Addington Highlands

Insurance brokers don’t bring lower fees - Addington Highlands Council

Written by  |  Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:08  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
As part of an initiative that is being led by Lennox and Addington County, Addington Highlands is now making use of the services of McDougall Insurance Brokers to help them navigate the world of municipal insurance. Until this year the township has dealt directly with Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT), one of three companies that offer municipal insurance in Ontario. Chuck Airhart, from McDougall, came to Council this week to talk about how his company is working at ensuring that the township has of its needs met. He said that the cost of basic insurance from JLT is set to rise this year by about $2,000 or 4%, from just under $72,000 in 2016 to $74,000 in 2017. “The cause of this is really global,” Airhart…

Christmas Bird Count Set for Bon Echo Next Monday

Written by  |  Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:32  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Two students from North Addington Eduation Centre, Emma Fuller and Cassidy Wilson are taking an online course in environmental resource management this semester. Part of their course work includes setting up and executing an event or program. One of them, Emma Fuller, is an avid birder and came up with the idea of organizing a Christmas Bird Count (CBC) in the local area to tie in to the Audobon Societies 117th annual Christmas Bird Count. Last year 471 bird counts were done in Canada, and over 1,900 in the United States and another 132 in Latin America. The counts are done in circles with a diameter of 24 kilometres. The NAEC sponsored count will be centered in Bon Echo Park and will take place next…

Charges Laid in Denbigh Bus Collision Case

Written by  |  Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:10  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Charges have been laid following the investigation into a single vehicle collision involving a bus that occurred on October 14, 2016 at 9:57 a.m. Officers with the Kaladar, Renfrew and Killaloe detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a bus in the ditch on Highway 28 just east of Highway 41 in Denbigh, Township of Addington Highlands. Approximately fifty seniors were on board the bus.  Many suffered minor injuries. The driver of the bus, 67 year-old Robert BELL of Stone Mills Township, has been charged with Careless Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

Northbrook Firehall Jinxed By Contaminated Wells

Written by  |  Wednesday, 07 December 2016 13:19  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Fire Chief Casey Cuddy gave an explanation on the current well situation at Northbrook Fire Hall to Council on Monday. A well was dug at the fire hall site after a drilled well was recently put in but turned out to be contaminated. Neither of the wells provide sufficient water to the hall because of contamination issues. “We knew it was a crapshoot but it could've saved us a lot of headaches,” Cuddy said. “The (dug) well has already been decommissioned.” Cuddy isn't sure yet what the expenses are going to be for the well but the company that installed the dug well was able to salvage a lot of material out of the project which will help cut down the overall cost.Chief Cuddy offered…

Fatal Collision at Kaladar

Written by  |  Wednesday, 07 December 2016 12:40  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
On Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at 5:10 pm officers with the Kaladar detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 7. A tractor- trailer travelling westbound on Highway 7 and a Subaru Forester travelling eastbound collided head-on approximately 2 km west of Highway 41 near Kaladar.  OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators attended the scene to assist with determining the cause of the collision. Preliminary investigation determined that the Subaru crossed into the path of the tractor trailer for an unknown reason. The driver of the Subaru, 70 year-old Brian WARD and his passenger, 67 year-old Mary WARD, both of Ottawa were pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 59 year-old Ottawa man, was…

Business and Volunteer Awards

Written by  |  Wednesday, 30 November 2016 16:47  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Addington Highlands hosted their annual township Christmas party in Denbigh on November 26th.  Two awards were presented by Reeve Henry Hogg including 'Outstanding Volunteer' to Bob Taylor and 'Outstanding Business' to Tobia's Guardian Pharmacy. The Outstanding Volunteer award is presented to individuals who made a significant voluntary contribution to benefit the community in the areas of social or economic growth.  The Outstanding Business is presented to acknowledge business excellence while meeting the needs of residents and visitors.

COFA Deer Hunting Contest

Written by  |  Wednesday, 30 November 2016 16:31  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Thanks to all who helped make this year’s contest a success. 336 tickets were sold and 94 deer weighed in. The largest buck weighed in at 216.9 lbs on the first day of the season. He held the biggest buck ranking through to the finish and earned Mike Bolton a check for $200 and a trophy. The largest doe weighed 152 lbs and netted Andrew Blake $200 and a trophy as pictured. Second place buck, 200 lbs won Gary Harrison $100. Second place doe 138.2 lbs rewarded Steven Nowell $100.  There is a draw prize annually for novice hunters who weigh in a deer. The prize is a quality engraved hunting knife donated by Russel Gray.  This years winner is Rowan Lemke. Congratulations to all…

Land O’Lakes Garden Club Special Announcement

Written by  |  Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:10  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
We have a tremendous project planned for Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation next year. As part of our Sesquicentennial Project our colour themes for the Community Planter boxes will be red and white. We hope all local gardeners who plant flowers next spring, to enjoy for the summer season, will do the same. Just imagine our Community at large in a bounty of red and white flower beds and containers. It is a significant and visual way to show everyone driving into our Townships of North Frontenac and Addington Highlands that we know how to celebrate 2017, such a special year for Canada. Most important, we are asking all you readers to set aside June 24th 2017 so you can attend the annual opening of…

What’s in the Cloyne Pioneer Museum?

