One Day Strike

It is back to school today for students who have been on their holiday break.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation has announced another one-day strike and this time the Limestone District School Board will be hit by the strike on Wednesday, January 8th.

Six thousand high school students will have the day off while their teachers in the Limestone Board hit the picket line.

High school teachers at seven other school boards will also be taking part in the one-day strike on Wednesday.

The teacher’s union is continuing to bargain with the Ontario government but there has been no progress reported in their negotiations.


Missing Woman

Kingston Police are asking for help from the public in locating 25-year-old Natalie Napier.

Napier was last seen at her residence in midtown Kingston around 2:30 in the morning on January 1st.

She left with only her wallet and identification.

Efforts by police to locate the woman have been unsuccessful.

Napier is described as approximately 5′ 4″…100 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.  She may be wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs toque and blue hoodie or black jacket.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Natalie Napier is being asked to contact Kingston Police.


Crash – Montreal and MacCauley

A fiery crash at Montreal and MacCauley Streets in Kingston sent two people to hospital.

There were only minor injuries reported in the crash on Saturday night.

A car and a pickup truck were involved and there is no word on whether charges will be laid.

Montreal Street was closed while Kingston Fire and Rescue put out the fire and police investigated the crash.


Ford – Mother Passes

The mother of Ontario Premier Doug Ford has died at the age of 85.  The premier’s office announced the news in a statement released Sunday evening.  It describes Diane Ford as “the rock for her family” – particularly for her 10 grandchildren.

Politicians including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario N-D-P Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath have sent their condolences.


Gas Station – Tims – Closed

The Tim Hortons next to the Wolfe Island Ferry terminal in downtown Kingston has been permanently closed.

The Shell gas station and Tim Hortons have been permanently closed to make way for expansion of the ferry terminal.

The Ministry of Transportation has purchased the property and says it expects to award a construction contract at some point this year.


Cannabis Products

Kingston’s two pot shops should have the latest generation of cannabis products available for legal sale in Ontario starting today.

The Ontario Cannabis Store is releasing 59 new products, including edibles, beverages, lotions and concentrates.

The products will be available at retail stores starting today and will go on sale online on Jan. 16th but Ontario’s pot distributor warns supplies are tight and some of the products could sell out quickly.