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Plastics ban raises new questions for Green Bin users in Ontario

Businesses and consumers planning to make the switch to compostable cutlery have a bit of homework to do. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, the federal government released the list of single-use plastic items it plans to ban in 2021, part of a promise to eliminate plastic waste in Canada by

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City announces brush and leaf collection schedule

The fall weather is here, and with it comes the City’s yearly brush and leaf collection. According to a release dated Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, brush collection will begin on September 28, and leaf pick up will begin on November 2. These are two separate collection processes and brush will

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What’s open and closed Labour Day 2020

During the pandemic, time has stood still and raced by without notice, all at the same time. It’s hard to believe that Labour Day weekend is upon us, and yet, here we are: students are returning to school, the days are getting shorter, and the summer is truly almost coming

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Water Conservation Garden offers ‘green’ learning experiences for all ages

  Sustainability and conservation are key factors in surviving our current climate emergency. Taking small steps to reduce our carbon footprint, being mindful of creating waste, and conserving water are small changes everyone can make to help reduce our impact on the environment. Keeping all these things in mind, it

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City to help new student residents navigate garbage and recycling programs in Kingston

From city to city across the province and country, recycling and waste management programs differ greatly. For someone coming into a new city, that means doing some research to figure out when to put out your garbage, recycling, and compost, as well as what can be recycled and when. But

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#ygkChallenge: Attend A Community Workshop!

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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