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Matty takes the REACT Skid School

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Kingston News on Wednesday January 28th, 2015

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Dangerous Ice Warning – Loughborough Lake

Police have issued a warning about ice conditions on Loughborough Lake.
Frontenac OPP say snowmobile drivers traveling on the east basin of Loughborough are facing potentially hazardous conditions and should use extreme caution.
The warning advises people to be on the lookout for holes in the ice in low water areas.

Grandparent Scam

An elderly Kingston woman has lost $5,000 dollars in the “Grandparent Scam”.
The 83 year old gave out her credit card information over the phone to a man claiming to be her grandson.  Kingston Police say the woman received a call last She got the call last Thursday from a man claiming to be a police officer.  He put another man on the phone claiming to be the grandson who said he needed the money to get out of jail after being arrested for driving while using his cell phone.
She found out she’d been ripped off the next day when she spoke with her son the next day.

Council – Marine Museum

Kingston city council is willing to help out the marine museum if a private developer buys the waterfront property.  The city has refused to buy the land because of the estimated $19 million cost of bringing it up to the proper standards.  Last night council agreed to set up a 50 thousand dollar emergency fund to be used if the museum is forced to move.
It approved a report directing staff to negotiate a longer period than 120 days for vacating the museum building.  It also calls on the federal government to help pay for the move and the disposal of the former coast guard ship Alexander Henry.

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Kingston News on Tuesday January 27th,2015

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SIU – Man Charged

The man injured during a fire and standoff with police on Crossfield Avenue last week is now behind bars after being charged with arson.
42 year old Noel A. Terrell has been charged with arson with disregard for human life and arson causing property damage.
Terrell was removed from 1343 Crossfield Avenue last Monday afternoon by police following a fire and standoff.  He was taken to hospital with a serious injury.
Two people had already escaped from the home.
Terrell was released from hospital on the weekend…appeared for a bail hearing and is being held in custody until a future court appearance.
The Special Investigations Unite continues to work on determining what role police played in the injury Terrell suffered.

Sydenham Fight – Witness

Frontenac OPP hopes to talk with a man who stopped an assault in the Village of Sydenham a week ago.  The fight between two youths took place last Tuesday at around 12:15 in the afternoon.
Police say a man who saw the assault intervened and stopped the fight.
Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact Frontenac OPP.

Needle Injury

A Kingston police officer has been stuck with a needle during the search of a woman.
The member of the Emergency Response Unit was treated in hospital for the syringe injury.  Police found several loaded needles on the woman.
It happened Friday night at a residence on Victoria Street.  Neighbours were concerned about the behavior of the woman and police found her home in disarray with broken and boarded up windows.
She was taken to hospital.

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Kingston News January 26, 2015

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Figure Skating Championships

 

The National Figure Skating championships that wrapped up at the Rogers K-Rock Centre on Sunday brought a four million dollar economic boost to Kingston.

That’s the estimate arrived at by Skate Canada and the Kingston Economic Development Corporation.

The competition wrapped up yesterday with an exhibition gala featuring the top skaters.

On Saturday…there were tributes to Canadian figure skating great Toller Cranston following his death in Mexico.  There was a moment of silence Saturday night.  Cranston died of an apparent heart attack at age 65.

 

Winners:

-          16 year old Nam Nyugen claimed the men’s title

-          Gabrielle Daleman captured her first senior women’s title

-          Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford won the pairs title

-          Kaitlyn Weaver and Alexander Poje won the ice dancing title

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5 Questions with Wes Mack

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Wes Mack recently stopped by Country 93.5 and we had 5 questions for him…

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Meet this Week’s “Friday FurBall”- Loki

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LokiHi, my name is Loki! I am a super cute, loveable beagle mix. I am about 4 years old. I was adopted here at the KHS and returned because I was a little too excitable around younger children; because of this it is recommended that I don’t go into a home with children under 12. I am suitable for an experienced owner. I am looking to learn some new tricks so that I can show my new family the true gentleman I am. I am ready for my forever home and looking to share my love!
For more on Loki click here
If you would like to adopt Loki or any of the other “Friday Fur Balls” visit www.kingstonhumanesociety.ca or stop by Kingston Humane Society at 1 Bennington CRT.
For more information contact the Kingston Humane Society at 613 546-1291

 

 

 PAST FRIDAY FURBALLS

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Movie Doctor- The Boy Next Door, Mortdecai, Black Sea, Strange Magic and Cake

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Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, George Lucas and Jennifer Aniston show themselves on the big screen as The Boy Next Door, Mortdecai, Black Sea, Strange Magic and Cake open this week.

