NIGHT SKY TOUR TOMORROW
6/22/2017 2:29:58 PM
Should the weather cooperate tomorrow night there will be a laser-guided tour of the galaxy. Rob Plumley with Lennox and Addington County says the dark sky viewing events have been very well received: Joe Gilker will highlight Jupiter, Saturn, the Hercules Cluster and the Beehive Cluster.

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WATERMAIN FLUSHING IN PEC CONTINUES
6/22/2017 2:21:33 PM
Watermain flushing continues in Prince Edward County until the end of the week. Flushing will be conducted at Picton Main Street (West) and all streets southwest from Ferguson Street out to the traffic circle. Macaulay Village will also be flushed.

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SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES 2017/2018 BUDGET
6/22/2017 9:22:15 AM
The Limestone District School Board will operate with nearly 270 million dollars next school year. The Board appoved a $268,970,131 balanced budget at it's meeting this week.

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NEW CAO FOR L&A COUNTY
6/22/2017 9:14:57 AM
Lennox and Addington County has announced their new Chief Administrative Officer. Brenda Orchard takes over for retiring Larry Keech on Tuesday August 8th. Orchard has almost 20 years of senior municipal leadership experience in three provinces including both urban and rural communities.

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PAULRIDGE BERRY FARM'S 40TH SEASON UNDERWAY
6/22/2017 9:05:55 AM
Strawberry season has arrived at Paulridge Berry Farm: That was Ruth Paul. She says they offer more than just strawberries: Paulridge is open weekdays 8 a.m - 8 p.m. and 8 - 4 on Saturdays, including Canada Day. This is their 40th season.

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BURSARY PROGRAM REACHES MAJOR MILESTONE
6/22/2017 8:55:09 AM
Family and Children's Services Frontenac Lennox and Addington has hit a major milestone when it comes to community donations: That was Manager, Community Relations John Suart.

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GOOD BABY BOX SURPASSES GOAL
6/22/2017 8:44:32 AM
Great news from the Good Baby Box program in Hastings and Prince Edward County: That was Program Coordinator Bev Heuving.

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MRC SATELLITE LOCATION OPENS IN BELLEVILLE
6/22/2017 8:28:38 AM
Local military families have a new space in Belleville to call their own. The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre officially unveiled its new satellite office at 610 Dundas St. E. during a media event this week. The 7,000 sq. ft.

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COOL START TO THE SUMMER
6/21/2017 9:02:55 AM
After a mild and wet Spring Meteorologist Geoff Coulson tells myFM that the dog days of summer may be limited: It's too early for Coulson to predict into August to see whether or not this odd trend will continue.

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PUBLIC URGES OEB TO DENY HYDRO ONE'S REQUEST TO INCREASE DISTRIBUTION RATES
6/20/2017 12:43:06 PM
A public meeting was held at the SPC last night to discuss Hydro One's request to increase distribution rates over the next 5 years. Representatives from the Ontario Energy Board and Hydro One were on hand to hear comments and answer questions from the public.

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COMMUNITY SUPPORTS BUILDING NEW HOSPITAL AT EXISTING LOCATION
6/20/2017 12:33:39 PM
The community is overwhelmingly in favour of keeping the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital where it is in Picton. Feedback from a month-long survey shows the public would like to see the new PECMH built on the existing site rather than by the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home.

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NOMINATION NOW ACCEPTED FOR ARTS AWARDS
6/20/2017 12:24:26 PM
You can now nominate an individual or group for the Greater Napanee Arts Association awards. There are 8 categories to nominate for including a new one: That was Tim Nimigan. He goes over where you can get nomination forms: Nominations are due by June 30th with awards given out in the fall.

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FIGHT AT ROTARY PARK ENDS IN CHARGES FOR SOUTH FRONTENAC MAN
6/20/2017 12:13:26 PM
A 34-year-old South Frontenac man is charged with assault following an incident in Rotary Park over the weekend.

