as part of the study, a large proportion of seniors expressed a desire to remain living in rural locations as they aged, rather than moving to an urban centre. Before discussing models for a pilot project, the study concluded that for more remote areas of the county, such as North Frontenac and parts of Central and South Frontenac, “a bricks and mortar solution may not be sustainable at this time” and proposed instead that the county advocate for an expansion to homecare services and to home adaptation and retrofit programs “to assist in addressing the needs of seniors to age in place in more remote areas of the county.” In presenting the study, the consultants acknowledged that ageing at home supports are provided by the Southeast Local Health Integration Network (LHINS) and the county can do no more than lobby for more services. The study then provided costing information for three different kinds of housing pilot projects, identifying three communities as likely locations for such projects: Sydenham, Verona and Sharbot Lake. Model One is a new 20-unit single-storey affordable rent project. The estimated up front costing for this proposal is $3.8 million. Model Two is a 20-unit conversion or renovation of an existing building (i.e. a surplus school). The estimated cost for this model is $2.2 million. Model Three is for an assisted living facility that provides independent living but also meals and housekeeping services for residents. For an 8-unit facility the estimated cost for construction is $1.4 million The study proposes that the county form a task force or committee to explore what kind of project the county would like to bring to fruition, and what role the county would like to play. The county role could range from providing waivers/ reductions in building fees and development charges, reducing taxes, contributing municipal land or surplus buildings, providing low interest loans, or direct capital funding. While Frontenac Islands Mayor Doyle was clearly unhappy with the report, saying it excluded Frontenac Islands and North Frontenac, Warden Gutowski called the study “extensive and complete” and said it “provided something for everyone”. The report was received for information and a decision on future steps may come as part of budget deliberations for the 2013 county budget, which begin this month.

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Law Talk This column is brought to you by Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., and Community Legal Services and Pro Bono Students Canada at Western University, with financial support from the Law Foundation of Ontario. It provides legal information only. The information is accurate as of the date of publication. Laws change frequently so we caution readers from relying on this information if some time has passed since publication. If you need specific legal advice please contact a lawyer, your community legal clinic: Rural Legal Services at 613-279-3252 or 1-888-777-8916, Justice Net at 1-866-919-3219, or the Law Society Referral Service at 1-800-268-8326.


ome renovation projects can be long and costly. While consumers are protected by numerous provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 (CPA), contractors are largely unregulated, allowing unscrupulous contractors to take advantage of consumers. Home renovation grievances were the second most common complaint received by the Ministry of Consumer Services from 2004 to 2010. Taking

OPP reportS • On Oct. 24 at approx. 8:10 p.m. OPP officers responded to a serious assault at an Addington Highlands residence. A 57-year-old man was taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. A 19-year-old Addington Highlands male was arrested at the scene and faces charges of aggravated assault and mischief under $5000. • At approx. 1:15 am on October 28, a female person went to her car, which was parked at the Legion in Sydenham. When she opened the door she found a male person sitting on the front seat leaning over. The woman grabbed the male by his coat and dragged him out of the car and put him on the ground calling for a friend to get her father who was still inside the Legion. The woman noticed that several items were missing from her car. When asked where the items were they were told it was up the street at a residence. When the suspect was let up he took off running but was chased and tackled by the father and kept there until police arrival. A 20-year-old Sydenham man is charged with theft, breach of recognizance and possession of marijuana.


Surviving Home Renovations under the Consumer Protection Act time to plan, organize, and educate yourself before beginning a renovation project can help the process to go more smoothly. This article will give you an overview of what you should know when dealing with a contractor, and what you can do if you need to seek legal recourse. Renovation Agreements and Estimates: Home renovation agreements must be in writing if they involve $50 or more of goods or services, and at least one of the parties is in Ontario. The agreement must provide the names of and contact information for the parties, a detailed description of the work to be completed, when and where the work will be completed, and the names of any subcontractors. The agreement must be signed and dated by all parties. The final price of the renovation cannot be greater than 10 percent above the estimated cost (if any) included in the agreement. If new work arises, the contractor must discuss it with you and ask you to approve a change order that includes the new work, with a revised estimate. Warranties: Home renovations are warranted under the CPA to be of reasonably acceptable quality. The contractor is responsible for backing up these warranties if a problem arises during or after the conclusion of the renovations. Beware of Door-to-Door Contractors: Some home renovation contractors go door-to-door selling their products and services. These are called “direct agreements” under the CPA. You should be very cautious of door-to-door contractors who claim to “just be in the neighbourhood”. Always ask about the contractor’s experience, and for his or her business address and phone number. You should get estimates from at least three different contractors, and avoid paying any large up-front fees or deposits. Some salespeople may offer to inspect furnaces, chimneys, or roofs free of charge, and then tell you that expensive work is required. It is important not to be tempted to sign a contract on the spot merely because the salesperson is present. Your Legal Recourse: The CPA provides special protections related to direct agreements like door-to-door sales contracts. If the direct agreement was signed at a place other than the contractor’s place of business, you have a “cooling off” period until 10 days after receiving a copy of the agreement, during which you may cancel it without penalty. If you do not receive a written copy of the agreement, you may cancel it anytime within one year. To cancel the agreement, notify the contractor. While written notice is not required, it

is wise to give notice in writing and to keep proof that you did so (such as a fax confirmation, registered mail receipt, or having the contractor or its employee sign a receipt when the notice is delivered). If you are not satisfied with the home renovation work, contact the business directly and clearly outline your complaint in writing. Keep proof of delivery and any of interaction with the business. If the matter is not resolved that way report the problem to the Ministry of Consumer Services, which has broad investigative powers. As a last resort, legal action may be necessary for home renovations that were not performed as agreed. For more information and to contact the Ministry of Consumer Services, call 1-800-880-9768 or visit their website and_renovations.aspx where you can find complaint forms and help on cancelling contracts. In addition, you can find more information about consumer protection topics at any time in a series of Community Law School webinars archived online at Be empowered, and stay tuned.

