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February 27, 2014

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Well Baby Visit Program at Sharbot Lake Family Health Team by Julie Druker n October 2013, staff at the Sharbot Lake Family Health Team (SLFHT) received an award at the Primary Care Forum, which was held in Kingston. The award was from Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Public Health and recognized the success of their Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit program. The Well-Baby Visit program was developed in 2005 after researchers found that Ontario school-aged children, regardless of socio-economic boundaries, were falling below the average curve for school test scores across the country. The program was developed and spearheaded by Dr. Clinton, a child psychologist from Hamilton, Ontario, to address that trend, with the understanding that pinpointing and addressing a multitude of health issues between birth and age five can correct problems that might otherwise develop and negatively affect children’s health and learning. The program involves a one-time in-depth physical and developmental assessment of children at the age of 18 months and it strives to identify problems early on so that children can be referred to the appropriate professionals to correct the issues. The goal is that the children will be able to meet their developmental and educational milestones later on. Children identified with possible concerns related to autism, family violence or assault, nutrition, parenting, physical/neurological/ or developmental issues, social/emotional or behavioral issues, speech language and hearing or vision issues can be referred to the appropriate health care providers to have those issues addressed. Brenda Bonner, the nurse practitioner at the SLFHT, worked on the pilot project and along with KFL&A Public Health, helped to set up the referral stream for the SLFHT patients. The program includes two assessments, the first, the Nipissing Developmental Stage screen, is carried out by the parents of the child and the second, the Rourke Baby Record assessment, is performed by Brenda Bonner at the SLFHT. This latter assessment was developed by two family doctors from Goderidge and it is widely acclaimed and accepted by the College of Family Physicians. The Rourke assessment examines the emotional, social, physical development of the child by age 18 months and includes necessary immunizations as well. A dietary assessment is also performed on every child by the SLFHT’s dietician, Salam Iqbal. Brenda Bonner said the program is an important one. “We have been told that the number of occupied jail cells in Texas directly correlates to the outcome of grade three test scores, which proves that early detection of health and developmental issues is key. The fact is that children who are having trouble learning in school can tend to have less successful outcomes later in life, and knowing that these issues, if detected


Staff at the Sharbot Lake Family Health Team l-r Liz Bigelow, Laura Baldwin, Salam Iqbal, Brenda Bonner, Ashley Klatt and Robyn Tatton with Darlene Johnson of KLF&A Public Health are recognized for the success of the 18Month Well-Baby Visit program

early, can be addressed and corrected is what is motivating us to have all our patients complete the assessments.” The 18-Month Well-Baby Visit was rolled out beginning in 2008 and at that time the KFL& A Public Health Unit took the lead with the program. They chose the Sharbot Lake Family Health Team as one of the pilots for the project. By 2013 the SLFHT achieved a 100% completion of the program by its patients and that is the reason that they received the award. Bonner said staff were able to reach their 100% goal “partly because we have a small team and a relatively small number of patients, but also because the staff at the clinic here have been working together as a team to meet that goal.” The final aim is to get all family health teams and all family physicians to participate in the program. Darlene Johnson, with KLF &A Public Health was at the Sharbot Lake Medical Centre on February 19 to discuss the award with

staff. “The Sharbot Lake Family Health Team have done a fabulous job in implementing the program here and we wanted to both recognize and congratulate them on their efforts. Our gold standard is to have every single child complete the 18-Month Well-Baby Visit since it is the key to early intervention and a way of connecting the child and the parents to the appropriate local resource so that any issues raised can be addressed in a timely fashion,” she said. Brenda Bonner stressed that the goal of the program is always to help support the child so that the child can meet all of their milestones, can succeed and have a happy and fulfilling life. “We always try to remind parents that if concerns are identified, it is not that the parents have done anything wrong, but rather is a way to correct the issues early on so that their child has every opportunity to reach their full potential.”

Central Frontenac Councillor Bill Snyder dies B

ill Snyder, who served as a municipal councilor in the former Township of Hinchinbrooke and in Hinchinbrooke ward of Central Frontenac for 32 years, died at St.

Mary’s Hospital in Kingston last Saturday. Until his death he was a sitting member of Central Frontenac Council. He has been away from Council often in recent months, as his health deteriorated. He was 65. Bill ran a farm in Piccadilly all his working life, at the southern tip of the township, and could be seen often riding his tractor throughout the summer months, even after he had a leg amputated as part of his long battle with Diabetes. During his last run for Council in 2010, Snyder summed up his political style by saying, “I strictly believe in fairness and everybody getting along and getting things done across the township. But the way it is right now you have to speak up for your corner, because you might be forgotten otherwise. And, those are the people who voted for you in the first place. You have to represent them.” He was never shy in the least about speaking up for his corner of the township. Two issues that dominated the last ten years of his political career were the state of repair of the Oak Flats Road and keeping the township’s Piccadilly Hall in a good state of repair and open to the public. The

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hall is adjacent to his farmstead. He also took an interest in, and was sometimes a harsh critic of the township’s roads department, taking a particular interest in the equipment purchases and maintenance. At a meeting of Central Frontenac Council on Tuesday, Mayor Janet Gutowski talked about Bill’s death. “He was laid to rest today and a memorial will be held later on,” she said. “His family is very tired. The last few weeks have been difficult. I’d like to ask for one minute’s silence for our colleague, who served Hinchinbrooke and Central Frontenac for 30 years, and was very beloved to the community.” After the minute of silence, Council decided to give Bill’s name plate to his family, along with a photo and letter from council. The name plate, which had been in place in front of his empty seat at the council table, was then removed from the table. Council did not talk about whether Bill Snyder will be replaced on Council. There are still eight months before the end of the four-year term.

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The Quebec secular charter does a disservice to secularism O

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ne of the great things about politics in Canada over the last 30 years, in my view, is the gradual move away from a religious based laws and the ascendancy of the charter of rights and freedoms. A good example of this is the way the same-sex marriage issue has played out in this country. The only real argument against permitting same-sex couples from entering into the legal state of marriage was that a marriage is defined strictly as a union between a man and a women, and that argument comes from a religious definition of marriage. In a secular society allowing only opposite sex couples to enter into a legal marriage contract could not be sustained as a policy, and in the end it wasn’t sustainable in Canada. And although those who oppose same-sex marriage have not changed their views, the fact is that Canadian society has moved on from that question. Just like the vote for women, I believe that within a generation it will seem odd that there ever were laws against same-sex marriage in this country. The point about a secular society is that you cannot appeal to religious beliefs to justify the laws of the land. Our laws are tested by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and laws must adhere to that charter, not the Old or New Testament, not the Qu’ran, not the Vedas, not the Granth. Canada has developed as an open, free society. Everyone is welcome to express their own cultural and religious values, as long as those values don’t impinge on the core values as expressed in our charter. During my lifetime the process of separating church from state in my birth province of Quebec has been one of that society’s three major political themes, along with protection of the French language and the persistent question of independence. Eliminating religious-based school boards was part of that process. But saying that the laws of a country and the institutions of government should be free of religious bias of any kind

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is quite different from saying that members of that society should be limited in the way they explore their own faith. In my view it is quite the opposite. Governments should follow simple principles, and respect for the individual and collective beliefs of its citizens is a core value. The Quebec government says that the ‘Secular Charter’ that is being debated in the National Assembly is just the extension of the 50-year battle to free Quebec society from the yoke of religion. But the charter goes farther than that. It says, among other things, that public sector employees, including everyone who works in policing, social work, emergency services and health-care, in addition to members of the government bureaucracy, cannot wear overt symbols of their religion. The argument is, as I see it, and I have struggled to listen to the logic put forward by the Parti Quebecois on this, is that simply by wearing a hijab, a kippah, or a turban, a worker is promoting their religion. This, the government says, is fine and dandy on their own time, but while they are on the public dime they must refrain from this kind of display. But is a doctor who wears a hijab truly pushing Islam on her patients? She is certainly identifying herself as a certain kind of Muslim, but her freedom of expression does not

Court report

Sharbot Lake Criminal Court-Monday February 24 by Julie Druker

Daniel J. Freeman, 23, charged with assault causing bodily harm and failure to comply with probation, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Judge Wright. A synopsis of the facts of the events that occurred outside of the Sharbot Lake Legion were read to the court by provincial Crown Laurie Lacelle. One of the victims in the altercation received a black eye, a cut under his eye and a hairline fracture to his cheek after being assaulted by the accused. Duty Counsel Michael Mandelcourn requested that Mr. Freeman receive a suspended sentence since he is gainfully employed and works also as an iron worker’s apprentice. He also said that different witnesses at the scene disagreed on the facts of the case, in particular on the point of who was the primary aggressor in the event. He asked for a suspended sentence and probation for 12 months, and the conditions that the accused have no contact with the complainants involved. Mr. Mandelcourn took issue with the crown’s additional request for a Section 110 order forbidding Mr. Freeman from possessing firearms “No weapons were involved in this case,” Mandelcourn said. Provincial Crown Lacelle made her case for the Section 110 order stating, “Mr. Freeman was on probation at the time of this offense and the fact that it was a violent offense seems to deem the Section 110 Order necessary.” She also suggested that the defense seek treatment for anger and al-

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harm her patient in any way. The reason this matters is that for men who wear kippahs or turbans and women who wear hijabs, it would be a renunciation of their faith to take them off. So asking those workers to remove their headdress effectively forces them choose their faith or their job. That is too much for society to ask without a very good reason. It is acceptable to limit personal freedom in the public interest, but there must be a legitimate, identifiable public interest in order to justify that limitation. Speed limits on roads limit the personal freedom of drivers, but the safety of pedestrians and other drivers over-rides the freedom to drive fast. In the case of banning the hijab, the kippah and the turban in the workplace, there is no legitimate public interest that is being served This is not what I call secularism, it is discrimination on the basis of religion, and what the Quebec charter is really about is marginalizing identifiable groups in order to curry favour with people who are uncomfortable with those groups playing a full and equal role in Quebec society. We should be wary of this in the rest of Canada, and we should join with the opposition in Quebec in whatever way we can to face up to this charter.

