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Kingston News, August 27 2015

Posted on by scott.martin

 Causeway

The LaSalle Causeway re-opened to traffic shortly after 7:30 this morning.

Public Works and Government Services Canada announced yesterday repairs would take until seven this morning.  It originally said the work would be done seven hours earlier than that.

People who believed the bridge would re-open to traffic at seven this morning where caught in a long line of traffic waiting until it actually opened.

Jumper Talked Down

Kingston Police say they were able to talk a woman out of jumping off the LaSalle Causeway Tuesday night.

The 52 year old woman had climbed about 30 to 40 feet up the bridge structure.

Police, Kingston Fire and Rescue and the Canadian Coast Guard were on the scene and police eventually talked the woman into coming down from the bridge.

She was assessed by paramedics and transported to hospital where she was held under the Mental Health Act to receive medical care.

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Kingston News, August 27 2015

Posted on by scott.martin

 Causeway

The LaSalle Causeway re-opened to traffic shortly after 7:30 this morning.

Public Works and Government Services Canada announced yesterday repairs would take until seven this morning.  It originally said the work would be done seven hours earlier than that.

People who believed the bridge would re-open to traffic at seven this morning where caught in a long line of traffic waiting until it actually opened.

Jumper Talked Down

Kingston Police say they were able to talk a woman out of jumping off the LaSalle Causeway Tuesday night.

The 52 year old woman had climbed about 30 to 40 feet up the bridge structure.

Police, Kingston Fire and Rescue and the Canadian Coast Guard were on the scene and police eventually talked the woman into coming down from the bridge.

She was assessed by paramedics and transported to hospital where she was held under the Mental Health Act to receive medical care.

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Kingston News, August 27 2015

Posted on by scott.martin

 Causeway

The LaSalle Causeway re-opened to traffic shortly after 7:30 this morning.

Public Works and Government Services Canada announced yesterday repairs would take until seven this morning.  It originally said the work would be done seven hours earlier than that.

People who believed the bridge would re-open to traffic at seven this morning where caught in a long line of traffic waiting until it actually opened.

Jumper Talked Down

Kingston Police say they were able to talk a woman out of jumping off the LaSalle Causeway Tuesday night.

The 52 year old woman had climbed about 30 to 40 feet up the bridge structure.

Police, Kingston Fire and Rescue and the Canadian Coast Guard were on the scene and police eventually talked the woman into coming down from the bridge.

She was assessed by paramedics and transported to hospital where she was held under the Mental Health Act to receive medical care.

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Kingston News, August 26 2015

Posted on by scott.martin

 Weller Avenue Fire

Kingston Police are back at the scene of a fire on Weller Avenue after Kingston Fire and Rescue determined the cause of the fire may be suspicious.

The fire department hasn’t released any information about the fire early this morning in the semi-detached home at 236 Weller Avenue.

Police were originally called to the scene at 1:20 this morning and were called back at 4:40 a.m. to secure the house for fire investigators.

 LaSalle Causeway

People who commute to and from Kingston East have one more day to deal with traffic delays because of the LaSalle Causeway closure.  People faced major delays on Highway 15 yesterday afternoon.

Kingston Transit had to add extra buses in the afternoon to try and maintain 15 minute Express Service.

Structural repair work on the causeway is scheduled to be completed today and the causeway is supposed to re-open at midnight.

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Kingston News August 25 2015

Posted on by scott.martin

 LaSalle Causeway

A reminder this morning the LaSalle Causeway is closed for repairs today and tomorrow.

Alternate routes are Highway 15 to the 401 or Highway 15 to Kingston Mills Road.

The westbound on ramp to the 401 from Highway 15 was closed at 5am – but has since been re-opened.

Amherst Island Wind Project

A group representing island residents opposed to a wind energy project is furious after the province approved the Amherst Island Wind Energy Project.

Windlectric will be allowed to build up to 26 wind turbines on Amherst Island.

There are a number of conditions on the project…including establishment of noise monitoring and natural heritage monitoring programs.

