Sudden Deaths – Napanee

A man and a woman are dead and a female teenager has suffered serious injuries at an apartment complex in Napanee.

Lennox and Addington County OPP were called to investigate a report of an assault at the apartment on Palace Rd in Napanee at around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday.

They discovered the body of the man and the woman and the teenager was transported to hospital by paramedics.

Police are calling it a sudden death investigation and say they are not releasing the names of the people who died to protect the identity of the youth who was injured.

Anyone with information that may help the investigation is being asked to contact Lennox and Addington OPP.


Burning Ban

A Level One burning ban has been put in place for South Frontenac Township.

A Level One ban allows people to have campfires and cooking fires…but it rules out all other open air burning including fireworks.

South Frontenac Fire and Rescue says any infractions of the ban will result in significant financial penalties.


Smith – Autism

The Ontario government is expected to announce it will now provide families with children who have autism with needs-based support.

Children, Community and Social Services Minister Todd Smith of Belleville will announce the changes today.

He’s expected to announce the government will design a new program that will stay within a $600 million budget.


Food Rescue

A program in Kingston to rescue food that would be headed to landfill is being expanded. and Loving Spoonful will be launching the YGK Food Rescue Challenge this afternoon.

Restaurants, hotels, institutions and retailers are being urged to direct an increased amount of healthy surplus food to social service agencies in the area.

A pilot project was introduced in Kingston last year and has already diverted 62 thousand pounds of food valued at over $160,000 to people in need.  The Food Rescue Challenge will start August 1st and runs through Thanksgiving.


Taste of Kingston

Thousands of people enjoyed a Taste of Kingston in Confederation Park on Sunday.

The 21st Annual Taste of Kingston featured food booths from various restaurants.

All the proceeds from the event goes to Diabetes Canada D-Camp and helps send local children and youth to camp to learn how to self-manage their diabetes.

There’s no word yet on how much money was raised yesterday.


Unique Archeology

A unique project to catalogue grave markers in a hidden Kingston cemetery is taking place this summer.

The graveyard is hidden under St. Paul’s Anglican Church at Queen and Montreal Streets.

Queen’s PhD candidate Sue Bazely is leading the project to map the Lower Burial Ground at St. Paul’s and make a digital archive of those who are buried there.

Bazely says most people in Kingston aren’t aware the site exists and may be surprised to know about some of the renowned people buried there, including Molly Brant and her daughters.