Drone Seized – Arrests


Two men from Mississauga have been arrested after a drone was seized and a shipment of contraband was found at Collins Bay Institution.

The Penitentiary Squad says officers responded to a report of suspicious activity near the prison around 3am yesterday.

33-year-old Michael Habib and 35-year-old Justin Paul Hurlbut have been charged with conspiracy to commit and indictable offence.

Police say they also expect to charge an inmate in the medium security unit at Collins Bay.

This is the first confirmed case of people being arrested and charged in connection with drone drops at Collins Bay.


Warrant – Firearm Discharged


Lennox and Addington County OPP have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man after a gun was fired into the door of an apartment on Mill Street in Deseronto.

Police were called by a resident of the apartment around 9pm on Friday to report a masked person had tried to get into the apartment and when they were refused entry – discharged a firearm at the door and took off.

A warrant has been issued for 26-year-old Dyllon Nelson.

Police say he has no fixed address and should be considered dangerous.


Kingston Man – Arrest


A 39-year-old Kingston man is facing 10 charges after being arrested for causing a disturbance in a north-end apartment building.

Kingston Police were called to the building at 12:50 am yesterday.

A bag containing a variety of drugs was seized along with a Taser.

The man is facing charges for possession of the weapon and three counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.


Teachers Strikes


The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario is continuing rotating one day strikes into next week – but so far, the Limestone District School Board hasn’t been targeted for a strike by its elementary teachers.

The unions representing high school teachers and English Catholic teachers have announced there will be no job action next week during high school exams.


Rookie MP – Conservative Leadership


The newly elected member of Parliament for Hastings, Lennox and Addington is running for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

35-year-old Derek Sloan defeated Liberal Mike Bossio in the federal election in October.  Sloan announced yesterday he wants to replace Andrew Scheer.

The rookie Member of Parliament will have to get 3,000 people to endorse him and pay a $200,000 non-refundable fee by March 25th to become a verified candidate.


Plastic Bag – Polystyrene – Ban


The city of Kingston is getting ready to ban single use plastic bags and polystyrene take-out containers.

The city is asking residents, business owners and managers to complete an online survey.  It is available on the city’s website until February 4th.

The survey asks for input on proposed timelines for phasing out plastic bags and polystyrene containers, potential exemptions and potential replacements.





Beer Store Closing


The Beer Store at the corner of Cataraqui and Bagot streets is closing at the end of this month.

It has been operating for over 60 years.

Employees have been offered transfers or jobs at other stores in Kingston.

A sign on the door of the store says it will permanently close as of January 31st.

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