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Sunshine Forces Closure Of Rink At Springer Market Square

March 8, 2013 - Today's sunshine has made the ice at Springer Market Square unsafe for skating. The City is closing the rink until further notice. -30- Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116 (cell 613-329-3462). Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

Variety of March Break Activities Offered

So many things to do, so little time… an action packed day camp plus daily swims, skates, and shinny are all being offered by the City over March Break.

Kingston To Host Bike Summit Featuring Speakers And Best Practices From Across North America

March 5, 2013 - Sent on behalf of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition Kingston To Host Bike Summit Featuring Speakers And Best Practices From Across North America The Share the Road Cycling Coalition, a provincial cycling advocacy organization, together with the City of Kingston and KFL&A Public Health, will host a Bike Summit on March 19, 2013. The Summit will run from 8...

City Seeks Naming Rights Sponsor For OAC

The City has issued a Request For Proposal for naming rights for its popular Outdoor Aquatic Centre at the Memorial Centre.

Free Additional Blue Boxes For Pick-up

If your household has yet to pick up its additional free Blue Box, the City still has some available.

Change Clocks And Smoke/CO Alarm Batteries This Weekend

March 4, 2013 Kingston Fire & Rescue reminds citizens to change smoke alarm and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm batteries when moving clocks forward an hour for Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 10. Fire Inspector Tracey LeBlanc reminds everyone that it is critical to have a home escape plan and working smoke alarms to provide occupants with enough early warning to safely escape a...

Service Update

Sidewalk plowing took place throughout City Central overnight. Sidewalk operations are currently being carried out from City Central

Kingston Fire & Rescue Urges Kids to “Push the Button!” to Test Smoke Alarms

February 27, 2013 - Kingston Fire & Rescue is encouraging Kingston kids to participate in a TVOKids campaign to test smoke alarms.  TVOKids' "Push the Button!" campaign urges families to test all their home smoke alarms by March 10. Kids should push the smoke alarm button for 10 seconds.  If the alarm doesn't sound, it's time to replace the batteries or the alarm. ...

Nominate a Distinguished Citizen or Youth Volunteer for 15th Annual Mayors Awards

February 25, 2013 - Kingston's Mayor Mark Gerretsen is calling for Nominations for the 2013 Mayor's Awards for Youth Volunteerism and the 2013 First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Awards. These awards will be celebrated at the City of Kingston's Canada Day ceremony on the steps of City Hall on July 1. "Kingston benefits enormously from the efforts of committed...

Mayor Attends 2013 OGRA/ROMA Conference

February 25, 2013 - Today Mayor Mark Gerretsen will attend the 2013 Rural Ontario Municipal Association and the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA/ROMA) combined conference in Toronto. "As a large part of the Kingston community is rural, the OGRA/ROMA conference is a great chance for me to hear and share information with other municipalities on rural aspects of our communities,"...
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