New School – Stroud

A motion promised by Kingston City Councillor Peter Stroud on Kingston’s new high school makes no mention of the Memorial Centre.

Stroud promised a town hall meeting last week he’d ask city council for the debate to be re-opened – but his lengthy motion asks for the city to request the minister of education halt planning for the new school.  It goes on to say it would allow the city to meet with the Limestone District School Board regarding plans for downtown schools that better reflect the will of the people in Kingston.

Stroud is an avid supporter of keeping both KCVI and QECVI open.


The chair of the taxi commission says he’s hoping officials will be able to come up with a plan to protect the taxi business in Kingston from what he calls unfair competition.

Uber launched its ride sharing service in Kingston yesterday.

About a dozen taxi drivers converged on the taxi commission office in a protest over Uber.

Uber says it isn’t a taxi service and that means drivers don’t have to pay attention to taxi regulations.

Man Turns Himself In

A 27 year old man wanted by the OPP and Kingston Police has turned himself in to the Napanee detachment of the provincial police.

Travis Dennis of Northbrook…who is also known as Travis Boomhower…was wanted for numerous offences including assault, trafficking in crystal meth, breaching firearms regulations and failing to show up for a court date.

He’s spending the weekend behind bars and faces a bail hearing next Tuesday.

Former KEDCO CEO – Real Estate

The former CEO of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation has officially announced his new job.  Jeff Garrah has joined Remax Realty and is partnering with established agent Steve Jeffrey.

Garrah posted a picture and note on Facebook saying he’s looking forward to a new chapter in residential and commercial real estate.

Sentencing – Crystal Meth Stabbing

A man who stabbed a man half a dozen times in his Kingston apartment while the two were high on

crystal meth has been sentenced to two years in prison.

51 year old Daniel Breau had been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.

He pleaded guilty to the aggravated assault charge.

Breau was arrested on May 25 after a 55-year-old Kingston man showed up at the Mac’s at Division and Stephen Streets at 7:30 in the morning bleeding from multiple stab wounds.

Teachers Vote

Ontario’s 78,000 elementary school teachers will find out this morning if they have a new contract with the provincial government.  Voting ended at midnight on a tentative agreement reached Nov. 2.

Results will be released at 9 this morning.

Innovation Summit

Hundreds of business students will be competing in front of industry leaders in the Queen’s Smith School of Business Innovation Summit this weekend.

Kingston based company Grafoid is the lead sponsor.

The top two teams will present their business plans in the Grafoid Case Competition tomorrow afternoon.