KP and POH – City Council

The future of Kingston Penitentiary and the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour is in the hands of Kingston City Council.

Council meets tonight and will vote on recommendations from the visioning exercise for the two sites conducted by the city and federal government.

The final recommendations include removal of about a third of the prison wall, construction of two high rise buildings, low rise residential buildings on the prison site and replacements of the Olympic Harbour building with a new facility.

Council’s decision tonight may allow the federal government to proceed with selling off the properties.  The city will be responsible for development of the Olympic Harbour.

Missing Woman

Kingston Police are hoping the public will be able to help locate a missing woman. Maureen Tawiah was last on Wednesday, July 4th.

She is a former Queens Student and was residing at an address on Pine Street with her roommate. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Maureen Tawiah is being asked to contact police.

Community Support

Greater Napanee Emergency Services has made a presentation to the Napanee Branch of the OSPCA in honour of Garrett Mills – the 15 year old who died when a soccer goal post fell on top of him.

A cheque for $1,400 was presented to his father last night in honour of Garrett…his father…Buzz Collins says he was a huge animal lover and would have wanted the money to go to the SPCA.

United Way – Endowment Gift

The estate of a wealthy Kingston couple has made a $1.5 million dollar donation to the endowment fund for the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington…the largest bequest it has received in its 75 year history.

The Eternity Fund has received the bequest from the late Audrey and Peter Scholes.

Income from the fund will be used for the Audrey and Peter Scholes Memorial Fund.  The fund will be used to support programs to relieve poverty in the area.

The United Way says the Scholes have also left a bequest to the Community Foundation of Kingston & Area and several other charities.

Block Party

There’s a block party being held on Cowdy Street today to celebrate plans to build three duplexes and a community centre on the street.

The Anglican Diocese of Ontario and Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region are hosting the party to celebrate The Good Shepherd Legacy Project.

Habitat for Humanity says it is a great opportunity for the community to meet its partner families…see the plans for the project and get involved by volunteering or donating.

The block party takes place between 11:30 this morning and 1:30 this afternoon at 46 Cowdy Street.

History File

From Tony’s Today in History File – Kingston’s Lady of the Lakes takes on the English Channel.

On this day…July 11th, 1989…Kingston marathon swimmer Vickie Keith became the first person to swim the English Channel using the butterfly stroke.

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