Rockin’ the Big House

Tickets to Rockin’ the Big House at Kingston Penitentiary this September sold out in about two minutes on Saturday prompting complaints from people who didn’t get tickets.

One of the organizers of concert says they don’t think scalpers were able to scoop any of the 2,500 tickets.

Pat Murphy says Ticketmaster can’t control bots but so far no tickets have shown up on sites that re-sell tickets and they believe scalpers were shut out.

Murphy says 200 hard tickets were available at the Leon’s Centre box office and more than 50 people who lined up got tickets.  Murphy says there were about 25 people who were turned away on Saturday morning.


Wellington Street Extension

A report for Kingston city council recommends scrapping the portion of the Wellington Street extension that goes through Douglas Fluhrer Park.  City council will vote on the recommendation next Tuesday.

The report says the southern portion of the extension between Rideau and Bay Streets is not needed.

But it says the northern section of the Wellington Street extension between John Counter Boulevard and Rideau Street should go ahead.


Single Vehicle Crash

A man from Kingston is facing an impaired driving charge after a single vehicle crash.

A vehicle hit a curb…collided with a tree and a street sign and wound up on its side yesterday afternoon at Brant Avenue and Kirkpatrick Street.

Police arrested the driver and he is facing a charge of impaired driving.


OPP – Opioids

The OPP is warning about a dangerous situation involving illegal opioids following the death of a 39 year old man in Quinte West.

Police aren’t releasing the name of the man who died on May 3rd or the cause of death.

But a news release says police across Canada are being increasingly called to investigate deaths believed to be caused by the use of illegal opioids.  It goes on to say…this has led to what many are calling a ‘public health crisis,



The flood watch continues along the shoreline of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.


The city has been working to protect some roads in low lying areas with sand filled berms and says sand bags are available for people at its public works yard at 875 innovation Drive.  You have to fill the bags yourself.


Public Works Canada issued a notice to boaters on Saturday saying the La Salle Causeway will not be raised until further notice due to high water levels.


The county operated Howe Island Ferry says it needs to restrict the number of vehicles it is carrying and may not be able to run on scheduled because of high water levels.


Science Rendezvous

Organizers say around five thousand people took time to check out Science Rendezvous at the Leon’s Centre in Kingston.  People got a chance to check out sixty exhibits…a life size dinosaur and talk with astronaut Drew Feustel.  Organizer Linda Colgan says the idea behind Science Rendezvous is to inspire young people and it was a big hit.

Kingston is expected to have the highest attendance of more than 300 similar events across Canada again this year.


Queen’s – Medical Hall of Fame

A retired Queen’s University professor has been inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Dr. Jackie Duffin is considered a true legend in the medical field.

She was the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at Queens from 1988 to 2017.

Her students were so devoted that some created a conference in her honour the year after she retired.