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May 2, 2013

Vol. 13, No. 17

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Maintaining the Mazinaw/ Lanark Forest by Julie Druker


were done by a local logger who is also is a member of the MLF. The 7-10 centimeter seedlings that the young planters put into the ground were grown in the Ferguson Forest Station in Kemptville, a co-op nursery that evolved from a former MNR nursery. Trees have been produced there since MLF Inc. was created in 1998. It will take 60-100 years for the pine seedlings just planted near Plevna to mature and of the youngest of those, many will end being thinned out at a later date. The trees harvested from the Plevna site were sold to various companies and most went to Norampac, a pulp mill in Trenton that will turn the harvested trees into corrugated cardboard packing material. “The forestry business is a pretty complex system,” Jan said when I interviewed him by phone earlier this week. “It is really all about planning for the very long term.” The company uses numerous harvesting systems including clear cutting, which amounts to roughly 15% of the annual harvest or roughly 1500 hectares a year. The remaining 85% of the MLF harvest is split between the “shelterwood” and “selection” systems. The former is a system that calls for removing the entire over-storey of mature trees in 2 or 3 stages, which usually takes place over 20-40 years. The selection system is a system of harvesting where only certain mature trees are harvested and the remaining forest is left to regenerate naturally. The benefit of the MLF harvest locally is that it helps to employ local loggers who have been in the logging business for generations and who rely on the steady work that yearly harvest-

his past Saturday’s gentle rain and cool temperatures are what tree planters wish for. The crew of six tree planters from Brinkman and Associates welcomed the weather as they planted small seedlings of white and red pine in a tract of recently harvested forest located near Plevna. The tract is managed by Mazinaw Lanark Forest (MLF) Inc. MLF, whose head office is located in Cloyne, manages roughly 200,000 hectares of forest in an area that stretches north of Denbigh, south of Kaladar, east to the eastern boundary of Lanark County and west to Marmora. MLF Inc. both harvests and plants every year. As part of their mandate for forest renewal they leave 85% of the forest to regenerate naturally and the other 15% they regenerate artificially by planting. On Saturday the Brinkman's crew were in the process of planting 11,000 white and red pine seedlings on an eight-hectare swath. This is a small percentage of the 265,000 trees that MLF is planting over a 200-hectare sized area. Plevna is just one of 10 or so sites that will be receiving planted seedlings. “Our obligation is to regenerate what we harvest,” said Jan Smigielski, who is a silviculture forester with Mazinaw Lanark Forest Inc. Regarding the Plevna site, Jan said, “The aim in this case is to maintain the pine component on the site and the decision to plant pine was based on the fact that pine grows very well in this area.” Red and white pine, but mostly poplar and soft maple, were harvested from the site, which was then prepared for planting prior to the arrival of the Brinkman crew earlier this week. Both the harvesting and preparation

NFLT's "God of Carnage" starts tonight! by Jeff Green

would only be important in a modern context, and only among a specific social class. What the play is really about is how the thin veneer of civility can be broken down between and among the two couples. While “Carnage” is a comedic romp through the wasteland of modern marriage, the interactions between the characters ring true. Although we laugh, it is not always comfortable laughter, perhaps because the characters are a bit too L-r: Martina Field, Karen Steele, John Stephen and Rob Bell much like us. “God of ince it was first produced in English on Broadway in 2009, “God of Carnage” has Carnage” is the final North Frontenac Little been an unlikely hit. It's about two couples Theatre production at the Sharbot Lake High who meet at one of their houses to talk School Cafetorium. It stars well-known NFLT about their sons, 11-year-old boys who got actors Karen Steele, John Stephen and Marinto a fight after school. Although it is not tina Field, and introduces Rob Bell as Alan. referred to by any of the characters, there Directed by Kelli Bell. “Carnage” runs from is an underlying sense that the conflict that Thursday to Sunday. See the ad on page 2 spurs the action in the play is something that for details.


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North Frontenac approves budget By Jeff Green


number of residents showed up at a public meeting concerning North Frontenac Township’s 2013 budget on Monday, and those who spoke up expressed concern about year over year increases in the cost of local government. “I calculate that the increase is something like 18% over the last three years,” said one member of the audience. In terms of local taxation, it turns out that during the three-year life of the current council, the increase is more in the order of 27%. In 2010, it cost $3.96 million to run North Frontenac Township, and in 2013 it will cost $5.04 million, a cumulative increase of over $1 million. The township also collects taxes for the Ministry of Education and the County of Frontenac. They will likely total just under $2.9 million in 2013 (the county budget is not complete but it is on track to result in a minor decrease in the levy to the local municipalities while the education levy was up by $23,000). Because the county and education levies have held the line, the 7% increase ($343,000) in local taxes in 2013 is mitigated, and the total percentage increase in taxation is a little under 5%. Waterfront ratepayers will continue to shoulder more and more of the tax burden in North Frontenac. One waterfront ratepayer at the public meeting said, “I received a new four-year assessment notice from MPAC [Municipal Property Assessment Corporation] last fall. There has been a 43% assessment increase for my property. With the four-year phase-in that means over 10% per year, and with this budget I’m looking at something like a 15% increase in property taxes. And I am also facing an increase in my full-time property back in Ottawa.” Mayor Bud Clayton did not dispute the ratepayer’s point. “In fact,” he said, “a lot of the properties that are not on water received a decrease in their assessment. The burden of taxation in

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this township keeps shifting more and more to the waterfront property owners and there is nothing much we can do about it. We are prohibited, by law, from charging different rates for different kinds of properties.” As Treasurer Angela Millar pointed out in her presentation, much of the upward drift in taxes in North Frontenac has to do with council's commitment to provincially mandated asset management planning. This year's budget includes a 10-year Capital Asset Replacement schedule. It has been calculated that it will cost over $13.5 million over 10 years to keep the township’s physical assets in place, and therefore the budgets for each year between 2013 and 2022 will include $1.35 million towards asset replacement and maintenance. “The budget increase this year is a oneoff,” said Clayton. “It means that we will be financially sustainable over the long term without facing fluctuating budget increases.” Included in the 2013 budget are over $550,000 in road construction. Projects on the books include one on the Lavant Road (1 km double surface and 4.5 kilometres single surface paving); Ardoch Road, (2 km single surface paving); Buckshot Lake Road (5 km single surface paving), Boundary Road (2.1 kilometres double plus 0.9 kilometres single surface paving); Roads 506/509 (approx. 6.5 kilometres single surface paving), and South Road (ditching, gravel and culverts). Also included in the budget is a fire tanker truck to be located at the Plevna fire station ($260,000); a $60,000 streetlight replacement project that will be funded with federal gas tax money; and $180,000 for renovations to the Ompah fire hall that will be paid for with monies raised in previous years for that purpose. A $310,000 road recycling tandem/truck, as well as $83,000 in closure/post-closure costs for waste sites, and $32,000 for buffer lands are all associated with continually increasing waste management costs. The budget also includes $220,000 for reconstruction of the Mississippi bridge, but that project will only take place if the township receives a grant to cover most of the cost.

