Kingston news in review, September 17-September 23 2018

Cooler weather finally broke through the summer temperatures, but Kingston students still brought the heat as part of a province-wide protest. This was number 3 on Kingstonist’s top five local stories this past week. If you missed any of these in your newsfeed, here’s your chance to get caught up on the week in our city.


  1. An impaired driver drove his damaged car until its wheels fell off. He attempted to flee the scene and fought with police when apprehended.
  2. A pair of students, one of which sustained life-threatening injuries, are recovering following a serious collision at a west-end intersection. Their high school and the community overall have rallied around them to provide support.
  3. An estimated 1000 students in Kingston walked out of school on Friday and joined about 38,000 province-wide in marches and demonstrations to protest provincial curriculum changes.
  4. Another case of domestic violence, this time in Kingston’s north-end, in which a man scaled to the third floor of an apartment complex. Kingston Police has started to place greater emphasis on highlighting domestic violence cases in recent months, in a bid to ensure that victims feel safe coming forward to report incidents.
  5. A dirt biker, who had previously been witnessed in several areas of the city riding erratically and dangerously, was arrested after leading police on a city-wide pursuit.

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