News & Views 50th Edition May - June 2015

News & Views 50th Edition May - June 2015
Municipal Notices
Saturday May 23rd, 2015 ● 8:00am 2:00pm (rain or shine) ONE DAY ONLY
LOCATION: Arctic Gardens Site, Mill and
Water Streets
ACCEPTED ITEMS: Old Furniture,
Household Items, Most Appliances,
Non-Burnable Yard Waste, Construction
and Demolition Materials will be
accepted. Please Note: There will be a
charge of $20.00 per truck or trailer
load (i.e. A truck and trailer load of
garbage would be $40.00)
Brush Lumber, Burnable Yard Waste,
including Tree Branches will be
accepted free of charge. NOW
ACCEPTING E-WASTE (printers, tv's,
computer parts) and USED CAR TIRES
(maximum of 8 tires per truck load)
NO ADVANCE DELIVERY! The Deseronto Fire Dept. will conduct a controlled
burn. MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED Household Hazardous Waste, Refrigerators
and/or Freezers, Propane Tanks, Air Conditioners and Paint. NO CURBSIDE
PICK UP There will be NO curbside pick-up. Participants must make their own
arrangements to have the discarded items transported to the Arctic Gardens
site. BBQ AT ARCTIC GARDENS There will be FREE soft drinks and BBQ hot dogs
served at the Arctic Gardens site for residents of Deseronto from 11:30am –
2:00pm on May 23, 2015. Members of Town Council will be there to greet and
serve you!
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also available for download from
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Date: May 30th, 2015 Time: 8:00am-3:00pm Location: Town Wide Event
Mark your Calendars for a Day of Shopping and Fun!
Yard & business sidewalk sales throughout Deseronto all happening on the same day!
Register Your Sale: Planning on having a yard/sidewalk sale? Be sure to register your sale by May 25th to be
included on the map for free!
Registration forms available at Town Hall, or Email completed forms to [email protected] or
drop off at Town Hall (331 Main St.).
Sale location maps available a few days in advance at or Town Hall & most sale locations during the
Business/Vendor Sidewalk Sales
Be sure to check out the business & vendor sidewalk sales!
Vendor opportunities are available.
Contact Dana for details at 613-396-2440 - [email protected]
Seniors’ Month June 1 – 30, 2015
WHEREAS Seniors’ Month is an annual province-wide
WHEREAS seniors have contributed and continue to
contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this
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WHEREAS seniors continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this
WHEREAS their contributions past and
present warrant appreciation and
recognition and their stories deserve to be
WHEREAS the health and well-being of
seniors is in the interest of all and further
adds to the health and well-being of the
WHEREAS the knowledge and experience
seniors pass on to us continues to benefit
I, Mayor Norman J. Clark, do hereby
proclaim June 1-30, 2015 Seniors’ Month in
Deseronto and encourage all citizens to
recognize and celebrate the
accomplishments of our seniors.
Norman J. Clark, Mayor
2015 dog tags are now available. All dog owners are required
to purchase an annual licence/tag for their dog(s). The fee for
a dog licence is $15.00/dog until March 31st 2015. After
March 31st 2015, the fee for dog licences increases to
$20.00/dog. Dog licences can be purchased from the Town
Hall located at 331 Main St.
With the warm weather upon us, the Town would like to
remind residents of Deseronto’s Dog
Control By-law #14-03: No owner shall
allow his dog to defecate on any property,
including a public park, other than the
property of its owner or other private
property by permission, UNLESS the
droppings are cleaned up.
Notice to all residents. The Town Hall has
an afterhours mail slot located to the right
of the front door for residents who cannot
make it in during regular office hours
(please do not leave cash when leaving
payments – cheque, or money order only
please). The Deseronto Town Hall is
located at 331 Main St. Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm
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DESERONTO ARCHIVES First Deseronto death in World War One
April 24th, 1915 saw the first death of a person with a Deseronto
connection in the First World War.
John ‘Jack’ Martin had joined up in Valcartier, Quebec on
September 13 , 1914. He was born on June 11, 1893 in Deseronto, the son of William Martin and Harriet (née
Salter). He attended Deseronto High School but by 1911 had moved with his mother and brother to New
Westminster, British Columbia.
On his attestation paper Jack was described as being five feet and nine inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown
eyes and brown hair. Martin joined the 7th Battalion (British Columbia Regiment), No. 4 Company, with the
regimental number 17142.
