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Councillor Neill won’t run again, calls for greater diversity

City Councillor Jim Neill announced via Twitter and Facebook on Monday, June 15, 2020 that he will not run again in the Williamsville District, hoping to make way for greater diversity on Kingston City Council.  “We need greater gender balance! I’ll support any progressive woman who runs in Williamsville!” his

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City releases final design of Highway 15 and Gore Road intersection

The City of Kingston has released the final design of the intersection of Highway 15 and Gore Road, and is providing an opportunity for residents review the design and ask questions of the team behind it. The design, led by the Third Crossing team, focuses on active transportation, and an

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Integrity Commissioner recommends suspension of pay for Councillor Stroud

At its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, Kingston City Council will receive a report from the Integrity Commissioner regarding complaints filed against Councillor Peter Stroud. According to the report from the Integrity Commissioner, the complaints against Stroud stem from two different incidents: The incident on Sunday, Jun. 23,

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Hall Monitor: Dianne Saxe Speaks to Kingston

Dr. Dianne Saxe, former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario and internationally recognized environmental lawyer, joined Kingston City Council on a rainy October 22 evening for a special presentation in a modified town hall format. Dozens of people, some as young as nine years old, filled Memorial Hall to hear Saxe’s presentation,

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Kingston Police respond to city councillor’s criticism

Kingston Police have responded to a City Councillor’s public criticism over the way one of their officers parked their cruiser on a city street, stating that the police officer was acting in their capacity as a police officer and was responding to a call for service in the vicinity. Councillor

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City, 7 Days in May cyclists address bike lane use

  Over the weekend of May 25 and 26, a photo began circulating around social media of a group of cyclists that were not using the new bike lane along Bath Road. A lot of people expressed anger that the cyclists chose to use the side of the single eastbound

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Best of 2017: Estimated Cost for Third Crossing Rises to $180 Million

In April, the city revealed the preliminary design and business plan for the much discussed third crossing that would connect the east and west banks of the Cataraqui River. The plan, which projects a $60 million dollar cost to taxpayers, was met with the usual split reaction from Kingstonians. The

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Bike Sharing in Kingston

You may have noticed an influx of orange bicycles around downtown Kingston and on Queen’s campus. Dropbike, a new Toronto-based bike sharing service is running a summer-long project in Kingston. The pilot project began on July 1st and will continue throughout the summer, providing 100 dockless bicycles for rent in

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Estimated Cost for Third Crossing Rises to $180 Million

Last Thursday, the City of Kingston revealed the preliminary design and business plan for the proposed third crossing, which suggests that the controversial project would cost taxpayers $60 million more than initially projected.  The $180 million price tag is the result of changes to the bridge’s design and construction, land

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Separated Bike Lane Planned for Bath Road

Kingston has made great strides in recent years when it comes to promoting active transportation and the development of cycling infrastructure. From Kingston Transit’s Rack & Roll program to the Commuter Challenge, and from the installation of an expansive network of bike lanes to faded and oft ignored sharrows, these

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Third Crossing: Phase 2

The Third Crossing project is now in Phase 2 and has reached the updating of cost estimates stage. We should know more next Spring. Personally, I am undecided on the bridge. I completely understand those who are asking for it passionately. However, environmental impact apart, I do wonder about what

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