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Cindy McCall conducts The Blue Skies Prep Orchestra at the Maberly Hall Sunday as Blue Skies in the Community presented its Fiddling in the New Year Extravaganza Little Christmas concert. The show also featured performances by the Celtic Heritage Fiddle Orchestra (also directed by McCall) and The Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra, directed by Carolyn Stewart. For more information about the Blue Skies music program, contact McCall at 613-278-2448 or cindy.fiddlemusic.mccall@gmail.com.

First wintertime market gives off ‘beautiful buzz’ says organizer By Craig Bakay Reporter

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EMC News — The organizers weren’t sure what to expect when they decided to move the Sharbot Lake Farmers’ Market indoors to Oso Hall. But, after Saturday, they felt confident enough to continue with their plans to continue on the first and third Saturdays of the month from January through April. “This is all new to us,” said Peggy Green, vendor/ volunteer administrator.

“But it’s been a beautiful buzz.” Green said their justification for the winter experiment was to raise funds (through $10 table fees and seminar fees and coffee/ squares sales) in order “to fund the market manager’s position in a sustainable way.” But it turned out to be a bit more than that. “We did also want to keep the feel and the community aspect going, something for families to do on a Saturday morning in the winter,” she said. “We’re

very fortunate here to get the support from Council and the community that we get here.” Patron Marcel Giroux said he may have to revamp his Saturday morning routine. “Usually, Saturday morning is a cup of coffee and reading the newspaper,” he said. “I may have to re-think that.” “I’ve missed the customers and I’ve had more hugs today and I love that,” Green said. “The biggest thing is we want to keep the social contacts going.

“This is a great place for socializing, having a coffee and talking without being rushed out the door. “We don’t mind that kind of loitering.” Upcoming workshops at the Sharbot Lake Farmers’ Market (all workshops $10, cash only, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake): Jan. 19 — At Ease with Your Cheese (Pat FurlongBrownlee), an easy beginner’s class for those interested in cheese making Feb. 2 — Home Garden-

ing in Drought Conditions (Peggy Green) Feb. 16 — No workshop due to Heritage Days Weekend. March 2 — Growing Organic, with a Biodynamic Twist (Tom Waller) March 16 — Home Composting (Mike Steeves) April 6 — Raising Poultry (Janet Ducharme) April 20 — Using Herbal Vinegars for Health, Beauty, Cooking and Cleaning (Kathy Martin) Regular market resumes May 18 with a plant sale and early-in-the-season products.

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EMC News – The city is bringing in new rules to promote responsible pet ownership, and to reduce the burden of caring for unwanted or stray animals. “In order for the program to be successful, cats and dogs need to be readily identifiable,” according to a staff report to council this week. To that end, the city is planning tough new rules and higher fees for the animal tag identification system starting April 1. But there will also be incentives for responsible owners. License renewals for spayed or neutered dogs will nearly double to $30 a year, while renewal fees for spayed or neutered cats will quadruple to $25 from the current rate. The maximum tag would be $50 for an “intact” dog. However, pet owners can avoid the higher license fees, plus a new $100 initial registration cost, through early payment before April 1. City bylaw officials say the higher tag fees are consistent with what other municipalities are charging to offset the cost of impounded animals, while striking a fair balance between owners who register their pets and those who don’t. Under the worst case scenario, pet owners will face much higher costs to claim their strays from the animal pound, which is run by the Kingston Humane Society. For example, the owner of an untagged dog that ends up in the pound must pay the city a $100 fee to register the animal along with the actual tag fee, pound costs of $133 for the first day to a maximum of $258, plus any municipal fines for having an animal at large. It could be a costly experience if a dog breaks out of someone’s backyard. On the other hand, bylaw officials say pre-tagged animals will get the VIP treatment which includes a free ride home to the owner. “Cats and dogs wearing cur-

rent tags will be eligible for a free ride home avoiding costly impound fees,” according to commissioner Cynthia Beach’s recommendation to council. The free-ride-home program is patterned after Calgary’s approach to responsible pet ownership, yet if the owner isn’t home or is unavailable the animal would be returned to the pound where the usual fees would then apply. Councillors were to debate the new rules at their first meeting of the New Year on January 8. The city also plans to step up enforcement measures to investigate complaints about stray, trespassing and unleashed pets, along with the failure to follow stoop-and-scoop rules. “An animal control officer will be deployed to cover hours of the day that have not been covered in the past,” wrote Beach. The extended coverage will include early morning and late evening hours, plus weekends, at an additional staffing cost of $50,000 a year. The city plans aggressive action this year to get cats and dogs tagged, which includes online registration options and a door-to-door sales campaign in pilot project areas. Increasing enforcement against illegal breeders and micro-chipping pets will also be explored under the sweeping new policy. The city’s push for a responsible pet ownership program began last year when the Kingston Humane Society complained about skyrocketing costs for pound services. The added costs were eventually transferred to taxpayers when the city and animal shelter signed a renewed service provider contract of $354,000 a year - more than triple the amount the city used to pay. At the time, many councillors indicated they had been lax in not doing enough to encourage and enforce responsible pet ownership. Humane Society officials applaud the new program saying it’s key to eventually reducing the financial burden on the shelter and taxpayers.

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Kingston Taxi Commission aims to launch accessible cab service this year By Bill Hutchins Reporter

EMC News – Accessible taxis are expected to appear on Kingston streets this year, but it may require some form of municipal subsidy to keep the service rolling. The latest proposal under study by the Kingstonarea Taxi Commission is for local cab companies to come up with a plan to put three wheelchair-accessible cabs on the roads, possibly with the help of a third party operator, and to present the findings to the commission this month. “It was determined that 3 accessible plates is the equivalent to approximately 1.5 percent of the total taxi fleet,” according to a report by Julie Salter-Keane, the city’s accessibility compliance project manager. The push for accessible taxis has been ongoing for at least five years. Many of the city’s mobility challenged residents have long complained they are unfairly confined to their homes at certain times of the day,

and unable to access suitable transportation. The city runs Kingston Access Bus but the service usually requires pre-booking two weeks in advance and does not operate 24 hours a day. The one-way cash fare is $2.50. Kingston Transit is also not a realistic solution for many disabled people in power scooters or wheelchairs. Calling a cab would solve the dilemma, but it could be a costly venture. Taxi commission officials say the cost of operating on-demand accessible taxis has always been prohibitive to providing the service. Cab companies may be hesitant to provide a service with high operating costs and limited revenues. However, providing a municipal tax subsidy is one solution to bridge the gap. The city already subsidizes both Kingston Access Bus and Kingston Transit through property taxes, and councillors may consider accessible taxis as a necessary cost. It is poised to become a

mandatory service provision in a few years. Under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, municipalities that license taxicabs will be required to provide on-demand taxis for persons with disabilities by 2015. City officials are pushing to launch the service well in advance of the provincial mandate. If the local cab companies – Amey’s, Modern and Kingston & Amherst – do not voluntarily provide accessibility options by early this year, the Taxi Commission has the authority to order them to provide it. “If the proposal from the brokers is not forthcoming, the Taxi Commission may consider, without the input of the brokers, amending he taxi bylaw to require accessible taxis by the end of 2013,” according to Salter-Keane. At this point, the commission is not planning to use a heavy legislative hand on the cab companies. The commission next meets Wednesday, January 16 in city hall to discuss the feasibility, cost and timeline of launching accessible cabs.

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NOTICE OF THE PASSING OF A ZONING BY-LAW IN THE MATTER of section 34(18) of The Planning Act, TAKE NOTICE THAT a number of housekeeping zoning amendments were passed by Council 0n December 18, 2012 to correct errors in mapping that occurred with the preparation and passage of the South Frontenac Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 2003-75. Some text amendments were also passed to clarify and improve interpretation of the By-law. AND TAKE NOTICE that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the By-law by filing with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of South Frontenac not later than the 16th day of January, 2013 (during regular Township business hours), a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons for the objection. A notice of appeal may not be filed by any unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of such an association or the group. Additional information relating to the Zoning By-law amendments is available for inspection at the Township Municipal Office during normal working hours. Contact Lindsay Mills,Planner & Deputy-Clerk.

2013 DOG TAGS 2013 Dog Tags are now available and can be purchased at the Municipal Office, 4432 George Street, Northway Hardware in Inverary, Perth Road Store in Perth Road village and RONA Hardware in Verona. The fee is $12.00 per tag until April 30th, 2013.

EMC News – Kingston’s mayor is embarking on a road show to trumpet city council’s mid-term accomplishments. Mark Gerretsen has announced a series of “community meetings” in January and February to update residents on the progress made on several priorities during the past two years. “By holding these meetings, taking our progress to the people we have a unique opportunity to talk about our achievements and our challenges while listening to residents,” Gerretsen said in a January 4 news release. Council established six key priorities in early 2011; maintaining and enhancing infrastructure, enabling economic development, rejuvenating Brownfields, creating affordable housing, creating and protecting green spaces, and developing pro-active community plans. In each of those categories is a sub-list of goals council wanted to achieve during its four year term. “In the first two years and at the half way mark of this term, council has made significant progress on many of the things outlined in the strategic plan,”

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NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSING South Frontenac Township Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 on a proposal to stop up, close, and sell, a small portion of road allowance at the west end of Sleeth Lane in lot 2, Concession 10, District of Storrington. There would continue to be a right-of-way for members of the public as an access route to Loughborough Lake. For further information, contact Anne Levac ext. 2224.

WINTER MAINTENANCE Winter is now upon us. To assist our crews in their winter control efforts, the parking of vehicles on Township roads and village streets from 12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m. is not permitted from December 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013. As well, pursuant to Section 181 of the Highway Traffic Act “No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing from the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road. Please be advised that the Township of South Frontenac will NOT be responsible for damages to mailboxes, newspaper boxes, recycle boxes or parked cars where said boxes or vehicles interfere with the winter maintenance on Township roads.

