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Proof of vaccination required to access Lou Jeffries Arena in Gananoque

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, the Lou Jeffries Arena in Gananoque will require all patrons to provide proof of full vaccination, along with a piece of identification in order to access the arena. “The Community Services Department extends our sincere gratitude for your ongoing patience as we implement this new

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Over 50 Kingston businesses say they won’t comply with COVID mandates

A number of small and prominent businesses in the Kingston area have come together via a private Facebook group to discuss how they won’t be cooperating with government mandates pertaining to COVID-19. The group, Kingston and Surrounding Area Businesses Supporting Freedom of Choice, encompasses over 50 businesses, over 750 total

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One month, one goal: fight kids’ cancer

Commuters within the Kingston sphere of municipalities may have noticed the abundance of cyclists clad in orange along our roads and trails this past month, and this eye-catching attire is meant to grab your attention for reasons beyond just safety – it’s also to raise awareness and funds for a

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Group encourages recycling of fishing line

New fishing line recycling stations have been added around the shores of the St. Lawrence River. The Thousand Islands Association (TIA)  has been installing new fishing line recycling stations in accessible areas for anglers at a variety of local marinas, boat launches, and popular fishing spots to reduce the amount

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Multi-use outdoor sport courts now open in Gananoque

The Town of Gananoque celebrated the grand opening of its new multi-use outdoor Sport Courts on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. The courts, located behind the Lou Jeffries, Gananoque & T.L.T.I Recreation Centre were created through a smart multi-use design, featuring four sport courts constructed to accommodate tennis, pickleball, and basketball,

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Waterfront concerts return to Gananoque

Gananoque is getting its groove on as the 2021 Waterfront Concert series returns to town. “Enjoy some great music at the beautiful heritage park in Gananoque,” said Cliff Edwards, co-prouder of the Waterfront Concert series. Sponsored by the Town of Gananoque, the free concert series will run on Fridays and

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New initiative hopes to draw new businesses to Gananoque and area

The Town of Gananoque and Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands are hoping to draw business owners and entrepreneurs to their municipalities through the new Make a Life, Make a Living Storefront Vacancy Initiative. The first installments of this project can be found on the main streets of Gananoque

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CSN Gananoque continues excellent customer service under new management

Did you know the CSN Collision Centre in Gananoque is an extension of the Gan Chev dealership? The body shop was part of the Gan Chev service department, and still is, even though they have moved to a state-of the-art facility on Herbert Street. The original body shop at Gan

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1000 Island Drive-in coming soon to Gananoque

The timing is finally right for a drive-in movie theater in Gananoque — an idea that’s been circulating for years in the mind of Silver Cinema owner Jamie Peterson. “Since Kingston’s drive-in closed, there’s been a void in the area. With (the COVID pandemic), it just seems like the right

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Thousand Islands Playhouse back for 2021, virtually and in-person

The Thousand Islands Playhouse will be returning to the stage for the 2021 summer season, including a new virtual option for those who can’t attend, or may prefer it. The group cites some forward-thinking back in 2004 when the Firehall Theatre was purchased. That move allowed the theatre company to

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OPP investigating fatal vehicle collision in Gananoque

Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a fatal collision.     According to a release from OPP, on Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2021 just before 12:30 p.m., OPP officers responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 32 at Hetu Road, Leeds and the

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February giveaways at Gan Chev supports community during lockdown

By February, we’re all feeling a little tired of the cold, and this year we’re tired of the COVID lockdown as well. Gan Chev is looking to support local Gananoque businesses, and perhaps lift some spirits, with 16 Days of Giveaways over the four weeks of February. “We wanted to

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