Kingston – Paris

Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala hosted a multi-faith vigil last night in Springer Market Square following the terror attacks in Paris.  Kiwala says the vigil was a way to bring people together to share their feelings.

It was organized to remember the victims of the attacks in Paris as well as separate ones in Beirut and Baghdad.

People held candles and signed a book of condolences.

It will be available at Kiwala’s office in the LaSalle Mews until November 20th and will then be sent to the President of France.

Students also gathered outside the John Deutsch University Centre at Queen’s to hold a vigil yesterday afternoon.

Queen’s Principal David Woolf posted a notice offering condolences for the victims of the violence and saying all Queen’s students in France have been contacted.

Flags at Queen’s and at Kingston City Hall are at half-mast following the terror attacks in Paris.

Flags – Bayridge Drive

The flags have come down on Bayridge Drive.

127 Canadian Flags and one Ontario flag flew along a section of the road as a tribute to military personnel who died or were considered missing since the Boer War.

47 local men and women were honoured by the Flags of Remembrance that were set up on October 17th.

Volunteers stood guard over the display after nine Canadian flags and one provincial flag were stolen during the first week.

Student Rally for Memorial Centre High School

It’s being called a rally for reconsideration.

Students from KCVI and QECVI are expected to attend a rally starting at 3:30 this afternoon at the Memorial Centre.

They’re holding the rally to appeal for City Council to re-open the debate over using part of the Memorial Centre grounds for the new high school.

Thompson – New Job

The President and CEO of Kingston General Hospital has found her new gig.

Leslee Thompson announced earlier this year she wouldn’t be renewing her contract.

Thompson has been named as the new president and CEO of Accreditation Canada.

Thompson will take over at the quality improvement organization in February.

She has been president and CEO of Kingston General since 2009.

United Way

The United Way campaign in Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington has a million dollars to raise to reach its goal and the campaign has only two weeks left.

The campaign wrapped up last week with $2,331,000.

That’s 69% of the $3.4 million dollar goal.

The campaign touchdown breakfast is scheduled for Friday, November 30.

The United Way says it invested in 60 programs last year that helped 75,000 people in KFL&A.