Fire – Notch Hill Apartment

One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation following a fire in an apartment on Notch Hill Road.

The fire broke out around 6:20 Saturday night in a third floor apartment at 95 Notch Hill Road.

Damage has been estimated at $100,000.

The fire was quickly knocked down and crews spent time using fans to remove smoke from the building.

There is no word on what caused the fire.

Missing Man

Police continue to ask for help from the public in locating a man who was last seen at his home in Parham at 12:30 last Thursday afternoon.  Frontenac OPP says anyone with information on the whereabouts of 53 year old Benjamin Walter Hannah should contact them immediately.  Police first issued a notice for help in locating Hannah on Friday morning.

Noise Bylaw Update

The city is holding an open house tonight to get feedback on proposals for some changes to the Noise Bylaw for sports fields.  The new rules align with the times sports are allowed on fields.  The proposals would allow whistles, cheering, PA announcements and the national anthem from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.  The open house starts at 6:30 tonight in the Press Lounge at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.

Unemployment Rate

The latest figures from Statistic Canada show the unemployment rate in Kingston for October was 5.6%…a slight increase from 5.4% in September.

The rate is still well below the national average of 7%.

Remembrance Day

Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has released new Remembrance Day videos honouring three Napanee soldiers from the First World War.

It’s third year in a row for the Agency’s Soldier of the Great War project.

The young soldiers died with the 21st Battalion and their names are on the Napanee cenotaph.  The entire project, including videos, information and downloads is on available online at:

Jones Falls – Bridge Construction

Work to replace the swing bridge at Kingston Mills is well underway and now construction to replace the concrete bridge at Jones Falls is set to get underway.

Cruickshank Construction of Kingston will be preparing the site this week.  It will be replacing the old bridge with a new single lane concrete bridge.  There will also be improvements made to the approaches to the bridge.

Battery Recycling

Now that you’ve changed the batteries in smoke alarms and CO detectors…you can dispose of them using a special battery collection bag that was distributed about a month ago.  The one time collection of batteries takes place this week.  Used batteries can be placed in the collection bag and set out beside your recycling bin on your pickup day this week.  Car batteries and other types of large batteries will not be collected.

You can drop off batteries anytime at…City Hall…the Invista Centre or the Kingston Area Recycling Centre.


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