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Kingstonians grapple with aftermath of flooding

Over the weekend, Kingstonians continued to grapple with the consequences of surprise flooding in several areas of the city on Saturday morning. Environment Canada had issued a Special Weather Statement, advising of a possibility of heavy, but not unheard of, rainfall in the region. A combination of this heavy rain

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KFHC CEO responds to tenant complaints

In an interview, Mary Lynn Cousins Brame, CEO of Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation addressed the status of some of the major issues that KFHC tenants have been raising throughout the summer. First, on Jul. 29, 2021, Kingstonist reported that tenants had had a full month’s worth of rent taken out

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Mayor recognizes need for cooperation ahead of Housing and Homelessness Committee meeting

Further to earlier reports this summer, Kingstonist has received a number of concerned messages from tenants of multiple residences owned by Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC).  In a candid conversation Mayor Bryan Paterson responded to residents’ concerns that they are being treated without respect by the corporation. First, in order

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KFHC responds to allegations of mistreating tenants

In response to an article on recent issues at Rideaucrest Towers, as well as an earlier issue that saw tenants’ rent taken out of their bank accounts early, Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) has reached out to Kingstonist. KFHC Board Chair, Denise Cumming noted in her email response, “As a

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Residents of KFHC say they are not being treated like people

According to several residents of City-owned Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation’s (KFHC) Rideaucrest Towers, on Saturday, Jul. 31, 2021, a hot water tank blew in a seventh-floor apartment, causing extensive damage and potential health risks on that floor and the floor below, and causing a sixth-floor ceiling to fall in.  As

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City urges flood preparedness ahead of rainy forecast

The City of Kingston is urging residents who live in flood-prone areas to be prepared, as weather authorities are forecasting heavy rainfall for Kingston and the area. According to the City, the Cataraqui Reion Conservation Authority does not expect widespread flooding at this time, but The Weather Network is forecasting

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Flood watch issued by Cataraqui Conservation

Cataraqui Conservation has issued a flood watch for Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River due to elevated water levels. The flood watch was issued on Sunday, Apr. 12, 2020, and stated that, as higher than normal water levels persist, further increases are expected. According to the Cataraqui Region

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Utilities Kingston rolls out basement flooding prevention programs

The sun and rain have nearly wiped all traces of snow from Kingston and the area, which can only mean that spring is fast approaching. With that in mind, Utilities Kingston is once again offering the Preventative Plumbing Program offering financial assistance, as well as the Flood Facts public education

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Water main break closes section of King Street

A water main break has led to flooding on King Street in downtown Kingston on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The flooding began just after 12 p.m., and Utilities Kingston confirmed that the cause of the flooding was due to a water main break. Both Kingston Fire and Rescue and Utilities

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CRCA Flood Warning update: ‘water levels still very high’

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has updated its Flood Warning for Lake Ontario and The St. Lawrence River as of Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019. According to CRCA, the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board is reporting a lake-wide water level of 75.80 metres as of Sunday, Jul. 21,

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Record high outflows on the St. Lawrence River to provide flood relief

  Although St. Lawrence River water levels have peaked and are no longer rising, flooding will continue to affect Kingston and the Islands according to Rob Caldwell, Canadian Secretary of the International Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Regulation Office. Water levels have been stable since Sunday, Jun. 2, 2019, Caldwell said. “During

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Strong wind warning in effect for eastern Lake Ontario

Environment Canada has issued a strong wind warning for eastern Lake Ontario, forecasting waves of up to two metres later today. Winds forecast for Friday, Jun. 14 to Saturday, Jun. 15, 2019 “Wind west 25 knots backing to southwest 20 this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 15 Saturday morning. Wind

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