General Interest

Partial burn bans to the south, total bans to the north

Written by  |  Wednesday, 11 July 2018 12:34  |  Published in General Interest
The weather has been and will continue to be hot and dry, and this is the case throughout the region. But fire permitting and the imposition of fire bans is overseen at the township level, so people might need a municipal overlay on their GPS if they want to know whether they can light a match. Here is an overview as of Tuesday morning, July 10, at 11:30am: In South Frontenac, there is a Level 1 burn ban on. Camping and cooking fires are permitted under a Level 1 burn ban, however fireworks, open air burning and incinerators fires are not permitted. In Central Frontenac there is a Level 2 burn ban on currently. A Level 2 burn ban in Central Frontenac is identical to…

"Bring The Gear - Not the Beer"

Written by  |  Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:43  |  Published in General Interest
(Smiths Falls, Ontario) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), East Region are reminding boaters that are getting ready to hit the waves on rivers and lakes in eastern Ontario that there is much to do before you head out. Number one: Check your vessel and equipment Inspect your pleasure craft: Inspect your pleasure craft's hull and check for cracks or other damage. If you are operating a power-driven pleasure craft check its electrical, fuel, propulsion and cooling systems and make sure the throttle is operating smoothly and is not sticking or binding. Make sure the steering is working properly. Check the oil and fuel levels. A good rule of thumb for fuel is: one-third for the trip out, one-third for the return and one-third as…

Candidate Profiles - Lanark Frontenac Kingston - June 7 election

Written by  |  Wednesday, 30 May 2018 15:06  |  Published in General Interest
The upcoming provincial election is one week away and after taking an early lead, the PC party is now running neck and neck with the NDP, while the Liberal Party has slipped to a distant 3rd place standing at a historic low of 20%. In the previous provincial election (2014), MPP Randy Hillier (PC) polled 43% of the vote in the former Lanark, Frontenac Lennox and Addington riding. It is unclear what impact removing Lennox and Addington from the riding and adding households in rural Kingston and Mississippi Mills will have on this race. There are six candidates in the new provincial riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston: Steve Gebhardt (Libertarian), Ramsey Hart (NDP) Randy Hillier (PC), John McEwen (Independent), Anita Payne (Green), and Amanda Pulker-Mok (Liberal) The…

Fifth candidate in Lanark-Frontenac Kingston election

Written by  |  Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:53  |  Published in General Interest
John Macewen of Verona is running as an independent candidate for MPP in Lanark Frontenac Kingston (LFK) Macewen, who ran for Mayor of South Frontenac in 2014, is an issue-based candidate. He is running in order to bring public attention to, what he says, is a refusal by local building officials to enforce regulations. According to Macewan, enforcing regulations would eliminate the risk of radon contamination in homes throughout the riding. Macewen is also a vocal opponent of MPP Randy Hillier, and said he will remind voters about some of Hillier’s activities before he entered provincial politics when he was the President of the Lanark Landowners.

Provincial election underway

Written by  |  Wednesday, 09 May 2018 11:50  |  Published in General Interest
Local candidates ready to campaign in earnest By the time this paper hits your post box on Thursday morning the Ontario election campaign will have been announced. With Queen’s Park finally shutting down and the election “writ” period under way the candidates in the new provincial riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston (LFK) will be out campaigning in earnest. With a short campaign and the interruption brought on by the Victoria Day Weekend, the Frontenac News was unable to put together two dates for all candidates meetings with all four candidates, so we will be holding only one, in Sydenham on May 28. The exact location will be finalized this week. The meeting, which is co-sponsored by the Frontenac Federation of Agriculture, will run from 7-9pm. Full details…

Henry Hogg Declares for Reeve in AH

Written by  |  Wednesday, 02 May 2018 12:12  |  Published in General Interest
Was there a bit of excitement in the air on Tuesday morning? Maybe it was the start of the second consecutive day of pleasant weather, or maybe it was the beginning of May (and the end of the misery that was April. Maybe it was the lingering glow of the Pink Moon from April 29, or maybe it was the beginning of the 2018 Municipal election calendar. As of May 1st, the nomination period for this fall’s municipal election is open. It will remain open until July 27th, when the campaign will begin in earnest. Of the local Mayors, all of the incumbents in Frontenac County, save Dennis Doyle of Frontenac Islands, indicated they would be seeking re-election, and are expected to present themselves at…

Frontenac Fury teams take second place in division and tournament

Written by  |  Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:50  |  Published in General Interest
Frontenac Fury Peewee 2 ended the season with an exciting match against the Gold Kingston Ice Wolves for the division championship! Although the Fury girls lost 2-1 in a shootout, they walked away as champions in the hearts of their coaches and fans. This team was in seventh place overall in December, finished the regular season in fourth place, and ousted the second-place Purple Kingston Ice Wolves in the semi-finals to earn a spot in the championship game. The determination these girls showed throughout the season and the hard work they put in to improve every week, paid off in the end. Congratulations, girls! Congratulations to the Frontenac Fury Bantam team for winning silver in a shootout at the 35th annual Kanata Girls Hockey Association…

