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A local builder has built a fire truck play structure to raffle off in support of fire prevention in the area. Lockwood Brothers Construction built the 22-foot long wooden fire truck over the winter, and it is now ready to be displayed at many local events throughout the summer. Money raised from ticket sales will be split between the North Grenville, Merrickville-Wolford, and Edwardsburgh-Cardinal fire departments, and used to supply smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to those in need.

Corey Lockwood, of Lockwood Brothers Construction, says he came up with the idea while talking to North Grenville’s Fire Prevention Officer, Shannon Armitage, about how many people she sees that don’t have working fire alarms in their homes. He saw a fire truck play structure elsewhere and he thought it would be a fantastic way to involve local fire departments to support the cause. “We ran it by our kids and they thought it was a great idea,” he says. The fire truck, which will be complete with working lights and plumbing, so it can be hooked up and spout wa-

ter, was built with the help of several community partners. RONA provided the lumber, Copperwood is installing the plumbing, Howell Electric is doing all the wiring, and MotorTrendz has provided the trailer which will transport the structure to its various engagements throughout the season. This is not the first time that Lockwood has built something fun and interesting for a cause. In 2012, they built a pirate ship that raised $6,310 for North Grenville Accessible Transportation (NGAT) and the Spencerville Agricultural Society. “We’re always looking for something

different to do,” Corey says. So far, the truck has been booked for Canada Day parades in Merrickville-Wolford and North Grenville, and Ports Day in Johnstown on June 16.. Tickets are 1 for $5, or 3 for $10, and will be sold at all the events the truck attends, the fire stations, and by calling Lockwood’s office at 613-258-4225. The raffle draw will be held on December 14, right before Christmas. Corey says they hope to have the fire truck sitting outside the lucky child’s house as a surprise on Christmas morning.


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am to 2 pm every Thursday in the parking lot of Prescott’s Canadian Tire. With territory spanning Kemptville through Prescott and Brockville, Ben Sauve, owner of Sauve Heating and Air Conditioning, saw an opportunity for a weekly community event in Prescott. Gracious support from a number of local businesses and the

Sauve Heating and Air Conditioning is hosting weekly fundraising barbeques in Prescott all summer. Beginning Thursday, May 24, and running throughout the summer, Sauve Heating will host fundraising barbecues in support of different local charities and organizations. Each BBQ will run from 11

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Town of Prescott has helped make it happen. “I think a community barbecue is a simple way to get neighbours together over good food and in support of great causes,” says Ben. “We look forward to slowing things down for a couple of hours, and giving back to the community we’ve called home for over 25 years.”

With help from local businesses, including Canadian Tire Prescott, P38 Energy, O’Reilly’s Independent Grocer, and B&H Grocer, Sauve Heating will ensure all supplies are on hand each week. Representatives from the recipient organizations will provide volunteers to help set up and serve at the barbecue. “We wanted to help give local charities a boost of support and recognition,” says Ben. “Keeping things simple is what we do; so by taking care of the legwork, we hope to offer an easy way for these great causes to continue their work.” Local charities interested in getting involved are asked to contact Ben Sauve directly by emailing, or by calling 613925-0223.

Turnout Stables awash in prize ribbons debuts in the Large Pony Division. "This was a fantastic way to begin the year," said Debbie Williams, owner and coach at Turnout, "and we’re looking for more great results as our riders and their horses develop throughout the season."


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Kennedy Ball riding Etched-in-Gold lium Hunter/Jumper show of the season — and the results were outstanding. Charis Boland rode Pocket Change and Leslie Kittle rode Under Contract, with each earning Reserve Champion in their jumper and hunter events. Lindsay Blakely won two thirds and fifth-place ribbon aboard

Submitted by Debbie Williams The Turnout Stables Equestrian Team started the show-jumping season in a wave of success. The team from Turnout, a well-known Kemptville equestrian stable, travelled to Wesley Clover Park in Nepean this past weekend for the first Tril-

Conman, and Chelsea Couturier rode Up in Smoke, also to third and fifth-place finishes — all in hunter classes. Danielle Sayer atop Blues Jeans earned a third-placed prize in the Small/Medium pony division. Kennedy Ball on Etched in Gold and Allison Patrick on Bullwinkle had great

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“While some are definitely collecting pledges, we have other participants planning to skip the pledge sheet and participate by making a donation,” HOL client services manager Kim Merkley said. In addition to raising money and non-perishable food items for HOL’s food bank, the event is meant to offer families a fun and affordable weekend outing. “House of Lazarus is more than a food bank,” HOL executive director Cathy Ashby said. “At HOL, we try to fill in the service and resource gaps in our community, but we also try to build community by offering everyone opportunities to come together for an inexpensive day of fun and giving back.” For more information, visit www.houseoflazarus. com, or contact Kim Merkley at, or phone 613989-3830.

In addition to bringing 125 non-perishable food items for House of Lazarus Food Bank to the 2017 HOL Family Fun Day, Melissa Martel (left) also brought Chloe Martel, Liam McCurdy and Abby McCurdy for a fun day out. House of Lazarus (HOL) is determined to make this year’s Family Fun Day fun for the whole family. The annual food bank fundraiser is set for Saturday, May 26, from 10 am to 3 pm, beginning with a walkathon, and including a host of activities for all ages, including a large bouncy castle, courtesy of

Southgate Church, a petting zoo with Vanderlaand the Barnyard Zoo, a barbecue courtesy of Knights of Columbus, a ukulele concert with the Vernon Ukulele Group, followed by an interactive kazoo jam session, and more. Admission is only $2 per person, but free for those

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participating in the walkathon. The walkathon offers a 2.5 kilometre excursion for walkers, runners, or bikers to complete at their leisure. Pledges can be in the form of money or non-perishable food items. Pledge sheets are available for pick up at HOL’s stores or for download via HOL’s website.

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Making Memories: Sixty years of toys and childhood treasures − 1930 to 1990 Dateline: Spencerville Mill, July 3 to 15, 10 am – 4 pm. The Spencerville Mill Foundation is asking local residents and other interested people to open up their attics and long-forgotten toy boxes, hoping they are willing to share their vintage toys in a special exhibit at the historic Spencerville Mill. In part, this exhibit is a heartfelt tribute to the past. Before batteries, microchips, and plastic creations of all kinds, toys were painstakingly handcrafted, simple and durable. They were also, often, individually made from materials at hand, with colours and embellishments that suited a particular child. Visitors are invited to share the personal owner memories

of much loved toys, trikes, board games, dolls and other amusements, as you browse through these treasures from your childhood. Many will be homemade, but some may capture the best of more commercial times, when manufacturers produced intricate toys, such as Transformers, that had their own captivating magic. And who could forget the global appeal of the world’s most famous fashion doll, “Barbie”, when she first appeared in 1959? A bit later, in 1970, one of the biggest blockbuster movies of all time exerted an even stronger force, when characters from Star Wars flooded the market place, much as toy soldiers, porcelain-faced dolls, spinning tops and teddy bears had appealed to previous

played, for viewing only, for the duration of the exhibit. Contributors’ registration and drop off at the Spencerville Mill & Museum, 11 Water Street, will take place on Friday, June 22, from 2 to 5 pm and again on Saturday, June 23, from 10 am to noon. Toys can be picked up on July 16 and 17, from 10 am to 4 pm. See the Registration Form on the Mill website at: www. For more information call Sheila at 613 658-5290, or Email: In keeping with retrospective entertainment, admission to the exhibit is only $2. Children under 16 are free.

generations. A less glamourous doll appeared in 1983. By the end of the year, almost three million of the Cabbage Patch toys had been “adopted”, but the insatiable demand had not been met. The Cabbage Patch Kids are on record as the most successful new doll introduction in the history of the toy industry. From the perspective of today, we can truly say that “toys were us” as companions and comforters. Most of us have never forgotten our favourites and, as this exhibit will show, many of us never let them go. Organizers would be pleased to include your treasures in our exhibit, and promise to treat them with care. Loaned items will be dis-



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A Taste for Hospice

On Saturday, April 14, Beth Donovan Hospice organized the first annual A Taste for Hospice. Despite a late winter storm, foodies packed the North Grenville High School to enjoy samples from local restau-

rants, wineries and breweries. Thanks to Brigadoon Restaurant, Castleview Fine Dining, Catered Affairs, Fireside Grill, Graham's Bakery, Hard Stones Grill, Marlborough Pub, Salamanders, The Crusty Baker, Beau’s

stressful times. There are no fees for any of the services provided by BDH. We receive funding from the LHIN as well as through various fundraising activities and community support. If you or someone you know could benefit from hospice services, please do not hesitate to contact BDH. Our services are offered to the community free of charge and anyone can refer. Hours of operation for referrals are Monday to Friday 9:00-4:30. or 613-258-9611.

