Crash – 33 Closed

Highway 33 re-opened to traffic shortly after six this morning after being closed when a vehicle went into Lake Ontario in Amherstview.

There is no word on what happened to send the vehicle into the water at Speers Boulevard.

The OPP says emergency crews were called to the scene following a collision around 1am today.

Serious MVC

A woman has suffered serious injuries in a crash on Joyceville Road…just south of the 401.  A car and tractor collided shortly after 3 yesterday afternoon.

Frontenac Paramedics say a woman and girl were taken to hospital and the 47 year old woman was in serious condition.

Good Samaritans


Leeds OPP says…The males below have been identified.
Officers of the Rideau Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing an investigation into a fatality that occurred on 15 Highway in Rideau Lakes Township.


The OPP is looking for two good Samaritans who saved a woman trapped in a vehicle following a fatal crash on Highway 15 in Rideau Lakes Township on May 7th.  One of the vehicles was on fire.  Police say two men in an older model blue or black pickup truck stopped at the scene.  They used a tow strap and their vehicle to pull a vehicle away from the burning vehicle. Police say it saved a woman who was trapped.

An 18 year old man died at the scene of the crash.

Anyone who knows the identity of the two good Samaritans is being asked to contact the Leeds OPP.

Minor Drought

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority says the Kingston area is suffering a minor drought.

The minor drought conditions cover the area from Napanee through Kingston to Brockville and north to Newboro.  The conservation authority says the area has received half the normal amount of rain during April and May and streams are flowing at 25% below average.

It says lake levels are around normal at this time of year but a lack of rainfall this summer could cause problems for navigation, water intakes and moorings on area waterways.

It is asking people to conserve use of water by limiting the watering of plants and lawns, and not washing driveways and sidewalks.

Gas Leak

A natural gas leak closed Princess Street from Barrie to Clergy in downtown Kingston.

There was a strong smell of gas in the area around the lunch hour.

Kingston Fire and Rescue evacuated the area and Utilities Kingston shut off the gas – affecting about 30 customers.  Nobody was injured.

Name That Horse

Kingston Police has announced a colouring contest for children to help in naming the newest four-legged addition to the Mounted Unit.

The seven year old Percheron mare is seven years old and her temporary named is ‘Q’.

Children can colour a picture of the horse and suggest a name.  The colouring form can be downloaded from the Kingston Police website or picked up at the front desk at police headquarters on Division Street.

The contest ends July 1st.

Youth Summit

Kingston has an above average number of young people in shelters – 1 in 3 people in a shelter in Kingston is between 15 and 24 years old…the national average is 1 in 5.

Young people will gather in Memorial Hall at Kingston City Hall today for the annual Youth Summit to discuss the issue.

The summit will include a video on homelessness in Kingston produced by a grade 12 student.

United Way President and CEO Bhavana Varma says the summit is an opportunity for youth to contribute to ending youth homelessness in Kingston and area.

CAA Worst Road

County Road 49 in Prince Edward County has been declared the worst road in Ontario by the Canadian Automobile Association.

County Road 49 runs from the Skyway Bridge into downtown Picton.

It has been crumbling under the weight of traffic in and out of the County and is now known for being the bumpiest ride in Ontario.

Hockey Research

The 25th Annual General Meeting of the Society for International Hockey Research is taking place in Kingston this weekend.

The organization was started by Kingston hockey researcher and author Bill Fitsell and Kingstonian Ed Grenda.

About 50 delegate will gather in Kingston for a meet and greet tonight at the Confederation Place Hotel and will attend sessions tomorrow in Memorial Hall at Kingston City Hall.

Filed under: 33 Closed, Brockville, CAA Worst Road, Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, Colouring Contest, County Road 49, Crash, Drought, Gas Leak, Horse, Newboro, Youth Summit