MARINE DEATHS REACH THREE YEAR HIGH
4/24/2017 8:06:06 AM
The report on 2016 fatalities has been released by the OPP. One of the many shocking numbers was that marine deaths are the highest they've been in a few years. Sergeant Kerry Schmidt says the majority of these deaths were preventable.

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CONSTRUCTION VALUES TOP 3.1 MILLION IN GREATER NAPANEE
4/24/2017 7:57:55 AM
An update on a number of construction projects in Greater Napanee. The municipality has granted occupancy to the Acquired Brain Injury Clinic. The building application for an automotive service station with retail space and service bays is currently under review for 80 Dundas Street East.

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THREE L&A SCHOOLS RECEIVE LIMESTONE LEARNING FOUNDATION GRANTS
4/24/2017 7:49:47 AM
Ten area schools are on the receiving end of the spring round of Limestone Learning Foundation grants.

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VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE FOR HOMETOWN MARKET
4/24/2017 7:40:46 AM
Greater Napanee's Hometown Market kicks off for another season in a few weeks. Lyndsay Tee with the Town of Greater Napanee says there's still time for interested vendors to sign on for the bi-weekly market: The first market is May 13th rain or shine in Market Square.

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GOOD NEWS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
4/24/2017 7:31:03 AM
Music to everyone's ears...hydro rates are going down. The Ontario Energy Board announced that households and small businesses that buy their electricity from their local utility will see prices drop starting May 1st. This will benefit more than 90% of the electricity customers in Ontario.

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150 TREES FOR 150 YEARS
4/24/2017 7:20:40 AM
To mark Canada's 150th anniversary, the City of Kingston is going to plant 150 trees this year. The trees will be designated "Sesquicentennial Trees". A special tree planting will take place May 6th, at Trillium Ridge Park where 15 red maples will be planted.

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GIVEAWAY DAY IN KINGSTON
4/21/2017 12:23:54 PM
Reduce, reuse, recycle.... items from your home. On Saturday the City of Kingston is taking part in giveaway day. Place items you wish to give away at the curb in front of your home with a sticker or sign that says "Free".

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KINGSTON MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT
4/21/2017 12:16:36 PM
A 46 year old Kingston man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting his partner for answering the phone. Kingston police say he's charged with two counts of assault, two counts of uttering threats to cause death, two counts of forcible confinement and assault with a weapon.

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COMMUNITY CLEANUP TOMORROW
4/21/2017 12:07:27 PM
With the snow gone we can see just how much garbage is on the ground around Greater Napanee. The Good Friends of the Earth are once again hosting Earth Day community cleanup.

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FIFTH SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR WOMENS SHELTER BNE
4/21/2017 11:58:02 AM
Charges for a 26 year old man who Kingston police say was involved with the Dawn House Women's Shelter break and enter. He's the fifth person to be arrested in the case. 3 men and a woman were arrested last week with charges still pending.

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PRINCESS STREET FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION
4/21/2017 8:50:13 AM
Kingston Fire and Rescue crews were still on site this morning after a blaze broke out at Pickers World Antique Market last night. Firefighters from six stations were called to the large fire on Princess Street just before 11:30 p.m. The fire was declared under control by 1 a.m.

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KINGSTON FIRST ROBOTICS TEAM MAKES IT TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
4/21/2017 8:42:58 AM
A team from Kingston will take on teams from across the globe in an international robotics competition later this month. The Kingston FIRST Robotics Competition team has earned a spot to compete in the 2017 FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri.

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WORK BEGINS ON WIND TURBINE PROJECT IN PEC
4/21/2017 8:35:41 AM
W-P-D Canada has begun work on their proposed 27-turbine wind project in Prince Edward County. The company began clearing vegetation this week in areas other than those identified as Blandings turtle spring foraging habitat.

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SECOND CASE OF MEASLES REPORTED IN KINGSTON
4/21/2017 8:28:21 AM
A second case of measles has been reported in Kingston. A report from KFL&A Public Health says this case is linked to the same case where an individual contracted the disease abroad. The current infected individual had never received measles vaccines in their childhood.

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ASSAULT CHARGES FOR KINGSTON MAN
4/21/2017 8:20:16 AM
Charges for a 21 year old Kingston man. He's charged with two counts of assault, possession of a weapon and harassment.

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L&A COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL MAKING IT EASIER TO SCREEN FOR BREAST CANCER
4/20/2017 12:00:55 PM
The Ontario Breast screening program recommends that women 50-74 get screened every 2 years. Lennox and Addington County General Hospital has made it easier for women to do just that: That was Dr. Annette Polanski, Chief and Medical Director of Diagnostic imaging at the hospital.

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COLLINS BAY IN LOCKDOWN MODE
4/20/2017 9:27:32 AM
Collins Bay Institution is in lockdown mode. Correctional Service Canada issued the lockdown Tuesday so staff can conduct an exceptional search. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so. Visits to the institution my be affected.

