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Toys For Tickets Collects 308 Toys

December 13, 2012 This year's Toys for Tickets program has collected 308 toys representing $3,010 in parking fines. "Participation in the Toys for Tickets program is 100 per cent voluntary and City is pleased to be able to offer residents this alternative way to contribute to the toy drive," says Brandi Timpson, Supervisor Licensing & Enforcement. Kingston motorists were...

Holidays To Affect City Schedule

December 11, 2012 City services and facilities will be affected by the holidays as follows: Green Bin, Garbage And Recycling Schedule There is no Green Bin, garbage and recycling collection on Tuesday, Dec. 25 or Tuesday, January 1. Collection will shift to the day after your regular pick-up day during these two weeks. REMEMBER: Your household is entitled to put out two...

Transit's Rack And Roll Services Ends For Season

December 11, 2012 This Saturday, Dec. 15 will be the last official day riders can use the Rack and Roll service on Kingston Transit — making 2012 the longest-ever season for this bike and ride service. "There's substantial snowfall in the long-range forecast, so we are preparing to remove the racks," says Jeremy DaCosta, Manager Kingston Transit. The bike racks will be removed...

Jingle Bell Walk To Light Memorial Tree This Friday

December 11, 2012 Jingle all the way from Springer Market Square to light up the Memorial Tree in City Park at the Jingle Bell Walk on Friday, Dec. 14. This popular community event starts with a free skate (weather-permitting) accompanied by tunes from She Sings at 6 p.m. at Springer Market Square. "The Jingle Bell Walk is a wonderful Kingston tradition. How better to celebrate the...

Snowfall Prompts Winter Reminders

December 10, 2012 Keep gas meters, hydrants and fire escapes clear The City and Utilities Kingston offer residents these seasonal reminders: 1. Be safe around snow plows. Drivers: Stay three car-lengths behind a snow plow to allow for a safe stopping distance. NEVER cut off a snow plow. Pedestrians and parents: Assume the snow plow driver has NOT seen you. If...

K-Rock Centre Hosts A Family New Year's Eve Event

December 10, 2012 K-Town Countdown features free music, wagon rides and skating Bring your family down to the FREE indoor and outdoor New Year's Eve festivities at the K-Rock Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Way. Celebrations start at 5 p.m. and end with a 9 p.m. fireworks display from Point Frederick best viewed from the Wolfe Island Ferry dock or Confederation Park. Dress warmly...

Toys For Tickets Extended Until Tues, Dec. 11

December 7, 2012 Pay for parking tickets with toys Got a parking ticket? Pay for it with a toy today, Monday or Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 216 Ontario St. Parking tickets received between Nov. 1 and Dec. 7 - excluding tickets for unauthorized parking in an accessible parking space - can be paid for with a new unwrapped toy of a value equal to or greater than...

Mayor To Celebrate Kingston's Olympic Athletes

December 6, 2012 Olympians to Attend Community Celebration in Market Square Kingston's Olympic athletes, who represented Kingston and Canada at the London 2012 Olympic Games, will be honoured at a community celebration held on Wednesday December 19 in Springer Market Square from 12 to 2 pm. From July 27 to August 12, 2012 athletes from across Canada competed in the Olympic Games...

New Chief Of Fire And Rescue For The City Of Kingston

December 5, 2012 The City of Kingston is pleased to announce that Mr. Rhéaume Chaput will assume the role of Chief, Fire and Rescue Services, effective January 7, 2013. Mr. Chaput replaces the retiring Chief, Mr. Harold Tulk. Mr. Chaput comes to Kingston with more than 25 years of experience in fire services as well as management of the full scope of fire operations including...

Surface Asphalt On Bath Road To Be Replaced

December 5, 2012 Starting Monday, Dec. 10, sections of Bath Road between Queen Mary Road and Centennial Drive will receive surface grinding in preparation for the surface asphalt to be replaced in the spring of 2013. The interim work to improve road safety on areas of the road indicating early deterioration should be completed next week (weather-permitting). "This asphalt has been...
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