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SOCIAL NOTES Card of thanks


Thank You - White

Members of The Sharbot Lake & District Lions Club would like to extend their appreciation to the community for the overwhelming suppport shown at Seniors' Night on Oct. 24th. Special thanks to Jessica Wedden and "Old Habits" for the superb entertainment they provided. Our community volunteers and our lighting specialist, Christina Wotherspoon, contributed to the success of the evening. Congratulations to Bob Olmstead who won the 50/50 draw.

Thank you to my three sons, their wives, Linda Flieler and my neighbours for your help and support while I was in the hospital and when I came home. Lee White

Thank You - Raymo I would like to thank Marlene, Elsie, Jeanette, Judy, Carol, Linda & Marsha for my birthday party on Oct. 21st. Also thank you to all those who helped make my party so wonderful with your help, beautiful cards, gifts and your smiles and also for coming out to help me celebrate my birthday. Helen Raymo

Viola Alice Maria Webster

Peacefully at Friendly Manor, Deseronto, on Saturday October 20, 2012, in her 90th year. Sadly missed by sister Madeline Burke and brother Richard Webster (Lois). Predeceased by her parents Ellsworth and Eva Webster; brother Charlie; sisters Kathleen Burke, Jennie McGregor, Willerene Burke and Inez Webster. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Rested at the Goodfellow’s Funeral Home in Parham. Friends were received on Tuesday October 23 from 4 to 8 pm. Funeral service was conducted in the chapel on October 24 at 2p.m. Interment Christ Church Oso.

DAVIS, Jackie


In loving memory of our Dad, David, who passed away November 3, 2004. A special laugh, a special face, And in our hearts a special place. No words we speak can ever say, How much we miss you every day.



At Princess Margaret Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Jackie (née Hager) in her 57th year. Much loved wife of Brian for 38 years. Loving mother of Melissa (Andrew) and Cory (Nicole). Devoted grandma to Abigail Rosemary. Beloved daughter of Rose (Richard deceased) and sister of Blanche, Delores, Suzanne, Jannine and Mitchell. Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSONKELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905433-5558) on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A service will be held in the chapel on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Interment Mount Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations made in memory of Jackie to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or Leukemia Research Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at FUNERAL SERVICES

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In loving memory of our son, David, who passed away November 3, 2004 When we are in need of comfort, We walk down Memory Lane, There we see you smiling, We talk with you again, And as we wander slowly back, We seem to hear you say, Don’t grieve, don’t cry, my family, We’ll meet again some day. Remembered and loved Mom & Dad

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Happening at Northern Frontenac Community Services

By Don Amos Clothes for Kids: The Child Centre 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 613-279-2244 to apply. The deadline for application is Friday November 12, at noon. Meals on Wheels: We are currently seeking a volunteer to help pack the meals for our drivers on Tuesday and Thursdays. The time requirement is one hour for each day. Please contact Catherine if you are interested in helping this important service to our community. Youth Dance: Friday, November 9, at the Oso Soldiers Memorial Hall in Sharbot Lake, Northern Frontenac Community Services is holding a youth dance 6 - 9 pm, open grades 5 to 9; $6 per person. Sound on Sound Productions has been hired for a great light show along with awesome music. Canteen will be on site. Frontenac Transportation Service: Do you need to get somewhere, but you can’t drive yourself? Frontenac Transportation Service may be able to help. We link people with transportation needs to drivers, who will take them where they need to go. Anyone in Frontenac County can use the service. There is a cost for the service, but subsidy may be available to make it affordable for you. Call 613-279-2044 and tell us what your needs are. FUNERAL SERVICES

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Parham, Ontario


By Sara Carpenter


h, Halloween. By now, you may be a little tired of sweets and ready to return from “the dark side”. If so, it’s time to head for the kitchen and cook up something wholesome. (If you’re not tired of sweets yet, all the more reason to cook up something wholesome!) To help counter the blood sugar spikes that come with eating too much sugar, it’s hard to beat lentils for smoothing things out. Lentils, like its relations, peas, beans and chickpeas, are a rich source of fibre. That’s a big reason why their energy is released gradually in the body, producing only a modest rise in blood sugar, but for a long while. They give you staying power. This simple dish is a delectable blend of whole grain rice and satisfying lentils. If you’re a fan of “Meatless Mondays”, you might like to try this. The grains and legumes combine to make a complete protein, which is important for vegetarians. Complete protein is easy to get from animal foods, but it’s seldom found in foods of plant origin. If the protein you eat lacks one or more of the essential amino acids, you’ll be missing some of the building blocks you need for tissue growth and repair, a healthy immune system, and a host of other metabolic jobs. The spices in this recipe create a wonderfully aromatic kitchen as you cook. Cardamom is not in everyone’s kitchen, but it’s one of those spices almost everyone likes once they try it; it’s a bit herbal and a bit floral, giving the dish a vaguely Middle Eastern feel without being too exotic. I like the brown rice used in this recipe. Properly prepared, it’s nice and chewy, with

