Capitol Condo – Opposition

There’s now a new proposal for a development of the former Capitol Theatre in downtown Kingston – but people opposed to high rise development in downtown Kingston are still opposed.

The developer is now proposing a 15 storey condo.

Vision Kingston says its concerned the public won’t be allowed to comment on the proposal at next Thursday’s planning committee meeting.  It also says the new application won’t be available for the public to review until late this Friday night.

The Coalition of Kingston Communities says the 15 storey building isn’t acceptable.  It wants to limit the height of buildings in the downtown to six storeys.

Domestic Assault Charges

A Kingston man is facing a series of charges after police went to arrest him on warrants and his former partner complained about being abused.  The man has been charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of assault…assault with a weapon…uttering a threat to cause death and failing to comply with previous court orders.

It was one of three arrests by Kingston Police in domestic violence incidents on Tuesday.

Police have also charged a 54 year old with assault with a weapon, assault, and two counts of failing to comply with probation orders after a 51 year old man reported historical abuse.

And….a 27 year old woman has been charged with assaulting her former male partner during a custodial visit with their six year old daughter.

SIU – Napanee Standoff

The Special Investigations Unit has taken over a case involving the arrest of a 30 year old man from Napanee after a standoff with the OPP at the Bass Cove Family Campground in Adolphustown.

The man was injured and taken to hospital.  The provinces police watchdog will determine if the incident involved any wrongdoing by police.

The OPP Emergency Response Team and Tactics and Rescue Unit were called to the campground around 7p.m. on Tuesday after a person barricaded themselves inside a camping trailer.

They entered the trailer about four hours later to arrest the man.

Blues Festival

The Limestone City Blues Festival kicks off tonight with the opening concert in Confederation Park featuring Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar.

There’s music in Confederation Park during afternoons starting today and running through Sunday.

Headline shows will take place tomorrow night on Princess Street between Barrie and Division…the Saturday night show is in Springer Market Square and there’s a bonus concert this year with Edgar Winter in Market Square on Sunday night.

There will also be a Saturday workshop on steel guitars and a showing of the documentary…I am the Blues at the Blu Martini Bar & Grill on Sunday.

Filed under: 16 Storeys, Capital Condo, Confederation Park, Domestic Assault Charges, Limestone City Blues Festival, Napanee Standoff, Opposition, Special Investigations Unit