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Insider tips to start your garden right

Local gardeners can feel spring approaching, even during the very cold sunny days of February. Those of us with a green thumb are already turning to thoughts of garden planning and seed starting, despite the cold Canadian winter we’ve been enjoying, mostly from home. A few local gardening businesses have

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A moment of sarcastic joy: A professional gardener shares her biggest pet peeves

Originally, this article was supposed to come out to all of you a few weeks ago. I was going to write about starting seeds for your spring vegetable and flower gardens. It is amazing how on-point that article would have been. I never wrote that article and have not had

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Utilities Kingston rolls out basement flooding prevention programs

The sun and rain have nearly wiped all traces of snow from Kingston and the area, which can only mean that spring is fast approaching. With that in mind, Utilities Kingston is once again offering the Preventative Plumbing Program offering financial assistance, as well as the Flood Facts public education

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City of Kingston’s greenhouse opens for a taste of spring

Do you start to feel winter dragging on by mid-February? I know spring is always on my mind during the dreary mid-winter months. And what better way to get a jump on the spring season than seeing beautiful plants in bloom? Starting Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, you can visit the

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Environment Canada: Rainfall warning in effect for Kingston and area

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Kingston and the area as of 3:22 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019. The warning is issued for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton and Sandbanks Park areas, and predicts a significant rainfall. “Rain, heavy at times, is expected to

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Springtime weight loss for pets

  Spring time is finally here! I know what you’re thinking: warm weather, green grass, barbecues, and getting that beach body. But while you’re working on yourself, let’s not forget about our pets. Let’s face it, wintertime isn’t good for dieting. And while you can totally control your own workout

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Start your spring cleaning with Giveaway Day

With the sun finally warming our days here in Kingston, it’s that time of year when residents are opening their windows, rearranging their homes for the coming season, and trying to de-clutter – the perfect time for Giveaway Day! At least twice a year, the City of Kingston holds Giveaway

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Ticks… They’re back!

Ticks! They’re coming… okay, not really, and this is not a cheesy horror film script. Nor do ticks come actively chasing after you or your pet. They also never really left. It is warming up now, so those ticks that were in hibernation (yes, they really didn’t die over winter)

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Utilities Kingston reminds homeowners of risk of basement flooding during spring thaw

With the warmer weather upon us and spring just days away, so too is another ‘season,’ of sorts: the spring thaw. As the snow melts away, Utilities Kingston wants to remind homeowners about the risk of basement flooding. “Every neighbourhood is at risk of basement flooding, even if it’s never

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Most Anticipated Spring Events in Kingston

With the temperature ever so slowly rising, hopes of spring are in the air and Kingstonians are beginning to come out of hibernation once again.  Spring is a great time to start anew, clean out closets, sort through winter clothes and maybe even start planning your garden.  Along with these

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