The 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 shoreline road allowance around Kashwakamak Lake lying in front of Lot 253, Registered Plan No. 1044, geographic Township of Barrie, in the Township of North Frontenac, in the County of Frontenac described as Part 1 on Registered Plan 13R-20480 (Heine); ALL THAT PART of the shore road allowance around Big Gull Lake in front of Lot 13, Registered Plan No. 1099, geographic Township of Barrie, in the Township of North Frontenac, in the County of Frontenac described as Part 10 on Registered Plan 13R-6958 (Underwood);

a mild flavour that blends with almost anything. If you can find brown basmati rice, it will amp up the aroma even more. With the addition of a beautiful, deep green vegetable on the side, this is a meal you can enjoy often. Bon appétit! RICE AND GREEN LENTIL SKILLET Makes 4 to 6 servings Early in the day, pick over and rinse 1/2 c. green or brown lentils. In a medium saucepan, bring them to a boil with 2 c. water; remove them from the heat, cover and let stand at room temperature for several hours; drain. 90 minutes or so before you plan to eat, heat 3 tbsp. olive oil in a heavy skillet or saucepan (with a lid) over medium heat. Add 1 large onion, diced and 1/4 tsp. salt; cook and stir until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Chop 2 medium carrots and add to skillet along with 1 stalk celery, minced and 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (or more if you like spicy heat); cook and stir 3 minutes more. Add 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped and stir it around about 30 seconds. Add the reserved lentils to the skillet, along with 3 c. water; 1/2 tsp. ground cumin; seeds from 3 cardamom pods and a 1 1/2-inch piece of cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook until the lentils and rice are tender, about an hour. Check regularly, adding a little water as needed to keep the mixture shiny and stir-able, but not soupy. Season with salt and lots of pepper. Remove the cinnamon stick before serving.

The Township of North Frontenac Alternate Member To The Committee Of Adjustment / Planning Advisory Committee The Township of North Frontenac is seeking resumes for an Alternate Member to the Committee of Adjustment / Planning Advisory Committee. Working with the Clerk/Planning Manager and other members of the Committee to carry out the statutory requirements of the Planning Act, other Acts of the Legislature and guidelines established by policy of Township Council (i.e. Official Plan, Zoning By-law, etc.) Job duties shall include, but are not limited to, one Monthly Meeting; Monthly Site Inspection(s)/Visit(s) depending on applications received; attendance at conferences, and seminars/workshops as required. Please direct all specific inquiries to Jenny Duhamel, Clerk/Planning Manager at Extension 225; email Candidates must be willing to upgrade through training courses and self-study; hold a valid Driver’s licence; and have a high degree of tact and public relation skills.

ALL THAT PART of the shoreline road allowance around Kashwakamak Lake lying in front of Lot 37, 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-20481 (Goold);

Preference will be given to a Candidate with knowledge of and hands-on experience with dealing with real property (i.e. land) and comprehending land surveys and maps.

ALL THAT PART of the shoreline road allowance around Kashwakamak Lake lying in front of Lot 5, Registered Plan No. 1114, geographic Township of Barrie, in the Township of North Frontenac, in the County of Frontenac described as Part 1 on Registered Plan 13R-20479 (Foottit).

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Information gathered is in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for candidate selection purposes. The Township of North Frontenac is an equal opportunity employer.

The proposed By-law will come before the said Council for consideration at its regular meeting at the Clar/Mill Fire Hall, Upstairs Meeting Room, 6648 Road 506, Plevna, Ontario, on the 13th day of November, 2012 at 1:00 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 10th day of October, 2012. Jenny Duhamel Clerk

Compensation: Meeting and site visit per diem, and mileage paid.

Please apply with a detailed resumé by 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Alternate Committee of Adjustment/ Planning Advisory Committee Member” addressed to: Cheryl Robson, AMCT CAO Township of North Frontenac 6648 Road 506, Plevna, ON K0H 2M0 Phone: (613) 479-2231 Ext 221 Fax: (613) 479-2352 E-mail:


NOVEMber 1, 2012

Matawatchan storyteller Garry Ferguson spins a shanty yarn by Julie Druker and embellished them. Many of the stories

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;


KALADAR AUTO RECYCLING. Buy & sell cars; parts for imports. Install motors, transmissions. Good tires, 11520 Hwy 41; 613336-9899; 613-885-8644. KINNEY AUTO WRECKING Station Road, Kaladar. 4x4 trucks & parts for sale. Scrap cars, stoves, fridges wanted. 613-336-9272.



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


ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE, Saturday November 3, 9am-2pm, Trinity United Church Hall, Verona. Free admission, lunch available. Sponsored by local crafters

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.



