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n Friday, 05 October, Mayor Frances Smith helped by Ward 1 Councilors, Cindy Kelsea and Tom Dewey, officially opened the Kennebec Wilderness Trails before a group of 40 plus onlookers. Located on a 156-acre tract of public parkland owned by the Township of Central Frontenac, the Kennebec Wilderness Trails offer four seasons of outdoor recreational activity; hiking, birding, snow- shoeing. The trail network consists of over 7 kilometres of hiking trails winding through a mixed forest of deciduous and coniferous trees. The valley meadows, wooded hillsides and rocky ridges are home to an abundance of wildlife. The terrain is rugged and undulating in many areas, offering a challenging hike for all ages. This beautiful public parkland is located north of the hamlet of Arden and just south of Kennebec Lake, halfway between Sharbot Lake and Kaladar, ON. The Main Trailhead at 28786 Hwy # 7 is located 1.5 kilometres east of the Arden and Henderson Roads/Highway #7 intersection. The secondary Trailhead is located in the Kennebec Shores Waterfront Community on Nordic Road, 0.8 km east of Henderson Road, just over 1 km north of the Hwy 7 and Henderson Rd intersection. Maps are located at each of the two Trailhead locations or can be accessed from the Township Website at:https:// www.centralfrontenac.com/en/explore/sportsandrecreation.aspx.
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South Frontenac Township covers lunches, hoping that sooner or later Randy will come through with desert? by Wilma Kenny uesday noon, Township Council and staff held a special COW meeting at the Perth Road Firehall with MPP Randy Hillier to discuss two Township roads and their upkeep. To no ones surprise, the township is seeking provincial money to help improve the roads. While Hillier listened to the requests, he didn’t quite open up the provincial chequebook One of the roads is the 401 emergency detour route (EDR) which runs along township Road 15 (Moreland Dixon and Sunbury
response has been to previous requests for help with Sunbury Road. Segsworth replied: “They say they don’t subsidize EDRs anywhere else in the province.” He added that the Township’s previous applications for road grants had appeared to have been denied “to some extent because we’re in a stable financial position.” Hillier said that while the province had claimed that “those who manage their assets in a responsible manner will be recognized,” one problem of the current lottery-style funding is that it can favour less responsible ar ar-
“38 should not be seen as a Township road,” agreed Hillier. Roads), and the other is Road 38. Mark Segsworth, Director of Public Works, said that as part of next year’s reconstruction of Sunbury, they want to rebuild Sunbury Road to withstand EDR loading, and “do it so it will last”. The current plan is to budget $1 million for each of 2019 and 2020, and ask the province for a further $990,000 which would allow more strengthening to be done on the road. Hillier agreed, “The province can’t have 401 without EDR routes” and asked what the Provincial
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eas. “Government and infrastructure (funding) should not be random.” He agreed to talk to Catherine Moore of MTO about the need for the province to recognize that some portion of EDR upkeep should be a provincial responsibility. “We need a dedicated fund we can depend on, not just one-off programs,” said Vandewal. Councillor Barbeau asked “Why did we get stuck with Road 38 at the time of amalgamation?” It seems that it’s a unique situa-
tion: at the time of amalgamation, Frontenac County became Frontenac Management Board for several years, and as such, was not eligible to own a highway. So, 38 was handed over to South and Central Frontenac as a township road, with Kingston agreeing to provide upkeep funding assistance for ten years. (Later extended for a further five). This was based on the fact that Kingston depends on 38 as a direct connection route up to highway #7. “38 should not be seen as a Township road,” agreed Hillier. CAO Orr interjected that the Township CAOs are trying to find a way to get the amalgamation agreement amended so that at least a token percentage of 38’s owner ownership could be transferred to the County. Apparently the Province is likely to look more favourably on grant applications from a
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County, as opposed to those from a Township. Hillier said he could at least try to help get 38 moved into becoming a County Road, with a service agreement with the Townships. “South Frontenac already provides ser services on 38 such as traffic counts and organizing joint tendering,” said Segsworth, “We scratch their backs, but our back usually stays itchy.” The general impression was that the meeting had been worthwhile, and that Hillier seemed to have a clearer understanding of South Frontenac’s dilemmas with these two situations. He also seemed prepared to try to help find solutions which might ease the apparently inequitable expectations the Province has in regard to our maintenance of these roads.
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What is this municipal election all about, part 1- South Frontenac by Jeff Green
spent the better part of the last weekend talking to candidates for mayor and council in South Frontenac. The profiles that resulted from those conversations start on page 6 of this edition. I would first like to thank all of the people I talked to. They were honest and forthright about where they think the township is going and their intensions to make changes should they be elected. A couple of divisions emerged and depending on how the election pans out the township could be headed in a different direction. One of the divisions is over spending. All of the candidates are committed to controlling spending on existing operations, while maintaining services, paving roads, and so on. But a number thought that the township needs to respond to the current and likely future influx of young families seeking to raise families in the countryside. The traditional rural character of the township and its small hamlets might not offer enough of what these families require. Where there are now a number of parks, ball diamonds and soccer fields, and an arena up at the top end of the township, some candidates are talking about splash pads, new recreation centres, even swimming pools. As one candidate put it, and I’m paraphrasing, South Frontenac needs to decide if it is going to be more suburban. The is a big change from anything that has been seriously discussed in the past. Until now, the township has been steadily improving its roads, modernising its parks and beaches, and essentially maintaining the same character as the township had 30 or 50 years ago. Some fancy houses have been built on and even off the water, and subdivisions have gone in here and there. But aside from the Frontenac Arena, which was built in pre-amalgamation days (1976) by 4 Frontenac townships working together, nothing else on that scale has even been seriously contemplated. Since South Frontenac was created in 1998, with the exception of the Sydenham library, the only recreational
infrastructure projects that have been completed have been enhancements to pre-existing facilities, notably Centennial Park in Harrowsmith and the Point Park in Sydenham. The idea of building a recreation centre as an add-on to a potential new office complex, which is being floated by one mayoralty candidate and hinted at by another and also promoted by several council candidates, would be a big change. South Frontenac Council spent its first ten
years figuring out how to amalgamate fully, and its next ten implementing amalgamation and consolidating its public works infrastructure. When this idea is combined with the realisation that tackling Road 38 is now a real priority for the township, budgeting is likely to become a more contentious, and costly, enterprise over the next four years.
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by Craig Bakay n North Frontenac, there are a few (public) buildings that don’t meet code, Brian MacDonald of McIntosh Perry, told Council at its regular meeting last week in Plevna. CAO Cheryl Robson said McIntosh Perry was contracted to do the Township’s first ever facilities assessment after a successful grant application for just this purpose. “I’ve been around eight years and this is the first time I’ve seen anything like this,” said Coun. Gerry Martin. MacDonald said they looked at 20 municipal facilities with an estimated total replacement value of about $10,000,000, including four fire halls and six public works facilities. While the ‘portfolio’ is currently in generally good condition, if no work were to be done on them in the next 10 years, the portfolio would be in generally “poor” condition, he said. “Approximately $2,171,000 would be required to maintain the facilities in a ‘state of good repair,’” he said. Of the 20 facilities, short term repairs and replacements of about $350,000 would be required on five of them. The Harlowe Community Hall needs $70,000 to repair basement leakage. The Snow Road Fire Hall needs $32,000 for staff washrooms. The Ompah Fish Hatchery needs $30,000 for general repairs. The Ward 1 Public Works Garage needs $40,000 cladding and water supply. The Cloyne Washroom and Change House needs $35,000 for roofing and mechanical work. Just about all of the facilities need some work, mostly related to accessibility. Council praised and accepted the report, but any decisions were relegated to 2019 budget deliberations. However, there were indications that some of the facilities might not survive the budgetary process. “The opportunity for the Fish Hatchery to come back into useful operation is nil to none,” said Dep. Mayor Fred Perry, who was chairing the meeting in the absence of Mayor Ron Higgins. The Cloyne washroom isn’t likely to
get much love either. Even though one audience member pointed out that the ball diamond there is used for seniors slow-pitch, manager of community development Corey Klatt said: “This is my 11th year and it was out of service when I came.”
councillors to be compensated for loss of tax exempt income Council accepted Treasurer Kelly Watkins’ report on the impact of losing the 1/3 tax-free status for municipal councilors remuneration but put off any decisions until the first meeting of the new Council on Dec. 5. Options range from doing nothing to a new pay structure for meeting attendance, mileage and per diem to outright compensation for the tax-free loss, which Watkins estimated would cost the Township about $17,000. Coun. Vern Hermer was in favour of some sort of compensation. “I don’t think it’s fair that we should take a hit because the federal of provincial governments want a bit more in their coffers,” Hermer said. However, Coun. John Inglis seemed OK with the potential loss in salary. “We’re above the median (in pay) and we’re above Central Frontenac,” Inglis said. “I feel we’re well compensated. “Leave the status quo; for our population, we have a very large staff.” “We won’t attract many young Council members with this pay,” said Coun. Gerry Martin. “Whether John (Inglis) thinks he’s overpaid — which he probably is.” Watkins’ said “across the province, the majority of municipalities are compensating councilors for the 1/3 loss.”
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COMMUNITY REPORTERS (613) Arden................................Wanda Harrison.................. 335-3186 Cloyne / Northbrook........Nancy Skipper Denbigh............................Angela Bright....................... 333-1901 Godfrey............................Stefan Duerst...................... 374-1710 Harrowsmith.....................Kim Gow Henderson.......................Jean Brown......................... 336-2516 Inverary............................Judy Borovskis.................... 353-1768 Maberly-Bolingbroke.......Karen Prytula....................... 325-1354 Mississippi........................Pearl Killingbeck.................. 278-2127 Mountain Grove...............Marilyn Meeks..................... 279-3209 Ompah.............................Linda Rush.......................... 479-2570 Marily Seitz.......................... 479-2855 Parham-Tichbome...........Colleen Steele..................... 375-6219 Christine Teal....................... 375-6525 Plevna..............................Katie Ohlke.......................... 479-2797 Sydenham........................Karen Brawley..................... 376-9848 Verona..............................Debbie Lingen..................... 374-2091
hold a meaningful reunion which will include a visit to the Arden Cemetery, a luncheon and the placing of a bronze plaque at the Kennebec Heritage Garden. The family has asked everyone interested to attend and to bring their own artifacts pertaining to the two families. These pertinent articles can be copies and may be added to the planned Family Book. The Kennebec and District Historical Society will be on hand to display their own collection of past memories for the families viewing. If you have any historic photos or articles of interest please contact Brenda Martin at 613-479-2837 or e mail her at email@example.com. • Parent and grandparents are reminded of the Annual Halloween Party, hosted by the Kennebec Rec. Committee, which will be held at the community centre Sat, Oct 27. • Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for.
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• The Kennebec Wilderness Trails’ official opening had fabulous weather and a great turn out. A delegation from Central Frontenac, along with Mayor Smith, who cut the ribbon, gave recognition to the many volunteer workers, mostly from the KLA, and thanked the staff from the township for the outstanding work done, allowing the trails to be accessible to the public. After the official picture taking, refreshments, provided by the Friends of Arden, ended the ceremonies and prepared the many in attendance for a beautiful hike. What a great start to the Thanksgiving weekend. • Next week, from Oct 15 to Oct 22, the municipal voting by phone or internet begins. Have your PIN number at hand and log in either way, but if you have some trouble, there is a voter help line to assist you. If you do have some trouble, don’t give up; you cannot complain about your representatives or their actions if you do not vote. • On Mon, Oct 15, Kennebec diners will feature chicken divan with all the regular sides, plus pickles, salad, dessert and beverages. Join us at the hall at 12:30pm and enjoy the social time as well as a wonderful hot lunch. This is a great way to join into some fun filled games and catch up on all the community gossip. Give me a call if you did not register last month and I’ll be sure to add your name to the registration list.
