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Kingston News on Thursday July 24th, 2014

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Bass Tournament

60 professional anglers are competing for a top prize of 35 thousand dollars at the Kingston Open bass fishing tournament…starting today.
You can see the big bass they catch at the weigh-ins in Confederation Park beginning at 3:00 this afternoon…tomorrow afternoon and at the final weigh-in on Saturday.
The anglers also raise thousands of dollars for the Kingston Military Family Resource Centre.
Queen’s biologist Bruce Tufts has helped develop the live release system for Shimano – a major sponsor of bass tournaments.  Tufts lab researchers will be working during the tournament to get data on the fish.
Chris Johnston of Peterborough is the defending champion.  He won the 35 thousand dollar prize last year.  His brother, Corey won the Kingston Open in 2011 and 2012.

Crime Rate Stats

The overall crime rate in Kingston and across Canada has gown down significantly.
The latest Stats Canada report says the overall crime rate went down 5% in Kingston in 2013 and the number of severe crimes dropped by 6%.
The rates dropped in Kingston because of fewer robberies and break and enter.
The overall crime rate in Canada was down by 8% last year and severe crimes dropped by 9%.

Movember – Queen’s

Work is progressing on a Movember program to improve mental health at Queen’s University.  Movember Canada has donated 1.7 million dollars to three professors who are developing a campus wide effort to improve mental health and reduce substance abuse…especially for young men.  Queen’s has announced a team of 25 male students will help first year male students with their transition to university life this September. There are about two thousand young men in first year classes at Queen’s.

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Kingston News on Wednesday July 23rd, 2014

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Attempted Murder

A 30 year old man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in the parking lot of the Tim Horton’s at Princess and MacDonnell.
The stabbing at 5:15 yesterday morning sent a 39 year old man to hospital with serious injuries.  The victim is in stable condition.
The man who was arrested nearby is also face weapons related charges and two counts of breach of probation.

Doornekamp – Anna Lane

A Kingston contractor is coming to the rescue of a partially finished downtown condominium.
Doornekamp Construction is taking over the last work on the nine storey Anna Lane condominium at Bagot and Queen Streets.
Work ground to a halt on the project when the original contractor ran into financial trouble and couldn’t pay its bills.
Options for Homes owns the building and say it hopes to have clients moving in by January…more than a year later than the original move in date.

Court Marshall – Kingston

A military trial will take place at CFB Kingston for an officer charged with wearing medals she wasn’t awarded.
The court marshall of 57 year old Lt.-Col. Debbie Miller is scheduled to start on October 6th.  She faces 11 criminal charges of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline and use of military uniforms or certificates.  Miller is a 34 year veteran of the forces and was charged over a year ago.

 

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Kingston News on Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

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Serious Incident

One man has been arrested and another is in hospital with serious injuries following an assault in the area of Princess and MacDonnell Streets early this morning.
The Tim Hortons, its parking lot and the intersection of the two streets had been closed for the police investigation but they are now open.
Few details are available and anybody who witnessed what happened is being asked to contact Kingston Police or Crime Stoppers.

Thieves Arrested

The two young men caught on a trail camera breaking into cars in Kingston’s west end on July 2nd have been arrested.  They’ve been charged with theft from vehicles and one has been charged with possession of a $5,000 racing bicycle taken from one of the vehicles.
It has been recovered and returned to its owner.

Kingston Police – Community Feedback

Kingston Police is holding a public meeting tonight to get community feedback on what Kingstonians think police priorities should be over the next three years.
The input from public meetings and an online survey will be used to develop a business plan to guide the force though 2017.
The first of two public sessions is being held tonight at 7:00 in the North Kingston Community Health Centre on Weller Avenue.

 

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Meet this Week’s “Friday FurBalls”- Chapman and Tulip

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ChapmanThis handsome little gentleman is quite the character. Between naps and play times, he enjoys being cuddled nice and close so he can purr in your ear and tell you all of the secrets of the world! Come to KHS to meet this cutie today!
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TulipThis fancy little girl is anything but shy, we’re pretty sure she thinks that she is part tiger, and we don’t want to rain her parade. Tulip is full of love and energy and would make a great addition to any family. She will be sure to keep you smiling for the days to come!
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If you would like to adopt Chapman, Tulip or any of the other “Friday Fur Balls” visit www.kingstonhumanesociety.ca or stop by Kingston Humane Society at 1 Bennington CRT.
For more information contact the Kingston Humane Society at 613 546-1291

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Kingston News on Friday July 11th, 2014

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Ukraine – Plane Shot Down

There are more questions than answers after a Malaysian airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine.  U-S intelligence officials confirm it was shot down by a surface to air missile – but can’t confirm who fired it.  All 298 people aboard the flight were killed, including a Canadian.  Ukraine is blaming pro-Russia rebels.  They deny they had anything to do with it.

Frontenac County – Absenteeism

Frontenac County is dealing with a bill of almost a quarter of a million dollar for sick leave during the first half of this year.
County council has been told the paramedic service accounted for over 9 thousand sick hours and staff at Fairmount Home logged 64 hundred hours of sick time.
The total tab is more than 240 thousand dollars.

