AMHERSTVIEW MAN COULD GET 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FLIGHT DIVERSION
7/28/2017 9:16:38 AM
An Amherstview man could face up to 20 years in prison following his guilty plea in an Orlando courtroom. There's an update to the story we've been following since May where Brandon Courneyea was arrested after a flight from Montego Bay to Toronto was diverted to Orlando.

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COUNTY'S DARK SKY VIEWING AREA GAINING IN POPULARITY
7/28/2017 9:07:26 AM
Astrophotographer and galaxy tour guide Joe Gilker says the Dark Sky viewing area is gaining popularity: He says the events held there as well are bringing in large crowds: The first event started out with 50 people while the most recent event had over 100.

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DRIVE-THRU UPSET IN KINGSTON
7/28/2017 8:56:52 AM
A 29-year-old Kingston man is facing charges after he lost his cool in the drive-thru. Police say the man became upset with drive-thru staff at a local restaurant, then got out of his vehicle, entered the restaurant and threw a cash register on the floor.

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WANTED MAN EVADES POLICE
7/27/2017 4:46:32 PM
A wanted man got away from police and another was held for a bail hearing following an incident on Beechwood road. Tuesday morning an officer with Napanee OPP stopped to help 2 motorists. The officer recognized one of the men as John MacDonald who is wanted by Frontenac OPP Assault with a weapon.

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W.J. HENDERSON CENTRE CONSIDERED FOR NEW LOYALIST TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING
7/27/2017 1:42:02 PM
An addition to the W.J. Henderson Recreation Centre looks like it could be the site of a new administrative building for Loyalist Township. Township staff made the recommendation to councilors early this week. There were 3 potential sites chosen, dwindled down from 25 potentials.

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COUNTY BUDGET ON TRACK FOR FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR
7/27/2017 1:34:01 PM
A 6th month update on the County budget shows that we're pretty close to estimates: That was Steven Fox, director of financial and physical services. He did say there are a few outstanding items on the list, paramedic services and also some re-negotiations, that staff are investigating.

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NEXT HABITAT HOME BUILD KICKS OFF AUGUST 12TH
7/27/2017 1:24:18 PM
On August 12th you're invited a wall-raising day for the latest Habitat for Humanity build. Office Manager with Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region Teresa Zhang goes over what a wall-raising is: This wall-raising will take place near 163 Cooks Rd in Roblin.

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CRCA ISSUES FLOOD WARNING FOR INLAND LAKES AND STREAMS
7/27/2017 1:15:18 PM
The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority has added more lakes to their flood warning. Water levels on inland lakes and streams will remain high as water from Monday's storm works its way through the system.

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COUNTY COUNCILOR HOPING TO REVERSE SCHOOL CLOSURE
7/27/2017 10:08:07 AM
Stone Mills Councilor John Wise brought a motion forward to County Council asking for their support in asking the minister of education to reverse the decision to close some rural schools: Wise brought forward this motion forward in response to the Minister of education suspending further...

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FULL SERVICE RESTORED AT GLENORA FERRY
7/27/2017 9:48:28 AM
Full service has finally returned to the Glenora Ferry. 2 Ferries will be running for the remainder of the summer and all types of vehicles are welcome. There is a ferry load restriction of 18 tonnes.

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IMPAIRED DRIVER HITS SCHOOL BUS
7/27/2017 9:39:56 AM
A Quinte West man will be in Napanee court August 8th after hitting a school bus. Kaladar OPP were called to a motor vehicle collision between a pickup truck and a school bus on Highway 41 just south of Bon Echo Park. Nobody on the bus was injured.

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SALVATION ARMY BIBLE SCHOOL
7/26/2017 12:34:33 PM
The Salvation Army's Vacation Bible school takes place next week. Community service worker and summer student Cameron Wilson goes over the details: It runs from July 31st to August 4th. Registration is required: The event is free to attend.

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CRCA EXTENDS FLOOD WARNING TO SEPTEMBER
7/26/2017 9:40:36 AM
As record high water levels on Lake Ontario continue, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority has extended its Flood Warning. Water measured at Kingston is currently 75.60 m, only 0.4 m below the Lake Ontario 100-year flood elevation.

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GRANDMOTHER LURED AWAY FROM HOME SO GRANDDAUGHTER CAN BREAK IN
7/26/2017 9:33:55 AM
A Kingston couple is facing multiple charges after luring an elderly woman away from her home then breaking in. Police say the woman's 20-year-old granddaughter called her and asked to meet. The victim left her rural home but her granddaughter never showed up.

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BODY OF MISSING BELLEVILLE MAN RECOVERED FROM MAZINAW LAKE
7/26/2017 9:27:23 AM
The body of a missing Belleville man has been recovered from Mazinaw Lake. Rich Meeboer went into the lake June 24th while out with tubing with family and friends. The OPP searched the area for days after but were unsuccessful in locating the 47-year-old.

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BEACHES POSTED AS NOT SAFE FOR SWIMMING
7/26/2017 9:18:48 AM
Two local beaches are considered unsafe for swimming due to higher than normal bacteria levels. Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health's weekly beach report says Centennial Park in Deseronto on the Bay of Quinte and Frankford Park - Trent River are posted.

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LOCAL VOLLEYBALL PLAYER GOES FOR GOLD AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN VIENNA
7/25/2017 2:08:23 PM
Local Ryan Vandenburg is heading to Vienna, Austria this evening for the World Beach Volleyball Championships as part of one of the teams representing Canada. Ryan grew up in Quinte West and attended Quinte Christian Highschool.

