Napanee-based start-up company receives investment

March 9, 2017
Rob Plumley

Natural Products Canada (NPC) has announced its first investment in a Canadian start-up, FireRein Inc.

FireRein has created Eco-Gel™, an effective and non-toxic water additive that can “knock down” fires up to 55% faster while using up to 60% less water. Made from bio-renewable, food-grade ingredients, Eco-Gel™ is safe for the firefighter and the environment. The product was developed by a team of firefighters, scientists and business professionals, and early proof-of-concept work was done in collaboration with GreenCentre Canada, another member of the CECR network.

L&A County medicinal cannabis producer growing

March 7, 2017
Rob Plumley

A Napanee company taking a high-tech approach to producing medical cannabis is going public in an effort to finance its rapid expansion.

ABcann Medicinals Inc., which opened in 2014 and began selling cannabis to customers across Canada last year, is expected to complete the process of becoming a publicly traded company by mid-March.

It's now one of the 34 companies licensed to grow medicinal marijuana in Canada.

New to the Archives

March 7, 2017
Rob Plumley

Once in a while the Archives receives a donation with cultural significance in and beyond the borders of Lennox & Addington. One such donation is the Sir Gilbert Parker collection received in 2016.

Direct Coil to undergo $2.7M expansion

March 5, 2017
Rob Plumley

A nearly $2.7-million investment in a heating and cooling equipment manufacturing company could create 20 new jobs and help keep 73 other jobs.

Direct Coil Inc. on Taylor-Kidd Boulevard is investing more that $2.4 million to expand its manufacturing line.

The Ontario government's Eastern Ontario Development Fund is contributing another $268,000.

The work is to be completed by 2020.

Free Tech Coach assistance now available to L&A businesses

March 2, 2017
Rob Plumley

Lennox & Addington has partnered with the Frontenac and PELA CFDC’s and is pleased to launch “Tech Coaching” for our businesses. “Tech Coaching” will provide individual consultations, online learning resources and group learning opportunities. 

Staff Picks: Brown Girl in the Ring

March 1, 2017

Since February was Black History Month, the Amherstview Branch’s book club read books based on the themes of black history and culture. Jennifer, who leads the book club, chose to read Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson, a great CanLit novel. It’s sci-fi and from 1998, so it could be considered a bit obscure. “Winner of several ‘best first novel’ awards, this novel weaves together elements of Afro-Caribbean culture, feminist science fiction, and magic realism,” says Jennifer.

New 'Art in the Library' Exhibit

February 14, 2017

The County of Lennox and Addington Public Libraries are proud to support the community’s culture and talent. It is for this reason that we have started the “Art in the Library” program in partnership with the Greater Napanee Area Arts Association (GNAAA). A prominent feature wall was created at the Napanee Branch specifically for this program where artists can display their work.

The latest exhibit, starring Primrose Craig and David A. Gordon will be running until April 30th.

New Exhibits Highlight Canada 150

February 14, 2017
Rob Plumley

Staff at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives in Napanee recently put the finishing touches on some new exhibits that celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Below are details about three exciting displays that were unveiled on February 21st.

The "Napanee at Confederation" exhibit highlights the 1860’s photographic collection of Stephen Benson. The exhibit reveals the everyday faces of the town, streetscapes and buildings in a unique portrait of the County Town.

Pedestrian Crossovers

February 10, 2017

Pedestrian Crossover Installed at County Road 8 at James Street

The County of Lennox & Addington in conjunction with the Limestone District School Board has installed a new Pedestrian Crossover to improve safety for pedestrians crossing County Road 8 in the Town of Greater Napanee.

Andy Forgie highlights a busy “Tuesday Night at the Museum” on February 21st

February 7, 2017
Rob Plumley

It's sure to be a fun and informative “Tuesday Night at the Museum” in Napanee on February 21st at 7pm.