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Kingston waterfront news: December 2006

WATERKEEPER ROUNDUP: Canada slow to respond to fish virus from The Whig, and Issue burns in Bath, also from The Whig, about last week's stunning approval by the Ministry of the Environment that allows Lafarge to import and burn up to 100 tonnes of municipal waste per day, including tires, meat, bone meal and pelletized garbage for two years whilst, at the same time, banning it everywhere else.

Posted December 29 2006
Category: The environment

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO APPROVES TIRE BURNING at the Lafarge plant in Bath.

The kicker: The Ministry of the Environment proposed a ban on tire incineration at the same time. This ban would prevent other facilities from applying for permits to burn tires and is based on the Ministry's, "lack of experience monitoring the environmental performance of facilities that incinerate tires."

Posted December 21 2006
Category: The environment

LIMESTONED ON KITEBOARDING: Wonder why this or something similar isn't playing on "official" KTown tourism websites? with a You Tube video that looks like it might have been shot in Browns Bay.

Posted December 15 2006
Category: Tourism
Posted December 12 2006
KINGSTON'S METALCRAFT MARINE recently tested this impressive 50-foot Firestorm fireboat prior to its delivery to Miami-Dade County.

Posted December 10 2006
Category: Working waterfront
NOAA JUST UPGRADED THEIR NEAR-REAL-TIME GREAT LAKES DATA to include 4-times daily updates for Google Earth. You'll first need to install Google Earth to be able to view real-time surface temperature and wave heights of the lakes.

Posted December 9 2006
Category: The environment

A ROGUE WAVE apparently hit the Picton Castle and swept a 25-year old woman overboard on Friday night, 765 kilometres east-southeast of Cape Cod. This is the same barque that berthed in Kingston in late summer, hosting a 3-day "cargo sale".

Posted December 9 2006
Category: Tragedy
ANOTHER MAJOR SEWAGE DUMP!

That's 10 million imperial gallons.

Posted December 4 2006
Category: The environment

7.5 SQUARE KILOMETERS OF WATER LOT SURROUNDING KINGSTON is up for grabs.

Posted December 4 2006
Category: City of Kingston

THE 2007 ISAF VOLVO YOUTH WORLDS WEBSITE is live. No content there yet, but bookmark it anyway.

Posted December 2 2006

THE CANADIAN YACHTING ASSOCIATION, which is based at POH in Kingston, seeks a High Performance Coordinator for, among other things, the Canadian Sailing Team and the High Performance Youth Sailing programs.

Posted December 2 2006

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