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MUNICIPALITY PUTS CALL OUT FOR SIDEWALK CONTRACTORS
4/20/2017 9:20:12 AM
The Town of Greater Napanee has issued an invitation to tender concrete sidewalk repairs. Sealed tenders are to be addressed to Jeff Cuthill, Director of Utilities and Public Works Construction and are accepted until 2 p.m. April 26th.

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POLICE RELEASE PHOTO ASSAULT SUSPECT
4/20/2017 9:12:43 AM
Kingston police are looking to identify a man who allegedly assaulted a woman over the weekend. She was walking in the area of Albert and Earl Streets last Saturday when police say she was grabbed from behind by an unknown man. Both fell to the ground and then he fled. She wasn't seriously injured.

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TRAGIC END IN SEARCH FOR LOYALIST TOWNSHIP WOMAN
4/20/2017 5:28:24 AM
A tragic end to the search for Maria "Tiny" DeWagner. Nearly a week after she was first reported missing, Maria's body was found on her property yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.

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L&A SCHOOLS BENEFITING FROM LIMESTONE LEARNING FOUNDATION GRANT
4/19/2017 1:08:13 PM
Three Lennox and Addington schools are on the list of Limestone Learning Foundation Spring grant recipients. Newburgh Public School, Napanee District Secondary School and North Addington Education Centre will each get a portion of the $31,000 during Thursday afternoon's presentation.

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GREATER NAPANEE TOWN COUNCIL TO ADOPT 2017 BUDGET AND PROPERTY TAX RATES
4/19/2017 12:48:46 PM
At Greater Napanee Town Council's budget meeting May 9th, they intend to adopt the 2017 Budget. The official passing will be part of the regular session of council. They will also adopt 2017 property tax rates as well. The meeting will take place in Town Hall council chambers at 7pm.

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OPTION FOR RATEPAYERS TO PAY TAXES BY CREDIT CARD IN THE WORKS
4/19/2017 10:27:40 AM
Another option when it comes to paying your utility bill or property taxes. The Town of Greater Napanee and Paymentus Canada have entered into an agreement to offer on-line credit card payment for utility bills, property tax bills, garbage bag tags, dog tags and parking tickets.

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CRCA UPDATES FLOOD WATCH
4/19/2017 10:09:38 AM
There's been some improvement in high water levels across the region, prompting the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority to update its Flood Watch. The CRCA says lake levels fell over the weekend, and while they remain high, water levels are getting much closer to seasonal norms.

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DRIVER CAUGHT WITH OPEN ALCOHOL DURING RIDE CHECK
4/19/2017 9:53:22 AM
A motorist in Belleville didn't end up with an impaired charge even after getting caught with open alcohol in his vehicle. Belleville Police set up a RIDE Checkpoint last night on Highway 2 East at Mitchell Road and checked 57 cars throughout the night.

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LOCAL GROUP NOMINATED FOR CMAO AWARD
4/19/2017 9:45:24 AM
Kingston's own The Abrams Brothers have been nominated for several awards by the Country Music Association of Ontario. They're up for Group or Duo of the year, Roots Artist of the year and Rising Star of the year.

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DIGGIN' DOWNTOWN BEGINS
4/18/2017 4:54:36 PM
Phase 1 of the Diggin' Downtown construction project kicked off this morning. Right now Dundas street West is closed between Centre Street and Robert street as crews begin the project.

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SEARCH FOR MARIA DEWAGNER ENTERS 5TH DAY
4/18/2017 8:08:31 AM
The OPP is using its Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit, Helicopter and Unmanned Aerial System in the search for the missing Loyalist Township woman.

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ANNUAL WILDLIFE BABY SHOWER SET FOR MAY
4/18/2017 8:00:18 AM
Spring is a busy time of year with an influx of injured and orphaned baby animals taking up residence at Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee. It's also the time of year they host their annual baby shower. Everyone is invited, just don't forget to bring a gift: That was Leah Birmingham.

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ROTARY PARK PROJECT RUNS OVER BUDGET
4/18/2017 7:51:52 AM
With the Rotary Park Revitalization Project expected to exceed the $500,000 budget, Greater Napanee Council has approved another $50,000 in funding for provisional items and contingencies.

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MUNICIPALITY ESTABLISHES PTSD PREVENTION PLAN FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
4/18/2017 7:44:25 AM
The Town of Greater Napanee is looking out for not only first responders but all municipal employees with the adoption of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Prevention Policy and Program. Under the Ontario First Responders Act, municipalities are required to develop a PTSD prevention plan.

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COUNCIL APPROVES FUNDING TO FIGHT ANGRY BIRDS IN BELLEVILLE
4/18/2017 7:36:58 AM
It's nickname is the friendly city but that doesn't apply to all of its residents. The City of Belleville is looking at ways to deter unruly Canadian Geese from its Waterfront trails.

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MCDOUGALL FAMILY FUND CONTEST OPENS MAY 1ST
4/18/2017 7:24:32 AM
McDougall Insurance & Financial is gearing up for their 4th annual McDougall Family Fund Contest. It's a social media based contest where local charity, non-profit or community projects can submit a video explaining why they deserve the $5,000 dollar grand prize.

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