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any loyal readers of the Frontenac News will notice a special feature this week, the four-page spring newsletter of the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (FCFDC). The FCFDC wanted to get the newsletter to all residents of the county, and that is why many of you who have never seen (or heard) about the Frontenac News have received this paper courtesy of the FCFDC. This edition is being mailed to each household with a post box in Frontenac County. This includes, in addition to our regular distribution, the communities of Perth Road, Inverary, Battersea, Sunbury, Howe Island and Wolfe Island.

We are therefore focusing on the county this week. There is an article called Three strange facts about Frontenac County, as well as an interview with Frontenac Islands Mayor Dennis Doyle; a feature on the Elbow Lake Conservation Area in Storrington District of South Frontenac; and an article about plans for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the county that are on tap for next year. For those who have never seen, (or heard) of The Frontenac News we hope you enjoy this sample edition. If you would like to follow us in the future, check out Frontenacnews. ca, our soon to be revamped website. When it is upgraded, the site will include specific directories devoted to each township.

Recipients of government assistance losing out on dental care by Jeff Green


or people on government assistance programs, in particular those receiving Ontario Disability Support Payments (ODSP), finding a dentist is becoming a problem. We received a letter at the News a couple of weeks ago from a woman who recently moved to the Tichborne area. As an ODSP recipient, her regular dental care is paid for by the Government of Ontario. She phoned the Sharbot Lake Dental Clinic to make an appointment, and when asked if she had a dental plan she replied that she was an ODSP recipient. She was then told that the clinic would not accept her as a regular patient. She phoned two other clinics in Kingston and received the same response. As a result, she is going to have to drive to her former home community of Brockville to get service from the dentist who has been treating her for 18 years. When we called the Sharbot Lake Dental Clinic, Sandy Robertson at the front desk confirmed that the clinic, which is owned by Dr. Richard Dale, is no longer accepting ODSP recipients as new patients. “If anyone has a tooth ache or is in pain, we will see them,” she said, “but it is true we are no longer accepting new ODSP patients as regular patients.” The reason, she explained and which Dr. Dale later expounded further, is that the government pay for providing services to ODSP recipients has been slipping further and further behind the normal fees that the clinic charges. “It was never a money-maker for us to treat patients under these government plans, but the fees have dropped well below what I need in order to cover my basic costs, never mind what I would need to turn any kind of profit,” Dr. Dale said. He added that he is cutting back on his practice in general as he gets older, and has been considering not taking on any new patients to keep from being over-extended. The patients on assistance are the first cat-

egory that he is turning away. The fee schedule for services to ODSP patients bears out Dr. Dale’s assertion. For example, for a simple tooth extraction, the government pays out $37.27, which is well under the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) recommended fee of $128. “I don’t charge as much as the dental association’s suggested fee guide, but you can see that at less than $38, I lose money providing that service,” he said. While the tooth extraction case is an extreme example, a chart prepared by the ODA in January of this year shows that provincial government programs now pay 46% of the ODA’s suggested fees. That number has been dropping steadily since the late 1980s, at which time the government paid 90% of the suggested fee. That dropped to 75% by 1998, and it has continued to drop ever since. It has now gotten to the point where a number of clinics are simply turning patients on government assistance away. “People can blame the dentists if they want,” said Dr. Dale, “but it is really the continual slide in fees that is driving this, not an unwillingness to treat all patients.” Dr. Richard Caldwell, the president of the Ontario Dental Association, said that the association’s major concern is with the “oral health of Ontario residents of all income levels and circumstances. We are working with the government to try and alleviate a number of inadequacies in the system.” He pointed out that it was the dentists themselves who set up a program to provide dental care to people on assistance. It was eventually take over by the government of Ontario, “and has deteriorated ever since.” Caldwell said that the ODA has been attempting to set up a formal meeting with the Minister of Community and Social Services as soon as possible to address this and other situations but has not received a response from the ministry.

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by Julie Druker ne of the pre-eminent biological field stations in Canada is located in our own back yard. The Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre (ELEEC), located in South Frontenac on the shores of Elbow Lake, was established in June 2011 in an agreement between the Queens University Biological Station (QUBS) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). The center sits on a 400 hectare parcel of land in the richly diverse Frontenac Arch. It was purchased by the NCC in 2006 from computer giant Hewlett Packard (HP), who ran the property as a recreational retreat for its employees. However, because the NCC purchases properties solely for the purpose of preserving natural bio-diversity and is not in the business of managing buildings, Queens University entered into the agreement. Queens envisions the buildings on the property as serving as a major center for environmental and educational outreach. In June 2013 Queens University bought a share of the property and now currently co-owns and manages the 18 hectares on which the center sits. Nestled on the shore of Elbow Lake, the center is a nature lover’s paradise. It includes a main pavilion with kitchen/dining and meeting rooms, a day lodge equipped with a kitchen, meeting rooms and washrooms, plus 10 heated sleeping cabins. There is also a beach/waterfront area equipped with canoes, and numerous hiking trails wind throughout the property. The center offers a wide range of activities including school field trips, field courses, club meetings, as well as individual and group retreats, and conferences. Carolyn Bonta manages the ELEEC and heads up the educational programming. “The way we distinguish ourselves from similar facilities and groups is by the fact that we are part of Queens University and therefore are able to offer educational programming with a unique academic research slant. Groups that visit the center will not only learn about biodiversity and all the different animals and plants found here, but they will also learn how to sample biodiversity and


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how to scientifically count and measure what they find," she said A recent Bio-Blitz at the center identified over 600 species of plants and animals. Many of the ELEEC programs aim to promote citizen science and the center offers different research-oriented programs with a scientific edge that show visitors how to count birds, aquatic life and other species found on the property. There are also numerous research projects taking place that include lake water chemistry, plus a wide variety of monitoring studies of birds, frogs, climate, weather and the forest community. The center’s programming targets local high school students in grades 9-12 and the programs aim to match the requirements of the current high school curriculum. In the summer months the center offers an Eco-Adventure camp to children ages 10-14. ELEEC programming also includes activities for adult groups and organizations and overnight programs are also available. Bonta said her goal is to keep fees at the center as low as possible. On the day that I visited, a group of 20 graduate students from Queens University’s geography department were busy preparing breakfast in the main pavilion. Sinead Earley, a 4th year PHD student in the geography department at Queens, was leading a special social event for the group, who were also gearing up for a snow shoeing expedition. Earley said that every fall new graduate students in the geography department at Queens spend time at the center in an annual welcoming event. She said the ELEEC is able to “add a balance to the lives of students who often get cooped up in offices doing work.” The ELEEC will be holding an Open House on Sunday May 25 from 10am-3pm and the general public is invited. Staff and volunteers will be offering guided hikes and paddles and numerous games and other activities. Representatives from the NCC will also be present at the event and the center’s new logo will be unveiled at that time. For more information visit

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Three strange facts about Frontenac County

1. It is incongruous

A number of people living on Wolfe and Howe Islands, as well as a number on the mainland portion of Frontenac County, are not aware that the Township of Frontenac Islands is part of Frontenac County. The fact that it is necessary not only to cross over Lake Ontario, but also the City of Kingston to reach the rest of the county makes it hard to see why the Islands are in the county. The fact that the City of Kingston is where most residents of the Islands work and spend social time, and where they access services, is another reality. Until municipal amalgamation in 1998, Frontenac County included Kingston and Pittsburgh townships, which rim the City of Kingston. When politicians from Pittsbirgh and Kingston townships decided to join the City of Kingston, which reportedly happened late in the negotiations, Howe, Wolfe and a few smaller islands were left floating, so to speak. They formed Frontenac Islands and joined with the Frontenac Management Board, a political experiment that was abandoned in 2003 when Frontenac County was re-established. In terms of representation The Islands have two votes of nine at the county table, not bad considering they only have about 10% of the county population. They receive planning and financial services from the county under contract. So while the residents might not realise they live in Frontenac County, The Islands’ politicians are keenly aware of that fact. Had Howe and Wolfe islands joined the City of Kingston in 1998, they could have each been included in separate wards and been relegated to neighbourhood status. Those municipal amalgamation talks in 1997 must have been interesting. The Fairmount Home for the Aged, and the Frontenac County offices that were attached to it, was kept within the hands of the Frontenac Management Board, but BUSINESS CARD SIZE

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the municipality in which Fairmount was located, Pittsburgh township, joined with the City of Kingston. This was rather odd, but since the management board was only supposed to play a liaison role between the four Frontenac Townships and the City of Kingston, it made sense to run it out of the pre-existing offices. The situation became even more unusual when Frontenac County resurfaced in 2003. Frontenac County Council commissioned a Service Delivery Review last year. In the report that resulted from that review one of the many recommended courses of action was to establish a new office within the borders of the county in order to help bind the membership of the county together. Perhaps there is a location in Marysville (Wolfe Island) that would be suitable for an office.

dered back to France, after alienating the clergy and fomenting hostilities with the Iroquois. He was reinstated in 1689 after his replacement asked for a return to France, with orders to attack New York, but the attack did not take place. He did, however, preside over the defence forces that easily repelled an attack on Quebec City by a fleet of New England ships that arrived in the vicinity from Boston on October 16, 1690. His defiant response to a demand by Sir William Phips that he either surrender or face an attack: “I have no reply to make to your general other than from the mouths of my cannon and muskets” has lived on as his most famous utterance. Phips’ attack fizzled and Frontenac’s second term in office, which ended when he died in 1698 at Quebec City, was far more successful than his first.

ter alienating his fellow military officers. He managed, three years later, to be appointed Governor General of New France, and sailed from France in June of 1672. The appeal of the job, which only paid $24,000 livres per year (Frontenac, a free spender, could spend that much in a week) was enhanced by the fact that it came with an order from the King relieving his properties from seizure by his creditors and deferring all of his obligations to pay his debts. One of the first initiatives he undertook as Governor of New France was to establish a fur trading post at the mouth of the Cataraqui River. The post was alternatively called Fort Cataraqui and Fort Frontenac, and that is where Frontenac County got its name. Frontenac was dismissed from his post in 1682 and or-

by Jeff Green few people have come forward to seek office in the Frontenac townships over the last week or so. In North Frontenac, Claudio Valentini, a music teacher at Granite Ridge Education Centre and the president of Tomvale Airport on Road 506, is the only candidate who has come forward thus far for any position in North Frontenac. He is seeking the position of mayor. Mr. Valentini has not served on North Frontenac Council before. Gutowski seeking a third term Central Frontenac Mayor Janet Gutowski has decided to seek another term. She had indicated early in the year that she was leaning towards running and she made it official early this week. With Councilor Frances Smith already in the race, this ensures voters will have a choice for mayor in Central Frontenac this year. Hinchinbrooke Councilor Heather Fox has also decided to run for re-election. She joins Brent Cameron in running for the two positions in Hinchinbrooke. In South Frontenac, two candidates without council experience but with inside knowledge of municipal operations have come forward. Alan Revill, the former chief building official in South Frontenac, is the first declared candidate in Bedford ward, and Mark Schjerning, the Chief of Paramedic Services in Lennox and Addington County, is the first candidate for Council in Loughborough ward.

