Frontenac Islands was formed in 1998 by the amalgamation of two of Ontario's oldest rural municipalities: Howe Island and Wolfe Island. Both islands can trace their European roots back to New France, but it was only in the years after the War of 1812 that settlement took place in any numbers.
The islands are named after two of Britain's generals from the time period of the Seven Year's War: James Wolfe (d. Sept 13, 1759) and William Howe (d. 1814), a subordinate of Wolfe's at the Plains Of Abraham and later Commander-in-Chief of British troops in North America during the American Revolution. The islands' current names first appeared on a map in 1818 when Captain William Fitzwilliam Owen of the Royal Navy conducted a naval survey of the 1,000 Islands.
Today, the islands have a mixture of agricultural and rural lifestyles with a growing proportion of residents working off the islands in Kingston or elsewhere in Frontenac County.
The islands, situated as they are at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River, provide a unique location to live and work. Access to the mainland is by boat: both islands are serviced by ferries year-round with the addition of a seasonal ferry to the USA from Wolfe Island from May to November.
Township of Frontenac Islands will hold a regular meeting of council on Monday December 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm at Howe Island Municipal Office
Interested in becoming a Steward of Sustainability in the County of Frontenac? Apply to serve on our Sustainability Advisory Com
The County of Frontenac is currently seeking two (2) community members to serve on its Sustainability Advisory Committee, which is mandated by County Council to provide input and suggestions regarding the
implementation of the County of Frontenac Integrated Sustainability Plan, Directions for our Future.
This Committee may appeal to individuals who are interested in any of the Four Pillars of Sustainability, those being
Environmental, Cultural, Social and Economic.
Schedule of Meetings: The Sustainability Advisory Committee meets
bi-monthly on the first Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the County Administrative Office, 2069 Battersea Rd. Glenburnie, ON.
Length of Appointment: To November 30, 2014
Applications may be found on the County of Frontenac website at www.frontenaccounty.ca/committees or at any County or Township Administrative Office. Applications may be submitted in person or via email to:
Ms. Jannette Amini, Acting Clerk
County of Frontenac
2069 Battersea Road
Glenburnie ON K0H 1S0
Or Fax to: 613-548-8460
Or E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Request for Expressions of Interest
The Council of the Township of Frontenac Islands passed By-Law No. 32-2013 to fill the vacancy in the office of Councillor for Howe Island District by appointing a person who has consented to accept the office if appointed. Council are requesting Expressions of Interest from qualified persons interested in sitting as Councillor for the Township of Frontenac Islands, Howe Island District.
- Written Expressions of Interest (including name, contact information and brief resume including why they feel they should be considered for this appointment) must be submitted in person to the Clerk or designate at 50 Baseline Road, Howe Island, during regular business hours up to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2nd, 2013.
- Declaration of Qualification to hold the Office of Councillor for the Corporation of the Township of Frontenac Islands must be certified by the Clerk or designate and accompany the Expression of Interest.
You are qualified to run for office if you are not disqualified by any Act or law and are:
- A resident of the Township of Frontenac Islands
- A non-resident who is an owner or tenant of land in the Township of Frontenac Islands or the spouse of, or same sex partner of, such an owner or tenant; and
- A Canadian citizen; and
- Of the full age of 18 years.
Please contact Gord Burns, Clerk or Carol Dwyre, Deputy Clerk if you require further information.
Gordon Burns, Clerk
Township of Frontenac Islands
Carol Dwyre, Deputy Clerk
Township of Frontenac Islands