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• Preaching to the Choir – Shirley Giffin, accompanied by a number of North Frontenac landowners concerned about the impact of the Agreement In Principle for the Ontario Algonquin Land Claim in general and the proposed Crotch Lake provincial park in particular, outlined those concerns briefly for Council's benefit. “Our prime concern is that we have not been consulted,” said Giffin, who, as a former lodge owner in the 1990s, has attended meetings of the Board of External Advisors to the land claim since 1996. She asked that Council make one more attempt to organize a public meeting, attended by government negotiators, in North Frontenac. “I have three questions of Council,” she said. "One is whether council is willing to seek direct input into the final Agreement in Principle; if we do not ask we will definitely get no input. Will you organize a public meeting, including inviting the people necessary to hear our concerns and capable of answering questions? 2) What is the township's position is on the AIP, in particular on the recommended Crotch Lake park? And 3) what input if any did the township have on the development of the AIP? We had heard the municipalities were consulted, but we have heard that may not have really

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been the case." Starting with the third question, Mayor Clayton said, “The township was treated in much the same way that the Committee of External Advisors was treated.” He also said that the Ontario negotiator, Brian Crane, did say he would attend a public meeting in North Frontenac, but there has been no response to a township request to Crane to provide a date for a meeting. “We will make another overture to his office,” said Clayton. “I should point out, as well, that I don't see the word environment in this agreement at all. We will get a response back to you, Mrs. Giffin,” he added. A number of North Frontenac councilors attended a meeting in the Township of South Algonquin in early April. The meeting included representatives from municipal councils throughout the land claim territory as well as representatives from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, and the Federation of Ontario Cottage Associations - groups that have been critical of the Agreement in Principle. Later in their meeting on Monday, council endorsed a position paper from the Township of South Algonquin that came out of that meeting. “There is another meeting in Eganville later in May; this one is organized by Algonquins from Golden Lake. They have the same concerns about the Agreement in Principle; they weren't consulted either,” said Councilor Gerry Martin. • Preaching to a brick wall – Jim Holton, the co-chair of the North Frontenac Lake Association Alliance, spoke about the concerns the alliance has with “a number of decisions council has made recently regarding fire protection services.” He asked that Council defer its plans to start renovating the Ompah fire hall in the coming weeks, and defer its decision to cut the tanker service from the Ompah fire hall, which he said would severely limit the effectiveness of the Ompah crew in an emergency until a tanker arrives from Plevna or Snow Road. “We wish to work with the fire chief to examine the services and together propose priorities to Council, bearing in mind the demands on limited Council funds, ...” said Holton. He asked that council form a new committee to look at services, and proposed a four-point term of reference for that committee, which would report back to Council on Sept. 30. Council did not respond to Mr. Holton's presentation, and later in the meeting they approved the 2013 budget, which includes provisions for renovations to the existing fire hall in Ompah, and the purchase of one tanker to replace two tanker trucks that no longer meet safety standards. • Land for sale: In a related matter, Councilor Good proposed that the five-acre parcel of land in Ompah that had been earmarked as the location of a new Ompah fire hall,

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n May 2011, Drew Cumpson, a Sydenham High School graduate and current student at the University of Guelph, became a quadriplegic after a body surfing mishap while he was volunteering in Lima, Peru. This Saturday May 4, Drew, along with his family and friends will be hosting a fundraiser at the Frontenac Community Arena near Godfrey from 7pm 2am. Three local bands: Bauder Road, Still Standing and Killing Time will be performing and the event will include a silent and live auction offering up to bidders a plethora of top-notch items donated by local businesses and individuals. These include a signed Sydney Crosby jersey, tickets to a Taylor Swift concert, an ice fishing hut, a brand new chainsaw plus a wide range of gift certificates and themed baskets and much, much more. Tickets, which cost $20, will include a buffet at 11pm. Proceeds from the event will go towards funding the accessibility features in what will soon be Drew and his family’s new home in Westbrooke. The Cumpson family will be moving into the new home, which is being built especially to accommodate Drew, who now uses a wheel chair and head apparatus to maneuver through his everyday life. The special features of the house will allow Drew to access special controls for lights, television, doors, an elevator, audio visual equipment, his computer and phone. Drew’s parents, Heather and Jim, hope to move into the new home on May 10 and Drew will be moving in soon after once he gets his home care in place. In addition to the upcoming fundraiser Drew is also taking part in the current National Mobility Awareness event, which is offering up three brand new accessible vans to the individuals that acquire the most on-line votes. Drew is six feet tall and he hopes to acquire one of the new vans, which have larger door openings. “Right now I am having major issues with getting in and out of the van that I use and the new van will definitely solve those problems,” Drew said this week. He also said he plans to donate his old van should he win a new one. Currently Drew has amassed 13,000 on-line votes but hopes to see that number increase to 20,000 before the deadline, which is fast approaching on Friday May 10. Drew's supporters can vote for him once a day up until the May 10 deadline by visiting the website at and typing in Drew's name in the local heroes search bar. Supporters will find on Drew's on line page a video of him speaking of his accident and his life since. Answer the skill testing question and Drew will receive an extra vote from you.

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Letters to the editor Ambulance cuts

rontenac County Council owes an apology to our Paramedics. A video of their presentation to council against the proposal to cut an ambulance is at Janet Gutowski interrupts the paramedic making the presentation to remind her of the 15-minute time limit even though the video very clearly shows that she had been speaking for just over nine minutes. She was interrupted a second time even though she spoke for 12.5 minutes total. Seeing the flat expressions all around the table and knowing glances being passed between some councillors, would lead anyone

to believe that they had their minds made SINCE 1970 up going in and were merely humouring the paramedics’ union - and doing a very poor job of it. The fact that they had no questions after the presentation not only confirms they were simply going through the motions but also that there is no disputing the union’s valid arguments against the proposed cuts. Council was rude and completely disinterested in a very serious subject. They decided to cut back all presentations to 10 minutes. Apparently it pains them to have to listen to the public they were elected to serve. Or perhaps, as evidenced in the video, their attention spans are severely compromised to that of two-year-olds! The ambulance issue should be a no-

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f you ask a paramedic about their “worst call ever”, you’ll probably not get an honest answer. Our worst experiences lie in a dark, cold place that we never expose. What you likely will hear is that things are getting worse. We’re busier than ever, health problems in the community seem more acute, mental health in the community is underresourced, and paramedics are too often the ones to manage the unmanageable. In Frontenac County, especially in Kingston, we’ve had call volume go up an average of 12 percent each year for the past several years, with no additional paramedic resources. You don’t need to be an economist to see that this is unsustainable. To address the budget needs, County Council has opted to cut one ambulance from Kingston, laying off four paramedics, instead of addressing the root problem: More calls with fewer paramedics will increase sick time, increase injuries, and increase overtime, but most importantly, it will increase the time it takes for a paramedic to get to your loved one when they need us most. I guess when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail - Council, and management, need to examine root causes before hammering this very sensitive problem. - Dave Parkhill

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Corrections re Beaver seminar article


n last week's article “Stewardship Councils talk about Beavers” (volume 13, no. 16 – April 25) there were two errors. One of the guest speakers, Cherie Westbrook, of the University of Saskatchewan, was named Woodcock on two occasions. We apologise to Professor Westbrook for the error. As well, the sponsors of the event were not reported correctly in the original article. They included the Renfrew, Frontenac, Lanark, Lennox and Addington and Hastings Stewardship Councils.

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happened to see you drop. This is risk management at its worst. It is also contrary to everything we know about the demographic shift we are experiencing. Health care needs are increasing and we should be putting more ambulances on the road, not pulling them off! Surely cost savings could be found in less critical areas of the paramedic organization—like trimming some top heavy management or foregoing an SUV or two for the multiple supervisors (you see those SUVs everywhere, including movie theatres). The public needs to put the heat on this dysfunctional council because they don’t appear capable of making sound decisions on their own. It’s obvious that their priority is discrediting Warden Gutowski at any cost. If they do cut this ambulance, I can only hope that Karma gets to work and one of the individuals who finds these issues a waste of his time happens to be the one wasting his precious time waiting for the ambulance that no longer exists. - Lori Greenwood

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· Condolences to June Pringle and family on the passing of Frank, and also to the Youmans family on the passing of Dennis. Our love and prayers go out to both families. · The Denbigh Recreation Committee presents Music-inthe-Hall and the 1st Annual Spring Fling Tea on Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m. Bring your mom, your spouse or a friend to enjoy some good music, food and fun! For information, contact Paul at 333-2776, Mark 333-9462 or Mike 333-1449. For tea info, contact Gail 333-2224 or Ruby 333-1449. · "Painting with Acrylics" with instructor Katie Ohlke starts on Tues May 14, 5-7pm. at the Denbigh Hall. The cost is only $10. You can visit Katie's website, home and view some of her beautiful works of art. To register, please contact Alice, 613-333-9542; ali10madigan@gmail. com. Please note: There are only five spaces left!


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· A community meeting will be held at the community centre on Friday, May 10 at 7pm. We will have a chance to express our opinions on council’s decisions to: 1) declare community centres surplus in 7 years; 2) build a multi-purpose administration/community centre; 3) turn the Ompah Community Centre into a part of the fire hall; 4) change the number of representatives per ward and election of deputy mayor. · The Ompah United Church will hold a commemoration service on Sunday, May 19, starting at 12:30 p.m. Members and friends will gather to remember and honour the long his-

tory of the church in our community. If you have photographs of church events or activities from the past, and would like to lend them for the photo display that day, please call Betty Kelford at 613-479-5537. · Congratulations to all the organizations and individuals who helped with the ATV run on the weekend - another amazing success with well over 900 registered ATVs!


