Missing Man – Deceased

Police say no foul play is suspected after the body of a man from Central Frontenac was discovered near his rural property on Fourth Lake Road.  47 year old Robert Walker had been reported missing after he was last seen on his ATV at about 9am on September 7th.  Police say his body was located near his property yesterday and they do not suspect foul play.

Driver Charged

A 33 year old man from Kingston has been charged with driving with over 80mg of alcohol in his blood after a single vehicle crash in Prince Edward County.

The OPP was called to investigate the crash on County Road 11 around 7:45 yesterday morning.

Sumit Gajjar has a date in court in Picton on October 12th.

Severe Weather

The Bloomfield area in Prince Edward County saw some of the heaviest rain and wind during thunderstorms that whipped through the region Saturday night.

Environment Canada says there were possible funnel cloud sightings in the area but there has been no confirmation of a tornado touching down.

A lot of trees and tree branches were knocked down as the weather system tracked eastward, causing scattered power outages from west of Belleville to east of Brockville.

Heritage Committee – Power Struggle

There’s a power struggle at city hall and Kingston’s heritage buildings are at the centre of the battle.  City staff want to limit the powers of the heritage committee to making recommendations on the demolition of buildings.  It has – up until recently – been involved in also making recommendations on exterior changes to heritage buildings.

The committee chair, City Councillor Peter Stroud, says upper levels of city management are trying to make it more user friendly for developers and other property owners.

City council has asked staff to report back on what other cities are doing before it makes a decision on limiting the power of the heritage committee.

Ontario Legislature – Speech from Throne

The Liberal government hopes to reset its agenda when the Ontario legislature resumes sitting today.  Premier Kathleen Wynne surprised the opposition when she prorogued the legislature last week and said it would open today as scheduled, but with the added pomp and ceremony of a throne speech.  Finance Minister Charles Sousa says the speech will outline how the Liberals plan to offer some relief from skyrocketing hydro bills.

Road Work

The city is advising drivers choose an alternate route for this week if you normally use Centennial Drive between Bath Road and Taylor Kidd Boulevard.

Crew as completing asphalt work and microsurfacing is scheduled to take place this week causing traffic delays.

Smile Cookies

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign begins today.  Money raised through the sale of the chocolate chunk cookies at Kingston outlets will go to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Kingston General Hospital.  Last year the campaign raised $69,000.

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