KINGSTON NEWS

Monday is the final Voting Day in the 2018 election

If you haven’t voted yet, plan to cast your ballot in the municipal election at your voting place in-person on Monday, Oct. 22 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

#WasteNotYGK: Giveaway Day is Saturday, Oct. 20

This Saturday, Oct. 20, is Giveaway Day – that's the day you put out reusable items you no longer want to your neighbours who might like them.

CITY BLOGS

New Information on the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre (LPASC)

I previously wrote about the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) replacing the former Ontario Municipal Board (click here ). Along with the creation of the LPAT, the Province also created...

Business licensing: Supporting Kingston’s business owners

The City wants great businesses to thrive in Kingston.  City staff works every day to ensure that economic development and growth opportunities are available to everyone interested – and to...

Tell us what you think about the proposed open house approach for complex development applications!

At the Sept. 20 planning committee meeting, staff presented a draft approach  for adding an open house to the public consultation process for complex Planning Act applications. This is...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Electors can cast one ballot at a voting place in their respective district between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. New for the 2018 election: electors can cast their ballot at any of the voting places in their district. Voters will be casting ballots for the following: Mayor – 1 at large; District Councillor – 1 in each district; School Board Trustees: Limestone District School Board – 1 trustee for each of 5 areas; Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board – 4 trustees at large; Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (French Public) – 1 trustee at large le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (French Separate) - 1 trustee at large There will be a Referendum Question on the ballot asking the electorate if they are in favour of using Ranked Ballot Voting to elect the Mayor and District Councillors. Check the Ranked Ballots page for more information.
Start Date:
Mon, October 22, 2018 10:00 AM
Duration:
10 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
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Electors can cast one ballot at a voting place in their respective district between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

New for the 2018 election: electors can cast their ballot at any of the voting places in their district.

Voters will be casting ballots for the following:

  • Mayor – 1 at large;
  • District Councillor – 1 in each district;
  • School Board Trustees:
    • Limestone District School Board – 1 trustee for each of 5 areas;
    • Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board – 4 trustees at large;
    • Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (French Public) – 1 trustee at large
    • le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (French Separate) - 1 trustee at large

There will be a Referendum Question on the ballot asking the electorate if they are in favour of using Ranked Ballot Voting to elect the Mayor and District Councillors. Check the Ranked Ballots page for more information.

Internet voting is open from 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. Registration for internet voting closes at 7 p.m. on October 22. The municipal election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. Voters will be casting ballots for the following: Mayor – 1 at large; District Councillor – 1 in each district; School Board Trustees: Limestone District School Board – 1 trustee for each of 5 areas; Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board – 4 trustees at large; Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (French Public) – 1 trustee at large le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (French Separate) - 1 trustee at large There is a Referendum Question on the ballot asking voters if they are in favour of using Ranked Ballot Voting to elect the Mayor and District Councillors.
Start Date:
Mon, October 22, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
20 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

Internet voting is open from 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. Registration for internet voting closes at 7 p.m. on October 22.

The municipal election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Voters will be casting ballots for the following:

  • Mayor – 1 at large;
  • District Councillor – 1 in each district;
  • School Board Trustees:
    • Limestone District School Board – 1 trustee for each of 5 areas;
    • Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board – 4 trustees at large;
    • Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (French Public) – 1 trustee at large
    • le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (French Separate) - 1 trustee at large

There is a Referendum Question on the ballot asking voters if they are in favour of using Ranked Ballot Voting to elect the Mayor and District Councillors.

 

The World Remembers provides a unique opportunity to commemorate those who died during the First World War in the form of a multi-week video installation presented in the City Hall Amphitheatre between Oct. 1 and Nov. 11, 2018. The World Remembers runs from 8:00 pm to 8:45 am each night and features the names of the 1,003,000 soldiers killed in 1918 from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, Ukraine, Slovenia, the United States, the Chinese Labour Corps and the former British Indian Army. For more information, visit The World Remembers. Individual names can also be searched online using the Search the Names feature. Learn more and search for individual at www.theworldremembers.org
Start Date:
Mon, October 22, 2018 8:00 PM
Duration:
12 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
City Hall Amphitheatre 216 Ontario St.
Description:

The World Remembers provides a unique opportunity to commemorate those who died during the First World War in the form of a multi-week video installation presented in the City Hall Amphitheatre between Oct. 1 and Nov. 11, 2018.  The World Remembers runs from 8:00 pm to 8:45 am each night and features the names of the 1,003,000 soldiers killed in 1918 from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, Ukraine, Slovenia, the United States, the Chinese Labour Corps and the former British Indian Army.  For more information, visit The World Remembers.  Individual names can also be searched online using the Search the Names feature. Learn more and search for individual at www.theworldremembers.org

Start Date:
Wed, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
221 Portsmouth Avenue
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, October 24, 2018 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Rooms A & B, Isabel Turner Branch
Description:
The Heritage Grants Awards Ceremony recognizes recipients of the City's heritage grants for their important work in conserving the historical character of Kingston. The event features a guest lecture by architectural historian Dr. Jennifer McKendry on the woodwork in historic buildings of the Kingston area. Register Now
Start Date:
Thu, October 25, 2018 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, City Hall
Description:

The Heritage Grants Awards Ceremony recognizes recipients of the City's heritage grants for their important work in conserving  the historical character of Kingston. The event features a guest lecture by architectural historian Dr. Jennifer McKendry on the woodwork in historic buildings of the Kingston area.

