LESSER CHARGE FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING IRKS POLICE CHIEF
6/29/2016 6:03:49 AM
Distracted driving is a very serious problem, even in our area. Gananoque Police Chief Garry Hull say that some people are getting off on a lesser charge, which he feels isn't right. He says getting distracted driving numbers down is going to take more than just the police.

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PAVING OF ON AND OFF RAMPS CONTINUES
6/29/2016 6:00:19 AM
We have a couple of 401 closures to tell you about as Coco Paving does some work to local on and off ramps. The eastbound off ramp to the Thousand Islands Parkway will be closed until 8 a.m. and the Hwy. 2 eastbound on ramp will be closed from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m.

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GARBAGE COLLECTION MOVES UP DUE TO HOLIDAY
6/29/2016 5:58:31 AM
Those in Gananoque who normally get their recycling and garbage picked up on Thursdays and Fridays will have pick up a day early this week. Recycling will be picked up on Wednesday and garbage collected on Thursday because Friday is a holiday.

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HUCK FINN FISHING DERBY SET FOR WEEKEND
6/29/2016 5:54:43 AM
The Huck Finn fishing derby is set for Saturday. To kick off the day there will be a parade starting at Milano's. That was Pam Staples. She says there's tons of prizes for the kids and payment for fish caught. The parade starts at 9 a.m., fishing starts at 9:30 a.m.

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OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS RETURN TO TOWN PARKS
6/29/2016 5:51:12 AM
The Summer Outdoor Concert series returns to Gananoque beginning Thursday. The concerts allow people to enjoy a wide variety of music for free in two of Gananoque's beautiful parks. Concerts take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

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CORRECTIONS STAFF INVESTIGATING INMATE ASSAULT
6/29/2016 5:49:25 AM
There may be some visitation disruptions at Collins Bay Institution. Around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, an inmate who had been a victim of assault was found by staff. The inmate was evaluated and taken to hospital for treatment. The assailant has been identified and appropriate actions have been taken.

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HEART AND SOLSTICE FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS
6/29/2016 5:47:14 AM
The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation held their annual Heart and Solstice evening earlier this month. The Foundation is calling the evening a resounding success as they were able to raise $20,000. The money is for the Brockville Cardiovascular Program.

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FAMILY HOPES LIFE THREATENING ALLERGY WON'T PREVENT DAUGHTER'S GRADUATION
6/28/2016 6:00:45 AM
Gracie Bentley graduates with her Grade 8 class today at GISS, but there's one request she has of everyone attending; please don't wear scents. Her allergy is life threatening and her mother Melissa says they have set up a lot of precautionary measures.

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TEEN THROWN FROM SEA-DOO
6/28/2016 5:55:55 AM
An 18 year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries following an accident on the water Saturday. Frontenac OPP reports he was a passenger on a Sea-doo when he was thrown off and into the path of a fishing boat, which hit him. He was wearing a life jacket at the time.

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PARTIAL PARKING RELIEF GIVEN FOR TASTES OF GANANOQUE
6/28/2016 5:54:15 AM
The annual Tastes of Gananoque food festival is returning in August and the BIA had a request of town council. Brenda Guy, the manager of community development explains. Mayor Erika Demchuk wasn't comfortable with relief all the way down the street.

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