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City of Kingston announces shortlist of names for Third Crossing

“To be able to use a Mohawk or an Ojibwe name for the most important, largest infrastructure project in our city’s history is a great tangible action that is fostering understanding and learning of each other’s cultures.” – Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson. The City of Kingston has announced six potential

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Old rail tracks will put money in the bank for Greater Napanee

Decommissioning of a retired rail line will put ‘money in the bank’ for Greater Napanee; however, how to utilize the cleared trail is yet to be determined.  With the current high price of metal, Greater Napanee council determined that now is an opportune time to turn in nearly 5km of

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Letter: Public consultation needed on multi-year use of KP

The following is a letter to the editor regarding the new multi-year lease of Kingston Penitentiary. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Since 1835, Kingston Penitentiary (KP) has generated economic and regional growth. Even as KP ceased its social control functions

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City seeks input on proposed Biosolids and Biogas Master Plan

As Utilities Kingston works to support the Kingston Climate Action Plan, both the City and Utilities Kingston are seeking public input on the Biosolids and Biogas Master Plan. The Master Plan is looking at ways to both enhance wastewater treatment plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and capture and make

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What they’re saying: Comments from the public Density by Design meeting

On Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, Paige Agnew, Director of Planning, Building & Licensing Services for the City of Kingston, and Brent Toderian, an urban planning consultant working with the city, presented the ‘Density by Design’ options report to the Planning Committee and the public. Following comments from councillors on the

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Referendum to Decide Fate of Casino

When Kingstonians head to the polls during next Fall’s municipal election, the seats occupied by Councillors and the Mayor may not be the only things decided by voters. Last week, council unanimously voted in favour of conducting a referendum to decide, once and for all, what position the City of

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Hit the Deck: A Kingston Gaming Facility Recap

As some of my regular readers know, I work a full time job with an overnight shift. Working nights has its perks for sure, but one of the downfalls is an awkward sleep schedule. This schedule bit me this week, and when I laid down for my usual afternoon nap

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Presentation of the Conceptual Design Plan for Breakwater Park

In late 2011 the City partnered with KFL&A Public Health in submitting an application for 8-80 Cities “Make a Place for People” project. On December 17, 2011, the City of Kingston was notified that it was one of six municipalities out of thirty four (34) applications that was selected as

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Support For A Gaming Facility In Kingston

The City is seeking the input of residents on whether or not it should support the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) possibly locating a casino operation in Kingston. A public meeting to receive feedback on this question has been set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8 in Memorial

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Public Invited To Third Crossing Open House

The Environmental Assessment (EA) examining a potential Third Crossing over the Cataraqui River is nearing completion and the City is inviting residents to attend an open house for a presentation showing the progress on this significant project. The Third Crossing Public Information Centre (PIC) Open House is set for 6

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Public Input Wanted On Breakwater Park Design

Breakwater Park – the park that runs along the waterfront between Beverley and Barrie streets – will be the focus of an upcoming public meeting on how to enhance this great public space to further encourage active living. The workshop-style meeting, to be run by active transportation expert Gil Penalosa

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