Weapons Stash

Kingston Police have shown off a stash of weapons they found on social media saying they are they demonstrate part of the danger officers face on the streets of Kingston.  Police were tipped off about the weapons on Sunday and found them in a duffle bag behind a downtown apartment building.

They include about a dozen throwing knives, axes, a machete and 10 pellet guns that look like real weapons.

Police have not said if they have found the owner of the weapons.


Fire – Princess Street

Kingston Fire and Rescue has been busy fighting fires in vacant buildings in the past week.

Firefighters were called to a vacant structure in the area of Princess and Albert Streets at 3:51 this morning.

Heavy smoke was coming from the rear of the building.

The fire was knocked down quickly and no injuries have been reported.


Pine Grove Road – Fire

Kingston Fire and Rescue says there was nothing suspicious about a fire on Pine Grove Road.

The fire was reported at 2:10 a.m. on Sunday.

It caused approximately $200,000 damage to the interior of the structure.

The investigation has been handed over to the insurance company of the owner.


Wrong Way Driver – Impaired

A 65-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving after a van was stopped going the wrong way on Concession Street at a high rate of speed.

Kingston Police stopped the van at around 12:20 a.m. on Sunday.

Police say the van had also hit and damaged a road sign at the intersection of Concession and Macdonnell Streets.


Teachers – Job Action

Teachers in Ontario are ramping up their job action as negotiations with the province have failed to reach agreements in their contract disputes.

English language high school teachers at public school boards are staging another one-day strike tomorrow at several school boards.  The Limestone Board is not included in this strike…but the strike will take place at high schools in the Upper Canada District School Board.

Ontario’s English Catholic teachers will hold a one-day strike next week that will affect both elementary and secondary schools.  They will be on strike on Tuesday of next week.

Public school elementary teachers will also stage a one day strike next week.


Hospital Gift

A Kingston couple is saying thank you to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation with a pledge to donate $100,000 to the foundation over the next ten years.

The funding from Brian and Nancy Cosgrove will support the rebuilding project at Kingston General Hospital.

Nancy Cosgrove says the hospital’s cardiac care team gave her life back to her.


Snowplow Tracker

You can now track some snowplows in Kingston on the city’s website.

The Snowplow Trackers is an online map showing the movement of snowplows on Princess Street, Division Street and Gardiners Road. It is part of a Smart City pilot project the city is working on with Bell to introduce smart technologies to improve city services.