Construction begins on new Napanee Area Community Health Centre location

March 29, 2015 – 3:37 pm | Edit Post

Speaking on behalf of the various patients of the current Napanee Area Community Health Centre, Ken Ackerman, who is also on the centre’s advisory committee, said the new facility will meet or exceed and accessibility standards and “will be open to everyone, no matter what challenges they face.” – Jim Barber photo

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‘Phishing’ a growing concern for police – and it should be for you too

March 29, 2015 – 12:23 pm | Edit Post
‘Phishing’ a growing concern for police – and it should be for you too

Staff, Greater Napanee News
Officers with the Anti-Rackets Branch of the Ontario Provincial Police continue to remind everyone to be aware of the many email scams that criminals use to commit identity theft and other offences.
The term ‘phishing’ refers to any email falsely claiming to be from an established, legitimate organization such as a bank, business or government agency. The email …

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Online lottery and prize scams on the rise

March 15, 2015 – 4:45 pm | Edit Post

Staff, Greater Napanee News
According to recent statistics from the OPP, lottery scams and other prize fraud schemes are the second most common mass marketing fraud complaint and are fourth in terms of the dollar losses reported by victims.
In a press release, the provincial law enforcement agency said that many Canadians find themselves becoming scam victims thanks to the excitement of …

Rural/urban tax divide dominates council deliberations

March 13, 2015 – 12:51 pm | Edit Post

Citing a need for a cooling off period and a desire to deal with more pressing and immediate practical concerns, Tuesday evening a majority of members Greater Napanee town council defeated a motion brought forward by Ward 5 Coun. Shaune Lucas to launch a comprehensive review of the current municipal taxation structure that sees different rates paid by what are termed ‘urban’ and ‘rural’ residents of the municipality.

Suspect in indecent acts sought by police

March 3, 2015 – 11:55 am | Edit Post

Staff, Greater Napanee News
Both the Belleville Police Service and the Napanee OPP are looking for an individual who committed indecent acts from his vehicle in the downtowns of both communities in recent weeks.
In the first incident, on Feb. 16 at about 10:30 a.m., a woman was walking eastbound on the north side of Dundas Street near East Street in downtown …

Raiders fall 1-0 in league final opener

March 3, 2015 – 10:16 am | Edit Post

Staff, Greater Napanee News
Napanee goalie Tomo Mikuljan did his best to fend off an offensive barrage from the Port Hope Panthers, surrendering one goal on 36 shots, but it was the only goal the Panthers would need in a 1-0 home-ice win over the Raiders in the first game of the Empire B Junior C Championship Series held Sunday in …

Raiders/Panthers league title series starts Sunday

February 28, 2015 – 8:22 pm | Edit Post

Staff, Greater Napanee News
After both teams won their opening-round Empire B Junior C playoff series in five games, the Napanee Raiders and Port Hope Panthers will now face one another in the best-of-seven league championship series.
Game 1 takes place Sunday at 6 p.m. in Port Hope. The second game of the series is back in Napanee on Tuesday, March 3, …

Deputy Mayor’s ‘question time’ proposal for council meetings approved

February 28, 2015 – 7:50 pm | Edit Post

Deputy Mayor Marg Isbester brought forward a motion at the most recent council meeting proposing a 15-minute informal question time before council meetings. It was passed unanimously. – GNN file photo
Jim Barber, Greater Napanee News

At its previous meeting held earlier this month, Greater Napanee town council passed a motion put forward by Deputy Mayor Marg Isbester that will see 15 minutes set aside before the formal start of council meetings for questions and comments from the public to be directed to council.

Fatal 401 crash, missing teen, break and enters

February 25, 2015 – 1:29 pm | Edit Post

Staff, Greater Napanee News
A 58-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision just before 8 a.m. Wednesday morning on Highway 401 just east of Belleville.
According to the Napanee OPP, which was called to the scene, a tractor trailer and an SUV collided in the eastbound lanes of the highway. Belleville Fire Services also attended and needed to extricate one passenger …

Raiders one win away from taking series

February 24, 2015 – 11:22 pm | Edit Post

Staff, Greater Napanee News
Tomo Mikuljan stood tall in the third period, withstanding a withering barrage from Campbellford shooters to help preserve a hugely significant 2-1 victory for the Napanee Raiders Tuesday in the pivotal fourth game of the team’s Empire B Junior C opening round playoff series against the Rebels.
The win was Napanee’s third straight and second consecutive win on …

Local musician/promoter brings punk/ska show to Napanee

February 24, 2015 – 1:37 pm | Edit Post

Staff, Greater Napanee News
Six bands for six bucks.
That’s what Nathan Amey’s Bare Bones Records is offering fans of punk and ska (reggae-inspired punk) music this coming Friday evening as he presents his Handful o’ Bands Show, at the South Fredericksburgh Hall, 2478 County Road 8.
The well-known local musician, concert promoter and now record label owner (Bare Bones Records) is working …

Raiders fall 4-1 in playoff opener

February 17, 2015 – 11:04 pm | Edit Post

Staff, Greater Napanee News
After a late-season rush last year saw the team fall just short of landing a playoff berth, anticipation was at a fever pitch at the Strathcona Paper Centre for the Napanee Raiders first post-season game in some time, as the Campbellford Rebels came a-callin’ in the first game of the Empire B Junior C semifinals which took …