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Join the Back Forty Artisan Cheese Creamery and Cheese Shop Grand Opening July 2 from 10 - 4.

In 2015 Back Forty Artisan Cheese built a new cheese factory on their farm in Mississippi Station and this summer they are celebrating the opening of...

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June 20, 2016 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED—Dry weather continues to dominate the Mississippi Valley watershed. Flows in the main branch of the river are approximately 25% of normal, while flows in the smaller tributaries are close to 10% of...

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Open House Regarding the Official Plan Five Year Review

The Township of North Frontenac

Invites You to Participate in an Open House Regarding the Official

Plan Five Year Review

 

You are invited to an Open House to discuss the...

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It’s time for a vote!

Draft Kashwakamak Lake Sustainability Plan being presented at July 9th Annual General Meeting

The Kashwakamak Lake Association (KLA), has been busy. Its Lake Sustainability sub-committee recently completed the Draft...

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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 allowance as set out and described as follows:

           

ALL THAT PART of the...

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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

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

All Contacts Regarding Negotiations


The following memo is being sent on behalf of Brian Crane, Ontarios 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: http://www.tanakiwin.com/wp-system/uploads/2015/11/AOO-Media-Release_AIP-Ratification-Vote_20160317_Final.pdf

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


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.


More Info:

March 2013 Fact Sheet

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 Frontenacs 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)


Notice: Summer Hours in effect until the 30th of September 2016 **NEW** this year, closed 1/2 hour for lunch on certain days**
Waste Sites Today's Hours
Cloyne Transfer Site
202 Skootamatta Lk Rd
Closed
506 Site
3444 Road 506
1pm - 6pm
Kashwakamak Site
1749 Kashwakamak Lk Rd
Closed
Plevna Site
6476 Buckshot Lk Rd
Closed
Mississippi Site
1177 Shiner Rd
10am - 2pm
Ompah Transfer Site
10458 Road 509
Closed

*Ardoch Site closed indefinitely

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