Hazmat – St. Lawrence College

Five student at St. Lawrence College in Kingston have been exposed to highly toxic mercury.

It happened late yesterday afternoon.

A statement from the college says:

The four students and the teacher underwent decontamination on site by Kingston Fire and Rescue. They were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure and released shortly after. Two security guards, two staff technicians and 15 additional students were assessed onsite by paramedics and released.

The college says the incident involved a piece of equipment and a company specializing in hazardous materials was called in last night to clean up the mercury spill.

Search – Frontenac

A search in the Sydenham area involving the OPP helicopter, canine unit and tactical team failed to turn up any sign of a man police consider to be dangerous.

The search late Wednesday afternoon for 35 year old John Joseph Macdonald took place on a property near the intersection of Railton Road and Stagecoach Road.

Macdonald is wanted on charges of Assault with a Weapon in the Frontenac area as well as two counts of Possession of Property obtained by Crime over $5000 and Mischief over $5000 in the Napanee area.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is being asked to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.

Alexandria Bay – Motel Fire

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that destroyed a large section of a motel in Alexandria Bay – just across the Thousand Islands Bridge in Northern New York.

The fire broke out early Wednesday morning at the Boardwalk Motel in A-Bay.  It destroyed a building that housed the office, a two-story structure containing suites and a pool house. Another section of the motel wasn’t damaged.  The motel was vacant at the time and nobody was injured.

Violence – Domestic Abuse

Kingston Police say they have uncovered two years of abuse and have charged a 39 year old Kingston woman after numerous violent incidents and death threats towards children.

Police say she also attempted to confine a man after he didn’t return her messages and made threats about his children.

The woman was arrested on Wednesday and faces two counts of assault, three counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of uttering threats to cause death and forcible confinement.

Indigenous Studies – NDSS

A unique art project involving Indigenous knowledge keepers, artists and students at Napanee District Secondary School will be officially unveiled today.

The students in the Indigenous Studies program will officially unveil their medicine wheel today.  It was painted on eight panels and has been installed in the circular library at the Napanee high school to create a spectacular – one of a kind display.

The public will have a chance to view the artwork during Culture Days on Saturday September 30th when the library at NDSS will be open from 10am to 3pm.

Fall Fair – Tattoo Festival – Terry Fox Run

It’s another busy weekend in Kingston.

Among the many things taking place – the 187th Kingston Fall Fair is underway on the grounds of the Memorial Centre.

It’s an agricultural fair and it’s education day today…students will attending the fair.

The midway is open starting at three this afternoon.

The fair continues on Saturday and wraps up on Sunday with two Motocross thrill shows and a demolition derby.




The 2nd annual Limestone Tattoo and Art Festival is taking place on Saturday and Sunday at the Four Points by Sheraton in downtown Kingston.




The Terry Fox run takes place on Sunday. People in Kingston are being encouraged to run, walk, cycle or roller blade the five kilometre course.  The run is headquartered at St. Lawrence College and registration opens at 8am.

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