It’s Monday November 28th, Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…

 

The City of Kingston has announced the Waabaan Crossing Bridge will officially open on Tuesday December 13th officially marking the transition to the bridge’s community-selected name. The Waaban Crossing is the largest infrastructure project taken on by the City to date, with the City of Kingston and the Governments of Canada and Ontario each contributing $60 million toward the project. 

According to a release from the city, “The new crossing will support ongoing growth and development in the Kingston community, enhance access for emergency services and advance the City’s active transportation network.”

Mayor Bryan Paterson says, “As we move forward with the new name Waaban Crossing, the bridge offers each of us a chance to reflect on the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples in Kingston, encouraging us to continue to work together to build a thriving community.” 

The official ribbon cutting will take place between 2 and 2:30, while the bridge will open officially to the public early in the evening.

 

Tourism Kingston has been named Tourism Employer of the Year at Canadian Tourism Awards.

Executive Director of Tourism Kingston Megan Knott says, “The Canadian Tourism Awards recognize the best of the best across Canada – this award is a testament to the amazing team we have at Tourism Kingston. It’s an honour to work alongside them each day and to build a workplace culture that supports their success and wellbeing.”

The Tourism Employer of the Year Award recognizes a business leader and organization that have made a commitment to foster equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging and that embrace innovative ideas to move the company forward while supporting and encouraging workplace and personal life balance.

 

That’s all for your daily news brief. If you have any news tips email me: news@cfrc.ca