Metrolinx – Bombardier

Metrolinx says Bombardier was misleading people when it held a media tour of its facility in Millhaven to show off its new light rapid transit vehicle this week.  The situation is a mess and 300 jobs at the Millhaven plant may be on the line.

Metrolinx says the test vehicle that was shown off should already be operating and Bombardier has missed key deadlines.

It wants out of the $770 million dollar contract for 182 light rapid transit vehicles.

Bombardier has filed a court injunction to stop Metrolinx from terminating the contract.  A hearing is scheduled for March 21st.

Record Temperature

Kingston did break the record for the warmest February 23rd yesterday.  The temperature hit 13 degrees (12.8) at the Kingston airport.   The old record of 10.4 degrees had been set in 1981.

Drug Arrest

A 23-year-old man from Toronto is facing drug trafficking and weapons charges after being arrested at the Kingston VIA Rail station.

Kingston Police say they had been investigating the man and were waiting for him to arrive on the train from Toronto Wednesday afternoon.  They say the man tried to run but was caught in the parking lot.  Officers seized a semi-automatic handgun with a magazine containing six hollow point rounds, a bag of suspected crystal methamphetamine and Canadian currency.  The man has been charged with possession of a controlled drug for trafficking, and a variety of weapons offences.

Noise Complaint – Arrest

Two men face charges after a noise complaint about a gathering in a backyard garden shed.

Police investigated on Wednesday and found three men in the shed.

A 19 year old was arrested for failing to attend court.

He is now facing additional charges including possession of break-in tools, possession of a prohibited weapon…and possession of marijuana, crystal meth and Vicodin

A second man was arrested for breach of probation.

Teachers – Tentative Contract

The Ontario government says it has reached a tentative contract extension deal with high school teachers.  The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation was the last of the province’s education unions to hammer out a deal with the government that extends well past next year’s election.  If the contract extensions are approved the Wynne Liberals will avoid any contentious education bargaining in the run-up to the election.

401 Closed – Now Open

The 401 eastbound lanes were closed all night between Joyceville Road and County Road 32 in Gananoque after a transport truck crashed and spilled fuel.  The crash took place around 11:15 p.m. Thursday and the eastbound lanes didn’t re-open to traffic until about 7:45 a.m. today (Friday).

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