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Help the Nepal Earthquake Victims

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The Canadian Red Cross is now accepting donations to the Nepal Region Earthquake Fund. Click here to donate. Or you can donate to the Canadian Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 45678 ($10) or 30333 ($5).
Standard text rates may apply. 

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Help the Nepal Earthquake Victims

Posted on by Jay, the web guy


The Canadian Red Cross is now accepting donations to the Nepal Region Earthquake Fund. Click here to donate. 

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Meet this Week’s “Caturday Cat”- Blinkie

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BlinkieCute “Blinkie” came to the KHS as a stray and in need of some TLC. This 3.5 year old boy had a painful eye infection. With some eye treatment, solid food, and a warm place to rest, Blinkie healed up nicely. He is now ready to embark on a new adventure with his forever family. Could it be you?
For more on Blinkie click here
If you would like to adopt Blinkie 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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Win tickets to see Monster Spectacular!

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Monster Spectacular comes to Rogers K-Rock Centre Friday May 29th!

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I’ts a girl for Kate & William!

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CD_lMV8WEAA22ANThe town crier announcing the royal birth out side of St. Mary’s hospital this morning in London.  Congratulations Kate & William. Names in the running are..

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Meet this Week’s “Friday FurBall”- Ottis

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“Ottis” is over 100lbs of love and fur. He is an extra-large boy who likes to give hugs to the people he loves. Ottis was surrendered because he became slightly protective of his last families farm. Because he is such a large dog, they didn’t know how to work with him. Ottis is very loving and true to his breed. He would benefit from an experienced Pyrenees owner. Through Ottis’ stay at the shelter, he has been nothing short of wonderful. We are looking for an experienced home for Ottis with older children that preferably has another dog. Ottis loves to play. He appears to be house trained at the shelter, and needs regular grooming to keep his coat in tip top shape. Ottis is not available to an apartment or town house home. He’s truly happy on a rural property. Looking for 100lbs of love? He’s your boy – stop by KHS to meet him today!
For more on Ottis click here
If you would like to adopt Ottis 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 Thursday April 30th, 2015

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Dangerous Driving – Meth Dealer

A traffic stop on Division Street in Kingston has led to a charge of drug trafficking.  Kingston Police stopped a motorcycle driver on Division Street at Barbara Avenue around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.  Police seized methamphetamine and charged a 36 year old man with dangerous driving and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Boaters Search

Searchers are concentrating on finding the 14 foot aluminum boat being used by a pair of young men from Tyendinaga when they went missing on the Bay of Quinte on Sunday.
An OPP helicopter from Orillia joined the search yesterday.
The OPP dive team is also involved in the search.
21 year old Tyler Maracle and 26 year old Matt Fairman had gone spear fishing at around 2am on Sunday and were reported missing around 8:30 in the morning.

Corrections – Auditors Report

The Correctional Service says it accepts recommendations of the federal auditor general after Michael Ferguson found approximately 65% of offenders were unprepared for their release last year.
His report found lower-risk offenders are being released from prison later in their sentences and with less supervised time in the community because Corrections is recommending early release less often.
Corrections Canada says it will look at the risk of releasing offenders before they serve their full term and is working on better training for staff.

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Kingston News on Wednesday Aptil 29th, 2015

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Economic Development

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation says 868 jobs were created in Kingston last year.
It also says it helped bring 100 million dollars of investment to Kingston in 2014.
The organization’s annual report was released this week.
But it seems to be just a numbers game.
The same report also contains figures from Stats Canada that show unemployment increased in Kingston last year to 6.9%…a three year high and there was a 1% decline in total employment.
One of the main indicators of a strong economy also took a major hit.  Housing starts last year dropped to 639…down almost 200 from 2013.
KEDCO received 2.65 million dollars from the city of Kingston last year – almost 1.65 million of that went directly to salaries and benefits.

Street Health Centre

An empty building at the corner of Barrack and Bagot Streets will be converted into Kingston’s new Street Health Centre.  The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care is providing 7.5 million dollars in funding to convert the former Queen’s print shop.
It is expected to open in March of next year and also house Youth Space and the Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program.
The Street Health Centre is currently located at 235 Wellington Street.

Rideau Heights Revitalization

A long term plan to revitalize the Rideau Heights neighbourhood will be discussed at open houses taking place today.
The city has developed the plan that is expected to take at least 20 years to implement.
It includes a new community centre and changes to public housing.
The city is hosting open houses to discuss the plan from 1:00 – 3:00 this afternoon and 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Rideau Heights Elementary School.

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Kingston News on Tuesday April 28th, 2015.

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Earthquake – Local

Two Queen’s University students were in Kathmandu when the devastating earthquake hit that region of Nepal.
The graduate students were working under the guidance of geology professor Laurent Godin.
The students are safe and staying in the US emergency compound.
They expect to return to Canada in a few days.

Earthquake – Funds
The earthquake has claimed the lives of over 43 hundred people…thousands of others have been injured and rescue workers haven’t reached many remote regions.

The Ontario government is pledging one-million dollars to the Red Cross to help relief efforts in Nepal.
The federal government has also pledged five-million dollars to help the relief effort.

Rogers – Helping

Rogers is helping make it easy for Canadians to donate to relief efforts for Nepal.
To donate to the Canadian Red Cross:
Text REDCROSS to 45678 to donate $10 or 30333 to donate $5

If you want to donate to UNICEF:
Text NEPAL to 45678 to donate$10; and you can donate to the UN World Food Programme by texting RELIEFNEPAL to 45678 to donate $10.

Rogers is also waving long distance fees until May 12th for mobile customers trying to contact family or friends in Nepal.

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Kingston News on Monday April 27, 2015

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DART – Nepal

The Disaster Assistance Response Team based at CFB Kingston has left for the earthquake devasted region of Nepal.

The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck the Himalayan region of South Asia is still climbing.  Authorities in Nepal say at least 37-hundred people have died in that country alone.

The plane carrying the DART team left CFB Trenton yesterday loaded with medical supplies, a water purification system and other relief aid.

Damaged communications in Nepal is making it tough for Canadians there to contact relatives back home.  It’s also difficult to get out of the country.  A Montreal woman stranded in Nepal says an airport there was a scene of chaos as foreigners tried to leave the country.  Foreign Affairs says 388 Canadians are registered as being in Nepal, but notes registration is voluntary.

How to Help

If you want to help…The Canadian Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal.  You can donate online through www.redcross.ca


A search has failed to locate two young men from the Tyendinaga First Nation after they took a boat out for an early morning fishing trip on Sunday.
The 21 and 26 year old left the Bayshore Road area at 2am Sunday in a 14 foot aluminum boat with a small motor.
A helicopter from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre at CFB Trenton, a Coast Guard Cutter from Kingston and a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat from Quinte Search and Rescue were dispatched to the area.  The Mohawk Fire department and OPP also assisted in the search.

Traffic Note

A traffic note from the city today:
You can expect delays on Creekford Road at the new intersection of Bayridge Drive starting today while crews construct the extension of Bayridge Drive.  The construction is expected to last until November.

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