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t a ceremony in Ottawa on Tuesday morning, October 18, the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and the Algonquins of Ontario signed an Agreement in Principle (AIP) regarding the Algonquin Land Claim. The AIP is “a key step toward a modernday treaty to resolve a long-standing land claim that covers an area of 36,000 square kilometres in Eastern Ontario,” according to a release from Flavia Mussio of the Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. “The non-binding AIP paves the way for continued negotiations toward a final agreement that will define the ongoing rights of the Algonquins of Ontario to lands and natural resources within the settlement area”, Mussio added. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs for the Government of Canada, heralded the agreement as “a momentous milestone and a significant step forward on renewing Canada’s relationship with the Algonquins of Ontario.” Robert Potts, chief negotiator and legal counsel to the Algonquins of Ontario, said the agreement “marks a critical step forward in a journey that began almost 250 years ago when the first Algonquin Petition was submitted to the Crown in 1772.” The AIP had been stalled since the spring, even though a ratification vote among the 7,500 Algonquin electors within the territories had yielded a strong yes vote. However, some members of the Pikwakanagan First Nation at Golden Lake were given a chance to vote in a separate process. Most of them voted against the AIP. The Pikwakanagan Council pulled out of the land claim process at that time and throughout the months of June and July the council met with the local community and heard a number of concerns about language in the agreement. Of particular concern was the language around self-government at Pikwakanagan. Pikwakanagan Chief of Council Kirby Whiteduck told the News today that his council sent letters to Ontario and Canada seeking clarification of specific items and received letters in return, from each of the ministers, which were shared with the community and discussed at an open meeting in July. “For example, some of our members were
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Algonquin Nation Representatives from some of nine communities and members of the Pikwakanagan Council at the signing ceremony in Ottawa. Kirby Whiteduck is holding the signed agreement in principle. Photo courtesy of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. concerned that if we sign a self-government agreement, we will lose our reserve, which is not what the agreement says, but people needed more assurance. There were legitimate concerns about a lack of clarity in some of the language in the AIP that needed
to be addressed, and the letters did that,” said Whiteduck. The council asked, at the meeting in July and through a mail out, for Pikwakanagan members to let them know if they should continue with the process or end it.
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group of concerned Hartington residents gathered at Princess Anne Community Centre on Saturday to protest the new Boyce Road subdivision plan in Hartington.
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of Addington Highland’s Council that Lennox and Addington County will be initiating a search for a location for a new ambulance base in Denbigh, at a meeting of Addington Highlands Council on Monday. “That’s the best news we’ve heard about ambulance service in Denbigh from them,” said Councilor Kirby Thompson. “Are they serious about this?” asked Councilor Tony Fritsch. “The [L&A County] Council is supportive of this,” said Hogg. A report from Lennox and Addington Chief of Emergency Services, Mark Schjerning, was presented to a working meeting of L&A County Council on October 12. The report talked about setting up a process to find suitable land for new ambulances bases in Stone Mills and Loyalist townships by hiring the same consulting firm that was used to purchase the property where the Northbrook ambulance was built in 2013. When a member of L&A Council asked at the October 12 meeting about what was happening with the Denbigh base, which is in a rental space and requires an upgrade in order for continued service at that location to be viable, it resulted in an ad-hoc debate over the future of the Denbigh service. A motion to close the Denbigh base and
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for around three years now. He is one of the many residents concerned that the new development could have a huge impact on the water supply in the area. “Hartington has always been a very restricted area for water that’s why it has never developed much more than the size it is,” says Lesperance. “So it was quite surprising for us that they would decide to put in this kind of development with this kind of demand on the water resources in an area that has always been known to have scarce water.” Not only are the residents concerned about the amount of water available, they also fear that the quality of the water has di-
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They were there to support 15 grandmothers who walked five kilometres from the community center, down Boyce Road and back. The walk was designed as a way to raise money for the appeal of a South Frontenac Township decision to approve a new subdivision that is to be put in Hartington. Developer Terry Grant has plans to build 13 new houses in the hamlet of Hartington. The subdivision is to be put in approximately 500 metres east of the intersection of Road 38 and Boyce Road, behind the Princess Anne Community Centre. Many residents are concerned about what extra stress these plans could put on what they say is a limited water supply. John Lesperance has been a part of the committee fighting these development plans
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“Not a lot of people responded but 95% of those who did respond, said yes, continue,” Whiteduck said. The Pikwakanagan Council passed a motion last week indicating they were ready to sign the AIP and move on to final negotiations. “The Chief and Council will be participating in the signing of the Draft Agreement-inPrinciple in the Parliament buildings along with the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the Algonquins of Ontario. This will take us into negotiations, towards a final agreement,” said a release that was posted on the Pikwanagan website late last week. However while negotiators and politicians from the federal and provincial governments and the Algonquins of Ontario are celebrating the signing of the AIP, Kirby Whiteduck is not celebrating. “We said to them today we are now past the AIP stage in the process. It is good to be done with the AIP, but now we are into the more important and definitive negotiations. As far as we are concerned, every thing is open to change. There are important things
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he court heard an account by the Crown of an altercation that took place between Peter Botting, 42, and Gerry Godfrey on the February long weekend after Botting pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening death/bodily harm. The two men were driving pickup trucks in opposite directions on Road 38 near Brewer Road south of Sharbot Lake, when Botting swerved into Godfrey’s lane, forcing him onto the shoulder. Botting then backed up, turned back towards the Brewer Road turnoff and headed up Brewer Road. Godfrey gave chase. When Botting reached a point where the snowmobile trail met the road, he turned onto the trail and kept going in a westerly direction. Godfrey followed. During the chase Godfrey called 911 and the OPP answered the call. Eventually Botting arrived at a property off the trail and turned into the driveway, He went into the house and emerged just as Godfrey was arriving, armed with a three wood golf club. As police were arriving behind Godfrey, Botting reportedly said, “I don’t care if the police are here; I’ll
Algonquin AIP - continued from page 1 in the AIP, but there is a lot more to negotiate. If there was nothing to negotiate, we would all just sign the AIP and be done with it.” Whiteduck has been involved in the process for over 30 years, decades longer that any of the government negotiators. He is committed to negotiating a self-government agreement for Pikwakanagan as part of the land claim, no matter how long it takes. He argues that a self-government agreement is a necessity for Pikwakanagan, in part because it will allow the local council to determine membership in the community, which
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The pre-sentence report outlined the challenges Ms. Lauzon has faced over her life, and her substance abuse issues. It also talked about the success she has had in recent years in nursing school and as a palliative care nurse. The Crown asked for a conviction and a suspended sentence with 15 months’ probation. Lauzon’s attorney pointed out that the College of Nurses is aware of the case and will be disciplining Lauzon. He said that it is possible that a conviction in the case, as opposed to a conditional discharge, may have an impact on Lauzon’s chances of keeping her nursing license. In delivering his ruling, Judge Griffin said that the interest of a general and specific deterrent can still be served through a conditional discharge because Ms. Lauzon had a clean record before this incident and has been taking steps to deal with her substance abuse issues. He granted the conditional discharge, ordered Lauzon to pay an additional $1,200, and said further compensation can be sought through victims’ services.
would no longer be tied to the Indian Act. “Under the Indian Act, there are two general categories for status, 6-1 and 6-2. Those with 6-2 status, and that includes many Pikwakanagan members, only pass that status on if they have children with another 6-2 status parent. Otherwise their children do not have status, and this means our community shrinks. Under self-government, we can determine status ourselves,” he said. Further he considers a self-government agreement within a land claim treaty as more powerful than self -government under a simple Act of Parliament. “A treaty brings more security,” he said. That is not to say that the Pikwakanagan Council is willing to sign a treaty before they are happy about all of its provisions. “We are ready to negotiate all of the issues,” he said, “and as I said we are not bound by the AIP.” Whiteduck also indicated that there are issues between
Pikwakanagan and the off-reserve communities that need to be sorted out as well, saying that Pikwakanagan and the nine off-reserve communities (which include the Shabot Obaadjiwan) are undergoing a mediation process to try to come to an agreement over beneficiary criteria under a final treaty. Ron Dearing, the land claim negotiator for the federal government, said today in a conference call that the Algonquin land claim negotiations are unique in that the public has been privy to more detail than in any other negotiation that Canada has negotiated, and there will be further opportunities to consult with the public over the next two or three years as final negotiations take place. He said the negotiations could be finalised in about four years. Robert Potts resisted being pinned down to a time frame and said that even if negotiations are completed within four years, legislation in Ontario and Canada will be required to enact a treaty. “And that takes more time,” he said.
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minished over time. They question whether the water has been contaminated by the old gas station that was on the corner of Road 38 and Holleford Road. The protest walk was organized as a way for the concerned group of residents to raise money for their cause. The money that they have raised so far will go towards their participation in an Ontario Municipal Board meeting in May when the board will be considering the case of the development. In order to be effective in the process, the committee must raise a total of $50,000 to cover legal fees and engineering studies. The group has been doing a number of different things to try to come up with this money over the years. One of their biggest sources of fundraising is their GoFundMe page online, where they have come up with around $22,745. This walk was not the end of the committee’s fundraising plans as they work to reach their $50,000 goal.
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Denbigh ambulance and Addington Highlands Council report - continued from page 1 cut the 12-hour a day service was proposed, and defeated. A subsequent motion to add Denbigh to the list of communities listed in the Schjerning report was approved by L&A Council in a unanimous vote. “I think we should take a role in this,” said Councilor Tony Fritsch. “It needs to be a location on a provincial highway, because there needs to be 24-hour road clearing, so along Highway 41 or 28 is what we are looking for,” said Hogg. Council passed a motion encouraging Denbigh residents to come forward with suitable properties. Council members will also be working the phones to find a location and forward it to the consultants. “This is our best chance to secure ambulance
service for Denbigh for the future,” said Hogg, “so we need to jump on SINCE it.” 1970 More support for Abundant Solar FIT projects Council provided support for four more ground mount solar projects that Abundant Solar is planning to submit to the Independent Electricity Service Operator (IESO) for consideration in the FIT5 procurement process. The projects would all be located on leased private land. Two of them are located in Ward 2 (former township of Abinger) and two in Ward 1 (former township of Kaladar) Changes coming at waste sites A number of proposals for changes to the operating procedures and fees at township
waste sites came out of an October 6 meeting of the Roads, Bridges and Waste Committee. Among them was a proposal to control access to waste sites, which council approved and will take effect on March 31, 2017. Another proposal was to limit the dumping of construction materials to a single yard (1’ x 4’ x 8’). All other construction materials will have to be dumped at commercial sites outside of the township. Council also decided that the offer of one free clear bag of waste for every bin of recycling is too generous and will be changing the offer to one free clear bag for every two bins of recycling. Paper products, including cardboard and newsprint, will no longer
be included in the exchange for free clear bags. Finally, overall tipping fees are changing as well. In addition to limiting construction waste to one yard for a $15 fee, $30 will be charged for spring mattresses, sofas and chairs, appliances, and carpets. Meeting times to change Reeve Hogg presented a Notice of Motion, to be dealt with on November 7, to change the meeting time for the second council meeting of the month, which is held in Denbigh, to 1 pm from the current time of 7 pm. This change would be in place from November until March, to cut down on long night drives during the winter months for staff who live away from the township.
