TOWN HOSTING PUBLIC OPIOID INFORMATION SESSION
2/27/2017 7:09:14 AM
Mark your calendars for March 14th. There will be a public information night regarding the growing opioid crisis and what the prevention strategies will be for our community. The information session will take place at the Firehall Theatre beginning at 6 p.m.

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SPEEDING DRIVER FACING DRUG CHARGES
2/27/2017 7:07:27 AM
A 41 year-old Brockville man is facing multiple charges after he was seen traveling at over 100 km/h on Stewart Blvd. in Brockville on Sunday.

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TLTI SEEKING RESIDENTS TO SERVE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
2/27/2017 7:05:36 AM
The Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands are looking for people to serve on their Environmental Advisory Committee. They are a committee established to examine environmental matters and issues. They provide comment and recommendation to staff and/or council.

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SPRAYABLE NALOXONE SOON TO BE AVAILABLE
2/27/2017 7:03:45 AM
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit says by early March, they'll be giving out sprayable Naloxone to help those suffering an opioid overdose.

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TRADING CARD SET CREATED TO CELEBRATE CANADA'S 150TH
2/27/2017 7:01:53 AM
This year marks the 150th anniversary of our nation! Over the past century-and-a-half, Canada has grown to become an internationally recognized economic power and a champion for social issues like equal rights and the environment.

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MAN TURNS HIMSELF INTO POLICE AFTER ASSAULTING AND INJURING WOMAN
2/27/2017 6:58:35 AM
Charges for a 28 year-old Kingston man following an alleged assault. According to Kingston Police, the victim called 911, saying her ex-boyfriend would not leave her house and hung up. On call back, she said he left and everything was okay.

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401 EASTBOUND CLOSED FOLLOWING LATE NIGHT ACCIDENT
2/24/2017 6:59:44 AM
Traffic will be heavy in town this morning as eastbound 401 traffic is being re-routed through Gananoque following a tractor trailer accident on the 401 last night around 11:30. Both lanes of the 401 between Joyceville (632) and County Rd. 32 (645) are closed. OPP say re-opening time is unknown.

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TORONTO MAN ARRESTED WITH METH AND GUN
2/24/2017 6:57:45 AM
A 23 year-old man from Toronto was caught by Kingston Police trying to bring drugs into the city. On Wednesday around 4 p.m. officers attended the VIA Rail station, investigating the accused in relation to drug related conversations and activity.

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ISLANDERS SURVIVE TO SEE ANOTHER GAME
2/24/2017 6:54:07 AM
There's an old sports cliche that says game four is the hardest to win. It proved true last night as the Gananoque Islanders got their first win of the post-season to stave off elimination.

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WHAT'S UP, CUPCAKE? FUNDRAISER AIMING TO RAISE $5,000
2/24/2017 6:52:19 AM
It's that time of year again to get your bake on and help support the Gananoque and District Humane Society with their "What's Up Cupcake" fundraiser. Arlene Massey says the inspiration came from the OSPCA's Cupcake day.

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PENNY MOUNTAIN COINS FOR CANCER FUNDRAISER RETURNS FOR 10TH YEAR
2/24/2017 6:48:49 AM
Cathy Goodwins has a lofty goal for this year for her Penny Mountain Coins for Cancer fundraiser. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the fundraiser which she began after her dad was diagnosed with leukemia. On Friday (Feb.

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BROCKVILLE PAIR $100,000 RICHER
2/24/2017 6:45:11 AM
A Brockville pair is celebrating a big win. The two matched six of seven numbers on their ENCORE selection and are now $100,000 richer. The winning ticket was purchased at Quickie on Kensington Parkway in Brockville.

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BANKING SCAM HITTING BROCKVILLE AREA
2/24/2017 6:43:24 AM
Brockville Police are warning of the latest scam making its rounds in the area. The potential victim receives a fraudulent email which is made to look like it is coming from your bank, citing an unsuccessful sign in to your online banking account.

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KINGSTON MAN ATTACKS ANOTHER OVER RUMORS
2/24/2017 6:41:28 AM
A 30 year-old Kingston man has been charged after attacking his roommate over rumors. Around 9 Wednesday morning, he was at a friends house and became angry with the victim, a roommate, over a rumor he heard about the victim.

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THREE MEN FACING CHARGES AFTER STRAY BULLET NARROWLY MISSES TLTI MAN
2/23/2017 6:41:09 AM
Leeds OPP are investigating an unsafe shooting incident on Monday afternoon. According to police, a resident on the 1000 Islands Parkway in Leeds and the Thousand Islands called police after a bullet entered his kitchen window, narrowly missing him.

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DO OR DIE GAME FOUR TONIGHT FOR ISLANDERS
2/23/2017 6:39:32 AM
The Gananoque Islanders host the Napanee Raiders tonight in first round playoff action. Tonight's game is do or die for the Islanders as they find themselves down 3-0 in the best of seven series. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. at the Lou Jeffries Gananoque TLTI Recreation Centre.

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FEAST FROM THE EAST TO SUPPORT GRSG
2/23/2017 6:37:53 AM
The Gananoque Refugee Settlement Group is looking to bring two more Syrian Families to Gananoque. They have already raised the money to support two students who lost their university and are now focusing on another family.

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CABARET MUSIC SERIES RETURNS WITH HOW SWEET IT IS
2/23/2017 6:34:24 AM
The Cabaret Music Series returns to the stage this weekend with their third show, How Sweet It Is. Cliff Edwards says he's really looking forward to performing in this show. The three will be performing some of the biggest hits from James Taylor, John Denver and Jimmy Buffet.

