Roads – Buses

Environment Canada issued a snow squall watch early this morning saying up to 15cm of lake effect snow is possible along the shore of Lake Ontario…and that was the issue for school buses today.


Tri-Board Student Transportation announced due to road conditions and the chance of snow squalls school transportation won’t be operating…with one exception.  Buses were running in Hastings County.  Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario was operating school buses today.


For High School students in the Limestone District School board…a snow day means exams scheduled for today will take place tomorrow. Exams on Wednesday and Thursday will be pushed forward a day.  Friday is a PA day. So, Thursday exams will take place on Monday and the new semester will begin on Tuesday of next week.


Terrorism – Kingston

The teenager facing terrorism charges in Kingston will make another court appearance next week after his lawyer has had more time to study his case.  He made a brief court appearance yesterday by video link from the Brookside Youth Centre in Cobourg.

The R-C-M-P charged the youth last week with knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity and with counselling someone to use an explosive or other lethal device to cause death or serious bodily injury.


Terrorism – Community Meeting

Community leaders in Kingston are trying to co-ordinate a response to last week’s terrorism-related arrests to avoid a backlash to the city’s Muslim population, and groups that sponsor refugees. A small meeting of local settlement organizations is scheduled for today, and plans are underway for a larger community gathering as well.

The response involves police protection for religious groups and organizations that help newcomers settle in the city, as well as public awareness campaigns and efforts to prevent potential bullying in the hallways of Kingston schools.


Man Charged – Domestic Abuse

A 45 year old man from Kingston is facing multiple charges in a brutal domestic abuse case.

Kingston Police say a woman began a relationship with the man in October of last year and was assaulted and sexually assaulted over the next few months. The victim told police she had been dragged into her residence and was unable to leave and when she broke of the relationship on January 24th the man repeatedly contacted her.

She reported the harassment and assaults on January 25th and the man was arrested.

He has been charged with sexual assault, assault, kidnapping, forcible confinement and criminal harassment.


Next Level – Victim Impact

Kingston Police are asking for individuals willing to provide victim impact statements in the Next Level Investments case.  The court case is almost done and police are looking for people who are willing to describe how they were affected by any loss of money they suffered as a result of investing with Next Level.

28 year old Christopher Uitvlugt has pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000 in the Ponzi scheme.  4.8 million dollars was invested with the company.  Funds from new investors were used to pay earlier investors.

Anyone willing to provide a victim impact statement is being asked to contact Constable Brad Hughes by email at


Traffic Lights Fixed

Good news about the traffic signals at Princess Street and Midland Avenue.

Utilities Kingston has replaced a faulty controller for the traffic lights.

A Kingston Police officer was on the scene yesterday directing traffic while a crew worked to replace the controller cabinet.  The signals had been malfunctioning causing major rush hour traffic disruptions.

Utilities Kingston says repairs to the signals are now complete.