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Finding unmarked graves: Queen’s University offers free expertise to Indigenous communities

We want to know, the relatives want to know, and they have the right to know if relatives are buried there.” Dr. Alexander Braun, Queen’s university geophysics professor Several Queen’s University staff members have started an initiative offering free, professional expertise in finding unmarked graves to Indigenous communities across Canada.

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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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Rideau Waterway Land Trust looks to acquire Opinicon Lake property

The Rideau Waterway Land Trust (RWLT) has launched a fundraising campaign to purchase a large property on Opinicon Lake near Chaffey’s Lock.   The 30-hectare (74-acre) piece of land in the heart of the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only World Heritage Site, is also within the Frontenac Arch UNESCO World Biosphere

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South Frontenac recruiting committee to update community brand

South Frontenac Township is recruiting members for a steering committee to guide an overhaul of the community’s brand. The Township is looking for local community members to assist with choosing a consultant for this project, and to provide feedback and insight throughout the process. “In recognition of the community’s vibrancy

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‘Essential’ third crossing construction on track, despite pandemic

The construction of the third crossing is on schedule despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Manager of Construction for the project, James Scheer. Connecting the east end of Kingston to the downtown, Scheer said the bridge is on track to be complete by the end of 2022. “The City of

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Locally-founded boating navigation app aims to help boaters during COVID-19

As an avid boater of the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands himself, Adam Allore wanted to keep the community aspect of boating alive during the restrictions put in place during COVID-19. According to Allore, the founder and CEO of Wavve, a mobile app that helps recreational boaters navigate

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Highway 401 expansion in east-end Kingston complete

The provincial government has announced the completion of widening Highway 401 from four to six lanes, from west of the Cataraqui River Bridge to Highway 15. “The increase in lanes on Highway 401 is great news for Kingston and families across our entire region,” said Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand

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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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Record high outflows on the St. Lawrence River to provide flood relief

  Although St. Lawrence River water levels have peaked and are no longer rising, flooding will continue to affect Kingston and the Islands according to Rob Caldwell, Canadian Secretary of the International Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Regulation Office. Water levels have been stable since Sunday, Jun. 2, 2019, Caldwell said. “During

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New design features for third crossing unveiled

Helping to kick off the new year with some exciting news, Mayor Bryan Paterson unveiled some of the new design features of the third crossing at his annual address to the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce. Paterson displayed the above new rendering of the bridge design at the event on

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What’s happening at Kingston Mills Locks?

Over the holidays I drove through Kingston Mills a few times. I was surprised to see so much work going on over these cold months. I decided that if I was curious, surely others out there are, too, so I looked into it. Parks Canada has invested $3 billion to

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