Bath Road – Flooding

A broken water main on Bath Road at the Frontenac Mall caused some traffic trouble this morning.

Bath Road westbound was closed between Centennial Drive and Armstrong Road.

Eastbound Bath Road – heading into Kingston – was re-opened shortly after it was closed early this morning.

Utilities Kingston had a crew on the scene making repairs but was unable to provide an estimate on when the westbound lanes would be re-opened.


A tribute to a Loyalist Township firefighter, correctional officer and soldier has been unveiled in Amherstview.

Patrick Pidgeon died fighting a fire at an apartment building in Amherstview in July of 2016.

Yesterday, a plaque, bench and red maple tree were honouring Pidgeon were unveiled during a ceremony in Loyalist Park.

The memorial was made possible by Loyalist Township and the Amherstview Lions Club.

Consumer Protection – Scalper Bots

The Ontario government is set to introduce ticket sales legislation today to ban so-called scalper bots and impose new rules on reselling tickets.  It will be part of a larger consumer protection bill.

The legislation was prompted by Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala after an outcry from fans shut out of buying tickets to the Tragically Hip’s farewell tour last year.

Sexual Assault Course

Specialized training in dealing with the victims of sexual assault is taking place in Kingston.

Kingston Police is hosting the training for officers from Kingston, Gananoque, Belleville, Brockville, Smith’s Falls and Queen’s security staff.

The two day training session is taking place this week and a second session is scheduled for later this month.

Terry Fox

Students at Sir John A. Macdonald Public School have raised over $10,000 from their Terry Fox Run.

Students attended an assembly yesterday afternoon where David Rankine and Tim Clement had their heads shaved.  The top five fund raising classes also got to throw a pie in the face of their teacher to celebrate going over the fund raising goal of $5,000.

Let them Eat Cake

Yesterday it was pie eating – today – let them eat cake.

Today…Providence Care Hospital – Kingston’s new hospital – hosts an auction for cakes made or bought by staff.

Proceeds go to the United Way.

The City of Kingston’s Pie Eating contest in Springer Market Square yesterday raised $2,800 for the United Way KFLA campaign.

The campaign has raised almost $1.2 million of its $3,501,000 goal.

Public Engagement

The city of Kingston says it really wants to get public input and now it’s asking you to sign up for its online platform.  Kingston City Council has approved what’s called the Public Engagement Framework and Charter to guide future public consultation.

A news release from the city comes complete with this pitch…Show Kingston you love it by adding your voice to public conversations.

The online platform allows you to view projects the city is involved with and comments…but you need to register if you want to provide input to the city.

Hockey Fans – Stress

With the NHL season getting underway last night…

A new study from researchers at the Montreal Heart Institute has found the excitement of watching your favourite hockey team could cause a heart attack or stroke.

The researchers monitored the heart rate of 10 people who attended Montreal Canadiens games and 10 people who watched the games at home.

They found those watching on TV had an average heart rate increase of 75%…those attending the live game had a spike of 110 percent.

The cardiologist says the stress-induced heart-rate response could have the potential to trigger a heart attack or stroke in fans with underlying cardiovascular diseases.

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