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KI band members walk to Ottawa to meet Chief Spence

by Jeff Green embers of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (mercifuly known as KI or Big Trout Lake) First Nation are used to long walks. Big Trout Lake, the homeland of the KI, located 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, is not accessible by road with the exception of the three coldest winter months when ice roads are in place, So, in 2006, as part of a protest against Platinex Corporation’s plans to test drill for platinum on their traditional lands, KI elder Mark T. Anderson and a number of other band members, travelled 2100 kilometres by foot from Kenora to Queen’s Park in Toronto to talk government officials. Two years later Mark Anderson was one of the KI band members who put up a blockade to stop Platinex from drilling test holes. Members of the KI Council, including Cecillia Begg, ended up in a Thunder Bay jail over that protest in 2008, at the same time that Ardoch Algonquin First Nation elder Bob Lovelace was serving jail time for a blockade against a drilling program for uranium in North Frontenac township. The two cases were linked because some of the same legal issues were at play, and the same legal teams were involved in both cases for the mining companies, First Nations, and even the Province of Ontario. The KI six, as they were known, were released from prison after two months. Lovelace was released a month later. On January 2nd, 2013 Mark Anderson returned to Eastern Ontario. This time, along with Cecillia Begg, John Cutfeet, three other walkers and two drivers, they continued their walk from 2006, travelling from Toronto to Ottawa on Highway 7 to express solidarity with Attawapiscat Chief Teresa Spence and


the Idle No More protests against potential changes to their Treaty rights. “The Crown pledged to honour the commitments they made at treaty time, ‘for as long as the sun shines, the waters flow and the grass grows.’ God’s creation was used to entice our people to sign on to Treaty #9 at KI, and now Canada, through the actions of the Harper government, wants to continue to violate the treaty commitments through Bill C-45, which will negatively impact our people, lands, waters, and environment,” said Anderson in a press release at the start of the walk in Toronto. Members of the Land O’Lakes Emmanuel United Church found out on Saturday (January 5) that the KI walkers were coming through Kaladar that day. The walkers can cover over 100 kilometres a day because of the way the relay walk works. The van drops the walkers off at five kilometre intervals, marked by flags, and each walker goes to the next flag before they are picked up and transported to their next location. “We had heard that the walk was underway but we did not know how the walk worked so we did not expect them so soon,” said Eleanor Belfry-Lyttle, a member of the church. We only had an hour to prepare, so a couple of us heated some frozen soup and made some sandwiches and we met the KI walkers in Kaladar where we served them some lunch. Eleanor then joined Cecillia Begg for a 5 km stretch. “I’m so glad I did it,” she said later. “It gave me more of a sense of the reality of the whole underpinning of what’s happening, and it’s something I have had concern about for most of my life in terms of respect for the earth and caring for the natural environment. I heard Cecillia say the same thing.

KI walkers unfurled their flag in Sharbot Lake and Kaladar Step by step walking with Cecillia I felt we were drops in the ocean. That is the hope, that this is a movement that extends beyond Canada.” A little later on, Mark Anderson, who is a few days shy of his 69th Birthday, passed through Sharbot Lake. Mark is living at Six Nations these days, but he will be returning to KI this winter to see his family, including his great grandchildren. Although it was late in the day, he kept up a good pace through to Silver Lake. “We wanted to be part of what is going on now, because our rights and everyone’s rights to the land are being attacked all over again, so we decided to continue our walk from 2006,” he said.

The van picked up Mark Anderson at Silver Lake, and since the advance walker was approaching Maberly and it was getting towards 4:30 they decided to end the day’s walk at Maberly, where the walkers were staying overnight. They doubled back to Sharbot Lake to pick up oats, however. “I find we need oatmeal in the morning when we are walking,” said walk convenor John Cutfeet. “We didn’t have any this morning. We ate a greasy breakfast and it made for a harder day.” The KI walkers reached Ottawa on Monday, and went straight to Victoria Island to express solidarity with Teresa Spence, who is now almost a month into her hunger strike.

Central Frontenac loses another CAO - Central Frontenac Council-January 8 by Julie Druker athy MacMunn was appointed as acting Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Central Frontenac in a special council meeting that took place on December 20. She replaced CAO/clerk Shawn Trepanier, who had been absent from the position for a number of weeks leading up to the Christmas holidays. On the same day that MacMunn was appointed, the township received a formal letter of resignation from Trepanier. At the regular meeting of Central Frontenac Council on Tuesday (January 8) Mayor Janet Gutowski said that MacMunn will fill the position until further decisions can be made about finding a new permanent CAO. When asked about details regarding Trepanier’s resignation Mayor Gutowski said, “He did not disclose many details but he had been hired as a new person coming from out of the area and that was our one reservation. We were never entirely sure how long he would stay on.” Shawn Trepanier is the 5th CAO to resign the position in the past 6 years. The others were Heather Fox, John Duchene (twice) and the late Mark Hall.


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Budget 2013 Treasurer Michael McGovern requested that council give staff direction regarding the tax rate increase that they would like to see in this year’s budget. Staff will be bringing back preliminary numbers at their January 22 meeting. In terms of background, McGovern reported that inflation in Ontario is currently at 1% per year. McGovern also presented some troubling numbers about the state of the township’s infrastructure. He said that last year, as in previous years, capital spending by the township, at just over $1 million, covers only 23% of the amortization cost of the aging roads and bridges within the township. Nonetheless, Council asked staff to keep the budget in tight check. Councilor Norm Guntensperger said that he supported a 0% increase or even a decrease in tax rates. Councilor Tom Dewey did not disagree but said that a more realistic number might be about 2%. Dewey also suggested looking at user fees and generating more income for hall rentals. Non resident charged with illegal garbage dumping In his monthly report, public works manager Mike Richardson reported to council that

a non-area resident had been charged and fined $625 for the illegal dumping of six bags of garbage in the township after a by law enforcement officer identified the culprit from a name and address found in the bags. Richardson also reported that he has received a number of complaints about snow clearing in recent weeks. He said that he was aware of the complaints and will be dealing with them in a timely fashion. He and his crew had their hands full clearing and sanding roads and also managed to remove excess snow from local area businesses in Sharbot Lake, Parham and Arden over much of the holiday season. Dog Tag fees increased Council passed a motion to increase the fee for a dog tag from $9 to $12 , $3 less than the proposed increase to$15 Firehouse Software approved Council approved, at a cost of up to $2,348, fire house software that will enable multiple users to connect at one time. Council supports SLFM application Council unanimously supported an application by the Sharbot Lake Farmers Market to Frontenac County for a proposed $17,500 in improvements to the their Oso beach loca-

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Vote of censure goes through, but Gutowski remains as County Warden – Frontenac County Council (December 20) by Jeff Green


n a 7-2 vote, members of Frontenac County Council, approved the resolution that reads: “Warden Gutowski is being asked by Frontenac County Council to immediately resign from the warden’s position.” Warden Gutowski, as well as John Purdon, who both represent Central Frontenac, opposed the motion. South Frontenac Mayor Gary Davison made the strongest statement of any of those who spoke in favour of the motion. “We had a strategic planning meeting on November 28, and everything that was brought up there was about understanding our roles, and about teamwork. That does not make any sense to me any more in light of what the warden is doing. It is total disrespect for 146 years of tradition; it flies in the face of democracy. The understanding is that it has always been a one year term for warden, and that the warden serves at the pleasure of council. The only thing that makes me feel better about this is that dictators tend not to last that long,” said Davison. John McDougall, who had not commented when the issue of Gutowski remaining as warden was first raised a week earlier at a special meeting, came down in favour of the motion calling for her resignation. “In our inaugural meeting in 2010, right in the minutes, there are comments about the fact that each mayor would have a chance to be a warden during the four year term of council. I believe in one year appointments because each of us has been elected to build relationships between ourselves and the other townships, and the relationship is much stronger if each mayor gets a turn being warden,” McDougall said. For her part, Warden Gutowski was defiant in the face of the statements by many members of council. “I was very well aware of the term of warden, had done my research and my homework. I have been concerned that the warden has been changing every year because of concerns about continuity. Under the circumstances, I have made the decision that I will remain as warden for the current time; I have not said that I will remain the warden for an entire year. Frankly, I am embarrassed by this motion,” she said. After the motion was passed, Gutowski said, “I don’t know if members of council know this, but on the chain of office the name of Phil Leonard is there for the years 2000, 2001, and 2003. “He served those years because he was asked to do so by his fellow councillors, not because he refused to leave. He served at the pleasure of Council,” said Gary Davison.

strategic plan is to promote the alignment between council and staff in strategic actions and priorities.” But even that assertion was challenged by members of council. “To me this report has been co-opted by the staff,” said Frontenac Islands Mayor Dennis Doyle. “I should also point out that they did not even spell Wolfe Island right. It was named after the general, not the animal ... I think we should cut our losses and stop spending money on this.” South Frontenac Councillor John McDougall picked up on that theme in his remarks about the plan. “I think the mission statement and the strategic vision in the report match what we talked about during the sessions, but when we get to the action plan on the back three pages, only one point deals with council, all the rest of it is about actions and initiatives for the staff. I find that very strange,” he said. The presentation and the strategic plan itself, which was funded out of the 2012 budget, were both rejected in a vote of 7-2.

