New High School

The Limestone District School Board has chosen the builder for Kingston’s new high school.

Trustees have chosen Bondfield Construction to build the new school on the site of the former QECVI.

Bondfield had the lowest bid of 38 million…339 thousand dollars and has a track record in Kingston.  It built Sir John A. Macdonald elementary school.

The school board says construction on the new high school should begin in a few weeks and it should be ready for students in September of 2019.

The new facility will replace QECVI, KCVI and Module Vanier.

Water Levels – Tourism

Tourism has taken a direct hit from high water levels on the St. Lawrence River this summer.

A survey conducted by the Thousand Islands Tourism Council has found 82 of 100 businesses felt a negative impact on their tourism business due to the high water levels…41 claimed they lost more than 20% of their normal summer business.

Former NHLer Sentenced

A former NHL player has been sentenced for trashing a room at the Knights Inn on Princess Street in July.

49 year old Joe Murphy pleaded guilty to mischief for destroying the fixtures in the room at the motel.  He gave no reason for the vandalism.  He was sentenced to time served – seven days in jail.

He was also given two years probation and ordered to pay the motel owner $500 for the damage.

Murphy made over $15 million during his playing days in the NHL with Detroit, Edmonton, San Jose, Boston and Washington where he finished his NHL career in 2001.

Tall Ships – Bath

Loyalist Township is developing a special events bylaw after a report on the Tall Ships event in Bath says it put the community at risk.

The bylaw will require organizers of events to meet specific logistical and safety requirements.

A ten page report on the tall ships festival for Loyalist Council says there was a lack of security…no medical support on site…and the actual location of the ships at the water treatment plant was a direct threat to the water supply.

Car Club – Hospital Donation

The Limestone City Car Club will be presenting a cheque to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario this morning.  It raised $11,200 for melanoma research at the 5th annual Limestone City Classic Car show earlier this month.  The event is held in memory of Brian Beatty’s daughter, Melonie, who died a few years ago.  Beatty will be on hand for the cheque presentation this morning.  The car show has raised a total of $37,200 for melanoma research since it started.

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