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Kingston News on Monday March 30th, 2015

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Council – Strategic Planning

The mayor and 12 city councillors will hold special meetings this week to set their priorities.
The Strategic Planning sessions are being held in a meeting room at the Queen’s School of Business.
The sessions start at six tonight and tomorrow night and will lay out the priorities this council will focus on over the next three and a half years.
Mayor Bryan Paterson has said he’s comfortable with tax increases that keep pace with inflation – but there are concerns councillors will set an ambitious list of priorities that will mean higher taxes.

Retail – Changes

Another blow to retail in Canada.
Future Shop has already closed in Kingston and now it is closing across Canada.  500 full-time and one-thousand part-time employees have lost their jobs.  Best Buy owns Future shop and says 66 Future Shop stores are being closed permanently, and 65 others are being converted into Best Buys.

The Target Store at the Cataraqui Centre will officially close on Thursday.  The goods in the store are being sold by a liquidator after Target announced the closing of all 62 stores in Canada.
About a 100 people worked in the Kingston store.

Stolen Van

Two teenagers are facing charges after a van was stolen in Kingston last night.
Police attempted to stop a stolen Dodge Caravan on John Street around 11:00 last night.  The vehicle took off and was involved in a minor collision a short time later.  Four people took off from the vehicle.  All four were arrested and two are now facing charges.

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Meet this Week’s “Caturday Cat”- Miah

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miah1Miah is a shy sweet girl who came to the shelter through no fault of her own. She’s looking for a quiet home and could adapt to living with other quiet pets and older children. Her transition was difficult at the shelter but she was then moved into foster care where her personality began to shine. She will likely take a few days to warm up to a new environment, but this loving cat with shower you with affection given the chance. If you are looking for a quiet lady to add to your life, come on down and meet her today!
For more on Miah click here
If you would like to adopt Miah or any of the other “Caturday Cats” visit www.kingstonhumanesociety.ca or stop by the Kingston Humane Society at 1 Bennington CRT.
For more information contact the Kingston Humane Society at 613 546-1291



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Meet this Week’s “Friday FurBall” – Bailey

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baileyBailey is a medium sized lady, who resembles a corgi x beagle. We think she is approximately 5 years old. She is gentle, house trained, walks well on a leash and is very quiet. Sometimes she doesn’t like to share her treats, so a mature quiet home would be best for her (no children under 12). Bailey has lived with other dogs and may benefit from a quiet companion. Big Ben was one of her puppies that she did exceptionally well with. She’ll steal your heart with just one visit!
For more on Bailey click here
If you would like to adopt Bailey  or any of the other “Friday Fur Balls” visit www.kingstonhumanesociety.ca or stop by Kingston Humane Society at 1 Bennington CRT.
For more information contact the Kingston Humane Society at 613 546-1291


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Kingston News on Friday March 27, 2015

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Drayton Avenue – Garage Fire

Investigators will be on the scene of a garage fire this morning on Drayton Avenue to confirm the cause.
The garage at 14 Drayton Ave was destroyed in a fire at around 2 this morning.
Kingston Fire and Rescue says it was able to keep the flames from spreading to the house…but it did suffer some minor damage.  The garage was a total loss and the damage estimate is $100,000.

Home Invasion

Quick work by Kingston Police resulted in three arrests after a home invasion robbery at a residence on Montreal Street near Railway and Rideau Streets.
Police say the residents of the home were robbed after several people forced their way in around 5:30 yesterday afternoon.  Nobody was injured.
Police converged on the scene and with the help of their tracking dog arrested a male teenager and a man in his 20′s.  A woman in her 20′s was arrested shortly afterwards.
They’ll appear in court for bail hearings today on a variety of charges.

Bear Spray Discharged

Two people were hit with Bear Spray and at least a dozen others were caught in a haze of the spray early this morning in the area of Princess and Division Streets.
Police say a group of two or three young men tried to pick a fight with another group of young men and when they wouldn’t fight…a large canister of the bear spray was pulled out and used.
The group trying to start the fight was last seen running south on Division Street.
Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact Kingston Police or Crime Stoppers.

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Movie Doctor – Get Hard, Home

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Will Farrell and Kevin Heart team-up as do aliens and Earthlings when Get Hard and Home open on big screens this weekend.



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Kingston News on Thursday March 26th, 2015

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Man Arrested – Domestic

Kingston Police have seized weapons and have arrested a 45 year old man after his ex-wife complained about being threatened and harassed over a long period of time.
Police say the woman opened up to officers after her vehicle was hit by a pickup truck in a west end parking lot around 1:30 Sunday afternoon.
Officers went to a home north of Kingston and seized a rifle, multiple shotguns, a crossbow and ammunition – but didn’t find the man.  He was arrested late Tuesday afternoon…and faces charges of Dangerous Driving, Forcible Entry, three counts of Criminal Harassment, Mischief Under $5,000, Uttering Threats to Cause Death and possession of dangerous weapons.

