PURCHASE OF ROCKPORT CUSTOMS HOUSE FITS TLTI STRATEGIC PLAN SAYS MAYOR
7/27/2017 7:04:40 AM
The sale still needs to close, but soon the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands will own the Rockport Customs House property. TLTI Mayor Joe Baptista goes over what's next. He says the purchase of this property really fits into their strategic plan.

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WORK PROGRESSING AT ISLAND HARBOUR CLUB DESPITE RAIN
7/27/2017 7:01:10 AM
Bob Pelda from RMP Construction was at the recent Planning Advisory Meeting. He told those in attendance things are moving along, but he says the rain can stop any day now. He did have a bit of bad news though. He said starting next week we can expect columns to start going up.

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WOMAN ATTMPTS TO HIT PEDESTRIANS
7/27/2017 6:55:01 AM
One person is facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and mischief under $5,000 according to Gananoque Police.

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CRCA ADDS ADDITIONAL LAKES TO FLOOD WARNING
7/27/2017 6:47:13 AM
The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority has added more lakes to their flood warning. Water levels on inland lakes and streams will remain high as water from Monday's storm works its way through the system.

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TOWNSHIP ROADS UNDERGOING REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE FOLLOWING DOWNPOUR
7/27/2017 6:43:06 AM
Following Monday's rainfall, the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands are conducting road repairs on a priority basis. Road Superintendent James Tuck expects repairs and maintenance to be completed around August 14th.

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MAN FACING CHARGES FOR ATV RIDE IN TOWN
7/27/2017 6:40:59 AM
A Gananoque man is facing charges after he was caught riding an ATV in town. Gananoque Police say the 25 year-old was observed traveling on several streets before they were able to conduct a traffic stop.

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TLTI PURCHASING ROCKPORT CUSTOMS HOUSE PROPERTY
7/26/2017 8:30:25 AM
The Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands will purchase the former Rockport Customs House property for $1. TLTI council met for a special meeting to hash out the details of the purchase.

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PAC APPROVES TOWN HALL COMMUNITY PLANNING PERMIT
7/26/2017 6:54:43 AM
The Community Planning Permit for the Town Hall addition has been approved. On Tuesday night, Carl Bray from Bray Heritage went through his peer review of the plans for the town hall addition with the Planning Advisory Committee.

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TWO WOMEN FACING ASSAULT CHARGES
7/26/2017 6:44:48 AM
Two Gananoque women are facing assault charges after a fight on the weekend. Gananoque Police say the victim was approached by two women and a verbal dispute escalated into a physical altercation. The victim was punched and kicked several times and sustained facial injuries according to police.

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CRCA ISSUES FLOOD WARNING FOR MULTIPLE LAKES
7/26/2017 6:39:20 AM
The CRCA has issued flood warnings for multiple lakes in the Cataraqui region. Heavy rain that fell through the region has caused water levels on lakes to rise very quickly and flooding of low-lying areas may occur or is already occurring in the affected areas.

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OAKVILLE MAN CAUGHT BEHIND WHEEL WHILE IMPAIRED
7/26/2017 6:37:33 AM
An Oakville man was arrested for impaired driving in Gananoque during the early morning hours on Monday. Gananoque Police say they received information about a possibly impaired driver in town.

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KINGSTON AND BROCKVILLE EXCEED 100MM OF RAINFALL PREDICTION
7/26/2017 6:21:55 AM
The Weather Network wasn't off by much when they predicted over 100 mms of rain would fall in Eastern Ontario yesterday. Brockville topped the list with 102.6 mm of rainfall recorded. Kingston was close behind with 102.4 mm. Ottawa got 79mm and Kemptville got 71.3 mms of rain.

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KINGSTON POLICE INVESTIGATING ONE OF THEIR OWN
7/25/2017 6:45:16 AM
Kingston Police have begun an investigation into one of their own. The officer was caught on video berating and using profane language towards a motorist who got his vehicle stranded in water in the city yesterday.