The Kennebec Rec. Committee’s Kids Klub is hosting a fundraising lasagna dinner, Thurs, Oct 18, 5 to 7pm at the Kennebec Community Centre. Along with the lasagna, there will be caesar salad, garlic bread and assorted desserts. For your pleasure, there will be a Silent Auction and a Kids Klub Art Gallery. This is a free will offering fundraising dinner in support of this children’s program.
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• Thurs, Oct 11th finds Mike Runtz, renowned naturalist from Carleton University in Ottawa at the Garden Club meeting at Pineview Free Methodist Church in Cloyne beginning at 7pm. He will talk to us about "Why Beavers are such Good Gardeners Plus Great info about Dragonflies & Wildflowers.” Take a look at Mike's bio at: https://carleton. ca/cuol/2017/michael-runtz-profiled/ • On Mon, Oct 15th at 1pm at the Cloyne Hall, Ken Hook and the Historical Society shall be celebrating the 1000th pictures that have been on Flickr, the on-line photo album from our area. Come and enjoy the pictures and stories that go with them. This event is a very special one, for those whose families have been here for generations and for curious newcomers. Everyone is welcome and refreshments are served. • The Northbrook Dart League will be starting up again Mon, Oct 15th at the Northbrook Lions Hall. Registration will be between 6-6:30pm with darts flying at 7pm. The cost will be $5 per player per night. All are welcome. If you have any questions please feel free to PM Teddie Brown. Hope to see you all there! • The Land O’Lakes Community Services invites you to join them for their fall celebration of the grand opening of their new community initiative “Finders Keepers More Than Just a Thrift Store” at the Kaladar Community Centre on Sat, Oct 20th from 1 to 7pm. There will be live music with special appearances by Urban Lace, Lisa Leeman and Luke Reynolds. Enjoy food and drinks along with baked goods. There will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 draw. While there, listen to the indigenous drumming group, Whispering Wind along with Sarah Dunkley Brown’s, Spoken Word and Poetry. Admission includes chilli, bun, drink and dessert for $10 (12 yrs & over) and $5 (5-12 years) Children under 5 yrs. of age eat for free. If you want to join just for the music, you can for $5. If you are there between 9am and 4pm you can shop as well! Non-perishable donations will gladly be accepted to support the Christmas hampers. • Want to see trick or treaters and hand out candy, but live on a rural road that no one visits. This event is for you! Trick or Treat! Come and join in on the fun at the Flinton Hall parking lot on Oct 31st from 5:30 to 7:30pm and hand out your tricks or treats to our community trick or treaters. Please contact Teri Woods at 613-336-9100 to register. The Land O’Lakes Lions will be participating in this event. • Land O’Lakes Community Services is developing a Foot Care program for seniors who live in the Denbigh or the Northbrook areas. If you or someone you know would like more info on this program, call Lori Cuddy at 613-3368934 ext. 229 or toll free 1-877-6769-6636. • Mental Health Week has come and gone, but every day should be Mental Health Day. Check out www.thepathway2success.com to see for signs of anxiety in your child. Anxiety presents itself in many different ways from difficulty getting to sleep, having high expectations for self, including school work and sports, intolerance of uncertainty, feeling worried about situations or events, the desire to
October 11, 2018 control people and events, feeling agitated or angry, overplanning for situations and events, crying and difficulty managing emotions, pain- like stomach aches and head aches, and struggling to pay attention and focus, to name a few.
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• The kid's Halloween program at the library will be held Tuesday, October 23rd from 6-7pm, with stories and crafts. And yes, you can wear a costume if you like! A few new books on the shelves are All Things Consoled (Elizabeth Hay); The Guest house (Erika Marks); The Noel Diary(Richard Paul Evans); Ambush (James Patterson); Death is not Enough (Karen Rose); Feast: Recipes & Stories from a Canadian Road Trip. New DVDs: Red Sparrow, The Maze Runner: Death Cure, Trolled. • Denbigh Recreation is hosting the annual children's Halloween party on Saturday, October 27, 11am to 1pm at the Denbigh Hall. There will be lots of fun & games, and a costume parade just before noon! Lunch will be served for everyone attending, with fruit, veggies and water, thanks to funding from the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. • Nominations are now open for this year's Community Builder awards in Addington Highlands. Some changes have been made to the awards, with new categories added. Anyone can nominate a deserving person. The deadline for nominations is November 2nd. Visit addingtonhighlands.ca to find the link and read up on the details.
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• Thanksgiving brought lots of folks’ home to visit, duck hunting and a wedding anniversary celebration. Congratulations to Gilbert and Nelda Whan on their anniversary. Nelda was at one time our postal director in the Arden branch. Also, congratulations to the duck hunters on respecting property lines and fences. • Today (Thurs, Oct 11) Henderson United Church hosts their Music Night at the ever famous Harlowe Hall- home of good and tasty times. It starts at 7pm and includes area musicians like Doreen Black and Lional Grimard, plus many others in a musical blow out blast in aid of Henderson United. A free will offering will revive the church finances while the music revives our souls. Also, light country style refreshments will follow and are sure to be yummy in the tummy! • Our Kennebec Recreation folks are planning an up-coming fundraising dinner on Thurs, Oct 18 at the Kennebec Hall in Arden to raise funds for the Kids Klub offered there. Lasagne, caesar salad, garlic bread and desserts will be offered for a free will offering and also a silent auction will be featured. Kids art will also be on display.
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October 11, 2018 for everyone! Volunteers needed! Perfect for high school students needing volunteer hours. Want to volunteer - call Michelle 613-572-6213. • Battersea United Church needs pies donated for Pie Social at Pumpkinfest. Deliver pies to the church by 10am on Oct 13th. • Halloween Hustle for Youth - If you’re in Grades 5-8, join the fun on Fri, Oct 19th at the Storrington Lions Club Hall. Admission $5 and includes fun music and prizes for best costumes. Free parking, adult supervision and a canteen. Sponsored by the Storrington Lions Club. • Frontenac 4-H Pork BBQ at Storrington Lions Hall in Sunbury on Sat, Oct 20 from 5 to 7:30pm. Adults - $15, Children 6 to 12 - $5, Under 6 free. For tickets call Ruth Shannon 613-3532341 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Music Night with Chris Murphy and Jon McLurg at Inverary United Church on Sun, Oct 21st at 7pm. Free will offering for the mission and service fund. Refreshments will be served. • Battersea United Church – 160th anniversary will be celebrated with a joint service at 10am on Oct 28th. Potluck will follow. Come join the celebration! • Fall Fashion Show at Trinity United in Verona on Oct 30th. Silent Auction at 7pm. Fashions from DFX at 7:30pm. Come support the Grandmothers by the Lake in their support of African Grandmothers raising orphaned children. • Soulful Singing in Battersea – a great group of women! Join us on Oct 26, Nov 30 and Dec 14. Even “non-singers” are welcome to make a joyful noise and have fun! Location is 5339 Battersea Road. Cost is $10/session. Call Donna Wood at 353-2889 or (Note corrected email) email@example.com or Wendy Luella at 549-3102, info@ wendyluellaperkins.com. Try us out and bring a friend! Free Seniors Fitness Program - Thurs from 10:30 – 11:30am at the Storrington Centre, 3910 Battersea Rd., Sunbury. Tues class is NOT running at the moment. • Did you Know? There is a free Jam Session at the Storrington Centre on Fri nights. • Painting and Craft mornings at the Storrington Centre every 1st and 3rd Wed from 9am to noon.
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• Sat, Oct 13 - Quarterly dance at the Maberly Community Hall - Caller: Emily Addison, Musical arrangement: Teilhard Frost and guests - Beginner's lesson at 7:30pm, dance at 8pm. No experience required! Admission is $10 at the door. Free for children under 14. • Sean McCann, founding member of Great Big Sea, brings his Face-to-Face tour to the ABC Hall on Sat, Oct 13. Doors open at 7pm. Cash bar. Ticket info at www.abchall.ca or by contacting Margaret at 613-273-9244. • Seniors Fall Prevention Class – ABC Hall, Thurs 10am, Sept 13-Nov 29. Classes are free. Improve strength and balance, learn about the risk of falls and how to prevent falls. Info: Tammy Gamble (613) 273-8558. • Musicians Circle – ABC Hall, Thurs, 7pm, $5. All genres welcome, no audience, musicians get an opportunity to network, learn new material and play along with others in a relaxed setting. Info: Matt Churchill (613) 273-9005. • Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra - New Beginner Group - The Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra is just starting its 19th year. We are an all ages community fiddle orchestra with members that come from all over Lanark and Frontenac counties. We perform at festivals, local schools and community events. We are currently opening up to absolute beginners! The group is a small group of students, learning basic technique and reading music for fiddle or mandolin. The students spend at least 2 yrs. together before they join the main Blue Skies Orchestra learning to read music, play together and follow a conductor. The group is open to individuals ages 8 yrs. and up to 100. If you don’t have a fiddle, Cindy can set you up with one of the fiddles from the Blue Skies Fiddle Lending Library at a nominal cost of $10 a month. Classes are only $50 per semester. Thanks to Blue Skies in the Community for the
support. New Group starts Oct 17th at 4pm at the Maberly Hall. Practices are every second Sat from 1 to 2pm and every second Wed from 4:30 to 5:30pm at the Maberly Hall. For registration please call Cindy McCall at 613-278-2448 or email cindy. firstname.lastname@example.org • Games night – ABC Hall, Mon, 6:30pm. Join us at the hall for all kinds of games including mah-jongg, cribbage, euchre, dominoes, etc. If you have a suggestion for a game, let us know. Contact Freda Russell (613) 273-2571, email email@example.com • Notice for the Perth & District Historical Society Meeting Thurs, Oct 18 at 7:30pm -"The Richmond Military Road." We welcome back local author and historian Larry D. Cotton. Cotton’s presentation for this month will stray from his noteworthy series, “Whiskey and Wickedness” to talk about the Richmond Military Road. The Richmond Military Road, built by the British Government in 1818, was a copy of the Roman model utilized to conquer and hold large parts of western Europe and England for centuries. Please join us for this month’s presentation at Perth's Royal Canadian Legion, home of ‘Hall of Remembrance’ at 26 Beckwith Street E, Perth, 7:30pm. (Toonie Donation) For more info, call 613-264 8362 or 264-0094 – or visit our website atwww.perthhs.org . To contact us by e-mail address your e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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• Mon, Oct 1st there was a lovely luncheon at Maples for my 80th birthday. Thank you all for coming, it was much appreciated. • On Wed, Oct 3rd, the “Forget me Nots” got together at the senior’s residents in Sharbot Lake for 1 ½ hrs of “Old Country Music” by Denzel Killingbeck and Roger Hermer. I think almost everyone had a dance with Pam, even 97 yr. young Isabella. She was shaking her bootie, as was cool Cal. What a great morning of dancing and singing. Come back anytime boys, when you’re there we get our exercise. The next get together is Wed, Nov 7th from 10:30am to 12pm. The next time Roger and Denzel will be back is Wed, Nov 21st at the senior’s residence in Sharbot Lake. • We left the senior’s residence and went to Diners at the United Church in Sharbot Lake and 20 people attended - jokes by Jazmine and a lovely luncheon by Ann Howes. Special guest was Saman from the family health team; a talk on all the herbs and spices you can use in place of salt. The free dinner for next month was won by Alice Gilchrist. • Next Diners Mon, Nov 5th at 12:30pm. Thank you Pam for the birthday cake. Bev and Murray were host and hostess of coffee break on Fri morning. Nice to see Alexa, Liam and Landon Gilchrist out with Grandma Alice. Also, nice to see Andrew Conboy and Bosook from South Korea. • Sympathy to family and friends of Ralph Cooper. Also sympathy to friends and family of Cheryl Conroy, daughter of Lyle and June Conroy. Get well wishes to Edith Olmstead who is now in Perth hospital. • Did someone leave their house key on top of the newspaper box at Snow Road Community Centre? There’s been one there for about a week. • On Sun afternoon at Snow Road Community Centre, The Festival of Small Halls, “Big music in a little place” presented Ainsley Phillips who was first on stage; a little 15 yr. old girl with
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• Birthdays for Oct are Haley Caird, Gary Garnet, Bette Jardine, Rodney Wilkes, Derek Matson, Shirley Burke, Judi Montgomery, Gordon Crawford, Harlee Newlove, Elva Price, Sharon Snyder, Bill Neelin, Lois McFadden, Yvonne Guthro, Wanda Puttman, Wendy Drew, Gilbert Riddell, Wayne Eves, Grace Wilby, Susan Tanner, Marilyn Meeks, Isabell Tryon, Jacob Fobert and Wayne Reynolds. • Anniversaries; Frank and EllaNora Meeks, Gilbert and Nelda Whan, Gilbert and Helene Riddell. • There is an All You Can Eat Breakfast on Oct 20th by the Lions Club at OSO Hall from 8-11am. $8 for adults. Proceeds go to Vision Screening. • Also, there is Seniors Night in OSO Hall by the Lions Club on Oct 28th at 7:30pm. Music, skits, prizes and lunch. • Thinking of you to the Thompson family and the Stinchcombe family, Susan Bryden and Nancy Fobert. • If you have any news, please give me a call at 613-2793209. • Keep well and hoping everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving.
