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Good Morning it is Thursday June 16th, I’m Cyndy Gibson with your daily news brief. Showers and risk of a thunderstorm and humid today, the high 24, Currently it’s 19 degrees out there. In the news…

 

Kingston Police are warning of smishing scams. Police say scammers are capitalizing on the home delivery market which has grown during the pandemic. Cybercriminals impersonate home delivery companies such as Purolator, Canada Post or DHL and send fake failed delivery text messages with links to a phony website to reschedule a delivery. The website then requests personal and financial information in order to reschedule. This information goes right to the scammers.

Police advise to never tap on a link sent in an email or text that you weren’t expecting and to verify the legitimacy of the message by going to the official website of the company to find and follow their contact information.

 

This is a challenging time of year for those with seasonal allergies, particularly with sensitivity to trees.

Chair of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Queen’s University, Dr. Anne Ellis says right now oak and maple pollen are currently circulating, and the dominant driver is grass pollen.

For managing allergies, Dr. Ellis suggests newer non-sedating antihistamines such as Allegra, and Blexten. She also says nasal corticosteroids are very effective for hay fever symptoms.

She adds an allergist can prescribe customized immunotherapy, to train your immune system to no longer have ongoing seasonal allergies. Allergy season typically wraps up by Mid-July.

 

The alternating lane restrictions of the LaSalle Causeway will continue until next Friday, June 24th due to a delay in project completion. According to Public Service and Procurement Canada, the delay is caused by strikes at facilities supplying concrete and asphalt as part of province wide strike action in the construction industry.

 

A mural project will soon change the look of downtown Ganonque. The Gananoque BIA has received funding through an investment from the Federal Government to transform public spaces in response to the COVID pandemic.  Gananoque Secondary School teacher and artist Mallory Bishop Brown will work with her grade 7 and 8 students to create two murals that will be displayed at the Welcome Centre, while Kingston artist Shane Goudreau will work with GSS Grade 9 and 10 students to develop murals that will be placed in the walkway connecting King to Garden Street. Both will involve students in the creative process from concept to completion. The Gananoque BIA will share photos and videos throughout the process on their social media accounts. 

This story courtesy of Kingstonist news.

 

That’s all for your daily news brief. I’m Cyndy Gibson if you have any news tips email our broadcast journalist Karim Mosna, news@cfrc.ca

 

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