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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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Loyalist Cove Marina receives Blue Flag designation

With another boating season about to set sail, a Kingston-area marina is boasting a new accreditation. The Loyalist Cove Marina in Bath is one of the 2021 Blue Flag Canada sites. 23 beaches and 10 marinas have earned the prestigious Blue Flag Canada certification this year. Blue Flag is an

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Eastern Ontario Mayors say the time is now for Fibre Internet

The Eastern Ontario Regional Network’s proposed Gig Project received a moral boost for municipal leaders across Eastern Ontario as they urge the Federal and Provincial Governments to support the program. “Now they are working on a collaborative effort that would provide a broadband connectivity solution to all 750,000 residents in

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Sandy Pines ready to host second annual virtual baby shower

Staff with the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee are hard at work putting the finishing touches on this weekend’s annual Spring Baby Shower, the organization’s largest fundraiser.  This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will once again be held virtually. That means they’ll be hard-pressed to get the

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LDSB names new student-trustees

The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) has elected its student trustees for the 2021-2022 school year. “The Student Trustee position allows students in Grades 11 or 12 to provide greater insight into student activities, programs and needs,” the LDSB said in a press release on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2021. “This

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Pair charged after sleeping on golf course

Provincial Police in Tyendinaga township spent some unexpected time on the golf course recently. On the evening of Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021, officers with the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on a golf course located

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Chamber of Commerce calls paid sick leave a step in the right direction

With the province announcing details of its paid sick leave program amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the CEO of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce believes it’s a promising sign. “This announcement by the Government of Ontario is a step in the right direction to protect essential workers,” Karen Cross, CEO

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Utilities Kingston tool gives heads up on capital projects

Utilities Kingston has an online feature to let residents know of any upcoming multi-utility capital construction projects.  The online interactive map is available at https://utilitieskingston.com/Projects. “This map shows the capital work Utilities Kingston is doing to ensure the continued reliability of core utility services,” Chief Operating Officer of Utilities Kingston, Jim

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KHSC staff feel left out from ‘free’ parking spots

A free parking program between the City of Kingston designed for staff at Kingston Health Sciences Centre doesn’t appear to be all it was cracked up to be. According to hospital employee sources who wish to remain anonymous, staff received an email advising them of the passes and where to

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Joint SLC and Laurentian programs will continue

Amid the uncertainty surrounding Laurentian University in Sudbury, ON, representatives from St. Lawrence College say that the partnerships it has with the financially unstable university should move forward, at least for students already enrolled. The college has two partnerships with Laurentian University, A Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing, and a

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Man charged after assaulting emergency room staff in Picton

A Prince Edward County man is facing a laundry list of charges after Police in Picton responded to a disturbance on Sunday, April 18, 2021.  Police say when officers arrived a begin their investigation they noticed the man had been struck with a wooden stake which left him with minor

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Amherst Island Radio approved for signal boost, needs funds for new tower

A local radio station should be tuned in to more listeners this fall. Amherst Island Radio announced this week it has been approved for a signal boost increase that will help their signal reach more radios.  Amherst Island Radio has been approved by the CRTC for a massive signal boost

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