Heat wave

Kingston got close to a record high temperature on Monday.  The high temperature at the Kingston airport yesterday hit 28 degrees…one shy of the record of 29 set in 1984.

The heatwave continues today with a high of 27.

Things are due to cool off to the low 20’s for the rest of the week.

Third Crossing

Kingston City Council has set aside two nights to discuss the Third Crossing.

Special meetings are taking place tonight and tomorrow night for council to debate the proposed $180 million dollar bridge over the Cataraqui River.

The project would only be possible if the Ontario and Federal governments each kick in $60 million dollars.

Transportation Announcement

Ontario’s Transportation Minister will be at Kingston City Hall this morning to make an announcement.  There’s no word on what the announcement is about.  Stephen Del Duca will be joined by Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala, MP Mark Gerretsen and Mayor Bryan Paterson for the announcement at 10am today.

Bennett – PC Nomination

The Ontario Progressive Conservative riding association in Kingston and the Islands has chosen former Kingston Mayor Gary Bennett to run in the next Ontario election.

Bennett won the party nomination on Sunday.

He served two terms as mayor between 1994 and 2000 and has been a business owner for the past 13 years.


The President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union calls the offer of a 7.5% raise over four years for 35 thousand Ontario government employees…unprecedented.

Smokey Thomas says the offer also includes a number of positive changes with no request for concessions from the union.

However, OPSEU’s correctional bargaining unit is recommending its members reject the four-year contract extension saying it won’t allow for bargaining on other improvements correctional workers need.

Library Parks Program

You can check out one of the regions provincial parks or conservation areas for free thanks to a unique program being offered by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

The library has created customized backpack kits containing park passes and field guides for Bon Echo, Frontenac and Sharbot Lake provincial parks, as well as Gould Lake and Little Cataraqui Creek conservation areas.

The Explore #In Frontenac backpack program is available to anyone who has a library card.







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