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South Frontenac Township opens second intake for Lake Ecosystem Grant Program

In 2021 South Frontenac Township introduced a new Lake Ecosystem Grant Program that is designed to support projects focused on encouraging the preservation, restoration, monitoring and analysis of lake ecosystems within South Frontenac. According to a release from the Township, three separate projects were approved for the program at the

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Shoreline documentary brings awareness to plastic pollution in Lake Ontario

Shoreline: The Paddle Against Plastic, A Greener Future’s documentary exploring plastic pollution in Lake Ontario, has been released by Vimeo and is now available to stream online. The documentary follows Rochelle Byrne, founder of A Greener Future, as she paddles the edge of Lake Ontario and brings awareness to lake

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Group encourages recycling of fishing line

New fishing line recycling stations have been added around the shores of the St. Lawrence River. The Thousand Islands Association (TIA)  has been installing new fishing line recycling stations in accessible areas for anglers at a variety of local marinas, boat launches, and popular fishing spots to reduce the amount

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Update: Contractor fined – ‘Snow’ in July has some Kingston residents deeply concerned

Update (Friday, Jul. 23, 2021) According to the City of Kingston, the contractor responsible for the small bits of styrofoam littered throughout Kingston’s east end has been fined over the matter. In an email to Kingstonist, the City relayed that they are aware of reports of polystyrene, which is commonly

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350 Kingston sounds the alarm on climate crisis during Tuesday commute

Members of 350 Kingston brought climate action to Kingston’s morning commute Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021. The early morning campaign took place at the corner of Lower University and King Street from 7:30 to 8 a.m.  “It’s the start of something that we are going to be doing for quite a

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Theodore TOO stops in Kingston as part of Great Lakes tour

Canada’s famous and beloved tugboat, Theodore TOO, announced on Jun. 9, 2021, that he would set sail from Halifax to his new home in the Port of Hamilton and would become an ambassador to the Great Lakes and the marine industry. The 65-foot life-sized reproduction of Canada’s beloved “Theodore Tugboat” has partnered with Swim Drink Fish and will take on

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Letter: 12-year-old urges preservation of Amazon rainforest

The following is a submitted letter to the editor from a 12-year-old reader who asked to remain anonymous. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Editor, I am interested in saving the Amazon Rainforest from destruction and pollution, and I have made this

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KCHC teams up with Suzuki Foundation to connect residents, pollinators

Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) is challenging you to create a Butterflyway this summer.   According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “Wild pollinators such as butterflies and bees are crucial to human survival. Climate change, development and widespread pesticide use are compromising their habitat and food sources. The Butterflyway Project aims

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Watering restrictions begin in Kingston this week

The City of Kingston’s annual seasonal watering restrictions go into effect on Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. Until September 15, residents and businesses with odd-numbered addresses may water on odd-numbered days, while evens may water on even-numbered days.  The City of Kingston’s Water By-law allows residents and businesses to:  Use a hand-held hose, can or bucket any time on their scheduled day  Use

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Land Conservancy adds property near Parham to nature reserves

The Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (Land Conservancy for KFLA) has announced the addition of a property near Parham to their growing list of nature reserves in the KFLA region. The 88-hectare (217 acre) property is adjacent to an existing Land Conservancy property – the Fourth Lake

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UPDATE – Level One Ban – Dry conditions result in total fire ban for South Frontenac Township

UPDATE (Friday, Jun. 18, 2021): The total fire ban for the Township of South Frontenac will be downgraded to a Level One fire ban at 12 p.m. on Friday, Jun. 18, 2021. According to a release from the Township, a Level One fire ban restricts open air burning for the

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