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.

New Judge

An assistant crown attorney in Kingston will become a Superior Court Judge in Cornwall this week.

45 year old Laurie Lacelle is originally from Cornwall and will take the oath of office tomorrow.

She was one of the two prosecutors for the crown during the Shafia murder trial in Kingston.

Veterans – Pot

The federal government is paying 4.3 million dollars to supply injured Canadian soldiers will marijuana for medical purposes.  600 veterans are now registered as medical marijuana users.

That is an increase from 116 during the last budget year.

Ice Breaking – March

A Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker will be making its way up the St. Lawrence River from Montreal to break up ice in the harbours of Bath and Picton this week.

The Martha L. Black will be involved in the annual ice breaking operations.

After it breaks up the ice in Bath and Picton the ship will return to Montreal.

The shipping season on the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes is scheduled to start on April 2nd.