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All candidates meeting spotlights party hopefuls in H-L&A

Constituents of the federal riding of Hastings-Lennox & Addington (H-L&A) got their first overall glimpse of the candidates courting their votes when the elections subcommittee of the Napanee District Chamber of Commerce (NDCC) hosted a hybrid Federal Election Event on Tuesday, Sep. 7th, 2021 at the Napanee Lions Hall. All

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Wynn Farms’ delivers ‘wynn-ing’ family-friendly experience

Some farms just seem to have it all. With a challenging corn maze, pick-your-own apples, in-house apple cider, make-your-own flower bouquets, and specialty caramel apples, Wynn Farms — just a 20 minute drive west of Amherstview — is a ‘wynn-er.’ James and Sarah Wynn started farming 10 years ago, taking

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Kitten tossed from a vehicle in need of emergency help

A kitten tossed from a vehicle on Highway 41 on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, is currently in very bad condition at Princess Animal Hospital in Kingston. A good samaritan saw the incident and rushed to help the kitten. Volunteer Alison Clark of Napanee who works with Napanee Community Kitten Rescue

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Slain officer honoured with memorial in Napanee

One hundred years after the day of his death, the Town of Greater Napanee unveiled a memorial to Constable Richard Beard, who died in the line of duty in the early morning of Aug. 28, 1921. The memorial, a refurbished police call box — the kind that would have been

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Greater Napanee announces new CAO, Manager of Legislative Services/Municipal Clerk

After months of multiple senior positions within the Town of Greater Napanee sitting vacant, the municipality has announced the hiring of a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and a new Manager of Legislative Services/Municipal Clerk. Former CAO, Ray Callery, announced his departure from the position in April 2021, which came

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Near disaster at Napanee park causes safety concerns

Update (Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021) On Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, the Town of Greater Napanee issued a statement regarding the collapse of the largest water feature in the Rotary Park splash pad, which took place on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2021. “In the early afternoon on Saturday, August 21, a structural

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Climate crisis, health care hot discussion points as PM endorses Bossio in Napanee

On the first day of campaigning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise visit to Napanee’s waterfront on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, in support of Liberal Candidate Mike Bossio’s campaign to return to Parliament. Bossio, who was ousted as MP in the last election by controversial, then-Conservative now-independent MP Derek

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Vehicle collides with garage in Greater Napanee

A single-vehicle collision on Palace Road in Napanee resulted in charges, but no injuries, for a Napanee driver. The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision on Palace Road in Greater Napanee at approximately 7:30

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Lyme disease: as cases rise, author details prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Cases of Lyme disease have grown exponentially in Ontario in the last decade, especially in the Kingston and Thousand Islands region. In 2010, only 88 cases were reported in all of Ontario, but that increased to 1159 reported cases in 2019 (the last year for which data is available), with 285

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New whimsical royal residence constructed in Napanee

South of Napanee, crystal waters, rolling farmer’s fields, and fairylands of forest beckon to the cyclist, hiker, and Sunday driver. The beauty of this lush countryside has even attracted the construction of a new royal residence. Although “The Firm” in this case might more accurately be described as “The Farm,” and

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Weir ready to represent Canada, Kanyen’kehá:ka, and family in Tokyo

One of the best parts of watching the Olympic games on television is seeing the overjoyed reactions of an athlete’s friends and family when the Olympian wins gold or completes a fantastic routine or game. Unfortunately, for Kim Maddux and all other Olympic moms, dads, families, and friends, that just isn’t

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Napanee’s Britt Benn goes for gold in Tokyo

Britt Benn is a force to be reckoned with both on and off the field, says her aunt and supporter, Ange Benn. “She’s just been a very determined girl her whole life. And she’s always strived for big things and she made them come true when she made the last

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