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Mayor responds to Tribunal decision on Capitol Condos project

Just hours after the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal ordered the City of Kingston to repeal the by-law supporting the Capitol Condos project, Mayor Bryan Paterson is considering the decision a chance for learning and moving forward, he said. “I think the first thing I would say is that I think,

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Police seek tips regarding woman wanted for arson

Kingston Police have released the above image of a woman involved in an arson case hoping members of the public may be able to provide information. The incident the woman was involved in began in Belleville on Friday, Jun. 1, 2018. At approximately 1 a.m., a male driver was approached

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Best of 2017: Kingston Considers a Deepwater Port for Cruise Ships

This past November, City Council unanimously passed a motion that could eventually lead to the dredging of a portion of Lake Ontario’s shore to provide space for a deepwater port. With the passing by of numerous cruise ships during the warm months such as the Grand Caribe, Grand Mariner, M/V Victory,

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Expansion of the Wolfe Island Ferry Dock

A postage stamp sized lot on Kingston’s waterfront is once again the focus of potential development. Earlier this month council voted in support of a motion to explore the possibility of building a cruise ship terminal, which could very well end up at the foot of Queen Street. Now, a

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Coalition Raises Alarm on OMB Prehearings

The Coalition of Kingston Communities (CKC) is on the alert in response to applications to the OMB by local developers that challenge the provisions of the Official Plan. Homestead Landholdings Ltd. is among a handful of land developers that are appealing several sections of the Official Plan, targeting the ‘ribbon

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Kingston Considers a Deepwater Port for Cruise Ships

Kingston’s geographic prowess is derived from its close proximity to Toronto and Montreal, but from a different standpoint, the Limestone City owes a great deal to its location beside the intersection of Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence and Cataraqui rivers. In fact, historically speaking, the strategic significance of this nautical

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Snow Removal, 1948

Snow, snow and more snow. Not an uncommon refrain in Kingston these days. In the early 20th century, city workers used horse drawn wagons, mounted on runners, in an attempt to keep Kingston’s major thoroughfares open. Once motorized vehicles were on the scene it wasn’t long before they were adapted

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Hall Monitor: Bumpy Road

Last night, council members, city staff and members of the media and the public packed our bags and went on a field trip – back to school for meeting number 28-2012. Due to some construction taking place at city hall, council is embarking on a form of “road show” (as

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Condo-lences or Condo-nable?

Just over a year ago, it was announced that the massive hole at the corner of Bagot and Princess would become Anna Lane, a condo development that makes it easier to come up with an initial down payment. The building’s design sort of fits with the surrounding neighbourhood, which includes

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