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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Apr. 23, 2021

The following is a selection of the most significant road closures and expected traffic delays in and around the city of Kingston for the week ending April 23, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Garrett Street near

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Local love, local concerns as Tourism Kingston lights up downtown core

Chilly pedestrians walking along the streets of the downtown core over the past months have been warmed by the glow of neon hearts hanging in the windows of local businesses, but the initiative that brought these signs to the community has raised some questions even as it raises spirits. The

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City of Kingston committees looking for volunteers from diverse backgrounds

Do you want to help shape your community? Bring your knowledge and lived experiences to a City of Kingston citizen advisory committee or legislated board. Applications from eligible residents/business owners in Kingston will be received until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 30, 2021. Kingston City Council establishes committees, working groups

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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Apr. 16, 2021

The following is a selection of the most significant road closures and expected traffic delays in and around the city of Kingston for the week ending April 16, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Garrett Street near

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Update: Closure extended – City of Kingston temporarily closes Breakwater Park

Update (Monday, Apr. 19, 2021)Breakwater park will remain closed for another week, according to Mayor Bryan Paterson. Initially closed for 10 days on Friday, Apr. 9, 2021, in response to a COVID-19 outbreak in the University District and large gatherings that were taking place in the park. “Breakwater Park will

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No dig sewer lining program to continue this year

Utilities Kingston cleans and inspects the sanitary sewer pipe network in the City of Kingston on a 12-year cycle. As a result of these inspections, pipes are identified that require rehabilitation or reconstruction. In 2021, Utilities Kingston is continuing the now annual sewer lining program to rehabilitate aging pipes and improve

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Funding announced for small and medium businesses affected by pandemic

Help is on the way for small and medium-sized businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Kingston has partnered with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (EcDev) to award 1.1 million dollars in funding — $600,000 will come from the City of Kingston and EcDev

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What the Ontario Stay-At-Home Order means

On Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021, Ontario Premier Doug Ford issued a province-wide Stay-At-Home Order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, to be effective as of Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. What does that mean? For residents The government of Ontario is asking residents to

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UPDATE: New open-air burning regulations in Kingston to take effect

Update (Monday Apr. 19, 2021): The bylaw regulating the setting and maintaining of open air fires came into effect at 12:01 a.m. today, Monday, Apr. 19, 2021, and promotes public safety by requiring residents to read the rules for safely managing different kinds of open air fires, according to a

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New arts grants available from the City of Kingston

Those looking to receive support for their artistic endeavours are in luck. The Kingston Arts Council has opened up applications for the Resiliency Grant. The Resiliency Grant is a new funding program supported by the 2021 Kingston Arts Council. “Kingston City Council allocated $200,000 in one-time funding to support individual

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Kingston launches tree planting program

The City of Kingston is going to be a little bit greener and is asking for your help to make it happen.  The City has launched what it’s called the Neighbourhood Tree Planting Program to encourage residents to plant trees on their properties to help grow Kingston’s tree canopy. “We’re

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City of Kingston opens applications for pandemic relief grants

Applications are now being accepted for $1.5 million in grants aimed at supporting local businesses, not-for-profits, recreation organizations and artists. According to a release from the City of Kingston, dated Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021, the City and its community partners have created four grant programs to support businesses who may

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