Weather Outlook

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.

Personating Charges

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.

Limestone Labs

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.

Picton – Impaired Causing Death

A 27 year old man from Picton has been charged with impaired driving causing death following a fatal crash in December.
Angus Corey Fraser was charged on Saturday following the December 20th single vehicle rollover crash on County Road 12 that claimed the life of his passenger…30-year-old Ryan Hennessy of Picton.
Fraser was released on a Promise to Appear in Picton court on April 15th.

Animal Cruelty

A 24 year old man from Trenton is facing an animal cruelty charge after people spotted a dog tied inside an open trailer travelling on the 401 in Loyalist Township.
Callers were concerned about the dog because the temperature was -9 without the wind-chill factor.
Police stopped the driver near Odessa on Friday afternoon and charged him with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

City Council

A Toronto architectural firm is expected to rescue the Bailey Broom Factory at the corner of Rideau and River Streets in Kingston.
Raw Design is the only company to express interest in buying the building that had been scheduled for demolition before it was saved by council following a community protest.
City council will discuss a proposal from the firm at its meeting tonight.

Cocaine-Pot-Tobacco Seized

Correctional staff has scooped up marijuana, cocaine and tobacco destined for Collins Bay Institution.
A news release says staff members found packages on the perimeter of the institution at about 4am on Saturday.  The packages contained 135 grams of pot…208 grams of tobacco and 4.35 grams of cocaine.
The correctional service says the stuff would have been worth $19,500 dollars inside the prison.

Correctional Officers – Drug Charges

It turns out the two Kingston correctional workers busted in police raids across the province last week are married.
33 year old Andrea De Laat has been charged with conspiracy to traffic marijuana and hashish.
Her 44 year old husband, Christopher D’Cunha has been charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
The Whig reports De Laat is a clerk at the Regional Treatment Centre at Millhaven and D’Cunha is an acting staff training officer at the regional staff college.