Highway Closed – Sudden Death

Police closed down the 401 westbound in Kingston overnight after a person died after being hit by a vehicle.  There were no details of the incident being released by the OPP this morning.

The 401 westbound was closed at the Gardiners Road – Highway 38 exit.

Death – Fire – Not Suspicious

The OPP says the death of a man in a fire in Central Frontenac Township is not considered to be suspicious.

Firefighters found the man in the home on Townline Road around 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.  Central Frontenac Fire Chief Greg Robinson says they began resuscitation but the man succumbed to injuries as a result of the fire.  The person who died has been identified as 62 year old Jimmy Renaud.  His wife was able to escape without being injured.  The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Fire – Hannah Road

The cause of a fire on Hannah Road in Central Frontenac has been determined as accidental.  Firefighters found the house fully involved in fire when they arrived Wednesday afternoon.  The fire was brought under control in about half an hour but caused an estimated $100,000 damage.

Home Damaged – Hit by Vehicle

A home on Alfred Street in Kingston has suffered major damage from being hit by a vehicle.

The home at 515 Alfred Street suffered damage to its foundation and basement when the vehicle crashed into it around 11:30 yesterday morning.  Frontenac Paramedic Services says the driver was treated for minor injuries.  Nobody inside the home was injured.

Frulact – Federal Money

The Frulact plant in Kingston will be getting some government funding today.

Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen and a provincial government official are scheduled to make an announcement at the plant at 10:30 this morning.  The funding will support food processing at the Kingston facility.

Spearhead Brewing – Opening

Kingston’s newest brewery will officially open today with a ceremony at its facility on Development Drive.

Spearhead Brewing relocated it craft brewery from Toronto to Kingston.  The company has hired 10 people and is planning to hire more staff as it expands its production and canning operations.

Spearhead President and CEO Josh Hayter says the deciding factor was the expertise of the Kingston company, Pure Ingenuity.  It designs and manufactures custom stainless steel and aluminum processing equipment.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place this morning at the brewery on Development Drive.

A ceremonial ribbon cutting will take place this morning.

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation says Spearhead’s grand opening is just the latest development in Kingston’s growing reputation as “Canada’s first capital of beer.”

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