Shooting Death

A 43 year old man is dead following a shooting on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

Ken Ferrill was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital early yesterday morning.

The Tyendinaga Police service received the 9-1-1 call to a home on Deseronto Drive at 3:20 Sunday morning.

A 25 year old man has been arrested.


A case of the measles has been confirmed in Kingston.

KFL&A Public Health has posted a notice at an apartment building on Village Drive saying someone in the building has a case of the measles.

The notice says residents who aren’t protected against the measles should contact the health unit.

It says you are considered protected against the measles if you’ve received two doses of the measles vaccine, had previously been infected with the measles or were born before 1970.

Sunshine List

The sunshine list gave people a chance to check out the top paid public servants in Kingston over the weekend.  Kingston General Hospital President and CEO Jim Flett topped the list in Kingston making almost $467,000.

There are hundreds of city employees on the list…many of them police officers and firefighters.

Chief administrative officer Gerard Hunt is the top paid City of Kingston employee at just over $222,000. Police Chief Gilles Larochelle was second at almost 210 thousand.

Planning – Focus Groups

The city is hosting two focus groups today to get input on improving the planning process.  There’s been controversy over how the city approves applications for buildings and developments.

The city says it will use input from the focus groups and a review of best practices in other municipalities to develop recommendations to update the planning process.

Canadian Hearing

The strike by union members at the Canadian Hearing Society continues.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees says it couldn’t reach a deal with the hearing society after four days of bargaining.

The workers have been on strike since March 6th.

Picton Water Situation

A boil water advisory remains in place for people as the Picton-Bloomfield water treatment plant remains shut down.

The week long water emergency was caused by the partial sinking of a barge at Picton Terminals.  Fuel leaked from the barge and officials say there is still a noticeable odor in some water samples.

The barge was refloated on the weekend and it is expected to be pulled out of the harbour today by a tug.

Kingston – Juno Awards

There was a distinct Kingston connection at the Juno Awards. The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie appeared in a pre-recorded acceptance speech after winning songwriter of the year for his “Secret Path” solo project.

The Tragically Hip won Group of the Year.

JG Simcoe – Autism

JG Simcoe Public School will hold a special school wide assembly today for Autism Awareness Month.

Nonverbal student Markham will open the assembly using his iPad and his newly acquired words.

And the special guest speaker is Grade 7 student Kourtney who will speaks about the abilities and challenges of someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Students will raise the flag for autism outside the school following the ceremony.