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Meet this Week’s “Friday FurBall”- Brielle

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1Brielle is an active, chatty husky mix who is a very sweet girl that loves to cuddle. She can be a little anxious when she’s left alone and could benefit from an animal companion. She has lived with cats and she seems to be good with other dogs. However, once she feels comfortable and confident in her home, we’re sure she will settle very nicely! As a husky mix, she’s likely to stray while off leash so we would recommend leashed walks and only going off leash in securely fenced areas. She would love to be your jogging, cycling or roller blading buddy and should be a good candidate for the dog park! Brielle would benefit from an experienced owner and should be placed in a family with children over 12 years old. Her adoption fee will be $230 and she will be spayed before she goes to her new home.

If you would like to adopt Brielle 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 August 29th, 2014

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Election Update

If Rick Downes is elected mayor of Kingston – he’s promising to try to get Go train service for the city.  Downes says he believes it is possible for the commuter train service to expand to Kingston – even if it’s just a morning and night train every day.  He says the province may be willing to foot the bill to help relieve traffic on the 401 in the GTA.
Downes, councillor Dorothy Hector, Brenda Slomka and Scott Foster are currently in the running for the mayor’s job.

City councillor Bryan Patterson will announce what his election plans are this afternoon.  Patterson has been considering running for mayor.

A recent Queen’s University graduate who has decided to make Kingston home has decided to run for city council in King’s Town District.  Ryan Low graduated in 2011 and says he wants to contribute to the city he’s grown to love.

Woman Found

Police say a 77 year old Kingston woman was found about four hours after going missing from the Rosewood Retirement Centre on Sutton Mills Court.  The woman was reported missing from the home at 11:40 yesterday morning.  Police found her around four yesterday afternoon in the area of the retirement home.

Move in Weekend

Students return to Kingston this weekend.
Thousands of students will be moving into the residences at Queen’s and St. Lawrence College.  They’ll also be moving into homes around both schools.
The official move-in day at Queen’s is Sunday.
The university says it will be welcoming more than 4,500 first year students to Kingston.

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Kingston News Thursday August 28th, 2014

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School Board – Module Vanier

The Limestone District School Board has decided the grade seven and eight French immersion program housed at KCVI will move to Kingston’s new high school.  It forgot about Ecole Module Vanier when it decided to build a new school to replace KCVI and QECVI.  The decision last night will take the form of a motion and has to be approved by trustees when they meet in November.

Hit and Run

Police have released more information about a hit and run crash that seriously injured a 19 year old Kingston man Tuesday night.  Police say a SUV was backing up at a high rate of speed when it nearly hit a woman and child in the parking lot of the Macs at Division and Stephen Streets.  It kept going in reverse, hit the 19 year old man and dragged him under the vehicle before taking off.  Police say the driver had returned to the parking lot to watch police investigate and that’s when he was recognized by witnesses to the accident and was arrested.  A 44 year old man is facing several charges.


Municipal election update:
City councillor Sandy Berg is going to run for re-election in the Meadowbrook-Strathcona district.  Berg has served one term on council.  She says the big challenge for the new council will be trying to maintain services and keeping tax increases down.
A newcomer in the Kingscourt-Rideau District says there should be no increase or a very little increase in property taxes.  Tom Gingrich says he’s been a lifelong resident of the Rideau Heights area and he’d like council to get back to basics.

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Kingston News on Wednesday August 27th, 2014

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Jay Patry Entrprises says it did nothing wrong before that massive fire at Princess and Victoria Streets last December.  A news release says fire and labour inspectors never voiced any concerns about the original structure and this is the first time the company has ever been charged.
The Ministry of Labour has laid 22 charges in connection with the fire.  The charges include failing to provide a way for workers to escape during an emergency, providing false information to an investigator and obstructing an inspector.


A 19 year old Kingston man is in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Kingston General Hospital after being hit by a car on the sidewalk at the Mac’s store at Stephen and Division Streets.  Kingston Police say the young man was on the sidewalk when he was hit by the vehicle near the corner of Stephen and Division Streets at 9:50 last night.
The vehicle took off but was later located by Kingston Police.  A 44 year old man from the Kingston area faces charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and failing to remain at the scene of the crash.