Jack Martin was reported missing, presumed dead, on April 24, 1915 after the Second Battle of Ypres. This battle
was the first in which chlorine gas was used as a weapon by the Germans. It was the first major engagement of the
war for the 7th Battalion and nearly two-thirds of the men who fought in it lost their lives.
Gas being released, image courtesy of
Jack's body was not recovered after the battle. His
name appears on the Menin Gate memorial.
In total, 40 of the Deseronto and Tyendinaga men who
signed up to the Canadian Expeditionary Force had died
by the end of 1918. A further two died in 1919 and
1920 as a result of their service. In total in the
Deseronto First World War Memorial project we are
following the wartime careers of 302 local people (two
women and 300 men).
The chart below shows the distribution of deaths of
Deseronto-area people over the course of the war,
beginning with Jack Martin in April 1915:
Ten of the 42 men who died were killed by illnesses or
disease of various kinds. The remaining 32 were killed in
action or died of injuries received while fighting. In a
later article, we'll take a look at the corresponding
figures for the men of the Royal Flying Corps (later the
Royal Air Force) who died while they were attached to
the Deseronto and Tyendinaga pilot training camps.
You can read more about the people who signed up
from this area at
The Grade 8's are fundraising for our graduation and end of the year trip. We are having a bottle
drive on May 23rd from 9 am to 1 pm and your donations would be greatly appreciated. Please
leave any beer or liquor bottles that you wish to donate out and labelled (graduation) for us to
And on May 30 from 10 am to 2 pm we are having a car wash at the Deseronto Arena (price by donation). A BBQ
and bake sale will also be held at the arena during the car wash. For any information or to arrange bottle pick-up
please call the school 613-396-2448 or Lisa Brooks 613-396-1055.
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News from the Deseronto
Volunteer Fire Department
and the Ontario Fire Marshall’s
As of APRIL 15, 2015, you must install a carbon monoxide alarm adjacent to all sleeping areas if your home has a
fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage.
When it comes to carbon monoxide safety, we all have a role to play.
What is carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is known as the silent killer because it is an invisible, tasteless and odourless gas that
can be deadly.
CO is produced when fuels such as propane, gasoline, natural gas, heating oil or wood do not burn
completely in fuel-burning appliances and devices such as furnaces, fireplaces, hot water heaters, stoves,
barbeques, portable heaters and generators or vehicles.
Over 80% of CO-related injuries and deaths in Ontario occur in the home (source: TSSA).
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning:
Exposure to CO can cause flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea and dizziness, as well as confusion,
drowsiness, loss of consciousness and death.
If your CO alarm sounds, and you or other occupants suffer from symptoms of CO poisoning, get everyone
out of the home immediately. Then call 9-1-1 or your local emergency services number from outside the
If your CO alarm sounds, and no one is suffering from symptoms of CO poisoning, check to see if the battery
needs replacing, or the alarm has reached its "end-of-life" before calling 9-1-1.
If you should have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Darrell Brinklow, Fire Prevention Officer [email protected]
Notice to All Residents: Open Air Burning By-Law #1201 Regulations
WHEREAS The Corporation of the Town of Deseronto
has a responsibility to protect life and property from
risks of fire; AND WHEREAS section 210, para 35 of the
Municipal Act authorizes Council to pass By-Laws
prescribing for the whole or any part of the municipality
the times during which fires may be set in the open air,
and the precautions to be observed by persons setting
fire; AND WHEREAS section of the Ontario Fire
Code provides that open air burning shall not be
permitted unless approved, or unless such burning
consists of a small, confined fire, supervised at all times,
and used to cook food on a grill or a barbecue; AND
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WHEREAS section 220.1 of the Municipal Act authorizes
Council to pass By-Laws providing for the imposition
and collection of fees or charges for services or
activities provided by the municipality; NOW
THEREFORE the Council of the Corporation of the Town
of Deseronto hereby enacts as follows:
• No person shall, or any time, conduct or permit to
be conducted any open air burning on any property
within the municipality except as permitted by this
• Any person who conducts or permits to be
conducted open air burning that results in a
complaint being made to the municipality or its Fire
Department by another person acting reasonably
and in good faith shall be liable to pay to the municipality a fee as set out in this By-Law for the cost of
investigating the complaint if, in the opinion of the Fire Chief or the Fire Chief’s designate, smoke or emissions
from the open air burning were causing or had caused discomfort to the complainant.