Brewing Company, Mill St. Brewery, Nita Beer Company, Smokie Ridge Vineyard, Stone Crop Acres Winery, Tuque de Broue Brewery and White Water Brewing Company for helping to raise over $6,000 for Beth Donovan Hospice. We are pleased to announce that Salamanders in Kemptville was voted ‘Best Taste’ and Tuque de Broue Brewery in Embrun was voted ‘Best Sip’. Thanks to BDH’s volunteers who organized this great event and to everyone who came out. See you at the 2nd annual A Taste for Hospice in May 2019. BDH has been providing services to the community for over 25 years in the communities of North Grenville, Merrickville-Wolford and surrounding rural areas. Residents who are living with, or dying from a life-limiting illness, those who are grieving, or who are bereaved, or caregiving, can receive services from BDH. The hospice provides compassionate support and guidance to clients and families especially during challenging and

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he North Grenville Arts Guild will be holding an art show & sale featuring beautiful works from over 25 local artists at the old fire hall and armoury, now known as the Pte. Blake Williamson Memorial Hall. The show is part of the 416 Art Kruze, studio tour weekend. Artists interested in participating can email NGArtsGuild@ for more information. While the booths are currently only available to guild members, both guild membership and the show fee are very reasonable and affordable. The Rotary Club of Kemptville and Geronimo’s Coffee House are early sponsors but a few more sponsoring positions are still up for grabs. A BBQ and Refreshments stand will be on hand, courtesy of the Rotary Club and public admission to the show is FREE! Artists interested in participating can email for more information. Art Show & Sale - June 23, 24. Pte. Blake Williamson Memorial Hall. Riverside Park, Kemptville. May 23, 2018


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he is due to run for a position on Council in October’s election. The insinuations You may have read else- put forward by Barb Tobin, where about the changes Frank Onasanya and David made by the Municipal Coun- Gordon, that somehow John cil to the proposed annual Barclay’s company had been budget for the Kemptville improperly taking an unfair Business Improvement Area share of the BIA budget was [BIA]. Unfortunately, these both crass and inaccurate, and reports have failed to disclose only served to make them the actual context and content look petty and vindictive. of the situation. In effect, an On May 7, during the attack was launched by mem- Committee of the Whole bers of council on the BIA meeting, the Chair and TreaBoard, and, in particular, on surer of the BIA presented John Barclay, their Executive their annual budget to CounDirector. In what has been cil. Because of municipal called an “unprecedented” timing, an audited copy of move, council cut the BIA the budget was only availbudget, ending a successful able that day, and the named business attraction project, councillors jumped on what the Pop-up Shops, and reduc- they claimed were inaccuraing the Executive Director’s cies and suspicious data in the salary to a minimum wage submission, arguing that the position. BIA had been irresponsible This attack on the BIA in their finances. In fact, and its reputation was both much of what they were asunwarranted and politically- serting was itself inaccurate motivated, as the focus on and rather self-serving. For John Barclay cannot be sepa- example, they claimed that rated from the knowledge that the management fees, paid to by David Shanahan

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John Barclay’s company, had risen between 2016 and 2017 from $15,000 to $21,866. In fact, the rise was much less than that, as the 2016 amount was for 9 months and that of 2017 was for 12 months. This fact was ignored by Tobin, Gordon and Onasanya. The budget for 2018 allowed for Management fees of $20,500. This did not stop Tobin from commenting on the fees paid to Triune (John Barclay’s company), which she described as “quite hefty”, and went on to say: “There’s not a member of council sitting here at this table that makes that money, so it’s just interesting”. What does she mean, “interesting”? That’s quite the innuendo. Note that Tobin was paid $20,655.83 as a Councillor in 2017, and that is also “interesting”, as she says. It is highly unprofessional, unethical and lacking in character to throw those innuendos into an official meeting, specially when they are based on, let’s say, inac-

curacies. Behind all of their claims against the BIA, council refused to make the point that paying an Executive Director, who is responsible for promoting the economic development of the downtown area, at the rate of $20 an hour was hardly a competitive wage. Deciding to reduce the position to a minimum wage job is not going to help in that work, or to attract more qualified people to the position. It seemed that they were saying that the economic future of downtown Kemptville was not worth a proper salary for a well-qualified and hardworking Director. The cancellation of the Pop-up program was also unexpected, as it had seemed from their personal participation in opening these stores that David Gordon and members of Council fully appreciated what they meant to the economic life of Kemptville. Cutting the funding of this program was a complete

surprise to the BIA Board, as it was one of the more successful projects that had been undertaken under the direction of John Barclay, and the sudden change in the budget leaves the entire project without life support. Council, on May 7, instructed municipal staff to prepare an administrative report on the BIA, which certainly seemed to be an unwelcome and vague directive, given the response of CAO, Brian Carré. He asked for clarification of what, precisely, council were asking from staff. The resulting report, prepared by Director of Planning Phil Gerard, was clearly a rushed job, as it contained a number of inaccuracies and incorrect statistics, which the BIA Board attempted to correct before the Council meeting on May 14. However, in a surprising and unprecedented move, Council voted through the changes to the BIA budget. The BIA Board have been

stunned, and quite insulted, by the clear attack on their professionalism and management of BIA funds, and John Barclay has been tainted with a clearly unfair insinuation that he is has been improperly profiting from his work with the BIA, something which the Board has been very quick to deny. The basic fact is that the BIA is not sufficiently supported by the municipality to do the kind of work expected of them. In order to have a proper level of expertise in the position of Executive Director, too much of their meagre funding has to be used to fund that position. Council’s decision to cut their budget even further only makes their situation worse, and undermines all the good work they have been doing to promote the commercial future of downtown Kemptville. The reverberations of these actions will be felt for a long time. North Grenville deserves better than this.

downtown footprint. This is key information! The people in the BIA footprint elect members to a Board Of Management to make decisions on how to best promote downtown, using their own funds. While the Old Town Kemptville BIA is, in fact, a Committee of Council (like all other Ontario BIA’s), Council typically doesn’t make any decisions with regards to what the BIA does with their own money (nor should they). There are two main changes in the BIA budget made by council that I feel need to be addressed. The first is a reduction in the “fees” paid to staff - the Executive Director (ED) of the BIA. I am absolutely floored that Council has the right to change the amount of money the BIA deems their ED is to be paid. The BIA needs a staff person to manage our relationship with members, other business groups, and the Municipality. It needs a staff person to manage all

the events, their promotion, as well as marketing all the businesses downtown. I was member of the BIA’s Board of Management when we had no paid staff person, and I can promise you that this budget line is the most important expense, and often the largest budget line, for a BIA because it needs to be. I learned very quickly that even a group of dedicated volunteer Board members who were busy running their own businesses could only do so much, in order to better represent the interests of its members. Having worked with this particular Executive Director, I can also promise you that his commitment to downtown (and local busi-

ness in general) means he works many more hours than he is paid. The second change made to the BIA has to do with the 2017 Pop Up Shop Program (a program designed to help fill empty storefronts) and modelled off of other similar programs in other Ontario communities. This success-

ful project saw the opening of two new businesses downtown last year (one of these businesses is the recent winner of the New Business of the Year Award). Council has decided to eliminate the funding for this successful program, for some reason. What I know is that other municipalities all throughout continued on next page

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Dear Editor: After reading last week about the council’s decision to change the BIA budget, I felt extremely frustrated and realized that I needed a positive outlet to voice my concerns. I will first take a minute to explain where I am coming from. I am a former member of the Old Town Kemptville BIA, having owned a business on Prescott Street for five years. I moved to 207 Sanders Street four years ago. For the five years I was located on Prescott St., I worked hard with other local businesses on the BIA Board of Management to help promote downtown and create a family friendly atmosphere. While working on the Board I also visited, researched and met with other local BIA’s (as did other Board members) to better understand and promote a downtown. When making the decision to move the shop, I knew I did not want to move far out of the downtown core, as I love the downtown community; but I needed more space

and, at the time, there was nothing much larger available in the BIA footprint. Moving to Sanders was a happy medium, as the BIA Board welcomed the businesses in the triangle as Associate Members and, though I couldn’t be an official board member, I could still participate in some of the offerings of the BIA which have always been a huge benefit to my business. I’m speaking from my experience and what I have learnt over the last nine years about BIA’s in general, and the Old Town Kemptville BIA specifically. I feel there is important information missing from the conversation that has been taking place since the decision to alter the BIA budget, and that is that the BIA levy (monies collected and used by the BIA) are not taxpayer dollars, nor are they coming from the municipality in any way. The money comes directly from the building owners, and indirectly from the business owners, in the

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NG Municipal Council updates Below are some highlights from the regular Municipality of North Grenville Council Meeting held on Monday, May 14, 2018: New Official Plan Adopted: Council adopted a new Official Plan, which is the document that guides development and land-use planning in the Municipality. The adoption follows a series of public consultations and steps set out in the Planning Act. The next and final step is for the Official Plan to be provided to the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville as they are the approval body for the Plan. A copy of the adopted Official Plan can be found on the Municipal website –

document-library. Development Charges for the Northwest Quad: Council passed a by-law approving area-specific development charges. The specific area where the charges will apply is the lands to be serviced north of County Road 43 and west of County Road 44. A copy of the by-law, including a map and schedule of charges, can be found on the Municipal website. Tax Rates Approved: Council passed a by-law adopting the 2018 tax rates based on the approved 2018 budget. Tax bills will be prepared and mailed out in June with two installments, one due June 29 and the second due September 28.

