Ken Cross is getting ready to kick off another ride across Canada to raise awareness and funds to end Kids Cancer! He joined us this morning to talk about the past, present and future of the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride! LISTEN HERE:
This sweet boy is Todd. He is a young lab looking for his forever family to make them part of theirs. Todd was found early morning tied to our gazebo that is out on our front property when the staff were arriving. He was scared and unsure what was going on. When the staff came out to see him he was nervous but then realized they were there to help him. He began to shower the staff with kisses and relieved tail wags. He was brought in side the shelter where he was given a bowl full of food, fresh water and a care exam. When he had his exam it was revealed he had an ear infection that needed attention. We have treated the ear infection, we have neutered him, vaccinated and dewormed him and of course treated him with a flea preventative. Since he has been in our care we have gotten to know this playful sweet and loving boy. He has warmed our hearts and I am sure he will with you. It is recommended he got to a home with children over the ages of 6 years as he is still hyper and a bouncy puppy. He is great with other dogs and would love a buddy to play with. He is a sweet boy that loves affection and loves to play! Come meet this sweetie today!
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If you would like to adopt Todd 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
Providence Care is asking the province to spend $5 million to fix up the south wing of the old St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital.
It says the repairs are needed to make sure there’s no interruption in patient care before its new hospital next to Lake Ontario Park opens in about 20 months.
The request has been approved by the Local Health Integration Network and forwarded to the province.
Kingston City Council has given the green light to the Springer Group to demolish stucco covered buildings on Princess Street in downtown Kingston.
The buildings from 101 to 109 Princess Street will be torn down to make way for a $6 million dollar banking centre.
Scotiabank says it will close its two other downtown locations when the new building is finished.
The developer had wanted to save the limestone and use it for construction of the new banking centre at Princess and Wellington Streets – but it was destroyed when the stucco was applied to the original limestone buildings.
Col. Chris Hadfield was the commander of the International Space Station in 2013. He joined Sideshow to talk about his new album, which is the first album to be recorded in space. ”Space Sessions: Songs From a Tin Can” comes out Oct 9.
The man at the centre of a gun scare at the Woolen Mill is giving a bit of praise to Kingston Police.
Animation artist Peter Bielicki says they were courteous and professional in dealing with him after he brought a replica gun into the building on Sunday night to use in his work as an animation artist.
Someone saw a man with a rifle and called police. The tactical team surrounded the building and was able to contact the man around 11:30 Sunday night. Officers seized a number of replica firearms and say the animator will get them back if they determine the guns can’t actually be fired.
Federal Election – Economy
A leading economist is questioning all the political posturing over the economy during the federal election campaign.
Don Drummond is the Stauffer-Dunning Fellow at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University, and a former chief economist at T-D Bank. Drummond says so far most political comments have been largely misleading.
He says in the bigger economic picture, it doesn’t matter whether the economy contracted or grew by a small fraction of a percentage point or whether the federal budget is in or out of deficit by a few billion dollars.
Drummond says the bickering over these details causes voters to miss the main point — that the world is entering a period of sustained lower growth.