Help for Thompson Family

Fund raising efforts have expanded for the family of a woman who was killed by a hit and run driver in Kingston.  Christine Thompson died in hospital after being hit by a vehicle on Princess Street just west of Midland Avenue.  She had been walking home from work at Home Depot last Thursday night.  Staff at the store have set up a fund for her husband and two sons.  Home Depot is matching the donations.

A friend has also set up a Go Fund Me page to help out people who can’t donate at the store and Jack Astor’s has planned a fund raising evening for the Thompson family on Thursday night.  10% of sales will go to the family and there will be a silent auction.

Remand – Hit and Run Death

The 53 year old man charged in the fatal hit and run last Thursday remains behind bars at the Quinte Detention Centre.  Kevin Heymans made a brief video appearance for a bail hearing yesterday and his case was put over until Friday.  He will be applying for legal aid and attempting to find a lawyer before his next video bail appearance.  Heymans is charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing death.  41 year old Christine Thompson died when she was hit by a vehicle on Princess Street near Midland Avenue last Thursday night.  Heymans was arrested on Saturday.

Fatal Crash

A single vehicle collision in North Frontenac has claimed the life of a 63 year old man.

Frontenac OPP say a passerby noticed the taillights from a pickup truck in a ditch on Ardoch Road between Lodge Road and Crotch Lake Access Road on Saturday night.  The pickup had gone off the road and come to rest against a tree.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle.

Richard Allen Herns of Central Frontenac was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lock Down Ends

Normal operations have resumed at Collins Bay Institution following a lockdown.

Inmates in the maximum security unit were locked in their cells last Thursday following the seizure of a number of packages containing contraband.  An exceptional search was launched and the Correctional Service says several unauthorized items were found during the search.

Christmas Ornament – Sell Out

A Christmas ornament depicting the stone in Market Square to commemorate the Tragically Hip Concert on August 20th in Kingston has almost sold out.

The pewter ornament is being sold as a Downtown Kingston promotion.  It costs 10 dollars and the buyer has to produce a receipt of at least $25 from a downtown business.

The Rogers K-Rock Centre and Visitor Centre across from City Hall sold out in less than half an hour yesterday morning. They did get more to sell later in the day – but there are a limited number and when they’re gone there won’t be a new supply.  The ornaments were also on sale at the Grand Theatre and the Downtown Kingston Office.


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