Letters to the editor continued Ontario have similar programs and continue to run them. What I also know is that one member of Council always sits on the BIA Board of Management, so I would assume that Council was more than aware of how the program was working. Through all these discussions, online and in the press, I want the Old Town Kemptville BIA Board and their Executive Director to know I feel they are doing a great job, and I wish here, in North Grenville, we could promote our downtown without so many obstacles. Shelley Mitchell, Kemptville Dear Editor, As it doesn’t appear that the councillor answers emails. Can you print this as a “letter to the editor”? I am writing to you as you are council rep on the accessible advisory committee. First, is the committee active? Who is its chair, members? Next. I have not had occasion to visit the dump for a number of years. Today I took a load of cardboard, metal and plastic items out there for disposal. I expected not to be charged as your website clearly states that metal objects are FREE. My old BBQ was metal, all metal. I haven’t seen a non metal BBQ, have you. On checkout the clerk said the METAL BBQ was classed as garbage, not metal, so he would have to charge me. The clerk said they had asked numerous times to have the web site clarified, but no luck. Main reason for writing is to point out that the dump is May 23, 2018

not handicapped accessible, as required by law. Since leaving council, I have had triple heart bypass surgery and, last spring, two heart attacks requiring stents. I can only lift my arms above my head with great difficulty and some days not at all. Throwing things from ground level up into the containers is both difficult and potentially medically dangerous. Many landfill sites are arranged so that there are dirt ramps beside the containers so folks can drive up and easily move their refuse into the dumpster. Your views would be appreciated. I know that issue existed while I was mayor and I did nothing about it, however your perspective on handicapped issues changes once you lose abilities yourself. Bill Gooch Kemptville ON

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Upcoming Planning/Public Meetings: A public meeting will be held beginning at 7 pm on May 22 for Zoning By-Law Amendment Application ZBA-2-18 (Glenview Homes). Upcoming Meetings: Council on Monday, May 28; Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, May 22. All meetings begin at 6:30 pm. in Council Chambers at the Municipal Centre located at 285 County Rd 44, Kemptville. For more information contact Clerk Cahl Pominville at cpominville@northgrenville. or at 613-258-9569 ext. 110.

Main Street Revitalization Projects Approved: In April, the Municipality was given just over $52,000 through the Province’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative. At the meeting, Council approved the list of projects that were eligible under the Initiative and authorized the submission of additional applications for funding. The 6 approved projects include: a gateway entrance at the north end of Rideau St. south of County Rd. 43, replacement of existing banners and installation of additional ones, installation of heritage streetlights, installation of a tourism/cycle kiosk at the Library and new parking spaces on Reuben Cres.

Concerns for pedestrian safety in Kemptville

locate funds to deal with this problem by the municipality could become a false savings, should a death or injury result in litigation. As part of creating the extra parking spaces in Riverside Park, the municipality is hoping to acquire a right-ofway from the Upper Canada District School Board, which would allow drivers to access Prescott Street through the old High School grounds. This easement, and a properly constructed sidewalk from the Park to the CIBC, would certainly solve much of this potential problem.

by David Shanahan Fears over potential dangers to pedestrian safety have been expressed by business interests in Downtown Kemptville, particularly with regard to elderly pedestrians, or young families with children, trying to make their way from the municipal parking in Riverside Park to Prescott Street. With plans by the municipality to create between 12 and 20 new parking spaces along Reuben Street, the general problem of downtown parking may be somewhat alleviated. But the lack of a safe sidewalk between the Park and the Post Office, CIBC Bank, or the Library, involves possible danger to pedestrians, in the minds of some. A municipal staff member has confirmed that there are no plans by the municipality “at this point”, to repair the sidewalk on the Post Office side of Reuben, or to put one in on the CIBC side to link the parking with Prescott Street. Any change in those plans, or lack of them, would normally have to wait until next year’s budget deliberations. The danger to pedestrians was underlined by the tragic death of one man on County Road 43 while crossing the bridge over the South Branch, when he was hit by a passing vehicle. Aside from the physical danger to citizens, it has been noted that liability issues for the municipality are also involved in this situation, more particularly as municipal signage is encouraging people to make use of the Riverside Park spaces. Failure to al-

UPDATE UPDATE UPCOMING MEETINGS COUNCIL Monday, May 28 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Centre. For agenda information, please visit the Municipal website at COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE Monday, June 4 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Centre.


Garage sales in North Grenville are regulated by By-Law 10-03. No licence or fee is required, but there are regulations which you must follow. Signage is NOT permitted in traffic circles or attached to traffic signs. Please ensure signage is removed after your sale. Before having a garage sale, please obtain a copy of the by-law from www.northgrenville. ca/document-library.


Swimming pool enclosures in North Grenville are regulated by By-Law 32-98, as amended. This includes all above-ground and in-ground pools. Copies of this by-law are available from the Building Department or the Municipal website.


In accordance with By-Law 33-12, a Burn Permit is required to conduct open burning on property located outside of the urban area. The entire application and renewal process is available online at The online process also allows you to receive direct notification of special conditions such as fire bans and fire risk level. Burn permits are also still available at the Municipal Office or at the Fire Hall at 259 County Rd. 44 and the fee is $15. Please check conditions prior to burning by calling 613-706-1770.

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TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the Municipality of North Grenville passed By-Law 30-18 TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Municipality of North Grenville passed area th day of May, 2018. on the14 14th day of May, 2018 under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 199 the

THE PURPOSE of By-Law 53-18 is to repeal By-Law 28-09, and adopt North Grenville’s new AND Plan. TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Local Plan Official

respect of the Development Charge By-Law, by filing with the Clerk of the Munic

THE EFFECT of By-Law 53-18 is the replacement of North Grenville’s former Official Plan with the June, 2018, notice of appeal out the objection the by-law and the reaso new Official Plan.aSignificant changes thatsetting have occurred include changes to to locations of mineral aggregate resources, introduction of source water protection policies, addition of unevaluated The schedule of development charges imposed by the by-law, which came into effe wetlands on natural heritage schedules, addition of policies regarding active transportation and updates to population and employment projections.


INFORMATION in respect of the proposed Official Plan will be made available to theRESIDENTIAL public for inspection in the following methods: Single and Apart Apartments – • ONLINE, by navigating to the following website: Semi-Detached Bache 2 Bedrooms+ planning-and-development/official-plan-review; • • •


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Management AT THE NORTH GRENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY during regular hours of operation (1 Total Northwest Quadrant $225 $152 Water Street, Kemptville, ON); or Watershed Services BY APPOINTMENT with Philip Gerrard, who can be reached at pgerrard@northgrenville.




This by-law applies those lands on the map below which fall within the or by phone atto613-258-9569 ext.indicated 129. ANY PERSON or public body will be entitled to receive notice of the decision of the approval authority if a written request to be notified of the decision (including the person’s or public body’s address, fax number or email address) is made to the approval authority. The approval authority for this Official Plan is the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville (25-100 Central Ave West, Brockville, ON, K6V 4N6, ATTN: Cherie Mills) and the proposed Official Plan will be submitted to the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville for approval. DATED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH GRENVILLE, THIS 23rd DAY OF MAY, 2018. SIGNED:


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Who is paying for the College? by David Shanahan Some troubling questions have been raised concerning the financing of the new Kemptville Campus Education and Community Hub, or the old Kemptville College of years gone by. The Mayor, David Gordon, famously promised that no taxpayer money would be used in taking over the College and remaking it as the Campus, and the municipality was eager to underline the fact that “no municipal tax payer dollars will be applied to the purchase price”. Part of that purchase price came in the form of a

loan from the Infrastructure Ontario fund, in the amount of $4 million. This is to be repaid over the next thirty (30) years at an excellent interest rate of 3.65%. The loan repayment schedule is for bi-annual payments to be made by the Municipality of North Grenville, as it was the Municipality, not the Campus, which acquired the loan. Only municipalities can borrow from Infrastructure Ontario. The Municipality is to receive the funds for these payments from a not-for-profit corporation, which, in turn, is to be set up to operate the new Kemptville Campus. The not-for-profit will transfer the

A Board of Directors has to be appointed to oversee the operation of the Campus, and this is a project that is not yet completed. The first installment on the Infrastructure Ontario loan is due in June. It is highly unlikely that there will be enough time before then to create the not-for-profit, including choosing a Board of Directors. If that is the case, will the Municipality of North Grenville have to make that first payment, and, if so, it is assumed that the funds will have to come from the Reserve Fund which has been set up from the money raised through the sale of 7 acres of the Campus, plus two

money for these payments to the Municipality, as it is the party responsible for making the payments to Infrastructure Ontario. Therefore, if the not-for-profit does not have enough money to make the payment, then, legally, it seems that the Municipality will have to make up the difference, or even pay the entire installment, depending on the financial state of the Campus corporation. To date, the not-for-profit has yet to be created. The consulting firm of BDO Canada has been hired to prepare planning and consulting services for the governance and operating structure of the new Campus corporation.

buildings, to the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario. This fund contains $3.7 million, assuming it has been received from the Conseil by now. As this Reserve Fund is also designed to be “spent exclusively on infrastructure renewal and the development and continued sustainability” of the Hub, there will be many calls on it for use on campus operations in the coming months. It seems the sooner the not-for-profit and its Board of Directors is up and running and enlisting new partners for the Campus, the less fear there will be that taxpayers may end up paying for the College after all.

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario update received on a daily basis,” explained Mrs. Hutchinson. Grant highlights for the 2018-2019 school year include funding associated with the provincially negotiated labour settlements, as well as all provincial plans for employee health, life and dental benefits, and local priorities funding for OECTA and CUPE. In Special Education, new funding has been allocated in the Grants for Student Needs (GSN) for multi-disciplinary teams, as well as an application based EPO (Education Program – Other) to address current wait lists for assessments.

