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AUGUST 14 to AUGUST 25, 2017

 Road 509 will be officially re-opened at 4:00 pm effective August 18, 2017.  There will be temporary lane restrictions throughout next...

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Salmon River

On Saturday, August 26, everyone is invited to explore in Cloyne – Ponds, Pioneer Days and Parks. The Friends of the Salmon River will host an afternoon event of interest to lovers of nature and history. Have a tour of Benny’s Pond and learn...

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TAKE NOTICE that Pursuant to Section 48 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, the Council of the Corporation of the Township of North Frontenac proposes to pass a By-law amending...

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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of North Frontenac proposes to enact a By-law to stop up, close and sell part of the 66’ shore road allowances as set...

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Take Notice That a public meeting will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Ompah Community Centre, 10200 Road 509, Ompah, pursuant to section 51 of the Planning Act to consider an application for a Plan of...

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Fire Info Hotline:
Ward 1

Wards 2 and 3

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

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 or the Ontario Groundwater Association at

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.


  • "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


  • 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.


Sabrina Williams Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett
Media Relations Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Blair Ostrom Office of the Honourable David Zimmer
Flavia Mussio Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
Janet Stavinga Executive Director, Algonquins of Ontario Consultation Office

Available Online Disponible en Français

Information about all the land claims can be acquired at For information about the Algonquin Land Claim go to 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:
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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:"

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 Exchange Facility

We have great news to share with the resident’s here in the North Frontenac Township regarding our proposal to Council for a permanent Re-Use Facility.

During this year’s budget deliberations, Council approved the establishment of a new Re-Use Exchange Facility! We are patiently awaiting the shipment of the building and have yet to determine our Grand Opening date, but stay tuned for that announcement coming soon!

The Re-Use Exchange Facility will be located at the 506 Waste Site located at 3444 Road 506. We are still working out the fine details with our current list of volunteers in reference to hours and the operations, but that information will come out soon. In the meantime, while we work on the fine details we are asking our residents for help as we are in need of the following items:

  • Solar Panels / Solar Lights
  • Shelving Units
  • Clothes Racks
  • Hangers
  • Rubbermaid Containers for storage
  • Generator

We are also looking for more people to join our list of volunteers! If interested, please contact the Public Works Administrative Assistant at [email protected] or 613-479-2231 ext. 227.

Start saving your unwanted items as we will be hosting a pre-drop-off day as well to get us started before we host our Grand Opening Ceremony!

A big thank you goes out to the North Frontenac Community for your continued support on this project, it wouldn’t have happened without your help and dedication to the municipality in keeping it Green and Clean!!

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

Municipal Office Complex


The Municipal Office will remain open during construction.

The project is scheduled for completion in 2017.

- Municipal Office Complex Timeline – See below.

- For further information please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl Robson, CAO at Tel: (613) 479-2231 or 1-800-234-3953 Ext. 221, Fax: (613) 479-2352 or @ [email protected]

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during construction.

Municipal Office Complex Timeline

Forest Tent Caterpillar

Forest tent caterpillar in Ontario

Outbreaks of forest tent caterpillar occur in Ontario approximately every 10 to12 years and last anywhere from three to six years in a given location. The last forest tent caterpillar outbreak peaked in 2000/2001.

Areas of deforestation

Ministry of Natural Resources report

Forest Tent Caterpillar Facts

Waste Sites Today's Hours
Cloyne Transfer Site
202 Skootamatta Lk Rd
**Holiday Monday: 9 am – 1 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
9am - 1pm 1:30pm - 4:30pm
506 Site
3444 Road 506
**Holiday Monday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
10am - 3pm
Kashwakamak Site
1749 Kashwakamak Lk Rd
**Holiday Monday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
10:00am-1:00pm & 1:30pm-4:00pm
Plevna Site
6476 Buckshot Lk Rd
9am - 1pm & 1:30pm - 5pm
Mississippi Site
1177 Shiner Rd
Ompah Transfer Site
10458 Road 509
**Holiday Weekends: CLOSED Sunday and OPEN on Monday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1pm - 5pm

*Ardoch Site closed indefinitely

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