Secret Deal


The wraps are off the secret deal the city of Kingston has cut with Homestead Landholdings.

The deal involves the city’s support for a 19 storey apartment building and a 23 storey apartment building built on Queen Street in downtown Kingston.  Planning director Paige Agnew says her team has worked for months to come to a settlement.  She says the two high rise structures will define a new expectation in urban design and architectural excellence.

The plans incorporate commercial uses at street level and an art gallery.

The report will be presented to city council on Tuesday but the city says it will attend the Land Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing on the high rise buildings in support of Homestead’s proposal.


Pedestrian Dies


Sad news about the woman who was hit by a vehicle in downtown Kingston on August 29th.

Kingston Police have confirmed the 63 year old woman has died in hospital.

She was critically injured when she crossed Princess Street at Wellington Street.  A pickup truck turning left onto Wellington Street struck the woman.

The driver stopped and police say he has been cooperating with their investigation.


Officer Bitten


Kingston Police say a woman has been charged with stealing clothing from a residence and biting a police officer.  A man got a picture of the woman leaving his building on Wednesday and when he learned clothing had been stolen from a unit he showed police the picture.  The 30 year old woman was arrested during a disturbance at a local motel and police say an officer was bitten on the arm while making the arrest.


MaxSold – Top 500


A Kingston company founded in 2010 by award winning auctioneer Barry Gordon has made the Top 500 list of the top growing companies in Canada.

MaxSold is ranked 88th in the annual survey by Canadian Business.

The online auction platform specializes in helping sellers downsize or sell estate items.  The company says it is able to achieve nearly a 100% sell rate for everything from fine art and antiques to furniture and garden tools.




The fight against cancer will be in the spotlight this weekend.

People will be getting down and dirty for the Mudmoiselle and Mini Mudster from 10am to 6pm tomorrow at Robinson Community Garden on Woodbine Road in Westbrook.  They’re raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society.  Mudmoiselle is welcoming men to take part in the obstacle course following the women’s heats.


Terry Fox Run – Kingston


The annual Terry Fox run takes place this Sunday.

The annual event to raise funds for cancer research draws hundreds of thousands of participants around the world.

The main run in Kingston will take place at St. Lawrence College.

The route is five kilometres and there is no minimum donation required.

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Sunday and the run gets underway at 9:00 a.m.