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City Council sits for first night of municipal budget deliberations

Kingston City Council held their first of three nights of budget deliberations on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The evening began with a presentation from CAO Lanie Hurdle, in which she explained how City of Kingston staff have taken the impacts of COVID-19 into account in their proposed 2021 budget. “The

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Cataraqui Conservation to re-open some conservation areas this weekend

After much discussion at their latest Board meeting, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority will reopen some conservation areas beginning on Saturday, Apr. 25, 2020. Cataraqui Conservation announced the closure of all its conservation areas on Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and observed activity that violated

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Council passes bylaw to allow enforcement of emergency orders

On Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020, Kingston City Council voted 11-2 to pass a bylaw allowing enforcement of any emergency orders passed by the City under the Emergency Management and Civil Protections Act. Although no local orders have been issued at this time, the bylaw will allow for Municipal Enforcement Officers

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All local Conservation Areas to close due to COVID-19 state of emergency

Update (Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020): After a number of readers reached out to us, we have confirmed with the City of Kingston and Frontenac County that both the K&P Trail and the Waterfront Trail are not closed to the public at this time. Additionally, the City of Kingston is reminding

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CRCA downgrades flood warning to flood watch

Today, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) downgraded its flood warning statement for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River to a flood watch. According to the statement issued on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board (ILOSLRB) is reporting a lake-wide water level of 75.64

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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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Top Five Things to See and Do in December 2015

Earlier this week we unwrapped our highly anticipated annual Guide to Holiday Entertainment, featuring nearly two dozen of the city’s most colourful concerts, parties and sing-a-longs taking place during the festive season.  However, as you well know, there’s more than just candy canes, red-nosed reindeer and sleigh rides when it

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Top Five Things to See and Do in October 2015

The flocks of tourists have been replaced by droves of students. It’s getting darker earlier, and cooler by the day.  And to top things off, wretched Christmas decorations have already started to clutter department store shelves.  It must be October!  I for one welcome the arrival of October, mostly because

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The Year That Was

With just over two weeks remaining until the arrival of 2014, it’s time for a quick look at the headlines and news stories that shaped the past year for Kingstonians. The city dove headfirst into 2013 with a debate regarding electoral boundaries and student voters that was eventually settled by

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Supporters Rally Against Line 9 Reversal

Canada’s economic viability has long been premised on the extraction and exportation of raw natural resources. Beginning with the fur trade and expanding to the diverse mineral resources that exist across the country, their ability to be a sustainable economic venture has long been a point of contentious debate. Despite

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Crude Awakening for Line 9

Kingston’s City Council Meetings are no stranger to corporate suitors and special interest groups looking to gain support for noble and lucrative causes alike. The conga line of aspiring something or others that have graced council with their presence include prospective managers of the K-Rock Centre, both pro- and anti-casino

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