Election – Includes Local Results

Stephen Harper is quitting as leader of the Conservative party after Justin Trudeau and the Liberals won a majority in the federal election.
The Conservatives will appoint an interim leader and arrange for a leadership race.
Former Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen rode the Liberal wave and is going to Ottawa as the new MP for Kingston and the Islands.
The Liberals won in 184 ridings. They needed 170 for a majority. The Tories were second with 99 seats, while the NDP was third with 44. The Bloc Quebecois won 10 seats…leader Gilles Duceppe didn’t win his riding. Green party Leader Elizabeth May was re-elected as the lone Green M-P in the Commons.

In Kingston and the Islands voter turnout was 73% and- Mark Gerretsen got 36,421 votes. Conservative Andy Brooke was a distant second with 14,928 and NDP candidate Daniel Beals finished third with 11,185.
Voter turnout was 73%,

In the surrounding ridings:
Conservative Scott Reid was elected in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. Liberal Phil Archambault finished second and NDP candidate John Fenik was a distant third.
Reid – 26,066
Archambault – 18,490
Fenik – 7,532

In Hastings, Lennox and Addington – Liberal Mike Bossio defeated Conservative Daryl Kramp by just 373 votes.
Bossio – 20,813
Kramp – 20,440
Bannon – 6,217 (NDP)
Mather – 1,449 (Green)

Liberal Neil Ellis was elected in the Bay of Quinte Riding.
Conservative Gord Brown was re-elected in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.

 Cell Phone Wanted

Kingston Police are looking for a cell phone in connection with the murder of Mark Seymour…also known as Mark Bramley.

Bramley was found with no vital signs at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday, September 28 in the area of York and Division Streets.  Two men were seen running west on York Street.

Investigators want to locate a Black Nexus 5 smartphone they say was in the possession of one of the murder suspects.  Detectives have been able to track where that cellphone went…including specific addresses of 199 or 215 Weller Avenue.

Anyone with information about the phone or the case is being asked to contact Kingston Police or Crime Stoppers.

 Joseph Street Fire

Police are investigating after a fire in a home on Joseph Street.

Crews responded to a call at 2:40 yesterday afternoon and found heavy smoke on the first floor.  The fire started in a mattress and was quickly knocked down.

Nobody was injured.

Damage is estimated at $40,000 and the cause is suspicious.

Electrical Trouble – McDonalds

The McDonalds at the corner of Princess Street and Midland Avenue is closed this morning after what appears to have been an electrical fire.

Smoke was found inside the restaurant this morning – but firefighters weren’t been able to find any fire.

A sign on the door of the restaurant says it is closed because there is no electricity.

Ashes – Pendant Returned

A pendant necklace that contained the ashes of a woman’s recently deceased father has been returned.

It was stolen when the woman’s car was broken into in a parking lot in the Compton Street area last Thursday night.

A citizen found the necklace and pendant near the Weller Avenue Plaza on Saturday and it was returned to the woman yesterday.

Natural Highs

Parents and guardians are being encouraged to attend a session at LCVI tonight called…Natural Highs: Supporting Teens in Making Healthy Choices.

Clinical psychologist and standup comedian Matt Bellace will talk with students L.C.V.I as well as Regiopolis Notre-Dame Catholic School on ways to get naturally high.

Tonight he’ll talk with parents about the science behind healthy coping strategies and natural highs.

The session in the cafetorium at LCVI starts at 7pm.