Notre Dame Cathedral


The flames were spectacular as fire destroyed a portion of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Fire officials say the flames were stopped before reaching the 850-year-old cathedral’s north belfry.  Most of the artwork and religious relics inside, including one of the world’s biggest organs, remain intact and were saved.

French President Emmanuel Macron promises it will be rebuilt.


Fairfield Manor – Update


The owner of Fairfield Manor East and West has been released from the Quinte Detention Centre after serving just 32 days behind bars.

Muhammad Qazi of Mississauga failed to appear in court for his trial and was sentenced to serve six months in jail for 45 fire code violations and was fined $165.000.

During a hearing in Kingston…Qazi’s jail sentence was reduced to the time he has served at Quinte and he has been granted 90 days to pay the fine.


Domestic Violence


A 17 year old Kingston youth is facing 10 charges involving domestic violence.

Kingston Police say he was already on probation and under orders to stay away from his former partner for threatening to kill the woman’s family members with a firearm.

On Saturday the youth and the woman were together…but when she tried to leave she was prevented and police say he threatened to kill her by stabbing her in the neck.

Just 17 years old and he now faces more charges…four counts of breach of probation, three counts of assault, two counts of uttering threats, and one count of forcible confinement.


Napanee Woman – Fail to Yield


A female pedestrian escaped being seriously injured when she was hit by a vehicle on Centre Street in Napanee.  The OPP says the driver of a pickup truck turned westbound onto Dundas Street on Sunday afternoon and struck a female pedestrian.  The woman was taken to hospital and later released after being treated for minor injuries.

A 62 year old woman has been charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian.


Woman Charged – Impaired


A 24 year old Kingston woman has been charged with impaired driving after a vehicle c9ollided with a house on Pine Street.

Paramedics were called to the scene around 2:50 on Saturday morning.

The driver was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries and then transported to police headquarters.



Kingston Mills – Repairs


The first phase of repairs to the Kingston Mills Locks is almost finished.

Parks Canada says the contractor has repaired concrete and stone in Lock 46.

The contractor is removing the cofferdam at the lock and re-installing the lock gates.

The site will be restored to welcome visitors for the summer navigation centre.

Phase two of the project at Kingston Mills will get underway this fall and the final phase will be done the following year.


Joyceville Inmate – Death


An inmate at Joyceville Institution has died of apparent natural causes at the Millhaven Institution Regional Hospital.  James Renaud was 68 years old and had been serving an indeterminate sentence for escape lawful custody and second degree murder since July 17 of 1987.

He died on Sunday.


Rideau Canal – Brass Point Bridge Closed


The Brass Point Bridge on Burnt Hills Road has been closed by Parks Canada.  The bridge over the Rideau Canal requires major repairs.  It will be closed until May 15th.


Road Closed


Henderson Road in North Frontenac is closed due to flooding and a washout.

The road is closed about half a kilometre south of Harlowe.

The township says it will remain closed until the water subside and repairs can be made.