• Any person who conducts or permits to be conducted open air burning that results in the dispatch of Fire
Department vehicles and firefighters for the purpose of extinguishing the fire shall be liable to pay to the
municipality those fees and charges for the cost of the service as set out in this By-Law.
For a complete copy of Deseronto’s Open Air Burning By-Law, please visit our website at Please
direct inquiries to Darrell Brinklow, Fire Prevention Officer [email protected] or Town Hall at 613-396-2440.
The Deseronto
Helping Hands Food
Bank volunteers
would like to
extend our sincere
gratitude for the
recent donation of food and $540 in monetary proceeds from the Deseronto Fire Department Charity Hockey
Tournament, held March 28th. Teams hailed from the Deseronto,
Tyendinaga Township and Stone Mills Fire Departments, Lennox &
Addington County EMS and Waste Management. Pictured left to
right: John Sweet, Deseronto Fire Department & Gail McGlade,
Helping Hands Food Bank
We wish to extend a special thank you to the Deseronto
Firefighters for their speedy response to a grass fire that took
place on Spring Hill, Sunday April 19th. The fire itself seems to
have been sparked by a trespasser riding a dirt bike with a faulty
muffler. All parents/individuals should be aware that Spring Hill is
private property and as such is posted No Trespassing. The Silver’s
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Happy Spring!
CCSH is a Not for Profit Agency
that provides vital services to
seniors and to adults with
physical disabilities allowing
them to remain in their homes
with dignity and respect in Deseronto and Tyendinaga
Township. All of the programs and services we offer could
not run without the dedication of all our hard working
volunteers. One of our fundraising programs, the Thrift
Store, always needs help to sort the amazing donations we
receive and to keep our shop running smoothly. The Thrift
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Store is open Tues.-Sat. We have two working shifts each day 10:00am – 1:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Do you
have a donation for us? Please drop off all donations to the NEW Thrift Store location at 297 Main St. We have
received a lot of amazing items that have gone to benefit the community through our little store. Clothing of all
seasons and sizes, books large and small, knickknacks, puzzles, sheets and blankets always can always be sold very
easily. Please do not drop off large items like couches, chairs, child safety items, any electronics, computer parts or
monitors, TV’s, old luggage pieces, broken electronics or yard sale items. Please also keep in mind that torn, ripped
and stained clothing, broken or cracked items will just end up in the landfill, but at our cost. To help us cover the
cost of disposal fees we would gladly accept donations of garbage bag tags, or the money to help purchase them.
Thank you, as always, to our hard working volunteers for their dedication and for the continued generosity of our
donators without which our store would not operate! Please stop by the new store to check out our amazing Spring
and Summer clothing! We are refreshing the store almost daily to bring you a better selection.
Good Food Box reminder! If you are
interested in receiving a Good Food
Box, Fruit Bag or Good Baby Box
please have your money in by the first
full week of the month. For May 2015
please have your money in by the
12th, and in June you will need to have
your money in by, the 9th. Your box
or bag will arrive on the third
Wednesday of each month at our
office after 3:30pm. Good Food Boxes
are packed full of fresh seasonal
foods, they are available for
everyone! They are an amazing value
for your dollar. You can now choose
from a $15.00 Family box, a $10.00
Singles box or $5.00 fruit bag. Also
available are Good Baby Boxes that
offer necessary baby care items at
great prices. Call us or stop by the
office for the details!
Do you have any questions about our
services? Please step into our office at 293 Main St. or give us a call at 396-6591, and we can share more
information with you, or send Trina an e-mail with any questions or comments. [email protected]
Diner’s Club $6.00 per meal with Membership - $7.00 without Membership – Memberships are available for sale
at every Diners Club, and at our office as well, they are $5.00 each for the year!
Please remember to bring your plate, mug, cutlery and juice glass!
May Diners Club – May 6th • June Diners Club – June 3rd at the Deseronto Community Center.
*Note – there are no Diner’s Clubs during July and August.
