Good Morning, it’s Wednesday June 15th, I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. A warm one today, a high expected of 26. In the news…
The City of Kingston has released its annual housing and social strategies report for 2021.The 56 page document includes descriptions of initiatives in areas of Child Care, Social Assistance, Homelessness Services, Community, Social and Affordable Housing. The report highlighted the opening of a new food distribution warehouse, transitional housing projects, the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour sleeping cabins, and a tiny home project for veterans. The report also included results of the community safety & well being plan, and the homelessness review, along with facts and figures on wait lists for assistance programs, details on social services that are available and information on who is accessing these services.The report is available at cityofkingston.ca
Seasonal water restrictions go into effect today. Residents and businesses with odd number addresses may water on odd numbered days while those with even number addresses water on even numbered days. Peak times are between 10am and 5pm. Heather Roberts, Director of Water and Wastewater Services for Utilities Kingston says,
“Reducing the use of treated water during times when the demand is highest helps ensure reliable supply for adequate water reserves and pressure and fire protection.”
A release from the city also says, reducing outdoor water use reduces the pollutants that end up in the lake.
Kingston Pride is returning to a fully in-person format. Communications Officer at the Kingston Pride Board, Mark Richardson says, “It’s an opportunity for us to be a community , to embrace our own identity, to show Kingston and the world, we’re here, we’re queer, please let us be.”
Pride week began on June 9th and will run until Sunday June 19th. Upcoming events include a free screening of “Rocketman,” a concert from Joyful Joyful as part of Skeleton Park Arts Fest and The Pride Parade. The Parade will run Saturday from 11am to noon, it will begin on Clergy Street, head down Princess Street to Confederation basin for the Community Fair. My full conversation with Mark Richardson will air this afternoon at 5 here on CFRC.
Kingston Community Health Centres’ Consumption and Treatment Services won a “Transformative Change” award at the Alliance For Healthier Communities 2022 conference. CTS was recognized for their “tireless and compassionate work” in supporting those who use drugs in the Kingston community.
KCHC CEO Mike Bell says, “The CTS is really deserving of this recognition, and I’m thrilled for our team because they are literally saving lives…This team is among the most selfless and committed group I’ve ever seen.”
According to the KCHC the award is presented to three recipients each year to recognize and celebrate those who are creating transformative change to achieve the best possible health for Ontarians. This story courtesy of Kingstonist news.
That’s all for your daily news brief. I’m Karim Mosna. If you have any news tips, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org