High Water – Wolfe Island

The record high water level on Lake Ontario has caused major damage to Wolfe Islands popular Big Sandy Bay.  The water is covering the beach and has eroded the sand dunes causing the trees along the beach to fall over.

The beach has been closed and will remain closed to the public until the water level drops.

Frontenac Islands Mayor Dennis Doyle is trying to put an optimistic note on the problem.

Doyle tells the Whig he is optimistic the beach will open this summer and because the dunes have washed into the lake – the sandy bottom of the bay will be even nicer for swimmers.

Hero Bikers

Kingston Police are calling two retired military police officers heroes after they came to the aid of a city cop who was attacked by a man he was trying to arrest.

Bicycle patrol officer Fil Wisniak wound up on the ground with a man on top of him when he tried to arrest the man on outstanding warrants on Wednesday.

Two former military police officers were riding down Princess Street on their motorcycles when they saw what was happening…stopped and pulled the man off the Kingston Police Officer.

Constable Wisniak suffered a minor injury.

A 46 year old man has been charged with assaulting police, resisting arrest, and breach of probation.

Car Flipped

A 29 year old man has been charged with impaired driving after that crash in downtown Kingston early yesterday morning. A car flipped onto its roof and landed on the sidewalk at the intersection of Montreal and John Streets.  Nobody was injured.  Police say the man refused to give a breath sample and on top of the impaired driving charge he’s been charged with refusing to give the sample and having open alcohol in the vehicle.

K&P Trail Opening

City officials call it a beautiful new way through Kingston – and they’re not talking about a bridge.

The 6.4 kilometre section of the K&P Trail that runs through the city will officially open tomorrow.

Celebrations start at 11 a.m. in Douglas Fluhrer Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Ukranian Folklore Festival

The Lviv Ukranian Folklore Festival takes place this weekend at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School.

The Ukranian Canadian Club of Kingston has organized the 48th annual festival.

Opening ceremonies take place at 6 p.m. today and it is open until 9pm.

The festival will also run Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Day of Caring

Over 200 volunteers are doing some work at local agencies today as part of the United Way Day of Caring.  The volunteers will be working at 24 agencies supported by the United Way.

They’ll be doing everything from light construction to gardening.

There’s a wrap up barbecue this afternoon at the Warrant Officer’s & Sergeant’s Mess at CFB Kingston.

Torch Ride

Bikers will hit the road to raise money for the Special Olympic this weekend.

The Torch Ride for Special Olympics leaves Kingston at 9:30 tomorrow morning and will travel to Fort Wellington in Prescott.  There will be a wrap up party at RAXX when they make the return trip to Kingston.

Money raised during the ride will go to support Special Olympics athletes.

Filed under: Car Flipped, Day of Caring, Hero Bikers, High Water, K&P Trail Opening, Torch Ride, Ukranian Folklore Festival, Wolfe Island