Dan Taekema


Dan Taekema is CBC’s reporter covering Kingston, Ont. and the surrounding area. He’s worked in newsrooms in Chatham, Windsor, Hamilton, Toronto and Ottawa. You can reach him by emailing daniel.taekema@cbc.ca.

Latest from Dan Taekema

3 generations in Kingston, Ont., just lost their family doctor

More than 8,000 patients are expected to lose their primary health-care provider Friday when six family doctors at Frontenac Medical Associates retire at the same time.

Violent long weekend leaves some in Ottawa Valley concerned about safety

Officials are reassuring residents of their safety after a pair of violent incidents that have shaken the Ottawa Valley left three people dead and another in hospital.

Reported plane crash in Kingston turns out to be parachute demonstration for RMC

Parachutes trailing grey smoke across the sky above Kingston, Ont., sparked confusion and a large emergency response Thursday night, before officials determined it was all part of a demonstration at the Royal Military College (RMC).

Human remains found in Lake Ontario identified as prison guard who disappeared 40 years ago

Provincial police have identified human remains pulled from a car at the bottom of Lake Ontario as those of David Hannah, a prison guard who disappeared more than 40 years ago.

Coast guard responds to emergency because Wolfe Island ferry shut down

The coast guard had to be called in to help a woman experiencing a medical emergency on Wolfe Island Sunday night because the ferry, which residents rely on for access to an ambulance, was out of service.

Kingston Police response to diversity report called 'disappointing'

An organization that partnered with Kingston Police on a report about resident experiences with officers says the force sat on it for 10 months and they want clarity on how police will act on its recommendations.

Transport Canada to inspect Kingston rail spur following 3rd derailment in 3 years

Transport Canada says it will inspect the track, bridges and crossings along the entire Cataraqui Industrial Spur, a section of rail in Kingston, Ont., that's seen three derailments in the past three years.

Alleged fake nurse in Kingston, Ont., charged with fraud

Police in Kingston, Ont., say a 22-year-old has been charged with fraud following an investigation into the alleged use of "forged documentation" to work as a nurse at Kingston Health Sciences Centre.

Police recovering human remains from submerged vehicle in Lake Ontario

Ontario Provincial Police say they found a vehicle with human remains inside, which had been in the water for "many years," while searching Lake Ontario near Kingston for a completely different vehicle earlier this year.

2 more charged related to drug smuggling at Collins Bay penitentiary

An inmate and a former corrections employee have been charged in connection with drugs being smuggled into the Collins Bay Institution, according to provincial police.