The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is coming to Kingston on December 20-21st and K-Rock 105.7 will be there broadcasting LIVE both Days!
City TV will air a half-hour pre-game show from Springer Market Square in Kingston hosted by Ron MacLean live from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio, leading into the broadcast of the Toronto Maple Leafs at The Chicago Blackhawks game.
MacLean, along with other Sportsnet personalities, will also make appearances during the intermission and post-game show. The broadcast will include interviews with celebrities, NHL alumni, and special guests with connections to the community, including features on local NHL players and grassroots stories.
Meet NHL Alumni and TV personalities like Don Cherry, Wendel Clark, Darcy Tucker, and Doug Gilmour!
Dionne is truly the sweetest little hound mix puppy you will ever meet! She was found as a stray hiding behind a dumpster crying for someone to find her. She is very affectionate, playful and ready to learn. In the short time that she has been at the KHS she has already learned to sit! Dionne would be a great addition to any family and would love to find her furever home in time for the holidays. Come down to the shelter to meet this darling little soul, we are sure she will warm your heart just as fast as she did ours!
If you would like to adopt Dionne 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
Kingston is getting a big boost in funding for affordable housing.
Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala announced late yesterday that Kingston will receive $5 million in funding from the Ontario and Federal governments over the next five years.
The money will be used to build new affordable housing units, repair and improve existing ones and help people with financial subsidies.
Tobacco and marijuana that would have been worth $30 thousand dollars to the inmates at Collins Bay Institution has been seized by Correctional staff.
Three packages containing a total of 118 grams of pot and 969 grams of tobacco were found on Sunday and Monday around the perimeter of the medium security penitentiary.
Downtown Kingston has been turned into hockey Central as the birthplace of hockey welcomes the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour.
Activities starting at noon on Saturday and Sunday will include performances by local bands, local food trucks and a Kids Zone, filled with hockey-themed games.
A Hockey Night in Canada viewing party is set for 6:30 p.m. Sunday when the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Chicago Blackhawks. Don Cherry will join Ron MacLean for the pre-game show.
The Kingston Economic Development Corporation says the Rogers Hometown Hockey weekend should help give an economic boost to the city.
Two to three thousand people are expected to take advantage of free skating, entertainment and activities in Springer Market Square each day.
The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes may be forced to move and it is accusing Kingston city council of being shortsighted.
City council confirmed its position on Tuesday night and voted against a proposal to buy the waterfront land. The key stumbling block is the estimated 19 million dollar cost to bring the site up to public safety standards.
The federal government will sell the land at the end of January and a private sector group has already expressed interest in the prime piece of downtown waterfront.
Waterfront – Public Meeting
The future of another key piece of Kingston’s waterfront is being discussed at a public session tonight.
The city has hired consultants to help shape Kingston’s Waterfront Master Plan. The meeting tonight is to get public input on recreational uses for the Cataraqui River portion of the waterfront. It runs from the La Salle Causeway to the Kingston Mills Locks.
The session starts at 7pm in Memorial Hall at Kingston City Hall.
School Board – Challenges
The chair of the Limestone District School Board says it will face some tough economic challenges in the near future. Trustee David Jackson was elected as the new Chair of the Board at its inaugural meeting on Monday. Jackson says the board is dealing with a $1 million funding cut to its special education budget. He says over the next three years it expects further cuts and the board will have to come up with new ways to respond to the growing demand for special education services.
Jackson says the board will be negotiating new collective agreements with all education staff in the new year…will be building a new elementary school on the grounds of QECVI and has to choose a site for a new centrally located high school.
Kingston city council is sending a clear message to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
Last night council voted 12-0 in favour of a motion to tell the corporation Kingston has no interest in being home to a casino.
The motion follows the 67% no vote on the casino referendum question during the October 27th municipal election.
It’s good news for Gananoque and Leeds and Thousand Islands Township. The two municipalities have shared 21 million dollars in slot machine revenues since Casino Thousand Islands opened.
Public Meeting – Shannon Park
Plans for the revitalization of Shannon Park and Construction of the Rideau Heights Community Centre will be discussed at a public meeting tonight.
The city is encouraging residents of the Rideau Heights area to attend the session starting at 7:30 in Rideau Heights Public School.
The designs will be on display and staff is hoping to get feedback from residents on what they’d like to see at the new community centre.
The apartment Vacancy rate in Kingston is shrinking because of strong demand in the central core of the city.
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation says the vacancy rate in October of this year was 1.9%…down from 2.3% a year ago. It says demand for apartments is being driven by students and seniors.
The agency says rent on two-bedroom apartments increased by 2.1 per cent in Kingston over the past year and the largest increase was for one bedroom units…rent has increased by 3.3 per cent over last year.