Kingston Fire and Rescue says smoke and fire damage is estimated at $100,000 after a kitchen fire on Fergus Street.
The fire was report at about 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday at 80 Fergus Street.
The fire started with oil being used for cooking.
Nobody was injured.
The fire Tuesday night in an apartment at 107 Compton Street claimed the life of an 87 year old man. A 55 year old man is still in hospital recovering from severe smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
Jamaica – Holy Cross
A group of students and four staff from Holy Cross Secondary School will be travelling to Jamaica to work with children and seniors.
The students and staff will take a load of school and medical supplies with them when they leave on March 11.
They’ll spend eight days working in some of the country’s poorest areas.
Fire in an apartment at 107 Compton Street in Kingston has claimed the life of one person.
Six people were taken to hospital. Kingston Fire and Rescue says one person died from their injuries and another is in serious condition.
Firefighters got the call at six last night and had the fire out in 15 minutes.
There was heavy smoke in the hallways of the building – but the fire was contained to one apartment unit.
A Kingston Transit bus was used as a temporary shelter for people who had to evacuate the building.
The Kingston Community Health Centres opened last night to offer a warm place for people and posted a tweet saying everyone had found alternative accommodation.
The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined. An investigator from the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office is expected to be on the scene today.
Snow and freezing rain hit Kingston last night and there were several power failures in the area.
Power was off for about 16 hundred customers in Bath and on Amherst Island this morning. Hydro One said it was hoping to have power restored by nine this morning.
The Limestone District School Board says both Bath and Amherst Island Public Schools were open today.
A widespread power outage was also affecting over 21 thousand customers north of Brockville and in the Perth and Smiths Falls areas.
Power was off in several places in Kingston but that was due to scheduled maintenance by Utilities Kingston.
City Council Briefs:
Three delegations have appeared at Kingston city council to voice their opposition to the Wellington Street extension.
Council voted in favour of a motion to have city staff prepare a comprehensive report on the extension and alternatives.
Councillor Rob Hutchison had originally filed a motion that would have killed the project.
Council is putting the nail in the casino coffin.
Council passed a motion last night to have the official plan amended.
It has asked staff to make the necessary changes that will eliminate any chance of a casino and report back to council in May.
The city is going to work more closely with the public and catholic school boards.
City council has approved the establishment the Kingston-Limestone-Algonquin Advisory Working Group.
It will look into ways for the city to work on projects and programs with The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board and Limestone District School Board.
The Weather Network says most of Canada won’t be warming up until at least mid-April.
Chief meteorologist Chris Scott is predicting a colder-than-normal March from Alberta and all points east, thanks to the large amount of snow on the ground and ice cover on the Great Lakes…and…Scott says Ontario is expected to have below seasonal temperatures into May.
A man and a woman are facing charges after police say two people got into an Amherstview apartment building by claiming to be police officers. They got into two separate units saying they had a search warrant and telling the occupants they were under arrest. 34 year old Daniel Scott of no fixed address, and 36 year old Chantal Arsenault of Kingston have both been charged with two counts of personating a peace officer and break and enter with intent.
A company founded at the Queen’s Innovation Institute in Kingston has officially launched its new medical technology for hospitals to rapidly sanitize portable electronics.
The LimestoneLabs ultraviolet sanitizer is called CleanSlate.
It can be used on portable electronics from thermometers to smartphones.
LimestoneLabs says CleanSlate will sanitize portable electronics in less than 30 seconds and can be used by staff and patients without any prior training.
The company President and CEO is Queen’s grad Taylor Mann who says they are taking orders now for delivery in September.
Who finds a famous astronauts flight suit in a thrift shop? Dr. Julielynn Wong did just that and the Big Kris & Boomer Show had a chance to talk to her and ask her all the possible questions surrounding this odd find! LISTEN HERE:
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