Wolfe Island Ferry

There is some bad news for ferry users in the Kingston area.

The Ministry of Transportation says there will be a delay in the return to service for the Wolfe Island Ferry.  It may not be out of dry dock in Hamilton and back in service until the end of July – a month later than expected.  The ferry is undergoing routine maintenance and requires extra repairs to its hull.

That means the Frontenac 2 will continue to serve Wolfe Island and one of the two Glenora Ferries will continue to be used for Amherst Island.

Missing Man

There is good news about a man reported missing by Kingston Police.

Farid Qamar returned to his home around 8:00 a.m. yesterday.

He’d been reported missing late Wednesday.

Sister Morphine

An inmate at Joyceville Institution has been caught with a package of Morphine.

Correctional officer in the medium security unit seized a package early yesterday morning.  A news release says it contained just over 5 grams of morphine with an estimated value of $5,500.

Police are investigating and are expected to lay charges against the convict.

Distracted Driving

If you’re talking or texting while you are driving in Kingston today – you may become part of survey being conducted by Kingston: Partners for a Safe Community.

Three people will be recording distracted drivers in a survey today.

They’ll be at the corner of Bath Road and Sir John A. from 12:30 to 1:30 this afternoon and at the entrance to Fort Henry and RMC on Highway 2 from 2 until 3 this afternoon.

Partners for a Safe Community will release the results in a bid to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.


It’s one of the great pleasures of growing up – catching fish.

The Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Derby takes place tomorrow at the Public dock in Seeley’s Bay.

Kids from 5-14 are being encouraged to try out fishing from 2-5 p.m.

The event is free and a BBQ for the community will follow the fishing.

It’s part of the Seeley’s Bay Red Canoefest.


Ride for Dad

Organizers of the Ride for Dad are expecting to raise $100,000 in Kingston tomorrow.

The funds go to prostate cancer research taking place in Kingston and to prostate cancer awareness.  Over five hundred motorcycles and riders are scheduled to leave the Thompson Drill Hall at CFB Kingston at 9:30 tomorrow morning.

Beat Beethoven

Confederation Park is the location for the Annual Beat Beethoven run.

The fund raising event for the Kingston Symphony takes place Sunday morning.

Organizers are expected hundreds from throughout Canada and northern New York State to take part in the popular run.

Pool Opens

The water is fine and you can go for a swim in the pool at the Memorial Centre starting this weekend.

The Tomlinson Aqua Park opens on weekends starting tomorrow.  Weekend hours are 11am to 4pm until June 21st.  After that the pool will be open every day until September 7th.

Cat Woods – Tallack Martial Arts

It’s another busy weekend of activities in Kingston.

Cataraqui Woods Public School is hosting its annual Fun Fair tomorrow to raise money for upgrades to the playground.

Tallack Martial Arts is holding its annual End of School Year Skills Competition and Tournament at Cataraqui Woods Public School tomorrow.

It is also holding its Annual Black Belt Test and Senior Belt Examination.

You can watch the participants take part in a marathon of martial arts techniques at Lions Civic Garden tomorrow afternoon and Tallack Martial Arts tomorrow night.