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cohol use as part of his probation. At this point Mr. Freeman said that he hunts for moose and deer for food necessity and not for sport. Judge Wright put Daniel Freeman on probation for 12 months, and said he was not to visit the Sharbot Lake Legion nor have any contact with the complainants and not to operate any firearms or weapons unless hunting and when hunting, to do so alcohol-free.

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SIU concludes death investigation, does not lay charges T

he Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge either of two Ontario Provincial Police officers with the Lanark County detachment with a criminal offence in relation to the death of a 45-year-old man in July of 2013. The SIU assigned five investigators and two forensic investigators to the incident. As part of the investigation, five witness officers and 10 civilian witnesses were interviewed. One subject officer took part in an SIU interview but did not provide his notes, and the other subject officer declined to provide an interview or his notes to the SIU, as is his legal right. The SIU investigation found that the following events took place on Thursday, July 25, 2013: •  At approximately 4:30 p.m., four officers were dispatched to a home on Arden Road to deal with reports of a suicidal male who had indicated that he intended to burn himself to death. They parked their vehicles at the top of a graveled laneway. The officers were armed with service firearms and other use of force options including an ASP baton. One of the officers was carrying a fire extinguisher and another one of the officers

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Warden J. Giffin, 50, is charged with operation of a motor vehicle over 80mg/100 ml. He will return on March 17. Christopher Robinson, 24, is charged with possession of stolen property and failure to comply with probation. He will return on March 17. Richard D. Vanness, age 46, who is charged with possession of an illegal substance and two counts of failing to comply with probation, and who is currently undergoing treatment, had his case adjourned and was ordered to reappear in Sharbot Lake Court on March 17 to report on his treatment. Ronald McKay, 68, was set to stand trial for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle over the 80 mg legal limit. The trial was adjourned after both the defense and the crown jointly requested an adjournment. He was ordered to stand trial in Sharbot Lake court on May 26. Transfer Jason R. McCullough age 35, charged with two counts of theft under $5,000 and possession of stolen property, had his case transferred to Kingston.

SINCE 1970 was also equipped with a conducted energy weapon (CEW). • As the officers descended the laneway toward the man’s trailer, one of the officers called out the man’s name. The man burst out of the front door of the trailer, emptyhanded and naked. While screaming and yelling, the man sprinted across to a picnic table, picked up a scoped rifle lying on the table, raised it and pointed it at the officers. The man was ordered to drop his weapon, but would not do so. One of the officers deployed his CEW, but was too far away for it to have any effect. While still holding his rifle, which was pointed at the officers, the man turned around, began walking toward the front porch of his residence, and stopped at the porch stairway. The man did not heed repeated commands to drop his weapon. •  Two of the officers discharged their firearms, striking the man six times. The man underwent surgery for his injuries at Kingston General Hospital. He died the evening of July 28, 2013 of ‘complications from multiple gunshot wounds’. Director Loparco said, “In light of the information about his suicide threats the police in this case had a duty to apprehend the man under Section 17 of the Mental Health Act. They properly engaged emergency services to assist them if necessary. Because of information they had about the man’s unpredictability and his hatred of police, one of the officers attended with a CEW and another brought a rifle to the scene. “The moment the man ran naked screaming and yelling to the picnic table in his yard and picked up his air rifle - which appeared to be a lethal high powered scoped rifle with a flared barrel - and pointed it at the officers, he initiated the sequence of actions that led

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to his death. One of the subject officers who discharged his service pistol indicated he believed that the man intended to kill him. The other witness officers also indicated a fear of death and helplessness or vulnerability. Objectively, factors which informed the reasonableness of this subjective fear included the following: (1) the loud music at the scene and its secluded location, (2) the man’s alleged proclivity for violence and hatred of the police, (3) the man’s mental state, (4) the man’s pronouncements about committing suicide, (5) the pointing of the rifle at the officers and (6) the rapid speed at which the incident occurred.” Director Loparco concluded, “Having re-

viewed all the evidence in its totality I am duty bound to ask: ‘Were the subject officers justified in the use of lethal force in these circumstances?’ I am of the view that they were and accordingly, I have no reasonable grounds to believe that any of the officers committed a criminal offence in relation to this unfortunate death. His actions put him into a position where the officers had no other recourse than to use deadly force. To do otherwise would have been to put their lives or the lives of their partners at risk.”       (The above account was released by the Special Investigations Unit on Tuesday, February 25. The victim's name has been suppressed at the request of the family)

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o since it makes no sense that any logic should apply to this winter, check out how Consumers are getting cornered into paying outlandish prices for heating their homes this year. First of all, the property insurers in their rush to deliver less for higher cost have for several years targeted those of us who have been using oil for heating. They have charged an extra for this privilege for home insurance and are now insisting that oil tanks be replaced on a ten-year cycle so that there is minimal chance of leaks (and zero risk for them). The net result is the rush by hom-

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· Thanks Canada for keeping us glued to our televisions Sunday morning for the exciting Gold Medal Game. Way to go, Team Canada, for showing us how good hockey should be played! · The Frontenac-Addington Trappers, Gull Lake fishing derby is Saturday, March 1. This is a full day’s event with new things happening almost every hour. Anyone who has attended this event in the past has said that it is well organized and lots of fun. For more information on tickets and hourly events, log onto or call 336-8359. · Despite the hockey game, there was a large turnout for the United Church Union Service in Henderson. The Henderson United Church will now be opened to host Sunday services. · Tuesday, March 4, the youth group of the Arden United Church will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at 5 p.m. at the Kennebec Community Centre. Euchre players are reminded that their games will be held at the Legion that evening, but resume at the hall, the following week. · On March 8 the Arden Legion will host an all-day Dart Tournament, open doubles 9:30 a.m. and open singles 1 p.m. $15 p.p. for darts includes entertainment. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is open to the public with various specials all day, and back by popular demand is “Pickled Chicken”. For more information, please call the Legion at 613-335-2737. · One Saturday, March 15, the Arden and Community Wesleyan Church is holding their first fundraising dinner of 2014. The ham dinner, complete with all the fixings, will be held at the Community Centre, 5-6:30 p.m. This is a free-will offering dinner, so come with an appetite to enjoy a great meal. · Congratulations to Mark Montagano and all the other Plungers involved at the Heritage Festival event. Your Gold Medal performances raised over $10,000 for worthy recipients in the area. Fantastic!

· Frances Vanderzande would like to thank the volunteer fire fighters for their quick response February 8, plus the paramedics for the speedy and safe ride to Perth Hospital. Frances stated that she is doing much better after her kidney episode.


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613-372-0018 · St. Paul's United Church will host a Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings, March 1 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Adults $12, children $6, under 6 eat free. Family $30. Take out is available. · The Harrowsmith Women's Institute is sponsoring a ROSE (Rural Ontario Sharing Education) Program on March 4, 2 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church. Melissa Kastenhofer from KFLA Alzheimer Society will be guest speaker. Light refreshments will be offered and all are welcome to attend. · Birthday wishes are extended to Hilda Hodgson who celebrated her 90th birthday recently. · Words to live by: Before you assume, learn the facts. Before you judge, understand why. Before you hurt someone, feel. Before you speak, think.

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· What an amazing Olympics Games! Our stunning victories in Men’s and Women’s Hockey and Curling were wonderful to watch. We had such pride in our country as we watched the Olympians sing the Canadian National Anthem as our flag rose to the top of the podium. Way to go Canada!! · Only one more day to purchase dog tags for Bowser for $15. The fee increases to $30 on March 1. Tags can be purchased at Asselstine Hardware or Rona Hardware. · The Grace Centre is looking for Frontenac and area artists. The newly renovated Grace Community Centre in Sydenham is a beautiful and spacious multi-use venue which houses art exhibits and concerts. Each visual artist will have about 20 minutes to give a talk introducing their background, techniques, inspiration, philosophy, etc, including slides, photos, or further originals. This will help build links between artists and community. For more information contact: Kathryn O'Hara, 613-376-6477 or kathryn.ohara@ or visit · Southern Frontenac Community Services Corporation is presenting a 5-week Speaker Series on health and wellness topics. The first session will start Monday, March 3 from 1 to 3 pm. Topics will be Elder Abuse and Hearing Health. The talks are free but they request that you call Lorraine Creighton at 613-376-6477, so that they have an idea on how many people will be attending. Refreshments will be served and free promotional information will be available.


