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What the Ontario Stay-At-Home Order means

On Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021, Ontario Premier Doug Ford issued a province-wide Stay-At-Home Order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, to be effective as of Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. What does that mean? For residents The government of Ontario is asking residents to

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OPP arrest three for driving while impaired

Lennox and Addington OPP have charged three people with impaired driving during three separate incidents over the last week. On Saturday, Mar 13, 2021, officers approached a vehicle stopped on Highway 33 (Bath Road) near Coronation Boulevard that was blocking the road. “Police arrived on scene and determined that the

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OPP lay 26 charges during traffic stop in Loyalist Township

Two people from Quebec are in Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) custody awaiting a bail hearing after a traffic stop on Highway 401 in Loyalist Township yesterday morning. Shortly after 9 a.m. on Sunday, Mar. 14, 2021, a traffic enforcement officer with the East Region Highway Safety Division (ERHSD) stopped an

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OPP investigating suspicious fire in Odessa

The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a structure fire in Odessa that has been deemed suspicious. At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021, officers from the L&A OPP responded to reports of a structure fire in a vacant

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Council votes to regulate ride share companies

Kingston City Council met on Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021, for a shorter-than-average yet eventful regularly scheduled Council meeting (agenda available here). The first delegation of the night saw James Allan, Chairman of the Kingston Area Taxi Licensing Commission, speaking to Council about the intent and need for the proposed ‘Taxi

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Two from GTA arrested on drug trafficking charges in Loyalist Township

Two people are facing charges after a traffic stop for speeding on Highway 401 uncovers drugs and cash. At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 officers of the Highway Safety Division of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on highway 401 Westbound in Loyalist Township, and

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OPP lay multiple charges after G1 driver stopped on 401

A Belleville man, with only a G1 licence, is facing multiple charges after being stopped on Highway 401 west of the Camden East Exit in Loyalist Township. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

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Dr. Moore explains discrepancies in vaccination rollout between regions

As we stay at home, watching the Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plans roll out, many in the KFL&A region are wondering why other Public Health regions in the province seem to be ahead of us. Indeed, some Ontario Health Units are taking bookings for vaccinations, while KFL&A awaits more doses of

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SIU finds no wrongdoing after suspect sustains dog bites in Odessa arrest

Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has determined an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dog handler did not commit a criminal offence after a suspect sustained injuries during his arrest in the summer of 2020. On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, the SIU released their findings in the case

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Amherst Island property gifted to Loyalist Township

Loyalist Township accepted a gift of a waterfront property on Amherst Island at their Township Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The property being gifted by Dayle and Eloise Gowan is a waterfront piece of property bordering Front Road across from Amherst Island Public School, according to a release

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Mayor of Loyalist Township acclaimed as L&A County Warden

Lennox and Addington County Council has announced that Ric Bresee, Mayor of Loyalist Township, was acclaimed as County Warden for the year 2021.  Nominations for the position took place on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, during the Council meeting, with Warden Bresee taking the oath of office at Council’s Inaugural Meeting

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