VON Foot Care Clinic –May28th and June 25th at the Deseronto Community Center, 51 Mechanic St. Clinic cost is
$21.00. Please give us a call at (613) 396-6591 to book your appointment for a session with a VON Foot Care Nurse
today! Questions? Carolyn and Trina are at 293 Main St. Deseronto. To reach us by phone, (613) 396-6591
If you own a business in Deseronto and would like to be included in our directory, simply provide your business
information and we’ll add it for absolutely free! This service is available to both store front and home based
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businesses and entrepreneurs. Business directory submission forms are available on Deseronto’s website at by emailing [email protected] or at the
Town Hall located at 331 Main St. The business directory is distributed
to residents and visitors in print and electronically at
Deseronto Dollars
In an effort to support Deseronto businesses by encouraging Deseronto
and area residents to buy local, the Town launched a “Deseronto
Dollar” gift certificate program in 2008. Deseronto Dollars gift
certificates are awarded as prizes by the Municipality for a number of
local events and programs throughout
the year, and can also be purchased by
private individuals or businesses to give as gifts or in store promotions. Deseronto
Dollar gift certificates never expire, and are available in $5, $10, and $20
denominations. They must be redeemed for their full face value in one transaction
(no change will be given). They are easy to purchase, fun to give, and even more
fun to use because they can be used like cash at any participating Deseronto
business. Customers tend to spend more than the value of the gift certificates,
return to shop again in the future, which results in increased sales for local
All businesses have the opportunity to be reimbursed by the Municipality for the
value of certificates redeemed. For example, if a customer redeems $20 in
Deseronto Dollars, businesses are welcome to bring the Deseronto Dollars to the
Town Hall where they will be reimbursed for the full value. It is up to businesses
whether they choose to be reimbursed for the coupons or not.
Many businesses are aware of this program, and have participated since it was first
launched. We hope businesses are
finding the program to be
worthwhile, and would like to take
this opportunity to encourage ongoing participation, as well as to
invite new businesses to participate in this program.
Your participation in this program is greatly appreciated. Please
notify the Economic Development Department if you do not wish to
participate in this program (Dana Valentyne,
[email protected], 613-396-2440).
Futurepreneur (formerly CYBF) - Futurepreneur is
the ‘go to’ place for youth entrepreneurship. This
program provides youth, age 18-39, with prelaunch coaching, business resources, start-up
financing and mentoring, to help them launch and
sustain a successful entrepreneurial business. TRENVAL Business
Development Corporation administers the Futurepreneur program.
For more information about the above and many other business
development programs, please contact TRENVAL Business
Development Corporation at 613-961-7999 or visit their website at
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Start a
company - Are
you between
the ages of 18
and 29 and not attending school full-time? You
could be eligible for the Starter Company Program.
This Program helps provide young people with
resources to start and grow their business. This
may include funding up to $5,000.
Business Development Workshops/Resources –
The Small Business Centre organizes a number of
business development workshops throughout the
year and provides a number of resources to start
up and existing businesses. Visit or contact the
Small Business Centre today to learn more about
their variety of business development services. or call 613-961-0590.
Keep our community
unique: Where we shop,
where we eat and have fun
-- all of it makes our
community home. Our
one-of-a-kind businesses
are an integral part of the distinctive character of
this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit.
“When people go on vacation they generally seek
out destinations that offer them the sense of
being someplace, not just anyplace.” ~ Richard Moe, President, National Historic Preservation Trust
Deseronto Recreation
Every Tuesday, Tuesday
April 21 until June 23
$2 per person at the
Deseronto Community
Recreation Centre
5pm-6pm is "Junior Roller Blading" for
Ages 8 and under
6pm-7pm is Open to ALL AGES"
Helmets required and public skating rules
apply! Please bring your own
rollerblades/roller skates as we do not
have skate rentals! NO SKATE BOARDS!
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BEGINNERS – Thursdays from 5-6pm (May 7 –
June 11) Do you have a child just learning to ride
a bike? Is your child wanting to take the training
wheels off their bike? The Deseronto Community
Recreation Centre is offering a safe place indoors
for parents/guardians to teach their child how to ride their bike!
At no charge!
***1 child per parent. This is for beginners only. Bicycle Helmet's
required. Each rider must have adult supervision at all times!
Bike's are not provided.
Don’t miss the Tyendinaga Wolfpack Senior Lacrosse League home
games being played at the Deseronto Community Centre this spring! May 2nd & 15th, June 11th & 17th @ 7:30pm
Deseronto Fitness
51 Mechanic St.
Mon-Fri: 6am - 10pm
Sat: 9am - 4pm
Senior (60+)
Student (23-)
Watch for our Summer promotion starting June 1st!
Memberships can be purchased at Deseronto Town Hall 331 Main St. 613-396-2440
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