Wolfe Islander

The Wolfe Island Ferry is set to go out of service today.

The MTO says it expects the Frontenac II to begin service this afternoon as long as there are no complications.

The Wolfe Islander is going in to dry dock and could be there until the end of June…possibly longer.

The Frontenac II holds 20 fewer vehicles and about 60 fewer passengers.

Residents of the island are being urged to leave their vehicles on the island…walk, cycle or car pool to avoid lengthy delays in waiting for space on the ferry.

Garbage Survey

The city wants to hear from you about ways to increase Kingston’s waste diversion rate…things like garbage collections every other week, using bag tags for every bag of garbage or using clear garbage bags.

You have until Friday to fill out an online survey through the city’s website.

The city says a recent waste audit shows about half of what’s put in Kingston garbage bags could be composted or recycled.

The city’s goal is to divert 65% of trash from going to landfill.

Marine Museum – Brownfield

Kingston city council has designated the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes and dry dock as a Brownfield area.

The motion was passed at city council last night.

The federal government is selling the land and the brownfields designation means a developer will have to leave the Marine Museum where it is.  The developer would be eligible for a rebate of the environmental remediation costs.

Election Expenses

Kingston mayor Bryan Paterson spent close to 62 thousand dollars on his election campaign last fall.  Financial statements for all of the election candidates have been filed and are available through the city’s website.

The statements show Paterson spent the most…third place finisher Rick Downes spent just over 59 thousand and Dorothy Hector spent about 36 thousand dollars on her campaign.  Hector finished second in the voting last October.

Napanee Announcements

The federal government is going to be making some pre-election style announcements in Napanee today.

Conservative MP Daryl Kramp will visit the Napanee Innovation Academy, GT Machining & Fabricating, Vi-Lux Building Products and Continental Conveyor today to make a series of funding and partnership announcements.

Mike Berry – Lung Transplant

A man from Westbrook who was waiting for a lung transplant is recovering from the surgery in Toronto.

Mike Berry had the double lung transplant surgery on March 31st at Toronto General Hospital.

He suffers from systemic scleroderma and it had attacked his lungs.

Berry will remain in hospital in Toronto while he recovers.

LDSB Meeting – Service Awards

The Limestone District School Board will kick of its regular meeting tonight with an awards ceremony.

Nine people will receive Outstanding Service awards.

The awards presentation will take place starting at six tonight.