LINKLATER BREAKFAST CLUB FISH FRY A SUCCESS
4/28/2017 6:54:59 AM
The Linklater Public School gym was packed with people who were not only looking for an easy dinner solution for the whole family, but were supporting a good cause too. The Linklater Breakfast Club hosted their annual Mike Mundell Fish Fry fundraiser.

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HOME GARDEN AND LEISURE SHOW TAKES OVER LOU JEFFRIES RECREATION CENTRE
4/28/2017 6:51:28 AM
The 1000 Islands Home Garden and Leisure Show is this weekend. 1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce president Cliff Edwards says this is a re-boot of an event that took place a long time ago. He goes over the rundown of the day. Over 30 vendors will be in attendance.

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PROVINCIAL BUDGET EXCLUDES L&G SAYS MPP
4/28/2017 6:47:57 AM
The Liberal government presented their budget yesterday and Leeds and Grenville MPP Steve Clark says there isn't much in it for the residents of his riding. Clark says he doesn't think the budget is actually balanced, despite what the government is stating.

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CLARK TO HONOUR LOCAL VOLUNTEERS
4/28/2017 6:44:27 AM
Leeds and Grenville MPP Steve Clark is celebrating National volunteer week by visiting three Ontario Volunteer Service Awards ceremonies in the riding. On Friday, he'll be at Brockville Country Club, and will attend two ceremonies on Saturday at the Elgin Lions Club Hall.

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TRANSITIONAL HOME OPENS FOR HOMELESS YOUTH IN KINGSTON
4/28/2017 6:42:38 AM
The Kingston Youth Shelter recently opened a new transitional home for homeless youth in Kingston. Bhavana Varma, President & CEO of United Way KFL&A says the home was possible thanks to generous donations. She says this home will be a big help to struggling youth.

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TWO PEOPLE FACING POSSESSION CHARGES FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP
4/28/2017 6:38:46 AM
Leeds OPP stopped a vehicle on the 401 in the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands on Saturday afternoon and arrested two people after they were found to be in possession of drugs. Police say the vehicle was stopped for having improper plates.

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LOCAL MAN PARTICIPATING IN BEST OF CANADA EXPEDITION SERIES
4/27/2017 7:07:29 AM
Gananoque resident Stephen Beardwood is packing his bags and starting to train. No, the veteran isn't going back to serve, but he is going to be participating in an expedition to honour Canada's history as part of the Canada 150 celebrations.

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ELIZABETHTOWN-KITLEY TOWNSHIP MAN FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES
4/27/2017 7:04:00 AM
OPP have arrested a 57 year-old Elizabethtown-Kitley Township man and charged him with child pornography offenses. Police say they executed a search warrant in January for a home in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township and seized a number of devices.

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WARMER TEMPERATURES MEANS TICKS SAYS KFL&A
4/27/2017 7:02:11 AM
With spring temperatures finally here, lots of people are taking advantage of local trails. But there is one thing to keep in mind: Ticks. myFM spoke with Natalie Lalonde, a Public Health Nurse with KFL&A Public Health. She says there are ticks everywhere.

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CSC MAKE DRUG SEIZURE AT PRISON
4/27/2017 6:58:42 AM
Staff members at Collins Bay Institution stopped a large amount of contraband from entering the prison on Tuesday (Apr. 25th). In a release from Assistant Warden Wayne Buller, staff stopped a visitor and confiscated multiple packages that included tobacco and marijuana.

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CAR SEAT SAFETY PRIORITY FOR KINGSTON POLICE
4/27/2017 6:55:46 AM
Kingston Police conducted a child car seat safety check Tuesday morning. Over a two hour period, they checked 72 car seats. Every single one of them needed corrections or adjusting for safety. 15 were removed due to expired or dangerous situations.

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FULFORD PLACE OPENS NEW EXHIBIT FOR CANADA'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY
4/27/2017 6:52:56 AM
Fulford Place is opening a new exhibit today. Pieces of Me will detail the stories of George, Mary and Dorothy Fulford as well as members of their household staff.

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1000 ISLANDS WRITERS FESTIVAL QUICKLY APPROACHING
4/26/2017 6:35:20 AM
The countdown is on to the 1000 Islands Writers Festival. The event which runs from May 5th to 7th will feature 14 different authors that are all coming together to share the enjoyment of a world discovered through the power of words.

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2017 FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS VENUES RELEASED
4/26/2017 6:33:31 AM
The Festival of Small Halls has released their list of venues for this year. This is the fourth year for the Ontario Festival of Small Halls, which has grown from only three halls on the schedule to over 30.

