OPG TO HELP MANAGE HYDRO ONE DEBT
7/26/2017 12:44:14 PM
Remember Queen's Park's sudden realization that electricity bills were too high? The Fair Hydro Act 2017, which was passed at the end of May, could lower power bills for many residential consumers in Ontario by an average of 25%.

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SALVATION ARMY BIBLE SCHOOL
7/26/2017 12:34:33 PM
The Salvation Army's Vacation Bible school takes place next week. Community service worker and summer student Cameron Wilson goes over the details: It runs from July 31st to August 4th. Registration is required: The event is free to attend.

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THE DO'S AND DON'TS ABOUT FILING POLICE REPORTS
7/26/2017 12:25:17 PM
Do you need to file a report or have a tip for police? Kingston police want to make it easier for you by telling you just how to do that. You can file reports online through the Kingston police website, by calling their general number and by calling 9-1-1 if it is an emergency.

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CRCA EXTENDS FLOOD WARNING TO SEPTEMBER
7/26/2017 9:40:36 AM
As record high water levels on Lake Ontario continue, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority has extended its Flood Warning. Water measured at Kingston is currently 75.60 m, only 0.4 m below the Lake Ontario 100-year flood elevation.

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GRANDMOTHER LURED AWAY FROM HOME SO GRANDDAUGHTER CAN BREAK IN
7/26/2017 9:33:55 AM
A Kingston couple is facing multiple charges after luring an elderly woman away from her home then breaking in. Police say the woman's 20-year-old granddaughter called her and asked to meet. The victim left her rural home but her granddaughter never showed up.

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BODY OF MISSING BELLEVILLE MAN RECOVERED FROM MAZINAW LAKE
7/26/2017 9:27:23 AM
The body of a missing Belleville man has been recovered from Mazinaw Lake. Rich Meeboer went into the lake June 24th while out with tubing with family and friends. The OPP searched the area for days after but were unsuccessful in locating the 47-year-old.

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BEACHES POSTED AS NOT SAFE FOR SWIMMING
7/26/2017 9:18:48 AM
Two local beaches are considered unsafe for swimming due to higher than normal bacteria levels. Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health's weekly beach report says Centennial Park in Deseronto on the Bay of Quinte and Frankford Park - Trent River are posted.

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LOCAL VOLLEYBALL PLAYER GOES FOR GOLD AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN VIENNA
7/25/2017 2:08:23 PM
Local Ryan Vandenburg is heading to Vienna, Austria this evening for the World Beach Volleyball Championships as part of one of the teams representing Canada. Ryan grew up in Quinte West and attended Quinte Christian Highschool.

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COMMUNITY GARDEN TOUR AIMS TO ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY GROWTH AND FOOD SECURITY
7/25/2017 12:39:45 PM
Three members from the Community Gardens Network: Hastings and Prince Edward are touring Greater Napanee today to check our community gardens. Their first stop was the Gardens to go site on the old Olco lot.

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NAPANEE OPP LOOKING FOR 3 SUSPECTS FOLLOWING VIOLENT BREAK AND ENTER
7/25/2017 12:00:04 PM
Napanee OPP are asking for your help following a violent break and enter on Meadow Lane. Police say that last night around 10pm three men broke into a home, brandishing weapons and assaulted a visitor. The victim received minor injuries and was taken to hospital where he was treated and released.

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QC BEGINS DAM OPERATIONS IN NAPANEE
7/25/2017 9:50:19 AM
Quinte Conservation's dam operations in the Napanee watershed are underway. The significant rainfall has caused beaver dams to collapse prompting the call. Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says it will alleviate the impacts of significant amounts of localized rain.

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KINGSTON POLICE LAUNCH INTERNAL INVESTIGATION
7/25/2017 9:42:55 AM
Officers with Kingston Police are investigating one of their own. A video posted to social media yesterday shows an elderly man driving through a flooded area that was barricaded. When he became stranded in deep water you can hear a male berating him and making profane comments.

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CRCA ISSUES FLOOD OUTLOOK
7/25/2017 9:35:26 AM
The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood Outlook statement for inland lakes and streams. Heavy rainfall in the Cataraqui Region over the past 24 hours has caused inland lakes and streams to rise and localized urban flooding has been reported.

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FOUR CHARGED IN ARMED ROBBERY
7/25/2017 9:27:58 AM
Charges for a 23-year-old man and three teenagers involved in a weekend robbery. Saturday morning around 1:30 Napanee OPP officers and Tyendinaga Police Service were called to an armed robbery at a store in Tyendinaga.

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EOWC LOOKING FOR SUPPORT FOR NEW TRAIN LINE
7/25/2017 9:19:52 AM
There could be a new train stop north of Kingston. Via Rail is proposing a new 5.25 billion dollar passenger rail line between Windsor and Quebec City with stops in Tweed and Sharbot Lake.

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NAPANEE WOMAN CHARGED FOR SENDING THREATENING TEXTS
7/24/2017 9:35:15 AM
A 28-year-old Napanee woman has been charged for sending threatening messages to another woman. Kingston Police say they received information about the texts, threatening the victim through another woman's cell phone.

