HILLIER'S HYDRO DISCUSSION GETS HEATED AT QUEEN'S PARK
5/23/2017 8:29:20 AM
MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington Randy Hillier once again took on Hydro Bills at Queen's Park.

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FINAL TOUCHES ON PICTON MAIN STREET WRAP UP THIS WEEK
5/23/2017 8:20:06 AM
Final touches on Picton's Main Street are expected to be completed by May 27th. Crews are completing concrete crosswalks at Elizabeth and Ross Streets. While work is underway traffic will be down to one lane.

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ANNUAL ALS WALK SATURDAY
5/23/2017 8:11:16 AM
The ALS Walk returns to Kingston this weekend. Lianne Johnston, regional manager-Easteron Ontario ALS society of Canada, with the details: She says each year they have an individual as the face of ALS: This years goal is $46,000 dollars.

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JAIL TIME FOR ROOFING COMPANY DIRECTOR
5/23/2017 8:02:05 AM
One day in jail for the Director of a Belleville roofing company for ignoring safety regulations. Steve Bell had two previous convictions for safety violations, one in 2013 and one in 2015. In all cases Bell failed to protect workers from falling.

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BE WARY OF TWO CRA SCAMS
5/23/2017 7:54:44 AM
Canada Revenue Agency scams are making their rounds in the area. Kingston police have gotten numerous complaints regarding the scams. There are 2 scams targeting people. The first; fraudsters call pretending to be with the CRA, demanding payment through money services or pre-paid gift cards.

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SECOND ROUND COMMUNITY GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
5/23/2017 7:44:44 AM
Eight Prince Edward County organizations are sharing in the second round of Municipal Community Grants up to $16,260.

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JACLYN
5/19/2017 3:48:16 PM
A 2 year jail sentence and 2 year probation for Jaclyn McLaren, the former teacher with Hastings Prince Edward District School Board who pled guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation, two counts of luring, possession of child pornography and making explicit material available to people...

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GNES CHARITY YARD SALE TOMORROW
5/19/2017 2:11:06 PM
Greater Napanee Emergency services annual charity yard sale is tomorrow. This years proceeds will be going towards Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 200 kilometer bike ride that raises money for cancer research, and some local charities in Napanee. The event runs from 8am-1pm.

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DIVE TEAM CALLED IN TO FIND MAN LOST IN WATER
5/19/2017 2:03:43 PM
A water rescue turned into a recovery effort according to Kingston Fire and Rescue. On Thursday night shortly after 8 p.m. the Kingston Fire and Rescue water rescue team along with the rescue boat responded to a report of a person having difficulty in the water near the LaSalle Causeway.

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LOCAL WATERWAYS TO PEAK SOON
5/19/2017 1:56:25 PM
Quinte Conservation staff continue to monitor water conditions closely. They says Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte may peak within a week. Water resources manager Christine McClure says if we get minimal rainfall the bodies of water should peak.

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PEC RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO BE PROACTIVE WITH FLOODING SITUATION
5/19/2017 1:49:03 PM
Prince Edward County officials are urging residents to be proactive and take necessary precautions to protect their health, home and property from flooding. "The reality is that water is rising and it is expected to continue rising for the next several weeks" said Mayor Robert Quaiff.

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TYENDINAGA TOWNSHIP MAN GOES TO PRE-TRIAL THIS MONTH
5/19/2017 1:40:46 PM
A pre-trial will be held later this month for a man charged in a crash in Belleville that seriously injured a Toronto area man. 44 year-old Peter Gorman of Tyendinaga Township is charged with driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ISSUED
5/18/2017 3:12:04 PM
A severe Thunderstorm watch is in effect for the area. Environment Canada says conditions are favorable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that could bring damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. Storms are expected to develop late this afternoon or evening.

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STARGAZING EVENTS RETURN TO DARK SKY VIEWING AREA
5/18/2017 2:13:01 PM
Lennox and Addington County continue their stargazing series at the Dark Sky Viewing Area. May 26th and 27th will be the first events, weather permitting of course.

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GREAT PLACES AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
5/18/2017 1:56:54 PM
The Great Place Awards are the highest recognition within Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. The winners of the 2017 awards have been announced.

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FLOODING IN PEC CLOSES BALL PARK
5/18/2017 1:49:26 PM
Flooding in Prince Edward County has forced the closure of some baseball fields. Both field at Westfall park in Carrying Place are closed. The fields at Picton Arena, Roblin Lake/Ameliasburgh Park, Wellington & District Community Centre and Delhi park are all open.

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GLENORA FERRY REMAINS ON LIMITED SERVICE
5/18/2017 8:45:31 AM
The Glenora Ferry remains on limited service due to high water levels. For the time being only cars, pick-up trucks, SUV's and motorcycles can be ferried across. Large trucks, dual wheeled pick-ups, RV's or trailers of any size aren't permitted until further notice.