Letters to the editor
Re: Why Canada needs to be wary of President Hillary Clinton (Editorial by Jeff Green, Oct. 13, 2016) hile most Americans share a common disappointment with the ethical caliber of this year's American presidential candidates, it seem strange and misplaced that the Frontenac News' Jeff Green would choose Hillary Clinton as a primary target for Canadian wariness and suspicion when Canadians have so many other domestic and foreign causes of concern. For example, although American and Canadian Arctic sovereignty claims differ and overlap in some ways, Russia's Putin is posed to make a huge grab for Arctic control as Canada sits idly by with a few rusting coast guard ships and a national defense force perpetually underfunded by Canadian politicians more interested in funding outrageous relocation expenses for bureaucrats and the costs of what appears to be a somewhat corrupt and largely useless Canadian senate. And is there a Western Hemisphere nation with more secretive, less transparent government operations than Canada? Perhaps, and probably so, but details will never be forthcoming from Canadian politicians who routinely refuse to give straight--or even any--answers to even the most basic questions. Also, no one quite understands the reasons for Ontario's high electricity costs and bizarrely evolving (purportedly strategic) energy plan. Clearly, there is more for Canadians to worry about than a president Hillary Clinton. Of course, Americans, too, have plenty to worry about. Hillary Clinton's shortcomings are no secret, but the fact that she has logically acknowledged a need to engage subject matter banking experts--along with others from diverse social and professional sectors--in reforming America's corrupt and inequitable banking, tax and financial systems should alarm no one. And yes, Hillary is rich, and
so is her more mundanely talented and less accomplished daughter Chelsea. The sad fact is that most politicians from around the world somehow emerge from their years of low-paying public service well positioned for far greater and often unexplained personal wealth for themselves and their families and associates. (As Canadians know, some politicians start accumulating wealth while still in office, and public service in Canada can be well compensated.) Justin Trudeau may likely be no different. Still, we tend to generally ignore these "inconvenient truths" and look for substantive policy results from our human leaders. Instead of casting aspersions on possible future leadership lapses, let's all expect media and other watchdogs to focus more diligently and directly on existing scandals and inefficiencies, perhaps first starting at home. In this way, public trust in Canadian and American institutions, and international respect and cooperation, will be enhanced. Instead of wariness and suspicion, Canadians should join sane Americans in a collective sigh of relief that the boorish Donald Trump has been largely exposed, marginalized and sidelined. - Michael Fetzer
Re: Frontenac County Survey!
f County Staff and Council wants to know what residents think or know about Frontenac County, this survey will not provide many answers. Many potential responders are seasonal property owners and they will not know this survey even exists. Most permanent residents actually have some serious thoughts and opinions but they will go unheard because they can’t meet the imposed 21 Oct deadline. That’s eight days or less to obtain the document, think about it, make comments and get the survey back to County. With these restrictions, this is not a survey. It will be just another consultant report
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Re Frontenac County transfer from reserves to K&P Trail
but also find it appalling & disgusting for a council to follow the mentality of robbing Peter to pay Paul, to pay their bills. Kudos to Denis Doyle & Ron Higgins for voting against such despicable nonsense. Great article Jeff. Keep up the good work, we need to be informed! - Ken Gorham
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• Since the September presentation of ‘Free Land in Ompah’ was such a success it has been decided to bring it back. ‘Free Land in Ompah’ Part 2 will be held on Sunday, October 30 from 3 to 5 pm at the Ompah Community Centre. LeeAnn White returns to tell more stories about her working life. Several others who are newer to the community will share what brought them to the area and why they stay. • The annual Hunters’ Dinner will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 7pm. Roast beef, potatoes and gravy, harvest vegetables and homemade pies are on the menu.
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• Kids Klub and the Kennebec Recreation committee would like to thank everyone who attended the fundraising dinner held October 13. The turnout for the dinner was fantastic and the many donations of food and desserts, to eat as well as to sell, was overwhelming. The kids now have a fantastic start to enable them to take their road trip in 2017. Thanks to everyone concerned. • Ronda Noble is starting up Wednesday Cribbage at the Legion, again, beginning October 19. The session will run until the spring. Get in touch with Ronda at the Legion, 613335-2737, for more information. • The Wesleyan Church’s ham & scalloped potato dinner scheduled for October 22 has been cancelled. • On Sun. October 23 there will be fellowship and a movie at the Wesleyan Church in Arden, beginning at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome. • On Sat. October 29, 10 am to 2 pm, the Kennebec Recreation committee is sponsoring their annual Halloween party for children. This year’s theme is “Witches”, with many games revolving around the theme. Let the kids dress up in their fa-
vourite costumes, play some games, and do some crafts then enjoy a hot dog lunch and homemade cookies. Everyone is welcome to this annual event at the community centre. • With not everyone living in the town, this year the Kennebec Recreation committee is encouraging those rural citizens who wish to participate in “Trick or Treating”, to come to the community center in Arden and distribute goodies to the kids, Monday October 31, between 5 and 7 pm. This is a school night and I’m sure the parents of little ones would like to have them home by 7. This is a “first off” and will certainly continue as long as there is co-operation from all participating. Let’s make Halloween fun and safe in the hamlet. Certainly dressing accordingly is an option.
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• What a great breakfast was had by all who attended the first annual Lion Harvest Breakfast! And those baked beans were incredible! It was a very difficult task choosing the winner of the baked beans cook-off. Congratulations to Bertha Levere, the winner of the cook-off, and to all who entered their baked beans. The breakfast was a huge success because of the many community members uniting together to put on a resplendent spread. Thank you to the dedicated members of the Lions who were up and at the hall by 7am! Thank you to COFA, who provided the warming trays and the line posts, to the Flinton Recreation Centre for providing the state-of-the-art toaster; and to Janet and Joe for their tremendous gift of napkins, cutlery, tasting cups, ballot box; just to name a few of their generous donations. Thank you also to Lennox & Addington Resources for Children and North Addington Education Centre students for the many different activities for the children. And a huge thank you to all who came out and enjoyed breaking bread with one another. What a great way to start the weekend! • The Land O Lakes Lions have many upcoming events including the Christmas Craft Extravaganza (November 19), the Christmas parade (December 3), and Paint Night on December 2. Yes, you read correctly; Paint Night is coming to Northbrook! Stay tuned for more details on these events! Can’t wait? Then check out the Lions Facebook page. • Pineview Free Methodist Church is doing it again! They are having their Free Clothes Giveaway on October 28 & 29. hat a beautiful way to give back to our community! So, please take the time to go through your wardrobe and put aside for donation those items of clothing you have not worn for a while. One rule of thumb is if you have not worn it for one year, chances are you will not wear it again. Please drop off clean, gently used clothing, outer wear, linens and footwear at the church on Thursday, October 27 and Friday October 28! For more information check out the community bulletin boards for the church’s poster as well as their Facebook page. See you there! • The Annual Royal Canadian Legion 2016 Poppy Campaign will commence on October 28 with the distribution of poppies throughout the area. In support of our troops past and present, please wear a poppy during this time of remem-
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• The Maberly Quarterly Old Time Dance will be held at the Maberly Hall on Sat. Oct. 29. There will be contras, squares, and waltzes. The caller is Martha Cooper. There will be a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm and start time for the dance is 8pm. As usual there will be some tasty treats in which to indulge during the break, so keep some room in your tummies! The celebration is All Hallows' Eve with costumes (if you so choose!). Music will be by the Old Time musical ensemble "The Noisy Locomotive". Admission is $10. If you have any questions, please call Maike Polano at 613-264-1993.
HENDERSON Jean Brown 613-336-2516 • Deepest sympathy to the family of the late June Electa LeRiche of Brighton- a sister to Lois Scott and Freda Gendron of Arden, Luella Gendron of Northbrook and sisterin-law to Olive Allen of Mississippi Station. She was buried in the Arden family plot. June’s parents were the late Harry Thompson and the late Lucy Allen. • My word the weather is fantastic these days. Hope it holds for Halloween, and also for hunting season.
• Home Free Farm, a farm animal sanctuary in Harrowsmith, will be holding a “Buy a Bale" fundraiser on Sunday, October 23 from 11am to 2pm. Come and meet the residents of Home Free Farm at 4763 Petworth Rd (pigs, goats, sheep, horses, and more). Visits by donation only. Visit Home Free Farm on Facebook or their website at: HomeFreeFarm.webs.com • A Children's Halloween Party will be held on October 29 from 11am-1pm at the Harrowsmith S and A Hall. Cupcake decorating, games and much more. Admission is free, but donations are welcome at the door. • Flu shot clinics are being held at the Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church free of charge on October 25 from 10am3pm and November 8 from 4pm-8pm. Please remember to bring your health card. Hosted by the Sydenham Medical Centre. • The Sydenham Women's Institute are hosting their annual Fall Craft and Bake Sale, October 29 from 9am-2pm at the Grace Centre. Come and browse the many vendor tables featuring knitted items, quilts, baked goods and much more. Lunch of soup or chilli and a bun is available for $5. • The Harrowsmith Women's Institute meets at the Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church on the last Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be Tues. October 25 at 7pm. All are welcome; for further information please call Kathy at 613-372-2870. • Words to live by: It’s not what you do once in a while, but what you do day in and day out that makes a difference.
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• Then on Saturday Oct. 29, the Rec Committee will be holding their annual Adult Halloween Dance at the Olden hall from 8pm-1am. There will be a DJ, a light luncheon, prizes; the cost is $15pp, $25 couple. Must be 19 years & older. • Happy Birthday to Theresa Smith, Wendy Hartwick, Jean Larmon, Bette Jardine, Delphine Dowker, Corinne Howes, Diana Price-Peeters, Lisa Deline-Brash, Barbara Kirkland, Lois Webster, Liz Norton, Kimm McManus. Belated wishes to Audrey and Earl Bain, Jacob Fobert. • Happy Anniversary to George and Marie White, 9 years; Frank & Ellanora Meeks, 60 years; Garnet & Eva Hearns. • Sharbot Lake & District Lions Club will hold a seniors’ night on October 26, 7:30pm at the Land o’Lakes Public School in Mountain Grove. There will be entertainment, prizes and a delicious light lunch, free. All are welcome. Look for bus schedules on page 5 of the paper. • Land o’ Lakes Seniors held their monthly meeting on Oct. 12 with a delicious potluck at noon. For the roll call, John Purdon asked each member what they were thankful for. Everyone enjoyed John’s “Happiness” file, which made for much laughter. It was decided to go to Swiss Chalet for Christmas dinner; each will pay their own. It was nice to have Ina Hunt back again. • A delicious fundraising spaghetti dinner was held on Oct 13 in Arden, with a goodwill offering going to Arden’s Kids’ Klub. It was sponsored by the Kennebec Rec Committee. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way. • A delicious smorgasbord/potluck supper was held in Olden hall on Oct. 15 with a variety of mouth-watering dishes to choose from. The supper was a great success. Many thanks to everyone who came and all the wonderful helpers. • A big thank you to Sharon MacMunn for her colorful fall decorations in Mountain Grove United Church. It was great to welcome Nancy Thompson back to church. • Welcome back to Sylvia Powers after visiting her daughter, Elizabeth and family in Virginia, U.S.A. • On Oct. 15 we enjoyed the music of Jeff Code and his Silver Wings band at the Golden Links hall in Harrowsmith. I finally got to meet Jeff in person and thank him for dedicating the song “You are my best friend” to my beloved parents each Sunday morning. A delicious lunch was served later. It was a fun evening. • The Queens fast pitch ball team traveled to Kitchener last weekend and won a nail biter game 4-1 against Kitchener. Parham’s Courtney Meeks pitched the final game. • We recently watched volleyball games between the Cloyne and Sharbot Lake teams. Both schools won 2 and lost 2 sets at Granite Ridge. Great plays. • Thinking of Al Ash, Sally Hayes, Doris Forbes, Harry Klassen, David Fox, Barbara Rosenblath, Ellard Stitt, King Stinchcombe. • I would like to thank everyone for their birthday greetings.
