November 01, 2011
Free FCFDC Workshops Nov. 1st, Nov. 21st, Nov. 29th
FCFDC FREE WORKSHOP SERIES -
Please call 613-372-1414 to register
Marketing for Small Business - Sydenham Town Hall
on November 1st from 9 - 11 am
How to write an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Application - Verona Lions Hall
on November 21st from 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Social Media - Sydenham Town Hall on November 29th from 9 - 11 am
November 05, 2011
November 07, 2011
FCFDC Presentation on Wolfe Island
www.frontenaccfdc.com The Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) annouces a series of presentations (see above) about the Eastern Ontario Development Program of interest to business owners, community volunteers, Not-for-Profit organizations, municipal politicians etc.
There will be a presentation on Wolfe Island
Monday, November 7th from 5:30 – 6:30pm
at the Wolfe Island Town Office.
FCFDC) is a non-profit organization. Its mission to stimulate community and economic development throughout the Frontenacs. It offers free business advice, workshops and commercial financing to entrepreneurs and those looking to start businesses and business planning assistance to community organizations.
For more information contact: Anne Prichard, FCFDC Executive Director - 613-372-1414 - email@example.com
November 08, 2011
Township of Frontenac Islands-Special Meeting
The Council of the Township of Frontenac Islands will have a Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday November 8, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. in the Wolfe Island Municipal Office at 1191 Road 96, Wolfe Island.
The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss Federal issues with MP Ted Hsu, the Official Plan review and to discuss budget to actual expenses to date.
SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
1. Call to order.
2. Adoption of agenda.
3. Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest.
4. 1:00 p.m. MP Ted Hsu discussion on Federal issues.
5. 2:30 p.m. Glenn Tunnock update on Official Plan reveiw
6. Review of financials – actual to budget.
7. Resolution to adjourn.
Kingston and the Islands MP Hsu visits Wolfe Island
Ted Hsu, MP for Kingston and the Islands was warmly welcomed by Mayor Denis Doyle, members of council and the public who gathered at the Wolfe Island Town Hall. The special Frontenac Islands council meeting was initiated by MP Hsu who wanted to determine how he might be of assistance to council with their federal government related areas of concern. Hsu expressed his pleasure at returning to the island for the first time in his capacity as MP.
At the outset Mayor Doyle outlined areas that could benefit from MP Hsu’s involvement and/or intervention. He also was open to comments from the public.
Areas of concern included: 1. Frontenac Islands need for increased Federal Government funding and Gas Tax programs for aging infrastructure and road maintenance. To which MP Hsu noted discussions of possible funding increase to offset inflation. 2. Federal Government support for the better management of Lake Ontario water levels (important for ferries) as well as for fishing /wildlife/tourism/ boating. 3. Horne’s ferry, an International link to the US is important to business/tourism for Kingston and Wolfe Island. Horne’s Ferry operator Bruce Horne outlined problems with over aggressive customs officers and the resulting negative effects to business. A further cause for concern is the proposal to charge a $5.50 entry fee to each person entering the United States ‘by boat.’ Metal Craft Marine with facilities in Kingston, Wolfe Island and Cape Vincent, NY is looking for a designation of the Horne’s Point and Cape Vincent, NY terminals as Commercial Ports of Entry . Hsu will continue to discuss the entry fee proposal with US officials. He has been in touch with Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird. “This needs some publicity ,” Hsu said.
4.Continuous flashing red lights on the WI wind towers to alert planes concern the whole region including Cape Vincent. Mayor Doyle noted a new technology in lights activated only when a plane approaches is available. A resident suggested if the island lights can’t be changed, new projects throughout the province should be notified of the new technology. There was a suggestion that all off shore wind projects be cancelled to protect National Parks. MP Hsu will be in touch with the Ministry of Transport re lighting.
5. With regard to the preservation of Simcoe Island’s Nine Mile Point Lighthouse, Hsu indicated that a proposal may be coming to save all pre-Confederation lighthouses. (There were lookouts on Simcoe during the “War of 1812.” ) Yelda Miedema who is spearheading a proposal to save the lighthouse perhaps through Parks Canada, was invited to stay in touch with MP Hsu.
6. Important to the region including Frontenac Islands is the support of DND’s CFB Kingston. MP Hsu will be meeting with DND Kingston to discuss what cuts are expected.
Further local issues needing support include :*a village water & sewage system; water flow through Island canal ; bubble systems to keep Simcoe & Howe cable ferries winter operational; *support for WI’s ice pad, biomass / biogas production; funding for home/ municipal energy improvements and continued availability of the summer jobs program.
Judy Greenwood Speers commented that as the population ages, the availability of potable (clean-safe) water is a requisite for keeping the frail elderly accommodated on the island . Yelda Miedema spoke of the importance of bubble systems noting the difficulties (walking the ice, isolation, medical emergencies) faced by residents living alone on Simcoe. Councillor Norris wants HST removed from home heating oil. MP Hsu listened to it all, took notes and promised to assist in whatever ways he can. “I look forward to coming again. Keep in touch,” he said as he left the building.
In other business: 1. The Frontenac Islands consolidated Financial statements were presented KPMG’s Vicki Leakey. 2. Glenn Tunnock of Tunnock Consulting Ltd. presented the final draft of the Official Plan clarifying a number of word changes, village boundaries etc. It will receive approval at the regular monthly council meeting. Howe Island Ratepayers Association representative Brian Humphries reminded council of HIRA’s concerns regarding growth management.”We are not looking for a freeze on development only that you recognize the limitations of the island’s ferry service and act accordingly,” he said. 3. Council members had in their hands and interim report of financials actual to the budget, and finally Deputy Mayor Jones thanked CAO O’Shea and Roads Superintendant Leo Greenwood for questions answered and the more detailed draft council minutes he had been looking for. “I appreciate your embracing the concept,” he said. Council meets again Nov.14th.
November 11, 2011
November 14, 2011
November 16, 2011
November 18, 2011
Shanti Retreat Yoga
Follow your Body's Bliss: Nia &Yoga with Roberta and Andrea
November 18-20, 2011
Experience Nia's stretching, toning and cardiovascular benefits while deepening your mind/body connection. Nia combines 9 movement forms from the marial arts, dance arts, and healing arts.
For further information and to register for all programs at Shanti Retreat
November 20, 2011
November 26, 2011
November 29, 2011
WIBTA Meet & Greet at Shanti Retreat
Wolfe Island Business & Tourism Association November Meeting
A “Meet & Greet”
Tuesday, Nov. 29th
6:30- 8:30 pm
hosted by Wendy and Darin
at the Shanti Yoga Retreat (at the end of Waldo's Way off Rd#96)
Dessert and Coffee/Tea
Hope to see you there!
The gathering will provide an opportunity meet and greet, to do a sum up of the past summer season, and to make plans for WIBTA's AGM, Jan 17, 2012.
November 30, 2011
Wolfe Island Historical Society Event with Colonel Patterson
The WI Historical Society invites you to an evening with
Colonel David Paterson of Wolfe Island
who recently returned from a year-long tour
serving with the 10th Mountain Division (U.S.) in Southern Afganistan.
Topic: Inside the Surge: A Canadian Perspective by Colonel David Patterson
When: Wednesday, November 30th, 7:30 PM
Where: St. Andrew's Hall, United Church, Wolfe Island.
Plan Now to attend …. Nov. 30th 7:30 pm