Gord Campbell

Gord Campbell

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485 weeks ago @ Kingstonist.com - Friday Foto · 1 reply · +1 points

It will always be Market Square. Selling it was an idiotic thing to do, but we're stuck with it. Any council that trys to change it now will just look petty.

488 weeks ago @ Kingstonist.com - Battery Park · 1 reply · +1 points

The tumble-stone was more than likely installed specifically to limit the use of the shoreline. A combination of hand-wringing liability lawyers and a desire to "own" the entire space will do that.

I was born here and came home again after college. This entire project is a perfect example of how the city continues to disappoint its citizens. It could have been so much more, but they can't see beyond granting exemptions to height restrictions to allow Kingston's favourite landlord developer to build yet more high-rises. Sigh.

The compass rose IS kind of nice, though.

488 weeks ago @ Kingstonist.com - Weekly Poll: Best Summ... · 0 replies · +1 points

There's nothing like a cob of corn so fresh that it doesn't even realize it's been picked until it hits the boiling water. Too bad my Dad doesn't grow it anymore.

490 weeks ago @ Kingstonist.com - Movies in the Square · 0 replies · +1 points

Something else that would be very nice for us gadget-heads: perhaps the city could either export a .ics file that we could import or set up a Google calendar that we can subscribe to. :-D

494 weeks ago @ Kingstonist.com - Friday Foto · 0 replies · +1 points

We're heading to the drive-in on Sunday night. What a great place to have available. Drive-ins all over North America have been demolished to make way for development, but what happens in Kingston? It expands to three screens. :-D

495 weeks ago @ Kingstonist.com - Friday Foto · 0 replies · +1 points

It's been quite a week, that's for certain. I hear that Rick Downes filed his papers today as well.

496 weeks ago @ Kingstonist.com - Weekly Poll: Recreatio... · 3 replies · +1 points

I wonder if they've considered the impact that not having the farms will have on the prison populations. I'm told that working on one of the farms have always been viewed as a "perk" by the inmates. Something that they can earn. Take that away and what happens?

496 weeks ago @ Kingstonist.com - Weekly Poll: Recreatio... · 5 replies · 0 points

Corrections has actually stated that they don't intend to sell the land. Which is nice, but that definitely suggests that the rumour of a "superprison", if not actually planned, is being looked at. Otherwise, why would Corrections need to hang on to 100 hectares of prime land in the middle of the City of Kingston?

Fine, they want to close the farm. Short sighted and counter-intuitive, but that's what the Feds seem to be about. Lease the land out to area farmers that want to use it. It's definitely productive and letting it go fallow does nothing productive.

The LAST thing that should be going in there is some massive subdivision. I'd rather have a supermax prison.

499 weeks ago @ Kingstonist.com - Kingstonist Goes to th... · 0 replies · +1 points

To say that I was gobsmacked to hear that Elton John is coming here would be an understatement. :-D

499 weeks ago @ Kingstonist.com - Kingston Police Force ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hmph. Too bad nobody thought to use metric distances in the incident report map.