Public Health – Warning

KFL&A Public Health has now issued an alert to warn residents about opioid overdoses in the area.

There have been three reported by Frontenac Paramedics and two others that have happened in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

Health officials say the five overdoses can be linked to fentanyl – a powerful opiate that is being added to other drugs like heroin, cocaine and crystal methamphetamine.

The Public Health Unit says anyone who is an injection drug user or who knows one should have a Naloxone kit to treat an overdose.  The kits are available for free at the Street Health Centre on Barrack Street in Kingston.

Drowning Victim Identified

The OPP has identified the man who drowned in Bob’s Lake on Tuesday.

Police say the body of 60 year old Greg Dines of British Columbia was recovered on Tuesday afternoon.

Speeding Driver

A 23 year old man from Quebec man is facing a charge of stunt driving after Napanee OPP stopped a car going at more than 200 kilometres an hour on the 401.

The OPP says an officer locked in a vehicle on radar going 216 kilometres an hour on the westbound 401 at 2am yesterday.

The vehicle was stopped and has been impounded for seven days.  The man’s license has also been suspended for seven days.

Princess Street Promenade

One of Kingston’s most popular events takes place tomorrow when Princess Street is closed down for a street festival and pedestrian mall.

The summer edition of the Princess Street Promenade takes place between Ontario and Barrie Streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

The city is encouraging people to take active transportation – Kingston Transit is free city-wide on Saturday and the city has set up a secure fenced off area on Wellington Street between Princess and Brock as a bicycle corral – a place where people can safely leave their bicycles.

Napanee Fair

It’s fair time and the 186th edition of the Napanee Fair gets underway today.

The fair includes a midway, tractor-truck and modified pulls, horse shows, agricultural exhibits, entertainment at night and a demolition derby.


Family and Children’s Services of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington is holding its 2nd Annual SHRED-A-THON tomorrow.

The Children’s Aid Society turns 123 years old in August. It is raising money for college and university bursaries for youth in foster care.

The secure shredding company, Iron Mountain will be in the parking lot of Family and Children Services from 8am to noon tomorrow.  It’s asking for a minimum $10 donation per shred.

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