Freezing Rain


Freezing rain left a coating of ice on things this morning.

Crews were out treating the roads and there were no reports of collisions caused by road conditions.  A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at Bath Road and Queen Mary Road shortly before 8:00 a.m.  Kingston Police were on the scene investigating.

School transportation was operating on a regular basis today.


Transport Fire


The westbound 401 in the Napanee area was closed for an extended period of time yesterday due to a transport truck fire.

The transport became fully engulfed in flames around 3pm yesterday.

Nobody was injured.

Traffic was detoured around the scene at Deseronto Road and Marysville Road.




A 42 year old woman from Lansdown has been charged with defrauding a 95 year old woman out of almost $150,000 and jewelry.

The Leeds and Thousand Islands OPP detachment says it was contacted in May of last year and an investigation determined the elderly woman from the Lansdowne – Gananoque area was the victim of a caregiver.

Martina Havel faces charges of theft, fraud, possession of property obtained by crime and breach of trust.

She is scheduled to appear in court on March 1st.


Motorcycle Theft


A 37 year old Kingston man has been charged with possession of a stolen motorcycle and driving while disqualified.  He was arrested on Monday at a residence on Division Street.

The motorcycle had been stolen from a parking lot on Rosemund Crescent on August 17th.  An officer spotted the motorcycle when it passed him on October 12th – it had no plate and the passenger wasn’t wearing a helmet.  A warrant was issued for the man’s arrest and he was picked up on Monday.


New Bridge Design


Kingston’s new bridge over the Cataraqui River will have large concreate arches supporting the roadway instead of long steel spans with steel arches above the road.  Mayor Bryan Paterson revealed the new design at a Chamber of Commerce meeting yesterday.  The bridge will contain a lot more concrete and won’t have long open steel spans or steel arches above the road.  The change in design is because of the 25% tariff on steel imposed by U-S President Donald Trump. Paterson says the final design has almost been completed and the use of more concrete is to try and stay on the $180 million budget.  Construction is slated to begin this summer with completion sometime in 2022 or 2023.


Providence Long Term Care


The Knights of Columbus has made a $50,000 donation for the new Providence Manor Long Term Care Home.  The service club has 800 members in the Kingston region and the donation yesterday was half of their commitment of giving $100,000 to the new long term care home.

It will be built in Providence Village on the Heathfield property owned by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. Work has already begun on the design stage for the project.


St. Lawrence – Centre Opening


St. Lawrence College is hosting the grand opening of its new Centre for Behavioural Studies today.  The grand opening is the culmination of the Hello Future Capital Project, the largest expansion and renewal project in the history of the College in Kingston.

The grand opening will take place between 1:30 and 3 this afternoon.

The Centre for Behavioural Studies is located in the historically designated Newcourt House.

It has been designed to allow faculty, students and community service providers to work together to advance the science of behaviour analysis.

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