South Frontenac

Inverary trio face charges after heroin, fentanyl, cannabis found in home

Written by  |  Friday, 19 January 2018 12:49  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
SEARCH WARRANT EXECUTED SOUTH FRONTENAC - Drugs, firearms seized On Thursday January 18, 2018, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Frontenac Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), assisted by the Napanee and Prince Edward (CSCU), executed a Search Warrant at a residence on Battersea Road near Inverary in South Frontenac Township. The search resulted in the seizure of small quantities of, fentanyl, heroin, and cannabis marihuana associated with drug trafficking. OPP also seized two (2) loaded firearms.   A 36 year old male, a 28 year old male and a 39 year old female all from the Inverary area, were arrested and each face several charges under previous court orders and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act which includes the following sections: - Possession of a…

Rampant vandalism on Bobs Lake.

Written by  |  Wednesday, 17 January 2018 11:17  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Eleven cottages on Maple Lane, Meadow Lane, and Maple Grove Crescent were vandalised by perpetrators on an ATV last Friday night between sometime before 9pm and 11pm. Patio and garage doors were smashed by the ATV, and the vandals destroyed tv’s and mirrors, emptied fire extinguishers, broke toilets and sinks and appliances, creating maximum destruction in a short time frame. The laneways are all accessed via Steele Road in the former hamlet of Bradshaw just north of Tichborne in South Frontenac. A year round resident, who lives nearby, received a call from one of the property owners who is currently in Florida. The property owner has an alarm system that notified him there, and also has an internet connected camera showing that a patio door…

Fire Chief Chesebrough Retires

Written by  |  Wednesday, 17 January 2018 11:15  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
When Council reconvened from a closed session for their regular meeting, CAO Orr announced that they had just accepted Fire Chief Rick Chesebrough’s resignation; after more than 14 years of service for the township, Chesebrough will be leaving at the end of this week. Later, Orr said this did not come as a surprise; “It’s been in the works for some time now: he did the math, and realized he was eligible.” On behalf of Council, Mayor Vandewal congratulated Chesebrough, wishing him “many years of health and happiness.” Council then passed a motion to appoint Terry Gervais as acting fire chief. Support for Seniors Active Living CentreFollowing last week’s presentation by David Townsend of SFCSC, Council moved to allocate 20% of the net annual operating…

Tackling dementia in Frontenac County

Written by  |  Wednesday, 17 January 2018 11:13  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Pam Morey knows dementia is random, relentless and frighteningly common. Speaking from her administrative office at Frontenac Arena in mid-January, Morey is passionate about building a strong and healthy community, one issue at a time. “I think we should all share more information. It makes us more united,” said the 49-year-old. Known for her work as President of the Harrowsmith and District Social & Athletic Club, and the Chair of South Frontenac Recreation 2017 & 2018, Morey is working to increase the community’s awareness of dementia. “I want to let people know there is support out there,” she explains. “To give people better tools to communicate and understand people with dementia.” Considered a serious health problem in Frontenac County and across Canada, dementia is a…

German longsword historical tradition lives on in Bellrock

Written by  |  Wednesday, 17 January 2018 11:11  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
When you think ‘martial arts,’ chances are your thoughts tend towards the Orient. When weapons are concerned, in particular, swords, the long, curved, slashing blade of the samurai — the katana — usually comes to mind, doesn’t it? However, there is a long-standing tradition of European martial arts as well and Enterprise’s Robert MacLeod is dedicated to preserving and promoting that tradition. MacLeod, an anthropologist by trade who teaches at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, is also head instructor at Ironwood Sword School. He runs several classes and is currently beginning an eight-week session at the Bellrock Hall in German Longsword for youths ages 10 and up on Saturday mornings with the motto “Strength, Flexibility, Growth.” For those unfamiliar with the German martial art, it…

German longsword historical tradition lives on in Bellrock

Written by  |  Wednesday, 17 January 2018 11:11  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
When you think ‘martial arts,’ chances are your thoughts tend towards the Orient. When weapons are concerned, in particular, swords, the long, curved, slashing blade of the samurai — the katana — usually comes to mind, doesn’t it? However, there is a long-standing tradition of European martial arts as well and Enterprise’s Robert MacLeod is dedicated to preserving and promoting that tradition. MacLeod, an anthropologist by trade who teaches at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, is also head instructor at Ironwood Sword School. He runs several classes and is currently beginning an eight-week session at the Bellrock Hall in German Longsword for youths ages 10 and up on Saturday mornings with the motto “Strength, Flexibility, Growth.” For those unfamiliar with the German martial art, it…

Bucket Drumming Receives Community Foundation Grant

Written by  |  Wednesday, 17 January 2018 11:11  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Rural Frontenac Community Services has been awarded $8825.00 from the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area for our project “Let’s Get Drumming”. From the Woodbury Enterprises WE care Youth Fund and the Sunnyside Children’s Fund. LETS GET DRUMMING! Is a percussion program that features children and youth using bucket drums to create sound, rhythm and songs. This project addresses the need for free, fun musical activities in North, Central and South Frontenac Townships that encourage rural youth to learn an instrument, be active and connect with a group in their own community in a fun environment that promotes inclusion.

