KP and POH – Visioning Approved


Kingston City Council has approved the Community Visioning recommendations for Kingston Penitentiary and the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Site.  Council met last night and heard from delegations opposed to the plans and others who were in favour of the redevelopment plans.

In the end – council approved the visioning recommendations that will guide commercial and housing developments on the site of Kingston Pen.  The Portsmouth Olympic Harbour building will also be replaced with a new facility.

The city will now work with the federal government on plans to sell off the Kingston Penitentiary property.


Napier Street – Closure Approved


City Council has approved closing Napier Street between Mack Street and Brock Street.

The plan was proposed to connect the park that will be created on the former catholic school property to the park across the street – but the asphalt will remain in place on Napier Street.  It will be blocked off with concrete barriers.

A portion of Napier Street will be used to create a new driveway for the home at the corner of Napier and Mack at a cost of 60 to 80 thousand dollars.


CSC Training


The national training centre for the Correctional Service of Canada is moving to Kingston.

The new facility will open in Kingston in April and will operate for three to five years while a permanent location is being determined.

The centre is moving from Regina.  It had been housed at the RCMP training facility – but the Mounties are taking in more recruits and need the space.


Anti-Racism Rally


There’s a demonstration against racism planned for today in Kingston after a video was posted on social media last week.  It shows a woman in Kingston being yelled at by another woman and being called the N-word.

Organizers say the gathering today is meant to show racism is not alright and this is not an isolated incident.  The rally will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Division Street in front of Kingston Police headquarters.


Kingston Police – YIPI


There are four fresh new faces on the street with Kingston Police this summer.

Four young people are working in their Youth in Policing Initiative.

They range in age from 16 to 18 and started orientation this week.

They will be working under the supervision of youth officer, Constable Josh Conner.


  1. Rich – Out for a Sip


Legal action has been launched against Coca Cola in the form of a rap video after it used – Out for a Rip – from Kingston’s B. Rich on coke bottles as part of a promotion.

The song – Out for a Rip – became a hit for the Kingston rapper – but – he says Coca Cola never got permission from him to use the trademarked phrase.

His lawyer – Rob Kittredge – released the video called – Out for a Sip – yesterday.  It’s a demand to cease and desist and ends by telling Coca Cola to contact him no later than August 1st to discuss a settlement.  The video had about 34 thousand views on YouTube this morning.