Fatal Crash – 401


Four people are dead and two others are in serious condition following a multi-vehicle crash on the 401 westbound just west of Joyceville Road.

The OPP was called to the scene of the seven vehicle crash at 1:25 this morning.

The vehicles included four tractor-trailers, a commercial truck and two passenger vehicles, one of which caught fire in the crash. Police say the four people who died were all in the vehicle that caught fire. Two other people were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police say the victims will not be identified until relatives are notified.

The 401 westbound remains closed between Joyceville Road and Highway 15 while police investigate.


McKegney – Impaired Charge


A former N-H-L player who lives in Kingston is scheduled to appear in court next week after being charged with impaired driving.  Police say 59-year-old Tony McKegney was arrested on April 30th on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory after officers responded to a call about a vehicle being driving erratically on County Road 49.

McKegney has been released from custody, and is to appear in court in Belleville on May 18th.

He played for 13 seasons in the NHL…and was a standout with the Kingston Canadians of the OHL between 1974 and 1978…scoring 58 goals in the 1976-77 season.


Chamber – Third Crossing


The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce is urging Kingston City Council to approve the Third Crossing.

The chamber released results of a new survey of business owners yesterday.

The survey says…96% agree that Kingston needs a Third Crossing.

The Kingston Chamber of Commerce is now urging the Mayor and Council to give the Third

Crossing the green light.


Prince Edward County – Flooding


The threat of more flooding in Prince Edward County has led to a state of emergency being declared by the municipality.

Mayor Robert Quaiff says residents affected by flooding may be able to get financial aid and the county will be able to call for assistance from the military if needed.

The county has already provide about 23 thousand sandbags to residents.

The current water level on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River is 6 centimetres higher than the previous record for this time of the year set in 1973.


Flood Update


The latest word on flooding in the Kingston area brings mixed news.

There is rain in the forecast for this weekend and a flood warning remains in place for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.  The current water levels are 6 centimetres higher than the previous record for this time of the year set in 1973 and may continue to rise as a result of rain.

The International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board says it is continuing operations and increasing outflow to minimize flooding and erosion impacts when possible.


The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority says most of the streams and creeks in the Region have peaked and are starting to fall. It says water levels on inland lakes remain very high and there could be more localized flooding if there is more rain this weekend.