Enjoy,

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The Movie Dr.

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Kingston News on Friday January 23th, 2015

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Council – Budget

Your property tax bill is going up 2.5% thanks to the City of Kingston’s 2015 budget.
City council approved the 338 million dollar operating budget and 170 million dollar capital budget last night.
The tax increase amounts to about 80 dollars more on the average property tax bill of $3,200.
The Kingston Economic Development Corporation got its 2% increase…a motion by Councillor Peter Stroud to deny the increase was defeated.
Council did save the Dawn House women’s shelter.
It approved funding of $155 thousand to allow the shelter to operate until the end of this year.

Picton Collision

A 24-year-old woman is facing charges after a collision on Mary Street in Picton.
A man reported the collision to the OPP on Monday.  He told police that he was driving and got into an argument with his girlfriend.
She’s been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle for causing it to hit a utility pole…mischief endangering life and mischief over $5,000…and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

Mike Berry

Good news for Kingston’s Mike Berry.
He’s now on the list for a lung transplant at Toronto General Hospital.  You may remember a fund raising campaign last year for the 42 year old man.
Berry has systemic scleroderma…that is destroying his lungs.

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Kingston News on Thursday January 22nd, 2015

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Big Dig

The Downtown Business Association is hoping a proposed year-long construction project on Princess Street between Barrie and Bagot can be done in two stages.
Managing Director Doug Ritchie hopes to have it spread over two years to reduce the impact on businesses in the area.
The city is planning the Big Dig to take place starting next year and wants it done all in one stage.
Utilities Kingston and the Downtown Business Association will meet next week to discuss the schedule.

Amherstview – Animal Cruelty

A woman charged in a terrible animal cruelty case at a home in Amherstview has pleaded guilty to permitting distress to animals.
Jennifer Martin of Napanee has been sentenced to two years probation and a lifetime ban from owning animals.  Martin has also been fined $6 thousand and has been ordered to pay $5 thousand to cover the costs of the SPCA.
Officers with the Ontario SPCA, the OPP and firefighters found approximately 300 dead rabbit carcasses in the home last April.  They also found a dead dog, live rabbits crammed into boxes with no access to food or water, some other rabbits and guinea pigs running loose and a bearded dragon in distress.

Pension Plan Consult

The Ontario government’s plans to bring in a pension plan will be up for discussion in Kingston today.
The province is holding a consultation session on the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan at the Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel today.
The Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the plan and wants changes in proposed legislation.  It says small businesses won’t be able to afford the contributions.
The Ontario Federation of Labour supports the pension plan and President Sid Ryan will be in Kingston today.

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Kingston News January 21st, 2015

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Budget – Utilities

The new Kingston city council has approved water and gas rate increases as part of the 310 million dollar Utilities Kingston budget.
The increase will add about $40 a year to the average bill.
Councillors also got an overview of the city’s 317 million dollar budget for this year.  If council approves…it will mean a 2.5% tax increase.
City council continues budget deliberations tonight.

School Assault

A 49 year old woman has been charged after a student at Prince Edward County elementary school was assaulted.  An OPP news release says the woman from Picton is an employee of the school but there is no word on whether she is a teacher.  The release says no further details are being released to protect the identity of the student.
The OPP says the student was assaulted at the school last Wednesday and sustained what it calls minimal injuries.
The 49 year old woman from Picton will appear in court on February 4th to face a charge of assault.

Queen’s – Sexual Assault

Queen’s University hopes the release of an interim sexual assault protocol will help students who have become victims of sexual assault.
The 12 page document has been released following a report in November by the Toronto Star.  Two former Queen’s students said they left the university because they couldn’t find the right support after they were sexually assaulted.
The document released by Queen’s includes information on how to report sexual assault, how to receive medical assistance, counselling and support services.
A working group formed last year is still developing a comprehensive policy.

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