“I don’t know about that,” said Gutowski, “I wasn’t here then. We will now move on with our agenda.” Strategic Plan dumped

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Members of county council were not as willing as the warden to move on to other matters. By an overwhelming majority, Council refused to receive the presentation of a corporate strategic plan by Della Consultants, who had met with council members and staff individually and in a two-day joint session earlier in the fall. “This is a very nice report,” said Gary Davison, “Unfortunately I cannot accept it because it talks about co-operation, and we have just seen that there is no such thing as cooperation on this council.” The preamble to the proposed plan includes the following over-riding statement: “The ultimate goal of a corporate

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Susan Andrew Allen from Land O’ Lakes Community Services (LOLCS) made a presentation to Council. She outlined some of the services that the agency, which is based in Northbrook, provides for residents in the Cloyne and Harlowe regions of North Frontenac. These include Community Support Services such as Meals on Wheels and other senior’s programming, as well as a volunteer-run transportation program. LOLCS also provides services for women in abusive situations through the Northern Rural Women’s Program, which is offered for women throughout Frontenac County by the agency. At the end of the presentation, a request was made for $5,000 in funding support from the 2013 Frontenac County budget. Allen said that any funding support LOLCS receives from Frontenac County will go towards operating programs, not for administrative support. (Frontenac County Council met on December 20, as the final Frontenac News issue of 2012 was being printed. This article is based on one that was posted on


The Kerfuffle over the Frontenac County Warden


e will see over the next few months if members of county council co-operate with Warden Janet Gutowski or if they seek to undermine her at every opportunity. It appears that at least some of them are going to be willing to look past their anger over decision to stay on as warden in order to ensure that the business of the Council continues to be done. But this year’s budget debate might be interesting, in particular the warden’s discretionary and travel budget, which stood at $41,000 in 2012. But never mind what may or may not happen in the coming months. Janet Gutowski’s decision to remain as warden represents another small chink in the dented armour of representative democracy in Canada. There are rules governing how our democratic institutions operate, and they were put in place to make democracy work. However, just as the provincial and federal governments have used prorogation to thwart

rontenac County residents are encouraged to attend a public meeting being held on January 15 to gather public input to help develop a 10-year plan to address homelessness in Frontenac County and the City of Kingston. The meeting will be hosted by Southern Frontenac Community Services at the Grace Centre, 4295 Stagecoach Road in Sydenham. Please join us from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15. This public meeting will be key in providing a rural perspective in the research being done in preparation for the Homelessness Plan.  Insights, information, and experiences from the public are very important during the process of putting the plan together. “City planners know a lot about urban housing challenges,” said John McDougall, the rural representative to the City of Kingston Housing Committee, “and they are looking to us to inform them about the realities we face in the countryside, where the struggles people face finding and keeping adequate housing are less visible. We need to let them know.”


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the will of parliament, Gutowski has used a loophole in the Frontenac County procedural bylaw to defy the will of the majority of her colleagues on county council. She will be the last warden to do this, because that loophole will be closed for future councils. During her first term as mayor of Central Frontenac, Janet Gutowski did not always follow the will of her own township council when she sat at the county table. She explained this to her council by saying she was the only politician in Central Frontenac who had been elected by the entire population of the township, and it was the people and not the local council that she represented at the county table. She cannot make the same claim to Frontenac County Council about her decision to stay on as warden because she represents less than 1/5 of the county population. When Gutowski defied the will of county council, 82% of the county population lost a little bit of their democratic rights.

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Letters to the Editor Harrowsmith Subdivision

On December 12, a number of residents on Boyce Road, in Hartington, received letters, hand delivered, from a company called ASC Environmental. The purpose of this letter was, and I quote, “to request signed authorization to observe the water level in your well during six, 6-hour hydro-geological pumping tests on the property located on Highway 38, between Petworth Road and Boyce Road in Hartington, Ontario.” There was a description of what the test would entail, but no explanation as to the reason for the test. Investigation by some of the residents uncovered that the tests relate to a proposed 50-lot or greater subdivision to be developed on this land. Imagine our surprise, shock, and dismay. A group of neighbours coming together, on very short notice, to discuss our concerns. As our discussion proceeded, it became obvious that we were unanimous in our number one concern - water. Most of us also have noticed that in the last few years, the quality and quantity of our water has changed. We have had to install water treatment systems to address issues that did not exist until recently as, for example, a car wash was built, or apparently, as a result of blasting in a local quarry. Also, as a result of drilling these test wells, some Boyce Road residents experienced a strong sulphur smell in their water. It is with these facts in mind that we have formed this group of like-minded residents to voice our concerns, both as a group and as individuals. I encourage anybody with concerns to contact your councillor, the mayor, ASC Environmental, or anybody else whom you think would be useful. My e-mail address is Ours is not a NIMBY response. Of course [we] don’t want a subdivision in our “backyard”, but our concerns are many: the addition of 50 or more septic systems in a relatively small area, increased traffic density, the effect on surface drainage, the loss of good farmland, the disappearance of wetlands, the clash between the rural aesthetic and this decidedly urban concept, and the disconnect between this subdivision and the mission statement and vision as presented by South Frontenac Council. We are also aware of the fact that this could bOne of the local residents extended

an invitation to Councillor John McDougall to SINCE 1970 attend one of our meetings to speak with us, and I extend that invitation to Councillor Bill Robinson and any other council member or committee member. Please contact me for the date and time of our next meeting. Dennis Saunders ■

Re: Gutowski (Warden)

I find it fascinating that one person (the mayor) feels that she is the only one capable to be on some committees. From past experiences I always felt that the rest of the council always received information that kept us all informed, but I am quite aware that lots has changed. In those days word of mouth meant something, but now if it isn’t written on paper (and probably witnessed), it means nothing. Believe me, this is from experience. I have talked to a lot of people on this topic and they also got the impression that in a round about way it was referred that the other mayors on County Council just aren’t capable. You go, girl, because it may be your last chance! - Faye Putnam ■

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I am fully in support of the Idle No More movement sweeping the country. Triggered by Bill C-45, which threatens First Nations’ treaty rights and removes many protections on Canada’s precious rivers and lakes, this peaceful movement is one I expect my leaders to listen to, respect, and collaborate with. The values upheld by Idle No More supporters are core values long held by the majority of Canadians. I am most grateful to Aboriginal people and their supporters who have the courage to speak up about the misuse and reduced protection of the natural world upon which the health and life of all Canadians depend. The danger posed to our precious water resources by this bill and others you have passed are a matter of life and death.

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I expect Canada’s political leaders to learn about the plight of First Nations communities and to work with them in searching for appropriate policies and actions to improve health, educational, environmental, social, and community needs for them. Policies imposed upon them do not work. Part of the solution of course must attend to wise and informed policies on resources and land use before, not after, the government passes bills such as C-45. I urge you to demonstrate courageous and responsible leadership by meeting immediately in good faith with Chief Spence and beginning a process of long-overdue negotiation to improve the appalling conditions in the communities and territories of First Nations peoples. - Margaret Fisher ■

Re: Taxes in South Frontenac to rise by 3.53%

I am getting very annoyed with South Frontenac and their trucks. First the taxpayers had to pay more for new trucks so that they could be painted “Omaha Orange” and now, when there is a shortfall of $206,000 in grant revenue, we are paying $340,000 for a tri-axle truck. Councillor Bill Robinson states that the truck is too big for our roads and we do not have enough use for one--it would be cheaper to rent as we need it. If this is correct, then what rational did the Public Works Department give when requesting the purchase? Also, given that it was November when Council learned of the provincial grant reduction, and given the concerns raised by Councillor Robinson of this expenditure of $340,000, I believe that this cost should have been reviewed before approving a  directive to increase the budget by 3.53%. - Sheri Vivian ■

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Make no mistake, old boys clubs are alive and well in Frontenac County. Janet Gutowski just beat one at their own game and they are having a collective fit! Good for her for making them squirm! In my own personal experience with the “old boys club”, they don’t care for anyone pointing out their own policy to them - especially a woman. Even worse a woman with a brain! The horror! And look at them now, crying like babies. Regardless of what anyone believes her agenda may be, they need to man up and get to the business at hand rather than play the immature little stonewall games they are threatening to. Sadly this behaviour is typical of old boys clubs when they don’t get their own way or someone dares break their tradition as Gutowski has. They look ridiculous and petty and while people like me may be watching with amusement, we are also making a mental note not to support them in the future. If the procedural by-law says the Warden’s term of office shall be 4 years, then 4 years it is. She’s got you pinned on policy, fellas, and your “gentleman’s agreement” isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Oh wait, it’s not written, is it! Janet - you go girl! - Lori Greenwood ■

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• The week of Dec 15 & 16 got off to a nasty stat with freezing rain in our area. Devil’s Hill on Wintergreen Road had its share of trouble with a vehicle going down backwards and landing on its roof at night. Luckily the folks crawled out safely. • Bonnie Wood from Northbrook Legion #328 called with the winners of the Remembrance Day Posters and Poems at North Addington Education Centre: Poster winners – Savammah Bailliae, Riley Kay, Emma Fuller, Willow Lawrence, Camille Cote. Poem winner was Lawren Collins.

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• Music-in-the-Hall will be held this Sunday, January 13th, 1pm in the Denbigh Hall. • The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Landowners Workshop has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00 pm in the Denbigh Community Hall. • A big thank you go out to all of our plow drivers and crew who take care of our highways and side roads.

GODFREY Nicki Gowdy


• Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Ron Campbell, who passed away on Christmas Day after a battle with cancer. Our thoughts are with his daughter Sasha, his mother Jean, and sister Heather, as well as his large extended family and friends. Ron will be sadly missed by many.

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The first column of the year traditionally contains some information about healthy resolutions to make. Rather than listing the common ones (we all know what they are!) it’s good to remind you to set realistic goals, not make too many resolutions and set a deadline to achieve those goals. Writing them down so you can see them every day is another good idea. Good luck! One other suggestion that helps us reach our health goals is to have a friend to support you in your resolve. Friends can be a great help in maintaining your motivation. If you are one of those people who always puts off seeing your doctor for a check-up, do it now! It’s human nature to shrug off a little health problem thinking it will go away soon and you don’t want to bother the doctor about “every little thing” but it could be the start of a big thing. Make that appointment soon! Another idea that helps your doctor during these check-ups is to be familiar with your family history. Take time to look into what your close relatives’ health was like and what they may have died from. Some diseases are hereditary and knowing your family health history will help your doctor help you. Pharmacists are a great resource you can use on your path to good health. We’d be happy to help you with your health goals. Have a happy and healthy New Year!

• Happy Birthday to Tina Leonard celebrating today! Also Happy Birthday to anyone else celebrating! • Hope everyone is adjusting well to the return of school and soon the NHL!


