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Communiqué 2016-18 - PRODUCT RECALL: KIDDE COMBINATION SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS

November 252016

On November 10, 2016, Kidde, Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission jointly issued a recall of two...

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Winter Lights


In celebration of the Christmas season, North Frontenac Township will be holding its annual Winter Lites Contest this year.  Any resident of the Township can enter themselves or nominate another home by calling Corey Klatt, Manager of...

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Entries are due by Friday, December 9, 2016; submission details are on the LOLTA Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverLOL/.

Photo Contest

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Regarding the Township of North Frontenac
Official Plan Five-Year Review

TAKE NOTICE THAT Council has cancelled the following Meetings regarding the Draft Official Plan Five-Year Review until the draft Township Official Plan has been completed:
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“The County of Frontenac is accepting nominations for its 2016 Access Award. The Access Award was created in 2013 to recognize persons, groups or organizations that have made or are making a significant contribution towards improving access for...

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Fire Info Hotline:
Ward 1
613-336-1851

Wards 2 and 3
613-479-0399

Apr 1st to Oct 31st - NO Burning from 7am to 7pm.

NO burning anytime, when a Burn Ban is ON.

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Welcome to Our New Website


Get started by viewing the See What's New page.


Browse around and get familiar with the new layout and new content, including maps, visualizations, document archives and more.

The Help page offers several video demonstrating the various features.


It is likely that over the next few weeks we will be making minor adjustments. If you spot any errors or problems please let us know by completing the feedback form on the Feedback page.

Mississippi Valley Conservation

Visit the Mississippi Valley Conservation website for Advisories and Warnings, and further information about the MVC's initiatives.


Quinte Conservation

Visit the Quinte Conservation website for Advisories and Warnings, and further information about the QC's initiatives.


Take a look at the Conservation Authorities Map made available by Conservation Ontario, to see the operational boundaries of all Conservation Authorities in Ontario.

Adopt A Highway

The Township of North Frontenac's Adopt - A - Highway Program has been established as a public service program for participants to enhance the local litter collection activities of the municipality by picking litter along a municipal highway / road rights-of-way.

Scent Free Zones

Because some people may be negatively affected by certain scents, the municipal office and all municipal buildings, excluding community halls, are designated as scent free zones.

Current Wildlife Concerns

Ticks are known to carry Lyme Disease, and they are present in Southern Ontario. Read more info from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website.

White Nose Syndrome is a virus affecting a large number of bats in Ontario. It appears as a white fungus around the noses of bats. Read more info from the Ministry of Natural Resources website.

The Emerald Ash Borer is a highly destructive insect that attacks and kills ash trees. Read more info from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website.

Protecting the Lakes from Invasive Species

The OPP's current policy for all OPP Marine Operators and watercraft:

"Marine members are reminded that any OPP vessels should be cleaned with a 10% household bleach solution (1 part bleach to 9 parts water) when removed from a lake containing invasive species before being launched into another lake.

Any water in the bilge should be drained back into the lake before transport to another area.

Any weeds or other vegetation should be removed from the trailer and out drive before transport commences to any other location."

More info at OPP.ca

Your Civic Address

It is important that to keep proper sight lines to your blue civic address sign, and obstruction-free access to your property, so that in the event of an emergency your property can be readily located and accessed by emergency services.

Civic addresses are purchased at a rate of $100 ($40 for replacements). After the township installs a civic address sign, it is no longer the property of the township, and it becomes the responsibility of the property owner to maintain and replace in the event of a missing or damaged sign.

Particularly in winter, it is important to keep your sign visible and your driveway clear.

Be aware of your civic address number and street name. Always make sure all occupants and visiting guests are aware of this address as well.

Civic Addressing

Your Water Well

Use it, maintain it or abandon it

When it comes to wells the best policy is "use it, maintain it, or abandon it". Why? Because an old, unused or improperly maintained well can be a direct path for contaminants to reach your source of drinking water or your neighbours'.

