School Board – Name School


You have the chance to help the Limestone District School Board choose the name of the city’s new high school by completing an online survey.

The survey asks you to select your top four choices from a list of suggestions.

The suggestions include a school named after Gord Downie…Terry Fox or Viola Desmond.

The other choices are…a name related to KCVI…a name related to QECVI…Kingscourt….a name related to Kingston or Central Kingston……and a name related to Reconciliation.

It also gives you the chance to suggest a name.

The survey is open until February 9th and a link to the survey is on the home page of the Limestone District School Board’s web site:


The school board says the most popular choice won’t necessarily be the one chosen by trustees and Module Vanier will retain its name.


Report Card


Kingston gets an overall grade of C- in a report card issued by a coalition representing 18 community groups in the city.  The Coalition of Kingston Communities Kingston gives the city an F when it comes to defending the official plan…and the process for handling the vision for Kingston Penitentiary and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour sites.

But it gives the city an A for developing a new policy on public engagement initiatives.

The group says the test of the new policy will come this year and it wants the city to develop measurable objectives for the public engagement program.


Robbery and Assault


A 29 year old Kingston has been charged with robbery, forcible confinement, assault, kidnapping and breach of an undertaking after a man was tied to a chair, beaten and robbed.

Police say the victim went to a residence on Lansdowne Street with a large amount of cash on January 9th.  Police charge he was restrained in a chair, beaten, had his money stolen and believe his bank account was also cleaned out.

Police arrested the 29 year old on Friday and say they are still looking for other suspects.


Innovation – Queen’s


The annual Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative program is being expanded to include people in the community who aren’t Queen’s students.

New ventures seeking support in Kingston will have access to seed funding, training and mentorship through the Innovation Centre at Queen’s.

It will be hosting a Winter Pitch Competition where funding will be available to local ventures seeking support.  The deadline to apply is February 4th.

Obit – Muirhead


He’s being remembered as a visionary who helped Kingston become the city it is today.  George Muirhead died last week at 101.

Muirhead was Kingston’s first professional city planner.

He came to Kingston when there were factories along the waterfront and a railway yard in front of city hall.

Muirhead helped Kingston develop its planning policies and was co-founder of the Frontenac Heritage Foundation.


Habitat – Food Needed


Habitat for Humanity is asking for help to provide meals for the volunteers working on construction of the Good Shepherd Legacy Project.

Construction of the first duplex has been extended into mid-February due to the weather.

Habitat says it needs meal providers who can supply healthy snacks and a lunch for 10 to 15 volunteers.

The kitchen at the Church of the Good Shepherd is available to prepare the food.

Anyone who can help is being asked to contact Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region.


To support this build through meals contact office@habitatkingston or call 613.548.8763 ext. 202


Causeway – Lane Restrictions


Maintenance work on the La Salle Causeway is scheduled for today and it will mean the bridge will be down to one lane from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Public Services and Procurement Canada says traffic will be directed by workers on the bridge and there will be delays for vehicles and pedestrians.