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POSTPONED: Pitch-In returns for 2021: Promoting a safe and litter-free Kingston

Update (Apr. 8, 2021): Pitch-In Kingston will be postponed in response to the Province-wide stay-at-home order, which came into effect today, Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The annual community-wide clean up was initially planned for April 18-25. “The health and safety of our community is top priority,” says

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Speaker preview for the 2021 Kingston Climate Change Symposium

Severn Cullis-Suzuki thinks that January 2021 is the perfect time to resume the collective conversation about climate change. “It’s the beginning of a new year, we made it through 2020,” she said on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. “I think that this is a really important time for us to be

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City staff recommend spa again after environmental consultations

City staff are once again recommending the Unity Farm Inn & Spa go ahead, after three climate groups have vetted the development. “Each organization was able to conclude that the application’s proposed sustainability initiatives went above and beyond what the City’s current policy requires,” said an Information Report to City

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City of Kingston suggests ways to celebrate Earth Day 2020 from home

As the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way we go about our regular day-to-day life, it has also affected the way we come together to celebrate annual events, such as birthdays, holidays, and significant milestones. Earth Day is another of those events which would normally see people coming together for

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Kingston’s first zero-waste restaurant, Miss Bao, opening soon

Miss Bao Restaurant + Cocktail Bar is opening soon at 286 Princess Street in Kingston and it brings a whole new concept to dining. The restaurant will be Asian fusion, tapas-style with more than 40 per cent of the menu being vegetarian and vegan dishes. Both co-founders Bellen Tong and

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Hall Monitor: Reconsideration resolve

Editorial note: An earlier version of this article mistakenly stated that Council had voted to change recycling collection to allow for all recyclables to be collected on the same day. This was an error. Council voted to maintain the current recycling program. Kingston City Council sat for meeting 08-2020 (agenda)

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City seeks input from businesses on Open Door Air-Conditioning Bylaw

In August, Kingston City Council directed the City to develop an open door air-conditioning bylaw, and now the City is offering ways for local business owners to learn more and provide input. At their regular meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, City Council had a lively debate about the concept

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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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MP Gerretsen announces funding for new electric vehicle fast charging stations

Canadians continue to make more sustainable choices, and electric and alternative fuel vehicles play a big role in Canada’s low-carbon future. On Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, a number of Kingstonians attended the Kingston Climate Change Symposium, presented by Sustainable Kingston and City of Kingston at The Grand Theather. Those in

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