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COMMUNITY GARDEN TOUR AIMS TO ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY GROWTH AND FOOD SECURITY
7/25/2017 12:39:45 PM
Three members from the Community Gardens Network: Hastings and Prince Edward are touring Greater Napanee today to check our community gardens. Their first stop was the Gardens to go site on the old Olco lot.

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NAPANEE OPP LOOKING FOR 3 SUSPECTS FOLLOWING VIOLENT BREAK AND ENTER
7/25/2017 12:00:04 PM
Napanee OPP are asking for your help following a violent break and enter on Meadow Lane. Police say that last night around 10pm three men broke into a home, brandishing weapons and assaulted a visitor. The victim received minor injuries and was taken to hospital where he was treated and released.

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QC BEGINS DAM OPERATIONS IN NAPANEE
7/25/2017 9:50:19 AM
Quinte Conservation's dam operations in the Napanee watershed are underway. The significant rainfall has caused beaver dams to collapse prompting the call. Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says it will alleviate the impacts of significant amounts of localized rain.

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KINGSTON POLICE LAUNCH INTERNAL INVESTIGATION
7/25/2017 9:42:55 AM
Officers with Kingston Police are investigating one of their own. A video posted to social media yesterday shows an elderly man driving through a flooded area that was barricaded. When he became stranded in deep water you can hear a male berating him and making profane comments.

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CRCA ISSUES FLOOD OUTLOOK
7/25/2017 9:35:26 AM
The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood Outlook statement for inland lakes and streams. Heavy rainfall in the Cataraqui Region over the past 24 hours has caused inland lakes and streams to rise and localized urban flooding has been reported.

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FOUR CHARGED IN ARMED ROBBERY
7/25/2017 9:27:58 AM
Charges for a 23-year-old man and three teenagers involved in a weekend robbery. Saturday morning around 1:30 Napanee OPP officers and Tyendinaga Police Service were called to an armed robbery at a store in Tyendinaga.

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EOWC LOOKING FOR SUPPORT FOR NEW TRAIN LINE
7/25/2017 9:19:52 AM
There could be a new train stop north of Kingston. Via Rail is proposing a new 5.25 billion dollar passenger rail line between Windsor and Quebec City with stops in Tweed and Sharbot Lake.

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NAPANEE WOMAN CHARGED FOR SENDING THREATENING TEXTS
7/24/2017 9:35:15 AM
A 28-year-old Napanee woman has been charged for sending threatening messages to another woman. Kingston Police say they received information about the texts, threatening the victim through another woman's cell phone.

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POLICE LOOKING FOR STOLEN KITTEN
7/24/2017 9:18:09 AM
Kingston Police are looking to speak with a woman who may know the whereabouts of a stolen kitten. The special needs kitten "Flipper" was stolen from the Kingston Humane Society in June. The Humane Society is concerned with locating the kitten and having it returned to ensure proper care.

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2ND ANNUAL SHRED-A-THON THIS AUGUST
7/24/2017 9:09:19 AM
The 2nd annual Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington shred-a-thon is coming up. Manager of community relations John Suart has the details: Shredding is a minimum 10 dollar donation.

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QUIET ROCKFEST FOR POLICE
7/24/2017 9:00:21 AM
A relatively uneventful Rockfest for Belleville Police. Saturday night's estimated crowd of 3,500 were well behaved according to police. While several people were removed from the venue throughout the evening for minor incidents there were no arrests or serious occurrences.

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DINE & DASH ENDS IN HIT & RUN
7/24/2017 8:52:55 AM
Officers with Belleville Police are looking for witnesses to a hit and run in the North China Buffet parking lot. Just before 3:00 Sunday afternoon a 20-year-old employee at the restaurant was hit by a car while trying to confront some "dine and dashers".

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CANADA 150 PHOTO CONTEST CONTINUES
7/24/2017 8:44:26 AM
While Canada Day may be over, Greater Napanee's Canada 150 photo contest continues until the end of the year.

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WEEKEND DEATHS PROMPT OPP TO ISSUE DRIVING STATEMENT
7/21/2017 1:16:02 PM
The OPP are reminding drivers not to let their guard down while out on the road this weekend. Last weekend stood out to OPP as 7 people died. In a triple-fatality a pick-up truck collided with a commercial truck in northwestern Ontario, killing all three occupants of the pick-up truck.

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STILRING CURLING CLUB GETS OVER $21 THOUSAND DOLLARS THROUGH NEW HORIZONS GRANT
7/21/2017 1:08:47 PM
Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program the Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million dollars to 1,850 community-based projects. The Stirling curling club is getting an upgraded facility thanks to the program.

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MUSIC BY THE RIVER THIS SUNDAY
7/21/2017 1:01:20 PM
Music by the river takes place on Sunday. All you have to do is set up a lawn chair and relax by the banks of the Napanee River at Conservation Park. Musical guest Turpin's Trail performs from 2-4pm. More details available online, a link is available on our website.

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WEEKEND DEATHS PROMPT OPP TO ISSUE DRIVING STATEMENT
7/21/2017 12:53:40 PM
The OPP are reminding drivers not to let their guard down while out on the road this weekend. Last weekend stood out to OPP as 7 people died. In a triple-fatality a pick-up truck collided with a commercial truck in northwestern Ontario, killing all three occupants of the pick-up truck.

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