Fatal Crash – Brockville Area

A fatal crash closed the 401 in the Brockville area for an extended period of time on Sunday.

A westbound tractor trailer crossed the median into the eastbound lanes around 2:30 yesterday afternoon and collided with two eastbound vehicles.

One person died in the crash.  The westbound lanes were re-opened last night.  The eastbound lanes were re-opened early this morning.

Bailey Broom Factory

A Toronto design company is following through with plans to buy the former Bailey Broom Factory building on Rideau Street.  The building was built in 1894 and is owned by the city.  The city originally offered the property for sale with the condition the building be demolished but changed that decision after a public outcry.

RAW Design of Toronto was the only respondent to a request for proposals issued by the city.  If council approves…it will buy the property for a dollar…renovate the broom factory building into office space and the rest of the vacant land will become a residential development.



Tattoo Festival

The Limestone City Tattoo and Arts Festival has made its mark on Kingston.

45 artists from around the world were in Kingston for the festival on the weekend.  30 came from Canada.

Organizers say they plan on making the festival an annual event.

Princess Street Paving

Princess Street will be closed from Clergy to Bagot Street today and tomorrow to let crews put down the final layer of asphalt in the area of the Big Dig.

And one of the westbound lanes of Princess Street will be closed from Parkway to the CN tracks starting today for watermain relining and rehabilitation. The work will continue until mid-October.



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