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said chief administrator Gerard Hunt. He says the long list of accomplishments in 2011 and 2012 includes: -$17 million to begin the widening of John Counter Boulevard (Division Street to Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd.); -completion of the Memorial Wall with 1,022 names of fallen soldiers at the Memorial Centre; -opening of Caraco sports field; -assembling 70 acres for development in the expanded Cataraqui Business Park; -completion of the Williamsville Gateway urban design study for the city’s midtown; -opening of the fire training centre; -demolishing derelict Brownfield buildings along Montreal Street for Brownfields redevelopment; -investing $10 million over five years to acquire land and facilitate affordable housing; -completion of the Third Crossing study; -$5 million to revitalize Lake Ontario Park into a year-round attraction; -opening of the Outdoor Aquatic Centre; -purchasing the British-Whig building and an empty adjacent

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KI walkers pass through the Frontenacs on trek to Ottawa By Craig Bakay Reporter

EMC News — In 2006, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) community member Mark Anderson began a walk from his Pickle Lake home to Queen’s Park to draw attention to proposed mining operations in their remote community some 580 kilometres north of Thunder Bay. In 2008, six members of the community (The KI Six, Chief Donny Morris, Jack McKay, Sam McKay,

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Kingston The ‘Silver Wings’ welcomes ex-service members from all branches. Join us at the Wing 416, Kingston, for a fun lunch and social every third Sunday at 1 p.m. For more details and info please contact Molly at 613-389-6120. Cam Schaefer (organ) & Jak Thrasher (percussion) and guests play instrumental pop and jazz.Friday, Jan. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Standeasy at the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario St. RCHA Jazz Jam Friday, Jan. 11 from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Denyse and VIP perform Saturday, Jan. 12 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Shuffleboard (2nd Floor) Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. Darts Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 8-11 p.m. Chris Morris-Strung Out to Dry, 8-11 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17 The Limestone City - Kingston Architecture. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Learn the architectural secrets and historical background of Kingston’s finest buildings including City Hall and the Frontenac County Court House. Speaker: Sa-

brina DeSousa. 56 Francis St, 613.548.7810. On Sunday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m., Spirit Borne (a division of Quinte Youth Unlimited) will be presenting “A King’s Song” at the Seeley’s Bay Fire Hall, 159 Main St., Seeley’s Bay. This professional level production of singing, drama and dance will stir and inspire you. You will not want to miss this event! Hosted by Shiloh Community Church. For more information call Pastor Jan at 613-387-8206 or 613-387-2355. No charge. A free will offering will be available to help cover expenses. Pork Roast Supper at St. Andrew’s by the Lake United Church, 1 Redden St, on Friday, Jan. 18 from 5 - 7 p.m., catered by Rent A Chef. Tickets are $15 Adults, $12 Children under six years free. Tickets are available at the church office between 9 a.m. and noon, weekdays, until Jan. 11. Cataraqui Canoe Club – Saturday, Jan. 12 – Massassau-

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Frontenac Open Mic Night every Friday at the Storrington Centre Fire Hall in Sunbury, 7-10 p.m. Old and new country, gospel, bluegrass and more. No cover charge. Southern Frontenac Community Services Foot Care Clinics. Clinics are offered throughout the area. Glenburnie Clinic: Country Pines Apartments every month on the second Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Verona Clinic runs at the Verona Medical Centre every month on the second Tuesday from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. They Sydenham Clinic runs every month on the second Tuesday sfrom 1 p.m. to about 4 p.m. To book a home visit, please contact

Frontenac Danielle Penner Tel: 613376-6477 email: danielle. penner@sfcsc.ca. Rural Women’s Group last Wednesday of every month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southern Frontenac Community Serivces Corporation offices, 4419 George St., Sydenham. Rural Women’s Group provides a safe and welcoming place for rural women to get together, addressing common interests and needs within F r o n t e n a c C o u n t y. T h i s group is open to all women wishing to make connections within their community and will provide valuable life skill-building opportunities through discussions groups and workshops. Transportation available: call in advance to arrange. For more information, please contact: Elizabeth Peterson, Family Services Intake Assistant to inquire: Tel: 613-376-6477 or 1-800-763-9610. Sunbury TOPS Chapter meet every Monday evening, weigh-in 5:30 p.m. meeting begins at 6 p.m. Ev-

Frontenac eryone welcome. Come and join a supportive weight loss group to take off pounds sensibly. For info chrisintops@hotmail.com. SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) exercise class every Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the Grace Centre, 4295 Stagecoach Rd. in Sydenham. Fun, Low Impact fitness class, no mat work. Call Joanne at 613-634-0130 ext. 414 or email joanne. irvine@von.ca. Bedford’s Bi-Weekly Open Mike and Jam Session, 1-5 p.m. Jan. 13 and 27 at Bedford Community Hall, 1381 Westport Rd. Featuring Bluegrass,Country, Gospel and more. Info, at 613-3742614. The Frontenac Cattlemen’s Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 in the Community Room at the Sydenham Public Library in Sydenham. For more information contact Mike Voith at tel:613-353-6380.

Frontenac Jan. 18 “Theme” youth dance at the Golden Links Hall in Harrowsmith. $25.00 gift card for the “craziest hair”. 7 to 10 p.m.; ages 9 to 15. For info, call Sharon at 613372-1274 or Wayne, 613358-2533. St. Paul’s United Church in Harrowsmith will be hosting a Chili Fest and Auction on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a free will offering, you can join friends and neighbours and sample various homemade chilies then vote on your favorite. Buns and beverages included (hot dogs available for the kids). Also, there will be a friendly auction featuring many glass collectibles and other items. All welcome!

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What’s Happening Regional Events and Happenings Over the Coming Weeks Kingston The Kingston Historical Society meets on Wednesday evening, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilson Room at the downtown Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St. Guest speaker Stephen Smith will present a lecture entitled God Save the King: The Evolution of Loyalty in the Limestone City. New members are welcome. Refreshments are served. Information: (613) 531-9413. Irene Torres and The Sugar Devils with special guests Ike Stubblefield and Cornell Williams Friday, Jan. 18 at The Standeasy at the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario St. Tickets available by calling 613-384-8168. There are only 50 tickets left for this show – call now to reserve your tickets for this incredible show. www.kingstonbluessociety.ca. Singles Only Club of Kingston. The City of Kingston is offering a computer course starting on Jan. 12. It will be held at Isabel Turner Library. For more information call Melanie at 546-4291 ext: 1706. Kingston Horticultural Society meets at the Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Ave. on Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Simon Smith on the topic of Dry Summer Garden and drought proof plants that look great all summer. Non-member admission fee. Contact Brenda at 613-389-8895. The Adult Rendezvous Club (ARC), based at St. Paul the Apostle R.C. Church Hall, 1111 Taylor Kidd Blvd., in Kingston, meet for Contract Bridge, Progressive Euchre and board games Thursdays, 1-3:30 p.m. from September to June. Yearly membership. For more info call 613-5487936 or 613-389-0968. Pork Supper Friday, Jan. 18 from 5 - 7 p.m. at St. Andrews by the Lake in Reddendale (Front & Days Rd). This will include Pie, Tea/Coffee, Juice and Entertainment. Children five and under eat free. Catered by Rent A Chef. Advanced tickets only - will be sold at the church office from 9 a.m. - noon, weekdays or after church service, 11:30

Kingston a.m. Sundays. Take-out also available. For tickets and /or more information, call 613389-8082. Poverty Challenge: on Sunday, Jan. 20, there will be a free two-hour ‘Poverty Challenge’ starting at 12:15 p.m. and running until 2:45 p.m. at Crossroads United (Sir John A Blvd and Princess) starting with a small lunch, also at no cost. This is open to adults or accompanied children over 12. Email helenehannah@ cogeco.ca or mmcphee6@ cogeco.ca or phone 613 766-6079. The first workshop took place in the Spring of 2009 initiated by members of the Roundtable on Poverty Reduction. In a one-day format, it has been presented to students many times since. It is an experiential event which provides a deeper understanding of the systemic and personal issues of poverty in our community. Love to Sing? Join Shout Sister! Choir for a relaxed atmosphere and repertoire of popular music. No auditions and no need to read music. Join us for a practice, everyone is welcome. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mulberry School on John St. between Patrick St. and Montreal St. Choir Director is Georgette Fry. www.shoutsisterchoir. ca. Overcomer ’s Assembly Prayer Room, 1187 Princess St. Kingston will have their church open for personal p r a y e r t i m e s Tu e s d a y t o Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome.

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rently accepting registration for our Winter American Sign Language courses, offered to students 16 years of age and over from January to March 2013. American Sign Language is a beautiful, expressive language with unique grammar and a rich cultural history. Students learn to use facial expression and spatial cues to communicate with one another in a fun and inclusive environment. If you’re interested in taking a course or want to find out more, please call 544-1927 or email us at smaracle@chs. ca. You can also visit The Canadian Hearing Society in the Frontenac Mall, 1300 Bath Rd. Registration deadline is Jan. 11. Seats are limited so sign up soon!

at Tompkins Funeral Home, 435 Davis Dr. (Downstairs in the Lounge – Please Park in the Left-Side Lot and Use the Right-Side Main Entrance). Baby Loss Night: A support evening for mothers who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or death of a baby up to age 1. Held Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Same location.

ing injuries specific to golf. Join us at 50+ Fitness. For location and additional info on all classes, please call Dee at 613-389-6540.

come, but must provide their own transportation. A winter experience to remember! Details: (613)767-4858.

Darts are starting up again at the R.C.L. Branch 623 on County Rd 4 in Millhaven Thursday, Jan. 3 & every Thursday after. Starting @ 7 p.m. For Information: call the branch @ 613-352-7772. Everyone Welcome. The Baha’i Community of Kingston welcomes everyone to a devotional gathering on the theme of New Beginnings. Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at 99 York St. Further info: bahais@kingston. net 613-634-0767. 39 Club of Kingston Dance Friday. Jan. 11. Music by Heartland Country. 8-11:30 p.m. at Collins Bay Royal Canadian Legion 631, 4034 Bath Rd. Singles and Couples welcome. Dress Code in effect.

Frontenac County Childcare Centre.L.C.V.I. Preschool P r o g r a m , 1 5 3 Va n O r d e r D r. K i n g s t o n , O n t . , K 1 M 1B9. Full-time and part-time spaces available. Spaces available for this school year, 2013. Spaces available for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. For Further Information Contact Edie at 613-545-1759.

The Napanee Chapter of the Business Men’s Fellowship in Canada will host a banquet on Jan. 11, at Selby Community Hall at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker and musician is Mr. Glen Kelsy. Reservations must be in by Jan. 8. Men, ladies and youth are welcome. For tickets call Andre @ 613377-6710, Rev. John Hilliard @ 613-352-5691 or Garfield @ 613-354-9235.