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

FOR RENT 2 BEDROOM APT, HARROWSMITH, $700 month, heat & hydro included, 1st & last months rent, post-dated cheques required, day 613374-3663, evening 613-377-6668, ask for Kim ARDEN. 2 BEDROOM DOWNSTAIRS APARTMENT for rent.  All inclusive.  Available Oct 1/2012.  $900.00 per month. Please call 613-335-3878 HOT TUB RENTALS. It’s getting chilly. We deliver and set up, all you do is enjoy. Weekend rentals start at $325 + HST, 4 days. New Roto spa units, plug and play. Delivery charges may apply, depends on location. Please call us anytime 1-613-335-5333 or cell 1-416-8333397 HOUSE, 3 BEDROOM on Sharbot Lake and Hwy 38. First and last month and references required. $1200 plus utilities.  613-375-5673  ONE BEDROOM APT., all included, available Oct. 1, $675 per month, Flinton, 613-336-1794 ROOM & BOARD available for single person, in private home, Sydenham area, $600 per month. References required, call 613-3766125 SHINER STORAGE: Indoor boat storage: $500 includes storage, winterizing motor, gas stabilizer, washing outside of boat, interior vacuuming, battery charge in fall, free pickup on your trailer; $250 storage only; 613-3362641

FOR SALE 1997 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. E-tested, runs great; 260,000 km; has had Krown rustproofing last 6 years.  Asking $1000.  Call 613-279-2572 2001 TOYOTA ECHO, standard transmission, 4 dr, Good A/S & winter tires, e-tested & safety checked, 35 MPG, a great little car, $2500 o.b.o. 613-279-2777 2ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS SHOPPING NIGHT, Friday Nov 16 from 5pm to 9pm; 10% of evening sales donated to the Verona Christmas for Kids fund. Only at Nicole’s Gifts, 6709 Main St. Verona. Phone 613-374-2323. FIREWOOD. Ideal for outdoor furnaces, mixed wood logs lengths 3, 4, 5 and 6 feet. Can be stacked and delivered; 1 single bush cord $225/ full dump truck load. Pls. call 1 613-3355333 or cell 1-416-833-3397 OREGON CHAINSAW CHAINS made to fit, 50 cents per inch at Verona Hardware, 6723 main Street. Verona. Phone 613-374-2851 PRIVATE SALE. Totally renovated 2 bedroom house with two outbuildings Thompson Road, Mountain Grove. New well. Great starter home or retirement home. $78,000. 613-335-3878.  RENT-TO-OWN A BELL TV HDTV SYSTEM for as little as $5.53/mth. Call Doug’s Antenna Sales for details. 613-374-3305. www. TIRE CHAINS for an 8N Ford tractor. 200 board feet clear oak lumber, 1 1/8” thick. Call 613-336-2641 TREADMILL, hardly used, Weslo Cadence 860, $300. 613-479-2030 WINCHESTER MODEL 88, 308 calibre lever action, comes with Bushnell scope, sling and 2 clips, $700. Horton Legend crossbow, lots of extras, $450. Call 613-374-2948 after 6pm. WOOD HEAT SOLUTIONS. 2012 Fall Rebate Sale! Factory incentives up to $1100 OR instant rebates up to $600. Call for more information. Your Local Central Boiler dealer. Frankford, ON 613-398-1611; Bancroft, ON 613-332-1613


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torytellers are fast becoming a rarity these days but master shanty tale spinner Garry Ferguson is doing his part to keep the tradition alive. On October 15 he entertained guests at the Barrie Hall along with members of the Cloyne and District Historical Society with his not so tall tales that derive from stories and anecdotes passed down to him from his grandparents and great grandparents. Garry's great grandfather was a shanty cook in the logging camps of the Matawatchan and experienced the tough life and times of those camps. He shared numerous stories with his great grandson and the latter, recognizing that knowledge of those unique historical times is increasingly being lost, wrote them down over the years

HALL RENTAL SYDENHAM LEGION. Fully licenced, reasonable rates, full kitchen. Seating 150. Call 613-376-6808


FIREARMS & HUNTER ED COURSES. Tamworth: Firearms course, November 23 & 24. Hunter Education, Nov 30 & Dec 1. Wild Turkey license examinations. Call Bill at 613335-2786 HUNTER SAFETY AND FIREARMS COURSES. Turkey Examinations. Please call for course dates and details. Call Richard 613-336-9875.

MUSIC LESSONS 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

RAFFLE WINNER PLEVNA CRAFT LADIES QUILT: The winner is Patti Patrick who resides in Port Huron, Michigan. Congratulations Patti. The ticket was drawn on Saturday, October 27 at the Harvest Dinner hosted by the Clar-Mill Community Volunteers.

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

WANTED TO BUY CASH PAID FOR YOUR SCRAP VEHICLES. Wanted: Complete cars, trucks and vans. Will pick up. Call Jay 613-335-3658 STANDING TIMBER, firewood, pine, cedar, bush lots. Free quotes, cash paid. Call 613279-2154.

A Promise for You “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life” Psalm 23: 6

Perth Kia is looking for a first year apprentice. Are you looking to join a New Car Franchised dealer? Perth Kia is just a short drive from Lanark & Central Frontenac Counties. Dealership is under new ownership and is looking to expand its shop. Act quick, the busy fall market is upon us.

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613-279-2113 Hours: Mon - Fri: 9am-3pm and first Saturday of Each Month 9am-3pm

All waste sites will be changing to winter hours with the time change this weekend. The waste sites will now open at 8am and close at 5pm. All sites are still closed for lunch between 1pm and 2pm. All sites will continue to operate on their regularly scheduled days.


Kyle Labbett Public Works Coordinator/ Waste Management Supervisor Township of Central Frontenac PO Box 89, Sharbot Lake, ON K0H 2P0 613-279-2935  Fax 613-279-2422

Quality New & Used Clothing at Affordable Prices!

SERVICES ASSELSTINE HARDWARE SNOWPLOWING SERVICES. Verona area. Call in to get on the list at 613-374-3400. NO CONTRACTS. 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. HANDYMAN WITH TRUCK;  general labor, Junk Pickup/Disposal,  Minor home repairs  & local pickups/deliveries. Call Kevin 9-5, MonSat.  613-279-1901 LAUGHING DOGS RE-TREAT. Home-style, kennel-free dog boarding, 1052 Stinchcombe Rd., Parham. Call Robin now to book 613-2140873 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.

