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Important Recall Notice


November 2, 2017

Dear Valued Fire Service Professional:
Kidde, in conjunction with Health Canada, has announced a recall to replace certain Kidde fire
extinguishers. A copy of the press release and the safety notice are...

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It's time for Ontario’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, which runs from November 1 – 7.  North Frontenac Fire Department is urging families to have their carbon monoxide alarms tested monthly and change the batteries every six months.  Have all...

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The Township will be holding a Remembrance Day Ceremony

on November 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the North

Frontenac War Memorial at 6598 Buckshot Lake Road, Plevna.

We encourage everyone to attend this important event

to honour our Veterans.

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SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

RE:  SELF-SUSTAINING COMMUNITIES

  

TAKE NOTICE THAT Council will be holding a Special Council Meeting on November 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., at the Ompah Community Hall, 10200 Road 509, Ompah, Ontario, regarding the...

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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 Shoreline...

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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

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD)

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is an infectious and often fatal virus in white-tailed deer that was first detected in Ontario in September 2017.
Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD)

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

The Algonquin land claim

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 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 pwassistant@northfrontenac.ca 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


MUNICIPAL BUILDING RENOVATION, ADDITION AND RETROFIT PROJECT

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 @ cao@northfrontenac.ca

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


NOTICE:
The Hazardous Waste and Summer hours will come into effect on the 15th of May 2017.


Waste Site Application form
Waste Sites Today's Hours
Cloyne Transfer Site
202 Skootamatta Lk Rd
**Holiday Monday: CLOSED
Closed
506 Site
3444 Road 506
***Holiday Monday:9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 - 1:00pm
Kashwakamak Site
1749 Kashwakamak Lk Rd
**Holiday Monday: 12:00 Noon – 4:00 pm
Closed
Plevna Site
6476 Buckshot Lk Rd
Closed
Mississippi Site
1177 Shiner Rd
Closed
Ompah Transfer Site
10458 Road 509
**Holiday Weekends: CLOSED Sunday and OPEN on Monday 12:00 Noon – 4:00 pm
Closed

*Ardoch Site closed indefinitely

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