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• On Oct. 12, the snowmobile club was beautifully decorated by Sue and Jeff for the Oktoberfest potluck supper. A beautiful supper was enjoyed by 39 people. Birthday people were Jim Haliday and myself. Connie & Jim have sold their home and are moving to Athens. Joelle said good-bye to them on behalf of the community and they were presented with a beautiful plant/flowers. Good-bye and good luck on another journey in your life. You will be missed. • Don’t forget the Harvest Supper on Sat. Oct. 22 at Snow Road Snowmobile Club, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. The cost is $12.50 for a beef & pork supper with all the trimmings; all welcome. • Sunday Oct. 30 is the final service of the 2016 summer season at Snow Road Presbyterian Church. All church services after that date will be at Elphin. • Don’t forget Sat. Nov. 5 is the Elphin church’s beef & pork supper with all the trimmings. It will be held at the Elphin church hall from 5 to 6:30pm and everyone is welcome. • Johanna & Peter hosted Coffee Break on Friday with lots of goodies & coffee. Nice to see Ray Lynch out. • Get well wishes to Allison Carruthers and also to Kathy
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• Sunday, Oct. 30, will be Fr. Giuseppe Gagliano’s last day at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Sydenham. The church is having a potluck farewell lunch after the 10-11 a.m. service and anyone in the community who would like to say good-bye and wish Fr. Giuseppe good luck with his new assignment is most welcome to join them! He will be moving to the Eastern Townships in Quebec. • Valdy in Concert, Saturday, November 12 at 7:30pm. The Grace Arts Committee is pleased to present this intimate solo concert at the historic Grace Centre, 4295 Stage Coach Rd., Sydenham. • Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door, children 10 and under free. Tickets can be purchased online through https:// https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/grace-arts-presentsvaldy-in-concert-at-grace-hall-tickets28054847805 or in Sydenham at Memory Lane Flowers, One Stop or SFCSC, 4419 George St. in Inverary at Northway Home Hardware, or Tara Foods, Kingston. • Paul Valdemar Horsdal, commonly known as Valdy, is a Canadian folk and country musician, songwriter, composer, and appointed member of the Order of Canada. Valdy is the winner of two Juno Awards for Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year, and has received seven additional Juno nominations. His 14 albums have achieved sales of nearly half a million copies, four of which are certified gold. For more information, visit: www.sfcsc.ca/grace-arts.
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NOTICE OF AN OPEN HOUSE & PUBLIC MEETING Official Plan Amendment – Township-Wide
TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Central Frontenac will hold a public meeting in order to consider an amendment to the Township of Central Frontenac Official Plan. The public meeting will be held, pursuant to the requirements of Sections 17 and 21 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, as amended, on Tuesday November 22, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at the Soldiers Memorial Hall, 1107 Garrett Street, Sharbot Lake, in the Township of Central Frontenac. An open house will precede the public meeting, and will take place at the Soldiers Memorial Hall, 1107 Garrett Street, Sharbot Lake, on Tuesday November 22, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the proposed Township-initiated Official Plan Amendment is to amend Section 3.6.2 “Rural Area – Residential Uses”, subsection 1 “Permitted Uses”. Specifically, the following clause is proposed to be amended: “While existing waterfront residential uses shall be permitted, any further waterfront development within 300 m (984.2 ft.) of the shoreline of a water body shall be subject to an amendment to this Plan in accordance with Section 3.6.3 – Waterfront Designation.” The above-quoted policy requires applicants undertaking some types of waterfront development (i.e. creation of new lots within 300 metres of the shoreline of a water body) within lands designated “Rural Area” to undergo a site-specific amendment to the Official Plan, re-designating the lands to “Waterfront District.” This is in addition to other planning applications as may be required. The proposed Township-wide Official Plan Amendment is seeking to revise the above policy so as to maintain the intent of the policy without requiring every application so-affected to undergo site-specific amendments to the Official Plan. The County of Frontenac is the approval authority for amendments to the Township of Central Frontenac Official Plan. ANY PERSON may make a written or verbal presentation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Official Plan Amendment. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Central Frontenac or the County of Frontenac before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the County of Frontenac to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Central Frontenac or the County of Frontenac before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT: Any person or public body is entitled to receive notice of the decision of the approval authority if a written request is made to the County of Frontenac, 2069 Battersea Road, Glenburnie, ON, K0H 1S0. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION related to the proposed Official Plan Amendment is available from the undersigned during regular office hours at the Township office. If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed official plan amendment, or of the refusal of the request to amend the official plan, you must make a written request to Cathy MacMunn, Clerk Administrator, Township of Central Frontenac, Box 89, Sharbot Lake, ON, K0H 2P0. Dated at the Township of Central Frontenac this 17th day of October, 2016. Cathy MacMunn Clerk Administrator Township of Central Frontenac P.O. Box 89, 1084 Elizabeth Street Sharbot Lake, Ontario K0H 2P0 Phone: (613) 279-2935 Ext. 222
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october 20, 2016 by Bill Bowick
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ome readers might remember Centennial year in 1967. Those who don’t remember can Google it. Regardless of what memory bank you search, your own or the web’s, you’ll learn that 1967 launched one of the greatest periods of national unity Canada had ever known – and it lasted a long time. Not to suggest that we have a unity problem today but a little more togetherness never hurt anyone. And togetherness is something Canada 150 can deliver. Central Frontenac is a community of communities. Its population is spread across four former townships and ten to twelve villages and hamlets – each of which has, to some degree, maintained its own identity. The year-round population has older families, many with First Nations ties, plus newer people, many retired, who have chosen to build a life here. The summer population is spread across five or six larger lakes and many smaller ones. Again, each has its own identity and character. Bridging these cultures is a community development exercise. It will be achieved through the programs that are planned for Canada 150 and the partnerships that are built in the process of hosting them. The bridge between old families and new will be built through activities with heritage education elements. The bridge to our First Nations community will be built through education programs in the schools and Shabot Obaadjiwan events open to the wider community. The Parham Fair will, as it has in the past, do much to bridge the urban-rural gap. Festive events will build bridges between local and cottage populations and the young-old gap will be bridged by music. The partnerships established are reflected in letters of support for a Canada 150 provincial grant. They came from service clubs, heritage groups, First Nations leaders, schools and agricultural societies. Canada 150 projects proposed so far come in a range of sizes, shapes, weights and colours. A very large, public project is completion of the K&P trail. A very small private one is Mr. Virgil Garrett’s open house Insurance his Specialty displaying collection of grandfather
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clocks. Virgil has already had more than 70 visitors. The year’s social calendar is book-ended by Legion events – a New Year’s Day levee in Arden to see the year in and a New Year’s Eve ball in Sharbot Lake to see it out. Our spiritual needs will be addressed through a sacred fire and sharing circle, through an open service sponsored by the area churches and by an “old-fashioned hymn sing” in Parham United Church. Heritage elements include the Kennebec Heritage Garden in Arden and several proposed exercises to capture our history in print. A number of things which have become a standard part of our social year will take on a special Canada 150 flavor. It will be a focal point for this year’s Frontenac Heritage Festival including the display of 150 quilts. It will be the theme of the 2017 Christmas Festival of Trees. The Parham Fair committee is planning special activities this year as it is also their 125th anniversary. And the Canada Day celebrations will be bigger and better than ever. Even the lake activities will be special with fireworks on the lakes and some lakes, Crotch and Horseshoe for one, planning a celebratory flotilla. Our expectation is that 2017 will be a fun-filled year but that means a very busy one for our traditional army of volunteers - the recreation committees, the fire fighters, the Lions, Legions and fraternal organizations to name but a few. The challenge for the township’s Canada 150 committee is to help these groups publicize their own Canada 150 projects while they organize to support each other. The focus right now is to fix dates in time to have things included in the 2017 event calendar and to publicize through the media we’ve established – link through the Central Frontenac web site or visit our Facebook page at Canada 150 in Central Frontenac. If you want to be actively involved, please call Bill Bowick at 613 279-3341 (e-mail email@example.com). We’ll value your assistance on either the Canada 150 committee or with one of the groups organizing a project. Watch for events as they’re posted and Insurance enjoy Matson them as they occur. It should be a great year for everyone. Brokers
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Community Drop-in celebrates its 20th anniversary O n a normal Wednesday, at least for 50 or so weeks a year, there is a boisterous gathering at St. Andrew's Church hall in Sharbot Lake at noon. Twenty to 30 people gather to share lunch and help clean up afterwards. They laugh and eat and visit and clean up and then they are on their way. Last week on October 12, the Community Drop-in celebrated 20 years and about 1,000 lunches, and while people have come and gone over that time there has been one constant, Mike Procter. Procter runs the Adult Protective Services worker program at Northern Frontenac Community Services, and when he started the Community Drop-In his idea was to move beyond his own agency, to work with local churches and other agencies to develop a Drop-In for the entire community. Procter works with a vulnerable clientele, many of whom are developmentally disabled, and works in concert with Community Living North Frontenac, a key partner in the Drop-In to this day. However, it was important to him that the the Drop-In was welcoming to the entire community. Twenty years later about a quarter of the people who come to the Drop-In are from the general public and the rest are clients
of one of the local agencies. “While I have been a constant, everyone who comes to the Drop-In is a volunteer. We plan meals together; we cook and clean up together. The people who attend decide what we eat, what kinds of activities people want to engage in,” he said.
Last Wednesday, to mark the 20th anniversary, over 55 people came to the DropIn, packing the hall and eating a special pulled pork dinner prepared by guest chef Tim Cota. “We needed to get Tim here this week, because we can't serve 55 people,” said Procter.
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Procter said that the secret to the DropIn's success, in his view, has to do with its outreach to the community at large. “There are other people in my position who started to hold weekly lunches, but none have lasted as long as the Drop-in”. Mike Procter thinks that is because they were limited only to the clientele of the agency that was putting them on. “We have had so many people come to the Drop-In for a year or two after a partner has died or to get themselves out of the house after an illness, and then they move away or stop coming for some reason, but there is always someone else coming in afterwards,” he said. The Drop-in operates using some of Mike Procter's work time and support from Community Living-North Frontenac, but the major source of funds to buy the food, coffee and tea that is served comes from the $5 cost of the meal. “We don't have a lot of money to spend, but since the hall is donated and there are volunteers working here each week, including students from the high school, hundreds over the years, the Drop-In has been able to thrive,” he said. The Community Drop-in takes place every Wednesday at noon. Lunch costs $5 including coffee and dessert, and all are welcome.
