North Frontenac

High marks for Asset Management Planning - North Frontenac Council

Written by  |  Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:14  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
Vickie Leakey, a senior manager with KPMG professional services, appeared before Council to bring an update of the Asset Management Plan that the township has been developing and following over the last 5 years. She said that the township is in a much better position than most in the region and that this might account for some of the success the township has had in obtaining grants for much needed roadwork. The township devotes 2% of its levy to ratepayers to a reserve fund for the replacement of capital assets, which includes equipment and both paved and gravel roads. In her report, Leakey said that the township faces an issue of affordability when it looks at its capital needs because of its lower growth rate…

Artisan Open House at Mariclaro, Back Forty Cheese

Written by  |  Wednesday, 07 December 2016 14:30  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
Need one last opportunity to drive up the 509 before Christmas? The combined open houses at Mariclaro (located on Road 509 just north of the Mississippi Bridge) and Back Forty Cheese (located a few hundred metres down the Gully Road) feature fine handmade Christmas gift options. Mariclaro will be featuring its full line of bags, purses, clutches, wallets and more all made from top quality reclaimed materials, including many pieces from the Air Canada Collection,  a line of handcrafted items made from re-purposed Air Canada seat covers that was very successful at the recent  One of a Kind Craft Show in Toronto. Susie Osler, a ceramic artist who lives and works near Mablerly will also be showing at Mariclaro. She makes colourful vases and containers…

North Frontenac Council

Written by  |  Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:23  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
NFCS Annual UpdateLouise Moody, from North Frontenac Community Services (NFCS), made a presentation to Council on Friday to explain what the NFCS does for youth in the community and to update them on this year's successful programs which Council supported financially. NFCS offered a weekly after-school program at Clarendon Public School and this past year there were 9 families enrolled in the program. The agency also implemented a “Steps of Success” program in the area that offers youth courses so they can be ready to be home alone and prepares them to babysit for their families. Moody explained that the babysitting courses are offered to kids 11-years old and up. This past year, with funding from the Ministry of Recreation and Tourism, they were able…

North Frontenac Council - Nov 4/16

Written by  |  Wednesday, 09 November 2016 21:41  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
ROMA electing new member Liz Huff, a board member of the Rural Ontario Municipalities Association (ROMA), made a presentation to Council on Friday on the roles and benefits of being a board member for ROMA. ROMA is an organization made up of elected councillors from across rural Ontario that lobbies the Provincial government to make changes at the municipal level. Huff, a Councillor in the Leeds/1000 Islands riding, explained that ROMA tries to find a common voice across municipalities in Ontario to try and deal with some of the issues that are specific to rural Ontario. She cited rising policing costs, access to broadband internet, taxation issues, implications of cap and trade, and higher energy costs as some of the issues that ROMA is currently…

Robertsville Ambulance Base finally gets its LEED

Written by  |  Wednesday, 19 October 2016 21:50  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
In 2008 a consultant's report called for an ambulance base to be built at the junction of Roads 509 and Ardoch Road in Central Frontenac to serve residents in North and Central Frontenac and motorists on Highway 7 between Kaladar and Brooke Valley. A lot happened after that, including a plan to build a base and a fire hall in Ompah, but after six years a base was opened in July of 2014 at the corner of Road 509 and Robertsville Road, a few kilometres from where the consultant's report had recommended, but in North Frontenac. Since then, the base has been a success, serving residents in North and Central Frontenac as well as Lanark Highlands and Tay Valley townships, and motorists on Highway 7.…

North Frontenac Council - Oct. 14/16

Written by  |  Wednesday, 19 October 2016 21:23  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
North Frontenac Official Plan Planner Joe Gallivan appeared before North Frontenac Council last week in preparation for submitting a draft revised township Official Plan in November. Gallivan is the Manager of Planning for Frontenac County and was the author of the Frontenac County Official Plan, which forms the backdrop for the township plan. He told council about a number of details he is planning to include in the plan when he submits it to the township next month. One of them was a proposal to remove the “hamlet” designation for a number of former communities in the township that no longer exist. “There are restrictions in hamlets that do not apply in a rural zone, and there is no reason for those restrictions in places…

North Frontenac Council – Sept. 23, 2016

Written by  |  Wednesday, 28 September 2016 23:32  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
Township to host Ontario ATV Association AGM In early June 2017, all available cottage, lodge, and Bed & Breakfast spaces in North Frontenac will be filled when 115 delegates and their families come to the township for the Annual General Meeting of the Ontario ATV Association. Councilor Denis Bedard made the announcement at a meeting of North Frontenac Council last week. Securing the AGM for North Frontenac has been a project that Bedard, along with the Ottawa ATV Association, which manages the ATV trails in the area, have been working on for months. “They are keen to come here because not only do they want to have a meeting, they want to ride as well. It will be a good opportunity to promote our trails,…

Wind turbines off the table in North Frontenac, Addington Highlands

Written by  |  Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:07  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
Ontario suspends Large Renewable Procurement for renewable energy In a startling about-face, the Ontario Ministry of Energy announced on Tuesday that the second round of the Large Renewable Energy Procurement (LRP) has been suspended. In announcing that the LRP has been suspended, the Ministry of Energy said that Ontario has a secure supply of power to cover its needs for the next 10 years at least, and that the new projects, which were slated to bring 1,000 megawatts of power on stream, are not necessary. On September 1, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) released a study called the Ontario Planning Outlook, which analyses a variety of planning scenarios for Ontario's energy system. “The IESO has advised that Ontario will benefit from a robust supply…

