Flooding – UPDATE

Utilities Kingston has issued a statement on what WAS being reported as a suspected water main break at Brian’s Record Option over the weekend.

The utilities company says that the flooding was NOT caused by a water main, or ANY municipal infrastructure.

Instead they say the issue was with privately owned equipment, at the cap of a new six-inch water service installed by Corcoran at the request of the building owner.

They also insist that Utilities Kingston workers arrived within 30 minutes of the call, rather than the 2 hours previously reported.

They also say the construction company overseeing the Big Dig, Corcoran, is responsible for the site, and any issues that may arise.


Cobden Drowning

Provincial police say the body of an 18 year old woman who disappeared while swimming has been recovered.

Maria Paned was swimming with family members at Logos Land Resort in Cobden yesterday afternoon when she failed to surface.

Investigators say an autopsy will be conducted, but foul play is not suspected.


OPP Firearms charge

A Loyalist Township man is facing multiples weapons charges from the OPP, after being arrested on August 1st.

Central Hastings OPP first started investigating James Morey in April of 2017, when officers responded to a report of gunshots at a residence in Marlbank that had resulted in damages.

Morey is scheduled to appear in court in Belleville later this August

The Central Hastings OPP is asking anyone with additional information to contact them.


Pool Break-ins

Kingston Police are now investigating a break and enter over the weekend that resulted in a multi-day closure of a public pool

A news release says there were two break ins on both Friday and Saturday at the Henderson Blvd Property, and the guilty parties defecated in the pool.

Police say they do not know how many individuals are involved, but cleanup was EXTENSIVE.

Police are actively investigating this case of break and enter and mischief, anyone with information is asked to come forward.


Coast Guard Rescue

The Canadian Coast Guard were spotted in Kingston on Monday, after a rescue at Confederation Basin.

The Coast Guard say in a news release that two men on a 19-foot boat reported engine troubles and were hitting the outer break wall of the basin, and every hit was resulting in water flooding into the boat.

The Coast Guard responded with their fast rescue craft and towed the vessel off the rocks.

It was dewatered and towed to safety.


Stan Mikita

NHL fans and officlals are mourning the passing of Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer Stan Mikita, at the age of 78.

Mikita’s family announced his death in a statement released by the team. No further details were provided, but he had been in poor health after being diagnosed with Lewy body dementia.


Leon’s Centre Signs

The Rogers K-Rock Centre signs are coming down today, to make way for Leon’s Centre signs.

The removal of the existing signs will take place this morning, with partial installation of the new signs this afternoon.

The work will be completed throughout the day tomorrow.

Expect delays at the intersections of Place d’Armes and Ontario, The Tragically Hip way and Ontario Street, and The Tragically Hip way and King Street East