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“You can’t manage what you don’t measure, and you don’t know where you stand if you don’t compare to others,” says Jorge Henao, a consultant at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) who advises entrepreneurs on operational efficiency. “How do you know how well you’re doing or what you could be doing better if you don’t benchmark your performance?” Benchmarking involves choosing performance measures you can use to compare yourself against other companies. Some will be specific to your industry. For example, a restaurant might track revenues per table. A warehousing business could follow costs per square foot. Other measures are more general, such as sales per employee or productivity per hour worked. One key productivity measure used by BDC consultants is the Value Creation Index, which allows them to benchmark how much value a company adds per hour worked by employees.
Results can be an eye-opener
The results can be a revelation for entrepreneurs. With the help of a BDC consultant, Thomas Schluep pursued a benchmarking exercise at his company Entra-Matic, a door manufacturer in the Montreal suburb of Mascouche. The results helped convince Schluep to invest in more productive machinery. The benchmarking exercise also
helped rally employees behind an operational efficiency drive. With the help of the consultant, the company identified bottlenecks and wasted effort in its operations. The efforts quickly paid off. Sales shot up 30 to 40% in the first five months after the exercise, Schluep says. “We increased output and quality, while keeping the same number of people,” he says. “It’s been a tremendous motivator for our team.”
Benchmarking is a starting point
Benchmarking also had another benefit. It helped show Schluep potential gains if he were to invest in operational improvements. That gave him confidence to initiate plans to expand to a larger facility. Henao emphasizes that benchmarking isn’t an end in itself: “It’s a starting point to target processes or activities that don’t add value for your company.” He advises entrepreneurs to use benchmarking data to carefully assess their operations and identify wasted efforts. Examples can include idle machines, overproduction, unnecessary operations or work, excess inventory, inefficient workspace layout and inadequate employee training.
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“You get used to doing things in a certain way and it’s not easy to see activities that don’t add value,” Henao says. “That’s why benchmarking is so important.” It’s also not just a one-shot exercise. Businesses should regularly review their performance data and adopt a continuous improvement culture, Henao says. That’s what Schluep now does at Entra-Matic. “The tools help keep us on track,” he says. “We regularly look at the indicators and think about how we can improve. “It has led to a cultural change in our company.”
A new tool to get you started
To help entrepreneurs take the first step, BDC has launched Canada’s first ever business productivity benchmarking tool. This free online tool will allow you to compare your productivity levels to those of other companies in your sector. Your information will be kept strictly confidential. To find out how your business compares, visit bdc. ca/productivity. For more information, you can also consult BDC’s new study: Productivity Matters: Benchmarking Your Company to Up Your Game.
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The picturesque Cardinal CafĂŠ & Shop is located in the heart of Sharbot Lake & is run by owners Rob & Nancy Moore with the help of their very hardworking staff. The Cardinal CafĂŠ is commitment to remaining open yearround to support the needs of the local community & to continue to provide quality coffee, baked goods, breakfast, and lunch to you! We would like to extend our warmest thanks to our amazing customers for all of their support & patronage over the last 3 months. We would also like to extend a warm welcome to those of you who have not had the opportunity to venture into the cafĂŠ quite yet - we look forward to serving each & every one of you over the upcoming winter months & into future seasons. Visit us at 14153 Road 38 / Contact us at (613) 279-3734 & follow us on Facebook for daily menu's & upcoming events.
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Hartington Equipment is proud to be family owned and operated since 1958. We have two locations to serve our customers, with our main store on Hwy 38 in Hartington, Ontario and our second store on Hwy 43 in Perth, Ontario. Our main lines of equipment are KUBOTA (Tractors & Construction), CaseCE, Doosan, Farm Fleet and Woods. Our experienced Sales Department includes Rod Pritchard, Sales Manager, Stephen Pritchard and Shawn Gardiner at our Hartington location, and at our Perth location Doug Foley, and Troy Emery. Both locations Service What We Sell! We offer PICK-UP & DELIVERY service as well as mobile on-site repairs when required. We have on-line service for faster access to
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At Hinton Dodge Chrysler we strive to include the best possible customer service with first-rate repair and maintenance work and one of the best selections of new and used vehicles in the area. We aim to make the purchase of your new Dodge, Chrysler or Jeep vehicle as enjoyable as possible. Stop by and see the new 2017 models arriving daily or go to our website hintondodge.ca and browse our online inventory, schedule a test drive or investigate financing options â€“ itâ€™s that easy. At Hinton Dodge Chrysler we have a state of the art showroom and repair facility and we take pride in getting your vehicle serviced in the most efficient manner. Our highly trained technicians can provide you with a wide range of services. From oil changes to brakes, tires, and transmission replacements, we are dedicated to giving you the best solutions
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Lake District Realty Corporation Brokerage began in 1987 and operated from the Simonett Building in Sharbot Lake. The service we provided at that time was that of a traditional Real Estate office. Over the years our expertise on the lakes grew as has our market share. Lake District Realty, THE WATERFRONT COMPANYÂŽ is now a specialized service, offering Buyers and Sellers of waterfront properties professional assistance. At Lake District Realty we understand that deciding to sell your waterfront property is not something you take lightheartedly; we assist you every step of the way. There are 5 specialized individuals that make up the team at LDR: Marketing, Administrative, and 3 experienced Sales staff; who work in a co-operative environment to serve our clients, the Sellers. We now have 29 years of successfully serving the Land Oâ€™ Lakes. Our website has an international reach drawing people from all
over the world to this very special area on the Canadian Shield. The Land Oâ€™ Lakes Region has over 5,000 lakes, all different and all demanding an expert to market them. We spend a great deal of time and money presenting our listings to the marketplace. If you are a Buyer, our knowledge will assist you in finding your ideal location. Our company thrives on competency, consistency, and care. Lake District Realty Corp., Brokerage. Visit us in the village at: 14202 Road 38 613-279-2108 / info@LakeDistrictRealty.com / www.LakeDistrictRealty.com
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5589 Hwy. 38 - Hartington 613-372-2112 1-800-543-7884 Leonard Fuels is more than a small business; it is the bedrock of the local community. It’s a business that has been run by the same family for over 70 years, employs local people, and provides the kind of reliable, caring service that larger, more distant companies can’t match. The business was started by Keith Leonard in 1936, “using a flatbed truck and 5 gallon cans that he would haul up customers’ stairs and bring into their houses,” said Rozanne LeonardStewart, who is Keith’s grand daughter and the manager of the business today. After a hiatus during WWII, when Keith Leonard enlisted in the army, Leonard Fuels reopened upon his return, in 1948. When Keith’s son Roy Leonard got his oil burner mechanic’s license in 1962, he started Leonard Heating, which later was amalgamated with his father’s business.
6709 Main St. Verona, 613-374-2323 Welcome to Nicole’s Gifts in Verona. We are located across the street form the Bank of Montreal. We have an excellent selection of wall art, greeting cards, jewellery and locally made candles. Nicole’s Gifts offers an in store gift registry for any occasion and free gift wrapping. Saturday October 22 is Canada’s Small Business Saturday. To celebrate we will be giving away $10.00 gift certificates with any purchase of $49.99 or more before taxes. Complimentary snacks will be available all day. Upcoming Pre-Christmas Events: November 11, 2016: Join us for our 7th Annual Christmas for Kids Fundraising Event from 2-7. We are excited to continue to support this worthwhile organization. A portion of all sales are donated to the Verona Christmas for Kids Committee. Our hours will be 2 - 7 pm in order to take part in Remembrance Day ceremonies.
The business has expanded to include installation and servicing of furnaces, air conditioners and ventilation systems, as well as the provision of fuel and lubricants to homes and businesses throughout the region and into Kingston. Our facilities have been recently renovated in order to better service our customers. We are able to provide a constant supply of oil and propane for winter heating, and servicing of furnaces to comply with the increasingly rigorous government regulations faced by homeowners. “For us, it’s all about being a part of the community, and providing good service to our customers. Everything else changes, but that stays the same,” said Leonard-Stewart. And for 68 years, plus 5 before the war, that has been the source of Leonard Fuels’ success.
T.R.MacMunn & Sons is a sign manufacturer located in Mountain Grove, owned by Rodger & Sharon MacMunn. Established in 1996, they do vehicle graphics, billboards, location signs, historic murals & handpainted fauxvintage signs, with 2.5D & 3D carved & sandblasted signs a specialty. Strategic alliances with other sign-shops which have different strengths allow them to offer a wider range of products at competitive prices. While most of their business comes from within the Frontenac News coverage area, they have several wholesale customers in western Canada, & signs have been shipped as far as France & New Zealand. Rodger also holds “sign-finishing” workshops in the spring & fall, primarily for those who own CNC routers but struggle with painting. To see some of their work, please visit www.trmacsigns.com, www.facebook.com/trmacsigns or call 613-279-1230. Follow us on Facebook. www.trmacsigns.com
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December 9, 2016: This is our 3rd Annual Prince Charles Public School Fundraising Event. A portion of the evenings sales will be donated to the Parent Council to be used to enhance the elementary school experience! December 10, 2016: Santa visits at 11:00! We must be on the “Nice List” because Santa has agreed to visit us again this year. As always, bring your letters and have a visit and a photo with Santa. This is a free event, but donations of non perishable food items are greatly appreciated. At Nicole’s Gifts, we aim to have gifts and decor to fit every budget. We are open 7 days a week. www.nicolesgifts.ca
Polished is a unique, personal pampering experience to be enjoyed in a charming new studio overlooking the beauty of Pine Lake. Certified Esthetician and Reflexologist, Holly Labow initially established her spa business in the Cobourg area 12 years ago, moving her home and business to Pine Lake in July 2016. As a result, Polished is open year round, 6 days a week, with evening appointments available. Clients may choose from a variety of comforting treatments that will leave them feeling refreshed and renewed. A full service menu can be found at www.polishedspaservices.com. Enjoy complimentary herbal tea and cookies, while your mind and body unwind to the aromatic scents, and soothing sounds of the spa. Polished is located at 1080 Brown’s Lane, Ardoch. Holly can be reached by texting 905-375-4558, calling 613-479-2166, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Facebook.
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Marketing Waterfront Property in the Land o’ Lakes We’re back in Toronto for the Fall Cottage Life Show, Oct. 21st - 23rd at the airport International Centre. Diana Walker & I are ready & waiting to meet new buyers of Land o’ Lakes waterfront property at either our display booth or at one of my daily seminar presentations. This show offers potential buyers another chance to view our amazing properties before the snow flies! This year listings were plentiful and sales were up in a full range of prices. With prices up in other popular waterfront regions, more attention was being paid to the Land o’ Lakes and its 5,000 pristine lakes, its wide open wilderness and the cleanest air & water in the province. People are beginning to take notice! We’ll be back to the spring cottage trade shows in Ottawa (March 3 - 5, 2017) & Toronto (March 31 - April 2, 2017). Call
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Owners Chad and Nicki Van Camp invite you to stop by “The Hardware” where you will find a full line of CIL paints, window and screen repair, key cutting and years of experience. We also offer an extensive line of appliances. Our price includes free delivery within 30 kms and free removal of your old appliance. We also have a certified appliance repair person on staff. Remember, Verona Hardware Limited is an affiliated RONA dealer offering Airmiles Reward Miles as well as custom windows, doors and lumber. Check out www.rona.ca for a full selection of hardware and household items, delivered to your local store. We are currently featuring locally grown apples and pumpkins. We have a large
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selection of workwear and hunting clothing to get you ready for the season. We will have our Canadian grown Christmas trees starting to arrive the week of November 14. Don’t forget national Christmas Tree Day, December 3rd.