3. Louis de Buade de Frontenac came to Canada to flee his debts Valentini running for NF Mayor In 1669, Louis de Buade de Frontenac, who was $350,000 French livres in debt, was sent back to France from Crete af- Gutowski seeks re-election in CF

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his letter is in regards to Elder Abuse. We’ve all been told about elder abuse in nursing homes, senior homes and even in their own homes. Nothing is ever said about financial abuse of our elderly in hospitals or by transfer services. Did you know that the elderly are charged nursing home fees for their stay in a hospital when the hospital deems that they are no longer in need of hospital care or are on the list for a nursing home? If they don’t want to go to a nursing home, they are told they have to, that they cannot look after themselves in their own homes. They are brow beaten and coerced into going into a nursing home unless they can prove that they would have 24-hour care in their home, which they would have to pay for out of their own pocket except for four hours of home care per day. The other problem is the transfer services. They charge outlandish prices for transfers (on a stretcher) from nursing homes to appointments; for instance, a trip to Ottawa is approximately $2600 plus waiting time; a trip to Kingston is $800 plus waiting time. Our elderly live on fixed incomes – CPP and OAS, most of which is paid to a nursing home, where they are forced to live. They are forced to sell their homes - if they have a home to sell, give up their pets and their familiar surroundings to live in a place they do not want to live in. The elderly spend most of their days worrying about how they will pay these outlandish prices and some just refuse to go to their appointments because the truth is they cannot afford to pay these prices. I think something should be done about this injustice being done to our seniors. I don’t know in good conscience how anyone can inflict this horrific financial abuse on our elderly, and believe me, it is financial abuse, according to everyone who has an elderly relative that they love and care for. These people have led productive lives. They had children, jobs, homes, friends, etc. They have been a big part of our history and this is the way they are being treated and cheated. Shame, shame on you! David J. Orser -Brenda Boomhower owner/operator



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by Julie Druker SINCE 1970 Youth Court One youth who is in the process of completing a diversion program was ordered to reappear in court on April 28, where it is expected that the matter will be completed since it is expected that the youth will have completed his diversion program. Adult Court Christopher R. Bernard, 60, charged with impaired driving and driving with blood alcohol over 80 mg/ 100ml was advised to retain counsel since an increased prohibition and jail sentence is being sought. Duty Counsel, Doug Caldwell, spoke on behalf of Bernard and said that he is trying to help the accused find legal aid. Mr. Bernard will return on April 28. Warden J. Giffin, 50, charged with operation of a motor vehicle over 80mg/100ml, will stand trial on September 22, 2014 in Sharbot Lake court with a reporting date set for July 21, 2014. Provincial Crown counsel Andrew Scott said that he expected, given his two crown witnesses, that the trial could

likely take a full day. Richard D. Vanness, 46, charged with possession of an illegal substance and two counts of failure to comply with probation, has entered into a diversion program. He will appear on April 28.

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2014 Elections for Algonquin Negotiation Representatives

RESULTS OF NOMINATION PROCESS Nominations for the position of Algonquin Negotiation Representative (ANR) for each of the nine Algonquin Communities have now closed. Please find outlined below, the results of that nomination process. ACCLAMATIONS The following Candidates have been acclaimed as ANRs in their Communities: COMMUNITY Antoine Bonnechere Greater Golden Lake Mattawa/North Bay Ottawa Snimikobi Shabot Obaadjiwan

ACCLAIMED Joanisse, Davie Zohr, Richard Glassford, Patrick Bastien, Clifford Jr. Clouthier, Lynn Malcolm, Randy Davis, Doreen

ELECTIONS REQUIRED Multiple Candidates have been nominated in the following Communities: COMMUNITY Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini (Bancroft) Whitney and Area

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Christopher M. Robinson, 24, charged with possession of stolen property and failure to comply with probation, had his matter transferred to Kingston court for March 19.

NAME OF CANDIDATES Cannon, Katherine Green, Jo-Anne Bowers, Joseph Craftchick, Robert

Eligible Electors from those Communities requiring elections may vote either by Mail-In Ballot or by voting In-Person at the Polling Station for their respective Communities. The Polling Station for each Community will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following dates: COMMUNITY Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini (Bancroft) Whitney and Area

POLLING STATION Municipality of Hastings Highlands (Gymnasium) 33011 Highway 62 North Maynooth, ON St. Martin of Tours Church 10 Post Street Whitney, ON

DATE April 22, 2014

April 23, 2014

The counting of ballots and certification of results for these two elections will be conducted in accordance with the ANR Election Process 2014 on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Algonquins of Ontario Consultation Office located at 31 Riverside Drive, Suite 101, Pembroke, ON. Should you have any questions, contact the Electoral Officer, Vaughn Johnston at: Tel: 1-866-286-7130 Fax: 613-629-8685 E-mail:



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· Happy St. Patrick’s Day to those who celebrated it. You have made history in as much that it was supposed to be the coldest St. Patrick’s Day on record in our history! · Last year you may have added your input to Tay Valley’s Official Plan. The Plan has been updated with directions from council, provincial changes, and your input. You are invited to drop by Tay Valley Township’s Open House at the council chambers, 217 Harper Rd. on March 25, 2-4 pm, or 5-7 pm to speak with the councilors and the planner to see how the changes to the plan may affect your property or future development plans. A presentation will be made at the beginning of each session followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Changes you might be interested in are new mapping for source water protection, abandoned mine sites, wetlands; and new or revised policies on severances, development adjacent to water, and other things. · March 26 is the next Euchre at the Maberly Hall. 7 pm. Cost is $3 and includes prizes and refreshments. Everyone welcome! For information phone Sue 613-268-2507. Euchre parties are fundraisers by the Maberly Agricultural Society.


613-335-4531 email: · Sympathy to the family of Archie Meeks on the passing of his sister, Queenie Schroader, who had resided at Pine Meadow Nursing Home before going to Napanee Hospital. · The Frontenac Addington Trappers Council is hosting a public meeting about Lyme disease and how it can affect you at the Arden hall on Wed. March 26 at 7pm. The guest speaker will be Myra DeCou of the Lyme Disease Association of Ontario.

· Land o'Lakes seniors held their March meeting on the 12th starting with a delicious potluck dinner at noon. It was a very snowy day so only a few members braved the elements. Thanks to Jean Brown, Allen, and Theresa for their St. Patrick's Day decorations. · Happy Birthday to Tom Tadson, Colin Hamilton, Brandy Shelly, Taylor Meeks, Gordon Bertrim, Jesse Teal, Ruth Cooke, Fred Akey, Shirley Noonan, David Fox, Lorraine Scobie, Dwayne Matson, Ivan Porter, Ken Peters, Howard Gibbs. · On March 15 the Arden and Community Church held a delicious fundraising ham and scalloped potato dinner, which was well attended. Thanks to everyone who helped. · On March 27 at 5pm a spaghetti dinner will be held at the Land O' Lakes Public School. The cost is a free will offering with the proceeds helping to fund the grades 7 and 8 school trip and graduation. The trip to the casino on March 29 is also a fundraiser; the bus leaves Arden hall at 9am; price is $25. · Thinking of Val Beechey, Elaine Flieler, Clark Gaylord, Carol Patterson, Nancy Valyear, Trudy Conner, Barbara Ellesworth, Betty Tarney, Harold Gray, Doreen Warren, Brent Warren. · I would like to thank our road crew for plowing and sanding our roads this winter. It is not an easy job.


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613-372-0018 · There will be a Youth Dance March 21 from 7-9:30 p.m. for ages 9-15 at the Golden Links Hall. Cost is $6. Call Sharon at 613-536-6676 or Wayne at 613-358-2533. · The next meeting of the Harrowsmith Women's Institute will be March 25 beginning at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church. All ladies in the community are welcome to attend. · Grandmothers By the Lake will be holding a fundraiser to assist African grandmothers April 5, 2-4 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Verona. Guest speaker will be gardening expert Ed Lawrence who will answer all your gardening questions. Cost is $15. Call Adele, 375-8845 or Marni, 374-9929 for tickets. · Words to live by: Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday. Have a great week.

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· I had a sneak preview of Lee Casement's new release CD "In The Guestroom Part 3: Redemption in Disguise" and I loved it. Lee will hold the official CD Release Event on Friday, March 28 at The Next Church, 89 Colborne St., Kingston, at 7:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to see Lee and all the local talent featured on his CD performing live. Cover: pay what you can. · Join the Grandmothers by the Lake in a fundraiser for African grandmothers on April 5 from 2 to 4 pm at Trinity United Church. Guest speaker will be Ed Lawrence, Canada's gardening guru and guest of CBC's Ontario Today program. He will answer all your gardening questions. Cost $15 per

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march 20, 2014 person. Advance tickets are now available. Contact Adele Colby, 613-375-8845 or Marni Pedersen 613-374-9929 · South Frontenac Township is holding a photo contest. Share with the township how you see South Frontenac! They are interested in photos to use on their website and other South Frontenac publications. Send in your photos that depict activities and events throughout the four seasons, such as family skating on the lake, fun at the Verona Cattail Festival, Canada Day, Duct Tape Boat Races… if you or your family are having fun, they want to see it. Send your entries to include your name and phone number as well as the location of the photo. First place $75; second $50; third place $25. Winners will be notified by email the week of May 5. For full contest rules visit the South Frontenac Township website. · The Frontenac County Minor Softball Association softball registration for the Verona and Hartington areas will take place Wednesday, March 26 at the Princess Anne Centre (Library) in Hartington from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Registration will also occur at the Verona Lions Center in the Lions’ Den on Saturday, March 29 from 12 pm to 2:30 pm. For more information contact: Mary Jo Dowker at 613-374-3275 or

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· A fundraiser for the family of Aliyah Tully will be held in Flinton this Saturday, March 22 from 2-10 p.m. at the township recreation centre. This is a family event. There will be live music all day by six musicians who have generously donated their time: Brooke Bruce, Jonny Vee, Mitch Tones, Craig Foster, Catching Grace band and Mark Taylor. There will be face painting, door prizes, a silent auction, raffles, clowns, a magician, a storyteller and sing-alongs. Chili & bun will be available all day and a BBQ from 2-6 p.m. Depending on the weather, the rink will be available for skating. Admission is $10 per person, under 12 free if accompanied by an adult and a family rate is also available. For information, or to donate to the raffles and silent auction, please call Steve McConnell at 613-242-2724. · Pineview Free Methodist Church in Cloyne will be holding their Free Clothes Give-Away on Fri & Sat. March 28 & 29, Fri. 9-5; Sat 9-2. Donations of clean clothing, linens, footwear & coats welcome


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· On the weekend, Stan Seitz competed in the Canadian Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships in Toronto, maintaining his #1 national ranking in both the high jump and pole vault. Following months of special training, he also entered the Pentathlon (60 metre hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump, and 1000 metre race). His age group included the past champion from Saskatchewan. We say “past” because Stan was able to win four of the five events, to bring home the gold medal. In doing so, he also had his name entered into the Ontario Masters record book as the first Ontario athlete over the age of 65 to complete the indoor Pentathlon!

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· If you are interested in the future of our community centre please attend a meeting at the hall on Wed. March 26 at 9:30am to elect a new executive. Edith Beaulieau is stepping down after 10 years as president of the Ompah Community Centre. Edith has been tireless in her efforts to maintain the hall for the good of our community and we thank you, Edith.

