November 15, 2012
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Seats of honour were set aside for some of the older veterans on a brilliantly sunny and warm Remembrance Day in Sharbot Lake on Sunday. Thanks, in part, to the sunny weather, the turnout for the ceremony was the highest in recent memory.
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Budget and Sydenham water keep SF councilors powder dry by Wilma Kenny n Saturday Nov 10, council met for five hours to review the preliminary 2013 budget. As presented, both capital and operating budgets were up, reserves were to be drawn down $1,269,681, and there remained the assumption that $600,000 would continue to come from the City of Kingston: “talks are underway.” The bottom line was a projected increase of 4.78% in property taxes. Assessment phase in is expected to show an increase of 6.5%, down from the past three years of over 8%, as projected growth has slowed to just 1.96%. CAO Orr drew Council’s attention to nine major expansion initiatives that are proposed for 2013: roads construction, contracted roadside brushing, bridge maintenance, topsoil and seeding, mowing to fence line, pavement preservation, expanded dust control, consulting in human relations, work-
place safety and technology, and updating civic numbering. The day proceeded with questions, discussion, and requests for more information. There was general concern about drawing too heavily from reserves. In summary, Mayor Davison directed staff to come back with two options: a budget proposal with a tax increase “modestly above 3%”, and one with the increase “modestly below 3%.” Orr agreed to bring an updated budget package, with highlighted changes, to Council on December 4. Sydenham Water Costs The upgrade to the Sydenham Water Works had a capital cost of $1,435,000. Federal/provincial grants covered $946,666 of this, but the municipal portion of $488,336 remains unfinanced. As well, increasing operating costs have resulted in reserves that are well below the funding needed to cover depreciation /replacement costs. The treasurer’s report states: “The Sustain-
able Water and Sewage System Act requires municipalities that provide water and sewage services to the public to implement full cost accounting and full cost recovery including operating, financing, replacement and improvement costs. The Act seeks to introduce the principle that having consumers pay the full cost of providing water...will promote water conservation and greater awareness of water and environmental protection.” Council Composition In response to an earlier recommendation from Council, Wayne Orr presented a summary of possible changes to the composition of Council, details of council composition in 15 neighbouring townships, and a framework for the public consultation process that would be required before making any changes. The seven alternatives included increasing or decreasing the size of Council, electing councilors by district, or from the township at large, and electing a deputy mayor as a separate position. Councilors decided to keep the sta-
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n a delegation to council that was attended by over 30 members of the public, Terry Kennedy, president of the Kennebec Lake Association, presented to the group’s recommendations for a proposed new property standards by-law that council is currently in the process of drafting. He opened the presentation stating that he was “here to give council a necessary nudge to solve what may be a difficult issue but not an impossible one.” Kennedy outlined the recommendations, most of which were minor corrections to the proposed by- law. Some of the recommendations included the addition of terms like “unsightly”, which the recommendations defined as “in a condition that is deemed offensive by reason of disrepair, neglect or dereliction”. While Kennedy rightly understood that terms like unsightly are a matter of personal taste, he reiterated his desire
to improve the current Safe Properties Bylaw by giving it the means to address dwellings or properties which, though they may not pose a health or safety risk, can still be considered to be derelict and ruinous. He concluded his presentation stating that “this by-law is intended as an enabler and will empower council and staff and members of the community to do something about some of these derelict places. Rural and rustic does not have to mean ruinous.” Councilor Norm Guntensperger responded first, stating that he had a problem with some of the recommendations, especially with words like “unsightly”, and “neat” and “tidy” as well as the recommendations citing long grass, excessive weed growth and rodents as being unacceptable as outlined in the by-law. “Long grass and rodents are also a part of the natural surroundings,” he said. “We as a
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council here need to respect the vulnerable in the community who may be having difficulty keeping their properties at the same standards as others. If we pass by-laws that make vulnerable people less able to live in our society, I personally will feel that we as council have not done our job properly.” Mayor Gutowski reiterated the fact that council on average receives just 20 complaints per year regarding the Safe Properties By-Law, the large majority of which they are able to address with the current by-law. “Of those 20 maybe only three pose a problem so we also need to keep that in mind.” She added that though property standards was not an issue she was keen on addressing in her first term as mayor, she now feels that since council has made an effort to keep up their buildings and parks, she feels comfortable asking the residents of Central Frontenac to do the same.
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tus quo, but directing Orr to develop a question about council composition that might be proposed to the public, possibly at the time of the next election. Increase in deer population? South Frontenac Council held a regular meeting, and two Committee of the Whole meetings, one of them on a Saturday, during the deer hunting season and all members were present for all three meetings. This may well be a first.
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ne comment sticks in my mind from a meeting I attended last week about the ‘reversal’ of Enbridge oil Pipeline 9, which runs through our region. In the midst of his cautionary presentation about Enbridge, pipelines, and leaks, Adam Scott from Environmental Defence said that the matter of Pipeline 9 would not normally be that urgent for members of the public. However, since the government of Canada has waived the requirement for an environmental assessment to be completed before approving changes in the operations of a pipeline, the public should be very concerned. The idea that no environmental assessment is needed for this project is staggering. Mr. Scott said that once the approval is granted, diluted bitumen (dilbit) from Alberta will be able to flow through the pipeline. He also asserted that dilbit is more corrosive than other forms of oil, increasing the risk of a leak in the 36-yearold pipeline, which runs under all of the source waters to the great lakes. An official from Enbridge said that the company plans to transport light crude oil from the west through the line in the short term, but said it is possible that dilbit will flow through the line some time later. He also said dilbit is no more corrosive than light crude oil, which has been flowing through the pipeline without incident for all these years. I am in no position to evaluate these two claims, and a search of web sources yielded only contradictory claims. I did find, however, that a major study is underway in the
TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH FRONTENAC PARKS aND CEMETERIES MAINTENANCE CONTRACT No. 2012-18 South Frontenac is issuing a request for tenders for Parks and Cemeteries Maintenance. Parks and Cemeteries Maintenance Contracts shall commence on May 1, 2013 and shall terminate on October 31, 2014; with the Township’s option to extend an additional two (2) years ending October 31, 2016. Tender closing is December 7th, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Please see our website for details.
HOUSEKEEPING ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Meeting will take place on December 4th, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Council Chambers, 4432 George Street, Sydenham to consider amendments to the South Frontenac Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 2003-75. See our website for more details.
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Editorial United States. Spurred on by the controversial Keystone Pipeline project, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the United States is working with three senior engineers from a group called NACE (the National Association of Corrosion Engineers) on a 12 to 16-month study of the corrosive effects of diluted bitumen. This study, to be completed to top industrial and scientific standards, should answer the technical question about the corrosive effects of dilbit once and for all. The very fact the study is underway speaks to the fact that this question has not yet been resolved. The involvement of the NACE in this study is noteworthy in itself because NACE is active in 100 countries and counts 28,000 engineers as members, and its entire mandate is to study the effects of corrosion. If any kind of environmental assessment were required for a major change in the use of a 300,000 barrel per day pipeline, a study of the literature would certainly come to the conclusion that this NAS corrosion study is entirely relevant and should be considered before any final decision is taken. This would delay Enbridge’s plans for a year, I realise, but one year is not that long a time for a project like this, particularly when you compare it to the way approvals are handled locally.
It took at least two years for all of the assessments and approvals to come through for the creation of building lots on Kennebec Lake. It takes about that long for a rural plan of subdivision to be completed in South Frontenac. That is the way it works when development is subject to the kinds of rules that have been put in place to ensure safe water for neighbouring properties, and safe habitat for wildlife. These rules are in place through provincial and municipal regulations that are designed to protect the long term interests of all concerned. While developers and individual landowners don’t always like the rules, at least they can take solace in the fact that they should be equally applied in all cases. Not so, it seems, when large companies are involved, even though the environmental stakes are much higher than they are in creating building lots or plans of subdivision. We are left with the feeling that all we can do is hope that Enbridge is good to their word, and will indeed take all necessary precautions. It would help if they offered to hold off on any consideration of sending diluted bitumen through the 36-year-old Pipeline 9 until the experts from NACE get a chance to report on its corrosive properties.
Counties differ on electoral boundaries Frontenac loves L&A – L&A loves Hastings – but Hastings is playing hard to get. by Jeff Green
esidents of Frontenac, Lanark, Lennox and Addington, and Hastings counties will be seeing their federal and provincial ridings change as of the next federal election, slated for 2015. But what those changes will look like is up in the air. The three-member Electoral Boundary Commission, responding to the desire from Lanark County politicians and residents to reunite Lanark County into one riding, have proposed the creation of two east-west ridings. Although the new ridings would unite all of Lanark into one riding, the three counties to the west of Lanark would all be split into different ridings. If the draft boundaries are approved, Frontenac County will be split into three ridings, and each of Hastings and Lennox and Addington counties into two. While officials of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and Hastings counties, as well as sitting MP Scott Reid, all reject the proposed new electoral boundaries for the region, they don’t all agree on the best alternative. At hearings in Kingston, Belleville, and Ottawa last week, at least a half a dozen alternative proposals emerged for the consideration of the commissioners. Frontenac County proposal In Kingston on November 7, Frontenac County Chief Administrative Officer, Liz Savill, proposed severing Frontenac from Lanark County, and creating a riding of Lanark-Carleton to the east, which would include Lanark County and parts of rural Ottawa. She also proposed a riding including all of Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Counties and parts of north Kingston, which are now part of the Kingston and the Islands riding. She cited the historic ties between Frontenac and Lennox and Addington counties, which had been one county until
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the mid-1800s. Lennox and Addington proposal Bill Lowery, the warden of Lennox and Addington County, presented the views of his council, which sees its future in an alliance with Hastings County. They propose a riding of Hastings, Lennox and Addington, but did not provide information about the implications this would have for other proposed ridings, leaving that up to the commissioners. Warden Lowery’s submission, coming as it did on the heels of CAO Liz Savill’s, amused one of the commissioners, former Ontario Municipal Board Chair Doug Coulborne. “So, Frontenac wanted you, but you wanted Hastings,” Coulborne said to Lowery. In questioning both proposals, the commissioners revealed a couple of their concerns. The Frontenac County proposal would impact both the City of Ottawa and the City of Kingston. “We have already heard that the residents in west Ottawa would like to keep their riding in the City,” said commission chair Justice George Valin. To that end, Ron Hartling, the president of the Liberal Party Riding Association for Kingston and the Islands, asked the commission whether the City of Kingston would have the opportunity to respond to the Frontenac County proposal, and George Valin said they would, “but they should do it pretty soon.” The other concern that the commissioners mentioned concerned the population numbers of the new ridings. The average population of ridings has been set at about 106,000, and the commission is loathe to see ridings that stray too far from that figure, although they do have leave for ridings to vary as much as 25%, leaving an upper limit of almost 133,000 and a lower limit of about 80,000. The proposal from L&A County would create a Hastings/L&A riding at the top end of that range at almost 133,000 people.
Hastings County options Meanwhile, Hastings County has their own thoughts on the matter. Hastings County Warden Rick Phillips and CAO Jim Pine, made a presentation to the commission hearing in Belleville on November 8. Hastings, it turns out, is the Greta Garbo of the region; they would really like to be left alone.
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Volunteers make pitch for ATV runs in Noth Frontenac by Jeff Green rian Moffitt, representing the Ompah Volunteer Firefighters Association, brought information about the increasingly successful ATV runs that the association has been sponsoring each spring and fall. In 2012, the two runs raised a total of $35,500. Some of that money was donated back to the township for fire equipment, and some has been set aside for a new fire hall in Ompah. Among recipients of the rest of the money are the Santa Claus parade and the local bass derby. A small amount was
Boundaries - continued from pg 2 Their preferred option would be a Hastings/ Belleville (Belleville being the seat of Hastings County) riding and a Lanark/Frontenac/Lennox and Addington (LFL&A) riding Phillips and Pine recognised, however, that
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ongratulations! The Frontenac News is the only Canadian publication that I’ve seen which hasn’t been taken in by that ridiculous euphemism ‘oilsands’ the oil guys so easily conned Canadian media into using instead of that nasty ‘tarsands’ i.e. ‘bitumen’. The oil PR people must be kicking themselves as they realize they aimed way too low; they could have gone with ‘gasoline sands’ and Canadians would have bought it. Glen Pearce
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1970 also provided to local families inSINCE crisis. “In addition to raising money, we have been promoting the township. We did a survey and found that 98% of the registrants for the runs came from outside the township. Those people spend money in local businesses and they come back to the township at other times during the year,” said Moffitt. He also said that he is aware of five individuals who have purchased property in the township after participating in the ATV runs. He added that the general manager of
the population numbers would not be ideal in this arrangement – Hastings/Belleville would be at about 92,000 and LFL&A 132,000. Therefore, Hastings County proposed two alternatives, which both involve taking back parts of Lennox and Addington from the LFL&A riding. Hastings County’s option 2 adds Napanee to Hastings, giving Hastings/Belleville/ Napanee 107,000 people and LFL&A 116,000. Option 3 would add Napanee and Loyalist township to the Hastings/Napanee riding, which would tip the balance the other way, putting the Hastings/Belleville/South L&A riding at 123,000 and LFL&A to 100,000.
