School Buses

The Kingston area was getting rain this morning …but areas to the north and east of Kingston had icy road this morning and that led to school bus cancellations.

Tri-Board Student Transportation has announced school buses have been cancelled in in North Frontenac, North Lennox and Addington and North Hastings.

Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario has cancelled all school transportation for the Upper Canada District School Board and Catholic District Board of Eastern Ontario.

Stroud – Integrity Commissioner

Kingston city councillor Peter Stroud is being investigated by the city’s Integrity Commissioner for comments he made about student housing in his district.

Stroud made the comment in a television story about monster homes taking over neighbourhoods around Queen’s and St. Lawrence College.

He said he is not going to stop until these irresponsible land owner are held accountable for what they’re doing.  Stroud thinks one of the landlords complained and that’s why he’s under investigation.

The city is considering an interim bylaw to halt home conversions while it studies the issue.

Ontario – Kingston – Opioids

The Ontario government will be asking Ontario’s mayors to meet and discuss ways to fight a growing crisis with opiate based drugs.  Premier Kathleen Wynne met with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and pledged funding for his city’s 2.5-million-dollar opioid plan.  Watson says cities and municipalities both large and small are grappling with the problem of young people becoming addicted and in some cases dying of overdoses every week.

KFL&A Public Health issued a warning on the weekend saying it believes fentanyl laced drugs have been responsible for recent drug overdoses in the Kingston area.  Kingston Police and the health unit are investigating and tests are being done to confirm if the drugs did contain potentially deadly fentanyl.

Queen’s 175

It’s the 175 anniversary of Queen’s University today.

The Queen’s Senate admitted the first class on March 7th…1842.

The small group of students and two teachers held classes in a house at 67 Colborne Street.

Town Crier Chris Whyman will open a special meeting of the Queen’s Senate this afternoon to mark the 175th anniversary.

No Light – Stop that Bike

Two people face charges after police stopped cyclists riding at night with no lights.

A 23 year old man from Yarker has been charged with possession of break and enter tools, possession of a prohibited weapon, obstructing police and two counts of breach of probation.  Police stopped the cyclist on Patrick Street Sunday night and seized brass knuckles and break in tools.


A 28-year-old Kingston man was arrested after trying to run from police when they stopped a cyclist on Stanley Street riding with no lights on Friday night.

A search turned up crystal meth, a flip knife and a baton.  The man has been charged with possession of a controlled drug, two counts of carrying a concealed weapon and breach of probation.

Drunk Drivers

A 27 year old Kingston man has been charged with impaired driving after police found a man passed out in a vehicle in the middle of an intersection.

Police were called to the intersection of Dalton Avenue and Division Street around 4am Sunday and found the driver slumped over the steering wheel.


A 53-year-old Kingston man is facing charges after refusing to provide a breath sample when he was arrested for impaired driving.  Police stopped a vehicle on Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard around 3am Saturday.

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