401 Crash – Off Ramp


The driver of a transport truck was taken to hospital after his rig rolled over on the eastbound off-ramp of the 401 at County Road 4 yesterday.

The tractor trailer was hauling 1,500 gallons of Coal Tar and rolled over as it left the highway around 6:30 in the morning.  The cleanup took about eight hours.


Suspended Driver – Charged Again


A 47 year old Kingston man on ten Canada wide driving suspensions dating back to March 2001 is in trouble again.  Kingston Police say it started shortly after midnight on Tuesday when an officer spotted a vehicle driving east on Conacher Drive in the wrong lane.  It took off and wound up hitting a tree stump and slammed into a tree on Guthrie Drive.

A man was arrested on Camden Court after a chase on foot.

He now faces 10 charges of driving while disqualified, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, and resisting arrest.


Municipal Election


If nobody comes forward to challenge Brian Paterson by the end of next week…he’ll be Mayor of Kingston for a second term without even having to campaign.

Nominations for school board and city council candidates closes at 2pm on Friday, July 27th.

If you’re interested in running you have to complete a nomination form, get endorsements and pay the nomination fee by the deadline.

The municipal election takes place on October 22nd.


Dark Matter Conference


Outer space is being investigated during a conference at Queen’s University this week.

The symposium has drawn scientists from around the world to the McDonald Institute…named after Queen’s Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist Art McDonald.

The sessions this week are discussing the latest research on dark matter, the structure of galaxies and particle astrophysics.

Registration for a free public lecture tomorrow night in the Biosciences auditorium is available on Eventbrite.



Fountain Restoration


The fountain in front of the Frontenac County Courthouse will be undergoing much needed repairs.  The Kirkpatrick Fountain was originally built in 1903 and needs a complete restoration including the plumbing.  The city has budgeted $300,000 for the work.

It will be put out to tender and is expected to take up to a year to complete.

The fountain is named after Kingstonian, Sir George Kirkpatrick…Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor from 1892 to 1896.


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