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he Frontenac News once again must be commended for explaining in an excellent manner the issue of oil pipelines. Thank you Jeff Green for your astute report. Larry Chiarot
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the ATV runs, including several about insurance and liability. Councilor Betty Hunter expressed a concern about some of the images used in Moffitt’s presentation, which emphasise one of the appeals of ATV runs, riding through mud. In fact, one of the items that Moffit credited the township with providing for the ATV run was the mud on the trails. “The emphasis on mud worries me,” said Hunter.
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Scott Reid submissions MPP Scott Reid made a presentation to the commission in Ottawa on November 6. He provided two proposals, one of which is identical to option 2 from Hastings County. Reid’s second proposal would create a riding that includes all of Frontenac and Lanark County, as well as parts of North Kingston (the former Pittsburgh and Kingston townships) and create a Hastings/L&A/Prince Edward County riding as well as a Belleville/ Quinte West riding. The commission is holding hearings across the province until November 21st, and they will present their revised riding divisions sometime after that date. Those proposals must be submitted to parliament by November 19/2013. They will then be
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Kanata Honda came to one of the runs this year, and “after riding a 100 kilometres through North Frontenac, he was so enthused that he offered a brand new 2013 Honda ATV at cost for us to raffle off.” The association intends to sell 2,000 tickets at $10 each, picking the raffle winner at the 2013 spring run. The raffle could add another $15,000 to the kitty, upping the fundraising total from the two runs to $50,000 per year. Council had a number of questions about
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My practice size is over 2,000 patients which is about double the normalsized practice for a family physician. This has made it difficult for me to provide care in as timely a way as I might have liked on occasion, but in the absence of a second physician my nursing staff and I have done our best. Dr. Oglaza’s arrival will enable me to transfer a number of my patients to him. This will enable us to improve patient wait times, and enable me to get out of the clinic before 7 or 8 at night! I plan to downsize my patient load in the immediate future by 500 patients effective 1 January 2013. When you come to the office for your appointment in the coming months, I will be asking you if you will help me by agreeing to become Dr. Oglaza’s patient. No one is absolutely required to make that change, but it will help me if you agree. I know that many of the men in my practice have been wanting a male physician. Well, gentlemen, here is your chance! You don’t have to wait for an appointment to make the change. You can volunteer. Just come to the office, and sign a roster form. In routine daily practice, Dr. Oglaza and I plan to practice as a team, so there will be days when he sees some of my patients, and I see some of his. I would like to thank you all in advance for considering my request. And I know that you, my patients, will all help us to make Dr. Oglaza feel welcome here in Verona. Sincerely, Laurel J. Dempsey MD
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· Christmas Kick Off at Cole Lake Free Methodist Church, 20 White Lake Rd, off Road 38, is Sunday November 18, with a 10:30am service and a Christmas Dinner. Call 613374-5654 or email email@example.com to reserve a spot. There is no charge, just bring a salad and/or dessert. · The following weekend, come and see the "101 Nativities Exhibit" at Cole Lake Free Methodist Church. Every child can make their very own nativity to take home. Refreshments, no admission fee. The nativities will be on display Friday, Nov. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm; and Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 24 & 25 from 1 to 3 pm. · Congratulations to the Sydenham High Junior Eagles Football Team as they won KASSAA AA Championship on Saturday in Kingston defeating the Lasalle Black Knights by a score of 30-0! They took on St. Johns High School at the Invista Centre on Nov. 13 for the EOSSAA Championship. · Sympathy is extended to Robin Botting on the passing of her husband Kevin on November 4.
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· Happy birthday to Jim Dix on Nov. 14 · There was a lovely hunter’s supper on Friday evening at the Snow Road Snowmobile Club. Approximately 75 people were fed. Don’t forget breakfast at the snowmobile club on Sat. Nov 17, 8-11am. · Please make sure the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are brought to the Elphin Presbyterian Church by Sunday, and Sunday is also food bank day. · If anyone would like to dedicate a light at Knox Presbyterian Church in someone’s memory, please call Harriet at
613-279-2462. The official lighting of the tree is Dec. 2. · Scott, Allison, Sierra and David took in the Royal Winter Fair on Saturday. · What a beautiful Remembrance Day service at Mississippi Free Methodist Church Sunday, with music, readings and poems. I especially want to thank Rick Revelle for coming and reading that wonderful tribute to Kent. And a big thank you to all the veterans past and present who fought to keep our wonderful country free. · Last Friday I saw a coyote in Sharbot Lake near the high school. · It’s nice to be important but much more important to be nice.
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Dec 1. The parade will begin at Centennial Park at 10am, Open House to follow at the Hall on Colebrook Rd. Free hot dogs, hot chocolate, goodies and a visit from Santa. Everyone welcome. To be a part of the parade please call Sheila Anthony or Rob Tapscott at (613) 376-6164. · St. Paul's United Church in Harrowsmith will once again host a free pancake breakfast before the Santa Claus Parade. Doors open at 9am. All are welcome. · Words to live by: Live your life. Take Chances. Be Crazy. Don't wait, because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
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· The Remembrance Day ceremonies were well attended in all the communities, accompanied by a beautiful, peaceful day. They gave for tomorrow, for what we have today. · The Pineview Free Methodist Church in Cloyne is celebrating their 40th anniversary this Sat & Sun, November 17 & 18; Sat 7pm; Sun. 11am, worship, music, mortgage burning; all are welcome · On Friday November 23, 7pm, there will be a Euchre tournament at the Northbrook Lions Hall, sponsored by the Golden Sunset Seniors Club. For more details contact Verna, 613-336-8682 · The Land o’Lakes Garden Club held their last meeting of the year with a delicious potluck dinner. If anyone wishes to learn about growing plants of interest, landscaping and more, the membership is $10 per year, starting in April 2013. You will meet like-minded people and form friendships that are lasting. It’s a good deal. · The Northbrook Santa Claus Parade will be on Saturday Nov. 24, departing at 10 am from the Lions Hall and ending there as well. There are cash prizes for floats: 1st is $150; 2nd - $100; 3rd - $50. After the parade, warm up with hot chocolate, coffee, donuts and visits with Santa at the hall. To enter a float call Alex at 613-336-1573 or Penny at 613-3369933. · The Harlowe Dinner and Dance will be held on December 1. Please reserve your place for the dinner, which is at 6pm, by calling Marie at 613-336-2557. Then at 8 PM there is an open dance with the Country 4 band. The dinner only is $10; dinner & dance $12.50 pp.
HARROWSMITH Kim Gow
· There will be a Youth Dance at the Golden Links Hall, November 16 from 7pm-10pm for ages 9 to 15. Cost is $6. Please call Sharon (613) 372-1274; Wayne (613) 358-2533. · "Love Life Bash" in support of the Almost Home Kimmy Fund will be held November 24 at the Golden Links Hall from 2pm-7pm. Admission is $10, children free. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 draw, quilt draw, ham dinner at 4pm and a visit from Santa. Everyone is welcome. For info please call Brenda (613) 372-2410. · The Harrowsmith Social and Athletic Club will be again sponsoring the Santa Claus Parade and Open House on
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· It was a bit of a mix up last week and Wing Night will be THIS Thursday (Nov 15) from 5-8pm. This event runs every other Thursday and is open to everyone. · Hurry and get your ticket for the Southern Frontenac Community Services (SFCS) Soup Fundraiser being held this Sat. November 17 at the Grace Centre. Your $20 ticket will get you an assortment of locally made soups and you will keep the pottery bowl of your choice. Call to see about ticket availability -376-6477. · SFCS is holding their annual auction Friday Nov. 30 at the Grace Centre. Your $40 ticket will get you a $20 charitable donation along with drinks, artisan cheeses, hors d'doeuvres, chocolates and truffles. Van's Auction services will be running the live and silent auctions. This is a fun-filled evening - and with only 39 shopping days left till Christmas maybe a great spot to get some unique gifts. · The annual book sale is running now at the Central library branch (Johnson St in Kingston) until Nov. 25. During regular library hours come in and find great buys at great prices. · If you have a student who is looking to fill some community service hours - Gilda's Club Southeastern Ontario is looking for volunteers to work at the Holiday Gift Wrapping booth at the Cataraqui Mall. There are several three-hour slots open and you will be credited for volunteer time. Please contact them at 613-507-3333 to book a time. · There will be one more free flu clinic at Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church on Tuesday Nov. 20 from 4-8pm. Bring your friends, family and your health card! See you there. · The Santa Claus parade is Saturday Nov. 24 at 10am. To enter a float call Troy Emery at 613-376-3027, ext. 2234. · After the parade, warm up with a Soup & Sandwich Lunch at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 11am-2pm; $5; children $2.50, all are welcome
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613-335-4531 email: firstname.lastname@example.org · Sorry to hear about the passing of Bob MacPherson. Our sympathy to his family · A community breakfast will be held on November 24, Saturday, 8am-11am at the Soldiers Memorial Hall (Oso). Ham, eggs and all the fixings, $7 per person, with the proceeds going to the local chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Sponsored by the SL Lions Club · Happy birthday to Dawson Mallett, Dale Mallett, DavidHay, John Noonan, Caitlyn Scott, Mary Burke, Jenna Lowery, Jeremy Lowery, Melanie Gibbs, Jamie Ridell, Cory Thompson, Louise Meeks. · A smorgasbord will be held on Sat. November 17, 5-7pm, $12 adults; 6-12 yrs $5; under 6 free, at the Mountain Grove Community Hall; sponsored by the United Church · Happy Anniversary to Ronnie & Elva Price, 62 years; Norman & Betty MacCrimmon; Velma & Norman McIntosh · Tuesday night euchres will start at 7pm instead of 7:30 at the Arden Community Hall. On December 11 a potluck supper will start at 6pm and cards to follow at 7pm This will be the last card game of 2012 · Thinking of Al Ash, Bill Pringle, Eileen Wagar, Fred and Joyce Smith, Noreen Basee, Doris Forbes, Harold Gray, Nancy Fobert, Susie Bryden, Vera Whan.
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· Many people attended the Remembrance Day Services in Mountain Grove and Arden. I was proud that I am a Canadian as the song "O Canada " was sung. Rev Barbara Mahood opened both services with prayer. Following the services in Arden everyone met at the Legion for a delicious lunch. A big thank you to everyone that helped in any way. It was nice to see Ralph Steele there. · The Frontenac Bantam hockey team played a great game Sunday night against Gananoque with a score of 1-1. The arena is usually packed with parents and grandparents · Life is not the wick, nor the candle, but the burning.
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· Deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Mary Manion, who passed away on Sunday, November 11, in her 84th year. · The last Jack's JAM of the season is Sat Nov 17th! Come out for great music and company. Bring a potluck dish and stay for dinner! Play an instrument or sing? Join in! A reminder: that there will be no Jack's Jam in December. · The annual Plevna Tree Lighting gathering will happen on Friday Nov. 23rd at 7pm at Corey Klatt's home (509 & Buckshot Rd). All welcome! · The Clar-Mill Volunteer Firefighters’ fundraising bingo will also be Friday Nov. 23, 7-9pm at the hall, with cash prizes. · There will be a Clar-Mill Community Volunteers meeting on Tues. Nov. 27, 7:30pm at the Clar-Mill Hall. All welcome. · The North Frontenac Christmas Parade and Visit with Santa will be on Saturday Dec. 1. Start time is at 6 pm leaving North Frontenac Township Offices going east to Ompah Community Centre. After the parade the children will get a chance to visit with Santa and receive a gift! Please make sure your children are registered; call Rose, 613-479-2176. Everyone is welcome to put in a float for the parade.
