Keith Richards will reprise his role of Captain Jack Sparrow’s father, Teague, for a third time in the latest installment of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, called Dead Men Tell No Tales. The Daily Mail reported that filming will begin in October 2014 and that Richards “plays a pivotal role in the film’s plot.”
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Wednesday December 4th, 2013
Freezing Rain – Buses
A freezing rain warning remains in effect for Kingston and the rest of southeastern Ontario.
Environment Canada says snow or freezing rain will end around noon…
This morning…the freezing rain has all be to the west of Kingston.
School buses are running in Kingston this morning. Parents got an email notification about bus cancellations this morning that was wrong. Officials are apologizing.
Here’s the “official” word on bus cancellations from the Supervisor of Tri Board Student Transportation Services:
Due to the freezing rain all buses in Quinte West, Belleville, Prince Edward County, South Hastings and Centre Hastings are cancelled. All other buses in the Tri-Board jurisdiction are running today.
That means all buses for the Limestone District School Board and Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board schools in Kingston are running.
Council – Integrity Commissioner
A Toronto lawyer has been hired to investigate what’s described as an extremely serious matter by Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen. City council spent over an hour behind closed doors last night discussing the hiring of lawyer George Rust-D’Eye as an Integrity Commissioner. During the open session of council it was learned he will investigate someone involved in the recent OMB hearing on students being counted in electoral districts but the mayor won’t say who will be investigated. Rust-D’Eye is an expert on municipal law and was recently hired to be an advisor for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s lawyer after Toronto council stripped Ford of his powers.
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Tuesday December 3rd, 2013
Ontario Energy Plan
You’re facing the prospect of sharply higher prices for electricity over the next three years.
Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli says the price will be going up by 33 percent.
The average household bill of 125 dollars a month will rise to 167 dollars by 2016.
The nasty news was contained in the provinces new long-term energy plan that will include upfront loans for home renovations you’d pay back through you monthly electricity bill.
OPSEU – Mental Health Contract
130 mental health workers in Kingston could be on strike at midnight tonight.
The OPSEU members are set to withdraw services over a contract dispute with Frontenac Community Mental Health and Addiction Services. The union says the workers are facing a dramatic increase in their workload and are at the bottom end of the pay scale. Negotiations will continue today.
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Monday December 2nd, 2013
Amherstview House Fire
Fire has destroyed a home on Park Crescent in Amherstview.
The fire was spotted by passerby Trevor Ritchie.
He says he emptied seven fire extinguishers onto the woodstove in the basement through a basement window but couldn’t put out the fire.
No other information about the fire was available this morning.
Fire – Dryer
A dryer fire has caused about $20,000 damage to a home in a new development off Centennial Drive near Costco.
Firefighters found the dryer in flames at the home on Atkinson Street during the noon hour yesterday.
Nobody was injured in the fire.
Bruce Springsteen’s manuscript for Born To Run is up for auction at Sotheby’s on December 5, the hand written manuscript is expected to fetch between $70,000 and $100,000. The document was written in blue ink on an 8and half by eleven sheet of ruled notepaper in 1974 in Long Branch,New Jersey. The story also identifies significant differences between lyrics in this manuscript and the finished version. Look for a new release from the boss in 2015.