Record High Water Levels

Environment Canada says Kingston can expect 50 to 70 mm of rain today and another 10 to 15 tonight…that’s up to 85 mm of rain…or more than three inches today and tonight.

If you have a problem with flooding – you might want to make sure you check on your sump pump and take other precautions.

Flooding continues to be a problem on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River and this rainfall won’t help.

The Lake Ontario St Lawrence River Board says it is continuing to release water from the Lake and River at a record rate…but increasing the release of water to help reduce flooding would be dangerous.

The Board says the water level is going down but still remains well above average…and it expects high water levels to be a problem right into this fall.

OPP – Shoreline Erosion

The OPP Marine Unit is asking boaters to reduce their speed in areas along the shore of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Police say large wakes have been causing erosion, damage to boats that are moored and could even be dangerous for people on the shoreline.

Prince Edward County OPP are asking boaters to slow down to a speed of 5 knots along Aldolphus Reach, the Bay of Quinte and in the Greater Napanee area.

Sex Trafficking – KP funding

Kingston Police say license plate recognition technology would help officers combat human sex trafficking.

The police force has applied for special funding to buy the technology to gives quick access to the registration information for vehicles.

Police plan to use it in the parking lots of hotels and motels in Kingston.

Participants at a roundtable on human trafficking in Kingston earlier this month agreed it is a problem in Kingston.

Oral History

A PhD student at Queen’s University is recording the oral history of the Kingston areas penitentiaries.

Bronwyn Jaques is interviewing correctional staff, inmates and anyone else who has a story about prisons in the area.

The Westport resident is working on her PhD in Cultural Studies.

The project called…In Our Own Words: The Links Between Kingston’s Heritage and Its Penitentiaries…is being done in cooperation with the Kingston Heritage Fund and the Friends of the Penitentiary Museum.


The contact for people who want to speak about their experiences is:


Social Media – Boycotts

Social media campaigns urging boycotts are being launched over Ontario’s $15 an hour minimum wage and Sears payoffs for executives.

Advocates of the $15 minimum wage are encouraging people to boycott restaurants that are opposed to the provinces plans. They’ve listed the eateries that are members of Restaurants Canada after it opposed the higher minimum wage.

Sears is facing the wrath of the public after confirming it will pay executives 9.2-million dollars in retention bonuses while laying off almost three-thousand workers with no severance.

A social media campaign is urging people to boycott Sears stores.

The retailer began liquidation sales on Friday at its store in Kingston and its other stores across the country.

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