Shout Sister Choir welcomes new members. Practices are Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kingston Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St. www.shoutsisterchoir.ca. The Kingston CHS is cur-

Bereaved Families of Ontario - Kingston Region Family Night: A support and sharing evening for any adult who has lost a loved one to death. Held on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Tompkins

Kings Town Trekkers Walk Sunday, Jan. 13 from the Holiday Inn. Registration in Fitness Centre at 1:30 p.m. Walk starts at 2 p.m. Quill Lecture Series at Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Goodes Hall, 143 Union St. Adversity, Resilience and Masculinity: Why Men Die Young and What We Can Do About It. Dr. Susan Phillips, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University. For more info call 613-549-1910. Taoist Tai Chi™ Open House: Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. noon, 302 Montreal St.. See demonstrations and find out about the introductory and health recovery courses beginning the following week. This aerobic, meditative stretching exercise promotes health and well-being for those of all age and fitness levels, while relaxing and strengthening body and mind. It can be done standing, or sitting in a chair/wheelchair. Special classes for those with serious health issues. For more info: www.taoist.org/ kingston, 613-544-4733. Friday night karaoke Jan. 11 hosted by Donna’s Karaoke from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the lounge of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, 734 Montreal St. All welcome. Small cover charge for nonmembers. Seniors Walk to the Beat Plus Stretch and Strength six week courses held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Also, introduction to Line Dancing in Kingston’s west end. New: Senior’s Boomer Modified Yoga-Fit with all standing poses and activities. New: Golf for Gals six week mini clinics designed to improve distance/accuracy of the ball, as well as address-

Jan.18, Robbie Burns Celebration Jan. 18. Runs 6:15 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come celebrate the Early Robbie Burns Day with Branch 631 Legion in Collin Bay. Piped in Haggis and Ceremony, and Traditional Scottish Dinner. Entertainment featuring the Scottish Dancers. Round out the Night with Music by the Musicman DJ. Tickets on sale at the Branch until Jan.14. For information please call the Branch at (613)389-6605. VON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) exercise classes. Come and join our fun and friendly low impact fitness classes designed for Seniors. Classes include cardio, strength training and stretching with no mat work. Five convenient locations in Kingston. First trial class is free! For location and information call Joanne 613634-0130 ext. 414 or email joanne.irvine@von.ca. Movement for Life. Attention Wolfe Islanders: join this fitness program open to all ability levels and focused to meet your individual needs. Focus on wellness through movement for greater vitality. Registration required. Mondays & Thursdays, 1:10-2:45 p.m. starting Jan. 14. $75. Location: Wolfe Island Medical Clinic, 102 Highway 95. Must be a member of the Seniors Association, 613.548.7810, seniorskingston.ca. Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Call Al-Anon/ Alateen Family Groups, 613384-2134. Rideau Trail Kingston Club Winter End-to-End (Days 1&2) Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12&13. Kingston to Ottawa: Join in this exciting winter challenge for the “Snowflake Badge,” or join us for individual day adventures. Meet at the Trailhead on King St., W. Kingston on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Participants must expect to travel at least 10 km. and be on the trail at least 5 hours in variable winter conditions. Skiers are wel-

Adults with Aspergers Social/ S u p p o r t M e e ti n g . D o y o u have Aspergers or know someone who does? Join others facing the same challenges and look for solutions together on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 7- 9 p.m. at 361 Montreal St. (Bagot Street entrance) Please contact Patti for more information, to get on our email list, and for future meeting dates, 613-507-7896 or kingston@ autismontario.com. Seniors Community Club #523 Centre 70, corner of Days and Front Road. Shuffleboard and Bridge Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. New members welcome. Robbie Burn’s Dinner Saturday, Jan.19 at Rideau Acres - Upstairs Hall. Celebrate with the Rob Roy Pipe Band & Highland Dancers Door Open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cash bar. Tickets available from Leslie 613.549.4692 or email haggis@cogeco.ca. Senior ’s Boomer Modified Yoga-Fit with all standing poses and activities. Introduction to Line Dancing and Golf clinics designed to improve distance/accuracy of the ball, as well as addressing injuries specific to golf. Join us at 50+ Fitness. For location and additional info please call Dee at 613389-6540. Bluegrass weekly jam every Thursdays at 7 p m at Ben’s Pub, 105 Clergy St., Kingston. No cover charge. Everyone welcome, whether you play or come to listen. For info Sandra 613-546-1509. Join the drum circle at Ben’s Pub (105 Clergy Street) every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m. No experience is necessary. This is a casual, come-whenyou-can circle open to all. Bring drums, shakers, flutes, and other instruments. If you don’t have any, we have extras on hand. Come to play or just sit back and watch. Free. Wheelchair accessible.

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Ah, winter, slip-sliding away driving is back again for the season Craig Comment By Craig Bakay editorial@theheritageemc.ca

EMC Column — Winter’s here. OK, show of hands, how many people have already done a little ditch driving? It never fails, every winter it’s the same thing — we seem to forget what driving on snow and ice is like and it takes a little slip-sliding episode to shock us back to the realities of winter driving. Personally, that was Sunday for me as I narrowly avoided both ditches (through the graces of the good Lord cuz I’m not that good of a driver) on the Scurve by the fairgrounds

coming into Maberly from the south. But I know I’m not the only one. It’s a horrible feeling, isn’t it? You’re cruising along, about to make a turn of some sort, when, bam! Your vehicle starts to slide, the breaks aren’t stopping you and your gut feels like crap as you get hit with the realization that you may be in the ditch any second. And I wasn’t going very fast either. Ask anybody who’s driven with me (or behind me). I have a welldeserved reputation for plodding along around the speed limit (yes, I’m the guy you complain about when you’re in a hurry to get somewhere). But even though I rarely speed, and I drive a fourwheel-drive Jeep Cherokee (that’s seen better days but it’s such an old friend I can’t seem to part with her), it only seems to take

a second to go from blissful ignorance of road conditions to the grim reality of an uncontrolled skid. Actually, I’ve been very lucky in that regard the past few years. Bill MacDonald was still mayor the last time I was in the ditch. He still likes to remind me about the time I was late for a Council meeting back in the days when they still had every other one in the old school/now library in Mountain Grove. I was driving along No. 7 and instead of completing the turn into Mountain Grove, I slipped off into the swamp on the right side of the road. I was there a good half hour before a nice fellow with a four-wheeldrive, three-quarter ton came along and dragged me out of there. (Funny how you never seem to manage to shovel your way out of the ditch eh?) So, the point is, it’s winter again and we all need to remember and recognize

the special driving conditions snow and ice present us with. Slowing down is a good thing. But it’s not the only thing. You need to stay sharp on snow-covered roads, slowing down well before you want to turn. You know all the rest. Carry some emergency supplies like blankets and a shovel and hope like hell you don’t have to use them. Oh, and one last thing. (I’m saying this now to get the jump on public works managers Mark Segsworth and Mike Richardson because I know it’s only a matter of time before they ask me to mention it.) Now that the snowplows are back on the roads, cut the guys driving them some slack. The busiest roads get the most attention first, but eventually they’ll get to your road as soon as they can. The Townships can afford only so many snow plows.

There’s something to be said for the DVD rental Coughlar's Corner By Kristen Coughlar kcoughlar@theheritageemc.ca

EMC Editorial – During what little time off I had during the holiday season, I caught up on a lot of movies. Sometimes there is nothing better than taking a day off to lie on the couch and do nothing but vegetate and escape into the world of film. Looper, Pitch Perfect, Premium Rush and Total Recall were among the new titles I watched over the course of a few days. I also revisited some older films that were playing on cable. On each of my “couch

days”, as I searched through the various titles available on Video on Demand, I thought of how I miss frequenting local video stores, searching the aisles of new releases and old classics, looking at the images and reading the backs of movie cases to determine what I would watch that evening. It feels as though a lifetime has passed since I last visited the Blockbuster on Norwest Road, near the Cataraqui Centre, or Bayridge Centre Video in the Bayridge Centre Plaza. Blockbuster closed in 2011 and I believe Bayridge Centre Video may have since relocated to another part of the city. The Blockbuster location remains vacant, while Bayridge Centre Video’s spot in the Bayridge Centre Plaza is now home to a sushi restaurant. I’m aware that the movie rental business hasn’t yet completely died. During the holiday season I ran into a

family friend who had rentals in hand to return to the Jumbo Video at the Kingston Centre. A quick Google search for movie rental locations in the city reveals a few (and I don’t count those new DVD rental kiosks located in places like Metro) still scattered throughout the city; however, none are located near my home. While I like the convenience of being able to select and purchase a movie from the comfort of my humble abode, there’s just something about the experience of attending the local video store and picking out your film and snacks. My best friend Vicky and I used to have a ball meandering through the aisles looking for low budget, ridiculous horror films to rent— something that has become somewhat of a tradition during our visits. We’ll have to now resign ourselves to the

fact that we’re going to have to find a new and fun way to carry out our tradition, or develop a new one. When in search of a horrible horror flick, the cover photo, movie stills on the back and the synopsis all contribute to your choice, and make for a lot of laughs along the way. Face it, picking your movie based on a brief description on the background of a blue VOD screen just isn’t the same. Movie trailers of some films are also available for viewing on VOD, but not always. Like everything else, I’m sure making my movie selection from the seat of my couch with the push of a button will become second nature in time, but I will forever have fond memories of my times spent in the aisles of my neighbourhood movie rental store.

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Disappointing indeed EMC Editorial – Last week, a press release from the Ontario Provincial Police revealed that as part of this year’s Festive Ride Program, conducted from Nov. 24 to Jan. 2, 693 people were charged with having a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) over 0.08. Officers also issued 625 Warn Range Suspensions to those caught driving with a BAC between 0.05 and 0.08. The press release said the OPP was “disappointed that the number of motorists charged with impaired driving over the holidays is the highest it has been when compared to the last eight campaigns (from 2005 to present).” These figures are disappointing indeed. Just weeks ago, we at the EMC wrote to readers about the variety of options for a safe ride home during the holiday season, from taxis and holiday ride services to designated drivers in the form of family and friends. With options such as these available, there is absolutely no excuse to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Our feelings at the EMC go beyond that of disappointment when we think that with all the public education and awareness surrounding the dangers of impaired driving, there are many who still feel it is OK to get behind the wheel after drinking, putting themselves and others at risk. OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis noted that impaired driving continues to be the leading cause of criminal death in Canada. It is important that we here in KFL&A continue to assist the OPP and other local agencies in their efforts to reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads. We need to do our part and make it known to our friends, family, colleagues and mere acquaintances that driving while impaired is not OK and will not be tolerated. With increased efforts by both law enforcement and community members, hopefully we will take a step forward and be reporting better results during 2013-2014.

