Good Morning, I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. If you’re just heading out, you might want to grab a sweater or a light jacket, it’s only 13 degrees now, heading for a high of 24 under sunny skies. Much the same in store for the weekend. In the news…
Kingston Police have confirmed that arson is the suspected cause of last week’s major fire which set the whole back of the 100 block on Princess Street ablaze causing 300 thousand dollars in damages to Modern Primitive and the apartments above. The investigation is ongoing.
The OPP are warning of a bank fraud phone scam in the region. According to the OPP, victims of the scam are receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be with a bank telling them their credit card has been compromised. The fraudster then requests pin numbers and passwords, and advises the victim to leave their debit and credit card in an envelope outside the front door to be picked up and destroyed. The OPP say do not provide banking passwords or information to anyone who calls. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from a bank, say you will call them back, then call the number on the back of your card or go to the bank to verify the call. If you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, report it to the OPP or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
24 local projects are set to receive funding from the Community Investment Fund. The City of Kingston with United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington chip in a combined total of over 450 thousand dollars. Among the recipients are non-profit organizations including: Tipi Moza, Elizabeth Fry Society, Independent Living Centre, Sexual Assault Centre, Loving Spoonful, Dawn House, Kingston Home Base Housing and more. 29 agencies had applied.
President and CEO of United Way KFL&A Bhavana Varma says they were all great applications, they could have all been funded if we had more money…He added…“What we used were different lenses. One was the equity, diversity, inclusion and indigenization… Another lens was also to look at people who are marginalized, low income or people who would otherwise struggle. So really using that lens, rather than universal programs, just honing in on where the greatest need was.”
This story courtesy of Owen Fullerton of YGK News
That’s all for your daily news brief. I’m Karim Mosna. If you have any news tips, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org