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Town ratepayers facing property tax increase Council passes 2014 budget; policing pegged as main pressure BY ASHLEY ESPINOZA Staff Reporter
Greater Napanee ratepayers will pay more in property taxes in 2014. On Tuesday night, council passed a tax rate bylaw, which on average will mean a $70.44 increase for urban properties and a $47.84 increase for rural properties. Those figures do not include any increases relating to the Lennox and Addington County budget. Council approved a $4,972,937 capital budget and an $18,312,228 operating budget. The operating budget is up $599,386 from last year. The budget excludes amounts for amortization expenses, postemployment benefits and solid waste landfill closure and post-closure expenses. For 2014, that means $4.3 million in amortization expenses as it relates to the town’s tangible capital assets, as well as $99,764 for solid waste landfill closure and post-closure. One councillor had an issue with the $4.3 million amortization expenses being excluded from the 2014 budget. “This has been bothering me for a while. I know we’re not required to account for it but at the same time, I have to go with my instincts, I don’t want to feel like I’m passing the puck to the future
generations of council and with everything I’ve seen, in the last 10 or 15 years our taxes have doubled,” said Ward 5 Councillor Shaune Lucas during Tuesday’s meeting. “No. 2, when I see the pressure that this is causing on us and in the future, I wonder if we’re really doing ourselves justice and our taxpayers justice and our future councils justice by not paying attention to all our liabilities when we should, sooner or later, stop the train and have a look around and see which way we’re going to go,” he continued. Mayor Gord Schermerhorn said council has its hands tied in this budget and it’s largely due to policing costs. “I would almost bet you, any amount of money you want to bet, that every council in the province of Ontario is just like we are and there isn’t a council in the province of Ontario that’s going to say, ‘Well, policing costs are going up, we’re going to budget another $4.3 million for depreciation,’ it’s not going to happen,” said Schermerhorn. Budget details were discussed at a March 11 special budget meeting, where a 4.1 per cent tax increase ($398,401) was proposed for the 2014 operating budget levy for increased policing costs. Mark Day, Director of Finance for Greater Napanee, presented the budget to council during that meeting and again Tuesday.
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After being presented with a table showing Stone Mills Township’s commercial tax rates compared to some surrounding municipalities, township council members engaged in a brief discussion about rising tax levels. The table, provided by a small group of concerned commercial property owners in Stone Mills to Ward 2 (Sheffield) and current candidate for reeve Todd Steele in an informal meeting, suggested that the township’s commercial property owners were being taxed at a higher level than in neighbouring jurisdictions like Greater Napanee, Tweed and Central Frontenac. “I was just asked to bring this forward to council. I think council is well aware that our residential
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tax rate is now the highest in the county. I’ll take these numbers for face value and assume they’re accurate,” Steele said. Township Treasurer Christine Beaushaw, when asked to comment on the numbers, noted that the table didn’t take into account tax ratios — which describes taxation rate between different tax classes as they relate to the residential tax rate — which vary from county to county, and are set at the county, rather than township, level. She also noted that some of the municipalities have a much bigger assessment base from which to draw tax revenue, which can make comparison of tax rates alone problematic. At least one council member said he found the information contained in the table to be troublesome. “The document you have in front of you shows that we are higher than every single other municipality surrounding us,” said Ward 1 (Newburgh) Councillor Kevin Wagar. “We are. We can’t deny it. It’s hard to do business in Stone Mills
gas tax revenue that is provided by the federal government for transit and transportation costs is allocated on a per-capita basis, which means that a municipality like Loyalist gets more funding than a municipality like Stone Mills. Wise suggested that in order to significantly reduce taxation levels in Stone Mills, ratepayers should also expect a significant reduction in service levels. “I have no objection to discussing some really drastic and serious changes, but let’s be honest about it. It’s not because there’s fat, or gross inefficiency,” said Wise. “We will continue… to find ways to make it more efficient. But, if we’re really going to make a difference in the tax costs, we would have to do some pretty drastic things.” Wise’s comments drew agreement from fellow Ward 3 Councillor Doug Davison. “The old way of solving financial crunches was with a knife. A knife won’t work here. In most cases, there’s no fat to cut,” he said.
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As of yesterday morning, the whereabouts of Napanee’s William Grange on Bermuda was still unknown. Grange, 67, was on a family vacation on the island when he went missing on May 2.
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According to the website Bernews, Bermudian authorities were shifting from a ‘proactive’ search to a ‘reactive’ search. “We can no longer have the reliability of 60-80 people out a night. But that does not mean that we have actually stopped looking for him,” Detective
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Stray-cat troubles come to council Municipality urged to pass bylaw restricting number of felines per residence BY ASHLEY ESPINOZA Staff Reporter
The number of cats per dwelling may be limited in Deseronto in the future after a local man brought forward complaints of feral cats causing damage to his property. A local man addressed council last Tuesday, stating one of his neighbours has more than 10 outdoor cats that cause damages to his property and gardens. On top of that, feeding them outdoors has led to more cats and other animals being drawn to the area. “I’ve got a problem about the cats here in town… We’re getting swamped by cats at our place,” he said, stating cat feces have ruined his lawn and make it impossible for him to enjoy his yard. “It’s all over my front lawn, you can’t walk through (my yard)… We can’t sit in the front; we have to sit in the back, because all you can smell in the front are the cats,” he said. The man was looking for the municipality to place a limit on cats per dwelling, in the very least. “Yes, I think we do need a bylaw to address the issue of nuisance cats,” said councillor Edgar Tumak. However, he stated feral cats are a difficult issue to address. “Feral cats have been around for a long, long time. No one allowed them in, they just, occur. There have been initiatives, I’ve been involved in them, to try to neuter and spay cats to try to control the feral cat population,” Tumak explained. Mayor Norm Clark said the municipality should adapt a bylaw to address the issue, which is a problem throughout the municipality; however, doing so would not
bring a solution to existing cat problems right away. “If there isn’t an existing bylaw, we should be looking into that, but that’s not going to solve his problem right at the moment. I would suggest that we send a letter to (the neighbour),” said Clark. Deputy Mayor Clarence Zieman agreed, stating the municipality should do some research and bring the issue back to council with more information. “We need to find out what we can do, through contacting the ministry, and see if any other communities have any bylaws considering feral cats,” said Zieman. “It is an issue that we do need have a discussion on and perhaps have more than a discussion — develop some sort of policy,” said Tumak, seconding Zieman’s motion to bring the issue back to council with more information. Town of Deseronto Clerk Bryan Brooks said controlling cat populations, or restricting cats per household, is something very difficult for a municipality to take on. “We definitely have a feral cat issue in Deseronto. They’re running all over the place. With very few fences or barriers, they’re often on properties causing nuisance issues,” said Brooks. He said cats are not licensed in the municipality, which makes it even harder to control them. “It really is going to be up to council as to how hard of an approach you take. You may be committing to the enforcement of these animals by having them removed from the community and if not claimed immediately, committing to authorizing destroying the animals,” said Brooks.
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Pie in the Sky case cost taxpayers: owners Hulls say legal fees more than repair expense BY ASHLEY ESPINOZA Staff Reporter
FTER losing their court case against the municipality, Stephen and Anne Hull, of the former Pie in the Sky restaurant, say they are most disappointed that the process will now cost taxpayers almost double than if the municipality had repaired the building in the first place. According to the engineer Hull hired, it would have cost the Town of Greater Napanee approximately $15,000 to fix the building located at 115 and 117 John St. Instead, the judge declared a partial indemnity for the legal fees and taxes pertaining to the case, and the building still requires repairs. Costs for all legal fees in the case are to be distributed between both parties. Since Stephen represented the Hulls, the $49,450 to be paid by both parties is to cover the municipality’s legal costs
relating to the case. “While Justice Rutherford noted it might not be impossible to view some of Mr. Hull’s conduct as elevating the award of costs (i.e., to substantial indemnity), ultimately he determined that costs should be awarded on a partial indemnity basis,” explained James McDonald, lawyer acting on behalf of the Town of Greater Napanee on the case. On March 21, the judge declared the municipality was responsible to pay for $27,450 of the $49,450, leaving the Hulls responsible for $22,000. Stephen’s point was that had the municipality paid the $15,000 to fix the building in the beginning, it would have cost taxpayers much less. Now taxpayers are responsible for $27,450 to cover part of the legal fees in the case and the building has not been fixed. “Even though the town isn’t mandated to fix it, under law, they can fix it.
