Kingston Battery Theft 

Kingston Police are investigating thefts of batteries from construction sign trailers throughout the City.

These are the signs that notify of traffic accidents, construction zones, and more.

Removal of these batteries can render the signs inoperable and potentially create a danger to the public.

Suspects may be using tools to complete these thefts, Kingston Police ask that you call them if you see anyone suspicious around the signs.


Kingston theft

A 24 year old is facing multiple charges including theft and possession of a stolen credit card.

Early yesterday morning, a patrol officer saw the accused walking along Centennial drive carrying a large duffel bag.

The accused was known to be under several release conditions, so the officer stopped to check on him.

The bag contained needles, drug paraphernalia, and a knife.

A search revealed 4 credit cards that were not in his name.

The investigation continues for additional suspected stolen property found on the accused including the duffel bag.’


British Crash – UPDATE

British police have been given more time to question the suspect in a car crash outside Parliament that injured three people.

A British citizen originally from Sudan was arrested Tuesday after striking cyclists, then plowing his car into a security barrier.

He is being held on suspicion of terrorism and attempted murder, but has not been charged.

A magistrate has given police until Monday to charge him, release him or seek another extension.


BC Wildfires

The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency, due to HUNDREDS of wildfires burning across the province.

It will be in effect for 14 days, but can be extended or rescinded as necessary

The province says 566 wildfires were burning across B.C. as of Tuesday, with evacuation orders covering more than 15-hundred properties and affecting about 3,000 people.

The wildfire service says more than 18-hundred wildfires have been recorded since the season began on April 1, charring nearly 3,800-square kilometres of timber and bush.


Municipal Election JOBS

The elections office is now accepting employment applications for those who want to WORK the election coming up this fall.

The city is looking to fill various positions for advance voting day on October 13th, and voting day on October 22nd.

They say they’re looking for people with strong computer and customer service skills.

Compensation for the various positions ranges from 200 dollars per day to 249


Float Crash

Provincial police say a pilot suffered only minor injuries when his small seaplane crashed near Thousand Islands National Park just before noon yesterday.

The O-P-P says the pilot was the only person on board when the plane went down on the St. Lawrence River east of Kingston.

Reports say the 68-year old from California was preparing to taxi off a dock at Mink Island when the plane flipped over.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the crash.


Ferry Schedule Changes

The MTO says the Wolfe Island Ferry will see some schedule changes starting on September 1st.

The planned changes will create 90-minute gaps in service around the lunch hour.

There will still be 19 round trips each day, but after the ferry leaves the Island at 9:30, the next trip won’t be until 11.

On the other side, after the ferry leaves Kingston at 10:30, the next trip to the Island will be at noon

There will also be similar gaps in the evening.

The changes were made to accommodate crew shift changes, lunch, maintenance and fuelling requirements.


Collins Bay Lockdown Lifted

The lockdown put in place at the medium-security unit of Collins Bay Institution has ended.

A number of unauthorized items were found during the exceptional search.

Correctional Service Canada says in a statement that they are strengthening measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone.

Visits to the institution, and normal operations, have resumed