Marine Museum – Brownfields

Kingston city council will move to designate the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes property as a Brownfields area in a bid to protect the museum.
A motion going to council tomorrow night would mean anyone buying the property would have to leave the museum in its current location.
Developers would also be eligible for financial assistance to remove contaminated material and develop the property.

Land Gifts

Two gifts to the Land Conservancy of KFL&A will mean a 2 kilometre stretch of the Salmon River will remain in its natural state. A 12.5 hectare parcel has been donated by Steven Lee and a 13.8 hectare property at the start of the river has been donated by Gray and Aileen Merriam.
Dr. Gray Merriam is a renowned landscape ecologist.  He will be guest speaker at the Land Conservancy KFL&A annual meeting next Wednesday at 6:45 the Ongwanada Resource Centre.

Tyendinaga Fire

A family managed to escape from a house fire in Tyendinaga early Sunday morning.
The fire broke out around 1am in the home on Highway 49.
The second storey of the house was destroyed and there is heavy smoke and water damage to the rest of the home.
The cause is believed to be electrical.

Easter – Impaired Drivers

Two people are facing charges of impaired driving after separate incidents in Kingston on the weekend.
A 33 year old man from Montreal was charged after a 9-1-1 call to police about a vehicle on the 401 going at about 30km/h.  Police stopped a vehicle at Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard and John Counter Boulevard and arrested the man around 7:30 Saturday night.
A 21 year old man from Amherstview was arrested around 3am Sunday after police stopped a vehicle driving the wrong way on Bath Road near Centennial Drive.


The Easter holiday is one of those strange ones and it is a holiday for some people today.
High school and elementary school students have the day off – but it is classes as usual at St. Lawrence College and Queens.
There’s no garbage, green bin or recycling collection today in the city of Kingston.
Kingston Transit is operating on its normal weekday schedule.