VERONA Debbie Lingen
· As the holiday season approaches, shop local! The local shops have stocked up and now is the time to find that unique holiday gift. And for the truly “hard to buy for, they have everything” person, a gift certificate from one of Verona’s businesses is an ideal solution. · For a swinging evening, dance to the music of the LaSalle Causeway Band. This lively 14-member swing band will be performing music from the '30s right up to contemporary rock 'n roll on Saturday, November 17 at the Bellrock Community Center, 7:30 pm. Freewill offering · T h e North Frontenac Little Theatre 2nd annual Christmas for Presents Kids Shopping night at Nicole’s Gifts will be this Friday, Nov. 16. There will be in store specials, food tasting and hot apple cider. Ten percent of the evening’s sales will be donated to Christmas for Kids. by Dave Barton & Matt Bond based on the novel by Mark Twain · Tw o Director Brian Robertson Producer Craig Godfrey family-orientSharbot Lake High School ed Fridays Auditorium coming up. Gather up the Thursday, Nov. 22nd, 7:30PM family, grab Friday, Nov. 23rd, 7:30PM the skates Saturday, Nov. 24th, 7:30PM and enjoy an Sunday Matinee, Nov. 25th, 1:30PM afternoon of Tickets available at: Verona Hardware (Rona), free skating at Gray’s Grocery, Sharbot Lake, the Frontenac Sharbot Lake Pharmacy and at the door. Community Adults: $12.00, Students: $10 Arena on FriFor further information check www.nflt.ca day, November 23, 12:30
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to 2 pm. There will be music and fun gifts for all the kids. Food items for the Verona Food Bank appreciated. · Then on the following Friday, Nov. 30, join your friends and neighbours at McMullen Park for the Annual Verona Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at 7 pm. There will be lots of free hot chocolate, hot dogs and marshmallows to go around as we sing Christmas carols with Ross Clow. Non-perishable food items for the Verona Food Bank appreciated. · K3C Community Counselling Centre in partnership with Verona Medical Centre is offering a Women’s Group "Growing a Healthier Me in Relationships" on Tuesday November 27, 10 am to 12 noon at the Verona Medical Centre. The group is free and space is limited. For info about registration call Manijeh at 613-549-7850 ext 3215. · Is the cold weather preventing you from taking your daily walks? Join the Verona Walking Club. The club meets for a walk inside the Verona Lions Hall every Tuesday and Friday, 10 to 11 am. All you need is $1 per session and your running shoes. For more information contact Bill at 613-374-3234.
DENBIGH Angela Bright
· The community mourns the passing of Roy Berndt. For the many ways Roy served this community and area, including helping to establish the ambulance service and serving as fire chief, we are thankful. To Judy and family, we are sorry for your loss and send our sincere condolences. · The Northern Lights Seniors host euchre at the Griffith Lions Hall on Friday, November 16 at 7pm. Everyone is welcome. December 7 will be the last day for euchre in 2012 and set to resume on January 4, 2013. · Denbigh Library's' grand opening will be this Saturday at 2pm. The library moved to the Addington Highlands Community Centre and it is time to celebrate! · Ladies Night in Vennachar will be this Monday Nov. 19, 7pm at the Free Methodist Church parsonage. Come out for a fun night of Christmas crafts, refreshments and fellowship. Bring $2 to help cover the cost of the craft material. For more info call Debbie at 479-8057. · Wednesday, November 21 at 1pm will be the next meeting of the Northern Lights Seniors at the Lions Hall in Griffith. Following the Fellowship Lunch, there will be a Wellness Assessment and Diabetes Outreach Program. All members are encouraged to attend as the Election of Executive for 2013 will be taking place. New members are always welcome. · Need to get a start on your Christmas shopping? The Matawatchan Christmas Market is Saturday, November 24 from 10am to 2pm. There will be a good variety of items to
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PAGE 5 choose; home baking, locally made art & craft items, preserves, candles, etc. An Appreciation Lunch will be served from 11:30am until 1:30pm. Donations of non-perishable food or cash for the community food bank serving our area would be appreciated.
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· Please note that the Arden Legion Karaoke planned for the 16th is changed to Nov. 23, 8pm · On Nov 17 is the Legion’s hunter’s ball, 8pm, $10 admission. · The Legion’s Children’s Christmas Party is coming up on Dec. 8. The party starts at 9am with breakfast with Santa; there will be games until 11:30am and then at lunchtime Santa will give out presents. Please note that children need to be pre-registered so the Legion can plan properly. Please call them at 613-335-2737. · The Kennebec Rec Committee would like to remind everyone that Tuesday evening Euchre at the community centre now starts at 7pm instead of 7:30pm. · It's still not too late to reserve for Kennebec Diners on Nov. 20. Give me a call at 613-335-3186 to reserve your place. · The Arden and Community Wesleyan Church is having a Dinner/Gospel Sing at the Kennebec Community Centre Sat. Dec. 1. Dinner is at 5pm and the Gospel Sing with the Bennetts will commence at 6pm. Please contact Ruth Oliver for details. Posters are also at the Post Office. · Directly after the gospel sing, at approximately 7pm, the First Annual Arden Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place. Everyone will gather at the Mill Pond to partake in the activities. With the help of the Arden Glee Club, Christmas carols will be sung and warm beverages will help take the nip out of the air. It took the collaboration of many willing hands to make this community event happen. Special thanks to Glen Matson, Gary Smith and Jim Duthie for all of their work. Let's go to dinner, then walk to the Mill Pond and light the tree.
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SANTA CLAUS PARADE Sponsored by the LOL Lions and the Kaladar Community Club
Saturday November 24, 10 am Starting At The Lions Hall In Northbrook Enjoy Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Donuts &Visit with Santa after the Parade Prizes for Floats 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 To enter a float call Alex at 336-1573 or Penny at 336-9933
At this meeting the members will elect a Board of Directors and transact necessary corporate business Everyone is welcome. Voting is limited to Members of Record 30 days prior to the meeting date. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call: 613-279-3252 or Toll Free: 1-888-777-8916
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· Has anyone lost a 12' aluminum boat at the west end of Kennebec Lake? Please call 613-335-4390 if the boat belongs to you. · On Sat. Nov. 17, the Mountain Grove United Church is hosting a Smorgasbord Supper, 5-7pm at the Mountain Grove hall; $12; kids 6 - 12 $5; under 6 free. All welcome. · Remembrance Day services in Arden were extremely well attended this year. It is our opportunity to thank every military member for their service. Didn't Jim Duthie look spiffy in his "reds", and wasn't it inspiring to see Ralph Steele and family in attendance. Special thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion for providing an excellent lunch. · The United Church Pastoral Charge services resume next Sunday, in Henderson, Arden and Mountain Grove. Thinking of you Dorothy Proctor, Jim Kirkland, Reg Peterson, and Noreen Braese.
HENDERSON Jean Brown Georgina Wathen
· Our friends in Harlowe are busily preparing for their December 1 Dinner and Dance and we all know just how tasty and famous those Harlowe dinners are. Limited seating for the 6pm dinner ONLY setting is available by reservation. Then at 8pm there is an open dance with Country 4, so just give Marie and George White a call at 613-336-2557 to get
all the tasty and yummy details. It will be a real hoot and a holler. · Special “Happy Birthday” to Joanne Robertson of Peterborough who journeyed home to Henderson to celebrate with family and friends. · So many hunters are enjoying hunting season and some are Henry Veley, Terry and Sharon Mercer. · Your old reporter was treated to an Elvis concert at the Stirling Theatre and really got “all shook up” with singer Stephen Kabakos. A capacity crowd of over 400 attended, including at least 3 bus tours. · Generosity abounds in our area as the Harlowe Wesleyan and Standard Church, who had been hoping and praying for a bell, was given one, which God willing will be installed in the spring. Also, the church is busy preparing for their annual Christmas concert on December 8 and have recruited angels, shepherds, wisemen along with fantastic musicians to tell the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ. - Jean · We recently celebrated an early Christmas with family traveling in from Toronto, South River, Orillia, North Bay and points beyond. · Our friends Helen and Jack Jardine and we ourselves are devastated by the news of the death of their son Bob in a motorcycle accident in Tennessee. He was in his late 50s. I just wanted to share this with the Frontenac News family, as this is a time when we really need prayers and phone calls. We've known the family for at least 60 years, and are really taking it hard.
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NOTICE OF PASSING OF ZONING BY-LAW 385/2012 TAKE NOTICE the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Addington Highlands passed By-law No. 385/2012, on the 5th day of November, 2012, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as Amended. AND TAKE NOTICE THAT: i. Only individuals, corporations, and public bodies may appeal a Zoning By-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. A Notice of Appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a Notice of Appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or group on its behalf. ii. No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. AN EXPLANATION of the purpose and effect of the By-law, and a KEY MAP describing the lands to which the By-law applies are attached. DATED at the Township of Addington Highlands this 5th day of November, 2012 Jack Pauhl, Clerk NOTE: The last day for filing objection will be December 6, 2012. The objection must be received by this date in order to be valid. Any appeal submitted to the Township of Addington Highlands for referral to the Ontario Municipal Board must be filed with the Clerk and include: 1) The objection to the By-law and the reasons in support of the objection. 2) The name and address of the appellant. 3) The fee payment required by the Ontario Municipal Board in the amount of $125.00 payable to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario. EXPLANATORY NOTE TO BY-LAW NUMBER 385/2012 PURPOSE OF THE BY-LAW: An application was received from Paul and Cindy Colotelo to rezone a parcel of land located in Part of Lot 4, Concession 7, in the geographic Township of Kaladar. The subject land is specifically described as Parts 3 and 6 on plan of survey 29R-5227. The lands are along Racoon Lake with access to County Road 41 via a right of way. Part 3 on Plan of Survey 29R-5227 would remain undeveloped and be used for open space. The subject parcel is vacant. The proposed use of Part 6 is for a seasonal residential use and a trailer is to be located on the site. The subject land is designated Rural Area in the Official Plan and is zoned Open Space (OS). The purpose of the zoning application is to permit the requested use on Part 6 of 29R-5227 and place those lands within a site specific Residential Limited Service (RLS) Zone and revise the performance standards to enable the location of the trailer closer to the front and interior lot lines. Part 3 of 29R-5227 will remain in an Open Space zone and residential uses will be prohibited. EFFECT OF THE BY-LAW REQUEST: The by-law will rezone Part 6 of the lot to a site specific Residential Limited Service (RLS) Zone to recognize the requested use and revise zone provision to enable the request. Part 3 will be placed in a site specific Open Space Zone and residential uses will be prohibited. LOCATION OF PROPERTY: The property is in Part of Lot 4, Concession 7, in the geographic Township of Kaladar, Township of Addington Highlands. The subject land is specifically described as parts 3 & 6 on Plan of Survey 29R-5227.
· We've missed Dale White who has been helping his son with a building project in the Ardoch area. Glad you are back home now - Georgina
PARHAM-TICHBORNE Colleen Steele 613-375-6219 Christine Teal 613-375-6525 firstname.lastname@example.org · Remember the Soup and Sandwich luncheon this Saturday Nov. 17 from 11 am to 1 pm at the IOOF Hall in Parham. · Sunday Nov. 18 will be the Relay For Life Christmas Extravaganza, sponsored by the Timeless Memories Relay for Life Team at the IOOF Hall from 11 am to 5 pm. Come and have your picture taken with Santa. There will also be Christmas crafts, vendors, food, Christmas ideas. · The Sharbot Lake & District Lions Club will be hosting a Community Breakfast on Saturday Nov. 24 at the Soldiers Memorial (Oso) Hall in Sharbot Lake from 8 am to 11 am. Ham & eggs and all the fixings at a cost of $7/person. All proceeds to the Local Chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Association. · The Gospel Sing at the Parham Free Methodist Church will be on Nov. 24 at 7 pm with guest Gerry Phillips and local talent. There will be a free will offering. · Friday Nov. 30 between 10:30 and 11am is the day the CP Christmas Train will be going through Parham, so gather at the crossing and cheer them on. · Dec. 2 is the District #4 Fire Department's Santa Claus Parade starting at 1 pm. · Also on Dec. 2 the children will be able to buy beautiful gifts for their family and have them wrapped at the IOOF hall. · Congratulations to Angela Whan-Corkum on the birth of Madison Eva Mae - a new playmate for Elizabeth! · Happy Birthday to Dale Meeks, Carrie Jones, Kim St. Pierre, Diane Whan, Pete MacPherson, Erin Fox, Wesley Hartwick, Darrell Walker, Jenna Lowery-Mosher, Brandi Hamilton, Kelly Garrett-Baker, Niki Putnam, Claire Alarcon-Belanger and Nancy Thompson. · Sympathy to the family of Bob MacPherson who passed away recently. · The next hymn sing will be on Dec. 16 at the Parham United church, with none in November. · Congratulations to Allan and Sharon Pyle, former residents of Parham, who have a new addition of a baby granddaughter, Avery
NOTICE: MEETING RE-SCHEDULED Our monthly meeting and the election of 2013 officers for the Clar-Mill Community Volunteers on Tues. Nov. 20/12 at 7:30pm is moved to Tues. Nov. 27/12 at 7:30pm. Clar-Mill Hall Plevna. Paul Thiel, CMCV Pres.
november 15, 2012 Sharon, to their family. They welcome with love their new bundle of joy and can't wait to spoil her!! · Christine, Liz & I had a wonderful weekend attending Christine's graduation in Toronto. Christine was among 600 graduates who have now achieved their designation of becoming Certified General Accounts. We, her family, are very proud of her. It's not an easy task, taking courses and classes while raising a young family and working full time, and her husband works shift. · The official ground breaking ceremony for the new school will be held this week. · Thinking of you to Sarah Magie and to Tanner Ashurst; also Sage Dupuis...hope you feel better soon sweetie!!! . Good luck to our Junior and Senior boys volleyball teams as they head to EOSSAA this week - show them what you country boys are made of!! · Congratulations to Taylor Meeks, David Cox, Johnny Vinkle and Ryan Wilkes on being chosen for the all star volleyball team!! Wear those jerseys with Panther Pride!!!
