Fatal – Pedestrian

The investigation into the death of a pedestrian north of Kingston is continuing.

Frontenac OPP were called to the scene of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Perth Road in Inverary around 9:00 p.m. on Friday.

38 year old Andrew Richard Ellerbeck of South Frontenac was pronounced dead at the scene.

Town Crier Competition

Kingston’s Town Crier is returning from the Annapolis Valley International Town Criers Competition in Nova Scotia without a championship title.

Chris Whyman says he went to Nova Scotia to promote Kingston with a group of people who feel the same about their communities and who compete as friends!

The winner was Paul Gough of England.

Whyman is manager of Visitor Services for Tourism Kingston.

Tourism Kingston

Tourism Kingston has selected its new Sport Tourism Development Officer.

Brooke Lenser has been chosen to fill the job in Kingston.

Lenser has moved to Kingston from Red Deer Alberta where she was coordinating preparation for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Lenser is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and is currently working on a master’s degree in sport management from the International Olympic Academy.

Battle of Britain

The Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Kingston was the gathering place for a ceremony to remember The Battle of Britain on Sunday.

1 Wing Commander, LT.-Col Wesley Cunningham, led the parade to the monument for the service in Kingston.  It was the 77th anniversary of the air battle over Britain and the English Channel.

Paramedic Ride

The 2017 Ontario Paramedic Ride stopped in Kingston on the weekend.

Riders from Ontario are travelling from Toronto to Ottawa to raise awareness and funds for a Paramedic Ride Monument.

The riders left for Gananoque and Brockville yesterday and will meet up with riders from Quebec today to travel to Parliament Hill.

Tattoo Festival

Kingston had a bit of an alternative flair this weekend.

50 tattoo artists from across the country gathered at the Four Points by Sheraton for the 2nd annual Limestone City Tattoo and Art Festival.

Some people attended out of curiosity…others took advantage of getting a tattoo from someone who doesn’t work in Kingston and some military veterans even got some free ink.

One of the feature artists was Damian Robertson who tattoos military veterans or current members of the military for free.


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