Howe Island – Fatal Fire


A 73 year old man has died in a house fire on Howe Island.

Emergency services were called to 1894 Howe Island Drive around 4:30 Sunday morning.  The house was fully engulfed in flames when the fire department arrived.

A news release from the OPP says two people were in the home and one person got out safely.

The body of the 73 year old man was found at around 10 a.m. on Sunday.   The man’s wife escaped from the home.  The name of the victim hasn’t been released yet.

The Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office is working with the Howe Island Fire Department to determine how the fire started.

His name hasn’t been released and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


Body Recovered


The body of the man who drowned in Lake Ontario near the LaSalle Causeway was recovered by OPP divers on Friday afternoon.

Kingston Police say foul play was not involved.

The man disappeared under the water after a brief rescue attempt by a witness who had seen him in the water Thursday night.


Missing – Found


A happy ending to the search for three men who were missing in a boat on the Bay of Quinte.

They were reported missing last night and a helicopter from the Joint Rescue Centre at CFB Trenton was dispatched to search the area.  The Coast Guard and OPP were also involved in the search.

The helicopter spotted the boat stranded on a rocky shoreline near Point Ann shortly before three this morning and they’re reported to be all right.


OMB Pre-hearing


Another Ontario Municipal Board pre-hearing has been scheduled for today in Kingston to discuss opposition to the proposed 15-storey Capitol Condo building.

The pre-hearing starts at 10 this morning in the city council chamber at Kingston City Hall.

The pre-hearing is being held to set a date for the actual hearing and help finalize the issues that will be discussed.


St. Lawrence Expansion


A Kingston construction company is working on a major expansion of the St. Lawrence College Kingston campus.

David J. Cupido Construction has been awarded the $2.29 million to transform and update 22,000 square feet of space in Glengarry Hall…the four-story building facing Portsmouth Avenue.  Cupido Construction will build the College’s new Innovation Hub and modernize the main entrance, Davies Hall, the student Welcome Centre and the Student Association space.  Work began on May 1 and is expected to be complete by the end of August.