MABERLYBOLINGBROKE Karen Prytula 613-325-1354 email@example.com · The Blue Skies Fiddle Orchestra & NEW Life Puppets will hold a concert this Saturday November 17, 7:30-8:30pm at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Perth. NEW Life was founded in memory of Nicole Elaine Wren, a young girl from St Andrew’s who died in a tragic skiing accident in 2010. A freewill offering will support the Puppet Ministry; info: Cindy 278-2448 or Erin 613-267-4213 · “Women’s Circle of Friends”. On November 22, 7pm, Helen Crowe will share skin care products that can be made at home. Call Freda at 273-2571 for information. · Also Saturday, November 24, 2 – 4pm, is an "open house" at the ABC Hall. Groups using the hall will showcase their activities, and it will also be a chance for members of the association to get together and socialize. The Saturday Seekers children’s group will provide light refreshments. I even heard a rumour that Santa may drop by! · There will also be a Contra Dance on Sat. Nov. 24 at the ABC hall. Contra Dancing is fun and easy to pick up. It's a cross between Scottish Dancing and Square Dancing, and the caller will always tell you what to do! Catherine Burns will provide a lesson for the newbies at 7.30 pm, and the dance will start at 8pm. Admission is $10. Come and try it! · Sunday, November 25 is the Maberly Agricultural Society Community Appreciation & Potluck at the Maberly Hall between 4 and 8
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Thank You One and All For Supporting and making a Success of the Sharbot Lake Natural Wellness and Better Living Weekend Frontenac CFDC, Central Frontenac Economic Development Committee, it would not have been without either of you. Mayor Janet Gutowski, Carol Coupland, Sue Theriault, Anne Pritchard, Shawn Trepanier, Marcel Giroux, Marcel Quenneville and Paddy O’Connor, for your sense of “Community”. Scott, Jule and all at the North Frontenac News, for working quickly with me. Janet Ducharme and Mary DeBassecourt of the Sharbot Lake Farmers’ Market. Elizabeth Steele-Drew at Sharbot Lake High School. Thanks to the ticket sellers Sharbot Lake Country Inn, Parham General Store, and Shadowfax in Perth. Thanks to our supporting advertisers - Eco Alternative Energy, Community Living, The Maples Restaurant, The Rising Bun, Sharbot Lake Country Inn, Wine Plus, and Sarbot Lake Pharmacy. Kudos to sound guy Noah Sullivan, to Michelle at Goodfellows Flowers for the donation, and to Gloria at Rockhill Bed and Breakfast for hosting our guest speaker. Thanks to Maria Lockhart and St. James Major Catholic Church, and to all of our Wellness Entrepreneurs and our guests; It would have been nothing without you. Last, but certainly not least, our keynote speaker, Jeremy Bennett. Thank you for sharing.
Thursday Nov 22 at 1pm at Sharbot Lake Medical Centre
The Shibley Stories As a young United Empire Loyalist on a farm near Harrowsmith, he created excitement and fun during the late l800’s, his life on Shibley Island, the garden on the old VanVinkle farm, the dug out canoes, and the people of l850’s
The Spirit of the Thunder Bird A complete history of the natives of Ontario and Quebec, the Wars between the Iroquois and the French, and the Iroquois decision to eliminate all other Tribes, and drive the French out of the country. Books cost $14.95 each, available at the Sharbot Lake Pharmacy, Petro Can, Gray’s Grocery Store, Verona Book Store and from the author Don Antoine 613-279-2657.
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The ABCs of community rejuvenation at Bolingbroke’s ABC hall T he old adage “If you build it they will come” is proving to be the case at the old ABC Hall in Bolingbroke. In an ongoing effort to revitalize community life in the area, members of the recently formed Althorpe-Bolingbroke Community Association have been breathing new life into the association and their home - the ABC hall. The hall, which is located near Bolingbroke on Hwy 36, was originally built and founded as the Sherbrooke Community Club by seven members of the community in 1947. It was built with the vision of becoming a central hub where members of the community could meet, work and socialize together in one building for local entertainment, community meetings, parties and other events. In 1949 the name of the hall was changed to the Althorpe Bolingbroke Community Club and in 1953, after copious fundraising efforts, the building was fully completed. In 1974 the ABC Club was incorporated under the Community Centres Act of the Township of South Sherbrooke and on April 10, 1980 it was registered as a non-profit organization. Since its construction, the hall has been managed over the years and operated by the ABC Club members and vol-
L-r, Mel McDougall, Frank Coleman and Glenn Russell at the ABC Hall’s Music Jam unteers, who have performed all the routine maintenance
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n November 7, the families of the late Andy Green and Mike Woodcox presented $5,000 to the patient relief fund at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at Kingston General Hospital. Andy and Mike both battled cancer and the money was raised by this year's Sydenham Tackles Cancer event on Sept. 28. L-r organizer Karl Hammer, Mickayla Green-Meadus (niece of Andy Green), Kelly Green (Andy's sister), Cindy Woodcox (mother of Mike Woodcox) and organizer Matt Rennie. Not pictured is organizer Stephanie Laurin. - photo courtesy of the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation
NAEC Trick or Eat a big success! O n October 31, 11 students from North Addington Education Centre (NAEC) canvassed the community in their costumes, not for candy or treats, but for non-perishable food items. At least two students were stationed in each community: Flinton, Northbrook, and Cloyne. The response was overwhelming. Most homes had a bag or box of food ready, and were not reluctant to contribute to the community. There was a pick up location in each community, as the food was collected on Hallowe’en night. The event and pick up were supervised by a staff member. In total, students collected 708 items (up from just over 400 last year), which will help the food bank through the winter season. Lydia Kellar, an NAEC student, said, “I couldn’t believe how much fun I had! A lot of people recognized the Campbell’s soup can costumes right away. I can’t wait to do it next year!” The items were then taken over to the food bank and unloaded by the junior boys’ volleyball team. Angela Salmond, the principal of NAEC, was excited to show her support for the event: “I am so proud of our students and would like to extend my thanks to their families and the community. Our students are able to contribute because of the support we receive from the community. Thank you for investing in our
students- I am very grateful”. While this event helped stock the shelves, the winter and holiday seasons are a busy time for the food bank. An attempt was made to go to as many houses as possible, but if your donation was missed, please call North Addington at 613-336-8991 and ask for Ms. Bovard; we will pick up your item(s). For those requiring assistance, please contact Land O’ Lakes Community Services at 613-336-8934. Those wishing to donate food, please call Karen Anderson at 613391-1408 (leave a message if there is no answer).
n November 7, 2012 members of the Ontario Provincial Police Drug Enforcement Unit along with the assistance of the Tactics and Rescue Unit, the Emergency Response Team, K9 and Uniform members of the Frontenac Detachment, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the Verona area which is located approximately 24 km north of Kingston, Ontario. As a result of the controlled drugs and substances act search a South Frontenac resident was charged with possession of cocaine and unsafe storage of firearms.
Do you have questions about weather extremes, oil pipelines, unprotected waterways & Canada’s energy future? We do. So we’ve invited Dr. Kirsty Duncan to be the guest speaker at our dinner on November 22nd at the Strathcona Paper Centre, 16 McPherson Dr., Napanee For more information or to order tickets, visit www.lfla.liberal.ca or call 613-374-2187 Dr. Duncan is the Liberal Environment advocate & former professor of meteorology, climatology & climate change and author of Environment and Health: Protecting our Common Future
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and carried out most of the capital improvements. The hall became the central hub for emergency workers during the 1998 ice storm. In 2003 the association applied for and received a $25,000 Trillium grant, which enabled numerous upgrades to the hall, including wheelchair accessibility for the entrance and washroom facilities, and updates to the kitchen facilities. The building has since developed into a fully functional community hall, with a well and septic tank, a kitchen, heating and air conditioning, and telephone service. In 2010, fundraising efforts allowed for the floor to be refurbished. As the only community centre in a 10km radius, the hall has become over the years the home for numerous community organizations and events. President of the AlthorpeBolingbroke Community Association, Martin Yates, said the recent efforts to rejuvenate the hall were “the kick in the pants in the community needed”. He spoke of the numerous events that are now taking place at the hall thanks in part to association member Freda Russell, who manages the new initiatives at the hall. Numerous members of the community are offering up their know how and talents at a number of regular scheduled events. New regular events at the hall include Yoga classes, a coffee house, the Women’s Circle of Friends group, and the “Saturday Seekers”, an inter-faith Saturday Sunday school for youngsters organized and run by Rev. Micheline Montreuil. These, together with other longtime regular gatherings for euchre, the CPHC Seniors exercise class and Diners’ Club, and the Seniors Club along with the monthly Saturday Night Potluck Jams/Open Mic, make the hall a very busy place these days. I visited the hall on November 10 where singer/musician Glenn Russell was hosting the Open Mic and taking down names of participants. It’s an event he began with his wife Freda three years ago, which attracts a myriad of players from far and wide. Other efforts undertaken by the association was a recent membership drive, which this September saw the total number of members double from 14 to 30 families (the cost of membership is just $10 per year per family). For those who have yet to visit the ABC Hall, your chance is coming up on November 24. The association will be holding an Open House at the hall with displays and information by the various groups that hold regular events there. The Open House takes place from 2 4pm. The hall is located at 3166 Bolingbroke Road located on beautiful Long Lake b e t w e e n is having an Open House Maberly and Westport. For & you’re invited! information Sat. Nov 24th & Sun. Nov 25th about mem10am to 5pm bership contact Martin Come visit our studio, enjoy some Yates at 613refreshments and maybe find that 273-7505. perfect gift for someone special. Anyone interGift certificates available for workshops. ested in rentEnter your name for a great door prize! ing the hall 1004C Public Beach Road can contact Parham, Ontario 613 375-8343 Joyce Fleming at 613www.watersedgepottery.ca 273-4832 .
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THE FRONTENAC NEWS tooth with the famous hand-made organic Chocolate by Ludwig. Yvonne Lalonde’s fine jewelry and Jane Conley’s beautiful pottery are back again along with new vendors: Mandy Kerwan’s hand sewn creations and Margaret Sullivan’s wonderful ‘repurposed” wonders, and Christine Bendevis’ authentic handmade Aboriginal beaded jewelry. Enjoy a delicious ‘sticky bun’ and a cup of organic fair trade coffee or a bowl of hot homemade soup at Café MERA. Seasonal homemade preserves and jellies will be available for sale. The popular gift bag raffles with donated items from each of the artists and artisans always add to the fun as well as a wonderful selection of donated home baked goods from
november 15, 2012 MERA members and donated knitted and other items from the MERA Knitting and Fibre Arts groups, all in support of MERA and the programs it offers to the community all year round. On top of finding original one-of-a-kind items that you won’t find anywhere else, fibre arts and pottery Activities for All Ages will take place again this year in the Pottery Studio. Learn a new craft. Bring the kids and grandkids and have some fun together! There will be a minimal charge for materials. See you at the MERA Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 24th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. From stocking stuffers to works of art, you will find something for everyone on your list. For directions go to www.meraschoolhouse.org.
