Ontario reported another 197 cases of COVID-19 yesterday for a new total of 32-thousand-189 confirmed cases. There were also 12 new deaths for a new toll of two-thousand-519.  The province was able to complete more than 23-thousand tests, which is a drop from previous days, but officials generally test at lower numbers on weekends.  There are currently 103 people in intensive care with the coronavirus and 77 are on a ventilator.

Mayor Brian Paterson says he’s aware of an online petition started last Thursday calling for the removal of a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from Kingston’s City Park. Paterson says the city launched an in depth consultation process about a year ago on the questioning of McDonald’s legacy in the city. Final results of the consultation should be available in the next few months.

OPP are investigating a suspicious death last week in Deseronto. Officers were called out about 930 Tuesday, after a 75 year old woman was found dead in a home.The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time. Police and the coroners office are continuing to investigate and ask anyone with information to come forward.

You’ll have to be aware of when you water your lawn and gardens.The city’s seasonal watering restrictions go into effect starting today. Until September 15, if your home or business has an odd-numbered addresses you can water on odd-numbered days, while evens may water on even-numbered days.

The Skeleton Park neighbourhood will become an outdoor art gallery starting this Wednesday. The Skeleton Park Arts Festival and Union Gallery have announced “Next Door: A Skeleton Park Neighbourhood Art Project!” The Next Door exhibition features original works of art by local artists installed on front doors, porches and windows, and other spaces visible to the public. The Art will be on display until mid-August.

Starting today anyone visiting Kingston Health Sciences Centre is being asked to wear a mask. Most staff will also be wearing masks. KHSC is asking patients and visitors to bring their own masks or face coverings from home.

Senate Republicans in the U-S are poised to unveil an ambitious package of policing changes that include new restrictions on police chokeholds and other practices. The bill comes from the sole African American Republican in the Senate, Tim Scott of South Carolina. U-S President Donald Trump is signalling his support for many of its provisions.

It was a close call in the skies over Ottawa, as two small planes clipped each other, sending one aircraft crashing into a river. First responders who rushed to the scene found the plane upside down in the water and its pilot sitting on the shore. They say the man escaped with only minor injuries.

 

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