Power Failures


Those strong winds that blew through the area also knocked out power to dozens of Hydro One customers in the region.  Hydro One says it will be mid to late afternoon before the power is restored.


College Strike


There will not be classes at St. Lawrence College today…or any of Ontario’s 24 colleges.  Faculty have gone on strike.

The Ontario Public Services Employees Union says the two sides couldn’t resolve their differences ahead of the midnight strike deadline.

The College Employer Council, which bargains for the colleges, calls the strike completely unnecessary.  It says the union’s demands would have added more than 250-million dollars in annual costs.

No negotiations have been scheduled.

St. Lawrence College says all full-time programs have been suspended.




There were all kinds of great activities during homecoming at Queen’s…but…once again…the booze fuelled problems overshadowed the good stuff for many people in Kingston.

The drinking started early Saturday morning and continued all day with paramedics treating and transporting 68 patients to hospital for alcohol intoxication.

The Frontenac Paramedic Service says one person intentionally urinated on a paramedic’s equipment bag in an ambulance.

The head of the emergency department at Kingston General, Dr. David Messenger posted on Twitter that staff were verbally abused, vomited on and physically lashed out at – but carried on in a professional manner.

On Saturday…Kingston Police handed out 253 tickets and arrested 26 people…mainly for public intoxication.  Police say most of those arrested were not Queen’s University students.


Life Jackets


A close call for two 38 year old men after their boat sank in Lake Ontario about two miles off the shore of Prince Edward County.

The OPP was called to a home on Stinson Block Road at 2:30 Sunday morning after the men swam to shore and one knocked on the door asking for help.  One of their dogs also made it to shore but another dog was still missing yesterday.

The OPP says the men were able to swim to shore because they were wearing life jackets.

It took them about three hours to get to shore.




The Limestone District School Board has announced the groundbreaking date for Kingston’s new high school and intermediate school.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place this Friday morning at 10am at the corner of Kirkpatrick and Lyons Streets.

The school will take the place of KCVI, QECVI and Module Vanier and is scheduled for completion in time for the fall of 2019.


Racing Against Drugs


More than 12 hundred grade six students from 30 local schools will be learning about healthy drug and alcohol free lifestyle choices at CFB Kingston this week.

Partners for a Safe Community is hosting the 2017 Race Against Drugs Program in partnership with CFB Kingston.


Students – Beyond the Classroom


Grade 5 Students from Mother Theresa Catholic School will be spending this week at Kingston City Hall.

They’ll be learning how important local government is and this just happens to be Local Government Week.