Addington Highlands

Metis Harvest Dinner acknowledges grant for Traditional Knowledge Project

Written by  |  Wednesday, 18 October 2017 17:21  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The High Land Waters Metis Community has been holding annual Harvest Dinners for 17 years, but this one, held Saturday at the Flinton Township Hall, held a little extra significance.Part of this year’s ceremony was to acknowledge and thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a grant of $75,000 which will allow the Community to begin its Traditional Knowledge Project, Metis Mamawapowuk, which will document Metis culture and knowledge in this area (which stretches from Smiths Falls to the 401 and west to the Kawarthas. “We’ve been trying for years to start this project,” said Scott Lloyd, the Community’s president. “I’d like to also thank my sister, Candace (the Community’s secretary/treasurer) who did much of the work to make this happen.“Our focus will be on traditional…

Addington Highlands council

Written by  |  Wednesday, 18 October 2017 16:42  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
No Trillium application for kitchen reno at Denbigh Community CentreThe township was preparing to submit a grant application to the Trillium Foundation to cover the long awaited kitchen renovation at the former Denbigh Schoolhouse. In order to apply, it is necessary to include three quotes for the work that the applicant intends to do. Councillor Tony Fritsch prepared a detailed scope of work and three contractors asked for the information package in order to submit bids, but all three decided not to bid.“It was not the job itself, but the timing and having to guarantee a price for March of next year that stopped them from bidding”.With no pricing available, the township will not be submitting a grant application this time around. Bill for OPPCouncil…

Break and Enter into a Home on Slate Falls Road

Written by  |  Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:51  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
(Addington-Highlands, ON) - On October 6, 20017 just before midnight (11:30pm) officers with the Kaladar Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a 911 call from a residence on Slate Falls Road.While the homeowner was out of town an unknown suspect broke into the home causing damage and taking personal property. The Napanee OPP is looking to speak with anyone who may have information related to this crime. Please contact Napanee OPP at 613-354-3369 or 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.From; Juliane Porritt Media Relations Officer Napanee OPPContact; 613-354-3369 ext. 6755 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LOLCS Survey

Written by  |  Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:42  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
It has been a very busy few months for the Board of Land O' Lakes Community Services & Pine Meadow Nursing Home. As promised, the results of our May/June Survey for Community Services have been tallied and studied with the outcome being as follows. First and foremost, there was a very positive response to the existing programs overall, especially the Seniors Adult Drop-in, men's and women's groups, Meals on Wheels, and Transportation. Seasonally, the Income Tax Service, Snowsuit Fund, and Christmas Hamper programs are readily utilized. Lesser used are the Warm Toes and the Backpack programs for children, Adult Protective Services, Caregiver, and Homemaking Services. The number one area noted as needing improvement is better communication with the people living in our coverage area. When…

Addington Highlands fine-tuning waste site disposal fees

Written by  |  Wednesday, 04 October 2017 19:38  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Addington Highlands is still tinkering with waste disposal fees but made some changes at its regular meeting Monday afternoon in Flinton.Many of the changes came from suggestions from supervisor Brett Reavie, who gave a report based on feedback from waste site attendents.First up was tires with rims attached. “You can drop the rubber and you can drop the steel, but you can’t drop them together,” said Coun. Bill Cox.Reeve Henry Hogg suggested the company that takes the tires might take tires with rims attached but would likely charge a few for that.“That would be the simplest thing to do,” he said. Reavie also said they are starting to get more fibreglass paddleboats and canoes.“The Vennachar dump gets quite a few at times,” he said.Council adopted…

Ambulance service under threat, again?

Written by  |  Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:04  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
At the Denbigh meeting of Addington Highlands Council on Monday night, Reeve Henry Hogg and Deputy Reeve Helen Yanch reported that Lennox and Addington County appears set to re-visit its commitment to maintaining a 12 hour a day ambulance service based in Denbigh and build a new base to house that service. “The new CAO of the County [Brenda Orchard] has some ideas about replacing the ambulance with an emergency first response vehicle. That vehicle would not be able to cross county lines like an ambulance so there are implications for our neighbours, and there are big implications for our own residents as well because those vehicles can’t take patients to hospital,” said Reeve Hogg. “Mark [Chief of Paramedic Services Mark Shjerning] has looked at…

Disposal Fees Still Being Worked Out in Addington Highlands

Written by  |  Wednesday, 06 September 2017 13:59  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Addington Highlands is still tinkering with its waste disposal (tipping) fees but Council did instruct staff at its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon to bring back another draft schedule to a future meeting. Council did seemingly establish some parameters, for example eliminating the distinct between compact and full-size pick-up trucks as well as the number of axles on trailers, but actual charges are yet to be determined. “If you’ve got a small truck, you just pile it higher,” said Reeve Henry Hogg. There was general agreement that the charge to dispose of a single mattress should conceivably be less than that for a queen size but again the actual charge has yet to be determined. In fact, most fees are still under discussion. “I don’t know…

