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City facilities to reopen as region moves into ‘Green-Prevent’ level

Many City of Kingston facilities and services are planning to reopen this week as Provincewide Shutdown restrictions lift. The City is encouraging residents to continue to connect with services remotely and to minimize face-to-face contact. For questions about services not listed below, residents can call the Contact Centre at 613-546-0000

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Kingston to receive over $3 million from the Ontario Gas Tax program

Kingston will receive $3.2 million as part of the province of Ontario’s Gas Tax program. Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, made an announcement Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, stating that Ontario is providing $375 million through the Gas Tax program to help 109 municipalities across the province operate and expand public

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Have your say: Yay or nay? – Dedicated bus lanes in Kingston

At their meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2019, Kingston City Council discussed a motion to direct City Staff to look into the creation of a “Kingston Transitway” through dedicated bus lanes. Moved by Deputy Mayor Peter Stroud and seconded by Councillor Bridget Doherty, the motion spoke to the “permanent greenhouse

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It’s Commuter Challenge time again

  This year, Monday, Jun. 2 to Saturday, Jun. 8 is Canadian Environment Week. An easy way to celebrate is by joining the Commuter Challenge – a Canada-wide initiative encouraging commuters to leave their car at home. Kingston has participated annually in this event and often finishes in the top

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Re-Thinking Who Gets a Free Bus Pass in Kingston

In 2012 the City of Kingston, partnered with our local school boards, introduced a program that gives high school students a free bus pass to use during the school year. The program is the only one in Canada and has seen bus rides among students climb to 575,000 rides just

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What if Kingston…

In 2016, Kingston Transit recorded another record setting year for ridership, which was up a whopping 11.6 percent from 2015.  Although the continued growth can’t be attributed to a single factor, initiatives including the introduction and expansion of express routes, student pass pilot program, Employer Transpass, route adjustments and longer

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Brock and King, 1900

This fantastic photograph was taken at the corner of Brock and King, circa 1900.  Although this building no longer exists, Wade’s Drugstore occupied the same location as present-day Jack Astor’s. Wade’s was one of several drugstores in the city at that time, while its prime location contributed to years of

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#ygkChallenge: Commuter Challenge

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Norman Rogers Airport Expansion

“When in doubt, make sympathetic clucking noises” read the staff instructions for Customer Service at a Trade Show I once worked. In my opinion, a few airport officials may have been making sympathetic clucking noises to residents and the Collins Bay Marina in a recent Whig story about airport expansion.

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