Kim Gow


• Southern Frontenac Community Services offers a Caregiver Support Drop-in the second Tuesday of every month from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Grace Centre in Sydenham. Enjoy a cup of coffee with other Caregivers in a supportive environment. You may bring your loved one who will be cared for by qualified staff of the Adult Day Service. Please call ahead to make arrangements. For information, call Mary GaynorBriese at 613-376-6477. • The next monthly meeting of the Harrowsmith Social and Athletic Club will be January 14 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Hall on Colebrook Rd. All are welcome. For information on the club or membership, call Kim 613-372-0018. • St. Paul’s United Church in Harrowsmith will be hosting a Chili Fest and Auction January 19 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Freewill offering. Enjoy various homemade chillies; then vote on your favourite. Buns and beverages included. Hotdogs available for the kids. The auction will feature glass collectibles and other items. All are welcome. • There will be a “Theme” Youth Dance at the Golden Links Hall, January 18 from 7-10 p.m. for ages 9-15. A $25 gift card will be awarded for the craziest hair. For more info, call Sharon 613-372-1274 or Wayne 613-358-2533. • A Beef Supper will be held at the Golden Links Hall from 4:30 – 6 p.m. on January 20. Cost is $13 per person. For information, call Barb 613-372-2315.

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• Happy New Year! Christmas comings and goings included Joanne Robertson, Heather Newton, Randy and Elaine Cowdy, Jill and Virginia Weese, and many of the Veley family for their annual outdoor family skating bash. Special get well to Brent and Debbie (Breau) Taylor, both recovering from pneumonia and unable to travel to family over the holidays. • The Henderson United musical time featured Ray Whitelock, Lorraine Shorts, and Lionel Grimard who has been unofficially declared the mayor of Harlowe. He has many deputies, sheriffs, elves and advisors to lend a hand, and promises to step down or share the title with anyone who is interested! • Henderson United enjoyed the worship leadership of Sarah Hale and Glen Matson at Arden United on Dec. 30 with special music by Andrew Matson and Amanda Veley of Circle Square Ranch. Speaking of the Ranch - their outdoor Christmas nativity pageant and dinner was well attended and so much fun - bringing the universal message of the birth of Christ at their new amphitheatre. • Freezing rain and sickness didn’t keep our Harlowe folks down as they once again put on their annual New Year’s Eve dance with the tastiest hot buffet in the whole world. 45 folks danced the night away and into the New Year. Spe-

january 10, 2013 cial thanks to Marie and George White and all their fabulous helpers for making it all happen. Get rested up now for the Old Time Fiddlers on Feb. 15 and the Harlowe Dance on Feb. 23. It will be a real hoot and a holler. • Special thinking of you to the family of the late Bill Pringle who was well known in our area as a horseshoe player, wonderful helper to everyone, and special admirer of guitar music. Bill always attended the Henderson United yard sale. Bill’s life was celebrated spiritually and fantastically at the Arden community centre with a family-led time of music, memories, and special music of Chris Murphy, whose spouse Heather is a United Church minister. The snowy weather prevented some from attending. – Jean.



• I understand all the snow that fell over Christmastime has provided excellent trails for snow-shoeing and cross country skiing. The Tay Valley Ski Club has been busy grooming the trails at Murphy’s Point.    • The Maberly Agricultural Society is holding its Annual Meeting on Mon. Jan. 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the Maberly Community Hall, Maberly. The meeting is open to the public. • A community “potluck” dinner and music jam will be held Saturday, January 19th at the ABC Hall in Bolingbroke.  Everyone is welcome.  Dinner is served at 5 p.m. with open mike music from 7 to 10 p.m.  Admission: $5 per person ($10 per family) plus a potluck dish.  Info:  Glenn Russell 273-2571. • Saturday Seekers will resume on Saturday, January 19th from 2 to 3:30 p.m at the ABC Hall in Bolingbroke.   All children aged 5 to 11 years are invited.  A new interactive curriculum will be used by Rev. Micheline Montreuil of Althorpe-Bolingbroke United Church, with help from area mums and teens.  Children of all faiths are welcome.  Info: Rachel Churchill (613-273-9005). • The community has been rocked, and saddened with the sudden passing of Jim Clark.  Condolences to the entire Clark family from the Maberly-Bolingbroke community.

MISSISSIPPI Pearl Killingbeck


• Morgan and Phillip Wark welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Colton Robert, on Dec 16. Eight pounds 12 ounces. A baby brother for big boy Cooper. • We ladies took in the volunteer appreciation dinner at Snow Road Snowmobile Club. A full house and a beautiful roast beef and roast pork dinner with all the trimmings. After supper we were entertained by “Music by Country Four” – just a fantastic evening. • Don’t forget the first breakfast of 2013 at Snow Road Snowmobile Club on January 12, 8 – 11 a.m. • Some January Birthdays: Glen Paterson, Ron & Alice Gilchrist, Debbie, Caroline Hermer, Ruth Jackson, Steve & Robin Riddell, Monika Lacrosse, Shaun Riddell, Bob Deslisle, my brother Ken, and Happy 18th to Cole Gemmill. • Sympathy to the family of “Granny” - Mary Slater - who

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passed away on Dec. 22 at 99 years old. • Happy Anniversary to Ruth & Morley Wark. • Get Well wishes to Blaine and Kathleen Ryder. • A rocking New Year’s Eve at Snowmobile Club. Great family crowd turned out for dinner, karaoke, dancing. A great time had by all.


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• I would like to begin my new year by thanking three important people: my daughter Deb, and my granddaughters, Stephanie and Courtney for their photo displays of my parents which was shown at Dad’s service. Your hard work was greatly appreciated by everyone. (I neglected to mention their help in my note of thanks.) • In the past weeks there have been many deaths and we would like to express our sympathies to the families of Bill Pringle, Eugene Ducharme, Bryce Drew, Ron Campbell, Ruby Smith, Michael Wiley, Ken Stinson. • Happy Birthday to JoAnn Delyea, Herb Teal, Nial Clarke98, Ella Barr, Joyce Burke, Levi Teal, Penny McGonegal, Cecil Cota, Mitch Barker, Marg Whan, Norman McCrimmon, Bruce Hartwick. • A birthday party was held for one-year-old Remington Burke-Teal at the home of his parents, Sarah & Jesse, on December 29. He received many gifts and loved the icing on his cake. • Many attended an evening of music at Arden Community Hall to remember Bill Pringle, an Arden resident, and beloved husband of Norma. It was Bill’s request that everyone have fun. • Thinking of Reg Peterson, Ray Smith, Vera Steele, Bruce Scott, Terry Robertson, Dorothy Proctor, Ken Smith, Garrett Shorts, Dorothy Knight, Joel Peterson, Ralph Steele, Mary and Arthur Lightstone. • Mountain Grove congregation welcomed Ethan Owen Tryon into the church on December 23. He is the son of Carilee and Owen Tryon. • Euchre will begin again on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in Arden Community Hall. Come and enjoy an evening of fun.

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• Hope everyone had a great holiday. Some families in our area lost some loved ones.  Our condolences to these include former correspondent Jean Campbell, the Ducharme, Drew, Stinson & Vallier families. • 27 Carollers entertained houses in the Parham area before Crhistmas, then returned back to the hall to enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and donuts.  What a great evening despite the cold weather.

Sun. Feb.24th at Parham United Church so be sure to mark that on your calendars. • Happy Birthday to Nial Clark who turned 98 on January 1st! To Linda Lowery, Skylar Howes, Mike Drew, Jane Knox, Violet Gardiner, Jamie Steele, Philip Fox, Leonard Gardiner, Ken McEwen, Gloria McEwen, Glen Howes, Dorothy Verbeek, Jeanne Brown, Art Goodfellow,  Brandie Abrams, Natalie Lowery-Sterns, Jen Cox, Steven Teal, Herb Teal, Mitch Barker, Holli Saunders, Tim Wisteard, Barb Barker, Penny McGonegal, Melissa Hannah, Levi Teal, Joyce Burke, Skyler Peterson, Eric Lusk and Ella Barr. • The Tichborne Rink didn’t have a chance to totally freeze before our big snowfall so District #4 Fire Department has come to the rescue once again!!!  The firefighters have taken this opportunity for Hose Handling Training at the rink and have been able to clear away the majority of the snow and are now hoping for a freeze!!! There is still work to be done but we are definately making progress!!  Thanks to all for their help! • Relay for Life 2013 Team Kylie’s raffle couldn’t have come at a better time for Ricki Salsbury who won the snow blower, I’m sure he has put it to good use over the holidays!! • Speaking of Relay for Life… now is the time to register your team and get out there raising money for this great cause!!! We have 8 teams registered and team Timeless Memories is going strong!!! Be sure to visit the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour on Sunday January 13th and visit their booth.  If you need help in registering, please call me at 613-375-6525 and I will do my best to get you up and running! June 21, 2013 is the date and it will be here before you know it!


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• Deepest sympathy to the family of the late Eunice Tooley and the late Ruby Smith, both of whom passed away the first week in 2013. • The Watkins brothers gave many people in Ardoch and surrounding area an early Christmas present. They sanded driveways after the ice storm!  A big thank you from those you helped! • Over the holidays, Grace & Herb Tooley attended their granddaughter’s wedding to Mark Gerretsen, the Mayor of Kingston! • The Clar-Mill Community Volunteers will meet at the Clar-Mill Community Hall in Plevna at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. • Mark Saturday, January 19th on your Calendar and come on out to enjoy Jack’s JAM at the Clar-Mill Hall on Buckshot Lake Road in Plevna. It runs from 2 pm until 9 p.m. It is a potluck dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to entertain the audience with singing, dancing or playing an instrument is welcome to do so.


Debbie Lingen


• If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get in better shape, Verona has some options for you. TOPS is a non-profit, non-commercial weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Free introductory meetings for potential members. Verona TOPS chapter meets weekly on Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. lower level, Verona Free Methodist Church. For information e-mail: • Another option is the Verona Walking Club. The club meets for a walk inside the Verona Lions Hall every Tuesday and Fri-

• The luminaries in Tichborne sure brighten the night for Santa - thanks to the helper elves for lighting the way. • The Chilli Supper put on by Rachael Neadow and family was fairly successful despite the nasty weather. Monetary donations as well as items like aspirins, tooth brushes, soaps etc can be still made to her by calling 613-375-8225. • With great celebration and joy Grey LawrenceKing grandson of Dave & Kathy King was baptized on Sun. Dec. 30 at the Parham United Church.  Performed by family friend minister Rev. Judy McGilvary. Thinking of you to Anna Young, Jim Lowery, Ray Smith and Glen Howes. • There will be an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing at 7pm on

PAGE 5 day morning from 10 to 11 a.m. All you need is $1 per session and your running shoes. For more information, contact Bill at 613-374-3234. • Trinity United Church will be serving their popular “Winter Weekend Wake-Up Breakfasts” starting Saturday, January 12. Enjoy a good old-fashioned home-made breakfast and chat with friends and neighbours. Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast and fried potatoes for only $5. Plus your choice of tea, milk, juice, muffin or cup of coffee for $1 more. Conversation is free. Breakfast will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Trinity United Church, Verona. • The Verona Lions Hall was full of Christmas Cheer and laughter on December 25 for “Verona’s Christmas Dinner Event”. Kudos to Joyce Casement and the many volunteers and sponsors who gave unselfishly of their time and resources to bring success to this event. The food was delicious and the entertainment by Ross Clow was outstanding. • A big thank you to the Verona residents and businesses that have decorated the flower barrels in the holiday spirit and to the unknown person (or persons) who decorated the six barrels at the Verona kiosk in boughs of greenery. They all look fantastic. • The 2013 dog tags are now available. Cost per tag is $12 until April 30. Dog tags can be purchased at the municipal office at 4432 George Street, Sydenham or Verona RONA Hardware. • Winter is now upon us. To assist the road crews in their winter control efforts, the parking of vehicles on township roads and village streets is not permitted from 12 midnight to 7 a.m effective now until March 31.