In eastern Ontario, we have many unused wells dotting the countryside. These old wells are a threat to our health and safety. Besides the risk to our drinking water supply and groundwater, unused wells also pose a physical hazard to people and animals.

Well water protection begins at home. Old wells must be properly abandoned; plugged and sealed in a process called decommissioning. Just filling the well with debris or stones does not create a proper seal and will not prevent the flow of contaminated runoff or surface water into the well and from there into our groundwater supplies.

In fact, in Ontario, wells that are not used or maintained for future use, are legally required by the Ministry of the Environment to be decommissioned by the well owner. So, if you have an old well on your property that won't be used again, you must have it properly sealed as soon as possible. If you have a well that you're not using now, but might use in the future, you must maintain it like any other working well. Protecting our groundwater is everyone's responsibility.

Each well and its surroundings are unique. A licensed well contractor will know the proper method of decommissioning your old well. Work on wells in Ontario must be carried out by a licensed well technician/well contractor licensed under the Ontario Water Resources Act.

There are many excellent sources of information available about wells. For information on best practices for protecting your well visit www.wellwise.ca or the Ontario Groundwater Association at www.ogwa.ca.

Grants are available to assist landowners located near sources of municipal drinking water with the cost of well decommissioning. To find out about these grants or to learn more about wells and groundwater protection efforts in your area, visit your local source protection group.

Links for More Information

Algonquin First Nations Land Claim Negotiations

Algonquins of Ontario Achieve New Milestone Toward Modern Treaty with Ontario and Canada Agreement-in-Principle Sets Path for Final Stage of Land Claim Negotiations October 18, 2016 9:30 A.M.

The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the Algonquins of Ontario celebrated a major milestone in their journey toward reconciliation and renewed relationships today by signing a historic Agreement-in-Principle (AIP). This is a key step toward a modern-day treaty to resolve a longstanding land claim that covers an area of 36,000 square kilometres in eastern Ontario. The non-binding AIP paves the way for continued negotiations toward a final agreement that will define the ongoing rights of the Algonquins of Ontario to lands and natural resources within the settlement area. The goal is to provide clarity going forward for all who live and work in the claim territory, balance the rights and interests of all concerned and create new economic opportunities for the benefit of the Algonquins of Ontario and their neighbours.

QUOTES

  • "This major step toward Ontario's first modern treaty shows what's possible when strong partners work together in the spirit of reconciliation. More than a million people share this land with the Algonquins of Ontario, and a modern treaty will clear a path for neighbours to become partners, bringing new economic opportunities to their communities."
    - David Zimmer
    Ontario Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
  • "The signing of the Agreement-in-Principle is a momentous milestone and a significant step forward on renewing Canada’s relationship with the Algonquins of Ontario. We are working together to resolve one of the largest land claims in the country. Achieved in a spirit of co-operation and partnership, this landmark AIP brings us closer to the first modern-day treaty in Ontario and our shared goal to find a balanced solution that advances reconciliation for the benefit of all Canadians."
    - Carolyn Bennett
    Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
  • "The signing of the Agreement-in-Principle today marks a critical step forward in a journey that began almost 250 years ago when the first Algonquin Petition was submitted to the Crown in 1772. As we move forward into the next phase of our negotiations, the Algonquins of Ontario look forward to working in cooperation with the Governments of Canada and Ontario to improve upon what we have achieved to date and build a strong and equitable modern-day treaty. We believe that together we can work towards reconciliation and securing the long delayed justice that the Algonquin people deserve."
    - Robert J. Potts
    Principal Negotiator and Senior Legal Counsel, Algonquins of Ontario

QUICK FACTS

  • The AIP was shaped by consultations with the ten Algonquins of Ontario communities, other Indigenous groups and the public. This important dialogue will continue during the negotiations toward a final agreement.
  • The AIP sets out the main elements of a potential settlement, including that the Algonquins of Ontario would receive $300 million in capital funding from Canada and Ontario and approximately but not less than 117,500 acres of provincial Crown lands would be transferred to Algonquin ownership.
  • If the negotiators are successful in achieving a final agreement, it will need to be approved by the Algonquins of Ontario voters in a ratification vote and then by the Ontario Legislature and Parliament of Canada.
  • No privately-owned land will be taken away from anyone to settle the claim and no one will lose access to their private property.
  • Algonquin Park will remain a park for the enjoyment of all.

