Grow Op Bust – Sydenham

A large marijuana grow op was discovered in Sydenham last Friday by the OPP after a subsequent search.

Police found and seized marijuana plants, hash  as well as magic mushrooms from the indoor growing operation, with the total haul having an approximate street value of  $70,000 .

52 year old Todd Veley faces multiple charges including production and possession of marijuana. The investigation is ongoing with Todd to appear in court on June 23rd.

The OPP  would like to remind the public to report any suspicious activity in their area to their local police service. Anonymous information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

OSPCA – Cat Removal
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals helped remove eleven cats from a Kingston residence Tuesday morning. Officers were at the house on Elm street for more than two hours executing a warrant after  they were notified by a call to the OSPCA tip line. The investigation continues so it is too soon to know if there will be any charges laid. A veterinarian was onsite during the removal and the animals will receive a full assessment while being provided care.

Man Charged with Domestic Assault

A 28-year-old Kingston man is in custody following a domestic assault against his partner.

On Sunday morning police were called to the scene of domestic violence at a residence on Elliott Ave.

The victim told police there was a argument that escalated to physical violence as well as damage to property with the glass of the screen door being punched out. The victim also received minor injuries from the glass.

The suspect sped away after the incident but later surrendered himself at police headquarters where he was arrested and charged for assault and mischief under $5,000.

Healthy Smiles Ontario – Kingston Announcement

The “Healthy Smiles Ontario” program has made some recent changes that should help more local low-income families gain free access to dental care for their children.

The announcement was made at the Kingston Community Health Centre where they offer the program in their dental clinic! Kingston and the islands MPP Sophie Kiwala  shared the details and changes that will now make access and administration to the dental program more convenient.

Healthy Smiles Ontario program offers children 17 and under from low income families free preventive, routine emergency and essential dental care.

The program may see some more changes in the future as the Director at KCHC, Hersh Sehdev has made a pitch for the government to extend the program to adult’s.

For more information, call Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health at 613-549-1232 or 1-800-267-7875, ext. 1218, or KHCH at 613-507-606
Kingston-Frontenac Public Library – Code Of Conduct

The  Kingston-Frontenac Public Library may not be so public anymore. The board recently endorsed a new “code of conduct” that allows staff to eject people who don’t pay attention to personal hygiene, have body odour, or those not dressed appropriately. They say the update is necessary to address ongoing issues.

Marine Museum Evicted

The new owner of the site that is home to the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes is evicting the museum.

Jay Patry Inc. which purchased the dry dock property from the federal government last year has given the operators of the museum 120 days to clear out.

The Marine Museum has occupied the waterfront Ontario Street for 40 years.

Child Pornography – Belleville

A Belleville man has been charged following a year-long child pornography investigation.

The 36-year-old man was arrested after Belleville police searched a home in city yesterday morning.

He’s charged with one count of production of child pornography.

His name hasn’t been released because the investigation — which also involved Toronto police — is continuing and more charges are expected.

Privacy Breach Suit – Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville

An area children’s aid office says it’s being sued for 75-million dollars after the names of 285 past and present clients were published online.

Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville says police are investigating a cyber-attack that happened eight days ago.

The organization did not offer any details on what safety measures it has in place to protect client data, but says it’s in the process of trying to step up security measures on its website.

They also say they can’t comment on the suit because it’s before the courts. (The Canadian Press)


Ont – Doctors Fees

The ongoing doctors’ dispute in Ontario has become so difficult, the Ontario Medical Association and the health minister can’t even agree on who called whom.

Each side insists it first signaled a willingness to resume negotiations on a new fee schedule for the first time in over a year.

It’s been two years since Ontario had an agreement with the group representing 34-thousand physicians and medical students — and last year, the government unilaterally imposed some fee cuts.

Late yesterday, Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins’ office issued a statement saying “regrettably, the O-M-A has indicated they are not available to meet this week.” (Canadian Press)

Sweepstakes Scam
Provincial police are warning the public about the so-called sweepstakes scam after a Haldimand County senior lost 19-hundred-50 dollars.
Police say several elderly residents in the county received calls indicating that they had won million-dollar prizes and luxury vacation trips.
They say the person who was scammed was called on Monday and told they had to pay taxes on the winnings.
Investigators say the money was withdrawn in the Philippines. (Canadian Press)

Ambrose Pipelines – Trudeau

The federal Conservatives’ interim leader is calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to take a clear stand and explain his policy on pipeline approval.

Rona Ambrose and Trudeau were both in Saskatchewan yesterday, where Ambrose was touring a steel plant and meeting business leaders in Regina.

She told a provincial radio show that Trudeau’s “waffling” on pipelines are not good for job creation or business investment.

Trudeau is scheduled to meet with Premier Brad Wall today where pipelines are expected to be discussed. (Canadian Press)


US – Vote

Hillary Clinton has racked up four more primary wins in the U-S northeast, putting her at least 90 per cent of the way toward clinching America’s Democratic presidential nomination.

Bernie Sanders won Rhode Island.

And after beating his Republican rivals in all five states, Donald Trump called himself the presumptive nominee — then shifted his criticism to Hillary Clinton.

He said if Clinton were a man, she wouldn’t get five per cent of the vote. (Canadian Press)

Assisted Death – Oregon Families

As Canada debates new assisted-death legislation proposed by the Trudeau government this month, families in Oregon whose loved ones have used medical aid in dying describe powerful experiences.

The nearly 20-year-old Oregon law allows terminally-ill adult residents with less than six months to live to obtain lethal medication.

Susan Smith’s husband Joe used the law in 2005, and she says critics who describe the process as “assisted suicide” are wrong because terminally-ill people don’t have a choice of whether to live or die.
She says her husband only had a choice of when, where and how to die — and she’s grateful he could have medical aid in doing so. (Canadian Press)