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More guests “In the Guestroom” W ith a plethora of musicians lining up at his door following the release in May 2010 of his first CD titled “In The Guestroom”, the writing was on the wall for a follow up. Verona musician Lee Casement, who gained notoriety as the bass and guitar player in the band Telephoto, is set to release the brand new second installment of that first effort. The new CD is aptly named “In the Guestroom Part 2: By Design or By Desire”. Lee, who currently plays bass with the band Ianspotting, began work on Part 2 almost immediately after the first Guestroom CD was released. “I had so many people wanting to play on the first that I decided pretty quickly to do the second,“ he said. “The formula for this one is pretty much the same, with me co-writing with the guests, but this time there were over 15 musicians taking part so logistically it took a lot more effort to coordinate the whole thing.” The new CD was recorded mainly in Jeff Babcock’s studio in Hartington and includes a line up of musicians with whom Lee has wanted to collaborate and record for years. Featured on the CD are Shaun Weima, Gerald and Samantha McGrath, Brad Smith, Annette McCaffrey and a host of others whose unique sounds and stylings give this CD a
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Lee Casement very broad scope. Chris Murphy of Crooked Wood was a classmate of Lee’s at Sydenham High School and both have waited years for this chance to collaborate together. The two collaborated on track number four, titled “Fernwah, The Wanderlust” which combines Chris’ folksy east coast roots with Lee’s alternative rock influence. “That tune I think represents a great blend of our two very different styles and demonstrates the middle ground where two musicians like us can meet.” Another stand out tune on the CD, which Lee said was a thrill to record, is the tune “Nostalgia”, which features Jonathon Tyrell of the Ketch Harbour Wolves on vocals key and synthesizer. The tune represents more of the current kind of sound that Lee said that he has begun to explore- “more minor keyed,
mid-tempo flavourings but still with a kind of groove to it.” Lee said Nostalgia represents what both musicians feel about their rural upbringings and the feeling of missing those surroundings when you leave them. As far as challenging himself, Lee said the album posed opportunities to raise his personal musical bar. An example can be heard on the track “Eyes On Me”, sung to perfection by Hartington’s Bellfonix crooner Heather Bell. Lee said the song challenged him in that he wrote the instrumental parts in different time signatures and played most of them himself. As far as the CD’s title “By Design or By Desire”, Lee said that that both D-words applied to the making of this CD. “The desire to make a second installment was really a no-brainer. When musician friends you really admire come calling to record with you, the answer has to be yes.” As far as “By Design” goes, Lee added that some of the musical design came from an intention to replicate some of the sounds he was weaned on as a young musician. In “Save the Humans”, which features Shaun Weima on vocals, the goal from the outset was to recreate that typical ‘80s-sounding keyboard and guitar, typical of bands like the Police. “That song is an example of how we collaborated together
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NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION AND PUBLIC MEETING PURPOSE: Zoning by-law Amendment (Temporary Use) Z2/12 TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Township of the Township of North Frontenac has received an application under Sections 34 and 39 of the Planning Act RSO 1990 as amended, to amend the Zoning By-law of the Township of North Frontenac. The application has been deemed to be complete pursuant to Section 34(10.4) of the Planning Act. The Council of the Township of North Frontenac will hold a public meeting in order to consider the amendment to the Zoning By-law of the Township of North Frontenac. The public meeting will be held pursuant to the requirements of Section 34(12) of the Planning Act. The public meeting will be held on the 10thday of December, 2012, at 1:00p.m. at the Clarendon-Miller Fire Hall (Upstairs Meeting Room) at 6648 Road 506, Plevna, ON. PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The effect of application Z2/12 is to establish a temporary use by-law to permit a garden suite on a waterfront residential lot along the shores of NorcanLake. The subject lands have a lot frontage of 239.9 m [787 ft] along the shoreline of Norcan Lake and have a lot area of 6.74 ha [16.65 ac]. The lands are legally described as Part of Lots 19, 20 and 21, Concession 5, Geographic Township of North Canonto, being Lot 9 on Plan 13M53, located along Heron Way. The roll number is 1042-110-040-19140 (see Key Map). ANY PERSON may make written or verbal presentation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed zoning by-law amendment. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of North Frontenac before the proposed zoning by-law amendmentis adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Township of North Frontenac to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions to the Township of North Frontenac before the proposed zoning by-law amendmentis adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION related to the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is available during regular office hours at the Municipal Office. Dated at the Township of North Frontenac this 6th day of November, 2012. Jenny Duhamel, Clerk/Planning Manager, Township of North Frontenac 6648 Road 506, Plevna, ONK0H 2M0 Phone: (613) 479-2231 Fax: (613) 479-2352 Email: email@example.com
t was a sell out crowd for the Dardanelles on Saturday night, Nov. 10 at the Crossroads Pub in the Sharbot Lake Country Inn, and the band did not disappoint the crowd, delivering a modern, high energy take on traditional Newfoundland music that had members of the audience stomping their feet, and in some cases, dancing in the aisles. Sandra White, of the Country Inn, was pleasantly surprised by the crowd since the band had only been booked at the last minute. The hotel staff did not have much chance to rest after the rousing performance by the Dardanelles, as they had to prepare for a long since sold out dinner concert by The Once, also from Newfoundland, on the following night.
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 268, Registered Plan No. 1044, geographic Township of Barrie, Township of North Frontenac, County of Frontenac described as Parts 1 and 2 on Registered Plan 13R-20520 (Fenton/ McShane); ALL THAT PART of the shoreline road allowance around Kashwakamak Lake lying in front of Lot 36, Registered Plan No. 1114, geographic Township of Barrie, Township of North Frontenac, County of Frontenac described as Part 1 on Registered Plan 13R-20481 (Ross). 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 26th 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 26th day of October, 2012. Jenny Duhamel Clerk
november 15, 2012 knowing beforehand the kind of sound that we wanted to put out there.” All of the guests featured on the new CD will be performing with Lee at the CD’s official release party, which will take place at The Mansion, 506 Princess St. in Kingston on Saturday Dec. 1 at 9pm. Tickets are $5 and fans should know that it will be one of very few opportunities to see Lee and all of his new guests perform together.
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econd only to saffron, vanilla is the most expensive spice on the planet. The orchids from which vanilla is harvested must be labouriously pollinated by hand. The pods take six to nine months to grow, they’re hand harvested, then they must be repeatedly processed and finally cured to bring out their rich vanilla flavour. It takes between 3 and 5 pounds of fresh pods to produce a single pound of cured vanilla beans, and can take up to 40 days to cure after the initial processing. So in much of the world, artificial vanilla extract, which is 100 times less expensive, is widely used. But the real deal is pretty hard to imitate. Some of the flavour compounds in vanilla are readily synthesized – vanillin, for example – but the artificial flavouring will taste flat without the complex floral notes that characterize natural vanilla. One compound that’s typically added to improve it is called linalool. In nature, linalool contributes the floral quality to many herbs and spices we’re well acquainted with, including basil, bay, lavender, thyme, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger. It adds a fragrant richness and depth of flavour that comes close to – but can’t equal – vanilla naturally made. This recipe comes courtesy of Shari Salole, who has fond childhood memories of the fudge her mother used to make. Though her mother passed down the recipe, Shari was never able to replicate the results and she finally gave up. Then, keen to spoil a fudgeloving friend, she went out to the Internet to find another recipe. This one came with rave reviews for being simple to make – no temperature-taking, no hand beating – and the result was outstanding. Everyone who tasted it claimed it was the best fudge they’d ever had. Well, Shari gave me a taste of it and I absolutely concur. It was off-the-charts wonderful. This fudge is impossibly, meltingly, deliciously rich. The butter acts as the carrier for the vanilla flavour, and I swear you taste every molecule, so use the good stuff. Out of kindness for the waistlines of your friends, only make this when there are lots of people around to share it. With Christmas just around the corner, you might cut into small squares and present it in those colourful little foil candy cups. That way, at least you’d know by the empty wrappers how many you’ve had! Don’t be tempted to use regular butter in place of the unsalted. Unsalted butter has a fresher, sweeter taste that makes the fudge that much more delicious. And besides, it’s only once a year, right? Bon appétit!
Makes one 9x11-inch pan (Prep time: 45 minutes; chill overnight) Butter a 9x11-inch pan. Line with parchment paper or foil. Butter that and set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine 2 c. light brown sugar; 5 fluid oz. Carnation evaporated milk (i.e. 1/2 c. plus 2 tbsp.) and 1 c. unsalted butter. Bring to a full boil over medium heat; reduce the heat slightly (no lower than medium-low) and boil for an additional 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 2 c. icing sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Transfer the mixture to stand mixer (or use a hand mixer) and beat the fudge on medium speed until thick and glossy – about 3 minutes. Fold in 1 c. coarsely chopped walnuts (optional) and pour into the prepared pan. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. Slice the fudge into 1-inch squares (or smaller) and serve. Fudge can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. Variation: For Maple Walnut Fudge, substitute 1/2 tsp. each vanilla and maple extract for the vanilla.
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Pineview Free Methodist Church 40th Anniversary P erseverance begins with a vision, and a vision begins with a dream, and a dream begins with an idea. Pineview was an idea -a dream and a vision of several people who were not satisfied that Cloyne and area did not have a Free Methodist church. Because of this spiritual reality some members of Cloyne who gathered together first in Vennachar Free Methodist Church, then moved to the Barrie Township Hall in 1965 under the leadership of the Rev. W.R. Lohnes, knew there was something lacking in this community to meet their spiritual needs and the spiritual needs of our community as well. This small group of devoted Free Methodists had great faith. The original members were Aileen Ball, Wilma Brown-
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Meeting schedule altered – At the request of Township Clerk Jenny Duhamel, there will be changes to the meeting schedule in 2013. Starting on January 14, meetings will be held every third Monday throughout the year. Currently meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of the month. They will start at 9 am instead of the current time, 1 pm, and they will all be held at the Clar-Mill fire hall, which is located on the same property as the township office. The practice of holding meetings at the Harlowe, Snow Road, Ompah, and Barrie Halls between April and October will be stopped. “If we do have a major issue on the table that is of concern in one particular district, we can always move that meeting to another hall,” said Mayor Clayton, as Council voted to accept the new schedule. “It is in the interest of staff to hold the meetings every three weeks, for their scheduling,” he added, “and as I’ve said before it is really the staff that run the township, but they do tolerate a little interference from Council." No logo, but new signage gets the nod As part of her report from the Economic Development Task Force, Councillor Betty Hunter presented the rough draft of a new township logo. In place of intertwined hands symbolizing the coming together of former townships into North Frontenac, the proposed logo includes a stylized NF and some imagery representing the night skies initiative.
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lee, William Brownlee, Allan Kay, Donna Kay and Marjorie Wise, and faithful others who were committed to the cause. One day the treasurer noticed an envelope marked "Building Fund" with $5 in it, and stated, “We don’t have a building fund.” Allan Kay responded, “We do now.” That was in 1969, the beginning of Pineview Free Methodist Church. The next step was to find a piece of property and purchase it. A piece of crown land was selected - 330 feet at $2 per foot, which came to a whopping $660!! There was a down payment of $25 placed on the table. The Ministry of Lands and Forests wanted it paid in full and a building needed to be built within two years. A 10-year mortgage of $51,000 had to be taken out. In June of 1971 they turned the sod, which was 40 feet further south than the original plan had stated. The architect and builder wanted to save a pine tree on the north side of the property, so the building was moved. Within a few years lightning damaged the tree (more of this significance later). They held their first service on the third weekend of November 1972! Then came another vision. Mr. Allan Kay had faith to see what the future could hold for Pineview. He knew God had bigger plans for Cloyne and our local area, for He never ceases to have ideas, dreams, and visions of what Pineview “could be”. Once again plans were drawn up, and once again money was being placed in a building fund account, accumulating until it was needed. Over the years whenever anyone suggested making changes or improvements to the existing church, Allan Kay would be heard, "Wait until we build our expansion.” Some became frustrated until one man said, ”What’s stopping us from building? ... Let’s get started.” Bruce Kellar picked up the baton and ran with it! There was no slowing him down once he got hold of it. In 1995 the church began to raise funds for the expansion.
