There has been a fatal collision on Deer Ridge Drive off Highway 2 between Kingston and Gananoque.

The crash took place early this morning on Deer Ridge Drive at the 4th Concession.

No details have been released by police.

Deer Ridge Drive has been closed to traffic between Highway 2 and the 4th Concession.


Fatal Fall

A man has died from a fall off the roof of his home in Prince Edward County.

The OPP was called to the home in Wellington around 10:30 on Friday morning.

Police say 67-year-old Brian Patrick McGowan had fallen off the roof onto a concrete surface and was pronounced dead at the scene.

McGowan had served as president of the Rotary Club of Wellington for two years after retiring in the County in 2009.

A celebration of life will be held for McGowan at the Lehigh Arena in Wellington this coming Monday afternoon.


Ferry Service

People using the ferry for Amherst Island are in for a change in service today.

The Frontenac 2 is being taken out of service at 9:30 this morning and there will be no ferry service to Amherst Island for about five hours.  Crews will be making changes to the new docks to accommodate the Quinte-Loyalist.  It is scheduled to go into service at 2:30 this afternoon.

The Frontenac II will be going into service at the Dawson Point Dock on Wolfe Island at 5:30 am Saturday, October 5th

The Wolfe Islander 3 is going in for its five-year inspection.  The MTO says The Frontenac II will remain in service between Dawson Point and Kingston for up to five weeks while the Wolfe Islander III is at dry-dock.


Food Sharing – All Candidates Meeting

There’s an all candidates meeting for the federal election tonight focusing on food and farming.

The Food Sharing Project is hosting the session starting at 6:30 tonight in Memorial Hall at Kingston City Hall.   Candidates from Kingston and the Islands and the riding of Lanark, Frontenac, Kingston have been invited to answer questions.  The Food Sharing project provides food to schools in Kingston and area to ensure children don’t go through the school day hungry.  It will be asking about a National School Food Program.


McKenna Visit

Kingston and the Islands Liberal candidate Mark Gerretsen has hosted a visit from Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.  McKenna visited Gerritsen’s campaign office yesterday to promote the governments fight against climate change.

McKenna was also in Napanee yesterday for a campaign event with Liberal candidate Mike Bossio and ended her day at an event in Brockville.


Drunk Drivers

The OPP say a man who came to pick up a friend who had been arrested for drunk driving was also impaired.  The OPP arrested a 24-year-old man from Portland for impaired driving in Delta on Saturday night.

The driver spent the night at the OPP detachment and was picked up by a 25-year-old man on Sunday morning.  Police say the main failed a breath test and is now facing a charge of impaired driving and driving while under suspension.  His vehicle was also seized for seven days leaving the two men with having to find another way home.


Smol – Public Trust

An award-winning Queen’s University ecologist says he believes there’s a disconnect between what scientists do and what the public thinks they do.

Researcher John Smol was reacting to a survey suggesting the trust Canadians place in science may be eroding.

Smol says much of the blame lies with scientists themselves, because they do a poor job communicating their work to the public.

32 percent of people in the survey said they were skeptical about science and 30 percent said they only believe what fits with their personal beliefs.


St. Lawrence Seaway Anniversary

From Tony’s Today in History File

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the St. Lawrence Seaway

There will be a brief celebration starting at 11:30 this morning with dignitaries from Canada and the U-S at the

Dwight D. Eisenhower Lock and Visitor Centre in Massena, New York.


Smiths Falls – Cannabis Economy

Smiths Falls is counting on cannabis to be its economic savior.

The town’s economic development office has prepared a report for the town council.

The report recommends the town help secure a cannabis retail outlet at Canopy Growth…one of the largest cannabis producers in Canada.

It is also suggesting a variety of things including a cannabis festival, cannabis friendly restaurants, vape lounges and even cannabis spas.