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Update: City of Kingston advises of upcoming Hydro One planned outage

UPDATE (Jun. 25, 2021): The Hydro One planned power outage will take place on Sunday, June 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will affect approximately 3,400 Hydro One customers in the Township of Loyalist, including Amherstview as well as Hydro One customers in Kingston. There will be no

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Police warn about scammers pretending to be Hydro One representatives

Kingston Police are warning local residents to be wary of scammers posing as representatives of Hydro One in the Kingston area. According to a release from Kingston Police dated Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, residents in Kingston and area have received calls requesting that they make a payment for overdue or

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Utilities Kingston asks residents to know their provider, call in emergencies

It’s important to know who your electricity provider is in order to properly report outages and emergency situations. In Kingston there are three potential providers, and Utilities Kingston request residents determine which one is responsible for the power in their area. The utility company also wants residents to know they

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Utilities Kingston announces updated COVID-19 relief criteria

Utilities Kingston has announced changes to the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program eligibility criteria for residents, small businesses and charitable organizations. They say the changes could mean that more natural gas and electricity users may be eligible for assistance. The COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) and COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for

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Local coach honoured at Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards

Patricia Howes, head coach of the Kingston’s Royal Military College (RMC) fencing teams, was awarded a top provincial coaching honour from the Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) at the 2020 Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards over the weekend. “I coach because I love working with people and seeing them grow, learn

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Energy Assistance Program offers up to $850 for eligible small businesses

Across Ontario, natural gas and utilities are now delivering the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business or CEAP-SB, funded by the Government of Ontario, Utilities Kingston stated in a release dated Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. CEAP-SB provides a one-time, on-bill credit to eligible small business and charitable organization energy customers, who have experienced

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Utilities Kingston details Energy Assistance Program available to avoid disruptions

CEAP – the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program – is being delivered across Ontario by natural gas and electrical utilities. This program is funded by the Government of Ontario and provides a one-time, on-bill credit to eligible residential electricity and natural gas customers who have experienced hardships as a direct result

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Kingston man charged with impaired driving after collision causes power outage

A local man is facing charges for impaired driving after he collided with a hydro pole in Kingston’s west end, causing a dangerous scene for first responders and a power outage for nearly 1,300 residents. The collision took place on Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2020 just before 5:30 p.m. The male

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Ice storm causes power outages throughout region

The freezing rain that hit Kingston and the area overnight and into Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 has resulted in power outages throughout the region. Utilities Kingston is reporting two areas of outages, one in the east end of the city, and the other in Kingston’s north end. The north end

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Storm wreaks havoc on Kingston and area

Many residents awoke to find themselves with no power on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 – That is, if they weren’t already awake from the incredibly high winds and sounds of the storm’s destruction. Torrential rains hit Kingston and the area on Halloween night, beginning in the afternoon of Thursday, Oct.

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for Easter weekend

  The April long weekend is one where it truly starts to feel like spring, and a time when many gather with family and friends for Easter and Passover festivities. That means you have to get your shopping and business done ahead of time, so to help you out, we’ve

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Phone scam targets Utilities Kingston and Hydro One clients

Utilities Kingston is warning to all customers to be vigilant after several clients reported receiving fraudulent calls demanding payments. Customers are reportedly receiving calls from those claiming to be from Utilities Kingston or Hydro One. The scammers threaten those contacted with having their utilities disconnected if a payment is not

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