Des changements aux équipes de direction des écoles du CECCE Lors de la séance ordinaire du 8 mai dernier, les conseillères et conseillers scolaires ont entériné les changements aux affectations des directions et directions adjointes pour la prochaine année scolaire dans les écoles élémentaires et secondaires du Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE). Ainsi, les écoles suivantes auront des nouvelles directions à compter d’août prochain : Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys, pavillon Merrickville: Louise Théoret-SteFancsisc Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys, pavillon Kemptville: Angela Certosini « Les directions et directions adjointes font du travail exceptionnel dans les écoles du CECCE pour mobiliser les membres du personnel autour de la réussite et du bien-être de chaque élève » explique Johanne Lacombe, présidente du CECCE. « Elles ont démontré un leadership exemplaire et j’ai pleinement confiance en la capacité de ces personnes à relever de nouveaux défis et à actualiser la mission du CECCE en tant que chef de file dans le domaine de l’éducation » ajoute Réjean Sirois, directeur de l’éducation. May 23, 2018

ministration and Governance for Student Success, School Effectiveness, Mental Health, Early Years and Indigenous Education Leads. Other highlights include a 2 per cent cost update for plant operations to address rising utility and insurance, and a 4 per cent cost update for transportation. “Some positive news is that two of the EPO’s we’ve received in prior years have been transferred to the GSN,” noted Mrs. Hutchinson. “Autism Supports and Training EPO, as well as the Early Years Lead EPO.” The Board will also receive approximately $7.3 million in capital grants

“Additional grants have been included for grade 7 and 8 teacher funding to help engage students in career pathways planning,” noted Mrs. Hutchinson. “A new EPO has also been added for mental health workers in secondary schools, as well as continued investments to reduce class sizes for Kindergarten, and grades 4 to 8.” Additional funding has also been provided for the New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP). A new Program Leadership Allocation (PLA) was created which reallocates program leader funding from other areas of the Grants for Student Needs to Board Ad-

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It's all about the mix in kitchen design for 2018 (NC) A recent study found that we spend three years on average of our life preparing meals. Not to mention time spent putting away groceries, cleaning, and just grabbing a cup of tea. It's no wonder so many of us get the itch to change up the look of our kitchen spaces. If you're planning an update, this year's biggest trend is all about bringing texture, colours and patterns back to the place we spend so much time. Here are a few ways to bring that idea to life. Two-tone cabinetry. Light-coloured upper cabinets and dark lower cabinets are a beautiful way to bring in some colour; even a neutral grey will do the trick. Ready to push it further? Consider distinct materials — like white cabinetry with beautiful walnut drawer faces — for added dimension and warmth. Appliances matter. Kitchen appliances play a huge role in setting the tone, and innovative new finishes mean you can truly consider the design implications of your choices. GE Appliances, for example, now offer an innovative finish called Black Slate under their Café lineup. The deep charcoal matte finish is bold, contemporary and versatile enough to match nearly any décor. Plus, the matte texture hides fingerprints and virtually eliminates smudges. Fabric underfoot. No time or budget for a full kitchen reno? Bring the trend to life for under $100 by adding a rug to your space. A vintage rug can create warmth, both in look and feel as well as literally on cooler mornings. Just avoid rugs that have a high pile. Kitchens are too high-traffic for anything shaggy, which will only attract dirt and be difficult to clean. Stick with a rug that has a flat weave. Find more information on black slate appliances at


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From garden fountains to lawn ornaments and accessories, from outdoor bird baths/bird feeders to garden statues, Windsor Courtyard is an exceptional Garden and Home Decor store that offers a diverse selection of Home accessories and Garden accents. Their creative product display gives the customer ideas to take away and incorporate into their own home.  A perfect destination to find a distinctive gift for a gardener, bird lover or  something unique to  breath  new life into a tired room.    Sourcing out amazing and unique garden accents has turned into a passion for owner Diane. Drop in and see what unusual pieces for the home and garden, many handcrafted from cottage industries, she has hunted down for this season. Their diverse products continually inspire!

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Quick guide to a great summer garden (NC) As we prepare for cookouts, barbecues and relaxing outdoors, it’s time to get your gardens in shape. Feeling a little rusty? Here are some tips to make your backyard stand out. Make a plan: It’s important to take into consideration the location you’ll be planting in and what you’ll be growing, as space and sunlight affect how your garden will thrive. Have some fun with it: The possibilities for pollinator-friendly flowers and plants are endless: lanced-leaved coreopsis, New England asters, dense blazing stars and so many more. A wide variety of wild flowers in your garden provides a wide selection of nutritious nectar and pollen sources for honey bees and other pollinators. More honey bees, please: Summertime is an important season for honey bees. Populations in Canada are now at an all-time high, but they need to spend the warm months finding nutritious food to help sustain their hives through winter. Keeping your garden abundant with blooming flowers means the honey bees and other pollinators will have food all summer long. Get the right stuff: Picking the appropriate pollinator-friendly flowers and plants for your garden can be tough. Bees Matter can help. Get free seeds for a pollinatorfriendly garden at

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Spend this Canada Day in the Village of Merrickville! The Village of Merrickville will be celebrating Canada Day on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Make sure you plan to come early and spend the day! The day begins with an Ecumenical Church Service at the Collar Hill Cemetery at 10:00am. This is in recognition of the founding of Merrickville by William Merrick 225 years ago. Cheer on the participants of the Canada Day Parade, which begins at 11:30am. Our Parade is led by our own Legion members, followed by the Kemptville Pipe and Drum Band, Swords and Ploughshares, as well as many other local floats and participants. Last, but not least, are the Shriners who bring laughter and funny antics wherever they go! The parade winds up at noon in Blockhouse Park,

In the company of William Merrick, Roger Stevens drowned while the men were canoeing down the Rideau River searching for potential mill sites. The Merrickville and District Historical Society is contributing with 15 events this summer to the 225th anniversary of Merrickville-Wolford. On Sunday, May 27, the historical society’s commemorations begin at 2 pm in the Merrickville Legion, with a presentation on Roger Stevens and William Merrick, Loyalists who had land grants on opposite banks of the Rideau at the Great Falls. Stevens, from Vermont, a lieutenant in the King’s Rangers, was a spy for the British cause during the American Revolution. He endured great personal losses and three imprisonments. His service eventually earned him a grant on the north side of the Rideau in 1790. Stevens had a house and a mill when he died in the company of William Merrick in 1793. William Merrick took ownership of Stevens’ unfinished mill, and began to build others for grain and wood cutting. Merrick, from Massachusetts, parlayed an initial grant of 200 acres into larger holdings, and instigated the economic development of Merrick’s Mill toward an industrial community of more than 50 business, which thrived on water power. Michael Whitaker is giving the talk on Sunday, May 27, at 2 pm at the Merrickville Legion on Main St. West.

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where the official Canada Day Ceremonies will be held. Immediately following at 1:00pm, there will be live music, entertainment and children’s activities until 5:30. Take in a free chicken lunch at the Legion or stop by the Lions’ tent in Blockhouse Park for a free BBQ. New this year, the local Makers’ Market will be set up in the vacant lot beside Mainstreet Restaurant between 1 and 5:30pm. Stop by and shop for fresh foodstuffs and crafts of all kinds. In recognition of Merrickville’s 225 Anniversary, the Merrickville and District Historical Society has sponsored two performances of Fiddlehead Soup at the Legion starting at 2:00pm. This is a local Celtic Band sure to get your toes tapping. The Sons of Martha Performance begins at 8:30pm in the Fairgrounds. Be sure

to bring along a lawn chair to enjoy this outdoor rockinfused multi-genre set, with songs inspired by the occasion of Canada Day! The Sons will be performing a version of their rock opera, “the Voyage of the Intergalactic Merchant Marine” and will include plenty of local historical tid-bits and original songs about local history. Come on out to clap, sing and dance along! And what would a Canada Day be without the traditional fireworks display, which begins in the Fairgrounds at 10pm. For more information about Merrickville’s Canada Day, go to: Hope to see you there! (Note timing and events may vary)

LeBoat makes its first voyage to Merrickville by David Shanahan The long-awaited arrival of the first LeBoat cruisers arrived in Merrickville last Thursday afternoon, to be


met by Mayor David Nash, Town Crier, Michael Whittaker, and a gathering of appreciative residents. The first two cruisers of the LeBoat fleet carried the first visitors of what is hoped to be a host of tourists coming to the area over the summer months. LeBoat is a European company with teams around the world, and the market they hope to attract to their Rideau Canal route will be primarily drawn from Europe and the United States. Although the first official season begins on June 13, the sixteen boats on the Rideau are already almost 70% booked for this year. To date, the majority of customers are coming from the U.S. They have a choice of two boats sizes: those that can sleep four passengers cost $2,500 a week to rent, while the larger 10-passenger vessels will put you back $4,600 for the week. They were built in Poland, and shipped from there to Montreal, and on to Smith’s Falls, which will be

the centre of the operation. This is the North American headquarters of the LeBoat business, and has been preparing for the opening season since last September. It is now hoped that those first visitors, after their tour of Merrickville and visit to the Gray Art Glass Glassblowing studio, will now go home and be ambassadors for LeBoat, the Rideau Canal, and Merrickville.

