Addington Highlands

OPP - Break and Enter - Kaladar

Written by  |  Wednesday, 20 February 2019 12:32  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
On Friday, February 15, 2019 at approximately 5:25pm, officers with the Napanee Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a break and enter at a residence on Myers Cave Rd., in Addington Highlands Township that occurred sometime between February 3 and 15, 2019. The owner reported arriving home to find that unknown suspect(s) had been broken into the garage. Several items were stolen including: a 2017 Green Artic Cat with an Ontario plate attached, 9JE38 and plow attached ; a homemade trailer described as homemade 1998 black plated P7361R ; two helmets. Anyone with information relating to this break and enter is asked to contact the Napanee OPP 613-354-3369 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or anonymously online at

Free viewing of “The Caregivers’ Club”

Written by  |  Wednesday, 20 February 2019 12:32  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
We know that family and friends of people living with a diagnosis of dementia call themselves members of the club “no one wants to belong to”. “The Caregivers” film follows three families on a devastating but ultimately inspiring journey that many of us will be forced to take. The private lives of dementia caregivers teach us about love, loss and letting go. Their stories go far beyond the practical challenges of navigating the healthcare system, and delve into the psychological challenges of coping with the illness. The stories unfold over the course of a year, as they navigate the stages of an unpredictable and relentless disease. The Alzheimer’s Society and Pine Meadow Nursing Home would like to invite you to the viewing of The Caregivers’…

Outstanding People in our Community

Written by  |  Wednesday, 13 February 2019 16:13  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Is there anyone out there that has not heard of the Golden Girls or the Old Pharts? On the slight chance that there may be, please let me introduce them. I’ll shorten their names to GG and OP for future reference. I have had the privilege of forming and coordinating these two groups of outstanding people for the past seven years. One “gentleman” in the community, Cliff Barton, would call me often and ask, “what are we going to do for the men in this community?” and we would talk. The social worker from the clinic called me to inquire about programs for men, so action was taken. The men’s group formed quickly, from that small beginning, great camaraderie and friendships were formed. Just as…

Flinton Community Jamboree comes to Council with lengthy list of requests

Written by  |  Wednesday, 06 February 2019 11:54  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Representatives from the Flinton Community Jamboree came to Addington Highlands Council Tuesday afternoon in Flinton and to the surprise of many, they weren’t asking for money but they did have a rather lengthy list of requests. Dave McKittrick and Gary Radford did suggest that if the Township were to wave the $100 entertainment license fee, they’d put the Township on the list of donors however. And while it wasn’t really a request for money, they also asked that the hall rental fee be waved for their monthly meetings. They also asked for an exemption to the noise bylaw, permission to use the canteen and if a Township water truck could be present for the canteen and food vendors. “We should have a water truck but…

Addiction and Mental Health Services benefits from YPI program at GREC

Written by  |  Wednesday, 30 January 2019 14:37  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
For 10 years now, the Granite Ridge Education Centre (part of which it was Sharbot Lake High School) has been participating in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI). “We’ve been doing this since 2007 and had 10 different charities benefit,” said Randy McVety, the teacher who oversees the project at GREC. “This year marks $50,000 and across Canada, 20,000 students have participated and more than $500,000 has been presented to charities.” The process is rather straightforward. Interested Grade 10 students research a local charity, put together a presentation on it and a group of judges from the school decide who gets the money based on those presentations. Four charities were represented by students this year including Kingston 4 Paws, Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services, Big…

Addington Highlands opts in for legal cannabis shops

Written by  |  Wednesday, 23 January 2019 11:18  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The Township of Addington Highlands voted to opt in for retail cannabis outlets at its Council meeting last week in Denbigh, said Reeve Henry Hogg. “We had two open houses the week before on the subject and while there were more against than for, it was only like one or two people,” he said. “There were about 30 people at the meetings and so you don’t know if that’s representative.” Higgins said that the determinative factor (for opting in) may have been the potential for financial benefits both from the provincial government and the economic development it could represent. But, he acknowledged it could be some time before there’s an outlet in Cloyne or Northbrook. “The first licenses are for communities of 50,000 or more…

LARC Opens Daycare at NAEC for Little Vikings

Written by  |  Wednesday, 16 January 2019 12:30  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
If you have an infant or preschool child, then you understand the trials and tribulations of finding reliable, affordable, safe care for your child when you return to work. Many families in our communities, and in communities across Ontario and Canada struggle with access to childcare. On January 7, Lennox and Addington Resources for Children (LARC) opened a new daycare centre in Cloyne at North Addington Education Centre (NAEC). The centre provides licensed daycare services for children from the ages of 0-6.  Additionally, LARC offers before and after school programs for school-age kids. The daycare offers care from 7am to 6pm. It has three rooms. The infant room is for children up to 18 months, the toddler room for children ranging from 18-30 months and finally, the pre-school room is for children…

