Don't miss the 80-page special section titled "UNLOCKING THE RIDEAU" in today's Whig Standard.
You can also download a 13 Mb, 80-page.PDF version of the insert and watch slide-show packages on The Whig-Standard Website.
In a word: WOW. It's a keeper. Go out and buy a print version of today's Whig.
MetalCraft Marine on FOX News: NEW MILWAUKEE FIRE BOAT PUT INTO SERVICE EARLY.
NOTHING ABOUT BEACHES ON THE HEALTH UNIT WEBSITE.
But their website claims they inspect beaches. Just don't assume they make results available or anything.
The Whig today has a beach safety news story and, apparently, the local beach safety story is good for now. Perhaps one must phone? Better call during business hours, Monday through Friday, because otherwise they are closed.
THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING GREAT LAKE, from USA Today.
HERE ARE PHOTOS OF THE ALEXANDER HENRY ON THE MOVE taken this morning, on the divenutz Flickr page.
Work started shortly before 5:30am, and the whole event passed smoothly with absolutely no excitement. By 7am, the ship was securely moored in the dry dock and work was beginning to draw the caisson back across its entrance.
See also preparation coverage in The Whig.
OPEN GATE: Mike Hill, of the most excellent CFB Kingston Dolphin Scuba Club blog, reports:
Here's a rare view of the Henry looking North and towards the dry dock she is likely to make her home later this week.
The missing object - the barrier caisson - moved aside earlier today to allow the move to take place.
The shot was taken in early evening from a returning dive charter...
It's not the closest zoom-level available, but close. So far it only covers between the airport to the West, CFB Kingston to the East, Marysville to the South, but it goes all the way North to the sourthern-edge of Frontenac Park.
The imagery appears to be from a weekend morning in summer of 2004.
The City of Kingston is holding a public open house as part of a process to develop a plan for the waterfront park on downtown's Block D. The meeting is being held Tuesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the second floor of Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario
St. Plan exhibits, presentations and break-out groups are on the agenda. After the meeting the plans will also be accessible on the City of Kingston website and comments can be submitted via
THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT REPORT for the Wolfe Island Wind Project is now online.
It looks like the cable will land in Sand Bay on the Kingston side, and won't be going through Paterson Park Shoal as many had feared.
Paterson Park Shoal is one of our prime windsurfing wave sailing spots.