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  • Driver stopped by OPP travelling slower than 50 km/h on Highway 401
    by The Whig-Standard on 10/08/2020 at 7:41 pm

    A driver is facing criminal charges from Ontario Provincial Police after they were spotted driving slower than 50 km/h on Highway 401 — a 100 km/h zone. An officer from Lennox and Addington County OPP was patrolling the eastbound lanes of the highway near Belleville on Saturday when they […]

  • Kingston-area junior hockey teams await reopening plan
    by Tim Gordanier on 10/08/2020 at 7:30 pm

    KINGSTON — Local teams from lower-calibre junior hockey leagues are no doubt hoping the recent announcement to restart the Ontario Hockey League will have a trickle-down effect on their respective loops. The OHL announced last Wednesday that it is targeting Dec. 1 as the beginning of the […]

  • In the Courts: May 4-8, 2020
    by The Whig-Standard on 10/08/2020 at 6:50 pm

    A compilation of offences from Kingston’s Ontario Court of Justice for the period of May 4-8, 2020. Only sentences that involved a large fine, probation or incarceration are included Evert Blake, 40, was convicted of failing in late February to comply with a police officer’s demand for […]

  • $47.5 million to be spent on active transportation, transit in Kingston
    by Elliot Ferguson on 10/08/2020 at 3:13 pm

    KINGSTON — The city is to receive more than $31 million from the federal and provincial governments to help pay for a $47.5-million project to support the expansion of public transportation and active transportation in the city. The plan, announced Monday morning, will see the city contribute […]

  • Local boards to release detailed back-to-school plans this week
    by The Whig-Standard on 09/08/2020 at 6:07 pm

    Students will be back in regional schools in three weeks, and local school boards are thanking families for their patience as they work to release a back-to-school plan. On Friday, both the Limestone District School Board and the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board sent out […]

  • 'The legions are struggling'
    by Steph Crosier on 07/08/2020 at 9:03 pm

    KINGSTON — Had the largest Royal Canadian Legion branch in Kingston not been able to open in June, it wouldn’t have made it to 2021, its president said. Luckily, Branch 560’s reserve fund saved it for the three months when it was forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

  • Busy wildlife centre needs volunteers
    by Luke Hendry on 07/08/2020 at 6:19 pm

    Part five of Wild Summer, The Intelligencer’s series on Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre. Scroll to the bottom for links to the other parts. NAPANEE — For animals on eastern Ontario roads, death comes on four wheels – but so does salvation. For almost 5,000 injured and sick wildlife […]

  • PEC beekeeper saving threatened bees one hive at a time
    by Derek Baldwin on 07/08/2020 at 3:29 pm

    One thing’s for certain. Only someone with a very deep passion for bees would plant a big, wet kiss on a swarming, buzzing hive of the little critters. Ask Curtis Hardy, owner of Quinte Bee Rescue, the bee’s knees when it comes to removing an unwanted beehive from inside a home or […]

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