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· We were saddened to hear that our well-known Central Frontenac councilor, William Snyder, has passed away after a long struggle with his illness. He was the beloved husband of Sharon. He will be missed. · Happy Birthday to Percy Burke, Landon Gibbs, Jim Kelly, Maddie McDonald, Marion Hart, Bernard Brown, Jim Kelly


february 27, 2014 Jr. and belated wishes to William Campsall. · On February 19, Parham Happy Travellers Seniors’ Club met at the Free Methodist Church hall at noon for a delicious potluck dinner. Charlotte Brown was the hostess and it was a Valentine theme. After lunch everyone was entertained by Ray Whitelock with his great music and songs. The seniors have decided to hold two sales - bake/yard/BBQ - later on in the year as their fund-raising effort. · After a long absence, we attended the Bedford Jam on Sunday, February 23. Many performers entertained a hall full of people. What great talent! · Many people from Mountain Grove & Arden United Churches attended the union service at Henderson, 10 a.m. with student minister Darin McKinnon. A social time was held following the service. · People finally enjoyed a past weekend of sunshine along with melting snow - made our roads slippery! · The Frontenac Bantam hockey team played Tamworth in Tamworth with a tied score 1-1. Then this same Frontenac Bantam Team played Deseronto at Piccadilly with a winning score of 3-2. Great hockey skills! · The World Day of Prayer will be held on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the CE Building at the United Church in Parham with the theme "Streams in the Desert", learning about the women of Egypt. All churches welcome. · The annual Pastoral Charge meeting will be held on Thursday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in Arden with the Rev. Sue Patterson presiding. · Congratulations to all who represented our great country "Canada" at the Olympics and brought back medals. We are so proud of you. What terrific hockey games were played by our Canadian women’s and men’s teams!

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· On Tuesday, March 4, Keenagers will be held at the Snow Road Community hall from 2-3 p.m. All are welcome. · Because of trail conditions, part of the Snow Road Snowmobile Club’s February 22 event was cancelled. They will be holding their Poker Run on Sat. March 8 beginning with breakfast from 8 – 11am, then the Poker Run, followed by supper from 4 - 6:30pm. Non-snowmobilers are welcome · What a beautiful Valentine’s supper at Snow Road Community Centre on Wednesday. Red roses and hearts were everywhere, the lighting was low and there was also music after a fantastic potluck supper. We were serenaded by Sheila Kittle on keyboard and John Kittle on clarinet to Benny Goodman music. Approximately 40 people attended. The birthday people were Murray Elliot, Ellen Raeburn, Sheila Kittle, Greg Bulloch, and Johanna & Peter Cumberbirch, and as well it was John & Sheila Kittle’s anniversary. Johanna did all the beautiful decorating. There were also games after supper. A fantastic evening. · It was a proud moment for Ann & Alan Massey when they watched their 10-year-old twin granddaughters, Ava & Nora, swimming at the regional swimming competition held annually, this time in Belleville. After three days of stiff competition, these girls came home with three silver medals and one bronze. They wouldn’t have missed it for the world. · If you want a good read, Rick Revelle has a new book out,


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· Great news - Saturday March 1 brings in the 10th annual Frontenac Addington Trappers Council Fishing Derby at Big Gull Lake, so be sure to set the date aside (March 1) and get tickets. It's a lot of fun and includes ice fishing, marshmallow roasting, visiting, draws, silent auction, prizes and the opportunity to buy all kinds of tasty burgers, hot dogs - made right on site. There's nothing quite like food cooked by trappers on an open fire. The tickets sell quickly for sure. Prizes to be awarded include an 8-inch power auger; Ice Fishing Sonar Flasher; a 500 lb. capacity snowmobile-ATV sleigh; 1500 watt generator; chainsaw; Stanley tool box and tools. As well there are 60 random prizes awarded by local businesses and also special prizes to reward children and younger fishing folks. There is also a 50/50 draw, so as you can see, there’s lots of opportunity to win, and have fun. · March also ushers in weekly worship at Henderson United at their regular worship time of 8:45 a.m. All are welcome. · It was great to hear from Frontenac News subscribers Rev. Ruth and Ron Paul of Enterprise who complimented our paper on the family values and newsy information.

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613-376-6333 · The SFCSC Speaker Series is presenting a discussion on Elder Abuse and also Hearing Health on Monday, March 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. This is free but you will need to call and book a spot at 613-376-6477. This Speaker Series runs every Monday for the month of March. Call the centre for topics or to book a spot. · St Paul's Anglican Church in Sydenham is hosting an allyou-can-eat Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, March 4 from 5-7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this event. Cost is $4 for kids; $8 for adults or $22 for a family. · Next Wing night is Thursday, March 6 from 5-8 p.m.

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· June’s Angel's Relay for Life team is proud to be hosting their first annual chili luncheon and bake/rummage sale in support of the Canadian Cancer Society on Sat. March 1 at the IOOF Hall in Parham, from noon - 3 pm. Come on out and enjoy a hearty lunch of home-made chilli, home-made buns and dessert while also supporting a great cause! Cost: $5 per adult, 5-10yrs $2.50 and under 5yrs free! · Aren't you proud of the Canadian Olympic Team?? All

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t the request of County Council, a monthly report on absenteeism is now being provided, to supplement the quarterly reports that were requested last year. The report shows the monthly and annual costs for both unionized and non-unionized employees on short-term disability, which ranges from a day off for the flu to a 15-week absence due to an illness or injury. “The cost of short-term disability is covered directly by the county” said Colleen Hickey, Manager of Human Relations, “whereas long-term disability is covered by an insurance program, and is not part of the reporting that is being presented to Council each month." The monthly report for January, 2014 includes a breakdown of sick time for 2012 and 2013, and the trends over that two-year period show that while the number of days lost due to illness at Fairmount Home went down in 2013 by a

eyes have been glued to the TV in the last few days, I'm sure some people are having "Olympic Withdrawal"!! · There are still a few tickets available for the Chinese Dinner & Quarter Auction hosted by District 4 Rec. Committee with all proceeds to the Playground Fund for the Parham ball field. If you would like a ticket please contact Lisa Hamilton or Christine Teal. Donations are also being accepted. We are looking to have the majority of donations in by March 1 but please contact Lisa or Christine to arrange pickup. · Don't forget to drop by the Tichborne Rink on Sunday for some 4 on 4 hockey - if you haven't registered your team you need to do so ASAP by calling Randy Kempe 613-2791233. All proceeds going to support Central Frontenac Minor Softball Association - let's keep the kids active this summer!! There will be a canteen available for the day as well. · Speaking of Minor Ball.....registration will be held on Saturday April 5th - more details to follow. · Annual Pancake supper, Tuesday March 4 at Sharbot Lake United Church CE Centre from 5 to 6:30 pm. Cost is $5 adults, children 6 – 12yrs $3; family rate $20. Sponsored by the ministerial committee with all proceeds going to the local food bank. · Sympathy to the family of the late Bill Snyder who was the councillor from this area. Sympathy also to the family of the late Geraldine Stirk. · Congratulations to both the senior girls volleyball and the senior boys basketball teams from Granite Ridge Education Centre in making it to EOSSA and then to finish in 3rd place overall. You should all be proud of a job well done and a great season. · The congregation enjoyed homemade soup and other wonderful goodies following Sunday service. The Parham United Church Sunday school sent 12 Operation Christmas Child boxes; with the help of Kingston area these were sent to 16 countries including Syria. · Kids from this area are going to Costa Rica over March Break. Thanks to those who supported this trip by purchasing cheese. · Thinking of you to Drew Bertrim, Fletcher Young. · Happy Birthday to Sylvia Gray, Jim Kelly, Tanya Whan, Dan Hole, Dale Bertrim, Annie McKinnon, Alayna Jackson,

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· The next Bolingbroke Café is Friday, March 7, 7–10 p.m. at ABC Hall. The featured performers are Lost For Words, acoustic trio. $10 at the door. Contact: Mike Erion 613-2738718 or Catherine Smith and Rob Boyer provide specialty coffees and dessert items. Come out for a relaxing evening with friends and neighbours. · Too bad about Canada Post shortening the hours at the local post offices. They just seem to be one more in a long line of institutions trying to lower the bar of customer service without lowering the prices for these lesser services. Taking wages away from some employees so they can pay the big wages of others. Shame on Canada Post. One would think the entire union would agree to take fewer hours and less wages in support of their brethren out this way. These rural employees will have to make further cutbacks in their family budget. They will have even less money to spend in the community, or to attend community events. · The ABC Association will be discontinuing the potluck/music jams, held the third Saturday of each month. They wish to thank all those who supported these events over the years. Musicians can continue to practise and learn together at the weekly musicians’ circles, held Thursday evenings at 7 pm. For information, contact Matt Churchill (613-273-9005) or visit

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significant margin, they went up for Frontenac Paramedic Services and for the Corporate Services department of the county itself. Fairmount Home lost 11,500 hours in 2013 in sick days, down from 14,800 in 2012, a drop of 23%. Frontenac Paramedic Services andServices and Howe Island Ferry Services, which fall under the Emergency and Transportation Department (the statistics from the two operations are combined in the report), lost 21,900 days in sick days in 2013, up from 19,650 in 2012, an 11% increase. Corporate services is the smallest department in the study, and it saw the largest change, 977 days lost in 2013 as compared to 481 in 2012, a 100% increase in one year. While the corporate services numbers seem extreme, it should be noted that when the numbers of employees are small, the

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Frontenac Heritage Festival Craft show by Julie Druker total of 17 vendors participated in the Frontenac Heritage Festival's Artisan/ Craft show, which took place Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 & 16 at the St. James Major hall in Sharbot Lake This is the first time in several years that there has been a craft


show at the festival, and this year's show was organized by Betty Hunter and Debbie Emery. Local artisans had on display and for sale numerous items that included jewelry, hand-made bags, purses, and clothes, native crafts and regalia, personal care products, quilts, knitted and crocheted items,

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pottery, wood crafts, recycled glass ware and more. Many of the vendors gave demonstrations throughout the weekend, including spinner Susan Berlin and quilters Bernice, Edith, Betty and June, who also gave demonstrations. Val Hermer displays her work at the show, photo courtesy of Richard Emery. Janet Ducharme opened up the hall kitchen and provided worked up an appetite while shopping and home-made snacks and meals for those who attending the numerous festival events.

