Postal Strike


The mail will be moving in Kingston today.

Rotating strikes by members of the Canadian Union of Postal workers have moved on to other communities today.

There was no mail moving in Kingston or 26 other communities across Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick yesterday.

The union says rotating strikes will continue until it has a new contract.


Correction: Council – Neighbours


Kingston will not be creating a good neighbour bylaw to regulate clearing snow and leaves – but – it is asking staff to come up with guidelines to help solve neighbour disputes over leaves and snow.  City council approved a motion Tuesday night to have staff prepare a report about best practices in other municipalities that have Good Neighbour guidelines.  I incorrectly reported yesterday the city was going to create a good neighbour bylaw.  But…City Councillor Jim Neill says cities can’t create bylaws that try to regulate how people interact with each other.


Petition – Close Pier


A Kingston man wants the city to close the Gord Edgar Downie Pier at night and will present a petition to the city’s Administrative Policies Committee today.

Philip Brown launched an online petition last month saying he is concerned someone will drown because the pier has become a popular late night gathering place for partiers.

The petition has 385 signatures.



Lockdown – Assessment Unit – Joyceville


A lockdown is in place in the Assessment Unit at Joyceville Institution.

The Correctional Services says it was put in place on Tuesday afternoon to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.  Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.


Woman Defrauds Family


A 32 year old Kingston woman has been charged with defrauding her grandmother and threatening to slit her mother’s throat.

Kingston Police launched an investigation on July 13th after the grandmother found nearly 13 thousand dollars missing from her bank account.

Police say the woman threatened to slit her mother’s throat when the two bumped into each other last month at a local mall.

The woman turned herself in at Kingston Police headquarters on Tuesday.


Indecent Act


Kingston Police and Queen’s Campus Security are investigating after a woman was subjected to an indecent act in front of Adelaide Hall on the university campus.

Police say the woman was walking in the area of Stuart Street and University Avenue around 8:30 Saturday night when a man stopped his vehicle near her and asked for directions. When the woman approached his vehicle she saw him masturbating and walked away…but the man followed her asking her to come back.  He is described as being in his 30’s with a beard and he was driving a new model small white car.



HomeGrown Live


The HomeGrown Live Music Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is kicking off the Plant the Seeds Initiative tonight. A screening of then locally produced film…Live in Kingston will be shown at the Screening Room tonight.  The band, Paper Ladies, will before the film.

Homegrown Live has raised nearly $100,000 for the Joe Chithalen Memorial Music Instrument Lending Library.

The festival continues with concerts in local clubs tonight and tomorrow night.  There’s a community sing-along with Georgette Fry at Calvary United Church and a concert Saturday night at the Marriott Residence Inn.

Details are available at:


United Way – Campaign Update


Collins Bay Institution has used a creative way to raise money for the United Way. It has raised almost 11 thousand dollars by auctioning off premium parking spots for the winter months.

The United Way campaign in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington is at 74% of its $3,456,000 goal.

The campaign wraps up on Thursday, November 29th.


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