Anytime that they feel there is a threat to the public, they can go in and fix it and add it to taxes, municipalities all over do that. … That was the question: why wouldn’t you do that, and recover the taxpayers’ money? Because that building is abandoned, right now the town is first in line to own that building,” said Stephen. “Why wouldn’t they repair it for $15,000 and get their money back when they sold the building, rather than cost the taxpayers ($27,450) in legal fees just to prove that they didn’t have to fix it?” he continued. He said, “not only did they take us down; they spent the taxpayers’ dollar to do it.” Stephen and Anne have not yet decided whether they will pursue a civil case against the municipality. Anne Hull still does some Pie in the Sky catering out of the back of the Flowers by Barbara building.
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Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Mom and Dad Bob and Christina Perry May 16, 2014
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HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY DANNY RICHMOND MAY 12, 2014 Love from all your children and their families
101st Birthday for Gwynneth Glendenning of Tamworth
To the best husband, father and Papa ever. The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GRAMMIE AND PA’S LITTLE DARLINGS Gwynneth and Danny (centre) with her daughters Alison (left) and Gail (right)
I would like to thank the 100+ people who, in addition to my family, sent me cards for my 101st birthday on May 8, 2014. I wish you joy, success and a long life.
Susan and Steven and the Friends of the Salmon River; Louise C.; Sue; Gayle and Wayne; JoAnne, Mark, Roberta and Sarah; Irene; Aline and Jeff; Jo, David, John and Andy; Liz and Kelly; Jill; Deb; Jeff and Emily; Joan at the Tamworth Library; Catherine at the Napanee Library; Ruth and all the gals at the Tamworth LCBO; Paul and Brian; Jill M.; Maggie and Katrina and the Tamworth Pharmacy; Geneva; Kim and Larry, Chad, Judy, Kim and Beth, Korin and Joe and the Stone Mills Family Market; Terry and Pat; Thomas; Laing, Sandra, Jill and Heather and the Tamworth Medical Centre; Greg and Wendy; Glenn; Glenda; Stewart and Mary; Jack and Connie; Tom and Kathy; Sally, Greg, Tom, Jack and Harry; Nigel, Chips, Gay, Elizabeth and John; Stone Mills Township Reeve, Council and Staff; Carolyn and Hans; Kate, Pat, Luke and Hannah; Wendy and all the Staff, Day Program Participants and Board of Directors of Senior’s Outreach Services; Leah, Tracy, Barb, June, Jackie and the Tamworth CIBC; Lois; Kate, Ian, Brian, Tammy, Rose, Sherry and the Tamworth Post Office; Clara; Ann; Deirdre and the Ukulele Singers.
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MAY 15 LUNCHEON At the Riverside United Church in Yarker from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Variety of homemade soups, sandwiches, dessert, coffee and tea, cost is $6. Call 613-377-1700. ZUMBA GOLD At the Tamworth Legion from 9:30-10:30 p.m. MAPLE RIDGE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE Maple Ridge Women’s Institute meets at the home of Marg Winter at 7:30 p.m. Note change of date. Roll call: Tell how you have improved your education since school. Program: special speaker, Kate Koester, will explain the process involved in making her Wilton Soaps. MAY 16 FRIDAY LUNCH SPECIAL Hamburger steak with potatoes and veggies, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m at Bath Legion in Millhaven. Everyone welcome. MAY 17 CHARITY GARAGE SALE Organized by the Greater Napanee Firefighters. Proceeds to support Relay for Life. Takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 66 Advance Ave. in Napanee. Barbecue and refreshments will be available for purchase. Donations welcome. For more information, call 613-354-4289. HERITAGE PLANT AND GARDEN SALE From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Macpherson House. Variety of hearty indoor and outdoor plants will be on sale for your enjoyment. New this year, gently used garden tools, lawn ornaments, garden books and many more items on sale as well. For information, call 613-354-5982. 4-H YARD SALE From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Napanee Fairgrounds. If raining, the sale will be held in the arena. To donate items, call 613378-0463. Proceeds to the L&A 4-H program. PLANT, YARD AND BAKE SALE At Centreville Memorial United Church from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tables available for $10. For more information, call 613378-2255. PLANT, BAKE AND COMFORT FOOD SALE Adolphustown UEL United Church (Dorland) is holding its annual Plant, Bake/Comfort Food Sale and Silent Auction from 8:30 a.m. to noon. No admission. Please remember the food bank. Directions: take Highway 33 (Bath Road) to County Rd. 8; from Napanee take County Rd. 8 to the church. ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY The Kingston Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will meet in the Wilson Room of Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St. at 10 a.m. In honour of Mother's Day, several members will speak about researching a female ancestor. Visitors always welcome. Further details at www.ogs.on.ca/kingston. OPEN HOUSE The community is cordially invited to an Open House at the Kingston Masonic Centre 954 Hudson Dr. in Kingston on between 2-4 p.m. We invite you to come and visit our facility for this information session for the community.
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Leaves, Brush, And Yard Waste Pick Up Now Completed
The Public Works Department have now completed the fall cleanup of leaves, brush and yard (garden) waste.
Paper bags and brush left along street the will no longer be picked up.
Greater Napanee Utilities will be flushing water mains and testing fire hydrants throughout the spring and summer season. This work may cause rust coloured water to appear from taps at or near the area of work. If this occurs, remove the aerator from the tap and let the water run for a few minutes, after which it should run clear. Then replace the aerator. The flushing schedule will be posted in this column throughout the season.
Further need of disposal of leaves, brush and yard waste you can take to the following sites: South Fredericksburgh Landfill Site - Saturday’s - 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Roblin Landfill Site - Saturday’s - 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Your co-operation is greatly appreciated. Infrastructure Services (Public Works ) 613-354-8863
Town Council Meeting Schedule Tuesday May 27, 2014 7:00pm Regular Council Tuesday June 10, 2014 6:45pm Committee of Adjustment 7:00pm Regular Council
RIVERSIDE CEMETERY SPRING CLEAN UP MAY 24, 2014 TIME: 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks including brush cutting & brush removal. Please come and show your support to help keep our cemetery beautiful.
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British are the ‘bad guys’ again For those who enjoy a good historical drama, there’s a show on the American channel AMC that is worth tuning into — Turn: America’s first spy ring. It’s set in and around New York and Connecticut during the American Revolutionary War. Although dramatized history shows are fairly commonplace these days, television programs or movies seldom take a closer look at this period. It’s refreshing to see. And, it’s pretty good, too. It features some compelling characters, including a murderous British officer who’ll make your skin crawl. When he’s not coldly dispatching one of his enemies, he’s having rather unwholesome designs on a colonial woman whose husband he just helped toss in jail. In other words, he’s a guy who’s really easy to hate. You might have heard of him: John Graves Simcoe. If the show’s producers were portraying an accurate account of the character of the then-Lieutenant Simcoe, those living on Lake Simcoe, or in Simcoe, Ont., or in Simcoe County, Ont., or on Simcoe Street here in Napanee, might want to petition the powers-that-be for a name change. This is not a guy you’d want anything to be named after. In last week’s episode, he nonchalantly thrust a knife into the throat of one of his dinner companions after learning he was offering up information to the colonial rebels, and calmly wiped off his blade as his victim expired on the table among the fine china. Why would anyone want to memorialize a homicidal maniac? Thankfully, history’s John Graves Simcoe parts ways with Turn’s depiction of this key founder of Ontario and Canada in this respect — although, indeed, Simcoe was a member of the British army in the American colonies during the war, and was even captured by American forces (which was portrayed in Turn). Turn’s treatment of Simcoe, however, is in line with how most American TV shows and movies portray the British during the Revolutionary War: the British are the bad guys. In other words, their tyrannical rule of the American colonies deserved to be overthrown by the early American patriots; the Loyalists, meanwhile, were collaborators. That said, Turn does do a better job than most at showing the fact that the desire to remain British was deeply rooted in the colonies, and that the conflict often tore families apart. Many of the families living in this area today are descendants of refugees from that conflict, of course. After his days in the Revolutionary War, Simcoe was charged with settling and organizing those Loyalists in what is now Ontario. His legacy today is undeniable. Undoubtedly, the UEL descendants are used to seeing their ancestors portrayed as the ‘bad guys’ of American history, and Turn’s treatment of Simcoe — a fictional construct of an actual historical figure — is just the latest example. That’s fine. Hopefully, however, both American and Canadian viewers of the show will dig a little deeper into the American Revolution. It’s not quite what Hollywood might have us believe.