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· At the Birthday Bash on Feb. 19 there were two very special happenings: One was the very entertaining recitation of “The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Helen Forsey. The other was the honouring of Pete Bunnett and Ellen Good by the Ompah Fire Department for their years of service as volunteers.

Pete and Ellen have now retired from this role, and were formally honoured by the entire North Frontenac Fire Department before Christmas. But the Ompah firefighters are the ones who will most miss the presence of Pete and Ellen, and on Wednesday they gave them a number of special gifts and told some stories to remind the crowd of how very much they are valued. Pictured are Pete and Ellen (center) receiving just one of several lovely gifts. Photo by Michelle Ross

Sealed submissions must be received by 1:00 p.m., March 5, 2014, Attention: Wayne Orr, CAO, 4432 George St, Sydenham, ON, 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 7:00am and 5:00pm at the Public Works Department, 2490 Keeley Rd, Sydenham, ON, K0H 2T0.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PW-P02-2014 • SUPPLY & INSTALLATION of a PORTABLE TRUCK SCALE SYSTEM at the PORTLAND WASTE DISPOSAL SITE Sealed submissions must be received by 1:00 p.m., March 19, 2014, Attention: Wayne Orr, CAO, 4432 George St, Sydenham, ON, 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 7:00am and 5:00pm at the Public Works Department, 2490 Keeley Rd, Sydenham, ON, K0H 2T0

**NEW** COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANTS Council recently approved the Community Project Grant Program. Not for profit community organizations including charitable organizations and unincorporated groups who meet the project guidelines can apply until March 31st. For more information and to access the related forms, visit our website at:

MUNICIPAL HOME OWNERSHIP PROGRAM The City of Kingston, as the Housing Service Provider for the County of Frontenac has announced the 2014 Home Ownership Program that residents of Frontenac County can apply for. Households that are currently renting in the City of Kingston and the County of Frontenac and who do not have any vested interest in any real estate may apply to the program for down payment assistance equal to 5% of the purchase price to a maximum of $13,000. Visit for more information.


Weekend Reno Show seeks cottage projects A by Kevin Browne

re you a cottage owner with a renovating or redecorating project that is waiting to be done? The TV Show “Weekend Reno” is looking for outgoing cottagers with a project that their team can do in a weekend and include in their show. This show is produced by Mountain Road Productions (in Ottawa) and premiered on Cottage Life television on January 2, 2014. The Sharbot Lake Property Owners Association was recently contacted to help get the message out to cottagers on Sharbot Lake and the surrounding lakes to inform them of the opportunity to make a submission to participate in the show. The show produced 13 episodes last year in which one of them is from Sharbot Lake and the others are from various lakes in the Perth, Westport, Cloyne and Bancroft areas - so your cottage could be a new episode.

The Weekend Reno team consists of Michelle Mawby, the designer, Anthony Angelis, the carpenter and Merrill O’Malley, the project assistant. This team works together to take your tired interior cottage space and turn it into your refreshed haven. The best part is that you get to go away for the weekend and come back to the completed project and enjoy it without the issue of having to do it yourself. The production team will supply the required design expertise, labour as well as substantial free materials. Participants are required to make a minimum financial contribution of $4,000 in support of the project. Visit http:// to watch full episodes that have already aired. Information on applying is available in the SLPOA Forum ( and at

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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE WINTER HOURS Winter hours are from 3 pm to 7 pm on February 27th, March 13th & 27th. See our website for more details.

WINTER MAINTENANCE We have been experiencing above average snowfall this year. Snow banks are higher than we have seen in years. Please exercise caution when exiting driveways and approaching intersections. 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, 2013 to March 31, 2014. 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.

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South Frontenac Family Day Winter Carnival Special Thank you to our Family Day Volunteers: Brenda Adams, Colby Dowker, Mary Jo Dowker, Mike Howe, Christine LeBlanc, Tyler Morey, Curtis Morey, Nicole Maddocks, Angela Maddock's, Norm Roberts, Dawn Seiben, Ross Trethewey, Council members John McDougall, Ron Vandewal and our special event organizers Pam Morey and Dan Bell. Special thank you to Jeanette & Carl Pixey of Pine Ridge Catering for making everything taste so good,our friends at Reid's Foodland in Verona, Norm Garrison,Billy and their wonderful teams of horses. Jim Stinson, Wayne Kehoe and staff from Frontenac Arena and our friend Wayne Conway from the VCA of Verona for assisting us. A big thank you to Ken Harper of Verona for the use of his fire pit and Carl Pixley for starting the fire and supplying the fire wood. Thank you to Mark Segsworth, Jamie Brash and Bill Jones from the Township for snow removal and delivering tires for the obstacle course. A big thank you also to Suzanne Hoag for helping with the advertising of this event. Special thank you to Ann Elvins from Tiffany's of Harrowsmith and Pam Morey from Blossoms of Kingston for all the great gift certificates for the Volunteer draw. Volunteer Recognition Draw Winners: Pete Asselstine, Bonnie Brown, Helen Booth, Dwayne Brame, Kim Deline, Lorie Dark, Dave Flear, Dave Fisher, Nikki Gowdy, Suzanne Hoag, Greg Horton, Chris Jackson, Deann Kennedy, Debbie Lingen, Angela Maddocks, Anna Lea Myllymaki, Ginney Redmond, John Steele, Rachael Smith Tryon and Lois Webster. Also our appreciation goes out to all South Frontenac Council Members, Mayor Gary Davison, South Frontenac Recreation Chair Mike Howe and South Frontenac Recreation Coordinator Angela Maddocks for helping this special day take place. South Frontenac Recreation Committee congratulates all our Volunteers in South Frontenac because we couldn't do it without you. Thank you to all our citizens of South Frontenac for another great Family Day

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t's not often that one hears the words “art” and “science” in the same sentence. But that is often the case when it comes to painter Aleta Karstad, who spoke on February 22 at the Grace Centre in Sydenham. Karstad is one of three artists participating in a group show there titled “Local Reflections on Art and Nature”. The show was organized by Southern Frontenac Community Services’ Grace Centre Arts Committee in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the show goes a long way in explaining the close relationship between art, nature and science. Karstad and her husband Fred Schueler, who is a naturalist, herpetologist, scholar and the research curator at the Bishop Mills Natural History Centre in Bishop Mills, Ontario, are currently working with the Nature Conservancy of Canada surveying the conservancy’s five newly purchased properties in the Frontenac Arch. Schueler is conducting biological inventories of the sites and Karstad is painting the flora, fauna and landscapes there. The couple have been working as a team for years, with Schueler researching and Karstad painting the natural world. They have published numerous books based on their findings. The work they are doing with the NCC will assist staff with their long-term management plans for the Frontenac Arch lands. Currently Karstad is creating paintings of the Arch lands and she is displaying and selling them on her website (, with the proceeds helping to fund Schueler's research. It is these paintings, some still wet, that were on display and for sale at the Grace Centre show and they demonstrate the prowess of this artist, who for decades has been

In a third piece titled “Fern Pelt of focusing her sights on the natural world. the Frontenacs”, Karstad zooms in on Karstad received her formal art traina section of mosses, ferns and lichens ing at the Central Technical School in that grow in the Arch lands. She said it Toronto and in 1972 began work in biois one of her favorite paintings and she logical illustration with the National Muused the subject of that particular paintseum of Canada. Since that time she ing as a perfect metaphor in explaining and her husband have published numerher and her husband’s model of workous books about their research and finding. “In our work, Fred and I depend on ings and in 2008 set up the model of how each other like the medulla and the alga they work together, which Karstad calls that makes up a lichen. The alga, being the Art and Science Model. “Though green, makes food from light, and the we officially named our model in 2008, medulla, which cannot feed itself, supin reality we have always worked that plies a body, like Fred with his scientific way," Karstad explained at her talk. “It is body of knowledge, building on his datraditional to pay money for completed tabase. This knowledge informs my art, artworks, whereas scientists must themcarries me about on field trips, and in selves actually pay money to publish return, the art brings in the money for their research. We do research linked the research.” with art, art linked with research..... and Karstad and Schueler are a perfect we let the art support the research.” match for the NCC and their work will go Not only does the art support the research, but the works themselves stand “Loughborough Meadows” by Aleta Karstad a very long way in helping the organization demonstrate to others the magical alone as subtle and masterful depictions of nature’s bounty. Karstad is an experienced and talented and diverse beauty of the Frontenac Arch. The show “Lopainter and has the ability to create simultaneously dynamic cal Reflections on Art and Nature" will be up at the Grace and subtle paintings whether portraying a large, expansive Centre until April 29 and admission is free. The hall is open vista as with her “Loughborough Meadows” or in her much most weekdays from 10 am – 4 pm but it is best to call the smaller work titled “Wild Cucumber”, which depicts two deli- Southern Frontenac Community Services’ office at 613-376cate pods clinging precariously to their winter vine. Her feel 6477 ext. 205 to confirm that your visit does not coincide for colour is direct and vibrant and her attention to the tiniest with regularly scheduled activities there. For those who missed Karstad's talk, a second reception and artists’ talk details make for beautifully subtle and delicate paintings. will take place at the Grace Centre on Saturday March 8 from 1 -2:30pm. The Grace Centre is located at 4295 Stagecoach Road in Sydenham.

