Shooting – Pellet Gun

A man was taken to hospital by paramedics early today after reportedly being shot in the eye with a pellet gun in downtown Kingston. The man was shot around 12:30 this morning following an altercation in the alley next to the downtown Macdonald’s on Princess Street.
Kingston Police are investigating. No other information had been released this morning.


High School Teacher Strike

Thousands of public high school teachers are holding a one-day strike after their union and the Ontario government failed to reach a contract agreement.
The Limestone District School Board has announced its high schools will be closed today. Intermediate and elementary schools will be open.
The strike does not affect Catholic high schools. Their teachers are members of a separate union.


Third Crossing

Construction of the Third Crossing should be getting underway soon.
The city has received final approval of its Detailed Impact Assessment for the bridge.
Mayor Bryan Paterson says it is full steam ahead and you can expect an increase in construction activities in the next few weeks.


Red Light Cameras

Red light cameras will be coming to Kingston. City council held a lengthy discussion on red light cameras last night. In the end council approved a recommendation from staff to install red light cameras at a minimum of 10 intersections. The plan calls for the cameras to be operational at the beginning of 2022.


Short Term Rentals

City council has delayed making a decision on recommendations for licensing short-term rentals. It decided to give the public more time to comment on the proposals. The short-term rental licensing program is being sent to the administrative policies committee for a meeting in February.


Physician Shortage

City Council has approved spending $50,000 to study the issue of a shortage of family doctors in Kingston. The city wants to document how many people are without a doctor and how many family doctors have left Kingston or retired recently. And…the city will ask the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to re-evaluate Kingston’s designation as a non-high needs community.



The City of Kingston has a new chief administrative officer.
At last night’s city council meeting, Mayor Bryan Paterson announced Lanie Hurdle has been appointed to the position. Hurdle has held several key leadership roles with the city and has been the city’s commissioner of community services for the past eight years. Hurdle replaces Gerard Hunt who stepped down in July.


Loaded Gun Seized

Kingston Police have seized a loaded handgun and charged a man with five weapons offences.
Police were called around 10:30 Monday night about a man with a handgun in a downtown restaurant.
Police say they found a handgun in his pocket loaded with seven rounds of ammunition including one that was chambered and ready to fire.


Tree of Hope

The Family and Children’s Services Tree of Hope campaign needs your help.
The Tree of Hope campaign has raised half of its $40,000 goal and the campaign ends in exactly two weeks.
The money is used to buy gifts for children and pay for enrichment activities throughout the year.
Last year the campaign raised a record amount of nearly $70,000.
Donations can be made online at:


Cancer Donation

The Canadian Cancer Society is thanking Homestead founder Britton Smith for a one-million-dollar donation.
Smith recently made the donation to establish the Britton Smith Foundation Clinical Trials Fund. The money will be used to fund cancer research and high-impact clinical trials.
The Canadian Cancer Trials Groups is based in Kingston.