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• Hope everyone had a most blessed Thanksgiving! We in Canada have a lot to be grateful for, especially when you see the weather conditions in other places. • There was a great turn out for the Turkey Bingo on Fri night. • Cindy Hannah and Greg Howes' relatives got together just prior to their wedding which takes place on Oct 20th. • Congrats to Gilbert and Nelda Whan on their special anniversary. • The Lions next All You Can Eat Breakfast will be on Oct 20th at the OSO Hall. The proceeds will go to Vision Research. • The Lions Annual Senior’s Night will take place on Oct 24th. This year it will be held at the OSO Hall in Sharbot Lake at 7:30pm. The bus schedule will appear in the paper. Be sure to watch for it!
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a big voice. She’s been singing since she was 6 yrs. old and over the years she has been performing at many of the Ottawa Valley and surrounding area talent shows. She put on a great performance. Headliner; Kelley Preston with Chad Murphy and Kyle Cook on guitars with her sultry and smoky sounds - most songs which she wrote herself or with Chad. She just wrapped up her first tour across the U.S with Kyle Cook of Match Box Twenty. She splits her time between Nashville and her home base, Toronto. Kelley comes from a very talented family. Randall Prescott is her father and Kelley’s mother was Tracy Brown from “The Family Brown.” A wonderful afternoon of singing talents. • The Sharbot Lake & District Lyons Senior’s Nights is Oct 24th at 7:30pm at Sharbot Lake OSO Hall. • Smile – A quiet man is usually a thinking man. A quiet woman is usually mad.
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Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Leslie Ford is a one-time member of the Algonquin and Lakeshore District School Board. Her children were educated at Catholic Schools in Belleville, where she is originally from as well. With their kids grown, Leslie and her husband have moved to the location of her family cottage on Chippego Lake in the Wilkinson Road District of Central Frontenac. “We were up here every weekend when I was a kid and its great to live here full time now,” she said. She has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, in the public and private sectors and continues to commute to a job in that field after moving to the cottage. She said she was motivated to run for the board out of support for the Catholic system. “I think the school board is doing an incredible job already and we need to continue to advocate for Catholic education. The trustees vote on everything from who gets hired and who sits on board committees, to social justice issues, to providing funding for facility up-grades. Its a huge responsibility. I would like my constituents to know who I am and come to me if there are issues. I want people to know they could come to me for support,” she said. She said that the Catholic schools in Frontenac County, St. Patrick’s (Harrowsmith) and St. James (Sharbot Lake) will be a focus for her if elected. She also said that her expertise as a mental health practitioner may be valuable to the board as it faces the challenges of addressing mental health issues in the schools and within the school community. “There has been lots of buzz about mental health, but the availability of services doesn’t match the awareness. “I do lots of work for the public board as well. In both systems it’s an ongoing struggle, as the mental health issue is a family-based problem. It cannot be dealt with entirely at school, but the schools need the board to provide direction and resources so the schools can play their part.” Wendy Procter has been the Frontenac County Trustee to the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board since 1999. She has been acclaimed to the position 4 times, and won a contested election in 2014. “Catholic education has always been an important part of my life.
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I really care about it, and my commitment hasn't wavered over the years,” she said. She first became involved with the board in the early 1990s when she was working with others to found St. James Major Catholic School in Sharbot Lake, which opened in 1992. “My main focus is to make sure that Catholic students in our area can attend a Catholic school,” she said. Most of the work of trustees is on developing policies and directives which guide the board; to focus on student achievement, with what needs to be done board-wide, and to bring the concerns of their schools and communities to the board. “Since the board covers a vast area, every trustee has their own diverse issues. The board listens and acts on the information the trustees bring forward” she said. She enjoys the meetings and feels it is important work that Catholic schools do, in both urban and rural areas. “Questions have been asked since the Catholic system was formed over 160 years ago about whether we should be here, and history has shown that Catholic schools provide quality education and academic excellence. Over the next four years I intend to continue to advocate for quality Catholic education in our rural communities.” Over the years, she has been on most of the various committees of the board, and currently sits on the accessibility planning and facility enhancement committees. Looking at the current and upcoming concerns of the board, mental health services are top of mind for her. “One of the biggest challenges is mental health. We have to have more resources in places for that. And, of course there is a new government. They may make many changes that the board will need to address. And I’m always pushing for transportation to make sure all the kids get to the schools that they choose.” She also said that a number of board members are retiring this year so there will be “at least 5 new trustees so if re-elected I will be able to provide continuity,” she said.
Limestone District School Board Roger Curtis taught business and science at Sydenham High School for 26 years and lived nearby. He got into a bit of hot water at times, because he was outspoken in his views about some of the changes in the way students were being taught. Essentially, he holds that new techniques have not been shown to be effective. “Direct instruction and repetitive practice works for learning mathematics. Discovery learning does not work to teach kids mathematics. Phonics works to teach reading and whole word approaches are less successful.” He also took issue with the way students were graded. “I wanted to be able to give a student a 0 if they had not completed any assignments and shown no grasp of the curriculum, but that was not allowed,” he said. “I was called to the board office by the superintendent of human resources. I was asked by a Superintendent, 'What’s wrong with the assessment and evaluation policy? I wrote it.' That's not what I would call a discussion.” Now retired and living in rural Kingston south of Elginburg, he has put his name forward for school board trustee for South Frontenac, along with a group of like-minded
candidates under the #TRUSTee hashtag. All of the #TRUSTee candidates have committed to following three principles: “education first, accountability and transparency to the electorate, and commitment to the community.” Curtis said that particularly in light of the changes that the new Ford government is planning to implement, the Limestone Board needs to take a stronger stand. Although the Limestone Board published a letter opposing the government ordered abandonment of the sex-ed curriculum, Curtis points out that they were the “18th out of 35 boards to do so. They waited until it looked like it would be safe to put out a letter, taking no leadership.” He said that while he would make sure to be respectful and co-operative, he will not hesitate to express his views about education and will not be forced into supporting policies he opposes. Soon to be former Trustee Dan Mahoney, has been severely censured by the board for some of the public statements he has made, and Curtis said “there is no need to act like Tom and be so rebellious, but that does not mean we stop thinking when we sit at the board table either.” “A lot of the directives do come from the Province. But by demanding better, asking for evidence to support practices, insisting that the results be faced head on, and facing the reality that some of the results in EQAO and other international tests are showing us, the board can start to make a difference for its students,” he said. “This board can hang its hat on innovation, it can be brave, it can be strong and stand up and be counted. It is completely within their power. That’s the direction I support.” He said that the decision to seek the role of trustee stems from his commitment to education. “Our board insists on teaching methods that are suspect or are less effective than they should be. And the problem is that you don’t get a do-over when it comes to education, there is only one chance for each student and we need to do better. He said that his commitment to students in South Frontenac is strong, and that he only moved out of the township because his wife works in Kingston. “For years she commuted so I didn’t have to. I had to return the favour when I retired
Suzanne Ruttan is running for re-election to a third term as trustee of the Limestone School Board. “I’m still so proud so happy that my philosophy hasn’t changed after 8 years. I’m not jaded about it. I’m still enthusiastic for the system, and I’m really proud of the South Frontenac schools,” she said. She lives “on beautiful Buck Lake” off Perth Road with her husband Randy, who is a retired school principal who worked for most of his career as an administrator in the neighbouring Upper Canada District School Board. Over the last 8 years, she has become familiar with each of the schools in the township, and this has shown her that each of them has unique challenges. “There are rural challenges in some locations, such as access to resources like child care, social services and transportation, and in some places Internet access is limited as well,” she said. “In South Frontenac we are like a mirror of the entire
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OctObEr 11, 2018 society. We have all the demographic issues, all of the different community strengths and weaknesses. What I love about the Limestone Board and the schools in South Frontenac, is that I have never heard a school staff member accept second best for our students. Not once have I heard ‘oh well, that’s good enough’. People are always looking, our staff are always looking, how we can improve, how do we address this issue or that concern.” Helping parents navigate through the system when they have an issue within the classroom or the school as a whole, is a major part of her job. “I look at it as opening doors for people,” she said. “I don’t promise them I will deal with their problem. That is not the role of a trustee, but I can point them in the proper direction and follow up to make sure concerns have been addressed.” She is committed to continuing that role in the future, as well as to “ensuring that all South Frontenac schools receive the resources that they require and are entitled to in order to meet the needs of the entire student population, and supporting Limestone District School Board staff and administration as they provide quality instruction to South Frontenac students.” “I stick to my focus on the education of the students in the community where I live,” she said. “Where boardwide issues are concerned, I am one vote out of nine, and once a vote is taken I support the decision of the majority.” She also wants people who are concerned about the potential for school closures, particularly Prince Charles Public School, to know that no school closures are planned or even on the horizon at this point. “There is a consultant’s report on the board website that calls for it, but that report is not active anymore, the previous government put a halt to all school closures. And the new government will have their own plans. The board needs authorization to take that report off the site, and we don’t have that, but a good idea did get raised at the meeting in Verona. We could put a banner on the page with the report pointing out that the report is out-dated.”
