Prison – Drone Drops


Drones have dropped about a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of contraband at Collins Bay Institution during the first two weeks of October.

The Correctional Service says two packages were seized on October 3rd.  They contained about a pound of tobacco and 11 grams of crystal meth.

On October 10th a package containing 500 grams of crystal meth – that’s over a pound of methamphetamine – was seized by staff.

Packages containing cell phones and gear along with 167 grams of tobacco and a pound and a quarter (628 grams) of marijuana were seized on October 12th.

So far nobody has been arrested in connection with any of the drone drops at Collins Bay Institution.


Youth Arrested – Assault Police


Kingston Police have arrested a 17-year-old after a female police officer was assaulted on Saturday night during Queen’s Homecoming.  He has been charged with assaulting the officer, resisting arrest, escaping lawful custody and underage drinking.

Police say the incident started when the officer asked a man with open alcohol to identify himself.  They were able to identify a suspect using video supplied by people who watched what happened.

Police have also received video of a group of people who damaged the Red Bull promotional vehicle during the Aberdeen Street Party on Saturday.  It was so badly damaged when the promotional crew ran out of free drinks it had to be towed away on a flatbed truck.


Martha’s Table – Theft


Martha’s Table has lost the equivalent of two days of meals for people after a bank deposit bag was stolen.

The bag belonging to the charitable organization had been locked in the trunk of a vehicle.

It was stolen on October 6th.

Cheques in the bag were cancelled but the cash is gone.

Kingston Police say they have a person of interest in the theft who is already in custody facing other charges.


Youth Shelter – Food Donations


The Kingston Youth Shelter says its beds are full, but they don’t have enough food to go around.

The shelter posted a message on social media yesterday asking for donations of groceries.

It needs items like pasta, pasta sauce, tuna, sugar, frozen vegetables, frozen meats, cereal and bred.

Donations can be dropped off at the shelter at 234 Brock Street.


Pitch In


The fall edition of Pitch-In Kingston is taking place today and tomorrow.

Close to a thousand people have registered to clean up litter in the city.

It follows a highly successful spring version of Pitch-In Kingston that saw nearly 10 thousand people take part in cleaning up litter.



Waste Reduction Week


It is Waste Reduction Week and tomorrow is Giveaway Day…a day you can put out items you no longer want for people who might want to use them.

And… the Kingston Area Recycling Centre is holding an open house tomorrow from 10am to 2pm.