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Shuttle bus driver charged after collision with crop sprayer on Wolfe Island

The driver of the shuttle bus that collided with a crop-spraying arm of a tractor near the Dawson Point ferry dock on Wolfe Island has now been charged. The collision occurred just before 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at Dawsons Point, a short distance from where the Wolfe

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Multiple people sent to hospital following accident involving shuttle bus, tractor on Wolfe Island

Update (Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 at 3:22 p.m.): The Ontario Provincial Police have confirmed that the spraying arm of a tractor pierced through the Wolfe Island shuttle bus in an accident that is currently under investigation. The arm of the tractor went through the front windshield of the bus on

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Local artist captures Kingston’s urban landscape on paper cups

Kingston-based urban sketcher and painter, John Wright, is making cup-cycling paintings of Kingston’s urban landscape. These paintings consist of sketches and art on the paper cups. Ten years ago, he discovered Urban Sketchers on the internet and it captured his imagination.   “I had never really painted, but bought a watercolour

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Wolfe Island community celebrates their first Olympian, Kristina Walker

When we meet people throughout our lives, it’s expected that our view of others evolves as we gradually get to know them. It can take a long time to get to know most people and understand who they are inside and out. Then, there are the few people we meet

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Indigenous Peoples Day ceremony unveils ‘Manidoo Ogitigan’ at Lake Ontario Park

Manidoo Ogitigan (Spirit Garden), Kingston’s largest public art installation, will be officially opened with a small ceremony on Monday, Jun. 21, 2021, National Indigenous Peoples Day. The installation, just steps from the Lake Ontario Park parking lot, commemorates the fact that Kingston is built on the territorial lands of the

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Kingston ferry terminal to Wolfe Island slated for demolition in Fall 2023

A recent announcement has slated the Kingston Ferry Terminal demolition and construction to be completed by 2023. The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) has planned for a new passenger terminal to be built closer to the water, and a small administrative office and ferry staff parking lot near the

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KSS students seek funds for Little Forest outdoor classroom

Kingston Secondary School (KSS) students are asking for your help to plant a “Little Forest” outdoor classroom in Champlain Park. Namirah Quadir, Urban Student Trustee for the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and Isadora Ferguson of Friday’s for Future Kingston, both students at KSS, appear in a YouTube video asking

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Kingston musician releases mental health-inspired album

A Kingston musician is using his time working in mental health as a means to give back to the sector locally. Rich Tyo has spent two years working on the songs that make up the new album ‘Inner Space Outer Space by Kingston group, JukeBox County.  Tyo says the songs

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COVID worries rise for Wolfe Islanders as tourist season approaches

With the typical tourist season approaching, a Wolfe Island business owner is hoping more can be done to curb the number of tourists visiting the Island heading into a second pandemic summer. “We have an unusually high number of at-risk individuals, meaning they’re older or health compromised,” Mike Bromley, owner

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Paramedic Memorial Bell arrives in Frontenac

The ringing of a bell often accompanies some of the most significant moments and ceremonies the world over – weddings, the end of cancer treatment, and, in this case, those paramedics who’ve lost their lives on the job. On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, the Paramedic Memorial Bell arrived in Kingston,

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Fundraiser for 16 year-old victim in Wolfe Island crash quickly exceeds goal

A Go Fund Me campaign for a victim of an alleged hit-and-run collision has met and surpassed its $10,000 goal in just one day. “We have hit the goal in such a short time. We cannot believe the support for the Knox family from this community. You are all so

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Construction on Wolfe Island docks to begin this fall

The Ontario government is investing $63.3 million to rebuild the Marysville ferry dock on Wolfe Island and $82.5 million for the Kingston dock, Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, and Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, stated in an announcement today, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. This

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