Defence Minister – RMC Deaths


Canada’s Defence Minister says they’re just trying to get it right.

Harjit Sajjan says results of an internal inquiry into the deaths of three students at the Royal Military College in Kingston won’t be released until the investigation is complete.  Sajjan says he understands the frustration of the families…but it takes time to do a complete investigation.

Hearings into the deaths of the three young men in 2016 were completed early last year.  It’s believed they took their own lives.  Their parents say they’re concerned about the delay…want to know the official cause of death and what will be done to prevent similar deaths in the future.


Pancreatic Cancer Breakthrough


Researchers at Queen’s University have announced a major breakthrough in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.   The results of clinical trials found patients who received a four-drug chemotherapy combination were nearly twice as likely to survive.  The researchers says their findings are life changing for these patients and should impact how pancreatic cancer is treated around the world.

The findings by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group at Queen’s were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago this week.


Research and Innovation Showcase


A showcase in Kingston today will explore developments in digital health technology.

The Southeastern Ontario Academics Medical Organization is hosting the 2018 Research and Innovation Showcase at the Isabel Bader Centre.

It will feature keynote speakers and breakout sessions.  Participants will also take part in a Health Care Innovation Hackathon…a chance to come up with their own innovative digital health ideas.


Russel Street Fire – Arson


Kingston Police say a fire in an apartment building at 16 Russell Street is a case of arson.

Kingston Fire and Rescue responded to reports of the fire around 9:45 on Friday night.  An elderly man had to be rescued from a second storey window and the other tenants were evacuated from the building.

Investigators say the fire was deliberately set and anyone with information is being asked to contact Kingston Police or Crime Stoppers.


Bush Crash – Prescott Mayor


The mayor of Prescott is renewing his call to add an extra lane to the 401 on the stretch of highway where a tour bus crashed this week.  A 54-year-old Chinese tourist died following the crash.  23 other people were injured.  Prescott Mayor Brett Todd says the time has come to widen the highway.




There is one more day of campaigning today before people head to the polls to elect a new government in Ontario.  A poll released yesterday suggests the NDP and Tories are in a virtual.  The online poll by Leger indicates the Tories have the support of 39 per cent of decided voters, the New Democrats are just a single point behind, while the Liberals are well back with just 18 per cent support.


Advance Voting


7.5% of eligible voters have already marked their ballots at advance polls.

Kingston and the Islands had the highest voter turnout during advanced polling.  11,644 ballots were cast at the six advance polling locations in Kingston.

Voters can still mark a ballot before tomorrow at the returning office in their riding.  The office in Kingston is in the former Sears store at the Cataraqui Centre.


Sir John A – Graveside Ceremony


Today marks the anniversary of the death of Canada’s first prime minister.

The life of Sir John A. Macdonald will be remembered during a graveside ceremony at Cataraqui Cemetery.  It’s the 125th anniversary of the first service held by the Kingston Historic Society.

Macdonald was 76 when he died on June 6th, 1891.

The guest speaker today is Ryerson University professor Patrice Dutil…the co-author of two books on Macdonald.

The ceremony starts at 1:30 this afternoon.