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EMC News - BPE Development has started a new project in the downtown core of Kingston—The Tower, Clergy on Queen is a development project that turns an abandoned church into 16 beautiful and unique condominiums. Ben Pilon, one of the owners of BPE Developments, was very interested in the space when it became available a few years ago and saw great potential for the area. “After it was severed and divided we were left with this beautiful church, and when we started exploring what we were going to do with it, we came across some really neat church conversion

projects and we fell in love with the idea. It provided amazing reuse for the building and gave life to it. We thought it would be wonderful for the downtown of the city and that is where we are at right now.” BPE has only just finished the design process for the project, but they hope to get the project moving as soon as possible. “We’ve completed the design and are now going through the city approval process. We want to get started in September with construction and then the units will be completed in early winter of 2014, with a move in date of 2015,” said Pilon. While taking on a project like this may be intimidating for

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down, so instead of watching it decay, BPE hopes to enhance its features. “It’s a big stone building and I don’t think anyone private could afford to build a structure that is similar to that now. They could, but with mason work it would be very expensive. We were left with a big beautiful stone building with stained glass windows

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A look back at the stories that made the headlines of 2012 Front-line policing came under political scrutiny in a bid to reduce the 2013 tax rate, but the controversial discussion to find mid-year savings in the police budget was promptly shot down. Some councillors challenged the need to approve resolutions to extend two provincially-funded programs that pay up to 50 per cent of the salaries of 23 frontline officers, while others defended the program, arguing the continuation of funding would actually contribute to the police department’s bottom line, since it doesn’t have to pay 100 per cent of the salaries and overtime

for nearly two dozen officers. An attempt by Coun. Hutchison to delay approval of both funding agreements for a staffing justification report was lost on a close 7-6 vote. A new tower has taken shape in Kingston’s north end, and it’s ready to burn. That would be the $7.8 million fire training facility. The sprawling 21-acre training campus is to be built in four phases. The first two – training tower and site servicing, plus exterior training props – should be finished this summer. Funding for the final two phases – academic building with classrooms and maintenance garage – has not yet been approved by city council. Construction of the fire

training centre began last fall following several years of delays in the search for a suitable location. The city eventually purchased vacant provincial land behind the ministry of transportation office on John Counter Boulevard, though the facility has its own access road off Terry Fox Drive. The centrepiece is a multi-level training tower - complete with propane tanks to simulate real fires. The facility will replace a 1960’s era training centre on Railway Street. Harold Tulk announces that he will retire as chief of Kingston’s Fire and Rescue by the end of the year. “It is time to hang up my helmet and call an end to my 42 years of service,” said Tulk in

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a statement. “I have been fortunate to spend a lifetime with so many fine people.” The search for a new chief will begin the next few months. Police Chief Steve Tanner announces he is leaving Kingston to take over similar duties in Halton, where he began his career. Chief Tanner has been in Kingston for four years and promises he will return after his run as the new chief of Halton Regional Police Services. He will take over that post on Sept. 1. City council, by a narrow 7-6 vote, agreed to change its waste bylaws to impose a one-bag household limit starting Sept. 10. Additional bags will require a $2 tag in order to be picked up. There will be exemptions to the one-bag policy when it comes into force. Residents with medical conditions will be given up to 52 free bag tags annually - the equivalent of $104 - as long as they submit a medical note to city officials on an annual basis. The city will also allow households to put out two free bags of trash in the week following three statutory holidays; New Year’s Day, Victoria Day and Labour Day.

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and two retired traffic experts are among eight objections filed with the Ontario environment ministry over Kingston’s push for a third bridge crossing. The $1.9 million environmental assessment (EA), which council endorsed in a 10-3 vote last May, is now the focus of mediation between the objectors and city officials, with the province acting as a mediator. The Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs is basing its challenge on a treaty-based land claim, while retired traffic experts Bruce Todd and Ken Linseman assert that there are alternative measures, which have not been fully explored, to alleviate traffic congestion without building a costly bridge over the Cataraqui River. The environmental study concludes a 1.1 kilometre bridge linking John Counter Boulevard to Gore Road is the best longterm strategy to ease traffic on the LaSalle Causeway. But critics say it’s a project the city doesn’t need, and can’t afford. Deal us out. That was the overwhelming sentiment at a public meeting on whether Kingston should try to become a host city for a privately-owned casino. About 200 people attended the special Aug. 8 council meeting in Memorial Hall to provide feedback on the contentious proposal. The Ontario Lottery

and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is giving communities until this fall to pre-determine public interest in hosting a casino, or not. The OLG’s revamped business model aims to open the gaming industry to the private sector. More than 40 speakers stepped up to the microphone during the two and a half hour meeting and the vast majority voiced opposition to welcoming card tables, slot machines and roulette wheels. The public meeting, coupled with the results of a city-sponsored online survey that ends Aug. 18, will be given to councillors to help them make a decision. In 1955, William Henderson wrote a letter to a Kingston resident reassuring his interest in a hockey hall of fame. In that April 5 letter, Henderson, who was serving at Member of Parliament for Kingston at the time, wrote that he was doing what he could for the hall of fame. Henderson kept his promise, even after death, as the charitable foundation in his name, the William James Henderson Foundation, donated $250,000 last week to what is now known as the International Hockey Hall of Fame. The money will go towards moving the hall from its current location on York Street to See Kingston page 12

www.City of Kingston.ca WINTER REMINDERS

Be safe around snow plows.

Drivers: Stay three car-lengths behind a snow plow to allow for a safe stopping distance. NEVER cut off a snow plow. Pedestrians and parents: • Assume the snow plow driver has NOT seen you. • If you see a snow plow, move off the sidewalk and into a yard where you can be seen. • Do NOT play on, or make forts or tunnels in roadside snow banks. • NEVER approach a snow plow, even when it has stopped. Visit the Snow Plow Lookup at www.CityofKingston.ca/snowplow to see how your street is designated.

Winter Waste Placement

Place garbage and recycling where it can be clearly seen and safely collected. Choose a collection area at a safe and visible ground-level location, such as: - the right side at the end of your driveway (as you face the street), - if you do not have a driveway, place it on the boulevard closest to the curb, - or, if there is no boulevard, place it on the right side at the end of your walkway. Keep a path from the road to your collectibles clear of snow and ice. Safe placement of collectibles helps avoid worker injury. To ensure worker safety, please remove bungee cords and other tie-downs from Green Bins and garbage cans set at the curb.

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OPEN HOUSE Affordable Housing and Land Acquisition Program – 7 Wright Cres. The City of Kingston is pursuing the eventual disposal of 7 Wright Cres. for the purpose of affordable housing. The City would like to explore the interests of experienced not-for-profit organizations and private sector companies to propose a development plan for 7 Wright Cres. that incorporates an affordable housing component. The City will be inviting interested proponents to submit preliminary development proposals through a forthcoming Request for Information. As an initial step in the process, interested organizations and companies are being invited to tour the existing site and building. Site visits will be scheduled for registered parties only and will occur on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan.16. For further information regarding the site and to register for a site visit, please visit www.CityofKingston.ca/housing

MEMORIAL BENCH POLICY The City wants your input on proposed Memorial Bench Policy City staff held a public meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11 and presented the new policy that proposes: • Existing commemorations be grandfathered under the policy with a 20-year term • Existing commemorations will share the space with another commemoration on new benches • New commemorations will receive a 10-year term Please share your thoughts and concerns over this new policy with Kristine Hebert at 613-546-4291 ext. 1256 or khebert@cityofkingston.ca.

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The City of Kingston and Frontenac County, along with OrgCode Consulting Inc. are developing a homelessness plan are seeking public input.

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a downtown location still to be decided. The City of Kingston will continue to contract animal pound services from the Kingston Humane Society – but only for one year. After that, councillors want the contract opened to a bidding process that could see a for-profit company assume control of caring for the city’s stray cats and dogs. Several councillors voiced concerns after staff, at council’s request, negotiated an untendered contract with the humane society that will see the not-for-profit organization paid an estimated $354,000 until September 2013. Council decided not to subject the tax-funded contract to a request for proposals (RFP), a common procedure among large-scale municipal contracts. The $354,000 service fee is much higher than the $109,000 the city had been paying, but lower than the estimated $578,000 the humane society originally demanded to continue providing the service.

September Councillors approved two construction contracts totalling

more than $25 million, at opposite ends of the city. The Utilities Kingston building on John Counter Boulevard, which is bursting with staff, will get a long-awaited expansion. A four-storey office building will be built next door at a cost of $19.5 million. A pedestrian walkway will connect the new and older office buildings. Meanwhile, the second phase of the ‘big dig’ on Princess Street is set to begin next spring. A $6.2 million construction contract was awarded to Len Corcoran Excavating Ltd. to handle the massive undertaking. The road work involves ripping up two more blocks of Princess Street, between King and Bagot Streets, including the entire road and sidewalk width. Councillors approve a revised budget of nearly $340,000 to install 25 gateway signs along city limits. They say it’s not something to cheap out on. Mayor Mark Gerretsen said the investment is needed to replace the current weathered gateway signs, installed a dozen years ago with outdated population figures. The new welcoming signs will be posted on secondary routes at Kingston city limits including Highway 2, Highway 38, TaylorKidd Boulevard, Perth Road, Bath Road and Highway 15. In addition, four markers will be installed at the entranceways to the

Canada Coach bus station, Via Rail train station, Wolfe Island Ferry terminal and Norman Rogers Airport – which are hubs for travellers. Despite years of financial shortfalls, SMG has won the contract to continue managing Kingston’s flagship arena. Councillors said the private company’s business plan offered more financial guarantees than its rivals. Two of North America’s largest arena management firms – SMG and Global Spectrum – went head to head in competitive bids to run the K-Rock Centre for the next five years. A staff review committee actually gave the edge to Global Spectrum’s proposal, based on a superior marketing and customer service strategy. But councillors were swayed by SMG’s promise to deliver a minimum guaranteed profit of $700,000 a year, something Global officials did not offer, according to city staff. The City of Kingston has shelved plans to study a ban on people under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning beds. Coun. Jeff Scott requested to defer his own motion for staff to study options for a municipal bylaw to prohibit teenage tanning, and report the findings to a committee by March 2013 until after the Ontario government makes a decision on the same matter.

Council’s deferral goes against the advice of the Kingston-area public health unit, which urged city officials to proceed with a local study due to political uncertainty at the provincial level.

October A divided community led to a divided council, but a one vote margin managed to seal the deal in pursuing a casino for Kingston. After a marathon Oct. 2 debate, councillors voted 7-5 to support a resolution advising the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) that it is “interested, in principle, in being a host municipality for a new gaming facility.” With Councillor Liz Schell removing herself from the debate and vote by declaring a potential conflict because her son is an OLG employee, a 6-6 vote would have killed the casino idea. But the mayor and six councillors spoke in favour of moving to the next step in bringing slot machines and card tables to the city. The final decision on a gaming facility, including the size and location, will depend on potential talks between the city, OLG and a private operator in the coming months. It could soon be game over for Kingston’s only municipallyrun golf course. Money-losing

Belle Park Fairways, which sits atop an old landfill, may be one of the targets served up for potential budget cuts this fall. A new staff report identifies mounting tax subsidies, declining membership and limited public access as reasons why the nine-hole golf course on Montreal Street could be closed in favour of new money making uses. The 22nd annual Chilifest raised over $41,000 in support of Hospice Kingston programs. LCVI Cooks Internship took two top prizes for best ethnic and best Tex-Mex; King’s Town School won best vegetarian; Kingston Brewing Company was best original; and Fanatics Sports Lounge best family style. The People’s Choice favourite chili went to The Kingston Brewing Company. Councillors voted 10-2 to expand the reach of the city’s 2002 indoor Smoking Bylaw to ban tobacco use on municipal property such as parks, playgrounds, splash pads, sports fields, beaches, plus seating areas of stadiums. The expanded bylaw, which comes up for final reading next month, will also ban smoking within nine metres of municipal buildings. Public bus transfer points on private property at the Kingston Centre, Cataraqui Town Centre and St. Lawrence College are included in the nine-

metre distance rule. Councillors will launch a study to determine the best locations to build a gambling facility. The so-called zoning setback study will examine the best practices of other communities that have gambling developments to determine suitable locations. More importantly, it will exclude areas of the city where a casino would not be a good fit, possibly near schools, playgrounds, churches and residential neighbourhoods. Councillors say spending $25,000 on a fact-finding study will create a more in-depth land use policy on which to lay claim to a casino. The up-front investment is risky since no private operator has yet submitted a proposal, though informal talks have been held.