There was already $155,000 in the building account and it was estimated it was going to cost a little less than $350,000 to build. They obtained a mortgage of $176,000 to enable them to begin building in the fall of 1999! Originally it was thought that this money was only enough to build a shell. But by the time they had finished they had built the whole expansion project. In January of 2000 they were able to hold their first service. The volunteer work hours helped to reduce the cost of the hired contractor, who declared that the people of the community and church were so efficient that they managed to get more done than anyone had ever expected. Now back to the pine tree and the lightning story…. When it was first decided to build an expansion most of the plans were for the south side of the existing building. Then one design came in that suggested building to the north! Never before had anyone thought of going north, yet north was the ultimate site to build on. So if the original church had not been moved south by 40 feet they would not have been able to build the expansion that was needed. God knew what needed to be done, and had been in all the details all along. In September of 2011 the mortgage was paid in full!! Now Pineview is looking to what God has in store next. He has something awesome planned, for His word tells us in Jeremiah 29: 11-13, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will see Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.” This year, on November 17 & 18, Pineview will be celebrating 40 years of being a Free Methodist church to the people of the Land O’ Lakes area. Everyone is invited to join the celebrations on Saturday, at 7pm and again on Sunday at 11 am for a time of worship, music, and a much celebrated mortgage burning! Hope to see you all there.
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THE FRONTENAC NEWS
NOVEMber 15, 2012
SOCIAL NOTES OBITUARY
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
WAGAR: Almonte Watson
McGinnis, Mary Ellen
Happy 1st Birthday
Celebration of Life
November 17/12 to our little girl, Kali-Lynn Ryder
At his home, R.R.#1, Flinton, on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Almonte Wagar in his 71st year. Son of the late Henry and Eva (Jerome) Wagar. Husband of Shirley (Bishop). Brother of Grace McLuckie, Northbrook and Kenneth Wagar, Napanee. Uncle of Christine Bolduc, Northbrook and Michelle Hunter, Kitchener. Cremation has taken place. The family received friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until time of memorial service at 3:00 p.m. Interment Flinton United Church Cemetery. (www.mcconnellfuneralhome.ca)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. The Grace Center 4295 Stagecoach Rd, Sydenham
Sharon “Rose” Allen
Lots of love from your Mommy & Daddy, Me-Ma & Me-Pa
November 15, 2009 Death leaves a heartache no one can heal Love leaves a memory no one can steal
Congratulations to Christine Teal on earning her CGA designation. On Saturday November 10th, Christine was awarded with her Chartered General Accountant diploma in Toronto. We knew you could do it and we are so very proud of you. Love your entire family.
Happy 1st Birthday
Kali-Lynn Ryder Nov. 17/12
Lovingly missed and never forgotten Chester and family
Ackerman, James David of Fifth Depot Lake, Ontario. On Saturday, November 10, 2012, with family beside him at Arbour Heights in Kingston, in his 86th year. Predeceased by his wife Florabelle in June 2009, but survived by their five children: Dianne (and Mike Smith) of Napanee, Alyce (and Ken Gorter) of Fifth Depot Lake, Cyril of Fifth Depot Lake, Eldon (and Karin) of Kingston, Kenneth (and Danielle) of Napanee, and by 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, as well as his youngest brother Jerry (and Ellie) of Fifth Depot Lake. In keeping with his wishes, there will be only a private family service after cremation.
Manion: Mary Elizabeth As the result of an accident, on Sunday November 11, 2012. Mary (Hermer) of Ardoch in her 84th year. Daughter of the late William & Gertrude Hermer. Wife of the late Francis Manion. Mother of Wayne, (Patsy); Glen, (Linda); Dean, (Teresa) all of Ardoch. Sister of Clarence (Ila), Denbigh; Eileen (Lloyd) Smith, Sudbury; Jessie (Harold) Clow, Peterborough; Arnold (Penny), Smiths Falls; Helen (Richard) Massey, Peterborough; Lenora (Bradley) Clark, Perth, William (Wendy) Hermer, Ardoch, and the late Esther (Hartsel) White and Ralph (Lorena) Hermer. Grandmother of Michael (Cathy), Ryan (Cherie), Cory (Tammy), Todd (Amanda), Chad (Meghan), Brandi (Eddie), Travis (Laura), Jami & Jason. Great Grandmother of Grace, Katie, Konner, Rebecca, Wyatt, Steven, Taylor & Jacob. The family received friends at St. Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church, Ardoch from 2-4 & 7-9 Tuesday and from 9:00 am Wednesday November 14, 2012, where Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:00 am. Interment: St. Kilian’s Cemetery. Donations: Canadian Cancer Society or The Diabetes Association. Arrangements: McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed (www.mcconnellfuneralhome.ca)
A Promise for You “There is a future for the man of peace” Psalm 37: 37
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We never ask for miracles, But today just one would do, To see our front door open, And our dearest Mom walk through.
In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother, who passed away November 20, 2010. May the winds of love blow softly, And whisper for you to hear, That we still love and miss you, And wish that you were here. We cannot bring the old days back, When we were together, But memories and loving thoughts, Keep you with us forever. Forever loved and sadly missed by her husband Eythel, and her children Curtis (Loretta) Grant, Shawna (Jim) Brooks, Charlene (Mike) Cripps, Carmel (Brent) Lessard and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In memory of our mother Lena, who passed away November 15,1999; our father Bert, who passed away May 18,1988; and our brother Lloyd, who passed away March 28, 2009. The angels led you safely home, But you left some things behind. Treasured gifts beyond compare, Those of a special kind. You left behind your gift of love, You gave so faithfully. You left behind the ones you loved, Many cherished memories. And from early dawn to setting sun, Each day our whole life through, Our hearts will hold a special place, For memories of you. Sadly missed and loved always Ken, Dorothy, Ada, Ruby, Jerry, Elsie, Delbert, Audrey, Bill & Howard. FUNERAL SERVICES
After 42 years of dedicated nursing care, she has decided to hang up her cap! If she has touched your life, please join us at St. James Catholic Church Hall 14608 Hwy 38, Sharbot Lake Friday November 30th, 7-9 pm Coffee, tea and desserts.
Love, Grandpa & Grandma, Aunt Brenda & Randy
We miss you dearly, Carmel, Brent, Braden & Gavin
Trousdale Funeral home Proudly serving all faiths Pre-Arranged Funeral Plans
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In loving memory of our dear “Mom” & “Momma” who passed away on November 20, 2010.
Maberly - continued from pg. 6
Nov. 14, 2012 Love ~ Mommy & Daddy XOXO
Card of thanks
Thank You - Bartraw
We wish to thank our family, friends, and neighbors for making our 50th anniversary a very special evening. Special thanks to our son Troy, his wife Kim, our granddaughters Lilli and Rachel, and close friends, Sandra Simmons, and Judy Kingston, for organizing food, the Adam Knapp Band, and decorating the hall. It sure was a surprise! Thanks to all, for the gifts and cards. It will be a day we will always cherish and remember for the rest of our lives. Marilyn & Garry
North Frontenac - from pg. 11 “This is just a rough version. It will look a lot better once we get a graphic artist to work it out,” said Hunter. “I don’t see any reason to change it [the current logo],” said Mayor Bud Clayton. “I don’t think we like the new one,” said Councilor Gerry Martin. A motion to approve spending up to $1,000 for a graphic artist to finalise the new logo was defeated in a 3-3 vote. (Councilor Wayne Good was not at the meeting) Proposed promotional signage for Highway 506/509, which was prepared by sign maker Rodger MacMunn, was well received by Council. They approved a motion to seek bids to build the signs. If MacMunn gets the job, the artwork he did for it will be included. If he doesn’t, the township will owe him $250. FUNERAL SERVICES
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PM. It is in appreciation of the support of the people in our community and especially the volunteers who make the Annual Maberly Fair such a success. Social gathering is 4-5pm and dinner 5-6pm. Everyone welcome! · This may be of interest to you if you once lived or now live close to Christie Lake. The Perth Historical Society will be hosting a presentation by John McKenty about his just released book, “Arden Blackburn’s Mail Route – The Early Days at Christie Lake”, on November 21, 7 pm, at the Perth Museum. I am told the book is also for sale at the Book Nook on Gore Street, Perth. · The Saturday Seekers for children aged 5 to 11 made a good start last month. It runs from 2 to 4pm each Saturday until Nov. 24 at the ABC Hall, and includes Bible stories, reading scripture, music, singing, games; sponsored by the Althorpe-Bolingbroke United Church. · Calling all Bridge Players! If any of you would be interested in starting a regular Bridge club at the hall on Wednesday afternoons, please call Freda, 273-2571. · Monday mornings at the ABC Hall from 10 to 11 am is the CPHC Senior’s Exercise Class. Low impact aerobics, muscle strengthening and flexibility. Call Frieda 2732453 or Joyce 273-4832. · Bolingbroke Café at the ABC Hall – Friday November 30. · Judy Waldon’s cooking class was a great success. The next class is December 1, 9am; topics will be “Healthy lunches, snacks, Christmas ideas”. The cost is $20 plus $10 for food. Please call Judy at 273-7507 or Freda at 273-2571. · Thank you to Joanne for informing us that Euchre has started up at the ABC Hall, Mondays at noon, a light lunch will be served and there will be prizes. Call Joanne for more information 613-279-1106.
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS A candlelighting ceremony in tribute to changes in our lives
Mary Gaynor-Briese of Southern Frontenac Community Services, local clergy and the staff at Trousdale Funeral Home invite you to Grace Centre, Sydenham on Sunday November 25th from 7:00-7:30pm to remember ones we have lost. Light refreshments to follow at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome For more information, 613-376-6477
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2012 Santa Claus parades
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FOR RENT ARDEN. 2 BEDROOM DOWNSTAIRS APARTMENT for rent. All inclusive. Available Oct 1/2012. $900.00 per month. Please call 613-335-3878 HOUSE - 2 BEDROOM IN 4-PLEX, Kaladar, available December 1, 2012; $600 plus hydro; 1st & last, references required, 416-554-9746 HOUSE – NORTHBROOK, 2 bedroom, $600 plus utilities, 1st & last, references required; 905-679-2520 KALADAR 2 BEDROOM APT. Available December 1, 2012; fridge & stove, utilities extra; 613-336-9429 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 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. ALL PRICES INCLUDE HST on new & used chainsaws, snowthrowers, tractors and gas trimmers. November only at Canadian Small Engines, corner of Road 38 & Van Order Rd. Phone 613-389-4658. FIFTH WHEEL HITCH with slider, call 613279-2861. 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. RAWLEIGH PRODUCTS: Medicated ointments, Salves, Flavourings & Extracts, Spices & Seasonings, Dessert & Pie Fillings, Environmentally safe - industrial strength cleaners. *New products for health and wellbeing*. *Free Delivery!!* Call Jilene England, 479-0174. 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. dougsantenna.com 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
GARAGE/YARD SALES 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.
HALL RENTAL SYDENHAM LEGION. Fully licenced, reasonable rates, full kitchen. Seating 150. Call 613-376-6808
HUNTING & FISHING 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.
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LOST LOST CAT IN FLINTON AREA on Nov. 8, named Dexter, large silvery-gray with black stripes, short-haired tabby, fixed male, very friendly. Call Wayne Dacuk, 613-336-2833
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
SERVICES DRYWALL AND PLASTER REPAIRS. Professionally trained. Drywall installation, old fashioned quality, three coat hand finishing. Free estimates. Call Rick at 613-375-8201. FINE CONSTRUCTION, prop. John St. Aubin, Frontenac area. For an estimate call 613-3756582. www.mindspan.net/construction 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. PHOTOCOPY, FAX & LAMINATION SERVICES available at The Frontenac News, the Annex (rear building), 1095 Garrett St., Sharbot Lake. Competitive prices! 8½“ x 11” - Black & White, 1-10 copies: 15¢ ea; 11-25 copies: 10¢ ea; 26-100 copies 8¢ ea. Colour copies 65¢ each. Taxes extra. Call 613-2793150 for information.