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· Hope everyone enjoyed a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Head down to the Legion tonight, March 20 for Wing Night - who knows - they might still have some green treats left over. · The Frontenac CFDC would like to invite you to a presentation where you can find out what grants are available for your business or organization. There will be various key speakers on hand discussing various grants and how to go about applying and accessing these finances. This free presentation will take place on Tuesday March 25 from 10 to 11:30 am at Trinity United Church in Verona. For more information or to register call Anne Prichard at 372-1414. · This is tax season. Remember - if you need help doing your taxes call Southern Frontenac Community Services (SFCSC) at 376-6477 to see if you qualify for their free tax program. · SFCSC’s free Speaker Series is still running every Monday for the month of March from 1-3pm at the Grace Centre, with an assortment of topics. Call 376-6477 for more information or to book. · If you are living or dealing with someone with Alzheimer's then come to a free support group at the Grace Centre on March 27 from 7-9pm. · Adult Volleyball is still running every Tuesday night at the Sydenham High School gym. This starts at 7pm and is a fun way to get some exercise and make some friends. Tuesday March 25 the games will take place in the new gym... I haven't seen the inside yet but hear it is just beautiful. · First day of spring today! This has been a long, cold winter.


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613-335-3186 · Everyone is asking the same questions. Will this winter ever let up? People are out of wood and sick of the high heating and snow plow costs. With the spring, talk of sap running and maple syrup becomes the most popular topic of discussion. Spring is just around the corner so we must all be patient! · There will be a public meeting about Lyme disease at the Arden community hall on Wednesday March 26 at 7pm. The guest speaker is Myra DeCou of the Lyme Disease Association of Ontario. The meeting is being sponsored by the Frontenac Addington Trappers Council.

· Vernon Scott and the wonderful volunteers of the Wesleyan church thank everyone for attending their first fundraising dinner of the year, and I can tell you it not only was well attended but also a great meal. Attendees are already looking forward to the next one. · Keep the grade 7/8 grad class from LOLPS in mind next week and don’t forget the fundraising events happening to help support their trip. First, on Thurs. March 27 there will be a free will offering Spaghetti dinner at the Mountain Grove Hall. On Sat. March 29 there will be a Casino trip to Gananoque; the cost is $25 pp and the bus will leave the Kennebec Community Centre at 9am. For more information please contact Judy McClure, 335-2540; Lorraine Scobie, 335-4232. · The Arden Legion is hosting a Roast Beef dinner at the end of the month. Local musician, Logan Murray, will provide entertainment throughout the evening. Tickets are $12 per adult and children under 12 are $6. These tickets may only be purchased at the door. No advance sales. · It was fabulous seeing Val Beechey out this month to meetings and community dinners. We’ve missed you.

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· On Friday, March 28, Vennachar Free Methodist Church invites you to a Spud-Taculor Night, 6pm at the parsonage. Bring along your favorite potato dish and a dessert; meat will be provided. Potato-related games will follow dinner. For info, call 333-2318.

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· In spite of the big storm last Wednesday, 23 brave souls attended the Snow Road Community Centre’s potluck supper. (I was not one of them – I’m chicken!) I heard it was beautifully decorated with shamrocks, potted greenery, leprechauns, pot of gold coins, all done by Johanna Cumberbirch and Mary Beverly. The food was delicious as usual, and Lloyd Beverley’s birthday was celebrated. We look forward to the next potluck on Wed. April 9 at 5:30 pm. Get out your summer wear , as the theme will be a “Tropical Night”. Mary and Jo are already creating the decor. · Welcome back, Rev. Karen, after a great holiday in North Carolina. We missed you but had great fill-ins. Thanks to Rev. Linda Bell and Brian Woods. · Happy birthday to: Elaine Delisle, Allison Carruthers, Bud Frechette, and Bill Bush.

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· Don't forget the Ham Supper on March 22 at the Parham United Church from 5 - 7 pm. · We are finalizing the Chinese Dinner and Quarter Auction in support of the Playground Fund for District #4 Recreation Committee. Thank you to all who have donated, if you need your item picked up, please let me know as we are hoping to collect all items this week to prepare for March 29. · There will be a Gospel Sing at Parham Free Methodist Church on March 29, 7pm. Featured are Ross Clow and Glen Neff and local talent. There will be a freewill offering and refreshments. As well, the free Coffee Time at the church on Tuesday mornings from 10-11.30am is a great way to warm up in the continuing cold. All are welcome. · Central Frontenac Minor Softball Association will be holding their registration for the upcoming ball season on Saturday April 5 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Catholic Hall in Sharbot Lake. Hope to see you there! · Also on April 5, the Sharbot Lake Lions Club will be around selling Easter Bunnies! · Congratulations to Natasha Whan and Jamie Kapustiak on the birth of Xander Kendale Kapustiak. Big sister Dakota is excited with her baby brother! · Good luck to all those playing in their final hockey game of the season this weekend. · Happy Birthday to Sam Kempe, Austin Barker, Helen Pike, Ben Gray, Genny Kelly, Brandy Shelley, Amanda Quinn, Dylan Cox, Taylor Meeks, Nancy Steele, Cheryl Melkman, Mike Gowdy, Leah Mallette, and Cecil LaBarre



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t’s fair to say that Frontenac Islands politicians have made their mark at Frontenac County. The previous mayor, Jim Vanden Hoek, served as warden and also on the board of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. As a member of Frontenac County Council, he was a booster of the county's role but at the same time he was highly critical of spending at Fairmount Home and of the way county staff operated at times. On Wolfe Island, he will forever be associated with the still controversial wind project. Interestingly enough, though, it was not that controversy that resulted in Vanden Hoek being defeated in 2010 by the current mayor, Dennis Doyle. “Vanden Hoek won the vote on Wolfe Island; it was the Howe Island vote that gave me the election over him. He did not pay enough attention to Howe Island,” said Dennis Doyle. Doyle, along with his outspoken colleague from Howe Island, David Jones, has been a controversial force at Frontenac County. They have taken on other councilors and staff at times in opposing some spending initiatives. It was Doyle who moved the successful motion that killed the county's Green Energy Task Force, and he also unsuccessfully tried to eliminate the Sustainability Task Force. He has also proposed that all of the money sitting in a temporary reserve fund at the county, in excess of $4 million, be downloaded to the townships rather than going towards any future needs of the county or a

long-term project. At the same time, he is the first to take advantage of any opportunities to make use of county services and is a proponent of more, not less, involvement of the county in areas that the other townships would like to keep the county far away from. “We have a unique relationship with the county. We see county staff as helpful to us. It’s partly because of the history of the Howe Island ferry. The ferry is operated by the county, although it is funded entirely by the province and Howe Island residents. Ratepayers in Sydenham and Sharbot Lake are not on the hook at all.” Frontenac Islands is the only township that contracts out its financial services to the county, and was the first to avail itself of planning services when they became available. The Islands also uses county expertise in Human Resources, Health and Safety, Trails and Emergency Planning. Even though at the county table Dennis Doyle has been a harsh critic of Treasurer and acting Chief Administrative Officer Marian Vanbruinessen, he talks about how helpful she has been to the Islands by attending meetings with the Minister of Transportation and the public on Howe Island to talk about problems with the Howe Island ferry. “I dare say that we work closer with staff at Frontenac County than most of the other townships, and we look forward to doing more in the future,” he said. While the three mainland townships have

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Mayor on a Mission at Frontenac County by Jeff Green been careful to keep the county at arm's length as they pursue closer co-operation with each other on road maintenance and waste management services, Frontenac Islands looks to the county for collaboration, perhaps because the county office is closer to the Islands than the rest of the county is. In that way, Dennis Doyle’s position regarding the county is closer to that of Central Frontenac Mayor Janet Gutwoski than to that of South Frontenac Mayor Gary Davison, even though he is on collegial terms with Davison, and is one of the subjects of a lawsuit for statements he has made and motions he

has supported against Janet Gutowski. All in all, Doyle is not particularly upset about the bitter tone that has dominated Frontenac County Council this term. “I think, when you look at it, we have made real progress at the county this term. A lot of stuff has been cleaned up and there are a lot of new opportunities for growth in the future. Frontenac Islands is too small to do things on its own. We have to work with the other townships and the county to move forward.” He said that he is considering running for a second term as mayor but has not yet made up his mind.

South Frontenac Council - March 18 by Wilma Kenny Public Meeting re Portland Zone Changes: There were no public comments relating to an application to add additional commercial uses to the property in Harrowsmith where Gilmour’s Meats is located. This change would permit a prospective client to open a wood stove sales business in the plaza. Council approved the change later in the meeting. Six neighbours expressed concerns about the expansion of a stone quarry that has been in operation on a property on the Petworth Road since the early 1970’s. This quarry is used to obtain naturally weathered limestone, and does not involve drilling, blasting or processing. All agreed that they have no complaints about the present operation, but asked, “What if the quarry were

sold, and the new owner wanted to work the quarry more aggressively?” Some were not aware that the existing quarry was already approved for 20,000 tonnes, a much higher amount of rock than is actually extracted, but the basic amount permitted by the Ministry of Mines. There were concerns about noise, dust, lowered property values and increased traffic with resultant damage to roads. Rachel Smith-Tryon, speaking on behalf of herself and her father, Don Smith, said that when she built her house she had to prove it would be outside the 150 metre ‘area of influence’ of the quarry before she could obtain a building permit. “Why,” she asked, “is it now ok for the area of influence of the extended quarry to include my home?” Planner Mills said that the rule worked only in one direction, and did not apply to a quarry extending close to private properties. Council received the Planning Department report and its attachments, and will forward them, along with the residents’ letters and discussion from the public meeting to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for their review. Letter re Needed Support for Seniors Housing Following Councillor McProAlliance Realty, Brokerage Dougall’s notice of motion, Direct Line: 613.336.1737 Council agreed to send a Toll Free: 1-866-969-0998 letter to Minister Jason KenEmail: ney, expressing the need for the federal government 12309 Hwy 41, to work with the provinces Chris Winney Northbrook, ON K0H 2G0 and municipalities to fund Broker long term social and affordable housing. Sydenham Water Rates Council passed a by-law to set the new water rates Real Estate Brokerage for Sydenham: as of June 1, PO Box 285 the flat monthly rate for resiSharbot Lake, ON K0H 2P0 613279-2657 dences will be $45.23; industrial, commercial and institutional will go up to $65.01, and unexempted non-users will be charged $65.23. This Broker of Record will be increased January of Fax - (613) 279-2657 each year. Email – Public Works Tenders Council accepted the bid of Leonard Fuels Ltd ($542,323.) for the supply and delivery of the township’s diesel fuel and gasoline. This includes dealing with emergency situations, Country Classics Ltd. Brokerage such as cleaning up spills, Independently Owned & Operated transfer from one location to another, and responding within a suitable timeframe. SALES REPRESENTATIVE Council approved, but not Bus. 613.336.3000 unanimously, the purchase of a municipal tractor with Toll Free. 1.877.336.6453 Direct: 613.336.8000 snowblower, power angling sweeper, and bloom flail for

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Frontenac CFDC Spring Workshop Schedule for Businesses

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Accounting for your Dollars - Knowing your number is the most important part of your business. Presenter Kevin Cruickshank, CA, CPA, W.A. Robinson Asset Management Group, will discuss the importance of accounting for a successful business and how to understand your financial reports. May 6 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Frontenac CFDC office, Harrowsmith, ON. To register for this seminar, please visit the link:

Through Economic Action Plan 2013, the Government of Canada demonstrated its continued commitment to workers, families and communities in southern Ontario with the five-year funding extension of the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP).

