Addington Highlands

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…

Impaired and assault on Park Warden at Bon Echo Park

Written by  |  Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:48  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
OPP - Impaired at Bon Echo Park(Addington Highlands Township, ON) - In the early morning hours of July 24th (00:46am) a Warden at Bon Echo Park stopped a vehicle to check for their permit. The male driver was argumentative with the Warden and failed to identify himself. The Warden attempted to place the male under arrest for impaired operation of a motor vehicle, the male assaulted the Warden and Kaladar OPP were called to the park to assist.The male continued to be argumentative and uncooperative with police. A female party arrived on scene and provided the identity of the driver who was found to be suspended. The male was transported to the Napanee Detachment to provide breath samples.Travis VANESS a 37 year old male from…

Friends of Bon Echo Park

Written by  |  Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:13  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
If you haven’t witnessed majestic Mazinaw Rock with your own eyes then you’ve missed out on one of the natural wonders of eastern Ontario. Just 20 minutes north of Northbrook within the bounds of Bon Echo Provincial Park, the gorgeous granite cliff rises 100-metres straight out of the depths of one of the province’s deepest lakes. It’s truly an awe-inspiring sight, and one immortalized by generations of artists. The Rock is itself an enduring canvas; at water level there are more than 260 pictographs painted in red ochre by the area’s indigenous people. These paintings, some of them believed to be more than 1,000 years old, are images of a rich cultural tradition. Park visitors can see them up close as part of the fully…

Pine Meadow Charity Golf Tournament Raises Over $17,000

Written by  |  Wednesday, 05 July 2017 12:58  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The 15th annual Pine Meadow Charity Golf Tournament took place on June 24th at Hunter's Creek Golf Course on Hwy. 506 near Cloyne.  As in previous years, this year's tournament was generously sponsored by numerous businesses and community members, raising over $17 000.  These funds are used for a variety of items at Pine Meadow which cannot be included in their regular budget and which enhance the lives of the residents at the nursing home. Funds raised this year will be used to subsidize the monthly excursions planned for the residents and to purchase active therapy mattresses, slings for lifts, blood pressure monitors and a new half wall shelf unit in the entrance area. This year, 69 golfers participated in the tournament on a beautiful…

AH unlikely to take over septic inspection

Written by  |  Wednesday, 05 July 2017 12:31  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
“KFL&A Public Health has no plans to get out of the septic inspection business,” Director of Programs Ed Gardner told Addington Highlands Council at its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon in Flinton. Reeve Henry Hogg said he’d invited public health officials to the meeting because “people were asking us why we weren’t doing it ourselves, which prompted this discussion.” Gardner begin his brief presentation by giving a short history of septic inspection in Ontario highlighting that the responsibility was downloaded to the municipalities in 1998 and is now governed by the Building Code. “(But) KFL&A has been doing septics since the early ’70s,” he said. “We do all nine municipalities in our catchment area.” Coun. Tony Fritsch asked what effect there would be on the health…

New park in Cloyne

Written by  |  Wednesday, 28 June 2017 11:55  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
They went all-out in Cloyne Saturday to officially open Benny Lake Heritage Park, with several musical guests ranging from a First Nations drum group and the Pickled Chicken String Band, poetry readings and a host of politicians including Shabot Obaadjiwan Chief Doreen Davis, two MPs and two heads of council. On Aug. 2, 2002 a microburst tore through downtown Cloyne, destroying a grove of 200-year-old white pines. The public space has been renewed as a joint project of the Township of North Frontenac, the Land O’Lakes Garden Club, Mazinaw-Lanark Forest Inc. and the Cloyne and District Historical Society. It now features a 5-foot-wide, 600-foot pathway constructed with stone dust with very little slope follow integrated accessibility standards. They also planted a lot of new pines…

Belleville man drowns in Lake Mazinaw

Written by  |  Wednesday, 28 June 2017 11:29  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
On June 24 at approximately 2pm officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Napanee detachment, OPP Marine Unit, with the assistance of local paramedics and fire departments, responded to a report of a missing male on Mazinaw Lake. Police investigation revealed that a 47 year old Belleville man took his family and friends tubing in a smaller aluminum boat. The man entered the water to assist the female tuber as she was experiencing some difficulty re-entering the boat while the spotter remained in the vessel. The small boat began to drift away from the two in the water. The male, who did not have his personal flotation device on appeared to be in distress, went below the water and did not resurface. The female tuber…

Sail Mazinaw on July 8th

Written by  |  Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:36  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
July 8 is the third annual Sail Mazinaw.  The objective of the event is to identify Mazinaw Lake as a remarkable sailing venue.  On July 8, all cottagers, campers and transient sailors are invited to rig their boats and their boards and go for a sail.  It is not a race nor a regatta.  It's a fun flotilla and an occasion , or an excuse, to get boats on the water.  It's a great opportunity to introduce a new generation to the sport. The day will begin with a crew breakfast at Mazinaw Lakeside Resort.  The staff will open the doors at 8:00 to get an early start for the sailors and friends.  Dock space at MLR is limited, so you are encouraged to arrive…
As Addington Highlands continues to grapple with dwindling space left in its waste sites and the desire to keep costs reasonable for township residents, Chief Administrative Officer Christine Reed prepared a report outlining the various options for tipping fees that townships of similar size have chosen. Based on the many issues to be dealt with, including determining fees for loads of various sizes and compositions, Councillor Tony Fritsch said it would be best if a group of councillors, township residents, the public works manager and waste site attendants got together to hash out all the options. Reeve Henry Hogg said perhaps the Public Works committee, with the addition of two site attendants, could be called together to look at the issues and submit a report.…
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