Indigenous walkers protest poor water

Ten Indigenous men and women walked from Kingston to Parliament Hill with a copper pail in hand as part of an annual water walk. Continue reading

Weekly Traffic Report – July 30 to Aug. 6

From the City of Kingston July 30, 2021 Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you.  Between Traffic Reports, check www.CityofKingston.ca/RoadClosures for updates. Significant City or Utilities Kingston-related traffic disruptions will be sent out on the City’s Twitter feed @CityofKingston. Continue reading

Kingston Transit’s first electric buses begin service on July 29

July 29, 2021 Kingston’s priority of taking real action on climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions is closer to being realized with the introduction of two electric buses into its fleet.  The two electric buses were introduced to the community and put into service on Thursday, July 29.   Continue reading

Chaka Chikodzi + Jill Glatt exhibition opens August 5 at The Window Art Gallery

The Kingston School of Art & Window Art Gallery are thrilled to announce the exhibition of Chaka Chikodzi & Jill Glatt. 2020’s Mayor’s Arts Award winner, Chaka Chikodzi is a Zimbabwean-Canadian stone sculptor living, working, and raising a family in Katarokwi/Kingston. His work with volcanic rock from Zimbabwe, where he started sculpting as a teenager, has continued to expand and develop across two continents. His recent work is inspired by the beauty and simplicity of the natural rock formations that are unique to Zimbabwe’s landscape. Continue reading

City engaging on how best to connect businesses with City services

July 28, 2021 As our community emerges from the pandemic and looks to the next stage of economic recovery, the City of Kingston is engaging with local businesses to seek feedback and ideas on how it can better provide timely, value-added and easily accessed City services and support for businesses. Continue reading

Civic Holiday to affect City and Utilities Kingston schedules

July 28, 2021 City of Kingston and Utilities Kingston schedules will change due to the Civic holiday on Monday, Aug. 2. Continue reading

Music on Union – Launches First Post-Lockdown Indoor Concert Series

Kingston, ON – With the launch of its inaugural Sounds of Hope season, Music on Union is reclaiming the indoor concert experience and introducing a new concert venue. Continue reading

CFRC is Hiring a 2021-22 Special Projects Coordinator

CFRC 101.9 FM Radio Queen’s University, through the generous support of a Community Radio Fund of Canada Radiometres grant, is hiring a Special Projects Coordinator for a one-year term. In this role, the successful candidate will recruit and coordinate a collective of 7-10 campus and community volunteers dedicated to researching, writing and producing a documentary series.  The documentary series will focus on local core social justice issues, in particular the issues of housing and homelessness, the opioid crisis, and food (in)security. The Special Projects Coordinator will also work with campus and community organizations and oversee the development of special programming dedicated to celebrations including Pride Month, National Indigenous History Month, Black History Month, Asian Heritage Month, Islamic History Month and more. Continue reading

CFRC is hiring a 2021-22 Community Outreach Coordinator

CFRC 101.9 FM Radio Queen’s University, through the generous support of a Community Radio Fund of Canada Radiometres grant, is hiring a Community Outreach Coordinator!  In this role, the successful candidate will recruit and coordinate a collective of 7-10 campus and community volunteers.  The Community Outreach Coordinator and their team will be dedicated to conducting research on and outreach to local and regional arts groups, service providers and grassroots organizations; interviewing team members for our news programming; creating news briefs and reports about their events, initiatives and developments that impact them; and creating new promotional public service announcements about these organizations to deploy on our airwaves. Continue reading

Local Indigenous archives and language revitalization underway at KFPL

An initiative to create and digitize an archive of local Indigenous history is in full steam at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Continue reading