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by Dave Whalen ntario Command of the Royal Canadian Legion is working to produce a Military Recognition Book. We are asking that all veterans or their family members help us so that those who deserve this recognition are not forgotten. The Legion has the forms to fill out, with information for the person who is being recognized. The forms also can be downloaded at When completed the forms may be dropped off at the Sharbot Lake Legion, Hollowood Branch 425. There is a requirement for a photograph to accompany the form. If you wish to have the picture returned, please attach a note with your request. I would like to have as many as possible returned to the Legion by the Mar 14, 2014. Your cooperation in this endeavour would be greatly appreciated. Lest We Forget.

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Denbigh Recreation's Annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, started off with a free lunch for all the kids. It was very icy everywhere so all the games were played with care, as not to have any injuries. There was human bowling on the rink, sled races, tea boiling, etc. The Ice/Snow Sculpture Contest 1st prize was won by Katrina Keller, and 2nd prize by the Bright Family. Sasha Berndt won the guess game, and guessed the amount right on. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make it a great day. A big thank you to Steve and Owen for organizing and leading all the games and all the fun everyone had, and to George and Joan for running the Canteen. Picture courtesy of Denbigh Recreation

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n the second Friday of every month at 10am, Pine Meadow invites men from the community to come have a coffee and a visit with the men who reside here. It is a great way for the residents to stay involved with the community. On Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, Pine Meadow hosted its largest group yet! It was wonderful to see some new faces and the interaction between both parties was remarkable. We took a few minutes to go around the table and say a little bit about each person, some chose to tell jokes or even sing a song. Men came from all parts of our community, a chance to get out and socialize and pass the time from this long Winter we’re having. Pine Meadow would like to extend a special thanks to Pam Lemke of Land O’ Lakes Community Services, for her help in arranging this each month and would also like to welcome all new comers to our home. We look forward to our next visit on March 14 for some St. Patrick’s Day treats this time!

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Peacefully at Extendicare Kingston on Wednesday February 19, 2014 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Frederick Stirk and the late Frank Badour. Will be missed by sons Ron Badour (Virginia), Gerald Badour (Evelyn) and daughters Naydenne Campbell (late Leslie), Shirley Camilleri (Sam). Sadly missed by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter Francis Simpson (late Noel), and son Boyce Badour. Rested at Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. Friends were received on Friday, February 21 from 6-9 pm and Saturday from 10 am until 11 am. Funeral service was held in the Funeral Home on Saturday February 22, 2014 at 11 am. Interment Oconto Cemetery. Donations to Extendicare, Kingston or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences at

Peacefully at Perth Hospital, Tuesday February 11, 2014 with her family at her side in her 61st year. Beloved wife of 44 years to Ivan Porter, dear mother of Ruby Lynn Dee (Dan), Ivan Jr. (Grenda) and Tracey. Grandmother of Ashley Dee. Velma grew up in Elm Tree, a part of Kennebec Township. She was one of ten children. She enjoyed sharing childhood stories and memories. Velma spent 29 years working for the Limestone District School Board. Over this time she worked with special needs children. Because of the dedication and passion Velma had she was able to change the lives of the many children and people she worked with. Spending time with family was very important to Velma. She loved being together for holidays, birthdays and camping trips. Also she and her husband Ivan enjoyed attending country music festivals with close friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her but will always be in our hearts.

Snyder, William Philip Peacefully on Saturday, February 22nd in his 66th year, Bill passed away. Survived by his wife Sharon; father figure to Jacey Kennedy (Marco Landry), uncle to Nicki Gowdy (Mike) and "the King" to Simon and Kevin. Predeceased by his twin sister Wanda Napier and survived by his eight sisters and their families: Janet Shillington (late Clinton), Lorna Leitch, Ruth Findlater (Ed), Marliyn Ambler (Harvey), Sheila Ellis (Ted), Helene Ouellet (Bernie), Valorie Asselstine (Mike), and Joanne Snyder. Bill was a lifelong farmer who loved his family and was very passionate about his community where he served on council for 32 years. He was also a member of the Albion 109 Lodge. Bill has been interred at the Piccadilly cemetery and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. IN THE CARE OF TROUSDALE FUNERAL HOME, 4374 MILL STREET SYDENHAM, ONTARIO, K0H 2T0 (613) 376-3022


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CARD OF THANKS Thank You ~ Webster The family of the late James Webster would like to express their heartfelt thank you to family and friends for their support during this difficult time. A special thank you to the Sharbot Lake Legion for the lovely luncheon and Goodfellow's Funeral Home for their caring and kindness. James will be missed by us all. Marcie, Matt, Frances and families.

THANK YOU ~ TAYLOR The family of the late Bruce Taylor Sr. would like to express our sincere thanks to family and friends for visits, phone calls, flowers, cards, prayers, food and donations. A special thank you to Milestone Funeral Center, to Pastor Klatt for the memorial service, to Ron Lemke, Jack and Lois Weber for the music, and the Clar-Mill Community Volunteers for the lovely luncheon after the service. The Taylor & McMurdock Families


he 2012 Nobel Prize for Economics was awarded to Lloyd Shapley and Alvin Roth for their theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design. One of the publications cited by the Swedish Academy of Science is a 1962 paper by David Gale and Lloyd Shapley entitled "College Admissions and the Stability of Marriage", published in the American Mathematical Monthly, a widely read expository journal. Mathematical progress often depends on non-technical straightforward results that turn out to be important for a significant range of applications. Such is the case with that of Gale and Shapley, whose proof is accessible to ordinary citizens. Imagine a village in which there are equal numbers of men and women who have to be married off. The matchmaker has to ensure that the resulting marriages are stable; that is, there is never a situation in which a man prefers some woman over his assigned wife while at the same time this woman prefers him over her assigned husband. In other words, any attempts to defect from a marriage are rebuffed. (You can see that college admissions involve a more complicated form of the same thing: candidates apply to colleges and you want to end up with an assignment where no candidate will be able to turn down an offer to accept one from elsewhere.) Gale and Shapley at first wondered whether such an assignment was indeed possible, but were able to devise a procedure that would achieve it. The matchmaker asks each man to list in strict order of preference all the women, and each woman to do likewise with the men. The matchmaking proceeds in a number of rounds. In the first round, each man proposes to the woman at the top of his list. If every woman receives a proposal, the marriages are made and each man, having his first choice, will be faithful. However, if not every woman gets a proposal, then some will have more than one proposal. A woman receiving at least one proposal will keep on a string the one she prefers the most and reject all the others. The rejected men will participate in the second round. In his round, each one of them strikes from his list the woman who has rejected him and proposes to the next preferred. Upon receiving a pro-

A Promise for You "But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden sins" Psalm 19: 12

posal, a woman looks over all the prospects, including anyone that might be on her string, and accepts the most preferred, rejecting all the others. We go on to round three, in which all the loose men strike off their lists those who have rejected them and propose to their next choices. This process continues for as many rounds as necessary for there to be no further rejections. We need to establish two things. First, we have to be sure that the process terminates. Secondly, we have to argue that it produces a set of stable marriages. For the first, note that there is a finite number of names on all the lists. Every time we need a new round, it is because someone's name gets crossed off of a list. This cannot go on forever. When the last round is reached, each man has finally been accepted by a different woman. Now we come to the meat of the situation. Suppose that, say, Al is married to Ann, and that Bob is married to Barb. Suppose that Al prefers Barb to his own wife. Then Barb would have been higher on Al's list than Ann, and so Al would have proposed to Barb and been rejected by her before proposing to Ann. Why would Barb have rejected Al? Either she would have already accepted Bob or Bob would have come along later, supplanting any other suitors. In either case, she would have preferred Bob to Al, and so has no incentive to defect. That's all there is to it. The assignment is not necessarily the only one possible. For example, there is a symmetrical process in which the women do the proposing, and this will in general lead to a different assignment. Notice that the success of this assignment depends on the assumption that the preference orders, once made, are never altered. Of course, in real life, things are not so cut and dried.

