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Kingston News October 13, 2015

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 Advance Polls

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Dean Brody And Paul Brandt Winners Will Be Announced Wednesday!

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Hey! Just a heads up is all…

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Meet this Week’s “Friday FurBall”- Rocco

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Friday Furball 2015

SOURCE: Kingston Humane Society

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Kingston News October 9, 2015

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 Advance Voting

If you’ve decided on who you are voting for in the federal election – advance polls open today and will be open right through holiday Monday.

The polling stations will be open from noon to 8:00 p.m.

The information you need to vote is on your voter registration card.

Election day in Canada is Monday, October 19th.

Inmates Voting

Federal inmates will go to the polls today.

It is the fifth time prisoners have been allowed to cast ballots in a federal election.  Voter turnout in prisons has been steadily growing over the years.  Elections Canada says about 25 per cent of convicts voted in 2004.  That grew to about 45 per cent in 2011.

Inmates vote for candidates in their home ridings, not the ridings where their institution is located.

Collins Bay Institution is the only federal pen in Kingston and the Islands.

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Kingston News October 8, 2015

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 KEDCO Review

Now that Kingston City Council has unanimously approved a review of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation…Mayor Bryan Paterson is moving full steam ahead.

Paterson says he’s work with an independent consultant who is an expert in the field to set up public consultations.

The city will also post an online forum to get further public feedback.

The Mayor says he’s setting up the review committee.

Nominations for the four citizen appointments on that committee open Saturday and the application form will be available on the city’s website.

Murder Update

Kingston Police investigators hope some new information may trigger the tips they need to track down two men wanted for the murder of Mark Seymour.  Seymour was known as Mark Bramley to family and friends.

Bramley was stabbed to death on the night of September 28th.

Two men were seen running from the area.

Detectives are now saying they believe one or both of the men were injured during the stabbing.

Investigators believe the two men suffered cuts and abrasions.

They’re asking anyone who has information about the case to contact Detective Adam McMullen or Crime Stoppers.

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Kingston News October 7 2015

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Public Service Contract

Thousands of people who work for the Ontario government in Kingston and across the province will be voting on a tentative contract agreement in the near future.  The province and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union have reached a tentative deal.

Details of the deal for the 35-thousand civil servants won’t be made public until its approved…but the province says cost savings in the agreement will offset any wage increase.

Taggart – Big Dig

A construction company that lost a bid on the next Big Dig on Princess Street and the Kingston Construction Association say Kingston’s process for awarding the contract is flawed.

City council approved a $12.9 million with Corcoran Construction last night.

Taggart Construction says it is considering legal action after it underbid Corcoran by $1 million.

Kingston used a request for proposals and then scored the two bids on a list of requirements.  Corcoran came out on top.

But the Kingston Construction Association and Taggart say the project should have been put out to tender.  That would mean the city would have to choose the lowest bid that meets all of the projects requirements.

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Kingston News, October 5, 2015

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 War Dead

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is taking part in a special remembrance of those who died in World War One.

The names of 525,000 will be on display on a special World Remembers website and at the Central Library on Johnson Street.

The Library display will feature a Canadian name in the centre of the screen and a new Canadian name will appear every three minutes along with the names of people from other countries.

The display starts today and runs to November 11th…Remembrance Day


 Hotel Dieu – High Marks

Hotel Dieu Hospital has received the highest award possible from Accreditation Canada.

Hotel Dieu has been accredited with exemplary standing.

A peer review was conducted at the hospital over a three day period in mid-September.

It got top marks for its quality improvement plan, patient safety program, faith-based ethical framework and a dynamic research program.

The surveyors also praised the cleanliness of the hospital and said staff has a strong sense of teamwork.

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Meet this Week’s “Caturday Cat”- Millie

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Caturday 600x200MillieThis beautiful and sweet girl is Millie. She came to the shelter as a stray found with three other cats. She can be quite shy at first but once she gets to know you she shows how sweet and affectionate she can be! She has a big heart full of love that she is willing to share with her adoptive family. She may do well in a home with other cats with a proper slow introduction. She has been spayed, vaccinated, dewormed and treated for fleas. She is ready to find her new home and start a new life! Come by the shelter today to meet this sweet girl! Millie qualifies for the VIP program – her adoption price is 25% less.
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If you would like to adopt Millie 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”- Ivy

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ivySweet Ivy came to the shelter along with her four siblings. As you can tell from her little head and big ears, she’s got a lot of growing to do! Ivy lacks a bit in socialization, so she is looking for a home who will enroll her in some puppy training classes. She is a quiet-mannered young lady who would do well in a home with other animals. If you think this sweet, 5 month old Labrador/hound mix could be the match for your family, drop by the KHS today for a visit!
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If you would like to adopt Ivy 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 October 2, 2015

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New School

It’s a big day for the Limestone District School Board.

A Ceremonial Groundbreaking for the new Kindergarten to Grade 8 Molly Brant Elementary School is taking place this afternoon at the location of the new school at Lyons and Kirkpatrick Street.

MPP Sophie Kiwala, School Board Chair David Jackson and Director of Education Debra Rantz will attend what the school board says is a milestone for students and staff.

More Money Please

More money please will be the call when Kingston City Council meets on Tuesday night.

A staff report on the contract for the next Big Dig on Princess Street is recommending council approve a bid from Len Corcoran Excavating of $12.9 million.  That is almost $3 million dollars higher than the original estimate and a million dollars more than the only other bid from Taggart Construction.  The staff report says Taggart’s bid didn’t meet all of the criteria.

Turtle fencing is going to cost $55,000 more than expected.

The city originally agreed to spend 30 thousand… 30 thousand was raised in the community and the project got a provincial grant.

Staff is recommending taking the extra 55 thousand from reserves for the fencing along Princess Street from Parkway to John Counter Boulevard. The lowest bid was $142,000.

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