South Frontenac Township Mayor Phil Archambault is new to municipal politics but he is not entirely new to elections and campaigns. Three years ago he ran as a Liberal in the newly created LanarkFrontenac-Kingston riding and finished second to long serving Conservative MP Scott Reid. A resident of Inverary for the last 7 years with his wife Melanie and their three children, he traces his motivation to run for mayor of South Frontenac to the response he received when he approached the township three years ago about speeding on his road. “The cars drive too fast on my street, and myself and three other dads decided to do something about it. The township put a temporary speed bump on it, but when we asked them to bring it back the next year the public works manager said they only had three of them an they were bring used elsewhere in the township. We went to Council with a petition signed, but they were all being used elsewhere. I called the public works manager, and my local councilors, and e-mailed Wayne Orr, the CAO, and nobody returned my calls or e-mails,” he said, in a phone interview last week. “The safety of our children should be of upmost concern for the township. During the campaign, he said that he has been hearing more about a lack of responsiveness from the township to resident concerns. “When I have been going door to door campaigning,
tHE FrONtENAc NEWs I find it seems to be a trend that staff do not respond to people. The best example of that is the North Shore Crescent/North Shore Road confusion that has been in the news.” He said that in his professional life as a management consultant he has experience in improving service to the public. I used to work at the CCAC [Community Care Access Centre] and when people called we would open a ticket, Maybe a system like that, so that you can track how well you are doing, would be an idea for South Frontenac. It only takes one person to manage it. Ok, it’s a salary, but if you improve your customer service and the public’s perception of the township, it would be worth it. I would love to look into to something like that.” He would also work on ensuring there is public input on council decisions and township operations. “In the healthcare sector there are patient representatives on every committee. We need that kind of thinking here as well, we could have a resident representative on committees” he said. He also thinks that the township should look at recreation. “A lot of young families are moving in with demands for splash pads, better parks. We can do a lot more.” But he does not think the township should be free with its money either. “I think things are mismanaged at the moment. When you have projects that go over budget by more than10% per cent all the time, for me it’s a big problem. When you have a $15 million roads budget and you go over like that, its five to six hundred thousand dollars. You can build 2 or 3 splash pads for that amount of money.” He would also push the township to be more proactive when it comes to healthcare services. “In Inverary there is a new pharmacy. I’d like to see if we could attract a physician to open a practice, to see how Council can support physicians in the area. You can apply for a FHO (Family Health Organisation) once you have three physicians. In Belleville they paid subsidies over five years and that ended up working for them.” He also said that the township needs to be more active in helping bring improved Internet service to all corners of the township, among other initiatives he thinks are necessary, and should be the focus of the mayor. “As we work on a new Official Plan for the next 20 years, we need to make some decisions about our future. We need to have a forward-thinking mayor to drive us forward. If Ron Vandewal comes back in without forward thinking it will be a missed opportunity. I really support growth, but we have to know where we want to have our subdivisions before we start promoting.” If elected, Archambault said he would not renew his consulting contracts in the new year so he could focus on the mayor’s job. He would continue to help manage the spa business in Kingston, while his wife Melanie will continue to run it on a day to day basis.
lenge. “It’s a whole different dynamic at the county level, partly because we all come from very different townships, and while 18,000 of the 28,000 people live in South Frontenac we only have 1/3 of the votes. Mostly that doesn’t matter because the county acts for all of us, but sometimes it does matter.” In comparison to others, he does not like to make election promises, because he does not think they are always realistic. “We don’t really know what we are going to be facing and if you promise a bunch of things you end up having to raise taxes to make them happen. I don’t even promise a fixed tax increase. The last time, I said I thought if we could aim for a 2% increase in our budget, plus growth, that would be a realistic goal, and we were able to get there. It keeps us in line with inflation, and we still have money in reserves and have been able to get some things done at the same time. We did some big road projects, and last year we built the first fire hall that has been built in the history of South Frontenac, without a big tax hike.” Looking forward, he sees managing development as a key concern for the township. “I have always been in favour of development. I think growth is good for the township, and we can all benefit. I have also always said that we need to get a process in place, between our planning and building departments, so there are no surprises later on. I hear from people who are making investments in our township, that we keep throwing roadblocks in front of them. And that has to change.” After a long search, the township hired a manager of Development Services in September, Claire Dodds, and Vandewal is pinning his hopes on her to provide leadership. Her first job is to replace the township planner, since long serving planner Lindsay Mills retired in July. “She has a bit of a clean slate, to set up the department in a new way. We are also going to upgrade our Official Plan [OP], so we have an opportunity to develop a clear process for anyone who wants to build in South Frontenac.” He said that it would be better if someone who wants to develop a property, for a home or business, found out at the beginning of the process about all the costs involved, even it means they decide not to go forward. “At least they would know what the costs are, what the timelines are, right from the start.” Even though a couple of contentious developments have ended up being dealt with by the Ontario Municipal Board, Vandewal points out that the township is constantly growing. “We have had 60 entrance permits [permits for driveways] just this year. It’s crazy. The only thing stopping it is that we don’t have the building lots. People want to move here but we don’t have locations for them to build. So we
Ron Vandewal As the longest serving member of South Frontenac Council, Ron Vandewal thought he knew what to expect when he sought and won election for Mayor in 2014. “You think you know what its all about, but its not always what you expect. I guess the learning curve is how to actually manage the meetings and your own expectations, and how to deal with councils and other councillors. It’s a whole different kettle of fish, and of course every different council has is own dynamics based on who is at the table and what we are facing,” he said. He also found dealing at the county level to be a chal-
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need to get this whole thing right. We can’t be in a hurry and we need to consult with the public as we go along. As far as bringing the approval authority for plans of subdivision to the township from Frontenac County, he said “I think we probably should do that. The big focus should be on the OP update and setting up a fair system for everyone.” As he has been going door to door during the campaign he has run into a number of people who are not interested in township politics and some that are, but he says there is a common denominator. “When I ask people if they are satisfied with where they live, they say they are. How can you not be satisfied? When people take a step back and take a look where we live, they realise we’ve got it really good here. “I’m pretty passionate about South Frontenac and I think I make a difference Mark Schjerning You would think it would be enough for Mark Schjerning to serve as Chief of Emergency Services for Lennox and Addington County, sit as a township councilor, and maintain an active role, with his wife Kim, in the lives of their two children. On top of that he is active in the scouting movement and with the Sydenham Lake Association, where he is the past president. But after one term on council, he feels not only ready but compelled to run for mayor. “I think, between sitting on council for a term and being involved as a senior manager at the county level in L&A, I have the necessary experience for this position. The reason I am running is that I think we can do better. I think we could use more strategic leadership, more transparency and more accountability,” he said, in an interview last week. While he is aware of the responsibilities that come with the mayor’s position, he is confident he can fulfill the role while maintaining his position in L&A. “I think at a certain level we are in good shape in South Frontenac. If you look at the ledger sheet we are doing pretty well, and we have no debt. But there are other projects that need to be tackled and areas that need to have significant improvement and that is not happening. “And not running into debt is not always a good thing. One of the reasons we haven’t been successful in seeking grants is that is we don’t have any debt. While decisions that we take are not made by any one individual, they are made by Council not just the head of council, and there has been a lack of vision. A lot of the things we have done over the past term have been projects that are brought forward by staff. Council plays a role but not an active one.”
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Among the ideas for change that Schjerning might want to work on, is the development of a “township hub for recreation and services.” “The county and the township and the Cataraqui Conservation Authority are talking about a combined office space. That might be an opportunity, if it is built in the right location, for the development of a hub. We could put in a pool, and arena or just an outdoor rink. Maybe a recreation centre for families and for seniors. Our residents travel to Kingston for these things and then shop there and eat in restaurants there. Why not keep them here to shop and eat in South Frontenac, supporting our own businesses. “Realistically if you look at the five hamlets, Sydenham is kind of in the middle. Also, if we are going to include a pool, being on municipal water makes sense. You look at grants and at sponsorship and whatever is left over you finance it and you pay that off over time. And of course the school board is a natural partner. I believe ‘if you build it they will come,’ and a good investment will pay off in growth and a more vibrant economy in our township.” Among the administrative changes he would like to bring about is a change in the way plans of subdivision are approved. Currently the approvals are a Frontenac County responsibility and the county has formed a planning advisory committee to oversee the process. Schjerning is convinced that in order for the township to be responsive to public input and make sure the process is fair, those approvals need to be done by South Frontenac Council instead of Frontenac County Council. “It does not make sense that five or six councilors from other townships can make decisions about developments that affect South Frontenac residents,’ he said. At the same time, he thinks the township has been hindered by a tendency to not listen to the residents before making decisions. He cites an attempted Official Plan amendment enforcing a 30 metre setback bylaw in South Frontenac for waterfront properties with existing buildings on them.” “The waterfront residents told Council this was not fair to them, and Council did not listen. It ended up costing those residents $60,000 and the township another $40,000 in legal costs at the OMB [Ontario Municipal Board] and the bylaw was thrown out. That was a waste.” Schjerning also expressed concerns about overruns in public works projects, questioning some of the engineering contracts that missed details which ended up costing money.
Loughborough District Randy Ruttan’s roots at Buck Lake run deep. His family has been on the land for over 4 generations, going back to farmers who scratched out a living on the Canadian Shield on land that is now part of Frontenac Park. When it came time for him to settle down and raise a family, it was easy to decide to make his home on Buck Lake. He became a teacher and school administrator, spending much of his career as a secondary school principal in the Upper Canada District School Board, where he even returned for a couple of stints after his official retirement. All along he has kept his hand in at the High School where he says he had his best years, SHS. His football career as a Golden Eagle set him up for coaching and he was one of the founders of the Thousand Island Minor Football League and is currently coaching the Junior Golden Eagles back at Sydenham. He brings his experience in strategic planning and bud-
Farrah Soaft is running for Council with a promise to bring a brand new point of view to the township. She is a young mother (her daughter Layla is one year old) who moved to Sydenham from Napanee just over a year ago and she said she has been so over-whelmed by the supportive community, the lifestyle and the surroundings that she wants to help out by serving on council. She is returning to work after her maternity leave on a part time basis (she works as a registered nurse at Providence Care) so she has the time available to delve into township politics. Her husband Andrew works for Hydro One. She was born in Belleville, and grew up in Stirling, went to a rural High School in Madoc and studied nursing in Kingston in the St.Lawrence College - Laurention University program I will bring the perspective of a young parent to council if I am elected. Maybe the township can be looking more at social issues for young families, such as daycare services, than they do now,” she said. She is also concerned about taxation in the township and how it affects young families. But mainly she is running out of appreciation for the quality of life she has found in Sydenham and out of a conviction that council could use a young voice. I think it would be amazing to try to enhance Sydenham and Loughborough district, bring in maybe a fresher perspective,” she said. Ross Sutherland Four years ago Ross Sutherland was the cycling candidate. He spent much of the summer of 2014 dropping his car off at one end of a long country road, then cycling up the road to knock on doors and campaign. He was also making the transition from provincial politics, where he had been an NDP candidate and healthcare advocate, to the municipal scene. During his first term in office, he has been active both on council and in the community. He was one of the driving forces behind “Tour de South Frontenac” cycling event
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geting at a school level to the municipal world. “I have a decision making model that I have used for many years, looking at where we are, where we want to go, and how to get there, and looking at challenges and implementation. I bring that with me and since I am new to this I have no axe to grind, no favours to pay back. I bring my love for this place with me and an open mind. I am not aligned with any other candidates,” he said. As far as the issues facing the township are concerned, he is concerned about the way new developments have been handled by the township and thinks the township needs to have the approval authority for subdivisions and plans of condominium, which is now done by Frontenac County. But he also has a major concern about the processes that are in place within the township for building and development. “There is no clear protocol when you go to do something. There should be a process, with all the steps along the way being spelled. That way people can make an informed decision when they start rather than being surprised later on. I think the township made a really good step hiring Claire Dodds as Director of Planning and Building, and she will need Council’s support.” He also thinks that the township can do more in providing recreational opportunities and community services for families and seniors. But he also knows how long it takes to bring change about. “I look long term, think big and act small. But we always need to move forward and improve,” he said.
