Addington Highlands

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.…

Seniors month at Pine Meadow

Written by  |  Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:02  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
June is Senior’s Month, and Pine Meadow Nursing Home wanted to join in the celebration! This year’s theme is “Living your best life”.  We thought a great day to show this was to have our residents get involved in our planned celebrations!  We had ladies prepare the squares for the party the morning before, and during the social, we had our residents plant a cherry tree in their courtyard.  A few years ago they planted an apple tree for Senior’s Month. We thought it was a great way to enhance our courtyard, and our resident’s will reap the benefit from the trees for years to come!

Community Project in Cloyne

Written by  |  Thursday, 22 June 2017 13:14  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The Land O’ Lakes Garden Club (LOLGC), the Cloyne and District Historical Society (C&DHS), Mazinaw-Lanark Forest Inc.(MLFI) and North Frontenac Township have joined forces to regenerate the area between the Pioneer Museum and Barrie Community Hall in Cloyne that was devastated by a micro-burst in 2002, during which most of the trees were destroyed (some 200 years old). We will create a legacy parkland with educational signage for all to enjoy. The park will be named Benny’s Lake Heritage Park in honour of the family who originally owned the land. The Land O’Lakes Garden Club members have prepared a special project which will be unveiled at the Ribbon Cutting of the park. The Bon Echo Rocks choir will be performing, Martine Buissart will be singing…
Addington Highlands Council is considering a “partnership” with the Highland Waters Metis Community Council for things such as grant applications, following a presentation by Highland Waters representative Candace Lloyd at the regular Addington Highlands Council meeting Monday in Flinton. Lloyd gave an overview of her Council and the Highland Waters in general, which represents about 500 registered members and about another 200 Metis under the age of 14 in a geographical area beginning at Paudash in the northwest, Smith Falls in the northeast, the intersection of Highways 15 and 401 in the southeast and Wellers Bay in the southwest. “We partnered with the school board and you’re our closest municipal government,” said Lloyd (the Highland Waters Council offices are in North Point Square in Northbrook).…

Community Garden

Written by  |  Wednesday, 07 June 2017 12:56  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The High Land Waters Metis Community Council is settling in to their new home at North Point Square near Northbrook. They held their grand opening on May 10 and have office hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 2pm and by appointment. As one of their first projects in the new location, they have started a community vegetable Garden. On Saturday May 27th at North Point Square the Metis council and a few volunteers came out and planted the garden. Not only did they work hard all day in the sun, but Addington Highlands Township Councillor, Bill Cox stopped by and payed them a visit in support of their efforts. He stopped for a photo op with Chair Marlon Lloyd, Senator Robert Lloyd…

AH looking at bringing septic inspections in house

Written by  |  Wednesday, 17 May 2017 13:13  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Township resident Frank Smith sent a letter to Council recommending that the township consider taking over the job of septic system approvals and other septic inspections. He said that as a contractor working in the township, “95% of my work is by water access ... in many cases 5-8 miles down the lake in the morning with the building inspector and back down in the afternoon with the health inspector, making things very expensive to operate.” Councillor Bill Cox said that Kingston Frontenac Health does the inspections for the township and has for years. He made a motion to receive the Smith letter for information. “I don’t feel like we want to make a change,” he said. “it might end up costing us money.” Chief…

Old stuff, collector's items and laughter

Written by  |  Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:27  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The third Monday of April just happened to coincide with Easter Monday this spring. Not being certain of how many members or guests might attend our monthly meeting,  we planned a program of general interest. "Bring an Item and Tell a Tale" was a hit.  Some of the more interesting items included the following: A tiny safety razor in its own leather case that would have been issued to military. It was made small to fit into a soldier's breast pocket. A Victory Bell said to be made from the metal of a downed WWII German fighter plane and embossed with the faces of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. A five year diary from the early 1940's with writing ever so small and written in real…

NAEC Vikings travel to Toronto to compete

Written by  |  Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:14  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Shannon Delyea and Emma Fuller travelled to Toronto on May 1st to compete in the Provincial Skills Competition as members of Team Limestone.  Delyea competed in the Photography contest, where she presented one printed photograph, a digital portfolio of twenty photographs, and photographed and edited twenty polished images of all of the competitions happening at the Toronto Congress Centre.  “It was a great experience and I recommend the Skills Competition to everyone.  It was an excellent challenge,” Delyea said. Emma Fuller competed in the Graphic Design Studio Production event, for a second year, where she designed a menu, a logo and a triangular shaped box using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator the day of the competition.  “The Ontario Skills Competition has been a great learning…

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