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Firewood, Climbing, Danger trees, StumpGrinding, Storm Damage P.O. Box 36 - 1854 Smith RD, Ardoch ON (613) 479-2447 - Cell (613) 264-9553 email@example.com “Thank you for the excellent job!’, “Your firewood is so great!”, “Awesome cleanup!” Just a few of the comments in the thank you letters The Watkins Family have received throughout the years. After 18 years in business, pleasing the customer is still their top priority! Lonnie chose his career path at a very early age. He has been working in the bush since he was just a boy and received his first chainsaw from his Dad when he was 11. Beginning his professional career during the ice storm of 1998, his tree service has since grown in size and scope. Lonnie met his wife Rhonda in the year 2000,
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she has brought her own expertise in marketing, sales and bookkeeping to their growing business. Together making a great team! Lonnie appreciates the help of his brother Rodney Watkins, his cousin Kirby McDonald and Jack Willis, a co-op student, now permanent employee. They provide good Kiln dried firewood on a year round basis; as well as lumber, maple syrup and tree saplings. With their mini-ex, ditching work and driveway fixups are also available. Free Quotes are given on all jobs throughout the region! The Watkins look forward to hearing from you soon! Like them on Facebook.
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OCTOBER 20, 2016
Robertsville Ambulance Base finally gets its LEED I
n 2008 a consultant's report called for an ambulance base to be built at the junction of Roads 509 and Ardoch Road in Central Frontenac to serve residents in North and Central Frontenac and motorists on Highway 7 between Kaladar and Brooke Valley. A lot happened after that, including a plan to build a base and a fire hall in Ompah, but after six years a base was opened in July of 2014 at the corner of Road 509 and Robertsville Road, a few kilometres from where the consultant's report had recommended, but in North Frontenac. Since then, the base has been a success, serving residents in North and Central Frontenac as well as Lanark Highlands and Tay Valley townships, and motorists on Highway 7. It was originally going to be a satellite base, meaning crews would start and end their 12-hour shift at the Parham base and would then drive north, but from the day it opened it has been a full base, offering 12 hours of service. Now, two years and two months after it opened, it has received a LEED Silver designation for its design and building materials. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a rating system that awards points for everything from the materials used, the use of passive solar heating, and intangibles such as the placement of bicycle racks in parking lots.
At a ceremony marking the LEED certification last week, the contractor who built the base was on hand, as was County Warden Frances Smith, North Frontenac Mayor Ron Higgins, Frontenac County Chief of Paramedic Services Paul Charbonneau, and the paramedics who were on duty at the time. “Both of the bases Frontenac County has built since taking on responsibility for paramedic services have been LEED certified,” said Charbonneau. “The Sydenham base is gold certified and this one obtained the silver. The effort to achieve this standard is consistent with the county's commitment to sustainability.” Warden Smith, who lives on Over the Hills Road in Central Frontenac, not far from the base's location, said, “It's wonderful to have such a good facility available to us here in the northern part of the county.” LEED is a rating system that is a recogFPS Chief Paul Charbonneau, County Warden Frances Smith, NF Mayor Ron Higgins nized mark of excellence for green building in 150 countries.
South Frontenac Council – October 18, 2016 Harrowsmith Community Improvement Plan Council passed two by-laws necessary to formally approve the Harrowsmith Community Improvement Plan (CIP). Residents of Verona, Sharbot Lake and North Frontenac will already be familiar with CIPs, which make it possible for the County to provide financial assistance in the form of
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grants and loans for property improvement projects. A maximum of $70,000 will be available over the course of four years. During this time, the township roads department will be redesigning the “scramble intersection” in the middle of the village to improve both pedestrian and vehicle safety. A full copy of the detailed plan is available on the township’s
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Solar Projects Supported Council agreed to support 15 proposed small solar projects under the FIT5.0 program. These would be located on: Wolfe Lake Rd, Buck Bay Rd, Wallace Road, Davidson Side Rd, Sands Rd, Round Lake Rd, Henderson Rd and Peters Rd. Accounting for Carbon Tax Money Deputy Mayor Sutherland brought notice of motion that: a) a portion of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account money collected under the provincial cap & trade program be allocated to each municipal council, according to their population, to be spent on new carbon reduction initiatives; and that b) the provincial government be asked for an accounting of how that money is spent in each municipality. Councillor McDougall said he agreed, based on his sense that a disproportionate amount of money raised in provincewide programs like this gets channeled to large municipalities. The motion passed.
MNRF and Johnston Point (Note: Johnston Point is a recently approved subdivision on the north-east shore of Loughborough Lake) Emphasizing that he intends no criticism of the MNRF (Ministry of Natural Resources and Fisheries), Deputy Mayor Sutherland brought a motion directing the township to write to the MNRF to ask that species at risk habitat be preserved, rather than be destroyed in a trade-off, and that the township (and the Battersea-Loughborough Lake Association) be kept informed of any ongoing negotiations between the developer and the MNFR. Sutherland noted that the township is responsible, once the development is completed, for making sure the site plan requirements have all been met. Councillor McDougall said he was uncomfortable with the term ‘trade-off’, but no satisfactory alternative could be agreed upon. The motion passed. Industrial Storage Yard: Site Plan The Council agreed to enter into a site plan for a proposed industrial storage yard on Lambert Road. Bedford Road Rehabilitation Public Works Manager Segsworth asked Council’s endorsement of the Bedford Road rehabilitation project as the township’s submission for Ontario infrastructure topup funding. This funding is targeted toward projects with a strong health and safety component. The township has budgeted $1 million toward rebuilding Bedford Road from the Sydenham dam to Alton Road. Currently this is a narrow, heavily used strip of road with no safe space for pedestrians or cyclists. Plans are to run Bell and Hydro underground, and construct storm sewers, sidewalks and a bicycle path. After a brief discussion, Council agreed to apply for 90% of eligible costs, which is the maximum allowable.
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Council agreed to a three-year renewal of their contract with the Kingston Humane Society for the provision of pound services, at a 5% per year rate increase. This increase is estimated, based on the last 18 months of service, to amount to approximately $175 per year.
OCTOBER 20, 2016
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Frontenac Farmers Market ready to wrap up successful season
“This is food I grew up with,” said local farmer, Ernie Sands of Sands Produce from Battersea, in regards to all the organic, locally grown products for sale at the Frontenac Farmers’ Market (FFM). The FFM has been a hot spot in the township ever since it first opened up in 2005. The market and its vendors have been providing customers with local, organic produce and homemade goods for 11 years now and they show no signs of slowing down. In 2014, the market moved from its old location at the Verona Lions Centre on Sand Road to the parking lot at Prince Charles Public School on the much busier Road 38, and business has increased significantly. According to Sands, the vendors now see anywhere from 200 to 400 people pass through their little market on a good day. Merchandise available at the market ranges from fresh fruits and vegetables to hand-made crafts. One can find almost anything on their grocery list at the market and for a comparable price as in regular grocery stores. Father and son, Ernie and Eugene Sands of Sands Produce, are just a couple of the local farmers who keep mar-
kets like this in business. The two of them have been a part of the market from its beginning. Eugene Sands says that they keep a close eye on prices in the grocery store to ensure their prices are comparable for their customers. He sees great importance in local markets in communities like this. “The biggest thing is getting people educated on what they’re buying in the stores compared to what you can get at the market,” Sands said. “Yes there are disadvantages; there might be some blemishes and stuff like that. But the positives are the taste and that it’s local. It hasn’t been sitting in a warehouse or been shipped from half way across the countryside.“ The work of farmers’ markets is two-fold: to keep local farmers in business and to provide the community with healthy, organic products. Sands encourages people to take the time to come to the market for groceries. “We want to be needed here,” said Eugene Sands. The only way this is possible is with the community’s support. The market season is quickly coming to an end, with the last one to take place on October 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the usual Prince Charles Public School location.
North Frontenac Official Plan – Oct. 14, 2016 P lanner Joe Gallivan appeared before North Frontenac Council last week in preparation for submitting a draft revised township Official Plan in November. Gallivan is the Manager of Planning for Frontenac County and was the author of the Frontenac County Official Plan, which forms the backdrop for the township plan. He told council about a number of details he is planning to include in the plan when he submits it to the township next month. One of them was a proposal to remove the “hamlet” designation for a number of former communities in the township that no longer exist. “There are restrictions in hamlets that do not apply in a rural zone, and there is no reason for those restrictions in places such as Donaldson, Canonto or Wilbur,” he said. The township currently has 13 hamlets designated in its Official Plan (Myers Cave, Harlowe, Plevna, Fernleigh, Ardoch, Coxvale, Ompah, Snow Road Station, Mississippi Station, Robertsville, Canonto, Donaldson, Wilbur, Cloyne) The more contentious issue raised by Gallivan had to do with setting out minimum lot size and minimum frontages for new waterfront lots. Back in September, Reid Shepherd, appearing for Gallivan, talked to Council about whether minimum lot sizes and frontages should be included in Official Plans at all. The opinion of Council at the time was that all of the detail should stay out of the Official Plan, which is more of a background document, and should be included only in the comprehensive zoning bylaw, which will be worked on as soon as the work is done on the Official Plan. Gallivan said that “the plan should set a general standard then provide the tools to give the flexibility to realize that every waterfront lot is different.” Gallivan's recommendation is that the Official Plan include a general minimum lot size of “2 acres (0.8 hectares) and include no absolute number for water frontage.” He said that in addition to that wording he will include clear language on the issues that need to be considered when lots are being created on the water, such as setbacks, septic system placement, vegetative buffers, etc. Mayor Higgins was sceptical. “To me, that only needs to be in the zoning bylaw” he said. “My opinion is that your lakes are so important that you need something on a policy level that sets out the over-riding direction in terms of development,” Gallivan said. “By putting it in the Official Plan, we are putting the onus on the developer to change the Official Plan,” said Councilor Denis Bedard. “The language will be clear and it will not require an Of-
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ficial Plan amendment to create a lot. You will see what I mean when I present the document in a couple of weeks,” said Gallivan. “Do other townships have minimum lot sizes in their OPs?” asked Councilor John Inglis. “Yes, they have hard numbers,” said Gallivan. In fact, both Central and South Frontenac, along with a number of other townships, have a minimum lot size of 1 hectare and 300 feet of shoreline. Gallivan said that his contention is that those numbers do not need to be included in North Frontenac's Official Plan as they are not called for in the Provincial Policy Statement, the root document for all planning matters in Ontario. He said he would have the plan to the township in a few weeks, in time for it to be considered by Council on November 25 and presented to a public open house on the same day. Final Approval of the plan is set for December 16, if all goes as planned. It will need to go to Frontenac County for final approval after that, a process that will not likely take more than one month.
