One person is dead after a multi-vehicle collision in Kingston.

The OPP, along with Kington fire and Frontenac paramedics responded to the crash that involved 30 to 40 vehicles on the westbound 401 near highway 15 on Sunday.

Police say the victim died at the scene. Paramedics treated 16 people and transported them to hospital, three of them with life threatening injuries.

Wintery weather blanketed most of Ontario resulting in numerous collisions.

Dozens of motorists were stranded as a result of the crash. They were taken from the highway by Kingston city buses and taken to a warming centre.

A portion of the 401 between Highway 15 and Montreal Road had been closed for almost 15 hours for collision clean-up.


A man was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition after being struck on Mitch Owens Road.

Ottawa paramedics say the crash happened early Monday morning.

The victim, a man in his 20’s, was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

Police expect the road closures to stay in place through the morning commute.

Witnesses to the collision are being asked to contact Ottawa Police.


Police in Kingston warned pedestrians to stay away from an intersection yesterday due to a gas leak.

They say the leak was caused by a collision at Princess and Macdonnell streets that struck a gas line.

Investigators said they would advise the public if evacuations were necessary.

Utilities Kingston responded to the incident.


An update on a missing solider we told you about last week.

The OPP put out a statement that 45-year old Sean Parker from Russell has been located.


20 new buses hit the road today, but OC Transpo hopes they won’t travel very far.

The new buses will be at the ready, in case of problems on the Confederation Line.

The dedicated buses for the R1 replacement bus service will be staged at the baseball stadium, ready to go as soon as problems pop up.

Previously, buses would be pulled off of other routes to replace the train, causing further problems on other routes.


The Council of the Federation is meeting today in Mississauga, Ontario, just outside Toronto.

The country’s provincial and territorial premiers will be focusing on finding common ground with a Liberal minority government following October’s  fractious federal election.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is hosting, while Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is the current council chair.

Up for discussion will be developing amendments to the fiscal stabilization program — a mechanism for financial assistance that helps provincial governments suffering economic downturns.


Ontario, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan are partnering on the development of small modular reactors to generate nuclear power.

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs told a news conference in Toronto yesterday that developing the new technology is needed to generate zero-emission power.

ARC Canada and Moltex Energy are both working on development of the technology in Higgs’ province.


Key House lawmakers are being allowed a private review of the Intelligence Committee’s report on its impeachment inquiry of U-S President Donald Trump.

The review beginning today comes as the committee prepares for a Tuesday vote that will send the report to the Judiciary Committee.

The White House counsel has turned down an invitation to appear before the Judiciary panel’s first meeting, scheduled for Wednesday.


A vigil is planned today to pay tribute to the two people killed in the London Bridge attack and to honour the bystanders who subdued the assailant.

Twenty-three-year-old Saskia Jones and 25-year-old Jack Merritt were both Cambridge University grad students, and had been involved in a program meant to rehabilitate prisoners.

The two were stabbed to death by 28-year-old convicted terrorist Usman Khan during an event designed to connect grad students with prisoners.

Police later shot Khan dead on the bridge.


China says it will suspend U-S Navy visits to Hong Kong in retaliation for the passage of legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong by Congress last week.

A spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry says the American legislation “seriously interferes” in Hong Kong’s internal affairs.

Beijing will also target pro-democracy non-governmental organizations with sanctions — such as the National Endowment for Democracy and Human Rights Watch — claiming they have “performed badly” in the Hong Kong unrest.


World leaders will gather in Spain this week for a U-N Climate action conference — with a spotlight falling on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases.

China burns about half the coal used globally each year — yet it is also the leading market for solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles.

That apparent paradox is possible because of the sheer scale of China’s energy demands.


A 52-year-old Australian woman has been found alive after spending almost two weeks lost in the outback.

Tamra McBeath-Riley went for a drive with two other women, and after their car got stuck in a riverbed, they split up to find help.

McBeath-Riley spent 12 days in scorching 40 degree Celsius heat before being rescued late Sunday night.

Her two friends, however, are still missing in the desert.

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