Addington Highlands

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,…

Trick or Eat Strikes Again!

Written by  |  Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:25  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The students of North Addington Education Centre will be suiting up in their Campbell’s Soup costumes on October 31st and knocking on your door! They will be asking for non-perishable food items which will be donated to the local food bank, which is experiencing a shortage of food. About ten secondary students will be spreading 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’re asking community members to contribute what they can. We will have three to four students canvassing each community between approximately 4:00 and 8:00pm. Most will be wearing soup costumes…

Historical society’s Flickr account tops 1,000 photos

Written by  |  Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:34  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The Cloyne and District Historical Society’s Flickr account recently topped a thousand photos, Ken Hook told the Society’s monthly meeting in Cloyne this week. For the handful of folks unfamiliar with Flickr, it’s an image and video hosting service that’s free to use but uploading content or commenting on a photo requires a registering an account. The Society has had a presence there since 2013. “We have 323 followers, from all around the world,” Hook said. “Like Brazil, France, Austria, Guatemala, Switzerland and the U.S. “Even the State Library from Queensland Australia is a follower — we’re not really sure why.” The Society began the page as part of their commitment to preserve local history and the material can be downloaded for research or presentations.…

Speeding Driver Charged with Impaired   

Written by  |  Wednesday, 03 October 2018 11:17  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
(Tweed, Ontario) On September 30, 2018 at 3:30am, a member of the Central Hastings OPP detachment was patrolling south on Highway 37 near Chapman Road when they observed a northbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was subsequently stopped, and charged is 25-year-old Colin Armstrong of Northbrook, Ontario with Driving with More than 80 Mgs of Alcohol in Blood. Armstrong received a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. He will appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville, Ontario on October 11, 2018.

Trillium grant provides renovations to Northbrook Lions Hall

Written by  |  Monday, 24 September 2018 15:35  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
For the Northbrook Lions, this year’s annual ‘Thank You’ barbecue took on added significance. It was the Club’s opportunity to publically thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) for a $54.200 grant that allowed the club to undergo renovations that have been needed for some time. Lions President Kerry Skipper said the renovations included new flooring, windows and doors, new interlock brick paving around the entrance vestibule and a new roof. “These renovations would not have been possible without the grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” Skipper said. “This will allow us to provide a safe and accessible centre for local community events for the foreseeable future.” Hastings-Lennox & Addington MPP Daryl Kramp said he was pleased to be on hand Saturday to see the results…

Flinton all-candidates meeting a short and sweet affair

Written by  |  Monday, 24 September 2018 15:34  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Last week’s Addington Highlands Ward 2 all candidates meeting in Flinton will likely go down as one of the shortest such meetings in history with only two questions asked of the five candidates running in the October election. After the candidates (incumbents Helen Yanch and Bill Cox and newcomer David Miles for councilor as well as incumbent Reeve Henry Hogg and newcomer Alice Madigan) gave their opening statements, one member of the audience asked about a broken swing on the playground at the Flinton Hall. “We are looking into that,” said Yanch. “But it probably won’t be fixed for awhile. “My wife likes the swings so it should be fixed,” said Miles. “There’s a report coming on what all needs to be fixed,” said Hogg.…

Addington Highlands Township will look at agreement to fix flooding road

Written by  |  Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:30  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Addington Highlands Council agreed to pass the matter of flooding on Addington Road 5 over to its public works supervisor to see what can be done at its regular meeting Monday in Flinton. The decision followed a presentation from resident Erroll Ruth, who told Council that when he arrived in mid-April, it was another month until he could drive to his cottage. He said he’d spoken to the public works supervisor, who came out to look at the road and they agreed that at least another new 4’ culvert was needed. (New culverts were installed in the fall of 2013 but don’t seem to be enough. “We have a financial commitment from the trails people and we’ll buy the culverts from you people,” Ruth said.…

Alice Madigan – candidate for Reeve of Addington Highlands

Written by  |  Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:30  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Alice Madigan says that before and after she chose to run for Reeve she has been talking to constituents from all parts of the township and the message she heard was consistent and overwhelming “They want change,” she said, in an email interview early this week. Madigan was raised in Slate Falls, near Denbigh, and left the area for work. She moved back seasonally in 1991 and permanently in 2010. She became involved in the effort to maintain the Denbigh ambulance and as a volunteer on committees of the township, such as the policing and roads and waste management committee, and in 2014 she ran for council and lost out to Kirby Thompson and Tony Fritsch. She has remained as Chair of the Denbigh Ambulance…
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