University – Charges


Kingston Police responded to over half a dozen noise complaints in the University District last night and were called to Breakwater Park because of a noise complaint at 10:45 last night.

There’s no word on whether charges were laid…but police say they laid a total of 115 charges on Saturday, Sunday and Monday…91 for open liquor – 16 of those charges were laid at Breakwater Park.

All those who were ticketed will have to appear in court and can’t simply pay the fine because of the University District Safety Initiative.  It will remain in place until Frosh Week ends on Sunday.


Doctor Shortage


Kingston city council has approved a motion from councillor Jeff McLaren aimed at attracting more family doctors to Kingston.  The motion says there is a shortage of family physicians because of retirements, deaths and Kingston’s designation as a non-high needs community.  The motion asks for Kingston to be taken off the non-high needs list to improve its chances of attracting family physicians.

It will be circulated to the province, Premier Doug Ford and local MPP’s.


Humane Society


The Kingston Humane Society is getting a major increase in funding to operate the city’s pound services for the next five months while city staff assess the service.  The Humane Society was the only one to bid on the contract to operate the pound.  Council approved the five month interim deal costing 21 thousand dollars a month – an increase of close to $9,000 from the current fee.

City staff will complete its assessment and recommend a multi-year contract in January.


Fatal Crash – Victim Identified


The victim of a fatal crash on the eastbound 401 around 6am on Saturday just east of Switzerville Road has been identified as a 76 year old man from Brampton.  Napanee OPP say Paul Allison was standing on the shoulder of the highway outside of his vehicle when he was struck by a car.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The OPP says the investigation into the fatality is ongoing.


Napanee – Cats Rescued


Eighteen cats and kittens have been rescued from an apartment in downtown Napanee.

Rescuers found the floor covered in cat feces and piles of clothes, broken dishes and other household goods after the tenant was evicted.

Napanee Community Kitten Rescue says it has now secured foster homes for all of the cats.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it is investigating.


Fairfield Manor


Fairfield Manor East is now the subject of concern for Kingston Fire and Rescue over fire code issues.  Fairfield Manor West was closed on Monday and residents were moved out.  Now the east end facility is facing the same fate because of the lack of a plan and staff to evacuate the 23 residents if there is a fire.

Fairfield Manor East has already had its license revoked and is scheduled to close at the end of October.  The owner is appealing the decision.


Apartment Building – Occupancy Permit


The city has now issued an occupancy permit for a new apartment building on Princess Street that is aimed at Queen’s University students. The city denied the occupancy permit for 630 Princess Street on Friday.  The building has 31 units that contain 93 bedrooms.  Students weren’t allowed to move in on the weekend. City officials met with the building’s owner yesterday and issued the occupancy permit.  They’re also working with Stelmach Project Management to complete unoccupied areas of the complex.


Schulich Leader Scholarships


Four incoming students at Queen’s University are receiving scholarships worth $80,000 or 100,000 dollars and one of the students selected for the Schulich Leader Scholarships is from Kingston.

Sonal Gupta is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree.  A news release from Queen’s says Sonal was a leader in her school, has acted as a peer mentor and played for the Kingston Impact Basketball’s Junior Elite League preparatory team.