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OFA to candidates: Do you believe in ‘growing Ontario’ with agriculture? As political watchers predicted, Ontario is in the midst of a provincial election campaign. And the Ontario Federation of Agriculture is ready to go to candidates with key messages for our sector before we all go to the polls on June 12. To focus our messages and draw the attention of political candidates to the key issues that matter to OFA members and impact the overall health of the Ontario economy, we’ve themed our election campaign, “I Believe in Growing Ontario.” It’s a simple way to relate our agriculture issues back to the overall economy because when agriculture is strong, every single Ontarian
Mark Wales OFA Comment benefits from the food, fibre and jobs the agri-sector provides. We have four key issues to focus on with party candidates over the next several weeks. We’re launching a special website — GrowingOntario.ofa.on.ca — as election central with information for candidates and OFA members about the issues that matter to Ontario agriculture. And why these issues should matter to every politician. Number one is energy. We
want access to competitively priced energy – that includes expanding infrastructure to deliver natural gas into more rural areas and ensuring affordable and competitive rates for electricity. Number two is property taxation. We need government to improve property taxation for farmers, and address municipal funding, so farmland taxes reflect the services provided. The third issue is food literacy. The OFA wants food literacy reintroduced into our schools so Ontario’s young adults are taught how to make better, healthier food choices.
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Tips for designing with trees With this last week of trees determines how well amazing spring-like different sizes, shapes and weather, garden centers colours harmonize with and greenhouses have been one another and flatter welcoming eager gardeners your home. The key to successful such as myself. I can’t resist the gorgeous array of treescapes is envisioning the height, pinks and diameter p u r p l e s and silhoublooms to ette of each add colour species in and the 10 to 20 inviting feel years’ time. to my home. M a n y My husband homeownSaeid on the ers make other hand, the mistake can’t wait to of planting see what young trees trees are without available at considering the greenhow their house. He’s roots and always lookbranches ing for interwill spread. esting new As the years varieties to go by and add to our Design Time the trees landscaping. Finding a new tree, he mature, they crowd one comes home and research- another, and some may es the species in his half have to be thinned. But dozen books to make sure when the trees are posiit’s ideal for our zone and tioned properly, they fulfill the pros outweigh the cons. their mission and provide Having lived in our home years of delight. The key to a good allfor just over five years, he has planted well over 60 year garden is to have a trees and over 100 mix of evergreen shrubs seedlings. He is very pas- for their winter colour or sionate about his trees and trees with spectacular spring-flowering has educated himself with bark, a vast knowledge of most shrubs to make you glad to tree species. He has be alive and shrubs or encouraged me to write trees with berries or fireabout designing with trees. work foliage in the autumn. Ideally, you’ll This one’s for you, Saeid! We all envision a long have to come up with a laneway flanked by two plan to transform your one rows of trees. It is a very landscaping. The impressive entrance to thinking all designers will your home. This tradition tell you is that every garof flanking two elegant den should have a tree to rows of trees dates back to provide a focal point of Roman times. It was interest, however random designed to protect a road that design may be. It’s just a question of from the wind and weathchoosing the right tree for er. In the woods, nature your space, and it’s best to chooses random places for choose one that is interesttrees. In your yard, a more ing in more than one seamethodical approach is son. The things to look for required. The placement of
The right trees can add a lot of character to your property’s landscape. are beautiful spring blossoms, textured summer foliage, autumn colour and dramatic winter bark or shape. You won’t find one that does all those things, so a few trees or shrubs will give you the desired look you’re trying to achieve. A tree isolated within a moat of shrubs, rocks, pavers, or flowers adds majesty to an otherwise nondescript patch of land. Positioning a single tree or a cluster of dainty white birches in the middle of a circular drive or other island will give it a dramatic centerpiece. You can also landscape to draw attention to an impressive tree. A cluster of sugar maples can provide privacy from neighbors more gently than any fence. But because a string of sugar maples planted 40 feet apart might take 20 years to fill out, consider interspersing them with fastgrowing poplars. With a lifespan of only 20 or so years, poplars can be removed as the maples mature. For year-round screening, evergreens spaced 12 feet apart will do
the job. Planting in the right spot, a specimen tree, such as an apple tree can turn a greenspace into a harmonious composition. When arranging the elements of a landscape, remember that perfect symmetry is not necessary; a tree becomes more compelling if slightly off-center. Balanced by open space, a species can function as a living object of art, particularly if it’s of great stature or if, like a white hickory, it reveals spectacularly gnarled branches in the winter. You can plant small ornamental and dwarf varieties as close as six feet to a home or patio without worrying about spreading roots. Still, small trees, such as cherry, need pruning to keep branches from brushing up against the house, which could cause
mildew and other damage. Typical plantings include dogwood, crabapple, and for brilliant accent colourexotics such as the Japanese red maple. Remember that native species are best because they’re naturally adapted to a particular climate, making them low maintenance. Trees are a fundamental element of any landscape plan. The proper position, selection, and placement can set the stage for the entire home landscape design. Trees are the most permanent plants we grow. Most will live for 50 years or more. Because they are such a long-lasting addition to the landscape, special care should be taken when selecting and planting trees in the landscape. Giving them proper care and maintenance will allow generations to come enjoy the beauty. As it is my husband Saeid’s birthday this Saturday, what else could our kids and myself give him, but a spectacular tree to add to our garden, put down roots as we plant the tree together as a family and watch it grow together and cherish it for years to come. Happy Birthday Saeid! Merola Tahamtan is an Interior Stylist in Home & Business Design, Home Staging, Painting, Colour Consultation, Organization and Window Treatments. You can reach her at 613561-0244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
And our forth election issue is agri-skills training. Ontario’s agri-food sector will remain strong, innovative and competitive as long as we continue to provide ongoing education and skills training. We have produced short videos to explain these four issues in more detail. Visit our YouTube channel at YouTube/OntarioFarms to learn more. The OFA talks a lot about how agriculture is the biggest economic driver in the province. And it’s our job, together with local and regional federations, to tell that message to political candidates of every party stripe in every riding. As part of our election campaign activities, we’re looking for a public display of support through our special ‘I Believe in Growing Ontario’ campaign. It’s one way we are engaging with political candidates and asking them to demonstrate their commitment to the Ontario’s agri-food sector. It’s a simple way to have candidates ‘sign on’ to acknowledge their support of our industry. And we’ll be calling on OFA members to help sign up local candidates. Visit GrowingOntario.ofa.on.ca for all the election information you need. Let’s get together and talk with our political candidates about the innovation, opportunity and excitement that can happen when we work together on key priorities, and when we believe in Growing Ontario. Mark Wales is the president of the OFA.
