Montreal Street – Incident

Kingston Police set up a detour in the area of Montreal and Thomas Streets this morning.

The area has been cordoned off with yellow tape after police were called about suspicious activity around 6 a.m.

Police haven’t said what they’re investigating but there’s a report there was a stabbing in the area.

Sold – City Buys Parking Lot

Kingston has bought the prime piece of real estate across from city hall at Ontario and Brock Streets for 6.2 million dollars.

City council approved the purchase of the surface parking lot from Arnon Corporation of Ottawa at its meeting on Tuesday night.

Mayor Bryan Paterson says there are no immediate plans for the property.  Paterson says it could become the location for a parking garage or some other type of development…but it will remain a parking lot until the city decides how to use the land.

Fatal Crash – GoFundMe

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched in a bid to help the daughters of a man from Gananoque who died in last Friday’s crash on the 401 at Joyceville Road.

46 year old John Ross Moulton…known as Johnny Mo…died in the crash.

The message on the GoFundMe page says donations to the Johnny Mo Memorial Fund will go to his two daughters, Danica and Olivia Moulton.


Dumpster Fires

A 32 year old Kingston man is facing two charges of arson and five charges of breach of probation after two dumpsters fires in the west end on Friday of last week.

Kingston Police say the first fire started in the dumpster at a motel on Princess Street when a man was given a bible.  He went outside – lit it on fire and tossed it into a dumpster that went up in flames.

About 45 minutes later a dumpster was lit on fire behind a Princess Street plaza and the tire on an RV was set on fire.  That fire was put out before the RV was damaged.

Detectives arrested the man on Tuesday after reviewing surveillance video.

Riders Arrive

Firefighters from Toronto who are cycling to Ottawa will be greeted by Greater Napanee Emergency Services this afternoon.

The memorial ride is scheduled to roll into Napanee at five this afternoon.

The cyclists are riding in support of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation and raising money for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters memorial.

This year’s national memorial ceremony takes place at the Ottawa memorial site on Sunday Sept. 10th.

Nut Drive

First year Queen’s University engineering students will be going nuts today.

The annual Rotary Club Nut Drive is taking place.  They won’t be selling cans of nuts this year.

They’ll be going door to door selling boxes of chocolate covered almonds from 5 to 8 p.m.

Rotary says the money raised today supports its programs and services. The Nut Drive Last year raised $40,000.

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