Council – KCVI

Kingston city council will make the big decision on the Memorial Centre High School controversy tonight.

City councillor Peter Stroud has two motions planned for the meeting.  The first motion calls on council to reaffirm its decision to not allow any school construction on the site.

About 150 people held a rally outside the Memorial Centre yesterday afternoon.

Students, parents and others asked city council to vote in favour of re-opening the debate…and retired Colonel Peter Dawe was among those saying they are in favour of discussing use of the Memorial Centre property.

Drug Bust

Two young men have been arrested after an undercover drug operation in the University District sparked by a community complaint.

20 year-old Paul W. Barry has been charged with five counts of trafficking and 18-year-old Justin Cha has been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of proceeds of crime.

Police say an undercover officer went to a residence in the 200-block area of Earl Street near Division Street in October and bought ecstasy and marijuana on multiple occasions.  A search warrant was executed on Friday.

Man Arrested – Domestic Violence

A 48 year old man has been charged in a domestic violence incident after trying to run from Kingston Police.

Police had originally been called to a home on Montreal Street after a family member saw a women being assaulted on Sunday afternoon.

Police say the man took off when he was confronted in the hallway of his apartment building on Portsmouth Avenue.

Officers chased him over multiple back yard fences until he was captured on the front lawn of a residence on Valleyview Avenue.

The man has been charged with Assault, Resist Arrest and Breach of Probation.

Christmas Tree

The city’s Christmas tree has been put in place in Springer Market Square.

The 40 foot blue spruce was donated to the city by a homeowner on Victoria Street.

The lights on the tree will be turned on when Santa Claus arrives following the annual night time Santa Claus parade on Saturday.

Queen’s – Impact Awards

The director of the Queen’s University Surveillance Studies Centre has been recognized for pioneering work on the impact of surveillance on everyday life.

David Lyon is one of five researchers in Canada to win a 2015 Impact Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  Lyon is the recipient of an Insight Award that comes with $50,000 for his research.