Soccer Nets – Safety Update


The City of Kingston says all of the city’s soccer nets will be inspected to make sure they are properly anchored following the death of a 15 year old boy in Napanee.

Garrett Mills died on May 12th when the soccer net he was doing chin ups on tipped over.  The crossbar landed on his head and killed him instantly.  The net wasn’t anchored to the ground and there is no provincial regulation requiring nets be anchored.

A news release from the city says Garrett’s death has highlighted the issue of soccer net safety.

The city says nets are inspected on a weekly basis and both permanent and portable nets are all anchored.

Queen’s University will be inspecting all of its nets and the local school boards say they will also have their nets inspected.


No Criminal Act


There is no evidence the death of a cat found at the Parrots Bay Conservation area was the result of a criminal act according to the OPP and OSPCA.

A news release from the OPP says an investigation by detectives and inspectors with the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was not able to find any indication the located animal remains were that of a criminal act.

The remains were found at the popular conservation area on April 4th.

Police say the investigation will remain open in the event new information is brought forward.


Drug Bust


A man from South Frontenac and two men from Central Frontenac face charges after a huge indoor marijuana growing operation was found in Tay Valley Township.

The OPP raided the property last Friday and arrested six people – a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a seventh person.

Police found over six thousand marijuana plants, 182 pounds of dried marijuana, more than two pounds of cannabis resin…equipment…a sawed off semi-automatic shotgun and two stun guns.

Among the men charged are 41 year old John Kennedy of Central Frontenac, 31 year old Jacob Isenberg of Central Frontenac and 25 year old Frank Teal of South Frontenac.


History File – KP/RMC/Beatles


From Tony’s Today in History File….It was on this day…June 1st, 1835 that Kingston Penitentiary opened.  It housed six inmates.

The prison was closed on September 30th of 2013.

The future of the prison and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour site will be the topic of two open houses today at the Olympic Harbour.


41 years after Kingston Pen opened…The Royal Military College opened in Kingston.  It was June 1st 1876 and the first class had 18 cadets.


And it was 50 years ago today…the Beatles launched a psychedelic masterpiece.  The album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is considered to be the group’s most important album and changed the way rock music was written and recorded.