City Council – Briefs

Naloxone kits will be distributed in Kingston after City Council unanimously approved locating them where there are automated external defibrillators.

Two kits will be place at each of the stations in city owned and operated facilities.

City council also approved spending $80,000 to further study developing a privately owned wharf at the foot of Queen Street as the deep water docking facility.  City staff will continue working on what’s considered to top location for docking for large cruise ships at the Queen Street Wharf.

The name on Kingston’s downtown arena will stay the same for at least a few more months.

Last night council approved extending the naming rights for the Rogers K-Rock Centre until the end of the OHL season while the arena operator works on negotiating a new naming agreement.

Naloxone – Public Health

KFL&A Public health has announced an expansion of its naloxone program.

Free naloxone nasal spray kits will be available at KFL&A Public Health.

Free nasal spray kits are also available to clients of Street Health Centre and free injection naloxone kits are available at many local community pharmacies.

KFL&A Public Health is also partnering with community organizations such as shelters, withdrawal management centres, and other key outreach programs to ensure people in the KFL&A region can pick-up naloxone kits at a wide variety of places.

Suspicious Fire

A vacant home in Bath has been destroyed by fire and the fire is being investigated as one of many deliberately set fires in the region.

The home on Somerset Drive was engulfed in flames when Loyalist Fire and Rescue arrived shortly after four yesterday morning.

Witnesses say explosions had been heard before the fire broke out and a man was seen fleeing the scene.

The Napanee OPP Crime Unit, Loyalist Fire Department and the Office of the Fire Marshal are investigating.

Domestic Abuse – Woman Chased

A 34 year old man has been charged after a woman was chased with a golf club on Montreal Street after being assaulted in her home.  Kingston Police say the man had refused to leave the woman’s home on Monday.  She was assaulted and ran south on Montreal Street around 8a.m. with the man in pursuit.  She managed to find a safe place and call police.  The man has been charged with assault, theft and uttering death threats.

Domestic Assault

A 26 year old Kingston man has been charged with assaulting a woman who had confronted him for yelling at his ex-girlfriend.

Police say the man attacked the woman in a parking lot on Monday…punched her in the head…knocked her to the ground and kept punching her.

She was taken to hospital by paramedics for treatment.

The man was arrested at his residence late Monday night.

La Salle Causeway

Commuters who use the La Salle causeway will be facing delays starting today…fortunately not during rush hour.

Public Works and Government Services Canada says maintenance will result in lane reductions today, tomorrow and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Honk Mobile

If you’re looking for parking in Kingston…there’s now an app for that.

The city has officially launched the HonkMobile app.

You can now use the HonkMobile app to find and pay for parking at a number of downtown City of Kingston lots.

There’s no need to display a paper receipt and you get a text notification 15 minutes before your time expires so you can add more time if you want to.

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