Crash – Life Threatening Injuries

One person has suffered life threatening injuries in a crash at Gardiners Road and Princess Street in Kingston.  Three vehicles were involved and Frontenac Paramedics say a woman in her 50s sustained serious life-threatening injuries.  Two other people were treated for minor injuries.

The crash happened just before 4pm yesterday.


Woman Injured – Hit by Vehicle

The pedestrian who suffered critical injuries when she was hit by an SUV that veered off Bath Road onto the sidewalk has been identified as a recent immigrant and mother with four children under the age of eight…one is an infant.

Sunita Gupta of the Kingston Immigration Partnership says the woman remains in critical condition in Kingston General Hospital.  Gupta says the fact the driver has been released on bail is extremely disheartening for the family.

A female passenger in the vehicle also suffered life-threatening injuries.

30 year old Brandon Desjardins of Kingston has been charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.


Child Pornography – Sentencing

A 26 year old Kingston man will be spending 21 months in jail after pleading guilty on child pornography charges.  Christopher Robson pleaded guilty to making it available and possession child pornography.  He was charged in November of 2017 following a lengthy investigation by Kingston Police.

Robson will also be on probation for three years…will be on the sex offender registry for life and will have his access to the internet severely restricted.


Kingston – March Break Open House

Kingston will be invaded by thousands of high school students and their parents as March Break gets underway.  Queen’s University is expected over 4,500 grade 11 and 12 students and their families to attend March Break Open House tomorrow.

The day-long annual event offers the high school students a taste of campus life and a chance to meet faculty, staff and students as they consider attending the university.


Queen’s – Relay for Life

Students at Queen’s University will be raising thousands of dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society starting tonight.  The 13th annual Relay for Life is taking place at the Athletics and Recreation Centre.

Last year the event raised 115,000 dollars and it has raised more than half a million dollars since 2006.

It runs from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. tomorrow.  The official opening is at 8:30 tonight with 21 year old fourth year student Dylan Buskermolen talking about surviving his battle with cancer.

Details are available on the Queen’s Relay for Life Facebook page:


Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day.

Queen’s University and the Royal Military College will be holding special events today.

Kingston City Hall will be lit up today in honour of International Women’s Day.

There is also a community event in McBurney Park featuring guest speakers starting at 5:00 p.m.


Kingston’s Playoff Hockey Fever

Kingston has playoff hockey fever.

The Queen’s men’s hockey team is hosting the opening game of the Queen’s Cup tomorrow night at the Memorial Centre.  It’s the championship round for university men’s hockey in the Ontario University Athletics Conference.

This week former coach Fred O’Donnell – a winner of the Queen’s Cup – visited the team to give them some inspiration.

Rob Baker and Paul Langlois of the Tragically Hip also paid the team a visit.  The Gaels will play the Guelph Gryphons in the opening game tomorrow night at 7:30.

Over 1,500 tickets have been sold for the game.


Health Donation

A one day beauty gala at Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Kingston has raised over 24 thousand dollars for the Kingston Health Sciences Centre.  The gala event was held last fall and Shoppers presented its donation yesterday. The money will be directed towards the new labour and delivery area at Kingston General Hospital.


Kingston – Beaver Tails Store

Beaver Tails is opening a store in Kingston.

The store is scheduled to open at the end of this month at 20 Market Street.

The company says its food truck will continue to operate in the city.

It says Kingston is an ideal location for a store because of tourism and the fact the pastry has become something visitors identify with as a Canadian icon.