Wolfe Islander Update


Good news for people who rely on the ferry to Wolfe Island.

The MTO says it hopes to have the Wolfe Islander III back in service by the end of this week.

It says the exact date will depend on final approvals from Transport Canada, weather conditions and some minor work that still needs to be completed.

It has been in drydock in Hamilton undergoing its five-year inspection.

When the Wolfe Islander 3 does return to service the Frontenac 2 will return to service for Amherst Island.  The MTO says it hopes that will be sometime next week.


Grenadier Island Fires


Deliberately set fires on Grenadier Island have caused an estimated one million dollars damage to two boat houses and several antique boats.

Leeds County OPP was called to the scene of the fire around 8:30 Saturday morning.  The Leeds and Thousand Islands Fire Service and Alexandria Bay Fire service were on the scene.

The OPP says a man had stolen a boat…taken it to Grenadier Island and set the fires.

Police have charged 35-year-old Brent Bercovitch of Kirkland, Quebec with arson and theft.


Missing Man


Kingston Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who has been missing for almost a week.

50-year-old Daniel Craley was last seen parked in a driveway on Mulcaster Street around 3pm last Thursday.

He may be driving a red four door 2011 Ford Fusion.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Daniel Craley is being asked to contact Kingston Police.




The Ontario Medical Association has brought its campaign to convince people vaccines are safe and vital to health to Kingston.

Association President, Dr. Sohail Gandhi was in Kingston yesterday.

Gandhi says vaccines are safe, effective and necessary for the health and wellbeing of everyone.

He says parents should not be swayed by any information they hear to the contrary…most of it being circulated on the internet and in social media.

The World Health Organization says a lack of vaccinations is among the top ten threats to global health.




Blue Tape Mystery


The mystery of the blue tape on mailboxes and address signs in north of Kingston has been solved.

Kingston Police say the reflective blue tape was being used by a newspaper delivery person to mark homes that do not want to get a free newspaper.

Residents on Burbrook Road, Sydenham Road, Unity Road, Battersea Road, Cole Hill Road and in the Glenburnie area were concerned someone was marking homes for break- ins and had removed the tape.


Cannabis Infused Chocolates


The old Hershey chocolate factory in Smiths Falls will be producing chocolate of a different kind soon.

Canopy Growth and their Tweed Brand have partnered with Hummingbird Chocolate.

They’ll be making pot infused chocolate edibles in the old Hershey plant.

Canopy growth is also producing cannabis-infused drinks and oil concentrates. The products are expected to be on government approved cannabis stores by Christmas.


Used Battery Collection


If you’ve been saving up used batteries to get rid of…the city of Kingston will be holding a used battery collection, so you can properly dispose of them.

You can put used batteries in a clear, sealed plastic bag at the curb with your garbage and recycling between November 4th and November 8th.

You can also drop of used batteries at City Hall, the Invista Centre and Kingston Area Recycling Centre.