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Collision in Napanee leads to drug charges for two Kingston residents

A man and woman from Kingston are facing multiple charges after police investigating a collision ended up arresting them for drug trafficking. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jun. 11, 2021, officers with the Lennox and Addington County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle

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Government investment sees $2.2M for Kingston infrastructure

More than $22.2 million is being invested by the federal and provincial governments aimed at protecting the health, and well-being of residents in 130 municipalities throughout eastern Ontario. The Government of Canada is investing over $17.7 million in municipalities through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada

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Request for ‘visible and accessible placement’ for Napanee Pride flag not supported for 2021

A deputation to Greater Napanee council was made opposing the ‘inaccessible’ and non-inclusive location of the Pride flag flown ten minutes from Town Hall. For three years now, Chris Beauchesne has requested council fly the Pride flag in a prominent, well-travelled part of town – and for three years the

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Summer vendors market will be in-person and online this year in Napanee

Napanee’s Hometown Market is set to kick off the season this Saturday, Jun. 12, 2021, at the Strathcona Paper Centre (SPC) The Hometown Market will operate weekly every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.   This summer’s featured vendors, who will be serving customers every

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Environment Canada advises of isolated thunderstorms in Kingston area

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Kingston and the area, advising of rain and thurderstorm activity for the afternoon of Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021. The statement, which is in effect for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and Sandbanks Park areas, explains that isolated thunderstorms

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Napanee grassroots initiatives ramp up to show more pride during Pride Month

It’s about accepting people for who they are.” — Chris Beauchesne June is Pride month and while many communities have quickly stepped up to celebrate in big, elaborate ways, Greater Napanee has arguably taken a slower, backseat approach to Pride celebrations, according to some in the community. During a Greater

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Convicted drug trafficker with Napanee ties loses appeal

Ontario’s highest court has upheld the convictions of a Toronto man who trafficked drugs to the Napanee area. Van Phuc Luu was convicted August 13, 2018 of conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance, trafficking in methamphetamine, and possession of the proceeds of crime exceeding $5,000. The appeal sought to

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Peterborough Police charge Napanee man with child luring

A 65-year-old Napanee man has been arrested and charged with child luring and making sexually explicit material available following a lengthy online investigation, according to a release from the Peterborough Police Service, dated Monday, May 17, 2021. On Sunday, May 16, 2021, as a result of an investigation, Robert Eric

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‘No More Lockdown’ rallies could result in fines, jail time, law license suspension for Sloan

As momentum increases in the No More Lockdowns movement, local politicians are not shying away from the real possibility that fighting for what they believe in could mean jail time. Derek Sloan, MP for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, was served a summons on Friday, Apr. 30, 2021 regarding an indoor event

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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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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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