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Recent rainfall sees South Frontenac level one fire ban lifted

Today, Friday, Jul. 9, 2021, the level one fire ban has been lifted for the Township of South Frontenac. This means that residents can return to having approved incinerator or brush pile fires that are in compliance with the regulations set in the Township’s burning By-law 2012-68, in addition to

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UPDATE – Level One Ban – Dry conditions result in total fire ban for South Frontenac Township

UPDATE (Friday, Jun. 18, 2021): The total fire ban for the Township of South Frontenac will be downgraded to a Level One fire ban at 12 p.m. on Friday, Jun. 18, 2021. According to a release from the Township, a Level One fire ban restricts open air burning for the

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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 Mayor Ron Vandewal: Words are not enough

The following is a message from South Frontenac Township Mayor Ron Vandewal following the successful rescue of three-year-old Jude Leyton. The amount of relief and joy felt by this community yesterday evening was vast and incredibly overwhelming. Our countless prayers and hopeful wishes were answered with the safe rescue of

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Update – Total structure lost: Building Fire in Verona apartment complex

UPDATE (Friday, Jan. 8, 2021): A number of South Frontenac Fire and Rescue trucks and vehicles from the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall remained on scene on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 after fire ravaged the McMullen Manor in Verona the night before. The fire broke out in the Carleton

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South Frontenac recruiting Volunteer Fire Fighters

Earlier this week, South Frontenac Fire & Rescue (SFFR) launched its bi-annual Volunteer Fire Fighter Recruitment campaign. They are hoping to to bolster the ranks of committed individuals who want to give back to their community in a meaningful and rewarding way. Following a successful recruitment program in 2019, SFFR

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Drowning victim had ‘a huge heart filled with compassion and love’

First responders have recovered the body of 61-year-old Clarence Hale from a lake in South Frontenac Township, southeast of Sharbot Lake. Hale had been fishing with his wife, Shirley, on Saturday, Jul. 18, 2020 when their canoe capsized. The couple were on an unnamed lake in the area of Bob’s

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Harrowsmith man arrested for arson

A fire that occurred in a Harrowsmith residence over the weekend has been ruled an arson, and one man is currently facing charges, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). The fire broke out sometime just before 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 25, 2020. Members of the Frontenac Detachment of

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South Frontenac Fire offering free brush drop off during fire ban

While a fire ban might seem unnecessary and inconvenient right now when most people are staying home and busying themselves with yard work, it’s actually very important, according to the Township of South Frontenac. “Dry grass, windy conditions, and a moment’s distraction are the perfect recipe for disaster when burning

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South Frontenac Fire and Rescue retirees, award recipients honoured

In a packed Council Chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, South Frontenac Council and South Frontenac Fire and Rescue (SFFR) recognized 13 firefighters with the township’s volunteer fire department. Of the 13 firefighters being honoured, six were celebrated for their retirements, and seven were acknowledged with Exemplary Service Medals. The

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South Frontenac welcomes 24 new firefighters

South Frontenac Township was abuzz with excitement last night, as the mayor, councillors, staff, and members of the public gathered to welcome 24 new firefighters to the community. South Frontenac Fire and Rescue Station 6 hosted the 2019 Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Graduation Ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 27,

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