Weather Records


Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the region with temperatures today and Tuesday expected to reach 30 degrees or higher.

It says high temperatures and humidity pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

The high yesterday at the Kingston airport was 26 degrees…just shy of the record set in 1872 and in 1920.

The temperature at the airport has been moderated by a breeze of Lake Ontario.

Environment Canada says a cold front is expected to move across Southern Ontario through the day Wednesday bringing cooler temperatures starting on Thursday.


Central Kingston Growth and Infill Strategy


The city of Kingston has announced plans to develop a strategy to guide development in the downtown area, inner harbour region and along the Princess Street Corridor.

It’s putting Kingston’s new zoning bylaw on hold to complete what’s called the Central Kingston Growth and Infill Strategy.

The study area includes residential areas of central Kingston including the downtown, harbour area and the Princess Street corridor.

A working group will be established through the City’s nominations advisory committee this fall and public consultation on the strategy is expected to begin early next year.


KCVI Turns 225 Celebrations


Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute is getting ready to celebrate its 225th anniversary.

It is the oldest high school in Canada.

Activities will take place starting this Thursday with a celebration of excellence in athletics.

Things continue with open houses Friday night…Saturday and Sunday. Reunion events include a drama festival on Saturday and concert on Saturday night.


Fort Fright


One of the most popular Halloween themed activities returns to Fort Henry this week.

The 10th anniversary of Fort Fright features a theme that includes mutant humans following a chemical spill in a rural town.  It comes complete with lab areas, mad scientists and scare actors to top off the experience.

Fort Fright opens on Thursday.