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Kingston waterfront news: March 2006

Yesterday CKWS-TV news ran this piece about Bath's Lafarge cement plant's plans to burn tires in its kilns.

Posted March 31 2006

Over at Rideau Marina the South boathouse is being torn down. It's being removed because it covers some deeper-water slips that many boaters hesitate to rent because they are under cover. Very soon those slips will be wide-open.

Posted March 28 2006
Category: Marinas

Today The Whig Standard reports that the City is studying improving and expanding our municipal marinas, possibly establishing a partnership with the private sector.

Posted March 28 2006

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Gord Downie ask the government to deny Lafarge permits.

Their 11-page submission in PDF format is here. That's a long list of concerns; read the whole thing.

Posted March 27 2006
Category: The environment

Here's the transcript of tonight's CKWS-TV story about the Bittern retrofit that was approved by City Council at Tuesday night's meeting.

Posted March 23 2006

The Whig reports that CFB Kingston has closed access to a popular waterfront cycling trail.

Posted March 22 2006

At issue before Council tonight, the City of Kingston proposes to rent an office at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour to Clifts Marine Sales of Toronto whose homepage already touts this as a done deal. Note the rent. We're guessing this is the thin edge of the wedge, and it's only a matter of time before they start renting docks and using POH as a major sales centre.

Posted March 21 2006

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper has serious concerns about Lafarge's plan to burn tires and other garbage in its cement kiln near Bath.

The Bath cement plant is already one of the largest polluters in the region (see also here).

Posted March 19 2006
Brigantine Inc has some updates to their summer schedule for St. Lawrence II. As always, they are looking for some practical items for donation, things that you may have that no longer serve, such as a T.V. and VCR for classroom work, or used office equipment like printers and photocopiers. In this case, your junk may be their treasure, argh!

Posted March 17 2006
Posted March 17 2006

The Downtown Kingston! organization has announced that August 11, 12 & 13th are dates of this year's 1000 Island's Poker Run.

The full 2006 Poker Runs America schedule is here.

Posted March 17 2006

CKWS-TV reports that the City dumped 7 million litres of waste water into the Cataraqui River this week.

Posted March 15 2006

From the United States Army Corps of Engineers:

All of the Great Lakes are 3 to 8 inches below the levels of a year ago. Lake Superior is below chart datum and is expected to be at the same level a month from now. Lake Michigan-Huron is below chart datum and should rise 4 inches within the next 30 days. Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie are expected to rise 4 inches over the next month and Lake Ontario is expected to rise two inches over the next month. Due to a warmer than average January and February some of the Great Lakes seem to have begun their seasonal rise earlier than normal, but levels over the next few months on all the Great Lakes are expected to remain lower than 2005.

Posted March 14 2006

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