Police are investigating a shooting during a home invasion at 10 Runnymede Road in Kingston.

A news release from police say a man was shot early yesterday during a home invasion.

He was found on Curtis Crescent and taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police say there is no danger to the public and they have recovered the gun used in the shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact Kingston Police or Crime Stoppers.

Fire – Concession Street

Fire has heavily damaged a home on Concession Street in Kingston.  Kingston Fire and Rescue says smoke was coming out of the windows and eaves of the home at 192 Concession Street when crews arrived around 10:20 yesterday morning.

Firefighters were told people were trapped in the home – but a search determined nobody was inside and there were no injuries.

The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.

Power Failures

Two widespread power failures north of Kingston left about 10 thousand Hydro One customers without electricity last night.

The power outages hit Central and South Frontenac.

The power was restored by crews overnight.

Pot Chiefs

Kingston Police Chief Gilles Larochelle says he’s not just concerned about drug impaired drivers – he’s also concerned about the cost of training officers to detect those drivers.

Kingston’s police chief is hosting a meeting of the board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.

The president of the organization…Chief Brian Larkin…of the Waterloo Regional Police says they’re expecting an increase in drug impaired driving when pot is legalized next year.   The police chiefs meeting wraps up today at the Four Points by Sheraton.

Hospice Kingston

Hospice Kingston has received the support of the South East Local Health Integration Network for government funding for a 10 bed residential hospice.  The Local Health Integration Network oversees health care spending in the region.  It has endorsed Hospice Kingston’s bid to get funding…the first step in the funding process.  Under the proposal the province would pay for 7 of the beds and Hospice Kingston would fund the three other beds.   The plan is to build the hospice at the Providence Village campus on Princess Street near Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard.

United Way Update

The United Way campaign will get a boost from Invista today.

The nylon plant is holding a Fish Fry for the United Way from today to kick of its fund raising campaign.

The campaign goal for the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington is $3,501,000.

The campaign thermometer hit 27% of that goal yesterday with just over $954,000 raised so far.

New School – Naming

The Limestone District School Board is looking for suggestions for the name of Kingston’s new high school and intermediate school.  The integration committee says entries should represent the names of famous Canadians and other names should reflect a positive image of the community.

The new school will replace KCVI, QECVI and Module Vanier

Construction is expected to begin in the near future and the school board hopes it will be open by September of 2019.

There’s a link to the naming survey on the Limestone District School Board website.

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