CFRC Daily News Briefs

CFRC Daily News Briefs

Missed our broadcasted news briefs? Stay in touch with local Kingston and Queen’s University news updates including weather and traffic reports brought to you by the CFRC News Team! Have news to contribute? Want to join the CFRC Community News Team? Reach out to news@cfrc.ca today!

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August 10, 2022 2 min

It’s Wednesday August 10th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…

 

Premier Doug Ford’s throne speech as well as the budget proposed a 5% increase for the Ontario Disability Support Program payments. Kingston and The Islands MPP Ted Hsu says “The small size of the increase when compared to cumulative inflation is wholly inadequate and unconscionable. Ford should have spent more time during the electi...

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In this episode we run through the community events calendar for August 8th-14th, keeping you up to date on performances, live music, art exhibitions, and more happening this week in Kingston.

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August 8, 2022 2 min

It’s Monday August 8th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. We are still under a heat warning, Showers and thunderstorms and humid today high 29, feeling closer to 39 with the humidex. Cooling off for tomorrow. In the news…

 

The Wolfe Island Ferry service ran off schedule yesterday, after avoiding a service shut down. The Ministry of Transportation originally reported that ferry service would be shut down for ...

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August 4, 2022 2 min

It’s Thursday August 4th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…

 

A resounding 96% vote from Hospitality and Food Services staff at Queen’s University’s Donald Gordon Hotel and Conference Centre was recently triggered by pay gaps between Donald Gordon employees and those doing the same jobs on main campus. According to CUPE 229, there is close to a $6 an hour pay gap for those at Donald Gordon as com...

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August 3, 2022 2 min

It’s Wednesday August 3rd, Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news..

 

Kingston Police have released new video footage of a suspect as they continue their investigation into the murders of Nico Soubliere and Carl Anne Delphin from October of last year. According to police with the assistance from the public, they have received footage of the previously identified suspect in the case. Detective Constable...

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August 2, 2022 2 min

In this episode we run through the community events calendar for the very first week of August, keeping you up to date on performances, live music, art exhibitions, and more happening this week in Kingston.

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August 2, 2022 2 min

It’s Tuesday August 2nd, I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…

Kingston Health Sciences’ Urgent Care Centre closed 3 hours early yesterday. Just after 5pm the hospital announced they had reached capacity for the number of patients they could safely care for given the staffing situation. The UCC’s regular hours are 8am to 8pm. KHSC recommends visiting the website rightplacerightcare.com for alternate care options.

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July 29, 2022 2 min

It’s Friday July 29th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news..

 

With the encampment protocol reinstated and over 100 unhoused people currently camping, Home Base Housing Executive Director Tom Greening tells CFRC news, if everybody camping wants to use an emergency shelter there are certainly not enough spaces available.

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Greening says “There’s no way by the fall or winter that the ...

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July 28, 2022 3 min

It’s Thursday July 28th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…

 

Queen’s University Chancellor and the former chair of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission The Honourable Murray Sinclair issued a statement in response to the historic apology from Pope Francis, saying the Holy Father’s statement leaves a deep hole in the acknowledgement of the full role of the church in the Residential School syste...

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July 27, 2022 2 min

It’s Wednesday July 27th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…

 

Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington have formed a partnership with Addiction and Mental Health Services of KFL&A. This comes after receiving an Ontario Trillium Foundation Resilient Communities grant of over 86 thousand dollars. Through the partnership, a dedicated mental health and addiction worker wi...

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July 26, 2022 2 min

Good Morning, it’s Tuesday July 26th. I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. More sun today, the high 25. In the news…

 

This Thursday the City of Kingston will release a comprehensive report on the Davis Tannery Development. Patry Inc’s proposal is to build 1700 condo units in the Rideau and River street area. The Planning Committee will meet to vote on the proposal next Thursday August 4th, then the proposed development will...

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July 25, 2022 2 min

It’s Monday July 25th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. A gorgeous cooler day today, Sunny with a high of 24. Right now it’s 21. In the news…

 

Over 30 thousand Hydro One Customers in the area lost power on Saturday morning after a fire broke out at the Lennox power plant. Customers in Napanee, Amherst Island, Marysville, Odessa, and much of Prince Edward County were affected by the outage. Firefighters arri...

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July 22, 2022 2 min

It’s Friday July 22nd, I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. Sunny and hot today, the high 30, Right now it’s 21.  In the news…

 

MP Mark Gerretsen was at Innovation Park yesterday to announce a 2.5 million dollar investment from the Government of Canada to support GreenCentre Canada The funding for Green Centre will go toward a program supporting clean-tech entrepreneurs in areas including energy and fuels, resource recovery...

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July 21, 2022 2 min

It’s Thursday July 21st, I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…

 

Queen’s University has launched Canada’s first Advanced Leadership for Social Impact Fellowship program. According to a release from Queen’s, the one year course will provide tools, knowledge and networks to take on the world’s greatest challenges including housing affordability and climate change. 

Co-director of the program Jean-Baptiste Litrico, ...

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July 20, 2022 2 min

It’s Wednesday July 20th, Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…

 

Kingston Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health are warning that heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health with the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, stroke and even death. With the humidex reaching the upper 30’s, it’s harder for sweat to evaporate which is necessary to cool the body. KFL& A Pu...

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July 19, 2022 2 min

It’s Tuesday July 19th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…

 

Effective Thursday July 21st, Kingston Transit will be temporarily reducing service on select routes. Routes 4, 11, 12 and 15 will go from half hour service to hourly. Sunday service will be unchanged.

City of Kingston Communications said in an email, Routes 11, 12 and 15 historically, have lower ridership, particularly in the summer, an...

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July 18, 2022 2 min

It’s Monday July 18th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. Showers with the risk of a thunderstorm today, we could see between 15 and 25 millimeters of rain with a high of 23, right now it’s 21. In the news…

 

With inflation at a record high since the 80s, Assistant Professor, Continuing Adjunct Policy Studies at Queen’s University, Eugene Lang says we can expect to continue to see incremental interest rate inc...

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July 15, 2022 2 min

It’s Friday July 15th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…

 

The first lab confirmed case of monkeypox has been identified in the region. Case management continues for the individual and contact tracing is complete. Medical Officer of Health with Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health, Dr. Olgaza says “There is no increased risk of monkeypox to KFL&A residents deriving from t...

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July 14, 2022 3 min

It’s Thursday July 14th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news..

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Science and Innovation Francois Philippe Champagne were at Queens’ University yesterday to announce a major deal with Umicore that will bring the first electric battery facility of its kind in North America to Loyalist Township.

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Umicore is investing $1.5 billion for the plant. Tru...

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July 13, 2022 2 min

It’s Wednesday July 13th, I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…

 

A brand new community park and plans for a trail system are coming to Cataraqui West. The City of Kingston is hosting an interactive virtual meeting this evening to showcase potential designs and invites residents to share feedback. Neal Unsworth, Manager of Parks and Shoreline says, “This is the largest brand-new park in Kingston in more than two ...

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