Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Friday May 17th, 2013
LCBO Strike Averted
There won’t be a strike at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. The LCBO and OP-SEU announced a tentative agreement a couple of just before a midnight strike deadline. No details were released, and won’t be, until after a ratification vote.
Duffy Quits Caucus
Senator Mike Duffy has quit the Conservative caucus but will continue to sit in the senate as an independent. He stepped down last night amid a controversy over his housing claims and the revelation the prime minister’s chief of staff, Nigel Wright, gave Duffy a gift of 90 thousand dollars to repay his improper expenses.
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Thursday May 16th, 2013
Queen’s Initiative Campaign
Queen’s University says it’s campaign to raise half a billion dollars is off to a great start. The Initiative Campaign was launched a year ago…and yesterday the university reported it has received gifts totaling 67 million dollars…well past the 60 million dollar goal for the first year of the campaign. The money comes from over 12 thousand alumni and friends of Queen’s. It is earmarked for a variety of things including a gift of $2.5 million to support student wellness and mental health.
Cruises – Trolley
Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises officially kicks off its season on the water and on the streets of Kingston today. The company operates three cruise boats from the Kingston Harbour and has taken over what used to be the Chamber of Commerce Tour Trolley. Today it will officially kick of Kingston Trolley Tours featuring three red trolleys. The trolleys will make six stops in Kingston…and passengers will be able to hop on and hop off at any one of those stops.
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Wednesday May 15th, 2013
The future of catholic elementary schools in Kingston will be decided following the final public input session tonight. The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is holding the session at six tonight at Regiopolis Notre Dame High School. A staff report is recommending building two new schools. One would replace St. Patrick, St. Peter and Holy Family. The other would replace St. Thomas More, St. Joseph-St. Mary and St. Paul schools. Skeleton Robber
Kingston Police are hoping a distinctive hoodie that has a white skeleton on the front will be the downfall of an attempted robbery suspect. A man armed with a knife tried to rob the King Mart at 684 King St. W. around 10:20 Sunday night. He got scared off and ran out of the store. The man had his face covered by the hood of the sweatshirt that completes the skull of the white skeleton. He was wearing grey pants and red skater style running shoes. Anyone with information about the suspect is being asked to contact Kingston Police or Crime Stoppers.
Ever lost a bet and didn’t want to follow through? Well, Richard Branson ALWAYS follows through on his promises! Find out why he’s in women’s clothing and exactly what went down as Tony Orr and Boomer discuss.
A Cleveland tattoo artist found someone to accept his offer of a free tattoo of local hero, Charles Ramsey. Rodney Rose, a tattoo artist at 252 Tattoo, was impressed with the way that Ramsey kicked down his neighbor’s door to help kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight to escape. To honor the man, he announced on Facebook that he would do a free tattoo of Ramsey’s face on anyone who requested it. Stephen Mulhollon, a friend and fellow tattoo artist, took him up on it. Ramsey’s face is now permanently etched on his leg.
That’s the Story, THIS is the tattoo – No Further Comments!
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Tuesday May 14th, 2013 LCBO
Management at the LCBO is advising you to stock up before the long weekend.
The union representing LCBO workers has started opening strike headquarters as the Friday strike deadline approaches. OPSEU says a major issue in the dispute is the wide gap in pay between full- and part-time employees.
Survey – Casino
Survey says…Kingston residents won’t support a casino and Kingston is not a viable choice for a casino. That’s the bottom line of the survey done for Gananoque and the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands. The two municipalities are fighting to keep their casino when a private operator is chosen for this region. The study the city’s demographic makeup makes it a big risk to locate the casino in Kingston. It found gamblers from Kingston already make the trip to OLG Casino Thousand Islands.