Teenagers in Love; a Play

Written by  |  Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:50  |  Published in General Interest
Warning to teens with younger siblings: you are being watched. Closely. Last week, a class of grades 4/5 students at Elginburg Public School performed a comedy they had written themselves, based on observations of teenagers they know. The cast of characters gives a hint: Muscles, Pizza Eater, Fashionista, Smarty, Bubbly, Cool Kid, Brainy, Cynic. But there are others, too: Newcomer, Teen on Wheels, Religious (A&B), Shy. Their goal was to present a play that represented a wide variety of high schoolers, and to demonstrate how some of the stereotypes we all carry can vanish when we get better acquainted with strangers. Class research included inviting a refugee family to come tell of their experiences in escaping from a war zone. In the play, the teacher…

Ramsey Hart to Seek NDP Nomination for Lanark Frontenac Kingston

Written by  |  Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:58  |  Published in General Interest
Ramsey Hart, of Perth, is running to be the candidate for the New Democratic Party in the June 7th provincial election. On February 15, the NDP officially accepted his application as a candidate for nomination. The riding association has yet to set a date for a nomination meeting, which will likely take place in March. Because of new fixed election date legislation, the provincial election date is known to be June 7 and the election campaign period will take up the month of May. Hart is is the Executive Director at The Table Community Food Centre in Perth and an active volunteer in a number of community initiatives, including the Tay Valley Ski Club, Lanark County Neighbours for Truth and Reconciliation, the Perth Men’s Shed…

Dianne Dowling steps back from NFU Local 316 Presidency

Written by  |  Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:54  |  Published in General Interest
Dianne Dowling has spent the past 9 years as the President of Local 316 of the National Farmers Union, but her involvement in organic growing and local food promotion goes back further than that. She has been farming with her husband at Double J Farms on Howe Island, a 200 acre organic beef and dairy farm, for many years (the farm is named for her husbands parents John and Joyce) The farm was transitioned to organic in the late 1990’s, and in addition to working with the NFU, Dowling has been involved with the Food Policy Council for Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington, the Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI), Save our Prison Farms and a number of other groups as well. In fact, leaving…

Centre Culturel Frontenac serves Franco-Ontarians in KFL&A

Written by  |  Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:08  |  Published in General Interest
One of the region’s best-kept secrets in its own right, The Centre Culturel Frontenac has been steadfast in showcasing some of French Ontario and Canada’s best-kept secrets in the areas of live music, theatre and comedy. The 2017-18 offerings have been wide ranging: from the quirky, charming musical stylings of a denim-clad acoustic band, to an uproarious and poignant white-trash comedic play, to a songwriters’ circle featuring an eclectic mix of emerging Franco-Ontarian musicians. The CCF also brings in well-renowned French-Canadian talent. In recent months, comedian Philippe Laprise and singer-songwriter Luc de la Rocheliere have made appearances. Founded in 1978, the CCF began operations in earnest in 1982 in a century home on Frontenac Street before moving in 1996 into its current location on Dalton…

New telephone scam surfaces in Ontario

Written by  |  Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:07  |  Published in General Interest
The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning the public after several people have been contacted in neighbouring counties regarding a new phone scam that has surfaced in Ontario. The scheme involves the victim receiving a phone call from someone posing as a retailer and alerting them that their credit card account has been compromised. The victim is then told to call 911, as well as their financial institution, to report the fraud but when they hang up, the person is unaware the call is not disconnected. Police said the victims are then led to believe they make an outgoing call and are speaking to au thorities but in fact the original call was never disconnected. The victims are then told to go…
Back in August the 11 year old goalie with the Napanee Crunch Pee Wee B team who attends Loughborough Public School entered a contest that is open to Montreal Canadian Fan Club youth members. She submitted a drawing to be considered for a special ticket to be used for a single Canadians game during a promotion the team was organising for Family Weekend in February when they were scheduled to play Saturday and Sunday afternoon games at the Bell Centre. “I think we heard that she won in late August or early September,” said her father Adam, in a telephone interview this week. “It seemed like it was so far in the future we didn’t think that much about it. Then all of a sudden…

A2A and Hannah Barrom of Earthroots at ‘Friends’ AGM

Written by  |  Wednesday, 07 February 2018 13:08  |  Published in General Interest
On Saturday, February 24, 2018 the Friends of Frontenac Park will be holding their Annual General Meeting. The business part of the AGM will be held at 12:00. At 1:00, we have scheduled two exciting lectures for your edification, David Miller of A2A and HannahBarrom of Earthroots will entertain and inform you for about 40 minutes each. Questions are welcomed. Refreshments will be served. The Algonquin to Adirondacks Program aims to ensure ecological connectivity and help restore biodiversity within a broad region of eastern Ontario and northern New York State stretching from Algonquin Park to the Adirondack Earthroots is a leading grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the preservation of Ontario’s wilderness, wildlife, and watersheds through research, education and action. They work in coalition with…

KFPL Live presents: Medical Myths and Misconceptions

Written by  |  Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:16  |  Published in General Interest
Do you follow medical advice “everyone just knows”— like avoiding gluten or using sunscreen? Are these beliefs really based in science, or are they the modern equivalent of old wives’ tales? Kingston's own Dr. Michael Hefferon has long been fascinated by the intersection of myth and medicine. Over his long career as a pediatrician, Dr. Hefferon collected 33 "medical myths" into his book Of Plagues and Vampires: Believable Myths and Unbelievable Facts from Medical Practice. Now he's working on a follow-up volume. Come listen to Dr. Hefferon as he explains how much folk wisdom about health is actually true. This event will be held at the Isabel Turner branch on Thursday, February 8, at 7pm. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. No registration is…
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