OPP URGES YOU TO BE SAFE THIS SUMMER
6/23/2017 1:45:35 PM
With one long weekend already in books, residents and visitors across the province have lots of time to take in summer 2017. The summer months present many activities for family and friends, with a lot of opportunities to enjoy Ontario's beaches.

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KINGSTON COUNCIL NAMES PIER AFTER GORD DOWNIE
6/23/2017 1:37:08 PM
First there was Tragically Hip Way, now there is the Gordon Edgar Downie Pier. Kingston council voted unanimously to rename the popular pier west of Breakwater Park and south of the King Street Water Treatment Plant.

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RE-VAMPED LOYALIST PARK RE-OPENS
6/23/2017 1:29:42 PM
The grand re-opening of Lakeview Park Playground in Amherstview took place over the weekend. The upgrades and renovations to the park were made possible through FedDev Ontario and the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Loyalist Township received up to $50,000 dollars for the playground.

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LOCAL SEARS STORE IMPACTED BY NATIONAL CLOSURES
6/23/2017 10:56:23 AM
Sears full-line stores in Kingston and Belleville are not on the list of stores the retailer is closing in its bid to restructure under bankruptcy protection. The Sears Home store in Kingston however, will close. More than 25 per cent of the locations being closed by Sears Canada are in Ontario.

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STATE OF EMERGENCY ENDS IN PEC
6/23/2017 10:48:51 AM
The flood state of emergency is over in Prince Edward County. Put in place May 9th because of localized flooding and high water levels, Mayor Quaiff says water levels have dropped over the past several weeks, reducing the risk to both people and property.

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DIGGIN' DOWNTOWN DELAYED
6/23/2017 10:41:20 AM
Weather and unforeseen delays have postponed the re-opening of Dundas street. In order to complete work between Centre and Robert crews will need until Friday July 14th.

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BIA ENCOURAGING MEMBERS TO PARK ELSEWHERE
6/23/2017 10:33:48 AM
The BIA is putting out a plea to local business owners and staff. They are encouraging them to park in one of the larger lots provided instead of right in front of their business.

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PEC ADDRESSING HIRING CHALLENGES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
6/23/2017 10:26:24 AM
Prince Edward County is looking to attract rural employment from the Greater Toronto Area. The County has partnered with Rural Employment Initiative which aims to connect newcomers to Canada with job openings in smaller Ontario communities.

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DRUG CHARGES FOR ODESSA MAN
6/23/2017 10:18:32 AM
A 31-year-old Odessa man is facing drug charges after he was caught by Kingston police. Wednesday morning around 7:00 an officer saw the accused and a woman on the Memorial Centre property. As soon as they saw police they took off. The accused was riding a bike and refused to stop.

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NIGHT SKY TOUR TOMORROW
6/22/2017 2:29:58 PM
Should the weather cooperate tomorrow night there will be a laser-guided tour of the galaxy. Rob Plumley with Lennox and Addington County says the dark sky viewing events have been very well received: Joe Gilker will highlight Jupiter, Saturn, the Hercules Cluster and the Beehive Cluster.

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WATERMAIN FLUSHING IN PEC CONTINUES
6/22/2017 2:21:33 PM
Watermain flushing continues in Prince Edward County until the end of the week. Flushing will be conducted at Picton Main Street (West) and all streets southwest from Ferguson Street out to the traffic circle. Macaulay Village will also be flushed.

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SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES 2017/2018 BUDGET
6/22/2017 9:22:15 AM
The Limestone District School Board will operate with nearly 270 million dollars next school year. The Board appoved a $268,970,131 balanced budget at it's meeting this week.

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NEW CAO FOR L&A COUNTY
6/22/2017 9:14:57 AM
Lennox and Addington County has announced their new Chief Administrative Officer. Brenda Orchard takes over for retiring Larry Keech on Tuesday August 8th. Orchard has almost 20 years of senior municipal leadership experience in three provinces including both urban and rural communities.

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PAULRIDGE BERRY FARM'S 40TH SEASON UNDERWAY
6/22/2017 9:05:55 AM
Strawberry season has arrived at Paulridge Berry Farm: That was Ruth Paul. She says they offer more than just strawberries: Paulridge is open weekdays 8 a.m - 8 p.m. and 8 - 4 on Saturdays, including Canada Day. This is their 40th season.

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BURSARY PROGRAM REACHES MAJOR MILESTONE
6/22/2017 8:55:09 AM
Family and Children's Services Frontenac Lennox and Addington has hit a major milestone when it comes to community donations: That was Manager, Community Relations John Suart.

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GOOD BABY BOX SURPASSES GOAL
6/22/2017 8:44:32 AM
Great news from the Good Baby Box program in Hastings and Prince Edward County: That was Program Coordinator Bev Heuving.

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MRC SATELLITE LOCATION OPENS IN BELLEVILLE
6/22/2017 8:28:38 AM
Local military families have a new space in Belleville to call their own. The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre officially unveiled its new satellite office at 610 Dundas St. E. during a media event this week. The 7,000 sq. ft.

