Marine Museum – Council Meeting

The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes will be moving to the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour and the Alexander Henry will be towed to a dock in Picton.

Kingston City Council approved the plan in a unanimous vote at a special meeting last night.

The museum couldn’t negotiate an agreement with the new owner of the property where its located.

Staff will report back to city council in ten months on whether the Alexander Henry can be sunk to create an artificial dive reef…if not…it will be disposed of by Doornekamp Construction…the owner of the dock in Picton.

Big Dig – Princess Street to Re-Open

The contractor in charge of the Big Dig on Princess Street in downtown Kingston says the street will be open in time for Canada Day.

Dan Corcoran of Len Corcoran Excavating says he expects paving will be finished later today.

There will still be finishing work to do…things like curbs and inlaid brickwork on sidewalks.  Work on the side streets…Montreal, Sydenham and Clergy will continue into this fall.

Big Dig Four is the next phase of Princess Street reconstruction.  It will take place between Clergy and Division Streets…but no date has been set to begin that project.

Charges – Family Dispute

A 27 year old South Frontenac Man has been charged after a heated family dispute that included a man jumping into the back of a pickup truck and assaulting two people with brass knuckles.

It happened around 6:30 Tuesday night on Highway 41 in Addington Highlands Township.

The dispute involved people in two separate vehicles…one cut off the other and the pickup hit the other vehicle.

Daniel Hamlyn has been charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon, failing to comply with a prohibition order and failing to comply with a probation order.

Police say further charges are possible.

Kingston – Canada Day

Canada Day celebrations in Kingston take place at Grass Creek Park and Confederation Park.

The day starts with the Limestone Mile at Confederation Park at 9am

Food, music and activities take place in Grass Creek Park from 11 am to 5pm.

The Red and White People Parade leaves the Metro at Barrie and Princess at 11:30 tomorrow morning and heads down Princess Street to City Hall.  Mayor or Bryan Paterson will hand out civic awards on the steps of city hall at noon tomorrow.  There’s music in Confederation Park throughout the day with the fireworks show set to start at 10pm.

Canada Day – Wilton

Canada Day in Wilton means the annual Red and White Tractor Parade.

The parade is in honour of lifelong resident Bruce Burt who continued to drive his Massey Ferguson tractor into his 90s.

The parade begins at 12:30 followed by a country potluck lunch and barbecue.

Fishing Week

You can enjoy fishing without a license starting on Saturday.  Ontario Family Fishing week is part of National Fishing week…and  Canadian residents can go fishing in Ontario without a license from July 2nd to July 10th.

The annual Huck Finn Fishing Event for children is taking place at Confederation Park in Gananoque from 9am to noon on Saturday.


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