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· Sympathy to the family of Madeline Clark (Peters), beloved wife of Nial Clark and mother of the late Brian. · Sympathy also to the family of Shirley Risto (Meeks) beloved wife of Gary Risto; sister of Archie Meeks. · On April 27 at Arden United Church, friends and relatives paid tribute to Betty Garnett, beloved wife of Gary, and then met at Arden hall for a luncheon. · Congratulations to Arlene Uens on getting a special award for the recognition of her dedication to the Eastern Regional Group of Employment Service Program. This award was presented to her at the Eastern Regional Conference held at the "Glen House" in Gananoque. · A surprise bridal shower was held on April 28 for Kourtnie Rocheport in Harrowsmith. She will wed Kris Stencell this summer. Thanks to everyone who helped decorate and who helped with the delicious lunch. · Happy Birthday to Tammy Dupuis, Lois Parr-Ansley, Florence Hymers, May Meeks, Christine Scott, Jason Bernard, Marjorie Willett, Graham Hart, Thomas Fox · Earth Clean-up Day was held on April 28. Thanks to everyone for helping to clean up our countryside. The Earth is everybody's home and we should not litter it with our garbage. · Congratulations to John Hole, son of Jean Hole of Mountain Grove, who obtained his Social Worker certificate. Dave, Debby Hartwick, Kris, and Kane, sisters of John, flew to Grand Forks, B.C. for the ceremony. · There will be a Western Dance on Saturday May 4, at Mountain Grove Community Hall, 7 – 11 p.m. $5 per person or $15 for a family, sponsored by the Arden United Church Youth Group. All are invited. · Thinking of Betty Tarney, Frances Badour, Ken Smith, Gwen Hepner, Frances Crawford, Florence Oliver, Aileen Wagar, and Gwen Leonard.

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· Nineteen people attended the April Diners at the Maples. It was a lovely roast pork dinner with great country music afterwards by "South of 7 Boys" – Chase Matson, Jordan Lowery and Colin Hamilton. They are fantastic. · Get well wishes to Harriet Riddell. · Sympathy to the Vincent family on the death of Charlie. He was in his 94th year. · Welcome back snowbirds Janis and Don Brown. · Congratulations to Edith Beaulieu on receiving the NFCS Volunteer of the Year Award. · Nice to see Sally Gibson out having coffee at the Snow Road Community Centre along with another 30 or more people. The coffee morning is held every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and is a great place to visit your neighbours. · Other regular events at the Snow Road Community Centre are: Tuesdays - Moms & Tots Group, 10 a.m. - noon; for information call Beth 613-278-2200. On Thursdays - Crafts from 10 a.m. - noon; for information call Ann 278-1585, or Linda 279-2784. Fridays - Morning Coffee/Tea, drop in 10 a.m. - 12 noon. All are welcome! · Don't forget the breakfast at the Snow Road Snowmobile Club this Sat. May 4, 8 – 11 a.m. - a fundraiser for Malignant Melanoma. It is the last one of the season. See you there. · Next Sunday, May 5, worship will be at Snow Road Church at 9:30 am. Greg Bulloch will be received into our fellowship.

CLOYNE - NORTHBROOK Marie Anne Collier 613-336-3223 · The Land o' Lakes Garden Club will hold its general meeting at Pineview Free Methodist Church in Cloyne on Thurs. May 9 at 7 p.m. Sheila Simmons will give a presentation on Ikebana, the ancient art of Japanese flower arranging. The April meeting had to be cancelled due to bad weather. · Regarding weather, we have been pretty lucky with our mixed bag of weather, because in Saskatchewan it has been minus 9 for 10-12 weeks and nothing has melted. This is our winter wheat crop for this year, including exports

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· St. Paul's United Church in Harrowsmith will be hosting their 3rd Annual FUNtastic Street Fair and Sale on May 4 from 9am – 2pm. Giant yard, bake, book, toy and plant sale. Outdoor fun fair for the kids with games with prizes, jumping castle and confections. Pony rides from 11am – 1 pm. BBQ lunch. Live outdoor entertainment from 11 am – 2pm. · There will be a regular Youth Dance May 3 from 7 – 10 p.m. for ages 9 - 15 at the Golden Links Hall. Cost is $6. Call Wayne 358-2533 or Sharon 372-1274 for information. · Wilton's Annual Giant Yard/Craft/Plant/Bake/Book sale will be held May 11 from 8am – 12 noon at the Wilton Hall. Baking, crafts, homemade soaps, plants, books and gently used items will be available. Donations welcome (please no clothing or electronics). Rent a table for $15; 386-3673.

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· In preparation for the Plevna United Church commemoration service on Sunday afternoon, May 19, organizers are looking for photographs of church events or activities from its long history in our community. If you have photos that you'd like to share, please call Ed Rohr at 613-479-8032 to arrange. And plan to come to the Plevna church at 2:30 p.m. on May 19 to join in the commemoration. · The bears are awake! Please be bear wise.


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· The Arden United Church was filled to capacity last Saturday to pay tributes to Elizabeth Garnett. We learned that at the age of 14 Gary and Betty met and it was love at first sight. Their long & happy marriage took them to Australia, Ottawa and many other places, but brought them to Arden to retire. They supported all organizations in fundraising activities but family and grandkids were the most important things to Betty. Summertime found her in her Magic Garden, filling it with surprises for the kids. The community will miss her dearly and so will her friends. · Sat. May 4 the Rec Committee will sponsor their 5th Annual Trivia night. Make up your own team or come and join one. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Please contact Val 335-4027, Diane 335-2845; Wanda 335-3186 for advance tickets. The fun starts at 7pm at the Kennebec Hall. · The GEECs (youth group) will host the Western dance at Olden Hall also on May 4. Games, dancing and a canteen for the reasonable price of $5 pp or $15 per family. Put on your cowboy boots and get ready to hoedown!! · It’s only a few weeks till the Victoria Day weekend is upon us. The volunteer firefighters are getting their buckets ready for their annual toll collection on May 18. This wonderful

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group of volunteers deserve your support because I’m not sure what we would do without them. On Saturday they will pull double duty and, as always, entertain everyone with the Arden fireworks display in the evening at the Recreation Park. The fireworks are provided by the Kennebec Recreation Committee, who will gratefully accept any donation. The canteen will be open as well and will have popcorn, drinks and some candy. Bring the family out and enjoy the first fireworks of the year. The rain date is Sunday. · Saturday May 11, 8-11am the Arden United Church is sponsoring an Eggs as you Like them at the Kennebec Community Centre. A free will donation would be appreciated. Join the group for breakfast and a Silent Auction.

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· From May 3-5, a benefit for Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre will be held at Frontenac Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Centre during their spring sale. Sandy Pines will have a representative present with a booth educating customers and volunteers about the work they do in wildlife rehabilitation. On Sat. May 4, there will be prize raffles - all funds raised will benefit Sandy Pines. Sandy Pines will also bring a 4-wheeler and sell tickets on it. Also on Saturday there will be a free BBQ lunch and concert by Rock Bottom. Sandy Pines is located in Napanee and helps rehabilitate injured or orphaned wildlife in our area. Info: · The Legion’s last Wing Night until fall is this Thursday, May 2 from 5 – 8 p.m. · St. Paul's Anglican Church, Sydenham, is holding a fabulous Fish Fry on Friday, May 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults $12, children $6; 5 and under free. Everyone welcome! · St Paul's in Harrowsmith is having its annual Funtastic Street Fair and Sale from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lots of entertainment for young and old and something for everyone. · South Frontenac Community Services presents "Frontenac Rocks" with the Frontenac Women's Choir on Sunday, May 5, at the Grace Centre at 7 p.m. · Just a heads up to hold on to your E-waste until mid-June. Frontenac Township will take your E-waste and turn it into food to help STOP Hunger. More information to follow.

