About 60 supporters of the Hereditary Chiefs of Wet’suwet’en came out on February 17 to stage a protest at the Thousand Islands Bridge at Lansdowne/Alexandria Bay. The peaceful protest stopped traffic for about three hours as part of a series of nationwide rotating demonstrations designed to bring awareness to the pipeline issue on Wet’suwet’en territory.
(LANSDOWNE ON February 18, 2020) Sometimes people just want to be heard. To be noticed, to have their issues taken seriously, to have those around them acknowledge they are there. And when no one seems to be paying attention, they take action.
A bald eagle was slowly circling the Thousand Islands Bridge at Lansdowne/Alexandria Bay on February 17 as an organized group of protestors marched on the toll booth on the Canadian side. Watching for traffic and remaining soft spoken and well mannered, they carried their signs to the entrance to the bridge, spread out, and refused to move. Continue reading →
Wednesday, April 22, 1970, was glorious. It was early spring in southern New Hampshire and the earth had decided to give up its white blanket of snow and push forth as much green as it could get away with on such short notice. The sun was warm and pleasant, and the black flies had as yet to come out in full force as students from 12 -18 years of age gathered outside the dining hall on main campus to be given garbage bags and instructions. Continue reading →
(Written September 22, 2018 – by L. Lorraine Payette)
The room was buzzing with joy as Big River Technologies Inc. showed off its new location at 60 Mill Street in Gananoque on September 20. At the event were many members of Gananoque’s business community as well as several dignitaries, all happy to congratulate the company on its achievements and what it hopes to do for Gananoque and the entire area. Continue reading →
Gananoque will have five candidates running for mayor and 14 for council in the upcoming municipal elections. Lorraine Payette/For Postmedia Network
(Written September 9, 2018 by L. Lorraine Payette)
(Gananoque, ON) With the municipal elections coming up on Monday, October 22, signs are sprouting up all through the town. This year, five candidates are running for the position of Mayor of Gananoque, with another 14 running for Town Council. The mayoral candidates are John Beddows, Brian Brooks, Jim Garrah, Ted Lojko, and Christine Milks. Continue reading →
(First written September 14, 2018 – L.Lorraine Payette)
(Gananoque, ON) In order to make sure that everyone is as well informed as possible prior to the election, All Candidates Nights will be held by both the Chamber of Commerce (September 26 (council) and 27 (mayoral)) and the Rotary Club (October 3 (mayoral) and 10 (council). Fourteen candidates are running for six council positions in Gananoque. To give each of them an opportunity to be heard, each will be given a small space here. They are Dave Anderson, Adrian Haird, Matt Harper, Joe Jansen, Mike Kench, Allison McNaught, Ian Miller, Dennis O’Connor, David Osmond, Cheryl Lynn Pretsell, Art Thivierge, Harold Tulk, and Anne Warren. No response was received from candidate Terry Ferguson, but we will happily give equal time when we receive his information. Continue reading →
Throughout Gananoque, Ontario, people shared their sorrow at the loss of MP Gord Brown, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, by displaying his campaign signs with a tasteful “Thank You!” placed in the upper left hand corner. Signs have appeared in businesses and on private residences, all respectfully mourning MP Brown who died of an apparent heart attack on May 2, 2018, at the age of 57.
(Originally written May 5, 2018)
As Gananoque and area grieve over the loss of MP Gord Brown, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, they have decided to make a quiet but very public display of their respect for him by putting his campaign signs out on their lawns with a simple “thank you” added at the top. Originated by Christine Milks, the idea has spread like wildfire. Continue reading →
(Gananoque, ON) Once upon a time there was a little town in southeastern Ontario called Gananoque. One beautiful day, a tiny seed of an idea was planted in the minds of some literary minded folks. Before too long, that seed sprouted, took root and grew into the 1,000 Islands Writers Festival.
“Established in 2015 as the Gananoque Literary Festival and renamed in 2017 as it evolved to encompass the wider 1000 Island region, the event is a celebration of books, the literary arts and the creative process that aims to foster the discovery and enjoyment of reading and writing by bringing leading Canadian authors and their audiences together in relaxed and intimate conversational settings,” said Pam Hudson, Artistic Director of the festival. Continue reading →
There is a lot of joyful noise rising out of Camp Merrywood, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. An Easter Seals camp located near Perth, it takes 72 very special campers per ten day session, and always finds itself filled to capacity with bright, eager participants. While about 95 percent of campers come from Ontario, many also come from Newfoundland, and the occasional international camper joins the group. While the campers may have conditions like spina bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or a host of other daunting physical conditions, during their time at Merrywood they are simply kids out to have a great time in a wonderful environment. Continue reading →
Three dimensional clay facial reconstruction of Nation River Lady created by OPP Forensic Artist/Reconstruction Analyst, Provincial Constable Duncan Way using advanced modern technology (courtesy of OPP gleaned from their official video)
Written on August 1, 2017
(Ontario, Canada) A farmer living south of the Town of Casselman, Ontario, made a grisly discovery on May 3, 1975. A short distance from the Highway 417 Bridge the remains of a Caucasian woman somewhere between 25 and 50 years old, of a height between 5’ 2” (157 cm) and 5” 3” (160 cm) tall, were lying in the Nation River.
Aerial view showing where the body was found
“Her body was wrapped with two pieces of green cloth, two towels – one depicting an Irish Toast and the second displaying multiple flowers,” says a news release from the OPP. “Additionally, a J Cloth, black coaxial cable and a curtain rod runner were with the body. Her hands and feet were bound with neckties; a blue tie with small Canada flag emblems known as ‘the Canadian tie’, a blue striped silk tie and a red tie with yellow patterns.” Continue reading →
All photos copyrighted to Shree Krishna Dhital and associate
(Gananoque, ON) The disaster in Nepal has left the world reeling in its wake. A tiny nation of only 147,181 square kilometers, it was ravaged by a giant earthquake of 7.8 magnitude on the Richter scale at 11:56 NST on 25 April, killing more than 6,500 and leaving more than 14,000 injured with thousands still missing. – to read more>