Business Basics Seminar - Do you have the entrepreneurial fever? Not sure where to start? Staff from KEDCO’s Entrepreneurship Centre will discuss topics that are crucial to running a successful business. Discussions points include (but are not limited to): Business Registration, Business Structure, Business Number and HST registration. Business development and growth strategies to start your business. This seminar is being offered twice for your convenience. April 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence College, 1099 Garrett St., Sharbot Lake. To register for this free seminar, visit the link: May 8 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Frontenac CFDC office, 5062 Rd 38, Harrowsmith. To register for this free seminar, please visit the link: Communicating Effectively with Facebook -This session is designed for individuals who would like to improve the way in which they communicate on Facebook. The session will discuss seven steps to developing a perfect post, as well as how to create updates with links and photos. The session will also discuss how to create and invite users to a Facebook event. Presented by Jennifer Baker Consulting. May 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at The Plevna Library, 6638 Buckshot Lake Road, Plevna.*Note: This will be an interactive workshop so you are encouraged to bring your laptops. To register, visit the link: Effective Marketing for Rural Businesses - Presented by Terry Shea. May 1 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Frontenac CFDC office, 5062 Rd 38, Harrowsmith. To register, please visit the link: Introduction to Small Business - Presented by Terry Romain, Business Development Officer, Frontenac CFDC. April 9 - Session 1: from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or Session 2: from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Limestone Community Education (Hillside Plaza) Unit 3, 2779 Rutledge Road, Sydenham. To register for this free seminar contact Jane Etherington at (613)376-1053 ext.106. Proven Tips to Increase Sales Revenue - Presenter Neil Howie, 2K Synergy Sales Solutions, will share with you: Ideas                     practical sales plan, and new creative low cost ways to increase sales. May 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. at the Frontenac CFDC office, 5062 Rd 38, Harrowsmith. To register for this free seminar, please visit the link: Pre-registration is required for all workshops and space is limited. $20 workshop fee unless otherwise stated. To register please visit our event page on to find our events or visit the link below, the event you wish to attend. For more information call: 613-372-1414 or 1-888-372-9962

The EODP advances economic development in rural eastern Ontario. Through EODP, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) is collaborating with Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in eastern Ontario and the Eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporations Network Inc. (EOCFDC Network) to promote the growth of new and existing businesses in rural communities. The Frontenac CFDC will be delivering the Business Development and Community Innovation components of the EODP and the EOCFDC Network will be delivering Collaborative Projects. Commercial enterprises, not-for-profits, municipalities, aboriginal organizations and post-secondary institutions are eligible to apply. The government’s priority areas being considered for support are business growth and development, business infrastructure and capacity building. The Frontenac CFDC will be posting guidelines and application forms on their website as soon as they become available at:

What Grants are Available for your Business or Organization? The Frontenac CFDC would like to invite you to attend a presentation where you can find out what grants are available for your business or organization. The ”New” Eastern Program (EODP).



Anne Prichard, Executive Director, Frontenac CFDC will present the significant changes that have been made to the EODP and how your business or organization may qualify for a grant. County of Frontenac’s Smaller Scale. CommunityLed Sustainability Initiatives grant program. Anne Marie Young, Manager of Economic Development, County of Frontenac. South Frontenac Project Grants. Louise Fragnito, Treasurer, Township of South Frontenac. Rural Economic Development (Red), Local Food Fund, and Growing Forward (2). Katie Nolan, Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture. Tuesday, March 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Trinity United Church, 6689 Road 38, Verona. To register for this free presentation, please visit the link :

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Business Development Funding Recipients Accounted lV Air-tech Solutions Arktis Solutions Austin Fox Heating Beckwith Contracting BH Bookkeeping & Tax Service Brown’s Lakeview Cottages Country Cottage Maintenance E-Clips Eco Tree Care Evolution Wellness Fernleigh Lodge Frontenac Computers Frontenac Outfitters Garrett’s Meat Shop Henderson Farms Iron Art Kingston Local Farms Kwik Load Products Limestone Creamery Ludwig Ratzinger Mariclaro Canada Memory Lane Flowers & Gifts Metal Craft Marine Natural Capital Resources Northern Connection Patchwork Gardens Doug Reed Consulting Seed to Sausage Shanti Sunset Campground Suzy Lamont Photography Varanidex Inc. Witter’s Welding Wolfe Island Grill North & Central Hastings Trenval Quinte EcDev Bellrock Hall Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority Eastern Ontario Model Forest

Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance Frontenac Stewardship Kingston Economic Development Corp Land O’Lakes Tourist Association Ontario East Wood Centre Ontario Ministry of Food & Agriculture + FCFDC South Frontenac Township North Frontenac Township Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation Sydenham Canoe Club Wolfe Island Boat Club We have collaborated with neighbouring CF’s to fund the following: Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network Food and Beverage (FAB) Region Mazinaw Lanark Forest Eastern Ontario Warden Caucus Transportation Study led by Kawartha CFDC RiverQuest St. Lawrence College of Performing Arts Rideau Corridor Ontario East Economic Development Commission EODP funds were also used to provide: BDC’s Market Booster training to local businesses Retailers Boot Camp Information Sessions on Co-ops

Eastern Ontario Development Program Success Stories Sydenham Lake Canoe Club The Sydenham Lake Canoe Club has provided instruction and coaching in the Olympic sport of canoe/kayak sprint racing for youth ages 6-18 years and Masters paddlers for the past 16 years. The club has been able to install new lanes through support from the Frontenac CFDC offered through Eastern Ontario Development Program offered through the Frontenac CFDC. The improved water course will allow Sydenham to be recognized as a "multi-sport tourism destination" and will attract more visitors to the community by hosting annual competitive events. For more information on the club, visit:

 MetalCraft Marine

Three years ago, MetalCraft Marine staff came to the Frontenac CFDC to discuss their dream of creating a Boat Building Apprenticeship that would be offered at their Research and Development Centre on Wolfe Island. After considerable research, the company identified the New Zealand Marine Industry Training Organization as having an excellent training program in place and entered into a licensing arrangement to use their training materials. To date, the apprentices have completed 256 units totaling 836 credits and representing approximately 8,360 hours of studying and skill development. Two individuals have earned the full Aluminum Boatbuilding journeyman certification and fourteen others are in the process of completing the full apprenticeship. This training has been made possible through the Eastern Ontario Development Program.

Dark Sky Preserve North Frontenac has some of the most southerly exceptional dark skies in Canada and has recently been designated as a Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, one of 17 such sites in the country. The township plans on using their Dark Sky Preserve designation to attract tourists to their community. North Frontenac Township built an observation pad adjacent to the helipad at 5816 Road 506, four kilometers southwest of Plevna, Ontario, where the Township offices are located. The facility includes parking, washroom, electrical service and the concrete pad embedded with its true north indicator.

BH Porter Bookkeeping and Tax Services

BH Porter Bookkeeping provides accounting and bookkeeping services to the local business community. They also provide financial consulting to businesses to ensure sustainable growth. By accessing EODP grant dollars they learned about International Taxes and how to prepare US Tax returns. This will help the company attract new transnational clients, and better The Frontenac CFDC is pleased to be able to serve their existing clients expand into lucrative support their efforts by providing EODP funding American/International markets. to enhance the observation pad, create signage and develop and implement a marketing plan to Eco Tree Care attract tourists. Eco tree Care is a young tree care service that recreation.html specializes in challenging and dangerous tree removals, pruning and other tree health care issues. Through EODP grant funds they were able to upgrade their skills and obtain various certifications by attending an Arborist conference, as well as expand their market by exhibiting at a local trade show. With the development of a new website, they can now reach more potential customers to advise them of upcoming specials and other products they have available. Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus The Frontenac CFDC was one of many CFDCs across the region to support the Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus to develop a regional economic development strategy.

Kingston Local Farms Kingston Local Farms is a group of vegetable farmers working together to meet the growing demand for local, sustainable produce in Eastern Ontario. The farmers used EODP funding to organize some training and peer mentoring.

Garrett’s Meat Shop and Mrs. Garrett’s Bake Shop If you have ever had one of Mrs. Garrett’s butter tarts you will understand why it is difficult for her to keep up with the demand. EODP supported the business in training a new employee to assist with the baking. As well, it enabled them to develop a website with on-line ordering capabilities. Find out more information by visiting their website:

Co-Ops The closure of the only gas station on Wolfe Island is a major inconvenience to businesses, residents and tourists as they must travel to Kingston to fill their vehicle, equipment, boat and even their lawnmower and that return trip may take them three hours. This has resulted in more ferry traffic and another day added to the ferry schedule for dangerous goods. The Frontenac CFDC engaged the services of Russ Christianson, an expert in co-ops, to discuss the possibility of using the co-op structure to offer gas service on Wolfe Island to local residents. Since that initial meeting, members of the community are researching the options to provide gas service. While Russ was in the area, we also made arrangements for him to speak with a group of farmers to explore the feasibility of forming a co-op to provide poultry processing services. The Ontario Co-operative Association is a trade association that develops, engages, educates and advocates for Ontario’s 1,300 co-operative businesses. If you are interested in learning more about co-ops the association provides a wealth of inform at: ent_and_awareness/publications

Spring 2014


Elbow Lake Environmental Educational Centre

Congratulations to our neighbours, Gilmour’s On 38 on their first anniversary, March 22nd. The Gilmours would like to take this opportunity to thank their        home of the famous Harrowsmith donuts.

The Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (FCFDC) is a private, non-profit corporation, run by a volunteer board of directors and funded by the Federal Development Agency of Southern Ontario. Our mission is to stimulate community and eco-nomic development throughout the Frontenacs – aptly expressed by the tag line “building business, growing communities. Frontenac CFDC’s provides consultative and investment support to businesses in the County of Frontenac as part of its mandate. Over and above its mandated services, the Frontenac CFDC places particular emphasis on the following strategic directions: vibrant communities, promoting businesses, tourism accommodation and awareness of CFDC services. Visit our website and make use of the online resources, business information and e-learning courses. Promote you company for FREE in on our online business directory or advertise your community event. Sign up on the events page of our website to receive email alerts for upcoming events and news. Be a board member - If you are interested in volunteering on a dynamic Board of Directors and are a resident of and/or business owner in the County of Frontenac, the Frontenac CFDC invites you to apply for an upcoming vacancy on their board. Ideally, board candidates have:

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An interest in local and regional economic development Knowledge of Frontenac County in general and familiarization with businesses and organizations within their community Understanding of a specific business sector is helpful, but not mandatory


Acquired in 2006 by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, a leading national land conservation organization, the Elbow Lake property protects one of the most biologically diverse landscapes in Frontenac County. Located on the property is the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre (ELEEC), a new satellite facility of the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS). While QUBS is an internationally renowned field station with a long history of supporting academic research, ELEEC was created in June 2011 to enhance public outreach in environmental education. The mandate of ELEEC is to: protect the natural         outreach in biodiversity conservation and environmental stewardship, including high school      and foster partnerships with other educational and conservation organizations in the community. With ten overnight cabins, a central dining/meeting area and waterfront amenities, ELEEC can host a range of activities including school field trips, field courses, club meetings, individual or group retreats, and small conferences. Visit their website:

Congratulations to Ludwig Ratzinger on his creation of an extremely energy efficient building in Central Frontenac to house his fine chocolate making business. Check out Ludwig’s website to buy on-line or find out where you can purchase the chocolates, Congratulations to Susan Billinghurst on her new business, Litsie Creations. Litsie handcrafts reusable snack bags and wet bags. To purchase the bags, visit Wilmer Wicks on Wilmer Road and Go Green Baby, Kingston or visit: Congratulations to Adam Shemrock on his new business AirTech Solutions which provides services to the agricultural community in southern Ontario. Adam will utilize unmanned aerial vehicles and advanced imaging technology to assist growers in monitoring the health of their crops. This data will provide the ability to detect disease and plant stress at a very early stage allowing a proactive precision approach to agriculture. Congratulations to Desert Lake Family Resort former owners Bret and Sally Colman who recently opened up L.A. Bob’s Southwest Smoke House. The restaurant is named after their son, who is currently the chef! Be sure to check out their website: Do you have business news you would like to share on our next newsletter? Call 613-372-1414 or email by May 30, 2014.

Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation 5062 Hwy 38 Harrowsmith, Ontario 613-372-1414, TF 1-888-372-9962

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Spring 2014

Wendy and Darin Madore were in the midst of moving Shanti Yoga Retreat to an expanded location on Wolfe Island when the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation called with a business changing opportunity. “The Frontenac CFDC, through the Access to Capital Program, provided us with financial support to renovate a portion of the main Inn as well as construct a new yoga practice hall,” says Darin. The renovations enables the Madore’s – already specializing in yoga weekends, retreats and yoga massage – to open for business year round and expand into retail, creating several new jobs in the process.

“We were very pleased that we had the opportunity to move and expand our retreat business from Prince Edward County to the Frontenacs. We’re grateful to the Frontenac CFDC for their support.” The Frontenac CFDC is a non-profit organization funded by FedDev Ontario offering free business advice, workshops, and commercial financing to entrepreneurs and those looking to start a business in the Frontenacs. To find out more about realizing your business dream contact: 613-372-1414, 1-888-372-9962 or email

Frontenac Agricultural Newsletter

Frontenac Federation of Agriculture: Meetings are held the last Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m. at the Glenburnie Church. For more information contact Eileen Sleeth at 613-353-2475.

Frontenac 4-H Association: Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m. at Glenburnie United Church. For information on 2014 clubs, contact secretary/membership coordinator Ann Babcock at

Limestone Beekeepers Guild: The dates for upcoming meetings are: March 20, April 17, and May 16 at the Trousdale room at the Sydenham Public Library. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Bill Lake at 613-353-6768 or

Kingston & Area Agricultural Society: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month, at Glenburnie United Church. For more information contact 613-546-4291 ex. 1828.

Kingston Area Antique Association: Meetings held the third Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m. at the Storrington Community Centre in Sunbury. New and past members always welcome! Contact president Lorne Bullock at 613-548-3948 or secretary Glenn Babcock at 613-372-2974 for details. March 22 - Sharbot Lake Farmers Market: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Oso Hall, 1107 Garrett Street, Sharbot Lake. Local meats, winter veggies, preserves, baking, fair trade organic coffee, seed exchange, etc. March 22 - Seedy Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Heritage Seeds Workshop ($10). Cate Henderson, Seed Saver and Gardener for the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary, will lead this workshop and Q&A on growing your very own heritage seeds in your garden. The Heirloom Seed Sanctuary is a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul in Kingston. For details and workshop registration please contact: March 25 - What grants are available for your business or organization? 10:00 a.m., Trinity Unity Church, 6689 Road 38, Verona. Katie Nolan, Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food will present information on the Rural Economic Development, Local Food Fund, and Growing Forward (2). There will also be information on the Eastern Ontario Development Program and the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan Grants and South Frontenac Project Grants. May 17 - Sharbot Lake Farmers Summer Market Begins. Oso Hall, 1107 Garrett Street, Sharbot Lake. Local meats, winter veggies, preserves, baking, fair trade organic coffee, etc. August 16th & 17th - Homestead Days: Odessa Fair Grounds. Antique tractor and machinery displays, demonstrations, heritage crafts, classic cars, entertainment, corn roast. Vendors welcome (Contact Earl Brown at 613-379-2142). Presented by the Kingston Area Antique Association. Call Lorne Bullock (613-548-3948) or Glenn Babcock for further information.

Funding Programs from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs: The Local Food Fund is a three-year initiative with funding of up to $10 million per year to support innovative local food projects that reduce barriers to regional  For more information please visit: In-Take Periods: March 1 – April 30 May 1 – June 30 The Rural Economic Development (RED) Program has up to $4.5 million funding per year for three years to help rural communities remove barriers to community development and promote economic growth to support sustainable rural economies and regions, while developing the capacity, tools and flexibility they need to become stronger, more prosperous communities. For more information please visit: In-Take Periods: March 1 – April 30 May 1 – June 30 Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is a comprehensive federal-provincial-territorial framework aimed at encouraging innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada's agri-food and agri-products sector. In Ontario, farm, food and agri-product businesses, organizations and collaborations can build their own plan and select opportunities to help grow their profits, expand their markets and manage risks. For more information and application intake periods please visit: For information, contact your local Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor: Katie Nolan, 613-258-8371 or If you wish to have your meeting or event in the next Frontenac Agricultural Newsletter email by May 30, 2014. You can also promote your event for free on our website and click on the “post an event” to the left.

Frontenac CFDC Student Award The Frontenac CFDC Student Award is available to residents of the Township of North, Central, or South Frontenac or the Frontenac Islands, who have been accepted into a full-time Skilled Trades or Technology Program, or who intend to register as an apprentice and attend St. Lawrence College within the next two years. Students currently completing the first level of an Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program who plan to continue the next level at the College are also eligible. Applicants must be enrolled at any secondary school within the Limestone District School Board or the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board. For more information and the on-line application, visit:

Transform your great idea into a real business! Through a program called Summer Company, you can get two things:1) Start-up money to kick-nd mentorship from local business leaders to help get the business up and running! If you are an Ontario student between the ages of 15 and 29 and returning to school this fall, you may be eligible for the provincial Summer Company program. The program provides an award of up to $3,000, hands-on training and mentoring to start your own business. Application Deadline: May 23, 2014 For more information visit: The program is delivered locally by the Kingston Economic Development Corporation and they also provide information at:

march 20, 2014



Renaissance man Dave Dawson pens 10th book Our harbinger of history and song. He touched each one of us deeply, Placed his lyrics just where they belong.”


t 81 years of age Dave Dawson of Sharbot Lake is an artist who continues to create work at an awe-inspiring rate. A painter, poet, writer, songwriter and musician, Dawson has been living the life of a multi- disciplinary artist for decades. A visit to his century-old schoolhouse studio located just north of Sharbot Lake never fails to inspire. Painted guitars, sap buckets, and turned, painted talking sticks hang from the ceiling, and countless framed original landscape paintings in all shapes and sizes cover the walls. A record player sits in one corner (Dawson loves to listen to records while he paints) and a palette covered with freshly squeezed coils of oil colour await his brush. Many of the books he has penned are laid out on a desk to one side of the room. Two armchairs are cozied up to the recently lit wood stove and when I arrived, Dawson was carrying in an armful of wood as his 10-year-old Belgian shepherd Bruno greeted me at the door. Originally from Huntington, Quebec, Dave Dawson moved to the area 35 years ago. He worked for years at North Frontenac Telephone Company before art became his central focus. Dawson, who sings at a number of regular events around the area, also continues to put out an amazing amount of work. His latest is a new book titled “A Touch of Cobalt”, a collection of his latest poems and ballads that has been in the works for roughly three years. It includes a special tribute to famed Canadian troubadour Stompin' Tom Connors, who died last year Dawson knew Connors quite well, having met him while working as a telephone technician in Northern Ontario, “He was not very well known at that time when I met him. He was an honest man and very much his own person and I recognized right away his originality and loved the fact that he was able to go into a place, look around and then go up to his hotel room and write a song about it. People loved him for that.” Dawson's tribute to Stompin' Tom demonstrates his admiration and respect for the man. “To the common folk, and the hard working man, To his songs we all could relate. Standing strong for the downtrodden, Like the bum, whose home is the street.... A singer, songwriter, recording our times,

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In the new book Dawson writes also of the unavoidable tragedies of life. In his moving poem titled “The Night I Sang You Jimmy Rodgers Songs”, Dawson writes about Anita, his first true love, a woman who died tragically in a car accident the night after he proposed to her. In the poem he captures that loss both from the point of view of the young man he was then and the man he has now become. Do you remember Dear That November night so clear, When we thought that nothing could ever go wrong. And in the back seat of my car, Just you and my guitar, The night I sang those Jimmy Rodgers songs.,... I'd pretend to be a train, Moaned the whistle's sweet refrain, And often you would follow right along. Now when I strum my old guitar, I often wonder where you are, Especially when I sing Jimmie's songs. While not afraid to delve into the darker realms of the human heart and mind, Dawson is also an artist with a lively sense of humour. In his poem titled “Just An Ugly Piece of Wood” he tells of an experience that many woodstove owners know all too well - the sad fact of “No More Wood”. The poem tells of Dave's incredible efforts of tackling one last chunk in his yard, a “cast iron hard, petrified knurl”. He writes of his initial defeat, but the matter is happily resolved months later when the woodcutter recognizes other possibilities for the unruly chunk of stove feed. Dawson is a humble artist and believes that creating art, no matter what kind, is something that many wrongly think is outside of their abilities. “Anyone can do this stuff, really. All it takes is little perseverance and dedication.” Perhaps the best way to understand the work of this local artist and writer is to read the poem “Leaving Something Behind”, which can be found in an earlier book titled “My Dear Old Log Cabin”. I have looked to the stars, and cried out the blues, Then came to conclusion, that there was nothing to lose. Be it poets, craftsmen, writers, musicians, Be it ever so small, they left a legacy written.

SF Council - from pg. 6 $146,247. Mayor Davison questioned whether the roads department had sufficient staff to provide someone to operate the machine to its full potential year round. Exemption to Trailer By-law Chief Building Official Brian Gass asked for an exemption to the trailer by-law which would permit a time-limited rental of two trailers to house a burned-out family of six until their home could be rebuilt. This had been requested by the owners' insurance company, so the family could continue to live in their children's school district. Council agreed: the insurance company will post the required $5,000 surety that the trailers will be removed once the house is completed.

snake that he hoped to debut at Jack’s Jam in Plevna this past weekend. So, those who attended were fortunate to be part of musical history. · Our Land O’ Lakes Seniors raised the roof in Mountain Milk Chocolate Grove Hall by celebrating the March birthdays, noting Easter Bunny that Howard Gibbs, who is in Myrtle Beach, had a birthday. Since it was a severe snowstorm that day, we thought heartily of Howard in the sunny south. Our fun afternoon included singing, sharing, eating, laughing, joke telling, planning. We discussed at Sharbot Lake length the hall rental increas& District es and their impact on volunteerism and community spirit. However, since the rates have remained the same for at least ten years, while expenses have risen considerably, you might say that “the handwriting is on the wall” on this issue. By the way, that is a Biblical expression - so check out the book of Daniel: Chapter 5, Verse 5. – Jean.