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Ontario funds downtown projects by Hilary Thomson The Ontario Government announced a $26 million investment at the beginning of this year to support main street revitalization projects throughout the province. The Main Street Revitalization Initiative, which will be administered by the Association of the Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), is part of a $40 million investment over three years in the Main Street Enhancement Fund, meant to help strengthen small businesses in downtown and main street areas. Merrickville-Wolford has received a $40,358 grant from the province, and North Grenville has received $52,198. The funding must be used to support main street areas, as defined by the Community Improvement Plan (CIP), or any other land use planning policy, such as an Official Plan or Economic Development Strategy. The scope of the work can include items such as signage, streetscaping, or landscape improvements, or marketing plan implementation. Merrickville-Wolford just passed the resolution to

enter into the municipal funding agreement with AMO at their last council meeting on May 14. The municipality has not pinpointed what specific projects the money will be used for, but intends to consult all committees of council for their input. North Grenville is a bit further along in the process, and has already decided to use the funding to implement phase two of a destination signage project, the installation of more parking spots along Reuben Crescent, and the creation of a tourism/cycling kiosk in the downtown. The signage project includes a gateway entrance to be installed at the north end of Rideau Street, south of County Road 43, the replacement of 19 banner arms on existing light poles along Prescott Street, installation of 22 banner arms on existing hydro poles on Rideau/ Sanders Streets, and the installation of 22 heritage street lights on existing hydro poles on Rideau, Sanders, and Clothier Streets. The creation of parking spaces on Reuben Crescent would include a walkway through the old high school

property, connecting the spaces to Prescott Street and the businesses there. This is contingent on agreement with the Upper Canada District School Board to run a path through their property. The tourism and cycling kiosk will be erected outside the library. The municipality hopes to partner with the BIA to create brochures and maps to promote what downtown has to offer. This kiosk is already part of the municipality’s 2017 marketing plan, and is needed for the town to be recognized as a certified bicycle-friendly location. The total cost for all these projects is an estimated $78,000. Staff has suggested that the municipality put in an application to the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) for a grant to fund the remaining $25,802 needed to complete these projects. After hearing the presentation by Economic Development Officer Matt Gilmer at the council meeting on May 7, council passed a resolution to accept staff’s recommendations and go ahead with the projects. This decision was made

much to the chagrin of the members of the Old Town Kemptville BIA. BIA Executive Director, John Barclay says the signage project was not on their list of items most needed in Old Town Kemptville. Their suggestions were to use the funds to address downtown parking by converting the Post Office Park into a parking lot, create a downtown website, and explore the possibility of making Rotary Park accessible. All these recommendations were rejected in favour of the projects outlined by staff. “The BIA members specifically asked that [the signage project] not be funded,” John says. With the Main Street Revitalization Initiative, all the projects must be completed by April, 2020. However, if the municipality is successful in receiving EODP funding, the projects would have to be done this summer, and completed by November 30, 2018, as per EODP guidelines.

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Residents voice more concern over CAO investigation by Hilary Thomson The gallery was full of anxious residents at the last council meeting in Merrickville-Wolford, many of them looking for answers regarding the staffing issues in the municipality. The main concerns seem to be the length of the CAO investigation, which has been ongoing since January, and the cost it is incurring for the Municipality. Resident, Terri Hamway, stepped forward at the first public question period of the meeting on May 14, to voice her frustration at not receiving an answer to her request to know what has been spent to date on the investigation. She had received a reply from Mayor David Nash, referring her to Interim CAO Arie Hoogenboom, but did not hear back from him. “I did not receive that request for information, otherwise I could have done the research and checked into it,” Arie said at the meeting. The costs being incurred due to the investigation include legal fees, fees for the workMay 23, 2018

place investigator, Arie’s hourly rate of $80/hour, and paying CAO John Regan’s salary of $120,000 per year while he is on leave. “I have no problem releasing any information regarding paid invoices,” Arie said. “I will commit to having a report to council on all associated costs that I can release at the next meeting.” Some residents feel that the investigation has been going on for far too long. Many wonder why there wasn’t a time limit assigned to the investigators when they were hired at the end of January. Arie says that the problem with putting a time limit on the investigation was that they didn’t know how many issues they would have to investigate, or people they would have to interview, to make sure everyone’s side was heard. This issue has stirred up so much concern in the community, that some residents are fearful about how the municipality will be able to move on once the investigation is over. “How in the world do we move forward from this?” resident, Audrey

Bridge, asked at the meeting. “It’s already been such a toxic thing. There needs to be an end to this, because it’s just escalating in the Village every week that this goes on. Everybody’s had it.” Arie says the problem is that the investigation is an Human Resources issue, and, therefore, council and staff have very specific restrictions on what they can say while it is ongoing. That being said, Arie assured the gallery that there is a plan to bring some closure to this issue, and that everyone at the council table is anxious to do so. “There isn’t anyone here that doesn’t want this thing to be resolved fairly to all parties,” Arie said.

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Dedication of Veterans Way in memory of Owen Fitz’Gerald

November 27, 2011. Owen Fitz’Gerald is in the process of raising the first Canadian flag to fly over the Veterans Way Memorial Park. The Municipality of North Grenville and the Veterans Way Memorial Committee are pleased to extend an invitation to the public to attend the formal dedication of Veterans Way (roadway) in honour and remembrance of the late Owen Fitz'Gerald on Saturday, June 2, 2018

at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will be held on the grounds of Veterans Way Memorial Park, which is located at the Ferguson Forest Centre (275 County Road 44), just north of the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Owen Fitz'Gerald, was a mechanic, high school

faculty teacher, mentor and friend to many. He was a Councillor on the last Oxford-on-Rideau Council and went on to become one of the first elected Councillors to serve on the Municipality of North Grenville Council. He was also a multi-term Director and Past President of the Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation Board of Directors and served on the Executive Committee of the Royal Canadian Legion Kemptville Branch #212. Owen Fitz’Gerald was best known in the community for his efforts to ensure that those who served and continue to serve in Canada's Armed Forces were remembered for their service and sacrifices. To that end, Owen became the founder of Veterans Way and later chaired the Veterans Way Memorial Committee, with the successful goal of creating the Veterans Way Memorial Park at the western gateway to the Ferguson Forest Centre. Veterans Way was established in 2002 as a site of remembrance and reflection in honour of the men and women who had served their country in the military. The roadway is a tree-lined living memorial and each year new names are added to the Honour Roll. In recognition of his many accomplishments, Owen was posthumously honoured by the Mayor and Council with the adoption of Resolution C-2017-180 dated November 27, 2017 which reads "Be it

resolved that the Council of the Municipality of North Grenville hereby dedicates Veterans Way in memory of the late Owen Fitz’Gerald.” A permanent commemorative plaque expressing that sentiment will be unveiled at the ceremony. The list of guest speakers for the event includes MPP Steve Clark, Mayor David Gordon and Carl Doucette, President of the Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation. A special invitation to attend this ceremony is extended to representatives from the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada, Royal Canadian Legion Zone G-3 and the NATO Veterans Organization of Canada, as well as past and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Please be advised that there will be limited seating available for those planning on attending the ceremony. It is suggested that attendees consider bringing a lawn chair or portable seating device if they wish to do so. In keeping with Municipal regulations that apply to this event, the public is requested to refrain from bringing animals to the Memorial Park site. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors at the Pte. Blake Williamson Memorial Hall (formerly the Kemptville Armoury) at 25 Reuben Crescent, Kemptville, Ontario.

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Canadian Tire BBQ for Jumpstart by Claire Larabie Jumpstart day is May 26, and from 11 am to 3 pm there will be a BBQ at Canadian Tire in Kemptville to raise funds for Jumpstart. The vision of Jumpstart is simple: Canada, where all kids have a chance to fulfill their dreams. That means that local chapters provide funds that allow kids to take part in activities and sports which would otherwise be beyond their family’s budgets. They also provide Grants to KYC and many other groups that provide active play. Canadian Tire Corporation is Jumpstart’s biggest supporter as it funds all the general administrative expenses of Jumpstart, which means 100% of customer donations go directly to help kids in need. This is why, every year, May 23, 2018

Frank Hoffman, of Kemptville’s Canadian Tire, can be found promoting Jumpstart, providing space and facilities for the annual Jumpstart BBQ and auction. Not only that, but every dollar raised through the fundraising events in May and June is matched by Canadian Tire. Every year, the local Jumpstart chapter has to raise funds for the entire year between May and June. This year, the Kemptville Fire Service will be in attendance once again, and, from noon to 1 pm, Steve Clark will be helping to serve the hot dogs and burgers. Royal Lepage Real Estate Team will provide all the volunteers, and a donation box will be put out for the fill-a-jar challenge sent out to all NG. Kids aged 4 to 18 from families in financial need

can receive funding to help with registration fees, equipment and/or transportation, so they can take part in sports activities in North Grenville. A child’s life is enriched through activity, but that doesn’t mean it comes without a cost. Twelve years ago, Canadian Tire saw the need and stepped up by launching Jumpstart. Every store has a community partner who oversees their area. Canadian Tire Charity contributes a base budget each year, and any money raised locally stays here, in this community. Canadian Tire will match $ for $, and the Foundation will double-match the first $2,000 we raise each Spring. Families go online to apply, and must meet financial need criteria in order to qualify for Jumpstart funding. 15

For 12 years I have been involved. In our first year, the program helped 21 children play, or join in a group, with a budget of $2,700. That number grew in 2017 to almost 189 kids who were able to participate in over 70 sports and activities like Scouts, Guides, Dance, School Sports, Special Need Programs, Summer camp days, and 4H. To purchase equipment, because of Jumpstart and local partnerships, requests from $40 to $300 were approved. Please help this important cause; I appreciate any help you can give the Chapter and the families who apply from your area. Further information available 613-258-6470, or at askmeone@sympatico. ca.

