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No injuries in partial building collapse

Kingston Fire & Rescue crews responded to a partial building collapse at 652-670 Princess St, commonly known as the Carnovsky Bakery building, at around 4:30 a.m. on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020. There were no injuries as a result of the collapse. Princess St was closed between Macdonnell St and

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Planned power outage for Williamsville on Thursday

Utilities Kingston says electricity customers in the Williamsville area listed below will be affected by a planned power outage on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Customers in the area of Princess Street between Victoria and Chatham will experience a two-hour outage starting at 5 a.m. For a map of the affected

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Planned power outage on Thursday for Williamsville and Kingscourt areas

Utilities Kingston released a statement advising their customers in the Williamsville and Kingscourt areas of a planned power outage on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Affected streets and times are as follows: Utilities Kingston says customers in these areas will experience two separate 15-minute outages the first at 5 a.m. the

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Letter: Two thumbs up to Williamsville’s transformation

Editorial Note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Kingstonist. Williamsville is being transformed in a good way. A long-neglected commercial area of the city, with rundown buildings and dormant, weed-filled empty lots is finally seeing major

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Kingston’s Quiet Streets pilot program ready to launch

The Kingston Quiet Streets pilot initiative is set to launch on the week beginning Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, according to the Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation. The project, which aims to create corridors that connect neighbourhoods in downtown Kingston (including the Williamsville, Sydenham and King’s Town Districts) to “essential services,

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‘Horse and Cart’ selected to be installed at Victoria Park

After nearly a two-year process, the City of Kingston has selected and announced the public art proposal to be installed in Victoria Park this summer. Kingston-based artist Nicholas Crombach’s ‘Horse and Cart’ will be a permanent sculpture at the recently-revitalized Victoria Park. Crombach’s proposal was selected by a jury made

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City to host public workshops to generate ideas for ‘Hub Project’

In September of 2018, the City of Kingston announced plans to “enliven” the intersection at Princess and Division Streets, and now they’re looking for ideas. ‘The Hub Project’ is a City initiative aiming to improve the intersection – an area known locally as The Hub – through public art and

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City to raise parking rates this month

Hourly parking rates on the streets in both Williamsville and downtown Kingston will be increased in the coming weeks, according to the City of Kingston. The increased rates will begin on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, and will be raised to $2 an hour in high-demand, on-street zones, and $1.50 an

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Have your say: Yay or Nay – Good Neighbour Policy

Every other week, there is undoubtedly at least one item discussed by Kingston City Council that people feel strongly about. On the weeks when Council isn’t sitting, Council in Action takes on those items, discussing them live on air on YourTV with a panel of local media and political personalities.

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Candidate proposes ‘University District Safety Council’

Homecoming weekend for Queen’s University starts today, bringing up the annually-present issues of student partying that often pours out onto city sidewalks and streets. Sydenham District City Council candidate Dylan Chenier, himself a Queen’s student, has proposed a concept he feels will address that exact issue. Should he be elected

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Kingston’s Top Headline From 2015

With less than two weeks remaining in 2015, the time has come to take a look back at the biggest headlines and most significant news stories that shaped Kingston this past year.  Early in 2015, Kingstonians celebrated the grand opening of the Tett Centre, they city’s vibrant arts hub that’s

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The State of… Williamsville’s Main Street (Part 3 of 3)

In our final snapshot of downtown Kingston, we turn our gaze to the ongoing revitalization of Williamsville’s Main Street. This section of Princess Street, spanning from Division to Bath Road, has been the subject of a major study, debate, and  fiery controversy over the past few years. One of the

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