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Northern Frontenac Community Services Youth Program Assistant To assist in youth related programs including Kids Fit Soccer Program. This a part time position, minimum of 20 hours per week with other hours, depending on funding. Requirements: • Child /Youth Worker Diploma preferred • Two years of experience working with youth • Valid driver license/access to vehicle • Current CPR and basic first aid qualifications • Proven planning, organizational and implementation skills • Clear police check • Ability to work flexible hours including, some evenings and Saturdays Deadlines for applications: November 30th at noon
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anta Claus will soon be coming to town, and all businesses, organizations, community groups and residents are invited to enter floats or march in the parades. Delight the young and old alike in your community – enter a float or display now. • Saturday, November 24 - SYDENHAM Santa Claus Parade is on at 10 am beginning at the Fire Hall on Stagecoach Road. Sponsored by the Loughborough Firefighters Association. Contact Troy Emery through the township at 613-376-3027, Ext. 2234. • Saturday, November 24 – NORTHBROOK Santa Claus Parade. Departs from the Lions hall at 10 a.m. There will three prizes for floats: 1st - $150, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $50; and there will also be free hot chocolate, coffee, donuts and visits with Santa at the Lions hall in Northbrook after the parade. To enter a float call Alex at 336-1573 or Penny at 336-9933. Sponsored by the Northbrook Lions and Kaladar Community Club. • Saturday, December 1 – DENBIGH Santa Claus Parade, departs 6 p.m. from Berndt’s Garage. Fun and entertainment follow at the community hall. Call Tony Fritsch at 613-333-2224 for information or to register a float. • Saturday, December 1 – HARROWSMITH Santa Claus Parade, departs from Centennial Park at 10 a.m. Hot dogs & hot chocolate follow at the S & A Club. Santa will be there. Info: Rob Tapscott or Sheila Anthony, 613-376-6164. • Saturday, December 1 – OMPAHPLEVNA Parade. This will be a night parade, so light up your floats. The parade will be departing from the township offices on Hwy 506 at 6 p.m. sharp, making its way to
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Plevna, and then to the Ompah Community Centre, where the kids will have a chance to visit with Santa! Please make sure your children are registered to receive a gift from Santa. Call Rose at 613-479-2176. • Saturday, December 1 – SHARBOT LAKE Santa Claus Parade, sponsored by the Sharbot Lake & District Lions. Departs at 1 p.m. from the township office. Bands, floats, clowns, treat bags. Enjoy free hot dogs, hot chocolate, and visits with Santa at Oso Hall after the parade. Contact Bill @ 613-359-8190 for more info. • Sunday, December 2 – TICHBORNE/ PARHAM Santa Claus Parade, sponsored by Central Frontenac Fire Department District #4 (Hinchinbrooke). The parade will depart from Hampton’s Landing in Tichborne at 1 p.m. and proceed to the Parham Fire Station, where the kids will have free hot dogs and hot chocolate. Chili, a homemade roll and coffee will be only $1 for adults. For more information, call Dawn or Dave Hansen at 613-375-6318.
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Your local businesses! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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.
Please submit complete proposal, in a sealed envelope quoting the above proposal number and closing date; and forward to:
Compensation: Meeting and site visit per diem, and mileage paid.
Public Works Coordinator/ Waste Management Supervisor The Corporation of the Township of Central Frontenac P.O. Box 89, 1084 Elizabeth St. Sharbot Lake, ON K0H 2P0 Closing Date: 1:00 pm local time Thursday December 13th, 2012 Proposals must be received before the above mentioned time and date, and in accordance with the attached RFP Forms, Instructions to Vendor, and Standard Terms and Conditions. Contact: Kyle Labbett Public Works Coordinator/ Waste Management Supervisor Fax (613) 279-2422 email@example.com
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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Friday November 16 ARDEN LEGION Karaoke, RESCHEDULED to Nov. 23 GUATEMALA STOVE PROJECT FUNDRAISING DANCE w/ The Mighty Popo, Civitan Hall, 7pm, licensed, 19+ID required, $20 advance, $22 at door; 613-267-5202 HARROWSMITH - YOUTH DANCE for ages 9 to 15, Golden Links Hall 7-10pm; $6; call Sharon 372-1274 or Wayne 358-2533 NORTHBROOK - NEW OLD TYME FIDDLERS, 7:30pm, Lions Hall, $6 non-members, $5 members, entertainers $2, lunch, prizes. All welcome NORTHERN LIGHTS SENIORS Euchre at Griffith Lions Hall, 7pm, all welcome. SHARBOT LAKE – DINNER at the Legion. 5:30–7 pm, roast beef
Saturday November 17 ARDEN - HUNTER’S BALL at Legion, 8pm. Admission is $10. BELLROCK – CONCERT & DANCE by “LaSalle Causeway Band”, music from the 30’s to rock ‘n roll; 7:30pm, community hall fundraiser, freewill offering BLUE SKIES FIDDLE ORCHESTRA & NEW LIFE PUPPETS CONCERT, 7:30-8:30pm, St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Perth, freewill offering to puppet ministry. DENBIGH LIBRARY OPENING, 2pm ribbon cutting, Addington Highlands Community Centre-Denbigh, refreshments MOUNTAIN GROVE – SMORGASBORD, 5-7pm, community hall; $12; 6-12yrs $5; under 6 free, all welcome; sponsor: United Church PARHAM - SOUP & SANDWICH LUNCHEON by the Rebekahs, IOOF hall, 11am-1pm PLEVNA - JACK’S JAM, Clar-Mill hall, 2-9pm; potluck supper 5:30pm; musicians, singers, dancers welcome SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB Fundraiser Breakfast, 8-11am, Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd., all welcome SYDENHAM – VISIONSOUP, Grace Centre, 11:30am; $20pp for soup & handmade ceramic bowl, proceeds to. Loughborough Emergency Relief Committee & SFCS.
Sat & Sun, November 17 & 18 CLOYNE - PINEVIEW FREE METHODIST CHURCH 40th anniversary celebrations, Sat 7pm; Sun. 11am, worship, music, mortgage burning; all welcome
Sunday November 18 BEDFORD OPEN MIC & JAM, 1-5pm, Bedford Hall 1381 Westport Road, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel and more, $2, 374-2614 HARLOWE - REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE, Wesleyan & Standard Church, 11am, all welcome MCDONALDS CORNERS - OPEN MIC at MERA Schoolhouse, 1:30-4:30pm, all musicians welcome PARHAM - RELAY FOR LIFE CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA, IOOF Hall, 11am-5pm.
Sharbot Lake Wellness Fair
hen Tracie Goodberry, the organizer of the recent Health and Wellness Fair in Sharbot Lake, was thinking about bringing the event back to life after a one-year hiatus, she decided that she would only do so if funding was made available to bring the event to a new level. When this valued support came to be, she was off and running. But it was not easy. Here’s how she describes setting up the event: “The insanity of the entire situation was in the timing. The application process for the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corpora-
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Christmas crafts that team has made, vendors, food, Christmas ideas, sponsored by Timeless Memories relay for Life Team. SYDENHAM – ART SALE, Mill Street Gallery, 1-4pm, magnetic puzzles, jewelry, rug hooking, paintings, prints WILTON – GOSPEL SING with Crimson River, , Standard Church 7pm, refreshments, freewill offering, all welcome
Monday November 19 CLOYNE & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY meeting, Barrie Hall, 1pm; bring family tree information with you, all welcome, info: 336-6858 FESTIVAL OF TREES PLANNING MEETING, 7pm; Seniors Building, 1096B Clement Rd.; volunteers needed; Ann (613-279-2706) or Linda (613-279-2576).
Tuesday November 20 FRONTENAC CFDC WORKSHOP “Introduction to Social Media” for businesses. 10am, Frontenac CFDC office, Harrowsmith, register: 372-1414, 1-888-372-9962; HARROWSMITH – FLU SHOTS, Free Methodist Church sponsored by Sydenham Medical Clinic, 4-8pm KENNEBEC DINERS, noon, Arden community hall, for those 50+, $10, reservations required: 613-279-3151 PLEVNA - Clar-Mill Community Volunteers meeting RESCHEDULED to Nov 27 SHARBOT LAKE - PLANTS: discussion & making remedies, 6-8pm, Northern Connections Adult Learning Centre; call 613-2791970 or 613-279-2499
Wednesday November 21 BEDFORD DINERS, noon, community hall, for those 50+. $10, reservations requ’d: 613279-3151 HARROWSMITH DINERS, noon, Free Methodist Church, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations required 613-376-6477. MOUNTAIN GROVE - CASH BINGO, Land O’ Lakes Public School, must be 18 yrs or more, 7pm, sponsor: LOLPS Parent Council NORTHERN LIGHTS SENIORS, meeting 1pm, following the fellowship lunch, Wellness Assessment and Diabetes Outreach Program at Lions Hall, Griffith. SHARBOT LAKE - ABORIGINAL DOLL MAKING, Anglican Church Hall, 6-9pm, sponsors: Northern Connections Learning Centre & Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation; 613-2791970; 613-279-2499 SHARBOT LAKE COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY, United Church 7:30pm.
Thursday November 22 BOLINGBROKE - WOMEN’S “CIRCLE OF FRIENDS” ABC Hall, 7pm, homemade skin care products HARROWSMITH DINERS, noon, Free Methodist Church, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations required 613-376-6477. SHARBOT LAKE – “THE STROLLERS”, new walking group meets 1pm outside Sharbot Lake Family Health Team for 1 km amble around village, info: Mike 279-3151
Thurs – Sun. Nov. 22 - 25 “TOM SAWYER” - NORTH FRONTENAC LITTLE THEATRE production, Sharbot Lake High School, Thurs-Sat 7:30pm; Sun. 1:30pm; tickets at: Verona Hardware (Rona), Gray’s
tion may have begun on September 1, but final approval wasn’t confirmed until the first week into October. With over 60 hours already volunteered toward the project and both the FCFDC and the Central Frontenac Economic Development Committee on Board, stepping up was the only option. “Here is where I must borrow a wonderful terminology from Nancy Browman and the GPS Group (Gathering of Peaceful Souls). This one, made-up term was the underlying tone of the whole Wellness Weekend. “Blurssings” describes well, the theory that all curses in life are, indeed, Blessings. Our keynote speaker, Jeremy Bennett, projected just this message in sharing his life journey. His struggle with Obsessive Compulsive
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Friday November 23 ARDEN LEGION KARAOKE, 8pm-midnight HARROWSMITH “THEME” YOUTH DANCE for ages 9 to 15, Golden Links Hall, 7-10pm; $6, Sharon 372-1274; Wayne 358-2533 PLEVNA – BINGO FUNDRAISER for ClarMill volunteer firefighters, 7-9pm, cash prizes, Clar-Mill hall PLEVNA - TREE LIGHTING, 7pm at the Klatts’ home (Hwy 509 & Buckshot Rd). All welcome! SHARBOT LAKE – EUCHRE, noon, Anglican Church hall, $5 includes lunch SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB Meeting, 7:30pm, 1106 Gemmills Rd. VERONA FREE SKATE, Frontenac Arena, 12:30-2pm; music, prizes, fun for all, sponsor: Verona Community Association; donations to food bank welcome. TRENTON WOODLOT CONFERENCE: “Barrels, Barns and Borers”, forestry presentations, woodlot advice, tours, 8am–4:30pm, Knights of Columbus Hall, 57 Stella Crescent; $25 includes lunch; register 613-478-6875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri. Sat. Sun. Nov. 23 - 25 101 NATIVITIES EXHIBIT, Cole Lake Free Methodist Church”, free; Friday 6:30-8:30pm; Saturday 1-3pm; Sunday 1-3pm; refreshments, also nativity making for children
Saturday November 24 BOLINGBROKE - OPEN HOUSE, ABC Hall, 2-4pm; info, displays by groups that use the hall; refreshments, all welcome BOLINGBROKE - CONTRA DANCE, ABC hall. Beginner’s lesson 7.30pm, dance 8pm, $10. HARLOWE DANCE, w/ Country 4 Band, community centre, $8, 8pm, lunch, prizes, all welcome HARROWSMITH “LOVE LIFE BASH”, in support of Almost Home Kimmy Fund, Golden Links Hall, 2-7pm; $10; kids free; silent auction, ham dinner 4pm; Santa, all welcome call Brenda 372-2410 MATAWATCHAN CHRISTMAS MARKET, 10am-2pm; appreciation lunch 11:30-1:30; baking, arts & crafts & more; food bank donations welcome. MCDONALDS CORNERS - MERA CHRISTMAS FAIR, 10am–5pm, weaving, paintings, soaps, candles & more; www.meraschoolhouse.org. PARHAM – TURKEY SUPPER, 5-7pm, United Church, $12; 6-12yrs $4; under 6 free; family $25 PARHAM – GOSPEL MUSIC EVENING, Free Methodist Church, Gerry Phillips, 7pm, all welcome, refreshments PERTH ROAD CHRISTMAS MUSIC CONCERT, w/ Jon McLurg & Chris Murphy, 7-9pm, United Church, refreshments, freewill offering, proceeds to Benevolent Fund for community needs; info: Dave @ 613-353-1690 SANTA CLAUS PARADES: Northbrook 10am, starts at Lions hall, sponsored by LOL Lions & Kaladar Community Club, refreshments, Santa after at Lions hall, prizes for floats, Alex 336-1573; Penny 336-9933. Sydenham 10am begins at fire hall, sponsor: Loughborough Firefighters Association, Troy Emery 613-376-3027 x 2234. SHARBOT LAKE - HAM & EGGS BREAKFAST, Oso Hall, 8-11am; $7, proceeds to local
Disorder gave him the exact tools needed to overcome this huge challenge. This curse brought him right to the edge, where the answers became obvious and clear. All he had to do was to embrace it and accept it… not fight it. Jeremy utilized the same energy it took to fight OCD, to face the ‘fear’ of what was happening to him and then, to move past it. In turn, he is now able to share his experience with thousands, in the hope of bettering the lives of others.” In order to make the fair a success, Tracie had to bring many other people on board. This was not always easy since, like her, people are already busy. “Entrepreneurs learn quickly that for every three times you
Diabetes Chapter. SUNBURY - INDOOR GARAGE SALE, Storrington Center, 8am-2pm, proceeds to Young People’s Theatre Company & family fighting cancer; info: Lydia 387-3603; email@example.com SYDENHAM - SOUP & SANDWICH LUNCH after parade, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 11am-2pm; $5; children $2.50, all welcome
Sunday, November 25 FLINTON - COFFEE HOUSE, OPEN MIC, Through the Roof Ministry, 6:30pm, all welcome MABERLY - COMMUNITY APPRECIATION & POTLUCK by Agricultural Society, community hall, 4:30pm; info: 268-2895, all welcome SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB - Motorized Snow Vehicle License, Training for 12yrs & older, 9am-3pm, 1106 Gemmills Rd. 613259-2698. SYDENHAM - LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS, candle lighting service for anyone finding the Christmas season difficult, 7pm-7:30pm, Grace Centre, refreshments, all welcome
Tuesday November 27 HARROWSMITH WOMEN’S INSTITUTE meet at St. Paul’s United Church, 6pm, Christmas potluck, new members welcome LAND O’LAKES QUILTERS meet 9am, Pineview Free Methodist Church, Cloyne (lower level). new quilters welcome; info: clynn313@ gmail.com, 613-336-8080 PLEVNA - CLAR-MILL COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS monthly meeting, Clar-Mill hall, 7:30pm, all welcome. VERONA - WOMEN’S GROUP “Growing a Healthier Me in Relationships”, free, Medical Centre, 10am-noon sponsor: K3C Counselling; call Manijeh 613-549-7850 ext 3215
Wednesday November 28 RURAL WOMEN’S GROUP, 1:30-3pm, Southern Frontenac Community Services, 4419 George St.; free transportation avail: 613-376-6477; 1-800-763-9610, all women welcome SHARBOT LAKE DINERS, noon, for those 50+, $10, reservations requ’d: 613-279-3151
Thursday November 29 DIABETES SESSIONS, Verona Medical Centre w/ Registered Dietitian & Nurse Practitioner, 9am-noon; register: Anne 544-3400 x 3589 SYDENHAM - ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP 7-9pm, Rural VISONS Centre; info: 613-544-3078
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.
