Sydenham Man – Hydro One Death

A 25 year old Hydro One employee from Sydenham is dead after an accident in the Minden area.

The name of the young man hasn’t been released.

Provincial Police say he died yesterday morning after being struck by a tree he was cutting down.

The Ministry of Labour is investigating.


Inmate Death

An elderly inmate serving time for a brutal murder has died in the treatment centre at Millhaven Institution.

78 year old Peter Brooks had been found guilty in 2016 of killing 72 year old Jocelyn Dickson in the Toronto long term care home where they both lived.  He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.


Car Crash – Bell Store

The driver of a car that crashed through the front window of the Bell Store at the RioCan Centre was taken to hospital for treatment.

None of the customers or staff in the store were injured when the vehicle smashed into the store around 2pm yesterday.


St. Patrick’s Day Price Tag

Partying on Aberdeen Street for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day cost taxpayers just under $40,000 for the services of Kingston Police.  That’s just over 16 thousand dollars less than last year.

Deputy Police Chief Chris Scott says police also handed out 79 charges under the nuisance party bylaw…a drop from 118 last year.

Scott says some of the credit for a better weekend was educating students about the nuisance party bylaw and University District Safety Initiative.



A demonstration over cuts to education is scheduled for today at the office of Conservative MPP Daryl Kramp in Napanee.  The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation has organized the rally for 3-5pm outside Kramp’s office on Dundas Street West.  It says cuts in funding, an increase in class sizes for high schools and electronic classrooms are bad for students.


Library Opens

The central branch of the Kingston Frontenac Library is finally set to open after 14 million dollars in renovations over the past two and a half years.

Special events have been planned to welcome the public to the Johnson Street building starting at 11am tomorrow.

Kingston Transit is free on all routes tomorrow as a way to encourage people to visit the library.


Skills Competition

The 2019 Limestone Skills Competition involving students from grades four through 12 takes place today at St. Lawrence College and Bayridge Secondary School.

The competition is held to promote skilled trades and technologies as career options for students.

The first day of the competition took place on March 6th at Napanee District Secondary School for students in the fields of Auto Collision, Paint and Automotive Service.