When you think of Fat Joe, you don’t usually think of a sweet, caring, emotionally sensitive father, but that’s exactly what he is.
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.
This 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
Sweet 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
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.
$50 Million – Queen’s School of Business
The Queen’s University School of Business is getting a $50-million donation today.
The donation is coming from Toronto entrepreneur Stephen Smith.
The business school will be name The Smith School of Business in honour of the largest donation ever made to a business school in Canada.
Smith says he wants to make it the leading business school in the country.
He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Queen’s in 1972.
Memorial Centre – School
Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson says the only way to reconsider the Memorial Centre as a site for Kingston’s new high school is to get a councillor to make a motion for reconsideration.
That motion would have to come from a councillor who voted against using the Memorial Centre property.
Paterson made the comment to a meeting on the new high school organized by the parent councils of both QECVI and KCVI.
QECVI student council co-president Andrew Blower asked what research was done before council decided the Memorial Centre property should be off the table.
Paterson admitted it did no research.
Murder – Suspects
Kingston Police continue their search for two suspects after the murder of a 36 year old man.
Mark Ian Seymour was found suffering from multiple stab wounds in the area of York and Division Streets around 11:30 Monday night. He died in hospital.
Two men were seen fleeing the area.
Napanee OPP is asking for the public to report any incidents of a man in a white van trying to pick up dogs in the area.
A homeowner on Ann Street in Napanee reported a man came to their home around 9:30 yesterday morning…claimed to be with the SPCA and said he was there to take a dog because of a noise complaint.
The homeowner refused to let the man in because he didn’t have identification.
He left in a white 2002 Chevrolet van with tinted windows and cages in the back. It may have a Quebec license plate.
A man in a white van was seen taking a dog on Thomas Street in Deseronto early Monday morning.
Kingston Police still haven’t released any details about what they’ve referred to as a major incident under investigation this morning.
A crime scene has been set up on York Street and the street is closed between Division and Chatham Streets. Police also have crime scene tape surround a park on Pine Street.
Identification officers are searching for evidence in the area.
Kingston’s Mayor says he’ll propose a review of the Kingston Economic Development Commission when city council meets next Tuesday.
Mayor Bryan Paterson says he’s proposing a review led by a committee made up of 2 city councillors, the city’s CAO, 2 KEDCO board members and its interim CEO, and 4 members of the public.
Paterson says the committee would hold extensive public consultations and explore things like whether Tourism Kingston should be part of KEDCO.
The mayor’s letter comes after a group of people bought a newspaper ad in the Saturday newspaper advocating for an independent review of KEDCO.
Paterson says he had already been working on his proposal before the ad appeared in the paper.
A & A Asphalt
Fire has destroyed a storage area and some equipment at A & A Asphalt on Unity Road.
The fire broke out last night in the storage building.
It was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
Nobody was injured and the cause hasn’t been determined.
Unity Road was closed between Cordukes Rd and Sydenham Rd due to fire.
Cloggs Road Fire
Some smoldering embers from a house fire on Cloggs Road prompted firefighters to return to the scene of the fire last night.
The only thing left from the fire early Friday morning was the chimney.
Firefighters put out some hotspots in that area around 6:30 last night.
The cause of the fire that burned down the house is under investigation.
The owners had planned to build a new home on the property and demolish the old house.