Donations for turtle protection may be made to “Turtles Kingston” at any TD Canada Trust branch to account # 190 5226401. Donations for a charitable receipt may also be made through www.canadahelps.org. Type in Kingston Field Naturalists, click on “Donate Now”, and choose the ‘Turtles Kingston’ option. Or, go to www.KingstonFieldNaturalists.org and click on the “Donate Now” button to get to the Canada Helps site. The accounts will be open until June 30, 2014.
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Thursday April 24th, 2014
Child Pornography – Amherstview
A man from Quebec has been charged with making child pornography after a woman from Amherstview found disturbing photos on her computer and contacted police. The computer was examined by the OPP’s Child Exploitation Unit. The 48 year old man from Quebec has been charged with voyeurism, making child pornography, possession of child pornography, and distributing child pornography.
Amherstview – Animal Cruelty
Officials are investigating a case of animal cruelty in Amherstview.
Police and firefighters responded to complaints from neighbours on Monday and firefighters had to use breathing gear to get inside the home because of the smell.
Investigators found four dead rabbits along with a dead dog and guinea pig.
14 rabbits, four guinea pigs and one bearded dragon are now in the care of the SPCA.
It has issued a warrant for a woman who had lived in the home…but authorities say it looks like the home hadn’t been occupied for quite some time.
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Wednesday April 23rd, 2014 Ticks – Prime Location
The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington area has been identified is a prime location for ticks and a high risk area for Lyme disease.
KFL&A Public Health has announced it will be conducting active surveillance on ticks by collecting them, monitoring the number of cases of Lyme disease and tracking the number of emergency room visits for ticks or tick-related illness.
Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ian Gemmill, says the best defense against Lyme disease is preventing tick bites by dressing properly if you’re in wooded areas or walking through long grass.
City Development – No Urban Sprawl
The former prison farm property at Collins Bay Institution would be an ideal site for 45 hundred housing units according to a report for Kingston’s planning committee.
City council has decided to limit urban sprawl. It won’t approve major housing developments in rural areas that don’t have city services.
Kingston is expected to need 10 thousand new housing units over the next 15 to 20 years.
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Tuesday April 22nd, 2014
401 Traffic Update
Here is a heads up if your commute involves the 401 eastbound between Napanee and Kingston. Cruickshank Construction says…if the weather cooperates…the eastbound 401 will be down to one lane for five kilometres starting at Switzerville Road until noon on Friday.
Flooding – Wynne
Rain isn’t what people battling flood waters have been hoping for…and showers today and tonight and that won’t help the situation north of Gananoque, Belleville and in other areas. Premier Kathleen Wynne will tour the flooded area of Foxboro…north of Belleville today.
Neil Young quietly slipped out his latest album — in vinyl format — in time for Record Store Day. The covers collection, a called A Letter Home, was released via Jack White’s Third Man Records website and through participating record stores. Vintage Vinyl News posted: “The album was recorded at Third Man Studios in the ‘Third Man Recording Booth,’ a 1947 Voice-O-Graph Machine the size of a phone booth that was originally a coin operated way for a person to record their own voice.”
Jack White successfully delivered on his plans to issue the “world’s fastest-released record in the history of mankind” as part of Record Store Day on Saturday.
White’s plan was to record a live version of the title track from his upcoming album, “Lazaretto”, in front of a live audience at his Third Man Records label offices in Nashville, have the masters pressed at a local facility and shipped back to Third Man for public sale was set for 6 hours – and he did it in just under 4 hours.
A new Facebook campaign is urging the shutdown of the production Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, following the February 20th death of a camera operator, 26-year-old Sarah Jones. During a scene being shot on an active railroad trestle, Jones was killed with six other crew members being injured near Doctors Town Road where the tracks cross the Altamaha River. In addition to the boycott for the film, which is ramping back up while investigators continue their investigation, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) is also looking into the accident, with its international vice president Michael F. Miller Jr., stating: “We have demanded that they provide clearances from any and all governmental agencies and/or police agencies that are investigating this company and the individuals involved.
Midnight Rider stars William Hurt as the current day Gregg Allman, All American Rejects lead singer Tyson Ritter, who plays the younger Allman in the film, along with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn’s son Wyatt Russell as the late Duane Allman.