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October 11, 2018 and later, the Lakes and Trails Festival. He has also been an outspoken critic of the planning and development process in the township, pushing for a more active role for council in making planning decisions. One of his major goals for the next term is to see the township take over the responsibility for approving subdivisions and vacant land condominiums from Frontenac County. “It’s more than just being the approving body. At one time the township did all the work and ran the public meetings and the county was just the approving body. Progressively they’ve taken over the process. For example, we passed an expanded notice program, giving people more time to comment, but the county vetoed it.” The whole matter of planning, in Sutherland’s view, should flow from the Official Plan review that the township is set undertake. We have the capability to manage the whole process. It should be a township process. The Official Plan needs to be rewritten in a substantial way in order to deal with the specific needs of South Frontenac,” he said. “There is a lot at stake when we deal with planning matters and we need to get it right. Even all of our infrastructure investments all flows from planning, and that determines what will happen twenty years from now.” He also argues that the township needs to be more open to the public, and has fallen behind in the age of social media. “It took four year of badgering, but we finally have a Facebook page, but it is only a one way page. What we need is more public feedback. Our new committee system also cuts off input before votes are taken,” he said. Although he thinks the township can and should make sure that contracts for road construction and road maintenance are well managed, he said “I think it’s totally reasonable to spend more, as long as we are adding value for the taxpayers. There may even be some benefit to splash pads. I’m open to making improvements.” Fran Willis said the “the biggest motivator (in addition to the obvious problems facing the township) for why I decided to run in this municipal election was the lack of planning knowledge of the majority of council members. “I have found that the majority of the planning decisions Council has made are appalling. In my opinion, their decisions were not just poor planning decisions, they were just plain bad decisions. She attended most of the council and committee of the whole meetings over this latest term of council, and said that listening to the debates and decisions were painful to hear. “I knew many of Council’s planning deci-
THE FRONTENAC NEWS sions would clearly end up at the Ontario Municipal Board. For example the (majority) of Council’s decisions on the infamous “Housekeeping Amendment” that was in fact actually intended to eliminate a ‘property right’ of landowners within 30m of a water-body. “This Bylaw was entirely contrary to the Provincial Planning Act. Fortunately, the Ontario Municipal Board decided against Council and decided in favour of the South Frontenac Waterfront Coalition. It cost the South Frontenac Waterfront Coalition approximately $60,000.00 to eliminate a bad Bylaw. I supported the South Frontenac Waterfront Coalition.” Willis worked for many years as a legal assistant, and the work consisted of a great deal of municipal work and included land development issues as well. She brought that experience to a term on the South Frontenac Township Council between 2001 and 2003 when she served as the chair of the Committee of Adjustment for a time. She served two terms on Loughborough Township Council in the1990’s. After leaving council she took a Master’s Planning degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Queen’s University. “My professional planning experience could have saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars by eliminating any one of the cases that went to the Ontario Municipal Board over this council’s term,” she said. The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is now reorganised and called the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. She points out that “the South Frontenac Planning Department is virtually non-existent. It must be rebuilt in order that planning decisions may, once again, be under a planner hired by the South Frontenac Township Council instead of a contracted planner from the County of Frontenac.” While Loughborough residents may find planning difficult to understand, she does not, because of her experience and knowledge. “I have time for council as I now work parttime from my home with flexible hours,” she said Fran Willis has lived at Moon’s Corners near the Village of Sydenham for approximately 40 years with her husband John.
Bruno Albano, his wife Kim and their children, moved to South Frontenac from the Muskoka region in 2010. He was working in Corrections and was transferred to Kingston. After they arrived and got settled in they realised this was the community they wanted to live in. Bruno joined the Lions Club, has done some fundraising for various causes, including the Scouts, and has enjoyed being part of a community. He eventually moved
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onfrom Corrections and is now studying computer networking and technology and pursuing and spending a lot of time volunteering, while his wife continues to work full time in Kingston as the Clinical Director at Resolve Counselling Services. His decision to run for Portland District Councilor was inspired by a town alderman he knew when he was a kid. “He was the kid of person who was always there for people who needed something. I have never forgotten that.” The main issue of concern in South Frontenac, as far as he can tell, is fiscal responsibility. “When I hear about cost over-runs in construction projects, it makes me wonder how the tenders were designed. At Corrections, we always paid attention to the cost of projects. If there needed to be more work done than originally thought, it was the responsibility of the contractor. He also has concerns about how waste is managed in the township. “I know we can do more in regards to our recycling program, we need to pull up our socks a little bit. You put your stuff out in the recycling bin, and one week they don’t take something but the next week they do. We need more consistency in recycling, expanding having more and more different types of things that can be recycled. In Muskoka they have a really good blue bin and composting program, which we might be able to get going here. And in one of the dumps there is a bin where re-usable items are placed so things can be taken home, extending the life of the dump and the expense of recycling,” he said. He also thinks overall efficiency within the roads department can be improved, as can communication. “At the Perth Road All-Candidates meeting someone asked when their road was going to be re-done. The mayor said it was on the list for a year from now. That information should be on the township website but it isn’t. Someone else said they woke up one morning to find the road crew starting a proj-
ect on their road. Everyone from that road was late for work that day. They should have all been informed in advance. These things can be done at minimal cost, but they make a difference for people.” Ray Leonard worked for Portland and South Frontenac Townships for his entire career. He worked for 20 years for the Portland Township Public Works department, and another 20 for South Frontenac before retiring at the beginning of this year. Over that time he experienced how the township operates, from the inside out. The final three years of his career were spent overseeing maintenance for the entire South Frontenac township. “Now I want to give back to the people,” he said of his decision to run for council. While he thinks the township is well managed in general, he said that “nothing is that good that it can’t be better. I can see where we can save some money.” For one thing, he would push for a stronger road maintenance program. “Maintaining roads is much cheaper than rebuilding them,” he said. One road that is beyond just maintaining is the busiest one in the township, Road 38, and Leonard said that the township needs to seek provincial funding focus to help cover the cost of rebuilding it. “We also need to do more for our seniors, they did everything for us and we need to pay attention to their needs. We have to lobby for money for facilities for our seniors and for programs. The township has not done much in the past.” But don’t look for him to support any large tax increases.
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“We have to keep the taxes under control,” he said, “you have to separate the wants from the needs, and stick to the needs.” While he supports development, he thinks the township needs to remember its roots as an agricultural community and that the environment is its greatest asset. “I’m not opposed to building in the proper way, as long as it doesn’t affect anybody negatively. But we need to support our farm community in any way we can at the same time. I would bring that position to looking at the Official Plan.” When it comes to the future of fire services in South Frontenac, there again Leonard has an inside view of how the department operates. He was a long time member of the fire department, working out of the Hartington fire station, including 15 years as an officer, and was one of 3 people who started up the fundraising fishing derby that the department runs every year. When not spending time at hockey rinks and ball diamonds throughout the township and the region with his 8 grandchildren, he loves to hunt and fish. Bradd Barbeau ran for Council in Portland District Brad Barbeau ran for council in Portland District in 2014 against two popular incumbents, the late Bill Robinson and John McDougall. Even though he finished third, predictably, in that election he introduced himself to Portland residents during the campaign. He also ended up putting himself in line for an appointment to council following the unfortunate death of Bill Robinson halfway through the term. Now, even through he still has never been elected to council, he is the veteran as a five way council race shapes up because John McDougall is not running this time. He said he has learned a few things while sitting at the council table. “I learned that things move slowly. You come in thinking you can change the world but in reality that’s not likely to happen. It took a little while, but once I began to understand, I am starting to see how I can work within the municipal system,” he said. He said that during the election campaign he has heard about a lot of new things that people would like to see, new recreational facilities. “We can do all that stuff but it would be more than a 2% increase on the tax bill. One of the things that I think we need to reconcile ourselves with is there are a lot of people moving north from the city, and they have a different set of needs and desires. A bunch of us could not understand why we should have a dog park. But people wanted one, and we want them staying in South Frontenac. We want them shopping at Gilmours and we want new stores to open up as well. “People want other amenities as well, but we need to decide what we are. Is this Amherstiew? Are we a suburb or are we not a suburb. There needs to be some discernment about that. I think the Official Plan upgrade process will give us an opportunity to answer these kinds of questions.” One of the other things he has learned is that “as district
councilors we have to think also about the entire township, not just Portland in my case. When we make decisions, it is for the betterment of everyone.” Although he sees the limitations of council more clearly now that he has been through the budget process, and has seen some of the contentiousness that comes along every once in a while, Barbeau still feels that he brings an important new perspective to council, that of someone who grew up in the township, moved away for education and job opportunities, and then moved back in order to raise a family. Tom Bruce was drawn to South Frontenac by the rural lifestyle, reasonable tax rate, and location. He had a home built on the Wilton Road about five years ago and has been enjoying life in South Frontenac ever since. He served with the Canadian Armed Forces and is now an elementary school teacher in Amherstview. With his wife, Christy, who is also also ex-military, commuting to Bowmanville for work as a nuclear engineer, and two young boys Jacob and Josh, in school, he is already a pretty busy guy, but he said that time management is one of the skills that he has learned along the way. Before running for council, he wanted to get more involved in the community, so he joined the board of the Harrowsmith S&A (Social and Athletic) Club, and volunteers with the Verona Community Association, and the Lions. He is interested in politics and in community and wants to be on council to represent resident interests and improve the township, and said that in his dealing with the township thus far, whether it was building a home, and doing some renovations, or using township facilities, there have been no major hurdles placed in his way. But there are issues that Council will need to address. “A lot of our community members are aging, and we need to keep amenities available for them. Road 38 is going to be a big topic and the Official Plan re-write will be a very important process for Council and the community. We need to make sure that it keeps us governed properly,” he said. He would like to see the township be more active in seeking grants for recreational facilities. “In the long term I would love to see some kind of recreational centre like they have in Loyalist township. My in-laws go there for exercise classes and zoomba and it becomes a social thing for them. I don’t think facilities like that need to come out of the tax base, however, they come from searching for some grants. Last year I found about $40,00 in grants for my classroom. They are out there and I can sniff them out.” As capable as he is at time management, one thing will have to go if Tom Bruce is elected to council. “I have a small catering business that I run with a friend T-Square BBQ. He’s going have to run that himself.”
Doug Morey is another new generation politician seeking to enter South Frontenac Politics. He is a born and raised South Frontenac resident living very near to Hartington on Road 38. He works for Bell Canada, technically based in South Frontenac but says he ends up being drawn into Kingston just about every working day.
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October 11, 2018 He is also the father of three young children, and taking on the time commitment to sit on council, if elected, is something he does without hesitation. “You can live in a community or you can become part of a community and I want to be part of the community. That’s why I joined the Lion’s Club and have become part of the Portland Rec Committee as well. And if I can help by contributing to decisions that hopefully will make things better for South Frontenac residents, then I’m more than happy to put in the time and effort required,” he said. One of the things that draws him to municipal politics is direct engagement with the people he hopes to represent, and the lack of political party affiliation at the municipal level. “People need to understand that you have heard them. It is the ideal level of politics to get into because you don’t have to represent a party. You can speak from your own platform, but you still have the responsibility to keep an eye on what is going on and listen to other opinions before making a final decision on anything.” Internet service is an issue that comes up at candidates meetings, and Morey says he might be able to bring some of his own expertise to the conversations. “Certainly I am more aware of how things work and what the barriers are in rural areas, which might be helpful to Council, but most of the big decisions are made at a much broader level than a local township,” he said. He thinks that members of council need to look at the needs of everyone in the township. “We all have access to everything that the township does, if it is in Sydenham or Perth Road or Harrowsmith. That is why debates about the Official Plan are so important, because they create the basis on which we can open up the entire township to growth in a way that works for all of us.” He also said that if elected, he will consider ways to communicate directly with residents, whether through a newsletter or some other means.