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GARAGE/YARD SALES SPYGLASS COVE, 1016 Schoolhouse Rd. Clarendon, Hwy 509. Open Tues – Sat. 9am5pm. Oval mirror; golf figurine statues, new selection of jewelry, curio cabinet, antique tools, Singer Featherweight sewing machine, etc. Free Halloween item with any purchase. THIS AND THAT THRIFT SHOP, 32 Peterson Rd., Northbrook (turn at lights in Northbrook). Open 9 am to 7 pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Something for everyone.

have been published in Canadian historical short story anthologies. At the Barrie hall, Garry recited one of his most famous, “The Shanty Cook”, a humorous and highly entertaining tale of a young shanty cook’s helper and his run-in with the shanty cook. Lots of hilarious antics ensue, and one of the two ends up at the wrong end of a trap not meant for them. Garry read with precision and humor and brought his tale to life, with the audience erupting in laughter at numerous points, especially when only good old-fashioned shanty slang could describe the events unfolding in the shanty cook’s tent. Following the reading, Garry fielded questions from the crowd, demonstrating his wealth of knowledge and love for those historical times.

5 Bag Days Every Day

For furniture drop off, please call ahead. 279-2113 ask for Janet.

LEGAL NOTICE NAVIGABLE WATERS PROTECTION ACT (R.S.C. 1985, c. N-22) as amended by part 7 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2009, S.C. 2009, c. 2 (Navigable Waters Protection Act) The Greer Galloway Group Inc. hereby gives notice that an application has been made to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities pursuant to the Navigable Waters Protection Act for approval of the work described herein and its site and plans. Pursuant to section 9 of the said Act, the Greer Galloway Group Inc. has deposited with the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities, and in the Registry Division of Frontenac at 1209 Division Street, Kingston Ontario, N7K 6X4 under deposit number FR786666, a description of the following work, its site and plans: Placement of a new bridge structure over Elbow Creek on the K&P Trail in the County of Frontenac. The site is located approximately 2.0 km south of Fish Creek Road on Oclean Lane (K&P Trail). Comments regarding the effect of this work on marine navigation may be directed to: The Manager, Navigable Waters Protection Program, Transport Canada, 100 Front Street South, Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 2M4. However, comments will be considered only if they are in writing and are received not later than 30 days after the publication of the last notice. Although all comments conforming to the above will be considered, no individual response will be sent. Signed at The Greer Galloway Office this 25th day of October 2012. Scott Poole, Senior Technologist


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NOVEMber 1, 2012

Fall Is In the Air


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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 theire details should be independently verified by readers.

Thursday November 1 LAND O’LAKES QUILTERS new evening group, Barrie Hall Cloyne, 7pm; info: Lynn 613-336-8080, VERONA LIONS TURKEY BINGO, doors open 6pm; Early Bird 6:50pm.

ford Hall 1381 Westport Road, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel and more, $2, info: 613-3742614 DENBIGH REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE,10:45am at the Cenotaph, lunch at community hall. 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.

Friday November 2

Tuesday November 6

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”. SHARBOT LAKE – DINNER at the Legion. 5:30–7 pm, baked chicken

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; SHARBOT LAKE – WORKSHOP: Plants: Harvesting, Drying & Preserving, Northern Connections Adult Learning Centre, 6-8pm, call 613-279-1970 or 613-279-2499

Saturday November 3 BOLINGBROKE - “HEALTHY COOKING” classes, ABC hall, 9:30am-noon, dairy & gluten-free foods; $20 + $10, register Freda 273-2571 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 TANNING, HIDES & WILD RICE WORKSHOP, Plenty Canada, 266 Plenty Lane, Lanark, 9am-4:30pm; call 613-279-1970; 613279-2499 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, Bed-

Wednesday November 7 FRONTENAC CFDC WORKSHOP “Bookkeeping Basics”, 10am FCFDC office, Harrowsmith, register: 613-372-1414, 1-888372-9962; 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, 5pm potluck; meeting 7pm, winter decor demo. MCDONALDS CORNERS - CONCERT by Joey Wright & John Showman, MERA Schoolhouse, 8 pm. SHARBOT LAKE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER planning meeting, 10:30am, 1241 Wagner Rd., info: Jule Koch 613-2792687 SYDENHAM DINERS, noon, Grace Centre, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations required 613376-6477

MONY 10:45 am at the Cenotaph in McMullen Park; rain location, public school. SHARBOT LAKE – YOUTH DANCE for grades 5-9, Oso Hall, 6pm, $6, sponsored by Northern Frontenac Community Services

Saturday November 10 ABC HALL POTLUCK/MUSIC JAM, Bolingbroke, potluck 5pm; Open Mic music 6-10pm; info: Glenn Russell 613-273-2571. ENTERPRISE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, Evangelist Chuck Price & music by Old Hims, 6pm HARROWSMITH - COUNTRY CRAFT & BAKE SALE, St. Paul’s United Church, 9am2pm; chili lunch, bake & gift tables; book at 374-9929; 372-2525 HARROWSMITH - ROBERTA STRUTHERS MEMORIAL CRAFT & BAKE SALE, Golden Links Hall, 9am-2pm, free admission, lunch available; Barb 372-2315 MATAWATCHAN - HUNTER’S SUPPER, St. Andrew’s United Church, 5pm, roast beef w/ trimmings, $12; 12 & under $6; 5 & under free. PERTH ROAD - BENEFIT CONCERT by Mill Creek band, proceeds to Benevolent Fund for local families, Sunday school hall, 7-9pm, refreshments, freewill offering Dave 613-3531690 RIDEAU PASTORAL CHARGE bazaar & lunch, North Crosby Hall, 10am-2pm, craft, bake, white elephant tables. SNOW ROAD - FUNDRAISER BINGO Snowmobile Club; earlybird 6:45pm, 1106 Gemmills Rd., all welcome.

