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KFPL series Meet Our Makers highlights people of Frontenac County

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KPFL) has partnered with Frontenac Business Services and Suzy Lamont Photography to create a series of short films highlighting one amazing feature of Frontenac County: its people. According to a release from the library, there are many advantages to living, working, and playing in a

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Farmers ‘at their wit’s end’ regarding need for new abattoir locally

After one local farmer discovered the uphill battle of attempting to open a new meat processing facility to serve meat producers in the area, a public meeting to drum up support for the future of abattoirs in Kingston and surrounding areas took place on Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2021 at the

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Provincial funding supports program delivery in Eastern Ontario municipalities

Small and rural municipalities in Eastern Ontario will benefit from funding provided by the Ontario Government’s Municipal Modernization Program. The investment by the province will help improve the delivery of critical programs, and will be up to $1,155,136 for eastern Ontario municipalities. “The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to

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Truth and reconciliation attempt by Sharbot Lake women nearly spoiled by misleading posts

A Facebook post can take on a life of its own, and sometimes that can be counter productive to what was intended. This was one of the lessons learned in Sharbot Lake this past week by community members who just wanted to make a positive gesture. Pamela Giroux says that

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Body of 18-year-old recovered in Sydenham

The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have confirmed that they’ve recovered the body of an 18-year-old female from Frontenac County. Search efforts began in Sydenham just after 12 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, after the OPP received a report of a missing 18-year-old woman in the

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South Frontenac reopens some outdoor facilities

The township of South Frontenac has reopened its Waste Disposal sites and some outdoor recreational facilities. The change took effect Wednesday, April 21, 2021 as a response to the province’s amended guidelines announced on April 17th. It means that the Portland waste disposal site will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays

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Police seek assistance to identify persons of interest in South Frontenac

Officers with the Frontenac detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the occupants of a pickup truck that nearly struck an OPP officer. According to police, the incident occurred on Saturday, Apr. 3, 2021, just after 2:30 a.m. when an officer was conducting

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Update: Lifted – Fire ban in effect for South Frontenac Township

UPDATE (Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2021) The total burn ban in place for South Frontenac will be lifted, effective Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021 at 8 a.m. This means that South Frontenac residents may return to having open air fires, including open air cooking fires, camping fires, and approved incinerator or brush

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South Frontenac cancels Swim and Day Camp programs for 2021

The Township of South Frontenac has made the decision to cancel their Swim and Day Camp programs for the 2021 season. This is the second season the Township’s summer programs will be cancelled due to ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19. According to a release from the Township of South Frontenac, the

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County of Frontenac 2021 budget requisition to appear on City tax bills

The City of Kingston recently received notice from the County of Frontenac confirming its 2021 budget requisition for Fairmount Home and Frontenac Paramedic Services in the amount of $12,751,183. According to a release from the City, dated Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021, the amount – requisitioned for the City’s share of

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Frontenac Paramedics Community Paramedicine program receives $6.5M

The Government of Ontario made an announcement Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, saying it is investing $6.5 million over four years to enhance Frontenac Paramedics’ Community Paramedicine program. According to a release from the County of Frontenac, the funds are intended to support people on the wait list for long-term care,

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