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On being the very first Call me anthropomorphic, if you want. I don’t really care. The bobolinks each spring return to the hay field beside our house on almost the same day each year - May 3rd. This spring it was May 5th. I was okay with that. After all, it was a long winter and the weather affected the arrival dates of some species. They are essentially birds of open fields, and not something many of us have on our “yard list.” Upon their return each spring to our area, a half dozen or so gather at the tops of the trees along our fence, and burst out in a joyful frolic of song, as though to make sure that I am aware of their arrival. Then, as if content that I have seen them, they return to the field and erupt into a series of rollicking notes, full of kinks and twists that would be impossible to transcribe to musical scale. Shooting up into the air like a skylark, the male paddles along on the tips of its wings, seemingly propelled by the tempo of the song, then drops into the grass while another male takes the cue and repeats the performance. It is a stage show, highlighted by several encores, and would appear to be a dress
rehearsal for my benefit alone. Am I being too anthropomorphic? Two were in the trees beside my fence early that morning, May 5th, and as always, made a special effort to announce their presence – the same trees that are ignored once the nesting season gets underway. As I walked toward the car in the driveway to leave for an early morning appointment, the two bobolinks came further into the yard and sang from a white spruce. Hardly habitat conducive to a bobolink. Is it possible that these two birds that nested in the field last summer, had actually recognized me? Perhaps sublimely connecting me with the hay field that I walk around every morning? Certainly if these are the same birds who were present last summer, they saw me every morning. I won’t go so far as to admit – at least, not in this column anyway – that I held conversations with these birds last summer, but I would like to think that they were comfortable with my presence so near their nests, and had come to accept my daily appearance. Did these two birds last week recognize me? Is that possible? Of course, all we can do is speculate
Outdoor Rambles about such things. If nothing else, the possibility provides comfort for the soul, and that can’t be a bad thing. I always seem to find myself unconsciously in competition with the sharp eyes of Ontario Birds e-mail subscribers, whose 2,500 keen birders invariably come up with early spring migrants two or three days ahead of me. E-mails pour in mainly from Point Pelee, Rondeau, Long Point and Toronto, enthusiastically reporting the first arrivals in their area, always a few days before they arrive here. While a
two or three day time delay can be expected, situated as we are at the east end of Lake Ontario, it would be nice to be first once in a while. Yet, here they were last week, just barely into May, having already arrived back from southern Brazil where they had spent the winter. And no one else in Ontario had seen any. Their rollicking notes were delivered ecstatically as they announced their return to the hay fields where they will nest this summer. Even from a distance, the males’ holiday apparel stood out along the distant fenceline, ready to cheer and charm the females, once they return a week or two later. Our experiences with blackbirds have programmed us to dislike and mistrust members of this family whose beneficial traits go largely unnoticed, while their nest robbing attributes, high population and predominance at bird feeders stand out vividly in our memory. Their infamous reputation is more than made up by other members of the same family whose appearance brightens our backyards - the Baltimore oriole, the eastern
meadowlark and, in more recent years, the orchard oriole. The bobolink, also a member of the same questionable family, is the ambassador of the open fields, whose merry, jingling outbursts keeps the atmosphere festive beyond the backyard. Even more than our beloved Baltimore oriole, the arrival of the bobolink each spring is assurance that the snows of winter are behind us, and life has meaning again. Once the bobolinks arrive, we know the floodgates will soon open, and flycatchers, warblers, thrushes and other neotropical migrants cannot be far behind. Despite the cool weather of late April, migrants continue to trickle in bravely, but warm southerly winds will stimulate birds to cross Lake Ontario, seeking the first point of land to rest and feed before moving on. We are ready for them, with binoculars poised. For more information on today’s topic, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613 848-4549. For more information on nature in the Quinte area, be sure to check out www.naturestuff.net.
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A trip through the pages of The Napanee Beaver 50 Years Ago May 13, 1964 n Local manufacturing got a big boost thanks to a $1.6 million contract secured by Napanee Industries with the Canadian Pacific Railway. The local company was tapped to build two steel piggy-back flat cars per day for two months for the CPR. The cars would be used on the CPR rail system throughout Canada. While the company had been expanding in the manufacture of railway car components and the modification of existing railway cars, this was the first order for complete cars. n Thirteen families in the Parklawn Subdivision were going to be asked to find new accommodations. The subdivision was a public housing complex operated by the Napanee Housing Authority. The families were going to be asked to leave their units because their family incomes exceeded the maximum limit. The move was expected to free up living spaces for families with lower incomes in the community. Several of the tenants had already been given notice and made arrangements to buy or rent other accommodations.
35 Years Ago May 16, 1979 n A few of Napanee’s public buildings got failing grades from the Public Inspection Panel. Both the Golf Course Public School and the Adult Rehabilitation Centre Industry building were cited in the inspection panel’s report. At ARC Industries, the panel recommended for the immediate installation of fire extinguishers, exit signs, a panic bar, smoke detectors and a sprinkler system. The Golf Course Public School, meanwhile, was found to have deficient fire equipment. In fact, the school hadn’t received a fire inspection in nine years. The panel noted that cleaning supplies were left in open areas, and the washrooms were unsanitary n A 20-year-old Queen’s University student from Peterborough was killed when the motorcycle he was riding was hit head-on by a car travelling in the opposite direction on Highway 2 just west of Deseronto. The 21-year-old Picton man who was driving the car was charged with impaired driving, driving with more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system and criminal negligence causing death.
Editor’s Note: This is the 11th of an ongoing series provided by L&A County to mark the municipality’s 150th anniversary. This article, written by former L&A County Archivist Jennifer Bunting, recalls a heated exchange between Sir John A. Macdonald and his local political nemesis, Sir Richard Cartwright, at the L&A County court house.
BY JENNIFER BUNTING Special to the Beaver
When Lennox and Addington became an independent county in 1864, a chunk of downtown Napanee was owned by the Cartwright family. The most valuable piece was located close to the falls at the east end of Dundas Street. It was known as the Mill Reserve and it belonged to the Cartwrights because Richard Cartwright, the United Empire Loyalist, had purchased the mill at the falls and more lots to capture full control of the water power. In 1863, the leader of the Cartwright clan was Richard John Cartwright, grandson of the Loyalist. Born in Kingston in 1835, R.J. Cartwright had been sent to Ireland, to Trinity College, Dublin, for two years. He returned to Kingston at age 21 and, although he read law for a time, he soon revealed more talent for finance. He tried his hand at banking, establishing the Napanee Savings and Loan in 1860 and other banks thereafter. Politics were also tempting, and in 1863 Cartwright joined the Conservative (Tory) Party and was elected a Member of the Legislative Assembly to represent Lennox. In 1867, he was reelected to represent Lennox in the new Canadian Parliament. Party leader John A. Macdonald enjoyed much support from the Loyalist folk along the Bay of Quinte. He was pleased to recruit this promising member of one of the wealthiest and most respected Loyalist families. Macdonald trusted that Cartwright’s upperclass world view and mercantile leanings would be a very good fit with his Tory agenda. This proved to be a mistake. The two men worked from different ideologies. Macdonald believed in doing what was permitted by law, which critics said was the same as doing what he could get away with. In contrast, Cartwright, the
A sketch of Sir Richard Cartwright, 1874. son of an Anglican clergyman and a pious mother, believed in doing what seemed right. In 1869, Cartwright became concerned that Macdonald was “sailing a bit too close to the wind” in his management of
the finances of the new country. Although he realized that a period of probation was expected of him, Cartwright was never really comfortable as a backbencher: he just had to speak up when something bothered him. He became more and more critical of Macdonald until finally he withdrew from the Conservative Party and sat as an independent. Then, in 1873, Cartwright crossed the floor of the House and joined the Liberal Party. Macdonald never forgave what he perceived as an act of disloyalty. A federal election followed. On Saturday, Nov. 20, 1873, the nomination meeting for Lennox Riding was held outside the county court house on Thomas Street East in Napanee. Macdonald said that he had no plans to attend:
Cartwright wrote that if a bribe was what it would take to get Macdonald to Napanee to face the voters, then he would pay it. Because of the suspected financial scandal, the nomination meeting drew an enormous crowd and plans to go indoors had to be abandoned as there was nowhere big enough in Napanee. The day was cold and dark and generally miserable, which did not help frayed tempers. R.J. Cartwright was nominated by local Liberals, William Miller and G.B. Sills. Then the Conservatives nominated Edmund Hooper, whom John A. Macdonald wanted as his candidate. But in the manner of the times nominations were not over and several other names were tossed in. Two prominent Conservatives, J.J. Watson and Ira Ham, nominated Macdonald himself, so that he would have a right to speak. Cartwright (as the incumbent) spoke first. He asked why Macdonald would want to show his face in Napanee, in light of the financial scandals. Macdonald replied, “Well, I thought I had a right to come here. Long before Mr. Richard John Cartwright made his appearance in this world (of which he is so great an ornament), I was a resident of the United Counties of Lennox and Addington…”
Macdonald then gave a nostalgic account of his boyhood, some of which was not strictly true but which brought applause from his audience. Encouraged, Macdonald continued: “But why have I come here today? Well, I learned by telegram that Mr. Cartwright has offered to pay my expenses.” (Laughter.) “Since I have lost part of my income, and Mr. Cartwright still has his, I am not too proud to accept.” Having appealed to the crowd as a “native son” and delighted them with his cheekiness, Macdonald then began to criticize the Liberal Party (the Grits), describing them as puppets of Americans who, he implied, were contributing to the Liberal campaign. “That is not true!” cried the horrified Cartwright. Macdonald then turned and said: “Ah, you don’t know about it, because the Grits have not taken you into their inner sanctum. They pay you, but they do not let you in on their secrets.” In his memoirs, Cartwright says that he was so angry that he shouted that Macdonald must retract his statements or risk a suit for slander. Macdonald, who was in fine form, correctly gaged the mood of the crowd and refused to speak, sitting and gazing straight ahead, apparently unconcerned. The Tories hooted and clapped, making so much noise that Cartwright could not be heard. He found himself shouting futilely and became even more angry. He accused Macdonald of being a coward. And finally, he cried that he would willingly fight a duel with Macdonald. Actually, what Cartwright said was that he “...was perfectly at his service to cross over the Yankee frontier a few miles distant.” As duelling was then illegal in Canada, everyone in the crowd knew what he meant. Shortly after, the cold, darkness and lightly falling snow forced the end of the meeting. During the election of 1874, Cartwright was returned for Lennox, but in later years he was defeated here and stood instead in Oxford South. Cartwright never forgave Macdonald for the remarks made at the L&A County court house, and Macdonald never forgave Cartwright for abandoning him. Although both lived on for many years, it is said that they never spoke again, outside of the House of Commons.
