Napanee Fire

Fire has destroyed a barn and outbuildings on County Road 2 west of Napanee.

The fire also involved a tanker truck.

Great Napanee Fire and Rescue was called to the scene between Napanee and Deseronto around 5am today.

The fire was knocked down and crews have been working to make sure the smoldering rubble doesn’t spark another fire.

County Road 2 had been closed during the fire.


Firefighter – Serious Condition

A volunteer firefighter was sent to hospital in serious condition after trying to escape a fire at his own home in Verona.

The fire broke out around 2am yesterday at the home on Snider Road.

The man tried to climb out a second story window.  His wife had been rescued by a neighbour using a ladder…but they weren’t able to get the man out of the window. Firefighters reached him with a ladder and brought him to the ground.  He was unconscious and taken to hospital in serious condition.

Nobody else was injured.

The fire caused damage to the first floor of the home and the cause is under investigation.


Arrest – Buses damaged

An 18 year old Kingston man is facing four charges after the windows on two Kingston Transit buses were shot at with a pellet pistol.  Three windows were damaged on one bus around 6:30 Saturday night in the area of Virginia and Guthrie Streets.  The glass was shattered in three windows of another bus and broken glass was showered onto passengers.

Police arrested the 18 year old at a north end residence around 12:55 a.m. Sunday.


Attempted Murder – Stabbing

Kingston Police say officers arrested a man at gunpoint after another man was stabbed in the neck at a fast food restaurant on Division Street Friday night.

Police say a man with a large knife was incoherent during the incident.

He dropped the knife after officers pulled their guns and was arrested.  The 26 year old is facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and released.


Pink Shirt Day

People are being encouraged to wear a pink shirt tomorrow to raise awareness about bullying.

Providence Car has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area again this year.

It has been raising funds for youth programs that foster self-esteem, inclusion and acceptance.

Staff from across Providence Care’s sites will present a cheque to the Boys and Girls Club at the hospital tomorrow.  Last year it raised $4,250.


Hot Mix

The city of Kingston says it has been working around the clock to fill pot holes.

Public Works director Bill Linnen is asking drivers to slow down for the work crews patching holes caused by up and down temperatures this winter.  The city says the repairs are temporary and once asphalt plants open in the spring it will be able to use hot mix asphalt to do more effective repairs.