ARDEN Joan Moore Wanda Harrison

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Ardenites were saddened by the loss of 2 of it’s own over the holidays. • Bill Pringle passed away before Christmas. Bill loved competitive sports especially horseshoes and darts. He excelled in both and loved to win. Bill was also hard working and a caring family man. The thing that he most will be remembered for is his caring of others. If anyone needed help he never said no. Arden will miss him. • David Eardley passed away last week after complications from surgery. Judy and David, seasonal Kennebec Lake residents were long time supporters of the Arden United Church and the Arden Seniors. They never failed to support local fundraising Community Suppers, Bazaars or Yard sales and gave much time to the KLA. David and Judy accompanied the group to plays in Gananoque as well. David had a big smile and a big heart and will be missed by everyone. • Plans are underway for the 2013 Heritage Festival. This year it will be held on Family weekend, February 15, 16, 17 & 18. Stay tuned for more information regarding all of the activities. • The Henderson United Church will be worshiping in Arden January and February. • The next Kennebec Diners will be January 15th at the Kennebec Hall. Pork Tenderloin is on the menu this month. Anyone not registered and wishing to attend, please call me at 613-335-3186 to put your name on the list. • Thinking of you Jim Kirkland, Dorothy Proctor, Vera Steele, Reg Peterson, Carol Patterson and Judy Versavel.

Shop Local Campaign Do you have a business in South Frontenac? Interested in a “shop local” marketing campaign? The Township of South Frontenac in partnership with the Frontenac CFDC is implementing a marketing campaign to encourage shopping in South Frontenac as well as promote the area to people from Kingston and surrounding areas.

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Each participating business must provide an incentive or a special promotion of their choice for the month of Feb. that will be tracked in order to take part in the campaign. The deadline to sign up for the campaign is noon Jan 22, 2013. For more information or to sign up please contact Krista at 613-372-1414 or email

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TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH FRONTENAC NAVIGABLE WATERS PROTECTION ACT R.S.C. 1985, CHAPTER N-22 The Corporation of the Township of South Frontenac hereby gives notice that an application has been made to the Minister of Transport pursuant to the Navigable Waters Protection Act for approval of the work described herein and its site and plans. Pursuant to section 9 of the said Act, The Township of South Frontenac has deposited with the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and in the Ontario Land Registry Office #13 – Frontenac, at Kingston, Ontario under the deposit number FR786818, a description of the following work, its site and plans: Rock Lake Bridge Rehabilitation located on Desert Lake Road, on Verona Lake, Township of South Frontenac, County of Frontenac. Comments regarding the effects of this work on marine navigation may be directed to: The Superintendent, Navigable Waters Protection Program, Transport Canada, 100 Front Street South, Sarnia, ON N7T 2M4. However, comments will be considered only if they are in writing and are received not later than 30 days after the date of this notice. Although all comments conforming to the above will be considered, no individual response will be sent.

NOTICE OF THE PASSING OF A ZONING BY-LAW IN THE MATTER of section 34(18) of The Planning Act, TAKE NOTICE THAT a number of housekeeping zoning amendments were passed by Council 0n December 18, 2012 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 were also passed to clarify and improve interpretation of the By-law. AND TAKE NOTICE that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the By-law by filing with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of South Frontenac not later than the 16th day of January, 2013 (during regular Township business hours), a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons for the objection. A notice of appeal may not be filed by any unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of such an association or the group. Additional information relating to the Zoning By-law amendments is available for inspection at the Township Municipal Office during normal working hours. Contact Lindsay Mills,Planner & Deputy-Clerk

2013 DOG TAGS 2013 Dog Tags are now available and can be purchased at the Municipal Office, 4432 George Street, Northway Hardware in Inverary, Perth Road Store in Perth Road village and RONA Hardware in Verona. The fee is $12.00 per tag until April 30th, 2013.

INVITATION TO TENDER NO. 2013-04 FOR 2013 SURFACE TREATMENT PROGRAM Sealed submissions must be received by 1:00 p.m., January 23, 2013, ATT: Wayne Orr, CAO, 4432 George Street, Sydenham, Ontario, K0H 2T0. Official forms detailing the general specifications and requirements may be downloaded from the BIDDINGO.COM website or picked up: Monday to Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Public Works Department, 2490 Keeley Road, Sydenham ON, K0H 2T0.

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Leslie Myles returns from Everest Climb for Kids L

by Julie Druker

eslie Myles of Sydenham says her 12 day trek to the base camp of mount Everest in Nepal left her with a feeling of peace and calm that has remained with her since she arrived back last month. Myles, who is the managing director of the Limestone Learning Foundation (LLF), made the trip to Nepal along with 15 other Canadian climbers as a way to raise funds both for the Limestone Learning Foundation and local Nepalese schools funded by the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation. The group left Canada for Hong Kong on November 12 and flew first to Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital, prior to boarding a small 18 seat plane for the short but exhilarating flight into the Lukla airport. The airport is located at 9200 feet and known as one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Thanks in part to excellent weather conditions, the trek to the Everest base camp took the group nine days to complete. They were assisted in the climb by four Nepalese Sherpas. Myles also took a solo side trip to the Khunde Hospital, located in the Solokhumba region, where her fundraising efforts helped to purchase an X-Ray machine. Reaching the base camp at Everest was a memorable event for Myles. She said that along with her fellow climbers she “had a chance to experience first hand the place where hundreds of climbers from all over the world ascend to begin their summit of the mother of all mountains.” Another high point of the trip occurred on the tenth day of the trek, when after reaching the base camp

Leslie Myles of Sydenham in Nepal with students at the Shree Himalaya Primary School in the Solukhombu region of Nepal. she and eight fellow climbers proceeded at 2:30 am to hike another three hours to Kalapatthar at 5440 metres above sea level meters where they watched the sunrise over Mount Everest. The climbing experience was not the only part of the trip that made a deep impression on Myles who has been working for the LLF locally for over a decade. “A big part of the beauty of the trip was spending time with the Nepalese people, seeing how they lived, and also seeing first hand how difficult it is for the children living in the region to be able to attend school.” Part of the funds raised from the trek will go towards scholarships to help students attending the Khunde High School, which receives funding from the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation to provide books and other boarding costs for students who are fortunate enough to attend. Myles had a chance to visit the school and meet with the Vice Principal, who talked about how difficult it is to get teachers and supplies to the school. Funds raised through the trip will also go to support the Zeke O'Connor High School. which will be the first and only High School in

the area that will offer a special grade 11 and 12 science curriculum to students hoping to continue on to post secondary education in the capital city of Kathmandu. “The trip really brought home the fact that for us in Canada education is a given whereas for kids there it can be very difficult to acquire any kind of schooling at all. These funds will help kids there get an education which will no doubt increase their future opportunities.” Myles trip also was undertaken to raise funds for local area kids back home here by supporting the special programs funded by the LLF. The final tally for the donations from the Everest trip has yet to be counted and donations are still coming in, but at last count the total raised is over $10,000. “The more money that we can raise for both organizations, the more children we can help. Our ultimate goal is to help support enhanced learning opportunities both here and in Nepal which without the funding would otherwise not be able to happen,” she said. Pledges are stil being accepted at

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NO. P01-2013 For Consulting Engineering Services For James Wilson Rd. Culvert No.10 Sealed submissions must be received by 1:00 p.m., January 23, 2013, ATT: Wayne Orr, CAO, 4432 George Street, Sydenham, Ontario, K0H 2T0. Official forms detailing the general specifications and requirements may be downloaded from the BIDDINGO.COM website or picked up: Monday to Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Public Works Department, 2490 Keeley Road, Sydenham ON, K0H 2T0.

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NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSING South Frontenac Township Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 on a proposal to stop up, close, and sell, a small portion of road allowance at the west end of Sleeth Lane in lot 2, Concession 10, District of Storrington. There would continue to be a right-of-way for members of the public as an access route to Loughborough Lake. For further information, contact Anne Levac ext. 2224

WINTER MAINTENANCE Winter is now upon us. To assist our crews in their winter control efforts, the parking of vehicles on Township roads and village streets from 12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m. is not permitted from December 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013. As well, pursuant to Section 181 of the Highway Traffic Act “No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing from the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road. Please be advised that the Township of South Frontenac will NOT be responsible for damages to mailboxes, newspaper boxes, recycle boxes or parked cars where said boxes or vehicles interfere with the winter maintenance on Township roads.

EXTENDED HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE DAYS The Household Hazardous Waste Site at 2491 Keeley Road will be open from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursdays, January 10th, 24th, February 14th, 28th, March 14th and 28th, 2013. See our website for details.

COUNCIL MEETING The next Council Meeting will be on January 22nd, 2013 at 7:00 pm. The next Committee of the Whole Meeting will be on January 15th, 2013 at 7:00 pm. 4432 George Street, Box 100, Sydenham ON K0H 2T0 1-800-559-5862 Website:

Stressed? Can’t Sleep? Digestive/Weight issues? Chronic Pain? Get your GROOVE on!

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It’s not about how bendy you are, it’s about how well you work within your current abilities. This class at 6:30 pm on Thursdays runs for 1 ½ hours and will provide all you need to bring balance and relieve stress in your life. Your instructor, T.S. (Tim) White with over 30 years experience, has been professionally trained in dance, and has taught and presented across Canada and in Europe as a certified Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor and Registered Yoga Trainer.


