ATTEMPTED MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED
8/16/2017 4:13:32 PM
Kingston Police have arrested Jason Douglas Serson. He was located and arrested without incident following an attempted murder early this morning. Police say he is in their custody and will attend a bail hearing tomorrow.

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GREATER NAPANEE'S SECOND HABITAT HOME WELL UNDERWAY
8/16/2017 12:11:58 PM
The second Habitat for Humanity home in Greater Napanee is being built for the Mathias family: That was Habitat CEO Susan Zambonin.

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LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY ASKED TO WEIGH IN ON BILL 148
8/16/2017 10:20:49 AM
The Keep Ontario Working Coalition, Ontario Chamber of Commerce and various municipal Chambers, including Napanee's, have the first and only independent economic impact analysis of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act.

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L&A CELEBRATES CANADA 150 THIS WEEKEND
8/16/2017 9:04:01 AM
Lennox and Addington County celebrates Canada 150 this weekend with a huge celebration on the Museum grounds. Stephen Paul, Director, Community & Development Services goes over the lineup: The event is Saturday evening and is free for everyone.

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PROS TEE OFF FOR LOCAL CHARITIES
8/16/2017 8:54:58 AM
On Friday Augusta James, Alena Sharp, Jennifer Ha and Brittany Marchand will take part in the 2nd Annual Charity Skins game at Loyalist Golf and Country Club.

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THIEVES TARGETING SALONS & SPAS
8/16/2017 8:40:55 AM
Prince Edward County OPP is warning beauty salon and spa owners to be extra diligent in locking up after an increase in break-ins within the Central and East Regions. In all of the incidents the front glass doors were smashed, there wasn't a alarm system or video surveillance.

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CRCA MOVES TO WATER SAFETY STATEMENT STATUS
8/16/2017 8:33:35 AM
No word yet if yesterday's downpour will have any impact on the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority's move to downgraded its Flood Status to a Water Safety statement.

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CHARGES LAID IN TWEED DEATH
8/16/2017 8:25:32 AM
Central Hastings OPP have laid charges in relation to a death of a man in Tweed on Kinlin Road on August 12th. Fifty-three year-old Dartt MacPherson of Tweed has been identified as the victim.

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MOSQUITOES TEST POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE IN KFL&A
8/15/2017 8:47:33 AM
For the first time since 2013 mosquitoes in KFL&A Public Health's jurisdiction have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. While mosiquitoes collected in both Napanee and Kingston show signs of the virus, humans have not yet been infected.

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DISCOVER L&A GEOCACHING EVENT THIS WEEKEND
8/15/2017 8:38:27 AM
A big weekend in Lennox and Addington County with the Discover L&A Geocaching event and the Canada 150 Celebration. It all starts Friday night: That was Rob Plumley. The actual geocaching takes place on Saturday.

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SOLAR ECLIPSE WON'T BE MUCH IN LENNOX & ADDINGTON
8/15/2017 8:28:33 AM
An event that hasn't happened in our area for a long time will darken the skies slightly on August 21st. Joe Gilker, astrophotographer is gearing up for the solar eclipse.

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AMO SIGNS OFF ON CITY'S 5 YEAR OFFICIAL PLAN
8/15/2017 8:06:03 AM
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Ministry of Housing has approved the City of Kingston?s 5 year official plan. They did make some minor adjustments to provide broader permissions for second units and more specifically define group homes.

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PEC MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION GETS 3RD DONATION FROM BELLEVILLE RESIDENT
8/14/2017 3:48:02 PM
An 86 year old Belleville resident has made a third donation to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Irena Barker gave over $34,000 that will be used to purchase equipment that is part of this years ?Picture of Health? campaign.

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INVESTIGATION INTO CAUSE OF FATAL COLLISION CONTINUES
8/14/2017 8:01:40 AM
The investigation into a fatal collision is continuing in Prince Edward County. Saturday night around 9:00 OPP officers were called to a single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle just outside of Picton. The driver lost control while heading westbound on County Road 4 and hit a pole.

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DIGGIN' DOWNTOWN MOVES FURTHER WEST
8/14/2017 7:53:32 AM
Construction has now moved further West on Dundas Street. Manager of roads and bridges with Lennox and Addington County Chris Wagar goes over what the crew is up to: He says all the underground infrastructure is done for now and construction will wrap up in October.

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LOYALIST FIRE CHIEF RECEIVES ROYAL HONOUR
8/14/2017 7:45:16 AM
Loyalist Township's Fire Chief is being recognized for his years of service. Fred Stephenson has received the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal for his 30 years of loyal service to public safety.

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BELLEVILLE POLICE OPENS DOORS TO THE PUBLIC THIS WEEK
8/14/2017 7:35:51 AM
It's a first for the Belleville Police: they're hosting an open house. Guest can stop by to get a tour, see demonstrations from different departments, and just meet some of the officers who go out on a daily basis to try and keep the community safe. Sgt.