Warrant – Apple thefts

Police have issued an arrest warrant a 29 year old man from Kingston wanted for stealing Apple computers from Altair Electronics almost two years ago.  They’ve also issued a call for help from the public in finding Colin Smith.  Smith is wanted for breaking into the business on April 13th of 2013.
20 thousand dollars in Apple gear was stolen.
Seven of the eight people involved were arrested three months later after ads for the stolen goods appeared on Kijiji…but Smith took off from Kingston.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Colin Smith is being asked to contact Kingston Police or Crime Stoppers.

Kaladar Youth – Found

A 17 year old who was reported missing in Kaladar has been found in Napanee.
The OPP issued a request for help from the public in locating Matthew Brown yesterday morning.
Police say Brown is safe and was found in Napanee yesterday afternoon.

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Kingston News on Wednesday March 25th, 2015

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John Counter – Still Closed

Don’t forget a portion of John Counter Boulevard remains closed until late tonight.
The section of the road from Princess Street to Portsmouth Avenue is closed for repairs to the culverts.
The VIA station is still accessible from Princess Street.

Train Station

City council has voted 9-4 in favour of entering into discussions with a developer who wants to move the crumbling railway station on Montreal Street to Douglas Fluhrer Park.
Abna Investments is trying to buy the property where the Grand Trunk Railway station is located on Montreal Street from CN Rail.
Council agreed last night to let city staff discuss plans to rebuild the historic structure in the park on Kingston’s inner harbour.
Voting against were Rob Hutchison, Mary Rita-Holland, Jim Neill and Lisa Osanic.

WSE- City Council

The controversy over the Wellington Street extension continues.
City council received a report from CAO Gerard Hunt on the background of the project and the problems with removing it from Kingston’s official plan.
Several delegations spoke about the proposal to extend the street past Douglas Fluhrer Park to John Counter Boulevard.
Developer Ben Pilon, the Chamber of Commerce, Kingston Home Builders Association and Downtown Kingston spoke in favour of the extension – although the Chamber and Downtown Kingston both said if it isn’t built there should be an alternative.
The group WellingtonX…told council there is no evidence the project is needed.

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Kingston News on Tuesday March 24th, 2015

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John Counter Boulevard

One of Kingston’s main commuter routes is closed.
John Counter Boulevard is closed from Portsmouth Avenue to Princess Street for urgent repairs to the culverts along the roadway.  It will be closed until tomorrow night.
The VIA Rail station will still be accessible from Princess Street.

HDH Phone System

The telephone system at Hotel Dieu Hospital has failed and no calls can be received at its main switchboard.  The phone number will ring but the call won’t be answered.
The hospital issued a statement this morning saying Bell is on site working to fix the problem.

City Council

Kingston city councillor Jim Neill is hoping to change the balance of power on council.
Neill is proposing a simple majority of council should be able to overrule the mayor.
His proposal will come up at council tonight.
The current rules require a two thirds majority of council to change a ruling of the mayor.

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Kingston News March 23 2015

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Inner Harbour Development

City councillor Rob Hutchison says more information is needed before council approves moving the crumbling train station on Montreal Street to Doug Fluhrer Park on Kingston’s inner harbour.

Abna Investments has entered into an agreement with the city to move the historic train station and rebuild it in the park near the OHIP building.

City Council will discuss the proposal tomorrow night. City council will also get an update on the Wellington Street extension.

Several members of city council are opposed to extending the street and want to have it removed from the city’s official plan.

The report to council tomorrow night says the extension is vital to redeveloping Doug Fluhrer Park, the economic future of the area, part of ongoing plans to develop housing as well as extending the K&P Trail.

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Meet this Week’s “Caturday Cat” – Beyonce

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BeyonceHello!!!! My name is “Beyonce”. My name does reflect that I am a talker! I just like to keep you entertained or I will find my own spot to curl up on and take a snooze. I am not your typical cat that likes to cuddle in your arms, I am more the type that I will come to you for a cuddle on your lap but I do enjoy a good petting on my favorite napping place or places I should say. I am a sweet girl, look for my new forever home that I can relax and become part of your family. I will let you know that I have a sensitive stomach and do require a “Digestive Comfort” diet to ensure that my belly does not become upset with any foods that may be too rich for me. Please ask my lovely caregivers at the KHS for more information about that!!
For more on Beyonce click here
If you would like to adopt Beyonce or any of the other “Caturday Cats” visit www.kingstonhumanesociety.ca or stop by the Kingston Humane Society at 1 Bennington CRT.
For more information contact the Kingston Humane Society at 613 546-1291


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