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Kingston Fire & Rescue issues ban on open air burning

Update, July 4: As the smog advisory for Kingston has come to an end, Kingston Fire and Rescue has lifted its ban on open air burning.

Public Meeting - Park Refreshment Vehicle Policy

July 2, 2013 - Monday, July 15 starting at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall (216 Ontario St.) The public is invited to attend a public meeting on Monday, July 15 in Memorial Hall at City Hall (216 Ontario St.) beginning at 7 p.m. to discuss the Park Refreshment Vehicle Policy. The City wants your feedback on policy changes that will improve access to healthy food choices and...

Mayor’s Award Winners Announced At Canada Day Celebration

July 1, 2013 - On the steps of Kingston's historic City Hall, Kingston's Mayor Mark Gerretsen celebrated Canada Day by honouring some of the city's top volunteers.  The First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Award and the Mayor's Award for Youth Volunteerism recognize individuals who have made a difference in the community through volunteerism. The dedicated...

Community “Arts Team” Poised to Present Arts Activities

June 28, 2013 - Community "Arts Team" Poised to Present Arts Activities Kingston's Cultural Services Youth Program Schedules Outreach Events Working with the City of Kingston, an energetic group of youth known as "The Arts Team" are offering high quality programs in music, drama, visual arts, and dance to be presented at local museums, parks, organizations, splash-pads and other...

Friday Traffic Report

June 28, 2013 - Update, July 4, 2013: The traffic delays previously announced for today have been postponed until tomorrow due to an equipment malfunction. Traffic can now be expected on Division Street at the intersection of John Counter Blvd on Friday, July 5 while crews prepare the road for asphalt. Please see below for a list of road construction projects and events that are...

City seeks information on spill at King and Brock Streets

June 27, 2013 - The City is asking for the public's help gathering information on a spill that took place on King Street near Brock Street this morning between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.  The spill is suspected to be some kind of vehicle fluid. "Spills like this can pose a safety risk to motorists and pedestrians as well the natural environment.  If you spill, you have a...

Kingston Fire and Rescue offers fireworks safety tips ahead of the long weekend

June 27, 2013 - Kingston Fire and Rescue is reminding residents to exercise caution should they plan to purchase and set-off fireworks on Canada Day. Every year, consumer fireworks cause thousands of injuries and numerous fires. Some important fireworks safety precautions are: Never set off fireworks during an open air burning ban. Always have a supply of water nearby...

New webpage shows Kingston homeowners how to create a secondary suite

June 26, 2013 - Ever thought of building an apartment in your home?  To support provincial and municipal initiatives to create more affordable housing, City Council has approved Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments to create a pilot project area where secondary suites are permitted without the need for special municipal approvals.  A new City webpage provides a...

Artist Shayne Dark begins residency at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

June 25, 2013 - Sculptor creates original work on site July 1, invites youth to join him this summer The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum is pleased to host its first ever artist-in-residence, featuring Kingston's own Shayne Dark.  Over the course of six weeks beginning July 1, Dark will create a series of large-scale sculptures in wood on the museum grounds. This residency provides...
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