Drop-In: $12 8 week session: Pre-register and pre-pay ~ 1 class for $60 or 2 classes for $100 *Ask about Student, Senior & Fixed Income discount* To pre-register and hold your space, please note that 8 participants are needed to run the session. Tim can be reached at 613-893-5214 and TheSereneWay@g Tim is a holistic practitioner, specializing with issues related to stress, insomnia, digestion, diet & nutrition, and providing you the information on how to achieve a better quality of life. He has developed a practice called Harmonic Resonance Therapy, which combines Energy Therapy and Acupressure, as well as yoga & shamanic traditions which provide an intuitive body dialogue. Discover the harmony in your life, The Serene Way...

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Caring for your land: Denbigh landowners’ workshop Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy (MMLTC) invites local landowners and all nature lovers to a Landowners’ Workshop taking place in Denbigh on Tuesday evening, January 22. The catalyst for the workshop was the recent acquisition of the nearby Rose Hill Nature Reserve, a property that has been certified as ecologically significant by Environment Canada. The workshop will offer the opportunity to learn about the rich natural features of the area, including species at risk, and the role individual landowners can play to be good stewards of their own bit of paradise. Two descendants of the Fritsch family of Denbigh recently donated the family’s 100-acre wilderness on Rose Hill to the MMLTC to protect its natural state in perpetuity. MMLTC is delighted with this acquisition with its mix of small lakes, streams, wetlands and upland woodlands with all its ecological diversity. MMLTC will protect the diverse natural habitats with special attention to species at risk. Landowners interested in long-term protection of their land will be able to learn more about what the Land Trust can offer. This workshop will increase awareness of species at risk, their habitat, provide opportunities to learn how to protect species that already exist in the landscape. Tips and expert advice will be available for proactive action for creating a natural habitat that will encourage further biodiversity. A Ministry of Natural Resources official will be able to answer questions related to implications for landowners of species at risk. Sighting reports will also be encouraged to advance understanding of the current range and habitat use of at-risk species and other plants and wildlife of particular interest. MMLTC currently owns two properties in the Mississippi Madawaska catchment area, Rose Hill and the High Lonesome Nature Reserve in the Pakenham Hills, and holds a Conservation Easement on Cliffland, 1250 acres of wilderness that includes Blueberry Mountain, the highest point in Lanark County. It is in discussion with three property owners in regarding Conservation Easements on those properties to ensure they will be protected in perpetuity. Additional information on MMLTC can be found on its website at www. The event will take place 7 – 9 p.m. at the Denbigh Community Hall located at 122 Highway 28. For further information, please call 613278-2939 or e-mail admin@ Sisters Charlene Bernhardt or vandenhoff@ and Bethany Armstrong, of the family that donated the land for the Rose Hill Nature Reserve



Outdoors in the Land O’ Lakes - Nuthatches & midwinter birds by Steve Blight

Red-breasted Nuthatch Photo by Matt MacGillivray Heavy snowfalls since mid-December have sent many birds to feeders in search of food. Redpolls, Pine Grosbeaks and American Goldfinches have been seen in good numbers at feeders this winter throughout eastern Ontario. Bohemian Waxwings are also plentiful this year, especially in urban areas where there is a good supply of berries and ornamental crabapples. Bohemian waxwings often stay further to the northwest during winter, where they feed on mountain ash berries. However the widespread drought last summer had a serious impact on the mountain ash berry crop, sending these handsome waxwings further east and south in search of food. Watch for them in stands of Redcedars as well, where they eagerly feed on the bluish berry-like cones. Nuthatches are common visitors to feeders offering sunflower seeds. Both White-breasted Nuthatches and Redbreasted Nuthatches call our area home, although the Whitebreasted is a far more reliable visitor. The Red-breasted is a conifer seed specialist that moves south from northern areas in years when the spruce cone crop is poor, sometimes lingering in our area if food availability is good. However the White-breasted prefers deciduous forests and is much less prone to seasonal movements. It can be counted on to be in our area virtually every year. There are about 25 species of nuthatches around the world, with most living in Asia. North America boasts four species – in addition to the White-breasted and Red-breasted there are two species that are not in our area – the Pygmy Nuthatch in the west and the Brown-headed Nuthatch in Florida and other parts of the southeastern U.S. Both of “our” nuthatches are handsome little birds – the White-breasted has pale blue-gray upperparts, a glossy black cap and a black band on the upper back. The face and the underparts are white. Females have, on average, a narrower black back band, slightly duller upperparts and buffer under parts than the male, and usually (but not always) have a greyer cap. At about 13 cm (5 in) long White-breasteds are a touch larger than chickadees. The call is a low “yank-yank”. Red-breasted Nuthatches have blue-grey uppers and cinRD. 38, Godfrey, ON K0H 1T0



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namon underparts, a white throat and face with a black stripe through the eyes, a straight grey bill and a black crown. Its “yinkyink” call, which has been likened to a tin trumpet, is higherpitched and more nasal that the White-breasted. Measuring about 10 cm (or 4 in), they are slightly smaller than chickadees. In general nuthatches are omnivorous, eating mostly insects, nuts and seeds. They forage for insects and other bird-goodies hidden in or under bark by climbing acrobatically along tree trunks and branches, sometimes upsidedown. They forage within their territories when breeding, but may join mixed flocks at other times, often being seen with groups of chickadees. Their habit of wedging nuts and seeds into crevices and chopping them open with their strong bills, “hatchet-like”, gave rise to their English name. Nuthatches are relatively tame. I have coaxed both White-breasted and Red-breasted to land on my hand to accept sunflower seeds, although it is much easier with chickadees. Perhaps the deep snow might make these curious little birds a bit more willing to accept a handout from a helpful human!

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Denbigh Community Hall bought a new $1,200 Commercial All Fridge from Smitty’s. Smitty Donated a new $1000 fridge free, to replace the fridge Smitty donated 15 years ago. Shown in picture from left: Tony Fritsch, President, Smitty himself and his helper Art Tryon. Smitty sells a lot of appliances in the Denbigh area.

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Happy New Year to Our Newlyweds Andrew & Angela Defosse Married August 18, 2012


Happy Birthday

Nial Clark celebrated his 98th Birthday on January 1, 2013 Madeline Clark will celebrate her 89th Birthday on January 12, 2013 Wishing you all the best. Love, Grace & Susan CARD OF THANKS Thank you to everyone for flowers, cards, visits in hospital and offers of help from neighbours and friends after my recent fall, and continuing during my recovery. They are greatly appreciated. Mona Winterburn.

a Big Thank You I was really overwhelmed by all the immediate and caring support of neighbours, family and fried for our family. The outpouring of love for my husband, father and grandfather, Frank (Butch) Fanning was amazing. The volunteer firemen, George Conboy & sons, OPP, paramedics who were the first on the scene and especially Leanna Hawley - a big thanks and gratitude for your support. May sister Debby and Step dad Murray for coming so quickly to comfort me, my son Tony who really took charge of all the phone calls and sympathy messages. To all the great friends, neighbours and relatives who delivered food and support. Many thanks for flowers and donations to Heart & Stroke. To Goodfellow’s Funeral Home for guiding us through our emotional time and helping arrange hubby’s wishes. To all who spoke at the service, especially Dave Willis who made us laugh and realize what a special person Butch was. To father Don Overwarth for his prayers, the Legion for their great luncheon and all who came to the Irish wake afterwards. Butch would have been thrilled. Those were his wishes: Don’t mourn but celebrate his life. If we forgot anyone, I’m sorry. many thanks, we are truly lucky to live in such a great community. The Fanning family, Vera, Tony, Anna, Casie, Cody, Jersey, Emma & Logan

IN MEMORIAM In loving memory of our sister

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OBITUARY BRYDEN, DORIS LILLIAN - Peacefully, at the Pine Meadow Nursing Home, Northbrook on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the age of 69. Loving wife of Robert Bryden of Flinton for 52 years. Dear mother of Albert (Carol) of Belleville, Allan (Jen) of Port Carling, Robert of Belleville, Jennifer (Mark) Boyle of Belleville and Samantha Bryden (Brian) of Flinton. Pre-deceased by her daughter Josephine. Special “Ma” of David Blasko and Shari Booth. She will be remembered forever by her 9 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by her sisters Doreen Mills of Northbrook, Minnie (Bob) Wynn of Campbellford, Gail (Don) McLaughlin of Campbellford and her brother Jack Ruttan of Tamworth. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and extended family. The family received friends at the Maschke Funeral Home, 11928 Hwy# 41 Northbrook, Ont. K0H 2G0 (613-3366873) on Thursday January 3 and Friday January 4, 2012. The Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Friday, January 4, 2012 at 11:00am. Spring interment at the Flinton United Church Cemetery. Friends desiring may contribute in her memory to the charity of your choice.

