Author Archives: Ross Sutherland

About Ross Sutherland

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

Residents and Species at Risk

Ambulance Shortage South Frontenac’s Fire Chief’s quarterly reports contain all sorts of information on fire and rescue services in the Township. In his last report, as it is in most, the largest number of calls that our volunteers respond to … Continue reading

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Signs of Progress: Roads, Plans, Budgets and Signs

Desert Lake Causeway After years of promises and consultations, progress has been made on redeveloping the Desert Lake Causeway. The new culverts are in and the road bed is wider. The new boat ramp, while not yet fully usable, looks … Continue reading

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OP, PPS, and Docks

Official Plan Public Input Starts The first public meeting on the new Official Plan (OP) was poorly attended.  There are two more meeting, please come and tell the Township staff what kind of community you want South Frontenac to be. … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Storm

The summer felt like a re-setting time for the Township: the new Chief Administrative Officer started his job, input for the next three years strategic pan was being collected and developing the new Official Plan started. A few other issues … Continue reading

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Restrictions on Old Schofield Camp Redevelopment

Two years ago the Knights of Columbus sold their Schofield Camp on Buck Lack.  The new owner has undertaken numerous works which have raised concerns that the site would be used for purposes that are not permitted under the current … Continue reading

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Planning Playing

Township-wide recreation planning is coming to South Frontenac: catching up to most other Township services. For the last 20 years recreation planning has been organized around the four pre-amalgamation Township, now district, boundaries. District recreation committees were appointed by Council. … Continue reading

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Future Matters: Official Plan, Roads and CAO

It’s Happening: The New Official Plan South Frontenac’s current Official Plan, the basic rules that guide our community’s development, was written 20 years ago. It reflected the needs of the Township then; much has since changed. Over the next year, … Continue reading

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