Author Archives: Ross Sutherland

About Ross Sutherland

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

Why the MNRF should Stop Johnson’s Point Development

The letter linked in this post is a good summary of why the MNRF, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, should stop the Johnson’s Point condominium development.  Many thanks to all the individuals who have worked so hard to … Continue reading

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The Budget: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good The budget keeps the tax increase at a stable, affordable level (2%) and maintains a healthy reserve. It reflects the increased cost of drainage and winter maintenance due to the impacts of climate change.  This budget could be … Continue reading

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Proposed Procedural Bylaw Changes

Council is considering changes to it’s Procedural Bylaw that could increase the power of small groups of Council and the Staff. The most concerning impact is that the public and media will only have three days of meaningful notice for … Continue reading

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November 2017 Report

Climate Change and Lake Health One of the emerging lake quality puzzles is that phosphate levels in lakes have decreased and stabilized, yet algae blooms, in particular blue-green algae (the poisonous one), have increased. This conundrum was recently addressed by … Continue reading

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Climate Change And Lake Health

Effects of Lake Health from Beyond the Shorelines – Dr. N. Hutchinson

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Water Meter Report to October 2 Council Meeting

The Public Works Committee is bring forward the following recommendation to Council on October 2, 2017.  If passed it will affect water rates and service. RECOMMENDATION  That Council approve Resolution No. PSC-09/21-02 of the Public Services Committee: “That the Agreement … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

The 2018 budget discussions have begun.  Staff presented some “high level” considerations for next years budget and for the Township’s financial situation over the next 10 years. Both reports can be found in the September 19th Council agenda, item 8(c).  … Continue reading

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