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Thanks to all the qualifiers who come out Friday mornings to see if they can board the K-Rocket to see AC/DC in Ottawa September 3rd

Here is a look at our winners and what they had to do to win!

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Kingston News on Thursday March 26th, 2015

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Man Arrested – Domestic

Kingston Police have seized weapons and have arrested a 45 year old man after his ex-wife complained about being threatened and harassed over a long period of time.
Police say the woman opened up to officers after her vehicle was hit by a pickup truck in a west end parking lot around 1:30 Sunday afternoon.
Officers went to a home north of Kingston and seized a rifle, multiple shotguns, a crossbow and ammunition – but didn’t find the man.  He was arrested late Tuesday afternoon…and faces charges of Dangerous Driving, Forcible Entry, three counts of Criminal Harassment, Mischief Under $5,000, Uttering Threats to Cause Death and possession of dangerous weapons.

Warrant – Apple thefts

Police have issued an arrest warrant a 29 year old man from Kingston wanted for stealing Apple computers from Altair Electronics almost two years ago.  They’ve also issued a call for help from the public in finding Colin Smith.  Smith is wanted for breaking into the business on April 13th of 2013.
20 thousand dollars in Apple gear was stolen.
Seven of the eight people involved were arrested three months later after ads for the stolen goods appeared on Kijiji…but Smith took off from Kingston.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Colin Smith is being asked to contact Kingston Police or Crime Stoppers.

Kaladar Youth – Found

A 17 year old who was reported missing in Kaladar has been found in Napanee.
The OPP issued a request for help from the public in locating Matthew Brown yesterday morning.
Police say Brown is safe and was found in Napanee yesterday afternoon.

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Tony Orr has been on a streak of outrage with Kingston City Council this week! Today it involves a simple street!

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Kingston News on Wednesday March 25th, 2015

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John Counter – Still Closed

Don’t forget a portion of John Counter Boulevard remains closed until late tonight.
The section of the road from Princess Street to Portsmouth Avenue is closed for repairs to the culverts.
The VIA station is still accessible from Princess Street.

Train Station

City council has voted 9-4 in favour of entering into discussions with a developer who wants to move the crumbling railway station on Montreal Street to Douglas Fluhrer Park.
Abna Investments is trying to buy the property where the Grand Trunk Railway station is located on Montreal Street from CN Rail.
Council agreed last night to let city staff discuss plans to rebuild the historic structure in the park on Kingston’s inner harbour.
Voting against were Rob Hutchison, Mary Rita-Holland, Jim Neill and Lisa Osanic.

WSE- City Council

The controversy over the Wellington Street extension continues.
City council received a report from CAO Gerard Hunt on the background of the project and the problems with removing it from Kingston’s official plan.
Several delegations spoke about the proposal to extend the street past Douglas Fluhrer Park to John Counter Boulevard.
Developer Ben Pilon, the Chamber of Commerce, Kingston Home Builders Association and Downtown Kingston spoke in favour of the extension – although the Chamber and Downtown Kingston both said if it isn’t built there should be an alternative.
The group WellingtonX…told council there is no evidence the project is needed.

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Tony Orr OUTRAGED – Grand Trunk Railway + UPDATE: vs. Jim Neill

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Kingston city council will consider a recommendation tomorrow night to have the crumbling Grand Trunk Railway station on Montreal Street moved to the Inner Harbour. Who doesn’t want this?

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Tony has a follow up and a comment or two on the proposal from Councilor Jim Neill to overrule the Mayor and Friends of The Inner Harbour!

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Kingston News on Tuesday March 24th, 2015

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John Counter Boulevard

One of Kingston’s main commuter routes is closed.
John Counter Boulevard is closed from Portsmouth Avenue to Princess Street for urgent repairs to the culverts along the roadway.  It will be closed until tomorrow night.
The VIA Rail station will still be accessible from Princess Street.

HDH Phone System

The telephone system at Hotel Dieu Hospital has failed and no calls can be received at its main switchboard.  The phone number will ring but the call won’t be answered.
The hospital issued a statement this morning saying Bell is on site working to fix the problem.

City Council

Kingston city councillor Jim Neill is hoping to change the balance of power on council.
Neill is proposing a simple majority of council should be able to overrule the mayor.
His proposal will come up at council tonight.
The current rules require a two thirds majority of council to change a ruling of the mayor.

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Kingston News March 23 2015

Posted on by john.noon

Inner Harbour Development

City councillor Rob Hutchison says more information is needed before council approves moving the crumbling train station on Montreal Street to Doug Fluhrer Park on Kingston’s inner harbour.

Abna Investments has entered into an agreement with the city to move the historic train station and rebuild it in the park near the OHIP building.

City Council will discuss the proposal tomorrow night. City council will also get an update on the Wellington Street extension.

Several members of city council are opposed to extending the street and want to have it removed from the city’s official plan.

The report to council tomorrow night says the extension is vital to redeveloping Doug Fluhrer Park, the economic future of the area, part of ongoing plans to develop housing as well as extending the K&P Trail.

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Meet this Week’s “Caturday Cat” – Beyonce

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BeyonceHello!!!! My name is “Beyonce”. My name does reflect that I am a talker! I just like to keep you entertained or I will find my own spot to curl up on and take a snooze. I am not your typical cat that likes to cuddle in your arms, I am more the type that I will come to you for a cuddle on your lap but I do enjoy a good petting on my favorite napping place or places I should say. I am a sweet girl, look for my new forever home that I can relax and become part of your family. I will let you know that I have a sensitive stomach and do require a “Digestive Comfort” diet to ensure that my belly does not become upset with any foods that may be too rich for me. Please ask my lovely caregivers at the KHS for more information about that!!
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If you would like to adopt Beyonce 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


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One Bad Son Sittin’ With Sideshow

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One Bad Son Sideshow March 19

One Bad Son stopped by Studio K-Rock before their show at the Merchant Tap House to chat with Sideshow and play a couple tunes. Hear them play “Black Buffalo” and a cover of the Talking Heads “Psycho Killer” live in Studio K-Rock.

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Meet this Week’s “Friday FurBall” – Barney Rubble

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Barney RubbleYabba dabba doo, meet our Barney Rubble! This 50lb fellow wandered into our care as a stray and is searching for his forever home. Much like his namesake, Barney Rubble is very vocal and would benefit from a house environment. He would be a great family pet with Bam Bams and Pebbles that are over 6 as he is affectionate and needs to learn some basic manners. Barney Rubble would love to have a dog companion as he is very playful and energetic. A previous or current dog owner would be most beneficial for our little Bedrock bud! Come visit and he’ll talk your ear off!


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If you would like to adopt Barney Rubble 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


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