You are worth more Than an 80 year old wine The life that you have lived Is a testimony of time All of your times of joy And times that caused your tears Have contributed to your life Making memories through the years We are so blessed to have you in our lives. Your loving wife Josie Your children: Debbie & Scott Connell Darlene & Wayne Dillabough, Diane & Joe Schmitz Michael & Angie Miller, Anne & Bob Leach Marie Miller & Jason Boal, Grandchildren: Jeff & Kaleigh Connell, Kathryn, Eric, & Ashley Connell Kelsey Dillabough & Logan Chant Krista Dillabough & Brandon Shipman Justin & Amanda Schmitz, Mary, Logan, & Gabriel Miller, Bradley & Robbie Leach, Melissa & Phil Martinet, Angelica Miller & Harrison Merkley, Nick, Brandon, Jacob, & Zack Boal, Great-Grandchildren: Kendall & Korbin Connell

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Francis Jones: Triumph and tragedy

by David Shanahan Francis Jones is one of the most tragic figures in the history of North Grenville, a man who rose to high political office in his community, a successful businessman and professional. But he ended his life in dire financial straits, alone and almost forgotten. The saddest part of his story is that, in all likelihood, his fall was the result of his own actions and character. The Jones family settled

on a farm just outside the hamlet of Oxford Mills in 1832. Edward and Rosanna Jones had moved from the Townland of Ballykillane in County Carlow, Ireland when Francis was 17 years old. The Jones family was a well-off and respectable family of immigrants. Francis, it is said, worked as a school teacher for some years in the 1830's and 40's, though it is unclear where he had a position. But, in 1840, he qualified as a Provincial Land Surveyor, and he

quickly built up a prosperous business in that field, with his brother, Edward, joining with him on government contracts to survey new townships in the north and west of Upper Canada. His success allowed him to become involved in property around Oxfordon-Rideau Township, and especially in Kemptville, where he not only owned a number of properties, but, in 1847, built a fine stone home and store on the corner of Clothier Street East and West (now Sanders) Streets. The building still stands, the only real legacy of Francis Jones. For the first decade, Francis seems to have prospered. His store was used by a number of successful businesses, including the firm of Averell & Hooker, and the first newspaper in the region, The Progressionist. Francis was also giving public lectures on a variety of topics, including Orangeism, and astronomy. He had a number of apprentices in his surveying company, some of whom went on to highly successful careers outside of Oxford-on-Rideau. In 1855, he held a remarkable

draw, a raffle, for “104 prices consisting of stores, houses, and lots, valued at $8,390, [which] were offered to the successful ticket holders. A board of managers composed of prominent people from Montréal, Brockville, Prescott and South Gower was appointed to look after the details of the drawing and to see that Fair Play was given every ticket holder”. In 1861, Francis was elected member for North Leeds and Grenville, sitting as an Independent, and remained a member of new House of Commons after 1867. He was an active member, and served on a number of important Committees. He was part of the debates that led to Confederation, and was a witness to those historic events as the representative of his riding. He was a supporter of John A. Macdonald’s Conservatives until 1873, when he opposed the government over the Canadian Railway scandal. He had been a member of the House Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines since 1867,

so he was well acquainted with the issues. However, his stance did not go down well with the voters, and, in spite of the Liberals winning the 1874 election, Francis was defeated. His opponent was Dr. Charles Ferguson, who held the seat for the next 23 years. But the fortunes of Francis Jones had begun to decline even before his electoral defeat. From the mid-1850's, he was in debt, his properties heavily mortgaged. In fact, he lost his jewel, the building on Clothier and West, in 1864, when he defaulted on a mortgage. Two years later, he was living in a hotel room. In 1873, he was trying to get his creditors to make arrangements to stave off bankruptcy, which would have resulted in him losing his seat in Parliament. Some creditors were unwilling to oblige him, as they seemed to think he had obtained the loans fraudulently in the first place. He returned to surveying work to earn a living, but he was found to have overcharged the government on some contracts. In 1883, he

was listed as defaulting on government survey work to the tune of $6,000 - a very sizeable sum. He had been reduced to giving public lectures again, but he never regained the social and commercial position he had once held. When he died, unmarried, in 1887, he was remembered in his community as “a unique character and in many ways a clever man. The latter days of his life were very much clouded by financial difficulties. From whatever point we may view Francis Jones, as a politician or as a man, his memory will always be respected in Kemptville and at the time of his death the greater number of those who had been opposed to many of his ideas forgot the politician in the man”. It was a sad epitaph for a man who had known the heights of business, political and social life.

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Elections Update


Provincial election: TAKE NOTICE that the Council ofof Municipality of North Grenville passedCharges area specific Development TAKE NOTICE thatCouncil the Council of Municipality the Municipality of North Grenvillepassed passed area By-Law No. 54-18 TAKE that the of North Grenville area specific Development Charges By-Law No. TAKE NOTICE NOTICE that the Council of the the Municipality ofthe North Grenville passed area specific specificDevelopment Development Charges By-Law No. 54-18 54-18 on on Cha th There will be an all candidates meeting held in the the-the th thon the 14th day of May, 2018 under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c.28, as amended; day of May, 2018 under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c.28, as am the 14 day of May, 2018 under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c.28, as amended; 14 the 14 day of May, 2018 under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c.28, as amended; atre of the North Grenville Municipal Centre on Thursday, AND TAKE NOTICE that person any person or organization mayappeal appealto tothe the Local Local Planning Appeal Tribunal under Section 14 of14 theof Act, AND NOTICE that any or may Planning Appeal Tribunal under Section the Act, AND TAKE TAKE NOTICE thatNOTICE any person or organization organization may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal under Section 14 of the Act, in in und AND TAKE that any person orwith organization may appeal to the Localon Planning Appeal Tribunal May 31, with doors opening at 7 pm. Aside from an open-respect of the Development Charge By-Law, by filing the Clerkof ofthe the Municipality Municipality ofof North Grenville or before the 25th day day the Development Charge By-Law, by filing with the Clerk North Grenville on or before the 25 day of of respectinof ofrespect the Development Charge By-Law, by filing with the Clerk of the Municipality of North Grenville on or before the 25ththGrenville respect of the Development Charge By-Law, by filing with the Clerk of the Municipality of North o of June, 2018, aof of setting appeal the objection toby-law the by-law reasons supportingthe theobjection. objection. ing and closing statement by the candidates, it is hoped thatJune, aa notice appeal out objection to and the reasons supporting June, 2018, 2018, notice ofnotice appeal settingsetting out the theout objection to the the by-law andand thethe reasons supporting the objection. June, 2018, a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objectio the evening will be devoted to questions from the public,The The schedule of development charges imposed by the by-law, which came into effect on May 14, 2018, is as follows: The schedule schedule of of development development charges charges imposed imposed by by the the by-law, by-law, which which came came into into effect effect on on May May 14, 14, 2018, 2018, is is as as follows: follows: and discussion between the candidates. Should you wish to The schedule of development charges imposed by the by-law, which came into effect on May 14, 2018, is as SCHEDULE SCHEDULE OF OF DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT CHARGES CHARGES submit a question in advance, send it to editor@ngtimes. RESIDENTIAL NON-RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL NON-RESIDENTIAL SCHEDULE OF DEVELOPMENT CHARGES ca. Depending on time and volume of questions, every efSingle Apartments Single and and Apartments –– Apartments Other (per Apartments –– Other (per ftft22 of of Gross Gross RESIDENTIAL N Service fort will be made to put all the questions to the candidates. Service Semi-Detached Bachelor Semi-Detached Bachelor and and 11 Floor 22 Bedrooms+ Multiples Bedrooms+ Multiples Floor Area) Area) Single and Apartments – Dwelling Bedroom Dwelling Bedroom Questions will be chosen by random draw on the night. To Apartments – Other Semi-Detached Bachelor and 1 Regional Regional Stormwater Stormwater Service $225 $152 $108 $159 $0.14 $225 $152 $108 $159 $0.14 date, we have confirmation of attendance from Steve Clark, 2 Bedrooms+ Multiples Management Management Dwelling Bedroom David Henderson and Michelle Taylor. 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Watershed Services The five are, in alphabetical order: This by-law applies to those lands indicated on the map below which fall within the “watershed boundary” in t Bill Buckley, Libertarian Party Steve Clark, PC Party of Ontario David Henderson, Ontario Liberal Party Derek Morley, Green Party Michelle Taylor, Ontario NDP Municipal election: Additions to last week’s list of candidates are in bold: Nominations close on July 27, and Internet and telephone voting opens on October 15. Paper balloting takes place on October 22. As of Monday morning, declared candidates were: North Grenville: Deron Johnston; Frank Onasanya: both candidates for Councillor. Brent Laton: English Catholic School Board Trustee Merrickville Wolford: There are changes in the composition of the Council as of this election. The Council of the Village of MerrickvilleWolford will now consist of 5 members: 1 Mayor - elected by all voters; 2 Councillors from Merrickville Ward; and 2 Councillors from Wolford Ward. As of Monday morning, declared candidates were: Anne Barr: candidate for Mayor; Yves Grandmaitre, candidate for Councillor - Wolford Ward, and Don Halpenny, Councillor, Wolford Ward.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS May 24 Youngsters of Yore, 1:30 pm, Library Program Room. May 26 Bake Sale and Plant Sale 10:30 am, salads & cold meat buffet 11:30 am-1 pm, Sat. Handicap accessible, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church. May 26 Canoe Poker Run, Spencerville Mill, 9 am to 4 pm. Paddle by kayak or canoe, Prizes, BBQ lunch, Beer Tent. Adults $22; Kids $6− includes lunch. Call Colin at: 613-3401667. Details at: June 12 There Has to Be a Song, Village Voyces Chamber Choir in concert with Malala Women's Choir, 7 pm, St Johns' United Church. Goodwill offering in support of Palliative Care, Malala Fund for Girls' Education, and Church Outreach Projects. June 23 Toys of Yesteryear. Call for Vintage Toys, Register June 22, 2 to 5 pm or June 23, 10 am to noon at the Spencerville Mill. Details at: or call Sheila 613 658-5290

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Kemptville Quilters Guild, 2nd Mon./mth at the Kemptville Pentecostal Church, 1964 County Road 43, 7 pm. New members welcome. Kemptville Cancer Support Group, 3rd Mon/mth, St. John’s United Church, Prescott St., 2 pm. All welcome. For info call Ellen Vibert-Miller at 613-258-7778. Modern square dance club, Grenville Gremlins,7:30-10 pm, NG Municipal Centre. Newcomer Bridge-St John's United Church 12:15pm. Cost $5.00. All levels welcome. No partner needed. Info 613-915-1464 or 613-806-4495. Darts, Kemptville Legion, May 15- Aug 28, 7 pm. All are welcome, come any Tuesday night. $5 per player, all monies paid back out as prizes.