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The Council of the Corporation of the Town of Greater Napanee intends to consider a Zoning By-law Amendment to Zoning By-law 02-22 of the Town of Greater Napanee. Pursuant to Section 34(12) of the Planning Act (R.S.O. 1990), Council will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, to outline the content and effect of the Zoning By-law amendment, as well as showing the lands affected. All those interested are hereby invited to attend the public meeting and express their view on the Zoning By-law amendment. PURPOSE
An application was received from Emile Nibourg to amend Zoning By-law 02-22 for a parcel of land located along the south side of Bridge Street West. The applicant is requesting a zoning by-law amendment to permit the proposed use of a Residential Care Facility. The site is currently designated Major Institutional Specific Policy Area One (1) in the Town of Greater Napanee Official Plan and is zoned Community Facility Exception Two (CF-2). This site-specific designation and zoning permit the use of the lands for a senior citizens’ housing complex and/or a retirement home and a range of health care related uses including medical offices, a fitness centre and accessory uses such as a pharmacy, a coffee shop, limited convenience retail and a personal service shop. The rezoning application would add the use of Residential Care Facility to the list of permitted uses within the Community Facility Exception Two (CF-2) Zone. The Residential Care Facility use is a permitted in the Official Plan. EFFECT OF THE ZONING BY-LAW REQEUST
The Zoning By-law Amendment will permit the additional use of an approved Residential Care Facility on the subject lands. LOCATION OF PROPERTY
The property is located in Part of Lots 17 & 18, Concession 1, on the south side of Bridge Street, in the Town of Greater Napanee (see key map). OTHER APPLICATIONS
The lands are not subject to other applications. NOTICE OF APPEAL
If a person or public body does not make oral submission at a public meeting or make written submission to the Town of Greater Napanee before the Zoning Bylaw Amendment is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council for the Town of Greater Napanee to the Ontario Municipal Board.
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submission to the Town of Greater Napanee before the Zoning Bylaw Amendment is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. Y RIL MA
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At the Deseronto Community Recreation Centre. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the Zumbathon runs from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door, children 12 and under are $5. Admission is free for the loonie auction and the health and wellness vendors. All proceeds from this event benefit the Cen-
Entry fee $5 each. Bring a partner and have some fun. MAY 24&25 LEUKEMIA BOTTLE DRIVE At any Beer Store location in Ontario. Any donated empties will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Stores will also accept cash donations or $1 can be added to your purchase as a donation to the drive during the month of May. Visit the event website at www.bottledrive.ca.
tennial Park Revitalization Project. For more information, please contact Julie Conger 613-403-0864 or email@example.com. FRIDAY LUNCH SPECIAL Chicken parmesan with fettuccine alfredo, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m at Bath Legion in Millhaven. Everyone welcome. MAY 23&24 YARD SALE At 1372 Country Rd. 1 West. All proceeds to The Community Closet, a ministry of Westdale Park Free Methodist Church. MAY 24 PUTT PUTT The Napanee Legion continues its weekly Putt Putt tournaments from 3-6 p.m. Fun and prizes. It culminates with a tournaments on May 31. All welcome. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT The Napanee Legion has live entertainment with Cowboys Don’t Cry from 8 p.m. to midnight. All welcome and cost for non members is $5. SPRING CONCERT The Quinte Singers will present their spring concert ‘An Afternoon Matinée’ at the Deseronto United Church at the corner of Fourth and Thomas Streets starting at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 and this includes a light lunch after the concert. There will also be a 50/50 draw. Concert will feature songs from the movies both past and present. Special guests are Napanee’s own Sam and Emma McNichols PLANT AND PIE SALE At St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Odessa from 8 a.m. to noon. Rain or shine. CRAFT SALE The Napanee Golf and Country Club will be hosting a craft sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spaces approximately 6x12. $20 per space. Call Anna Kerr at 613-3540774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. MEMORIAL FISH FRY Seventh annual Sonny Pete Maracle Memorial Fish Fry from noon to 3 p.m. at the Deseronto Legion. Tickets in advance $12.50 and $15 at the door. Door prizes and 50\50 draw. Call 613-396-2016, tickets on sale now. BIG EUCHRE At the Bath Legion in Millhaven. Registration at 11 a.m., play starts at noon.
LENADCO AUXILIARY MEETING At 1:30 p.m. at the John M. Parrot Centre. Everyone welcome. CANADIAN CLUB OF KINGSTON Luncheon meeting at noon. Note date change. Nonmembers welcome: Speaker: Kevin Page, Jean Luc Pepin Research Chair, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, former Parliamentary Budget Officer. Topic: ‘Public Finance and Democracy.’ Venue: Minos Village Restaurant, 2762 Princess St., Kingston. Reservations 613 384-2021: members $26, non-members $31. Club information 613-5302704, www.canadianclubkingston.org. MAY 21 LINE DANCING At the Tamworth Legion from 7-8:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST At Bath Legion in Millhaven, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Home-cooked food. Everyone welcome. MAY 22 VICTORIA II WOMEN’S INSTITUTE Victoria II WI will meet at the home of Heather Booth, Strathcona. Please make note of the change of date. The topic is ‘Agriculture’ and the roll call is name an old-fashioned farm implement which is no longer used, and 25 cents for each farm or seed catalogue in your home. Don’t forget to bring your plant/bulb/garden item for sale. Contact: 613-3541115. ZUMBA GOLD At the Tamworth Legion from 9:30-10:30 p.m. MAY 23 HOT LUNCH The Napanee Legion is hosting its weekly homemade hot lunch for $10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Takeout is available. All welcome.. SECOND ANNUAL ZUMBAT-
MAY 17-19 GIANT FUNDRAISING SALE A giant fundraising yard and bake sale for the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life’s Daffy Dames team starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, opening at 9 a.m. Sunday and Monday. The sale will be held at 8700 County Rd. 2, two kilometres west of Napanee. 14 families donating gently used items. There is something for everyone, come out and support a great cause. Rain or shine. MAY 18 PLANT SALE Bath Gardening Club Plant and Fertilizer Sale at 9:30 a.m. at Centennial Park, Bath. Perennials, annuals, herbs, houseplants and the club’s allnatural Fritz Fertilizer Mix. Come early for best selection, cash only, rain or shine. All proceeds will go towards the beautification of the Village of Bath and the maintenance of our flower-filled planters on Main Street. SUNDAY BREAKFAST At the Bath Legion in Millhaven, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. MAY 20 NAPANEE LEGION AGM AND ELECTION All members are requested to attend the Annual General Meeting and Elections at the Napanee Legion at 7 p.m. The proper running and financial direction of the Legion is paramount in it fulfilling the goals of a proper run business and financial assistance to veterans and local charities. Your vote counts so please plan to attend. Remember, the Napanee Legion supports the past and welcomes the future. ‘HISTORY OF THE MARMORA MINES’ Hastings County Historical Society presents Historian Cathie Jones speaking on ‘A History of the Marmora Mines’. Learn about the opening of mines in Marmora in 1820 and over 150 years of extracting iron, copper, lead, silver and even gold. This public presentation takes place at 7.30 p.m.at the Quinte Living Centre, 370 Front St., Belleville (north door). All are welcome. For more info go to www.hastingshistory.ca.
