OTTAWA – Ottawa police confirm there were three shooting incidents in the downtown core Wednesday morning, at the National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and at Parliament Hill.
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Via 1310 news: OTTAWA – A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial, wounding a soldier, then moved to nearby Parliament Hill and wounded a security guard before he was shot, reportedly by Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms.
A store that started in downtown Kingston almost a hundred years ago has announced it will be closing in January. Dover’s Men’s Wear on Princess Street will be open today to start its clearance sale.
The store was founded in Kingston in 1919.
One of the owners says changing consumer habits, high rent and the fact Princess Street will be dug up again next summer have led to the decision to close.
Mental Health Conference
Former Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page is making a feature presentation tonight at a mental health conference in Kingston being hosted by Providence Care.
The conference at the Ambassador Hotel is being held for Assertive Community Treatment Teams from across Ontario.
It will be examining mental health and the aging process.
Page will be talking about his own experience with mental illness and the importance of ending the stigma surrounding mental health.
OLG – Slot Revenue
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has paid out just over 480 thousand dollars to both Gananoque and Leeds and Thousand Islands Township. The money comes from slot machine revenues at OLG Casino Thousand Islands for the three month period ending in September.
Since the casino opened it has handed out a total of almost 21 million dollars to each of the municipalities.
Check out this week’s Rock LAB Song Of The Week “Same Damn Life” by Seether. Have a listen and let us know what you think of it.
Kidd – Guilty Plea
A former assistant fire chief with Kingston Fire and Rescue has pleaded guilty to eight of the three dozen sex-related charges he was facing. Robert Kidd pleaded guilty yesterday to charges that include making and possessing child pornography, indecent exposure and voyeurism. In a statement of facts presented to the court, it was revealed that Kidd victimized 18 people. Seven of them were under the age of 18. Kidd will be sentenced early in 2015. He was suspended and later terminated by Kingston Fire and Rescue after he was charged.
A 32 year old man from Loyalist Township has been charged with stealing copper wire from the AES Kingston Cogen Plant.
Staff at the plant noticed severed wires at the plant around 1am last Friday and called police. The OPP brought in a tracking down and arrested a suspect.
Randy Shaver has been charged with theft over five thousand dollars and mischief to property.
It was the second night in a row wire had been stolen from the plant and anyone with information about the thefts is being asked to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
There could be some fireworks when the candidates running for mayor in Kingston meet with students at Queen’s University tonight.
The Alma Mater Society is hosting the session tonight starting at 7 in Wallace Hall at the John Deutsch University Centre.
The Alma Mater Society and a citizens group took council to the OMB and won the right for students to be counted in the districts population.
Carnival Diablo founder Nikolai Diablo joined Sideshow to discuss their stop in Kingston. Carnival Diablo performs at the Grand Theatre on October 21. More details HERE
Pearl Jam gave fans at their Moline, Illinois concert on Friday a big treat when they played their 1996 album, No Code, from top to bottom in its entirety. After the show, the band tweeted, “No Code. Front to back. #PJMoline #PJFall2014,” along with the set list, which included the name of a brand new song called “Moline.” Pearl Jam debuted that song, which Eddie Vedder dedicated to the city.
Vedder told the audience that he wrote “Moline” just minutes before the show and that it’s related to Vitalogy’s “Better Man.”