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showed up at Bill & Patsy Lowery's house...a beaver! Nuisance beavers have been flooding up surrounding roads. · Condolences to the families of the late Jim Wright, Marg Purtell and Beverly McVeigh. Sympathy to the family of the late Madeline Clark, who just passed away. · The congregation of Parham United Church was pleased and honoured to have student minister Robert Lawson as their guest at their lunch following church on Sunday. Robert is filling in for our vacationing student minister Sarah Magie. · The Lions Club had a "full" school at their Spring Fling on Sunday. Great prizes, fellowship, dancing and music were enjoyed by all who attended. · A bridal shower was held on Saturday for Leah Mallette. Leah and Jacob Neadow will exchange vows on July 6. · On Saturday night May 4, be sure to attend the fundraising event for Drew Cumpson. Drew is also trying to win a new van online! You can vote for him at Click on local heroes and search for Drew. Hinchinbrooke Public School is also collecting "Dollars for Drew". We are rooting for you, Drew! · Mayflower Lodge's final Euchre Party was held on Monday evening. Thanks to all who helped in any way. Special thanks to Charlotte Brown who went "above and beyond" to assist with these fun games. · Both hard ball and soft ball games as well as soccer and track and field are getting geared up for the season. All the

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· Stay tuned for a fundraising announcement for the VeroHwy 506 & Marble Lake Road na Medical Clinic. Watch for more details being distributed Reservations 613-336-0117 through the paper later in May. The funds would be used for maintenance and upgrades to the local clinic as needs are changing as staff is added and its roll in the community expands. · "June's Angels" Relay for Life team is sponsoring a family fun day at the Parham Beside Gray’s Grocery at the junction fairgrounds on May 25. Later that evening a "family oriwhere Road #38 and Hwy 7 Meet. ented" hypnotist is coming to the IOOF Hall in Parham. For more information contact Rose LaPointe. · Unfortunately, we will no longer be collecting the pop can tabs as we have no source to give these to. A big thank you to everyone who saved them for me. · Parham is sorry to hear that Harold and Fanny Hamilton have moved from this area. We wish them well. Offering a Full Line of Thinking of you to Harold. Landscaping Materials · A surprise guest has


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Loughborough student looks at developmental disabilities for project By Jeff Green he Grade 7 Challenge Program class at Loughborough Public School (LPS) took on an assignment this winter that called for the students to look to the local community. The sustainability and social justice project they undertook culminated in a presentation to the other students at LPS in a kind of Social Services/Sustainability Fair at the school. One of the students, Cole Edwards, looked at what happens to developmentally disabled youth after high school, and he prepared a video based on some visits he made to the New Leaf Link program, which is located in the basement of the Sydenham Anglican Church, only a block or so away from his school. Cole knew about New Leaf Link and the School to Community Program at Sydenham High School because his mother, Nicola, works as a teaching assistant at SHS, and also provides respite care at the Edwards home for a disabled youth. Cole's aunt and uncle work in the same field in Kingston, so Cole does not have any issues interacting with developmentally disabled people. “I was very comfortable at New Leaf Link. And I really think they are doing a great job of working with people. The lack


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n April 27, Anne Marie Young, the manager of Economic Sustainability at the County of Frontenac, led a group of 25 trail blazers in a clean up of the Verona section of the

K&P Trail. The group, which included three families from the Kingston area, covered a six-kilometre strip of the trail from Bellrock Road to Craig Road. Young said the event, now in its fifth year, is focusing on the Verona section of the trail, which staff at the county hope to further develop by brushing, grading and finishing off with a layer of stone dust. “To date we at the county have so far developed the trail from the county border at Kingston, all the way north to Hartington and we hope to get all the way up to Craig Road in what will be Phase 2 of the project,” Young said when I spoke to her on a section of the trail behind Prince Charles Public School in Verona where she and her two grandsons were busy picking up trash. The county began developing a trail plan in 2009 and in 2010 the trail committee put in a bridge at Millhaven Creek. In 2011 the committee's work focused on landowner and other paperwork issues and in 2012 the group developed the trail bed from Orser Road up to the Cataraqui Trail and then further north to Hartington. Young said she hopes this year to see the section of trail completed from Hartington up to Craig Road with the committee negotiating a trade of land with the school board so that the trail can continue through Verona to Craig Road. Young said the county has two main reasons to see the trail completed: 1) for economic reasons, by attracting tour-

for more information and/or to make an appointment at the numbers listed above. ism to the area, which will help the smaller towns in the north by increasing business; and 2) offering a healthy outdoor activity to people within and outside of the community. Young said that the biggest challenges facing the trail development have been funding and landowner issues. Regarding the latter Young said, “It's really a case of personally liking the trail or not. Some people are really happy to have a trail behind their property and others not so much.” Young said that those landowner issues will become more apparent in the near future because as the trail heads north, especially between Tichborne and Sharbot Lake, certain sections are owned privately after having been sold off to individual property owners over the years. Young remains hopeful and said that in the coming years there will be a definite push to see the trail completed since 2017 marks the anniversary of the Trans-Canada Trail. She hopes that the county might receive an influx of funding with that anniversary date looming.

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Frank J. Pringle May 24, 1924 - April 27, 2013 Peacefully, at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in his 88th year. Loving husband of 46 years to June (nee Grant). Dear father of Jerry (Louise) of Chalk River, Frank (Tammy) of Denbigh, Rhonda (Harold) Vernick of Griffith, Lyle of Alliston, Kirk (Melissa) of Oshawa and Bradley (Jessica) of Whitby. He will always be cherished in the hearts of his grandchildren Nicole, Mandy, Tara, Nicholas, Andrew and Norah. Frank is pre-deceased by his twin sister Frances Mountney. He will be fondly remembered by by nieces, nephews and friends. The family received friends at the Maschke Funeral Home, 11928 Hwy# 41 Northbrook, Ont. K0H 2G0 (613-336-6873) on Tuesday. The Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:00am. Interment followed at the Matawatchan Cemetery. Friends desiring may contribute in his memory to the Lung Association.

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CLARK, Madeline Eileen Suddenly but peacefully at Sharbot Lake Seniors Home on Monday April 29th 2013. Madeline Eileen Peters at age 89, went to Heaven to meet her most precious Savior throughout her entire life. Beloved wife of Nial and predeceased by her son Brian (August 2012). Predeceased by her parents Charles and Violet Peters, also her brothers and sisters Byron, Mildred, Cecil, Roy and Edith. Madeline was a very special aunt “mother like” to her niece Frona and husband Jack Price. She held a special place in the hearts of her many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at Wagarville Cemetery at a later date. Donations to Parham Free Methodist Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangement in care of Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. Online condolence at


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MCVEIGH, BEVERLEY JEAN Peacefully at Village Green Nursing Home, Selby on Monday April 23, 2013 in her 81st year. Beverley Jean Wright, beloved wife of Russell McVeigh of Sharbot Lake. Dear mother of Roger Metcalfe, (Hazel), Dale Metcalfe, Sheila Doreleyers (Gerry). Grandmother of Adam (Holly), Leanne, Christopher, Justin, Amber, Tamara, Garrett and Phillip. Great grandmother of Tristen, Tenley, Angelica, Hannah and Bryce. Survived by sisters Gertie, Dolores and brother Lionel and sister-in-law Betty. Predeceased by brother Mel. As per Beverley’s wishes there will be no services at this time. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements in care of Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. Online condolence at

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Cory Dunphy & Sheryl Tohivsky

who passed away five years ago on May 2, 2008 We often think of bygone days When we were together The family chain is broken But memories live for ever. Lovingly remembered by Harold and family.

May 4th 2013 at Flinton, Hall 8pm until 1am Tickets $10.00 per person Come celebrate this couple with lots of prizes, dancing and casino themed games!

