Are you going to a wedding this year? How much do you plan on spending? A new survey by American Express reveals that wedding guests will spend an average of $592 per wedding in 2014. That’s up from $539 in 2013. Wedding guests will spend an average of $109 per gift this
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Thursday April 24th, 2014
Child Pornography – Amherstview
A man from Quebec has been charged with making child pornography after a woman from Amherstview found disturbing photos on her computer and contacted police. The computer was examined by the OPP’s Child Exploitation Unit. The 48 year old man from Quebec has been charged with voyeurism, making child pornography, possession of child pornography, and distributing child pornography.
Amherstview – Animal Cruelty
Officials are investigating a case of animal cruelty in Amherstview.
Police and firefighters responded to complaints from neighbours on Monday and firefighters had to use breathing gear to get inside the home because of the smell.
Investigators found four dead rabbits along with a dead dog and guinea pig.
14 rabbits, four guinea pigs and one bearded dragon are now in the care of the SPCA.
It has issued a warrant for a woman who had lived in the home…but authorities say it looks like the home hadn’t been occupied for quite some time.
Avril Lavigne’s new music video ”Hello Kitty” was yanked out of YouTube not long after its premiere on Tuesday, April 22. It has sparked controversy for its Asian images that are deemed racist but a representative of the singer said the reason of the video’s removal was not it.
Barbie is getting her own big screen treatment. Sony Pictures has struck a deal with the toy company Mattel and producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald to develop a live-action comedy around the fashion doll as a potential new franchise.
During Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs between the Raptors and Nets, Drake made headlines when he took a jab at Jay Z who is a former part owner of the Nets, saying ‘Jay Z is probably somewhere eating a fondue plate.’
So, to follow up that performance, Drake was caught on camera sitting courtside during Game 2 at the ACC, using a lint roller on his black pants.
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Wednesday April 23rd, 2014 Ticks – Prime Location
The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington area has been identified is a prime location for ticks and a high risk area for Lyme disease.
KFL&A Public Health has announced it will be conducting active surveillance on ticks by collecting them, monitoring the number of cases of Lyme disease and tracking the number of emergency room visits for ticks or tick-related illness.
Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ian Gemmill, says the best defense against Lyme disease is preventing tick bites by dressing properly if you’re in wooded areas or walking through long grass.
City Development – No Urban Sprawl
The former prison farm property at Collins Bay Institution would be an ideal site for 45 hundred housing units according to a report for Kingston’s planning committee.
City council has decided to limit urban sprawl. It won’t approve major housing developments in rural areas that don’t have city services.
Kingston is expected to need 10 thousand new housing units over the next 15 to 20 years.