LEARN MORE

Sabrina Williams Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett
819-997-0002
Media Relations Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
819-953-1160
Blair Ostrom Office of the Honourable David Zimmer
416-314-6750
Flavia Mussio Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
416-314-9455
Janet Stavinga Executive Director, Algonquins of Ontario Consultation Office
613-296-1848

Available Online Disponible en Français


Information about all the land claims can be acquired at www.ontario.ca/landclaims. For information about the Algonquin Land Claim go to http://www.ontario.ca/aboriginal/algonquin-land-claim. Please contact Shelly Dumouchel if you have further questions.

Shelly Dumouchel, Program and Community Liaison Assistant, (613) 732-8081

The following memo is being sent on behalf of Brian Crane, Ontario's Chief Negotiator for the Algonquin Land Claim.

Results of the Algonquins of Ontario ratification vote on the Proposed Agreement-in-Principle are now publicly available. They are posted on the Algonquins of Ontario website at:
AOO-Media Release AIP Ratification Vote

These results are now under the review of the three negotiation parties. Ontario is encouraged by the ratification vote results and we continue to hope for a common agreement by all three parties to move forward with these negotiations.

We have also received the results of a separate, parallel referendum that was conducted by the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation. This was an initiative managed by Pikwakanagan in order to facilitate the participation of a significant number of their membership who had not enrolled for the Algonquins of Ontario ratification vote process. The Pikwakanagan referendum results suggest some concern exists within that community.

At this time, we need to respect the needs of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan and allow sufficient time for their leadership to determine the best way forward for that First Nation Community.

Ontario remains committed to working with the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, and the other Algonquins of Ontario communities, to build on the common understandings and positive relationships that have been forged to date as a result of these negotiations.

Further information about the future of the negotiations will be provided once the necessary and appropriate discussions have taken place amongst the parties.

Should you have any questions, the Public Information Centre for the Algonquin Land Claim is available via these contact points:

Ontario Information Centre
Telephone: 1-855-690-7070 or 613-732-8081
Email: [email protected]
Web site: ontario.ca/algonquinlandclaim
E-mail received with no Attachments


AFN Land Claims in North Frontenac Map

This map shows Proposed Settlement Lands in North Frontenac as part of the Draft Algonquin Land Claim Descriptive Plan. Click on a parcel to find more info including a link to a detailed report.


Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan

Read more information about the Economic Action Plan on the Canada's Economic Action Plan website

Renewable Energy


North Frontenac’s Council Resolution that Municipal Support Become a Mandatory Requirement in the IESO Process for Industrial Wind Turbines or Solar Farms for LRP II and LRPIII Projects

Letter to Independent Electricity System Operator

No Wind Turbines for Norh Frontenac!!

Excellent news! Mayor Ron Higgins and Council should be congratulated on their hard work and dedication. Without their expertise and diligence this may not have happened.

Selected Proponents List

Northpoint I and Northpoint II Projects Site Considerations Information and the background reports are now available online:

http://www.nexteraenergycanada.com/projects/northpoint.shtml"

http://www.nexteraenergycanada.com/projects/northpoint2.shtm


Wind Turbines

We noted this change already, after Parker Gallant read a speech given by IESO CEO Bruce Campbell last week, but now we have information on how the timeline has changed for the approval of the Large Renewable power projects. We will now not know until March, 2016, which bids have been successful. Here is the revised timeline (hat-tip to DDOWT members for noting this link). The Timetable as detailed in Section 2.2 of the LRP I RFP included a target date for the completion of the evaluation of proposals and the notification of Selected Proponents. Based on the high volume of proposals received in response to the LRP I RFP (103) and complexity of the evaluation process, the target date for the completion of the evaluation of proposals described in the Timetable has been extended to March 2016. For ease of reference, a new Timetable is outlined at the bottom of this page, and the changes are highlighted below: Evaluation of Proposals September 2, 2015 – March 2016 (formerly September 2, 2015 – November 2015) Completion of Evaluation and notification of Selected Proponents (target date) March 2016 (formerly November – December 2015)