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A local man is facing breaking-and-entering and other charges following incidents that took place this past Saturday in Napanee. According to the Napanee OPP, officers from the Napanee detachment received a report of mischief at a residence on West Street. The police also learned of a break, enter and theft at a Dundas Street home. At the first scene on West Street, a window screen and frame were damaged. At the second scene on
Dundas Street, various antiques and vintage coins were stolen. On Sunday, a 32-year-old Napanee man was arrested and charged with two counts of break-and-enter, two counts of mischief under $5,000 and one count of theft under $5,000. The man was scheduled to appear in provincial court for a bail hearing on Monday.
School B&E Local OPP are investigating a break-and-enter that took place at Ernestown Second-
ary School in Odessa last week. The OPP say that they believe the break-in took place in the early morning hours last Thursday, sometime between 3:15-3:30 a.m. The culprit or culprits gained entry by prying open a door to the school and, once inside, broke into a vending machine. It’s not clear how much money was taken or the value of the damage that was done to the school door or the vending machine. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Napanee/Loyalist OPP. If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers
Cordially invites volunteers and members to our 51st Annual General Meeting
n L&A SOS and the 55 Plus Activity Centre for the spring are offering Fitness Classes: All levels including Cardio, Strength Training, Toning, Stretching, Yoga, Relaxation and Zumba Gold. Art Programs: Learn to Draw, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Painting, Creative Writing, Knitting, Quilting. Social Programs: Euchre, Family History, Bridge Refresher. Computer Courses: One on One Assistance for Beginners or Intermediate, (book an appointment), Skype, Facebook, E-Reader, Computer Level 1 You must be a member of SOS to attend. For information call 613-354-6668.
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Members will be asked to vote on proposed changes to our Constitution and By-Laws.
L&A SOS Offsite Activities ($2 pay-as-you-go): n Line Dancing Progressive& Intermediate Mondays 1:30pm (Napanee Legion) n Line Dancing Beginner - Wednesdays 1:30pm (Napanee Legion) n Intermediate Tai Chi - Wednesdays 10:30 (Trinity United Church) n Beginner Tai Chi - Wednesdays 9:30 (Trinity United Church)
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DESERONTO PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 469 Dundas Street, Deseronto, Ontario 613-396-3841 Pastor: Rev. Howard Dudgeon Assistant Pastor Dan Rooney 10am - Sunday School Morning Worship at 10:45am Evening Service at 6:30pm Tuesday 5:30pm-Kid’s Program “Faith Weaver Friends” Wednesday 7pm - Family night. 7pm-Youth Bible Study at Pastor Dan’s Home Everyone welcome. Affiliated with PAOC.
A RIDE program in Tyendinaga Township netted a few charges this past weekend. Napanee OPP officers were operating a RIDE checkpoint at the junction of Old Highway 2 and Highway 49 in the early morning hours last Saturday. At around 1:28 a.m., the officers stopped a male driver. After a brief investigation, they charged the 22year-old Tyendinaga man with use of a plate not authorized for the vehicle,
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class GI licence holder not accompanied by a qualified driver, failing to apply for a permit on becoming vehicle owner and driving with passenger under 16 not properly wearing a seat belt. About an hour later, a male driver was arrested after he failed a roadside alcohol screening test; he was subsequently charged with driving with more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system. The 26-year-old Napanee man is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Napanee on June 10 to face the charges.
Suspension A 38-year-old Amherstview woman is charged with driving with a suspended licence following an incident last Thursday.
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According to the Loyalist OPP detachment, one of its officers who was on patrol stopped a vehicle that had failed to obey a traffic signal at 8:14 a.m. The officer’s investigation revealed the licence of the driver was suspended. The woman was charged with driving while suspended. She is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Napanee on June 12.
Signs Taken Sign stealing is frowned on not only in baseball but out on the roads as well. Local OPP are investigating the theft of some road closure signs and posts from the Phillips Road and Maple Sugar Road areas in Tyendinaga Township. The signs, which were used to mark off areas impacted by recent flooding, were removed from affected areas overnight Thursday. Anyone with information regarding these signs being taken should call the Napanee OPP at 613-3543369, Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-8477 or at tipsubmit.com.
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137 Robinson St., Napanee K7R 2S3 51 Palace Road 261 West St., 354-5910 ST. PATRICK’S 613-354-3141 Pastors: (near Prince Charles School) CATHOLIC CHURCH Priest: Rev. Richard Hetke Rev. Ivan and Anne Langdon Pastor Rev. Stephen Lush 179 West Street, Rev. Brother D.B. Smith Sunday Worship - 10:30am and 7pm Sun. Morning - 10:30am Napanee SUNDAY SERVICES Children’s Program - 10:30am Worship Service Rev. Mark Chochrek, Pastor 8:00am Holy Communion Wednesday: SonShine Corner Ages 4-9 Phone: 613-354-5354 10:30am - Holy Communion Ladies Bible study/prayer 10:30am Wednesday 7pm - Bible Study & Prayer EVANGEL TEMPLE Website: www.stpatsnapanee.com Children’s Ministry Programs Men’s Bible study/prayer 10:30am Welcome! Come and Worship with us. (Affiliated with PAOC) Saturday 5:15pm - Mass TUESDAY 6:30-8pm Bible study/prayer 7pm Visit us online at: 320 Bridge St. W., Napanee Sunday 9:00am-Mass; 10:30am-Mass Youth Program “The Heard” “In essentials: unity, In non-essentials: www.templeofprayerandpraise.org Pastor: Rev. Jim Somerville WEDNESDAY 10am liberty, In all things, charity (love).” ENTERPRISE-ROBLIN UNITED Sunday - 10:30am and 6:00pm NEWBURGH-CENTREVILLE Holy Communion Phone: 354-1924, 354-5637 Sunday School (ages 3-12) CHURCH PASTORAL CHARGE PASTORAL CHARGE Visit us at Everyone welcome. Wed. 6:00pm: Rev. Anne MacDermaid The United Church of Canada www.stmarymagdalenenapanee.ca BG Club - Ages 3-11 389-5548 EAST CAMDEN 613-378-2511 Thurs. 7:00pm: ENTERPRISE WESTDALE PARK PASTORAL CHARGE Minister: Jr. High (Grades 6 and 7) 9:15am 613-377-6406 www.mosriv.com FREE METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Barbara Mahood Sr. High (Ages 13-18); Worship Service & Sunday School ‘Like us on Facebook’ (across from the hospital) 9:30am: Worship Service and Small Groups 50+ ROBLIN firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor Derek Spink Sunday School at Centreville. Men’s & Women’s Ministry 11am Worship Service & Sunday School The United Church of Canada 7 Richmond Park Drive, Napanee 11am: Worship Service and For more information, Everyone Welcome Rev. Elaine Kellogg 613-354-2669 Sunday School at Newburgh call the Church at 613-354-4281 RIVERSIDE UNITED CHURCH www.westdaleparkfmc.ca (Third Sunday of each month ROBLIN WESLEYAN CHURCH www.evangelnapanee.com 2 Mill St, Yarker, ON email: email@example.com is a Contemporary Praise Service Pastors: 9:30am: Worship Service SUNDAY at Newburgh) Bert McCutcheon, TRINITY UNITED CHURCH & Sunday School 10:00am - Worship Service Everyone is welcome! Dustin Crozier, Paul DeMerchant 25 Bridge St. E. MOSCOW UNITED CHURCH 11:15am - Coffee & Snacks SUNDAY SERVICES 613-354-3858 25 Huffman Rd, Moscow, ON 11:30am - Sunday School & Small Groups 10:15am Sunday School Join us and Rev. Mark Arnill Worship Service 7pm - Social to follow 6:30pm - Prayer Service 8:45am and 11am - Morning Service on the 5th Sunday of Easter Kids Club, ages 5-12, Sat. 10am-11am KidsClub - Tuesday, 6:30pm at 10:30am. NAPANEE BAPTIST CHURCH Everyone is always welcome MOMENTUM Youth - Thursday 7pm Sunday School available. 474 Belleville Road “A Place to Belong” OTHER MINISTRIES: Trinity invites you every 613-354-1083 or PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 291 Dundas St. W. Men’s, Women’s & 50+ Tuesday from 12 noon - 2pm and Thurs613-354-6934 OF THE REDEEMER 613-354-4563 Small Group Studies days from 5pm - 7pm Pastor: Tom Breeden 155 St. George St., Pastor John Stewart For more information for “Silent Prayer & Reflection Time.” Come join us in Worship Deseronto Sunday morning at 10:30am 613-388-2518 Feel free to come and worship. Sundays 10:30am & 6:00pm Minister: Rev. James Gordon Family Worship Service www.roblinwesleyan.ca Bible study will meet on Wednesday Prayer & 396-3119 or 396-2347 Sunday Evening Service 7pm firstname.lastname@example.org Monday, May 26th at 9:30am. Bible Study 7:00pm 9:15am - Church Service Chair Lift Available Find us on Facebook! Everyone welcome. Everyone Welcome and Sunday School “Where the Bible comes to Life!”
