Kingston General Hospital is looking for a new President and CEO.
Leslee Thompson won’t seek renewal of her contract when it ends in 10 months.
Thompson hasn’t said what her plans are for her future.
She took over the hospital in 2009. It was in a financial mess and the province had removed the CEO.
Thompson is credited with creating a patient focused environment and turning the hospitals financial situation around.
The union representing 85 Commissionaires in Kingston says they want paid sick leave as part of a new contract. The contract dispute between the Corps of Commissionaires and Public Service Alliance of Canada is headed to conciliation after contract talks broke off at the end of last month.
The Commissionaires provide security at Canadian Forces Base Kingston.
The union says they are military veterans who earn an average of $13 an hour and have no sick days.
Their contract expired in June of last year.
Kingston Police detectives now believe a missing Kingston man is in the Sudbury area or is heading west to Alberta. They received information Monday night that 59 year old Terry M. CLARK was in Sudbury, but he couldn’t be located. Clark was last seen in Kingston on the morning of Thursday, April 9th.
His family is concerned for his well-being and police say he needs prescription medication.
A man from Brampton will appear in a Kingston courtroom for a bail hearing today on charges of living off the avails of prostitution, procuring a prostitute and domestic assault.
Kingston Police were called to 58 Leroy Grant Drive around 11 last night to investigate a report of suspicious activity. They arrested a 32 year old man, seized a vehicle and a quantity of cash.
Man Charged – Indecent Exposure
Kingston Police have arrested a man for exposing himself outside a senior’s residence.
A 68 year old woman had complained to police that the man had exposed himself in front of her window on March 29th and again last Saturday.
A man was arrested early Monday morning near the townhouse complex on Wright Crescent at Palace Road.
The 36 year old man has been charged with one count of committing an indecent act and two counts of prowling by night. School Board Budget
Trustees with the Limestone District School Board are encouraging people to make written submissions about the 2015 – 2016 budget. A statement issued by the board says it’s is an opportunity for School Councils, community groups, and individuals to give input on establishing budget priorities for the next school year. The deadline for filing written submissions to the board is Friday, May 1st. The public Budget Consultation Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 11th.
Norman Rogers Drive was closed for most of yesterday after a contractor cut a gas line.
The crew was installing underground cable for Bell Canada and accidentally cut the gas line.
Utilities Kingston was able to shut off the gas while repairs were made and no evacuation was needed.
Hot Tub Fire
Firefighters managed to keep a fire on the deck of a home on Cordukes Road from spreading to the house but damage is estimated at 50 thousand dollars.
Officials say the fire started when the homeowner was trying to thaw out a hot tub with a propane heater.
The hot tub and a large screened in area were badly damaged in the fire early yesterday.
A 25-year-old man from Kingston is going to prison for harassing and touching teenage girls in last spring.
The man had been riding a bicycle when he approached the girls in the Hillendale, Valleyview and Strathcona Park areas.
Darren Gaspe pleaded guilty to sexual interference, touching for a sexual purpose and criminal harassment involving threatening behavior.
He was sentenced to four years in prison…minus 232 days he’s spent behind bars since being arrested last May.
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Friday Marcy 14th, 2014
Hotel Dieu – Cutbacks
The Ontario Public Service Union is asking Hotel Dieu Hospital to end the rumours.
OPSEU says it wants Hotel Dieu to release information in a consultant’s report that is rumoured to recommend the urgent care centre close at 8pm instead of 10pm.
OPSEU President Smokey Thomas says a reduction in hours at Hotel Dieu will increase the amount of time people have to wait in emergency Kingston General Hospital. Hotel Dieu says it is reviewing the operation of the urgent care centre because it hasn’t met its wait time targets…but hasn’t made any decisions.
Kingston Police say a woman arrested for selling cocaine and meth had a young child in her home when she was busted.
Police executed a search warrant in the area of Division Street and Conacher Driver on Wednesday. A quantity of cocaine and methamphetamine were seized.
The woman has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Police say the street value of the drugs was 35 hundred dollars.
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Friday May 3rd, 2013
The Princess of Wales Own Regiment will exercise its freedom of the city tomorrow as part of the reserve unit’s 150th anniversary celebrations. The PWOR will march to City Hall from the Montreal Street armoury starting at 11:00 tomorrow morning. Ontario Street will be closed in front of City Hall from 10:45 until noon.
Call Centre – Jobs
The Kingston Economic Development Corporation is hoping for a big turnout for a call centre job fair today and tomorrow. Hinduja Global Solutions is looking at Kingston as a potential location for a centre that would create 500 jobs. The job fair is taking place in Davies Hall at St. Lawrence College from 10am to 7pm today and tomorrow.
Here is a look at what is making news on November 15th 2012
Sexual Assault – Napanee
Officers from Napanee OPP are investigating a sexual assault that took place on Church Road near Enterprise. Police say a woman in her 40′s went to start her vehicle between 5:30 and 6:15 yesterday morning. She was threatened by a man and taken to a nearby barn where she was sexually assaulted. The man is described as being in his early 20′s. He had a slim build and was wearing a puffy dark jacket, gloves and a dark ball cap.
A 40 year old man has been arrested for a stabbing that took place in June. Wayne Morin has been charged with aggravated assault. A 31 year old man suffered serious stab wounds on York Street between Division and Chatham on June 27th. Morin was arrested in Kingston yesterday morning.
Here is a look at what is making news for Kingston on Thursday November 8th 2012
Perth Road Fatal
A 24 year old Kingston area man has died in a single vehicle crash on Perth Road just south of Bur Brook Road. Kingston Police say the man was southbound on Perth Road around six last night when the vehicle left the road…went into the ditch and hit a utility pole. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His name hasn’t been released. Perth Road was closed all night while police investigated – they expect to have the road open by six this morning.
Kingston Police have posted photos on their website and Facebook page in a bid to track down the man who robbed a taxi driver at knifepoint. The photos are from the taxi’s security camera. The female Amey’s taxi driver wasn’t physically injured in the robbery. She’d picked up a fare at the Mac’s Milk next to the Red Lobster on Bath Road around 6:00am Monday. The cab took a man to an apartment building on Runnymede Road at the corner of Robert Wallace Drive. The man pulled out a knife and held it to the driver’s throat. He got a small amount of money and took off.
There’s been a drug bust in the Verona Area. The OPP brought its Drug Enforcement Unit, Tactics and Rescue Unit, Emergency Response Team, K-9 Unit and uniformed officers to execute a search warrant at a residence yesterday. A news release from South Frontenac OPP says a South Frontenac resident was charged with possession of cocaine and unsafe storage of firearms.