This week we learned that Kingston will not host the 2011 Memorial Cup, and that the city is making a bid to host the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. We also got a sneak peak at our first Mayoral candidate, Greg Soucie, who describes himself as “a pot-smoking veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who hates to leave his house”. In other news, while the Big Dig continues to progress, a key section of Ontario Street remains closed as a result of the collapsed parking garage at the Confederation Place Hotel. The LaSalle Causeway is now back online, and the debate regarding the necessity of a third crossing has made it’s way back into the headlines.
There are two huge events taking place in the Limestone City this weekend. First off, there’s the 2nd annual Homegrown Live Music Festival, which features a slew of local musicians at a variety of downtown venues this Saturday. All proceeds go towards Joe’s M.I.L.L., and speaking from last year’s experience, this is a fantastic way for lovers of local music to take in some seriously talented acts. Secondly, the 6th annual Limestone Charity Triathlon takes place on Sunday around parts of C.F.B. Kingston and the Royal Military College. And on a related note, thanks to Wayne Hiebert for today’s photo of the start and finish line at the Limestone Half Marathon and 5km.
Don’t forget to vote on Kingstonist’s latest poll, which asks you to weigh in on what type of recreational infrastructure this city needs most. TGIF!