OPP reportS On February 23, a resident of the Melburn Road area (Battersea) contacted the OPP, as they believed their dog had been shot at approximately 6 a.m. Police attended and discovered that the complainant’s small Black/Beige Shih Tzu had suffered a fatal wound consistent with a gunshot. TThis incident took place on Melburn Road between Ormsbee Road and Ida Hill Road. Anyone who may have information that may assist in this investigation is requested to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or anonymous information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Max Freeman In loving memory of my dear husband who passed away on Feb 29th, 2004. Those we loved don’t go away They walk beside us every day. Love always, wife Maryann Freeman

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1 BEDROOM + DEN in 4-plex, in Kaladar, references, first & last, $475 + hydro, available March 1, please call 416-554-9746 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT, available April 1st, country lake setting, smoke & pet-free, 1st & last, $895 month inclusive. 613-376-9815 3 BEDROOM UPSTAIRS APT. in Arden, $900/ month inclusive. Bob Hawley 613-335-3878 3 BEDROOM APT in Northbrook, $600 plus utilities, references, no pets, available immediately, call 613-336-9633 ARTIST PARADISE, housekeeping B&B. Private quarters, smoke and pet free, lakeside setting. $100 per night, $500 weekly. Book now, available June 1st, 613-376-9815. COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE located on Hwy. 7 just east of the Junction of Hwy 38 and Hwy. 7. For further information, contact Ram at 613-279-2827 LOOKING FOR A ROOMMATE to share a waterfront home on outskirts of Verona. $650 per month inclusive, 613-374-2079. STORAGE UNITS for rent in Mountain Grove. Bob Hawley, 613-335-3878

FOR SALE CENTRAL BOILER OUTDOOR FURNACES 2014 Winter Rebate. Save up to $700.Call for more information. Your local Dealer, Wood Heat Solutions, Frankford, ON, 613-398-1611; Bancroft, ON 613-332-1613. HOUSE IN MOUNTAIN GROVE and Duplex in Arden. For further details, call 613-335-3878 or 613-213-3055 PUPPIES: 3 Imperial Tuxedo Shih-tzus, 7 hardy Bichus. Ready to go. Carol or Ken 613479-0252.


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S&A CLUB HALL, Harrowsmith. Air conditioned, capacity 90, $25/hr up to 3 hours; $125 for more than 3 hours. For hall rental please contact Linda Stewart (613) 372-3797 and for membership, Tricia Evans (613) 3720343 VERONA LIONS BANQUET HALL AND BOARD MEETING ROOM (Lions’ Den). Reasonable rates in a convenient location. Air conditioned. Full kitchen and bar facility. Weddings, anniversaries, parties, conferences.  613-374-2821


FIREARMS & HUNTER ED COURSES. Tamworth: Firearms Course – March 21 & 22, Hunter Education Course - March 28 & 29. 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.

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impact of one or two illnesses can have a large statistical impact. “In general, the absenteeism rates at Frontenac County are comparable to those in other similar institutions,” said Colleen Hickey, when asked to compare the numbers. In her more comprehensive quarterly report, which was delivered to Council in October, Hickey pointed out that among unionized employees, 47% of emergency services staff, 35% of Fairmount Home staff, and 15% of corporate staff were absent more often than the amount targeted by their collective agreements. Over all, 42% of unionized employees were above their target as compared to only 9% of non-unionized employees. She noted in October that two-thirds of Frontenac County staff work with the “most vulnerable people in our communities.” Paul Charbonneau, Chief of Paramedic Services for the county, said those employees are working “in high risk jobs, dealing with sick people, and sometimes when dealing those people they get sick themselves.” In receiving the absenteeism report, Councilor David Jones took aim at Frontenac Paramedic Services, which undertook a controversial cut in ambulance service in Kingston last year, partly in order to deal with the cost of absenteeism. “We moved up 11% this year, despite mitigation promises last year,” he said to

MERA Travel Talk ERA is holding the last of their Travel


Talks at the schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners, featuring local residents who have spent time in places you may want to know more about or visit yourself. Think of them as the Discovery Channel without the commercials and with an opportunity to ask questions. On March 7, David and Helga Zimmerly, who spent years traveling around the world on a sailboat, will talk about their visit to the Galapagos Islands. Admission is by donation and there will be desserts and coffee/tea available for purchase, starting at 7pm. The presentation starts at 7:30pm.

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Charbonneau, “despite a strategy devised by yourself and the former CAO, we had promises of mitigation, but we are still climbing and climbing. It looks like we a re aup to seven weeks of sick time per employee. I'm wondering if you've got a comment on that.” “The mitigation strategy you refer to was to mitigate against a budget increase; it did not address absenteeism. We have not had an absenteeism program in the paramedic services for couple of years. We introduced a new program at the beginning of this year. We hope to see improvements coming from that program," Charbonneau replied. The cut in absenteeism at Fairmount Home that has been noted in both recent reports has been attributed to the improved implementation of the Employee Attendance Awareness Program in 20133. The program is being revamped this spring.

Township of Addington Highlands Temporary Part-Time Waste Site Custodian The Corporation of the Township of Addington Highlands seeks one (1) individual to fill the position of “Waste Site Custodian” for the Hartsmere and Weslemkoon Lake sites, for a period of no more than 6 weeks. This is a unionized position and will be of interest to those who enjoy working in an outside environment and interacting with the public. Resumés must be received by the Township Office, Flinton ON, on or before Thursday March 6th, 2014 at 4:00pm, Attention: Royce Rosenblath, Road & Waste Management Supervisor, marked Waste Site Custodian. Details may be obtained by contacting the Road & Waste Management Supervisor at 613-333-2363 office or by email Information gathered relative to this position is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for candidate selection purposes. All applicants are thanked for their interest in applying for this position but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. (Personal information collected will be used solely for the purpose of making candidate selections)

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TENDER FOR LANDSCAPING/ GROUNDS MAINTENANCE SERVICES Loughborough Housing Corporation, which operates seniors’ apartment buildings located at 4361 & 4377 William Street in the village of Sydenham, proposes to invite bids from those qualified to provide Landscaping/Grounds Maintenance Services for its entire property, on a contract basis for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The contractor will be required to provide for all equipment and labour to perform the work, and must provide proof of the required insurance coverage at the time of submitting the bid. The tender document that must be used to submit a bid sets out the terms of the work arrangement, and is available at the corporation’s office, which is located at 4377 William Street, Sydenham, during our regular office hours (normally Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.). It is best to phone ahead of your arrival. Neil Orser, Administrator 4377 William Street Sydenham, ON. K0H 2T0 613-376-3686

Thinking about fixing things up? The Frontenac CFDC offers loans to businesses to improve their existing facilities. 50% of the loan request may be eligible for 0% financing. For information on this or any other of your business loan requirements, contact Terry Romain, Business Development Officer at: 613-372-1414 or 1-888-372-9962 Loans are subject to available funding Federal Economic Development Agency For Southern Ontario

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

Hockey tournament at Tichborne Rink; looking for 8 teams, $10pp, please call Randy, 613-279-1233 SHARBOT LAKE LEGION – Jam Session w/ Old Habits & Guests, 1-4pm, $5, Zone G1 fundraiser, all welcome

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SYDENHAM - SPEAKER SERIES, Topics: Elder Abuse; Hearing Health, 1-3pm, Grace Centre, please reserve: 613-376-6477; sponsor: Southern Frontenac Community Services

Thursday February 27 SYDENHAM - ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP 7-9pm, Grace Centre; info: 613-5443078

Friday February 28 SHARBOT LAKE – DINNER at the Legion. 5:30–7pm, chicken

February 28 - March 1 GLENVALE - WOMEN’S CONFERENCE “Finding Joy”, Kingston Christian Fellowship, 2621 Road 38, Registration Feb 28, 6:30pm; Claire 613-766-6207

Saturday, March 1 BIG GULL LAKE - TRAPPERS COUNCIL FISHING DERBY, tickets $10, 12 & under free; draws, great prizes; pls. reserve tickets by Feb 28: 613-336-8359; HARROWSMITH - TURKEY DINNER, St. Paul’s United Church, with all the trimmings 4:30-6:30pm, $12, Children $6, under 6 free; family $30. PARHAM – CHILI LUNCH & BAKE SALE, by June’s Angels, Relay for Life fundraiser, noon3pm, IOOF Hall, $5; 5-10yrs $2.50; under 5 free, also indoor yard sale


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Tuesday March 4 ARDEN - PANCAKE SUPPER, community hall 5pm, hosted by United Church youth group HARROWSMITH WOMEN'S INSTITUTE, 2pm, St. Paul's United Church, guest speaker from the Alzheimer Society, all welcome PLEVNA - PANCAKE SUPPER, 5pm, $8, 5-12yrs $4, under 5 free, Clar-Mill Hall, sponsored by Clar-Mill Community Volunteers SHARBOT LAKE – PANCAKE SUPPER, United Church,5–6:30pm; $5; $3 6-12yrs, $20 family; sponsored by the ministerial committee; proceeds to the food bank. SNOW ROAD – KEENAGERS, community hall 2-3pm. All are welcome SYDENHAM - PANCAKE DINNER, St Paul’s Anglican Church 5-7pm, $8; $4 children; $22 family, all welcome

Wednesday March 5 SHARBOT LAKE - ALZHEIMER SOCIETY SUPPORT GROUP, 1-3 pm, United Church hall, 613-544-3078 ext 203 SNOW ROAD – FOOT CARE CLINIC, community centre, appointment: 613-279-3151. SYDENHAM DINERS, noon, Grace Centre, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations required 613376-6477

DENBIGH - RETIRED TEACHERS & FRIENDS: Luncheon at Blue Bench Bakery & Cafe, 11:30am, to reserve phone 613-4792837 by Feb. 4 at noon. MABERLY - EUCHRE & LUNCHEON, noon, community hall, sponsored by St. Alban’s Anglican Church VERONA DINERS, noon, Lions Hall, for 55+, $11. Reservations required 613-376-6477.