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Eight NDSS students pull together plans to create their own businesses
Entrepreneurial spirit is flowing at Napanee and District Secondary School this semester as eight students get set to launch their own businesses this summer. Under the guidance of their Grade 11/12 ‘It’s Your Business’ teacher Nancy Savage, students have spent the semester speaking with local business owners to learn the ins and outs of starting a company. They’ll now have a chance to showcase what they’ve
learned at the Lennox and Addington County Court House, June 5 at 7 p.m. “They really appreciate the advice that they’ve been given,” Savage said of the mentors who have met with the students. “They will learn as they go along, but getting lots of support and contacts is key.” The meetings were arranged through a partnership with L&A County Economic Development’s Tracey Snow and the NDSS Business department.
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Among the students at the showcase will be Noah Van Vlack, Kenny Godin and Avery Smith, who are pursuing a $3,000 grant from the Summer Company. The provincial government program is geared towards supporting students looking to launch their own venture. In order to secure funding, the students must submit a detailed business plan that is deemed feasible. For some students getting their business past the idea stage can be overwhelming. That’s where the course’s curriculum comes in handy. “It’s been a lot of help with the numbers,” said Van Vlack, who will be launching an event sound production company known as Moon Bear Music this summer. “It gets me to sit down and write it all out and figure out what I’m actually going to be doing.” His plan is to work strictly with local bands
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and host concerts in the Napanee and Kingston area. “The Kingston music scene has a lot of talent,” said Van Vlack. “I’ve been a part of it with my band. History has proved it with the Trews, and the (Tragically) Hip and the Barenaked Ladies. I’m looking to give the next big band exposure.” Godin’s venture, known as De Bruin Farms Bio Gas Organics, is very green in nature. He plans to use his uncle’s bio gas generator to convert restaurant scraps into electricity. “I want to help the environment by making it more clean and renewable and help my uncle out by getting him more organic waste so he can produce more electricity,” said Godin. With a relatively small start-up cost of a truck and a trailer, he could charge some of the bigger restaurants a fee to remove their organic waste. For the restaurants it’s a chance to market themselves as ‘green’, which is something a lot of customers take into account when choosing where to eat. He sees this not only as a way to make money while pursuing a post-secondary education, but a possible
career. “There will be more people and more food waste,” Gobin says of the future of the business. “There’s already 30 biogas generators in Ontario. They’ll probably grow because there’s a greater need for electricity.” Smith’s idea is a little simpler but one that could prove successful in this area. His Country Clean Power Wash business features a mobile pressure washer. Targeting farmers with large equipment or home owners, he’ll specialize in bringing mobile cleaning to things that aren’t mobile. “This class has helped so much,” said Smith. “To learn to do a business plan and learn how to get other connections and things like that, it really helps.” He’s taken other business classes in the past but he says this one has appealed to him because it gives him hands on experience actually running his own business. “She’s helped a lot, showing me ways of how to write (a business proposal) properly,” Smith says of his teacher, “things like what information to put in and how to write it better than you might say it.”
Launching a business could be a great alternative for students who don’t want to work a traditional summer job. Though more challenging, it could pay dividends down the road. “When they saw how much they could potentially make compared with other jobs, they thought, ‘Wow, I could do what I wanted to do plus make more money,’” said Savage. “A lot of them are making money for postsecondary so they need to make that money.” For the county, they have a vested interest as well. “The whole idea is to get these guys running businesses in our county so that they stay here and know the opportunities here,” added Savage. Also showcasing their businesses at the June 5 event will be Jenna Whalen, Gabriel Charlesbois, Michelle Stinchcombe, Brad Burriss and Hayley Kelderman. Never before have this many students expressed interest in starting their own summer business. Not included in the eight seeking funding this year are several others who could launch one without much start up or one they pursue five years down the road.
COMMUNITY PULSE MAY 25 YOUTH DART LEAGUE The Napanee Legion continues its supervised youth dart league in the upstairs hall from 2:30-5 p.m. All welcome. FISH FRY At St. Matthew’s Hall in Marlbank from 4:30-7 p.m. Adults $15, children 6-12 $7, under 6 free. Includes fish and chips, salads, dessert,
tea and coffee. Meal catered by Mike Mundell. MAY 27 OPEN HOUSE The Canadian Hearing Society is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for May Speech and Hearing Awareness Month. There will be board games in collaboration with Family For The Win, light refreshments, ‘Spring Cleaning’ communi-
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Downtown Napanee merchants (from left) Kandee Lucas, Teresa Hendrick, Doris Lucas, Jen Fitzpatrick, Anne Roantree, Marlene Sweet, Elizabeth Botting and Tammy Peck present Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation’s Robert Paul with a $2,343 cheque. The money, which was raised during an April 26 ‘Help Fight Cancer’ sales event, was donated to the hospital’s new chemotherapy ward. Participating businesses were April’s Image, Bandits, Cardiff Creations, Coffee Cravings, Divine Hair Studio, Ellena’s, Flowers By Barbara, La Pizzeria, Marlene’s Mayhew Jewelers, Milady’s Lace, Miss Emma May’s Hattitude, Napanee Opticians, October’s Clothing, Pet Panache, Season’s, Serendipity Studios, Loaf N Ale, Touch of Class Fashions, Vidoma, Vignettes, Wallace’s, Wendalyn’s, McNikks, Dress For Less and Sun Life Financial.
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KINGSTON SENIOR CHORISTERS… The Kingston Senior Choristers will be presenting their ‘Celebrating 10 Years — Our Favourites’ concert on May 30 at the Kingston Gospel Temple, 2295 Princess St. at 7.30 p.m. The repertoire will include songs from stage and screen that have appealed to audiences over the years. Abby Stewart will be the Choristers guest artist.Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 13, and may be obtained from any Chorister, by calling 613-767-0673, or at the door.
