There is no word yet on the impact on jobs after Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital announced they will operate as one organization.

The new organization will operate as one hospital with one budget and will be overseen by one Board, One Chief Executive Office and one Executive team.

The transition will be finalized by April of next year.

Hospital representatives say the decision was made to improve the experience of patients and families by delivering more coordinated care…and say it may save money.

The interim CEO at KGH, Jim Flett, and the CEO of Hotel Dieu, Dr. David Pichora will lead the transition process and have promised to seek input from the community.

Child Pornography Charge

A joint investigation by Kingston Police and the OPP has resulted in a charge of Possession of Child Pornography against a 41 year old Kingston man.

The investigation is ongoing and police say further charges are possible.

A news release from Kingston Police says a friend of the accused discovered material on the man’s phone while helping him repair it.  He reported what he’d seen to the OPP.

The OPP contacted Kingston Police after determining the offence took place in Kingston.

Gunshot Incident

Kingston Police say they don’t believe anyone was injured after witnesses reported seeing a man being chased and a man shooting at him what appeared to be a handgun on Monday.

It happened on Baker Street shortly before 10:00 a.m.

Police haven’t determined if it was an actual firearm or a pellet gun.

Police believe the men know each other…but do not believe anyone was injured in the incident.

Inmate Assault

An inmate in the maximum security unit at Collins Bay Institution has been assaulted.

The Correctional Service says the inmate was found by staff around 9:00 a.m. yesterday and sent to hospital to receive treatment.

The inmate responsible for the assault has been identified and the Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad is investigating.

Marine Museum – Council Meeting

Kingston City Council will meet tonight to discuss a staff report recommending moving the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes to the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.

The report also recommends the Alexander Henry be moved to the Picton Terminal…owned by Doornekamp Construction while staff determine if it can be sunk for a diving reef.  If not – Doornekamp would dispose of the ship at an additional cost.

There are other options – but moving to the Olympic Harbour building and moving the ship to Picton are being recommended in the staff report.

The museum and former coast guard ship have to move after negotiations with the new owner of the property failed to produce an agreement.


Napanee to host CIS Championship

Queen’s University has announced it will host the 2017 Canadian University women’s hockey championship at the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee and not in Kingston.

It’s the first time the national tournament will be hosted by Queen’s.

The Strathcona Paper Centre will also be the host of the annual Queen’s Invitational tournament and will be Queen’s home rink for select league games leading up to the Championship in March.

Change of Command

There’s a change of command ceremony taking place this afternoon at CFB Kingston

Lieutenant-Colonel Lisa Elliott, will assume command of the Canadian Army Intelligence Regiment from Lieutenant-Colonel Mathieu Boutin during the ceremony at 2 this afternoon in the Vimy Officers’ Mess

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