Written by  |  Wednesday, 30 November 2016 14:49  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Have you ever thought about what sounds you might hear in our museum?  Perhaps not, so let me take you on a little tour. The voices of children chattering eagerly in the school house come to mind. These are the same children who will tell you that no, they don’t want to go back to school, but at the moment they are enjoying the books, the old desks, the nibs of the pens, the schoolmarm with no shoes, the aura of a different kind of school. Female voices drift in from the Pioneer Life section, most of them in amazement at the tiny wedding dress made by Ila Redshaw Wagar when she was only 17 years old. There also are the porcelain dolls which have…

Addington Highlands Council

Written by  |  Friday, 25 November 2016 13:53  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The Flinton Gold Mine It is too early to predict either a gold rush or an environmental disaster for the village of Flinton, but Jimmy Sun, President and legal counsel for the Union Glory Gold group of companies, is bullish on the old Addington Mine property. His company purchased both the surface and subsurface rights to the property, and an adjacent property from Imperial Minerals some years ago, and in a letter to Addington Highlands township staff from earlier this month, he talked about the exploratory activity his company has been carrying out at the property, which is located off Flinton Road (Concession 4, Lot 24, Kaladar). “We have in the last few years carried out some preliminary work. Last spring some drilling turned up…

D-Day Veteran Remembers When

Written by  |  Wednesday, 16 November 2016 22:57  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Gordon Wood is a familiar figure in Flinton. Partly that's because he's been there longer than just about anyone else. Also, whenever the weather is nice, even if it is a bit chilly, he can be seen rolling around the village on his motorised scooter. He enjoys the fresh air, and stops to talk to neighbours once in a while. Then he returns to the home that he built with his late wife Wilma in 1947, where they raised five children. Gordon just turned 92 last week, and although he remains pretty sharp, he is “finally showing his age” according to his daughter Audrey, who lives in Cloyne and checks in on him every day. Audrey puts food together for him to microwave, deals with…

Flinton Remembrance Day

Written by  |  Wednesday, 09 November 2016 22:16  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The Northbrook Legion branch 328 organised a well attended ceremony of remembrance last Sunday,(November 6) under bright blue skies and crisp autumn temperatures in Finton. Local cadets led by Tim Trickey stood watch as a parade of veterans and community elders laid wreathes in memory of venerable institutions and family members who have passed away. Among the many who attended the ceremony, young and old, the most cherished was 92 year of Gordon Wood, a D-Day veteran who still lives in Flinton. The ceremony was followed by a lunch, courtesy of branch 38, at the nearby Raise the Roof Ministry building

NAEC Trick or Eat will visit Flinton again!

Written by  |  Wednesday, 09 November 2016 22:06  |  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. For the first time ever, items were collected in Denbigh for the Denbigh Food Bank. About ten secondary students spread out between Flinton, Northbrook, Cloyne, and Denbigh 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 sixth year for the very successful event. We visited as many households as possible, but we know that some houses were missed. 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…

NAEC students experience the bright lights and big city

Written by  |  Wednesday, 09 November 2016 21:54  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
On October 27, a packed bus left NAEC early in the morning for a trip to Toronto. Students started their program with a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum. There, they saw the work of Dale Chihuly, a famous artist who works in blown glass. Students saw boats filled with huge glass globes, a landscape of glass including creatures from above and below the sea, various vessels, and some installations called “Persians”, inspired by the patterns in Persian Rugs. As well as seeing the Chihuly exhibit, students visited other areas of the ROM, including the dinosaur exhibit, the Chinese exhibit, the bat cave, and the rock exhibit. The group split into two for the next part of the day. Photos are not available for this…

Royce Rosenblath to retire at the end of the month

Written by  |  Wednesday, 09 November 2016 21:33  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
An end to 55 years of service by one family to Addington Highlands Township In 1986 Royce Rosenblath took over from his father Joe as the “road boss” in the former township of Denbigh, Abinger and Ashby after his father had served in the role for 26 years. 29 years later, now serving under the title of the Roads and Waste Management Supervisor in the amalgamated township of Addington Highlands, he is leaving at the end of the November. In a letter he delivered to Council on Monday (February 7), he said “I would like to thank Reeve Hogg and the Council, both present and past, and the ratepayers of Addington Highlands for the opportunity to work with them for the past 29+ years ...…

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