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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending May 14, 2021

The following is a selection of the most significant road closures and expected traffic delays in and around the city of Kingston for the week ending May 14, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Garrett Street near

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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending May 7, 2021

The following is a selection of the most significant road closures and expected traffic delays in and around the city of Kingston for the week ending May 7, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Garrett Street near

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Environmental concerns prompt Council to defer proposal for Kingston Inner Harbour

The most discussed and contentious item on the agenda for Kingston City Council, the federal proposal to “remediate environmental risks to the river environment and human health of Kingston’s Inner Harbour,” has been deferred. Ironically, the deferral was proposed for the exact same reasons the federal government stated were behind

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Kingston heritage sites recognized with national awards

Two heritage building reconstruction projects have been recognized by the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) through their 2020 Annual Awards program. The awards celebrate preservation, restoration and conservation work in areas including archaeology, architecture, engineering, craftsmanship, education and planning, according to a release from the Canadian Association of Heritage

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LaSalle Causeway to remain on reduced hours to marine traffic

The LaSalle Causeway will remain on reduced hours for marine traffic until further notice, according to Public Services and Procurement Canada. “Although Parks Canada has decided to reopen the Rideau Canal, important infrastructure work is ongoing at the Jones Falls and Kingston Mills lockstations, which remain closed,” Public Services and

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Opening of LaSalle Causeway to marine traffic delayed

This year, the LaSalle Causeway will not be opening for marine traffic as it would normally, according to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). The bridge is normally raised at set times each day to allow larger marine vessels to pass through. Due to the current restrictions being put in

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Mayor, MP: Construction of third crossing is now ‘full steam ahead’

In-water construction of the third crossing will begin “in just days,” Mayor Bryan Paterson said after the City received approval on the Detailed Impact Assessment (DIA) for the project. The City of Kingston received that approval from Parks Canada on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, after working with departments and agencies

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City implementing turtle protection measures during work on third crossing

As work takes place on both the east and west sides of the Cataraqui River in preparation for the construction of the third crossing, the City of Kingston is taking steps to protect the turtle populations along the riverbanks. According to the Third Crossing Team for the City of Kingston,

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Bellevue House receives $1.1M investment from Government of Canada

Mark Gerretsen, MP for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced a federal investment of $1.1 million to fund a major renovation of Bellevue House, the former home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. This investment brings a

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Training exercise allows multiple first responders to ‘train as they play’

One week ago, Kingston and the area experienced weather similar to that we have today – a lot of rain – but that didn’t stop the multi-jurisdictional emergency response training scheduled to take place on the St. Lawrence River. On Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marine

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