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Ontario Fire Marshall investigating fire on Helen Street

Update (Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021):According to Kingston Fire and Rescue, they and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall have concluded their on-scene investigation today. The damages sustained during the fire are estimated at $50,000, Kingston Fire and Rescue said. The investigation has now been turned over to Kingston Police.

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Utilities Kingston tool gives heads up on capital projects

Utilities Kingston has an online feature to let residents know of any upcoming multi-utility capital construction projects.  The online interactive map is available at https://utilitieskingston.com/Projects. “This map shows the capital work Utilities Kingston is doing to ensure the continued reliability of core utility services,” Chief Operating Officer of Utilities Kingston, Jim

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City asks students to have a safe and clean move-out plan

The post-secondary school year is coming to a close. The City of Kingston has shared some steps for those moving out of the community over the next few weeks that will help them move out safely. “Students: Congratulations on finishing your academic year. Moving? Make sure you have a plan

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Rain barrels available to Utilities Kingston customers

This spring, Utilities Kingston is selling rain barrels to their customers. The barrels will be delivered to your home, and the cost is added to your next utility bill. Rain barrels are an excellent way to capture spring showers, and not worry about watering restrictions during the summer season. Utilities

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No dig sewer lining program to continue this year

Utilities Kingston cleans and inspects the sanitary sewer pipe network in the City of Kingston on a 12-year cycle. As a result of these inspections, pipes are identified that require rehabilitation or reconstruction. In 2021, Utilities Kingston is continuing the now annual sewer lining program to rehabilitate aging pipes and improve

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KFL&A Public Health unveils COVID-19 wastewater test results dashboard

KFL&A Public Health has unveiled a long-awaited dashboard for COVID-19 wastewater test results done in the City of Kingston. Those results are expected to assist Public Health officials in tracking the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community. The samples taken for the testing have been accumulating since sampling began in

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What’s open and closed for Easter weekend 2021

A second pandemic Easter weekend is here. In KFL&A we are still under the Section 22 Class Order, prohibiting gatherings of over five people, indoors or out, but it doesn’t mean we can’t connect with loved ones over the telephone or online. The City reminds us that visiting in person

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Tree trimming to take place in Breakwater Park area

With Infrastructure upgrades required along King Street near Breakwater Park, Utilities Kingston is working with trained arborists to prune trees around high voltage lines in the area before work begins. This is being done in order to minimize the impact to trees, according to Utilities Kingston. “Trees are important to

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Tips to protect yourself during Fraud Prevention Month

March is Fraud Prevention Month, and Kingston Police and Utilities Kingston are partnering to help spread fraud prevention tips to local residents and businesses.  “Malicious cyber actors are quick to take advantage of high-profile events, particularly those that cause worry and concern, as with the COVID-19 virus,” says Constable Ash

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What’s open, closed and happening for Family Day long weekend 2021

Here we are on the other side of a six week lockdown, just in time for the Family Day weekend. While we are still urged to stay safe and avoid unnecessary trips out and about, in KFL&A businesses are reopening, and a sense of relief is spreading across the region.

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City Council sits for first night of municipal budget deliberations

Kingston City Council held their first of three nights of budget deliberations on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The evening began with a presentation from CAO Lanie Hurdle, in which she explained how City of Kingston staff have taken the impacts of COVID-19 into account in their proposed 2021 budget. “The

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City budget discussions to be live-streamed

The City is inviting constituents to virtually attend budget deliberations next week, as Council reviews various capital and operating budgets supported by the municipality. “We want to continue to be open and transparent about how spending and resource allocation decisions are made, and to provide residents with the opportunity to

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