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‘What Heavy Gold’ — Memoir Writing by Wilma Kenny “Know you what earth shall lose tonight, what rich uncounted loans, What heavy gold of tales untold you bury with my bones?”* nce a week for the past several weeks an enthusiastic group of fifteen writers has been meeting in Sydenham at the library. Up until now most of them had never considered themselves writers, but all were intrigued by the idea of a five-week course in memoir writing. Some came at the urging of family who want them to pass along their spoken stories in a more concrete form, others to research and record the tales behind family photos, or to reclaim a past time or event in their own lives. All have become
excited and absorbed by the processes of writing and storytelling. Teacher Jean Baxter guides and encourages them by explaining storywriting techniques and giving tips on how to use research, write family history, develop characters, make dialogue sound interesting, and much more. I talked with Anne Hall, the librarian who organized these courses. “Jean came to us offering to teach memoir writing and it’s proven very popular: we’ve had long waiting lists; we could run this short course as frequently as she’s available to teach it.” This week was the final Sydenham class: the participants now have two more weeks to write and polish their stories in prep-
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aration for their windup event, called Showcase. One has the impression that this will not be the end, but the beginning of
a whole new adventure for the members of this group. Showcase will be Saturday November 3, from 2:00 to 4:00, in the community
room at Sydenham Branch Library. Family, friends, and anyone who’s interested are all invited to drop by and listen to the new au-
thors read portions of their work. *from GK Chesterton: “The Last Hero”
Taxes, seniors main topics at Portland District debate by Craig Bakay Q Neither candidate seemed was spent on why the Board’s uality of life for seniors and tax increases domi- too keen on returning to the web site still has Prince nated the Portland all-candi- old sex education curriculum Charles School on a list of podates meeting last week in but the majority of their time tential school closures. Verona. In the seniors services debate, incumbent mayoralty candidate Ron Vandewal pointed to support of transportation services. “We’ve given grants for transportation,” he said. “Maybe not all the money they’d like, but we try.” “We do fund and support South Frontenac Community Services,” said mayoralty candidate Mark Schjerning. “I’d be supportive of increasing the support.” Mayoralty candidate Phil Archambault said his background in health services would be a benefit in the recruitment of doctors and other health professionals to the area. Incumbent candidate Brad Bruno Albano addressing the crowd Barbeau said there were plans in the works for a seniors facility in Verona. As far as taxes went, candidate Bruno Albano was blunt. “I don’t believe there should be an increase in taxes this time around,” he said. Barbeau pointed out that Road 38 is going to need We are committed to delivering community news free of charge, work and it would have to be each week though Canada Post. In this way, we ensure 12,500 paid for somehow. households receive a copy of the Frontenac News each week. Most of the other candidates were more or less reWe do not have a paywall on either of our two websites, signed to the inevitability of Frontenacnews.ca (which we load with the stories from the paper taxes. and update throughout the week as well) and Frontenac-live.ca Vandewal said that feed(where comprehensive event listings and a complete business diback he’d received on the rectory are located). campaign trail indicated that most voters were OK with We remain committed to providing information for free thanks to the an annual increase of 2 per revenue generated by our advertisers. cent. However, mailing and websites incur costs. Therefore we are ask“We spent $15 million in ing for support from those of our readers who can afford it. Delivery public works of The Frontenac News each week costs $30.00 per year to each Schjerning pointed out that home, if a small portion of our readers are able to pay $30, $50 or “50 per cent of our budget is $100, it would be a big help to us. roads” but he’d also like to see more recreation facilities We have enlisted online help for this by registering with Patreon.com, which he suggested would atwhich is a service that was set up for makers of cultural products based tract younger families to the on small, monthly payments (USD), or we can accept payment at our area. office by credit card, Interac, email payments, cheque or cash. “We spent $1.1 million on recreation last year,” said For your support, we are offering a thank you in the form of a free 20 Vandewal. word classified ad for any contribution over $12 Before the municipal canTo become a patron contact didates’ debate, Limestone District School Board trustee The Frontenac News, PO Box 229, 1095 Garrett St. candidates Suzanne Ruttan Sharbot Lake ON K0H 2P0 613-279-3150 (incumbent) and Roger Curtis faced questions from the email@example.com www.frontenacnews.ca dience.
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SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRAL FRONTENAC Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the lands described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on November 15, 2018, 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 39 040 010 07200 0000; 1179 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey; PIN 36150-0208 (LT); Part Lot 2 Concession 3 Hinchinbrooke Part 1 13R16867; Central Frontenac; File No. 17-01 Minimum Tender Amount: $9,763.63 Roll No. 10 39 040 020 00710 0000; PIN 36157-0030 (LT); Part Lot 19 Concession 1 Hinchinbrooke as in HlG4324 BTN Part 1 13R7319 & FR239160; Central Frontenac; File No. 17-02 Minimum Tender Amount: $6,222.70 Roll No. 10 39 040 060 03600 0000; 11628 Road 38, Tichborne; PIN 36157-0109 (LT); Part Lot 25 Concession 1 Hinchinbrooke as in FR591003 (Parcel 1 & 2); Central Frontenac; File No. 17-03 Minimum Tender Amount: $30,608.11 Roll No. 10 39 060 010 04116 0000; Hungry Bay Rd.; PIN 36216-0045 (LT); Part Lot 28 Concession 1 Olden Part 18, 19, 20 13R17697; S/T & Tl\N FR782357; Central Frontenac; File No. 17-04 Minimum Tender Amount: $4,383.96 Roll No. 10 39 080 020 02300 0000; PIN 36214-0051 (LT); Part E 1/2 Lot 26 Concession 2 Oso Part 11, R85; T/W FR291776; Central Frontenac; File No. 17-05 Minimum Tender Amount: $10,859.37 Roll No. 10 39 080 020 10200 0000; PIN 36229-0220 (LT); Part Lot 25 Concession 4 Oso as in FR742667; Central Frontenac except forfeited Mining Rights, if any; File No. 17-O6 Minimum Tender Amount: $8,758.34 Roll No. 10 39 080 030 16700 0000; PIN 36236-0015 (LT); Part Lot 3 Concession 6 Oso as in OF3821; Central Frontenac; File No. 17-08 Minimum Tender Amount: $5,704.57
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, environmental contamination, or any other matters relating to the lands to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. 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 and any taxes that may be applicable, such as a land transfer tax and HST. 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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October 11, 2018
Central Council votes for some form of compensation for councilors for losing 1/3 tax free status by Craig Bakay
ne way or another, it certainly looks like Central Frontenac Taxpayers will be compensating Council members for the loss of the 1/3 tax free benefit. Council passed a resolution at its regular meeting this week in Sharbot Lake for staff to come back with a recommendation as to whether this should be done as a straight compensation increment or whether some form of per diem for meetings should be established. Central Frontenac is the only municipality of 13 compared for this study that does not have some form of per diem. Treasurer Michael McGovern said that the loss of the 1/3 tax free benefit would cost the mayor $1,700 per year, the deputy mayor $853 and each councilor $600. A couple of things were decided, however. The mayor’s salary will increase by $1,300 in 2019 to bring it to the median level of the 13 municipalities compared. The deputy mayor’s salary will be 10 per cent higher that of a councilor beginning in 2019. The base rate of councilors will not be adjusted because at the rate of $14,300, it is close to the median of $14,200. The Township will continue the practice of adjusting the mayor and councilor compensation to reflect the Consumer Price Index as well as the policy of not supplying group insurance and employee benefits to members of Council. “I think we need to have a compensation package that will attract young people to want to be on Council,” said Coun. Bill MacDonald. “I think out-of-pocket expenses like
Thank You ~ Killingbeck I would like to thank my friends for the great Birthday luncheon on Oct. 1st at The Maples. Thank you Olive for doing such a good job putting it together. Thank you Elaine for your fantastic carrot cake Birthday cake and also the preserves. Thank you Alice for getting us there and to all of you for showing up to help me celebrate. You are my bestess friends. Also for the cards, gifts and my meal. It was so much appreciated. Love you all. Pearl
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printer paper and ink cartridges should be compensated,” said Coun. Tom Dewey. “That’s a separate issue,” said Mayor Frances Smith. “We’re just trying to have the same situation in 2019 as we’ve had in 2018 and 2017,” said Coun. Brent Cameron.
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better year than 2016 and 2016 was significantly better than 2015. Permits for 25 new residential units have been taken out thus far in 2018.
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Council passed a bylaw to enter into an agreement with the Mississippi-Rideau Valley Septic System office to deliver a septic system inspection program. The bylaw also outlines fees to homeowners for the inspection and penalties for nonpayment. The mandatory re-inspection program will apply to all the properties on Crow Lake, Eagle Lake, Hungry Lake, Silver Lake and the west basin of Sharbot Lake. Fenick asks for $67 grand for hospital Representing the Hospital Core Capital Program which services both the Smiths Falls and Perth Hospitals, Perth Mayor John Fenik was at Council requesting a donation from Central Frontenac for its capital equipment in the amount of $63,073. Fenik said they’d also be going to North Frontenac Council to ask for $33,266.
No asbestos at Pic Hall
Acting Chief Building official Alan Revill told Council that after inspection, Piccadilly Hall has no asbestos that has to be removed and the renovation project will proceed to tender. He also said the project to replace the stairs at Oso will be proceeding to tender once the drawings are received from Roney Engineering. Public Works is expected to replace sidewalk along Garrett Street after Oct. 23.
Building tops $8 million Construction value to date in 2018 is $8,641,226 on 121 permits resulting in $121,887 in permit fees. “Those are good numbers,” said Mayor Frances Smith. They are up considerably from the
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Editorial - continued from page 2 All I can say about this idea is that it might need some reigning in, but the Frontenac Arena remains a point of pride in Frontenac County and it has been well used for the past 42 years. The second issue of note during this election is the vigorous assertion, by a number of candidates, that the only way to solve the townships planning woes is to wrest responsibility for subdivision, and plan of condominium approvals, from Frontenac County. A change of that order may or may not solve some of the problems the township has been having, but it is not the entire answer, as candidates have acknowledged. What everyone says they want is a transparent, rules-based process. If there were an up to date Official Plan and Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw in place, good complete information from the planning department for developers large and
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small, and a chance for affected parties to air their concerns, presumably good decisions would follow that allow the township to grow, while protecting community and environmental concerns. It would not matter who makes the final decision as long as all of these safeguards are in place. The possible pitfall of setting up a made in South Frontenac process, that inserts council into the mix in a larger way via enhanced public meetings, is that politics could run roughshod over the rules. Sometimes a fair and reasonable planning decision will run counter to the interests, perceived or real, of the neighbours down the road. Certainly South Frontenac needs a planning process that is overseen by professionals under a set of rules that are debated and approved by Council. What everyone does agree about is that the tendency towards decisions being made by provincially appointed appeals tribunals overseen by people who have no connection to either South Frontenac or Frontenac County as a whole, has got to change. (Next week, we will focus on the elections in Addington Highlands and Central Frontenac. Candidate profiles of the 10 candidates for council in Central Frontenac, and the 6 candidates for council and 2 candidates for reeve in Addington Highlands, will be published. These profiles will be posted online at Frontenacnews.ca as soon as they are completed, hopefully on Sunday the 14th or Monday the 15th.)
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• The Annual Harvest Auction for Mayflower Lodge will be held on Sat, Oct 13. They are now accepting donations of saleable items, garden products, canning, etc. Thank you in advance. • Mark Nov 17th down on your calendar for the Craft Sale at the IOOF Hall. For more info call Rose LaPointe at 613-2792852 • The community is looking to support David and Ann Goodfellow by holding a spaghetti dinner. Details will follow once they are complete, but we are looking for a donation for a Silent Auction/Raffle table. If you are interested in helping out, please let Christine Teal know at 613-3756525 or email@example.com • Don Schauber of Tichborne Ontario has suffered a heart attack Monday October 8th and is in a medically induced coma at KGH ICU. Don and his wife Dorothy have been part of the community since 1996 and he serves as an elder in the Sharbot Lake congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Our prayers go out to the family for a speedy recovery. • Happy Birthday to: Sharon Snyder, Jean Hole, Don Lee, Lois McFadden, Gord Crawford, Marilyn Meeks, Lois Webster, Jack Struthers, Wendy Hartwick, Yvonne Guthroe, Brittany Gemmill, Paula Corkum, Jesse Baker, Ryan Wolfe, Marissa Teal, Donna Clow and Karen Skuce.