Back Roads Studio Tour back and better than ever

Written by  |  Wednesday, 21 September 2016 16:15  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
Not every studio tour boasts a range of materials like the Back Roads Studio Tour. In addition to painting, jewellery and woodworking, Back Roads offers cheese, concrete, and recycled seat belts as well. It's all part of an eclectic mix of artists and artisans who can be found at 13 studios in North Frontenac Township this weekend, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 24 & 25. The fall colours are just starting along the scenic and winding roads that link the studios, and the locations are all worth a visit. Members of the tour include Tuscany Concrete by Design of Fernleigh. A husband and wife team, Ted and Sherry Oosterlaken of Fernleigh will be showing the decorated concrete furniture that has won them fans and customers throughout…

Free Land in Ompah in 1877

Written by  |  Thursday, 15 September 2016 00:49  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
On September 9 the Ompah Community Centre was filled with folks interested in local history. Linda Rush welcomed the crowd. The evening came together because Bruce Moore, Marily Seitz and Linda wanted to have a discussion event (or events) where we could learn more about differing topics. They decided that the history of the settlement of Ompah would be a good topic with which to start. Bruce Moore spoke of the meaning of the name Ompah. In Algonquin it means 'long step' which, while a long walk, was also the shortest portage between the Madawaska River system and the Mississippi River system. It was in this period that the Algonquin began interacting with Europeans who used these two rivers to transport furs to trading posts.…

Plevna fundraiser a success for BEARAT

Written by  |  Wednesday, 07 September 2016 19:00  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
A fundraising BBQ was held by the Bon Echo Area Residents Against Turbines (BEARAT) at the Clar-Mill Hall in Plevna on Sept. 4. The event, which was attended by over 100 people and featured live music from the Pickled Chicken String Band and Roger Hermer, was organized to generate more interest and to raise money for BEARAT's expected upcoming battle against wind turbines being built in the North Frontenac and Addington Highlands areas. Last year BEARAT was very active in fighting against two companies, Nextera and ResCanada, which had proposed building large wind turbine farms in both North Frontenac and Addington Highlands. The contracts eventually were awarded to projects elsewhere in the province, but they caused great debate and discussion in the area, drawing hundreds…

North Frontenac Council - Sep 2/16

Written by  |  Wednesday, 07 September 2016 18:36  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
County makes branding presentation to North Frontenac Anne Marie Young, manager of Economic Development for the County of Frontenac, and Alison Vandervelde, the Community Development officer, made a presentation to Council on September 2 to explain their process of implementing new branding for the County. “We started this from the ground up,” Young told Council. She said that she hopes the new logo will attract “adventure seekers, potential investors, and business owners.” “It looks like a girl guide badge or a boy scout badge,” Vandervelde said in explaining how the concept came together. “The crest inspires that kind of adventure.” Along with the logo, the branding company RedTrain came up with the tagline “In Frontenac” to be used with promotional material and online. “The tagline…

Verona Garlic Festival: 10 years of the stinky rose

Written by  |  Friday, 02 September 2016 14:25  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
The Verona Lions Club will be welcoming 40 vendors on Saturday, Sept. 3 to an event that has grown steadily in recent years. “People seem to come from all over to get their garlic, and see what is new. They are what I call 'foodies' who just love meeting with growers and supporting them,” said Wayne Conway of the Verona Lions, a key organizer of the event. Over 40 vendors were registered for the garlic festival as of Tuesday, all from within 125 kilometres of Verona. Over half of them are producers of garlic and other garden produce, and the rest are craft vendors. “That number is a bit down from the number of vendors we ended up with last year but every year there…

North Frontenac Council

Written by  |  Wednesday, 17 August 2016 23:21  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
Softened Official Plan amendment on large-scale renewable energy projects approved by Council The approval of an amendment to North Frontenac Township's official plan has enhanced the township's continuing efforts to ensure that plans to expand Ontario's wind turbine sector do not result in wind projects within its boundaries. Reid Shepherd, a planner with Frontenac County, the contract planner for North Frontenac, presented the amendment, which is designed to discourage the development of industrial wind turbines and other large-scale industrial development. The amendment includes the following final sentence: “In order to maintain this place, it is a policy of Council to not support any large-scale renewable energy project, along with mining and large-scale manufacturing plants that will have a negative impact on the overall landscape of…

OPP seeking help with arson investigation in North Frontenac

Written by  |  Wednesday, 17 August 2016 13:49  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting assistance from the public regarding a fire investigation that is currently ongoing. At approximately 01:25 AM on August 16th, 2016 OPP attended to assist in the investigation of a multiple structure fire in the Schonauer Road area. Investigators are requesting that anyone who witnessed the fire prior to the arrival of the Fire Department, or any persons in the area at the time to contact Frontenac OPP directly. Anyone with information can contact the general administrative line at the Frontenac OPP office at (613)279- 2195. Alternatively, anyone with information can call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Contact: D/C Lori Lobinowich #11542Frontenac OPP Crime This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(613) 279-2195  

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