Register Now

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OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates.
Start Date:
Thu, October 25, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:

OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates.

Start Date:
Mon, October 29, 2018 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
119 Van Order Drive
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, October 30, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom
Description:
The final October talk in the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series is titled Listen Live — Listen Local and will be given by Evan Mitchell, the music director of the Kingston Symphony. Think classical music is dated or boring? Think again! Join Evan Mitchell, music director of the Kingston Symphony, for a look at orchestral music that will shake you up — literally. Performing pieces on percussion instruments, Evan will also delve into the mysteries of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and share the forces that led him to choose a career in conducting. Always keen to enhance the live concert experience with pre-concert talks, informational podcasts and insider videos, Evan Mitchell’s time with the Kingston Symphony has emphasized live onstage insights into major orchestral works, enriching the experience of long-time concert-goers and new audience members. Catch this rare behind-the-scenes look at music and music-making while you can. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, at the Calvin Park branch. There is no admission charge. It is open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Start Date:
Tue, October 30, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 88 Wright Cres.
Description:

The final October talk in the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series is titled Listen Live — Listen Local and will be given by Evan Mitchell, the music director of the Kingston Symphony.

Think classical music is dated or boring?  Think again!  Join Evan Mitchell, music director of the Kingston Symphony, for a look at orchestral music that will shake you up — literally.  Performing pieces on percussion instruments, Evan will also delve into the mysteries of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and share the forces that led him to choose a career in conducting. 

Always keen to enhance the live concert experience with pre-concert talks, informational podcasts and insider videos, Evan Mitchell’s time with the Kingston Symphony has emphasized live onstage insights into major orchestral works, enriching the experience of long-time concert-goers and new audience members.  Catch this rare behind-the-scenes look at music and music-making while you can.

This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, at the Calvin Park branch.  There is no admission charge.  It is open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance.  Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Start Date:
Thu, November 01, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, November 01, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description:
KFPL is once again partnering with Kingston NaNoWriMo to offer space for anyone participating in the nation-wide challenge to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Come meet with fellow participants and get a little work done in a fun, supportive space, with WiFi, outlets and possibly snacks. To facilitate participating writers, the Community Room at Calvin Park branch will be open three times: for the 2018 Kick-Off Party on Thursday, November 1 (6 - 8 p.m.), as well as for two Come Write-In sessions, on Tuesday, November 13 (6 - 8 p.m.), and on Saturday, November 24 (2 - 4 p.m.). No registration is required. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Thu, November 01, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch Community Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library 88 Wright Cres.
Description:

KFPL is once again partnering with Kingston NaNoWriMo to offer space for anyone participating in the nation-wide challenge to write 50,000 words during the month of November.  Come meet with fellow participants and get a little work done in a fun, supportive space, with WiFi, outlets and possibly snacks.  To facilitate participating writers, the Community Room at Calvin Park branch will be open three times:  for the 2018 Kick-Off Party on Thursday, November 1 (6 - 8 p.m.), as well as for two Come Write-In sessions, on Tuesday, November 13 (6 - 8 p.m.), and on Saturday, November 24 (2 - 4 p.m.).  No registration is required.

For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Falling is one of the major causes of injury among older adults. But many falls can be predicted and prevented. Often a few lifestyle and environmental changes can significantly reduce one’s risk of a serious fall. Join us at Kingston Frontenac Public Library and KFL&A Public Health in November as volunteers from the KFL&A Public Health Falls Prevention Ambassador Program share their insights. You will learn how falls happen and ways to avoid falling. The one-hour presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Tai Chi demonstration. Light refreshments will be served, and each person will receive a tote bag of fall prevention resources. Fall Prevention for Older Adults will be offered four times (each time from 2 to 3:30 p.m.): Friday, Nov. 2, at Sydenham branch (4412 Wheatley St. in Sydenham) Thursday, Nov.15, at Isabel Turner branch (935 Gardiners Rd., beside the Cataraqui Mall) Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Calvin Park branch (88 Wright Crescent) Thursday, Nov. 29, in the auditorium of KFL&A Public Health (221 Portsmouth Ave.) This free presentation is open to all older adults, their family members and caregivers, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance with KFL&A Public Health, by phone at (613) 549-1232 ext. 1571, or by emailing FallPreventionRegistration@kflaph.ca . For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Fri, November 02, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St. Sydenham, Ontario
Description:

Falling is one of the major causes of injury among older adults.  But many falls can be predicted and prevented. Often a few lifestyle and environmental changes can significantly reduce one’s risk of a serious fall.

Join us at Kingston Frontenac Public Library and KFL&A Public Health in November as volunteers from the KFL&A Public Health Falls Prevention Ambassador Program share their insights.  You will learn how falls happen and ways to avoid falling.  The one-hour presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Tai Chi demonstration.  Light refreshments will be served, and each person will receive a tote bag of fall prevention resources.

