60 professional anglers are competing for a top prize of 35 thousand dollars at the Kingston Open bass fishing tournament…starting today.
You can see the big bass they catch at the weigh-ins in Confederation Park beginning at 3:00 this afternoon…tomorrow afternoon and at the final weigh-in on Saturday.
The anglers also raise thousands of dollars for the Kingston Military Family Resource Centre.
Queen’s biologist Bruce Tufts has helped develop the live release system for Shimano – a major sponsor of bass tournaments. Tufts lab researchers will be working during the tournament to get data on the fish.
Chris Johnston of Peterborough is the defending champion. He won the 35 thousand dollar prize last year. His brother, Corey won the Kingston Open in 2011 and 2012.
Crime Rate Stats
The overall crime rate in Kingston and across Canada has gown down significantly.
The latest Stats Canada report says the overall crime rate went down 5% in Kingston in 2013 and the number of severe crimes dropped by 6%.
The rates dropped in Kingston because of fewer robberies and break and enter.
The overall crime rate in Canada was down by 8% last year and severe crimes dropped by 9%.
Movember – Queen’s
Work is progressing on a Movember program to improve mental health at Queen’s University. Movember Canada has donated 1.7 million dollars to three professors who are developing a campus wide effort to improve mental health and reduce substance abuse…especially for young men. Queen’s has announced a team of 25 male students will help first year male students with their transition to university life this September. There are about two thousand young men in first year classes at Queen’s.
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A 30 year old man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in the parking lot of the Tim Horton’s at Princess and MacDonnell.
The stabbing at 5:15 yesterday morning sent a 39 year old man to hospital with serious injuries. The victim is in stable condition.
The man who was arrested nearby is also face weapons related charges and two counts of breach of probation.
Doornekamp – Anna Lane
A Kingston contractor is coming to the rescue of a partially finished downtown condominium.
Doornekamp Construction is taking over the last work on the nine storey Anna Lane condominium at Bagot and Queen Streets.
Work ground to a halt on the project when the original contractor ran into financial trouble and couldn’t pay its bills.
Options for Homes owns the building and say it hopes to have clients moving in by January…more than a year later than the original move in date.
Court Marshall – Kingston
A military trial will take place at CFB Kingston for an officer charged with wearing medals she wasn’t awarded.
The court marshall of 57 year old Lt.-Col. Debbie Miller is scheduled to start on October 6th. She faces 11 criminal charges of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline and use of military uniforms or certificates. Miller is a 34 year veteran of the forces and was charged over a year ago.
One man has been arrested and another is in hospital with serious injuries following an assault in the area of Princess and MacDonnell Streets early this morning.
The Tim Hortons, its parking lot and the intersection of the two streets had been closed for the police investigation but they are now open.
Few details are available and anybody who witnessed what happened is being asked to contact Kingston Police or Crime Stoppers.
The two young men caught on a trail camera breaking into cars in Kingston’s west end on July 2nd have been arrested. They’ve been charged with theft from vehicles and one has been charged with possession of a $5,000 racing bicycle taken from one of the vehicles.
It has been recovered and returned to its owner.
Kingston Police – Community Feedback
Kingston Police is holding a public meeting tonight to get community feedback on what Kingstonians think police priorities should be over the next three years.
The input from public meetings and an online survey will be used to develop a business plan to guide the force though 2017.
The first of two public sessions is being held tonight at 7:00 in the North Kingston Community Health Centre on Weller Avenue.
This handsome little gentleman is quite the character. Between naps and play times, he enjoys being cuddled nice and close so he can purr in your ear and tell you all of the secrets of the world! Come to KHS to meet this cutie today!
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This fancy little girl is anything but shy, we’re pretty sure she thinks that she is part tiger, and we don’t want to rain her parade. Tulip is full of love and energy and would make a great addition to any family. She will be sure to keep you smiling for the days to come!
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If you would like to adopt Chapman, Tulip 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