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Kingston News August 24 2015

Posted on by john.noon

Traffic Notes

The intersection of Union and University Streets will be closed all of this week to finish installation of a scramble crossing.  It will allow people to cross the intersection in whatever direction they want to.

The 130 thousand dollar project is aimed at increasing safety and reducing delays at the busy intersection.

The LaSalle Causeway will be closed all day tomorrow and all of Wednesday.

Kingston Transit will be using Montreal Street, the 401 and Highway 15 to get to Kingston east.

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Kingston News August 21 2015

Posted on by john.noon

Wind and Rain

The storm that brought an end to the heat wave flooded Kingston roads and knocked out power.

Utilities Kingston says trees or tree branches came down and knocked down power lines in five locations yesterday afternoon.

Power was off in the central part of the city…including St. Lawrence College.

Bath Road near the Frontenac Mall, Gardiners Road at the underpass and Place D’Armes in downtown Kingston were a few of the spots that were under about half a metre of water.

Power was also knocked out in areas north of Kingston but Hydro One had restored the power in those areas by early this morning.

Drone – Collins Bay

It turns out a drone was used to drop a package into the prison courtyard at Collins Bay Insitution earlier this month.  The Whig Standard reports sources say the drop happened on the evening of August 5th and the package was quickly seized by correctional staff.

The Correctional Service made no mention of the drone in a news release that stated a package was found containing a cellphone and 180 grams of tobacco.

The Whig says the package also contained narcotics.

A lockdown was ordered after the package was seized and a search of the institution lasted for almost a week before the lockdown ended.

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Kingston News August 19 2015

Posted on by john.noon

Traffic

The 401 east bound is now open between Joyceville Road in Kingston and Highway 32 in Gananoque.

The highway was closed for about two hours this morning after a tractor trailer caught fire and become fully engulfed in flames.

No injuries were reported.

Emergency Landing

Passengers aboard a flight from Kingston airport had some tense moments yesterday when someone smelled smoke in the cabin.

The plane had just taken off from Norman Rogers Airport and the pilot turned around and landed safely.

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Kingston News August 18, 2015

Posted on by scott.martin

 Economic Agency Review

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors says it will establish a committee to review its mandate – the way it delivers its services and its organizational structure.

It says it will issue a call for volunteers later this year.

KEDCO has been under fire for its record of economic development activity and budget.

The Board of Directors held a half day planning session on Friday and confirmed Donna Gillespie will continue in her role as interim CEO following the resignation of Jeff Garrah.

Garrah had been on leave but officially resigned last week.

The Board issued a news release yesterday saying it will be recruiting a new CEO.

Domestic Assaults

Domestic violence continues to be a big problem in Kingston.

Police got six calls about domestic disputes in the past 24 hours on top of eight calls on the weekend.

Four of those calls on Saturday and Sunday resulted in assault charges.  Three men and a woman were arrested.

Police say alcohol was a factor in at least one of the assaults.

Kingston Police media relations officer, Constable Steve Koopman is encouraging anyone suffering domestic violence to reach out to police or other support services for help.

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Meet this Week’s “Caturday Cat”- Sophie

Posted on by Courtney

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SophieMiss Sophie is everything you are looking for in the purrrfecttt feline. Sophie was adopted from us previously, and with a heavy heart needed to be returned due to allergies. She was a very loved kitty, and can’t possibly understand why she is back up for adoption. Her previous owner reports that she is very good on the harness and leash and enjoys going for walks. Also, that Sophie is a cuddly and friendly girl with everyone she meets. Sophie loves sitting by the window and interacts well with other animals. She would enjoy living alone, and being the only feline or could do well in a home with other fur siblings too! Also, don’t forget the temptations when you adopter her…those are a favourite!
For more on Sophie click here
If you would like to adopt Sophie or any of the other “Caturday Cats” visit www.kingstonhumanesociety.ca or stop by the Kingston Humane Society at 1 Bennington CRT.
For more information contact the Kingston Humane Society at 613 546-1291

 PAST CATURDAY CATS

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