Trudeau – The Tragically Hip – Viewing Parties

Fans of The Tragically Hip are planning the parties for Saturday night.

The Kingston band will play the final concert of it Man Machine Poem Tour at the Rogers K-Rock Centre.  A spokesperson has confirmed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tickets for the concert.

It will be broadcast live by the CBC and shown in Springer Market Square.

Viewing parties are taking place across the continent.  Fans can gather on Bolton Street in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek, B-C, and even at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda, New York — one of several U-S venues showing the concert.

Stone City – Pretty Things Beer

A Kingston microbrewery has come up with a beer to honour The Hip and Gord Downie.  Stone City Ales says proceeds from sale of Pretty Things beer, T-shirts and posters will go to brain cancer research at Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto.

Fentanyl Warning

Kingston’s public health unit says bootleg Fentanyl continues to pose a deadly risk in the community.

KFL&A Public Health says it has already been responsible for deaths in this area and it is now being incorporated into popular street-acquired drugs, like cocaine, heroin, and crystal meth.

The pill, patch, or powder formulations are up to 100 times more toxic than morphine, and very dangerous. If you suspect someone has overdosed on fentanyl…the health unit says it is important to call 9-1-1 immediately.

It also says anyone who is an addict or susceptible to an overdose should get a free Naloxone kit from the Kingston Community Health Centres on Wellington Street.

Attempted Robbery

Kingston Police believe a group of women broke up a robbery attempt at The Store Famous at Barrie and York Streets.  Police say a man had put a knife on the counter of the store around 10pm Tuesday and said he needed money when the women came into the store.  He took off.  Police are looking for the man who was wearing a bluish-gray t-shirt with white lettering on the chest saying “Mr. Right,” long white plaid shorts, a charcoal gray ball cap, and black skater-type shoes with white soles.

Woman Charged

Kingston Police say a woman faces charges of breaking into a home and attacking a disabled man.

Police say the woman was on the porch of a Kingscourt Avenue home on Tuesday night – arguing with someone inside the home.  The 34 year old man had tried to break up the argument when the woman broke into the home and assaulted him…knocking him to the ground and kicking him in the head. He suffered minor injuries.

A 22 year old year old woman was arrested at a Thomas Street residence later that night.  She’s facing charges of assault, break and enter and breach of probation.

Shipwreck – Oswego

A U-S team of underwater explorers says it’s found an American-built, Canadian-owned sloop that sank in Lake Ontario on a trip from Kingston to Niagara more than 200 years ago.

The three-member team says it discovered the shipwreck earlier this summer in deep water off Oswego.  Team member Jim Kennard says images captured by a remotely operated vehicle confirm it is the “Washington” — which got caught in a fierce storm and sank en route from Kingston to its home port of Niagara, Ontario in 1803, killing all five people believed to be on board.  Historians say there are no known drawings of the Washington so its discovery will help them learn more about the design and construction of that type of sailing vessel used on the Great Lakes.

History File

From Tony’s today in history file – bridging the gap 78 years ago today.

It was on August 18th, 1938 that Prime Minister Mackenzie King and U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt formally opened the Thousand Islands International Bridge that spans the St. Lawrence River between Collins Landing, New York, and Ivy Lea, Ontario.

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