The cause of a major fire in the garage of a Kingston construction firm may have been a piece of equipment parked inside the garage.
Investigators suspect a backhoe inside the garage at J. Harrison Excavating and Pipeline on Steve Fonyo Drive is responsible for the fire.
The investigation into the Tuesday night blaze is continuing.
Damage has been estimated at $950,000.
A terrible crash on the 401 just east of Belleville during that morning snowstorm yesterday claimed the life of a 58 year old woman.
The crash happened just east of Highway 37 and involved a tractor trailer and an SUV. The woman was a passenger in the SUV. Five other occupants were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The 401 eastbound was closed until late yesterday afternoon.
Hotel Dieu Hospital – Top Score
Survey says – Hotel Dieu Hospital is a great place to work.
The survey by National Research Corporation Canada scored Hotel Dieu as the best of six teaching hospitals in Ontario.
Among the results…Close to 80% were satisfied with their jobs and 91 per cent of employees said Hotel Dieu was “a good, very good or excellent place to work”.
Fire has caused close to a million dollars damage at a construction company on Steve Fonyo Drive in Kingston.
Black smoke was billowing from the large garage doors at J. Harrison Excavating and Pipeline when firefighters arrived at just before six last night.
Nobody was in the building when the fire broke out.
Kingston Fire and Rescue says it was full of heavy equipment and damage is estimated at $950 thousand.
The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.
A news release says one firefighter suffered a hand injury but returned to duty after being treated.
Westport Woman – Found
A 21 year old woman from Westport has been located and is safe.
Lindsay Brown hadn’t been seen by her family after attending an appointment in Kingston on February 17th.
Police issued a request earlier this week for help from the public in locating the woman.
A statement yesterday afternoon said Brown has been “safely located”.
Cycling Lanes – Public Meeting
The city’s plan to remove over half of the parking on Princess Street between MacDonnell and Division Streets is the subject of public information sessions today.
There are 116 on street parking spaces and only 50 will be left when the bike lanes take over this summer. The city says that will be offset by an increase in metered parking on side streets.
The public information sessions are being held this morning and starting at 6:30 p.m. at Princess Street United Church. The city is also hosting an online discussion at noon.
A Kingston man has gone to Texas to bring his three year old grandson home after his daughter was killed in a shooting on Sunday.
Kingston native Dawn Giffa…and two other people were shot to death in Killeen, Texas. Another woman is in critical condition.
The shooter is Giffa’s husband…a soldier at Fort Hood, Texas she met while he was stationed at Fort Drum near Watertown.
He took his own life.
Giffa’s maiden name is Larson and her father is well known Kingstonian Donny Larson.
An online fund has been established to help the family.
A 31 year old man has been arrested after a string of four robberies in Kingston in 24 hours.
It started with the Mac’s convenience store robbery on Sunday night and ended with a robbery at the Harvey’s at the Frontenac Mall at 8:40 last night.
A man pulled a knife on an employee after asking for change and fled with a small amount of money.
Police arrested a suspect inside the Frontenac Mall.
He’s charged with robbing the Macs, robbing the Harvey’s, robbing the convenience store on Armstrong Road at 3:55 yesterday afternoon and attempting to rob the Food Basics at the Frontenac Mall about 45 minutes earlier. He’s also charged with breaching conditions of his release on previous charges.
Kingston Police are continuing to ask for help in locating a missing 21 year old Westport woman, who was last seen in Kingston on February 17th.
Lindsay Brown was last seen at 1:00pm last Tuesday, in downtown Kingston, where she had an appointment. She didn’t meet a relative later in the day.
Anyone who knows her whereabouts is being asked to contact Kingston Police.
Want to know the secret behind all of the Oscar winning actors? Jimmy Kimmel!
During his post Oscars special, Kimmel debuted his Hollywood Acting Coach alter-ego, during a skit that featured Eddie Redmayne, Kristen Bell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Aniston and Jeff Bridges!