UNGENTLEMANLY CONDUCT via Preserve Our Wrecks, Kingston.
KINGSTON'S ROBERT DAVIS FINISHED 12TH at the Laser North American Championships over the weekend.
(The results page is a mess and you may need to scroll to the table that lists all 10 races scored.)
Does anybody know what this US Coast Guard vessel, and a barge, are doing at KPH?
One guess: it's the only available wharf in-town?
Hopefully this is just Environment Canada, low-balling the forecast, as they tend to.
THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL today filmed a segment about the archeological work going-on in Kingston harbour.
YEARS OF DEFERRED MAINTENANCE has come to the point of requiring a public meeting about a small stretch of Kingston Waterfront.
The designs, to be implemented this summer, are the subject of an upcoming public information session on Monday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall at City Hall, 216 Ontario St., and are now posted for review at www.cityofkingston.ca/waterfront/.
The improvements are moving forward based on the City's Waterfront Strategy now part of Kingston's Recommended Draft Official Plan (cityofkingston.ca/officialplan/).
We can't find any reference to this area of waterfront in Kingston's Recommended Draft Official Plan.
Here are some photos of the area taken from the water.
It looks like this has turned-into a major piece of work that can't be deferred any longer and will involve the closure of the West Street Launch Ramp for a period of time this summer.
Here's the deal: Instead of decades of neglect, how about regular required and preventive maintenance? Instead of doing nearly nothing for decades, why not fix problems as they occur? Each spring, improve things a little bit. After a major storm, go down and check if anything washed-away. If so, fix it immediately.
As things appear now, with respect to the waterfront, Kingston's official plan isn't about better waterfront living or even clawing back what we've recently lost. The official plan is apparently more about doing obvious repairs, merely fixing things that should never have been permitted to remain broken in the first place.
WATERFRONT ACCESSIBILITY DOWNGRADE according to a moronic report to Council last Tuesday night.
Other City owned locations used by the public for swimming but not designated for swimming includes [sic]: Esplanade Park, Everitt Park, Patterson Park and Confederation Park..... In non-designated swimming areas the signs will indicate that swimming is not permitted. Both designated and non-designated swimming areas will restrict certain activities, such as diving, due the potential. [sic]
Swimming flat-out prohibited at Esplanade Park, Everitt Park, and Patterson Park. Can you imagine?
City Hall in the Harvey Rosen era is led by idiots!
The main problem with our Health Unit's Beach Report remains the lack of disclosure which is in stark contrast with the quality of beach information other areas are getting.
Here's the data we need to see:
Because just "Open" or "Closed" isn't nearly good enough.