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City of Kingston providing ‘Slow Down’ lawn signs

The City of Kingston is asking residents to help promote safer roads for everyone by encouraging motorists to slow down in local neighbourhoods. ‘Slow Down’ lawn signs are being made available to residents to encourage safer driving and lower speeds along neighbourhood streets as part of the City’s Traffic Calming Program, according to a release from the City. Signs are free for Kingston residents and are available on a first-come, first-served basis

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‘I’m dreaming of a red light camera’

Last year at this time, I penned my second behind-the-scenes piece looking at municipal government in Kingston: a little ditty introducing you to our new, 2018-2022, city council. I did so to the tune of ‘The 12 days of Christmas.’ Corny, perhaps. But fun, I hope. Yes, as one of

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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Councillor Simon Chapelle

  Editor’s note: With the new Kingston City Council beginning its term of office on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, we thought it would be a great time to catch up with the new and newly-re-elected members of council so that we could share a bit more about the 13 people

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Roundabouts: A Great Idea Comes Back Around

Written by Jeff Scott Back in 1985, when I moved to Kingston after completing college, I was perplexed to hear Kingstonians give directions to businesses near an area called the Traffic Circle. There was no traffic circle in Kingston that I knew of. It was a friend who had gone

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This Summer’s Worst Road Closure in Kingston

There’s an old saying in Ontario which jokes that the province that’s yours to discover really only has two seasons: winter and construction season. Large-scale construction projects have impacted Kingston in a big way this Summer, while our collective patience and navigation skills have been increasingly tested thanks to the

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#ygkChallenge: Share the Road

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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City Celebrates Opening Of First Single-Lane Roundabout

The recently-completed extension of Centennial Drive joins the popular thoroughfare with the newly constructed Venture Drive with the City’s first single-lane roundabout. It is a feature of the 1.5km roadway construction project to service 75 acres of large, prime industrial lots for an expansion to the City’s Business Park. More

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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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Hall Monitor: Bridging the Gap

Once again, our elected officials took to the halls of city hall, this time  for meeting 14-2012 of Kingston City Council. You can find the agenda and addeds from last night on the city’s website. Is it just me, or are council meetings getting more exciting as they get longer

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