The Globe and Mail , March 14, 1997

City accused of polluting

A woman has accused Kingston of allowing huge amounts of toxic waste to leak into a river near a commercial fishery and a children’s summer camp. Janet Fletcher said pollutants are seeping into the Cataraqui River from a golf course built on top of a former dump. She has brought a charge against the city under the Fisheries Act. The city, which must answer to the charge in court April 15, could be fined $1-million if found guilty. Ms. Fletcher said the issue came to her attention when her children got a nasty rash after playing in the river near the camp. ~CP