Mother Charged – Assault

A Kingston woman has been charged with assaulting her three daughters.

Kingston Police say they started their investigation on Wednesday and arrested the 45 year old woman on Wednesday night.

Police say she hit or slapped the girls and hit one hard enough with a hairbrush to leave a mark.  They say she also grabbed a man by the throat when he tried to intervene.

She faces four charges of assault and one of assault with a weapon.

The girls range in age from nine to 17.

Park – St. Joseph/St. Mary School

A surprise proposal by a developer could mean all of the land that used to be home to St. Joseph St. Mary Catholic School in Kingston will become parkland.

City council made a controversial decision earlier this year when it approved using a portion of the land for affordable housing.

City staff says a developer has proposed buying the portion of the land designated for housing and will give it back to the city to use for the park in exchange for some concessions.

The developer wants to get out of providing parkland or cash in lieu of parkland for another development in Williamsville district.  City staff says the idea has strong community support.

House Prices

The average price of a home in Kingston has gone up by 8.5% over the past year to $333,080 according to the latest Royal LePage quarterly survey on home prices.  The survey was released yesterday.

It says the price of a two storey home in Kingston increased by 14.4% to $372,610.  The price of a bungalow went up by 3.7% to just under $300,000.

CAS – Cat Video

Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and the Kingston Community Health Centres have teamed up on what they call…the Ultimate Cat Video for Social Good.

They’ve produced a video that poses the question….What if people paid as much attention to issues facing kids and families as they did to CUTE CAT VIDEOS?

The video ends by saying if people did…we might be able to change the world…we’ll show you how.


Governor Generals Medal – KP Volunteer

A Kingston man has received the Governor General’s Medal for Volunteers for more than 30 years of service with Kingston Police.

Herb Pangborn received the medal from Kingston Mayor Brian Paterson this week on behalf of Governor General David Johnston.

Pangborn has been a Kingston Police Community volunteer since 1986.

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