Charges – Pedestrian Crash


A 28 year old Kingston man has been charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm after an SUV hit a pedestrian on Tuesday.

Kingston Police say the driver of a west bound Hummer got upset about being stuck in traffic on Tuesday afternoon…intentionally drover off the road onto the sidewalk where the vehicle hit a female pedestrian and knocked her to the ground.  The vehicle sustained extensive damage after being stopped by a tree.  The pedestrian and a female passenger in the vehicle suffered life-threatening injuries.

The driver was treated in hospital and was then arrested by police.


Autism Funding – Protests


Protests over changes to Ontario’s autism funding will be held today.

Two rallies have been planned in Kingston.

They’ve been organized by parents and unions representing teachers.

The demonstrations in Kingston will take place at City Hall from 11am to 1pm and 5 to 7pm.

A large rally is also being planned at Queen’s Park in Toronto on Thursday.

Families of children with autism say the plan unveiled last month by Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod will leave kids without access to the level of treatment they need.

MacLeod won’t be there – her office says she has received death threats on social media and there are concerns for her safety.


Ban Plastic Bags


Grade 4 and 5 students at Elginburg Public School will be asking Kingston city council and the Ontario government to ban production and use of plastic bags and coloured polystyrene.

The students are aiming to collect 2,000 signatures for a petition for city council and 10,000 signatures on their petition for the provincial government.

They were inspired by their teacher, a clerk at Kingston city hall and former Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala.

Trillium District councillor Robert Kiley will be presenting the petition to city council in April.


To support the students’ petitions, visit the links below, print out the petitions, and follow the directions to submit them.





Conservation Authority – Update


The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority is warning people ice conditions in the region are unpredictable as we head into the March break week.

The conservation authority has extended its water safety statement saying there is the potential for localized flooding over the next week with daytime highs expected to be above freezing…but it does not expect any widespread flooding.


Obit – Eric Lee


Sad news about a well-known Kingston man.

Eric Lee was found dead on Monday morning at his home on Victoria Street.  He was 68.

Lee was best known as the “elevator guy” at the S&R department store.

There is no word on the cause of death but he had recently complained about some health issues.

Lee was in the spotlight last year when he ran for mayor in Kingston’s municipal election.


Willis Manufacturing


Willis Manufacturing in Odessa has received funding from the Community Future Program to expand its business.

The company has received $57,647 to purchase technology that includes 3D design software and an enterprise resource planning system.  It will also invest in training staff and funding industry certifications for employees. The company recently hired a 30 year veteran to operate its finishing and powder coating business and can now fulfill bigger and more complex contracts.

It also does metal fabrication, machining and welding.