Election – No Signs – Kingston

The federal election campaign is about to begin.  The Prime Minister will ask the Governor General to dissolve parliament today and the 40-day campaign for the October 21st election will begin.

You won’t be seeing many signs of the election campaign in Kingston. That is because Kingston city council has made it illegal to post election signs on city property.

The only place elections signs will be legal during the campaign will be on private property with permission of the property owners or occupant.

The city is holding an information session on the bylaw on September 19th at the Invista Centre.


Leeds OPP – Arrests

Two Kingston teenagers, on probation for previous convictions, are now facing a total of 19 charges after a police chase on the 401 involving a stolen vehicle.

Leeds County OPP say the vehicle was westbound near Maitland yesterday and eventually pulled over.

A 17-year-old male from Kingston faces charges including dangerous driving, flight from police and failing to comply with a probation order.

A 15-year-old female is also charged with breach of probation along with other charges including possession of a prohibited device or ammunition for a dangerous purpose.


Driver Charged – Fatal Crash

A 40-year-old trucker from Quebec has been charged following a fatal crash involving seven vehicles on the 401 near Belleville in July.

Gurwinder Ghuman was arrested in Montreal this week and brought to Napanee where he was charged with dangerous driving causing death.

The crash on July 12th seriously injured three people and claimed the life of 29-year-old Elizabeth Morgan of Enterprise.


Employment Survey

Survey says…employers in the Kingston area are expecting a slow pace for hiring during the final three months of this year.  The latest Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey has found 10% of employers plane to hire…but 10% also expect cutbacks.

Manpower’s Kingston office says the remaining 80% of employers plan to maintain staffing levels during the final quarter of 2019.


9-11 Remembrance

Kingston Fire and Rescue says everyone is welcome as it remembers the terror attacks in the U-S today.

It has been 18 years since the 9-11 attacks and ceremonies will be taking place in New York, Washington, D-C, a field in Pennsylvania and many other places.

Kingston Fire and rescue will observe a minute of silence at Station 4 on Brock Street and Station 7 on Woodbine Road starting at 9:59 a.m.

That is one minute before the time when the South Tower collapsed at the World Trade Centre.

The public is invited to attend.


Fall Fair

The Kingston Fall Fair is almost ready to roll at the Memorial Centre.

Workers were putting the finishing touches on the midway yesterday.

The Fair includes Dairy and Beef Shows, Horse Shows, a Country Singing Showdown, various displays and demonstrations, a Demolition Derby, Freestyle Motocross Show, and more.

The fair opens at 3pm tomorrow and runs through the weekend.


Breast Feeding Promotion

KFL&A Public Health is launching a new breastfeeding promotion campaign.

It says the campaign is aimed at helping normalize and accept breastfeeding “anywhere, anytime”

Life sized cutouts of breastfeeding mothers will be on display at local organizations throughout the region.

The public health agency says almost 90% of new mothers in the region start breastfeeding, but some do not meet their goals simply because they feel restricted or awkward in public.