ON ICE: ALEXANDER HENRY AT FIFTY is a new Marine Museum exhibit which opens tomorrow, Sunday May 24th, at 2 pm.
Guest speaker Captain Patrick Toomey, one of Canada's top marine ice experts, will speak about the Alexander Henry, the Canadian Coast Guard and the challenges of navigating in ice.
FINALLY the Whig publishes something about the pain surrounding the Belle Harbour / Morch Marine receivership in Belleville.
If the article is to be believed, apparently BDO Dunwoody has a harbour's worth of boat owners pissed-off at them, and now you know all about it too.
AFTER A FEW DAYS AWAY sailing on Lake Erie including a transit through a sadly delapidated and disfunctional Welland Canal, some catching-up:
Kingston's stalled beach dossier from The Whig on Wednesday. Some great comments from readers too.
Funding for the Tett Centre appears to be coming together.
Looking at the concept drawing of a water-side perspective, there's apparently zero direct water-accessibility in the plans. One of Kingston's best shore-dives lies just off the property.
LEMOINE POINT CONSERVATION AREA now has a Wikipedia page, thanks to the initiative of a user named SoftwareSimian, who created the page yesterday. This is great!
Whenever you Google something, have you noticed that Wikipedia always ranks very high in the list of returned results?
Wikipedia is highly authoritative in the eyes of Google. This means that if a Google search returns a million results, Wikipedia's entry is typically in the top-10, sometimes top-5.
Kingston's Waterfront continues to have a Wikipedia deficit. That needs to change.
If you care about something, document it. That, in and of itself, makes it harder for the clueless among us to mess with it.
Some existing Kingston waterfront-related Wikipedia articles that need work:
These articles exist already, but are sparse, mere shades of what they could be.
Some potential Kingston waterfront-related Wikipedia articles that don't exist yet:
There are currently no Wikipedia articles about any of the following:
THE SITE PLAN FOR TOKEN PARK goes before the City Planning Committee on Thursday night.
Related: Token Park news archive.
THE MAY ISSUE OF THOUSAND ISLANDS LIFE is online.
A RICHARDSON BEACH UPDATE is on the Council agenda for next Tuesday. 12-pages in all.
The words "windsurf" and "sail", and any reference to current users of the beach, appear exactly zero-times.
So the railroad is running perfectly. How perfectly? The consultant's report is dated April 9th. What's a five-week disclosure delay when you and your plans aren't accountable to anyone in particular?
This much appears certain: another summer will pass with no beach improvements in Kingston.
TWO EXCELLENT LETTERS this week in The Whig:
Here's a summary of Poker Run-related news items here on K7 going back to 2006.
See also the articles in this Whig-Standard search on 'Poker Run'.
MAYORS WANT GREAT LAKES BEACHES PROMOTED according to a report released today.
Here is a link to the 44-page report which, take note, isn't provided by any of the online "professional" mainstream media "covering" this today.
It's a 5-point plan.
There may be no better way to strengthen the public's connection to the Great Lakes than to enhance and promote beaches and other shoreline activities such as wetlands, natural areas and trails. Drawing more people to the shoreline can also boost local economies and contribute to healthier lifestyles. With a greater share of Great Lakes shoreline than any other jurisdiction, it makes sense to promote Ontario as a major beach and shoreline destination.
One wonders about Harvey Rosen's role in all this.
When it comes to waterfront around here, it's been absolutely all-downhill during his tenure.
One can easily imagine Harvey Rosen, a minority dissenter, clinging instead to some half-baked plan to siphon more tax-dollars for his cronies Downtown.
Beaches? Trails? Parks and wetlands? Harvey Rosen? Please!
Scroll this page for the full-story on Kingston's beaches since 2006.
KINGSTON ROWING CLUB'S 2009 PROGRAMS have been posted. Better late than never.
SWEET DEAL, CONTINUED at Crawford Wharf and Confederation Park for Kingston and the Islands Boat Lines.