KEYS JOB CENTRE NAMED AS LEAD ORGANIZATION FOR RIVERLAUNCH
6/22/2017 6:50:36 AM
The lead organization for the RiverLaunch Business Incubator was approved on Tuesday night at Gananoque council. Keys Job Centre was named the lead organization to develop this project.

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BAY ROAD CONCEPT DESIGNS PRESENTED AT INFORMATION SESSION
6/22/2017 6:47:57 AM
Three options were presented to the public for a second boat launch in the area of Bay Road last night at the Gananoque Library. Over 80 people attended the two hour information centre says Paul McMunn the director of Public Works.

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MTO PLANNING ON EXPANDING COMMUTER PARKING LOT ALONG HWY. 2
6/22/2017 6:42:56 AM
Extending the commuter parking lot just east of town on Hwy. 2 and making the intersection safer for cyclists to get to the parkway was the idea brought in front of Gananoque council on Tuesday night.

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EMOTIONS BOIL OVER IN TOWNSHIP OVER NOTICE OF MOTION
6/22/2017 6:39:23 AM
Councillor John Paul Jackson wants a report brought forward to all of council in regards to the investigation report used during Township in camera meetings last month.

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POLICE LAY CHARGES IN RELATION TO SIBLING SEXUAL ASSAULT
6/22/2017 6:36:53 AM
A Kingston man is facing sexual assault charges from incidents against a family member. Kingston Police say a victim attempted to report historical sexual assaults in 2012 that dated back to the early 1990's.

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WOMAN FOUND SLEEPING BEHIND WHEEL FOUND TO BE IMPAIRED
6/22/2017 6:34:39 AM
A Wolfe Island woman is facing care and control and driving with over 80 mg of alcohol in her system charges after police found her asleep behind the wheel of her car on Tuesday morning. Kingston Police were called to a pier on Ontario Street to check on the 37 year-old woman.

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INTERLOCKING STONE TO BE USED FOR LIONS CLUB ACCESSIBLE BEACH RAMP
6/21/2017 6:55:33 AM
Gananoque Council only approved the Lions Club Wheelchair accessible beach ramp a few short weeks ago, but Public Works Director Paul McMunn appeared in front of council last night to say he may have found a cost saving measure for the town when it comes to the path at Joel Stone Beach.

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LIVESTOCK BYLAW MOVING SLOWLY FORWARD
6/21/2017 6:46:55 AM
In the Township, your neighbour soon could have chickens or even a goat in their backyard. As part of a public meeting held in the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands on Monday night, allowing livestock on properties less than five acres in rural areas was up for discussion.

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TIES RECEIVES SILVER ECOSCHOOL STATUS
6/21/2017 6:44:17 AM
A record number of schools in the Upper Canada District School Board have been awarded EcoSchool status. From energy conservation to environmentally-focused classroom lessons, students in the Upper Canada District School Board are going for green.

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THEFT INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST
6/21/2017 6:42:30 AM
A Gananoque man was arrested on Sunday for theft under $5,000 say police. On June 3rd, Gananoque Police received a complaint of theft from a local business. The suspect was caught on video surveillance and police were able to identify the man.

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LCBO IN LEGAL STRIKE POSITION AS OF MONDAY
6/21/2017 6:37:52 AM
A strike is looming at LCBO stores as the long weekend approaches. The Union will be in legal strike position as of 12:01am on Monday June 26th. However, LCBO stores still want to make this as easy on their customers as possible.

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OPP CHARGE TWO DRIVERS FOR STUNT DRIVING
6/21/2017 6:35:41 AM
Two people are facing stunt driving after they were caught together going 156 km/h near Brockville say the OPP. The East Region Highway Enforcement Team was on patrol on Saturday around 5 p.m. and observed the two vehicles traveling westbound on the 401. They were stopped near North Augusta Road.

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HOT SUMMER BEACH DAYS TO BE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN
6/20/2017 6:38:31 AM
While Winter may have hit us like a lion, summer appears to be striking like a kitten. After a mild and wet Spring Meteorologist Geoff Coulson tells myFM that the hot summer days on the beach that people are looking forward to may be a limited commodity.

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DOWNIE RECEIVES ORDER OF CANADA
6/20/2017 6:36:02 AM
June 19th will be one of the most memorable days for Gord Downie. Yesterday, he and 29 others received the Order of Canada in Ottawa. Downie was inducted as a member of the Order of Canada for his work in raising awareness for indigenous people and issues.

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RESIDENTS TO SEE A DROP IN HYDRO BILLS SAYS EOP
6/20/2017 6:34:15 AM
Krista Carmichael from Eastern Ontario Power brought some good news to Gananoque council recently. She also told council what Eastern Ontario Power has planned for the next five years.