November Kingston’s rural residents are caught in a solar flare, and are appealing to city hall for help with respect to Samsung’s planned Sol-Luce solar farm, which will cover about 640 acres spanning a collection of rural properties in the area of Highway 38 and Unity Road. The energy project, featuring rows of hundreds of thousands of solar panels, will See Kingston page 13

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to the public,” CAO/Clerk Wayne Orr said. Kathie and Francis Groenewegen, and their two children Patrick and Olivia, open the doors to their new business venture, the Limestone Organic Creamery. The creamery is located at 3113 Sydenham Rd. and processes certified organic milk and offers glass, 946 millilitre bottles of milk in skim, one per cent, two per cent, 3.8 per cent, 3.8 unhomogenized and 3.8 per cent chocolate. The creamery also processes and sells its own butter and is looking at branching into yogurt in the future. In addition to its own products, the creamery sells items from a number of other local and area vendors, including Main Street Market, Millers’ Farm and Market Garden, Freedom Farms, Organic Meadow, Pasta Tavola

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generate 62 megawatts of electricity for the Ontario power grid. While area residents say they don’t object to solar farms or renewable energy, they do fear the Samsung proposal will have a direct impact on their quality of life. Council approved a resolution calling for the SolLuce project to respect the city’s Official Plan to not occupy prime agricultural land, and to enter into talks with the community regarding the land use and visual impact. Kingston appears ready to move ahead with its own policy that would ban teenagers from using tanning salons in the city. The premier’s recent resignation, coupled with proroguing the Legislature, have effectively killed an NDP Private Member’s bill that sought to bring similar restrictions province-wide and has left the tanning issue in limbo, once again. Rather than wait for the issue to return to Queen’s Park, the local council was asked this week to launch made-in-Kingston tan ban regulations. In KASSAA senior football action, the La Salle Black Knights defeated the Ernestown Eagles 2510 to capture the AA title, while the Frontenac Falcons defeated the Holy Cross Crusaders 15-4 to earn the AAA title. In junior action, the Sydenham Golden Eagles defeated the La Salle Black Knights 30-0 for the AA title, while the Holy Cross Crusaders earned the AAA title with a 27-14 victory over the Frontenac Falcons. KFL&A Public Health launches its Alcohol Report. It Starts Here: An Alcohol Report for the City of Kingston is intended to jump start the conversation on alcohol use in our community and examine its impact on both individuals and the community at large. It also asks how we as a community can create conditions where alcohol

nate golfing and transform the entire area into a passive park. However, staff favour a fourth option to close the golf course and build a solar farm on 30 of the park’s 56 acres and use the rest of the civic property for passive park uses. United Way Campaign Chair Lloyd Fleming announces that the campaign not only achieved its $3.35 million goal but surpassed it by $53,260. This marks that 14th straight year that the United Way has surpassed its fundraising goal and set a new record for the most money raised in a single-season local fundraising campaign. The City of Kingston will investigate the financial impact of adopting a so-called living wage policy to help lift more people out of homelessness and poverty. Council voted 9-3 to study the local costs of adding about six dollars-an-hour on top of the provinciallyset minimum wage. The $16.29 hourly target for a living wage represents food prices, transportation expenses, affordable housing costs and child care for a single working person to earn $30,543 a year, compared with established poverty income level of $19,218 a year. Most agree the current minimum wage is not high enough to lift someone out of poverty.

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talents are nurtured by learning fundamental acting skills for the beginner and more sophisticated skills for the more experienced, when the student is allowed to constantly test their skills in front of a group of supportive peers and staff, and where failure is not an impediment to success, but a stepping stone, then the future becomes limitless.” Acting classes do more than improve self-image. “Our Stage Right teen class is a great way to acquire the skills needed to be a successful actor and to learn about the theatre business,” said Anne Marie Mortensen, co-founder of Bottle Tree Productions. Stage Right offers programs for adults, 6 – 10 year olds, 1112 year olds, and teens. “These are held once a week for ten weeks,” said Mortensen. The programs are tailored toward the actors in the class. There may be custom scripts for the youngest and intermediate levels. Those at the intermediate or senior level do scene work from known plays. “Stage Right classes are straight acting classes,” said Mortensen. Mortensen explained that acting gives a person, child or adult, a good creative outlet. “It provides a supportive and encouraging environment,” she said. “It allows them to take risks and fail without being called a failure. It allows a person to grab their creative juice and run with it and be accepted no matter what the outcome is. They can look at their performance and think, ‘I did that well,’ or ‘here’s how I could do better.’” She said that, as we grow up, we forget how to play. “In school, the curriculum is tightly wound around testing and measurement,” she said. “But you can’t give someone a

grade on their bravery or their willingness to take risks. What if a person doesn’t have a natural talent but takes risks and doesn’t score high in an exam while the person beside them has natural talent but takes no risks, how do you measure that willingness to be brave?” Charles Robertson, Bottle Tree’s other co-founder, said he likes working with kids and seeing their skills develop. “It’s extremely rewarding to see a talented kid unlock their potential and giving them permission to unlock it,” he said. “It’s an awesome feeling. Because I’ve been in the arts all my life, it’s nice to give something back to the kids.” He noted that many adults enjoy the social aspect of acting classes. “If they’re interested in theatre, it gives them a chance to hook up with people who are likewise interested. Adults have more fears than kids. Acting gives them added life skills. If someone is a professor, taking an acting class helps them overcome tension they may have about talking to a class. Plus, they get to perform.” Like other arts and skills, it’s all about the basics. If you don’t have the basics you won’t reach higher levels of accomplishment. “One of the major things we stress is fundamentals,” said Robertson. “When we were doing Sound of Music, we stressed over and over that everyone has their own natural ability. It’s important to make sure the audience can see and hear what that natural ability is.” There’s an added benefit for students in the acting classes. It could lead to a role in a real production. “When we do our shows, the acting classes are like an audition for us,” said Robertson. “We see what the quality is of the people who partici-

Bottle Tree Productions’ 2012 Musical Theatre class in rehearsal for Aladdin. pate. We were paying particular attention to casting Sound of Music. We wanted nice kids and adults who would function as a family on stage. When you’ve got a team that works well together, it makes it so much easier for the director.” He pointed out that acting skills include social skills and being able to work on a team. He said acting classes help shy kids develop social skills that are useful in various situations. Robertson said that failure, in itself, can be an accomplishment. “In the end-of-class performance, we don’t care if someone succeeds or fails,” he said. “It’s a learning experience. We don’t put pressure on kids. If they screw up, there’s another day. We need to learn to fail, to fall down and still be in a comfortable spot. We’ve forgotten to let kids learn how to fail and how to come back from messing up.” For children aged 8 to 18 who want to learn about musical theatre, there is a different program that provides an opportunity to take part in a full production of Disney’s Little Mermaid. “It runs like musical theatre

rehearsals,” said Mortensen “We do a full-scale production at L’Octave Theatre at the end of the program. Children get to see how theatre works. They’ll be exposed to costumes, stage work and preparation. Everyone who joins gets a role. The scripts are designed so well, everyone can make their own foray onto stage.” She explained that the musical theatre program trains children to play a role. It also involves a busier schedule of rehearsals three or four times a week. The first musical theatre meeting was on Monday night, but latecomers are welcome. So it’s not too late to join. “It’s a good class to get to see a whole production,” said Mortensen. “As an actor in a real production, children get to work with a stage manager and crew. It’s tightly directed. They learn as many actor chops as they need to get through the musical. It’s geared to the performance and kids enjoying the process.” For information about signing up, email info@bottletreeinc.com. For more information about all the acting classes and training opportunities available, visit www.bottletreeinc. com.

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EMC Lifestyle - Kingston runners braved the cold and damp weather Sunday for the annual Resolution Run at RMC. The 8km race was held in support of the CanAssist African Relief Trust.

by John Geddes, the Kingstonbased CAART became a registered charity in 2008. This is their first year partnering with the KRRA for fundraising, and Geddes hopes that they can keep doing so for the next three to five years. “It went very well,” says Geddes of the Resolution Run. With the funds raised at the race through registration fees and donations, CAART will be supporting infrastructure projects in East Africa, particularly in Ugan-

volunteers were treated to a delicious chili lunch and an awards ceremony. Despite slushy conditions and a bit of rainfall, the volunteers and runners were all in high spirits. “I think it went great!” says Debra Morin, a volunteer who worked to coordinate the fundraising portion of the race. Morin has spent the last three years volunteering with CanAssist African Relief Trust (CAART), the KRRA’s charity of choice this year. Founded

da and Kenya. Deb Morin says that CAART focuses especially on education and sanitation, and they retain close ties with the African communities that they support. For example, current projects include purchasing two 10,000 litre water tanks to supply fresh water to a health clinic in Kenya. Geddes himself will be heading back to Africa on Jan. 12 to assess how best to use the Resolution Race funds. Geddes is intimately involved in CAART’s

many projects and is proud of his organization’s ongoing relationship with the folks they aid. “We’re there,” he continues. “We can see what work is being

done.” To learn more about CanAssist African Relief Trust or to make a donation, please visit www.canassistafrica.ca.

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City to streamline approvals process around historic Market Square By Bill Hutchins Reporter

EMC News – New rules are coming into force that reflect the need for “progress and change” around one of Canada’s oldest public squares. Springer Market Square in downtown Kingston was designated a heritage conservation district in 1985, but strict rules aimed at preserving its heritage features and character have often clashed with the needs of private building owners in the area. The year-long battle over approving the redevelopment of the old TD Bank into a Jack Astors restaurant at King and Brock Streets highlighted the heritage versus modernization pressures of the area. At one point, heritage committee members rejected the colour of bricks to be used on the exterior walls of the new restaurant because it didn’t fit in with the heritage look of the square. Extensive renovations to buildings around the square’s

perimeter, protected views of City Hall and its clock tower, open-air farmers market, consistent scale and massing of commercial buildings, store signage and external illumination, and street-level commercial uses will remain strictly regulated, which require the ultimate approval of city council. However, building owners won’t have as many hoops to jump through for smaller improvements they want to make. The approvals process will be streamlined and simplified. City officials are in the process of updating the Market Square plan that governs new development and building alteration permits within the downtown conservation district, bounded by King, Brock, Ontario and Market Streets. “This Plan outlines how we can continue to treasure our history, while allowing for progress and change,” explained Shirley Bailey, the city’s manager of heritage and urban design.

