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Kingston Fire & Rescue asks community to seek alternatives to fireworks

Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) crews responded to nine separate complaints about fireworks being improperly set off on Canada Day. In one of these incidents, a firework caused fire damage to the soffit of a building on Wilson St. Fortunately, crews were able to extinguish the fire, with limited damage

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Pets and Canada Day

Canada Day is just around the corner! But before you celebrate all that is truly Canadian, let’s take a moment to make sure that our pets are taken care of. Canada Day can be a very difficult time for pets for a number of reasons. For starters, fireworks are a

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Downtown Kingston ready to celebrate Canada Day

Get your red and white ready, Kingston! The Downtown Kingston BIA will be hosting many events celebrating Canada Day in downtown Kingston and Confederation Park. Canada Day begins with the annual Limestone Mile, a one-mile race. The event is made up of multiple races – two kid’s races (one for

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for Victoria Day

  Happy Victoria Day weekend, Kingston! Of course, the most important thing for everyone to know is when the fireworks are happening. This Sunday, May 19, 2019,  family-friendly activities – and 9:30 p.m. fireworks – are planned at Lake Ontario Park (920 King St. West). Find the full line-up of

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Police, Paramedics: 2019 St. Patrick’s Day partying in Kingston less disruptive than past years

While photos paint the all-too-familiar picture of students flooding Aberdeen Street, armed with alcoholic beverages and – this year – fireworks, local authorities say the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the University District were not as disruptive as those that took place in the recent past. Kingston Police credited

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Partial burn ban remains in effect over holiday weekend

With the August long weekend upon us, Kingston Fire and Rescue would like to remind citizens of the partial burn ban currently in effect. With the lack of rainfall recently, the partial burn ban must remain in effect, according to a press release from the City of Kingston. The partial

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Burn ban update: Fire chief urges extra vigilance

After Kingston Fire and Rescue issued a total open air burning ban yesterday (Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2018), Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong is calling on residents to exercise caution during the dry conditions. Armstrong is urging those throughout Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington to be “extra vigilant to prevent wildfires,” and

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Total open air burn ban issued for City of Kingston

Due to the continuing dry conditions, Kingston Fire and Rescue issued a total open air burn ban, and is are advising the public to exercise extreme caution when using any sort of flame or flammable material. “Once again, the forecast shows dry conditions for next while, with little precipitation predicted

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Top Five Things to See and Do in August 2016

Each month we highlight five of the absolute best events in Kingston, and this month is no exception.  As much as our top five things to see and do in the city routinely celebrates of all-things Kingston, August’s edition strikes a decisively somber tone. One of our top picks for

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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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Guide to Canada Day 2014 in Kingston

Following the first day of Summer and last day of school, the time has finally come to bust out your favorite red and white flare and celebrate Canada Day in Kingston.  Similar to year’s past, there’s a full day of activities that largely take place in and around downtown Kingston and Grass Creek Park. In addition

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