Fall Prevention for Older Adults will be offered four times (each time from 2 to 3:30 p.m.):

  • Friday, Nov. 2, at Sydenham branch (4412 Wheatley St. in Sydenham)
  • Thursday, Nov.15, at Isabel Turner branch (935 Gardiners Rd., beside the Cataraqui Mall)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Calvin Park branch (88 Wright Crescent)
  • Thursday, Nov. 29, in the auditorium of KFL&A Public Health (221 Portsmouth Ave.)

This free presentation is open to all older adults, their family members and caregivers, but seating is limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance with KFL&A Public Health, by phone at (613) 549-1232 ext. 1571, or by emailing FallPreventionRegistration@kflaph.ca .

For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in purple for the Hockey Fights Cancer Campaign. Find out more about lighting up City Hall
Start Date:
Fri, November 02, 2018 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in purple for the Hockey Fights Cancer Campaign.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall

 

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is delighted to announce the latest Telling Your Story Showcase: Writings from the Seniors' Writing Workshop. Readings will be given by participants from the five-week memoir-writing workshop led by award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter this September and October in Sydenham. Having honed their stories during that process, these writers will now be sharing excerpts from the memoirs and family histories they created during the workshops. "It's impressive what a wide range of stories these seniors have to share," says Programming and Outreach Librarian Anne Hall. "Each one is a powerful episode from a life well lived. I think they'll be of interest to everyone, not just to the friends and family of the participants." This event will take place at the Sydenham branch on Saturday, November 3, at 2 p.m. Admission is free to all adults and teens, on a first-come, first-served basis — no registration is required.
Start Date:
Sat, November 03, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St. Sydenham, Ontario
Description:

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is delighted to announce the latest Telling Your Story Showcase: Writings from the Seniors' Writing Workshop.  Readings will be given by participants from the five-week memoir-writing workshop led by award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter this September and October in Sydenham.  Having honed their stories during that process, these writers will now be sharing excerpts from the memoirs and family histories they created during the workshops.

"It's impressive what a wide range of stories these seniors have to share," says Programming and Outreach Librarian Anne Hall.  "Each one is a powerful episode from a life well lived.  I think they'll be of interest to everyone, not just to the friends and family of the participants."

This event will take place at the Sydenham branch on Saturday, November 3, at 2 p.m.  Admission is free to all adults and teens, on a first-come, first-served basis — no registration is required.

All are welcome to the 2018 Mayor's Arts Awards announcement. The ceremony will unveil the five recipients of the 2018 program. A reception event will follow at 8 p.m. at Montes in the Tir Nan Og at 200 Ontario St. Both events are free, but organizers ask that you register to attend by Wednesday, Oct. 31 at: https://conta.cc/2Pvbc6m.
Start Date:
Mon, November 05, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, City Hall 216 Ontario St.
Description:

All are welcome to the 2018 Mayor's Arts Awards announcement. The ceremony will unveil the five recipients of the 2018 program. A reception event will follow at 8 p.m. at Montes in the Tir Nan Og at 200 Ontario St. Both events are free, but organizers ask that you register to attend by Wednesday, Oct. 31 at: https://conta.cc/2Pvbc6m.

Start Date:
Tue, November 06, 2018 7:30 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, November 08, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
On Saturday, November 10, join us in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of children’s story hour at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Storytime was introduced in 1918 by librarian Aimee Kennedy and has continued ever since. Step back into history at Family Storytime at the Isabel Turner and Calvin Park branches at 10:30 a.m., and the Rideau Heights branch at 11 a.m. Partake in parlour games and enjoy classic nursery rhymes and tales. There will also be an online exhibit on Digital Kingston (www.digitalkingston.ca) that will feature: historic newspaper clippings, junior books from 1918, a brief timeline of children’s services at the library, a biography of librarian Aimee Kennedy and various images from the early twentieth century. For more information about this program or other events, pick up the November special events flyer, call your local branch, or visit the Programs and Events section of the Library’s website at www.kfpl.ca.
Start Date:
Sat, November 10, 2018 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Isabel Turner and Calvin Park branches: 10:30 a.m. Rideau Height branch: 11 a.m.
Description:

On Saturday, November 10, join us in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of children’s story hour at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.  Storytime was introduced in 1918 by librarian Aimee Kennedy and has continued ever since.

Step back into history at Family Storytime at the Isabel Turner and Calvin Park branches at 10:30 a.m., and the Rideau Heights branch at 11 a.m.  Partake in parlour games and enjoy classic nursery rhymes and tales.

There will also be an online exhibit on Digital Kingston (www.digitalkingston.ca) that will feature: historic newspaper clippings, junior books from 1918, a brief timeline of children’s services at the library, a biography of librarian Aimee Kennedy and various images from the early twentieth century.

For more information about this program or other events, pick up the November special events flyer, call your local branch, or visit the Programs and Events section of the Library’s website at www.kfpl.ca.