Among other things, the revised plan would allow property owners to do minor alterations to 19th century buildings without a heritage permit. This includes; -re-painting exterior wood, stucco or metal finishes in the same or similar colour; -installing seasonal structures such as chairs, tables and umbrellas, plus bleachers and boards for the ice rink; -interior alterations; -minor landscaping. “Heritage districts are not static. They change and they grow and evolve over time,” said Ryan Leary, a senior heritage planner. The process of updating the 27 year old conservation district plan was the focus of a public meeting late last year. “This area has a special character, and it’s something we are trying to protect and enhance through these new guidelines,” Leary added. Kingston’s Market Square can trace its origins as marketplace to 1801.

Kingston Taxi Commission aims to launch accessible cab service this year By Bill Hutchins Reporter

EMC News – Accessible taxis are expected to appear on Kingston streets this year, but it may require some form of municipal subsidy to keep the service rolling. The latest proposal under study by the Kingston-area Taxi Commission is for local cab companies to come up with a plan to put three wheelchair-accessible cabs on the roads, possibly with the help of a third party operator, and to present the findings to the commission this month. “It was determined that 3 accessible plates is the equivalent to approximately 1.5 percent of the total taxi fleet,” according to a report by Julie Salter-Keane, the city’s accessibility compliance project manager. The push for accessible taxis has been ongoing for at least five years. Many of the city’s mobility challenged residents have long complained they are unfairly confined to their homes at certain times of the day,

and unable to access suitable transportation. The city runs Kingston Access Bus but the service usually requires pre-booking two weeks in advance and does not operate 24 hours a day. The one-way cash fare is $2.50. Kingston Transit is also not a realistic solution for many disabled people in power scooters or wheelchairs. Calling a cab would solve the dilemma, but it could be a costly venture. Taxi commission officials say the cost of operating ondemand accessible taxis has always been prohibitive to providing the service. Cab companies may be hesitant to provide a service with high operating costs and limited revenues. However, providing a municipal tax subsidy is one solution to bridge the gap. The city already subsidizes both Kingston Access Bus and Kingston Transit through property taxes, and councillors may consider accessible taxis as a necessary cost. It is poised to become a mandatory service provi-

sion in a few years. Under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, municipalities that license taxicabs will be required to provide on-demand taxis for persons with disabilities by 2015. City officials are pushing to launch the service well in advance of the provincial mandate. If the local cab companies – Amey’s, Modern and Kingston & Amherst – do not voluntarily provide accessibility options by early this year, the Taxi Commission has the authority to order them to provide it. “If the proposal from the brokers is not forthcoming, the Taxi Commission may consider, without the input of the brokers, amending he taxi bylaw to require accessible taxis by the end of 2013,” according to SalterKeane. At this point, the commission is not planning to use a heavy legislative hand on the cab companies. The commission next meets Wednesday, January 16 in city hall to discuss the feasibility, cost and timeline of launching accessible cabs.

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Completion of a high school diploma, or the equivalent work experience, and the ability to lift up to 25 lbs. on a regular basis are essential. You are able to prioritize tasks and complete them in an accurate and timely manner. You have basic math proficiency along with the ability to read and write English. Your proven customer service skills and good telephone manners are coupled with the ability to work cooperatively in a fast-paced, computerized, team environment. Previous warehousing experience would be an asset as would knowledge of the handling of dangerous goods and WHMIS regulations.

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Applicants are to forward their resumé by January 18th, 2013 to: Acklands-Grainger Inc., Attn: Michelle Evans at Acklands Grainger Email Address: evansm@agi.ca Fax Number: 613.345.1605 Mailing Address: 789 Chelsea Street Brockville, Ontario K6V 6N4

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Consider adding one of these animals to your family Velma is a two-year-old, female Beagle. This little lass just wants to be snuggled and held close. She is easily startled by quick movements so would prefer a mature home to help her settle in. She would love a fenced yard where she can stretch her legs and enjoy the sunshine, but would be equally comfortable spending time on the couch or in a cozy dog bed. She would probably prefer to be the only pet in the home..

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Franklin is a three-yearold neutered male cat. He came to us as a stray but has obviously been a well-loved pet. Franklin is nervous here at the shelter and would love a quiet place to call home. Franklin has a heart murmur and we are hoping Franklin will find an angel to adopt him and work closely with their vet to ensure he maintains his good health. Franklin is a no-charge special needs adoption. Come and visit him today.

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nac Islands at the county. Deputy Mayor David Jones is prepared to do just about anything to expose County problems and resolve them. He is fuming that at the December meeting, Mayor Doyle resigned , â&#x20AC;&#x153;as per traditionâ&#x20AC;? after serving one year as the Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deputy Warden, and the Warden, Janet Gutowski DID NOT. Gutowkski chose instead to disregard the long held â&#x20AC;&#x153;as per traditionâ&#x20AC;? approach and to remain â&#x20AC;&#x153;In The Chairâ&#x20AC;? until the next election (2014). That decision, while legal according to the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s procedural by-law, effectively prevents Doyle or any of the other three mayors to rotate through the position of warden during their term of office, â&#x20AC;&#x153;as per tradition.â&#x20AC;? Wardens are elected by their peers, a process that does acknowledge that all are equal as county councillors to serve as Warden. Resigning and vacating the chair would have permitted the next Frontenac Township Mayor to take their place in the rotation (in this instance Denis Doyle). Her decision assumes under the circumstances that only she, Janet Gutowski, can or should hold the position. The requested apology to council and to Mayor Doyle did not happen. Instead the Warden clearly stated her intent to continue in the job. Councillor Clayton, Mayor of North Frontenac replaces Mayor

Doyle as Deputy WardenJones does not have kind words for Warden Gutowski, or for the Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CAO E. Savill for that matter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Warden Gutowskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dictatorial manner, duplicity and disregard for standing orders has to be stopped or Council will become dysfunctional,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;other agenda at playâ&#x20AC;? (noted at December meeting)â&#x20AC;? is that of our CAO who would not want a reformist Warden such as Councillor Doyle or Deputy Warden Clayton in the Chair,â&#x20AC;? Jones said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact remains our Procedure By-Law permits an elected Warden to the four year term of Council but â&#x20AC;&#x153;traditionâ&#x20AC;?...speaks to collaboration and cooperation, two of Councillor Gutowskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oft quoted buzz words. Notwithstanding that, Councillor Gutowski has frequently contravened the By-Law and manipulated Council, all transgressions covered in the Motion of non Confidence.â&#x20AC;? Jones went on to say that the county bureaucracy continues to grow, despite a decrease in the 2011 census, absorbing taxes with questionable net tangible benefit to the taxpayers of Frontenac County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve inherited this behemoth( large beast)from previous Councils and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to take back the farm or before long weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll

see an application for expanded premises in Glenburnie! â&#x20AC;&#x153; â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is my intention As Vice Chair of the County Council Finance Committee to propose that Council commission an independent audit of accounts and assess the very high reserve levels.â&#x20AC;? ( Councillor Clayton is Chair of the committee ) â&#x20AC;&#x153; I will also ask that council review the vaunted ICSP (Integrated Community Sustainability Program) plans and spending to ensure the Federal Gas Tax money is transferred directly to the Townships (roads, bridge, ferries). Real Economic Development should remain a high priority but one capable of delivering net tangible benefits to all Frontenac Townships,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Further I will ask that County Council commission an independent operational review of all County departments, with the aim to refocus on core functions, their deliverables and, economic accountability.â&#x20AC;? According to Jones , many of his views are shared by colleagues on County Council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is why I firmly believe, despite Warden Gutowskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s antics, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;another agenda at play here,â&#x20AC;? he concluded.

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Sutton

Sutton Group-Masters Realty Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

Top 5% for sales in Canada

arayner@sutton.com • www.adamrayner.ca cell: 613-572-1985 • bus: 613-384-5500

“Homes are my business, Relationships are my success” NEW pRicE

264 EllESMEER AvE $249,500 MLS 12608759

More details at

www.adamrayner.ca

N pE sE 4 O OU 2H N. sU

NEW lisTiNg

266 GuthRIE DR #303 $109,900 MLS 13600020

More details at

www.adamrayner.ca

WATERFRONT

WATERFRONT

D L O S 5076 arena Boundary road $111,900

3731 Murvale road $209,000

Quaint and cozy parcel for the horse lover at heart. Fenced, all in one barn with 2 box stalls, tack/feed room and garage. Home is warm and inviting with some pine floors, open concept kitchen, eating area and living room (11’0 x 18’7). Wood stove in living room and one in garage (both certified). MLS® #12605717.

First time buyer or retired you will enjoy this landscaped country property. Three plus one bedroom home. Master Bedroom has 2 pc en-suite and ample closet space. Potential for in-law suite with separate entrance, stone fire place, 2 pc bathroom. Close to the village of Sydenham, shopping, park, swimming and public boat launch. MLS 12608505

HigHway 38 – $159,900

489 ColEBRook RoAD $449,500

206 SpIthEAD RoAD $549,500

More details at

More details at

MLS 12608612

www.adamrayner.ca

Nestled in the village of Hartington, this 4 bedroom bungalow is in need of your TLC. Call Rhonda for your appointment today.

MLS 12606261

www.adamrayner.ca NEW pRicE

Two vacanT pieces of land in verona, will Build To suiT

REStAuRAnt $52,500

More details at

More details at

MLS 12607715

www.adamrayner.ca

MLS 12608646

www.adamrayner.ca

Joy Todd

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1328 County RoAD #2 $174,900

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revell rd, souTH fronTenac – $25,000 Beautiful building lot in prestigious subdivision complete with well and culvert. MLS® 12608088. Bank sT, verona, – $17,500 View of Lake MLS® 12603116

Sales Representative

Cell: 613-329-3276

Sutton-Group-Masters Realty Inc., Brokerage Each offIcE IndEpEndEntly ownEd and opERatEd OFFICE 613 384-5500 • 1650 BATH RD., KINGSTON

Trust, Honesty, Integrity…Always! joy@joytodd.ca

DIANE HAMILTON OFFICE

532 BAGOT STreeT $239,900

613.507.4444

www.joytodd.ca

93 WOrTHINGTON WAY $64,900

ESTATE SALE! Three bedroom, 2 storey home with detached Adult retirement community in Worthington park. Estate sale garage/workshop, upgraded vinyl windows, open concept being sold ‘as is’ purchaser to be approved by park adminislivrm/dining rooms, main floor laundry, sun room, no SpiS. tration. Lot fee $321.69 04/30/13 Then up 2.5%.

