Utilities Kingston making improvements in your neighbourhood

May 26, 2022 Utilities Kingston is making improvements to community infrastructure. Home and property-owners: see if we are planning to complete capital construction in your neighbourhood this year. Use the interactive online map. Continue reading

Planned power outages set for Utilities Kingston electricity system improvements in Barriefield Village and CFB Kingston

Utilities Kingston electricity customers in the CFB Kingston and Barriefield Village areas will be affected by a three-hour planned power outage on Sunday, May 29 starting at 8 a.m.  For a map of the affected area, visit https://power.utilitieskingston.com/Outages and select “scheduled map or list” from the blue ribbon.  Continue reading

Kingston students walkout to protest Supreme Court decision

Dozens of local students walked out of classes on Wednesday afternoon to show their disgust towards a recently announced Supreme Court of Canada decision that will allow criminal defendants to use self-induced extreme intoxication as a defence against assault.  Continue reading

Long weekend: scheduling impacts, events, and safety tips!

May 18, 2022  For many people, Victoria Day marks the unofficial start to summer. To help community members plan their long weekend, the City of Kingston has compiled a list of scheduling impacts and event ideas. Continue reading

Cataraqui Conservation Launches New Lake Reporting Dashboard

Kingston – The numerous lakes of the Cataraqui Region are highly diverse and important watershed features providing habitat for wildlife, recreational opportunities, sources of drinking water, and are a cornerstone of many local businesses. As part of its conservation mandate, Cataraqui Conservation collaborates with both public and private sector partners to understand, communicate, and protect the health of the lakes in the Cataraqui region. Cataraqui Conservation is one of 36 watershed-based agencies within Ontario dedicated to the conservation and protection of the natural environment through a variety of management tools including land ownership, education, monitoring, reporting, restoration, and regulation. Continue reading

United Way KFL&A encourages community members to continue their tradition of caring through bequests

May is “Leave a Legacy Month” in Canada. In recognition, United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington is raising awareness of the importance of individuals continuing to support their community through endowment gifts. By continuing the tradition of giving with a gift to the United Way’s Eternity Fund, donors can rest assured that their generosity will have an impact for generations to come. While there are often misconceptions with an endowment fund in terms of wealth, most charitable gifts in Wills are left by Canadians with average means. In KFL&A, United Way started the Eternity Fund in 1999 and since then it has grown from $150,000 to over $4 million. The income of the Eternity Fund is invested in local programs.  Continue reading

Dale Kenney wins Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership

Kenney honoured with national Lifetime Achievement Award  May 17, 2022 – Dale Kenney, a long-time hospital administrator and community builder was awarded the prestigious 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership by the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC). The award was announced at the 59th national conference hosted jointly by St. Joseph’s Care Group and the Fort William First Nation at Lakehead University.  Continue reading

Queen’s University report sheds light on big data surveillance in Canada

Report released by the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s finds that thoughtful, decisive action is needed to confront the evolving world of surveillance Today, Queen’s University released a new report entitled “Beyond Big Data Surveillance: Freedom and Fairness,” the first of its kind in Canada to note the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on data surveillance. Authored by David Lyon, Professor Emeritus and Former Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre, the report – based on research from 2016-2021 – identifies  key challenges and areas of opportunity in data surveillance, including the need for more transparency in data collection and analysis, and calls for new digital rights and data justice for Canadians. Continue reading