get the answer “no”, one “yes” will surface. That “yes” will be exactly what is needed; the perfect fit. Abraham Lincoln said it well, ‘We must try for there is absolutely no chance of success without trying.” In the end, the fair surpassed Tracie’s expectations. “A classic sense of small town community was displayed on the weekend of November 2, 3, and 4 in Sharbot Lake. All involved need be commended. If what was given freely indeed comes back ‘tenfold’, the Natural Wellness and Better Living Weekend of 2012 can definitely be deemed a true success,” she said. (This article is based on a longer set of reflections by Tracie Goodberry. The entire text can be found at Frontenacnews.ca)
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Grandmother walking 800 km to Ottawa submitted by Lakeshore Coalition n November 6, grandmother Wendy Hoy, who left her work to tread on foot bringing a message to Ottawa about the risks associated with electromagnetic radio frequency (EMR) emissions such as those from cell phone towers, Wi-fi and Smart Meters, arrived in Sharbot Lake. The 57-yearold left her home in Port Franks ON September 20, motivated by the impending construction of a telecommunications tower in her own home town and a friend who was forced to quit working as an airline pilot due to electro-
Remnants of 1939 plane crash in North Frontenac
Last week we published a Remembrance Day article about this plane crash, which took the lives of two young airmen, George Olstead from Manitoba and and James Corbett from Nova Scotia, on October 14, 1939. Both men had joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in February of that year, and had completed their intermediate flying training at Camp Borden. At the time of the crash they were taking advanced training in Trenton. Several weeks ago, North Frontenac Fire Chief Steve Riddell (at right) led a group of interested people to the crash site on the shores of Cranberry Lake.
Central Frontenac Council - Nov 13 by Jeff Green eeking money from CP Rail: As part of his monthly report, Fire Chief Bill Young informed Council that Canadian Pacific has not yet paid the bill the department sent them for a fire that was started this past summer by a cargo train travelling on the line near Tichborne. “They keep asking for further information and when we send it to them, they ask for more. But I’m sure they’ll pay eventually,” said Young. “We are keeping on them about it.” “How much do they owe us?” asked Councilor Frances Smith. “$52,000” “Oh,” said Smith, “keep on them”. Young also reported that October was a quiet month for the department. There were 3 relatively minor fire calls, 2 vehicle accidents and 17 medical assists. The department was active in the local schools, assisting with fire drills and providing other educational programming. Public Works - Works Manager Mike Richardson reported that a new handrail will be installed at the bridge over the Arden Mill Pond. Last year, Quinte Conservation put in a new log system on the pond in order to manage the water flow, but the new system hindered public use of the bridge and was aesthetically unacceptable in one of the most picturesque locations in Arden. Quinte has agreed to make changes, and the design work has now been completed. “The results are quite good, in my view,” Richardson said. The project is slated to be completed by the end of the year. Central Frontenac has budgeted $15,000 for the design and construction work, and Richardson hopes that a portion of those funds will remain unspent or will be reimbursed by the Conservation Authority. Assessment question – There is one piece of waterfront property in Central
Frontenac that has seen its assessment drop, by a whopping 52%, but the tax savings will not go to a residential ratepayer. Rather, they will go to the Province of Ontario. As the result of a new method of assessing the value of provincial parks, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has dropped the value of a number of parks in Eastern Ontario, and increased the value of a number of others. In Central Frontenac, Sharbot Lake Provincial Park has seen its value drop from $1.74 million to $843,00, a drop of $900,000 in value, which will cost the township over $10,000 in lost revenue. Other local townships with decreases include: Tay Valley ($7.57 million to $5.19 million) and North Frontenac ($3.4 million to $2.6 million). Townships with increased assessment from provincial parks include: South Frontenac ($2.02 million to $2.63 million) Addington Highlands ($2.45 million to $3.52 million) and Stone Mills ($2.58 million to $4.17 million) Central Frontenac Treasurer Michael McGovern will contact MPAC for an explanation about the change. District 4 Santa Claus parade: It was confirmed that the Parham/Tichborne Santa Claus parade will take place on Sunday, December 2, starting at 1:00 pm. Plans for a night parade were prematurely presented to council last month, and the daytime parade will take place as usual this year. Hinchinbrooke PS to close at end of school year: There is an added urgency around the township’s need to find a new home for the Parham library, which is currently located in a portable at the side of Hinchinbrooke Public School. Councilor Guntensperger said he has been informed that whether or not the new K-12 school in Sharbot Lake is ready for students by September of 2013, Hinchinbrooke will be not be open. The township must find an alternate location for the library by June 30, 2013.
sensitivity. Many communities along her walking route have played host to Ms. Hoy, her dog Dasher and driver Judy Watt. While some towns have organized rallies, flash dance mobs and educational meetings for surrounding communities, others, like Oakville, Mississauga and Uxbridge, have held Town Hall meetings to discuss the issue of Telecommunications tower construction in their communities and the associated health risks with municipal council members and their MPs. For information visit www.wendywalksfores.com
TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH FRONTENAC HOUSKEEPING ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT IN THE MATTER of Section 34(12) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Township of South Frontenac has scheduled a PUBLIC MEETING on December 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Council Chambers 4432 George St. Sydenham, Ontario to consider the following amendments to the South Frontenac Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 2003-75. HOUSKEEPING AMENDMENTS A number of housekeeping zoning amendments are proposed to correct errors in mapping that occurred with the preparation and passage of the South Frontenac Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 2003-75. Some text amendments are also proposed to clarify and improve interpretation of the By-law. 1) Map corrections apply to the following parcels: Bedford District: Property at Rainbow Ln.; property at James Wilson Rd.; 3 properties on Jed Ln.; 184 Burridge Lake Rd. Loughborough District: Keeley Rd. at Park Valley Rd.; 1960 Morrison Rd.; 2124 Charlie Green Rd. Portland District 5595 Road 38; 5573 Road 38; 4567 Road 38; 4121 Colebrook Rd.; . Storrington District Vacant lot on Batterseas Rd ( Lot 17, Con XI); 4524 Latimer Rd.; 3748 O’Neil Ln; 2) Text Corrections deal with: Clarification of the following general provisions: Definitions of dock, navigable waterway, highwater mark, sleeping cabin and waterbody. Also, expansion of existing buildings near lake shores; revisions to clarify maximum lot coverage in urban areas near the lakeshore and for accessory buildings generally; to include all lakes in the environmental protection zone; the requirement for an occupancy permit for final occupation of new buildings; the application of MDS within hamlets; and requirements for building permits for development on rural lots that do not front on public roads. Also changes to most RRC zones to specify the reconstruction of units within 30 metre setback area. Addition of new sections for: Requirement for an entrance permit for new developments; requirement for Township approval for development on unopened road allowances. You may attend the meeting to make comment on the amendments. If you wish to be notified of the decision of the South Frontenac Township Council in respect of these amendments, you must make a written request to the Council at P.O. Box 100, Sydenham, Ontario, K0H 2T0. This will also entitle you to be advised of any related Municipal Board hearings. To appeal a decision of Council to the Ontario Municipal Board, send a letter to the ClerkAdministrator of the Township of South Frontenac outlining the reasons for the appeal. You must enclose the appeal fee of $125 for each application appealed, paid by cheque, made payable to the Ontario Minister of Finance. Additional information about the application is available at the municipal office during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday). Contact Lindsay Mills, Planner/Deputy Clerk, Ext. 2221
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Limestone board taking low-key approach to labour unrest by Julie Druker ll questions to local high schools about the impact of labour actions that were taken this week by members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers (OSSTF) Federation are being referred to the Limestone District School Board (LDSB). I had a chance to speak to communications officer Karen Smith and Andre Labrie, superintendent of Human Resources, both with the LDSB, on Monday November 12. They talked about the sanctions that the OSSTF had begun implementing on that date. The sanctions have resulted in the withdrawal of administrative services by OSSTF members. Staff are not attending any after-school staff meetings nor any boardestablished meetings during school hours, and have withdrawn from certain specifically assigned supervisions such as those that involve covering for an absent colleague. School staff, however, will continue to teach, mark work, report and evaluate students in the class. Ms. Smith said that because the actions taken so far by members of the OSSTF are administrative in nature, the students have not been negatively affected. “The fact that teachers are not withdrawing instructional time, nor in most cases extra curriculars, shows that the union is focusing on things that will not adversely affect student learning or safety. We are reassured that the unions are making their decisions with stu-
dent safety and learning in mind. It is one of our objectives at this time to continue to meet and negotiate with the unions and to come to a collective agreement as soon as possible.” Andre Labrie added that things appeared to be proceeding in a positive light, with talks continuing. He highlighted the fact that the dispute in reality is between members of the OSSTF and the provincial government, not the school board and added, “The particular issue that the unions are unhappy with is at the government level which makes it a bit difficult to predict what the outcome will be, and this is what makes it hard for us since we are obligated to follow the law that was laid out in Bill 115.” The stance taken by the Limestone Board
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