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Group encourages recycling of fishing line

New fishing line recycling stations have been added around the shores of the St. Lawrence River. The Thousand Islands Association (TIA)  has been installing new fishing line recycling stations in accessible areas for anglers at a variety of local marinas, boat launches, and popular fishing spots to reduce the amount

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Environmental concerns prompt Council to defer proposal for Kingston Inner Harbour

The most discussed and contentious item on the agenda for Kingston City Council, the federal proposal to “remediate environmental risks to the river environment and human health of Kingston’s Inner Harbour,” has been deferred. Ironically, the deferral was proposed for the exact same reasons the federal government stated were behind

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OPP asks boaters to be aware of poker run this weekend

Boaters planning to be on the St. Lawrence River on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 have been asked to take extra care, says a statement from Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dated Thursday, Aug 27, 2020. High performance boats will be participating in an annual poker run. The route this year is

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Locally-founded boating navigation app aims to help boaters during COVID-19

As an avid boater of the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands himself, Adam Allore wanted to keep the community aspect of boating alive during the restrictions put in place during COVID-19. According to Allore, the founder and CEO of Wavve, a mobile app that helps recreational boaters navigate

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Opening of LaSalle Causeway to marine traffic delayed

This year, the LaSalle Causeway will not be opening for marine traffic as it would normally, according to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). The bridge is normally raised at set times each day to allow larger marine vessels to pass through. Due to the current restrictions being put in

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CRCA downgrades flood warning to flood watch

Today, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) downgraded its flood warning statement for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River to a flood watch. According to the statement issued on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board (ILOSLRB) is reporting a lake-wide water level of 75.64

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CRCA Flood Warning update: ‘water levels still very high’

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has updated its Flood Warning for Lake Ontario and The St. Lawrence River as of Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019. According to CRCA, the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board is reporting a lake-wide water level of 75.80 metres as of Sunday, Jul. 21,

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Record high outflows on the St. Lawrence River to provide flood relief

  Although St. Lawrence River water levels have peaked and are no longer rising, flooding will continue to affect Kingston and the Islands according to Rob Caldwell, Canadian Secretary of the International Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Regulation Office. Water levels have been stable since Sunday, Jun. 2, 2019, Caldwell said. “During

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Water levels predicted to peak in early June

  The water levels along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are expected to peak in early June. The City is not anticipating widespread flooding at this time, the office of emergency management is advising residents in low-lying and flood prone areas along these shorelines to keep a close

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City, Utilities Kingston reminding public of services during heavy rainfall

  The public is advised to be aware of potential flood dangers and sewer overflows as Kingston continues to experience heavy rain with another 15 to 25 mm of rain forecast to fall on Kingston and area today and into Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

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Here in Kingston at 1401 Highway 2

  There are artifacts of our history around every corner of Kingston, and as you walk down Penny Lane to 1401 Highway 2, you will come across a pioneer cemetery with history waiting to be discovered. Milton Cemetery at 1401 Highway 2 has long been abandoned from its original purpose.

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Man rescued from icy Kingston waters after breaking through ice

A man who fell through the ice in downtown Kingston on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 is lucky to have escaped the water and now receiving medical care at Kingston General Hospital (KGH). The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m., when a 29-year-old man broke through the ice on the St.

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