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Santa Claus poised to parade through Kingston and area

Both holiday and community spirit abound this year as organizers tenaciously prepare for Santa Claus’ annual trip from The North Pole to Kingston and the surrounding communities! While last year’s Holiday parades were cancelled in many communities due to COVID-19 restrictions, thanks to relatively low risks this year (and approval

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Wanted federal offender known to frequent eastern Ontario

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Kingston have requested public assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant. Christopher Derrett, 40, is wanted as a result of his breach of statutory release. Derrett is currently serving a two-year

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Napanee ‘witches’ brew up some good fun to help the community

Dressing up in spooky and imaginative attire, decorating brooms and hats, dancing and having fun—all while raising funds for the community— these are the goals of The Cauldron Sisters, a 29-member group of witches and one warlock based in Napanee. Founder Lorraine Ross, a nurse working at the Alzheimer Society

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Ratification vote brings controversial land and $25M into Mohawk control

After 17 years of negotiation, the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council announced Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, that the membership of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte had ratified the Culbertson Tract Partial Settlement Agreement. This Agreement will restore 299.43 acres of land to the administration and control of the Mohawks of

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Mobile Pap Party clinics provide cervical screening for those without family doctor

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week is October 24-30, and to help encourage cervical cancer screening members of the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario (CCSEO), in partnership with Queen’s University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology program, are hitting the road for the annual Pap Party pop-up cervical cancer screening clinics. “For

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Jennifer Sloan to run in husband’s incumbent riding

Stirling Resident Jennifer Sloan declared her Independent Run for Federal Office in Hastings-Lennox and Addington today.   Sloan is the wife of controversial MP Derek Sloan, the incumbent MP for the riding who was ousted from the Conservative caucus in Jan. 2021. On Aug. 23, 2021, Derek Sloan officially announced he

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Man charged after assaulting emergency room staff in Picton

A Prince Edward County man is facing a laundry list of charges after Police in Picton responded to a disturbance on Sunday, April 18, 2021.  Police say when officers arrived a begin their investigation they noticed the man had been struck with a wooden stake which left him with minor

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Greater Napanee enters three-year marketing agreement with Bay of Quinte

During a Regular Greater Napanee Council meeting on Tuesday, March 23, council committed to a nearly $25,000 annual membership, for the next three years, that would increase tourism and residential attractions in the area. With the 2021 budget already set, council moved to allocate monies in order to adjust for

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What’s that stench? Foul-smelling crime scene leaves two men behind bars

Two men are facing several charges after it is alleged they were trespassing on private property while looking through parked cars early Monday morning in the Curtis Street area of Picton.  However, the pair may also have had an odor to them. A portable toilet near a construction site was

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Picton residents charged after drug investigation

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) stopped a vehicle in Belleville, on Wednesday Jan. 13, 2021 as a result of an ongoing drug investigation. As a result of the investigation, officers located and seized a quantity of cocaine, hydromorphone, four cellular phones,

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Lyndhurst man in custody after 401 pursuit, fleeing police

A 31-year-old is currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing after he was involved in a police pursuit on Highway 401 in a stolen vehicle, and was tracked down by a canine unit after fleeing police. According to the Lennox and Addington Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), a

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