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RAINFALL CLOSES LOCAL ROADS
7/25/2017 6:42:48 AM
A change to make you aware of on Marble Rock Road. The three week road closure at the Marble Rock Road bridge was to begin July 24th, but has been delayed. The road closure will begin on July 31st instead. The excessive rainfall experienced in the area has caused flooding on local roadways.

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PEER REVIEW INCLUDED AT PAC MEETING TONIGHT
7/25/2017 6:36:28 AM
The Planning Advisory committee will get a chance to look at the peer review on the Town Hall addition at tonight's meeting. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Emergency Services Building. The public is welcome to attend.

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CRCA ISSUES FLOOD WARNING FOR CHARLESTON LAKE
7/25/2017 6:34:48 AM
The CRCA has issued a flood warning for Charleston Lake. Rainfall has caused water levels on Charleston Lake to rise quickly and residents can expect to see spring type levels and flows for several days as the water works its way through the system.

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TOWN AND TOWNSHIP RECEIVE FIRST QUARTER PAYMENTS
7/25/2017 6:33:11 AM
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has made its first-quarter non-tax gaming revenue payment to the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands and the Town of Gananoque. Both the Town and Township received just over $428,000.

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ROCKPORT WOMAN FACING ASSAULT CHARGES
7/25/2017 6:30:03 AM
A 23 year-old Rockport woman is facing uttering threats, assault, mischief and assault causing bodily harm charges following an incident on King Street. Gananoque Police were called to the scene following a fight between the accused and her ex-boyfriend and another woman.

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LOCAL ROADS FLOODING AND CLOSED DUE TO EXCESSIVE RAINFALL
7/24/2017 4:33:52 PM
The excessive rainfall experienced in the area have caused flooding on local roadways.

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ENVIRONMENT CANADA ISSUES RAINFALL WARNING
7/24/2017 8:43:12 AM
On top of all the power outages across this region this morning, Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning. The storm is expected to generate significant rainfall amounts over much of Eastern Ontario.

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POWER OUT IN GANANOQUE
7/24/2017 6:56:34 AM
Gananoque and the surrounding area is waking up to a large power outage this morning (July 24).
Eastern Ontario Power and Hydro One has been working to restore power to thousands of customers since early this morning.

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KEN LUDWIG FARCE TAKING SPRINGER THEATRE STAGE
7/21/2017 7:14:09 AM
What do you get when you add a little bit of Shakespeare, mistaken identities and even some sword play together? You get the hilarious show Leading Ladies which takes to the stage at the Springer Theatre on Saturday.

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WATER AT COMMUTER PARKING LOT NOT FREE FOR MTO
7/21/2017 7:11:40 AM
Town residents paying the cost of water used at a proposed washroom at the commuter parking lot east of town does not sit well with council members.

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153RD ANNUAL LANSDOWNE FAIR OPENS
7/21/2017 7:09:02 AM
The Lansdowne Fair opens today! You won't want to miss the great things lined up for tonight (Friday). That was Wayne Shields. With it being Canada's 150 there's a few special highlights. For a full list of scheduled events visit their website.

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FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS STORY HITS THE ROYAL THEATRE STAGE
7/21/2017 7:05:32 AM
Nadia Verrucose and Chris Barillaro bring their performance "Souvenir" to the Royal Theater for a couple weekends. The pair gives a rundown of the show. It's a musical comedy, but Nadia says it's not what you think.

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PROVINCE SUPPORTING QUEEN'S RESEARCH LAB
7/21/2017 7:00:30 AM
The province is committing $29 million in support over five years to a Queen's University led research lab. The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory specializes in neutrino and dark matter physics in the Vale Creighton mine.

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HALF MOON BAY TO BE FEATURED IN BBC SHOW
7/21/2017 6:51:10 AM
Half Moon Bay will be featured as part of a BBC series. The brand new series Great American Railroad Journeys is being filmed to document a railroad journey across Canada for its 150th birthday.

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