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Queen’s gives City of Kingston $350k to offset costs incurred in fall term

It’s no surprise to anyone in Kingston that the street parties and unruly behaviour on the part of some post-secondary students have resulted in additional costs for local services. In fact, for the month of September 2021 Kingston Police services alone incurred $124,443 solely for enforcement in the University District,

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Kingston Police and Bylaw Enforcement warn partiers ahead of Homecoming weekend

As Homecoming weekend approaches, the City of Kingston’s Bylaw Enforcement and Kingston Police are warning partiers: reckless and high-risk nuisance behaviour can have long-term impacts. According to the City, strengthened enforcement measures mean that a fine or charge received during the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) could be retained as a permanent police record. “The past few weeks have

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Napanee Town Council debates merits of new training for Mayor

Greater Napanee Mayor Marg Isbester sat quietly Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, after relinquishing her Chair to Deputy Mayor Max Kaiser for a follow-up discussion on the completion of recommendations made by the Town’s Integrity Commissioner, Laura Dean, in September.   Dean’s report at that time found the Mayor had breached the

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Kingston Transit looking for input on accessibility of services

Kingston Transit is seeking feedback from riders and residents about the accessibility of transit services. Feedback will be gathered at an in-person pop-up chat at the Cataraqui Centre transfer point, and through the Get Involved Kingston website. Providing accessible services and removing barriers for persons with disabilities is a priority

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City of Kingston seeks input on relocation of SJA statue, uses of previous site in City Park

Residents of the City of Kingston are asked to submit ideas, concepts and themes for a new installation and possible future programming at the former location of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in City Park. Input on the proposed relocation of the statue to the Cataraqui Cemetery is welcomed

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Win a ride to school with Kingston Fire and Rescue

Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR) is holding an online auction for a chance to Ride to School with Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong. The auction is in support of the United Way of KFL&A. The auction opens today, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, and runs through Oct 22. According to a release

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City hosting two virtual Q&A sessions on Central Kingston Growth Strategy

The City of Kingston has been working toward developing policy stemming from the Central Kingston Growth Strategy (CKGS), and are inviting residents to attend one of two Q&A sessions later this month. The CKGS identifies strategic locations within the central area of the city where future residential growth and intensification

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Kingston City Council defers conversion therapy bylaw for revisions

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, former Kingston resident, Ben Rodgers, appeared before Kingston City Council as a delegate, speaking to a report before Council regarding new programming and a bylaw seeking to ban conversion therapy. Specifically, Rodgers spoke to Report #79 of the CAO, referring to a proposed Kingston bylaw

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KFHC report and response expose some harsh realities

After numerous complaints by tenants of safety issues and mistreatment have come to light over the summer of 2021, Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) has had to answer some tough questions about its business practices. The Pandemic has put the issues in stark focus. Frustrated tenants complain that they aren’t

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Kingston City Council: National Truth and Reconciliation Day a civic holiday

A decision by Kingston’s City Council will see National Truth and Reconciliation Day – observed annually on September 30 – a civic holiday, beginning this year. According to the City of Kingston, this move has been made to “encourage municipal employees and the community to observe the occasion as intended.”

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City brush and leaf collection to start later this month

The fall weather is on the way, and with it comes the City’s yearly brush and leaf collection schedule. According to a release from the City of Kingston, dated Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, brush collection will begin on September 27, and leaf pick up will begin on November 1. These

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