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CITIZENS REPORT IMPAIRED DRIVERS
2/23/2017 6:31:54 AM
Thanks to the public, two impaired drivers were taken off the roads over the weekend. On Sunday, Leeds OPP got a call from a citizen about a vehicle in the ditch on County Road 29. The 33 year-old man from TLTI was charged with impaired driving and has a court date March 10th.

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VICTORIA PARK GETTING UPGRADES THANKS TO TD BANK GRANT
2/23/2017 6:30:06 AM
Victoria Park in Kingston is going to be getting some upgrades this summer. TD Bank Group awarded a $500,000 grant to the city. The money will be used to install a splash pad, enhance the existing tree canopy and a water conservation garden.

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SODASTREAM RECALLING 7,600 BOTTLES SOLD IN CANADA
2/23/2017 6:27:42 AM
If you own a SodaStream you may want to check your bottles. The company has recalled thousands of bottles in Canada and the US because they may rupture when a user is in the process of carbonating water.

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PLAYHOUSE DOCK DISCUSSIONS ONGOING
2/22/2017 6:49:37 AM
Working together to find a positive solution for both sides. That is what Brett Christopher told Gananoque council on Tuesday night. The Playhouse General Manager appeared in front of council after a decision was made two weeks ago to remove the L-shaped docks in front of the theatre.

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NEW TECHNOLOGY COULD MEAN BAD NEWS FOR GANANOQUE DRIVERS
2/22/2017 6:46:08 AM
Gananoque Police were successful in a grant application and it means some new technology for the force. Police Chief Garry Hull told the Police Service Board at their meeting last Friday what they are looking at. He said the technology will be up and running by the end of March.

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BROCKVILLE BUST NETS OVER $3,000 IN DRUGS
2/22/2017 6:43:28 AM
A 43 year-old Brockville man has added to previous charges following an investigation by the Brockville Police Emergency Response Team, Drug Unit and Grenville OPP. A search warrant was executed at a Central Avenue residence on Monday.

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ISLANDERS FACING UPHILL CLIMB WITH 3-0 DEFICIT
2/22/2017 6:41:30 AM
The Gananoque Islanders fought hard to cut their playoff deficit in half last night but fell in double overtime 3-2 to the Napanee Raiders. Rysouke Kobayashi opened scoring for the Islanders, giving them a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period.

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FRASER INSTITUTE ANNUAL REPORT PLACES GSS NEAR THE BOTTOM
2/22/2017 6:36:53 AM
The Fraser Institute released their annual school report on Sunday. Gananoque Secondary School was the lowest ranked school in the region, ranked 707th in the province with a ranking of 2.5 out of 10. Athens was ranked 692nd and Rideau was ranked 462nd.

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WEAPONS FOUND AT COLLINS BAY INSTITUTION DURING EXCEPTIONAL SEARCH
2/22/2017 6:34:04 AM
The lockdown at Collins Bay Institution has ended. The lockdown was put in place last Tuesday to allow staff to conduct an exceptional search. CSC staff found two handmade weapons and several unauthorized items as a result of the search. The medium security unit has resumed normal operations.

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KFR CALLED TO STRIP MALL AFTER SMOKE DISCOVERED
2/22/2017 6:31:43 AM
A fire is under investigation after Kingston Fire and Rescue crews were called to a strip mall on Bath Road. The call came in at 1:30 on Monday afternoon after the smell of smoke was discovered by customers at the neighbouring Ultra Clean Laundromat.

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MACDONALD AND STONE FAMILY MEMBERS WORKING TO PURCHASE BLINKBONNIE
2/21/2017 6:51:31 AM
The Blinkbonnie in Gananoque has a group from the United States pushing hard to raise money to both restore the building and purchase it. Judith McLaughlin, heritage project restoration specialist, says she and several other members have historical ties to the building and want to save it.

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ROYAL THEATRE PLANS MAY OPENING
2/21/2017 6:47:59 AM
It's crunch time for Kevin Saylor and Frayne McCarthy. They have a goal of having the Royal Theatre completely open in May. Right now, the two, along with numerous volunteers are working on repairing the stage, the ceiling and the water damaged walls.

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ISLANDERS LOOKING TO REBOUND FROM 2-0 DEFICIT
2/21/2017 6:44:36 AM
The Gananoque Jr. C Islanders look to get back into their opening round playoff series tonight. They are on the road for game three in Napanee. The Islanders find themselves down two games to none to the Raiders after falling 2-1 in game one and 5-1 on Sunday night.

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CRCA DOWNGRADES DROUGHT CONDITION TO MINOR
2/21/2017 6:42:45 AM
The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority has downgraded the drought condition to minor. The downgrade from moderate came on Friday because, according to the CRCA, precipitation since the end of 2016 has been very close to average, with a little more rainfall than usual at this time of the year.

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POLICE SEARCHING FOR TWO FOLLOWING HOME INVASION
2/21/2017 6:40:54 AM
Kingston Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two people in a home invasion investigation. Police say on Wednesday night around 8:45, the two male suspects entered an apartment on John Counter Blvd.

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THORNHILL MAN FACING STUNT DRIVING CHARGES
2/21/2017 6:36:45 AM
A second Toronto area man has been charged with stunt driving by Leeds OPP in less than a week. Police say on Thursday around 3 p.m. officers stopped a BMW on the 401 in Front of Yonge Township for speeding. Officers had the 19 year-old clocked going 77 km/h over the posted speed limit.

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TVO SCRAPS DECISION TO DECOMMISSION EIGHT TRANSMITTERS
2/21/2017 6:33:58 AM
Leeds and Grenville MPP Steve Clark is happy with TVOntario's decision to scrap the decommission of eight transmitters. ?Clearly, they underestimated the number of Ontarians who rely on the free broadcast signal to receive TVO's programming" said Clark in a press release.

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