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Homegrown Live Music Festival marks the beginning of the return of live music in Kingston

To say that Kingstonians have missed their live music scene might be the understatement of the pandemic. A very large part of the local social scene, and a major employer of a good segment of Kingston’s populations, the loss of live music due to the COVID-19 pandemic had a massive

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They can dissolve The Kingston Local, but not Kingston’s local journalism

It has happened again. Like a bad recurring nightmare that one attempts to keep at bay, we sat in our shocked-unshocked-ness, wondering how it would all play out… knowing full well how it all played out. On Monday, April 26, 2021, The Kingston Local, a Kingston-based publication, was shuttered by

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Kingston mourns the loss of Sergeant Steve Carter

Update: On Friday, May 21, 2021, a memorial service celebrating the life and service of Sergeant Steve Carter took place at Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, followed by a procession to St. Mary’s Cemetery. Do to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance to the service was limited, however, a livestream of the service

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Crash leads to impaired driving charges for Napanee man

Provincial Police in Lennox and Addington County have laid impaired driving charges on a Napanee man after police responded to a single-vehicle collision on May 9, 2021. Police were called to the scene of the collision at County Road 41 and McCutcheon Road in Greater Napanee at approximately 9:30 a.m.

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Greyhound to cease all Canadian operations

Greyhound Canada, which operates out of the bus terminal on John Counter Boulevard, has announced it will cease its entire Canadian operations effective immediately.  “We deeply regret the impact this has on our staff and our customers, as well as the communities we have had the privilege of serving for

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Work continues to clean up styrofoam from Cataraqui River

Residents near the Cataraqui River continue to notice unwanted debris from the Third Crossing construction site along the shores of the waterway. Nevertheless, work continues along the shores to clean up the styrofoam debris left by wildlife who damaged the turbidity curtains throughout the winter. However, the City of Kingston’s

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Paladins add local talent, Roumanis, to volleyball team

Niko Roumanis, a standout volleyball player at École Secondaire Catholique Marie-Rivier will be staying in Kingston to continue his volleyball career as he’s committed to playing for the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Paladins. “I chose RMC because I am looking forward to challenging myself and growing both as

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Lennox and Addington County awarded for mental health program

With mental health issues more prevalent now than ever, the County of Lennox and Addington has received national recognition for its Corporate Peer Support Program ‘It’s OK not to be OK.’ The initiative has received the 2021 Willis Award for Innovation for a 20,001-100,000 population size from the Canadian Association

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Police corral rogue cow in Napanee

The Lennox and Addington detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police can add cattle corraling to their list of duties after an odd call on the evening of May 10, 2021. At about 6:00 p.m. that night, police responded to a call involving a cow wandering around downtown Napanee on Dundas

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South Frontenac councillor named Vice-Chair of Conservation Ontario

There is a local connection to the newly-announced Board of Directors of Conservation Ontario. South Frontenac Councillor and current Chair of the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, Alan Revill, will once again assume the role of Vice-Chair on the Conservation Ontario Board. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on

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Napanee man facing impaired driving charges

A Napanee man is facing charges after OPP responded to a report of an erratic driver on westbound Highway 401 on the night of Friday, May 7, 2021. Police with the Lennox and Addington County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say that once the driver was pulled over

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UPDATE: Tommy’s staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Update (Tuesday, May 11, 2021): Tommy Hunter, owner of Tommy’s in downtown Kingston, shared more details on their COVID-19 exposure and voluntary shutdown on Tommy’s Facebook page on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. “On Saturday I received a message shortly after 12 p.m. from a member of my staff that they

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