Maschke Funeral Home DUCHARME, EUGENE CARL Peacefully at Perth Hospital on Friday December 28, 2012 in his 72nd year. Eugene Carl Ducharme, beloved husband of Leona Fields. Dear father of Terry (Charlene) and the late Steven. Beloved Poppa of Casey, Terri-Lynn, Tiffany, Chelsey and Taylor. Beloved brother of Levi (Lois). Resting at Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. Friends were received on Tuesday January 1, 2013. Funeral service was held in the Funeral Home on Wednesday January 2, 2013 at 2 pm, followed by cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at

WELCH, CATHERINE “KAY” Peacefully at home on Christmas morning, December 25, 2012 in her 94th year, of Chatham, New York and Crow Lake, Ontario. She is predeceased by her husband, Arthur F. Welch in 1987 and her grandson, Ian, in 2001. Also her brothers Patrick, Edwin, William and Charles Kiernan. She is survived by her five children, Kathy Martin, Sharbot Lake, ON, Paul Welch, Chatham, NY, Michael Welch (Dora), Perth, On, Arthur Welch (Debbie), Spencertown, NY and Colleen Charles, Burke, VA. Her sisters, Ruth Lyons, Albany, NY and Louise Graves, Glens Falls, NY, seven grandcildren, David Martin, Christopher Welch, Sean and Art Welch (Erin), Karen Kellogg, Ryan and Jamie Charles. Great grandchildren, Andrew and McKaleigh Martin, Austin and Madison Kellogg, Owen and Aidan Welch. During her life Kay played an active part in both her Chatham and Crow Lake communities. We would like to thank all of the friends and acquaintances who have been a part of our Mothers’s life through the years. Following cremation there was a Celebration of Life at Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham on Sunday December 30, 2012 with visitation from 2 to 4 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Covenant House or your local food bank. On line condolences at

who passed away January 7, 2012. Time passes but not our love and thoughts of you, Our remembrances of the good times include the difficult too. Your courage and mature acceptance of live when it turned bad, Are still an inspiration when we are feeling sad. Ron, Elva & families

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january 10, 2013 OBITUARY

EARDLEY, David Eric Suddenly in hospital on January 4, 2013, Dave, beloved husband of Judy (Sleeman). Father of Chris (Chantal) and Mike (Lee Ann). Proud Grandpa of Mat, Josh and Jordan. Dave was a proud past Master of Ashlar Lodge A. F. & A. M. and Past President of L. A. Shrine Club. Visitation at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at McEvoyShields in Ottawa. In memory of Dave, donations to the Shriners Hospital for children or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Pringle, William George Grant better known as Bill, of Arden, passed away with his family by his side after a brief illness at the Perth Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the age of 74. Loving husband of 50 years to Norma. Cherished father of Fred, Kim, John and Tammis. “Papa Bill” will always be remembered in the hearts of his grandchildren Carter and Harrison. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Jane-Anne, Helen and his brother Jim. Pre-deceased by his parents George & Monica Pringle. Bill worked as a Miner, Mechanic, Crane Operator, Shovel Operator and Millwright. Since his retirement from mining in 2000, he retired to his farm. He will be remembered working on his tractor, planting garlic, watching the turkeys, playing horse shoes, explaining the surrounding nature or fixing something for a friend and keeping the house stocked in firewood. A Celebration of Bill’s Life was held in Arden at the Frontenac Community Centre on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 3pm. Refreshments and food were served as we remembered and honoured our Dad. In Lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Salvation Army through the Maschke Funeral Home, 11928 Hwy# 41, Northbrook, Ont. K0H 2G0 (613-336-6873).

Maschke Funeral Home FORCIER, GLORIA MAY (nee Dwyer) - of Cloyne passed away peacefully at the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital in Napanee on Monday, December 31, 2012 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of the late Russell Forcier. Loving mother of Shelley (Marlon) Lloyd of Northbrook, Jean Guy of Cloyne and Darlene of Cloyne. Cherished grandmother of J.P. Forcier of Cloyne and Raistlin Lloyd of Northbrook. She will be sadly missed by her sister Heather (Norman) White of Cambridge. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and friends. The family received friends at the Maschke Funeral Home, 11928 Hwy# 41, Northbrook, Ont. K0H 2G0 (613-336-6873) on Wednesday January 2 and Thursday January 3. The Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Thursday, January 3, 2012 at 11:00am. Following cremation, burial of the urn will take place at a later date. Friends desiring may contribute in her memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society. A special thank you is extended to all the doctors and nurses at the L&A Hospital for the care that Mom has received.

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EUNICE ANNA TOOLEY (nee Kring) 1925 - 2012 Peacefully, at the Lennox & Addington General Hospital on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late George Tooley. Cherished mother of Steve (Bev) Tooley of Wilton. Pre-deceased by her daughter Elinor Yeomans. She will be forever remembered by her grandchildren Chris, Jeremy, Patrick, Jaime, Matthew and Lucas. Sadly missed by her brother Dalton (Aida) Kring of Shannonville and her sister Doreen (Charles) Young of Plevna. Pre-deceased by her brothers Robert and Ken. Survived by her sister in-laws Louise of Cloyne and Jennie of Brantford. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends at the Maschke Funeral Home, 11928 Hwy# 41, Northbrook, Ont. K0H 2G0 (613-336-6873) on Friday from 6-8pm and Saturday from 10-11am. The Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11:00am. Spring interment at the Holy Trinity Cemetery, Plevna. Friends desiring may contribute in her memory to the Pine Meadow Nursing Home.

Maschke Funeral Home SMITH, Ruby Coral Peacefully at the Napanee Hospital on Wednesday January 2, 2013 in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Russell and her grandson Jesse. Loving mother of Deborah Ibey (John), Carol Hillier (James) and Dave Smith (Kathy). Cherished grandmother of Erin (Jody), Shannon (Jamie), Shiloh (Tim), Michael (Jody), Andrew (Jennifer), Kristen (Justin), Brad (Jenny), Kurtis (Betsy) and Kevin. Great-grandmother of Jordana, Andrew, Liam, Quinn, Carter, Jack, Grace, Abby, Landon, and Rowan. The family will receive friends for a Celebration of Ruby's life at the River of Life Christian Fellowship Church in Plevna on Saturday January 12th at 2 p.m. Pastor Raymond Klatt Officiating.


Micheal Kerr September 1949 - January 6th 2011 In Loving Memory of a dear Husband We made our vows together And said "till death do us part" When God came and took your hand My whole life fell apart No one knows the heartache I tried so hard to hide No one knows how many times I've broken down and cried When I look back upon our life Just one thing makes me glad That you chose me to share with you The precious years we had. Forever in my heart, your wife Janice

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KALADAR AUTO RECYCLING. We sell cars for under $1990 safetied & E-tested, low kilometres. We have good winter tires. We take trade-ins. 11520 Hwy 41; 613-336-9899; 613885-8644. KINNEY AUTO WRECKING Station Road, Kaladar. 4x4 trucks & parts for sale. Scrap cars, stoves, fridges wanted. 613-336-9272.

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

FOR RENT Available immediately – Shared accommodation, Tichborne area, male or female – 2 bedroom home. Call 613-375-6128 STORAGE UNIT for rent in Mountain Grove. 14 x 24 feet. 8 x 9 foot garage door. Mouse proof. $200.00 per month. 613-335-3878 3 Bedroom House in Cloyne - 613-336-2235 Shiner storage LOCKERS Northbrook6x10 - $35, 8x10 - $50, 6x20 - $80. We can store anything indoor-outdoors, security fence, gated, tenant on site - 613-336-2741

FOR SALE FIREWOOD - dry, cut, split and delivery available. Call 613-479-2979 FIREWOOD - Seasoned wood. Pick up in Henderson or delivery can be arranged. Contact Ray at 613-336-1857 or cell 613-920-7770 FRONTENAC MODULAR HOMES. Custom built. New 1280 sq.ft. 28’x52’ home, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, delivered and on your basement or foundation, oak cabinets available. 'More home for a lot less money'. Financing available OAC. 1-866-775-8268

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1.5 acre lake frontage lot and house for sale on south end of Lake Mazinaw. 1016 Windy Bay Lane. Contact us at PRIVATE SALE. Totally renovated 2 bedroom house with two outbuildings Thompson Road, Mountain Grove. New well. Great starter home or retirement home. $78,000. 613-335-3878.  RENT-TO-OWN A BELL TV HDTV SYSTEM for as little as $5.53/mth. Call Doug’s Antenna Sales for details. 613-374-3305. www. WOOD HEAT SOLUTIONS. 2012 Winter Rebate. Factory incentive on the ECL1400, "Limited Quantity". Call for more information. Your Local Central Boiler dealer. Frankford, ON 613-398-1611; Bancroft, ON 613-332-1613 SNOW BLOWER – good condition, 27 inches with chains – 613-279-2861


SPYGLASS COVE, 1016 Schoolhouse Rd. Clarendon, Hwy 509. Open Tues – Sat. 9am5pm. Follow Garage Sale signs. Half price sale for the entire month of January. sewing Women’s clothes, figure skates, Singer machines, dining room table, skis, knick knacks, toys etc.

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Parham Fire Hall. 20 Hours of Instruction January 31, February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 Contact Dave Hansen at 613-375-6318 Pre-registration required. Be ready for 2013 hunting seasons. Land O’Lakes Community Services

NOTICE Adult DROP-IN For the month of January ONLY (8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th) will be held at the KALADAR Hall. For Transportation please call Pam 613-336-8934


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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.


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HUNTING & FISHING FIREARMS & HUNTER ED COURSES. Harrowsmith: Firearms course, January 18 & 19. Hunter Education, January 25 & 26. Wild Turkey license examinations. Call Bill at 613-335-2786 FUR HARVEST & MANAGEMENT (TRAPPERS) COURSE, beginning January 25, 2013 at Henderson, Ont. For info call 613336-8807 or 336-8359. HUNTER SAFETY AND FIREARMS COURSES. Turkey Examinations. Please call for course dates and details. Call Richard 613-336-9875. Don't Get Caught Without your 2013 Fishing license, available at Verona Hardware, 6723 Main St., Verona. 613-374-2851


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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 experienced renovator. For free estimate call 613-375-6582. Web site construction 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. SYLVIA’S FOOT CARE. Providing Nursing foot care in the privacy of your own home. Registered with Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs to provide foot care to veterans who qualify. For further information call Sylvia at 613-335-2940. Experienced caregiver in the Cloyne area looking for 4 elderly to take care of in my home. Please call 613-336-2386 Seniors, do you need a home where you can feel safe? I am a PSW working towards my nursing certificate. I have a one bedroom apt., all inclusive, in my home, with private entrance. I am willing to help with all the little extras. For further info, call 613-827-2121


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TAKE NOTICE the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Addington Highlands passed By-law No. 0393/2012, on the 17th day of December, 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 17th day of December, 2012 Jack Pauhl, Clerk NOTE: The last day for filing objection will be January 16, 2013. 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 0393/2012 PURPOSE OF THE BY-LAW: An application was received from Foy, Brown, et. al to rezone a parcel of land located in Part of Lot 14, Range A, west of Addington Road, in the geographic Township of Abinger. The subject land is more specifically described by way of a Reference Plan of Plan of Survey prepared by P.A Miller Surveying Ltd., by way of project No.12-7724. The lands are on the east side of Highway No. 41 and have frontage on Gibbs Lane and extend to the Mississippi River. This application is the result of a condition of consent for application SEV 2012-06. The severed land is vacant and will be a lot addition to the existing lot to the south. The resulting new property contains a cottage and accessory buildings.

Recognition of Previous Experience on the wage grid and Benefits including: EHC, RSP, Dental, Life, Vision, and WI.

