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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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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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OPP recover body of man missing from Wolfe Island Ferry

Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have located the body of a man who went overboard from the Wolfe Island Ferry on Monday, Aug. 3. Just after 7:30 p.m on Monday night, officers from the Thousand Islands office and Frontenac Detachment were dispatched to

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OPP searching for man who fell from Wolfe Island Ferry

The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating after a man went overboard from the Wolfe Island Ferry Monday night.  On August 3, 2020 just after 7:30 p.m. officers from the Thousand Islands office and Frontenac Detachment were dispatched to the Wolfe Island Ferry Terminal. The

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Wolfe Island’s Big Sandy Bay to remain closed for 2020

With the hotter weather driving many out to their favourite swimming spots, one of the most beloved beaches in the area will remain closed. Big Sandy Bay on Wolfe Island has not opened to the public this year as it normally would, and will not be opening for the remainder

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RMC’s David Howes named Executive Director of Fencing Canada

David Howes, the Assistant Coach of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC)’s varsity fencing team, has been named the Interim Executive Director of the Canadian Fencing Federation (CFF). RMC announced the appointment on Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020, and noted that Howes’ role in the position will last until at

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Ice storm causes power outages throughout region

The freezing rain that hit Kingston and the area overnight and into Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 has resulted in power outages throughout the region. Utilities Kingston is reporting two areas of outages, one in the east end of the city, and the other in Kingston’s north end. The north end

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Kingston native’s company wins Queen’s UPStart Venture Challenge

It’s not all that common for the founder and CEO of a company to be able to say that company is “Kingston approved,” but for Kerri-Lynn McAllister, when she talks about her company, Pawzy, it’s 100 per cent true. That’s because McAllister’s Cavalier King Charles spaniel is named after the

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