Kingston Pen – POH – Visioning

The latest plan for Kingston Penitentiary and the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour calls for the preservation of the main parts of the prison as a tourist attraction…green space on 30% of the property and residential development.  It also calls for a new community centre and marina on the Olympic Harbour site with residential units and new docks.

The new vision was unveiled at two workshops yesterday.  The city is asking people to comment and a further workshop to get more input will be held in May or June.  A final design should be ready sometime this summer.


Solitary Confinement – Doctors

The College of Family Physicians of Canada has come out against the use of solitary confinement in correctional facilities.  The organization that regulates family doctors in Canada says the practice should be abolished for inmates with medical conditions or mental illness, and prohibited as a form of discipline.

Frontenacs – Gord Downie Fund

Those Kingston Frontenacs tribute jerseys to The Tragically Hip have raised over $73,383 for the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research.

The 23 player worn jerseys were auctioned off following their 1-0 win over Mississauga on January 28th.

The Jerseys replace the team logo with the band’s name and were covered in song titles.

Josh Supryka’s number 16 jersey earned the most…$6,290.  The No. 60 jersey worn by goaltender Jeremy Helvig brought in $5,120.

Shrove Tuesday

It’s Shrove Tuesday…otherwise known as Pancake Day.

Smitty’s Family Restaurant & Lounge next to Chapters is holding its 19th annual Pancake Day fundraiser for South Eastern Ontario Easter Seals.  The entire proceeds of their pancake special being sold yesterday, today and tomorrow will go to the charity and today…wait staff will donate all of their tips.

The restaurant has raised $64,000 for Easter Seals over the past 18 years.

Weather Network – Spring Forecast

The Weather Network has come out with its spring forecast.

It’s not very specific…but says the area that includes Kingston will experience above normal temperatures this spring and near normal precipitation.

It comes with a summer preview that says you can expect…a warm summer but one that is not as hot or as dry as last summer.

But…winter weather is set to return later this week. The overnight low Thursday -12…the high Friday -5…Saturday – 8…then back to plus temps Sunday and Monday.



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