Las Vegas – Shooting

Officials in Las Vegas now say at least 50 people were killed and more than 200 were wounded in a shooting at an outdoor music festival.  That makes it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U-S history.   Authorities say the shooter, a Las Vegas resident identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, has been killed.  They believe the shooter acted along in a so-called “lone wolf” attack.

Edmonton Attack

An update is expected today on the investigation into this weekend’s violence in Edmonton.  Five people were injured Saturday night, and a 30-year-old man is in custody. Police say he is a Somali refugee, and had been investigated in 2015 for allegedly espousing extremism.  RCMP say there was no evidence at the time that he was a threat to the security of Canada.

NDP – Leadership

New Democrats in Kingston and across the country have a new leader.

Jagmeet Singh will replace Tom Mulcair as federal leader after winning a first-ballot victory in yesterday’s leadership contest. Singh is currently a member of the Ontario legislature and says he plans to resign his seat as an MPP immediately.

Kiwala – Provincial Election

Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala has been nominated as the Liberal candidate for the riding in the next Ontario election.

Kiwala was nominated for re-election on Saturday by the Liberal riding association in Kingston.

The Ontario election is scheduled to be held on or before June 7, of 2018.

Kiwala won the election in 2014.  She replaced Liberal MPP John Gerretsen who retired from politics.

Paramedic Chief – Presidents Award

The Chief of Frontenac Paramedic Services has received the President’s Award from his professional association.

Chief Paul Charbonneau received the President’s Award of Excellence at the 2017 Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs Annual Awards Gala on Saturday.

President Neal Roberts says Charbonneau has been an unrelenting supporter of Paramedic Services in Ontario for over four decades and there are very few people who have done more to advocate for paramedicine in Ontario.

History File

From Tony’s today in history file.

On this day…October 2nd…1883, a women’s medical college was founded at Queen’s University in Kingston by Dr. Jennie Trout, the first Canadian woman to be licensed to practice medicine in Canada.

Run for the Cure

About a thousand people turned out for the CIBC Run for the Cure in Kingston on Sunday morning.

Participants raised more than $200,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. The run in Kingston was one of 56 held across Canada on Sunday.

RMC – Wall of Honour

Kingston apartment mogul Britt Smith and the founder of Lee Valley Tools have been honoured by the Royal Military College.

The two were named to the Wall of Honour at the military college during a ceremony on Saturday.

Smith is the founder of Homestead Landholdings and attended RMC as a recruit in 1938.  His plaque reads…soldier, entrepreneur, community leader, philanthropist.

The late Leonard Lee attended Royal Roads military college in 1958 and attended RMC.  He received an honourable discharge because of illness.  Lee attended Queen’s University, went to work for the government and founded Lee Valley Tools in 1978.

His plaque reads…entrepreneur, innovator, business leader volunteer, philanthropist.


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