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Government investment sees $2.2M for Kingston infrastructure

More than $22.2 million is being invested by the federal and provincial governments aimed at protecting the health, and well-being of residents in 130 municipalities throughout eastern Ontario. The Government of Canada is investing over $17.7 million in municipalities through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada

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Taxpayer’s compensation request for reduced services considered ‘an unfortunate perspective’

After little to no discussion, Greater Napanee council moved not to compensate a taxpayer seeking rebates for lessened services over the past year. An email from a Greater Napanee resident appeared in section 7.2 of the regular council meeting agenda on Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2021. It was also brought up

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City budget discussions to be live-streamed

The City is inviting constituents to virtually attend budget deliberations next week, as Council reviews various capital and operating budgets supported by the municipality. “We want to continue to be open and transparent about how spending and resource allocation decisions are made, and to provide residents with the opportunity to

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Kingston City services impacted by new COVID-19 emergency measures

A number of services through the City of Kingston will be impacted by the stricter COVID-19 measures being put in place after the Ontario government declared a second state of emergency. The provincial government announced emergency orders as part of that declaration, which will come into effect at 12:01 a.m.

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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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City readies to reopen some outdoor recreational spaces

Beginning on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the City of Kingston will reopen some of the outdoor recreation spaces closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the City, the following outdoor public recreation amenities will be open for casual use: Off-leash dog parks Sports fields CaraCo Home Field

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City of Kingston closes all playgrounds and parks due to COVID-19

On Friday, Mar. 27, 2020, the day after declaring a state of emergency, the City of Kingston has announced the closure of all playgrounds and parks. According to the City, this decision was made in alignment with recommendations from Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, as well as

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Public Health addresses concerns about public parks and COVID-19

As the sun shone down on Kingston and the area this past weekend, many people experiencing the stir-craze of self-isolation and social distancing took to the outdoors. A with a taste of spring before the season arrives, families went on bike rides, couples went for hikes, and many spent time

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City welcomes public input on how to spend the Kingston Solar Community Benefit Fund

Replacing a play structure and building a shade structure at Elginburg Public School, and planting approximately 2,000 trees – these are just some of the ways the Kingston Solar Community Benefit Fund has been used in Kingston since its inception. Designed to “help improve natural and recreational areas,” the Kingston

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Guide to free family activities this summer

We’re now a few weeks into the summer of 2019, but it can feel like months to the moms, dads, and other caregivers who are home with their kids this summer looking to find ways to keep their kids entertained. While a week or two of summer camp and a

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City invites feedback on Parks and Recreation Master Plan update

  The city is inviting community members to attend the Parks and Recreation Master Plan update open house taking place Monday, Jun. 3, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the INVISTA Centre (1350 Gardiners Rd). Project consultants, Sierra Planning, and management will give a presentation at 5:30 p.m. Children

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