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Moore: All of April will be dangerous

For anyone who thinks the current stay-at-home order in place across the province is not as serious as the ones that have come before it, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health puts it all into perspective. “This is going to

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Public Health declares COVID-19 outbreak in Kingston’s University District

On Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak within Kingston’s University District associated with Queen’s University. The outbreak was declared among young adults aged 18 to 29 years of age, as they currently

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Breakwater Park beach and Gord Downie Pier again closed to public

After reports of large gatherings at Gord Downie Pier and the beach at Breakwater Park over the weekend, the area will again be closed to the public. In a press release dated today, Monday, Mar. 22, 2021, the City of Kingston said, based on the recommendation of KFL&A Medical Officer

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Tree trimming to take place in Breakwater Park area

With Infrastructure upgrades required along King Street near Breakwater Park, Utilities Kingston is working with trained arborists to prune trees around high voltage lines in the area before work begins. This is being done in order to minimize the impact to trees, according to Utilities Kingston. “Trees are important to

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City of Kingston emergency order requires physical distancing at City parks

Update: In response to the question of the what defines a household, as stated in the Order, the City of Kingston provides additional clarification in regards to the details of implementation of the Order. It  will not apply to: persons who are members of a single household, members of the

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City reopening municipal beaches and public washrooms

The City of Kingston will officially open municipal beaches, waterfront swim access points, and some public washrooms on Friday, Jun. 26, 2020. The City is reminding residents to maintain physical distancing by staying two metres (six feet) from others on the beach, in the water, and in public washrooms. The

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City anticipates splash pads, Breakwater Park to reopen by Canada Day

The City of Kingston is aiming to have splash pads and Breakwater Park, among other municipal amenities, open in time for residents to enjoy by Canada Day. Although the City is currently awaiting the details of the provincial regulations that will help guide the reopening of municipal amenities as part

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Police report a relatively ‘co-operative and respectful’ move-in weekend

Despite literally thousands of students making their way to Kingston, their new home for the school year, Kingston Police said the weekend “went well” from a law enforcement standpoint. “A few liquor tickets were issued under the University District Safety Initiative, but students for the most part were co-operative and

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City remedies unwelcoming benches following online citizen complaint

During her lunch hour, Kingstonian Kathryn Vilela was walking along the beautifully redesigned waterfront at Breakwater Park when something caught her attention. It was Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019, and Vilela, an employee with Queen’s University Alumni Relations, suddenly found her lunchtime walk interrupted by a realization – one that prompted

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Guide to free family activities this summer

We’re now a few weeks into the summer of 2019, but it can feel like months to the moms, dads, and other caregivers who are home with their kids this summer looking to find ways to keep their kids entertained. While a week or two of summer camp and a

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A brief guide to the urban legends of Kingston

It took many years for someone to convince me that the limestone tower on Queen’s west campus was never, in fact, a hanging tower. Maybe I just didn’t want to believe it, because obviously a hanging tower was way more interesting than a water tower for Kingston Penitentiary. Besides, isn’t

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Breakwater Park receives Canadian Society of Landscape Architect’s 2019 Award of Excellence

It was one of the City’s most exciting grand opening in years, and a revitalization project that proved a huge success as thousands flocked to waterfront to enjoy the newly transformed park. And now, Breakwater Park has won a Canadian Society of Landscape Architect’s (CSLA) 2019 National Award of Excellence.

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