Youth Charged – PEC Threats

Threats on social media led to a hold and secure at Prince Edward Collegiate in Picton on Monday and the arrest of a 14 year old.

The OPP says officers and school staff monitored the morning drop off at the high school yesterday and the hold and secure was lifted after the morning passed without incident.

The boy was later arrested and has been charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.


Death – Opinicon Lake

The body of a 65 year old man has been recovered from Opinicon Lake.

Leeds County OPP say they were contacted around 8pm on Sunday about a man who had gone out in his canoe on the lake and hadn’t returned.

Members of the Leeds and Frontenac OPP Marine Units and an aircraft from Search and Rescue at CFB Trenton searched the lake and the body of James Robert Armour of South Crosby Township was found around 3am Monday.  Police say he was an experienced canoeist and was wearing a lifejacket.

The OPP says his cause of death hasn’t been determined and a postmortem examination will be conducted at Kingston General Hospital.


Damage – Napanee Fire

Napanee Fire and Rescue was able to quickly extinguish a fire in a building on Industrial Boulevard – but damage will be extensive.

The fire took place in a portion of the Exit Realty building around 4pm yesterday.

There is no estimate on the damage and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


Counterfeit Money

Kingston Police have laid a total of 29 charges against a man and a woman in a fraud investigation prompted by a stolen vehicle.

Police say they spotted the stolen vehicle in outside a bank in the west end on Sunday.

They arrested a man coming out of the bank and a woman in the car.

Police seized counterfeit Canadian money as well as equipment to make counterfeit bills and fraudulent identity document.

The 31 year old man faces 13 charges…the 24 year old woman faces 16 charges including breach of probation.


Napanee – Drug Bust

A pair of young men from Napanee is facing charges after the OPP’s Tactics and Rescue Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Napanee on Sunday.

22 year old Mitchell Baker and 19 year old Tarone Whelan have both been charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of property obtained by crime.


Flood Watch

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood watch for the region.

A flood watch means officials are warning you there is the possibility of flooding in the region.

A special weather statement from Environment Canada says 20 to 40 mm of rain is expected on Wednesday.

Water levels have been rising dramatically on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River…but have remained just below levels that led to widespread flooding two years ago.


Research – Queen’s

Two research facilities affiliated with Queen’s University are getting $12 million in funding through the Canada Foundation of Innovation’s Major Science Initiatives fund.

SNOLAB – located 2km below the surface of the earth in a mine in Sudbury is getting &7 million dollars to continue work that led to a Nobel Prize for Art McDonald.

Canada’s National Design Network will use $5.3 million dollars to continue to provide Canadian researchers with design tools, expertise and industrial connections for research and development in advanced smart technologies.


Archbishop – Installation

The Catholic Diocese of Kingston will be celebrating with the installation of its new Archbishop on Friday afternoon.

Archbishop Brendan O’Brien is retiring after 12 years and Archbishop Michael Mulhall will be installed during a ceremony at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Friday afternoon.

The installation ceremony will be attended by 23 Bishops from across Canada and the United States as well as representatives of other faiths…the mayor of Kingston and Kingston’s member of parliament.