Power Outage


Hydro One has restored power in Kingston’s west end after a malfunction at a transformer station on Glen Castle Road. The power went off for about 4,000 customers around 10:55 last night.  It was restored at around 3am.


Hamilton Stabbing


An 18 year old man from Kingston who is going to McMaster University in Hamilton has suffered life altering injuries in a stabbing.

Hamilton Police say he was stabbed in the back of the neck during an altercation with a group of men around 1am on Saturday.  They’re looking for a group of five to eight men.

The student from Kingston is in hospital with serious injuries.


Head on Crash


Frontenac OPP say a head on crash that closed Sydenham Road at Horning Road for about two hours was caused by slippery road conditions and no charges will be laid.  Two pickup trucks collided late Monday night.  One of the drivers was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


Retail Update


Some big changes are coming to the retail scene at the RioCan Centre on Gardiners Road.  The Sears Home Store that closed last year is being renovated and will become the new home to the Winners and HomeSense stores.

A Giant Tiger Store will move into the current HomeSense location and the current Winners location will become a Bad Boy Electronics Store.


Sears – Belleville


The empty Sears Distribution Centre in Belleville’s industrial park could soon be a centre for the production of high end cannabis products.

It has been sold to the Group Mach real estate development company based in Quebec.

It has leased about a quarter of the huge warehouse to HEXO.

Belleville City Council will need to approve a re-zoning of the property. A public meeting is slated for October 1st.

MPP Todd Smith says HEXO will bring about 250 jobs to the area and possibly more because of its Joint Venture Agreement with Molson Coors to produce cannabis beverages in the future.


United Way


The United Way campaign in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington kicked off last week and has already raised 19% of its $3,456,000 goal. Almost $660,000 has been raise so far.

The final Fair for Friends fundraising gala takes place on Sunday at the Vimy Officers mess.  It is sold out.


Teaching Excellence Award


A math facilitator working with the Limestone District School Board is the 2018 recipient of the Queen’s University Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award.

Math Facilitator Kathleen Goslin Hendry has been selected for the award given to a faculty members who demonstrates outstanding teaching.

Goslin Hendry works with educators in their classrooms.


Construction – Royal Milk


Construction on the $200-million dollar Canada Royal Milk site in Kingston is moving along on schedule and it’s an impressive construction site if you haven’t seen it.  The largest continuous concrete pour in Kingston’s history recently took place at the plant.  It involved 50 trucks making 476 trips between four concrete plants.  Crews poured about 22 million pounds of concrete in a span of 20 hours.  The plant will produce baby formula for a Chinese company and is scheduled to be finished in the second quarter of 2019.


Queen’s – New Bader Donation


The Baders are giving another gift to Queen’s University.

Alfred and Isabel Bader have been the largest donors in the history of the university.  They’re now giving a gift of just over a million dollars U-S to Queen’s.

$645,000 will be used to promote the Bader collection of art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. $200,000 will be used to purchase a 3-D microscope and image scanner for the Department of Art History and Art Conservation.

$150,000 of the gift will fund Queen’s first-ever Indigenous arts festival.