BNI Networking Group Breakfast, Grenville Mutual Insurance Building, 380 Colonnade Dr, 7- 8:30 am. Info: 613-918-0430. Bridge St. John’s United Church, 12:15 pm. Cost $5. All levels of bridge players welcome. Info, call 613-915-1464 or 613-806-4495. The Branch Artisans Guild, North Grenville Community Church, 2659 Concession Street every 3 rd Tue/mth, 7 pm. New members welcomed! Wed NG Photography Club - 1st Wed./mth, 7-9 pm, at the Grenville Mutual Insurance, 380 Colonnade Drive. See for info. Klub 67 Euchre every 2nd & 4th Wed/mth, 1:15 pm, St. John's United Church. Everyone welcome $5.00. Bingo- 1st & 3rd Wed/mth., Kemptville Legion, 1 pm. All welcome. New Horizon Club, Burritt`s Rapids Community Hall.. All adults 55 plus welcome to join. For info re programs and membership, call Janet 613-269-2737. Probus Club of North Grenville, 3rd Wed./mth. Everyone is welcome to join us at 9:30 am at St Paul's Presbyterian Church Hall for fellowship. Holy Cross Church monthly suppers, 1st Wed/mth. Adults $8, Children $5. All are welcomed. Thurs Bridge - St. John’s United Church, 6:15 pm. Cost $5. All levels of bridge players welcome. For more info, call 613-915-1464 or 613-896-4495. North Grenville Toastmasters - Meeting 1st & 3rd Thurs/mth., 7 pm at O’Farrell’s Financial Services, Cty Rd 44. Info, call 258-7665. NGPL Science and Technology Group meetings are held the 1st/Thurs/mth, 7-9 pm in the program room at the Library. Friendship Lunch held at St. John's United Church. Lunch is served at 11:30, Fri donations accepted but not expected. Everyone welcome. Twice The Fun Games (200 Sanders St. Unit 103) Game Night, 2nd and 4th Fri/mth, 6-10 pm. Bring your favourite game or borrow one from their library. Sat Kemptville Legion breakfast, 8 - 10 am 3rd Sat/mth, 100 Reuben Crescent. Adults $. 6, Children under 12 $3. All welcome. Euchre Tournament, 3rd Sat/mth. Registration 12-12:30 pm. Cost $10.00 Games start 12:30 pm at the Kemptville Legion, 100 Reuben Crescent, Refreshments available. Everyone Welcome. Sun Twice The Fun Games (200 Sanders St. Unit 103) “Organized Play” and "Learn to Play" events, 1-4 pm . No experience needed. Bingo, Kemptville Legion – Last Sun/mth, Doors open 6 pm, guaranteed $400 jackpot. Refreshments available. M,W,F Kemptville and Area Walking Group meet at Municipal Centre at 8 am. All welcome.

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Kemptville & District Home Support is a not for profit organization that is growing as they continue to offer meaningful and timely services and activities that enhance the independent living of seniors and adults with physical disabilities within the North Grenville community. We are seeking a full-time (35-hour work week) Finance and Office Administrator to join our team by the end of June 2018. Working from our office in Kemptville you will be responsible for sound Financial and Office Administration practices. Requirements: • Certificate from a recognized Community College in accounting or office administration with payroll/accounting work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Four years’ experience in a finance position which includes payroll. • Three years’ experience overseeing office administration or office work processes. • One year’s experience inputting and extracting data from a fundraising/client-oriented database. • Excellent client service, communication, and interpersonal skills. • Exceptional attention to detail, priority management, and problem-solving skills. • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Rewards: $44-$46,000 base salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package; challenging work in a strong team of staff and volunteers. Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter and resume and must be received by Monday, June 4 by 5 p.m. EST. Please submit in confidence to: KDHSI is an equal opportunity employer. We greatly appreciate your interest in applying for this position, however only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. P.O. Box 1192, 215 Sanders Street Suite 101; Kemptville, ON K0G1J0 613-258-3203

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Another breath of South Wind

The Voice of North Grenville by David Shanahan Last June, during one of the worst rain storms of that year, fifteen Voyageur canoes of the South Wind Brigade paddled into Curry park, packed with very tired, very cold, and very wet paddlers. They had come from Merrickville that morning, but had spent the previous weeks paddling the length of the Rideau Canal. The plan was for them to camp overnight in Curry Park, but, by the time they arrived, the park was a lake. Last-minute arrangements had to be made to find a place for them to stay and dry out overnight, before they completed their journey to Ottawa the next day, where they hoped to take part in the Canada Day 150 celebrations. However, it was a step too far for many of the exhausted paddlers, and only a few of them set out the next morning on the final leg of the trip. Some of those who were bused to Carleton University to join their colleagues there for the final stage, felt they had not properly finished the voyage. They wanted to come back to Kemptville and complete that stage to Hartwell Locks in Ottawa. They had unfinished business. So, last Saturday morning, two Voyageur canoes arrived back at Curry Park, and two crews gathered, armed with the strength that comes from cinnamon buns from Grahame's Bakery, determined to finish their journey at last. Liz Elton and Max Finkelstein once again led the paddlers, and not all were veterans of the South Wind Brigade of last year. Some were newcomers, eager to set out on what was their first, or maybe second, trip in the big canoes. This time, though, all the voyageurs were met at Curry Park by sunshine and calm weather (and, of course, those Grahame’s Bakery cinnamon buns!).

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Dr. Jo-Anne Bell, 2018 Kemptville Rotary Club Canada Day Parade Chair The Kemptville Rotary Club is busily organizing the 2018 Canada Day Parade for July 1, and we invite you to join us. We all had a wonderful time during our 150 celebrations in 2017, and we are looking to do it again! As Chair of the Kemptville Rotary Club’s Canada Day Parade, I am pleased to announce the parade theme for the upcoming year: “Celebrating Canada – Love the Maple Leaf”. Parade planning is well under way, and we hope that the theme for the 2018 Rotary Canada Day parade will inspire you. May 23, 2018

We are encouraging parade entries from the various service groups, volunteer organizations, youth clubs, farms, businesses, hamlets, and inspired individuals; the more the merrier! Your entry can be a float, a trailer, a vehicle (old, new, or simply funky), or on foot! If you wish to participate on roller skates, aboard a four-wheeler, riding a tractor, bicycle, or on horseback, we want to see you in the Rotary Canada Day Parade! In addition, everyone who created a fabulous decoy for the Rotary Duck Decoy Challenge is invited to come and “walk with your duck”! And speaking of ducks, don’t forget to visit this year’s decoy display at Canadian Tire,

located in the Hunting Pro Shop, and vote for your top three entries. Remember our motto: Don’t rain on our parade – join us! We guarantee you will have lots of FUN! The Rotary Canada Day parade will begin at 4 pm (rain or shine) from Campus Drive at the Kemptville College Campus, and will make its way through town along Prescott Street and end at Holy Cross Church on Clothier Street. There will be judges ready to award bragging rights to various parade entries. In addition, we are looking for the best costumes that you can create in one of two categories. Everyone who joins the parade, 20

either as an individual or as a group, can compete to be the best dressed in “Red and White”, or your interpretation of “Love the Maple Leaf”. Let’s see what wonderful creations you can come up with! To register, visit the Kemptville Rotary Club Website (, click on Jo-Anne Bell, and send me an e-mail with your details. Registration is free! YOUR INVOLVEMENT IS KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL CANADA DAY CELEBRATION IN NORTH GRENVILLE. The Kemptville Rotary Club sends a huge thank you to everyone who joined the parade last year! The entries were terrific, and your efforts were greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all turn out again this year. More details are coming soon, and your job now is to think about how you want to celebrate Canada and make some fabulous new memories for July 1, 2018. CLASSIFIEDS: First 10 words free if submitted by email. Extra word 50 cents, photo $10, border $2, shading $5. Submit to Email must include name, address and phone #. Must be related to North Grenville/ Merrickville

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There are many activities to keep involved and active during the month of May, and are scheduled in either the KDHSI Activity Room or in the Cheryl J. Brown Centre. KDHSI is located at 215 Sanders St., Suite 101 in Old Town Kemptville. News & Upcoming Events: • New office hours beginning Monday, June 4th/18: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00pm • RSVP for the KDHSI Seniors BBQ/Picnic! – Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 11am-2pm, at Maplewood in Oxford Mills. • KDHSI AGM – Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 3pm in the Activity Room. To RSVP for upcoming events, or more information about KDHSI activities or volunteer opportunities, please call 613-258-3203, or stop by for tour!