Friday March 7 BOLINGBROKE CAFE, 7-10pm, ABC Hall w/ “Lost For Words”, acoustic trio; $10 info: Mike Erion 273-8718, HARROWSMITH - YOUTH DANCE Golden Links Hall, 7-9:30PM, for ages 9-15; $6 call Sharon 536-6676 or Wayne 358-2533 MCDONALDS CORNERS - TRAVEL TALK by David and Helga Zimmerly on visit to the Galapagos Islands, MERA schoolhouse, 7:30pm, admission by donation WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, Theme is "Streams in the Desert", service written by the women of Egypt; Flinton 11am at St. Paul’s Anglican Church; Parham United Church, 7pm. All are welcome

Saturday March 8 ARDEN - FUNDRAISING DAY 8-10am breakfast; 9:30am open doubles dart tournament; 11:30-2 lunch available; 1pm singles dart tournament; darts $15pp includes entertainment; 4-7:30 wings avail; music by band “Pickled Chicken” $5 at door; Totem carving auction, games. All welcome SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB Breakfast, 8–11am; Snowmobile Family Poker Run; Roast Beef Dinner 4:30-6:30pm, 1106 Gemmills Rd. non-snowmobilers welcome. SYDENHAM - RECEPTION & ARTIST TALKS: 1-2:30pm, Aleta Karstad on “Landscape Art & Science”; Phil Chadwick on “Tom

Thomson was a Weatherman”, Grace Hall

Sunday March 9 BEDFORD OPEN MIC & JAM, 1-5pm, Bedford Hall 1381 Westport Rd, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel & more, $2, 613-374-2614 ENTERPRISE COUNTRY JAMBOREE, 1pm Enterprise Hall w/ Dallas Daisy and Randy Arney; Fred Brown & Friends, $8, entertainers free; sponsor: Newburgh-Camden Lions Club. info 379-9972 or 613-530-5859 WILTON - THE PROVERBS in concert, 7pm, Standard Church; freewill offering, info 613386-3405

Monday March 10 SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, seniors’ centre, appointment: 613-279-3151. SYDENHAM - SPEAKER SERIES, free, 1-3pm, Grace Centre, Topic: Ultimate Wellbeing; please reserve: 613-376-6477, sponsor: Southern Frontenac Community Services SYDENHAM WOMEN’S INSTITUTE monthly meeting at Library 7-9pm, new members welcome

Tuesday March 11 NORTHERN 5 DINERS, Ompah hall, noon, For those 50+, $10, reservations 279-3151 VERONA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, medical centre 9am-noon. For appointment call Bob: 613-376-6477

Wednesday March 12 GLENBURNIE DINERS, noon, United Church, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations required 613376-6477

Regular Happenings AA & AL-ANON 41 GROUP - Cloyne Hall. Wednesdays 8 pm. All welcome 336-9221. AA MEETINGS - SHARBOT LAKE, every Monday, 8:30 pm, United Church C.E. Bldg. AL-ANON: Hope & help for families of alcoholics, 12 weekly meetings in greater Kingston area. Please call 384-2134 for information.

Kennebec Historical Society puts Arden on the map F estival goers had a chance to explore the history of Arden during the recent Frontenac Heritage Festival thanks to the hard work of members of the Kennebec Historical Society. During this year's festival not only did Arden become a central hub for festival activities but history enthusiasts had a chance to explore the unique history of the village thanks to displays set up by the Society in the Kennebec hall. Here follows a brief history of the village based on those displays. One story of the settlement of Arden has it that settlers arrived in Kennebec Township, which was named in 1823, during the mid-nineteenth century after traveling up the Salmon River and looking for land. Every male settler over the age of 18 was promised 100 acres of land. Lots were then created first on the Salmon River then on the nearby lakes and logging was the primary industry. By 1850 a small community formed and the waters of Clear Lake Creek were used for the saw mills. The village was first known as Clear Valley but the name was changed by local postmaster David Osborne, who chose the name “Arden” from a poem he loved by Lord Alfred Tennyson called “Enoch Arden”. As the population increased, schools, churches and stores

were built. By 1916 the popuappointed postmaster in the lation in the village had grown village. Later when Charles to 1500 and there were sevParker became postmaster, en stores, three hotels, one the current post office was bank, one doctor and one constructed. dentist. Early home life in Arden In 1882 the Ontario and centered around the kitchen, Quebec Railway (later known where the kitchen fireplace as the Canadian Pacific) was provided heat and a place to constructed and the train cook. Cast iron stoves evenstation known as Ardendale tually replaced the kitchen was built in 1885. The station fireplaces and coal oil lanwas located one mile west terns provided light. of the village. Lumber, logs, As logging fell off and the livestock, and cheese were Postmaster David Osborne trains stopped coming the vilshipped out and other goods lage slowly changed and instead of being brought in. In 1967 the last train passed a commercial hub, it has since become a through Arden and by that time the train social hub for residents and visitors, who station had been demolished. continue to enjoy the village and its beautiThe first store in the village was located ful surrounding landscapes. at the corner of Main and John Streets and The village made the newspaper headwas owned by John Gray but the building lines on July 21, 1981 when what was burned down in 1914. Postal service began thought either to be a micro burst or a torin the village in the early 1850s. Mail trav- nado touched down, demolishing numerous eled up the Salmon River from Napanee building, felling countless trees and causing and was dropped at a designated point what at that time was estimated at $1million on Buck Lake, where postmaster David in damage. Osborne picked it up and took it to his log Arden continues to be a destination for cabin post office located on Big Clear Lake, tourists and is home to many proud resiwhich at that time was known as Deep Wa- dents whose various groups and organizater Lake. In 1865 Osborne was officially tions continue to shine a spotlight on one of

by Julie Druker

Hetherington's Store in Arden Central Frontenac's jewels. Photos and all factual information courtesy of the Kennebec Historical Society

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february 27, 2014

Outdoors in the Land O’ Lakes - Cold Weather Benefits (?)


his has been a lo-o-o-ng, cold winter and I started to wonder if there were any benefits to this “old-fashioned” winter other than the obvious that it’s great for winter sports such as snowmobiling, skiing and even skating. I did some research and the more I checked, the more benefits I found. These are some of the benefits: Bugs - Of course it would be nice to think there may be fewer mosquitoes hatching this spring but mosquitoes are pretty hardy and I think any reduction in their numbers would be not really noticeable. It’s possible that some ticks may die off, which would be great. It’s hoped there may be fewer invasive tree-killing bugs such as the Emerald Ash Borer, especially further north where the temperatures are much colder. At about minus 20ºF some Ash Borers may be killed but, at minus 30ºF, almost 90% could die. Opinions on this differ though but it’s hoped that a good number could die. Emerald Ash Borers produce an anti-freeze chemical to survive the winter and the colder the temperatures,

the more chemical is produced. Since the bugs burrow beneath the tree bark, the temperature there could be a bit warmer than the outside air. Lake Levels - Now that the Great Lakes are about 88% frozen over, there should be much less evaporation of the water thereby allowing water levels this summer to be higher. The lakes haven’t frozen to this amount since 1994. Water Table - The high level of snow which has accumulated this winter should increase the water table this spring as it melts. Vegetation- Even though we have had severe cold, most vegetation has been well protected by the continuous and fairly deep layer of snow. Winter Sports – It’s a long time since we had such perfect conditions for winter sports such as cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, etc. There are some surprising health benefits of cold weather too:

Letters to the editor Trapped in home heating hell - continued from page 3

in the heating value of the two fuels. Then you find that propane is costing 40% more on a BTU basis than heating oil. And, here is the big one, if you paid the same price per BTU for hardwood firewood as current oil prices, the cost per full cord of wood would have to be $1,000! Sooner or later the cost of buying firewood will go up, so don’t rush to switch. Oh yes, insurance companies don’t like wood stoves either. But don’t worry. I’m sure the Provincial government will step in soon. No, wait these are the guys that put the HST on home heating fuels and power! Forget I mentioned them. Makes you angry. - Frank McEvoy