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BEACH WATER TESTING BEGINNING
6/20/2017 6:29:05 AM
We will know by the end of the week which area beaches are safe for swimming. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has once again begun weekly water sampling of the area's public beaches.

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LOCAL MAN CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING, FLEEING THE SCENE
6/20/2017 6:27:17 AM
A 29 year-old man is facing charges after failing to remain at the scene of an accident say police. Gananoque Police were contacted on Friday morning regarding a vehicle that was involved in an accident say Kingston Police and had failed to remain at the scene.

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DAMAGE EXTINSIVE FOLLOWING GAS STATION FIRE
6/20/2017 6:24:57 AM
Kingston Fire and Rescue crews were on scene at a Midland Avenue gas station for more than four hours on Sunday night after a fire broke out. The blaze at the Northstar gas station caused extensive damage to the building.

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OPEN HOUSE WILL GATHER IDEAS FOR ARENA UPGRADES
6/19/2017 6:51:53 AM
There are changes coming to the Lou Jeffries Gananoque TLTI Recreation Centre and on Thursday night, TLTI and Gananoque residents will get a chance to provide their input. There will be an open house at the arena on Thursday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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FIGHT NIGHT RAISING FUNDS TO BRING BOXING CLUB BACK TO GANANOQUE
6/19/2017 6:49:25 AM
The Thousand Islands Youth Boxing Club is bringing Thousand Islands Fight Night Round 2 to the Lou Jeffries Gananoque TLTI Recreation Centre on June 24th. The main event will feature local boxer, Adam Funnell, against the current Canadian Heavyweight Champion in a rematch.

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CHRISTOPHER ANNOUNCES HIS FINAL SEASON WITH THEATRE KINGSTON
6/19/2017 6:45:38 AM
Some changes are coming to Theatre Kingston.

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WOMAN CHARGED IN HISTORICAL SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION
6/19/2017 6:42:12 AM
A 72 year-old woman has been charged for historical sexual assaults against her former partner say Kingston Police. According to police, the victim approached police back in March and after talking to detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit, an investigation was opened.

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BUSINESSES ASKED TO PRESENT AT UPCOMING COMMITTEE HEARINGS
6/19/2017 6:40:35 AM
MPP Steve Clark is calling on area businesses with concerns regarding the proposed changes to the minimum wage to present at upcoming committee hearings. Clark says he's heard from businesses of all sizes who are concerned how this legislation will impact their operations.

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PET OWNERS REMINDED TO NOT LEAVE PETS IN VEHICLES
6/19/2017 6:38:19 AM
The Ontario SPCA is reminding pet owners about the dangers of leaving your pets in your car during the hot summer days. Inspector Brandon James says dogs can not sweat like people do, so they have a very short period of time in the heat before they start getting effected.

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THIRD CROSSING MOVING FORWARD
6/16/2017 6:38:20 AM
Kingston City Council has voted 8-5 in favour of the Third Crossing. Just a day after the province committed $60 million in funding, council voted to commit its $60 million portion. The project now needs $60 million from the federal government to move forward.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET SURE TO ROCK AUDIENCES
6/16/2017 6:36:42 AM
On December 4th, 1956 something truly historic took place in the music world. Four music giants gathered at Sun Records for an impromptu recording session. Million Dollar Quartet tells the tale of that night.

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CRCA EXTENDS FLOOD WARNING FOR LAKE ONTARIO, ST. LAWRENCE RIVER
6/16/2017 6:33:21 AM
While water levels have begun to drop, the CRCA has once again extended its flood warning for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. In the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands, the Ivy Lea dock and boat ramp remain closed because of submerged infrastructure.

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ELDER ABUSE A SUBJECT NEEDED TO BE DISCUSSED
6/16/2017 6:31:34 AM
With the senior population expected to almost double in Ontario over the next 20 years, the issue of elder abuse is something that we all need to be brought up to speed on. June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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TRANSPORT TRUCKS FOCUS OF OPP'S OPERATION CORRIDOR
6/16/2017 6:28:57 AM
If you're a trucker or a driver of a commercial vehicle, the police will be keeping a close eye on you and your vehicle today and tomorrow. The OPP, along with the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of the Environment, will be inspecting transport trucks as part of Operation Corridor.

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MAY RAINFALL SETS RECORDS
6/16/2017 6:25:53 AM
The month of May was wetter than normal for the majority of southern and northeastern Ontario. The heavy amount of rainfall combined with snowmelt in some areas led to flooding in parts of Southern Ontario as well as water levels reaching historic values.

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