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No Chalk the Walk in 2019

No Chalk the Walk in 2019
Gananoque – After ten years of the 1000 Islands Sidewalk Chalk Festival, AKA ‘Chalk the Walk’, the organization’s Co-Chairs Jan Gravelle and David Ansley regret to say that there will be no event this year. With much soul-searching, weighing of pros and cons, and budgeting considerations, the decision was not arrived at lightly. For ten years, this annual community and... Read More

Water Levels in the Lake Ontario St. Lawrence Will Continue to Rise

Water Levels in the Lake Ontario St. Lawrence Will Continue to Rise
A major flood event is under way in the lower St. Lawrence River with levels in some areas above 2017 peaks, while levels throughout the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River system are expected to keep rising significantly this coming week due to rainfall across the basin. The Lake Ontario outflows are being adjusted as Ottawa River flows into the... Read More

15th annual Kingston-Quinte Telus Motorcycle Ride For Dad May 25th

15th annual Kingston-Quinte Telus Motorcycle Ride For Dad May 25th
Kingston – Hundreds of engines will thunder to life in unison as the 15 th annual Kingston- Quinte Telus Motorcycle Ride For Dad takes place May 25. The annual event, which raises money for Prostate Cancer Research and Awareness, is responsible for delivering over $1.4 million dollars to the cause over the past 14 years. “We were the second location... Read More

ONTARIO ANNOUNCES MEASURES TO INCREASE SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

ONTARIO ANNOUNCES MEASURES TO INCREASE SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
BROCKVILLE – Ontario’s government for the people has announced new measures to give municipalities the tools they need to target drivers who threaten the safety of children crossing roads to get to and from their school bus. The proposed regulations will allow for more efficient enforcement and prosecution by allowing evidence from these cameras to be used in court without... Read More

2019 1000 Islands Writers Festival Being Held This Weekend

2019 1000 Islands Writers Festival Being Held This Weekend
Gananoque – The 2019 1000 Islands Writers Festival is being held in Gananoque this weekend running from Thursday, April 25th to Sunday, April 28th. Gananoque’s celebration of storytelling through words, music and art will see the following storytellers and authors: Ted Barris, Terry Fallis, Heather Smith, Lesley Crewe, Tracy Kasaboski, Eric Walters, Deborah Dunleavy, Elizabeth Renzetti, Tom Wilson, Kristen Den... Read More

CRCA ISSUES WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – FLOOD OUTLOOK

CRCA ISSUES WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – FLOOD OUTLOOK
Kingston – The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook today. The ground is saturated in many areas and is still frozen in some parts of the region. Except for isolated patches of snow and ice, the ground is bare. The current ground conditions can lead to high runoff from rainfall due to... Read More

Province Planning on Reducing Ambulance/Paramedic Services From 52 to 10

Province Planning on Reducing Ambulance/Paramedic Services From 52 to 10
Brockville – The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville got word on Monday from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has the intent to reduce 52 ambulance/paramedic services to 10 through restructuring. The counties have been providing a paramedic/ambulance service since 2001 when the Province downloaded the service to municipalities. Municipalities... Read More

Significant rainfall likely Sunday and Sunday night

Significant rainfall likely Sunday and Sunday night
Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Sunday & Sunday Night. Significant rainfall likely Sunday and Sunday night. Precipitation associated with an approaching low pressure system is expected to move into Eastern Ontario Sunday and persist until Monday morning. Precipitation may begin as snow before changing to rain in some areas. Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 40... Read More

Routine Traffic Stop Finds Stun Gun and Gananoque Man who was in Breach of Probation

Routine Traffic Stop Finds Stun Gun and Gananoque Man who was in Breach of Probation
Gananoque – On April 6, 2019 officers while on routine patrol observed a known male who was seated in the rear of a motor vehicle.  Further investigation determined the male to be wanted for breach of probation.  Officers conducted a traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of the 37-year-old male from Brockville. Prior to the arrest the male attempted... Read More

Gananoque Police Reports for March 31st, 2019

Gananoque Police Reports for March 31st, 2019
Gananoque – Gananoque Police Reports for March 31st, 2019. March 26th, 2019 The Gananoque Police arrested a 22-year-old Gananoque male at a King Street East residence.  The male was on Probation, with a condition not to associate with a resident at that address. He was also on a condition not to possess or use non-medically prescribed drugs. Further investigation revealed... Read More