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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 ...…

Addington Highlands Council

Written by  |  Wednesday, 09 November 2016 21:36  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Sale of Road Allowance puts an end to years of debate It is not often that the ghost of the founder of Flinton, the legendary Senator and business man Billa Flint, is brought up in the context of a decision by a contemporary council. But that is what happened on Monday (November 7) in the context of a decision to sell a 32 by 40 foot parcel of land behind the former United Church in Flinton to the Orser family. The Orsers purchased the church 5 years ago and have been struggling ever since to obtain the necessary approvals to put in a septic system behind the building. The solution that came to Council for final approval on Monday was for them to sell part…

NAEC students have a ball

Written by  |  Wednesday, 19 October 2016 21:31  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
On October 7, a group of students from North Addington Education Centre travelled to Kingston to visit the Kingston Glass Studio. Students took it in turns to try their hands at glass blowing, in order to make a spherical ornament. Each student chose the colours and style of their ornament, and blew it into a spherical shape with the help of the professional glass blowers at the studio. “It was great to make your own glass ball, but it was just as much fun to watch your peers doing it,” said Emma Fuller, a grade 12 student. Students had to wait several days for the ornaments to cool enough to be transported, and were delighted with the results. This trip was in preparation for a…

Addington Highlands Council - Oct 17/16

Written by  |  Wednesday, 19 October 2016 21:28  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
L&A looking for new location for Denbigh ambulance base Reeve Henry Hogg told members of Addington Highland's Council that Lennox and Addington County will be initiating a search for a location for a new ambulance base in Denbigh. “That's the best news we've heard about ambulance service in Denbigh from them,” said Councilor Kirby Thompson. “Are they serious about this?” asked Councilor Tony Fritsch. “The [L&A County] Council is supportive of this,” said Hogg. A report from Lennox and Addington Chief of Emergency Services, Mark Schjerning, was presented to a working meeting of L&A County Council on October 12. The report talked about setting up a process to find suitable land for new ambulances bases in Stone Mills and Loyalist townships by hiring the same…

Pineview Free Clothes Giveaway

Written by  |  Wednesday, 19 October 2016 21:15  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
It seems it’s upon us again….Pineview Free Methodist Church’s Fall Free Clothes Give-Away. It’s hard to believe that it’s time to put away our summer clothing, especially since the weather has been so lovely of late, yet it is true. Fall is here, and winter is chasing close behind, meaning it is time to go through your clothing and see what you want to keep, donate or throw out. Pineview is here to take those much needed, gently used, clean clothing, linens, outerwear, footwear, purses and accessories that could benefit others in our community. This event cannot be done without your donations, so please consider the needs of others when you are going through your clothing items. It always amazes me year after year how…

Community Support success stories in Northbrook

Written by  |  Thursday, 13 October 2016 00:34  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
There's more to health care than doctors and hospitals. October is Community Support Month, an opportunity to celebrate the services that help seniors and people with disabilities live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. There are over 25 unique community support services, including attendant care, adult day programs, Meals on Wheels, respite for family caregivers, personal care and home support, transportation to medical appointments, and supportive housing programs... to name just a few! The not-for-profit organizations that provide these services are supported by their local communities, and rely on over 3 million hours of work donated by volunteers each year. In Northbrook, Land O'Lakes Community Services has made an impact. A few years ago the agency responded to a need in the…

NAEC walks, runs & donates for Terry Fox

Written by  |  Wednesday, 05 October 2016 22:13  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
On September 29, North Addington Education Centre students participated in the annual Terry Fox Run. North Addington has been doing the run for over 25 years and every year the students are excited about the run. The elementary students learned about Terry Fox and his journey before the run took place and started fundraising. The kick-off assembly last week made the students enthusiastic about participating. Terry Fox ran for everyone and his goal was to raise one dollar for every Canadian; since then Canadians have raised over $700,000,000! Everyone in the school participated, including the kindergarten classes. Maci, a kindergarten student said “I ran for Terry Fox and I want to do it again.” Cole Delyea, a grade 4 student said, “I want to do…

Addington Highlands Council - Oct 3/16

Written by  |  Wednesday, 05 October 2016 21:57  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Township to remove gates Royce Rosenblath, the Roads and Waste Management supervisor for Addington Highlands, spoke to Council on Monday about the ongoing issue of property owners putting locked gates up across public access points on their properties. “One time I did know what to do and now I don't,” Rosenblath said, explaining that with hunting season fast approaching there could be access issues and complaints to the township. “The land is locked if they can't get into it,” Councilor Helen Yanch said. Rosenblath explained that it's pretty common, especially when a property changes ownership, for people to gate up roads that allow access to their property. “I don't think we can have land that's locked if there are taxpayers back there,” Councilor Kirby Thompson…

AH Community awards

Written by  |  Wednesday, 28 September 2016 23:24  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The Township of Addington Highlands Council and AHEAD Committee (Addington Highlands Economic Advisors for Development) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the annual Outstanding Volunteer award. As in 2015, an Outstanding Business will also be recognised. Both awards will be presented at the annual township Christmas party, to be held this year in Denbigh. The Outstanding Volunteer Award is ‘to acknowledge any individual(s) who made a significant voluntary contribution to benefit our community in the areas of social or economic growth’. The Outstanding Business Award is ‘to acknowledge an Addington Highlands business for continued business excellence while meeting the needs of residents and visitors. Anyone can nominate a deserving volunteer and/or business; deadline is 4 pm, November 4, 2016. Nomination forms must…

Conservationists of Frontenac and Addington

Written by  |  Wednesday, 28 September 2016 23:20  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
At our meeting in Cloyne, March 20, 2016, we discussed the past efforts and the future plans of the club and then had a very interesting presentation by Steve Elmy, founder of Rack Stackers, a deer feed and seed company. He introduced his product line and emphasized the planting of nutrient-loaded plants in open spaces, around old marshes and bush trails. It would seem that we can grow large amounts of feed for deer on small plots of land. He is familiar with the area and assures us that we can be successful here. Our land will need to be treated with lime to counteract the acidity of our soil. He is open to offer support and advice through Facebook, 613-477-2473 and his web site…

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