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“A Touch of Cobalt” will be available in print on March 24. To purchase a copy contact

Dave Dawson at 613-279-2280 or 613-2792797.

TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH FRONTENAC SUMMER STUDENT POSITIONS The Township of South Frontenac is accepting applications for summer positions in the following departments: Public Works, Recreation, Administration and Building. For more details on these positions and for instructions on submitting applications see

INTERIM TAX BILLS Please note that interim tax bills which included garbage bag tags were issued the week of March 3rd, 2014. Payment is due on March 31, 2014. For further inquiries, please contact 613-376-3027 x 2200.

SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER Take notice that the Township will be having a sale of land by public tender on April 23, 2014. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, visit or if no internet access is available, tender packages can be purchased at the Municipal Office, at a cost of $10.00 + HST, located at 4432 George St., Sydenham beginning March 17, 2014.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL • Request for Proposal #PW-2014-06 - Tender for Renovations to Bedford Patrol Yard & Installation of New Sand/Salt Storage Facility Sealed submissions must be received by 1:00 p.m., March 26, 2014, Attention: Wayne Orr, Chief Administrative Officer, Box 100, 4432 George St., Sydenham, ON K0H 2T0. Official forms detailing the general specifications and requirements may be obtained through the office of the Engineer; Asterisk Engineering Corporation, 2263 Princess Street, Kingston, ON. K7M 3G1. A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 will be required.

INVITATION TO TENDER • Invitation to Tender #PW-2014-17 – 2014-2015 Street Sweeping & Catch-Basin Cleaning Program Sealed submissions must be received by 1:00 p.m., March 26, 2014, Attention: Wayne Orr, Chief Administrative Officer, Box 100, 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 7:00 am and 5:00 pm at the Public Works Department, 2490 Keeley Rd, Sydenham, ON, K0H 2T0.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION • REQUEST FOR QUOTATION PW-RFQ-1 for Contracted Equipment and Materials. Sealed submissions must be received by 1:00 p.m., April 2, 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 7:00 am and 5:00 pm 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:

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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DEPOT - HOURS Winter hours are from 3 pm to 7 pm on March 27th. Spring/Summer hours will begin on April 3rd every Thursday from 3 pm to 8 pm. 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.

COUNCIL MEETING The next Council Meeting will be on April 1st, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The next Committee of the Whole Meeting will be on March 25th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. 4432 George Street, Box 100, Sydenham ON K0H 2T0 1-800-559-5862




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

Thursday March 20 SHARBOT LAKE - CENTER STAGE CAFÉ at Legion, w/ Feral Five, Ann Archer, Andrea Jones, Logan Murray, Julia Schall, 7–9:30pm, $4.

Friday March 21 HARROWSMITH - YOUTH DANCE Golden Links Hall, 7-9:30PM, for ages 9-15; $6 Sharon 536-6676, PLEVNA – BINGO FUNDRAISER for Clar-Mill volunteer firefighters, 7-9pm, cash prizes, Clar-Mill hall SHARBOT LAKE – EUCHRE, noon, Anglican Church hall, $5 includes lunch, proceeds to the church, all welcome SHARBOT LAKE – DINNER at the Legion. 5:30–7pm, spaghetti

Saturday, March 22 FLINTON - FUNDRAISER for family of Aliyah Tully, 2-10pm, Rec. Centre, live music, family event, $10pp, family rate avail., under 12 free if accompanied by adult, face painting, door prizes silent auction, raffles, clowns, magician, storyteller singalongs, chili all day, BBQ 2-6pm, info: Steve, 613-242-2724. PARHAM - HAM SUPPER, United Church from 5-7pm, $12; 6-12yrs $4; family $25 SHARBOT LAKE FARMERS MARKET SEEDY SATURDAY, Market & Seed Exchange, Oso Hall 9am-1pm; workshop on growing heritage seeds 10-11am, please register for workshop: info@handsonharvest. ca. SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB Breakfast, 8-11am, 1106 Gemmills Rd. all welcome.

Sunday March 23 BEDFORD OPEN MIC & JAM, 1-5pm, Bedford Hall 1381 Westport Rd, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel & more, $2.

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

HARRIET COOK MEMORIAL PANCAKE BRUNCH, Watson’s Corners Hall, 8am-1pm (please note time correction), $8; 7–12 yrs $6; under five free. Proceeds to Smiths Falls Dialysis Unit.

Monday March 24 SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, seniors’ centre, appointment: 613-279-3151 SYDENHAM - SPEAKER SERIES, free, 1-3pm, Grace Centre, Topics: Hypnosis for Relaxation; Remember; please reserve: 613-376-6477, sponsor: Southern Frontenac Community Svcs

Tuesday March 25 LAND O’LAKES QUILTERS meet 9am, Pineview Free Methodist Church, Cloyne (lower level). new quilters welcome; lolquilt@ SYDENHAM - CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, Grace Centre 9-10:30am; info: Mary Gaynor-Briese, 613-376-6477 ext. 305 SYDENHAM – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Grace Centre 1-4pm. For appointment call Bob: 613-376-6477; 1-800-763-9610

Wednesday March 26 ARDEN – LYME DISEASE public meeting, w/ guest speaker from the Lyme Disease Association, 7pm, community hall; sponsor: Frontenac Addington Trappers Council, info: 336-8359 RURAL WOMEN’S GROUP, 1:30-3pm, Rural VISIONS Centre, 4419 George St.; free transportation avail: 613-376-6477; 1-800-763-9610, all women welcome SHARBOT LAKE - POVERTY LUNCHEON & LENT DEVOTIONS noon-1pm, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church; free will offering for food bank, all welcome SHARBOT LAKE DINERS, noon, for those 50+, $10, reservations requ’d: 613-279-3151 VERONA / HARTINGTON SOFTBALL REGISTRATION 6-8:30pm at Princess Anne Building in Hartington; info Mary Jo 613-374-3275

Thursday March 27 MOUNTAIN GROVE - SPAGHETTI SUPPER & HOMEMADE PIE AUCTION for Land o’Lakes PS Gr. 7&8 trip and graduation, 5-7pm, community hall, freewill offering,

SHARBOT LAKE – HAM CHARITY BINGO, Oso hall, doors open 5:30pm, sponsored by Northern Frontenac Community Services; proceeds to NFCS services. SYDENHAM - ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP 7-9pm, Grace Centre; info: 613-544-3078

Friday March 28

“IN THE GUESTROOM Part 3: Redemption in Disguise” CD by Lee Casement & friends, release party 7:30pm at The Next Church in Kingston SHARBOT LAKE – YOUTH DANCE for grades 5-9, 6-9pm $6, Oso Hall, sponsor: Northern Frontenac Community Services VENNACHAR - SPUD-TACULOR NIGHT, Free Methodist Church, 6pm, please bring favourite potato dish & dessert; potato-related games follow; info 333-2318, all welcome

Friday & Saturday, March 28 & 29 CLOYNE - FREE CLOTHES GIVE-AWAY, Pineview Free Methodist Church, Fri. 9-5; Sat 9-2; donations of clean clothing, linens, footwear & coats welcome

Saturday March 29

LAND O’LAKES COMMUNITY SERVICES Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser, Barrie Hall PARHAM - GOSPEL SING, Free Methodist Church, 7pm w/ Ross Clow, Glen Neff, local talent, refreshments, all welcome. RELAY FOR LIFE KICK OFF BREAKFAST & Coffee House, 8am-1pm, Oso Hall, Sharbot Lake, $2 plus food bank item SHARBOT LAKE - CHINESE DINNER & QUARTER AUCTION, Oso Hall 5:30pm, sponsored by District #4 Rec Committee, proceeds to playground fund; donations welcome, please call Christine 375-6525 TAMWORTH - THE LAWS, Keith Glass of Prairie Oyster, at Legion, 8pm, $20, 613-379-2808, sponsored by the TECDC. VERONA/HARTINGTON SOFTBALL REGISTRATION, noon2:30pm at the Lions Club in Verona, info Mary Jo, 374-3275

Sunday, March 30 FLINTON - COFFEE HOUSE, Through The Roof, open mic, 6:30pm, all welcome, free will offering MCDONALDS CORNERS - BOXCAR BOYS at MERA Schoolhouse, 2pm, advance tickets $22: 613-485-6434 or

Monday March 31 SYDENHAM - SPEAKER SERIES, free, 1-3pm, Grace Centre, Topics: Falls Prevention; SFCSC Services; please reserve: 613376-6477, sponsor: Southern Frontenac Community Services

Tuesday April 1

INSPECTION Inspection of Approved 2014 – 2015 Annual Work Schedule Mazinaw-Lanark Forest

SHARBOT LAKE 39ers, potluck lunch 12 noon, downstairs North Frontenac Telephone. Brenda Bonner will speak on Arthritis and Keeping Seniors Healthy, Anyone 50 + welcome: info: Shirley 613-279-2990 SNOW ROAD – KEENAGERS, 2-3pm, community centre, all are welcome

The Bancroft District Office of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has reviewed and approved the Mazinaw-Lanark Forest Inc. (MLFI) April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015 Annual Work Schedule (AWS) for the Mazinaw-Lanark Forest.

SHARBOT LAKE - POVERTY LUNCHEON & LENT DEVOTIONS noon-1pm; United Church, free will offering for food bank, all welcome SHARBOT LAKE - ALZHEIMER SOCIETY SUPPORT GROUP, 1-3 pm, United Church hall, 613-544-3078 ext 203

Wednesday April 2


Thursday April 3 MABERLY - DINNER & EUCHRE, noon community hall, sponsored by St. Stephen’s Church

The AWS will be available for public inspection at the MLFI and the MNR public website at beginning March 24, 2014 and throughout the one-year duration. ServiceOntario locations in Bancroft and Kemptville provide self-serve computers with free Internet access to government websites.

