Crash – Car Flips

There was a wild crash in downtown Kingston early today.

A car flipped onto its roof and landed on the sidewalk at the intersection of Montreal and John Streets.

The crash happened at about 20 to one this morning.

Frontenac Paramedic Services says nobody was injured.

There’s no word from police on whether the driver faces charges.

Grave Tampering

A bizarre story from Prince Edward County where the OPP says a man and woman have been charged with indignity to a dead body.

Police were called to investigate a complaint about grave site tampering in Wellington on Tuesday afternoon.

They determined that a physical altercation had taken place involving the ashes of someone who had been cremated.  A 51 year old man and 50 year old woman have been charged and the man also faces a charge of assault.

Credit Card Theft

Kingston Police have charged a 15 and 16 year old with theft after a teacher’s credit card was stolen from her purse at a high school on June 1st.  It was used to purchase items at a variety store near the school.  Attempts to use it for online purchases later in the day were denied.

A 15 year old boy was arrested at police headquarters on Monday on an unrelated matter and the arresting officer recognized him from the variety store surveillance video.

A 16 year old was arrested at his home.

The pair have been charged with theft – the 15 year old was also charged with breaching conditions of his release on other charges and the 16 year old was also charged with breach of probation.

Lake Reports

You can check on things like water quality and invasive species in 45 lakes in the Kingston region thanks to information published on the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority’s website.

It has published its first ever Regional Lake Assessment Report and Fact Sheets.

The conservation authority says the information has been collected through its lake monitoring program and is crucial for effective lake management.

The Tragically Hip Documentary

The first trailer for the documentary covering The Tragically Hip’s last tour has been released.

The upcoming film follows the lead up to the Tragically Hip’s cross-country tour in 2016 after frontman Gord Downie announced he had incurable brain cancer.  The tour ended with an emotional nationally broadcast concert at the Rogers K-Rock Centre that was also broadcast to an estimated 25 thousand people in Springer Market Square.

The documentary is scheduled for release this October.

KAP – Kingston Sign

Tourism officials are hoping a new sign that allows you to become the “I” in Kingston will help promote Kingston as a tourist destination.

City Council has approved the installation of the sign on the patio next to the visitor information centre in Confederation Park.

It spells out Kingston in large letters – but the “I” is missing…and that means you can stand in front of the sign and become the “I” in Kingston.

Hockey Hall – Online Story

If you haven’t been to The Original Hockey Hall of Fame in Kingston…it is listed as one of the top 13 places a sports fan should visit in their lifetime on the an online site called SniperSkin.

A blog on the website describes the top attractions and lists the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown as the #1 attraction.

The Original Hockey Hall of Fame at the Invista Centre in Kingston is 11th on the list.

Pride Week

Pride Week is coming up in Kingston.  It officially runs from this Sunday to next Sunday but there’s a special event today.

HIV/AIDS Regional Services is showcasing the work of local Queer and Allied artists at the HARS office at 844a Princess Street. The opening reception from 7 to 9 tonight.

The Pride Parade will take place on Saturday June 17th – followed by an afternoon of activities in McBurney Park.


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