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OPP investigating after firearm discharged at Napanee residence

The Lennox and Addington County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a firearms incident, which took place outside of a residence in Greater Napanee last week. According to police, a firearm was discharged on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, on Isabella Street East just before 8 a.m.

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22-year-old arrested after barricading himself and victim in Napanee motel

A Greater Napanee man is facing eight charges after an incident on Sunday afternoon saw a large police presence encompass a motel on County Road 41. At approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, officers from the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

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Santa Claus poised to parade through Kingston and area

Both holiday and community spirit abound this year as organizers tenaciously prepare for Santa Claus’ annual trip from The North Pole to Kingston and the surrounding communities! While last year’s Holiday parades were cancelled in many communities due to COVID-19 restrictions, thanks to relatively low risks this year (and approval

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Louis Riel Day, November 16, officially recognized in Napanee

The flag of the Metis Nation predates the Canadian flag by at least 150 years and is the oldest patriotic flag that is indigenous to Canada. On Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, that flag will be flown over many Ontario towns in honour of Louis Riel Day. Earlier this fall, on

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Broad topics discussed and debated at Napanee Town Council meeting

Telecommunications, Santa Claus, traffic, and transit were all topics of interest as the Town of Greater Napanee Town Council held its regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Warming centre funding secured Brandt Zatterberg, General Manager of Community and Corporate Services, presented an update on the warming center, stating that

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The ‘Most important WWI aviation archaeological site in Canada’ lies nearly unscathed on Deseronto Road

Just on the boundary of Greater Napanee and Deseronto lies what archeologist Michael Deal calls the most important aviation archaeological site of the First World War in Canada. Deal, an honourary Research Professor of Archaeology from Memorial University with a passion for aviation history, came to the area in September

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Letter to Board of Directors at L&A Interval House from Unifor Local 414

The following is a submitted open letter addressed to Chris Jackson, Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Lennox and Addington (L&A) Interval House. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Mr. Jackson, My name is Gord Currie, President of Unifor Local 414, who are

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L&A Interval House workers strike for ‘fair and equal’ collective agreement

Shelter workers at the Lennox and Addington Interval House (LAIH) initiated a strike on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, in response to what they call an “insulting offer” made at the end of over a year of negotiations with their employer. The workers are represented by Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector union,

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Maggie’s murder still looms over Napanee 140 years later

With Halloween upon us, it is the time of year when the eerier bits of our history bubble their way to the surface of our collective consciousness. The Town of Greater Napanee’s Municipal Heritage Committee used the opportunity to host a History and Hauntings Ghost Tour this past weekend, Saturday,

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‘Spooktacularly’ decorated houses in Kingston and area, Halloween 2021

The night of ghosts and goblins is nearly here, and many residents in the Kingston area are celebrating with fantastically decorated yards and gardens. Trick-or-treaters and casual observers alike can share the Halloween spirit at locations across the city and beyond. South Frontenac Township is holding a decorating contest for

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Napanee ‘witches’ brew up some good fun to help the community

Dressing up in spooky and imaginative attire, decorating brooms and hats, dancing and having fun—all while raising funds for the community— these are the goals of The Cauldron Sisters, a 29-member group of witches and one warlock based in Napanee. Founder Lorraine Ross, a nurse working at the Alzheimer Society

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