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EXTENDED CLOSURES ON THE WAY FOR CAUSEWAY
5/18/2017 8:38:05 AM
More closures, both short and long term, are expected for the LaSalle Causeway over the next 2 years. The ongoing maintenance and construction work is expected to have a significant impact on commuter times, emergency response times, transit service and active transportation.

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THREE ARRESTED IN COCAINE BUST
5/18/2017 8:19:52 AM
Charges for a Kingston couple and a Brockville man following a drug bust. A 32-year-old man and woman from Kingston are charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. A 29-year-old Brockville man is charged with trafficking cocaine.

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TWO IN CRITICAL CONDITION FOLLOWING SERIOUS CRASH
5/17/2017 3:40:13 PM
Two people are in critical condition following a serious crash on South Shore road. Napanee OPP say yesterday a 47 year old Kingston man riding his motorcycle, lost control, and hit a 53 year old Greater Napanee woman walking her dog. Both were taken to hospital with critical injuries.

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WATER MAIN AND HYDRANT FLUSHING IN GREATER NAPANEE
5/17/2017 12:47:22 PM
Greater Napanee Utilities will be flushing water mains and testing fire hydrants throughout the summer season. This week work is taking place West of Richmond Park Drive. The work may effect the colour of your water making it rust coloured.

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GOOD BABY BOX FOOD DRIVE UNDERWAY
5/17/2017 12:38:16 PM
The 18th annual Good Baby Box Food drive is underway in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. This years goal is a 24% increase over last year: That was Program Coordinator Bev Heuving.

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YOUTH ENGAGEMENT COMMUNITY PARTNERS MEETING NEXT WEEK
5/17/2017 12:29:00 PM
A community partners meeting on youth engagement is taking place next week.

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FIRE CAUSES NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGES
5/17/2017 12:21:34 PM
Damage is estimated at $9,000 dollars follow a house fire on Fraser Street yesterday afternoon. Kingston Fire and Rescue crews were called to the home shortly before 1:30 p.m. for a report of smoke.

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ROTARY PARK ON TRACK FOR JUNE GRAND OPENING
5/17/2017 9:23:13 AM
Despite soggy conditions to the south in Conservation Park, the Rotary Park project hasn't been impacted by the rain and high water levels.

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VOLUNTEERS APLENTY FOR ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
5/17/2017 9:12:37 AM
The Salvation Army's annual food drive last week was a big success according to Dana Henry: She's impressed by the volunteer turnout: Tamworth also held their own food drive that night. They collected about 2,000 pounds of food which was delivered to the Salvation Army.

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SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN PEC
5/17/2017 9:03:07 AM
The public is asked to help with an investigation into a suspicious fire in Prince Edward County. Around 9:20 Tuesday morning Prince Edward OPP and the Forensic Identification Services Unit were called to investigate a fire at a public washroom facility located at the Roblin Lake Conservation Area.

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OPP WARNS FLOOD VICTIMS OF POTENTIAL SCAMS
5/17/2017 8:54:53 AM
Flooding is proving too tempting for some fraudsters. The OPP warns flood victims to be wary of fraud artists especially those offering to raising money for disaster relief or selling water filtration and testing services.

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GOLF FORE THE CURE FAST APPROACHING
5/16/2017 2:42:47 PM
Golf Fore the Cure takes place at the end of the month, but there's still plenty of time to register: That was Elaine Jackson. She goes over the details of the event: Cost is $80 dollars per player that includes the golf, range balls, half cart and dinner.

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WALK FOR ALZHEIMERS MAY 28TH
5/16/2017 2:32:06 PM
The Alzheimers walk is Sunday May 28th in Kingston. Fundraising and volunteer coordinator Lesley Kimble says you still have time to register: This year they have a goal and they're halfway there: If you raise $100 dollars in pledges you will also get a free t-shirt at the event.

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FLOODING POSES POTENTIAL THREAT TO AREA WELLS
5/16/2017 2:22:10 PM
A warning from KFL&A Public Health for residents using wells to test your water supply. After flooding water may be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites and other substances that make it unsafe to drink, bathe in or use for cleaning.

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KEEP WATER SAFETY IN MIND THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND
5/16/2017 2:09:46 PM
The long weekend is coming up which means many people will be stretching their sea legs and taking their boats out.

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LAKE ONTARIO AT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 1918
5/16/2017 9:39:55 AM
The CRCA has updated its Flood Statements for Lake Ontario and other watersheds. The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board says the lake's level is now the highest it's been since 1918 sitting at 75.84 m.

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