Kidd – Sentencing

Former assistant fire Chief Robb Kidd will be sentenced on Friday for making and possessing child pornography. Kidd also pleaded guilty last October to voyeurism and committing an indecent act by exposing himself to a minor.
Six of Kidd’s victims gave their victim impact statements to the judge yesterday.
His lawyer is asking for a sentence of time spent in custody and up to three years of probation.
The crown wants a sentence of seven years in prison – minus the 22 months he’s already served.
Kidd was fired from his job with Kingston Fire and Rescue in 2013.
The judge will make her decision on Friday.

Fire – Spontaneous Combustion

A fire that caused 150 thousand dollars damage to a home on Mount Chesney Road early yesterday was caused by the spontaneous combustion of rags used for wood stain.
The rags were in a garage bag in the back of a pickup truck parked in the garage of the home.
Kingston Fire and Rescue says working smoke alarms in the home alerted the family at about 2am yesterday.  They were able to call 9-1-1 and get out of the house safely with the family dog.

Mayor – 100 Days

Kingston’s mayor is marking his first 100 days in office today and Bryan Paterson says he’s on track with his plans for the city.
The Mayor issued a list of priorities when he took over in December.  He says he’s been able to check off the things on the list…including meeting with 100 community groups and leaders.

Union Gas

Great news if you’re a Union Gas customer.
Union Gas has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for permission to drop its rates by 11 to 20 per cent. It estimates that if the cut in the price of natural gas is approved it will lead to a $120 to $168 yearly saving for customers.

Cat Woods – Flag Song

Students at Cataraqui Woods Elementary School will be representing Kingston in a nation-wide project celebrating the 50th anniversary Canada’s Flag.
The students will be part of national recording featuring the voices of students from over 80 other schools singing “O Canada”.  It will be featured as part of a digital yearbook in libraries across the country.   It is part of an education program called…Flag of Canada – Hometown Proud.
The students at Cataraqui Woods are practicing for their recording session on April 18th.
Gaming Festival

Costumes, sword fighting and gaming are all part of the King Con Festival in Kingston this weekend.
The downtown branch of the library will be hosting the majority of activity.  Gaming tournaments will also be held at Kingston Gaming Nexus and Minotaur.
The event will feature comic books, science fiction and fantasy.
Award winning graphic novelist Cecil Castellucci from Los Angeles and Canadian cartoonist Scott Chantler will discuss their work during two separate sessions tomorrow and a session on Saturday.
Activities including broadsword and martial arts demonstrations will take place on Saturday and Sunday.