Addington Highlands to Consult the Public Over Cannabis

Written by  |  Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:10  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Among local councils, Addington Highlands has been the most pro-active over cannabis regulations. This is, at least in part, because the township was notified by residents several months ago that two separate growing operations were up and running within its borders. One of them is an open-air plantation, and the other appears to be a greenhouse operation that is just getting going. The township heard about one of the operations from a resident who expressed a concern over the smell. After making inquiries to the OPP and the federal government, the township found out that the operations are federally regulated medical marijuana operations. Not only does the township have no jurisdiction over them, but the federal government will not even respond to requests for information.…

Community Builder Awards

Written by  |  Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:09  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The Township of Addington Highlands awarded the Community Builder Awards at the Township’s Annual Christmas Dinner on November 23, 2018. The Committee added new categories to the list of awards this year and named a  Sportsperson of the Year and Emerging Youth Leader. Joel Hasler was presented with the Sportsperson of the Year Award, this award is to recognize an individual who has dedicated their time to sport in our community. These are individuals have demonstrated leadership, encouraged sport ethics and fair play and contributed to improving sport opportunities in the community. These individuals are positive role models or have made exceptional contributions within the sporting community. Avery Cuddy was presented with the Emerging Youth Leader Award, this award is to recognize an individual who…

Addington Highlands holds special meeting to talk about going to pot

Written by  |  Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:26  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Addington Highlands Township seems to be a bit ahead of its neighbours on the cannabis question and last week held a special Council meeting to determine what its options might be. To that end, Council invited Nancy Wartman, a planner with the IBI Group, to run them through what the rules are as they currently exist. Wartman outlined the various governmental roles — federal, provincial and municipal — as well as cannabis for medicinal use, and cannabis for recreational use. But most importantly, she outlined the issues municipalities have to consider, including cultivation, processing, personal cultivation, both recreational and medical, retail stores for recreational use and the opt-in/opt out aspect which municipalities must decide by Jan. 22, 2019. “When regulating the following — cultivation, processing,…

OPP - Break And Enter To Garage

Written by  |  Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:27  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
(Napanee, ON)- On Thursday, November 15th, 2018 an officer with the Kaladar Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a break and enter in Cloyne, Township of Addington Highlands. The victim reported that sometime overnight between 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14th and 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15th an unknown person(s) stole a Stihl MS362 chainsaw, with a 20 inch bar, orange and black in colour, from their garage. Further police canvassing of neighbours in the area revealed that a full 5 gallon red gas can was stolen from a nearby residence as well. Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact the Kaladar OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may…

Land O'Lakes Bells of Peace

Written by  |  Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:26  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Remembrance Day 2018 will long be remembered by the young and not so young people of the Land O’Lakes area. Thanks to the Frontenac News (Nov 8 - Ringing Of Bells...) for mentioning Bells of Peace commemorating Armistice 100. Quick calls late Friday night revealed that no such commemoration was planned for the area. Hastily, social media was activated, friends called friends and 36 hours later, the Lions Hall was filled to capacity (120) with some standing. The Cloyne and District Historical Society lent us the church bell acquired from the defunct Anglican Church in Cloyne and at sunset, Scouts, Girl Guides and other young children rang the bell 100 times while a You Tube video of the sacrifices made during the Great War played…

Working group to decide closure date for Kaladar Waste Disposal site

Written by  |  Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:16  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Addington Highlands Council approved the creation of a working group to determine the fate of the Kaladar Waste Disposal site at its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon in Flinton. The site must close next year as a landfill and Roads/Waste Supervisor Brett Reavie told Council that they’ve been “throwing around July 1 as the closure date.” But, he said, there are still many options to whittle down. “Many options are available,” he said. “But many of them wouldn’t be feasible. A waste transfer site appears to be the most likely option but Reavie wants to make certain they look at all options. Council accepted Reavie’s suggestion that the working group include himself, two Council members (one from each Ward), one member of Township administration and at…

NAEC Trick or Eat

Written by  |  Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:14  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The students of North Addington Education Centre suited up on October 31st in their Campbell’s Soup Costumes, to collect items for the food bank. About ten secondary students were spread out between Flinton, Northbrook, and Cloyne to collect non-perishable food items, instead of tricking or treating for candy. The students are not strangers to supporting the community who supports them. This is the eighth year for the very successful event. We visited as many households as possible, but we know that some houses were missed- especially those on back roads, or not in a very central area. If you have food that you would like for us to pick up, please call Candice Bovard throughout the week at 613-336-8991. On behalf of students and staff,…

Close, but Hogg back in AH

Written by  |  Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:26  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Henry Hogg was not that surprised that his election margin was narrow this time around, or even that he lost one of the two wards to Alice Madigan, who has never held public office but has been active politically in Denbigh, and was a vocal opponent of a wind turbine proposal that was unpopular with many in the community. Hogg led the debate on council, which resulted in the township supporting the project, based partly on the promise of the establishment of a community fund should wind turbines ever be erected in the township. Hogg received 769 (54%) votes to Madigan’s 653 (46%). In ward 1, Madigan received over 100 more votes that Hogg, but he took ward 2 by a margin of over 200,…
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