College – Students

It’s back to class today for students at St. Lawrence College and the provinces other colleges.

They are returning to college after a five week break due to a strike by faculty, counsellors and librarians.

St. Lawrence College says the semester will be extended to make up for some of the lost time.  The Christmas break won’t start until December 22nd.

Students are being promised they will finish the semester early in the new year and the second semester will be finished by the end of April.

Student who decide to withdraw will get a full tuition refund and they have two weeks to make the decision.

Third Crossing

Staff at Kingston City Hall is confident the federal government will be coming through with its share of funding for the Third Crossing.

A report for Kingston City Council tonight asks for permission to prepare the grant funding agreements with both the provincial and federal governments.

The province and city have both agreed to provide $60 million.

So far, the federal government hasn’t confirmed it will provide its third of the estimated cost for the bridge over the Cataraqui River….but the report for council tonight says staff expects that to happen in the next few months.

The city plans on issuing a request for proposals in January with construction of the bridge starting in 2019.

United Way

There are just nine days left in the United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington campaign and organizers are asking for support to reach the goal of $3,501,000.

The campaign has raised about $2.7 million so far.  That’s 77% of the goal.

The United Way says people can still donate through their workplace, online, over the phone or in person at its office on Bagot Street.

Missing Men – Update

Police in the area are looking for several missing people.

46 year Jason Farewell of Kingston was last seen on November 17th on Princess Street in downtown Kingston.

Real estate agent and hockey referee John Dirksen hasn’t been seen since November 2nd.  Dirksen is in his 60’s…and was last seen driving a black Toyota pickup truck with the vanity license plate…DIRKY.

And…24 year old Mathieu Roy of Leeds and Thousand Islands Township was last seen in late October but was reported missing November 7th.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these missing people is being asked to contact police.

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