CELL

613.530.0072

EMAIL: diane@nadeauteam.com Pierre Nadeau, Broker of Record/Owner is pleased to announce the joining of Diane Hamilton to our Real Estate Team. Diane brings with her over 28 years of sales and marketing experience in the Public Sector and holds a BA in Business Administration and also a college education of Marketing. Being a Military spouse Diane knows what is needed to assist relocating military families moving to or from the Kingston area. She also has extensive experience working with First Time Home Owners, Senior Citizens and Builders and holds a Metis Satus card. A proud recipient of the “Hall of Fame” award, which is presented to Realtor’s who have earned more than 1 million in commissions! In the community Diane is a member of several referral and community groups and when she is not working hard selling real estate, Diane enjoys cooking, motorcycle, yoga and fitness. Fluent in both English and French, we look forward to linking Diane’s skills and experience to be a part of our team and offer exceptional service to all her clients! We look forward to welcoming Diane’s clients to our office and to have them contact her directly.

I am pleased to announce that I have moved to the Sutton Group. My passion for Real Estate evolved from the many different areas and lifestyles that Kingston has to offer. From buying, renovating and selling my own properties, I have realized very quickly the characteristics of what makes a good property and what it takes to sell them. My previous experience in renovation and flipping houses has been a large part of my success as a Real Estate Agent. Thank you to all of my past clients for a successful year. New clients are always welcome! Offering integrity, trust, honesty and over 5 years of real estate experience to help guide you through the process of one of life’s biggest decisions buying/selling your home.

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Sutton BrIan ward*

613.539.6644 • brian.ward1@sympatico.ca

Top 5% in Canada

meLISSa ward*

613.483.8442 • mward@sutton.com

www.wardteam.ca

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WaTERFRonT

WoLFE iSLand • Great views of the water and Islands. Year round home on the Rideau.

• 2161 sq ft gorgeous home with master loft waking up to water views, 3 bedrooms with large lot

• Lots of upgrades, brand new roof, close to Kingston. Call for details

• Detached garage/ workshop, 2 minute walk to the ferry in a great location on the Island.

4539 WiLdLiFE Land, doG LaKE – $279,900

1181 Main STREET, WoLFE iSLand – $189,900

WaTERFRonT

BUiLd YoUR dREaM HoME • Panoramic views southwards across open Lake Ontario, 199 feet of Water Frontage, great swimming.

• Standard Features Include; Harwood and ceramic, open concept layouts, basement wired and drywall boarded, 30 year shingles, ICF foundation, custom kitchen cabinets • 7 year new home warranty and so much more. Choose a suggested layout or built your dream home to suit. Call for a list of full standard features.

• Insulated sleeping cabin, summer kitchen, storage shed and small Bunkie. Great retreat from the City.

331 ninE MiLE poinT Road, SiMCoE iSLand – $279,000

office: 613.384.5500

MaTiaS CUSToM CRaFTEd HoMES – STaRTinG aT $429,900

Sutton Group-MaSterS realty Inc., BrokeraGe each offIce Independently owned and operated

*SaleS repreSentatIveS

MORTGAGE RATE: Rate Survey as of Monday, January 7th, 2013 R0011850216

Company

Jeff Wilson Banks & trust Companies Bank of Montreal Scotiabank CIBC HSBC National Bank of Canada Royal Bank TD Canada Trust Investor’s Group Kingston Community Credit Union

Jeff Wilson Lic: #M08009265

Ask How to $

6 mth Closed

1 yr Closed

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2.65

3.95

2.65

2.69

2.89

3.19

2.99

3.69

3.89

3.10 3.10 3.10 3.00 3.00 3.10 3.10 2.75 n/a

4.00 n/a 4.45 4.45 4.00 4.00 4.45 4.00 4.00

3.10 3.65 3.10 3.60 3.10 3.10 3.10 3.10 3.05

3.35 3.89 3.29 3.95 3.35 3.35 3.35 3.35 3.24

4.05 3.99 4.05 4.45 4.05 4.05 4.05 4.05 3.80

4.64 4.39 4.39 4.99 4.64 4.64 4.64 4.64 4.35

5.24 4.99 5.24 5.24 5.24 5.24 5.24 5.24 4.95

5.99 5.99 6.35 6.30 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.50 n/a

6.29 6.29 6.75 6.50 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75 n/a

www.mortgageprokingston.com

WIN 1000! A Division of VERICO Blackburn Financial Services Inc. 775 Blackburn Mews West, Kingston, ON.

*(O.A.C.) Some conditions apply.

Leo Ragusa 876-0777; Tim Doherty 572-2686; Wendy Bradshaw 328-5728; Chris Matthey 561-5850; Joyce Tasker 329-2667; Jeff Dillon 453-3663; Kevin Corcoran 540-4953; Janet MacDonald 561-5047; Guy Ferguson 540-2502; Brian Matthey 561-2719; Linda Ross 561-5411; Ian Rundle 561-4337; Jeff Wilson 530-7233; Alan Paterson 453-4043; Mark Bashall 561-9572; Dora Main 583-3672; Leigh Graham 561-9359; Richard Caron 876-3867; Lisa Yeatman 449-1048; Mitch Thibodeau 613-328-6647; Raquel Welch 888-3599; Clayton Rego 613-484-0964.

Real estate

Guide Meet Our Sales Team

Kate Lawrence klawrence@theemc.ca 613.546.8885 ext. 202

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Rick Schutt

Kevin Dillon

rschutt@theheritageemc.ca

kdillon@theheritageemc.ca

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Sutton

R0011852016 EMC - Your Community Newspaper

Sutton Group-Masters Realty Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

OFFICE 613 384-5500 • 1650 BATH RD., KINGSTON

Sutton

Pics and info at bobsteacy.com

BOB STEACY

, Sales Representative Sutton-Group-Masters Realty Inc., Brokerage Each officE indEpEndEntly ownEd and opEratEd

613 453-4090 cell 613 384-5500 office www.bobsteacy.com

Yarker

Yarker

kINGSTON

Sutton Group-Masters Realty Inc., Brokerage Independently owned and opeRated

613-384-5500

WORKING TOGETHER TO GIVE YOU THE BEST SERVICE AVAILABLE

WHY CALL US?

ARNOLD CAMPBELL

613-329-8144 SALES REPRESENTATIVE

*Top 1% in Canada for sales *over 30 years of combined experience For a FREE market analysis with a courteous, dedicated, reputable, hands on approach, please make us one of your calls**

*TRACEY MCGINN

613-453-9922 SALES REPRESENTATIVE

THINKING OF LISTING?

955 Bethel Street - $259,900

58 Woodmucket rd., - $229,900

532 Bagot Street - $239,900

Well maintained, three bedroom, Three bedroom, 2 storey home 1.5 bath home on 2.3 acres. Fea- with detached garage/worktures include, gleaming pine wide shop, upgraded vinyl windows, plank floors throughout, remodeled open concept livrm/dining bathrooms, new vinyl clad windows steel roof, sunken family room with rooms, main floor laundry, sun vaulted ceiling and freestanding room. Call Bob for full details. Mls® 12608565 wood stove. Mls® 12608134 See bobsteacy.com for info and more pics.

3 plus 1 elevated bungalow. This one owner home features cathedral ceilings in the living/ dining and kitchen areas, huge country kitchen, pine plank flooring, two woodstoves. Mls® 12608303

Call us today for a complimentary Market Evaluation of your property. We offer our clients professional, courteous service with over 30 years combined experience! Not intended to solicit those already under contract.

dIANNE gEARINg

Investment OppOrtunIty

New Price

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

dgearing@sutton.com w g ne tin s i l

Cell: 613 540-3313

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4

2931 COUNTY ROAD #14 – ENTERPRISE

Set in Enterprise Village, your opportunity knocks! Large century old brick building with original tin ceilings in store. Needs updating. Mixed use commercial/residential - 3 units w/ 2 currently tenanted and 1 vacant. Property sold 'as is' . Great place to run small business, live-in, rent out and make some money. $99,900 MLS® 12608742

Selling homes is not our job, it’s our responsibility! 1202 MONTREAL STREET

www.realestatekingstonontario.ca

1-1/2 storey, 1,100 sq. ft. home - 2+1 bedrooms - 2 full bathrooms - kitchen w/patio doors to deck/fenced yard - newer laminate floors throughout - new drywall upper level - 24 x 24 garage w/hydro & insulated - wheelchair accessible , lots of parking and bus at front door. Offered at $185,900.

Whether buying or selling - putting your interests first! Serving Kingston & Area since 1987

Please check out our

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3139 HigHway 38 5 bedroom, 3 bath, finished basement with walk out, hardwood, ceramic, rich cherry finished new kitchen.

S ES dE rad U cl g iN y UP aN m

MLS 12608707

$349,000

163 MCDoNougH CREs The St. Pete is Royal Palm Homes newest design with 3 bedrooms, 2. 5 baths, master with ensuite, open concept. MLS 12605875

$289,900

NE PEUS SUN0 OO 3 H t & -4: 0 a S 2:3

kEy wEst MoDEl open concept-3 bedroomsensuite-attached garagepaved drive-hrv-blueman waterproofing. MLS 12608961

t Er rS Uy i f b E m i t

402 CaMDEN RoaD NaPaNEE 2 storey semi-laminate wood floors-3 bedrooms-1.5 bathswalkout basement.

Starting Price

MLS 12608924

$277,900

$134,900

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oPEN HousE oN lot 28 watch for signs Modified key west

Rogan can make kitchen and bathroom dreams come true!

To place your ad here please call Jenn Piribauer:

613-546-8885

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The services our roofing department provides include: • Re-shingling all types of asphalt shingles • Custom flashing work • Valley, vent stack and wall flashings • Skylight flashings • Custom made chimney cap flashings • Flat Roofing Systems

110 Railway Street 613-544-5222 • Kbhomes.on.ca At KB, all our Contracts are Fully Guaranteed in Writing

Kingston showroom 2053 highway 38 613-634-1515

napanee showroom 140 goodyear rd. 613-354-0544

www.rogankitchens.ca


Custom Built Homes... Free 51" TV with Deposit

ROB BLASKO

Buy a house for spring delivery and receive free stainless steel kitchen appliances: Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher and Microwave. Put down a deposit and take home a 51” TV

“More home for a lot less money” 4193 Maple Drive Lane, Verona Ontario Frontenac 1-866-775-8268 Modular Home Sales www. frontenacmodularhomes.com

OFFICE

Div.894142 Ont.Ltd.