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This year’s Multicultural Festival is being celebrated in conjunction with the Riverfront Festival, providing live entertainment, a variety of ethnic foods and historic boat tours. Cortwright Christian, longtime organizer for Napanee’s Multicultural Festival, said the celebrations would follow a pioneering theme in order to tie the Multicultural Festival in with the tall ships festival. All the celebrations will take place along the river and at Conservation Park from June 13-15. “When the ships come in on Friday night (around 5 p.m.), they’ll arrive to a great welcome. We have got
some entertainment for the group; we have some Celtic music and full entertainment that evening. Then we’ll go through the official ceremonies and get ready for a full day the next day,” explained Christian. The Napanee BIA and the Town of Greater Napanee partnered to bring the Brigantine St. Lawrence II for the Riverfront Festival. The tall ship festival will begin Saturday morning’s celebrations at 11 a.m. “There will be tours on the ships. It’s very important that a young person can see the ships. There’s a program to teach youth how to sail so they’ll be booking youth all weekend long,” said Christian. The afternoon will be jam-packed with multicultural entertainment.
“This year we expect to make it more musical. We’re looking at the possibility of at least three different musical groups, plus our cultural groups: South Asia, Eastern Europe, Caribbean and Canadian. We’re trying to make it a little more in touch with the boats that will be in the harbour for our theme,” said Christian. Some of the entertainment will include steel drum music, ethnic dancing, Calypso songs, Limbo, a salsa and Latino band, a Reggae Fusion band, youth cultural dancers, and a fireeating show. As for the foods, they will be just as diverse as the entertainers. Some foods that will be available include samosas, curries, and foods from Italy, Poland, India, the Philip-
pines, and Caribbean dishes. “We will have a full variety of dishes. We’ll have pastries, sweets and of course the usual Polish sausages, jerk chicken and Jamaican meat patties, so we’ll be ready for a big crowd,” he said. Celebrations will last until about 7 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, the tall ships will be leaving Napanee between 11 a.m. and noon, ending the festival. Christian said last year’s 10-year anniversary Multicultural Festival was a great success but he thinks this year will top those before it. “The 10-year anniversary was beautiful; we had a great year… But this year is going to be fantastic,” said Christian.
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The Napanee Rotary Club recently contributed $3,600 for the purchase of three new motorized hospital beds to be used by Hospice Lennox and Addington clients. Above, Melanie McGarvey of Hospice L&A accepts the cheque for the beds from Napanee Rotarians (from left) Chris Seeley, Colin Wartman and Robert McCaw.
Council mulls â€˜Healthy â€˜Communitiesâ€™ document Declaration sets out goals for community BY ASHLEY ESPINOZA Staff Reporter
Deseronto councillors are considering signing a Healthy Communities declaration as an initiative to make the municipality a healthier, more active place to live and visit. Promoting healthy living in your community ignites healthy living at home, explained Beverley Bell-Rowbotham, Coordinator for the Healthy Communities Partnership of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. She, along with Pat Sukha and Susan Kiley Mullaly, presented a deputation to the Town of Deseronto last Tuesday regarding the initiative. â€œWe believe that this declaration is an opportunity to build on current successes and the world thatâ€™s already taken place in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. The declaration supports a collaborative approach to decision-making that builds into positive development,â€? explained BellRowbotham. â€œTake a moment to imagine a place where everyone has access to the opportunities they need for good healthâ€Ś This vision of a healthy community becomes possible when policies are development with health in mind,â€? she continued. The declaration promotes parks, green spaces, walking and biking paths, recreation, access to healthy local food, and a strong sense of community. â€œAdopting this declaration is not a commitment to a specific policy action but rather it demonstrates a commitment to work collaboratively toward improving health. Itâ€™s a commitment where commu-
nity leaders, businesses and residents place value on health for all and where combined efforts create a synergy giving mutual benefits. This declaration is an important step to building a strong community and healthy future for all residents,â€? said Sukha. â€œIt states that health will be considered among all the other points that will be considered in decision-making. The declaration does not hold your feet to the fire in any way, shape or form; itâ€™s just that we ask that the philosophy be considered,â€? she continued. It is a cost-free initiative that seeks to promote health across communities. â€œThereâ€™s no financial implication to endorsing the declaration,â€? said Bell-Rowbotham. She said they are simply looking for endorsement and for municipalities to get the ball rolling for the community. â€œMunicipal governments do have the power to build a healthy community. Policy decisions have a direct and significant impact on the opportunities to have to be healthy. Thereâ€™s a momentum growing across the province, and in fact across the country, to make healthy living easier,â€? said Bell-Rowbotham. Deseronto councillors liked the idea of the declaration but wanted to bring the conversation back up at a future council meeting. â€œI have no problems with this at all. I think it certainly makes a lot of sense,â€? said Deputy Mayor Clarence Zieman. The conversation will be brought back to council at a future meeting and council will decide whether to adapt the declaration for healthy living in the municipality.
BUDGET | Appealing police costs CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 In March, council unanimously moved the following resolution: â€œThat the Town of Greater Napanee not remit the 2014 increase in policing costs in the amount of $398,401 until a new
billing model is finalized that promotes fairness, as Ontario Municipalities were promised; and further that these funds be placed in a reserve; and further that correspondence be circulated to the municipalities within the OPP Policing Discussion Group
requesting that they withhold their payment of any 2014 increase in support of this resolution.â€? Both the amortization budget report and the bylaw to establish tax rates were both passed unanimously by council on Tuesday night.
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Call me nuts… ALL me nuts, you would not be the first. I just cleaned out the 27 nesting boxes on my property the other day and the following day the tree swallows arrived. Swooping through the air like living torpedoes, their perfectly designed bodies are so aerodynamic that anyone with eyes would be foolish not to stop and take notice. Snapping up mosquitoes as they fly, they eliminate one of the great pests of summer while providing entertainment as they feast. Tree swallows are among the declining population of birds that we need to protect. The day that they arrive is a high point on my calendar. As if this news was not
I am your spring-time dream realizer: you dream it and I enable you to make it reality. Through the miracle of the written word, this column can change your life. Or, at least it can make it better looking. This is the second week of May and this is ‘gardening month’, so let’s get to work. Haul out your containers. Whether you live in a condo or an estate, chances are you have a bunch of pots and window boxes in storage that need some attention. Don’t get overly fussed by this. I just use a stiff brush to clean the inside wall of each container before I fill them up with new potting/container mix. Don’t replant into the old potting soil as it is ‘finished’. Place the used soil in your garden where it is useful as an addition to existing soil and if you live in a highrise, give the soil to a friend with a yard for this purpose. Don’t throw it out. Replace it with a quality mix like C.I.L., Pro Mix, or my own Container Mix. Use a piece of broken pottery or a ‘Pot Hole’ [Home Hardware] over the
perfect enough, the NEXT day I spotted an Eastern blue bird perched in a tree by my vegetable garden. I stopped and wondered out loud if he would please, please stop here and make a family. Alas, perched on a tree on the opposite side of the lane was his camouflaged female other-half. My mouth was agape at the thought that a blue bird family may finally make its home in my meadow. I was counting the eggs before the kids were born Seemingly small things can keep our dreams alive. Like your dream of the best looking garden ever. Or the most productive vegetable and herb garden ever.
drainage hole to allow water to pass through but not the soil in the pot. Plant frost-hardy flowering plants. Pansies, ranunculus, violas, primulas and pots full of daffodils, hyacinths and tulips are brimming over at your local garden retail-
Mark Cullen The Green File er. Relieve them of some inventory and plant these out regardless of the weather in the next few weeks. They can all take a hit of frost and bounce back. Plant trees, shrubs, evergreens and roses. All of the plants that normally survive a winter in your garden are ready to plant now. In fact this is the second best time of the year to plant all of the ‘woody’ plant material [second to autumn]. You won’t get the enormous selection in the fall as you will now when many of our favourites are in bloom. Be sure to prepare planting holes with generous
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