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

Scheduled Forest Management Operations The AWS describes forest management activities such as road construction, maintenance and decommissioning, forestry aggregate pits, harvest, site preparation, tree planting and tending that are scheduled to occur during the year. Tree Planting and Fuelwood MLFI is responsible for tree planting on the Mazinaw-Lanark Forest. Please contact Matthew Mertins, Planning and Operations Forester, for information regarding tree planting job opportunities. For information on the locations and licence requirements for obtaining fuelwood for personal use, please contact the MNR Bancroft District Office. For commercial fuelwood opportunities, please contact MLFI. More Information For more information on the AWS or to arrange an appointment with MNR staff to discuss the AWS or to request an AWS operations summary map, please contact: Steve Williams, R.P.F. Ministry of Natural Resources Bancroft District Office 106 Monck Street Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0 tel: 613-332-3940 ext. 256 fax: 613-332-0608 office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Matthew Mertins, R.P.F. Mazinaw-Lanark Forest Inc. P.O. Box 159 14225 Highway 41 Cloyne, ON K0H 1K0 tel: 613-336-0816 ext. 223 fax: 613-336-0818 office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

AH Public Library

Walk-Run-Bike-A-Thon he Addington Highlands Public Library Walk - Run-Bike-


A-Thon will be held on Saturday April 26, at 1pm. This Walk-a-thon is a fun and fit activity, all are welcome to participate. Participants can walk, run or bike. This is a 10 km walk-run- bike starting at the Flinton Library, 3641 Flinton Road to Deer Rock Lake and back, the library will provide bottled water and there will be a vehicle at the halfway mark and at Deer Rock Lake. Participants are not required to complete the entire 10 km to be successful. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Our goal is to raise funds for the purchase of public outdoor sitting area equipment for the library riverfront. The public will be able to sit and relax, read or use Wi-Fi with a great river view. Sponsor sheets may be picked up at the Flinton Library during regular hours. Monday 4pm-6pm, Tuesday noon – 4pm, Wednesday 10am – 1pm, Thursday 3pm – 6pm and Saturday 9am – noon. The Addington Highlands Public Library is not responsible for any accidents or injury that occurs on the day of the walk. Thank you very much for your participation.



march 20, 2014

“Come Walk in My Moccasins”

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


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


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


3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE, Northbrook area, newly painted - $850 plus utilities; and bachelor apartment, $650 all inclusive; 1st and last required. 613-336-8378 3 BEDROOM UPSTAIRS APT. in Arden, $900/ month inclusive. Bob Hawley 613-335-3878 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 KALADAR: 2 BEDROOM APT. fridge & stove, heated, $475 per month, 1st & last required, available April 1, 2014, call 613-336-9429 STORAGE UNITS for rent in Mountain Grove. Bob Hawley, 613-335-3878


2 SHIH-POOKIES, $500 ea; 6 Bichus $300 ea. 3 Imperial Shih-tzus $500 ea. Please call Carol or Ken, 613-479-0252. 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 MAVERICK 12 GAUGE PUMPER SHOTGUN, works great, used for turkey this year, modified choke, black in colour, asking $200 or best offer. Call 613-335-4770 no calls after 7pm. If no answer leave a message


DOG found on Bell Line Road, English Setter, call 613-547-5738 or 613-279-2398

HUNTING & FISHING 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.


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

SEEDS MOUNTAIN GROVE SEED COMPANY. Heirloom seeds, locally grown, call for free catalogue, 613-876-8383 or pick one up at Parham General Store.

SERVICES DRYWALL AND PLASTER REPAIRS. Professionally trained. Drywall installation, old fashioned quality, three coat hand finishing. Free estimates. Call Rick at 613-375-8201. FRONTENAC COTTAGE SITTERS: Landscaping. Professional, affordable, insured, Red Seal certified. For all your property maintenance. Call Brian or Mark, 613-3766167, cell 328-0860 KEVIN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE. Lawn Maintenance, Trees Cut, Woodsplitting, Snow Removal, Winter Roof Cleaning, Junk Pick-up & Disposal, Minor Building Repairs. Call Kevin 9am - 5pm, Monday-Friday. Please Leave a Message, 613-279-1901; 613-453-5896 PET SITTING in Mountain Grove. Going away? Let us help. Dogs, Cats, etc. Spacious, individual accommodations. Long walks. By appointment only. Laura Mills 613-335-3658. Evenings are best or leave a message.



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


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


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

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

SERVICES PHOTOCOPY, FAX & LAMINATION SERVICES available at The Frontenac News, 1095 Garrett St., rear building, Sharbot Lake. Competitive prices! 8½“ x 11” - Black & White, 1-10 copies: 15¢ ea; 11-25 copies: 10¢ ea; 26100 copies 8¢ ea. Color copies 65¢ each (25¢ for 50+). Taxes extra. Call 613-279-3150 SEWING ALTERATIONS, HEMMING, ETC. This And That Sewing, 32 Peterson Rd., (turn at lights in Northbrook). Call 613-336-0656.


TAX RETURNS. At Seeds & Company, our price covers more than just a tax return; it includes our many years of experience too. Our fee starts at $59.99 and we want to take the stress out of filing your tax return. Call us at 613-279-2625 or drop into the office 1110 Elizabeth Street Sharbot Lake.


B’S RADICAL RIDES Towing & Recovery. James Mills owner/operator. 613-335-5050


LOOKING TO BUY USED FIREARMS (rifles & shotguns) non-restricted. Please call 613-3362311 between 8am - 5pm with information. STANDING TIMBER, firewood, pine, cedar, bush lots. Free quotes, cash paid. Call 613279-2154.

Legion Corner O

By Connie McLellan ntario Provincial Command Ladies Auxiliary: The Legion was founded in November 1925 in Winnipeg and chartered in July 1926 by a special act of Parliament. However, veterans’ welfare and assistance had been carried on since 1916. During the 1914-1918 war years, as wounded veterans returned home, women were asked to help with their recovery by visiting hospitals, and sending parcels to the hospitalized, and to needy families. The ladies served the veterans and their dependants. Thus, our ladies auxiliary officially became a reality! Ontario Command have 292 auxiliaries with 13,731 members. The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary is comprised of mothers, wives, daughters, stepdaughters, nieces, sisters, granddaughters, great granddaughters and widows of Legion members. In some commands membership is also open to the women in the community. Although not all Legions have a ladies auxiliary, be sure these ladies are going strong all across this great country of ours.

Help Promote Your Community!

MyCommunity/CSS Canada is looking for a community-minded individual in South Frontenac to help us present a free, personalized gift to local community members who are celebrating happy occasions. These gifts are given on behalf of local businesses who sponsor the program. We cover Verona, Hartington, Harrowsmith, Sydenham, and Godfrey. For more information please call Dorine at 1-866-258-7730 or email

- A resource for parents and professionals

by Susan Ramsay, Early Literacy Specialist for Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington,


hough mounds of snow are still with us, the first day of spring is imminent and already being welcomed with birds singing and longer days of sunshine. Squirrels are out in droves looking for hidden stashes of nuts but I have not yet seen or heard a chipmunk. Chipmunks, as we are told in the Aboriginal story “How the Chipmunk Got His Stripes”, chatter gleefully once they emerge from hibernation into sun. “How the Chipmunk Got His Stripes”, by Indigenous author and storyteller Joseph Bruchac, is the featured story in a new monthly e-newsletter for parents and educators with young children. This free electronic resource called “Come Walk in My Moccasins” has been created by members of the Aboriginal Family Literacy Circle with the support of Elders in our area. The newsletter includes a featured Aboriginal story video with downloadable activities to do with young children, audible First Nation language translations, and information about the Seven Grandfather Teachings, Medicine Wheel, and traditional foods and recipes that correspond to the Medicine Wheel directions. The newsletter also highlights upcoming events and ways to access other First Nations, Inuit and Métis resources through the internet. The idea for “Come Walk in My Moccasins” germinated within the Aboriginal Family Literacy Circle, a network of local Aboriginal and mainstream service providers who work with families with young children. The Circle have been meeting and learning from one another since 2004, and is focused on developing greater sensitivity and awareness to Aboriginal culture and people. The Circle does this through Aboriginal workshops and resource development that support learning and literacy within families and communities. The March edition of “Come Walk in My Moccasins” is out now and available to anyone who is interested, regardless of cultural background. To access Come Walk in My Moccasins, use this link: https://app. html?wid=906602&u=Ssql Or search for Aboriginal Family Literacy Circle on Facebook. The link to the newsletter can be accessed from this Facebook

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Job Opening: Full-Time Administration Clerk We are looking to expand our team. We are seeking an individual that is computer literate, has good written and verbal communication skills, an ability to prioritize tasks, with an excellent attention to detail. Pillar Financial Services Inc. has an immediate opening for an Administration Clerk for our busy mortgage operations department. We are a growing mortgage brokerage and mortgage administration company located in Sharbot Lake, Ontario. The successful applicant will have a secondary school diploma with 1 to 2 years of work experience in an office setting; possess a personality and values that align with a company culture that values professionalism, trust, loyalty, high ethical standards, adaptability to change and growth, and co-operative teamwork. Our team works to be the best at what we do and achieve sustainable but challenging goals and growth targets while maintaining a work\life balance in a small town cottage country setting. If this sounds like you and you would like to work with a team of mortgage professionals where there are exciting career opportunities, please submit your resume to or go to our website at We wish to thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Posting Closes: March 24, 2014

page as well. On the Aboriginal Family Literacy Facebook page you will be able to offer your reflections, insights, and suggestions about using Aboriginal stories and activities with mainstream and Indigenous children, and in so doing, create a wider circle of conversation and community. “Come Walk in My Moccasins” has been launched through the financial support of the Hastings-Prince Edward Children and Youth Services Network.

Spring youth tackle football R

egistration is underway for Kingston, Sydenham and Gananoque kids: Parents of boys & girls born between 2000 and 2006 who are interested in learning more about the Thousand Islands Minor Football League (TIMFL) are encouraged to drop by the City of Kingston’s Leisure Showcase at Portsmouth Harbour on Sat. March 22 from 9am–3pm or Gananoque Secondary School from 9am-noon. TIMFL volunteers can answer any questions you may have about our exciting tackle football development league. Our goal is to help area youth develop positive personal qualities while building athletic skills and nurturing leadership qualities. Parents can also register their children at www. There are teams in Kingston (West, Central and East), Sydenham and Gananoque. Full equipment is provided for the season and every player gets to keep their team jersey. The cost is $225

The Township of North Frontenac Contracted Work The Township of North Frontenac is seeking hourly, daily and monthly base rates from Contractors to provide services on an as needed basis. (Including, but not limited to, machinery/ equipment rentals; qualified tradesperson – builders, electricians, plumbers, etc.) Prices quoted shall be for 2014 projects. Bidders shall provide proof of Insurance and WSIB certificates, prior to actually commencing work for the Municipality. We thank all bidders for their interest. Only those bidders selected for projects will be contacted. Lowest quotes not necessarily always awarded as based on timing, availability, location, complexity of specific projects, etc.

REQUIRES PART-TIME, CASUAL EMPLOYEES The Township of North Frontenac is seeking resumes for Part-time, casual employees to assist with the following: i) Equipment Operator/Labourer – Public Works Department. Successful applicants shall have a DZ licence. Preference will be given to a Candidate with an AZ licence. Experience with heavy truck operation and snowplowing operations will be an asset. ii) Labourer – Public Works Department. iii) Alternate Dumpsite Attendants. iv) General Office Assistance – Administration Department. v) Student Positions. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Township of North Frontenac is an equal opportunity employer. We would be pleased to provide accommodations, upon request, throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities to ensure equal participation.