Jack & Jill CAMPSALL, George In loving memory of my husband, best friend and soul mate who left us four years ago, May 5th, 2009. You will never be forgotten For though we are apart You are always and forever Alive within my heart. Sadly missed, lovingly remembered Doris CAMPSALL, George In loving memory of our very special dad, grandpa and great grandpa who left us May 5th, 2009. Of all the many blessings however great or small To have had you in our lives was the greatest gift of all Dearly loved and missed so much by Kim (Keith), Chris (Dale), Donna (Rick) and their families. I remember a special brother with love

Smith, Donald May 1, 2006 Within our hearts, the ones we love are never really gone In spirit and in memory, their legacy lives on. Don, you are sadly missed and loved forever, Dorothy

Donald L. Smith (Don) In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather “Pa”, who joined the angels May 1, 2006. This day is remembered and quietly kept No words are needed, we never forget For those we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day. Always loved and greatly missed by your loving wife Thelma (Queeny), Donna, John and families. “Keep Smilin”

HAYES In loving memory of wife, mother and grandmother Fern Hayes, who left us far too soon on May 5, 2011 Miss Me — But Let Me Go When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me l want no rites in a gloom-filled room Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not too long And not with your head bowed low Remember the love that we once shared Miss Me — but let me go... For this is a journey that we all must take And each must go alone It’s all a part of the Master’s plan A step on the road to home When you are lonely and sick at heart Go to the friends we know And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds Miss Me - but let me go Missing you, love always, Bill & family

for Daniel Wilson & Michelle Player Saturday May 11, 2013 Verona Lions Hall, 4504 Verona Sand Rd, Verona ON Tickets 1 for $10 / 2 for $15 Tickets available at door


Happy 80th

Birthday to

Charles Young

Wonderful husband, father & grandfather Love from your family

A Promise for You “May Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” Matthew 6: 10


Mike Richards Peacefully, at home in Cloyne with his loving wife Darlene Richards (nee Sagriff) of 18 years by his side on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in his 62nd year. Dear father of Michael (his financée Sherry), Maynard, Amanda, all of Nova Scotia and step-father of Samantha (Andrew) Wright, Christopher Sams, both of Kingston and Miranda Gray of Oshawa. He will always be remembered by his 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Sadly missed by his sisters June (Eugene) Draper of Scarborough, Gladys (Don) Jones of Wasaga Beach, Betty (Peter) Chmelnitsky of Port Perry, Diane (Tom) Walker of Oshawa, Theresa (Wayne) Chaulk of Jackson’s Point and his brothers Patrick of Scarborough and John of Jackson’s Point. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends at THROUGH THE ROOF MINISTRY CENTER, Flinton on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 11am-1pm where a Celebration of Mike’s Life will follow at 1pm. Cremation will follow. Friends desiring may contribute to the funeral service expenses for Mike with appreciation from his family. In Care of the Maschke Funeral Home, 11928 Hwy# 41, Northbrook, Ont. K0H 2G0 (613336-6873).

Maschke Funeral Home


may 2, 2013



Jackson Scott Shepherd SHEPHERD (TULLOCH) A star fell down from heaven, and landed in our arms, with all of mommy's sweetness, and all of daddy's charm! Big Sister Makayla would is pleased to announce the arrival her new little brother Jackson Scott. Born on March 16, 2013, weighing 8 lb. 8 oz., 21 inches long. Very proud parents Kris and Valerie Shepherd. Grandparents: Ken & Janelle Tulloch, Debbie & William Miller, Ken & Sharon Shepherd. Welcoming Aunts & Uncles: Jaymee, Allan, Patricia & James. Thank you to the Staff at Kingston General Hospital.

On behalf of Northern Frontenac Community Service we would like to thank the following people and businesses for supporting our Silent Auction and Dance. 98.3 Fly FM – Kingston, Adult Services NFCS, Bell’s Window and Siding, Blossoms, Bob Webster, Central Frontenac Recreational Committee OSO District, Cindy Hannah, Chris Bertrim, Christine Teal, Dayle VanAlstine, Don Amos, Dynamic Hair Design, DR Lewis Construction, E. Quinn Contracting, Fall River Pub and Grill, Fox Plumbing & Heating, Giant Tiger – Perth, Gilmour’s on 38, Glen Moase Renovations & Contracting, Goodfellow Flowers, Gray’s Grocery, Gwen Ramsey, Hamilton’s Carpentry, Ilona Cox, Jan MacPherson, Jossy’s Chill & Grill, Karin Reynolds, Laurie Hannah, Lisa Hamilton, Local Family Farms, Verona, Maple View Golf Club, Maribeth Scott, Megan Hughes, Micro Golf, Perth, Mike Proctor, Nesda Technology, Nicole’s Gifts, Oconto Paddles, Penny Cota, Perth Golf Club, Rivendell Golf Club, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #425, Seeds & Company, Sharbot Lake Lawn Service, Sherry Whan, Stinson Bus Service, The Boiler Room, The Child Centre, The Junction, The Keg, Thousands Island Playhouse, Tom Ham, Treasure Trunk, Taggart Construction, Tim Hortons, Timber Run Golf Club, Verona Hardware, W.A. Robinson & Associates.

IN MEMORIAM Goodberry, Leonard In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great grandfather who passed away April 28, 2008. Softly the leaves of memories fall, Gently we gather and treasure them all, Unseen, unheard, you are always near, So missed, so loved, so very dear. Forever in our hearts Carol, Glenda, Michael, Tracie and families

Parham Tichborne from pg 5

best to these teams as they compete. · Thinking of you to Gerald Dunham; also to his father-in-law Newt Wilson. · Happy 42nd Anniversary to Butch and Linda Teal. · Belated Birthday wishes to Mary Ann Thurott. Happy Birthday to Tammy Dupuis, Sherry Whan, Jacqueline Vinkle, Nicole Power, Bonnie Lowery, Krista Bertrim, Hope Stinchcombe, Amy Cooke, Howard Bertrim, Don Vallier, Cindy Vinkle, Eddie Running, Linda Petersen, and Stan Stinchcombe

VERONA Debbie Lingen


· Enjoy the toe tapping music of The LaSalle Causeway Band at Bellrock Hall this Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. Experience the big band sound. The band will play genres from the 40s right up to contemporary tunes. Freewill offering or food bank donation. For

Northern Frontenac Community Services Regular Part-time Employment

Community Support Coordinator 15 hours, 3 days per week Job Summary: • Oversee Respite Services • Administrative Tasks & Data Input • Conduct In-Home Assessments Requirements: • 2 years experience with supervision and assessment • Sound knowledge of Excel and Word • Demonstrated organizational skills • 2 Years experience working with Seniors • Knowledge of the issues facing caregivers of the elderly • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle, with clear driving record • CPR and First Aid Certification preferred • Satisfactory Criminal Reference Check • Nursing experience an asset Closing Date: May 10, 2013 Applicants may send or fax a resumé to: Catherine Tysick, Manager of Community Support Services Northern Frontenac Community Services Box 250, Sharbot Lake, ON K0H 2P0 613-279-2565 (fax)

more information, check out Bellrock Hall’s new website at · The Verona Lions will host a Bingo evening on Thursday, May 2. Doors and canteen open at 6 p.m. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:50 p.m. 12 regular games and 2 share-thewealth. Verona Lions Club, Free parking. · The first Frontenac Farmers’ Market of the season will be Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Verona Lions Club. Enjoy a mouth watering Lion’s breakfast and peruse the many vendors’ wares. · There will be a fundraiser for Drew Cumpson on Saturday, May 4 at the North Frontenac Arena. Silent auction, a late-night buffet and entertainment provided by Bauder Road, Killing Time and Still Standing. Tickets are $20 per person. Children 16 and under free. Tickets at Toppers Convenience Store, Rona Hardware, Reid's Foodland and Asselstine Hardware Store. · Sisters By Heart invite us to a Special Ladies Night Out on Monday, May 6. The theme is "Teddy Bear Picnic” with guest speaker Sharon Nault and music provided by Alexa Craven and Katie Domen. Verona Free Methodist Church, 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets $ 5 available in advance or at the door. For more info, call 613-374-1232. · St. Paul's United Church, Harrowsmith, is hosting a FUNtastic Street Fair and Sale on Saturday, May 4. Giant yard, bake, book and plant sale from 10 to 2 p.m. Pony rides 11 to 1. BBQ, confection stands. Live outdoor entertainment with Piccadilly Pickers, Brittany Smith, Bellfonix and Ianspotting. · Trinity United Church is holding its annual Pie Sale on Saturday, May 11. More info next week.

