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KF&R To Disconnect Old "Emergency" Number

January 18, 2013 - If you have a fire emergency, call 9–1–1. That's the only emergency number Kingston Fire & Rescue has for Kingston residents to use. Effectively immediately, Kingston Fire & Rescue is disconnecting its old 10 digit "emergency" number (613–548–4444). Anyone calling this line will now be directed by a voice message to call 9–1–1. Alarm companies and...

Grade 7's Collect 95 Skates For P.R.O. Kids

Grade 7 students collect 95 pairs of skates for the Great Skate Donate program.

City Seeks Further Input On Memorial Bench Policy

January 14, 2013 - "We want to encourage everyone with a connection to a commemoration on a City bench to offer feedback on the proposed policy," says Neal Unsworth, Manager Parks Development. "The current program has been on hold since 2011. Parks in demand, such as waterfront and event parks are at capacity. The proposed policy will allow for shared commemorations on benches and, with...

Public Meetings To Consider Electoral District Boundaries

January 11, 2013 - The City will hold four public meetings — each in a different section of the city — to present and receive feedback on various options for re-dividing the City's existing electoral district boundaries. "Kingston has grown a great deal since amalgamation in 1998 and the electoral boundaries need to be reconsidered to better reflect the current distribution of the...

City Highlights Drop-in Activities For Tomorrow

January 10, 2013 - Families affected by tomorrow's school closures may be interested in the City's activities and drop-in recreational programming. "The City is providing some recreation ideas for families. Join us at Beechgrove Complex Recreation Centre, the INVISTA Centre or Springer Market Square Rink," says Wally Ferris, Director of Recreation and Leisure Services. "Enjoy a swim,...

Public Information Meeting For Belle Park Fairways

January 8, 2013 - The public is invited to attend a meeting to obtain more information on some proposed alternative use for Belle Park Fairways at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the Press Lounge of Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St. As part of its strategic planning process, Council endorsed a property tax increase of 2.5% and directed staff to identify options, including...

Mayor To Hold Community Meetings Across The City

January 4, 2013 - Today the Mayor announced a series of community meetings throughout the City to update residents on the progress this council has made at the half way mark of their term. "Informing and hearing from residents about the work we are doing is extremely important to me and my Council colleagues", said Mayor Mark Gerretsen. "By holding these meetings, taking our progress...

Clean-up From Two Major Snow Falls Continues

January 3, 2013 Two major winter storms — which hit within two days of each other — left a substantial amount of snow on most of City streets and sidewalks. All City streets should have now been plowed and attention has been directed to snow clean-up and snow removal operations. Sidewalk clearing operation are experiencing challenges due mainly to the quantity of snow. To deal with this...

Kingston City Council Goes To The Students

January 3, 2013 January 8 Meeting to be Held on St. Lawrence College Campus The scheduled meeting of Kingston City Council on Tuesday, January 8 will be hosted by St. Lawrence College, while Council Chambers continue to undergo technology upgrades. "St. Lawrence College is a celebrated academic institution attracting thousands of students to our community each year," said Mayor...

Clean-up Of Snowfall To Continue Through Weekend

December 28, 2012 As of this morning, the City has plowed all streets at least once in the wake of a winter storm that dumped 30 cm of snow on Kingston. Today, general clean-up begins and will continue throughout the weekend. Residents are being asked to keep their vehicles off the street in compliance with winter parking bylaws aimed at making snow removal as efficient as possible. ...
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