Bring Your Binoculars & let’s go Birding! Saturday, May 26, 2018, 9:00 AM Turtle Trail, Ferguson Forest Centre

Join the Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre and experts from the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club for a birding walk through the Ferguson Forest Centre, 275 County Rd 44, Kemptville. The guided bird walk will follow Turtle Trail, a 1.5 km forest pathway along the south branch of the Rideau River. Meet at Anniversary Park at 9 AM. Estimated walk time: three hours.

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Campus buildings to be assessed for heritage value

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Purvis Hall in the 1920's, with Leahurst in the background The Heritage Advisory Committee [HAC] of the Municipality of North Grenville is undertaking an evaluation of the buildings on the Kemptville Campus property to evaluate any cultural heritage value they may have. The HAC are following up on a project which was initiated last year to establish a Heritage Register to identify such buildings in the municipality. The valuation would be made under the terms of the Heritage Evaluation Manual which has been produced under the Ontario Heritage Act. At recent meetings of the HAC, it was decided to make the Kemptville Campus the location for the

first of these evaluations, and the recent acquisition of the property by the municipality makes it a logical choice for the project. According to the municipality: “The final recommendation by the Committee may include placing certain properties on the register. It may also identify whether there would be merit in exploring further options, such as designation of any properties. However, it is important to note that no designations will be proposed as part of this project. All that is being considered currently is placement on the register�. The buildings under review include the Administration Building, Purvis Hall and Leahurst House. Leahurst

was originally the homestead farmhouse of the McCargar family, built around 1845. The other two buildings date from after the College was opened in 1919. The project will also allow the HAC to evaluate the Manual itself, and determine its usefulness for future projects in North Grenville. Should it prove valuable, and should council approve, the HAC would them conduct similar evaluation studies in other parts of the municipality. It is hoped to have the Kemptville Campus evaluation study completed by June and a report to council made on July 9.

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(NC) Warmer weather brings with it barbecues, camping and sunny days on the water. It also increases the activity of ticks, especially near wooded areas. Ticks are a concern because of the increase in the number of cases of Lyme disease and risk of other tick-borne disease in Canada each year. It's essential to take steps to protect yourself by using bug spray and doing regular tick checks after spending time outdoors. If you do get bitten by a tick, it's important to remove it right away to reduce your chances of getting infected. Here are simple steps to follow that are recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada for safe tick removal. 1. Using clean tweezers, grasp the head as close to the skin as possible and slowly pull straight out. Try not to twist or crush the tick. Visit your healthcare professional immediately if you are not comfortable with removing a tick or you cannot remove it yourself. 2. If the mouthparts break off and remain in the skin, remove them with tweezers or, if you are unable to remove them easily, leave them alone and let the skin heal. Consult your healthcare professional. 3. Wash the bite area and yours hands with soap and water or disinfect with alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 4. Try to save the tick in a sealed container and record the date of the bite. Bring it to your medical appointment as it may help your healthcare professional assess you. 5. Do not apply lotions, creams or nail polish to the tick or try to burn the tick off, as this may increase the risk of infection. If you feel unwell or are concerned about your health following a tick bite, contact your healthcare professional.

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Dead man saves three by Lyle Dillabough One of the most bizarre events ever to occur in the Ottawa Valley happened on Nov 12, 1912 on Lake Kamaniskeg near Barrys Bay Ontario. On that date, the steamship Mayflower sank mysteriously within seconds, killing seven people instantly. Four others were left to struggle for their lives by desperately clinging to a coffin. It was a true case of the dead saving the living. A day earlier was the original closing date of the shipping season on Lake Kamaniskeg that year. However, the ship's owners were persuaded to make one more voyage to accommodate the Brown family of Palmer Rapids. Their son John was accidentally shot in Saskatchewan and the family was eager to have his body returned for burial. This time period was the heyday of steamships upon large bodies of water throughout Ontario, and Lake Kamaniskeg served as a route for several of these types of vessels. The Mayflower itself was a no frills workhorse ship that was built to mainly carry cargo, although passengers often did ride along on her. She set out that day under threatening skies and the weather only continued to worsen as she went along. A crew of four, the coffin containing the dead man, and seven other travellers

were on board. Those travellers couldn't believe the good fortune of being able to avoid a long bumpy ride in the local stage coach by catching a ride on that additional voyage. If all went well, the Mayflower would be back in Barrys Bay by dark. To this day, and despite the investigation of of a Royal Commission into the incident, no one knows exactly why the ship sank or why it sank so quickly. Had the coffin not gone closely past the survivors, they, too, would have been swept below in the undertow along, with their unfortunate fellow travellers. The survivors claimed that they heard what sounded like a huge explosion, but the ship sank so rapidly that they didn't really know what happened. Four men made it to the shore of a small island, where one of them died of exposure. The remaining three survived because one of them had a lighter, which somehow still worked, despite the ordeal. The fire gave them warmth, while the smoke provided the signal needed for their rescue. Today the incident is depicted in a large painting that can be seen on a wall located in the historic Balmoral Hotel in Barrys Bay. It serves the countless curiosity seekers who come each year to learn more about this story. "Dead Man Saves Three," reads the caption, just as it

did afterwards in many national newspapers and in the famous, "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" publication. Yes; "Dead Man Saves Three" the caption read, but it could also read, "Dead Man Takes Eight With Him", depending on how you look at it. Interestingly enough: one could not be faulted for saying: "don't go out sailing on the water in Canada during the month of November." This is true because so many ship wrecks have occurred during that month. The G. H. JONES also "mysteriously" sank in Georgian Bay (Lake Huron) in 1908, while the most famous of all, the EDMUND FITZGERALD sank on Lake Superior in 1975. This disaster set the theme for Gordon Lighfoot's classic song, "THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD".

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NGDHS holding benefit concert for school in Kenya

Students and staff at North Grenville District High School (NGHS) are getting ready for a benefit concert to raise money for a school in Kenya. The NGDHS-run organization called Sarah’s Hope started in 2005, when a former student was going to Kenya as part of her nursing degree at the University of Ottawa. Sarah Bolton got in touch with her former science teacher, Phil Stover, to get his thoughts on the trip and, when Phil told his class, they came up with the idea of raising money to send educational items over to Kenya with Sarah. “They sent items like workbooks, pencils, erasers, and hacky sacks,” says Meredith Island, a teacher at NGDHS and organizer of the benefit concert. For six years, students at NGDHS raised money to send school supplies to

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a nursery school in Kenya. In 2011, Sarah’s Hope decided to switch gears and get involved with a more established organization, to be more accountable and to make sure funds raised were going directly to those they were trying to help. They got in touch with an organization in Ireland, called Moving Mountains of Trust, who had a new project: to rebuilt Gatwe Primary School in Embu, Kenya, which had fallen into disrepair. Every year, NGDHS students and staff have worked hard to raise money to rebuild the school and have financed seven out of the eleven classrooms built through fundraising. “Phil went to Kenya in September to help build the last classroom,” Meredith says. While Phil was over there, he noticed a couple

of other projects that needed to be financed: a new toilet block to provide more sanitary facilities to the students, and a new kitchen, which is currently just a shack that houses a wood fire. Through fundraising and donations, Sarah’s Hope has raised enough money to rebuild the toilet block. The school’s benefit concert will be raising money for the kitchen, the final project they are undertaking at Gatwe Primary School. This is the twelfth annual benefit concert for Sarah’s Hope at NGDHS. There will also be a bake sale and displays to educate the public about Moving Mountains of Trust, Sarah’s Hope, and where the proceeds of the concert are going. “We want people to have a sense of where their money is going, and who they are helping,” Meredith says. The benefit concert will be on Thrusday, May 31, at 7 pm. Doors to the NGDHS cafeteria will open at 6:30 pm, and tickets are $10 each, or $25 for a family of four. It is organized by the music club, run by teacher, Stephen Henderson, and features both teacher and student performers. Meredith says they have a lot of talent at NGDHS, with many of their performers being regulars in the Kemptville Youth Musical Theatre productions. “Our musicians are amazing,” she says. “We are hoping for a big audience this year.”

Benefits of raising your kids bilingual

(NC) As parents, we want to offer our kids every advantage for a happy, healthy and successful life. Many think this means ensuring our children do well in math and science and doing better in school overall. But did you know that learning a second language like English or French also offers many unique rewards? Here are some reasons to raise your kids bilingual. A better, bigger brain. Research shows learning a second language actually changes the size and structure of our brains. Speaking two or more languages is like mental exercise that trains the brain, leading to improved attention, memory skills, problem-solving abilities and multi-tasking. Greater empathy.  Bilingual people also have better social skills, allowing them to be more empathetic towards others and read them better. Experts think this is because bilingual people are better able to block out their feelings and ideas, allowing them to focus on those of others more easily and accurately. Protection against illness.  Your kids will have plenty of reasons to thank you for encouraging them to be bilingual when they get older. Studies show that being bilingual can delay the onset of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, for an average of five years. Bilingualism can also


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protect against brain injury — bilingual stroke survivors are twice more likely to experience cognitive recovery than monolingual people. Practical benefits. Learning two languages when started early follows your kids in every sphere of their lives. Whether it's getting a good job, travelling to exciting destinations, experiencing more connections to different cultures and people, or contributing to diverse communities, a second language offers enrichment for a lifetime. Since English and French are Canada's official languages, why not start with those? And because our of-

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