Jurassic Square – Kingston

Springer Market Square in downtown Kingston was once again turned into the Limestone City’s version of Jurassic Park for game two of the NBA final.

The square was full again last night – but this time fans left with disappointment.

Golden State beat Toronto 109 to 104 to even the series at one win each.

Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard says they will have to ignore the hostile environment in Oakland and take at least one of the two games there later this week.

Game three is Wednesday night and game four is Friday night in Oakland.  Both games will be shown in Springer Market Square starting at 9pm.


Ottawa – Tornado

Officials have confirmed a tornado touched down in Ottawa’s east end Sunday night.

The tornado hit in the suburb of Orleans.

There are no reports of injuries but strong winds uprooted trees and damaged homes and cars.

It was followed by hail and torrential rain.

The National Capital Region is still under a state of emergency due to flooding.


Water Level

The water level on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River continues to rise after rainfall on the weekend.  The water is starting to flood some low lying areas.

Abbey Dawn Road from Highway 2 to 300m north of Highway 2 remains closed due to flooding.

And there is some other localized flooding in the area.


OPP – Cannabis Readily Available

The Lennox and Addington County Detachment of the OPP says officers are seeing an increase in the number of cannabis charges issued at the roadside.

The detachment based in Napanee charged a driver after a traffic stop on County Road 2 in Napanee last week.

The driver was given a ticket for a 215 dollar fine for having cannabis readily available in the vehicle.  The OPP is reminding people the Cannabis Control Act says it cannot be readily available to any person in a vehicle or boat.


Under section 12 (1), of the Cannabis Control Act of 2017 that:

-12 (1) No person shall drive or have the care or control of a vehicle or boat, whether or not it is in motion, while any cannabis is contained in the vehicle or boat.


– (2) Subsection (1) does not apply with respect to cannabis that,

(a) is in its original packaging and has not been opened; or

(b) is packed in baggage that is fastened closed or is not otherwise readily available to any person in the vehicle or boat.

2018 c.12 Sched. 1s. 12 (1)


Garbage – Philippines – Queen’s

A Queen’s University professor says the only way to stop Canadian trash from ending up in foreign countries is to ban waste exports altogether. Professor Myra Hird is one of Canada’s foremost experts on the garbage industry. Hird says an international treaty to keep wealthy countries from unloading their waste on the developing world won’t stop companies from breaking the rules — pointing to the 69 shipping containers of mislabeled Canadian garbage that sat in the Philippines for nearly six years. That trash is now enroute to a waste to energy facility in British Columbia where it will be incinerated.


INVISTA Centre – Naming Rights

Kingston’s west end arena will continue to sport the same name.

The INVISTA Kingston site…has announced it has renewed its naming rights sponsorship for the INVISTA Centre.  The official signing ceremony of the renewal will take place at the INVISTA Centre on Wednesday afternoon.


McDonalds – McHappy Day results

In case you missed it on Friday.

McDonald’s in Kingston & Gananoque has presented Almost Home in Kingston with a cheque for $10,000.

The money came from McHappy Day.

Almost Home is a home away from home for the families of children receiving medical treatment in Kingston’s hospitals.