ATV Deaths

Two separate ATV crashes north of Kingston have claimed the lives of a man from Kingston and a man from Belleville.

39 year old Derek John Poulin of Kingston was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash in South Frontenac on Friday night.  The OPP says the ATV he was driving hit a tree near the intersection of Boon Lane and Sheila Lane.

33 year old Brian Golden of Belleville died in the second crash early Saturday morning on Grindstone Lake Road near Plevna in North Frontenac.  Golden was driving a side-by-side ATV that collided with a tree.  His passenger was taken to hospital with what are described as non-life threatening injuries.

Mystery of the Poles

The mystery of the collapsing utility poles remains a mystery.

The city says eight poles came crashing down on John Counter Boulevard shortly before noon on Friday – blacking out a large area of the city.

The street was re-opened to traffic on Saturday and all power was restored – but the reason for the poles collapsing is still a mystery.

Utilities Kingston says it will update the incident when there is reliable information to report.

Hip – Broadcast – Market Square

Kingston is planning a tribute to its hometown rock band when it plays the final concert on its 15 date tour at the Rogers K-Rock Centre on August 20th.

The Tragically Hip announced on Friday the CBC will broadcast the show live.

Mayor Bryan Paterson has confirmed a committee is in place to plan screenings of the concert and other things to pay tribute to the band.

Kingston may become a pilgrimage for fans of the band feeling this may be its final concert.

The Hip announced the tour the day after it was revealed lead singer Gord Downie has incurable brain cancer.

World Refugee Day

It’s World Refugee Day and startling numbers have been released from the U-N’s refugee agency.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees says over 12 million people became refugees last year and there is now a record 65.3-million refugees and internally displaced people worldwide.

Refugees living in Kingston will be sharing their stories tonight.

Refugee Voices from Around the World will take place in the Wilson Room of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s downtown branch starting at seven tonight.

College Staff Vote

Part-time support staff at St. Lawrence College and Ontario’s 23 other community colleges will start voting today on whether to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.  All part-time support staff who worked for a college during the 2015-16 school year will be allowed to vote, as well as those who had an “employment relationship” with a college on May 31st of this year.


Summer arrives today.

The summer solstice officially starts at 6:34 P.M. today.

Welcome to summer!

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