Council says no to Solar Panel Micro FIT proposal
Abundant Solar has been going around the region from council meeting to council meeting on behalf of solar projects, ahead of an application window that opens at the end of October. Township councils have the opportunity to support projects within their jurisdiction, which will provide a boost to them. The projects are much smaller than those captured in the Large Renewable Procurement process, which included wind turbine projects and was so controversial in North Frontenac. They take up between 3 and 5 acres and are required to be blocked from view through vegetative plantings or berms and rarely cause much controversy among neighbours.
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Photo: Ernie Sands (left) and Eugene Sands (right) Still, North Frontenac Council, led by Mayor Higgins, raised questions of Tyson Champagne, who was representing Abundant Solar “I think that we need to send a message to the provincial government about the Green Energy Act. It is no fault of yours,” Higgins said to the Abundant Solar rep, “but the entire system of producing power that is not required at above the market price needs to be questioned.” “At least in the case of solar the price is clear, all the risk goes to the developer. In the case of nuclear power, which is 60% of the market, there are infrastructure costs above the price that are hidden to the consumer,” said Champagne. Other members of Council asked more questions and expressed their opposition to provincial energy policy. “I think, unlike others here, I am concerned about global warming,” said Councilor John Inglis. “I request a recorded vote on this.” “I know about global warming,” said Councilor Wayne Good, “but that does not mean we should support the Green Energy Act.” In a 6-1 vote, the township voted not to support the project. Afterwards Champagne said it is unclear whether the vote will have an impact on the bid. “In the last go-around, half of the proposals were accepted and half were rejected. Some of those that were accepted were located in places that had not supported them. So it's hard to say what the deciding factor is, especially since the price paid for the power is the same in all cases under the Micro FIT process.”
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THE FRONTENAC NEWS
OCTOber 20, 2016
SOCIAL NOTES IN MEMORIAM
Monica Perry Sept 16, 1942 – October 18, 2014 Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother You have left a void in our hearts that will last forever Sweet memories of you will never be forgotten In our thoughts and hearts you will always be. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by husband Fred; son Preston, daughter-in-law Dana and grandchildren Chris and Paige.
Happy 65th Birthday
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Dale Gray Come help Dale celebrate turning 65 years young on Saturday, October 29 from 1-4pm at 1072 Mountain Grove Road.
OBITUARY JACKSON, Gerry Albert "Gary"
Ellery Thompson 1928 - 2016 It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Ellery at his home in Northbrook on Monday, October 17, 2016 at the age of 87. Loving companion for 30 years to Fern Sedore. Proud father of Dawn Boulianne (Doug) of Amherstview, Darrell (Wendy) Thompson of Cloyne and Allison (Bob) Yearwood of Northbrook. Cherished grandfather of Danielle (Phil) Tremblay, Stacey Boulianne, Brittany Thompson (Matt), Ryan Thompson and Kale Yearwood. He will be sadly missed by his brother Dale (Pauline) Thompson of Kaladar. Pre-deceased by his parents Colin & Grace Thompson, sister Judy Robbins, brother Orial Thompson and his sister-in-law Barbara Thompson. Survived by his brother-in-law Ted Robbins. Memories of Ellery will always be treasured by his mother-in-law Merritta and cherished forever by the Parks family. Fondly remembered by his extended family and many friends. The family will receive friends at the Milestone Funeral Center, Northbrook on Friday evening from 6-8pm. A Celebration of Life Service will be in the Chapel on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00pm. Masonic Memorial will be at 11:45am. Interment of the urn will take place at a later date. Friends desiring may contribute in his memory to the Kaladar Bethel Pentecostal Church with appreciation. Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.milestonefuneralcenter.com
Suddenly at home, on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at the age of 67. Gerry, loving dad of Grant and his wife April. He will be sadly missed by Sandy, his sister Peggy Young and by his nieces and nephews. Gerry was predeceased by his mother Luella Jackson and sister Doreen Steele. Gerry's family received friends on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:oo pm at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston. For those who wish, donations in Gerry's memory may be made to the Kingston Humane Society. On-line condolences may be directed to: www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com
Teal, Chris Carmen Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Monday October 17, 2016 in his 58th year with his family by his side. Chris Teal of Athens. Dear son of Carmen Teal (Joyce), and the late Louise Lee (Bill Lee), father of Christopher (Ashley) and Brad. Grandfather of Johnathan, Nicholis, Leighton, Carter and Kenna. Brother of Bruce (April), Herb (Kim), Bob (Christine), Louise (James), Lisa and Nicole (Jason). Following cremation there will be a Celebration of Life for Chris at Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham on Saturday October 22, 2016. Friends will be received from 1 pm, to 3 pm. Service will be held in the Funeral Home at 3 pm. On line condolences at goodfellowsfuneralhome.com
Larry & Danna Teal You make a beautiful couple still today. Please join us in celebrating this milestone at the Point Restaurant, Sydenam on October 23 from 2 to 4 PM to wish the couple many more years of happiness.
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t's upon us again -.Pineview Free Methodist Church’s Fall Free Clothes Give-Away. It’s hard to believe that it’s time to put away our summer clothing, especially since the weather has been so lovely of late, yet it is true. Fall is here, and winter is chasing close behind, meaning it is time to go through your clothing and see what you want to keep, donate or throw out. Pineview is here to take those much needed, gently used, clean clothing, linens, outerwear, footwear, purses and accessories that could benefit others in our community. This event cannot be done without your donations, so please consider the needs of others when you are going through your clothing items. It always amazes me year after year how many people use this much needed charity to clothe their families, especially when other costs of living are so high and they sometimes have to make the choices of hydro or putting food on the table or a roof over their heads. Every bit helps. This giveaway will be held Friday, Oct. 28 from 9 am - 5 pm and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 am- 2 pm. Donations can be dropped off at the church on Thurs. & Friday, Oct. 27 & 28. Remember, it’s the Pineview Free Methodist Church, 14397 Highway #41, Cloyne. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
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Submitted by the Food Policy Council ore than 8% of households in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington area live with food insecurity. That's one in 12 households who do not know if there will be enough food next week or next month (from the 2016 Vital Signs report of the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area). To address this issue, a “Food matters” event will be held at the Grace Centre, 4295 Stage Coach Road, Sydenham, from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday, October 22. People are invited to arrive between 12:30 and 1 pm, to meet and network with others. There is no charge and light refreshments will be served. "Statistics about personal or family food insecurity in our region show the urgency for us to improve the food security situation here," says Dianne Dowling, a member of the Food Policy Council (FPC) for KFL&A. "Food security includes personal or family food security, as well as community food security -- the ability of the region to grow, process, store and distribute its own food. We want to help create networks of people involved in activities that relate to food and farming in KFL&A. Everyone is welcome to attend -- including community members, staff and volunteers in community organizations, elected officials, municipal staff members." There will be panel presentations by Ayla Fenton, a young farmer; Toni Pickard from the Kingston Action Group for the Basic Income Guarantee; and David Townsend, executive director of Southern Frontenac Community Services, followed by group discussions on topics chosen by the participants. Recommendations for steps to increase food security will be collected from the groups and shared in the community. Sponsors for Food Matters include: the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, City of Kingston, County of Frontenac, Kingston Community Health Centres, Loving Spoonful, National Farmers Union Local 316, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, and Southern Frontenac Community Services. The Food Policy Council for KFL&A formed in 2012 to work toward the creation of a more secure, accessible and sustainable food system in our region. For more information and to register for the event, go to foodpolicykfla.ca
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that she had purchased in Verona to decorate the graves of two of her relatives were intact, the ones on the tombstones of her husband and in-laws were gone. “I bought them in the spring. I thought they were a nice addition and would last a couple of years. I put them in place on Mother’s Day and was about to remove them for the winter, when I saw last weekend that two of them are gone.” Atwood is unhappy about what has happened, and although she does not think anything will come of it she said she wants to send a message to the person or persons who took the flowers. “How low can you go?” she said in a letter she submitted to the News. “Stealing from the dead? Would you please put them back where you stole them from.” She also told the News that she is not likely to buy new arrangements if these are not returned. “The whole thing is discouraging. It bothers me,” she said. The arrangements that Atwood placed on two other sites have not been touched and remain in perfect condition. For information, contact Della Atwood at 613-375-8240
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Bus carrying seniors involved in collision in Denbigh
n October 14, 2016 at 9:57 a.m., officers with the Kaladar, Renfrew and Killaloe detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a bus in the ditch on Highway 28 just east of Highway 41 in Denbigh, Township of Addington Highlands. Approximately 50 seniors were on board the bus. Ten were taken to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - TO FILL A MATERNITY LEAVE Administrative Assistant TO THE FIRE CHIEF, CLERK AND TO ASSIST WITH THE CROWN LAND STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM The Township is seeking resumes for a maternity leave position (up to one-year) from a highly motivated, experienced, hands-on person to join our municipal team as Administrative Assistant to the Fire Chief, Clerk and to assist with the Crown Land Stewardship Program. Working under the direction of the Deputy Treasurer/Administrative Financial Coordinator, the incumbent will perform municipal office administrative duties and assistance to the applicable Managers and for the Crown Land Stewardship Program (CLSP), while following guidelines established by the policies of Township Council and/or the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and in accordance with Legislation. The salary range is $18.69 – $22.29 per hour and the normal work week is 37.5 hours. Hours may vary and overtime may be required to meet the job requirements. For a copy of the Role Description or further information, please contact Sandra Lessard, Deputy Treasurer at (613) 4792231 ext. 226 or email “deputytreasurer@ northfrontenac.ca”. 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 apply with a detailed resumé by Noon local time on Monday, October 31, 2016 clearly marked “Confidential – Administrative Assistant” 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: email@example.com
THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRAL FRONTENAC Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on November 24, 2016, at the Central Frontenac Township Office, 1084 Elizabeth Street, Sharbot Lake, Ontario. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Central Frontenac Township Office, 1084 Elizabeth Street, Sharbot Lake. Description of Lands: Roll No. 10 39 010 010 00522 0000; On Horseshoe Lake; PIN 36164-0250(LT); Part Lot 8 Concession 5 Kennebec Part 57, Plan 13R117; Together with a right in FR714828; Central Frontenac; File No. 15-03 Minimum Tender Amount: $6,661.83 Roll No. 10 39 040 020 06200 0000; PIN 36157-0089(LT); Part Lot 24 Concession 3 Hinchinbrooke as in FR446433; Central Frontenac. File No. 15-08 Minimum Tender Amount: $6,973.55 Roll No. 10 39 040 020 03005 0000; PIN 36156-0109(LT); Part Lot 20 Concession 3 Hinchinbrooke as in FR265812; Subject to HIH5162; Central Frontenac Except Forfeited Mining Rights, If Any. File No. 15-11 Minimum Tender Amount: $4,092.87 Roll No. 10 39 060 010 16305 0000; PIN 36219-0063(LT); Part Lot 14 Concession 3 Olden as in OLE3231 Except FR743586, Part 1 Plan 13R9520, Part 1 Plan 13R7993, Part 11, 18 Plan 13R4118, FR321550, Travelled Road (AKA Kellar Rd); Central Frontenac. File No. 15-16 Minimum Tender Amount: $4,202.43 Roll No. 10 39 060 010 04602 0000; PIN 36216-0041(LT); Part Lot 28 Concession 1 Olden as in FR544118; Subject to Execution 04-0000071, If Enforceable; Central Frontenac. File No. 15-21 Minimum Tender Amount: $13,468.23 Roll No. 10 39 060 010 02904 0000; PIN 36216-0084(LT); Part Lot 27 Concession 1 Olden Part 13, Plan 13R4256; Together with right in FR384876; Subject to Execution 04-0000071, If Enforceable; Central Frontenac. Except forfeited mining rights, if any. File No. 15-22 Minimum Tender Amount: $4,309.31 Roll No. 10 39 080 030 04600 0000; PIN 36234-0042(LT); East 1/2 Lot 6 Concession 3 OSO; Central Frontenac. File No. 15-24 Minimum Tender Amount: $10,988.35
Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to, crown interests, or any other matters relating to the land(s) to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. Any interests of the Federal or Provincial Crown encumbering the land at the time of the tax sale will continue to encumber the land after the registration of the tax deed. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, HST if applicable and the relevant land transfer tax. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, visit: www.OntarioTaxSales.ca or if no internet access available, contact: J. Michael McGovern, Treasurer The Corporation of the Township of Central Frontenac P.O. Box 89, 1084 Elizabeth Street Sharbot Lake ON K0H 2P0 613-279-2935 Ext 224 www.centralfrontenac.com
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Thursday October 20 SHARBOT LAKE LEGION Darts, Thursdays 7pm; $3
Friday October 21 HARLOWE - OLE TYME FIDDLERS PARTY; community hall, 7:30 pm; $6 non-member; entertainers $2, - lunches & prizes; all welcome PLEVNA – BINGO FUNDRAISER for North Frontenac volunteer firefighters, 7-9pm, cash prizes, Clar-Mill hall SHARBOT LAKE – “COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS” Central and North Frontenac services meeting, 10am- 12 noon, all welcome, Family Health Team downstairs meeting room, info: Joyce Bigelow 613-279-2499. SHARBOT LAKE – DINNER at the Legion. 5:30–7pm $12; Swiss Steak SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB General Meeting, 7pm at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road
Saturday October 22 FRONTENAC 4-H PORK BBQ & AWARDS NIGHT, Storrington Lions Hall, Sunbury; serving dinner 5:30-7:30pm $15, 6-12yrs $5, under 6 free. Award presentations (no charge) 7:30pm; call Ann Babcock 613-372-2974. HARLOWE - OPEN MIKE & MUSIC JAM, 2-8pm, community centre, no admission fee, potluck supper 5:30pm, all welcome 613-3362557 LAKE LINKS WORKSHOP, Perth Civitan Hall 8:30am-3:15pm; $20 includes lunch; register: Karen Ballentine: firstname.lastname@example.org; 613-264-1244. MANAGING YOUR WOODLOT COURSE. Oct. 22 & Oct. 29, 9am-3 pm, Dungannon Recreation Centre, 26596 Hwy 62 in L’Amable, south of Bancroft. In-class and outdoors, $50pp, $75 couple; register: Matt (613) 3919034 email@example.com. PARHAM - HARVEST AUCTION sponsored by the Oddfellows, 7pm, IOOF hall; donations of new or gently used items or garden “bounty” welcome. PLEVNA - HARVEST DINNER; Roast Turkey & Roast Pork; 5-7pm, Clar-Mill hall; reserve: Ed 479-9909. SHARBOT LAKE – LIBERTY FOR YOUTH CONCERT & AWARDS, free, 3-5pm, Oso hall, refreshments, music by Shari Tallon, Chris Birkett, Sophia Radisch, Women Aboriginal drummers; meet Frederick Dryden & share community vision; awards, fun for the entire family! Info: libertyforyouth.org SNOW ROAD - HARVEST SUPPER, 5-6:30pm, Snowmobile Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road SYDENHAM – “FOOD MATTERS” EVENT to discuss improving food security in KFL&A, Grace Centre, 1-4pm. free, refreshments; all welcome; info: foodpolicykfla.ca VERONA – FRONTENAC FARMERS’ MARKET, 9am-1pm at Prince Charles Public School parking lot.
Sat & Sun Oct 22 & 23 WINTERGREEN STUDIOS WORKSHOP – “The Camino”, stories of this ancient Spanish pilgrimage, music and food. info/registration: 613-544-8268 or www.wintergreenstudios.com
Sunday October 23 ARDEN & COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH fellowship & movie at the church, 6pm; all welcome BEDFORD OPEN MIC & JAM, followed by potluck 1-5pm, 1381 Westport Rd, audience $2; entertainers free; refreshments avail; info: Judy 374-2317, Wilhelmine 374-2614. ELBOW LAKE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE, Buckthorn Eradication Work
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Monday October 24 PARHAM DINERS, noon, United Church hall, for those 50+. $12, reservations requ’d: 613279-3151
Tuesday October 25 HARROWSMITH - FLU SHOT CLINICS free, Free Methodist Church; 10am-3pm; please bring health card; hosted by Sydenham Medical Clinic LAND O’LAKES QUILTERS meet 9am, Pineview Free Methodist Church, Cloyne (lower level). new quilters welcome; lolquilt@gmail. com
Wednesday October 26 MOUNTAIN GROVE - LIONS SENIORS’ NIGHT, 7:30pm, Land o’ Lakes school; entertainment – music, skits; prizes, free, all welcome. SYDENHAM - ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP Grace Centre, 6:30-8:30pm. www. alzheimer.ca/kfla VENNACHAR – KIDS’ CLUB COSTUME PARTY, 6-7pm Free Methodist Church parsonage, 357 Matawatchan Rd. story time, games, crafts snacks; info Angela 333-1901; please no scary or evil costumes; all welcome.
Thursday October 27 HARROWSMITH DINERS, noon, Golden Links Hall, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations required 613-376-6477 4th Thursday SNOW ROAD MUSIC NIGHT w/ Frank Morrison and Jim McIntyre, snowmobile club, 1106 Gemmills Rd., $10 advance, $12 at the door; call Yves 613-278-1371 or Joelle 613-2780958 for tickets
Friday October 28 2016 POPPY CAMPAIGN. The annual Royal Canadian Legion campaign commences with the distribution of poppies throughout the area. In support of our troops past and present, please wear a poppy during this time of remembrance.
Saturday October 29 ARDEN – KIDS’ HALLOWEEN PARTY, 10am-2pm; free hot dog lunch; sponsored by the Rec. Committee; info: 335-3186 BELLROCK - KIDS’ HALLOWEEN PARTY, community hall 6:30-8:30pm; $5 at door ENTERPRISE – BREAKFAST, 8-11am, $6pp, Stone Mills Pentecostal Church, all welcome. GODFREY - HALLOWEEN PARTY free, hosted by the Catholic Women’s League 2-4pm, Fogarty hall, Westport Rd. across from Sacred Heart of Jesus RC Church. Food, games, prizes HARROWSMITH - CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN PARTY 11am-1pm, donations welcome at door; Pam 372-1578, Marilyn 372-091. HARROWSMITH – “BUY A BALE” Home Free Farm (farm animal sanctuary) fundraiser; 11am-2pm; come & meet the animals; visits by donation only; 4763 Petworth Rd. HomeFreeFarm.webs.com MABERLY – CONTRA & SQUARE DANCE, community hall, $10; under 12 free; beginners’ lesson 7:30pm; info: 613-264-1993. MOUNTAIN GROVE – ADULT HALLOWEEN DANCE, community hall, 8pm-1am, $15pp, $25 couple, DJ, light luncheon; for 19 years & older, prizes, sponsored by Olden Rec. Commitee SHARBOT LAKE – TERROR ON THE TRAIL, 2k or 5k Run or Walk along Haunted K&P; registration 4pm; starts 5pm, next to Treasure Trunk; $10pp; $20 group or family; all ages, prizes. firstname.lastname@example.org SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB Breakfast 8–11am at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road SYDENHAM FALL CRAFT & BAKE SALE, sponsored by the Women’s Institute 9am-2pm
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Grace Centre; knitted hats, socks, quilts, jams, jewelry, bake table & more; soup lunch $5 WINTERGREEN STUDIOS WORKSHOP – “ON DYING”, 10am-4:30pm, discussion guided by Sandra Martin and Monique Seguin; info/registration: 613-544-8268 or www.wintergreenstudios.com/dying/
Fri & Sat. Oct. 28 & 29 CLOYNE - FREE CLOTHES GIVE-AWAY. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-2, Pineview Free Methodist Church. Donations welcome, will accept clean clothing, linens, coats, shoes, accessories; 613-336-8100 LAND O’LAKES LIONS Hunters Voluntary Toll Road, Hwy 41, Northbrook
Sunday, October 30 DENBIGH - HALLOWEEN PARTY at the Denbigh Hall 11am-2pm ENTERPRISE - GOSPEL SING, Free Methodist Church 6:30pm with Vernon Scott and Friends; Nick & Gwen Chajkowski; refreshments; freewill offering for trip to support the Egyptian church; all welcome. FRONTENAC COMMUNITY ARENA HALLOWEEN PUBLIC SKATING, free, 12:20pm, free treat bags for first 200 kids in costumes; CSA approved helmet with screen recommended. MCDONALDS CORNERS – CONCERT & WORKSHOPS by Anita MacDonald (Cape Breton fiddler) and Ben Miller (piper) & band; workshops 2-4pm, $30. Concert 7pm, MERA schoolhouse; Tickets $20 advance www.ticketsplease.ca; $25 door; $15 for workshop participants; info: email@example.com; www.benandanita.com OMPAH – “FREE LAND IN OMPAH” Part 2, 3-5pm, community center, history discussion; all welcome. SYDENHAM – FAREWELL POTLUCK LUNCH for Fr. Giuseppe Gagliano after the 10-11am service; St. Paul’s Anglican Church; the community is welcome to attend to say goodbye to Fr. Gagliano
Tuesday November 1 SHARBOT LAKE - ALZHEIMER SOCIETY SUPPORT GROUP, 1-2:30pm, United Church hall, 613-544-3078 SHARBOT LAKE 39ers meet at North Frontenac Telephone office, downstairs, noon potluck followed by meeting, games after; all over 50 years welcome; info Shirley 613-2792990; firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday November 2 GLENBURNIE DINERS, noon, United Church, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations required 613-376-6477 MABERLY – “ESSENTIAL OILS OF THE BIBLE”, learn about the essential oils of the Bible, St. Alban’s Anglican Church, 2-4pm; all welcome SHARBOT LAKE LEGION - General Meeting – 7pm SNOW ROAD – FOOT CARE CLINIC, community centre, appointment: 613-279-3151.
