Roads – Accidents


Many roads in the Kingston area were slippery this morning because of heavy frost overnight.

Glare ice on the ramp to the 401 at Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard resulted in an ambulance sliding into the ditch around midnight.  The Hastings Quinte Paramedics were not injured.


A crash on the westbound 401 closed the westbound lanes at Wallbridge Loyalist Road.  The crash last night involved two tractor trailers and two other vehicles.  The driver of one of the transports was taken to Kingston General Hospital with serious injuries.

There was also a large fuel spill.

There was no indication of when the westbound lanes of the highway will re-open.


Ride Program


Kingston Police are warning drivers who are drinking that they will be caught.

The force held pop-up RIDE programs in a variety of places on the weekend.

Sergeant Steve Koopman reported one of their new rookies managed to detect the smell of alcohol on a driver who claimed he had no drinks and was coming from an A-A meeting.

He blew a warning on the roadside test…lost his license for three days and faces hefty fees for reinstatement of the license.


South Frontenac – New Plan and Budget


South Frontenac Township is planning for the future and significant residential growth over the next ten years.

Chief Administrative Officer Neil Carbone says the township council has recognized it needs to take control of its own destiny.

South Frontenac has approved its 2020 budget and a new strategic plan.

The budget includes spending for increased road maintenance, a new official plan and a climate change strategy.

The Strategic Plan includes four key priorities…positioning South Frontenac as a regional leader, supporting growth while maintaining the integrity of the environment, ensuring organizational capacity and being a catalyst for the creation of vibrant and complete communities.


Research Stream


If you have ever wanted to get involved in research by being a test subject, you can sign up on an online platform developed by two Queen’s University graduates.

Luc Pelletier and Brooke Resendes found 80 percent of research studies are delayed or cancelled because the researchers couldn’t find participants.

They have developed a website called Research Stream.

It allows researchers to post summaries of their projects. People can scan those summaries and connect with a researcher by registering on the Research Stream site.