Home Invasion

A shot was fired during a home invasion in Kingston and police are still looking for three men and a woman who took off from the home.

Nobody was injured in the incident at 240 Conacher Drive shortly before 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Kingston Police confirm three men left the residence in a vehicle and a woman left in another vehicle.  They were last seen heading west on the 401 and the OPP took over.

OPP officers swarmed the 10 Acre Truck Stop in Belleville – but failed to find the suspects.

Student – Threats – Picton

Threatening messages directed towards a student at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton have resulted in two criminal charges against a 16 year old from Trenton.

The male youth will appear in court in Belleville today for a bail hearing on charges of Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm and Harassing Communications.

The high school in Picton and the nearby Queen Elizabeth Public School wert placed in a hold and secure mode on Friday.  Police say the youth doesn’t go to the high school in Picton but threats were aimed at someone who does and the 16 year old was arrested a short time after police received the complaint on Friday.

Serious Illness Conversation

Palliative Care experts say having a conversation with someone diagnosed with a serious illness is challenging – bit has tremendous benefits for the person.

Kingston Health Sciences is holding a Town Hall Meeting in Kingston today aimed at helping people begin that conversation.

The session from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Harbour Restaurant at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour is called Serious Illness Conversations.

It will be led by two experts from the Harvard Medical School.

Powerline Safety

The President and CEO of Utilities Kingston says Powerline Safety Week is a good time to discuss some things that could save a life.  Jim Keech says the advice is simple…stay clear of any downed powerlines.  Keech says…If you see a downed powerline – call your utility or 9-1-1 and if one lands on your vehicle…stay in the vehicle until utility workers tell you it’s safe to get out.

A list of tips on powerline safety is posted on the Utilities Kingston website.

Rural Festival – Cancelled

A popular festival at Loughborough Holiday Park has been cancelled for this summer and may not be able to return to the park.  Organizer Del Vezeau has been told he needs to get a zoning change for the property and South Frontenac has refused to give him a noise bylaw exemption.  Vezeau lost a court case over the issue that also applies to other events he’s been holding on the property.  Vezeau says he’s planning to put on the guitar festival next year…but it may have to be moved to another location.

Election Update

The party leaders will hit the road again today as they enter the second week of the Ontario election campaign.

A poll by Mainstreet Research released on the weekend gives the Conservatives a huge margin with 42.3 per cent support…The NDP is at 28.4% with the Liberals at 22.1%.

The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce is hosting a luncheon on Thursday with a Question and Answer session featuring the five candidates running in Kingston and the Islands.

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