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Emergency services respond to numerous ice rescues over long weekend

Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR) responded to three separate ice rescues over the past week. According to a statement from KFR, released on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, as of 11:23 am on Monday, Feb. 15, emergency services had responded to three recent calls for ice rescue in Lake Ontario. At

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City of Kingston emergency order requires physical distancing at City parks

Update: In response to the question of the what defines a household, as stated in the Order, the City of Kingston provides additional clarification in regards to the details of implementation of the Order. It  will not apply to: persons who are members of a single household, members of the

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City reopening municipal beaches and public washrooms

The City of Kingston will officially open municipal beaches, waterfront swim access points, and some public washrooms on Friday, Jun. 26, 2020. The City is reminding residents to maintain physical distancing by staying two metres (six feet) from others on the beach, in the water, and in public washrooms. The

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City anticipates splash pads, Breakwater Park to reopen by Canada Day

The City of Kingston is aiming to have splash pads and Breakwater Park, among other municipal amenities, open in time for residents to enjoy by Canada Day. Although the City is currently awaiting the details of the provincial regulations that will help guide the reopening of municipal amenities as part

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Police report a relatively ‘co-operative and respectful’ move-in weekend

Despite literally thousands of students making their way to Kingston, their new home for the school year, Kingston Police said the weekend “went well” from a law enforcement standpoint. “A few liquor tickets were issued under the University District Safety Initiative, but students for the most part were co-operative and

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City remedies unwelcoming benches following online citizen complaint

During her lunch hour, Kingstonian Kathryn Vilela was walking along the beautifully redesigned waterfront at Breakwater Park when something caught her attention. It was Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019, and Vilela, an employee with Queen’s University Alumni Relations, suddenly found her lunchtime walk interrupted by a realization – one that prompted

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Save the date: Breakwater Park official grand re-opening in late July

The anticipated re-opening of one of Kingston’s most beloved lakeside parks is fast approaching – and well in time for residents to enjoy the park this summer. The City of Kingston has just announced that the official grand re-opening of Breakwater Park will take place on Thursday, Jul. 26, 2018.

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