Missing Man


Frontenac OPP is asking for help in locating a man who was last seen at his home in Parham at 12:30 yesterday afternoon.  A notice posted on Twitter by the OPP Communications Headquarters in Smiths Falls shortly after 6am says police are concerned for the safety and well-being of 53 year old Benjamin Walter Hannah.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Benjamin Hannah is being asked to contact Frontenac OPP immediately.



Vision for KP and POH


The city is asking for public feedback on four possible plans for the future of the Kingston Penitentiary property and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour site.

All of the plans include significant housing developments and some include high rise buildings.  Only one would see all of the prison walls maintained.  There are detailed drawings and maps of the proposed plans on the city’s website along with a survey.

Community Projects Manager Julie Salter-Keane is encouraging people to look at the illustrations and descriptions and choose the elements they like.  A public workshop to review feedback will be held early in the New Year.




Basic Income


The province will be kicking off public consultations on a pilot project to guarantee people a minimum income. The consultations will take place until January. The province’s Special adviser is former Kingston Senator Hugh Segal.  Segal is recommending a monthly income of 13-hundred and 20 dollars with another 500 dollars for people with disabilities.  It would replace the Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program.


Leaf Collection


If you’re raking leaves this weekend the city will be collecting them next week.  The schedule for pickup is on the city’s website.

Leaves and yard waste need to be in paper bags, bushel baskets or garbage cans.  Leaves in plastic bags – or in bags that look like plastic – will NOT be picked up by the City… and brush will not be collected.


Wendel Clark – Costco


Former Toronto Maple Leafs star Wendel Clark will be promoting his book at the Kingston Costco store today.

Giving My All for the Game was released on Tuesday and Clark is on a promotional tour.  He’ll be at Costco at 4pm for a book signing and fans can bring one piece of memorabilia for him to sign when they purchase the book.

Queen’s – 175th Anniversary Plaque


Queen’s University will honour its past and its connection to the town of Perth with a special plaque on Saturday.  Queen’s will dedicate a plague to William Morris at Morris Hall.

Morris helped establish the Perth Military Settlement in 1816.  He was also a leading force in the founding of Queen’s College in 1840 and in the securing of the institution’s royal charter in 1841. He served as the first chair of Queen’s Board of Trustees from 1840-42.


Chamber Awards


The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce has handed out its Business Achievement Awards during a gala event.

Snapd Kingston was named Small Business of the Year.  Caraco Development as Medium business, Daltco Electric as Large Business and Station 14 as New Business.

MacKinnon Brothers Brewing won the Sustainability Award…The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts was selected for the Tourism-Hospitality Award.

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year is Claire Bouvier of The Claire Closest.

Business Person of the Year….Tim Pater of the Black Dog Hospitality Group.

And…The Chair’s Award went to Hugh Mackenzie, General Manager of Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises & Trolley Tours.

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