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• C is for Cookie, that’s good enough for me! Girl Guide Cookie Day is coming to the village on Sat, Oct 20th from 9am-1pm. Chocolatey mint girl guide cookies will be available at various locations for $5 a box. Support your local Guides! • Diner’s club is in Sydenham on Oct 17th at Grace Centre and Harrowsmith on Oct 24th at Golden Links. • There will be a community information series in the community room at the Sydenham branch of the library on Thurs, Oct 25th at 1pm – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and at 3pm – Marijuana – The Facts. Fri, Oct 26th at 1pm – Congestive Heart Failure and at 3pm – Suicide Talk (Suicide Awareness) Contact Sandy at 613-376-6477 ext. 308 to register. • Don’t forget there are “Hot Meals on Wheels” available every Tues. Get hot and nutritious meals delivered right to your door; call 613-376-6477, ext. 303 to order. There are also frozen meals available as well; $5 per meal and they offer 40% of your daily nutritional requirements. Just heat them up at your convenience in your microwave or oven. Choose from a wide variety of meals, including gluten free and vegetarian options; order 10 or more and you can get free delivery right to your home. Check out the meal choices at www.sfcsc.ca or call 613-376-6477, ext. 303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Payment can be by credit card or e-transfer. As well, payment for all programs offered at the South Frontenac Community Services. • Starting to see the ‘Pumpkin People’ popping up in yards around the village. Don’t forget if you make one, hop onto the Sydenham Ontario Facebook page and post a photo. Let’s get with the spirit again Sydenham; get your family involved and get your pumpkin people out there. Also, be respectful of those who have taken the time to decorate with their pumpkin people and leave them be for us all to enjoy.
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Thursday October 11
CLOYNE - FAMILY NIGHT 5:30pm. Vennachar Free Methodist Church. Dinner at 5:30pm followed by Kid’s Club and adult study time. Everyone is welcome! For more info contact Pastor Laurie at 479 2673 or Angela 333 1901. CLOYNE - GARDEN CLUB WITH MICHAEL RUNTZ 7pm. Pine View Free Methodist Church. “Why Beavers are such Good Gardeners Plus Great info about Dragonflies & Wildflowers.” Runtz is a renowned academic and photographer. COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT. 7pm-9:30pm. 4432 George St, Sydenham ON. The agenda for this meeting can be found on CivicWeb. The cut off for applications is September 7, 2018, contact our Planning Department for details. HARLOWE - GOSPEL MUSIC NIGHT 7pm. Harlowe Hall. Featuring local talent and more. All welcome NORTHBROOK - BINGO 6pm. Northbrook Lions Hall. Sponsored by the Land O’Lakes Lions. Doors open 6pm, regular games 7pm. Canteen available. Info: the Lions Toll Road book. SNOW ROAD STATION - SOCIAL SUPPER 6pm. Snow Road Hall. All welcome, pot luck, sausages supplied SYDENHAM - VOTER HELP CENTRE 4:30pm7pm. South Frontenac Council Chambers. If you are not on the Voters’ List in South Frontenac, eligible voters are required to attend the Municipal office during regular business hours and file an application to amend the voters’ list along with suitable identification. For voter convenience, additional hours have been scheduled;
Saturday October 13
BATTERSEA - 23RD ANNUAL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL 9:30am-4pm. Battersea Ball Diamond. Family fun at Battersea Ball Park and village, pancake breakfast, parade, kids crafts, pumpkin carving, pie eating contest, live entertainment, model trains to ride, petting zoo, “pie social”, wagon rides and “guessthe-weight” of giant pumpkin contest, and more. Volunteers needed. Call 613-353-2889 or see us on Facebook. BOLINGBROKE - FACE TO FACE WITH SEAN MCCANN 7pm. Althorpe Bolingbroke Community Hall (ABC Hall). Sean McCann, founding member of Great Big Sea, brings his Face-to-Face tour to
the ABC Hall. Ticket info at www.abchall.ca or by contacting Margaret at 613-273-9244. HARROWSMITH - EUCHRE FUN NIGHT 7pm. Harrowsmith Social & Athletic Club. $5./person. For info., call Pam 613-372-1578 or Marilyn 613-3720917. Light Refreshment, Prizes, Cash Bar 4041 Colebrook Rd, MABERLY - MABERLY QUARTERLY 7:30pm. Maberly Community Hall. Quarterly dance - Caller: Emily Addison, Musical arrangement: Teilhard Frost and guests - Beginner’s lesson at 7:30pm, Dance at 8pm, No experience required! Admission is $10 at the door. Free for children under 14. MOUNTAIN GROVE - SMORGASBORD/POT LUCK SUPPER 5pm-7pm. Mountain Grove United Church. Presented by Mountain Grove United Church Stewards. $12 per person. $5 for children 6 to 12. Under 6 free. PARHAM - HARVEST AUCTION 6pm. Parham IOOF Hall. Accepting donations of saleable items, garden products, canning etc. Thank you in advance VOTER HELP CENTRE 9am-12pm. If you are not on the Voters’ List in South Frontenac, eligible voters are required to attend the Municipal office during regular business hours and file an application to amend the voters’ list along with suitable identification. For voter convenience, these additional hours have been scheduled;
Sunday October 14
DENBIGH - GMSHC AGM 2:30pm. Denbigh/Griffith Lions Club. Greater Madawaska Seniors Housing Corporation has been incorporated since 2010. Join us for coffee and treats and the raffle draw. Contact Juliette LeGal 553-1355 or Bill Griffiths 752-2201 GODFREY - BEDFORD JAM 1pm-5pm. Bedford Hall. Open mic, $2 admission, entertainers free. Info - Joanne 374-2242, Joan 374-5477 HARROWSMITH - OLE TIME FIDDLERS OPEN MIKE 1pm-5pm. Golden Links Hall. Dinner to follow. Cost is $10. For details call 372-2410.
Monday October 15
ARDEN - OCTOBER DINER’S PROGRAM 12:30pm. Kennebec Hall. Chicken divan is on the menu for luncheon. CLOYNE - 1000TH PICTURES 1pm. Barrie Hall. Ken Hook and the Historical Society celebrating. Flickr, the on-line photo album from our area. Come and enjoy the pictures and stories. Everyone is welcome and refreshments served
Tuesday October 16
BATTERSEA - FREE SENIORS’ FITNESS PROGRAM 10:30am. Storrington Centre. Program will be led by the VON. NORTHBROOK - EUCHRE NIGHTS 7pm.
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Hwy 38 Verona (613) 374-2112 Northbrook Lions Hall. Sponsored by the Land O’Lakes Lions. There is a euchre tournament every fourth Friday beginning at the same time! Coffee, sandwiches and dessert. Prizes. Info: the Lions Toll Road book. SHARBOT LAKE - PLANNING MEETING FOR XMAS DINNER 11am. St. Lawrence College Empployment Centre Board Room. Interested in helping out at the Christmas Day Dinner in Sharbot Lake We look forward to meeting you. For further details please contact Pastor Mark Hudson at 613279-2267.
Wednesday October 17
SYDENHAM - DINERS 12pm. Grace Hall. $11 for meal. Please register to attend by calling 613-3766477.
Thursday October 18
ARDEN - FUNDRAISING LASAGNE DINNER 5pm7pm. Kennebec Hall. Also will be caesar salad, garlic bread and assorted desserts. Silent auction and Kids Klub Art Gallery. Free will offering in support of children’s program. NORTHBROOK - BINGO 6pm. Northbrook Lions Hall. Sponsored by the Land O’Lakes Lions. Doors open 6pm, regular games 7pm. Canteen available. Info: the Lions Toll Road book.
Friday October 19
HARLOWE - OLE TYME FIDDLERS 7:30pm. Harlowe Hall. Prizes, lunch, $6 non-members, all welcome, players, dancers, listeners and newcomers. INVERARY - HALLOWEEN HUSTLE FOR YOUTH 7pm-10pm. Storrington Lions Hall. Grades 5 -8. Includes fun music and prizes for best costumes. Free parking, adult supervision and canteen. Admission $5
Sat Oct 20 – Mon Oct 22
THE WAY IS MADE BY WALKING: A CAMINO 10am-10pm. Wintergreen Studios. Join us for a weekend of stories and music and food, and be inspired by this ancient pilgrimage. $150 + HST pp includes workshop, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Overnight options available. For more information and to register, visit www.wintergreenstudios.com/ camino-walk
Saturday October 20
GIRL GUIDE COOKIE DAY 9am-1pm. Chocolatey mint cookies available at various locations for $5 a box. GODFREY - DINNER AND DANCE FUNDRAISER 6pm-11pm. Glendower Hall. INVERARY - FRONTENAC 4-H ASSOCIATION PORK BBQ AND AWARDS NIGHT, 7:30pm. Storrington Lions Hall. Dinner 5:30 pm, awards 7:30 pm. (613-372-2974) KALADAR - FINDERS KEEPERS MORE THAN JUST A THRIFT STORE 1pm-7pm. Kaladar
Community Centre. Featuring Urban Lace, Lisa Leeman and Luke Reynolds. Drumming group, Whispering Wind and Sarah Dunkley Brown’s Spoken Word and Poetry. Admission includes chilli, bun, drink and dessert. Raffle prizes and 50/50 draw. PLEVNA - JACK’S JAM 1pm-5:30pm. Clar-Mill Hall. Pot luck dinner. Great music, dancing and delicious food! All welcome. SHARBOT LAKE - ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST 8am-11am. Soldiers Memorial Hall (OSO Hall). Lion’s Club hosting. $8 for adults. Shildren 6-12, $4, under 6 free Proceeds go to Vision Screening in local schools
Sunday October 21
ARDEN - SCOTT/PARKS FAMILY REUNION AND DEDICATION Arden Cemetery. For extended Scott/ Parks families. Luncheon and placing of plaque at Kennebec Heritage Garden. Bring your own artifacts. If you have any historic photos or articles, contact Brenda Martin at 613-479-2837 HARROWSMITH - BEEF DINNER 4:30pm-6pm. Golden Links Hall. Cost is $13 per person. Call 3722410 for more info. INVERARY - CONCERT 7pm. Inverary United Church. Featuring Chris Murphy and Jon McLurg. Free will offering for the Mission and Service Fund. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday October 23
BATTERSEA - FREE SENIORS’ FITNESS PROGRAM 10:30am. Storrington Centre. Program will be led by the VON. BOLINGBROKE - CPHC DINERS LUNCH 12pm. ABC Hall. A hot nutritious meal and pleasant socializing. Reservations required. For those 50+. Cost: $10.00 Contact: Joyce Fleming at (613) 2734832 DENBIGH - KID’S HALLOWEEN PROGRAM 6pm7pm. Denbigh Library . Stories and crafts. Wear a costume if you like! HARROWSMITH - FLU SHOT CLINIC 10am-3pm. Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church. Please bring a valid Health Card.. This clinic is hosted by the Sydenham Medical Clinic. NORTHBROOK - EUCHRE NIGHTS 7pm. Northbrook Lions Hall. Sponsored by the Land O’Lakes Lions. There is a euchre tournament every fourth Friday beginning at the same time! Coffee, sandwiches and dessert. Prizes. Info: the Lions Toll Road book.
not be overstated”, says Kim McCaugherty, Director of Senior Services at SFCSC. “Caregiver burn-out is a real possibility when caring for a dependant person at any stage in life. Our service not only benefits the clients, but entire families as
Wednesday October 24
HARROWSMITH - DINERS 12pm. Golden Links Hall. $11 for meal. Please register to attend by calling 613-376-6477. SHARBOT LAKE - SENIOR’S NIGHT 7:30pm. Soldiers Memorial Hall (OSO Hall).