Please provide fixed rates for Contracted Work or please apply with a detailed resume for Part-time, Casual Employees by Noon local time on Monday, April 7, 2014 to: Cheryl Robson, AMCT CAO Township of North Frontenac 6648 Road 506, Plevna, ON K0H 2M0 Phone: (613) 479-2231 Ext. 221 Fax: (613) 479-2352 E-mail:



march 20, 2014

Legalese - Obtaining a Legal Aid certificate through new call centre Legalese is a column of general information and opinion on legal topics by the lawyers of Rural Legal Services, Box 359, Sharbot Lake, ON, K0H2P0, 613-279-3252, or 1-888777-8916. This column is not intended to provide legal advice. You should contact a lawyer to determine your legal rights and obligations.


by: Anne-Marie Langan, Staff Lawyer

egal Aid Ontario (LAO) offers a variety of legal services for low income residents of Ontario including: · Duty counsel services located at Family or Criminal court and at the Landlord and Tenant Board · A Legal Aid Certificate program that covers the cost of retaining a lawyer to assist with certain complex and serious family and/or criminal law matters beyond the scope of duty counsel services · Community legal clinics such as Rural Legal Services (soon to be known as The Legal Clinic) funded by LAO to represent low income Ontarians with a variety of legal issues including landlord & tenant, Ontario Disability Support Program and Canada Pension Plan Disability matters, employment law, wills and powers of attorney, consumer matters, criminal injuries compensation etc. Until a few years ago, people applying for a legal aid certificate would visit a local area office to complete an application. Residents of Frontenac County had to travel to Kingston. More recently, LAO closed and replaced all but nine of its area offices (including the office in Kingston) with a call centre system operated through the Client Service Centre (CSC) as part of its ongoing modernization strategy to improve access, enhance capacity and increase efficiency (i.e. reduce bricks and mortar costs). To apply for a legal aid certificate, LAO encourages people to call the Client Service Centre toll free number: 1-800-668-8258. In-person applications can also be made at the courts on certain days on a first-come firstserved basis. For example, a legal aid worker is available on Wednesday afternoons from 1- 4 p.m. at the Kingston Family Court and at the Criminal Court in Kingston from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. When calling the CSC, or applying in person at the court, you will be asked about your income to determine if you qualify financially. If you are financially eligible, you will then


Tuesday March 25, 2014, 9:00am to Noon  $70.00 Tuesday April 8, 2014, 9:00am to Noon  $70.00 To register or for more info: (613) 336-9067 x 630 (866) 859.9222 12497A Hwy 41, Unit #5, Northbrook NORTHBROOK  NAPANEE  AMHERSTVIEW This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada

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be asked about your legal problem. Legal aid certificates are not issued for all types of criminal and/or family law problems. Your case must also have some merit (a reasonable chance of success) and the CSC often refers callers to duty counsel (in Frontenac that means traveling to the courts in Kingston, or to Napanee if you live in Lennox & Addington) to have the merits of the case assessed. You may also be transferred to an advice lawyer at the CSC who can provide up to 20 minutes of summary legal advice and information. If you are found eligible for a certificate you will be asked to provide the name of the lawyer who will represent you. Not all lawyers accept legal aid certificates. A lawyer who accepts a certificate will be paid by LAO for a set number of hours to work on your case. Family law matters that may qualify for a certificate include victims of domestic violence with dependant children, as well as other more complex child custody, child support and access cases. Simple divorces are generally not covered.

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n his annual report on the state of the waste management sites in North Frontenac, Guy Laporte from AECOM engineering said that environmental monitoring of the active and closed sites in 2013 delivered similar results to the previous year. All of the sites are within provincial standards. On behalf of the township, AECOM has applied to the Ministry of the Environment to temporarily close the Ardoch waste site. The plan is to divert waste from the seldom used Ardoch site to the one on Road 506/509 until that is full and then re-open the Ardoch site. This will save on operating costs and is considered a more efficient way to make use the township's dumping capacity. At current rates of dumping, the 506 site, which has the least capacity, will be full in 16 years. The life spans of the other sites range from 25 to 44 years. Diversion rates in the township continue to be good, although they did drop this year, according to some measures. Comparing on a bag-to-bag basis between bags of garbage and bags of recycling, the township receives 1.4 bags of recycling for every bag of garbage. However, using another measure that is based on the industry standard assumption that each individual produces 1.5 kg of waste per day, and applying that to seasonal and permanent residents in the township, it turns out that by weight, 61% of the waste produced in the township ends up in landfill, up from just under 60% last year. About 15% of the waste is recycled through the Blue Box program, and another 24% is recycled or re-used before getting to the landfill site. Mayor Bud Clayton said, “When we think about landfill we have to look at the long term. We might have enough space for 25 or 30 years, but then what will we do? As well, our neighbours in South Frontenac could lose their sites in a flash if their plans to improve them don’t pan out and. Don’t think the ministry won’t say - 'they have lots of space in North Frontenac, go dump there'. That would fill us up in no time. At the county we have identified as a priority finding the next

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solution for waste. It will not be done by us alone, but we are working with the Eastern Ontario wardens on a long term solution, which could be gasification.” When asked, Guy Laporte said he has not heard of a circumstance where the Ministry of the Environment ordered a municipality to take waste from another municipality. “But it is always wise to think about the future,” he said. NFCS receives youth funding: Don Amos and Maribeth Scott outlined the programs for youth that Northern Frontenac Community Services provided in North Frontenac in 2013, and proposed to maintain those programs and enhance those that are seeing the best response from the local youth population. “We are asking for the same amount of support as last year, $5,400. That money not only helps cover some of the costs of our youth programming in North Frontenac, it is also a demonstration of support from the municipality that we always point out to other potential funders, such as the Trillium Foundation and the United Way,” said Amos. Council approved the $5,400 grant. Spring Bear Hunt – Noting that MPP Jerry Ouelette is proposing a pilot project be set up in some Northern Ontario municipalities to bring back the spring bear hunt, partly in order to curb the bear population, the township is sending a letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources requesting that North Frontenac be included. “Why shouldn’t we have a chance to deal with our nuisance bear problem?” asked Councilor Betty Hunter. “If it is important in Northern Ontario, why not here?” Frontenac Parklands: Noting that the revenue for the Parklands has flattened out after going up for several years,

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In loving memory of my husband Bill, who passed away March 25, one year ago. He has not gone from those he loved, Nor has he wandered far, Just entered God's most lovely room And left the door ajar. We miss you Bill, Love, Wilma & Shelby

In loving memory of a dear niece Reta, who left us March 21, 2013. It only takes a little time To write how much we miss you But it will take the rest of our lives To forget the day we lost you. Aunt Germaine and family

Jason & Ashley Conboy (née Wheeler) of Sharbot Lake are happy to announce the birth of their first baby, Garrett Jason. He was born on January 2, 2014 at Kingston General Hospital. His proud grandparents are Doug and Wenda Wheeler of Snow Road Station, and George and Darlene Conboy of Sharbot Lake. He is also welcomed by his great-grandparents, Ed and Florence Warren, and Verna Wheeler, and by his uncles, aunts and cousins. We would like to thank all our family and friends for their loving help and support.

BURKE Knox, William (Bill) In loving memory of Dad - Poppa, who passed away March 25, 2013. We cried when you passed away, We still cry today. Although we loved you dearly, We couldn't make you stay A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove He only takes the best We think of you daily with love, Joy, David (Leanne), Kenny (Wanda), Jane (David), Paige and Damon

Knox In memory of my Poppa William (Bill) Knox, who passed away March 25, 2013. It's been a long year, since I last saw you I think about you every day I often speak your name, Poppa Just out of the blue as I play Ma Ma tells me you're in heaven Always watching down from above I carry your picture around the house and give it big kisses and hugs I'm glad I had the chance on earth To meet you Poppa Dear And for you to know your family name Would continue for many years Whenever someone asks me Where that man on the tractor went I tell them you're driving in Heaven Cause that's where special people are sent As I go through life without you here I know you'll be watching me Guiding me along life's path I'll make you proud, wait and see I am grateful for the time we shared Although it was not for long The love, memories and stories told Will always keep our family strong I will remember you always Poppa Love, Damon XOXO

In loving memory of our brother Bruce, who passed away February 25, 2006 and our sister, Gladys (Lowery), who passed away March 21, 2011. A special laugh, a special face, And in our hearts a special place, No words we speak can ever say, How much we miss you every day. Loved and remembered by Ellamae, Kenneth, Sandra and Roseanne.

In memory of Vera Mabel Raymo who passed away March 23, 2013 Come To Me God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you and whispered, "Come to Me." With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away, and although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Sadly missed by Gene and Rose, Rick and Kim and Ronald and Kimberly and all the grandchildren and great grandchildren

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uppose five people, Anne, Barbara, Cathy, Dorothy and Elsie are seated in a circle. Upon the head of each is placed a hat, either red or green. Each can see the hats worn by the other four, but not her own. However, they are given the true fact that not all the hats have the same colour. They are not allowed to communicate in any way. Every ten seconds, a bell sounds. At each sounding of the bell, everyone who has deduced the colour of her hat leaves the room. Assume that all five ladies are rational and that each leaves the room at the earliest moment she determines the colour of her hat. Explain why everyone eventually leaves the room. ************************************************** *************************************** To get a handle on the situation, you might consider the simpler problems where there are two, three or four people and not all are wearing the same coloured hat. For the five hat problem, there are essentially two situations. First, suppose there are four red and one green hat and that Anne is wearing the green hat. Anne sees four red hats, and realizing that there is at least one green hat, immediately deduces the colour of her hat and leaves the room at the first bell. The rest

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now realize that Anne would not have left if she saw a green hat and deduce that they are wearing red hats and leave the room at the second bell. Now, suppose there are three red and two green hats, and that Anne and Barbara are wearing the green hats. In this case, each woman sees a red and a green hat and so cannot leave the room on the first bell. Each of Anne and Barbara realizes that if her own hat were red, the other would have left the room on the first bell; since this did not happen, both realize that they are wearing green hats and leave the room on the second bell. Consider the remaining three women. Each of them saw two red and two green hats, and none of them would have determined the colour of their hat by the second bell. After the second bell, each can reject the notion that she is wearing a green hat. Otherwise, there would have been two red hats and their wearers would have left the room on the second bell (using the analogous reasoning for the two green hat case). So they deduce that their hats are red and leave the room on the third bell. There is a children’s book that deals with this type of problem, Anno’s Hat Tricks, by Mitsumasa Anno and Akihiro Nazaki. Anno. Anno has written a number of books directed at children that I recommend to any parents wanting to give their offspring a gentle introduction to mathematics. In fact, the children’s literature in mathematics is growing all the time, and I have listed a few possibilities on my website: Click on the button, “Books for elementary pupils”. tain the quality of your lake’s water and to protect your shoreline from erosion. MVCA is making shoreline stewardship easier by providing plans, labour, and materials, for free. Their site visits will only focus on your shoreline naturalization. This program is being offered on a first-come, first-served basis at no cost to the property owner. Contact Brian Anderson at 613-253-0006 ext. 228;



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are other events and ongoing activities being planned for the entire year. Among these are: a travelling show of historic artefacts that will incorporate items from all four townships; creating a commemorative community quilt; the production of short videos about the county; a passport/poker run program to encourage shopping at county businesses; a sesquicentennial scholarship; and up to four ‘legacy’ projects that may include trailhead facilities, public art, a war memorial, museum, projects, the oldest log cabin, waterfront pavilions, and something to highlight the dark skies designation in North Frontenac.

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