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100 PEOPLE WHO CARE COMING TO PEC
6/20/2017 10:55:18 AM
A new branch of the 100 women who care movement that's swept the globe recently, could be coming to Prince Edward County. 100+ Men Who Care Quinte met last week, voting to donate just over $10,000 to food and shelter services through the San Damiano Foundation based in Madoc.

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BOARD APPROVES RECOMMENDATION TO CONSOLIDATE PICTON SCHOOLS
6/20/2017 7:57:42 AM
Final recommendations for several schools in Prince Edward County are in. The Accommodation Review committee recommends keeping Sophiasburgh Central School open as long as a community hub called "The Sophiasburgh Opportunity" is established.

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HABITAT VOLUNTEER INFORMATION NIGHT FOR NAPANEE BUILD THURSDAY
6/20/2017 7:47:50 AM
Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone is looking for volunteers for its Napanee build. They're hosting an information session on Thursday for those interested: That was Chief Executive Officer Susan Zambonin.

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PHOTO CONTEST WELL UNDERWAY IN GREATER NAPANEE
6/19/2017 2:31:29 PM
The Town of Greater Napanee year long photo contest is undeway. Lyndsay Tee with the Town goes over the rules of the contest: She says entering is really easy: Send you photo to ltee@greaternapanee.com.

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AREA BEACHES STILL SAFE FOR SWIMMING
6/19/2017 2:21:54 PM
Beach status in the KFL&A area remain the same. All beaches in Central Frontenac, Kingston, Frontenac Islands, South Frontenac and Stone Mills are safe for swimming.

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PUBLIC MEETING ON HYDRO TONIGHT AT SPC
6/19/2017 2:14:13 PM
There's a public meeting tonight at the SPC to get reaction and inform the public about Hydro Rates in the area. Doors open at 6 tonight with the meeting starting at 6:30. There will be a question and answer secession at the end of the presentation.

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PICTON HOME TO FIRST DOWNIE-WENJACK LEGACY ROOM
6/19/2017 8:43:52 AM
Picton is now home to Canada's first Downie-Wenjack Legacy Room. Melissa Larkin of DarkSpark says the room was inspired by a First Nations Chief.

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QUINTE CONSERVATION CELEBRATES 70TH ANNIVERSARY WITH PHOTO CONTEST
6/19/2017 8:33:07 AM
As part of their 70th anniversary celebration, Quinte Conservation is holding a photography contest.

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POLICE RESPOND TO SIX ANIMAL IN DISTRESS CALLS IN ONE DAY
6/19/2017 8:15:06 AM
Another reminder from Belleville Police after they received multiple complaints over the weekend. Never leave an animal unattended in a hot vehicle. Officers responded to calls of six animals in distress Saturday.

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SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES FOR 72-YEAR-OLD WOMAN
6/19/2017 8:07:34 AM
A 72-year-old Kingston woman is charged for alleged sexual assaults against her former partner. Police say the investigation into the assaults which are said to have occurred between May 2004 and September 2005, began in March.

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NEW EXHIBITS OPENING AT BELLEVUE HOUSE TO CELEBRATE CANADA 150
6/19/2017 7:58:53 AM
Bellevue House National Historic Site is joining in on the Canada 150 celebrations.

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MORE FUNDING COMING FOR FLOOD VICTIMS
6/16/2017 12:48:39 PM
More financial aid is coming to those affected by flooding from The Red Cross. In addition to $600 dollars of direct assistance a second round of funding will be offered Monday.

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BELLEVILLE REALTOR RAISING FUNDS FOR LOCAL WOMENS SHELTERS
6/16/2017 12:40:32 PM
A well-known Belleville Realtor is at it again after taking to a rooftop to raise funds and awareness for womens' shelters and transitional housing last winter.

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OPERATION CORRIDOR UNDERWAY ON THE 401
6/16/2017 12:31:10 PM
If you're a trucker or a driver of a commercial vehicle, the police will be keeping a close eye on you and your vehicle today and tomorrow. The OPP, along with the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of the Environment, will be inspecting transport trucks as part of Operation Corridor.

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