The subject land is designated Waterfront Residential in the Official Plan and is zoned Rural (RU) and Residential Limited Service (RLS). The purpose of the zoning application is to place lands subject to the lot addition and lands being added to in a site specific Residential Limited Service (RLS) Zone to permit the existing use and regularized existing performance standards.

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EFFECT OF THE BY-LAW REQUEST: The effect of the by-law would be to rezone the lot addition and parcel being added to, and place these lands within a site specific Residential Limited Service (RLS) Zone to recognize the use and regularize performance standards.

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The rezoning also implements the zoning conditions associated with consent application SEV 2012-06.

Elizabeth Palmateer DOC #124 Lloyd St, Box # 100, Northbrook, Ontario  K0H 2G0 Fax: 613-336-9144

LOCATION OF PROPERTY: The property is in Part of Lot 14, Range A, west of Addington Road, in the geographic Township of Abinger, Township of Addington Highlands. The subject lands are more specifically described by way of a plan of survey prepared by P.A Miller Surveying Ltd. by way of project No.12-7724




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Saturday January 12 MABERLY - CONTRA & SQUARE DANCE w/ Sheesham & Lotus, community hall, beginner's lesson 7:30pm; dance 8pm; $10; under 16 free; info Maike 613-264-1993. SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB Fundraiser Breakfast, 8-11am, 1106 Gemmill rd. all welcome.

Sunday January 13 BEDFORD OPEN MIC & JAM, 1-5pm, Bedford Hall, 1381 Westport Rd, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel & more, $2, 613-374-2614 MCDONALDS CORNERS – JAMBOREE, Agricultural Hall, music begins 1pm, dinner @ 5pm, $14; info: 613-278-2427

Monday January 14 MABERLY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Annual Meeting, 7:30pm, community hall, meeting open to the public SYDENHAM WOMEN’S INSTITUTE meet 7pm, at library, new members welcome SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, seniors’ centre, appointment: 613-279-3151.

Tuesday January 15 KENNEBEC DINERS, noon, Arden community hall, for those 50+, $10, reservations required: 613-279-3151 PARHAM AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Annual General Meeting, 7pm, Piccadilly Hall PLEVNA - CLAR-MILL COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS meet 7:30pm Clar-Mill Hall, all welcome to attend SYDENHAM - PUBLIC MEETING ON HOMELESSNESS in Frontenacs & City of Kingston; hosted by Southern Frontenac Community Services, Grace Centre, 2-4pm, all welcome ADULT DROP-IN Kaladar Hall 9 am to 3 pm. For transportation, call Pam 336-8934

Wednesday January 16 BEDFORD DINERS, noon, community hall, for those 50+. $10, reservations 613-279-3151 Relay for Life meeting, Flinton Rec. Centre, 7 pm for Committee chairs, Team Captains & volunteers

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Check our flyer for great savings. Hwy 38 Verona (613) 374-2112 Friday January 18 HARROWSMITH – THEME YOUTH DANCE for ages 9-15, Golden Links hall, $25 prize for craziest hair, 7-10pm; $6; Sharon 372-1274 NORTHBROOK - NEW OLD TYME FIDDLERS, 7:30pm, Lions Hall, $6 non-members, $5 members, entertainers $2, lunch, prizes. All welcome PLEVNA – BINGO FUNDRAISER for ClarMill volunteer firefighters, 7-9pm, cash prizes, Clar-Mill hall PLEVNA - MOVIE NIGHT "COURAGEOUS", River Of Life Christian Fellowship, 7pm; info 613-479-0333 EUCHRE - Sharbot Lake Anglican Church Hall. 12:00 noon $5.00, includes lunch

Saturday January 19 PLEVNA - JACK'S JAM, Clar-Mill hall, 2-9pm; potluck supper 5:30pm; musicians, singers, dancers welcome; sponsors: Clar-Mill Community Volunteers SHARBOT LAKE FARMERS WINTER MARKET, 9:30-12:30am Oso hall; also "At Ease With Your Cheese Workshop" 10-11am $10; info: SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB, fundraiser Chinese Auction, 7pm; 1106 Gemmills Rd. all welcome CHILI FEST AND AUCTION St. Paul's United Church, Harrowsmith, 11 am to 1 pm. Sample and judge homemade chilis. Free will offering. Saturday Seekers at ABC Hall. Bolingbroke. 2:00-3:330 pm. Interactive Bible class

with United Church Rev. Montreuil. For children aged 5-11 Community Potluck and music jam, ABC Hall, Bolingbroke, 5:00 pm. Open Mike 7-10 pm. $5 per person, $10 per family, plus a potluck dish. Info – 273 - 9005

Sunday January 20 HARROWSMITH - BEEF SUPPER, Golden Links Hall, 4:30-6pm; $13; Barb 372-2315 MCDONALDS CORNERS - BLUE JEANS CLASSICAL SERIES CONCERT w/ harpist Sharlene Wallace, 2pm, MERA schoolhouse; at door $25;; 613-485-6434; teenagers free; casual dress WILTON SPAGHETTIFEST DINNER, 4-6pm, Wilton Hall, $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+), $5 under 12’ proceeds to hall; info 613-386-3673; 386-3329.

Monday, January 21 PLEVNA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Clar-Mill Hall, appointment: 613-279-3151.

Tuesday January 22 LAND O’LAKES QUILTERS meet 9am, Pineview Free Methodist Church, Cloyne; new quilters welcome; info: Lynn 613-336-8080, CARING FOR YOUR LAND landowners workshop, Denbigh Community Hall 7-9 pm. Information on the role of landowners in stewardshp. All welcome.

Wednesday January 23 SHARBOT LAKE DINERS, noon, for those 50+, $10, reservations requ’d: 613-279-3151

Addington Highlands Council report - January 7

Denbigh Community Centre to require full time manager A t their first meeting of 2013, Addington Highlands Council consider at least two items that could have a significant impact on this year's budget. Fire Chief Casey Cuddy presented the preliminary architectural plans for a new fire hall in Northbrook. The plans could form the basis of a design/build contract for the fire hall, but the all-important question of cost has not been formally addressed at this point. Councillors looked at the plans and made suggestions, which Cuddy said will be incorporated into a final set of plans that he will present at the next meeting. “I think these will work, but we will need a site plan to determine how this building will fit onto the property that we have for it.” said Cuddy. Property Manager for Community Centre – The Addington Highlands Community Centre – Denbigh has become a legacy project for the current Council. It is already the satellite office for the Lakelands Family Health Team, the home of the Denbigh Library, and will soon be housing a cafe, and will have a number of other community uses. Until now, it has been members of Council who have been overseeing the operation of the building, and when the job description for a caretaker for the building was being developed by Councillor Tony Fritsch, he quickly realised that the building will require someone familiar with building maintenance as well as a number of provincial regulations that pertain to multi-purpose public buildings. “It really is a building manager that is needed. I think we might consider a one year term contract, so if the person is not suitable or we want to re-think the job we will have that option,” said Fritsch about a proposal he was putting forward to establish the new township staff position. “It's most likely going to cost about $50,000 per year,” said Reeve Henry Hogg. Council approved a motion to accept the position in principle and will consider the matter during budget deliberations. Extended health benefits – Reeve Hogg asked Council if they would like him to get a quote on extended health insurance for township employees who have worked for the township for over 20 years. The insurance would cover the employees while they are between the ages of 60 and 75, after they have retired from their job with the township. “I can have a look at this if Council wants me to,” said Hogg. There are only two employees in position to receive the benefit, if Council goes for it, clerk Jack Pauhl, and roads superintendent Royce Rosenblath. “What about members of Council who have sat for over 20 years,” asked Councillor Adam Snider, looking over at Reeve Hogg. “I'm getting so close to 75 that it really doesn't matter,” said Hogg. Council supported pursuing the idea and Hogg will seek

some pricing. $20,000 contract to Jewel Engineering – The township has received a provincial grant for just over $20,000 to complete an asset management plan. “There is no point putting this to tender since everyone knows how much money we have available for it,” said Henry Hogg. Hogg then said that Jewell engineering of Belleville has prepared reports on the state of the townships’ roads and bridges in recent years, so they probably already have most of the necessary information available to them. “Are you suggesting we just have Jewell do it,” asked Councillor Helen Yanch.

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“They have the history, they know the roads,” said Hogg. A motion to go directly to Jewell to prepare the asset management plan was approved in a recorded vote. There were no nay votes. Navigo to track township equipment Royce Rosenblath reported that a Lennox and Addington County initiative to install GPS tracking software on all roads equipment will be in place soon. The software will enable each vehicle to be located at all times, to track the amount of material being spread on roads and much more. “We keep good logs but this will give detailed and accurate data that would stand up in court, if anything ever came to that,” said Rosenblath.

South Frontenac Council - January 8 There was a sizable crowd of people in attendance at Tuesday night's (January 8) meeting of South Frontenac Council, but right at the start Mayor Davison pointed out that the issue that the crowd came to hear about was not on the agenda. "I expect you are all here to find out about a subdivision proposal on Boyce Road, in the Hartington area. While we have two letters from local residents about it as part of our information package, there is nothing on tonight's agenda about that project. So far the township has not received any zoning or subdivision applications about that project. I just wanted to let you people know so you aren't waiting here for something to happen tonight that isn't going to happen," Davison said. Changes to committee structure CAO Wayne Orr submitted a report listing the committees of council that have one year appointments attached to them, which have expired. These included the Public Services, Corporate Services, and Development Services Committees as well as the Committee of Adjustment. Before appointing members of council to the committees, questions were raised about the way the committees are structured. While a consensus emerged that the Public and Corporate Services committees are working effectively, the need for the Development Services Committee was questioned. As well, the possibility of cutting the council representation on the Committee of Adjustment was raised. There are four members of the public, one from each ward, serving four year terms on the Committee of Adjustment, and it was proposed that a single councillor, who would chair the committee, might be sufficient. Until now four members of council have sat on that committee. CAO Orr said that it would be wise to defer the questions that were being raised to a Committee of the Whole meeting on January 29th, as long as the existing members of the Public and Corporate Services Committees could remain in

place for another month so the committees can carry on their work. This was done. Kudos to Public Works from Bill Robinson - Councillor Bill Robinson, who has on occasion been critical of the Public Works department over the years, rose to say that the department has done an "excellent job keeping the roads plowed this winter."

