St. Lawrence – College Negotiations

The strike by faculty at St. Lawrence College and Ontario’s 23 other colleges is continuing and no negotiations have been scheduled between the union and colleges.

St. Lawrence College President Glen Vollebregt posted a note on Twitter this morning saying…As we start the 2nd week of the Faculty strike there has been no change in the status of negotiations.

That means no negotiations are scheduled in the dispute that has left about 6,000 St. Lawrence students and thousands of others in Ontario with no classes since Monday of last week.

Downie – Memorial

People who are hoping for a public memorial for Gord Downie will have to wait for a little bit….Downie’s brother Mike says the family is considering a public memorial – but it’s too early to say when it will happen.

Mike Downie says the outpouring of public grief and support in the wake of Gord’s death has brought comfort to his family.

The city of Kingston says the memory book for Gord Downie has been moved inside City Hall where it will be available during regular City Hall hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Rob Baker – The Hip

The lead guitarist of The Tragically Hip says you may be hearing new music from the band.

Rob Baker told Sun media they were half-way through a new album at the time of Gord Downie’s death and also have a double album’s worth of unreleased material.

Baker says he’s working on his own memoirs and is considering a project with Hugh Dillon of the Headstones.

Baker and Gord Sinclair are scheduled to play with Miss Emily at her CD release parties this weekend at the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston.

United Way – 50%

The United Way KFLA Campaign has reached the halfway mark.

The campaign finished last week with a total of one million…747 thousand dollars.

The campaign has five weeks to go to reach the goal of $3,501,000.

La Salle Causeway – overnight closures

The La Salle Causeway will be closed to vehicles overnight this week.

It started last night and will continue until Thursday.

Public Works Canada says the Causeway will be closed to vehicles between 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Thursday.  The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists.

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