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LCBO STRIKE POSSIBLE
4/26/2017 6:31:42 AM
If a strike at Liquor Control Board of Ontario outlets is to be averted, you'd never know it by talking with Ontario Public Service Employees Union President Warren Smokey Thomas. The OPSEU head is talking tough, and he says it's Premier Kathleen Wynne that's prompted the fighting words.

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POLICE NAB DRUGS, CASH FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP
4/26/2017 6:29:04 AM
Two women are facing multiple charges after being stopped by Gananoque Police last Thursday. Officers stopped a vehicle and arrested the female driver and female passenger.

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CRCA DOWNGRADES TO WATER SAFETY STATEMENT
4/26/2017 6:27:26 AM
The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority has ended their Flood Watch statement, moving back to a Watershed Conditions- Water Safety statement. Lake levels across the CRCA are still on the high end of normal but are within usual ranges for this time of year.

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COLLINS BAY LOCKDOWNS DECLARED OVER
4/26/2017 6:25:18 AM
Both lockdowns that were put in place at Collins Bay institution have ended. In both cases, staff found a number of unauthorized items.

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PARKING REDUCTIONS ON WATER STREET
4/25/2017 6:52:16 AM
The Town of Gananoque has issued a public notice about a temporary parking reduction on Water street. The construction fencing at 175 St. Lawrence Street has been temporarily moved to accommodate for interior works to be completed onsite.

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MARACLE SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS BEHIND BARS
4/25/2017 6:46:29 AM
The inmate who went on the lam for four days in January will spend another two years in prison as punishment. On January 22nd, David R. Maracle escaped from the Henry Trail Community Correctional Centre in Kingston.

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FRONTS AND KPF JOINING TOGETHER FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
4/25/2017 6:43:52 AM
The Kingston Frontenacs and Kingston Police are teaming up to raise funds for Special Olympics. The Fronts have provided a game jersey with team signatures for an online auction. Kingston Police will facilitate the auction through social media platforms and e-mail.

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COLLINS BAY IN LOCKDOWN FOLLOWING INMATE ASSAULT
4/25/2017 6:42:04 AM
Collins Bay Institution was placed in lockdown following the assault of an inmate. Correctional Service Canada is reviewing the circumstances of the incident and will take appropriate measures. On Thursday evening around 9 p.m. several inmates got into a physical altercation.

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KINGSTON EAST BUSINESS ASSOCIATION HOSTING PUBLIC DEBATE
4/25/2017 6:40:17 AM
The Kingston East Business Association is holding a public debate for those candidates running to represent the Countryside District. The debate is open to the public and residents are invited to ask questions of the candidates.

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OPP RELEASES 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
4/25/2017 6:37:05 AM
OPP has released the 2016 annual report of fatalities on our roadways, waterways and trails. Sergeant Kerry Schmidt says police noticed some issues with the 'The Big Four', which are: aggressive, distracted and impaired driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

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TOWN AND TOWNSHIP RECEIVE OLG FOURTH QUARTER PAYMENT
4/24/2017 6:38:32 AM
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued their fourth quarter payment to the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands and the Town of Gananoque on Friday. Both municipalities received over $376,000 of non-tax gaming revenue for the months of January to March.

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PLAYHOUSE AND TOWN COME TO AGREEMENT OVER DOCKS
4/24/2017 6:36:45 AM
Gananoque council approved changing the Capital Facilities Agreement with the Thousand Islands Playhouse on Tuesday night to include the L-shaped docks. This means the responsibility and liability of the docks is squarely placed in the hands of the theatre.

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CONNECTED BY CANOE MAKING STOP IN SEELEY'S BAY
4/24/2017 6:33:04 AM
A group of 16 will be hopping into a canoe and traveling the Rideau Waterway on their way to Ottawa. They'll start in Peterborough May 2nd then head to Kingston where they will begin their 10 day, two part journey in a 36 foot Voyager Canoe.

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ROCK DUNDER NO LONGER FREE TO HIKE
4/24/2017 6:29:46 AM
If you live in Gananoque you've probably hiked Rock Dunder. As of May 15th, you're going to have to pay to take the scenic hike.

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HOME INVASION NOT RANDOM SAY POLICE
4/24/2017 6:27:54 AM
Kingston Police have issued arrest warrants for two people involved in a home invasion last Monday. Police say around 3:15 a.m. on April 17th, the suspects kicked open a door and forced their way into a Princess Street home.

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SECOND MEASLES CASE IN KINGSTON
4/24/2017 6:24:17 AM
A second case of measles has been reported in Kingston. A report from KFL&A Public Health says this case is linked to the same case where an individual contracted the disease abroad. The current infected individual had never received measles vaccines in their childhood.

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