HIGH LEVELS OF MERCURY found in sediment of the Cataraqui River, according to a Queen's University study.
Most of the western shore of the Cataraqui River south of Belle Park and above the LaSalle Causeway Bridge had levels of contamination, with the worst area around the Cataraqui Canoe Club, just south of the former Davis Tannery.
We're talking levels more than twice the federal government's most severe effect limits.
Here's a link to the report's abstract and the report itself can be purchased for US $31.50.
Oddly our once-venerable Whig gave this a completely different spin on March 18th. Their headline was: No longer a threat
CKWS-TV News gave us an apparently more balanced protrayal of the Queen's University report.
SEVEN WEEKS AFTER THE FACT the Whig finally reports on Kingston's 118 million litre sewage dump into local waterways.
METALCRAFT MARINE is featured in today's Report on Business.
SLOW, FRUSTRATING PROGRESS on deferred maintenance at Richardson Beach, in today's Whig.
THE FORECAST for spring water levels remains bleak.
PAUL RUSHTON, perennial CORK volunteer and good friend of the waterfront, has passed away.
The memorial reception will be held on Saturday, March 6 from 5-7 pm at James Reid on Counter Blvd.