Work to Rule – Schools

Educations workers are set to start a work to rule campaign on Monday at schools across the province if negotiations fail to reach a contract settlement.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees says it will resume bargaining with the province on Saturday and Sunday.

The union represents custodians, maintenance staff, office administrators, clerical staff, early childhood educators, educational assistants and information technology technicians.

The Limestone District School Board and Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board have advised parents and guardians schools will remain open if there is a work to rule campaign.


Signs Missing

A large number of street signs have been stolen in the University District in Kingston.

At least 25 street signs have been stolen in the area housing students at Queen’s University.

There’s even a video on social media of a man stealing one of the signs.

The city says the signs cost about a hundred dollars to replace.  It has already replaced ten of the stolen signs.

Kingston Police say they are investigating and anyone stealing signs could face charges of theft and possession of stolen property.


Man Charged – Girlfriend’s Father Assaulted

A Kingston man has been charged after his girlfriend’s father was beaten and sent to Kingston General Hospital with serious injuries.

Kingston Police say the man they’ve charged was living in a trailer on the property of his girlfriend’s father.

Police say the assault took place after the power line to the trailer was unplugged after the two got into an argument.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and breach of probation.


Missing Girl

The family of a Kingston girl who has been missing since late August is concerned for her safety and is hoping Lila Smith will come home.  Her mother and step-mother say Lila needs to know they love her and want her to come home.  The family says the 14-year-old girl was last seen at a shelter in Toronto.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of 14-year-old Lila Smith is being asked to contact Kingston Police.


Cell Phone Thefts

Kingston Police are advising people to take extra precautions to prevent pickpocket thefts.

Ten women have reported cell phone thefts between September 19th and 22nd in the downtown entertainment district.  All of the phones were stolen from women’s purses while they were wearing them during the evening and early morning hours at bars and restaurants in the Hub.

Police say the thief disables the phone as soon as it is stolen to make sure the locater application doesn’t work.


Take Back the Night

Women will meet in Confederation Park today for the annual Take Back the Night protest against sexual harassment and assault.

The Kingston Sexual Assault Centre has organized the event starting at 5:30 this afternoon.

The theme this year is “Building and Sustaining Survivor Communities.”


United Way – Firefighter Car Wash

Kingston Fire and Rescue is encouraging parents to bring their kids to a car wash and barbecue tomorrow in support of the United Way.  They chose Friday because it is a PA day.

Kids will have a chance to meet firefighters, their mascot Sparky and check out the fire trucks during the car wash at the Woodbine Road Firehall between 10am and 1pm tomorrow.  Mayor Bryan Patterson hosted the Mayor’s BBQ for the United Way at Lake Ontario Park yesterday.

Kingston City staff have set a goal to raise $100,000 for the United Way this year.


Murdoch Mysteries – Kingston

Springer Market Square will become the backdrop for an episode of Murdoch Mysteries on Monday.  The television series will be filming two scenes for an upcoming episode.

A fan viewing area will be set up and the first 50 people there will get a wristband for a meet and greet with the stars of the show after the filming wraps up on Monday morning.