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HABITAT COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER DEAL
8/14/2017 7:27:37 AM
Habitat for Humanity Kingston-Limestone region has scooped up some property for the rock bottom price of $1. The City of Kingston is selling off some of its surplus land to the non-profit organization. Councillors agreed to donate 0.2 acres of vacant municipal land at 297 Gore Road.

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OPP RELEASES CIVIC LONG WEEKEND STATS
8/14/2017 7:19:45 AM
The OPP has released details from data collected from their civic long weekend blitz. There were 3 fatal crashes that took the lives of a 20-year-old woman, a 35-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man.

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SECOND HABITAT HOME BUILD BEGINS TOMORROW
8/11/2017 1:31:37 PM
Tomorrow marks the launch of the next 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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AMBUSH PERFORMS AT QUINTE RIBFEST THIS WEEKEND
8/11/2017 1:22:16 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters' tastiest fundraiser of the summer is in Trenton this weekend. The 11th annual Quinte Ribfest runs today to Sunday in Centennial Park, with special recipes from five internationally-acclaimed ribbers. Kingston's country rock band Ambush takes the stage twice tomorrow.

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BELLEVILLE SENS UNVEIL NEW UNIFORMS TOMORROW
8/11/2017 1:13:53 PM
A big reveal for the Belleville Senators. Tomorrow the local hockey stars will be show the public their new uniforms for the first time at the Quinte Mall.

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NOMINATION DEADLINE FOR CANADA 150 AWARD FAST APPROACHING
8/11/2017 1:05:10 PM
MP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington Mike Bossio is asking for everyone to put forward nominations for a special Canada 150 award.

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LIFESTYLE SHOWCASE A NETWORKING EVENT FOR BUSINESSES AND THE PUBLIC
8/11/2017 12:55:38 PM
Though not until October the Napanee and District Chamber of Commerce wants to get the word out about their Lifestyle showcase at the SPC.

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KINGSTON CRACKS MONEYSENSE'S TOP TEN PLACES TO RETIRE
8/11/2017 9:08:46 AM
If you're looking to retire soon, Kingston has been named to the top ten in MoneySense's Top 100 Places to Live in Canada. Kingston made the list coming in at number 9. Ottawa finished in second and Victoria British Columbia took the title.

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KINGSTON COUPLE WINS BIG ON SCRATCH TICKET
8/11/2017 9:00:38 AM
A Kingston couple are $100,000 after winning the grand prize on Instant Bingo Doubler. Marion and Gary Evans purchased the winning ticket at Dragon Variety on Bath Road in Kingston. At first Marion thought they won $50,000, until Gary had a look and realized it was double.

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MIRACLE TREAT DAY AT DAIRY QUEEN
8/10/2017 2:01:34 PM
It's Miracle Treat Day at Napanee Dairy Queen! Since the partnership began in 1984, DQ has become a top contributor to Children's Miracle Network, with over $125 million raised to-date in support of sick and injured children across North America.

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CLOUDY NIGHTS EXPECTED DURING PEAK OF PERSEID METEOR SHOWER
8/10/2017 1:43:28 PM
The Perseid Meteor shower peaks tomorrow and Saturday nights, but the weather isn't looking great for stargazing. Every year people from all over flock to the Dark Sly viewing area to catch a glimpse of, or get some great photos of the meteor shower.

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ENGLISH MOST COMMON LANGUAGE IN GREATER NAPANEE
8/10/2017 9:41:39 AM
No surprise here, of the 15,480 Greater Napanee residents counted in the 2016 Census, 15,260 speak English at home. The latest Census data released by Stats. Canada shows just 30 people speak French most often at home while 115 speak non-official languages.

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FAMILY AND CHILDRENS SERVICES SHRED-A-THON EVEN BIGGER THAN LAST YEAR
8/10/2017 9:34:16 AM
Family and Children's Services Frontenac Lennox and Addington's second annual Shred-A-Thon was so popular, they had to turn people away! Over 75 cars dropped off their shredables at the Agency's Division Street office Saturday. By 10:00 a.m.

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QUINTE CONSERVATION EXTENDS FLOOD WARNING
8/10/2017 9:26:54 AM
Quinte Conservation has extended its flood warning until September. Water levels on Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte are still significantly high for this time of year even after dropping over 30 cms since peaking on May 29th.

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PEC COUNCIL GIVES THE GO AHEAD ON MORE ROADWORK PROJECTS
8/10/2017 9:19:28 AM
Prince Edward County Council has given the green light to several roadwork projects in the County. They've approved the rehabilitation of three roads, replacement of the County Road 28 bridge and surface treatment work on just over 40 km of road throughout the County.

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WETTER THAN NORMAL JULY FOR OUR REGION
8/10/2017 9:11:56 AM
It was another wet month in the region according to Environment Canada. On July 24th, a low pressure system dumped 103 mm of rain on the City of Kingston creating flash flooding and prompting road closures.

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ALL HASTINGS-PRINCE EDWARD BEACHES SAFE FOR SWIMMING
8/10/2017 9:03:25 AM
Weekly tests show all Hastings-Prince Edward beaches are safe for swimming. The health unit's beach report monitors E.coli bacteria levels and posts signs at local beaches when counts exceed healthy amounts.

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