Fatal Crash – Guilty Plea

The girl behind the wheel during a deadly crash north of Kingston last June has pleaded guilty on four counts of dangerous driving. The crash claimed the lives of two teenage friends…a 16 year old girl from Kingston and a 16 year old boy from Sydenham.

The girl, who was sixteen at the time of the crash, survived along with 17 year old Tyler Parr.

She was sentenced in court yesterday to two years of probation, 50 hours of community service, counselling and a four-year driving ban.

Guilty Plea – Eight Year Old Crime

The assault case of a young man who came to Kingston to party during Queen’s Homecoming eight years ago has finally wrapped up.

27 year old man Mackenzie McDonald of Ottawa pleaded guilty to a charge of assault yesterday.

The assault in the Subway at Barrie and Princess Streets left a man from Hamilton with a life-altering brain injury

McDonald had been convicted twice on a more serious charge and won appeals.

He was sentenced yesterday to serve an 18-month conditional sentence under house arrest.  That is to be followed by six months of probation with a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and 75 hours of community service.

Kingston – Public Feedback – Capitol Condos

The City of Kingston wants your input on community benefits of the proposed Capitol Condos on Princess Street.  A Waterloo based developer hasn’t received approval for the project yet…but the city says it wants to get feedback now on things like requiring the developer to provide public parking or affordable housing.

Public comments can be made through the city’s website and are being accepted until August 9th.

Friends for Life

You may see a lot of cyclists pedaling their way out of Kingston today.

The Friends for Life Bike Rally started in Toronto on Sunday and rolled into Kingston from Adolphustown yesterday.  The week long trek from Toronto to Montreal raises money for the Toronto People with AIDS foundation and riders have a goal of raising a million dollars this year.

In the 18 years the ride has been held it has raised more than $14 million.

The first stop on the next leg of the ride is in Gananoque.

Memorial Centre

Work begins today on the grandstands at the Memorial Centre.

Construction fencing will be going up while work is done to repair the concrete grandstands.

The rest of the Memorial Centre property will remain open.

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