Re-Use Center


“SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING FUN, SOMETHING INVENTIVE”

NO MONEY INVOLVED - IT'S A FREE TRADE EVENT!
WE ARE HOSTING OUR 2ND TRIAL RUN FOR A “RE-USE“ FACILITY IN OUR TOWNSHIP
~AS WELL~
OUR CLARENDON MILLER VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS WILL HOST A BBQ WITH REFRESHMENTS. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS THE NORTH FRONTENAC FIRE DEPARTMENT!

August 27th, 2016
North Frontenac Township Office Parking Lot
9:00am - 1:00pm
BBQ to start at 11:00am

ON THE DAY OF:

  • Bring anything and everything
  • Fill the back of your truck, the trunk of your car, and even bring a trailer!!
  • If you like what someone has, then it will be yours to take, FREE - No Money involved
  • Wood Stoves, Fridges, Couches, Chairs, etc.- that are too large to move, bring a photo and post it with your contact information.

OUR OBJECTIVE FOR A RE-USE FACILITY:

  • Keep as much "Good" waste out of our landfill sites as possible
  • One person's garbage is another person's treasure
  • One person's broken lawn mower, weed eater, chainsaw, etc. is another person's mechanical part
  • My old coffee pot is perfect for your cottage or hunting camp

We ask that you come and stay the morning with your items, join in on social conversations and please stay to help support our Volunteer Fire Fighters as they will host a BBQ - hotdogs, hamburgers and refreshments!

**AT THE END OF THE EVENT, ITEMS NOT TAKEN MUST GO BACK HOME**

Inquires please contact Sonia McLuckie at 613-479-2231 ext. 227 or email

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Noxious Weeds


Wild parsnip is an invasive plant native to Europe and Asia. It was likely brought to North America by European settlers, who grew it for its edible root. Since its introduction, wild parsnip has escaped from cultivated gardens and spread across the continent.

Wild Parsnip

Wild Parsnip fact sheet

Giant hogweed, also known as Giant cow parsnip is a perennial plant and a member of the carrot family. It is a garden ornamental from southwest Asia that is naturalizing in North America and becoming more common in southern and central Ontario. Giant hogweed has the potential to spread readily and grows along roadsides, ditches and streams. It invades old fields and native habitats such as open woodlands.

Hag Weed

Giant Hogweed fact sheet

Other interesting links

KFL&A Health Hazards

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Weeds in Ontario

Weed Control Act

The Weeds Act FAQ


NOTICE:
Waste site hours change to winter hours October 1, 2016. The Household Hazardous Waste Depots are now closed for the season and will reopen in May 2017.

Waste Sites Today's Hours
Cloyne Transfer Site
202 Skootamatta Lk Rd
9:00am - 12:00 Noon
506 Site
3444 Road 506
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kashwakamak Site
1749 Kashwakamak Lk Rd
Closed
**Holiday Mon. the Kashwakamak Site is open
12:00 Noon - 4:00pm
Plevna Site
6476 Buckshot Lk Rd
10:00am-1:00pm & 1:30pm-4:00pm
Closed 1:00pm-1:30pm for Lunch
Mississippi Site
1177 Shiner Rd
Closed
Ompah Transfer Site
10458 Road 509
Closed
**During Holiday Weekends the Ompah Site is CLOSED on Sunday and open on Monday
12:00 Noon - 4:00pm.

*Ardoch Site closed indefinitely

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