General Interest

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 Mountains.www.a2acollaborative.org 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…

Amanda Pulker-Mok, Provincial Liberal candidate in Lanark Frontenac Kingston

Written by  |  Wednesday, 24 January 2018 11:05  |  Published in General Interest
Amanda Pulker-Mok has only been living in Almonte for 3 1/2 years but she has already made her mark. When a council seat came open in April of last year in Mississippi Mills township after a tragic death, she was one of 11 applicants for the position. All of the applicants appeared before Council and made their pitches, and voting began. Three ballots later, she was declared the new member of council from Almonte ward, no mean feat for a newbie in small town Ontario. It was a result that surpassed her expectations. “Being new to the area, I applied for the position in order to improve my name recognition, as I intended to run for Council in 2018,” she said, when interviewed last week…
It’s often been said that on St. Patrick’s Day, everybody’s Irish. It’s much the same on Robbie Burns Day, everybody’s Scottish. Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington MP Scott Reid has Scottish roots. His MPP counterpart, Randy Hillier does not but that doesn’t stop him from donning the kilt, downing a wee deoch-an-doris, and carving up the haggis. For a few years now, Reid and Hillier have been celebrating the Scottish holiday in Perth and Verona, and last Sunday was no exception. As piper Steve Brooke led the procession, Hillier carried the beloved sausage while Reid followed with a book of Robbie Burns’ words. And this year, Hillier finally wore a kilt, the Maple Leaf Tartan, to the event. “I don’t want this to go to…

This Year’s Christmas Bird Counts in the Land O’Lakes

Written by  |  Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:57  |  Published in General Interest
For me, a highlight of the Christmas season is taking part in a few of the Christmas Bird Counts held in our area. This year I participated in 3 “CBCs”, as they are known by many – Westport, Frontenac Provincial Park and Sharbot Lake. So how did it go this year? In three words – cold, cold and colder! More on this in a moment. Christmas Bird Counts go back to 1900, when American ornithologist Frank Chapman proposed a new holiday tradition of having people count living birds in their home towns. Coined the "Christmas Bird Census”, people believed that it could be a fun activity that also contributed to conservation. It caught on, and CBCs are now conducted in over 2000 localities across the…

Exciting times in the world of Eisstock

Written by  |  Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:55  |  Published in General Interest
The KingSton and Area Ice Stock Club (KAISC) is sending 5 members of the club to be part of the Canadian Ice Stock Federation team that is competing at the World Championships in Austria (the gang leaves in late February). Here are the members of the club who are going and what they are competing in. Paul Blais: Canada's rep for "Individual Target Shooting". This is an event that challenges the Ice Stock player on their accuracy to hit targets and perform specific set shots etc. The player makes 24 shots and points are awarded based on how accurate the person is etc. Tyler MacComish: Team Target Shooting: Tyler is one of four players for this team. It is exactly the same as above, except…

Christmas Art Contest

Written by  |  Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:40  |  Published in General Interest
Christmas Art Contest Winners Overall Winner Ethan Hooper, Grade 5, Loughborough Public School Grades Kindergarten & Grade 1 1st Place: Logan England, grade 1, North Addington Education Centre. 2nd Place: Ethan Tooley, grade 1, Clarendon Central PS 3rd Place: Keke Mark Chey-Lyn Miles, SK, North Addington Education Centre. Grades 2 & 3  1st Place: Alexa - Grade 2, Loughborough Public School 2nd Place: Ben - Grade 3, North Addington Education Centre 3rd Place: Jamey Rogu, grade 2 , Loborough Public School Grades 4 & 5 1st Place: Brooke Gunsinger - Grade 4, Clarendon Central PS 2nd Place (Tie): Lilly Rumboldt- Grade 5, Loughborough Public School 2nd Place (Tie): Sarah Deline Grade 5, Land O’Lakes PS 3rd Place, grades 4 and 5: Mercedes Okumu - grade…

Former Mayors remember what the Ice Storm of ’98 was like

Written by  |  Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:39  |  Published in General Interest
It was 20 years ago today . . . when the skies turned an eerie gray . . . With apologies to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it was 20 years ago that Eastern Ontario was hit with a devastating weather phenomenon — the Ice Storm of 1998. Beginning in the evening of Jan. 4, 1998, low pressure, warm air currents from the Gulf of Mexico met high-pressure, cold currents from the Arctic. When the two systems collided, the warm air rose above the cold. Precipitation fell as rain, but as it reached lower altitudes or hit the ground — it froze. And it continued for six days. Coincidentally, January 1998 was significant for another reason. Most of the municipalities in Eastern Ontario had just…
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