Kozy Inn

Most of the long-term residents of the Kozy Inn on Princess Street in Kingston are staying put.

They were told to vacate their rooms by 11a.m. on Sunday…but the deadline came yesterday and most of the residents have decided to stay.

John Done of the Kingston Community Legal Clinic says the residents have the same rights as other tenants and can’t be evicted on such short notice.

The owners of the Kozy Inn issued a statement yesterday saying they were within the law to close business operations because of tremendous financial stress and debt.

Their lawyer says the matter will now be going to court.


VIA Rail

VIA Rail says it will be resuming passenger train service on the Toronto to Montreal and Toronto to Ottawa routes this week.  No passenger trains have operated on those routes since the blockade in Tyendinaga started on February 6.

VIA Rail says trains between Toronto and Montreal and Toronto and Ottawa will be back in-service starting tomorrow.


LNG Pipeline Agreement

A proposed arrangement hailed as a milestone has been reached by Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders and senior government officials meeting in Smithers, B-C.  The province’s Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser says the talks helped address the rights and title of the Wet’suwet’en.  However, there is still ”disagreement” over the Coastal GasLink pipeline on its traditional territory.


Coronavirus Update

Ontario health officials say there are four more cases of the new coronavirus in the province. The latest diagnoses bring the number of cases of COVID-19 in Ontario to 15.  Three of those cases have since been resolved.    Officials say the four patients are all from the Greater Toronto Area, and all had recently travelled.

They say all of the patients are in self-isolation.


Burning Grill – Crash

A crash in Kingston took out the sign for the Burning Grill restaurant at the corner of Princess Street and Portsmouth Avenue.

Kingston Police were called to a vehicle accident with injuries at the restaurant just before 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.  The sign for the Burning Grill wound up on top of the car.

There is no word on the extent of injuries or whether the driver is facing charges.


Sheep Dog Trials – Award

The Kingston Sheep Dog Trials have won an award from Festivals and Events Ontario.

The trials took place between August 9th and 11th and have been chosen as one of the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario.

The awards were handed out in Toronto last week.



Shoppers Drug Mart says it raised over $20,000 for the Kingston Health Sciences Centre during its LOVE YOU campaign last fall.  The campaign ran from October 5th to November 1st.

The money is the third installment on a five-year pledge of $125,000 for the redevelopment of the Labour and Delivery Suites at Kingston General Hospital.