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COOL START TO THE SUMMER
6/21/2017 9:02:55 AM
After a mild and wet Spring Meteorologist Geoff Coulson tells myFM that the dog days of summer may be limited: It's too early for Coulson to predict into August to see whether or not this odd trend will continue.

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PUBLIC URGES OEB TO DENY HYDRO ONE'S REQUEST TO INCREASE DISTRIBUTION RATES
6/20/2017 12:43:06 PM
A public meeting was held at the SPC last night to discuss Hydro One's request to increase distribution rates over the next 5 years. Representatives from the Ontario Energy Board and Hydro One were on hand to hear comments and answer questions from the public.

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COMMUNITY SUPPORTS BUILDING NEW HOSPITAL AT EXISTING LOCATION
6/20/2017 12:33:39 PM
The community is overwhelmingly in favour of keeping the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital where it is in Picton. Feedback from a month-long survey shows the public would like to see the new PECMH built on the existing site rather than by the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home.

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NOMINATION NOW ACCEPTED FOR ARTS AWARDS
6/20/2017 12:24:26 PM
You can now nominate an individual or group for the Greater Napanee Arts Association awards. There are 8 categories to nominate for including a new one: That was Tim Nimigan. He goes over where you can get nomination forms: Nominations are due by June 30th with awards given out in the fall.

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FIGHT AT ROTARY PARK ENDS IN CHARGES FOR SOUTH FRONTENAC MAN
6/20/2017 12:13:26 PM
A 34-year-old South Frontenac man is charged with assault following an incident in Rotary Park over the weekend.

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100 PEOPLE WHO CARE COMING TO PEC
6/20/2017 10:55:18 AM
A new branch of the 100 women who care movement that's swept the globe recently, could be coming to Prince Edward County. 100+ Men Who Care Quinte met last week, voting to donate just over $10,000 to food and shelter services through the San Damiano Foundation based in Madoc.

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BOARD APPROVES RECOMMENDATION TO CONSOLIDATE PICTON SCHOOLS
6/20/2017 7:57:42 AM
Final recommendations for several schools in Prince Edward County are in. The Accommodation Review committee recommends keeping Sophiasburgh Central School open as long as a community hub called "The Sophiasburgh Opportunity" is established.

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HABITAT VOLUNTEER INFORMATION NIGHT FOR NAPANEE BUILD THURSDAY
6/20/2017 7:47:50 AM
Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone is looking for volunteers for its Napanee build. They're hosting an information session on Thursday for those interested: That was Chief Executive Officer Susan Zambonin.

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PHOTO CONTEST WELL UNDERWAY IN GREATER NAPANEE
6/19/2017 2:31:29 PM
The Town of Greater Napanee year long photo contest is undeway. Lyndsay Tee with the Town goes over the rules of the contest: She says entering is really easy: Send you photo to ltee@greaternapanee.com.

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AREA BEACHES STILL SAFE FOR SWIMMING
6/19/2017 2:21:54 PM
Beach status in the KFL&A area remain the same. All beaches in Central Frontenac, Kingston, Frontenac Islands, South Frontenac and Stone Mills are safe for swimming.

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PUBLIC MEETING ON HYDRO TONIGHT AT SPC
6/19/2017 2:14:13 PM
There's a public meeting tonight at the SPC to get reaction and inform the public about Hydro Rates in the area. Doors open at 6 tonight with the meeting starting at 6:30. There will be a question and answer secession at the end of the presentation.

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PICTON HOME TO FIRST DOWNIE-WENJACK LEGACY ROOM
6/19/2017 8:43:52 AM
Picton is now home to Canada's first Downie-Wenjack Legacy Room. Melissa Larkin of DarkSpark says the room was inspired by a First Nations Chief.

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QUINTE CONSERVATION CELEBRATES 70TH ANNIVERSARY WITH PHOTO CONTEST
6/19/2017 8:33:07 AM
As part of their 70th anniversary celebration, Quinte Conservation is holding a photography contest.

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POLICE RESPOND TO SIX ANIMAL IN DISTRESS CALLS IN ONE DAY
6/19/2017 8:15:06 AM
Another reminder from Belleville Police after they received multiple complaints over the weekend. Never leave an animal unattended in a hot vehicle. Officers responded to calls of six animals in distress Saturday.

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SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES FOR 72-YEAR-OLD WOMAN
6/19/2017 8:07:34 AM
A 72-year-old Kingston woman is charged for alleged sexual assaults against her former partner. Police say the investigation into the assaults which are said to have occurred between May 2004 and September 2005, began in March.

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NEW EXHIBITS OPENING AT BELLEVUE HOUSE TO CELEBRATE CANADA 150
6/19/2017 7:58:53 AM
Bellevue House National Historic Site is joining in on the Canada 150 celebrations.

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