Adult Day Program Offers Trial of Extended Hours T he Adult Day Program run by Southern Frontenac Community Services in Sydenham addresses an important need in the community - to prevent premature or inappropriate institutionalization of vulnerable community members; and they do it while having a great time. SFCSC is excited to announce a trial of extended program hours to meet the growing needs of the community. The Program runs 9:00am – 3:30pm Monday through Friday. Extended service hours are being offered on a trial basis until December 31st 2018 as follows; 9am – 2pm for the first Saturday of every month and staggered evenings from 3pm until 8pm on the first Monday, second Tuesday, third Wednesday, and fourth Thursday of every month. Dependant upon the success of this trial, SFCSC may continue with the extended hours for the Adult Day Program on a permanent basis. The program provides supervised programming in a group setting for depen-
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well. It is great to be offering this service for extended hours to better meet the needs of this community.” For more information on the Adult Day Program offered at SFCSC, call Browen Weeks at 613-376-6477 ext. 304.
Pearl Killingbeck turns 80 P
earl Killingbeck (one of NF News long-time reporters) celebrated her 80th birthday on October 4th - well actually she celebrated all last week starting with lunch at The Maples with her usual birthday lunch bunch, a special cake at Diner's on Wednesday, lunch at North of 7 on Thursday and a grand finale on Saturday night with a full house of family and friends at the snowmobile clubhouse. The highlights of her evening included a visit from her lifetime friend Kathleen Bowers all the way from Niagara Falls and of course a quick drop-in from El-
vis who took time to sing "All Shook Up" before he had to leave the building.
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OctObEr 11, 2018
Piano Master Performs at MERA Schoolhouse
he MERA Blue Jeans Classical music series is excited to announce a concert by the internationally renowned piano teacher and performer, Mark Valenti, on Sunday, November 11th at 2pm at the Schoolhouse in McDonald’s Corners. Over his illustrious career, Mr. Valenti has performed in over 185 venues across the United States and internationally. As he is in Ottawa offering Master Classes at Carleton University, he has agreed to come and perform an exciting looking concert for the MERA classical music lovers. Mark Valenti received his Master of Music from Northwestern University, Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia Musical Academy and has studied with such notable teachers as Benjamin Whitten, Zoltan Kocsis and Mary Sauer. In addition to giving solo recitals in cities throughout the U.S., Mr. Valenti has performed in France, Belgium, Hungary and Luxembourg as well as for former First Lady Barbara Bush in Washington, D.C. Mark Valenti has performed in recital live on WFMT classical radio. He has also done extensive work in the Jazz field including performances with Gregory Hines, Frank Foster and Al Grey and has appeared on television with Joe Sudler's Swing Machine and singer/actor Christopher Durham. Tickets are $25, plus convenience fee and are available at Ticketsplease.ca or (613) 485-6434. Tickets are $28 at the door. Children under 16 are free.
tOWNsHiP OF sOUtH FrONtENAc news & puBlic nOTices FIRE PREVENTION WEEK – OCTOBER 7-13, 2018 Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere! Look for places in your home where fire can start. Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm; know what to do when you hear it. Visit the National Fire Protection Association website for more details. MUNICIPAL ELECTION NEWS By now you should have received your Voter Identification Letter. Please make sure you keep this information handy for voting as the voting period starts October 15, 2018 at 8:00 am and ends at 8:00 pm on October 22, 2018. You will need your Voter Notification Letter that includes a PIN to vote by internet or telephone. If you haven’t received one, eligible voters are required to attend the Municipal office during regular business hours and file an application to amend the voters’ list along with suitable identification. For voter convenience, additional hours have been scheduled; these dates are Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon or anytime during the voting period noted above. Visit our Elections Page – Voter Eligibility for details. FLU SHOT CLINICS Annual Flu Shot Clinics hosted by the Sydenham Medical Clinic will be held on Tuesday October 23rd 10:00 am-3:00 pm and Tuesday November 6th 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, both clinics will be held at the Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church, 3876 Harrowsmith Rd. Please bring valid Health Card.
Open fOr Business PLANNING APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION Due to temporary staffing changes in our Planning Department, residents are strongly encouraged to make an appointment. Appointments can be made to meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm by calling Extension 2226. Thank you for your patience during this transition.
TOwn HAll UPCOMING MEETINGS • Council – November 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm. • Committee of Adjustment – October 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The Township is recruiting for two unique full time positions: Posting 18-75E-DS Planning Assistant and Posting 18-76 Executive Assistant. Both postings close on Monday October 15 at 4:30 pm. Full details and complete job descriptions can be found on the Township’s website under Town Hall >Careers. SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER Take notice that the Township will be having a sale of land by public tender on November 8, 2018. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, visit www.OntarioTaxSales.ca or if no internet access is available, tender packages can be purchased at the Municipal Offices, at a cost of $10.00 + HST, located at 4432 George St, Sydenham beginning October 11, 2018.
THinGs TO DO BATTERSEA PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Fun for the entire family on October 13, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For a token amount at the gate the family can enjoy one of the biggest events in Frontenac County that includes a parade, music, wagon & train rides, pie social, farmers’ market, pumpkin carving, games and so much more! This fun community event is entirely organized and conducted by local volunteers. Come out and enjoy this spectacular celebration of the fall harvest. PUBLIC SKATING AT THE ARENA Public Skating starts again weekly each Sunday from 1:00 pm to 2:20 pm and each Wednesday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, only $2 per person, a CSA approved helmet with screen is recommended.
liVinG Here WINTER HOURS, HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DEPOT For the month of October our HHW Depot remains open every Thursday from 3 pm-8 pm. November hours will be November 8th & 22rd 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. CHANGES TO GARBAGE COLLECTION - THANKSGIVING DAY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 8th Only those residents that have regular garbage collection on Monday, October 8th are to put their garbage out on Tuesday, October 9th. All other garbage & recycle collection stays the same for the rest of the week. The Loughborough landfill will be closed October 8th. FALL HOUR CHANGES for GREEN BAY Green Bay Disposal Site will be returning to winter hours as of Friday, October 12th, 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.
NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
Commuters are advised that on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm there will be two temporary road closures in South Frontenac • Bellrock Road will be closed from Road 38 to York Road • Washburn Road will be closed from Battersea Road to Ida Hill Road. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
By now you should have received your Voter Identification Letter. Please make sure you keep this information handy for voting as the voting period starts October 15, 2018 at 8:00 am and ends at 8:00 pm on October 22, 2018. You will need your Voter Notification Letter that includes a PIN to vote by internet or telephone. If you haven’t received one, eligible voters are required to attend the Municipal office during regular business hours and file an application to amend the voters’ list along with suitable identification. For voter convenience, additional hours have been scheduled; these dates are Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon or anytime during the voting period noted above. Visit our Elections Page – Voter Eligibility for details. Follow us on Facebook – @SouthFrontenacTwp Follow us on Twitter - @SthFrontenacTwp
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Sharbot Lake Farmers Market closes down for the season by Craig Bakay
s per usual, the Sharbot Lake Farmers Market season ended on the Thanksgiving weekend, and among the regular vendors, the most common plan for life without the market seemed to be “sleeping in” on Saturdays. “I’m going to sleep in,” said Brenda Kerr of Maple-Lim Farms. “I’ll be sleeping in, but we’ll still be processing the pumpkin patch,” said Pete Nilson of Unusual Acres. “Yes, I’ll sleep in but we’ll still be processing,” said Sue Cole. “I do have a memorial service to go to next weekend,” said Ken Howes. “I don’t know, depends on the weather, I guess,” said Rita Boehmer. “I’ll either be working in the garden or knitting socks.” “I’m going to stay home, plain and simple,” said Mary Ellen Whan. “Maybe have another cup of coffee.”
“Well, I have phone webinar next Saturday at 3,” said Eric Zierer. “I’ll catch up on chores,” said Cari Tryon. “I think I’ll go hunting,” said Isaac Hale. Darlene Conboy said she’ll be getting her hair done for a wedding next Saturday. “And relishing that I don’t have to be here,” she said jokingly. “Actually, I’ll really miss it and be at loose ends for a couple of Saturdays. “I’ll miss all the people.” At least one regular, Naomi Ono, was looking forward to spending Saturday morning with her kids. “I’ll be making some pancakes,” she said. “With fruit sauce and whipped cream. “We had been doing that on Sundays.”
Eligible voters is not the number of permanent residents in a township W by Craig Bakay
Ken Howes and Eric Zierer discuss their plans for the off season FORM 6 Municipal Act, 2001
e know you’re probably all wondering just how many eligible voters
sALE of LANd By y PUBLic tENdER the corporation of the t township of south frontenac t take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on November 8, 2018, at the South Frontenac Municipal Office, 4432 George Street, Sydenham Ontario. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the South Frontenac Municipal Office, 4432 George Street, Sydenham. description of Land: Roll No. 10 29 080 080 02200 0000; 6467 Road 38, Verona; PIN 36143-0037 (R); Part of Lots 3 and 4 west side of Frontenac Street and south side of River Plan 35, Part of Lot 5 north side of Adelaide Street, Part of Lots 6, 7 and 8 south side of Adelaide Street Plan 35, Part of Adelaide Street Plan 35 and Part of Lot 10, Concession 10, all in the Geographic Township of Portland, in the Township of South Frontenac, in the County of Frontenac and now designated as Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 on Reference Plan 13R-5174. Being all of the PIN. File No. 17-28 Minimum Tender Amount: $15,338.14
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 or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. 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 and any taxes that may be applicable, such as a land transfer tax and HST. 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.ontariotax t sales.ca or if no internet access available, tender packages are tax available at the Municipal Offices, at a cost of $10.00 + HST, located at 4432 George Street in Sydenham or you can contact: Stephanie Kuca Deputy Treasurer The Corporation of the Township of South Frontenac 4432 George Street PO Box 100 Sydenham ON K0H 2T0 email@example.com
North Frontenac Telephone Company has an employment opportunity for a Full Time Customer Service Representative. The CSR with be responsible for many duties including, the ability to use a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Office(Word/Excel), internet, photocopiers and have general clerical skills. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and enjoy dealing with the public in person and on the phone. They will need to demonstrate the ability to be flexible, possess good organizational skills, remain calm and pleasant when under pressure as well as work in a multitasking environment with little supervision. Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot technical issues would be an asset. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm with some ”on call” responsibilities from time to time. Applicants should have a minimum of 1 year experience in a similar role. Submit cover letter & resumé via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Or in person to 1019 Windwood Drive, Sharbot Lake, Ontario Resumés will be received until 4:30pm on Monday October 22, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
there are in Frontenac County municipal elections this year. One quirk of living in cottage country is that often there are a lot more eligible voters than there are permanent residents and Frontenac County is no exception to this rule. For example, in North Frontenac Township, the population according to the 2016 census is 1,898. However, because there are an awful lot of seasonal residents, there are actually 5,984 eligible voters. This twist here is that all of the Council positions and all but one school board position were filled by acclamation. So, no matter how many eligible voters there are, unless you’re an Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board or a French Language Separate board supporter, you have nothing to vote on. The concept of more voters than population holds true for Frontenac Islands and Central Frontenac townships as well. On the Islands, there is a population of 1,760 people and 2,201 eligible voters. In Central Frontenac, there are twice as many eligible voters as there are residents. The Central Frontenac 2016 census showed a population of 4,373 people with 9,067 eligible voters. In South Frontenac, the trend falters however. South has a population of 18,646 but only 17,689 eligible voters. Now just because there are all these eligible voters doesn’t mean they’ll all cast ballots. For example, in 2014, there were 17,413 eligible voters in South Frontenac but only 6,447 of them voted for a participation rate of 37.02 per cent.
Frontenac News Vol.18 No.40 - Oct 11/18