Sunday November 11 DENBIGH - MUSIC IN THE HALL, 1 pm, township hall, sponsor: Rec. Committee. ENTERPRISE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, Evangelist Chuck Price & music by Old Hims, 10:30 am HARROWSMITH – GOSPEL ONLY JAM, Free Methodist Church, 1:30-4pm, Open Mic, fundraiser for church; info: 613-376-9815 MCDONALDS CORNERS – JAMBOREE, Agricultural Hall, music begins 1pm, dinner @ 5pm, $14; info: 613-278-2427 REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES: Arden – 10:55am Parade marches off; 11am ceremonies at Cenotaph; Flinton 11am; Mountain Grove – 9:25am Parade marches off; 9:30am ceremonies at Cenotaph

Monday November 12 HARROWSMITH S&A CLUB MEETING, 7:30pm, for all members & anyone interested in membership,  4041 Colebrooke Rd, family fee $10/ year, info: Kim, (613) 372-0018. SHARBOT LAKE - DIABETES AWARENESS INFO NIGHT, 6-8pm, medical centre, downstairs; call 613-279-1970 or 613-279-2499 SYDENHAM WOMEN’S INSTITUTE meet 7pm, at library, new members welcome

Friday November 9

Tuesday November 13

CATARAQUI CEMETERY DAY OF REMEMBRANCE SERVICE at Veterans’ Plot, in Kingston 10:30am, public is welcome. DENBIGH - TURKEY SUPPER, community hall, 5-7pm, $12; 12& under $6; sponsor: St. Luke’s United Church VERONA - REMEMBRANCE DAY CERE-

HARROWSMITH - CASH BINGO, Golden Links Hall, earlybird 7:15pm; Barb 372-2315 OMPAH - NORTHERN 5 DINERS, noon, $10, reservations requ’d 613-279-3151 SYDENHAM – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Grace Hall, 1-4pm. Info: 613-376-6477 VERONA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, medical

Adult Learning Centre workshops N ovember and December are shaping up to have activities to interest a wide group of tastes through the Adult Learning Centre in Sharbot Lake. • It starts off this weekend with a Tanning, Hides and Wild Rice workshop on Saturday, November 3 from 9am to 4:30pm (may extend to Sunday) at Plenty Canada, 266 Plenty Lane in Lanark. • For those with a gardening or gathering interest, on Tues. Nov 6 from 6 to 8pm, Kathy Martin will lead a session on Harvesting, Drying and Preserving Plants. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 8pm, Kathy will return to discuss Making Remedies from Plants. Both sessions will be at the Learning Centre • With November being Diabetes Month, Northern Connections and Shabot Obaadjiwan are getting together with the Sharbot Lake Family Health Team to offer a Dia-

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betes Awareness Info Night on Monday Nov. 12 from 6 to 8pm in the meeting room at the Sharbot Lake Family Health Team. You can come out to: find out if you might be at risk; have your blood glucose checked; learn healthy choices to prevent or control diabetes; consider the dangers of diabetes; and get your questions answered. Although there will be information for all members of the community, there will also be information especially for Shabot Obaadjiwan members and those of other Aboriginal descent. • Excel and Other Spreadsheets is a workshop series running from November 20 to December 13 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4pm. Some computer experience is required before taking this course. • For the ‘crafty’ people we will be providing opportunities to experience traditional native crafts. On Wed. Nov. 21, from 6 to 9pm, we

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will be presenting Aboriginal Doll Making at St. Andrews Anglican Church Hall, Sharbot Lake. People may bring their own portable sewing machine to speed things up. • Birch Bark Basket Making will also take place at the St. Andrews Church, on Saturday, December 15. There is a limit to the number of people for both these sessions, so sign up early. • A sneak peek for 2013 offers Moccasin Making January 12 & 13, running again on January 26 & 27. Smoking and Curing Meat will also be in January. February we are working on a Certified Trapping Course. In March, we have Algonquin Language Classes and Jewellery and Bag Making. • Don’t have your high school diploma? Did you know that if you are over 30 you could get your diploma in as little as five months. Often, you only need four credits. These can

centre 9am-noon. Info: 613-376-6477

Wednesday November 14 HARROWSMITH - FRONTENAC CFDC WORKSHOP “Business Basics”, 9am, FCFDC office, register: 613-372-1414, 1-888372-9962;

