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CRCA Maple Madness programming altered for 2021 season

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority is not holding their regular Maple Madness programming at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation area this year. However, there are some family friendly maple themed activities happening on the weekends throughout the rest of March. Guided sugar bush tours and interpretive talks and demos will be

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A day at the spa? Thoughts on the intersection of Battersea and Glenburnie Roads

I want to see our city grow. Not in a blind or wasteful way. Some things, like pollution, should not increase, nor should poverty. Both need to be reduced as quickly as possible. But smart, sustainable programs that create jobs and support environmentally friendly and socially responsible industries and initiatives

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Hall Monitor: Response Reservations

Kingston City Council held meeting 14-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2020, hosting its third meeting in its virtual format. While the agenda was light on staff reports, some key issues were discussed, including COVID-19 responses and an update from the KFL&A Public Health. Public Health Update The evening presented

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Flood watch issued by Cataraqui Conservation

Cataraqui Conservation has issued a flood watch for Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River due to elevated water levels. The flood watch was issued on Sunday, Apr. 12, 2020, and stated that, as higher than normal water levels persist, further increases are expected. According to the Cataraqui Region

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Hall Monitor: Climate Camp

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 25-2019 (Agenda) during which they, among other items, asked staff to look into bringing some select camping back to Lake Ontario Park next year, received and supported the work of their Climate Action Working Group, and created a

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CRCA Flood Warning update: ‘water levels still very high’

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has updated its Flood Warning for Lake Ontario and The St. Lawrence River as of Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019. According to CRCA, the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board is reporting a lake-wide water level of 75.80 metres as of Sunday, Jul. 21,

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Water levels at LaSalle Causeway being ‘closely monitored’

  As spring continues to deliver wet weather, water levels have continued to rise, leaving many wondering how much higher the water can get before it begins to impact daily life in Kingston. On Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2019, the City of Kingston closed the portion of the waterfront trail from

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Water levels predicted to peak in early June

  The water levels along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are expected to peak in early June. The City is not anticipating widespread flooding at this time, the office of emergency management is advising residents in low-lying and flood prone areas along these shorelines to keep a close

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City of Kingston: Localized flooding possible

  On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) issued a flood warning for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The warning forecasted higher than normal water levels, which could lead to flooding at the end of May. While the city of Kingston is not currently

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City, Environment Canada warn of significant rainfall tomorrow

Residents can expect another wet day on Friday, Apr. 26, 2019, and should plan ahead in case of localized flooding, according to the City of Kingston. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Thursday, Apr. 25, 2019 advising of another significant rainfall for Friday. “Rain, heavy at times, will

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