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Utilities Kingston: Uptick in waste being flushed down toilets

Utility companies across Canada have seen an uptick in discarded items being flushed down the toilet since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Utilities Kingston is no exception. Discarded items such as masks, gloves and sanitary wipes congeal with fats, oils and greases (FOGs) – that are often mistakenly poured down the drain – creating costly clogs in both

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Utilities Kingston warns of callers offering in-home appointments for energy rebates

Utilities Kingston is receiving reports from concerned residents about apparent scammers calling to offer energy rebates. The scammers are attempting to book appointments to gain access to homes and they may claim to be affiliated with Utilities Kingston. The callers appear to be targeting seniors and may ask questions related to age,

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David Fell announced as incoming President and CEO of Utilities Kingston

Utilities Kingston has announced its new President and CEO. David Fell will succeed Jim Keech, who is retiring after 40 years with Utilities Kingston. Beginning on Jan. 17, 2022, Fell will lead Utilities Kingston in its mission: to manage, operate and maintain community infrastructure, delivering safe, reliable services and a

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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Oct 2, 2021

The following is a selection of the most significant road closures and expected traffic delays in and around the city of Kingston for the week ending Oct. 2, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Albert Street will be

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Utilities Kingston issues powerline warnings after street parties

Utilities Kingston has issued a public safety reminder to always stay away from power lines after reports of individuals climbing streetlight poles – close to powerlines – during an unsanctioned street party this past weekend. “We want the public to be aware of the serious safety risk that was created this past weekend. It could have

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What’s open and closed Labour Day 2021

Observed in Canada since the 1880s, Labour Day was officially declared a national holiday by Prime Minister John Thompson in 1894. Celebrated by unionized and non-unionized workers alike, the day used to include parades, picnics, and family outings to mark the last weekend before the beginning of the school year

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What’s open and closed for Civic Holiday 2021

Ah, the Civic Holiday long weekend It doesn’t really mean anything except an extra day off, and who doesn’t enjoy a three-day weekend in the depths of summer in the Limestone City? With the KFL&A region faring exceptionally well on the COVID-19 front, and things opening back up, there’s no

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Water and sewer project to affect traffic on Front Road and King Street West

Utilities Kingston is embarking on a large, phased, multi-year project to improve water and sewer infrastructure in the community. In the second phase, starting this month, areas along Front Road and King Street West from Sand Bay Lane (Front Road bridge) to Country Club Drive will be affected. “This project, to redirect sewage

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Meals in Market Square and other new activities as Kingston enters phase two of reopening

Similar to that of last summer, the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA) has once again organized ‘Bistro at the Square,’ allowing residents to order meals from some of their favorite downtown restaurants while enjoying the sights and sounds of summer in the city. According to the BIA, the bistro

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Watering restrictions begin in Kingston this week

The City of Kingston’s annual seasonal watering restrictions go into effect on Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. Until September 15, residents and businesses with odd-numbered addresses may water on odd-numbered days, while evens may water on even-numbered days.  The City of Kingston’s Water By-law allows residents and businesses to:  Use a hand-held hose, can or bucket any time on their scheduled day  Use

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What’s open and closed Victoria Day long weekend 2021

Our second Victoria Day long weekend during the pandemic is here. Temperatures are looking good for our quieter celebrations at home, and Kingston and area residents are reminded that the provincial Stay-At-Home order has been extended into June. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the holiday long weekend

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City hosts district meeting on rural broadband

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 6 p.m., Councillor Gary Oosterhof chaired a virtual meeting to provide information on rural broadband initiatives in Kingston. The City of Kingston has been working to provide rural residents with improved access to broadband since 2020, with the current issue exacerbated by an increased

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