Columns continued on pg. 10

The Treasure Trunk Second Tyme Around Clothing

1171 Cannon Rd., Sharbot Lake

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

5 Bag Days Every Day


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


The Classifieds Ad Rates: Classified Text ads: $8.85 + HST per insertion for 20 words & under; 20¢ each extra word. Deadline: 4 pm Monday; Ph: 613-279-3150, Fx: 613-279-3172;


KALADAR AUTO RECYCLING. 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.


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


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


BACHELOR – 1 bedroom apt., $650/month, all inclusive, Northbrook area, 613-336-0951


14 FT. PLASTIC CULVERTS 8 inch; 50m - BTU propane space heater; steel siding and roofing, used, good condition; 4x4 plastic plywood. 613-336-2641. 1987 SUZUKI 250 QUAD RUNNER 4 x 4, excellent condition, 6,800km, same owner since 1988, new tires & battery, $2200. Call 613-479-2303 BUILDING LOT, 3 acres, outskirts of Mountain Grove. Driveway, well, hydro on lot, $25,000. Call 613-335-3878 CENTRAL BOILER OUTDOOR FURNACES 2013 Spring Rebate Sale. Save up to $600 on selected models. Call for more information. Your local Dealer, Wood Heat Solutions, Frankford, ON, 613-398-1611; Bancroft, ON 613-332-1613 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 MOUNTAIN GROVE SEED COMPANY. Heirloom seeds, locally grown, call for free catalogue, 613-876-8383, or pick one up at Parham General Store. NICOLE’S GIFTS: New hours Monday – Friday 9:30am-5pm; Saturday 9am-4pm; Sunday 10am-3pm. Great selection of Mother’s Day cards and gifts only at Nicole’s Gifts, 6709 Main St., Verona. Phone 613-374-2323 PIANO, Casio, 2 years old, New condition, 613-336-8175 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. SET OF 4 RIMS, from a Taurus wagon, $80. Call 613-279-2687, leave message SHEEP MANURE COMPOST, made in Canada; Sale $2.99 (reg $3.99). 20 lb. propane refill $13.28 + HST. Only at Verona Rona Hardware, your only store where you receive Air Miles. 6723 Main St. Phone 613-374-2851

DOUG’S ANTENNA SALES & SERVICE We are your full service dealer for both BELL TV and SHAW DIRECT Satellite. Give us a call for all your sales and service enquiries. 613-374-3305


MOUNTAIN GROVE, 1124 Bradley Rd. Saturday May 4, 9am-1pm, furniture, tools, movies and stuff. 613-335-4840 SPYGLASS COVE, 1016 Schoolhouse Rd. Clarendon, Hwy 509. Open Tues – Sat. 8am7pm. Coleman mattress pump; small round table; swimming kickboards; Walt Disney video collection – VHS; fishing lures; etc. New items every week. 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.


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


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


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

Open evenings & 7 days a week. We deliver


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

HELP WANTED PERSON WITH COMPUTER EXPERTISE to help with tutoring & online promotions, Ompah area. Hourly wage. www.

HUNTING & FISHING FIREARMS & HUNTER ED COURSES. Tamworth: Firearms Course – May 10 and 11, Hunter Education Course – May 24 and 25. Wild Turkey license examinations. Call Bill at 613-335-2786 HUNTER SAFETY AND FIREARMS COURSES. Turkey Examinations. Please call for course dates and details. Call Richard 613-336-9875.


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

SERVICES DRYWALL AND PLASTER REPAIRS. Professionally trained. Drywall installation, old fashioned quality, three coat hand finishing. Free estimates. Call Rick at 613-375-8201. FINE CONSTRUCTION prop. John St. Aubin experienced renovator. For free estimate call 613-375-6582. Web site construction HANDYMAN WITH TRUCK;  general labor, Junk Pickup/Disposal,  Minor home repairs  & local pickups/deliveries. Call Kevin 9-5, MonSat.  613-279-1901 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, (rear building), 1095 Garrett St., Sharbot Lake. Competitive prices! Call 613-279-3150.


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

NF Council - from page 2 and at one point a Frontenac land ambulance base, be declared surplus and sold off. The land was purchased by the township in 2008 for $27,000, and in 2012 it was the subject of a number of environmental assessments and remediation before it was declared fit for the construction project, which, however, was later scrapped. Over $30,000 was spent on the assessments and remediation. Only Councilor Inglis argued that the township should keep the property. Councilor Hunter expressed the hope that it would be purchased by a commercial venture of some kind, and Councilor Good's motion was approved. • Zebra Mussels in North Frontenac – Councilor Martin, reporting about a meeting of the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority, said that Zebra Mussels have been found in Pine, Malcolm, and Ardoch Lakes. “However there were Zebra Mussels in a number of other lakes in other recent years, and each time they were gone the next year. The theory is that they cannot survive the winters in Canadian Shield lakes, which is good news,” said Martin.




Summer Hours


Beginning May 12th 7617 Hwy. 509 Plevna ON

T 613 479 5579

F 613 479 2699

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm Saturday: 7:30am - 4:00pm Sunday: 9:00am - Noon Wheelchair accessible.

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

Thursday May 2 CLOYNE - LOL EVENING QUILTERS, 7pm, Barrie Hall; or call Lynn at 613-336-8080 VERONA LIONS BINGO, doors open 6pm; Early Bird 6:50pm.

Thurs - Sun May 2 –5 NORTH FRONTENAC LITTLE THEATRE play “God of Carnage”, by Yasmina Reza, Sharbot Lake High School, Thurs-Sat 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm, not suitable for children.

Friday May 3 BOLINGBROKE CAFÉ, ABC Hall, 7:30pm with Ian Tamblyn, $10 CLOYNE - FREE FRIDAY FLICKS. 7pm, “Les Misérables”, winner of 8 Oscars, United Church, PG13 HARROWSMITH - YOUTH DANCE, Golden Links Hall, 7-10pm for ages 9-15; $6; call Wayne 358-2533 or Sharon 372-1274 SYDENHAM - FISH FRY, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 5-7pm; $12; children $6; 5 & under free, all welcome WESTPORT – CONCERT w/ Crooked Wood & Abby Steward, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 7:30pm; tickets Betty 613-273-3248.

Fri - Sun May 3-5 SYDENHAM - SANDY PINES WILDLIFE CENTRE BENEFIT, donations accepted  at Frontenac Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Centre, 6674 Bedford Rd;  also on May 4, free BBQ, prizes, music by Rock Bottom. info:

Saturday May 4 ARDEN - TRIVIA NIGHT, community hall 7pm, tickets $8pp from Val 335-4027, Diane 335-2845 or Wanda 335-3186; or $10 at door; sponsor: Kennebec Rec Committee BELLROCK - LASALLE CAUSEWAY BAND, community hall 7:30pm, freewill offering or food bank donation; info: BOLINGBROKE - HEALTHY COOKING CLASSES, ABC Hall, 9:30am-12noon, gluten, sugar, dairy free recipes; $20 + $10 in-

MABERLYBOLINGBROKE Karen Prytula 613-325-1354

May 2, 2013

gredients (4 classes $70 + $40 ingredients); register 273-2571 by April 26 DREW CUMPSON FUNDRAISING EVENT, 7pm, Frontenac Community Arena, to help with medical & related expenses for Drew, music by Bauder Road, Killing Time, Still Standin’; silent auction, buffet, $20; 16 & under free; tickets at Toppers, Verona Hardware, Reid’s Foodland. HARROWSMITH - FUNTASTIC STREET FAIR & SALE, St. Paul’s United Church, 9am-2pm; yard, bake, book, toy, plant sale; outdoor fun fair: games, prizes, jumping castle; pony rides 11-1; BBQ; entertainment 11-2 by local bands MOUNTAIN GROVE - WESTERN DANCE, sponsored by Arden United Church Youth Group (the GEECS), 7-11pm, Olden Hall, all ages welcome; $5pp, $15 family. SHARBOT LAKE TRASH BASH, meet at Community Living – North Frontenac, 9am1pm, BBQ after, everyone is welcome. SHARBOT LAKE – PIG ROAST & DANCE at Legion, dinner 5-7pm, dance 8pm w/ “Little California”; $25 dinner & dance; $15 dinner or dance SNOW ROAD – BREAKFAST fundraiser for Malignant Melanoma, 8-11am, Snowmobile clubhouse, 1106 Gemmils Rd., pancakes also avail. VERONA - FRONTENAC FARMERS’ MARKET reopens for season, 9am-1pm, Lions Club