Loughborough Christmas and Emergency Committee

Written by  |  Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:41  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Working with a core board of five: Sue Clinton, Bev McNeill, Jim Kelly, Katie Koopman, and Coleen Ure McCulla-Grant (long-time member Peter Stewart’s in England this year) this small group of very well-organized volunteers helps connect those in our community who have plenty with those who need a helping hand, by raising funds and donations to create generous Christmas baskets for seventy South Frontenac families and individuals. Throughout the rest of the year, as the Loughborough Christmas and Emergency Committee, they help provide relief to local families in times of distress. The Christmas ‘baskets’ include boxes of food, age-appropriate books for children, toys and bright hand-knitted mitts, scarves and toques. “We live in an incredibly generous community,” says Clinton. The last week before packing, shoppers…

South Frontenac’s final Canada 150 project is for future residents

Written by  |  Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:40  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Fifty years from now, on Canada Day, South Frontenac residents will gather at Centennial Park in Harrowsmith to dig up a piece of their past. Actually, what they’ll be digging up is a squat metal cylinder. And in that cylinder will be messages and memorabilia from 50 years in the past, ie 2017. Yes, the cylinder is a time capsule, the brainchild of Amanda Pantrey, a summer student the South Frontenac Rec department. “This is just my little idea to celebrate Canada 150,” she said. “It will be buried in Centennial Park, which was built for Canada’s 100th birthday. “The capsule is being buried for Canada’s 150th birthday and it will be opened on Canada’s 200th birthday.” The capsule itself was constructed by D. M.…

OPP charge male with attempted murder

Written by  |  Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:36  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
In October 2017, the Frontenac Detachment Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit commenced an investigation into an incident that took place in September 2015. As a result of the investigation, 40 year old Charles Percy KENNEDY of South Frontenac Township has been charged with: One (1) count of attempt to commit murder, contrary to section 239 (1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada. (CC) Two (2) counts of attempt to choke, suffocate or strangle an other person, contrary to section 246(a) CC Three (3) counts of forcible confinement, contrary to section 279 (2) CC Four (4) counts of assault, contrary to section 266 CC The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston on January 4, 2018. The Frontenac Detachment…

Nativities Displays celebrates 10 years at St. Patrick’s Church in Railton

Written by  |  Wednesday, 20 December 2017 14:44  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
On Saturday afternoon, Mary Murphy and her crew were busy as bees setting up nativities in the St. Patrick’s Church hall in Railton for Sunday’s Nativities Display. “This is our 10th year and it’s grown every year,” she said. “We have about 250 so far. “Many of them are little ones so there’s a lot of rearranging to do.” Murphy said they started out “very small” 10 years ago and it’s grown every year. “We wanted to have some different from Santa, whom everyone loves,” she said. It’s “so neat” to see all the different interpretations of the Nativity story that depicts the birth of Christ, she said. “We have some very old ones like the one that came from my husband’s aunt that we…

Hydro One helicopter crash claims Kyle Shorrok of Inverary

Written by  |  Wednesday, 20 December 2017 14:42  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Kyle Shorrok was the youngest of the four crew members who died in a crash near Tweed last week, an event that Hydro One said is the most deadly accident in the history of the company. The crash took place on December 14th, which was his birthday. He turned 27 that day. According to his posts on the James Reid funeral home website, Shorrok was very close with his mother, sisters and grandmother, and with the family of his fiancee, Brittany Robertson. In another cruel twist to this sad circumstance, Kyle and Brittany were to be married on January 17th in the Bahamas.
And as usual for this event, singers are added from neighbouring communities, as well as a children’s choir, and the flute trio, ‘Toute Ensemble’. The choir entered singing from the back of the church, led by Johnathan Davies’ clear, achingly beautiful solo at the beginning of “O Come, Oh Come Emmanuel”. Full credit to the choir members, who had left their coats in the church hall to trot around the building to the main door on such a chill, windy night. The evening’s program was a lovely combination of familiar and lesser-known Christmas carols, with some sing-alongs for the audience.It was followed by a lively get-together in the hall, sharing snacks and treats provided by the choir members.  Choir director is Stan Stinchcombe, who shared…

Glendower Hall stair prices too high, to be re-tendered in February

Written by  |  Wednesday, 20 December 2017 14:39  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
With tender prices of $74,427, $103,320 and $122,940, South Frontenac Council said no thanks to the contractors bidding on repairs to the steps into Glendower Hall at its regular meeting Tuesday night in Sydenham. The rejection came on the advice of Public Works Manager Mark Segsworth, who said he believed they could get a much better price if the job were re-tendered in February. “Our budget for this was $40,000 (in the 2016 Capital budget) and we’re of the opinion that the much higher price reflects the fact that the concrete would most likely have to be heated if the repairs were done in the winter,” Segsworth said. “Prices should be lower in the spring.” “I had that dream with a fire hall,” said Mayor…

Service club asks for help with second phase of hall repairs

Written by  |  Wednesday, 20 December 2017 14:37  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
A service club in Frontenac County is asking for the gift of hope this Christmas. “Storrington Lions Club has been working hard to revitalize its community hall in Sunbury,” says John Beskers, President of Storrington Lions Club. “Working with very little money, we have accomplished a great deal and have now started the second phase of repairs to the hall. We are asking residents to share the gift of hope this holiday season by making a donation to the Lions Club to save the Storrington Lions Hall.” Operated by a small group of volunteers, the hall is a central meeting place for dozens of community groups. It is a polling station, blood donor clinic and gathering place for residents to celebrate engagements, marriages and birthdays.…
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