Christmas tree of remembrance T

by Lillian Barker-Godfrey

o help acknowledge that death and dying are a part of everyday life, and to help support the healing journey of those who are grieving, a Christmas Tree of Remembrance was at the Maples Restaurant in Sharbot Lake for the month of December. Many community members visited the Tree of Remembrance at their convenience, wrote a name or message on a card, and then hung it on the tree as a way to remember their loved ones who have died. Community Living - North Frontenac sponsored the tree, which was put up by Lorette and Phil Gray of the Maples.


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Center Stage Café finds a winter home T

hanks to the Sharbot Lake Legion Executive, the Center Stage Café house band will be hosting a series of four concerts at the Sharbot Lake Legion for one Thursday each month starting in January and running until April. As some from past audiences will already know, the idea behind the Center Stage Café has been to create a venue to showcase good quality, amateur, musical entertainment from the local area. Up until now, the Center Stage Café has sponsored a number of events out of the Sharbot Lake High School auditorium; however, the Legion Hall will provide the kind of intimate setting that is more in line with what was originally envisaged. Many of the guest entertainers have been lined up, and the evenings should be well worth the price of admission (a cover charge of two toonies as a token gesture of thanks

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Northern Frontenac Community Services Infant /Toddler Playgroup- Every Wednesday at The Child Centre, and first and third Wednesday at the Rural Vision Centre in Sydenham, 9:30-11:30. Meet other parents with babies, get support from local services, do crafts and sing songs. Youth Dance: Friday, 18th January, at the Oso Soldiers Memorial Hall in Sharbot Lake, Northern Frontenac Community Services is holding a youth dance. The dance is open to youth in grades 5 to 9. Time will be 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a cost of $6.00 per person. Sound on Sound Productions has been hired for a great light show along with awesome music. Canteen will be on site serving pop, water, chips and chocolate bars. Need a New Year’s Resolution? What about joining us for Diners each month at noon time.  On the second Tuesday of the month Diners is in Plevna/Ompah; third Tuesday, Arden; third Wednesday, Bedford; and the 4th Wednesday Sharbot Lake.   Call 279-3151 for more details and to make a reservation.  The cost is $10.  Red Cross Babysitters Course: On Friday, February 1st The Child Centre in Sharbot Lake will be hosting a babysitter’s course from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The course is open to youth aged 11 and up with a cost of $30.00 per person, which also includes the manual. Space is limited, please sign up by calling 613-279-2244. Income tax program: Volunteers are needed for Income Tax preparation for low-income individuals and families. If you are interested please call Joyce at 279-3151. Training provided by Canada Revenue Agency. Cultural Connection Club: This is a bi-weekly after school program for Aboriginal youth, ages 6 to 10 to explore their culture in a more in depth way with the Aboriginal Youth Coordinator serving as a mentor. This program runs the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the Child Centre from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Families can self-identify.

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to those performing). The bar will be open and a pot of coffee will be on with proceeds helping to finance the many worthwhile ventures that the Sharbot Lake Legion supports. The evenings will run from 7 – 9:30 p.m. so that folks can be home at a reasonable time. The performances will feature the eclectic repertoire of the Center Stage Café House Band (Jim MacPherson, Terry Reynolds, Dave Limber and Gary Giller) along with a variety other musical friends as outlined below. Thursday, January 24 – Come and enjoy the delightful energy and melodic sound of Julia Schall accompanied on standup bass (and back-up vocals) by her partner in crime, Shawn Savoie. Also that evening, you’ll be entertained by a musician who is no stranger to the stage - the very talented Dave McCullough.

Renowned Harpist Comes to MERA O

n Sunday afternoon, January 20th, harpist Sharlene Wallace will be presenting a wide range of music on her celtic and classical harps, as well as a unique insider’s view of the instruments and their histories. Her program promises to be one of beauty, inspiration and fun as she has a wonderful sense of humour. Sharlene is both a classical harpist and one of Canada’s most prolific and influential Celtic harp players. Winner of two international lever (Celtic) harp competitions, she has created five CDs, which include many of her original compositions. Sharlene tours internationally giving concerts, workshops, master classes, adjudications and performing in numerous festivals and concert series across North America and in Europe. Ms Wallace is on the faculty of York University teaching Classical and folk harps, and is the principal harpist with Kingston, Guelph and Oakville Symphonies. Cafe MERA will be presenting their usual tasty treats before the show and at intermission. Ms Wallace’s CDs will be available for purchase. The concert is at 2:00 PM. at the MERA Schoolhouse in MacDonald’s Corners. Tickets are $25 for individual concerts or $40 for the remaining two concerts and are available at by telephone (613) 485-6434 or in person at Jo’s Clothes, 39 Foster Street in Perth - or at the door. Teenagers are free.

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Vegetable stock O

ver the holidays, I was cooking for a crowd. My Moroccan chicken and chickpea stew has always been a hit, but I wanted to adapt it for vegetarians without making it bland. So to carry the day, I made a gorgeous vegetable broth to use instead of water. Soooo much better that the stuff in the cartons! Because of the fennel, the flavour is fresh and clean – quite delightful. The broth could be used to add flavour to just about anything: soups, stews, mashed potatoes. And besides adding lovely flavour, you get to control the amount of salt that goes into it, for which your blood pressure will thank you. The broth recipe below was inspired by Pan Chancho, the famous Kingston bakery and sandwich spot. When I made it for my stew, I roasted a parsnip, an onion and a handful of sliced mushrooms until they were nice and golden, and added these to the broth for added richness, but you could take it in any direction you like. Feel free to toss the vegetables into the food processor instead of hand-chopping. Bon appétit! And Happy New Year.

FRESH VEGETABLE BROTH Makes about 3½ quarts

In a large stockpot over low heat, warm 1/4 c. canola oil. Add 2 leeks, cleaned and chopped (white part only); 2 yellow onions, diced; 3 carrots, chopped; 3 parsnips, chopped; 4 stalks celery, chopped; 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed; 1 medium fennel bulb, chopped; 1 tsp. salt; cook gently until the vegetables soften, adding water by half-tablespoons if mixture becomes too dry; stir often. Add 4 quarts cold water (16 c.); 2 bay leaves; 1/8 tsp. dried thyme; 3 sprigs flat-leaf parsley; 2 whole cloves; 1/2 tsp. peppercorns. Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a gently simmer and cook uncovered about 45 minutes, skimming off any impurities from the surface. Strain the stock through a fine-mesh sieve; discard the vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cool quickly (in a sink of cold water or a snow bank). Divide the stock into usable portions and refrigerate or freeze until needed.


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Food banks have busy year in 2012 T

he Food Banks in Sydenham and Sharbot Lake both showed increases in usage in 2012, with the sharpest increase occurring in Sydenham. The South Frontenac Food Bank, which is operated by Southern Frontenac Community Services, served 1676 individuals in 2012 (of whom 659 were children), an increase of 25.6% over the 1334 people in 2011 (of whom 551 were children). “Most of the people who use the Food Bank are from the southern end of our catchment area. We have a depot in Verona, and we are looking for one in the Battersea area along with our main depot at the Grace Centre in Sydenham,” said David Townsend, the Executive Director of Southern Frontenac Community Services, which provides support and co-ordination for the 16 or so volunteers who run the Food Bank. “The Food Bank provides about a 5-7 day

supply as often as once a month to individuals and families who need it,” said Townsend. Our hours in Sydenham are Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings, and the Verona depot is open twice a month A partial reason for the increased demand in 2012 may be an increase in awareness of the Food Bank, “but mostly I would say there is an increased need in the community,” Townsend said. The needs will likely increase in 2013, according to Townsend, as benefits are cut from Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). The province has eliminated payments under the ‘Community Supports and Maintenance Benefits’ program. This brought about a $1.5 million cut in OW and ODSP benefits in the Kingston and Frontenac County catchment area. Although the City of Kingston and the County of Frontenac have committed

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some of their own funds to cover some of the shortfall, there is still over $800,000 that will be coming off benefits in the area, which could only increase the need for Food Banks in the City and County. To contact the Southern Frontenac Food Bank to offer a donation, volunteer, or for a food request, call 613-376-6477 and ask for Kate Hulton (Family Services Co-ordinator) or email The North Frontenac Food Bank in Sharbot Lake saw a smaller increase in requests in 2012, when it served 657 people (244 children), an increase of 5% over 2011. The statistics from the two food banks mirror the population levels in the communities they serve. Brenda Piat, long-time co-cordinator of the Food Bank, said “The need is consistent in our region, and we are grateful for the ongoing support that has kept us afloat for many years.” Their annual year-end letter is excerpted below:

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We were very thankful to the people who responded in the summer to our call for help. Summer is normally a slow time for donations to food banks because people are busy with vacations and unstructured time; their focus is on other matters. However, when

! E V A S The Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra (above) hosted their annual post-Christmas/ New Years concert at the Maberly Hall last Sunday (January 6). Under musical Director Cindy McCall (left) the orchestra has grown to include a Beginner’s and an Intermediate Orchestra. They were joined at the concert by their sister orchestra, the Perth based Celtic Heritage Orchestra. Each orchestra performed on their own, and joined together for a rendition of Silent Night which featured over 50 fiddlers of all ages, transforming the audience into a choir.

our cry for help went out, donations came in from individuals and some food drives occurred. One such food drive was planned by Diane Whan of Sharbot Lake and took place on Elizabeth St. by Freshmart, with assistance from her daughter and a friend. We were and continue to be very thankful for the response from the communities when the need is made known. We are always grateful to Northern Frontenac Community Services for acting as a liaison for our local food bank by taking messages and donations to pass on to us. We would also like to express our appreciation to the community church that provides storage space for the food supplies. We are very pleased to advise that this summer the food bank committee received formal federal charitable status. As a result, we are now able to provide an income tax receipt to anyone who makes a cash donation. If you’d like to make a cash donation, you can do so two ways. You can mail a cheque to the North Frontenac Food Bank, c/o NFCS at P.O. Box 250, Sharbot Lake, ON K0H 2P0 or deliver it to the receptionist at Northern Frontenac Community Services on Elizabeth St. in Sharbot Lake, for the food bank. In return we will mail you your tax receipt. People using the food bank are encouraged to use the food bank in unusually difficult times rather than on a regular monthly basis.





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