Dry Dock – For Sale

Kingston’s historic dry-dock property is for sale.  It was bought from the federal government by Kingston Developer Jay Patry about three years ago.  He paid around $3 million for the prime piece of waterfront property that included the Marine Museum.

Patry was criticized for not making plans for the land that included the Marine Museum and it moved out of the building next to the dry dock.

A 20 storey high rise development had been proposed for the site but the property requires extensive work to remove contaminated soil.


Ice Hut Crash

Two men in a portable ice fishing hut on Sand Lake near Godfrey were injured when it was hit by a vehicle.

The men set up the tent on the ice to do some ice fishing on Saturday night.  The tent was hit by the vehicle.

According to the brother of one of the men he suffered a concussion and the other suffered a leg injury.  Both were taken to hospital for treatment.  Frontenac OPP are looking for the driver of the truck after it took off from the scene.


Health – Carfentanil

The public health unit says it believes the potentially lethal drug – carfentanil is circulating in the area.

KFL&A Public Health has issued a notice saying carfentanil can be deadly in extremely small amounts and can’t been seen or smelled.  It is 100 times more lethal than fentanyl.  It is used by veterinarians on large animals like elephants.  The health unit is urging drug users to be extremely cautious and make sure they are carrying a naloxone kit.


Council – Priorities

Kingston city council is hosting an open house tonight to get input from the public on what its priorities should be over the next four years.  The session in Memorial Hall at Kingston City Hall runs from 6pm to 7:30 and will be followed by the regular meeting of city council.

You can also complete an online survey on the city’s website before council meets next month to set its priorities.


The newly formed Kingston Climate Hub is urging people to complete the city’s online survey on council’s priorities.

The group says it is an opportunity to help set council’s agenda for the next four years and it wants to make action on climate change council’s number one priority.



Demonstration – Saturday

A protest in downtown Kingston turned into a shouting match on Saturday.

A small group of Yellow Vest demonstrators clashed with a bit larger group made up of people from Idle No More, Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights and the public in Confederation Park.

The Yellow Vest group said it is concerned about Islam, Sharia Law and illegal immigration.

They were called racist by the other groups and the protest turned into a shouting match, several times.