Break In

An early morning break-in at the North Kingston Community Health Centre in the Weller Avenue Plaza has resulted in three arrests.
Police says the attempted burglary took place around 3:45 this morning.
Two males and a female were arrested and one of the males was taken to Kingston General Hospital for treatment of cuts he suffered during the break-in.
The ages of those arrested were not available this morning.

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Kingston News on Thursday July 17th, 2014

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Shark Hoax
    
There is no shark hanging out in Lake Ontario around Wolfe Island and people who believed there was have been fooled by a promotional video for Shark Week on the Discovery channel.
Discovery Canada has come clean and confessed the finned creature in the YouTube video was a prosthetic model and the three young men who appeared to have caught a shark while fishing from a dock on Wolfe Island were all part of the hoax.
Discovery President Paul Lewis says he never thought anyone would believe it was real.

Kingston Pen – No Tours

Kingston Penitentiary won’t become a tourist destination this summer or in the near future.
The Correctional Service says decommissioning of the facility is underway and will be completed by the end of this year.  It says after that the property will be turned over to Public Works and the government will decide the future of the historic prison.
Kingston and the Islands MP Ted Hsu had asked the government to take advantage of the popularity of prison tours and open the prison to the public as a valuable tourist attraction for Kingston.

Power Outage

Don’t forget that you’ll have to do without electricity for about three hours tonight if you live in parts of Kingston East.
Utilities Kingston says the power will be shut off at six tonight for customers in Barriefield Village, CFB Kingston and RMC.  The power will be off for three hours while work is being done to upgrade underground infrastructure.

Queen’s Prof – Award

A Queen’s University professor has received a lifetime achievement award for his work in developing computer assisted surgery.
Professor Randy Ellis was a pioneer in the field when he started his work at Queen’s in 1994.
Ellis says his goal is to create more accurate computer programs and help people suffering from arthritis.
He has received the Maurice E. Muller Award for Lifetime Achievement from the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery.

 

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Kingston News on Wednesday July 9th, 2014

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Queen’s – Noise Bylaw Exemption

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Kingston News on Tuesday July 15th, 2014

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Postal Protest – Bylaw

The president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers local in Kingston is upset with city officials.
Tony Baldassarra says he’s been told lawn signs can’t be posted in Kingston without the union paying a fee.
The signs are part of the union’s campaign to save door to door mail delivery.
Baldassarra says someone even took down signs people agreed to have on their front lawns and he’s been told to take down other signs or face fines.

Vehicles Vandalized

Kingston Police say they will step up patrols after vandals damaged at least eight vehicles in the Fourth Avenue and Kingscourt Avenue Area.
People woke up on the weekend to find deep scratches dug into the hoods and sides of their vehicles and one had the windshield smashed.
Anyone with information about the vandals is being asked to contact Kingston Poli9ce hem or make an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.

Noise vs Neighbours

The fight over noise at Queen’s west campus sports fields has received national attention and the university says it has put varsity and intramural sports in jeopardy.
Residents don’t want noisy fans and games. Queen’s says its compromise means game whistles and amplified PA announcements would be allowed.  It also says it needs to be able to play amplified music for football games.
City council will make the decision tonight.
City staff is recommending council approve the exemption.  It also recommends Queen’s do a noise study and take action to reduce the impact of noise on the neighbourhood.

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Meet this Week’s “Friday FurBall”- Dilly

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DillyDilly is your typical Jack Russell Terrier mix – rip roaring and ready to go! Dilly has tons of energy and would love an activity that would help him to focus his drive – he’d do great with agility or flyball! He could really benefit from a breed experienced owner to help him settle into his new home and would do best in a home with children over 12 years old and with no cats. Dilly will be neutered before his adoption and his adoption fee will be $230.
For more on Dilly click here
If you would like to adopt Dilly or any of the other “Friday Fur Balls” visit www.kingstonhumanesociety.ca or stop by Kingston Humane Society at 1 Bennington CRT.
For more information contact the Kingston Humane Society at 613 546-1291

 

 

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Kingston News on Friday July 11th, 2014

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Derailment – VIA – Kingston

VIA Rail service in Kingston is off the tracks after a CN freight train derailment near Brockville.
VIA has been forced to use buses to replace the trains for people traveling to Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.
The freight train derailed yesterday.  It wasn’t carrying any hazardous chemicals.

Drug Courier Busted

Police say the street value of the marijuana and cocaine being delivered to Kingston earlier this week was about 115 thousand dollars.
A 34 year old man from Rawdon, Quebec faces drug trafficking charges after police stopped an SUV on Front Road at Days Road on Wednesday afternoon.
Police say the man is a drug courier who had 15 pounds of pot, four ounces of cocaine and over $5,000 cash in the vehicle.
Liam Bartley has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Buskers Rendezvous

The Kingston Buskers Rendezvous has been blessed with great weather and large crowds have been enjoying the street performers in downtown Kingston.
Don’t forget some downtown streets will be closed for the festival today and on the weekend.
The fire show is tomorrow night in the Hub and the Grand Finale is set for Sunday at 6pm in Confederation Park.

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