Hospital – Prince Edward County


Prince Edward County will be getting a new hospital in Picton.

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced yesterday the government is giving Quinte Health Care a grant of half a million dollars to plan for the new hospital.

It will be built on the grounds of the current hospital in Picton at an estimated cost of 75 to 80 million dollars.

County Mayor Robert Quaiff says the community now has to raise about $12 million to support the project.


American – Jail Sentence


A 35 year old man from the U-S who choked his 19 year old girlfriend while they were visiting Kingston has been sentenced to two years – less a day in a provincial jail.

Josh Johaneman was originally charged with attempted murder in May of 2017.  He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated assault.

Johaneman was sentenced yesterday.  Court heard the 35 year old and his 19 year old girlfriend were staying with a couple in Kingston when he attacked the woman.  A man hit him repeatedly in the head with a baseball bat to end the attack.


Brockville – Fraud in Kingston


A 33 year old man from Brockville has been charged with fraud after getting a woman to open a bank account for him in Kingston.  Kingston Police say they began their investigation In May of 2017.  Police say the man stole a book of cheques from the woman and began depositing forged cheques into the account.  He then withdrew cash and made debit purchases on the account amounting to just over $4,700.  The man was arrested in Brockville on Saturday.


Odessa Man – Dangerous Driving


A 36 year old man from Odessa has been handed jail time after taking police on a chose in Belleville and crossing into oncoming traffic to get away.  Glen Young pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and flight from police in connection with the incident in December.  The police pursuit was called off due to safety concerns but Young was arrested six days later.  He was given credit for 90 days he’s already spent in jail and sentenced to a further 90 days in jail and a three-year driving ban.


Naloxone Info Session


A public information session on naloxone kits and how to respond to an opioid overdose is being held tonight at KFL&A Public Health on Portsmouth Avenue.

The session will explain how to use naloxone and the current situation with opioids in the Kingston area.

Free take-home nasal spray naloxone kits and training will be available. No registration is required.  The public info session runs from 6:30 to 9 tonight.


Wynne – Kingston Visit


Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will visit with students at Queen’s University this afternoon and will tour St. Lawrence College.

The Premier will host a town hall session with Queen’s students from 2:30 to 3:15 this afternoon in Wallace Hall at the John Deutsch University Centre.

Wynne is scheduled to tour St. Lawrence College starting at 4:00 this afternoon.