Visit Cloyne Museum, Benny’s Pond, and the new Park

Written by  |  Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:11  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
On Saturday, August 26, everyone is invited to explore in Cloyne – Ponds, Pioneer Days and Parks. The Friends of the Salmon River will host an afternoon event of interest to lovers of nature and history. Have a tour of Benny’s Pond and learn how it is part of the Salmon River watershed. Enjoy tours of the Cloyne Pioneer Museum and the new Benny’s Lake Park. At 1pm, local Glen Pearce will lead the pack to Benny’s Pond behind the museum. He will explain the formation of the string of little lakes/ponds that are all in the line of flow from the headwaters and connect to Beaver Creek, Kennebec Lake and hence to the main channel of the Salmon. Glen Pearce was part of the…

Visit Cloyne Museum, Benny’s Pond, and the new Park

Written by  |  Wednesday, 16 August 2017 13:40  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
On Saturday, August 26, everyone is invited to explore in Cloyne – Ponds, Pioneer Days and Parks. The Friends of the Salmon River will host an afternoon event of interest to lovers of nature and history. Have a tour of Benny’s Pond and learn how it is part of the Salmon River watershed. Enjoy tours of the Cloyne Pioneer Museum and the new Benny’s Lake Park.At 1pm, local Glen Pearce will lead the pack to Benny’s Pond behind the museum. He will explain the formation of the string of little lakes/ponds that are all in the line of flow from the headwaters and connect to Beaver Creek, Kennebec Lake and hence to the main channel of the Salmon. Glen Pearce was part of the field…

Six inducted into Land O’Lakes Traditional Music Hall of Fame

Written by  |  Wednesday, 09 August 2017 15:32  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The rains threatened but held off just long enough for the Land O’Lakes Traditional Music Hall of Fame to induct six new members at a ceremony/performance Saturday during the Flinton Jamboree. First on stage was Ross Clow. Born and raised near Verona, Clow spent more than a decade as the lead singer for Don Johnson and the Serenaders, a long-running dance orchestra with weekly radio shows on two Kingston radio stations during the ’50s and ’60s. In his senior years, Clow gravitated towards gospel music with the Gospel Jewels and later with the Old Hims. Clow was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Sheila Calthorpe was inducted in the Songwriters Category. Calthorpe grew up on Simcoe Island in the St. Lawrence River and developed a…

Neville Wells: reluctant ‘legend’ of Canadian traditional music

Written by  |  Wednesday, 09 August 2017 15:20  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
It’s clear talking with Neville Wells that he’s uncomfortable with the term legend being applied to him.“I’m just a kid from Ompah,” he says.He was born in Newfoundland and moved to Mosque Lake Lodge in Ompah as a child. His musical career began at the Ompah Dance Hall where, for $2 a night, he backed up Neil and Flora Perry.But when he moved to Ottawa, he hooked up with some guys you may have heard of before in a band called The Children. His bandmates included Bruce Cockburn, David Whiffen, Peter Hodgson (aka Sneezy Waters), Sandy Crawley and Richard Patterson. “We were terrible,” he says, laughing. “But we were having fun and we did have a following.“Ricky was extremely talented and Dave should have been…

Fatal collision on Highway 41

Written by  |  Wednesday, 09 August 2017 14:28  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
On July 31, 2017 at 12:30 in the afternoon officers with the Kaladar Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a head on collision on Highway 41 at Ashby Lake Road.Witnesses reported that one of the vehicles had crossed the centre line. The female driver was pronounced dead at scene and an autopsy is scheduled for today. The male driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.The collision is being investigated by the OPP's Technical Traffic Collision Investigators. The deceased female has been identified as Carolyn LORI, 70 years of age from Laurentian Hills, ONContact: Cst Dave LudingtonPhone: 613-391-9036

Bon Echo Art Exhibition still going strong after 22 years

Written by  |  Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:17  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
In all of its 22 years, the Bon Echo Art Exhibition has “never had bad weather,” said Betty Pearce, coordinator of the Exhibition for the Friends of Bon Echo.Pearce said that at 40 exhibitors, this was one of the smaller shows of recent years but within their optimum range. “We usually try for 45 but we’re generally in the 40-50 range,” she said. “We’ve found 50 or more to be a bit too crowed.”The juried show features Canadian wildlife and/or countryside and it’s all ‘fine art,’ ie no crafts per se. “The show itself isn’t really a fundraiser for the Friends of Bon Echo,” she said. “But the food and barbecue sales generally are.”“It’s a cultural event,” said Katie Ohlke, who had her own work…

Fatality on Hwy 41

Written by  |  Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:09  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
On July 31, 2017 at 12:30 in the afternoon officers with the Kaladar Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a head on collision on Highway 41 at Ashley Road. Witnesses reported that one of the vehicles had crossed the centre line. The female driver was pronounced dead at scene and an autopsy is scheduled for today. The male driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The collision is being investigated by the OPP's Technical Traffic Collision Investigators.

Discovering the richness of Rose Hill

Written by  |  Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:05  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The general public will have a unique opportunity to visit Rose Hill Nature Reserve on Saturday, August 19th to explore the new trails and learn about the rich biodiversity found there. Rose Hill is a 358-acre wilderness property in the rugged, hilly landscape north east of Denbigh in Addington Highlands. In the spring of 2017, the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) engaged a professional ecologist to prepare a scientific report describing the natural history and ecological features of the Nature Reserve, as well as conduct fieldwork to inventory the species on the property. At our August 19th event, visitors will hear about some of the discoveries of the field study and learn about the ecological significance of Rose Hill. An initial field study was conducted…
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