The rumors of AC/DC retiring may have been a little premature, as singer, Brian Johnson, says that band is not breaking up. One thing that the rumors may have been right about was guitarist, Malcolm Young’s health.
The official statement on ACDC.com says,
“After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.
In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.”
Miss Emily AKA Emily Fennell stopped by The Big Kris & Boomer Show this morning to talk about her crowd funded project in support of her new album! PLUS she answers “The Question” they ask all celebrities! LISTEN HERE:
When can a pen become a cure? When you take part in Bigger Or Better. The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation’s generation next challenges you to make it bigger… Or better! We start with a UHKF pen…. And trade it for something bigger or better. The goal is to trade our way up as many times as possible for 6 weeks, with our final item getting auctioned off to support mental health in our hospitals.
So far we have come a long way and we’re only on Week 2!
Wednesday Morning Trade Up -
Another GREAT Trade in the Bigger Or Better Campaign! Garrison Golf & Curling Club has traded the OutCast Speaker from Leon’s Kingston for a 2014 GOLF MEMBERSHIP for 1 valued at $1,290.00! #BOBUHKF! http://www.ggcc.on.ca/
Tuesday Morning Trade Up-
AMAZING! LEON’S Kingston Just gave us a great Trade Up! We now have a “Soundcast: Outcast Wireless & Waterproof Outdoor Speaker System” valued at $799! PLUS they let us keep the Trolling Motor which will go directly to the final auction to raise funds for the University Hospitals Foundation! Want the Sound System from Leon’s? Let us know what you want to trade up for it! #BOBUHKFhttp://www.leons.ca/
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Wednesday April 16th, 2014
Rain – Flooding
Rain has added to flooding problems north of Kingston, Gananoque and Belleville.
Kingston got 13mm or about half an inch of rain yesterday.
Lakes, rivers and streams have spilled over their banks flooding low lying areas.
An updated flood warning from the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority says property owners along the shores of lakes in the Rideau Canal and Cataraqui watershed should take steps to protect their property from rising water levels.
Perth Road in the area of Collins Creek is slushy and icy due to flooding and some roads in the Foxboro area, north of Belleville, have been closed due to flooding.
New Detachment Commander
The OPP detachment responsible for the area just north of Kingston is getting a new commanding officer.
Sergeant Sharron Brown is being promoted to Staff Sergeant on May 5th and will take over the Frontenac Detachment. The detachment headquarters is just off Highway 38 in Hartington.
Brown has been a police officer for 26 years…14 of those with the OPP.
Two conflicting reports have emerged about the future of AC/DC. According to The Australian, a “music industry source” has stated that the band has booked six weeks of studio time at a recording facility in Vancouver, beginning on May 1st, to lay down the follow-up to 2008′s Black Ice. That lines up with an interview that singer Brian Johnson did in February with a Florida radio station, in which he also named May as the month that the band would begin recording.
However, Peter Ford, an entertainment reporter for Melbourne radio station 3AW, said on Monday (April 14th) that the band was preparing to announce its retirement as soon as this week, adding, “We may not hear them perform or record ever again.” He added that founding guitarist Malcolm Young — who has been rumored to be ill for some time — had returned to Australia to “live with his family and for his own personal reasons he may not want to continue with the band.”
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston on Tuesday April 15th, 2014 Referendum Question
The councillor proposing a referendum question on a casino in Kingston says it may not come up for a vote at city council tonight. Councillor Rob Hutcheson’s motion calls for the referendum question to determine if voters support a casino or not. Hutcheson says it may not be voted on because the city solicitor considers the city’s consultation process to be over. Council voted in favor of considering a casino in 2012.
The city has until the end of this month to decide if a referendum question will be included on the October municipal election ballot.
A Catholic priest has been sentenced to 16 months in jail after being found guilty in January of sexual assaulting a boy on Wolfe Island in 2004. 64 year old Rene Labelle has also received 30 months probation and will be placed on the sex offender registry for 10 years. Labelle is appealing his conviction and has applied for bail pending the outcome of the appeal.
Here is a look at what is making news in Kingston Monday April 14th, 2014
Kingston becomes Hollywood north today.
About 300 extras are being used for scenes for the Guillermo del Torro gothic horror film…Haunted Peak. Market Square, Market Street and a portion of King Street have been transformed into 1901.
Market Street is closed and King Street is closed between Brock Street and Earl Street for the movie filming.
Both streets will be closed until11pm tomorrow night.
Food Truck – Movie Spinoff
A new venture by a Kingston area company is being used to provide food for the movie crew filming in downtown Kingston. Mobile Kitchens Canada has developed a special food truck for the movie industry. The company from Inverary is well known for mobile kitchens built into trailers that can be transported to virtually any location.
President David Craig says the food truck developed for the movie industry is 34 feet long…about twice the size of a normal food truck. They’ve also developed a regular size food truck that will operate as Burrito Bunker on Gardiners Road in Kingston this year.