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. CLOTHING – HARTINGTON, COMMUNITY CARING, old school house. We accept good used clothing and small household items, Tuesday 9-noon and 1-4 pm or by chance.  CLOTHING - TREASURE TRUNK, Sharbot Lake, 1171 Cannon Rd.. Donations welcome. 279-2113. CLOTHING /BOUTIQUE – NORTHBROOK, in former United Church next to cemetery Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm Half price sale the first week of each month. COMMUNITY DROP-IN – Sharbot Lake Every Wednesday, 10am – 2pm, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. All welcome! 279-3151. GOLDEN SUNSET CLUB meets 1st Monday of month, Northbrook Lions Hall, noon. Info: 336-2570. Join us for potluck HARROWSMITH - TUESDAY LUNCHES, St. Paul’s United Church, 11:30-1pm, $5, soup, sandwich, beverage, dessert LENNOX & ADDINGTON RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN/EARLY YEARS PLAYGROUPS & DROP-INS - Tamworth Playgroup: Mondays 9:30 am-noon, Sheffield Arena;  Northbrook Drop-In: Wednesdays 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Lions Hall; Flinton DropIn: Thursdays 10:00 am-1:00pm, Township Hall; Info: 613-336-8934 ext. 257. MEALS ON WHEELS. Serving the North Lennox & Addington area, a hot nutritious meal will be delivered to your door every Thursday at noon, For more information please contact 613-336-8934 or 613-333-5216. Cost: $5.50 MERA: McDonalds Corners Elphin Recreation & Arts at the Schoolhouse: Quilting, Fibrearts, Weaving & more

even be co-ops where you get work experience part-time. Call or drop-in and ask about the Moving Forward program. There is no cost for these workshops, Please call to register 613-279-1970 or 613279-2499 or drop in to the Adult Learning Centre, 24719 Hwy 7, Sharbot Lake.

Sharbot Lake Community Christmas Dinner by Jule Koch Brison


rganizers are starting to plan for the 9th annual Sharbot Lake Community Christmas Dinner. This is a free dinner for everyone in the community, which is held every year right on Christmas Day, December 25. All volunteers and donations are welcome. A planning meeting will be held on Thurs. Nov. 8 at Jule's house, 1241 Wagner Rd. Anyone who is interested in helping out, please contact Jule at 613-279-2687.


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Outdoors in the Land O’ Lakes - The Elk are coming, the Elk are coming! T

his week’s column is about elk, the second largest member of the deer family in Ontario. Some readers may be wondering why there is an article on some big western mammal with antlers in a column that is meant to focus on local nature. Readers in the northwest part of our area may know the answer – elk are back in eastern Ontario. Between 1998 and 2001, 443 elk were released in three places in eastern Ontario and one spot in the far western part of the province. The releases were part of a comprehensive elk Bull Elk in late fall restoration program undertaken by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources with the help of many partners. The nearest location to this area was in the Bancroft/North Hastings region. Elk were originally native to Ontario before they were wiped out by human settlement, agriculture and over-hunting. It is believed that elk became extinct in the province by the end of the 19th century. Reintroduction to Ontario began as early as the 1890s and again in the 1930s and 40s, but for a variety

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of reasons these attempts did not succeed. However, the restoration program begun in 1998 appears to have been very successful. According to 2012 OMNR figures, there are now between 600 and 1000 elk in the province, with about half (300-500) making up a self-sustaining population in the Bancroft/North Hastings area. The elk used to repopulate Ontario were obtained from Elk Island National Park, east of Edmonton, Alberta. This national park is basically an elk factory. As a good-sized protected area in the middle of agriculture country with no hunting and few predators, the park has been the source of elk for a number of reintroduction programs across North America. Here are a few elk facts. Elk tend to prefer open forests and mixed grasslands. Elk are a little smaller than moose, but much larger than white-tailed deer. Mature male elk (bulls) have huge antlers – up to 1.2 metres long – and weigh about 700 lbs (320 kg.). Females (cows) are smaller, weighing in at about 500 lbs (225 kg.), and have no antlers. Adult elk usually stay in same-sex groups for most of the year, but during the fall mating period, known as the rut, bulls compete with each other for cows and defend females in their harem. After the rut, males drift away from their harems and join loose groups of bulls for the winter. The number of elk in the Bancroft-North Hastings group has shown signs of continued growth. They have dispersed over an area of about 2,500 square kilometres, bounded roughly by Bancroft in the northwest, Madoc in the southwest, Ardoch in the southeast and Quadeville in the northeast. As a self-sustaining population, last year the OMNR began a regulated hunt for the Bancroft herd, issuing a total of 70 tags. Reaction to having elk around has been generally favourable, albeit with some exceptions. Hunters, naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts are happy to once again have elk as part of the Ontario landscape. On the other hand, some farmers and orchard owners aren’t quite as enthusiastic, as elk are large animals and can eat a lot of vegetation, including crops and fruit. When my wife and I lived in Alberta we saw elk every time we went to the mountain parks. They were so common that they had become a recognized hazard on golf courses and were known to occasionally be aggressive towards people. Now that they are back in our part of Ontario, I am hoping to catch sight of one or two and rekindle my appreciation of this magnificent animal. Observations: Pat & Reg of Marble Lake sent in this picture of one BIG hornet for identification. They wrote: “They measure four to five centimetres long and one centimetre thick. Hope you can enlighten us. P.S. We also have a Bee that’s

the size of a Locust. Any information would BEE appreciated. We are thankful for your column.” Lorraine identified it as a Yellow Jacket Wasp - a very well fed one

