Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Wednesday December 11th, 2013
Loyalist Township – Water Testing Scam
Loyalist Township is warning residents after reports about a company offering water testing to homeowners. The Township says it hasn’t authorized anyone to conduct testing. It also says there is no need for residents to test municipal water. A news release says this appears to be a scam involving sales people who try to sell you an expensive in home water filtration system. The township says you should contact the OPP if you get someone at your door offering water testing.
Fatal Crash – 401
Frontenac OPP say a 49 year old trucker from Montreal died when his rig ran into the back of another tractor trailer on the 401 just east of Kingston. Investigators spent hours at the scene yesterday trying to determine the cause of the crash. The westbound lanes of the highway were closed for several hours yesterday morning.
Garth Brooks makes surprise announcement of a 2014 World Tour on Good Morning America! Haha…Looks like he even surprised himself with that announcement! It’s been 12 years since Garth Brooks gave up the road for a commited family life. Talk about a celebration for fans everywhere. The sevens have aligned; it
Here is a look at what is making News in Kingston on Monday December 9th, 2013
Construction on Brock and Wellington Streets in downtown Kingston is almost done. Wellington Street was open to traffic on the weekend…but the city says you can expect delays between Princess and Brock until the end of this week while construction work is completed. Work on Brock Street between Wellington and Bagot is also expected to be done by December 14th.
Ice – Invista Centre
An equipment failure led to cancellation of ice time at the Invista Centre on Sunday.
The four ice pads had to be closed after a compressor failed.
Ice time between 8am and 3pm today has been shifted to the Cataraqui Community Centre while the ice at the Invista Centre is being rebuilt.
Keith Urban says not only did Nelson Mandela once say: “Forgiveness never hurt anybody’s soul” _ but he lived it. Urban says it is “a beautiful thing” that Mandela managed to forgive those who imprisoned him for 27 years _ and in the process, took a big chunk of his life away. Urban says the fact that Mandela maintained his heart and mind despite the mistreatment he received is a “really profound and powerful message.”
Meet This week’s “Friday Fur Ball”- Sylvie
Sylvie is a dainty little waif with elegant manners. Her wide golden eyes drink you in as you approach her. She welcomes you into her world with nose kisses and soft purrs. A constant snuggler, loving and calm. Small as she is, she won’t take up too much room (except, of course, in your heart).
For more on Sylvie click here
If you would like to adopt Peggy 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
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Friday December 6th, 2013
Sentenced – Attack
An 18 year old Kingston man has been sentenced for his part in a racially motivated attack on a group of Muslim Queen’s University students. Clayton Lee pleaded guilty to assault and breach of probation yesterday. Lee was one of three young people charged after a group of five men was attacked on Fraser Street near Division Street in October. They’d been walking home from a movie at 1:30 in the morning.
Lee was sentenced to 87 days in jail and 18 months of probation.
Today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and it will be marked in Kingston by a sombre gathering. It’s the 24th anniversary of the shooting deaths of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.
A memorial service and candlelight vigil will take place at Sydenham Street United Church starting at four this afternoon.
It has been organized by a coalition of feminist organizations and community members called We Don’t Stop…Kingston.
Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift are expected to get some Grammy love today. The Grammy nominations will be read tonight and they’re both considered strong contenders. Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” was among the top sellers of 2013. Swift is a past winner of album of the year, and her “Red” album was also a commercial success. Other potential nominees include Imagine Dragons, Lorde (LORD), Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Florida Georgia Line and Daft Punk. CITY TV will run a special revealing some of the nominees tonight, with the rest available on www.Grammy.com . The Grammys will be given out January 26th in Los Angeles on CITY TV.
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Thursday December 5th, 2013
Chief of Defence Staff…General Tom Lawson…has sent a special video message to the troops urging members of the military to reach out for help when battling mental health issues.
The military is investigating the deaths of four soldiers in the past week who committed suicide.
But the deaths have prompted severe criticism of the military for its treatment of soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Glover – Integrity Investigation
Kingston city councillor Bill Glover says he is the one who will be under investigation by an Integrity Commissioner.
City Council approved hiring veteran municipal affairs expert George Rust-D’Eye on Tuesday night.
Mayor Mark Gerretsen says Rust-D’Eye will investigate an extremely serious matter.
It turns out he’ll investigate Bill Glover’s involvement in the OMB hearing that decided students should be counted in electoral districts.
Glover was in favour of counting students and helped the Sydenham District Association with its successful fight against the city’s decision not to count students.