Sunday May 5 BEDFORD OPEN MIC & JAM, 1-5pm, Bedford Hall 1381 Westport Rd, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel & more, $2, 613-374-2614 ENTERPRISE COUNTRY JAMBOREE, 1pm, community hall w/ Naomi Bristow, $8; sponsor: Newburgh-Camden Lions; 613-379-9972. MABERLY - BLUE SKIES COMMUNITY FIDDLE ORCHESTRA fundraising Jam-A-Thon, 1:30-6pm community hall, musicians welcome to join the jam circle; info 613-273-3986. SYDENHAM - FRONTENAC WOMEN’S CHORUS presents “Frontenac Rocks!” 7pm, Grace Centre; admission by donation. WILTON – GOSPEL SING w/ John Reid & Eagle Band, 7pm, Standard Church, all welcome, freewill offering, refreshments,

Monday May 6 ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY by Sharbot Lake & District Lions Club along Road 38 BOLINGBROKE - GAMES NIGHT, ABC Hall, Mondays 7pm; bring favorite games to share;

· The Bolingbroke Café has become one of the most popular events at the ABC Hall, and Mike Erion has now put together a program to cover the whole summer. So don't forget to come on the first Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. for a relaxing evening

Now Open in Northbrook & Accepting New Clients.

Land O’Lakes Veterinary Services Summer Hours: Tuesdays 10am - 4pm Thursdays 9am - 3pm (613) 336-1608 12497A Highway 41, Unit 2 Northbrook, ON K0H 2G0

Authorized Agent For:

Time to Get Out Your BBQ. Custom Cut Steaks, Pork Chops, Shisk Kebabs, Deli Salads and Ready Made Salads from the Produce Department.

Open Mon-Thurs, Sat: 8am-8pm Fri: 8am-9pm Sun: Grocery 9am-6pm; LCBO 11am-6pm

Hwy 38 Verona (613) 374-2112 $5 ($2 for 50/50 draw); info: Janice Chornohus 613-273-2965. SHARBOT LAKE – TAOIST TAI CHI OPEN HOUSE, 10am-noon, Oso Hall; 279-2662 VERONA - SISTERS BY HEART, theme: “Teddy Bear Picnic” w/ guest speaker, music, Free Methodist Church, 7-9pm, $5; 374-1232

Tuesday May 7 SHARBOT LAKE 39ers seniors meeting, 12 noon, downstairs, North Frontenac Telephone Office, potluck lunch followed by meeting, games, anyone 50 or over welcome; info: Shirley 613-279-2990; d.j.fraser@frontenac. net SNOW ROAD – MOMS & TOTS GROUP, Tuesdays 10am-noon, community hall, Beth 278-2200

class. PARHAM SMORGASBORG potluck supper Oddfellows hall, sponsored by Oddfellows, 4:30pm, $10. PLEVNA – JACK’S JAM, Clar-Mill Hall, 2-9pm; potluck supper 5:30pm; musicians, singers, dancers welcome; sponsors: ClarMill Community Volunteers SHARBOT LAKE - “Building a Case for a Local Food Economy”; Presentation & Interactive Workshop by Karen Holmes, local food advocate & educator, 7-9:30pm Oso Hall, free to the public, free refreshments. WILTON COMMUNITY YARD & PLANT SALE, community hall, 8am-12noon; table rental $15; sponsors: Community Association, Women’s Institute; 613-386-3673

Thursday May 9

Sunday May 12

LAND O’ LAKES GARDEN CLUB, 7pm, Pine View Free Methodist Church in Cloyne, presentation on Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging; SHARBOT LAKE – FOREST CERTIFICATION SEMINAR – The “Who, What, Why, and How of Forest Certification” for private woodlot owners. Soldiers Memorial Hall, 9am-2pm, $10 includes lunch; register: or call 613-258-8241. SNOW ROAD – CRAFTS, community hall, Thursdays 10am-noon; Ann 278-1585, Linda 279-2784 SYDENHAM DINERS, noon, Grace Centre, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations required 613376-6477

DENBIGH MUSIC-IN-THE-HALL & SPRING FLING TEA, 1pm, community hall, sponsor: Rec Committee MCDONALDS CORNERS – JAMBOREE, Agricultural Hall, music begins 1pm, dinner @ 5pm, $14; info: 613-278-2427 MCDONALDS CORNERS - AENGUS FINNAN CONCERT, MERA Schoolhouse 2pm, $20; 613-268-2376;

Friday May 10 OMPAH – COMMUNITY MEETING, community center, 7pm, to discuss council decisions. SHARBOT LAKE - “BACK TO THE FUTURE” community movie night, 7pm Oso Hall, free, donations welcome; sponsored by Northern Frontenac Community Services & Community Living North Frontenac, SNOW ROAD - MORNING COFFEE/TEA, community hall, drop in from 10am-12 noon SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB AGM, 7:30pm, 1106 Gemmills Rd., all welcome.

Saturday May 11 ARDEN – BREAKFAST, 8-11am, Eggs as You Like Them, community centre, sponsor: United Church, free will donation. BOLINGBROKE - MUSIC JAM & COMMUNITY POTLUCK, ABC Hall, 5pm potluck; 6pm music, all welcome; info Glenn 273-2571. MOUNTAIN GROVE - MIXED 3-PITCH BALL TOURNAMENT, $150/team plus ball - 3 girls on field. Home Run Competition, info: 613539-7788, fundraiser for LOLPS Grade 7&8

with talented musicians and coffee, tea and crepes! The entrance charge is a modest $10. The café on May 3 is an extra special one, with Ian Tamblyn as the musician for the evening. Ian's website is at · Monday May 6, 7 - 8 p.m. at the Perth Collegiate District Institute, Senator Hugh Segal will be addressing income disparity & poverty in Canada in a talk titled “Why are People Hungry?” This talk, taking place during hunger awareness week, is organized by the Table, a community food centre: visit www.the for more information. · The ABC Hall Thursday Games afternoons will change to an evening event for the summer months. They will be held on

TOWNSHIP OF ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS PUBLIC NOTICE 2013 Budget The Township Council will adopt a 2013 budget and enact a levy by-law at its May 6th Regular Council meeting to be held at # 72 Edward St. Flinton, ON at 13:00 on Mary 6, 2013. Further information may be obtained by calling (613) 336-2286 or emailing to:

Monday May 13 SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, seniors’ centre, appointment: 613-279-3151 SYDENHAM WOMEN’S INSTITUTE meet 7pm, at library, new members welcome

Tuesday May 14 HARROWSMITH - “Introduction to Marketing“, free workshop 9:30am Frontenac CFDC Office; register: 613-372-1414; LIVING WITH ADHD? Parent support group; Elginburg Public School, 6-8pm OMPAH - NORTHERN 5 DINERS, noon, For those 50+, $10, reservations requ’d 279-3151 SYDENHAM - CAREGIVER SUPPORT DROP-IN, 9–10:30am, Grace Centre, Mary Gaynor-Briese 613-376-6477, 1-800-7639610 SYDENHAM – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Grace Centre 1-4pm. For appointment call Bob: 613376-6477; 1-800-763-9610 VERONA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, medical centre 9am-noon; appointment Bob 376-6477

Thursday May 16 LANARK - 50+ RECREATION EXPO, 10am2pm, Civitan Hall, admission free, lunch $5; entertainment, floor shuffleboard, lawn bowling, pole walking, clubs, activities, blood pressure checks, OPP presentation on frauds