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by Julie Druker hoppers had a wide array of items to peruse at the Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church’s third annual Fall Fair, which took place in their main hall on October 26. Over 60 vendors took part in the church fundraiser with revenue from the event going towards completing the renovation of the church’s gymnasium. Funds will be used to build a stage and acquire basketball nets for the hall. The event, which included a bake table, canteen and a silent auction with a signed photograph of NHL-er Mike Smith, included treats for all. While adult shoppers enjoyed a wide variety of original craft, art and other homemade items, BUSINESS CARD SIZE sweet tooths in the crowd had a chance to enjoy cotton candy, popcorn. One of the most popular treats by far were the funnel cakes being speedily prepared to perfection by Wendy Nelles and Marion Nelles. First time vendor at the fair, Renay Newhook of Kasey's Cookies, offered a wide array of her all-natural home made treats for pets, demonstrating that the annual event is a good opportunity for local businesses to sell their wares. Renay's business was inspired and named for her dog Kasey, an elderly dog, now deceased, that had difficulty digesting store-bought treats. “I started making my own treats and now grow my own produce at home, pumpkins, carrots and apples which I use to make the treats. My goal is to produce simple and all natural dog treats for your pets”, she said. Renay just launched her home-based Verona business eight months ago. Her products are available in Verona at Verona Hardware and Local Family Farms, and in Harrowsmith at Something Cool Frozen Foods. For more information visit her website As shoppers continued to stream into the gymnasium The Waterfront Company ™ in a steady flow, event organizer Gerry Wilson, who is a member of the church’s congregation, said she was extremely pleased with the turn out. Other upcoming events at the church include a Gospel Only Jam on November 11 and December 9 from 1:30-4:00PM. The church 299,500.00 will also be hosting a special New Year’s Eve event Palmerston Lake –152’ of sand bottom, with a roast beef dinner cacrystal clear waterfront; amazing views from tered by Ella's Restaurant in deck at water’s edge. 4-bedrooms, wood Harrowsmith. For more infireplace, large screened-in summer room & formation about tickets call easy 4-season access… great family location. 613-372-12387 or email the HFMC office at

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onstruction starts were up in September as compared to last year, but with the quiet late fall months upon us, the yearly total seems sure to lag behind the numbers from 2011. In September, led by three new waterfront homes and two large additions to existing homes, permits for over $1.5 million in construction were issued, as compared to under $500,000 in September, 2011. However, principally because August of 2011 featured over $2.5 million in construction as compared to $650,000 in August 2012, the year to date total for 2012, which is just under $5 million, is well below that of 2011, which was over $6.5 million. While there is not much Council can do about construction levels, they will be looking at building permit fees in the near future. “I need to give Council a heads up that our permit fees are not covering the cost of the building department, which is what they are supposed to do,” Township CAO Cheryl Robson told Council, “and this is something we will be looking at when we look at all our user fees as part of our service delivery review.” So far in 2012, the township has taken in $76,000 in permit fees, a drop from $90,000 at this time last year. The actual costs of running the department, however, are about $140,000 per year, Robson said, so covering them entirely with permit fees would see a significant increase. The current fees for a new home work out to about

1% of the construction value. Steady rise in website usage – the North Frontenac township website has continued to see increased traffic this year. In the JulySeptember period (the busiest of the year) there were 14,815 visits to the site, an increase of 43% over the 10,358 visitors in the peak season last year. Over the past three years, usage has fluctuated in the same manner each year, starting slowly early in the year and then building to the peak months of July and August before subsiding. The overall numbers have gone up so much that the number of visitors in the quiet months of 2012, January and February - about 95 visitors per day now exceeds those of the busiest summer months in 2010. The site’s success can be mainly attributed to its increased functionality as new features have been added over time. Recycling levels at 55% For the latest quarter, the total bags of recycling were 55% of the total waste brought to the sites. Of the seven sites in the township, the Plevna site, at 59.35% had the highest level of recycling, while the Cloyne site, at 51.05%, had the lowest. Resignation from Committee of Adjustment Frank McEvoy, a long-serving member of the township’s committee of adjustment, has resigned. Carl Tooley, who has been sitting as the alternate member of the committee,

will take his place and the township will be advertising for a new alternate member. McEvoy sent a letter of resignation to the township, which was considered during the closed session of the meeting.

New school build - from pg. 1 Ministry of the Environment, which must approve the septic system before it can be constructed. In an email, Sarah Dick, Senior Environmental Officer for the Kingston District, cleared up one issue. When she said in early September that the ministry had not yet been approached by the Limestone School Board about the septic system for the new building, she was mistaken. “When we spoke earlier I was unaware that ministry staff had met with the school board earlier this year,” she wrote. Ms. Dick also provided further information regarding ongoing planning for the septic system. “The ministry and the school board are still engaged in the pre-consultation stage regarding the septic system. To date, an approval has not been applied for. The purpose of the pre-consultation is to ensure that the school board applies for an approval

in accordance with Section 53 of the Ontario Water Resources Act. Also, the system will need to be designed to accommodate the number of staff and students attending the school. The location of the septic system has not yet been determined, [and that] location will be determined in consideration of the 300 metre setback.” Three hundred metres from the shoreline is the setback distance for any new septic bed that is called for in the Central Frontenac Comprehensive zoning bylaw for the west basin of Sharbot Lake, a provincially designated trout-sensitive lake. We also asked the ministry about an issue that arose during the excavation phase of the project, when a water vein was opened up, causing an adjacent well to run dry. The vein was subsequently resealed with concrete and buried under several feet of fill. “Concrete is an inert material. Concrete is commonly used to seal abandoned dug and drilled wells to protect groundwater resources from surface contamination,’ Sarah Dick wrote, adding that the ministry has met with the school board and the adjacent landowner to discuss the situation. The Limestone District School Board is planning to have construction of a new school complete, and the old school demolished in time for the beginning of the 20132014 school year in 10 months’ time.

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