OPP – 401 Fight

It was an unusual sight on the big highway near Gananoque on Sunday.

A fight broke out on the westbound 401 following a crash involving a tractor trailer and an SUV.

Witnesses reported the fight took place after a transport truck collided with the SUV yesterday afternoon.  The people in the SUV got out and tried to pull the truck driver out of his vehicle.

The OPP arrived on the scene – but there’s no word yet on charges.  Nobody was injured.

Book – Must Read

A Kingston man’s new book is being called a must read for visitors coming to Canada.

CNN and the online learning platform Babbel say With Faith and Goodwill: 150 years of Canada-U.S. Friendship edited by Arthur Milnes depicts the history that shaped a country and the can’t-miss experiences that a visitor should see.

The book was promoted to CNN and Babbel by Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton.



Student – Scholarship

A Sydenham High School student has received a TD Scholarship worth up to $70,000 for post-secondary education.  William Sanderson also gets summer employment, mentorship and networking opportunities as part of the package.

Sanderson was one of 20 students recognized at a gala in Toronto last week.

He’s been recognized for his work educating fellow student about refugees from Syria, inspiring classmates to fund raise for a family, forming a school mental health group and coaching football and basketball.

Sanderson plans to study business or engineering.

Tourism Week

Tourism week kicks off today in Kingston.

The theme is Canada 1560 and Tourism Kingston staff will kick off the week by visiting front line staff at hotels, attractions, shops and restaurants today.  The day will wrap up with a #YGK Social at Sir John’s Great Hall at 9:00 p.m.

Manager of Visitor Services Chris Whyman says it is a great way to turn front line staff into first class tourism ambassadors for Kingston.  Whyman says the forecast is for a very busy summer season for tourism.

7 Day in May Ride

A group of cyclists raising money for cancer research being coordinated by the Clinical Trials Group in Kingston is scheduled to arrive this morning.

The 7 Days in May ride was started by Gord Townly in honour of his mother and to raise funds to fight pancreatic cancer.

Money raised through 7 Days in May goes directly to support clinical trial targeted at significantly improving the survival odds for pancreatic cancer patients.



Chase a Dream

A Kingston woman’s run to raise money for the Neurosurgery program at Kingston General Hospital will pay off today.  Kyla Tozer held the first annual Chase a Dream half marathon and 5k run earlier this month and will reveal how much money was raised at a ceremony this morning.

Tozer held the fund raising run to say thank you to the team that saved her life after a softball-sized tumor was removed from her brain.



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