Monday evenings and the first one will be Monday May 6 at 7 p.m. Bring your favourite board game or card game to share. A nominal admission fee of $5 ($2 for a 50/50 draw) helps support ongoing hall expenses. Come out for an evening of fun and laughter. Contact Janice Chornohus at 613-273-2965. · The ABC Hall music jam and community potluck will be held Saturday, May 11. A potluck dinner will be served at 5 p.m. followed by musical entertainment and dancing from 6 – 10 p.m. All musicians, singers, entertainers and audience members (young and old) are encouraged to come out! For information, please call Glenn at 613-273-2571. · The Baseball and Soccer season is fast approaching and Tay Valley’s registration is open to all those children and youth who wish to play. Registration forms can be downloaded at, by picking up a form at the township office, or by calling 613-267-5353, 1-800-810-0161. If you are interested in coaching or coordinating Maberly baseball or coach soccer at Glen Tay, please call the same numbers. Thank you. · Healthy Cooking Classes continue at the ABC Community Hall, noon, on May 4, June 1, July 13, Aug. 10, with guest Judi Walden, holistic healthcare therapist at “The Ranch Retreat”. The classes will feature glutenfree, sugar-free, dairy-free recipes; $20 ea, with $10 extra for ingredients (all 4 classes for $70 + $40 for ingredients). To register call Freda Russell at 613-273-2571.


may 2, 2013

What’s Up in the Night Sky - May 2013 by Fred Barrett W

here did Saturn’s rings come from? Voyagers 1 and 2 in 1980 and 1981 showed that the system was not like a thin smooth disk but rather was made up of a huge number of thin individual rings. In 2004 the space probe Cassini arrived at Saturn and revealed in greater detail the dynamics and interactive behaviour of the rings. Observations of Saturn’s moons have shown that they play a major role in defining the structure of the ring structure and may even be a significant reason for their existence. Scientists have much more information now from the roughly 300,000 pictures that Cassini has taken but still aren’t positive about the formation of the rings. Are they relatively new? Will they only last a short time? In the history of the Solar system a hundred million years is only a short time! Obviously more study and

newer theories will be required to reach an explanation. Saturn’s rings are mostly ice and the rings lie within what’s called the Roche Limit. That’s the distance from the planet where gravity and tidal forces pull apart any asteroids or large objects. It is theorized that large moon size objects entered this zone and their outer ice crusts were ripped off to form the rings. The rocky core of the planetoid would usually spiral in to eventually strike Saturn’s surface. It is thought that Saturn’s moons may be rocky cores that remained in orbit around the planet. Cassini has observed the impact trails of meteoroids that have entered the rings. Counting the rate of these collisions may provide a better idea of the age of the rings. Stay tuned! Cassini has had its exploration life extended until 2017. What new wonders will it reveal?

Opportunity for woodlot owners W

oodlot owners in Frontenac County are eligible to participate in a program that will give them the opportunity to learn valuable lessons about the forests they manage. For those with any kind of commercial interest in their woodlot, this free course, which is sponsored by the Eastern Ontario Model Forest and the Frontenac Community Development Corporation (CFDC), also brings the possibility of leading to a “Certified Forest” label on their products, which increases their value in the market place. “There are certainly a number of woodlot owners in Frontenac County who are familiar with the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP), which gives them a tax break when they have a forest management plan in place for their property. Forest Certification is similar to that but it involves a different process and is oriented to the market for sustainable forest products rather than tax savings,” said Melanie Williams, the communications co-ordinator for the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. “With the help of the Frontenac CFDC [Community Futures Development Corporation], we are offering all day seminars on forest certification on Thursday May 9 in Sharbot Lake (Oso Hall) from 9am to 2pm, and on Thursday June 13 at the Lions Hall in Verona from 5 pm to 9 pm. The sessions are free but there is a $10 charge to help defray costs for the meal that will be provided. To register call 613-258-8241 or email In addition to the seminar, thanks to CFDC funding, the Model Forest is offering a free one-day visit from a certified forester for those woodlot owners who are interested in pursuing certification. This offer is available to the first 20 eligible candidates. A visit is one of the pre-requisites for forest certification and by covering its cost the certification process will be more accessible to private woodlot owners in Frontenac County. The Mazinaw-Lanark Forestry Association, a company made up of private foresters who operate on Crown Land in Frontenac and neighboring counties, has recently achieved third party certification to the principles of the Forest Stewardship Council. According to the Eastern Ontario Model Forest website “This makes sure the products, in effect all forest products originating from these forests, contain FSC certification.


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All Crown wood harvested from the 75,000 hectares in Frontenac County carries this designation. This designation is an international symbol of responsible management. Certified logs, lumber, residue and secondary products are sought after both in domestic and export markets. Forest Certification allows forestry and forest products in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Region to remain competitive in a challenging marketplace. Private forest owners in Frontenac County and other parts of central and eastern Ontario need access to this same certification for their woodlots. Individually it is not cost affordable and not logistically possible for single woodlots to become certified. Privately owned forest products are a critical part of the wood basket to local and regional forest product producers and provide other essential services such as clean water and habitat. Forest certification as an option for forest owners in Frontenac County would provide: well managed forest products available to facilities that want to market and sell certified resources; access to information through a network of other forest owners and managers with similar objectives; long term health and integrity of landowners’ forest and forest resources; and pride in ownership and responsible management decisions related to forests.” Attending one of the seminars is an ideal way to learn about the program. There is also extensive information and an online application process as well, at

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Meanwhile get out your telescope and have a good long look at Saturn’s spectacular rings. Saturn will be bright and big during May and in view most of the night. On May 5 the Eta Aquarid meteor shower makes an appearance early in the morning just before sunrise. It is more active in southern latitudes but up here in the north, we may catch sight of a few. On the 10th use your binoculars to catch a sight of a very thin crescent Moon just to the left of Venus at evening twilight. On the 11th, the crescent Moon is between Jupiter and the Hyades and above Jupiter on the following night. The big event this month begins on May 24. Just below the constellation Auriga in the northwest, Venus and Mercury and Jupiter are very close together. Start looking about a half hour after sunset. You will need a clear view to the northwest to see this treat. If you look on succeeding evenings, you will see them shift positions. On the 26th they will be very close together, less than three degrees separating them and on the 28th Venus and Jupiter will be one degree apart. On the 31st they will form a line with Jupiter at the bottom and close to the horizon, then Venus above it and a little to the left and Mercury at the top also a bit to the left. Although twilight will be bright, the three planets will be brighter and you should have no difficulty making them out. The full Moon this month occurs on May 25. It is called the Flower Moon. I’m getting tired of April showers, aren’t you? “The Beginner’s Observing Guide” by Leo Enright is an invaluable companion for adventures in the sky. It contains star charts and is available at the Sharbot Lake Pharmacy. It can also be ordered from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada at A subscription to our Canadian astronomy magazine “SkyNews” can be arranged at the RASC website as well. Let me know how your observing has gone this month, especially anything unusual. I enjoy the feedback. If you have any questions or suggestions you can contact me through this paper or email me at Clear Skies! Fred.

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1000 riders muck it up at Ompah Firefighters ATV Ride by Julie Druker ow in its seventh year, the Ompah Volunteer Fire Fighters annual Spring ATV Ride, which took place in Ompah on April 27, continues to grow as riders from as far away as Ottawa, Kingston, Prescott, Sudbury and Quebec make the special trip to participate in the event. “This year by far has been the biggest year yet,” said Lindy Hay, an executive committee member who assists in organizing the event. “We are up at least 100 riders from last year, which is great for us.” The run’s popularity is partly due to the incredible trails and partly to the natural beauty of the area; but mostly it is the mud that keeps participants coming back year after year. “Of our two events the spring ride is always our biggest event and that is because people really love the mud and to get dirty,” Hay said. Organizers also made a special ef-


fort this year to increase advertising and up the prizes. They advertised through the Ottawa radio station Y101 FM, which Hay said likely helped to swell the numbers. The prizes included a brand-new 2013 four track Honda ATV that was donated by Kanata Honda and raffled off to 2000 eager ticket holders. The $40 cost for the ATV run included the ride and a sumptuous home-made roast beef dinner courtesy of the Snow Road Flag Ladies, who served over 400 dinners. A wide range of desserts was made available courtesy of the local bakery in Plevna. The ticket price also included a chance at three prizes: a first place $500 prize, a second place new chainsaw and a $200 third prize, plus an additional four prizes of new helmets. No fewer than 100 door prizes were given out. Also new this year was a BBQ trail lunch served courtesy of the North and Central Frontenac Relay for

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Frontenac News Vol.13 No.17 - May 2/13