South Frontenac Council - Oct. 6, 2009

Written by  |  Thursday, 08 October 2009 09:34  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Sydenham WI Presentation Carol Faires, speaking on behalf of the Sydenham Women’s Institute, presented Council with photo portraits of South Frontenac Township’s first three mayors. In her introduction, Ms. Faires listed some of the WI’s many contributions to the Sydenham community since the group began in the village in 1919. Proving the power of imagination, determination and bake sales, they have supported numerous educational projects, including public speaking in the schools, swimming lessons, scholarships and the collecting and preserving of local historical records. They have served dinners for seniors, organized community Hallowe’en parties, provided furnishings for public buildings and hospitals, donated the oak entrance doors to the township hall, and for many years, contributed to the upkeep of the hall itself. Together with the then…

Fourth Bubba Bowl: memories and great football

Written by  |  Thursday, 08 October 2009 09:34  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Sydenham’s Junior Eagles beat the Frontenac Falcons 27-7 at the Fourth annual Bubba Bowl It was a rainy night under the lights at the fourth annual Bubba Bowl held at the Point in Sydenham, October 2, but that didn’t stop 2000+ football fans from coming out for the Golden Eagles junior/senior double header against the Frontenac Falcons, Sydenham’s arch rivals who beat them at the finish of last year’s contest. It was an opportunity not only for fast and furious football under the bright lights but also a time for staff, players, fans, friends and family to remember Alex (“Bubba”) Turcotte, whom the bowl is named for, a former player with the Golden Eagles and grade 12 Sydenham high school student who passed away in…

Sydenham Principal Finds Sometimes the grass is greener

Written by  |  Thursday, 01 October 2009 09:34  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Sydenham High School Principal Shawn Lehman, in his newly decorated office. That seems to be the case for Shawn Lehman. Lehman joined the Limestone District School Board this fall as the new principal of Sydenham High School after working 10 years in the Upper Canada District School Board from his home base of Brockville. He was greeted with a thick carpet of sod, a golf cart, some clubs and a flag when he opened the door to his office at SHS early on Monday morning. “I don't know who did this,” he said later in the day, “but I think they have some IT experience.” Lehman joined his predecessors, other new principals and vice principals at the school who found that some mischievous underlings made…

South Frontenac Council - Jan 22/09

Written by  |  Tuesday, 27 January 2009 06:38  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Energy matters dominate quiet meeting Meeting for the second week in a row, South Frontenac Council had very little business to attend to other than considering an Official Plan amendment and a road closing application in the public meeting portion of the agenda. In terms of regular business, the only issues of consequence were two proposals by the Chief Building Official, Alan Revill, regarding energy use. In a report, Revill proposed that the township join a bulk energy buying co-op called Local Authority Services (LAS) which is a subsidiary of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. Joining LAS would protect the township from the impacts of changes to energy pricing that are coming on stream on May 1 of this year. As of that date,…

Flyers on the road to securing a playoff spot

Written by  |  Thursday, 15 January 2009 06:37  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
The Frontenac Flyers clinched a 3-1 win against the Colborne Cobras in their Sunday home game at the Frontenac Arena in Piccadilly. The team came back with a win after being beaten 4-1 the day before by Colborne. Sunday's win was an important one for the Flyers since it helps to secure their goal of a 3rd place standing in the division and a spot in the playoffs. Before Sunday’s game the team was feeling the pressure of the teams just behind them, especially Picton and Colborne, who’ve both been playing very well as of late. Before his team took to the ice, coach Rob Lalonde spelled it out: “I think the key thing is consistency: becoming consistent, game in and game out. We have…

Sydenham Water Safe, But Still Needs Upgrade

Written by  |  Thursday, 15 January 2009 06:37  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Dr. Ian Gemmill, the head of KFL&A Public Health, reiterated his assurances that Sydenham water is safe to drink “in the short and long term” despite the fact that levels for trihalomethanes (THMs) are well above acceptable limits. On the other hand Jim Mahoney from Environment Canada said that the problem needs to be dealt with, and this could happen before the end of 2009. The solution could cost as much as $1.4 million, and even though Mahoney said he is optimistic that a federal grant under the Build Canada Fund would fund the project, Sydenham residents will likely be paying for a share of the upgrade to the two-year-old plant. Sydenham Water was the subject of a public meeting at the South Frontenac Township…

South Frontenac Council - Jan. 13/09

Written by  |  Thursday, 15 January 2009 06:37  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Grumpy over splitting costs of road repair South Frontenac Public Works Manager Mark Segsworth brought forth a recommendation that South Frontenac agree to pay $4,127 to Central Frontenac to cover half the cost of bringing up the level of what Segsworth described as a “private laneway driveway in the vicinity of Arena Boundary Road.” Segsworth wanted council to make it clear, however, in submitting the payment that “any future maintenance requirements on this laneway/driveway will be the sole responsibility of the Township of Central Frontenac.” The road in question bisects the two townships, and it contains a low spot which had been subject to flooding due to persistent beaver damming on private lands in South Frontenac and some land that is under the jurisdiction of…

Sydenham Woman to Climb Africa's Kilimanjaro

Written by  |  Thursday, 08 January 2009 06:36  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
For most people January is the time of year to slow down after the Christmas rush. And for Leslie Myles, a Sydenham resident who is a franchise owner for four Body Shop stores in Kingston and Belleville, it is usually inventory time. But not this year. On Monday afternoon, Leslie flew out of Toronto, bound for Tanzania and Mount Kilimanjaro. She left her business, and her husband and teenage children to fend for themselves for a couple of weeks, and will be joining 11 other women who will make the five-day hike and climb to the summit of the mountain, the tallest in Africa. For Leslie Myles the climb combines two passions: the great outdoors and community service. “I love the outdoors and the challenge…
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