Regular Happenings AA MEETINGS - SHARBOT LAKE, every Monday, 8 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. ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUPS: in Sydenham, last Wed. of month 6:30-8:30pm; in Sharbot Lake first Tuesday of month 1:002:30pm; www.alzheimer.ca/kfla ARDEN LEGION: Sunday Darts 1pm; Wed & Fri Darts 7pm; Wed Cribbage 2pm; Thurs Euchre 7:30pm. ARDEN SENIORS: meet at community hall 1st Tuesday each month, 11am business meeting then potluck lunch; info 613-3353186 BABY TALK DROP-INS, Sharbot Lake, Child Centre, 3rd Monday of month, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Advice & information on infant & child care. 549-1154, 1-800-267-7875 BINGO ■Flinton, Mondays, Rec Centre, doors open 6pm ■Griffith Denbigh-Griffith Lions Hall every 2nd Tues 6:30pm; ■Kaladar: Community Centre, Tuesdays, 7pm, doors open 6:15 pm ■Northbrook: Thursdays, Lions Club, 7pm, doors open 6 pm, sponsor:
Land O’Lakes Lions ■Parham: Fridays, IOOF Hall, early-bird: 6:45 pm, sponsor: Mayflower Lodge. BOLINGBROKE - CPHC EXERCISE CLASSES FOR SENIORS, ABC Hall, Mondays 9:30-10:30am, free; donations welcome; info: Donna 613-273-8672, Margaret 2739244. restarts September 12, BOLINGBROKE - FOREVER FRIENDS CLUB, 1st Wednesday of month, noon; info Joyce Fleming email@example.com; (613) 273-4832 CANCER PATIENTS requiring rides to treatments: call 1-888-939-3333 CLOTHING /BOUTIQUE – NORTHBROOK, in former United Church next to cemetery. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm (varies seasonally) CLOTHING – HARTINGTON, COMMUNITY CARING, Princess Ann Community Centre, Mon 9-12, Tues 9-4, and Fri 9-12 CLOTHING - TREASURE TRUNK, Sharbot Lake, 1171 Cannon Rd. “New & Second Tyme Around Clothing” Donations welcome. 2792113. CLOTHING – VERONA, “Style Revival”, free clothing, Free Methodist Church, Wed & Thurs, 10am-1pm; info Kielo, 613-374-5289 COMMUNITY DROP-IN – Sharbot Lake Every Wednesday, 10am – 2pm, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. All welcome! 279-3151. DENBIGH CRAFT GROUP meets 2nd & 4th Wed. of month, 1pm, community hall, free, all welcome, info: Pam at LOLCS, 336-8934 ext. 229. HARROWSMITH - ADULT CRAFTING, S&A Club each Sunday, October – May, 11am-3pm; bring your project, work on group activities, enjoy the fellowship; $3members/$4 non-members LAND O’LAKES SENIORS meet every second Wed. of the month at Mountain Grove community hall; potluck, noon-2:30. All seniors welcome LENNOX & ADDINGTON RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN/EARLY YEARS PLAYGROUPS & DROP-INS - Tamworth Playgroup: Mondays 9:30am-noon at arena; Northbrook Drop-In: Wednesdays 10am-1pm, Lions Hall; Flinton Drop-In: Thursdays 10am-1pm, Township Hall; Info: 613-336-8934 ext. 257. MEALS ON WHEELS. Serving the North Lennox & Addington area, a hot nutritious meal will be delivered to your door every Thursday at noon, cost: $6; 336-8934 or 333-5216. MERA: McDonalds Corners Elphin Recreation & Arts at the Schoolhouse: Quilting, Fibrearts, Weaving & more www.meraschoolhouse.org NORTH FRONTENAC FOOD BANK: food & cash donations needed; 613-532-8855, PO Box 151, Sharbot Lake, K0H 2P0 NORTHBROOK – ADULT COMMUNITY DROP-IN, Tuesdays, Lions Hall, 9:30am-3pm, drop-in free, home-cooked style noon meals available for $7, all welcome, info: LOLCS, Pam 336-8934 x 229 NORTHBROOK – CRAFT & SOCIAL GROUP FOR WOMEN, Wednesdays, Land O’ Lakes Community Services, 9:30-11:30am. Free. Info: Jeannie, 613-336-8934 or 1-877679-6636 OMPAH - DROP-IN MORNING COFFEE CLUB, Community Centre, every Wednesday 9 – 11 am. All welcome OMPAH EXERCISE GROUP, community centre, 9-10am weekdays except Wednesdays. All are welcome; $13 month or $2 visit; info Jane 479-2599 or Kathy 479-2897. ONTARIO EARLY YEARS PLAYGROUPS: Mon: Sharbot Lake Pre-natal/Baby Group, Harrowsmith. Tues: Sydenham, Verona, Wed. Sharbot Lake Playgroup. Thurs: Storrington playgroup. All groups are from 9:30am-11:30. Info: the Child Centre 613-279-2244 or kids@ nfcs.ca PARHAM SENIORS meet every third Wed. at Free Methodist Church in Parham. Potluck, noon-2:30. All seniors welcome PLEVNA CRAFT GROUP meets Thursdays Sept to May, Clar-Mill Hall, 10am-4pm, all welcome, info: Elaine lang 613-479-2336 or 613-558-2336
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OCTOber 20, 2016
Inverary playground needs your votes and help! T he Inverary Youth Activities Association needs your help! We are trying to build a children’s playground in Ken Garrett Park, a well-known ball park in the region. It has three ball diamonds, two with lights for nighttime games. The ball diamonds are used every day from April until the end of September. The association sponsors children’s teams and hosts a number of tournaments during the season. The uniforms for children’s teams are provided, and umpire and tournament fees are paid. The income from diamond fees supports these costs plus our
everyday expenses such as hydro, repair and upkeep, taxes etc. Volunteers open the canteen on tournament weekends to add to the revenue. We have eight youth swings and two tot swings and most summer days at least 25 children are in the park daily. The play area has recently been excavated thanks to Dig’n Dirt and is now covered with a safety cedar weave ground cover. The two tot swings have been replaced to comply with safety codes. All of this has cost $4950.87. A deposit has now been made
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on a play structure which will allow up to 30 children to enjoy it at any given time and it is suitable for ages 2 to 12 years. Total cost installed is $32,956.21. We are asking for community help. Our project has been accepted into the funding competition of the Aviva Community Grant program. Now we need votes and lots of them! Voting continues until 4:00 pm on October 28. Each e-mail address is allowed 18 votes and these votes can be placed at one
given time. Just copy and paste the address below into your web browser and follow the links! www.avivacommunityfund.org/voting/project/view/16-79 Spread the news to your friends and post our campaign on your Facebook Page! We are also collecting beer cans and beer & wine bottles and these can be dropped off at Garrett’s Meat Store, Perth Road in Inverary.
Willow workshops at MERA
Volunteers working on the playground
L-r: Jill, Nancy, Cheryl, Marilyn, Ruth, teacher Lene Rasmussen, and Ankaret Dean with their naturally colorful baskets by Jule Koch rom October 15 to 17, Lene Rasmussen, a master basketmaker from Wainfleet, Ont., gave two workshops on weaving with natural willow at the MERA (McDonalds Corners/Elphin Recreation and Arts) schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners. Rasmussen taught a two-day workshop on making a willow purse/handbag on Saturday and Sunday, and a one-day workshop to make garden globes on Monday. She grew all the willow that was used in the workshops and the participants were especially excited by the range of colors that were available for them to incorporate into their baskets. No dyes were used; the colors are all natural and come from the different varieties of wil-
low. For many of the students it was their first ever attempt at making a willow basket and it was a testament to Rasmussen’s ability as a teacher that they all left with finished baskets, complete with leather straps. Rasmussen is dedicated to “re-introducing a very old craft”, the craft of willow basketry, which she finds both exciting and satisfying. She has established a business named Lakeshore Willows, where she grows about 30 different varieties of the plant and gives workshops, not only in making baskets but also in making structures such as living willow fences, huts, play tunnels etc. For more information visit www.lakeshorewillows.com
TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH FRONTENAC WESTPORT ROAD CLOSURE Westport Road at the west end of Wolfe Lake will be closed to through traffic from October 28-30, inclusive, for a culvert replacement. A detour will be in effect along Canoe Lake and Devil Lake Roads. Your cooperation and patience are appreciated.
FREE HALLOWEEN PUBLIC SKATING AT FRONTENAC COMMUNITY ARENA Dress up for a ghoulishly good time! Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 1:00- 2:20 p.m. Trick or Treat early with us to get a FREE treat bags for the first 200 kids wearing costumes. Kids must be able to able to clearly see through costume and costumes must not hinder the ability to skate. A CSA approved helmet with screen is recommended.
FLU SHOT CLINICS Free Flu Shot Clinics will be held at the Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church on Tuesday October 25, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm A free Flu shot Clinic will be held at the Verona Medical Clinic 6582 Road 38 on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
FALL HOUR CHANGES – GREEN BAY Green Bay Disposal Site has returned to winter hours as of Friday, October 14th, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Fridays only. It will NOT be open on Sunday mornings. This site is for tagged household garbage and recycling only.
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NAEC students show off their ornaments
NAEC students have a ball O n October 7, a group of students from North Addington Education Centre travelled to Kingston to visit the Kingston Glass Studio. Students took it in turns to try their hands at glass blowing, in order to make a spherical ornament. Each student chose the colours and style of their ornament, and blew it into a spherical shape with the help of the professional glass blowers at the studio. “It was great to make your own glass ball, but it was just as much fun to watch your peers doing it,” said Emma Fuller, a grade 12 student. Students had to wait several days for the ornaments to cool enough to be transported, and were delighted with the results. This trip was in preparation for a trip on October 27 to the Dale Chihuly exhibition at the ROM in Toronto. Grade 7 to 12 students at NAEC have also been having fun with a ball. They have been using inflatable bubble balls in a variety of activities. These balls were rented from Skyza, a company from Pembroke. They have shoulder straps to keep them in place and keep the players’ heads protected. Students have played Bubble Soccer, Sumo Wres-
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For the month of October our HHW Depot remains open every Thursday from 3 pm-8 pm. November hours will be November 10th & 24th from 3pm – 7pm. Open dates will be published monthly in this banner. Please remember that accepted items are hazardous materials, small electronics and bale wrap only. A full listing of accepted materials may be found on our website under Living Here/Solid Waste/Recycling/Household Hazardous Waste.
CARDBOARD AND STYROFOAM IN RECYCLING Please REMEMBER that any cardboard or packing styrofoam put out for recycle collection must be flattened and tied into bundles no more than 3’ X 2’ X 8” in size. Remove all staples and tape and put out no more than 2 bundles per pickup. Any more than 2 bundles or loose cardboard /Styrofoam may be left. If you have a stockpile of cardboard, it will be accepted free of charge at either the Portland or Loughborough WDS when open. Alternatively, excess cardboard may be taken to Kingston Area Recycling, 196 Lappans Lane, at no cost to South Frontenac residents.
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tling, Last Man Standing, and King of the Hill. The great advantage to using the bubble balls is that students are protected from injury when making contact. It is also good exercise, because speed is not as hazardous. In addition, students spend a lot of energy manoeuvring while playing Bubble Soccer. Amber Verbruggen, Grade 7, said, “It made you feel like you were on a roller-coaster.” Noah Gray, from Grade 8, observed, “It was fun because we got to 'crush' people without getting in trouble!”
Council invites residents to provide input for the 2017 Budget. The 2017 Budget document will be tabled on Tuesday, November 1. Those interested in presenting to Council on Tuesday, November 8 are encouraged to contact the Clerk’s office at Extension 2222 to be placed on the agenda. Alternatively, written submissions may be forwarded to the Clerk’s Office via firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests to present to Council and/ or written submissions must be received by noon on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016.
COUNCIL MEETINGS The next regular Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm. The next Committee of the Whole meeting is October 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm. 4432 George Street, Box 100, Sydenham ON K0H 2T0 613-376-3027 1-800-559-5862 Office Hours – Monday to Friday – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
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