Commissionaires – Strike Ends

Commissionaires who were on strike for almost five months in Kingston have returned to work without any improvements in their contract.

The Commissionaires at CFB Kingston, the Royal Military College and Fort Frontenac were asking for paid sick days and a footwear allowance…but after the lengthy strike they voted in favour of a contract offer that gave them nothing more than what they were making when they went on strike on June 24th.


Kingston – Criminal Charges

Two Kingston men are each facing 14 criminal charges after police were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot off Bath Road on November 6th.

The vehicle was stolen, and a search turned up crystal meth, cocaine, heroin, various drug paraphernalia, break-and-enter tools and weapons.

A 29-year-old man was arrested in a nearby store and a warrant was issued for another 29-year-old man who fled the scene.  He was arrested on Friday.


Snowmobile Theft – Hiding in the Trunk

A 25-year-old man is facing multiple charges after a snowmobile was stolen in Seeley’s Bay on Friday night.

Leeds County OPP say the snowmobile was reported stolen from a yard on Big Hill Road in Seeley’s Bay on Friday morning.  Police spotted it being driven in the area of Bay Street and Highway 15 on Friday night.  It took off across a field when police tried to stop it.  A man was eventually found hiding in the trunk of a vehicle and was arrested.

Alex Ubdegrove faces a total of seven charges including theft of the snow machine and driving it while under suspension and while being prohibited from driving.


Next Level Claims

If you lost money in the Next Level Investments Ponzi scheme the Ministry of the Attorney General will be releasing information on restitution soon.

Kingston Police say if you submitted an online report to them for restitution it cannot be processed and will not be reviewed by the ministry.

The Ministry of the Attorney General will be releasing information on the restitution process soon and Kingston Police say they will share the information once it becomes available.


Author – Barlow – City Council

Author and activist Maude Barlow will speak to Kingston City Council tonight before launching her latest book at the Central Library on Johnson Street.

Barlow’s new book is called…Whose Water Is It, Anyway? Taking Water Protection into Public Hands.

The book details the Blue Communities Project and offers advice and resources for people interested in making their own community blue.

Barlow will address city council tonight about Kingston as a Blue Community.

The book launch at the library takes place at 7:30 tonight.


Hong Kong – Cda Students

Queen’s University says it is helping make travel arrangement for students in Hong Kong who want to leave the country due to violent pro-democracy demonstrations.

Queen’s, UBC, Simon Fraser, the University of Toronto and McGill have all contacted students and are helping those who wish to leave.

Global Affairs Canada is urging Canadians in the area to exercise “a high degree of caution” as a result of the political unrest.



About 32-hundred Canadian National Railway conductors, train personnel and yard workers hit the bricks overnight after the union and company failed to reach a deal by the union’s midnight deadline.

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says the union is still talking with C-N in hopes of reaching a negotiated settlement to end the strike.


Teachers – Education Minister

Ontario’s Education Minister is calling on all unions to ward off potential strikes and enter into mediation with the province. Stephen Lecce made the request yesterday hours after the union representing Ontario’s high school teachers voted 95 per cent in favour of a strike.  Elementary teachers have also voted in favor of a strike and English Catholic Teachers have taken steps towards a strike.