Missing Woman

The search for a missing Loyalist Township woman continues and the OPP continues to encourage anyone with information relating to Maria DeWagner to contact them or Crime Stoppers.

The Napanee OPP Crime Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounded the disappearance of DeWagner.  The 57 year old woman was last seen at her home on County Road 4 north of the 401 at 2:00 p.m. on April 13th.

The OPP Emergency Response Team. Canine Unit, a helicopter and an OPP drone have been searching her property and surrounding areas.

Injuries – Suspicious Activity

A man has suffered serious injuries in a violent incident in the 500 block of Princess Street near Albert Street.  The Kingston Police Major Crime Unit responded to a call about suspicious activity in that area around five yesterday afternoon.

The man was treated by paramedics at the scene and then transported under police escort to Kingston General Hospital.

Housing Prices

Survey says…the price of a home in Kingston increased by 9.9 percent in the first quarter of this year.

Here’s the exact quote from the news release on the Royal LePage House Price Survey released today:

“The aggregate price of a home in Kingston experienced significant growth in the first quarter of 2017, rising by 9.9 per cent year-over-year to $333,624”.

The increase was fueled by a 16% increase in the price of a two storey home in Kingston.  Royal LePage says the average price of a two story home is now 376,295.

Donor Month

The Trillium Gift of Life Network is encouraging people in Ontario to register their consent for organ and tissue donation.  April is BeADonor month and the organization says 46% of people in Kingston have already registered…well above the provincial average of 30%.

An Ipsos study has revealed as many as 16 thousand people in Kingston mistakenly believe they are a registered organ and tissue donor because they signed a paper donor card – but the cards are obsolete.

You can check to verify if you are registered at:


Or…check the back of your photo health card and if the word “donor” is printed, you are registered.

Robotics Team Wins

A team of students from Kingston schools has won the Engineering Inspiration Award at the Ontario First? Robotics Competition.

Team 4476 – WAFFLES earned a spot in the World Championship being held later this month in St. Louis, Missouri.  The team needs to raise $6,700 to make it happen.

The team is part of W.A.F.F.L.E.S. Community Robotics…a not-for-profit organization consisting of a dozen local robotics teams operating out of The Pump House Steam Museum.

Information is available at:



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