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POLICE LOOKING FOR STOLEN KITTEN
7/24/2017 9:18:09 AM
Kingston Police are looking to speak with a woman who may know the whereabouts of a stolen kitten. The special needs kitten "Flipper" was stolen from the Kingston Humane Society in June. The Humane Society is concerned with locating the kitten and having it returned to ensure proper care.

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2ND ANNUAL SHRED-A-THON THIS AUGUST
7/24/2017 9:09:19 AM
The 2nd annual Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington shred-a-thon is coming up. Manager of community relations John Suart has the details: Shredding is a minimum 10 dollar donation.

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QUIET ROCKFEST FOR POLICE
7/24/2017 9:00:21 AM
A relatively uneventful Rockfest for Belleville Police. Saturday night's estimated crowd of 3,500 were well behaved according to police. While several people were removed from the venue throughout the evening for minor incidents there were no arrests or serious occurrences.

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DINE & DASH ENDS IN HIT & RUN
7/24/2017 8:52:55 AM
Officers with Belleville Police are looking for witnesses to a hit and run in the North China Buffet parking lot. Just before 3:00 Sunday afternoon a 20-year-old employee at the restaurant was hit by a car while trying to confront some "dine and dashers".

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CANADA 150 PHOTO CONTEST CONTINUES
7/24/2017 8:44:26 AM
While Canada Day may be over, Greater Napanee's Canada 150 photo contest continues until the end of the year.

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WEEKEND DEATHS PROMPT OPP TO ISSUE DRIVING STATEMENT
7/21/2017 1:16:02 PM
The OPP are reminding drivers not to let their guard down while out on the road this weekend. Last weekend stood out to OPP as 7 people died. In a triple-fatality a pick-up truck collided with a commercial truck in northwestern Ontario, killing all three occupants of the pick-up truck.

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STILRING CURLING CLUB GETS OVER $21 THOUSAND DOLLARS THROUGH NEW HORIZONS GRANT
7/21/2017 1:08:47 PM
Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program the Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million dollars to 1,850 community-based projects. The Stirling curling club is getting an upgraded facility thanks to the program.

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MUSIC BY THE RIVER THIS SUNDAY
7/21/2017 1:01:20 PM
Music by the river takes place on Sunday. All you have to do is set up a lawn chair and relax by the banks of the Napanee River at Conservation Park. Musical guest Turpin's Trail performs from 2-4pm. More details available online, a link is available on our website.

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WEEKEND DEATHS PROMPT OPP TO ISSUE DRIVING STATEMENT
7/21/2017 12:53:40 PM
The OPP are reminding drivers not to let their guard down while out on the road this weekend. Last weekend stood out to OPP as 7 people died. In a triple-fatality a pick-up truck collided with a commercial truck in northwestern Ontario, killing all three occupants of the pick-up truck.

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RODEO RETURNS TO PICTON
7/21/2017 8:56:36 AM
The Picton Fairgrounds will resemble the Calgary stampede this weekend with the 2nd annual County Championship Rodeo. More than 200 professional contestants from five countries will compete in a variety of rodeo events. The Rawhide Rodeo will take place on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m.

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L&A COUNTY CELEBRATES CANADA 150 IN AUGUST
7/21/2017 8:41:11 AM
You won't want to miss Lennox and Addington County's Canada 150 celebration. The event takes place Saturday, August 19th at 7 p.m. on the grounds at the County Court House. Steven Paul with the rundown: This event is free to attend, just bring a chair with you.

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WARRANT OUT FOR NAPANEE WOMAN FOLLOWING WEEKEND ROBBERY
7/20/2017 12:41:20 PM
A Napanee woman is still wanted and the investigation continues following a robbery Sunday. Police say that Sunday afternoon a couple were walking on Robert Street when a man and a woman, known to the victims, pulled up beside them in a Jeep.

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FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR KINGSTON HOSPITAL UPGRADES
7/20/2017 12:34:02 PM
Some upgrades and repairs are coming to Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu and Providence Care. The province is providing $175 million dollars this year to support hospital upgrades and repairs.

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BIG WEEKEND IN BELLEVILLE
7/20/2017 12:26:35 PM
The Belleville Downtown Improvement Area is gearing-up for The Big Weekend. The new family-friendly event showcases the best in food, retail, music and more that the city's core has to offer.

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LOCAL LADIES GEARING UP FOR SECOND ANNUAL SANDY PINES FUNDRAISER
7/20/2017 10:04:12 AM
Annah Delong and Meghan Mosgrove are gearing up for the 2nd annual Fundraiser for Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre. Right now they're looking for prize donations from local businesses to help out.

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KINGSTON MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AND KILLING AN ANIMAL
7/20/2017 9:24:27 AM
Kingston Police have charged one man with assault, the killing of an animal and possession of a controlled drug. Police say they were called to a home after a woman returned home from work to find her cat in the bathtub wet and unresponsive.

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NAPANEE WOMAN CAUGHT BREAKING CONDITIONS IN GANANOQUE
7/20/2017 9:15:44 AM
Charges for a 47 year old Napanee woman caught by Gananoque police. Officers saw the accused driving a car and knew she was a suspended driver and was also on conditions resulting from theft charges in Kingston and Gananoque.

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