613.507.4444

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CELL

613.530.6737

Danielle & Tony Baptista

EMAIL: rblasko9@gmail.com

SALES REPRESENTATIVES

Danielle 613-329-0722 Tony 613-329-9688 tony baptista@yahoo.ca

Pierre Nadeau, Broker of Record/Owner

is pleased to Welcome Back Rob Blasko to the Nadeau Real Estate Team.

Being raised in Kingston himself and now raising his family of 4 beautiful children, Rob clearly understands the needs for a Family who is either moving within the Kingston area or relocating here. Together and before his career start in Real Estate, Rob also has 15 years of extensive knowledge in the New Home Construction business including now his experience in sales and development with New Home Builders. Many may also know Rob and his passion for Hockey with many years of coaching junior hockey with his boys and also includes 5 years of experience of working as a scout for the OHL! We look forward to working with Rob as part of our Team of Sales Professionals and welcome his clients to contact him directly. R0011852703

T I S TA’S w i l l h e l p Th e BA P yo u f i n d yo u www.thebaptistas.com r way H O M E ! Open HOuse sun 12pm 1:45pm 893 Oakview avenue Well kept townhouse condo, convenient to all amenities, spacious, bright eat-in kitchen, patio doors to fenced yard, generous master, updated bathroom, laminate flooring and tile throughout. 4 Newer appliances included and enjoy the benefits of the condo community pool in warmer months! Settle in soon, quick possession possible! $149,900 MLS

new listing

Open HOuse sunday 2 -4 pm

522 Grandtrunk ave w. Waterloo Village Link home. You and your family will feel right at home in this beautifully maintained, spacious and bright 3+1 bed 2.5 bath home with a perfectly finished lower level, Convenient to all ammenities . A wonderful home in a great neighbourhood. A promising move for 2013. $254,900 MLS

Ask US about OUR Personal Service Guarantee Sutton Group-Master Realty Inc. Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated 1650 Bath Road, Kingston, ON. K7M 4X6 613-384-5500

how to Become a mortgage Broker

Now more than ever, Canadians should be using the services of a Mortgage Broker to ensure they are getting the best mortgage for their needs in a changing market. What better time to become a licensed Mortgage Broker and take control of your financial future while helping others do the same. Full time or Part time. Join us for a FREE seminar on what it takes to become a Mortgage Broker Wednesday, Jan 23rd 5:30pm-6:30pm

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how to Lend your own money out in mortgages

We are having an upcoming Private Mortgage Investor to show you how to invest your money by lending it out to others. We’ll show you how it’s done along with the risks and rewards. Suggested voluntary donation at the door for the Kingston Street Mission $5 will be requested. Wednesday, Jan 16th 6:45pm Invisita Centre Rona Room Details and registration on this link: http://ow.ly/fEdmS or call 613-531-HOME(4663)x22 or email Sean@531Home.com

815 Blackburn Mews (Your Home Team @ Dominion Lending Centres) 613-531-HOME(4663)x22 | Sean@531Home.com Please RSVP for more info and to register.

For current mortgage rates,

text "rates" to 76000 or scan with your smart phone

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Sean Binkley Mortgage Broker

531-HOME

(4663)x22 613www.applyforamortgage.ca

Sean Binkley** 613-888-3995 Ryan Satnik* 613-888-9418 Mike Dominik* 613-888-2357 Phil Archambault* 613-583-2135 Fred Cooke* 613-985-0945 David Lloyd** 613-449-0579 Cathy Roddy** 613-572-1117 Bob McCaw* 613-961-9037 Your Home Team is part of Dominion Lending Centres Alliance Lic 12063 Independently owned and operated.

* Mortgage Agent ** Mortgage Broker

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ld o S e m o H r You

d e e t n a r Gua t! Or I’ll Buy I

To discuss a sale, call Pierre at 613-539-9950(no obligation to list) or get a free report at 919 Sydenham Road, Kingston, ON 613.507.4444

Bright saturday and spacious 12:00-1:00 188 open macdougall

$249,000

open saturday 1:00-2:00

$259,900

OR TRADE

OR TRADE

1065 3336 Megan’s county road street 26

683 County Road #11

Completely renovated 100+ year old limestone beauty. Picturesque grounds. An absolute dream home. Text 3769 to 555000 or call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID#3769 for a FREE recorded message

1012 WaterBury

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 8189 8188 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3225 for a FREE recorded message

open sunday 12:00-1:00

open sunday 1:00-2:00 4388 MILL STREET

Completely renovated with large new kitchen. Walking distance to stores, banks and waterfront park. Text 3533 to 555000 or call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID#3533 to hear a FREE recorded message of this property.

$447,500

$595,000

OR TRADE

OR TRADE

SOLD

590 river ridge

5001 Fox run

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 8194 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3764 for a FREE recorded message

1075 Island View Lane

WaterFront estate

open saturday 2:00-3:00

open saturday 3:00-4:00

open saturday 3:00-4:00

$269,900

$319,900

$464,900

$264,900

Rainbow Crescent OR940 TRADE

Attention Military! Great family home. 3+1 bed, 2.5 bath, finished basement with rec room. Text 3768 to 555000 or call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID# 3768 for a FREE recorded message

909 Riverside Road OR TRADE

Beautiful waterfront lot. Build your dream home on Gananoque Lake. Designer blueprints. Available 1800 sqft bungalow with on serviced municipal road. Text 3767 to 555000 or call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID# 3767 for a FREE recorded message

64 Fergus

OR TRADE

3 McKeoWn

$649,000

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 8186 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 8190 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3762 for a FREE recorded message

open sunday 1:00-2:00

open sunday 2:00-3:00

open sunday 3:00-4:00

open sunday 3:00-4:00

871 UXBRIDGE

2941 RUTLEDGE ROAD

Bring the family to this lovely restored and energy retrofitted home! Text 3229 to 555000 or call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID#3229 to hear a FREE corded message of this property.

In popular Waterloo Village Open concept living and dining room Text 3231 to 555000 or call 1.800.895.2166 for a FREE recorded message.

$289,900

SOLD

$464,900

SOLD

OR TRADE

$229,900

OR TRADE

131 adelaide

OR TRADE

1142 sydenhaM

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 8190 for a FREE recorded message

302 Emerald

1092 Atkinson

$359,900

OR TRADE

464 sacKville

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 8187 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3769 for a FREE recorded message

unique and stunning

Barr hoMes

$469,900

OR TRADE

4362 sydenhaM Mill

$276,352

OR TRADE

6161 highWay 15

23 old Mill

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3534 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 8185 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 9497 for a FREE recorded message

a Must see

Bright & spacious

country living in the city

huge WorKshop

Barr hoMes

$314,900

$599,000

OR TRADE

68 ninth concession

$305,000

OR TRADE

1065 Megan’s street

$259,900

OR TRADE

19 dalgleish

446 petWorth

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 9494 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3223 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 8188 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 8182 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3235 for a FREE recorded message

great FaMily street

tons oF character

47 acres

Barr hoMes

cute BungaloW

$239,900

$354,900

OR TRADE

37 purdy

4795 latiMer

$249,900

$349,900

OR TRADE

427 Brady

OR TRADE

134 aldergrove

6097 BanK

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3230 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 8184 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 9496 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3236 for a FREE recorded message

Barr hoMes

tWo hoMes in one

WaterFront

need a WorKshop?

village oF neWBurgh

$499,900

$319,900

OR TRADE

200 Mill pond

5384 holMes

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 9496 for a FREE recorded message

FIRST TIME BUYERS

Why rent when you can own? Free list w/pics of homes available for under $1300/month*. Brought to you by: Nadeau Realty Inc., Brokerage

11002 highWay 33

613-539-7755

348 acadeMy

196 Macdougall

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 8180 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3238 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 9497 for a FREE recorded message

gorgeous vieWs

Barr hoMes

great potential

187 acres

15 lot suBdivision

$319,900

$699,000

OR TRADE

3 laKeshore

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3228 for a FREE recorded message

613-329-7024

182 MoWat

613-484-7370

$219,000

OR TRADE

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 9495 for a FREE recorded message

Christina Lawson* Tatiana Alvarado* Janet White* 613-328-8081

Barr hoMes

$352,993

OR TRADE

3768 division

Brought to you by: Nadeau Realty Inc., Brokerage

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3761 for a FREE recorded message

French and SpaniSh ServiceS available!

Sherri Cox*

$179,900

OR TRADE

Luxury homes, affordable financing, premium locations. Receive a Free list w/pics. www.pnluxuryhomes.com

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 8181 for a FREE recorded message

$389,900

www.kingstonfirsttimehomebuyers.com

$225,900

OR TRADE

1076 redWood

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 9499 for a FREE recorded message

UPSCALE HOMES

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3531 for a FREE recorded message

$429,900

188 Macdougall

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3222 for a FREE recorded message

OR TRADE

OR TRADE

928 Brodie

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3537 for a FREE recorded message

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3239 for a FREE recorded message

$425,000

312 Janette

$444,900

OR TRADE

969B Jones Falls

Barr hoMes

$144,000

581 davis

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 8183 for a FREE recorded message

$299,900

OR TRADE

Brought to you by: Nadeau Realty Inc., Brokerage

Cindy Ioannidis* 613-328-9781

sherri@nadeauteam.com christina@nadeauteam.com tatiana@nadeauteam.com janet@nadeauteam.com cindy@nadeauteam.com

2085 highWay 15

For more information call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID 3530 for a FREE recorded message

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$799,000

1108 hinchinBrooKe Recreation dream property or a hunter’s paradise on 187 acres

sands road

2+ acres lots, plan already in place with final approvals set for December

regiStered brookField relocation MeMber

Kyle Mosier* 613-541-0572

kyle@nadeauteam.com

Joel Braunstein* Regina Whitty* 613-583-8500

613-329-7749

joel@nadeauteam.com regina@nadeauteam.com

*SaleS RepReSentative •• not intended to Solicit pRopeRtieS alReady undeR contRact

8

OR TRADE

464 sacKville

*some conditions apply

www.KingstonHomePricing.com

$259,900

open saturday 1:00-2:00

character Your home SOLD tons in 90oFDays Guaranteed 113 acres or I will sell it for FREE*

HOMESELLERS Find out what homes down the street sold for! Free computerized list w/pics of area home sales and current listings.

KingstonHomeSalesGuarantee.com

*Seller and Pierre Nadeau must agree on guaranteed price and closing date at time of listing.

w w w. n a d e a u t e a m . c o m

Rob Blasko*

diane Hamilton*

rblasko9@gmail.com

diane@nadeauteam.com

613-530-6737

613-530-0072

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