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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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Dr. Moore responds as Kingston reaches highest COVID-19 levels yet

Dr. Moore is calling the outbreak of COVID-19 at Gananoque Chev Buick GMC Cadillac a “superspreader event,” as the number of cases linked to that location rises to 37. “We’ve had 12 direct cases associated with that, plus seven of their contacts. So 19 positive individuals from there,” he explained

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Two COVID-19 outbreaks confirmed in Gananoque

Two Public Health Units have come forward to inform the public of an outbreak in COVID-19 cases in Gananoque. Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark (LGL) District Health Unit, and Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A)

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OPP asks boaters to be aware of poker run this weekend

Boaters planning to be on the St. Lawrence River on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 have been asked to take extra care, says a statement from Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dated Thursday, Aug 27, 2020. High performance boats will be participating in an annual poker run. The route this year is

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Thousand Islands Playhouse launches fundraiser amid cancelled season

For the first time in 38 years, the Thousand Islands Playhouse is cancelling their season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Playhouse will not be welcoming the 45,000 visitors this year that they typically see annually. Because of this, and the inevitable loss to their ticket sales, Thousand Island Playhouse

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Locally-founded boating navigation app aims to help boaters during COVID-19

As an avid boater of the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands himself, Adam Allore wanted to keep the community aspect of boating alive during the restrictions put in place during COVID-19. According to Allore, the founder and CEO of Wavve, a mobile app that helps recreational boaters navigate

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Gan Chev launches subprime lending service

It’s not uncommon to see a sign outside of a car dealer claiming something along the lines of “No Credit? No problem!” or “Bank says no? We say yes!” The owners of Gananoque Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac are looking to appeal to those same car buyers — the ones that

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