Author Archives: Ross Sutherland

About Ross Sutherland

nurse, researcher, public health care activist, councillor South Frontenac Township

Politeness and Politics

Happy New year to you, your family and friends.  I am looking forward to working with the new Council in 2019 for a more open, inclusive, compassionate and sustainable community. South Frontenac Code of Conduct With politics becoming ever more … Continue reading

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Is South Frontenac Giving Improper Notification for Closed Meetings?

There is often a perception that governments in general and our Council specifically have too many discussions behind closed doors and without proper public consultation and involvement. Analysis of the reasons given for closed meetings in the last two years … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

As the new Council starts its work, two long anticipated decisions on important developments in the South Frontenac, Johnson’s Point and the Hartington Subdivision, were released. Johnson’s Point The Johnson’s Point subdivision is a 15-house development next to a provincially … Continue reading

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Council Secrecy and Lake Protection

Thank you very much for the continued support.  Over the last few months I enjoyed visiting most homes in the district and talking about the future of the Township.  I hope that your feedback, both positive and negative, and your … Continue reading

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Hard Topping Gravel Roads

At the Perth Road all-candidates meeting there were numerous questions on a schedule for hard topping gravel roads.  There is no specific schedule.  The intention of this Council, and previous ones, is that over time, most, if not all, roads … Continue reading

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Planning, Cost Over-Runs and Offices

Long Time Planner Retires Lindsay Mills the Township planner for the last 15 years, has retired. Council has retained a recruitment service, “head-hunters”, to find a new planner and Director of Development. If you have planning questions or applications you … Continue reading

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I am Seeking Re-election

I am seeking re-election as Loughborough District Councillor.  I would like your support. Over the last four years, I have enjoyed working with you for a more open and informed Township, good services, a better environment, responsible growth, action on … Continue reading

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