Pilot Program Made Possible Through Collaboration of Kingston Companies


The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) in partnership with Thales Canada, Launch Lab and Innovation Park at Queen’s University are pleased to announce the launch of GrindSpace XL Powered by Thales Canada, a cohort-based development program that accelerates the growth of high-potential technology ventures from prototype to product to revenue. The ten-week program, which officially […]

Kingston named an international Top 7 Intelligent Community


Kingston has been named as one of the top seven most intelligent communities in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) based out of New York City. “This is a tremendous recognition for Kingston,” said Mayor Mark Gerretsen. “To be selected as a Top 7 intelligent community out of 400 globally speaks to our […]

Members of Save KCVI React Angrily to Ministry of Education’s Refusal to Consider Appeal


Members of Save KCVI are angry that the Ministry of Education has refused to even consider their appeal of the school closure decision. Save KCVI filed an appeal of the school closure decision with the Ontario Ministry of Education; posted on the Save KCVI website. The Ministry has declined to review the appeal on technical […]

Mayor Rules Separation Motion Out of Order


A motion from Countryside Councillor Jeff Scott and Pittsburgh Councillor Brian Reitzel that could see a ballot question in the next municipal election asking residents if they want to negotiate a municipal arrangement outside the City has been ruled out-of-order today by the Mayor. “As we saw at our budget meeting last night, this issue […]

Public Art Forum to kick-off development of Master Plan


The City is holding a Public Art Forum to start the conversation about a Public Art Master Plan. “Kingston has a diverse and thriving arts community that will definitely want to be engaged in the development of the Public Art Master Plan. We’re excited about the opportunities and energy associated with this conversation,” says Colin […]

City Confirms Arrival of Emerald Ash Borer


The City has confirmed that, as expected, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has now arrived in Kingston’s urban area. Yesterday, a strip branch survey conducted by a City tree inspector identified firm evidence of the Emerald Ash Borer. “We have been monitoring our trees in anticipation of this invasive beetle’s arrival. Residents are reminded to […]

Mayor Hopes to Expand Free Grade Nine Bus Pass Initiative


On Tuesday night, Kingston City Council will decide the future of Kingston Transit’s free bus pass for grade nine students, a pilot this year. Mayor Mark Gerretsen hopes to see the initiative continued for the 2013/14 school year and extended to include grade ten students, in partnership with local school boards. “Providing passes to students […]

City of Kingston Arts Fund 2013 Grant Recipients Announced


The Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) Grants. The Grants were awarded in two categories, Operating Grants and Project Grants. The 2013 CKAF totalled $519,000 and was proportionally divided 70 per cent for Operating Grants and 30 per […]

Utilities Kingston asks Residents to Stop Flushing Wipes


Utilities Kingston is getting more calls about sewage back-ups associated with household wipes that clog plumbing. Wipes also obstruct wastewater treatment pipes and pumps, causing equipment failures and health and safety risks. They are appealing to the public to never flush wipes of any kind, even if the package says wipes are flushable. “Over recent […]

Residents Must Get Approval To Voice Concerns About Ontario’s Tar Sands Pipeline (Line 9)


Residents of Ontario (and Quebec) must fill out a 10-page form and submit a resume in hopes of being allowed to ask questions or voice their concerns about an Enbridge plan to pump 300,000 barrels of oil and bitumen from the Alberta tar sands every day through the 37-year-old Line 9 pipeline. And under new […]