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Homeless campers told to vacate Springer Market Square

Only days after Kingston Police and City officials said they would be allowed to remain at Springer Market Square, homeless campers have been instructed to vacate the site. Kingston Police Sergeant Steve Koopman confirmed that City officials visited the site on Friday morning to speak with the campers, advise them

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City, Kingston Police address homeless camp at City Hall

Right now, many of Kingston’s residents are staying home as much as possible, but for some in the city that don’t have a place to call home, Springer Market Square behind City Hall has been acting as home base since the start of April. There, tarps have been erected into

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Kingston City Hall now closed to the public amid COVID-19 pandemic

As part of the City of Kingston’s precautions regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic, City Hall is closed to the public effective Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2020. The closure will remain in effect until further notice. The portable public washroom located outside City Hall will remain open for public use. During this

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Paved Paradise 2020: Call for submissions reflecting ‘what makes Kingston unique’

For the third year, the City of Kingston is once again planning a ‘Paved Paradise’ project, a temporary public art exhibit right in the heart of the downtown core. The Paved Paradise project debuted in 2018, and this year, the City is looking for submissions that will “help make the

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Murdoch Mysteries episode shot in Kingston premieres tonight

Whether you’re a fan of the CBC hit drama Murdoch Mysteries or just a fan of all things Kingston, you’ll want to tune in tonight to see the episode of the show filmed entirely in the Limestone City. The 13-season television series set in the early 20th century filmed here

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Toys for Tickets takes place next week

It’s that time of year again! For two days only, those in Kingston with outstanding parking tickets will be able to pay those tickets off while making a difference in a child’s holidays. On Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, residents can pay off their parking tickets with

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Hall Monitor: Active Implementation

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2019, Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 23-2019 (Agenda) where they discussed proposed changes to Belle Park, transitions in the Ontario recycling program, received a strategic plan update and, primarily, spoke to the 5-year implementation strategy for the Active Transportation Master Plan. The evening opened

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KFL&A Public Health launches Breastfeeding in Public campaign

In an attempt to normalize and promote social acceptance of breast feeding “anytime, anywhere,” Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health and its community partners are launching a new campaign. The ‘Breastfeeding in Public’ campaign will feature life-sized cut out images of local moms breast feeding, which will be

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Second weekend of ‘Ontario Street: A Vibrant Project’ kicks off Friday

The City of Kingston will be putting on a second weekend of the Ontario Street Vibrant Spaces Project. Ontario Street will be closed to traffic in front of City Hall from 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 to allow a gathering space for

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Four fun facts about City Hall

The heat, the glorious heat. After seven cold and wet months, finally a breath of hot, humid air. Though I welcome the humidity and long summer days, they are already winding down and I’m conscious that we need to do more to ensure our most vulnerable residents have the AC

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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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