Teachers – Strike Action

Ontario’s elementary teachers start a week of rotating one-day strikes today…but the Limestone District School Board isn’t on the list of one day strikes taking place this week.

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario is holding its first strikes today in the York Region, Toronto and Ottawa-Carleton school boards. The strikes will hit different boards each day this week as tensions escalate between the union and the province. All four major teachers’ unions are engaged in job action as they negotiate new collective agreements with the Progressive Conservative government.  Catholic teachers will be on strike tomorrow and the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board says schools will be closed.


Snowmobile Fatal

There has been a fatal snowmobile crash on the Norris Whitney Bridge in Belleville.

Police say it happened around 7:30 Saturday night during heavy snowfall.

The snowmobile slid off the bridge severely injuring the driver and passenger.

A 52-year-old man and 39-year-old woman were rushed to Belleville General Hospital and then transferred to Kingston General.  The woman died.


Robbery – Cataraqui Town Centre

Kingston Police were called to the Cataraqui Centre on Sunday to investigate a report of a robbery.

Police haven’t released any information – but the robbery reportedly took place at the Michael Hill jewelry store.

Police were called to the shopping mall at 3:20 on Sunday afternoon.


OPP – Home Invasion – Shot Fired

The OPP says a firearm was discharged into the door of an apartment on Mill Street in Deseronto during an attempted break in.

Lennox and Addington County OPP say a masked person had tried to get into the apartment around 9pm on Friday and discharged the firearm at the door before fleeing.

A search of the area with a police dog and the Tactics and Rescue Unit failed to locate a suspect.


Snowstorm Cleanup

Kingston got about 20cm of snow on the weekend and the cleanup continued last night with crews clearing roads and sidewalks.

The snowfall here was nothing compared to what has hit Newfoundland.

A state of emergency remains in place in after over 90 centimetres of snow was recorded in some places.

As many as 300 Armed Forces personnel will be helping with snow removal and transportation starting today.