Minimum wage increase helps only one segment of population


taxpayers’ dollars; 5% increase in gas tax (making a 200 km trip for health reasons at a cost of $100); townships who get gas rebates which ought to go back into roads, instead is used to finance projects such as the "Dark Skies" which is what happened in North Frontenac Township. Grants are not free money. Someone has to pay. OPP- 1.28 million for North Frontenac which means an additional $309.00 per household compared to the $60.00 currently being paid. The recent increased cost of the propane has skyrocketed, in some cases doubling the cost of heat for customers in only a few weeks. Finally, these living expenses such as heat, hydro, rent, telephone cost a lot more to the average person. For many it means cutting their food budget or not purchasing much needed medications. Costs continue to increase but incomes do not! It is my experience. those that honestly need the help will not ask. How is the average person supposed to live and survive in 2014 and into the future? The homeless numbers are increasing; seniors and low income families freezing to death because they can't afford the hydro or propane for heat and draining food banks, which are already stretched to their max. Even telephone cost increase of $10.00, a necessity for security of the retired, is a hardship. This is a very sad commentary for our future generations. I question if they will be able to produce what is necessary to sustain society. We must encourage and educate our youth to work in jobs and trades that will keep society financially viable vs. continuing on the current trend of paying out exuberant incomes & bonuses for few. - Herbert W. Kent

am a senior citizen who is very concerned for our future generations so I am voicing some of my concerns. Minimum wage increase is of no value per se because it is only one segment of the equation. This is not going to help those on Old Age Security, small business, stay at home moms, housewives, volunteer agencies, recent graduates, ODSP & Welfare recipients, apprentices and far more whom I have missed, which I apologize for. Unfortunately, it seems as though education has produced far too many desk monkeys that cannot distinguish fact from fiction. They are book educated when in fact they need to balance that education with some 'hands-on experience', which would give them a lot more credibility. They depend on the worker to pay their salary and bonuses. Example, architect, engineer, contractor, boss or foreman do not get paid if the worker or laborer does not do their job. Instead, we need to look at decreasing Napanee Program the salaries and bonuses of those at the other end When: Monday, March 17, 2014 to of the scale For example, one month salary of a CAO Monday, May 12, 2014 (i.e. Frontenac County CAO Time: 10 a.m. to noon 157,000. as advertised) is equivalent to the average Location: St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, annual income of the indi137 Robinson Street, Napanee viduals mentioned above. We need to look at decreasCost: Free for older adults 55+ ing the annual incomes and What: Weekly presentations on different falls bonuses paid out to those prevention topics, healthy snacks, CEOs and executives whose incomes are outrageous. socialization, and 45 minutes of Tai Chi. These salaries and bonuses are made possible because Call 613-549-1232 or 1-800-267-7875, ext. 1209 of the labour produced by for more information or to register. the everyday worker. Space is limited! Hydro 1 -the cost of delivery, the debt and taxes cost is more then the consumption (sun & wind energy, .80 over .08 return); the closing of 2 gas plants costing Ontarians over a billion of

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Reduced Inflammation - Exposure to cold temperatures helps our body to fight inflammation in our joints. One study of runners found that cold therapy versus heat therapy was more effective in reducing pain and speeding up recovery time. On the downside, people with arthritis may notice more joint pain during the winter months, which may be attributed more to lower barometric pressure than the actual temperature. It’s important to remember to try to stay active during the winter months to help lubricate joints and reduce pain. Less Pain - In addition to helping fight inflammation, exposure to cold temperatures can actually help you feel less pain. One study looked at the effects of “polar plunges” on our bodies with respect to pain and found a naturally occurring chemical in the body that increases three-fold and helps suppress pain. Burns Fat - It turns out that cold temperatures help wake up a certain type of fat in our bodies called brown fat. Brown fat helps our bodies to produce heat which also burns calories more efficiently than white fat. Babies rely on brown fat to help them stay warm and even though we lose most of it as we age,

PAGE 11 by Lorraine Julien it’s good to know that some brown fat is still there every winter! Longer Life - For those who just endure a few months of cold weather to get back to warmer days, they may not realize the impact the cold is having on their longevity. Studies looking at worms, mice and muscles found exposure to cold temperatures can result in longer lives. For mice, lifespan increased by up to 20% when the core body temperature was reduced. Has anyone else noticed the huge numbers of Blue Jays around this winter? It seems as though there are dozens of them around our feeders and those of our neighbours. Unless you are constantly refilling the feeders, I’m afraid the smaller, less aggressive birds lose out. Even the raccoons seem to be in continual hibernation so at least they are not raiding the feeders as they normally would like to do. Observations: It was wonderful to hear recently from a reader as far away as Oologah, Oklahoma. Traye Sellmeyer writes that their family has been visited occasionally by a beautiful Coywolf who seems to think he is one of the family.

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t their meeting on Tuesday, Central Frontenac Council made the decision to close and/or sell the Piccadilly Hall. The future of the rarely used Piccadilly Hall has been talked about for a number of years, and through a twist of fate the decision to close it came just days after the death of the hall’s staunchest advocate, Councilor Bill Snyder. The decision came after Council received a report from a committee that was struck to look at the future of all the township halls and recommend changes to Council. In addition to recommending the closing of the little-used hall at the southern edge of the township, the committee recommended standardising the cost of renting the three remaining township halls, Olden Hall in Mountain Grove, Kennebec Hall in Arden and Soldiers Memorial Hall (Oso Hall) in Sharbot Lake. With the exception of Councilor John Purdon, the councillors at the meeting all supported the proposal to charge $45 for residents to rent any of the halls for a day ($75 with the use of kitchen facilities) and to raise the hourly rate for rentals of three hours or less from $5 to $10. For non-residents the charge will be $85 per day, and $100 with kitchen. The compassionate rate for funeral receptions will go up to $15 from the current $10. John Purdon said that since the halls vary in size, the rental fee should vary as well. He pointed out that the basement of the Olden Hall is “less than half the size of the Kennebec Hall,” yet the rental will be the same. “I support the report as it was written,” said Mayor Janet Gutowski. “We are nowhere near the cost of maintaining the halls with these prices, and I’m ok with that, but we need to cover the heating and at least some of the costs. Everyone in the township pays taxes to keep these halls going and only some people use them.” Deputy Mayor Frances Smith agreed. “I support the recommendations that have ®

been given to us. We have to look at raising the costs or we are going to be looking at losing the halls. I’m not sure I’m comfortable with losing one hall. It’s the Pic Hall,” she said, fighting back tears as she looked over at the empty chair where Bill Snyder used to sit. “It’s very difficult”. “I agree with you,” said Janet Gutowski. “It was very hard for me to see this on the agenda tonight.” Councilor Tom Dewey, who was chairing the meeting, then suggested that the matter of the Piccadilly Hall could be deferred given the “circumstances of the day” “I think we all agree that the Pic Hall needs to be closed,” said Frances Smith, “it’s just how we do it.” Township CAO Larry Donaldson said that the motion that accompanied the committee report called for acceptance of the recommendations, but would not be the final word. A bylaw will need to be prepared and there will be an opportunity for details, such as how to deal with the Piccadilly Hall, to be ironed out by Council later on. Given that, Council accepted the recommendations in the report. $2 million grant CAO Donaldson announced that the township has received a $2 million grant to complete the paving of Fifth Lake Road. The new money will cover two-thirds of the $3 million cost of the project, leaving the township on the hook for $1 million. It is in addition to a $1.8 million grant that the township has already received, which covers 90% of the $2 million cost of paving the Wagarville Road, which feeds into the Fifth Lake Road. “This means that we will have asphalt all the way from Parham to Tamworth” said Mayor Gutowski. Most of the other surface-treated roads in the township, with the exception of Roads 38 and 509, have lower grade tar and chip surfaces. Parham Post Office changes finalised

A letter was sent to the township on February 10 announcing the final changes to the hours of operation at the Parham Post Office, effective March 17. From Monday to Wednesday and on Fridays the post office will be open from 9 a.m. until noon and 2:30 to 4:30 pm. On Thurs-

days it will be open from 9 a.m. to noon and 2:30 until 6:30 p.m. It will be closed on Saturday. Locked boxes in the office will only be accessible during open hours. Changes to the Godfrey Post Office hours are pending, but the final hours have not yet been announced.

Sticker shock over simulcast for emergency services by Jeff Green outh Frontenac Fire Chief Rick Cheseborough, speaking for the fire and public works departments from across Frontenac County, asked Frontenac County Council to make a major investment in internal communications last week. In place of the current system in which signals are sent out from one communications tower at a time, Cheseborough proposed a “simulcast” system in which every message that goes out will be simultaneously sent from every tower in the county. He said that the simulcast system will enable communications between firefighters from multiple departments at complex emergency scenes. “Back on December 17 [the date of a major fire at a construction site in downtown Kingston] we couldn’t communicate with each other or with Kingston dispatch.," he said, He proposed that top tier communications radios be provided to firefighters, with second tier radios for public works departments to support a system that will be used for public works as well as fire departments across the county. Although it was Cheseborough who made the presentation to Frontenac County last week (February 19) the fire chiefs and public


works managers from all of the Frontenac townships were in attendance, signalling their support for the proposal. Chesebrough said there were risks involved with not making a change. “What will it cost if we do nothing?” he said. “What is the cost of putting public members of our communities at risk, putting our firefighters at risk, and putting our public workers at risk? By doing nothing it could cost more than just money. I can’t stress enough how critical the situation is right now,” he said The cost of the project is estimated at $5 million to $7 million. Because the system will be in place for a long time, Chesebrough said it made sense to finance it over a 15year period. “We will have a challenge coming up with $7 million,” said Deputy Warden Dennis Doyle from Frontenac Islands. “It has taken us weeks to find nickels and dimes in our budget talks.” “I was supportive when you first came in. Quite frankly, I’m shocked at the price. I had no idea. I don’t know how something that was adequate ten years ago has slipped so much that now you are saying it is mission critical,” said Councilor John Inglis from North Frontenac. Central Frontenac Mayor Janet Gutowski asked if the ambulance service, which operates on its own communications system, has been The consulted. South Frontenac Mayor Hwy 38, Godfrey Gary8109 Davison said, ON “I am somewhat concerned about how we are goingDualtoFuelfind that kind of money.Models I know Available we have some money available, but nothing like that.” The proposal will be aired further at a Committee of the Whole 613 meeting of Coun374-2566 cil on March 5.



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