Ice – Flooding

Unsafe ice conditions and localized flooding are also in the forecast for this weekend.

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority says there are already ice dams on creeks that have caused flooding and it is releasing high volumes of water from dams creating unstable ice conditions.

It also says mild weather this weekend and rain for early next week will add to the problem.

It is urging people to stay off the ice in the area.

Climate Change Symposium

Climate change will be in the spotlight in Kingston today.

Environment Canada Senior Climatologist David Phillips will kick off the Kingston Climate Change Symposium this afternoon at the Grand Theatre.

The keynote address is being delivered this evening by Canada’s first female astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar.

Sustainable Kingston says the event will also showcase innovative initiatives happening in Kingston with a series of local speakers.  The symposium runs from noon to 8pm at the Grand Theatre.

Diversity Dinner

The Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation will be launched this weekend.

Local businessman Jimmy Hassan is hosting the 4th annual Diversity Dinner at the Shriners Hall tomorrow.

He started the event with his family to express their gratitude to Canada and Kingston for the opportunities they have been given.   The new organization promoting diversity will be launched at the dinner.


Q-tip BB Gun Shootings

A 25 year old man from Bancroft has been charged with two counts of assault with a weapon after a nine year old girl in Kingston was shot with a B-B gun loaded with Q-tips.

Investigators say the man was living with his girlfriend and her children in Kingston last year and as part of an attempt to take control of the family he shot Q-tips at his girlfriend and the children.  The nine year old girl was injured when a Q-tip punctured her skin.  Police say the woman’s children are now living with family members in Manitoba.



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