Accident with Injuries

Kingston Police and paramedics were called to an accident with injuries on Highway 2 east of Kingston Friday morning.

Reports indicate a woman was hit by a vehicle and suffered injuries.

Kingston Police were called to Hwy 2 near Retreat Lane and Channelview Road around 7:45 this morning.

There is no further information available at this time.

401 Crash – Highway Re-Opens

Traffic gridlock in Kingston should be over for now.

The 401 Eastbound at Montreal street was opened around 10 last night after being closed since early in the morning due to a truck crash and fire.  The transport truck hit a concrete barrier, caught fire and spilled about a thousand litres of fuel.

The fire destroyed the cab and trailer of the truck and the surface of the highway.  It had to be repaved.

The OPP says they do not expect to charge the driver of the truck.


Queen’s – Threatening Poster

Queen’s University and Kingston Police are investigating after a poster described as racist, homophobic and threatening was discovered on the door of a common room at a student residence building.

Queen’s Principal Patrick Deane issued a statement following the discovery of the poster yesterday morning.

Deane says it was a cowardly violation of human rights and the dignity of individuals. He says the poster was meant to foster hate and fear in Indigenous and Queer members of the Queen’s family.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact campus security or Kingston Police.


Home Prices

Survey says…the average price of a home in Kingston is just over $392,000.

That is an increase of 2.9% over the past year according to the latest Royal LePage House Price Survey.

Two story homes rang in at just over 409 thousand…an increase in value of 1.9%.

There was a higher demand for bungalows and they increased in value by 5.1%…the average price is now around 384 thousand dollars.

Royal LePage area manager Bob Armer says the inventory of homes is at an historically low level in Kingston leading to a seller’s market where multiple offers are becoming normal.  Armer says some of those offers have been $150,000 over the asking price.


Son-In-Law – Assault

Kingston Police have charged a man for assaulting and threatening his son-in-law and having possession of crystal meth.  Police say the 57-year-old man tried to force his way into his son-in-law’s home on Concession Street during the noon hour on Wednesday.

Police arrested the man around 1pm in the area of Division and Adelaide Streets and a search turned up a bag containing crystal methamphetamine.


Lockdown – Joyceville

The Assessment Unit at Joyceville Institution is under a lockdown.

The Correctional Service says the lockdown was put in place on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 to allow staff to conduct and exceptional search for contraband.

Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.


Advance Voting

Advance voting for the federal election begins today and runs through Monday.

The location of the advance poll is on your voter information card that you should have received in the mail.  You will need a piece of I-D with your address to mark a ballot.

Advance polls are open today through Monday from 9AM – 9PM.

Election Day is Monday, October 21st.


Long Weekend – OPP

The OPP will be keeping an extra eye on the roads starting today and throughout the long weekend.

They are taking part in a national traffic enforcement blitz called Project Impact.  The OPP says 239 people have died in crashes so far this year on the roads they patrol in Ontario.

They say the Thanksgiving weekend usually comes with some of the highest traffic volumes of the year and are urging all drivers to be careful and responsible.


Fall Colours

The fall colours in the Kingston area are getting near their peak just in time for the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority’s Fall Colours Weekend.

The Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation area will be open Saturday through Monday from 9am to 4pm.

Staff will be on hand to suggest routes and hand out maps