Priest – Suicide

Kingston Police say no foul play was involved in the death of a 65 year old Catholic Priest who was convicted of sexually abusing a boy.  It sounds like Rene Labelle took his own life.  Labelle’s body was found in an apartment in Kingston on Monday.  He had been sentenced to 16 months in jail and 30 months of probation but was free on bail after appealing the conviction.
Labelle had been a priest in the Kingston Archdiocese for 36 years.

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Kingston News on Tuesday August 26th, 2014

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Tim Hortons – Burger King

It’s a done deal….
Tim Hortons and Burger King have agreed to join forces.  They’ll operate as independent brands to form the world’s third-largest quick service restaurant company.   Under the terms of the transaction, Tim Hortons shareholders will receive $65.50 in cash per share and just under one common share of the new company.

School Board – Meeting

Trustees with the Limestone District School Board will meet tomorrow to clear up something they forgot about when they decided to build a new school to replace KCVI and QECVI…the future of Module Vanier.
The grade seven and eight French immersion program is housed at KCVI.
Trustees are expected to decide it will be relocated to the new high school – but any decision will take the form of a motion that will go to the school board’s meeting in November.
Stranger – Children

Police are asking parents to remind children about safety with strangers after a man approached young children in Gananoque, Athens and Brockville.
The man asked a boy to get into his vehicle in Brockville…approached a girl in Athens and repeatedly drove by a group of children playing in Gananoque.
The man is described as being in his 50′s with a grey beard and was wearing a ball cap.  He was driver a newer model four door car that’s bronze of beige in colour.

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Rogers & Shaw team up to launch new subscription-video service

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Cable-and-internet giants Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. are partnering to launch a new streaming-video service, set to debut in November.

The subscription on-demand service — called shomi — will feature 14,000 episodes and titles, 11,000 hours of TV shows and more than 1,000 movies. Users will be able to access the service on a computer, tablet, mobile device, Xbox 360 and cable set top boxes.

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Kingston News on Monday August 25th, 2014

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Whyman – World Champion

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Meet this week’s “Friday FurBall”- Hoagie

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HoagieHoagie is a 5 year old hound mix. Hoagie is a very sweet boy, he loves attention and to cuddle. He doesn’t mind other dogs and has a lot of energy that can be burned off with a long walk or a trip to the dog park. Hoagie will need a bit of house training and lessons in proper doggy manners but he is willing to learn and please! Hoagie loves treats and is a good listener. He would thrive in a home with no young toddlers. His sweet eyes will draw you in and you won’t be disappointed. Hoagie’s adoption fee is $230, which includes his neuter surgery, core vaccines, microchip and 6 weeks of free pet insurance. Come meet this loveable hound and you will fall in love with his charm.
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If you would like to adopt Hoagie 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 Tuesday August 19th, 2014

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Major Development

The fate of a major student housing development in a Kingston neighbourhood will be up to city council to decide on September 9th and not tonight as was reported this morning.
Patry Inc.’s proposed 71 unit, 250 bedroom building on Frontenac Street has been met by stiff opposition from neighbours and some members of city council. It doesn’t conform to the city’s zoning bylaws but city staff has recommended approving the development and it has already been rubber stamped by the Planning Committee.

Kingston Mayor – Candidates

Kingston city councillor Rick Downes has wasted no time filing nomination papers to run for mayor after mayor Mark Gerretsen dropped out of the municipal election.
Gerretsen announced Friday he was going to try to become the Liberal party candidate for Kingston and the Islands.
Downes was at city hall yesterday morning to file his nomination papers.  He narrowly lost out on being elected as mayor in 2006 when he ran against Harvey Rosen.

Taylor Dies – Manitoba

A 53 year old man who pleaded guilty to murdering and raping a two year old girl in Kingston over 30 years ago has died in a prison in Manitoba. Police are investigating to determine if Duane Taylor was murdered.  He killed two year old April Morrison in Kingston in 198, eleven days after being released from Kingston Penitentiary.

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Kingston News on Monday August 18th, 2014

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Plane – Crash Landing

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