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Kingston Transit launches two new electric buses

Kingston’s public transit riders can now ride one of two electric buses featuring a first-in-fleet touchless wheelchair securement system and “whisper-quiet” engines. “This is the future of transit, we’ve known that for a number of years. That’s part of Council’s commitment to begin the transition from traditional buses to electric,”

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Kingston Frontenac Housing Corp. blames banking snafu for early withdrawal of tenants’ rent

Some residents of the City-owned Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) awoke on Monday to find the housing corporation had withdrawn their rent fees over a week earlier than expected, resulting in insufficient fund charges, and the inability to purchase necessities or pay other bills. This was the situation on Monday,

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Groundbreaking kicks off construction of new LTC home in Kingston

As with many large construction projects, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Extendicare long-term care (LTC) home in Kingston serves as a milestone, and signals the start of a $51 million project, which is scheduled for completion in February of 2023. Tucked away behind the RioCan centre on Gardiners Road

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KPMG Report goes public, declares no conflict of interest by the Town

The final KPMG Forensic Inc. report, reviewing the process of three property sales in Greater Napanee (one of which was between a former Napanee Mayor and the Town), has been released to the public. According to the report, KPMG “did not find evidence to suggest any conflict of interest or

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Greater Napanee to release KPMG report to the public ‘soon’

Report discussed by Greater Napanee Council at a closed session meeting on Monday, Jul. 26, 2021 The much anticipated and thoroughly debated KPMG report will be released by Greater Napanee staff and uploaded to the website as early as today, according to the Town of Greater Napanee Council. During a

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From pier to posh: What exactly is 1110 King West?

Currently under review by the City of Kingston is a site plan control application by Kingston Waterfront Developments Ltd., which owns and is proposing to develop the site of the former grain elevators on a pier in Cataraqui Bay. James Bar, acting Manager of Development Approvals for the City explained,

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City of Kingston reviews site plan for historic property at 1110 King West

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series on the proposed plans for developments on the pier of Cataraqui Bay, also known as Elevator Bay, off of King Street West. Part 2 can be read here. This past spring, Kingston Waterfront Developments Ltd. submitted a sixth site plan to

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Former Prison for Women site development plans apply for city approval

A new planned community, Union Park Kingston, has applied for City Council approval to develop 40 Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard, the former location of the Prison for Women. According to a release from Siderius Developments Ltd., dated Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021, the $143 million development will feature seniors housing,

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More city facilities to reopen as part of Step Three of reopening framework

The City of Kingston has released details on city services, facilities and amenities as part of the move to Step 3, the last step in the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. “The focus of Step 3 is on adding indoor services and allowing more people to use them (with

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Two new public art exhibits installed in downtown Kingston

The City of Kingston has announced two new temporary public art exhibits which have been installed in downtown Kingston: Paved Paradise and Public Art at the Grand Theatre.  The City of Kingston’s Public Art Program supports the creation of contemporary public art by emerging and established artists through commissions and artist

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Water and sewer project to affect traffic on Front Road and King Street West

Utilities Kingston is embarking on a large, phased, multi-year project to improve water and sewer infrastructure in the community. In the second phase, starting this month, areas along Front Road and King Street West from Sand Bay Lane (Front Road bridge) to Country Club Drive will be affected. “This project, to redirect sewage

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