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Kingston waterfront news: July 2006

This 112-foot Westport luxury yacht recently spent a few hours at Collins Bay Marina. Next stop: Confederation Basin

Posted July 31 2006

Mike Kalin, originally from Kingston, now a varsity sailing coach at MIT in Boston, finished 7th at the 2006 Laser North Americans near Halifax.

Posted July 27 2006

Two recent posts from Lake Ontario Waterkeeper:

  • The virus affecting Lake Ontario fish is spreading from one species to another.
  • Winners and losers in Lake Ontario water-level control proposals.
  • Posted July 27 2006

    The City of Kingston has issued a Request for Information for potential partners to "provide capital investment in marina infrastructure" and to "deliver marinas operations and marketing services" for Confederation Basin and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.

    Posted July 25 2006

    We've just added a new page about The Island Grill on Wolfe Island, another of our local waterfront restaurants, some of which, like The Grill, are immediately accessible by boat.

    Posted July 24 2006

    CBC-News reports that some passport exemptions are likely for ferries and pleasure craft by the January 1st 2007 target date.

    (The Horne Ferry on Wolfe Island, less than 10 miles from Kingston, links Canada to the USA.)

    Bruce Schneier has an interesting post related to this on his blog: Schneier on Security (a blog that is always interesting).

    Either one of two things are true. Either passports are required for security, in which case we interfere with ferries. Or they're for show, in which case we can just do what's convenient. Or maybe we just know that terrorists never take ferries.
    Posted July 19 2006

    Finally, after being notably low, Lake Ontario water levels are about normal for this time of year.

    Posted July 18 2006

    CBC News reports Rideau Canal system hit by high gas prices, bad weather and border woes. In some places along the Rideau Canal, traffic is down 30% compared to last year.

    Posted July 18 2006

    CKWS-TV has filed a transcript of a report on a recent fish die-off in Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence river. It's apparentlly caused by the VHS virus. Here's the report by The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on the matter. See also here and here.

    Posted July 17 2006

    Here's an interesting article by Jamie Swift in the July/August 2006 edition of Independent Voice titled On the shores of Lake Ontario -- In which we attempt to stroll along Kingstons waterfront.

    Posted July 14 2006

    Here are links to two recent CKWS-TV reports about the Ravensview sewage treatment plant upgrade and the Lafarge controversy in Bath.

    Posted July 12 2006

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